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#1224869
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World Cup 2018
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Unlucky ZigZig - I thought Belgium deserved to take that to extra-time or penalties, and created enough chances to do so. Wasn’t a big fan of France’s somewhat negative outlook/tactics at times (though unfortunately many teams seem to do it to ‘manage’ or ‘break-up’ the game), though that’s just me.

(I still naively pine for players like Socrates, and teams playing like Brazil in '82 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5eeb4p)

 

Some build-up for the England vs Croatia game tonight:-

https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jul/11/world-cup-2018-france-into-the-final-plus-croatia-v-england-buildup-live

(I think this may well go to extra-time and likely penalties…)

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#1224862
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Updated OT.com Forum Rules and Guidelines — Applies to all forums, including Off Topic - Updated as of 11th July '18
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An amendment to the Forum Rules & Guidelines…

5. If you see any spam or spambot posts on the site please report/PM them to a Moderator asap (as you hopefully would if you saw anything else suspicious on here). Do NOT reply to, or quote, the spam or spambot - and do NOT click on any link they post.

Thank you.

 

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#1224854
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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TV’s Frink said:

This thread has no reason to exist.

Why not, mate? For topics that may not get much traction or much of a discussion in the main Politics thread… this seems a decent place to put them. Or like Handman says, a place for more random observations on political aspects?

May raise some awareness or help people be more informed?

Hopefully it’ll go well, and we’ll seem some more political threads outside the main thread, now that there is a ‘Culture’ section with the topics of discussion therein.

 

On a wider scope of political discussions…

I’m somewhat surprised there isn’t, or hasn’t, been a Democratic Party thread - ‘where do we go from here?’ or something similar? The same for the Republicans. Or those wishing for a different political system (or adjustments to the current system). Corporations not paying their way - having the ear of politicians whilst everyday workers seemingly may not, and are squeezed further - do lobbyists and ‘big business’ have too much power/influence over politicians/the system? What can be learnt of looking around at other political systems around the world? and so on…
 

Apologies for going a bit off-topic there, Handman. Good luck with the thread.

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#1224609
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

dahmage said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Because talking here about topics that have their own sub-forums would make the split even more pointless.

every subforum needs its own bitching thread.

and then we can have one bitching thread related to the multiple bitching threads.

Or should we just have a bitching sub forum ?

We don’t have enough of those already? 😉

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#1224590
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Off Topic is now <em>three</em> separate categories
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Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

Is it for the season though?

old bay is for the season

Your posts should have commercial sponsors.

technically they do

Hi dahmaged. You’re doing a good job and I’ll be sure to note it on your next performance review.

I’m not surprised. dahmage deserves a promotion.

Major dahmage?

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#1224589
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Off Topic is now <em>three</em> separate categories
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Anakin Starkiller said:

I’m seriously lost as to why there are now three off-topic categories.

From the ‘Forum category reorganization’ thread in the Announcements Section…

Jay said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Here’s my complaint (and with the caveat that I recognize this is an extreme first world problem)…I now have to click in even more locations to read all the topics I want to read.

Here’s my solution…create a global unread posts link. This exists on every other forum I’ve ever used, a request for one was the very first post I made here, and it’s been on the list (I believe) for nearly that long.

Please push it to the top of the list. Please.

There are other things that take priority right now, sorry.

You could always subscribe to the topics you want to read and see them sorted in order of latest reply on your subscription page.

Mainly, it’s really just the bifurcation of off topic that I find unnecessary.

Splitting Off Topic has been requested for a long time. Not everyone wants to wade through pages of junk topics filled with pages of junk posts. As I mentioned elsewhere, expect the typical stuff that went on in the old Off Topic to get moderated fairly heavily in the Media forum.

The tradeoff is that we’ll probably go a little lighter in The Cantina.

& also earlier in this thread too.
 

And so… Jay created a Media section. And it was good. 😉

This has worked out pretty well, and threads can be more easily found and discussed along with more relevant Media threads. A number of people didn’t want to go through what is now ‘The Cantina’ to find topics they wished to discuss.

The same for issues pertaining to news & current affairs, history, some general theory/ponderings, politics, religion and sport etc. So a new sub-forum - Culture - was created for those topics too.

As with the Media section, people may wish to discuss a certain issue in a specific thread. For example - if someone wanted to start a debate specifically on Socialism vs Libertarianism they could do outside of the unwieldy overlarge Politics thread - and hopefully it would stay on focused on the topic at hand, possibly (and hopefully) lifting the quality of conversation too.
 

It may a take a short while to get used to - but seems to make sense. Few people like change - yet despite a few quips, moans and grumbles, it seems to have gone fine so far. The Index threads for each of the 3 sections will hopefully be of some use too.

 

As far as I know, there are no plans for a 4th sub-forum (unless you include the long-running invisible ‘Members’ Invite-Only’ forum).

Jedit - there are no plans for a 4th sub-forum, I meant no plans. Doh! (unless you’re in the ‘Members’ Invite Only’ forum).
 

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#1224495
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Episode IX Discussion <strong><em>Spoiler Thread</em></strong>
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TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

We have a forum for such things.
https://originaltrilogy.com/discussion/Feedback-Forum/id/5

I’m pretty sure, based on past responses, it would be a waste of time.

Because there have been no updates & improvements of late, right?

Though I seem to recall Jay has seemingly addressed a lot of issues in there, yes?
 

It still doesn’t mean this is the new Feedback thread - take any suggestions, grumblings, and erm… feedback to where SilverWook linked to.

Stay on topic please folks - thank you 😃

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#1224492
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Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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DominicCobb said:

NFBisms said:

In a movie where Luke Skywalker of all people is presented as a jaded cynic - I don’t think Holdo is supposed to be perceived as in the right over Poe, fwiw.

Poe is a brash hotshot, sure, but don’t overthink it - Holdo as a leader definitely made huge mistakes. Everyone is at fault for what happens, but that’s partly why TLJ is so good to me. It’s been said to death, but the movie proposes this question specifically about what defines a hero, and Holdo isn’t exempt from that scrutiny imo.

Exactly. This is a film about failure. At no point are we supposed to believe that Holdo is a perfect, immaculate leader - in fact we purposefully spend most of the movie being lead to believe the opposite. What’s important when they flip the script is that Holdo’s heart was in the right place in regards to “saving” not “fighting.”

Seems pretty much spot on to me.

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#1224337
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Facepalms, Fist pumps, Whatever Faces, Don't Care Meters, Angry Faces, Crotch Kicks, Crying Faces, STFU, Deal With It, Derps, Oh Snap, Double Takes, and So On...(NSFW Language Advisory)
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Mrebo said:

Ah, man - that’s now the voice and style of delivery when I’ll be reading your posts in the future 😃

(with an ‘Ice Ice Baby’ at the end of every post. Word to your mother.)

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#1224332
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The Jolly Death Star Herald (post positive news articles in here)
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https://twitter.com/WeLoveDogsUSA/status/1016407864720674816

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1004834885519806464 (with a 2 minute video)

‘Studies show dogs prevent more burglaries than guns — so this campaign wants you to swap your gun for a shelter dog’

^ from the ever-brilliant Mark Hamill’s twitter page - https://twitter.com/HamillHimself

 

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#1224269
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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Collipso said:

i’m only one minute in and he’s already bashing everyone that doesn’t like the movie and saying that we don’t like it simply because our theories were wrong. that’s simply not true, i liked rey being a nobody, but i wish we had more information on Snoke to help bridge the 30 year gap and how we went from ‘RIP the empire’ to ‘RIP the rebels’ with a new extremely powerful emperor. we’re two movies in already and we have no idea why the galaxy is in the state it’s in, and Snoke’s “backstory” could help with that.

Yeah, you’re not going to get an explanation and info you seek from a video like that above, or likely many other fan opinion videos.

Even for more in-depth info for the Original Trilogy we had to wait years until the Prequels - or read books and comics sometime after the release of the OT. The same will likely happen for Snoke too - book and comics filling his backstory - though may be the new animated series or perhaps the new live action action tv series will give you the answers / more info.

I think HelloGreedo made some good points about that, in this video, here (3 and bit mins long):-

‘Missing Links, Star Wars Minutiae, and the Sequel Trilogy - [MORNING COFFEE]’…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzZzyOejH34

 

As to ‘i’m only one minute in and he’s already bashing everyone that doesn’t like the movie’… I did say the title of the video was likely referring to those those (somewhat over-emotionally) criticising it - mainly vloggers & youtubers etc, and contains a guy’s opinion in addressing some of their complaints.

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#1224252
Topic
World Cup 2018
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The Best of the Quarter-Finals!’ video, from FIFA…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuP661DSCo

 

 

I’d like to compliment the camera operators at the World Cup so far - some great shots of the crowd enjoying themselves - thankfully usually shown when the ball is not in play! 😃

Not just of erm… attractive women, but also images like this…


 

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#1224240
Topic
Episode VIII : The Last Jedi - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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‘The Last Jedi is amazing and you are all insane.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXCLJp541Pw

^ Someone’s opinion on the film (Maj0r Lee) - has some decent insights and viewpoints that haven’t really been delved into much before (which is somewhat surprising - given the endless repetitive nature of debate on TLJ).

It also addresses some of the criticisms of the film - which is a strange surreal watch (and humourous), given the claims and emotions by some of those criticising it (mainly vloggers & youtubers etc - whom seem to be the people being referred to in the title of his video).