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AuthorRe: Question of the Day
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5,476. Posted:

Pandalicious wrote:

Ah, the days of Nintenturd/Turdnetnin were short but sweet.

i can always help you revisit them... you have merely to say the word :3

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AuthorRe: Question of the Day
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5,477. Posted:

as a joke, yes, but not for reals :3

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AuthorRe: Cave Story 3D is delayed
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5,478. Posted:

par for the course at this point, lol

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AuthorRe: Decided - Should I buy a 3DS?
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5,479. Posted:

@dhammerton: congratulations on having made your decision!

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AuthorRe: Just found something out about OOT 3DS
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5,480. Posted:

yep, that happens to all icons on the 3DS menu. :3

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AuthorRe: Xenoblade allegedly coming to America
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5,481. Posted:

GuardianAcorn, whenever you have a news tip, please use the Contact Form to get it straight to the news team — moderators have nothing to do with what news makes it to the front page and/or when. That said, if you'd like to continue discussing the response(s) received from NoA reps (which should always be taken with a grain of salt, really), please use the existing Xenoblade discussion thread to do so. :3

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AuthorRe: OoT HELP!
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5,482. Posted:

@navi: you kinda do get unlimited rupees (actually, i think it's a giant rupee that constantly respawns), but you can still only carry up to 500 via the Giant's Wallet or whatever. :/

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AuthorRe: Quick OoT question.
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5,483. Posted:

Yes, it's normal to go back to your last save before taking on Ganondorf when you beat him. That said, your original OoT Help thread is here. Please ask any more questions there :3

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AuthorRe: Wifi Friend Code List
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5,484. Posted:

Guys, this thread is what the Online Gaming section of the forums is for. Please use the appropriate threads there to share your FCs and drum up interest in online games. :3

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AuthorRe: Would you recommend...
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5,485. Posted:

Please use the DS recommendations thread to ask whether to purchase a game and/or to recommend a game to others. Thank you :3

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AuthorRe: I love Nintendo
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5,486. Posted:

next person to mention something along the lines of me locking this thread gets banned. :3

also, no fair changing the agreement from 'ponies' to 'bronies', eff that noise >:/

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AuthorRe: I love Nintendo
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5,487. Posted:

screw Nintendo, lol — are you here to finally deliver those ponies James promised us a while back?
because seriously... free ponies

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AuthorRe: How to easily remove an NES cartridge from the frontloader
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5,488. Posted:

pop it up, and then wiggle it a little bit as you pull if it feels stuck. i don't ever remember 'struggling' to get a game out of my NES, though...
seriously, how do you get 'skin damage' removing an NES game?

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AuthorRe: The universal game help megathread please post your game help questions here! warning spoilers are possible!
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5,489. Posted:

@Rukiafan23: the offer of help is much appreciated, but it's not necessary at this time. besides, there's always GameFAQs if anyone really gets stuck :3

as BellGoRiiing said, though, if you need help in Star Ocean TtEoT, there hasn't been a recent thread for that in a while i believe (if at all?). feel free to create one in the Other Gaming section to ask for help or discuss the game if you like — remember, we won't have the ability to move or merge threads until Ant implements the forum update, so we can't move anything for you :3

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AuthorRe: Video Game Movies
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5,490. Posted:

the_shpydar wrote:

Meanwhile, i absolutely LOVE the Hitman film, for about a million reasons.

good god, man — i shut it off about twenty minutes in because i couldn't stand it anymore, and i handed it over to my friends for their 'bad movie night' circle. that movie was horrible IMO D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D:

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AuthorRe: Video Game Movies
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5,491. Posted:

i, for one, will not rest until there's a movie based on this man.

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AuthorRe: The Music Thread
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5,492. Posted:

We've got a long-running music thread here, ToadFan, where you're welcome to talk music as much as you like. :3

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AuthorRe: Ryan Dunn
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5,493. Posted:

LordJumpMad wrote:

Didn't he just had a show in G4?

Proving Grounds, yes — it was mentioned in the first post. :3

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AuthorRe: Ryan Dunn
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5,494. Posted:

all right, all right — let's let people mourn in peace. clearly, he will be missed.

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AuthorRe: Excessive Locking of Topics
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5,495. Posted:

@Link79: Thank you :3

@GuardianAcorn: sorry, I just realized you'd asked a question — i told you via e-mail the other day why that thread was deleted; at least one of the replies had been filthy (meaning it would go downhill from there) and, to be honest, we do not need a thread with users egging each other on to one-up themselves in terms of disgusting and/or potentially illegal pranks, especially not with the number of young, impressionable users we have here on the forums. it's another 'you meant well, but that's not how it turned out' scenario. Check your e-mail inbox.

that said, sometimes they disappear due to a server hiccup, sometimes the OP deleted it themselves, but when threads are deleted by the moderation team, we always send the OP an e-mail explaining why (so that it doesn't happen again; obviously it was deleted for a reason and we'd rather not see it reposted). If it's not there when you notice the thread has been deleted, give us a few minutes, we're probably still drafting the e-mail. If it's still not there (or if you're just an impatient kind of person, lol), please use the Contact Form to get in touch with us and we'll find out what happened for you.

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AuthorRe: accuse the person below you!
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5,496. Posted:

this is what i say to you, sir.

I accuse the person below me of not having bathed today D:

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AuthorRe: Excessive Locking of Topics
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5,497. Posted:

Link79 wrote:

@ Reala
what's so hard about just answering someones question rather than push them off on some three month old thread?
Especially when no one is talking about the game you are interested in.

Back in the day without the recommendations threads, the forums wound up cluttered with sixty-bazillion threads asking which game to purchase (e.g. maybe OoT vs. MM here, then OoT vs. aLttP there, then perhaps OoT vs. MM vs. aLttP in yet another thread... seriously, that kind of thing gets old fast). That's why the recommendations threads exist in the first place. No one's asking you to read through the entire backlog of asked-about games to find your answers, just to ask your question there and allow people to answer you in those threads.

@Wheels2050: as i've already stated in a previous reply to this thread, so long as you have something constructive to add to the conversation and aren't just reviving a thread to be all 'lol this thread is old', we've generally got no problem with thread revivals (and unhelpful/unconstructive comments from other users along the lines of 'lol necromancy' wind up deleted on sight, feel free to report those when you see them :3)

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AuthorRe: Excessive Locking of Topics
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5,498. Posted:

madgear wrote:

One problem I have with the locking of threads is when it's a duplicate of an old topic that hasn't been discussed in a long while. For example someone creating a topic about an old game in the retro forum and then it being locked because someone else did a similar topic a long time ago. I don't know how you guys search for it, but without a search function you can't really expect people to go back through several pages of threads to check it hasn't been brought up before.

can you link me a recent example of this? my personal cut-off point is about six months — if it's been longer than that since the last post in the original thread, I don't bother locking the duplicate (unless the original was especially notorious or long, e.g. the 'favorite user' thread).

also, without a working search function, we don't really expect you guys to be able to search for it — that's why we provide a link for you instead of just telling you to search the forums for yourself. no one's in trouble if we lock a duplicate thread, we're just trying to keep conversations coherent as opposed to splintered across the forums.

KaiserGX wrote:

If I don't see a topic for, "Mouse Pockets for the NES" for about 6 pages (for people who are extremely active). How the heck am I suppose to know there was a Mouse Pockets topic 8 years ago. Even if I search it. it's gonna be locked for "digging up" an old thread.

(a) i think the fact that the forums weren't around 8 years ago would be the biggest clue
(b) so long as you can add something constructive to the conversation, sure, revive an old thread if you find it. if you're just posting in an outdated thread to say 'lol this is an old thread', though, we will have problems. :/

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AuthorRe: Saving at the end of Ocarina of time 3d?!
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5,499. Posted:

Yes, that's normal — many games are the same way, you don't save after the final boss so you can enter the final battle anytime from your last save.

That said, there's an OoT Help thread here. If you have any more questions, please feel free to post them there. :3

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AuthorRe: Excessive Locking of Topics
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5,500. Posted:

@Wheels2050: in the case of that particular thread, i felt the reasoning was obvious, but here's what was sent to the OP via e-mail:

The reasons your original topic was locked were twofold:

(a) Petition topics around here very quickly fill with off-topic comments from our regulars either deriding the original poster for bothering or complaining that online petitions never work. therefore, by locking the thread, I was able to preserve the original intent without having to babysit it and delete the ensuing derailment as it happened.

(b) The admins frown upon users signing up for the sole purpose of advertisement, whether it be for personal websites, YouTube channels, products/services, etc. and so forth. you are more than welcome to put links into your signature, however (e.g. to the Facebook page explaining the project in detail), and if users are interested, they'll visit.

that said, 90% of the locking we do is duplicate topics, and as I've explained quite a few times already, we have no merge function here on these forums — it will be coming with the forum update Ant's got planned. For topics that wind up locked for other reasons, we always try to leave some sort of last comment explaining what's going on if we don't e-mail the OP — which other topics have we not done this for? If you link them, I can give you an idea of what happened (or perhaps explain more clearly if it wasn't obvious).

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