September 4 2009 7:51 PM EDT
Since there is no tournament, can we keep the forums English please as per protocol?
Really? Are you afraid of what might be in store for you?
September 4 2009 7:53 PM EDT
But I am respectful to everyone who plays CB.
It is an English game.
It is in English, and any Admin can have the password at any time.
September 4 2009 7:56 PM EDT
for some reason (maybe understable one..) i dont really get what this thread is all about..care to explain someone ?
September 4 2009 7:59 PM EDT
I am sure it is in English, but would hate to see the forums filled with coded messages between people.
I would hate to see someone start this trend :)
So traffic in the forums that's not visibly about you bothers you?
J/K... I just can't see why this bothers you so much Ranger.
September 4 2009 8:02 PM EDT
Well isn't there cm or private chat for this kind of secret message? Unless it's a contest but seems to be offtopics.
September 4 2009 8:02 PM EDT
Coded messages in a public forum meant to be understood by everyone and viewed by all bothers me.
Call me a stickler but I am.
September 4 2009 8:03 PM EDT
The curiosity is a strong feeling =D
"It is in English, and any Admin can have the password at any time."
Nice! I'm going to go make some French threads right now, and link to a dictionnary ;)
Thread is clearly marked with it intended audience, so it's not exactly meant for the general public. Would a "WARNING ENCRYPTED CONTENT" Label be better?
We need a Clan forum topic so Ranger can uncheck it...
September 4 2009 8:07 PM EDT
if you can do this, we should be able to speak french in forums as well.
Actually that is a good idea. It would help clans be a bit more interesting. Have a clan forum where you can only see the threads from your own clan. Then we don't need the coded messages either.
September 4 2009 8:10 PM EDT
"Clan page" a big empty square where you can write to all your clanmates in the most discreet way.
That is not actually posting anything though. It is just sending a cm. what if you are doing a group tracking effort in competition against another clan or something. Stuff like that it would be very useful to be able to make a thread where other people aren't going to be able to see it. I think this would take a good bit of coding though...
September 4 2009 8:16 PM EDT
But to have something encoded in the public forum is not right.
Use another place if you want, but not CBs public forums.
September 4 2009 8:22 PM EDT
Why not making this thread in the clan page, What you write in the big empty square would appear on the page of the clan only for clan members.
September 4 2009 8:24 PM EDT
I'm talking about Nem's thread idea and not this actual thread. I'm sure you've figure it out.
I can't cm all three clans at once
September 4 2009 8:36 PM EDT
But you can send a CM to someone in the other clans to send to their respective clans.
Why would you when you have super-secret codes?
September 4 2009 8:48 PM EDT
All this whining over a post?
Come on, people. Grow up. I bet when you see ONE person in a car in the HOV lane to pitch a fit, right?
That being said, a clan forum or a CM system so you can send more than one CM to a set amount of people would be wonderful (limit it around ten to stop spam).
Indeed, I once played a very small game similar to this that gave each clan it's own mini forum. Nothing big, just a little spot for clan held discussion (Sort of like Group forums in Facebook, to give you an idea).
Granted, the game had much larger clans, and more active players at any given time (though not by much) but it was a LOT of fun. Then again, heh, when has CB been about letting players have fun!? :P (A joke, albeit one with a point. Relax, people.)
September 4 2009 8:56 PM EDT
clan forums sound like fun, but I thought that's what clan CM's are for...?
September 4 2009 8:57 PM EDT
Ever tried to have a group discussion on a Clan CM system? It's laughable.
September 4 2009 8:59 PM EDT
Well then let us have all languages in the forums.
Would that be a problem then?
September 4 2009 9:03 PM EDT
I feel that's more a function of the user - people don't seem to check CM's very often, probably because chat takes so much precedence over CM. but to answer your question, no, I haven't, because I have never found clan discussions really necessary.
September 4 2009 9:03 PM EDT
I also agree a clan forum is a great idea. I also could care less if Nov decides to make a post in code. No skin off my hide. Does not concern me.
September 4 2009 9:08 PM EDT
I don't really care, either, but public exclusivity doesn't really help that whole community thing I remember people complaining so much about.
and flaming is so much more fun!
September 4 2009 9:14 PM EDT
Or, we could, you know, let the admins decide whether or not this kind of thing is okay... Dead horse is dead. Giving your opinion is great, repeating it to everyone like it has some magic power is sort of uncool, in my opinion.
Or is everyone an admin now? Not a bad idea, really. I've always been a fan of the "You have my trust until you do something to lose it." way of life. Much more pleasant than the "I hate and distrust everything that draws breath until it does something for me first. And even then, I still pretty much hate it."
September 4 2009 9:15 PM EDT
... because this thread is far too short...
I can understand that the rules exist about forums being in english, however, if this wasn't objectionable during a tourney then I fail to see the need for a scene here.
The question should have been asked once, to the admins or NS/Jon, preferably by CM, and it should have been left in their hands. Since this is not an issue dictated by public our debating isn't particularly productive (though clan forums suggestions are interesting).
Again, a fair question, but perhaps we should leave this up to the folks who get 'paid' to handle these things.
September 4 2009 9:32 PM EDT
Honestly, it wasn't minded during the tourney to allow for discussions regarding a faction. And the threads were kept in contests.
This is an open thread in the public section of an English Only forum, with encrypted text used that only admins are seemingly allowed to access if they request the password.
September 4 2009 9:40 PM EDT
Far as clan CMs, it is quite difficult to have a fluid exchange of ideas within just a single clan. In cases of clans like TK, BR, and DAS, even moreso, due to allied clans of the same name. As is, I'm kinda tending to lean towards Ranger's manner of thinking in that public forums as they exist today should likely be kept to non-encrypted English only. However, I think clan forums would be a *great* idea, and would/should be the place for encryption and perhaps even other languages in general if a clan were to choose to do so.
i agree to english only. this game is for everyone. and if you must share your secret battle plan with more than one clan, spread the word to each clam admin and they can spam that to their own clan. i dont care who or what its about.
Please keep all posts on the forums in unencrypted English. :)
September 4 2009 10:26 PM EDT
I demand a recount!
And if I still don't like the result, another!
September 4 2009 11:41 PM EDT
I demand a clan forum! And by "demand" I of course mean "respectfully request." It'd be a great place for clan recruitment, bounties, and covert discussion! :D
September 5 2009 12:01 AM EDT
The main problem with going code or other languages, is monitoring the forums (especially with the tight run PG ship). The admins could have the code, but it would be more hassle than anything I think. And then the debate with other languages being allowed, and all the admins don't know every language, and you can't just have one admin who knows each language mod. their respective forum, due to the strong bias that could arise. This has nothing to do with people being sticklers.
You ever ran MIRC, Nov? It's what we used when I used to be into clan gaming FPS's. Works awesome when people figure out how to use it.
September 5 2009 12:23 AM EDT
Does this mean pig latin is out?
September 5 2009 12:25 AM EDT
I've setup external forums for cb related stuff in the past, if I have to I'll resort to that. The hours I would save doing it here make it rather unattractive.
September 5 2009 1:19 AM EDT
hmm ya MIRC is not a forum it's more channel chat with the ability to set topics.
September 5 2009 5:45 AM EDT
At this moment I have been sent the password, possibly because I am in TKII also, but forgot the website to decrypt it.
While I have no objection to the reason novice lets us know in his posts, I do also see what Ranger is meaning.
If someone would talk like this in public chat, we would ask the person to talk English instead. If a person would talk German, French or even Dutch in chat, we will ask the same.
Therefore I would, as an admin, ask people to do the same in forum, i.e. talk English. I will however not remove any of the posts posted yet before I have had the chance to read them.
Perhaps as a resolve, next time a player would want to post such a thing, have it be guided by a fair notice of the reason why it is put up there and let people know that at least some of the admins also have the ability to read.
Otherwise, this kind of talk, albeit produced in the way as to be kept to members of The Knighthood in this case, to not be allowed.
The use for Tournaments however is just as dodgy then as it would be for this alleged clan talk.
September 5 2009 8:29 PM EDT
As I understand the reason behind it.
If it isn't written to you, why bother getting all upset about it.
I agree with both sides....but I don't see why making a HUGE deal out of something that doesn't pertain to you is so important.
I do agree it should be in English, for it is the more polite thing...but don't make a big deal out of something that has NOTHING to do with you.
I fail to see where people have been making "a big deal" out of this thread. It's actually quite tame.
I'll agree that it's been hijacked badly though. I should have made a new thread or responded in a new one. Sorry.
September 6 2009 2:37 AM EDT
I completely understand the need for it. While it'd be great if clan forums etc were supported, it's also not likely to happen anytime soon. If it got out of hand I could see making a big deal about it; however, this is the second encrypted thread novice has made, so ease off a little bit. Some of us have a tendency to extrapolate too soon.
Another solution to this would be to add a new forum category called private. This would allow a place for encrypted or limited amounts of people and not clutter up the rest of the forum.
I am really upset by this thread, you see because I know that encrypted text is some kind of yo momma joke directed at me, and so how can I truly feel the zing if I can't see the punchline? Also,
Fexy is living on the edge!
September 7 2009 2:01 AM EDT
Now everyone can play!
Maybe everybody missed it, so I'll quote myself.
"Please keep all posts on the forums in unencrypted English. :) "
September 7 2009 2:15 AM EDT
I find myself agreeing with Ranger here.
September 7 2009 2:19 AM EDT
People need to L2Read. Or are you all just ignoring Slayer for the fun of it?
September 7 2009 2:24 AM EDT
closed thread, please read the post from Slayer above.
This thread is closed to new posts.