The "say something nice" contest (in Contests)
October 10 2008 12:33 PM EDT
Yup, that's all there is to it. Basically, I'm sick of the bubbling negativity that seems to streak the forums/chat every now and then.
Post something nice (and true, and preferably not related to CB) about another user and get 10K.
October 10 2008 12:36 PM EDT
[Borgin]Goodfish is a good person. He's trying to alleviate the negativity surrounding the atmosphere in CB. If he's like this in CB, he must also be kind in person.
[Borgin]Goodfish is the best person I know. He's "always" trying to alleviate the negativity surrounding the atmosphere in sad CB environment. If he's like this in CB, he is not only a kind person but also a respectable individual.
Those glasses are awesome!
Goodfish's bald head is surprisingly fascinating. *nod*
I have a couple things I'd like to say.
Good friends are hard to find nowadays. Great friends, harder still. I consider a great friend to be someone who will toss everything aside to give you a shoulder to cry on, or a bed to sleep in. I consider a great friend the person that will travel 100 miles to get your broken-down-car butt when no one else will (even though they were able) because they're too busy. I consider a great friend to be the person that gives their all to the relationship not expecting anything in return.
Firstly, I would like to say a thank you to the users of CB chat. Whenever I'm feeling a little bored/angry/tired/sad whatever, I know that the users of CB chat are (almost) always there to cheer me up. That's a great thing to know. That no matter my mood, people I've never actually met are willing to set their moods aside to help me with mine. I find that fascinating.
Gun, you're always there to make me laugh. You've always been there for me, even when I'm being a spazz ;p Plus, you've always been there for every strat question I've thrown at you! (which was a ton, lol)
Wolfie, you put up a wall around you and act tough sometimes, but I think you have a sweet and kind heart.
th00p, always you have been there for me. To listen to my rants, and to cheer me up.
Loch, I know that anytime you're online, I should not drink anything. I don't really care for laughing only to choke to death ;p
TheHatchetman, you're always there. Lurking and in my PMs, and seemingly always with the right (and of course amusing) thing to say.
SNK, you're one of the few people that I can talk to about personal stuff and know that I'm not being judged. You know some things about me that no one else does, and I can count on you to always be there for me.
lostling, I've not really known you that long, but I really enjoy your company in chat. You and your brother always have something interesting to say, and are pretty good at making me smile.
JS, again, you're one of the ones always making sure I'm laughing. You say some of -the- most random (yet still funny) things, and I never know what to expect. Please keep it up ^_~
Borgin, I haven't really known you and your brother Tetra for all that long, but I can tell you both have good hearts. You seem like friends I'd like to have.
Nightstrike. You put up with a lot of whining from me, and yet somehow you turn that whining into a good thing, lol. You're always there listening when I have questions or a new idea, and I thank you for that!
Rave. I know we have our difficulties, but I know you mean well. Like I said before. You're like the little brother that drives me insane, but is still my family nonetheless ;p
AG, we too have our differences. But everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and I know that you're a nice person. I do enjoy talking to you when we're not bickering ;p
I know there's people I've forgotten. I apologize. I have a lot going on right now and I cannot afford to spend much more time on this post. For all those unlisted, please don't take offense. I <3 all my chat members. I just thought I should single some of the ones I know the best out ^_^
Having said that, I'd like to thank someone in particular on a more personal level. I would like to thank OB. I consider him to be one of my closest friends here on CB. I've known him for years (and yet he still talks to me? Amazing! ;p) and it's become clear to me that he is one of the most generous people I've ever encountered. I mean, I've never met him in person, and yet I consider him one of my best friends. He's constantly there, listening to me whine/rant on the phone and he always seems to know the perfect thing to say when I'm upset. I'd be willing to bet that he'd be one of the 5 people that I could honestly count on to be there for me if I truly needed them. And he's never even met me. That to me is incredible. I am lucky to know someone like that.
I would love to say more about the members of CB, but I must go. Thanks for all you've all done!!
October 10 2008 2:16 PM EDT
I'M INCLUDED!!! YAY!!!
October 10 2008 4:57 PM EDT
Borgin is the greatest guy ever.
We've been through a LOT. We've had our differences. Sometimes we had serious problems between us. But I couldn't ask for a better brother. We're interested in the same things, we both have the same sense of humor... and we've had to be there for each other during the tough times. And I don't need your 10k... I'm stronger than you remember?
Here's to DJ!
October 10 2008 5:05 PM EDT
SNK is such a good guy because he tells me secrets about Hakai :)
Raveshaw trys really really hard
/me huggles hacky pie.
I love all you guys, even though most of you probably hate me and wish I'd quit, but oh well. I love ya anyway
October 10 2008 5:14 PM EDT
It's easy to make raveshaw laugh, that's a good thing right?
"That no matter my mood, people I've never actually met are willing to set their moods aside to help me with mine. I find that fascinating." Don't act so surprised; we're online gamers, remember? We're all slightly developmentally challenged and emotionally starved. And we don't get many girls around here.
1. Hakai is pretty.
2. Novice makes awesome forum posts. He wins the all-around award for forum posting.
3. OB is a cool guy. I'm with Hakai on that. Panda Man wouldn't have been a success without OB's help.
4. Lochnivar is funny. I will now cease to repeat other people's posts.
5. Raveshaw comes up with something good eventually.
6. TheHatchetman is a totally awesome clan leader.
7. Jon makes cool game.
8. J'bob-- oh... I mean... *cry*
October 10 2008 6:05 PM EDT
Praise, in no particular order:
Jonathan, for creating a community. Not many people can claim to have done that.
Bast, for her wonderful work as a chat op way back when, which did a lot to get me into this game.
Goodfish, for this contest, which I think is a great idea.
Gun, for tirelessly pointing out the proper ratio of BL to STR, and for being a really entertaining chat buddy.
PixelSage, for his investment into this game.
Ranger, for giving us all something to aspire to.
Mikel, for the same thing.
JohnnyWas, for personal maturity.
Hakai, for his post, which just floored me, and probably caused me to write this, in a derivative sort of way. :)
SNK3R, OddBird, GentlemanLoser, Slayer, InebriatedArsonist and so many others - for being cool people to chat and forum with.
Marious, PortPower and Glowie - great clanmates from the distant past, I salute you. :)
I have omitted a lot of people - not because they are not praiseworthy, but simply because most of my experiences were gathered in 2006, when I was much more involved in CB. I am happy to say that when I came back earlier this year, I found the community still strong - one of the best places to hang out on the internet.
October 10 2008 6:17 PM EDT
Glad to see this contest is picking up. Negator, ColonelCustard, and Hakai, thanks for the long posts. You've all been given your money according to how many people you've acknowledged. :)
Keep them coming! I've got plenty of money!
Jon isn't as cranky as McCain!
October 10 2008 8:23 PM EDT
Thanks to Borgin for bringing love back into the CB community.
Thanks to Jon for making a game that burns countless hours.
Thanks to Slayer for running Contests and adding variation to CB.
Thanks to my mom and dad for making me.
Thanks to my brother for keeping me in line.
Thanks to the Man upstairs for everything he does.
October 10 2008 9:48 PM EDT
:) awh hakai... your really sweet and cute and an absolute dear :) thanks for talking to me :)
October 10 2008 11:06 PM EDT
Nice, nice. Hmm....
Well, I want to start with lostling because he has always been there for me, literally since the day I began CB. I complained to him about Gun being... well gun and we all know how he is. And he is a big reason why I still play.
Next on the list is Godwolf (or whatever he goes by now) He has always been a friend to me. The other day I cried for an hour and he talked with me and helped me feel better about myself. Thanks man, I know you read all these.
After that is Lamuness in all his/her strangeness, keeping CB chat alive and real. Keep it up, yo.
And this next one is strange, but Gun is nice (since he got off the jack >.>) And actually says compliments and isn't a complete erm.... meanie in chat anymore. So here's to you man. =)
Jonathon for well... creating the game though I've never talked to him and only seen one maybe two lines out of him.... -sigh-
That's all for now really I suppose, if I think of more, I will post them. I don't really want the monies, but hey ... why not? Plus I want to make it known how much I care for my peeps.
Thanks meso, I love you too! o.O
October 11 2008 12:19 AM EDT
I think Mushu tastes good
October 11 2008 12:20 AM EDT
"Life is worth living and worth fighting for, even when you yourself don't see the point."
October 11 2008 5:07 AM EDT
lol awh *hug* meso your welcome :) hehe
So, I've been considering making an effort at this, and I think I've put it off long enough. Please keep in mind that I'm writing this at about 3:30 AM, and my memory about chatrooms ain't too good, so if I forget you don't take it personally. If I say hardly anything at all, and almost nothing on a personal level, please note that I made the attempt and there is much more to be said, but my memory just won't allow it. That being said, here it goes:
Hacky pie, you're really nice and sweet and everything and you kind of act like my mommy, except you never beat me.
Losters, you are really cool. You kind of remind me of my buddy Spooner (yes, that is indeed a nickname), but that's not why I like you. It's nice to be able to talk to a buddy in chat. =)
Slayer, you've been nice all the time and always made me feel welcome (even though I've played longer than you xD). You have always brought lurking to a whole new level, and I mean that as a compliment. =P
Titan, I remember when you first started playing, which happened to be almost exactly the same time I returned, you came into chat bragging about how awesome you were. I don't really like cocky people, but after I got to know you I realized there was more to you than meets the eye. You've been a good friend.
Destrinator, we first stared talking and it was nice being able to relate to you and talk to you man to man. Even though you insult me in chat to look cool for the ladies, I know that deep down you really don't mean it. =)
Gunny bunny, even though you throw insult after insult at me, I know you love me. Recently you have become less negative and I have come to enjoy your company a bit more than usual.
Badfish, you make me laugh. You come up with some awesome things to say in CGen and in chat, and you just crack me up.
Borgiefish (AKA: Borgin or Goodfish), even though we may have different opinions on matters which we have absolutely no control over, I know you're a great and friendly guy who ranks up there with the best. =)
novice, you are a stern OP, and I respect you. You are a great, friendly and patient guy and I do enjoy your company.
Birdman (AKA: OddBird), you've always made me feel welcome and I've come to view you as a good friend. You have always treated me with respect, or at least to the best of my knowledge, and you are a great man.
Lochnivar, even though I can't call you Lochness, you make me laugh all the time and you are a cool guy to hang out with in chat. You always have a way of livening things up.
Godwolf, even though it seems like you try to convince yourself that I should be hated, I know that there is still good in you. The Emperor has not driven it from you fully. So even though you want to criticize every comment I make, I know that it's all too possible that behind that computer screen there might just be a smirk on your face when I'm being a spaz.
Slim (AKA: NightStrike), you are an awesome guy. You respect everybody and treat everyone with respect, and it's great being able to talk to you in chat.
Shortie (AKA: mesoshort), even though I haven't known you long, it's great having you in chat. You make chat even more exciting and I certainly enjoy your company.
Plagues, you are a great guy and you are cool to talk to. I like being able to talk to someone I can relate to, and you make me feel welcome.
Mario (AKA: ColonelCustard), you are funny and you always seem to make a considerable amount of sense. I think you have a great head on your shoulders, and you're a fun guy to hang out in chat with.
SNK3R, even though I may have been your punching bag and you say you hate me and I have retarded logic and I'm an idiot, I know you don't really mean that. You seem like a decent guy to hang out with as long as you aren't spitting insults at me. =P
th00pers, you are a good guy and you make me laugh. It's a shame that CB has tamed that spaz in you. I know we could have made a great team =P
Joker, I rarely ever see you in chat anymore, but we had fun together. Don't think I didn't see that one time you said
<Rorschach> I think rave makes CB more interesting
(or something like that). ~_^
IND, even though we have had our differences, you are a cool guy. I never see you in chat anymore, which is a shame. I know that I've had a lot of fun when you, Joker, Titan and I are all in chat together.
Fexy, even though you may hate explaining things to me, I appreciate it when you do. CGen is fun and we couldn't have a better host.
To the entire CB community, I thank you for being good (mostly) to me over the years. You will always have a place in my heart. =)
October 11 2008 7:15 AM EDT
Do you guys have any idea how much money you're costing my brother :O
Borgin bribes people to be nice. That's definitely a positive attribute.
October 11 2008 5:43 PM EDT
I believe I have compensated everybody so far now. Keep going, I'm not broke yet. :)
October 11 2008 7:08 PM EDT
Hey, I'm the one that said I didn't want any ;) Okay, moving down the list...
Lady Damiana is always so nice to everyone, no matter what. Well, except Gun, but everyone knows he doesn't count. How does he keep popping in my posts! Rawr!
Slayer for keeping it real with the Lurking and the random ninja stuff.
There are lots of people who don't play anymore that I want to say nice things about but don't play anymore so I know they won't see this.
OOB of course for being crazy. Always willing to help with things you need, random quotable quotes. I swear he is in half of my CB player's quotes. Yes, I have a file dedicated to you all.
Verifex for his tolerance in our Cyber-Generation games, and for teaching me hex binary. Hehe...
Returning the favor to Raveshaw. Same to you, I haven't known you that long either (zuh) but it is fun talking to you and you help keep a smile on my face, don't know about other people but you do for me.
And just in general I love _everyone_ here in CB, no matter who it is. So if you are reading this, I do love you because you play this game and keep it going. I hope it doesn't ever end. If you aren't listed here, so what? You know how good and all that sappy, love-y, self confidence stuff that you are. I try to say that I love people every now and then in chat itself, but I don't think I say it enough. Kudos to Good Fishie for starting this thread too, I think its good for everyone to get some positive feedback on themselves, and to compliment others. Sorry this is long, but I do like to talk everyone knows that. Kay ending now.
October 11 2008 8:51 PM EDT
:) raveshaw :) you nutter =x hehe nice talking to you man
October 11 2008 9:12 PM EDT
/me is Spaz! wooooohooooo
Here's my 1 word nice comments to the first few people who come to mind.
OB - Booty!
Hakai - o.O sexy?
GB - grandpa!
Dubs - "interesting"
IA - awesome
Slair - newb (in a good way of course)
October 11 2008 10:04 PM EDT
InebriatedArsonist and IndependenZ, you both have some thoughtful and funny things to say and I like hearing them, even if I'm not always on the same page.
sutkeh, man I wish you would come into chat, you were always the man with the plan. I could always count on you for a countervailing point when I simply didn't know what to say. I'm glad you are still in forums though.
badfish, you're all good to me, and you guys make chat interesting, maybe even sometimes a little too interesting.
GB, what can I say? You're an all around great guy and I wish we saw you in chat more often!
SNK3R, you have a good brain on your shoulders and it's always fun to talk to you about anything.
OddBird, I really appreciate your ingenuity, spirit and all the fun times you bring into chat.
th00p, edy and novice are all stand up guys and I wish I had more chance to talk to them as they bring life into CB!
lostling, great to talk to you, too bad our time zones are way different!
Hakai, despite what you might say, your cheerful attitude and emotional intelligence is quite developed. I enjoy talking to people like you and hope you stick around in the CyberGen game, as you always have something insightful to say, either in chat or PM.
Gun, you help me keep CyberGen running all this time (6 months now!) and being the quintessential "brain" of operations. You are the necessary Yang to those people on here that might be considered the Yin. Plus you make me laugh, and that is always important.
Raveshaw, for all your youthful indiscretions, I enjoy your enthusiasm for participating. I look forward to seeing how you learn and grow. I know I'm not always a patient teacher (especially when lots of people are PMing me) but I really do mean well, and I hope you understand.
Lamu, when you are around, theres never a dull moment. Plus you know magic secrets about computers that makes you extra special to talk to.
Meso, you are the trifecta of creativity, drive and smarts; that makes you unstoppable! Thankfully you make a stop here in chat every now and then to say 'Hi'!
Jonathan, thanks for helping nudge me along in learning new things and being so smart!
Also another shout out to all the cybergen players, AG, king, blooderfly, shinobu and of course, blarg! You guys make the game worth running, and see you all tonight!
Crap! I forgot! I missed it 8(
October 13 2008 8:50 PM EDT
Well, after giving away over a million CBD, let's call this contest closed.
I hope being complimented was worth more than the 10k the compliment-giver was given. :D
October 13 2008 10:02 PM EDT
I sent you 50k for your troubles.
Borgin, My PS3 buddy. Also kind and understanding. Easily one of my favorited players here.
Im no longer interested in CB though so im rarely on or in chat. Toodles!
October 13 2008 10:18 PM EDT
i would like to say something too. Thank you all for making my life a little more interesting whenever i am on CB chat. Once again, I <3 you all a lot, even Wolfie, who is ever so emo sometimes. :P
Thank you Borgin, everyone needs a little recognition now and again :)
sent you a little gift ;)
Well, I'd hate to see the contest end only because funds were tapped.
If people still have things they'd like to say, I'd be happy to take over the transference of funds.
I've also sent you a little donation for holding this wonderful contest!! <3
October 14 2008 12:21 PM EDT
you're a good guy for giving out 10k for nice.
October 14 2008 2:08 PM EDT
All this positive energy is disgusting. Someone troll all over this thread, plox!
October 14 2008 2:48 PM EDT
No matter how you look at it, the people you meet on here will never be able to replace friends you know in real...
You're all good guys and girls(generally speaking), I enjoy chatting with you all, but mostly it all goes by me and I never seem to grasp the core of the matter.
So, something nice not really about about CB...
I'm glad to have that 1 friend I know will not let me down in my darkest hour.
I'm thankful for my mother. My relationship with her borderlines the (in)famous Oedipous complex. Anybody who remotely speaks ill of her(even if it is a joke) is dead for me. She's nothing short of an angel.
My (younger) brother, the thorn in my sight, nevertheless irreplaceable. I guess like everybody's brother...always bottersome, but when it comes down to it, he'll back me up.
Don't be surprised, but I'm thankful to have such great coworkers. Without some of them, I wouldn't have stayed there for more than 1 month, let alone (geesh, time really does fly by...) 3!! entire years.
I guess this can't be closed without a word or 2 about the cb community.
CB community...actually the sole reason why I came back last time.
Killik(or however his nick was), my mentor...THE first person I send a PM to and chatted with in private and much more than just this.
PitSpawn...one of the very few who actually indulged my freakishness without prejudice. I think maybe the only person who trusted me with op-powers.
J'bob...that prick...made me forge his weapon and not even 3 months after it leaves this game. The last person to actually give away his wealth since...(is there anybody who can remember the last time someone did that?).
Hatchetman...thank you for the biggest job ever in cb2 history. Unless someone knows about a bigger job than the VB job...
If I missed anybody, I did it on purpose :P ... online friends can't replace any RL friends, but some of you guys AND girls mean more to me than some people I call friend IRL.
This said...give the 10k to the guy(or girl) who posted before me.
Borgin- Good guy for starting this contest in the first place, also helped me get back on my feet back in my anarchy online days. THanks!.
Hak- Nice job continuing this thread, You always make chat interesting.
Rave- Even though allot of others seem to not like your childish ways, I think its pretty sweet and brings a good personality to the game that it desperately needs.
Yukk- Thanks man for loaning me that CoI and tat when i came back, that kind of stuff meens allot in my book.
Lostling- Thanks for helping me with my NCB strat you helped alot man. I added 4 clan members to my fightlist, all of which were 100 percent challenge bonuses thanks man haha.
Elite- Good guy for loaning me an additional 8 million with a flat interest rate which is always nice. Also Helping me out with those CM's you sent me.
Beast- You do a great job as clan leader.
Tal- Another great personality and keeps the clan fun.
Titan- Thanks man for loaning me that 120k which i needed rather quickly. Your a good man.
Novice- I know you dont meen anything bad every time you call me a troll. Your a great carnage blender player to look up to. Class act.
Draco- we've had some good talks at 2 or 3 in the morning when no one else was on. haha.
Th00per- I remember one time you called me a nub and i proceeded to farming you haha. good times lol. Yet another great personality to have in chat.
Slayer- Back in the day you were a great mentor, we have not really talked one on one in awhile though.
Picasso- your a beast in the clan man keep it up.
I think thats about it for now..
Borgin, please let me know if you'd like me to send payments out from now on. ^_^
October 14 2008 4:27 PM EDT
Plagues (really just kefeck), you really are a nub. In the best possible way.
October 14 2008 4:46 PM EDT
Thanks to some kind people, I've actually MADE money off this thread (don't ask me how!), so I'm more than happy to continue the legacy. :)
Money incoming shortly!
lol, no one else has anything they'd like to share?
October 15 2008 11:42 AM EDT
I LIEK U 2 HAKAI
October 15 2008 12:01 PM EDT
I forgot to mention SNK#R.<p>
He was an awesome guy, I especially remember him coming in to chat and <i>pretending</i> to be drunk at around 6pm. Quite funny actually. And even though he did /ignore me for not making him my facebook friend, he was still a great guy. It's a shame he's leaving, as much as we pretended to dislike each other sometimes it was always fun having him around.<p>
novice is also a great guy, his epic 'disagreements' with Ranger will be greatly missed, and novice is one of the few people that actually like me! =P. I <3 Ranger too, now that I think about it! He was always fun if not particularly funny, and I don't think anyone can forget how dominant he was with TAB, and I'm sure he still would be if he hadn't sold him.
Barzoo! Can't believe I forgot him. I think his contests were one of the reasons I stuck around in the beginning, and I desperately miss them! I tried my best to replicate them but all I ended up doing was giving away a lot of money, which isn't bad, but he had a way of doing it that made everyone involved happy whether they won or not.
October 15 2008 2:30 PM EDT
This may not be nice, but it certainly isn't negative.
And it relates to everyone. Though you don't need to follow it.
I have this belief that things are never what they seem, they are only what you believe they are. That is, if you think you're happy you are, and if you think something say... A comment, was nice, then it was.
So my nice comment to each and every person, is you are a person, nothing more nothing less. No one is better than any other.
You are all perfect, or... At least as perfect as anyone can be, if you believe you are.
Pretty much everyone.
You all rock.
And Nov deserves to have a shrine built to his honor. Or something to that effect.
October 17 2008 6:26 PM EDT
Yay, Marl's back! :D
October 17 2008 11:50 PM EDT
Meso, Over the last year that I've known you we've both been through alot and you were always there when i needed someone to talk to that could actually relate. For that, I thank you.
Hakai, I hardly know you and yet I feel drawn to you. You're a great lady. Dont let anyone tell you differently... Ever. (And we all have slip up's. So dont feel too bad about yours.)
GW, You know what I think about you. But i'm finding that reminders are good so here goes. You are a wonderful guy, no matter what you might think. There's more, but I know how private you like to be so if you'd like to come. Come find me. :)
OB, I've liked you from day one. You have always been that funny quirky person that brings joy and happiness to my day when I wasnt sure I could even smile. Especially when you remembered I was on Yahoo and would hop on msgr to visit with me when I couldnt just hop on CB. You've made my day more than one time! Thank you!
Edy, My reading partner and Comrade! What can I say, You rock!
MarlFoxie, it's been a long time since I've really seen you, until today. Thanks for making my day!
Gandy, You're a sweet guy. Don't forget that!
Gun, From day one I thought you despised me... then I realized you didnt really hate anyone. We just needed to understand the 'ethics of Gun' and thus began my Comradery. There's not much more to say, except that you make an excellent WaterGun! ;)
Tal, So far you've been a good friend to me. Thank you.
Rave, I dont hate you. ;)
October 17 2008 11:50 PM EDT
oh and I don't want the money.
October 18 2008 7:28 PM EDT
Too bad. You got it. :D
awwww lady doesn't hate me! =)
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