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smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:45 AM

TO SPLOFFIZZ

As I can't reply to your PM:

""From Sploofizz:

""You were warned on 3/21 that posts about masturbation are not appropriate. Avoiding the word itself is not sufficient. You should consider yourself lucky that it was only the post that was deleted and not your account. If I see another such post I will not only delete it but I will forward it directly to Justin for account termination. ""


The post in question was a joke, the name of an adult movie, and had nothing whatsoever to do with the "m" word you use above.

Look, all I am asking is if you delete something, PM the customer. I got yelled at last time for putting it back up, ignorant of the censorship.

I'm not Kreskin over here, ya know.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:54 AM

OMG! That post had nothing to do with the "M" word! hahahahahaha

Here we go again......

ryback
Ryback  (Level: 155.9 - Posts: 279)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 1:02 AM

You Rock Brother

ryback
Ryback  (Level: 155.9 - Posts: 279)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 1:10 AM

By The Way what is the M word

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:34 AM

I guess I can't mention that priest anymore.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:43 AM


A lesson to Smaug- " Innuen door.... and out the other".


erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:28 AM

I don't know what Smaug wrote, or how it was worded, but masturbatory humor has been used in many threads, including one by myself, recently.

http://beta.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=73914&cID=7

Is Smaug too blatant? Is he too graphic? Again, I don't know what he wrote, but on the surface it appears he is being singled out.


(For my mom, who also reads the chats, sorry for writing the word "masturbatory", it's something I heard about on cable tv)

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:31 AM

I agree Erin. I think if anyone else had written it, it wouldn't be an issue. And obviously hasn't been an issue. And this particular post had nothing to do with that anyway.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:33 AM

Then we are not discussing the same deleted post.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:40 AM

The one that started with Shaving? That's the one that was deleted.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:44 AM

The post I deleted had nothing to do with shaving, nor was there anything to do with shaving in the thread at all.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:55 AM

There was a post deleted from Chick's book list that made mention of a book called Shaving Ryan's Privates. Someone deleted it. And if anyone here thinks shaving has anything to do with the forbidden "M" word, then remind me to mark them off my potentials list.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:29 AM

I'm not trying to be argumentative, I just honestly curious where the "line" is. I pasted a link to a recent post where I teased someone. Why is what I wrote considered acceptable or appropriate, when "posts about masturbation are not appropriate"? Did I use better language, was the double entendre veiled enough, did it slip by?

Again, I don't know what the deleted post said....it could have been 'the F-word' repeated 50 times, but if the only problem was that it mentioned the "m" word, or made a tasteless joke about the "m" word, then there are MANY more threads to delete by many more players.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:32 AM

And who did you tease then

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:34 AM


What are you talking about Sploofizz? I only put up one post in here and it had the movie title Easy mentioned.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:43 AM

you were there david, you naughty fella, you.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:44 AM

I apologize. I was mis-remembering something. I should not have deleted the post, but as it has essentially been reposted now a thousand-fold you are the victor.

But there was really no reason to make this all public. The PM editor-to-player feature works just fine.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:46 AM

Was I Erin, actually, you were there also

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:53 AM


Sploofizz--

Reading your note above, does anyone think the outcome would be the same if this wasn't on this board?

Whatever. When you delete stuff you should pm the author/customer you censure.

texlewee
Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:13 AM

But, alas, there is no Player to editor PM feature, which I have always considered kinda goofy. I get messages from an editor, and then I have no way to respond in kind. Limiting the conversation to make it one-sided makes it NOT a conversation. Typically, it turns it into an ACCUSATION, a REPRIMAND, and a THREAT.

We should be able to respond in kind.

Masturbation is not a dirty word. We have discussed at LENGTH that the word PENIS is not a dirty word, nor prohibited, unless we are discussing its length or specific usage thereof....

Masturbation is the same way. It is one thing to say the words. Another to describe a favorite method.....

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:21 AM

Cooter!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:26 AM

"The PM editor-to-player feature works just fine.'

uhhh, where the heck do we find that? I looked for it, since that would be a new feature of 2.0, and I couldn't see it. Doesn't mean it isn't there; just means I couldn't find it. Please tell me how to access it.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:37 AM

BTW, I don't think deleted posts are personal. They affect us all. Whether we wonder what happened, whether we repeat the same "mistake" as the "offender," or whether we get to speak up and express our opinion.

Without public mention of this, we, the players, wouldn't have been able to speak up, and Sploofizz wouldn't have been given the opportunity to show that he/she is awesomer than some of the other editors.

win-win.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:38 AM

To Salzypat and others who are interested:
When an editor sends you a PM directly you can reply and carry on a private conversation with that editor. I am not sure why that function didn't work for Smaug, but it is working properly for other players at this time.

You as a player cannot initiate the connection. Nor can you reply to a message when it comes from the quiz editing function.

You could put in a request in the BBS or through a Support Ticket to have an editor PM you, and then the conversation could begin.

To Tex: The words you mention are not 'bad' words, I totally agree. Words are just combinations of letters (or sounds) and are neither good nor bad. However, having the designation of being a "Family Friendly Website" means we agree not to use certain words or discuss certain topics. Being "Family Friendly" means we are available to more search functions and can be found by more people looking for a fun and safe place to play games, answer trivia questions, and interact with others who also enjoy these things. Certain words trigger red flags for the "Family Friendly" overseers. Justin wants the site to remain "Family Friendly". That's the bottom line.

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.8 - Posts: 1391)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:46 AM

It would be quite a huge improvement if we could just reply to the editor's comment. We can't!

There is a way to reach an editor through the Support feature. That depends on who gets the message and whether or not is is forwarded. Then, you must wait for the editor to chose to respond.

Perhaps there is a way to message a particualr editor. I too would like to know how. Until then, I suggest writing a support ticket ... and accepting the built in delays, multiple wrong guesses and hopeless defensive mechanisms. On occasion you get an admission of error ... like Sploofizzes apology, rare and noteworthy.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:50 AM

I've had instances where I can reply but most of the time I cannot - there must be a function that has to be checked to allow a reply -

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:55 AM

Above comments about reaching a specific editor are very true-support tickets get to "someone" but not necessarily the person one wishes- a miracle that I agree with Smaug here. This is a most frustrating feature that needs to be fixed either that or make the identity of editors "public" knowledge- so they are reachable and "accountable". Have no particular beef with any editor at the moment but fair is fair-Linda

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:57 AM

What Heidi said!

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:15 PM

I don't know if knowing an editors player name is holding them any more accountable. I guess it would allow us to search for any time they may have posted something that "crossed the line", but apart from that, I don't think that calling someone "sploofeltertushy" as opposed to "thundercat57" is going to make them more accountable.

I do like being able to reply back, I would even like a feature where a conversation can be initiated with a specific editor, though I see where that might cause issues. I just tested the reply back feature with sploofizz and it worked well. When one resubmits a quiz after fixing errors, isn't it resubmitted to the same editor? If that's so, "reply" in the comments section before resubmitting.



knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:22 PM

Leave the smaug alone! He is one of the people who make this a more entertaining venue. I have a young teenage boy and I would not mind him reading anything that I have seen posted by Smaug. Seinfeld did a whole show about the m word (in prime time!)

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:23 PM

I would also guess that if you need to contact a certain editor, and you go the route of a support ticket, could you not specifically state that editor's name in the subject line or body of the text so that whoever picks it up can pass it on to the intended editor? Just a thought

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.8 - Posts: 1391)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:26 PM

Back in the previous millennium we actually had a Surgeon General who ... nevermind!

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:30 PM

The point I was making is that when someone "speaks" as an editor it carries more weight that the average player-perhaps as it should be-don't know. It is just that disagreement and "down right" arguments between players occur. Trust me that "stupid" comments haunt folks for a long long time. An editor can speak as an editor and then reply to his own comments using his player name. Without a findable "name" attached they are unaccountable. If editors comment believe they should not be allowed to participate in the thread as a player-FOUL!! - Linda

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:44 PM

Knerd -- can you PM me a pic of your young teenage boy?

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:49 PM

Why, Smaug? Here I am, coming to your defense and you go there?!

BTW - I thought we had the beginning of something special until I realized that you ask every new member what they are wearing.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 12:49 PM

Linda-Maybe if they were being paid, but I think they should be able to have some sort of anonymity as players, at least to avoid over zealous, spiteful members from spreading venom about them personally, just to be vindictive about some random quiz correction or the like.
When the site is bigger, and if editors are paid, they probably shouldn't be players at all.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 1:49 PM

I don't know why you think a support ticket directed to a specific editor would not get there. I've personally seen several such tickets and always referred them to the target indivdual. It may not be the most efficient means of communication, but for now it's what we have.

I'm sorry that Linda and any other users assume the worst of us. Just because we could abuse our positions by no means implies we do, One of the criteria by which Justin selects the site's editors is personal integrity, and for what it's worth, I think my fellow editors are among the best and the brightest citizens on this site. In addition, we're not unaccountable, everything we do as editors is subject to Justin's scrutiny.

texlewee
Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 2:08 PM

I was sent a generic message by an editor today. What I found was that I could REPLY to a message initiated from a editor, however, I cannot initiate a message to an Editor.

I think we should be able to initiate letters whenever possible.....

Also, as far as the words not being appropriate, how can Penis, vagina, clitoris, et al be acceptable, but the word Masturbate is not? It's not like I am suggesting or promoting a particular method????



smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 2:13 PM

Knerd,

It's not for me!!!!

Easy does.....uh....art.....from them.



eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 2:36 PM

Knerd probably doesn't know who Easy is. I hear she's smokin' hot though.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 3:28 PM

Hot, anyway. I've got the corner on smokin'.

embee
Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 3:34 PM

How about uber hot? I don't think anyone's cornered the market on "uber."

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 3:56 PM

Uber or Hella. I'm fine with either.

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 4:41 PM

That screaming kid gives me the creeps...

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 4:47 PM

Tex - it scares me to death to think if editors could be PM'd directly - I know that sometimes that are issues - but it seems that can be addressed in a support ticket specifically mentioning the editor.

Can you imagine if someone, say like Bar - oh wait never mind, I don't want to be dispariging to another Sploofus player, but anyway - someone could just pm all the editors all day long - quizzes would never get launched (and of course now all the 2.0 stuff too) - wading through all the garbage that 42,000+ members could be sending them.

I got sent a test message as well and was able to respond to it.

I think if I were in trouble, or had done something that warranted a warning, I would like to be able to respond to it, but since I try to use all my powers for good (ha ha) I haven't gotten in trouble yet - although I was thinking I was going to there with that northern lawyer and rocky -- I have to thank Smaug I guess because he can be such a bad boy the rest of us fly under the radar? I don't know - I would sure hate to see Smaug not around though - I've grown accustomed to him - even when he's pushing the envelope.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 4:53 PM

I still think he's a mark and that's not right.

Sorry about the screaming kid, Robin. I'll go find something more offensive.

sploofus
Justin  
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:15 PM

Just wanted to make a quick point.

Since the editors began a few years ago, we've only had 3 of them "retire" from their volunteer positions. All 3 of them retired due to drama unfolding in the BBS, especially surrounding issues such as censorship and editor anonymity. So please don't think that I take these issues lightly.

The BBS is a fun part of the Sploofus experience, but it's not supposed to BE the Sploofus experience. Without editors, the rest of Sploofus would die, and there wouldn't be much to sit here and chat about. That's why I've got to do everything I can to keep the BBS fun and fair, while making our volunteer editors as comfortable with it as possible.

We've been chugging along for 4 years now with only a few major problems, and I hope that no players or editors ever again become statistics due to what happens here in the Salty Dog. I am really happy that you are here right now reading this, you're my guests and I want you to feel welcome here on this island. That goes for editors as well as players.

Thanks all,
Justin


smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:35 PM

Since you asked my opinion

I've been running communities since the late 1990s.

Mods burn out and have to move on, and bringing in fresh ones keeps the blood flowing and new ideas popping. Nothing more cancerous than a burned out mod hanging on.

Message board moderation is not for everyone. 99 percent of the BBS drama I've seen is caused by "conflict" between mods and customers that could be avoided. So maybe every prudy geriatric mod who is a great quiz editor should also be trolling the message boards waving her cane at people saying "darn" or "penis".

e.g.: the message above. No need to threaten and be nasty, usually the edgy people are the ones providing interesting content.

And, by the way, J, if you discount the BBS interaction portion, I think you are losing a large part of the upside value of this site -- i.e.: the "community". Websites that merely sell a commodity (i.e.: quizzes") often die a death by competition.





donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:35 PM

Well said..

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:38 PM

Relax, Smaug. I don't think that real ped-o's are that obvious. But,just for kicks - who do you find more attractive?
a.Brad
b.Angelina
c.Maddox

Easy - I have seen your pic and you are smokin'!

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 5:57 PM

Some of the editors quit? Which ones? Was it because they were found to have souls and ethics? Did someone comment on them hiding their player identities? Meanwhile back at the ranch Tonto mistakes himself for................Oops! Wrong thread! Never mind.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 6:37 PM

The post shouldn't have been deleted.

My son got a package from Amazon the other day from "Uncle Smaug", he loved the book Smaug, thanks. Every family has the "strange" uncle that gives the kids the creeps, he's ours.

Sploofernatural, we all know that if integrity and "best and brightest citizens on this site" were criteria for editors, I would damn well be Sploofergoddessofthefrigginuniverse. Fess up, Justin pulled straws.

Justin, perhaps the problem is that you've been "chugging" for 4 years. Chugging is for college kids. For GOD'S SAKE MAN, buy some decent beer.

I wholeheartedly agree with Smaug (yes, the world as we know it is coming to an end), the BBS and the shout are what keeps me and my cashola around. Love hanging out with you people, crap and all.

Me.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 7:03 PM

Anyone else hear the theme song to "Dallas" when you read this thread? I think Smaug would make a great JR. Don't know if Easy is as easy as Sue Ellen, but.....

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 7:08 PM

Smaug - JR - I don't think so...I don't think he's low down & dirty (hey - I Grew UP in Dallas)...Lodi could never be Sue Ellen - she's not that wimpy...Kristen...yeah - I can see her shooting J.R.

I'll think about Smaug though the fuzziness is fading, and I am getting his character - but it will have to be after my son's band concert....
stay tuned.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 7:46 PM

"""Relax, Smaug. I don't think that real ped-o's are that obvious. But,just for kicks - who do you find more attractive?
a.Brad
b.Angelina
c.Maddox""
========================


d. Gary Coleman


knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 8:10 PM

Smaug- when I read your posts I am hearing the voice of Ian Mcellen. It's a little strange, yet comforting. Now I am seeing him with Gary Coleman and it's just too weird!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 9:08 PM


Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 10:00 PM

Justin - don't discount the importance of the chat forums and the shouts. If the games were not here but the community was, I would still be here as a paying member. If the interaction was gone and all that was left here were games, I would dabble for free and not stick around much longer. That's why I'm still here - the community. I've grown bored with the games long ago. And frankly, I'm not all that interested in the new games, except for the who and where am I. So please keep that in mind as you continue to let Sploofus grow.

And quit asking the Sunday School teachers to be editors.

The boy is kicking me off the computer so I'll have to change the avatar later.



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 31st Mar '08 11:31 PM

Hey now! Us Sunday School teachers got rights too!!!!!!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 12:34 AM

I know J. I was just joshing.

But those who are ultra sensitive and perhaps a bit too rigid and judgmental are probably not the best choice to moderate boards, or make decisions that affect a group as a whole, just because they are a whiz at crossword puzzles. Ya know? Sometimes I feel like Kevin Bacon in Footloose and I just want to punch dance! How am I supposed to punch dance if the people in charge are burning books and have banned dancing?



barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 2:55 AM

I'm getting used to your Avatar, Lodi, please do not change it. There are other ways to create an interest in the site besides being downright crude bat times, call a few sheep morons, that seems to get a few people going. All in fun, honest LOL

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 2:59 AM

I intend to resign from Sploofus if anyone else is unkind to me, on this 1st day of the month of April, Gotchya, April fool.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.9 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 5:03 AM

Oh well, here comes the inevitable British compromise ..........

I emphatically agree with everything that Smaug & co. say above re BBS being the soul of Sploofus. All the interaction is absolutely unique and invaluable. Which other quiz site even approaches initiating the meet-ups we have, and the massive amount of personal emailing that is initiated and generated?
I've even been on the pleasant end of a USA/English Sploofus International Convention (with all of 3 present, with the USA winning 2.1 in a pub beneath Windsor Castle!).

And, of course, BBS should be entirely free-ranging with the absolute minimum of 'censorship' - preferably none being needed.

But surely, then, that imposes the same responsibilities on us all that we carry in real life?

We'll all use every word under the sun when in our pubs, bars, adult company, whatever. I'll be probably more 'guilty' than most there!

But when the kids are around, we don't use certain words or subjects. Simple as that.
And kids are always around within Sploofus.

Everyone enjoys Christmas around the tree with the kids - yes? Plenty of fun there, with little limitation.
But do we then talk about masturbation and penises?

So what's the problem in being similarly circumspect here?



rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 8:45 AM

hehe...he said "circumspect"...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 8:51 AM

Probably never punch danced before either.



smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 9:44 AM

Hard to argue with an Englishman while his lip's all stiff like that.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 9:47 AM

English people eh hmm

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 10:03 AM

Robin, it does have hygenic value ...

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 10:46 AM


I thought it was all about aesthetics.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 11:26 AM

I heard that all the rain makes them all pinched. I'm talking about the Englishmen.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 11:30 AM

The rain just makes them want to be hot

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 12:18 PM

Just one more thought to throw out here. We in ISD's have tough firewalls. Right now I can get into Sploofus to read or play between private lessons or on my lunch time. But if those powers that be come asking about the site or go in looking or some questionable word pops up - that's it. They'll block the site, nevermore to be entered from school.

(Teachers actually do have down time - I know you may think that's impossible. And sometimes we just need to get away from our subject area and our students for a short break - I hate to lose the chance to escape to the island for a few minutes because of some trigger word thrown around once in awhile - but that's just me.)

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 12:32 PM

I googled the "P" word and the "M" word. Sploofus never came up. I googled "P Trivia" and "M Trivia" and Sploofus never came up. I did find some fun new sites though.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 12:54 PM

P trivia is under "Baby Development - Diapers"

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 3:34 PM

Lodi said "Justin - don't discount the importance of the chat forums and the shouts". Wholeheartedly agree with you, Lodi! Best part of the site and what makes it different. The community aspect is what drew me in and got me hooked!

The size 6 (instead of size 8) font on the 2.0 Beta 'Shout' and the way it refreshes, together with the 'Online Players' not being listed on the playing page, seem to distance that community somewhat!

Karen

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Tue, 1st Apr '08 3:35 PM

lol Donna

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Wed, 2nd Apr '08 8:19 PM

This whole post started over 3 days ago.

Just because Smaug encouraged a kid named Ryan to keep shaving in private.

I have a son named Ryan- and he shaves.

He has my public permission to do so.

I guess I'm more liberal than Smaug.

But I like his razor-sharp wit.
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Al






rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Wed, 2nd Apr '08 11:04 PM

He has your....what??...oh pubLIC permission. Nevermind.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 12:04 AM

That reminds me of back in the day when I was a notary public. I also used to prepare a lot of real estate documents, and do real estate closings. One time I was doing a real estate closing and having the parties sign the documents, which I had prepared, and went to sign my name and noticed that I had put "notary pubic" on the documents.

I didn't change it.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 12:11 AM


True story. My friend put out a press release when he started his "pubic relations" firm.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 11:47 AM

PS: you think Sploofizz enjoys the fact that this thread keeps staying up on the top?

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5886)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 12:01 PM

Somehow, I doubt it Smaug.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 12:16 PM

As long as it pushes down that gd neverending activity thread, I'm happy.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 1:58 PM

I heard of a small daily newspaper that published a half page PUBIC NOTICE.

Then there was the weekly newspaper that ran an ad for a nurse at the hospital to work the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. s**t. Lucikly they caught the error before too many papers had been printed and fixed the page. Considering the hours they were to work, I'm not so sure it wasn't truth in advertising.

Best one I ever heard on the air was in a small-town radio station that hired kids to read the news on Sunday mornings. Imagine a violin teacher's suprise when she learned her students would be performing a violin rectal that afternoon!

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 4:38 PM

AS I noted previously-stupid comments and mistakes haunt one for a very long time as I did just that-editor or player-difference is editors can still participate without ridicule (often subtle) by using their player name-my argument for being one or the other-Linda

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 4:45 PM

Heidi: You know something, you're right. Everyone deserves to be ridiculed equally around here. Go##*mned elitist editors, not getting their pound of ridicule like the rest of us...

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 3rd Apr '08 6:05 PM

I think that's called WP bashing

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 4th Apr '08 12:44 PM

yeah!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:07 AM

Just saying...we come in and we make our statements about the word puzzles - love 'em, hate 'em - call them all sorts of bad names (or good names) - but even though they are behind their sploofus editor masks, do they not cry when their feelings are hurt? Do they not bleed if they are stuck???

Just because we don't personally know their "real" fake name they are signed on with sploofus with...doesn't mean they don't feel the pain...at least so it would seem..

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:40 AM

Believe me - we feel the pain! Kaelin is quite correct. We do try to have a thick skin and stay objective about things. We realize that we can't please everyone. But mask or no mask, it is difficult not to be upset and take it personally when people bash your work.

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 5:19 AM

Hey Smaug,
Here's one from British TV a few years back: a cute little girl was asked to read the sports news about F1 motor racing and announced there would be grands prix appearing later. Of course, you can guess the pronunciation!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 5th Apr '08 12:13 PM

sploofusmaximus is a poopyhead

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 5th Apr '08 1:16 PM

You're hurting my feelings now.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sun, 6th Apr '08 12:14 PM

cheese


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