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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Krulle » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:18 am

"Ooohh!---- Shiney!"

We're getting distracted here.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Wolfie » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:42 am

Krulle, this topic is going to be moved to Community in the near future. We wanted to put in here first so that people would see it. I'm going to leave a shadow in place when I move it, but it will reside in Community, so there it will be completely on topic and not degrade the on topicness of the main goblins forum... :D

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Re: Special Ranks

Postby WearsHats » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:12 am

Carrot, any thoughts? We don't want people nominating themselves, but since we're past that stage and on to batting around ideas for what we might put on your nameplate, you can have some input.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby CooksACarrot » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:32 am

I've been actively trying to stay out of this discussion, but since I've been asked directly maybe I should chime in.

My goal has always been to move conversations in a new direction before feelings get hurt or the Mods have to step in in a significant way. I've tried to keep that sort of activity contained within large threads that meander as a general rule, but I can see Krulle's point and will try to pay more attention to the appropriateness of it in the future. It may be that those skills are less called upon now that updates are back and the general sense of tension has abated.

I really don't want to be the kind of person that comes up with their own nickname, or the kind of person that decides for themselves if they deserve this kind of honour (and honour would be the way I take it). If the community chooses to recognize me, that would be a rare privilege, but I do not want to steer things (in this thread at least o:) ). I really feel that this should come about organically. The fact that this conversation is happening at all has made me feel very loved and accepted, whether or not anything comes of it.

That being said, I did like "defuses explosive runes," although "Squirrel!" did have a certain charm, but I think "Look, A Distraction!" might be more appropriate.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Wolfie » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:50 am

"An Obvious Distraction"

It's something we use in my house to divert each other away from topics of conversation.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby CooksACarrot » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:09 am

That is pretty awesome.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Wolfie » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:24 am

I'm not kidding. Yell it at my house or at my Dad's and you'll get a chorus of "Where?"'s and a bunch of people looking in random directions, no matter what they were doing before.

It's what I'd pick for you since you are that personified, but it's not up to me. :)
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby CooksACarrot » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:01 pm

I don't want it to be up to me either, but I do like that one.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Lurks_In_Shadows » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:04 pm

I'll second the motion, then. :)
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Krulle » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Third!

(btw, You are doing a much better job at distractions than someone else in this forum.
And while I do appreciate random absurdness (hey, I still miss Monty Python!), there is a point when it's not appropiate anymore (as it only works when you're mostly serious, giving an occasional outburst the extra spice).
But I'm simply happy that your skillsets are less necessary now.)
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby CooksACarrot » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:09 pm

Me too, I can engage in the forum a little more regularly now.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Wolfie » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Ok, so I'll leave the option up there for another day. If all in favor then I'll update you.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Synch » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:01 pm

I like The Pacifier but I think An Obvious Distraction is also cool.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Sessine » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:26 pm

Weighing in on this... not only do I think "An Obvious Distraction" would be an awesome title for CooksACarrot, I am now plotting how to introduce that phrase as a tradition in my family!
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby stevedj » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:03 pm

Why do I have this strange notion to suggest just a slight variation...

"An Obvious Distracti... Squirrel!!" :lol:
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Wolfie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:09 pm

Heh. I think that may be too long.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Guus » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:25 pm

I agree with "An Obvious Distraction".
You might be right, but is it productive?
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby RocketScientist » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:32 am

We could call him Mr. Ector.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby WearsHats » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:16 am

I'd say he's more of a Reader than a Mr.

But I'd vote for the popular choice. Though, as has been said, I'm hoping it won't be so frequently called upon.
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Krulle » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:30 am

Hopefully, in two years or so, we forum "oldies" are the ones who can answer questions how Carrot got his title, and what it means... :)
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby CooksACarrot » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:51 am

Hopefully by then I'll be known for something else :)
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby BadgeAddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:48 am

Based on my actual personality type (apparently)..

Would it be possible to change my title to show myself more truly

While Saves-A-Hyena might have happened (it did...trust me)

Soap-Box-Preacher is probably more accurate
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby Quarg » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:00 am

Hmm...
I'd only second it if we get a picture of you in your clerical collar on a soap box...
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby BadgeAddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:31 am

Is this good enough for you Quarg?
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Re: Special Ranks

Postby LAYF » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:45 am

am I to late for this??

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