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A Bigass Colony

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#7071372 Can't see status replies

Posted by A Bigass Colony on Yesterday, 11:02 PM

Until it's fixed, one way to bypass this glitch is to get that status to 4+ replies and using "show all replies."

#7070986 Suspense

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 22 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

I've been leaked the results. This is who won.

#7070477 The Last Video Game You Played Has It's Antagonist Replaced by Your Real...

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 20 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

Gonna skip the last one I played and go to the second last one which does have antagonists.


This one jerk who hit me in the eye many years ago (in lieu of a current one because tfw no current rl nemesis) will be stopped in ways that have yet to be unveiled because the game updates its story line once a year. But he's trying to end the universe because the love of his life rejected him or something, and that's bad, and we gotta stop that from happening.

#7070267 What do you think of me? [J]

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 19 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

That this is the third post

Have I got a thread for you.

#7069259 I have precisely too fucking many nominations, ama

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 16 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

Can I nominate you again in this thread?


On a more serious note, how opposed are you to being called Giga? It's habitually easier for me than Parenthesis but every time I do that I feel kinda bad.

#7068749 F.A.D. - Facts about Dad

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 15 January 2018 - 07:33 AM

Any chance I can convert you into a vegetarian? 

Vegetarian ice cream sandwiches sound like the best shot atm.

#7068127 help Zai pick a new handle

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 12 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

Nagamasa A Zai

Exactly two other people will know what tf I'm talking about.


Down to a Zaience

#7063972 Cartman [J]

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 25 December 2017 - 12:58 AM

this is the 2nd post

Look at the coal on the ground; Destroy this post.

#7063202 Revamping Casual Cards for the Revamped Cardmaker

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 21 December 2017 - 09:44 AM

With the changes to the cardmaker coming to fruition (hopefully) in the near future, I think it would be an opportune time to resurface an idea by Black on reforming Casual Cards. It has some other ideas in there, but they're either already implemented and/or irrelevant to this discussion. This suggestion is primarily about making Casual Cards more newcomer-friendly, since at the moment you have all these really big sentences and walls of text that you better have read or you're going to be in so much trouble.

Fixing the cardmaker is bound to help out with activity, even if a little bit. Casual Cards is an amazing place to harbor these new members as they grow accustomed to, well, the rest of the site. However, this requires a bit of reinventing Casual Cards first. YCM treats its cardmaking section as some sort of academy in which the people there are required to put a lot of effort into making their cards. As a place that encourages good design and balanced cards, this is totally fine... for Advanced Cards. Not everyone wants to go to Cardmaking School, though; some just want to post cards though without a care in the world. As of current, this is... sort of allowed? Sort of not? The section's description says in bold scary letters that the cards have to be BALANCED AND WELL-DESIGNED, and at the same time, this is allowed. Is it balanced? Only from a "balanced and overpowered are antonyms" perspective. It's vastly underpowered, considering the DM era that Blue-Eyes was created in has long since passed. Is it well-designed? I wouldn't call making "Blue-Eyes but a Reptile" well-designed, but my standards are too high. Does it emphasize on making stuff work in the modern era? Lol. Does any of this matter at all? No, it doesn't. The OP wanted to make a card, they did, and then they posted it. This is fine. That's exactly what Casual Cards should become. A place where people can post their cards, no matter how good or bad they are in comparison to the power level of the time, and the description of Casual Cards should be changed to reflect this. You can also merge Joke and Overpowered Cards fully with this section (regardless, get rid of that post requirement) since the aim is to no longer enforce any standards of cardmaking in this section. It seems dead enough to merge without flooding the place with Joke cards. Experimental probably should remain its own section.

Since we will no longer have requirements to make BALANCED AND WELL-DESIGNED CARDS in this section, it will likewise be fair to ease up on the regulations on replies as well. If people post cards, they're going to want replies. I know the Advanced Clause is to help people improve, but Casual Cards won't be about improvement and easing people into Advanced once it's reformed. Maybe some people just want to say "nice card! :)" without having to recall all the Type and Attribute support that card benefits from, or whether or not there's an existing card that does everything the posted card does, but better. Maybe it's a joke card and they want to mention how funny it is; the Advanced Clause would be kinda silly to enforce for Joke Cards. We do have a Like system for saying "nice card! :)" without posting, but some people want to post it regardless. This happens in another forum I frequent that allows this kind of behavior and has its own Like system, and I believe that YCM wants activity so much that we should let this happen. The aim is to allow Casual Cards to be a more relaxing environment, and having to follow an Advanced Clause interferes with that no matter how easy you make it to follow.

The rules

Miscellaneous changes

  • Change the name of Casual Cards to further signify that it is no longer "Advanced Cards Lite". I like Black's idea of calling it Create A Card.
  • When you enter Casual Cards, you immediately meet this giant selection of text about all the rules and that you're in Singles. Making phrases big is a good way of bringing attention to them, but not if everything else is also really big. It also takes up so much of the screen. That should definitely be smaller, maybe remove, like, all of it except for the link to the rules. Yeah, in fact, just have a link to the rules and to the guide thingy. I know they're pinned, but pinned threads are kinda easy to miss in YCM.
  • Speaking of the guide, I skimmed over it, and, well, it will need to be redone. Partly to move some of the rules to there, partly because a lot of it will no longer apply, and partly because it looks like it was a superancient Pop Culture Cards guide with some hastily made edits after Pop Culture Cards went away. Maybe make it into a FAQ or something, since we won't need examples of good cards, bad cards, good reviews, or that Fire Princess thread. It shouldn't be this important must-read thing either, that's what the rules are for. And I want it to be really easy to be able to jump into the section. Just some information for people who aren't sure on whether or not their OCG must be absolutely perfect or something I guess. Or maybe the Rules and the FAQ can be in the same thread.
  • Hey, cardmaker coding people, is there any way you can make a button that takes people from the cardmaker to the thread-making screen in Casual Cards with the card image already typed out for them? It's not that hard to get there manually but it might encourage people on the cardmaker to get into the community. I don't know, I'm feeling tired now.

#7062861 A new challenger approaches

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 19 December 2017 - 07:03 PM

I wonder how much worse it's gonna get.  I'm honestly curious.

See that 2018 guy? He's gonna punch the Earth right in the 'Murica.

#7061468 Alabama Election Exit Poll Results

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 13 December 2017 - 12:00 AM

I didn't win anything.  This election meant nothing to me.  The only one getting butthurt about it is you.  Get over it.  Seriously, move on and do something with your time here other than being a pretentious little snowflake.  All you do is whine.  But if that's all you can do, then you do you.

Of course you won. We won. All of YCM won. Jeb won.

#7060077 Waterwhip's ban

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 07 December 2017 - 01:21 AM

Waterwhip was banned today for saying "Ear n free bitcoin" (get free money u lazy bums), which are the words written over the website he posted. Maybe, I don't know. I didn't click the link.


Sakura (and it seems the mod team) has deemed this as advertising.


6 problems


1) A number of others have posted links to websites before, are they all banned?


2) You can deem advertisements, cruel and insensitive, but a number of people, including a Jew Mod have made them. Said mod even mentioned "Google it" (don't ask me for proof, I'm just presuming Zai said something people say all the time).


3) There is a pathway to a permaban that the mods agreed on, I'd challenge them to show me a statutes that says mentioning x or y advertisements will get your banned, but even if that's the case, barring Porn or Gore, there's a very specific way to be perma banned. Waterwhip did qualify


4) If Ear n free Bitcoin is "advertising" and perma ban worthy, what about the individual say said "Bitcoin is gooder than real money" (today) and those that laughed at that post. They're still around


5) Does this end with Bitcoin advertisers (if so why?), or does it go for any thing the mods want. Roxas just last week was going on a rant about islamophobia when confronted with a post critical of Islam. Is that perma worthy hate speed?


6) Shard got multiple public warnings for more explicit "Bitcoin" before he was perma banned. Why is it so hard for the mods to follow standards they set





Waterwhip has had confrontations with the mod who delivered the statement in question. That mod even altered a status to be less existing.


This stinks of bias, this ban is wrong, and once again the mod team shows that it's utterly incompetent, quick to reach judgment, and draconian


Waterwhip should be unbanned promptly, and the team has shown once again that it needs to be utterly disposed of and, themselves, permabanned by people who can follow rules they agree to





Disclaimer: Doesn't seem to actually have been banned yet but shut up.

#7059084 Thar’s Permaban

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 05 December 2017 - 11:52 AM

General consensus is yes to bringing Thar back, i take it?

From this thread alone, I'm counting 11-2 in favor of letting him return, though that could probably be stretched to 14-3 if counting two "maaaaaaaaybe" votes and a Like for one of the posts against letting him return.

#7057581 Post and Zai will ask you a question

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 30 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

Aaaaaaaand done!

#7047389 DB User

Posted by A Bigass Colony on 26 October 2017 - 07:53 AM

Actually, let's do it. And get rid of the rest of them too. Replace them with blank slots that you can use for anything, like Discord (which there is not an option for despite Discord's popularity and YCM having a Discord chat that, despite most of the moderators running away and giving the place to Lujan, is still pretty dang official). And also apparently AIM is getting shut down soon, like for good or something, and we have a slot for AIM. Having empty slots that we can designate to whatever means mods don't have to go fiddling with the settings every time a new and cool gadget appears, and won't have to keep an eye on the news over stuff like AIM.