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Rules?

Postby Toasty » 19 Oct 2010, 02:04

I think we need to establish some forum rules. (general things; no double posting, friendship is paramount, and others)
What do you guys think we should decide on?
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Re: Rules?

Postby NeoPhantom » 19 Oct 2010, 03:42

Perhaps the basic rules should be divided to each section, like...

Only posting info in especific area if such info is in response to a question or is new information even if it's double posting?

Example:

Post-#1 info about something.
Post-#2 info about somethingelse entirely

While double posting info of the same kind should be applied to the original post by the means of Edition.

A separate place for Nonsense should be made for people to freely talk in any manner one wishes, a ruleless area if you will.



*****-list of forbidden words, topics, etc should be made.
I welcome all ideas about the events of the comic "The Pocalypse" to be posted in "The PocalypsePlot/TheorizingThread. This place will provide the perfect place to discuss your ideas as well as to read others.
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Re: Rules?

Postby Toasty » 19 Oct 2010, 06:46

Well i dont think you should double post, especialy since one can simply use the EDIT function. It makes the site look a lot cleaner, and makes it generally better.
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Re: Rules?

Postby NeoPhantom » 19 Oct 2010, 08:17

Perhaps so, but take a look at my topic about the plot. If i'd fused those two posts into one it would have caused problems, do you not agree?


Fusing the main topic with something irrelevant is not corect and might cause confusion. It is most notable when one is writting a story over the net! If you write a chapter and below the chapter, in the same post, you write something else, the reader might mistake it as part of such story. Do you see my point?
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Re: Rules?

Postby TheQuietChild » 19 Oct 2010, 08:26

I don't. One post works.
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Re: Rules?

Postby Toasty » 19 Oct 2010, 12:43

i think it probably would have worked as one post. I really only see double posting as a way to get more attention/ bumping a topic
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Re: Rules?

Postby TheQuietChild » 19 Oct 2010, 13:11

To Neophantom:

I figured this would be made sooner or later; so why not sooner ;)

This place is to basically recap what has happened so far in the comic as well as to discuss what could possibly happen in the future!

Keep it lively people!Thou shalt not have met a foe such as death!


ReCap:

#1-It Begins- A rather young man by the name of John wakes up in a hospital bed with no memories of how he got there, managing still to remark the stench. He gets up and is looks at his roommate, to his histeria he's dead as dead can be! John leaves the room hurriedly in search of a doctor. He does not notice his roommate getting up and following behind...

The next room John exits to is full of dead bodies and even more stench, he remarks the fullness of the morgues and the n=inneptitude of the hospital. He ducks to the next room, managing to avoif his roommate by mere inches while still failing to actually SEE him!!!!!

In the next room, he begins asking the inminent nothingness if this is some sort of a joke. He is ambushed by his roommate, who begins to gnaw at his head unsuccesfully (perhaps his weakened condition gave John a lucky break?). John throws him at the wall, his face becoming punctured in it like a nail. He's quite surprised by his streinght, but does not dawdle and continues to look for someone else, leaving his still nailed and alive (sort of) roommate behind...

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#2-Last Human Left! ...?- John exits the hospital and out the street. There he finnally sees the town as it is, "Place looks like shit.". He asks at loud voice where he is and three persons see him and begin to walk towards him. John, in selfdefense, punched the nearest one in the head, completely blowing it to pieces as if it had been blown up by a bomb!

He entablishes superiority by shouting his supposed YellowBelt status in karate. The two other keep walking towards him, he easily dispatches himself of the first one in the same way as the previous one. The final one he pushed away, then threw him at a car which exploded upon impact along with the zombie, which he has finnally understood where all the things he had fought.

He suddenly becomes overwhelmed with the theory of him being the last human on earth nd decides he no longer needs pants and can pee anywhere. As he messes around, he is about to be striked out by a zombie, but an unknown being shoots the zombie from affar just momments before a messy situation... The selfproclaimed human retorts John for being foolish and tells him to come with him to a safer place. John answers incoherently about how he won't be able to pee everywhere after all...

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#3-Some James Bond Shit- This starts off with the misterious person taking John inside what appears to be a store, even though John is hating the guy for being alive he is still willing to accept his hospitality in exchange for food... Inside the supermarket, the character tells John not to consume the cans as they as filled with C4. He jokes about that John can try a can out if he has Pepto Bismol, a joke which John finds not so hilarious... The guy complains about John's lack of humor and proceed to the next room where they get atop a platform. The guy then talks to someone by the name of Harry, asking to be let down. It appears as if that person responded through the camara nearby utilizing a buttler-like tone. The platform begins to descend to the dephts with John being amazed by the whole James Bond-like shit...

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#4-Nice to Meet You- "My name's Joe. What do I call you? (...besides bat-shit crazy psycho.)" (about time introductions were made...) The guy says that he's trying to catch a long name that no one likes and prefer to call him Stinger for short. He then tells John to call him Bernie when he's not in his suit. The two then talk about how Bernie manages to hide his afro beneath his suit and how much of an affair it is.

Bernie asks Harry to asks the metal door and tells John (Joe) about the apocalypsis. John is delighted because of all of this rather than taken aback! He is not delighted about hearing about the other survivor...

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#5-Welcome to the Base- Joe is introduced to Jess, the female survivor of the apocalypse. She and Joe grow into instant dislike, much to no one's sruprise... Joe impolitely asks to be given food while Bernie obliges. The Artificial Intelligence known as Harry introduces himself to Joe while Bernie and Jess discuss their lack of food, John's third mouth to feed, and Bernie's lack of survival instincts amoung the aspects of a group before a citizen.

John-"Food me!" Jess-"Hey! You're lucky we're giving you anything!". John is told about how Bernie's dad created the underground base from the money they made from the supermarket upstairs. John is then introduced to the term "Pocalypse" which involves a variety of creatures of the dark, such as zombies, mutants, machines, plant monsters, and "not-so-shitty, no-nonesense"-kind of vampires taking over the world.

Joe is very excited by all of this, much to Jess's dismain... John excibits no remorse for his lack of pity for the fallen, as he states: "Hey, better them than me.". Jess reacts in the way any normal human being would react to John, swearing to the top of her voice and hoping he gets bitten on the head. John retorts that he has ALREADY been bitten in the head. The episode ends with a cliche "WHAAAAAAAT!?!"

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[more to come]

Ok! We've got a good few hours before the next scene is out! Let us infer how Bernie and Jess will react to John being bitten in the head!

If this were a theatre movie, I'd infer they'd try to lock him up in a cellroom while they discuss about Bernie's stupidity about not knowing him being bitten. Jeohn pacing about in his cell waiting for something to happen and cursing those @#$$@#%@ for imprisoning after getting him confident of their presence.

On another completely different scale, they might also be defeated by John overwhelming streinght and Harry would be forced to eject him out of the base.

There is also the unlikely event that they would be intrigued by his aparent lack of infection cause of the bite. They might ask Harry to confirm this though...

There is also the posibility of Harry turning on the humans, as he is working for the machines and he wants to bring John to the Machine Empire to be tested and experimented on to discover a way to destroy all zombies, eliminating the competition over who gets to dominate the planet.

There are several thousand other possibilities, yet they are a bit less probable than these above. Write down what you think of previous theories and input your own theories as well! 8-)


One post works.
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Re: Rules?

Postby Joe » 19 Oct 2010, 13:21

This particular double post is fine. It seems that the Post #1 is going to be edited and added to as the comic progresses and Post #2 is NeoPhantom's opinion on the next comic. Also, both are relevant insights.

I agree that double posting for the purpose of bumping a topic in unacceptable, but I don't think that was NeoPhantom's intention, in this case.

Thanks for your opinions on the rules, everyone :) If you ever disagree with one and have a valid reason, please let me or the moderators know!
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Re: Rules?

Postby Jacos » 19 Oct 2010, 20:19

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Re: Rules?

Postby SeniorOot » 21 Oct 2010, 01:18

Allow me to give my take on double posting.

I see two reasons for double posting:

A. The beginning of a topic if either the first post runs out of room and you need a second, or your splitting your ideas and reserving the space for a later time.

B. Probably more common. An interesting topic is going on, and you are the last to post. A few days later, you have an update or a new topic in that area you would wish to discuss, or something of that nature. If you were the last person to post in the topic, I believe it would be alright to post twice, but ONLY if you are offering a new idea or the update has to do with the subject at hand. Bumping for the sake of bumping does not seem to cut it.

Of course, if the double post was a complete accident (two posts having the exact same post, or something else to that nature), I am sure it can be cleaned up and the duplicate deleted.

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