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by Bob
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: The Steps of City Hall
Topic: WHY IS THIS PLACE SO DEAD!?
Replies: 36
Views: 12102
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Re: WHY IS THIS PLACE SO DEAD!?

It's because people aren't posting. _____________________________ Looking beyond that admittedly brilliant and deeply insightful remark ;-) , the main reason why the forum is quiet is because it primarily consists of older (I mean in physical age) members who are busy doing other things. This is not...
by Bob
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:24 am
Forum: The Gaming Den
Topic: The Plus-Minus Game
Replies: 0
Views: 9268
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The Plus-Minus Game

I implemented this a little while ago, and thought it was worth mentioning, since I also announced Fill in the Blanks earlier. It's basically a count game, except done with a single-purpose PHP script, and automatically managed, instead on message boards and manually managed. It's pretty pointless,...
by Bob
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:04 pm
Forum: Finneman's Market
Topic: Customer Support
Replies: 6
Views: 3520
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Re: Customer Support

I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to contacting people, and so I hardly ever contact customer support if there is any way it can possibly be avoided. If it can't, the only reason I would ever choose the phone over chat or email is if their online services are nonexistent or broken, and I might v...
by Bob
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Second Church of Odyssey
Topic: Elf on the Shelf
Replies: 3
Views: 3717
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Re: Elf on the Shelf

As far as the general principle goes, I don't see that it is any different than "Santa Claus" or "Rudolph" or other similar entities. I don't think these things are necessarily wrong, if you make it clear to children that it is imaginary and that you are collectively 'make-believ...
by Bob
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Alfred Brownlee
Replies: 7
Views: 4347
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Re: Alfred Brownlee

This episode came up in the rotation again, so I was able to hear it and get information I wasn't before. Whit says that Alfred Brownlee used to work for him at Universal Press (but doesn't anymore). Connie asks why, then, he sent the artifacts to Whit now; Whit says it's because he 'needs money', $...
by Bob
Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: The Gaming Den
Topic: Fill in the Blanks
Replies: 1
Views: 3189
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Fill in the Blanks

I released this Gallows-like game to the public yesterday, but just now realized I haven't actually announced it on either of our forums, so, here it is. Play is similar to Gallows, but with the following differences: 1) There are clues instead of a given category (although not all puzzles have clu...
by Bob
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Adventures in Odyssey Club Rebrand
Replies: 18
Views: 6961
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Re: Adventures in Odyssey Club Rebrand

I like the look of the new design overall, and some of the features seem like they should be helpful. I don't know as much about them as I'd like, not being a Club member. That said, as a non-current-Club-member and someone who spends a lot of time thinking about design, I see a few things that seem...
by Bob
Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: The Electric Palace
Topic: Pass-along CYOA
Replies: 9
Views: 8506
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Re: Pass-along CYOA

2. The clock was broken.
by Bob
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: City Hall
Topic: Announcement: Bren and bookworm continuing as admins
Replies: 11
Views: 7246
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Re: Announcement: Bren and bookworm continuing as admins

I may be slightly biased, but I thought it was a good term. ;) Here comes a wall of text! Commenting in response to Bren... what the last few terms have shown is that it's difficult to do the job justice when you're at our life stage. The experience factor means that these teams should be better tha...
by Bob
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Official AIO Comic Strip!
Replies: 4
Views: 4117
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Re: Official AIO Comic Strip!

What's perhaps most interesting about the strip is that it is authorized as a canon work, inasmuch as it doesn't contradict the radio show. I think this is the first time that something other than the show or an explicit, deliberate statement by the show creators on an issue has been part of the can...
by Bob
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: The Steps of City Hall
Topic: Summer Celebration: ToO Game Night!
Replies: 13
Views: 5727
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Re: Summer Celebration: ToO Game Night!

I'm definitely not available Sundays and Wednesday nights, I'm generally not available Friday nights, and I'm less likely to be available on Saturdays. Other than that, my schedule (for now) tends to be relatively open. If this changes in the near future, the effect will probably be to restrict my d...
by Bob
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: The Steps of City Hall
Topic: Summer Celebration: ToO Game Night!
Replies: 13
Views: 5727
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Re: Summer Celebration: ToO Game Night!

I know that for me, Sunday is generally a bad day for events. The starting time overlaps closely with the time that our church evening service begins. I was a little disappointed it was scheduled for Sunday, although I thought it might still attract a small crowd anyway. I'm sorry to hear the event ...
by Bob
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: The Gaming Den
Topic: Chatroom GameBot
Replies: 3
Views: 6839
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Re: Chatroom GameBot

Technically, as far as I'm aware, GameBot has never had Mafia/Werewolf; the Mafia channel was a separate thing. I think there was a time when they were both online (in different channels), but that was a long time ago now and the Mafia bot died. If there's a demand for this, it's possible bookworm c...
by Bob
Sat May 14, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Summit Lake?
Replies: 5
Views: 3998
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Re: Summit Lake?

It may be complicated. In "Ice Fishing", it's, of course, referred to as "Summit Lake". But in Album 53, according to the AIO Update blog , Monty claims he went ice fishing with his grandfather at Trickle Lake. Without having the guide or any other information to lead me, my best...
by Bob
Sun May 08, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Avery Awards 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 3481
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Re: Avery Awards 2022

I liked the Olivia arc best, and voted accordingly. I think the only time I voted for anything else was 'Best Sound Design'; I think you could make a solid argument for one of the Olivia episodes over that, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt since I know it was a sound-heavy episode. I picked Ke...
by Bob
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Personal Ranking Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 3753
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Re: Personal Ranking Systems

You could say (and it'd likely be an understatement) that I've thought about this issue, enough that I felt the need to make a website implementing a solution for it* . It is hard to fairly and consistently review, much less rate, episodes. I feel readers get much more information by reading your th...
by Bob
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Episode Reviews
Topic: 931-933: As Buck Would Have It, Parts 1, 2, and 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3628
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Re: 931-933: As Buck Would Have It, Parts 1, 2, and 3

I thought it was a pretty good series, although it seemed a bit railroaded, more focused on getting the desired results (there's Meltsner/Buck drama, Buck learns about his father, then they make up and things are great, we learn facts about the characters along the way) than the events being realis...
by Bob
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Whit's End
Topic: Morrie and Suzu
Replies: 12
Views: 5463
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Re: Morrie and Suzu

Although it has been discussed (and critically bashed) in detail before, on numerous threads, I thought it was worth taking the time to try to provide a brief rundown of the key points of the controversy, along with some relevant background and chronological details, for those who haven't listened t...
by Bob
Wed Mar 09, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: City Hall
Topic: A Turning Point
Replies: 16
Views: 6029
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A Turning Point

Fellow Town members, When you bind yourself to a work, and later feel compelled to make a decision that could be construed as reneging, it bears giving an account of your reasoning. You can probably see that I've been a little less than active over the last few days, contrary to our expressed goal. ...
by Bob
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Bart's Pork Rind Closet
Topic: Mayoral team vs. members
Replies: 282
Views: 19730
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Re: Mayoral team vs. members

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