Rules or not?  (Read 338 times)

Flenser

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Rules or not?
« on: July 21, 2019, 17:51 »
The first rule on the Miasma server:
No harrassments, such as...
teamkilling (unless accidental);
nicklaming - pretending to be someone else by using their name.

There's a player (and I use the term loosely, since they rarely get double-digit scores, being busy harassing people) who constantly violates those two rules.

I've heard they were previously banned. Their name was Skylord or Skylark or Skylame or something, country code SI.

They have TKed me repeatedly. In the latest game of THEEDGE, they were using the Scorpion to constantly wrap teammates in green links, knocking them off mantas and generally blinding everyone.

When I called them out, they changed their name to Flenser(SI).

The in-game method of fixing problems like these is to kick vote them off the server, but for reasons I can't understand, people don't kick vote. So here I am, complaining on the forums. Is there anything to do against this constant harasser?

Piglet

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 19:36 »
Thanks for the report. "Skynet" was what you've been trying to remember.

Yes, they've been dealt with.

They will also need to explain some of their other player names...

MaD-SkunK

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 16:44 »
skynet is several people ?

Piglet

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 18:56 »
'They' isn't plural when used to refer to the subject in a sentence

Flenser

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 22:12 »
Thanks for the report. "Skynet" was what you've been trying to remember.

Yes, they've been dealt with.

They will also need to explain some of their other player names...
Thanks a ton, Piglet. They've been making the game way less fun for the past couple of weeks.

Skynet was indeed what I was trying to remember. They used Flenser a number of times, and also Hamish…

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2019, 17:25 »
'They' isn't plural when used to refer to the subject in a sentence

Okok ty for the english tip
It will take ages for me to master that "they" thing

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 17:37 »
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
On hiccough, thorough, laugh and through?
Well done! And now you wish perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird;
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead —
For goodness sake don’t call it ‘deed’.
Watch out for meat and great and threat.
They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.

A moth is not a moth in mother,
nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s dose and rose and lose —
Just look them up — and goose and choose.

And cord and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart —
Come come, I’ve hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive,
I’d mastered it when I was five!

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 19:44 »
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
On hiccough, thorough, laugh and through?
Well done! And now you wish perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird;
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead —
For goodness sake don’t call it ‘deed’.
Watch out for meat and great and threat.
They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.

A moth is not a moth in mother,
nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s dose and rose and lose —
Just look them up — and goose and choose.

And cord and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart —
Come come, I’ve hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive,
I’d mastered it when I was five!

Wow! u alright piggy? :)

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2019, 10:20 »
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation — think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough —
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!*

MaD-SkunK

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2019, 10:51 »
damn i lost so many brain cells reading this

Piglet

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2019, 11:33 »
English... it's such a rich language, but having so many influences the pronunciation of many words isn't obvious.

Many English people don't know how to pronounce "pronunciation"!

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Re: Rules or not?
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2019, 13:41 »
Copied these for my 9 year old. He reads voraciously and some of his pronunciations can be quite amusing.