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In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.
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| July 12, 2011, 7:39 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

i wanted to make a new Cyoa called Fellowship of the Stud. where people make their characters and they recreate the adventures of the real fellowship. so i was wondering if i should wait until mr. Vikings was over or make it now.

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| July 12, 2011, 12:34 pm
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The choice is yours in my opinion you should wait but you're free to do whatever you want.
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| July 12, 2011, 2:56 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
The choice is yours in my opinion you should wait but you're free to do whatever you want.

thanks for the advice! ill wait for the next episode of the War of the ring. then ill post the sign-ups!
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| July 12, 2011, 5:02 pm
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Quoting Bailey Joseph
thanks for the advice! ill wait for the next episode of the War of the ring. then ill post the sign-ups!

Great Idea! Let me know when you start cuz ive wanted to join a CYOA but never get to it on time. And would we be Fellowship characters or our own sig figs?
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| July 12, 2011, 7:11 pm
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Quoting Bailey Joseph
thanks for the advice! ill wait for the next episode of the War of the ring. then ill post the sign-ups!

Yes let me know too.
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| July 12, 2011, 7:13 pm
Could I start a topic about a fourth age thing I made up?
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| July 12, 2011, 9:31 pm
Quoting Bailey Joseph
i wanted to make a new Cyoa called Fellowship of the Stud. where people make their characters and they recreate the adventures of the real fellowship. so i was wondering if i should wait until mr. Vikings was over or make it now.

Yep, I would say make it now. because the WOTR will not be over for a LOOONG time.
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| July 12, 2011, 9:35 pm
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Quoting Mr Viking
Could I start a topic about a fourth age thing I made up?

Fourth age thing? What is it about?
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| July 13, 2011, 7:48 am
Quoting William .
Great Idea! Let me know when you start cuz ive wanted to join a CYOA but never get to it on time. And would we be Fellowship characters or our own sig figs?

its a reg. cyoa i have all the fig peices out already, you make a fig out of my pieces, very similar to war of the ring. and them re live the fellowship advntures!
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| July 13, 2011, 11:52 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Fourth age thing? What is it about?

In a nutshell, it is about a new menace during the Fourth age.
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| July 13, 2011, 12:44 pm
i just posted the new CYOA the Lord of the Brick, nine spots so grab em up!
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| July 13, 2011, 3:44 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
Yes let me know too.

sign ups are open if you want a slot. Thomas already has one so 8 left.
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| July 13, 2011, 4:29 pm
michael do you want me to hold the last spot left for you?
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| July 14, 2011, 7:11 am
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Quoting Bailey Joseph
michael do you want me to hold the last spot left for you?

Thanks, Bailey! I'd really like to join your CYOA. Did I everything right?
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| July 14, 2011, 2:32 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks, Bailey! I'd really like to join your CYOA. Did I everything right?
ya i made him a pic will be up in a day or two1
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| July 14, 2011, 2:35 pm
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Quoting Mr Viking
In a nutshell, it is about a new menace during the Fourth age.

is it a MOC, a story or a project?
You can create a new topic if it is a story or a project and if it is a MOC you can post your comments in "New Creations" or General Conversation.
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| July 14, 2011, 2:37 pm
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Quoting Bailey Joseph
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks, Bailey! I'd really like to join your CYOA. Did I everything right?
ya i made him a pic will be up in a day or two1

Thanks! He's great!
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| July 20, 2011, 2:02 am
To Michael Kringe,
William says that you guys will sponsor my hobbit contest and he told me to ask you about how to do the link with the picture thing so you can put it on the homepage.
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| October 19, 2011, 6:36 am
I would like to ask permission to start a new topic called "Argonath Survey" since I'm in the design process of building a scale model of the Argonath. I would like to take a poll of LOTR mocers to see whether I should use Isildur and Anarion, like in the books, or Isildur and Elendil, like in the movies. thanks!

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| October 19, 2011, 7:53 pm
How do you become a mod???
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| October 19, 2011, 7:55 pm
Quoting Shy Guy
How do you become a mod???

By being active, and having a lot of merits, and being elected in the mod election.
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| October 19, 2011, 7:57 pm
Quoting Mr Viking
By being active, and having a lot of merits, and being elected in the mod election.
when is that?

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| October 19, 2011, 7:58 pm
Quoting Shy Guy
Quoting Mr Viking
By being active, and having a lot of merits, and being elected in the mod election.
when is that?

I'm not sure, but I would think around December. Michal would know.
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| October 19, 2011, 7:59 pm
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Quoting Shy Guy
Quoting Mr Viking
By being active, and having a lot of merits, and being elected in the mod election.
when is that?

The mod elections are every three months. One of our rules is, that we have always 3 admins and 6 moderators. A moderator gets only demoted, if he is too inactive. I think the next election is in November or December
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| October 20, 2011, 7:16 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
The mod elections are every three months. One of our rules is, that we have always 3 admins and 6 moderators. A moderator gets only demoted, if he is too inactive. I think the next election is in November or December

k. thanks :D
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| October 20, 2011, 5:04 pm
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Quoting LEGO Lord

I would enjoy writing a new topic about a site I created, but it might be too unrelated, for it is not regarding the world of Middle Earth; however, it is of LEGO, obviously. Just wanted to ask the admins! :)

What is that site about?
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| October 24, 2011, 6:34 am
Quoting LEGO Lord
Quoting Michael Kringe
What is that site about?


LEGO minifigures; each individual page describes when the minifigure was produced, what theme it was for, how many pieces it is composed of, etc. When than the minifigure has a variant of whom the minifigure depicts, a link will be provided for easy navigation.

(This is Mark)

I don't think we should have that here since it is not a Middle-Earth topic, but the final decision is up to Michael.
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| October 24, 2011, 10:51 am
Hi Admins. This question has nothing to do with your group, in fact, it doesn't even remotely relate to Middle Earth, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Here it is: what is it with cubans all of a sudden? I mean, honestly, they aren't that cool. Ok, the idea is clever, but seriously? Personifications of little 3-D rectangles with enlarged optic nerves and buck teeth? Just thought I'd ask the admins.
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| October 24, 2011, 4:58 pm
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Quoting Max Pointner
Hi Admins. This question has nothing to do with your group, in fact, it doesn't even remotely relate to Middle Earth, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Here it is: what is it with cubans all of a sudden? I mean, honestly, they aren't that cool. Ok, the idea is clever, but seriously? Personifications of little 3-D rectangles with enlarged optic nerves and buck teeth? Just thought I'd ask the admins.

I don't know, but please ask this in the General Conversation since it doesn't have to do with our group.
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| October 24, 2011, 4:59 pm
Quoting Max Pointner
Hi Admins. This question has nothing to do with your group, in fact, it doesn't even remotely relate to Middle Earth, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Here it is: what is it with cubans all of a sudden? I mean, honestly, they aren't that cool. Ok, the idea is clever, but seriously? Personifications of little 3-D rectangles with enlarged optic nerves and buck teeth? Just thought I'd ask the admins.

There annoying, but can be funny
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| October 24, 2011, 5:00 pm
Quoting Max Pointner
Hi Admins. This question has nothing to do with your group, in fact, it doesn't even remotely relate to Middle Earth, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Here it is: what is it with cubans all of a sudden? I mean, honestly, they aren't that cool. Ok, the idea is clever, but seriously? Personifications of little 3-D rectangles with enlarged optic nerves and buck teeth? Just thought I'd ask the admins.

They're fun to make. So we make them.
Isn't that the point of Lego?

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| October 24, 2011, 5:00 pm
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Quoting Max Pointner
Hi Admins. This question has nothing to do with your group, in fact, it doesn't even remotely relate to Middle Earth, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Here it is: what is it with cubans all of a sudden? I mean, honestly, they aren't that cool. Ok, the idea is clever, but seriously? Personifications of little 3-D rectangles with enlarged optic nerves and buck teeth? Just thought I'd ask the admins.


I agree. It's fun to comment on other persons' Cuban creations, but I would never create them by myself.
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| October 25, 2011, 6:40 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
Quoting Michael Kringe
What is that site about?


LEGO minifigures; each individual page describes when the minifigure was produced, what theme it was for, how many pieces it is composed of, etc. When than the minifigure has a variant of whom the minifigure depicts, a link will be provided for easy navigation.

Sounds great!. This has nothing to do with LOTR, but you can post it in 'General Conversation', though.
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| October 25, 2011, 6:44 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
Michael, I wish to create a new topic about something that one might consider rather important.

What might this be about?

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| December 4, 2011, 11:45 pm
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Quoting LEGO Lord

If you must know, I'm leaving - I would have liked to save this only in the new topic, but I suppose the admins need to know what the topic will be about in order for it to be made.

You're leaving? - Why is that?? And are you leaving this group or MOCpages in general?
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| December 5, 2011, 10:04 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord

I'd really like to explain this further in a new topic as it requires a large wall of text and maybe others' responses.

Ok, you have my permission.
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| December 5, 2011, 12:27 pm
May I start a new topic?
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| March 17, 2012, 12:18 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
I'm not sure where I should ask this, but since it's more directed towards the admins, and since "The General" topic is cluttered with other questions at the moment being, I will ask here:

I've got an idea - to pick up some activity, and help other users out more productively, we can start up with "MOC reviewing" sessions - like a program in which the participants comment on other participants' LOTR-related MOCS, and judge the following: the quality, the details, personal liking, and the accuracy (depending if the MOC is based on the books or film series). Maybe some rules could be set to the program as well. -shrugs-

Just an idea. :)

Great idea! The group "Star wars LEGO Creations" has a topic named "Constructive Critism" where people can give other people advice and critism on their MOCs and it is a very popular topic. Perhaps we should add something like that to our group, but without rules, so that it doesn't discourage the participating users. Last year we added a similar topic called "New creations", but it's a bit inactive at the moment. Perhaps we should bring it back again.
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| March 17, 2012, 4:39 am
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Quoting Will A.
May I start a new topic?

What is it about?
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| March 17, 2012, 4:40 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
What is it about?

Oh, I started a NeatChat room for this group, so I thought i would get the message out.
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| March 17, 2012, 8:30 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord


I think the "New creations" topic is currently inactive after we've found out about the upcoming theme. It'll probably pick up when the sets come out, giving people more options of build with all those new elements and minifigures.


True. Also, I think that the topic's name is not the best. It keeps the members from adding their older MOCs. Perhaps names like "Advice on your MOCs" or "Constructive Critism" would do a better job.
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| March 18, 2012, 7:41 am
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Quoting Will A.
Oh, I started a NeatChat room for this group, so I thought i would get the message out.

OK, you can start a new topic with the link in it.
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| March 18, 2012, 7:46 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
Can I start up a new topic about Brickforge, Brickarms, and Bricklink purchases, or would that just be appropriate in the General discussion? I'm having doubt, but I sure wish for it to be published, because sometimes the general topic can be pretty messy.

You have my permission. And i agree, the GD does get pretty convaluted
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| March 18, 2012, 6:58 pm
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Quoting LEGO Lord

Yeah, that would have been better. However, if it's going to be changed to one of those titles instead, maybe people won't be familiar with it. What is to be done on that part?

I'm not sure. Perhaps we shouldn't have to many thoughts about it, just try and add this topic and then see whether it becomes popular or not.
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| March 19, 2012, 10:19 am
Quoting LEGO Lord
I'd like to ask permission for some of my old excess candidate speeches to be deleted. It was not my intention to create so many. It was an accidental - or malfunction of MOCpages - in any case, it is not what I intended.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to authorize anything, but I would say yes.
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| April 15, 2012, 12:14 pm
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Quoting LEGO Lord
I'd like to ask permission for some of my old excess candidate speeches to be deleted. It was not my intention to create so many. It was an accidental - or malfunction of MOCpages - in any case, it is not what I intended.

Absolutely! You have the right delete anything you have ever posted on here when you want. You do not need permission from us for that.
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| April 15, 2012, 2:01 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Absolutely! You have the right delete anything you have ever posted on here when you want. You do not need permission from us for that.

I'll remember that;)
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| April 15, 2012, 4:54 pm
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Hey Michael, I was wondering, can you create me a topic for sharing pics and info about the new LEGO Lord of the Rings theme, coming out in June? If not, that's okay, but it would be great if you could, because I'm bursting with excitement, and I need to tell people! Thanks! - Caleb
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| April 17, 2012, 6:09 am
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Quoting Caleb Anju
Hey Michael, I was wondering, can you create me a topic for sharing pics and info about the new LEGO Lord of the Rings theme, coming out in June? If not, that's okay, but it would be great if you could, because I'm bursting with excitement, and I need to tell people! Thanks! - Caleb

No problem! This is our official topic about the upcoming theme. You can share pictures, post news and discuss about the new sets or minifigs. Have fun!

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=76147
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| April 17, 2012, 10:17 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
Quoting Caleb Anju
Hey Michael, I was wondering, can you create me a topic for sharing pics and info about the new LEGO Lord of the Rings theme, coming out in June? If not, that's okay, but it would be great if you could, because I'm bursting with excitement, and I need to tell people! Thanks! - Caleb


This /is/ for asking any admin; that's probably why the name of the topic isn't called "Ask Michael Kringe". :P I don't want to sound harsh on this, because I don't mind really, but at the same time I don't want other admins to feel left out. Everyone is equal here. :)

I can see what you mean, but Michael was the first admin that came to mind, so I just asked him. I hope I haven't offended any other admins! :)
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| April 19, 2012, 6:24 am
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Quoting Caleb Anju
I can see what you mean, but Michael was the first admin that came to mind, so I just asked him. I hope I haven't offended any other admins! :)

Not at all :).
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| April 19, 2012, 10:15 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
I'm, coming back here, again, to this topic to understand what the rules are for when "pointless" topics have been made. Since I'm not very experienced with being a moderator, nor an admin on MOCpages groups, I'm not certain if you're given the ability to eliminate these topics. Are you? And if so, why hasn't it been done? In my opinion, locking topics isn't always the best solution, especially when newcomers browse the topics just to find out that he can't add a comment there. I wish for this can be clarified, by any one of the admins, because pondering isn't my thing when it's never been specified.

Don't ask me:P
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| May 2, 2012, 5:08 pm
Can i add a topic?
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| May 2, 2012, 5:12 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe

Michael, I know I don't have to ask if I can create a new topic, but Orc Michief is your idea and I wanted to ask you: what do you think about creating the new Orc Mischief, when we write things only from Sillmarilion? And do you think Mark and Will?
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| May 3, 2012, 3:58 am
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Quoting Thomas .
Michael, I know I don't have to ask if I can create a new topic, but Orc Michief is your idea and I wanted to ask you: what do you think about creating the new Orc Mischief, when we write things only from Sillmarilion? And do you think Mark and Will?

Mu opinion is that Orc Mischief is hard enough and that we shouldn't do only Silmarilion characters but I think making a 3rd one would be great.
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| May 3, 2012, 10:49 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
I'm, coming back here, again, to this topic to understand what the rules are for when "pointless" topics have been made. Since I'm not very experienced with being a moderator, nor an admin on MOCpages groups, I'm not certain if you're given the ability to eliminate these topics. Are you? And if so, why hasn't it been done? In my opinion, locking topics isn't always the best solution, especially when newcomers browse the topics just to find out that he can't add a comment there. I wish for this can be clarified, by any one of the admins, because pondering isn't my thing when it's never been specified.

I'm sorry, but No... even moderators or admins aren't able to delete topics. (That's one of MOCpages' biggest disadvantages) That's the reason why we have more or less strict rules for the whole topic-thing. If we have too many topics, It will be very hard to find the really important ones.
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| May 3, 2012, 10:52 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Mu opinion is that Orc Mischief is hard enough and that we shouldn't do only Silmarilion characters but I think making a 3rd one would be great.

I agree. Most people add well-known words like "Rohan" or "Legolas", but if we had only Silmarillion characters it would be really hard.
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| May 3, 2012, 10:55 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm sorry, but No... even moderators or admins aren't able to delete topics. (That's one of MOCpages' biggest disadvantages) That's the reason why we have more or less strict rules for the whole topic-thing. If we have too many topics, It will be very hard to find the really important ones.

That is one of the downsides of MOCpages.
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| May 3, 2012, 11:46 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree. Most people add well-known words like "Rohan" or "Legolas", but if we had only Silmarillion characters it would be really hard.


Can i make a topic on LOTR YouTube vids?
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| May 3, 2012, 12:22 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree. Most people add well-known words like "Rohan" or "Legolas", but if we had only Silmarillion characters it would be really hard.


Especially considering i haven't read it yet. :P
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| May 3, 2012, 12:26 pm
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Quoting Monsterlego 1

Especially considering i haven't read it yet. :P

Ok.
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| May 3, 2012, 1:51 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree. Most people add well-known words like "Rohan" or "Legolas", but if we had only Silmarillion characters it would be really hard.

What is Silmarillion?
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| May 3, 2012, 3:13 pm
Quoting Zor Ember
What is Silmarillion?


Its a book about early middle earth
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| May 3, 2012, 3:16 pm
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Quoting Monsterlego 1

Can i make a topic on LOTR YouTube vids?

Don't ask me.
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| May 4, 2012, 10:29 am
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Quoting LEGO Lord
Justin, this is the "Ask for Admins" topic.

Nope, it's "Ask THE Admins" :P
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| May 4, 2012, 1:34 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Don't ask me.

He might have said that because no one was responding to monsterlego
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| May 4, 2012, 3:08 pm
Quoting Link Stopani
He might have said that because no one was responding to monsterlego


Nobody did. :P
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| May 4, 2012, 3:43 pm
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Quoting Monsterlego 1

Nobody did. :P

-_- I knew it =)
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| May 4, 2012, 5:40 pm
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Quoting Monsterlego 1

Nobody did. :P

Oh, I'm sorry... XD

And yes, of course you can start a topic about LOTR videos! I don't think that we already have one.
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| May 5, 2012, 4:30 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Oh, I'm sorry... XD

And yes, of course you can start a topic about LOTR videos! I don't think that we already have one.

Cool have fun monsterlego!
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| May 5, 2012, 7:50 pm
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Quoting LEGO Lord

I know you're just being sarcastic, so I don't mean to sound harsh, but it's a serious topic that I wanted to be addressed by the administrators, as I spoke directly towards them, and hence why this topic is called "Ask the Admins".


Sorry.
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| May 6, 2012, 12:10 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Oh, I'm sorry... XD

And yes, of course you can start a topic about LOTR videos! I don't think that we already have one.


Thanks!
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| May 6, 2012, 1:04 pm
Hey thanks for the invite but why invite me if I only build bionicles?
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| May 6, 2012, 2:00 pm
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Okay, this question is specifically for Michael Kringe: For my "Demigod Adventures" group, I made a banner on photoshop, but when I put the html to make the link to the group page, the ones that say "Click here to join" and stuff like that, it's all correctly done, but when I put the picture in as the link, the picture appears, but it doesn't work as a link! If you could do the html stuff to make the link, that would be totally awesome! Here's the picture:<a href="/image_zoom.php?id=/user_images/75078/1337078399m">
Here's the group page:http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20266
PLEASE HELP ME!
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| May 15, 2012, 6:33 am
Thanks for the invite! Although, I must say, I'm slightly perplexed as to why I was chosen, considering I have no MOCs to contribute.
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| May 15, 2012, 9:27 am
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Quoting Caleb Anju
Okay, this question is specifically for Michael Kringe: For my "Demigod Adventures" group, I made a banner on photoshop, but when I put the html to make the link to the group page, the ones that say "Click here to join" and stuff like that, it's all correctly done, but when I put the picture in as the link, the picture appears, but it doesn't work as a link! If you could do the html stuff to make the link, that would be totally awesome! Here's the picture:<a href="/image_zoom.php?id=/user_images/75078/1337078399m">
Here's the group page:http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20266
PLEASE HELP ME!

I recognized the problem and will help as soon as I can!
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| May 15, 2012, 2:43 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Caleb Anju
Okay, this question is specifically for Michael Kringe: For my "Demigod Adventures" group, I made a banner on photoshop, but when I put the html to make the link to the group page, the ones that say "Click here to join" and stuff like that, it's all correctly done, but when I put the picture in as the link, the picture appears, but it doesn't work as a link! If you could do the html stuff to make the link, that would be totally awesome! Here's the picture:<a href="/image_zoom.php?id=/user_images/75078/1337078399m">
Here's the group page:http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20266
PLEASE HELP ME!

Good news: The link is working now!


<a href="http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20266"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7204928122_c7d35b7d5e.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Demigods"></a>
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| May 15, 2012, 3:17 pm
I'm not sure I'm in a good place, Mark Murphy sent me...
Greetings from Croatia! Thank you for the invitation to the group, can I put picture of the castle in the group (you can see it on my MOC site), which is not directly connected with the LOTR theme. Something between... It says in the rules to ask for permission.., so I ask this way...Thanks in advance, Hrvoje.
In the meantime I put a picture of the castle ...
Nobody has answered the question
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| May 15, 2012, 3:24 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Good news: The link is working now!


<a href="http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20266"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7204928122_c7d35b7d5e.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Demigods"></a>

YES! Thank you sooooo much! This really helps! Thanks a ton Michael!
However, it doesn't appear as the banner I made, it just appears as the regular series picture! Do you know what's going on? This is the group banner picture I made:<a href="/image_zoom.php?id=/user_images/75078/1337118384m"><img src="http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/75078/1337118384m_SPLASH.jpg"; border="0" width="500" height="178" alt=""></a>

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| May 15, 2012, 5:31 pm
Quoting Hrvoje Majetich
I'm not sure I'm in a good place, Mark Murphy sent me...
Greetings from Croatia! Thank you for the invitation to the group, can I put picture of the castle in the group (you can see it on my MOC site), which is not directly connected with the LOTR theme. Something between... It says in the rules to ask for permission.., so I ask this way...Thanks in advance, Hrvoje.
In the meantime I put a picture of the castle ...
Nobody has answered the question

Welcome to the group Hrvoje! No, all creations must be Tolkien-related.
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| May 15, 2012, 10:23 pm
Quoting Mr Viking
Welcome to the group Hrvoje! No, all creations must be Tolkien-related.

Ok.., Thanks for the answer.., I leave the group, because I have nothing to offer to Group. I'm not sure why I got a call at all..? Thanks in advance for understanding.


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| May 16, 2012, 2:59 am
 Group admin 
Caleb, before you can create a picture link, must post it on an image hosting website like flickr. Then click on the phrase "share with others". It will probably look like this:


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/63717111@N02/7204928122/"; title="Demigods von Riivekooche bei Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/7204928122_c7d35b7d5e.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Demigods"></a>


Then delete title="(name)" and replace the first link of the code by the link of your group.

Hope that helped you a bit. Please ask, if you have any questions! :)
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| May 16, 2012, 11:25 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Dawn of Greatness
Thanks for the invite! Although, I must say, I'm slightly perplexed as to why I was chosen, considering I have no MOCs to contribute.


Welcome!
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| May 17, 2012, 11:40 am
 Group admin 
Quoting LEGO Lord (Inactive until May 17th)
There has been two non-LOTR uploads to this group, as seen on the main page. "Kitchen" and "Living Room". Can any admin contact them about how such MOCs are prohibited?

I can't see them anymore. I guess someone already removed them.
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| May 18, 2012, 3:58 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I can't see them anymore. I guess someone already removed them.


I don't see them either. Probably because Aidan said he removed them.
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| May 18, 2012, 5:00 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Aidan Moon
I did.

Thank you!
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| May 19, 2012, 3:19 am
Why was my comment deleted in who is it?
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| May 19, 2012, 12:48 pm
 Group moderator 
Hi, sorry for spamming the hurt and heal. D: my comp. was lagging up and when I came back i'd Killed Rosie Cotton like, 6 times Sorry!
God Bless ~ Pendolium
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| May 19, 2012, 3:46 pm
Quoting Taylor Michael
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm sorry, but No... even moderators or admins aren't able to delete topics. (That's one of MOCpages' biggest disadvantages) That's the reason why we have more or less strict rules for the whole topic-thing. If we have too many topics, It will be very hard to find the really important ones.


Hmm, do you think if we asked the MOCpages help group, one of the site's moderators would remove some of the unnecessarily ones I made unintentionally?

topics cannot be removed. they can be locked, but no more.
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| May 19, 2012, 4:12 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Taylor Michael
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm sorry, but No... even moderators or admins aren't able to delete topics. (That's one of MOCpages' biggest disadvantages) That's the reason why we have more or less strict rules for the whole topic-thing. If we have too many topics, It will be very hard to find the really important ones.


Hmm, do you think if we asked the MOCpages help group, one of the site's moderators would remove some of the unnecessarily ones I made unintentionally?

Other users asked them several times, but they said that they cannot change it.
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| May 20, 2012, 5:15 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Michael Kringe
Other users asked them several times, but they said that they cannot change it.

Yes the best you can do is delete every comment in the topic and then lock it. You CAN delete groups however.
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| May 20, 2012, 2:06 pm
 Group moderator 
The link for Demigod Adventures, it's a little confusing, but I get it. Mostly. Thanks a TON Michael!
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| May 21, 2012, 11:38 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Caleb Anju
The link for Demigod Adventures, it's a little confusing, but I get it. Mostly. Thanks a TON Michael!

You're welcome, Caleb! :)
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| May 22, 2012, 8:44 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Mark Murphy
Yes the best you can do is delete every comment in the topic and then lock it. You CAN delete groups however.

Ya I wish we could delete topics because it just looks unorganized
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| May 22, 2012, 10:40 am
Michael, could I make a topic pertaining to SoF so i can ask if anyone else here wants to be a part of season 3? You are in 2, but thats very dwarf-centric, so I am only taking requests for season 3.
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| May 22, 2012, 3:00 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting The Essence Of Randomness .
Michael, could I make a topic pertaining to SoF so i can ask if anyone else here wants to be a part of season 3? You are in 2, but thats very dwarf-centric, so I am only taking requests for season 3.

Go ahead, you have permission. Thanks for asking
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| May 22, 2012, 5:48 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting The Essence Of Randomness .
Michael, could I make a topic pertaining to SoF so i can ask if anyone else here wants to be a part of season 3? You are in 2, but thats very dwarf-centric, so I am only taking requests for season 3.

You can post it in our old SOF topic

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=76331
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| May 23, 2012, 12:10 pm
Hey michal, when was this group started?
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| June 1, 2012, 5:30 pm
Quoting Monsterlego .
Hey michal, when was this gtoup started> i want to make a first aniversarry thread

The group was actually started two or three years ago I think.
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| June 1, 2012, 7:24 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego .
Hey michal, when was this group started?

On November 2, 2009 the first comment was added. Soon this group will be 3 years old.
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| June 2, 2012, 2:19 am
Hey I was wondering if I could start a topic where we could share ideas for the upcoming Lotr sets.
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| June 2, 2012, 12:54 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Alex Montero
Hey I was wondering if I could start a topic where we could share ideas for the upcoming Lotr sets.

You can comment in this topic for LOTR set ideas.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=69287
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| June 2, 2012, 1:35 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
You can comment in this topic for LOTR set ideas.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=69287


Thanks I was looking for this topic but there were so many that I couldn't find it.
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| June 3, 2012, 1:28 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
On November 2, 2009 the first comment was added. Soon this group will be 3 years old.


Wow, almost three years old and this group is still running strong!
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| June 3, 2012, 1:43 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Justin M

Wow, almost three years old and this group is still running strong!

I know. That's extremely rare here on MOCpages! Let's keep it up, guys!
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| June 3, 2012, 4:50 am
Can i make a general convo 4?
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| June 3, 2012, 1:00 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego .
Can i make a general convo 4?

Not yet, we have plenty of room on this one still.
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| June 3, 2012, 2:46 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I know. That's extremely rare here on MOCpages! Let's keep it up, guys!


Sound's like a plan!
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| June 3, 2012, 4:44 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mark Murphy
Not yet, we have plenty of room on this one still.

I agree. The current topic is only 1 or 2 months old.
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| June 4, 2012, 9:09 am
Hey Michael can i make a never ending story topic?
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| June 5, 2012, 12:53 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jackson Williams (B-day June 14)
Hey Michael can i make a never ending store topic?

Great idea! For some reasons the old one wasn't as popular as I expected. I think it wasn't used very often and later many people didn't remember the content of the whole story. Another thing is that some people wrote huge texts and other guys only a word. That's why I think only short phrases should be allowed in the new one. Thank you very much! :)
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| June 5, 2012, 1:31 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Great idea! For some reasons the old one wasn't as popular as I expected. I think it wasn't used very often and later many people didn't remember the content of the whole story. Another thing is that some people wrote huge texts and other guys only a word. That's why I think only short phrases should be allowed in the new one. Thank you very much! :)

Your welcome!

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| June 5, 2012, 1:34 pm
Michael im really really sorry about doing the topics wrong:(
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| June 5, 2012, 3:40 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jackson Williams (B-day June 14)
Michael im really really sorry about doing the topics wrong:(

No problem. It's not you fault. Sometimes that happens to me, too.
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| June 6, 2012, 10:16 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree. The current topic is only 1 or 2 months old.

How long does one usually last?
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| June 17, 2012, 3:28 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego .
How long does one usually last?
4-5 months, sometimes even 6.
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| June 18, 2012, 5:41 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting Monsterlego .
How long does one usually last?
4-5 months, sometimes even 6.


Can i now? it takes over a minute to load the page
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| July 16, 2012, 6:30 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego .

Can i now? it takes over a minute to load the page

That's normal, because MOCpages is very slow in general. I guess adding a new thread won't help much, but I think it's time for a new one (this topic is almost a year old now)
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| July 17, 2012, 4:49 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
That's normal, because MOCpages is very slow in general. I guess adding a new thread won't help much, but I think it's time for a new one (this topic is almost a year old now)

Issat a yes?
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| July 17, 2012, 7:58 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Michael Kringe
That's normal, because MOCpages is very slow in general. I guess adding a new thread won't help much, but I think it's time for a new one (this topic is almost a year old now)

Michael he is asking to make a new General Conversation. Monsterlego, I still think that we need to wait on that.
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| July 17, 2012, 8:45 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
Michael he is asking to make a new General Conversation. Monsterlego, I still think that we need to wait on that.


ok
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| July 17, 2012, 9:00 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Mark Murphy
Michael he is asking to make a new General Conversation. Monsterlego, I still think that we need to wait on that.

Oh, sorry about that! I just didn't read our older comments.
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| July 18, 2012, 3:25 am
May I start a Silmarillion thread?
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| July 19, 2012, 11:48 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Deus Otiosus
May I start a Silmarillion thread?

Yes, you can. Good idea!
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| July 20, 2012, 3:32 am
 Group moderator 
Hello admins, I noticed that General Covo. 3 topic is getting REALLY full. Can I create a Convo. 4 topic sometime soon???
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| July 31, 2012, 9:40 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Caleb Anju
Hello admins, I noticed that General Covo. 3 topic is getting REALLY full. Can I create a Convo. 4 topic sometime soon???

Thanks for your opinion. It really helps us much in our decision. In GC 3 we are just about to vote whether start a new General Convo or not.
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| August 1, 2012, 4:02 am
 Group moderator 
Another thing I noticed, the Lego Purchases thread is also getting pretty crammed. May I create a Lego Purchases 2 topic?
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| August 3, 2012, 11:39 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Caleb Anju
Another thing I noticed, the Lego Purchases thread is also getting pretty crammed. May I create a Lego Purchases 2 topic?

No. LEGO Purchases is a more or less young topic from 2012, but other topics like Quiz of Middle Earth or Who is it? are on for almost a year now, and very long.
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| August 4, 2012, 4:46 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks for your opinion. It really helps us much in our decision. In GC 3 we are just about to vote whether start a new General Convo or not.

Sorry :/ i hadnt seen this when i created GC 4
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| August 4, 2012, 10:29 pm
Quoting William .


Hey William. Could I create a thread to promote the War of the 7th Age? Thanks
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| August 19, 2012, 12:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry 863

Hey William. Could I create a thread to promote the War of the 7th Age? Thanks

Of course. Go right ahead! Thanks for asking
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| August 19, 2012, 1:17 pm
 Group moderator 
Hey, just double checking. Am I allowed to post my creations of the war of the 7th age?it is lotr and middle earth, but I didn't know if it qualifies. Lemme know! Thanks. :D
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| September 5, 2012, 3:08 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Hey, just double checking. Am I allowed to post my creations of the war of the 7th age?it is lotr and middle earth, but I didn't know if it qualifies. Lemme know! Thanks. :D

It's OK, you can add them Thanks for asking!
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| September 6, 2012, 7:52 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
It's OK, you can add them Thanks for asking!
Alrighty then, expect two creations within this and next week. Thanks!

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| September 6, 2012, 10:44 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting David .
Quoting Michael Kringe
It's OK, you can add them Thanks for asking!
Alrighty then, expect two creations within this and next week. Thanks!


If Michael says it's fine, go it! :)
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| September 6, 2012, 12:39 pm
Hi random Admin, can i create a group about the hobbit?
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| September 6, 2012, 3:29 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Daniel Henson
Hi random Admin, can i create a group about the hobbit?

You are always allowed to create a group of your own, we cannot hinder from that. As for a topic about the hobbit, we already have several so please do not make a topic.
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| September 6, 2012, 11:29 pm
 Group moderator 
Hello admins, could I create a topic for 1100 members???
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| September 10, 2012, 7:16 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hello admins, could I create a topic for 1100 members???


Since we only have 1101 members at the moment, I think we should wait quite a bit longer. I'll keep you at the top of the list though when it's time to create a new topic for it:)

Thanks, Justin.
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| September 10, 2012, 10:04 pm
Hey Admins, how do I create a banner to this group on my homepage?
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| September 13, 2012, 8:29 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Matthew Oh
Hey Admins, how do I create a banner to this group on my homepage?

The instructions are on the home page. Just read it and you will be able to find out.
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| September 13, 2012, 10:41 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Matthew Oh
Hey Admins, how do I create a banner to this group on my homepage?


Just see what Mark said above. ^
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| September 13, 2012, 11:08 am
 Group moderator 
Hey Admins, can I make a 'Facts and Questions about LOTR' thread,Or do we already have one?
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| September 27, 2012, 4:12 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
The instructions are on the home page. Just read it and you will be able to find out.


how do you become a mod?
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| September 27, 2012, 7:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Matthew Oh

how do you become a mod?

Be Active! Active! Active! And the more active you are the more of a chance you have of being Mocer of the Month and winners of Moc of the Month become mods.
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| September 27, 2012, 7:59 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting William .
Be Active! Active! Active! And the more active you are the more of a chance you have of being Mocer of the Month and winners of Moc of the Month become mods.
Does that mean I get to be a mod? :3
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| September 27, 2012, 9:16 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Quoting William .
Be Active! Active! Active! And the more active you are the more of a chance you have of being Mocer of the Month and winners of Moc of the Month become mods.
Does that mean I get to be a mod? :3

There are always 9 moderators and admins in this group no more, no less, because the 9 people are the living symbol for the Fellowship not least because it's called "The Fellowship of the Brick". So if everybody is active enough, our team is complete. If this is not the case, the mod elections we have every 2-3 months, will decide who becomes a mod.
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| September 28, 2012, 9:34 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Link .
Hey Admins, can I make a 'Facts and Questions about LOTR' thread,Or do we already have one?

We already have one.
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| September 28, 2012, 9:37 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
There are always 9 moderators and admins in this group no more, no less, because the 9 people are the living symbol for the Fellowship not least because it's called "The Fellowship of the Brick". So if everybody is active enough, our team is complete. If this is not the case, the mod elections we have every 2-3 months, will decide who becomes a mod.
Yes, I already knew all of this. :) I was just joking, because there are a lot of people you are MotM, but aren't mods. I'm not being rude, and I don't know how busy he is, but William. Isn't that active anymore. He posts a comment every now and then, but not like the rest of the admins. I think you should depromo william. to a mod,( I like you, but you're just not that active!) choose from the most active Mods, and have an admin election. But I understand since William is one of the Original Mod/admins.

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| September 28, 2012, 1:15 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Quoting Michael Kringe
There are always 9 moderators and admins in this group no more, no less, because the 9 people are the living symbol for the Fellowship not least because it's called "The Fellowship of the Brick". So if everybody is active enough, our team is complete. If this is not the case, the mod elections we have every 2-3 months, will decide who becomes a mod.
Yes, I already knew all of this. :) I was just joking, because there are a lot of people you are MotM, but aren't mods. I'm not being rude, and I don't know how busy he is, but William. Isn't that active anymore. He posts a comment every now and then, but not like the rest of the admins. I think you should depromo william. to a mod,( I like you, but you're just not that active!) choose from the most active Mods, and have an admin election. But I understand since William is one of the Original Mod/admins.

William is the last original Admin, therefore he gets the place of honor, and stays admin, even though he does not post that often. (Is that correct Michael)

Likewise if William were ever to leave the group, delete his account or whatnot, (I hope not) then Michael would be the oldest Admin, we would elect a 3rd Admin, and if (heaven forbid) Michael should ever become inactive then he would still stay as the admin, since he was the oldest one left.

Any more questions?
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| September 28, 2012, 1:54 pm
 Group moderator 
No, I'm good thanks. :)
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| September 28, 2012, 3:35 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mark Murphy
William is the last original Admin, therefore he gets the place of honor, and stays admin, even though he does not post that often. (Is that correct Michael)

Likewise if William were ever to leave the group, delete his account or whatnot, (I hope not) then Michael would be the oldest Admin, we would elect a 3rd Admin, and if (heaven forbid) Michael should ever become inactive then he would still stay as the admin, since he was the oldest one left.

Any more questions?

Yes, William is the oldest admin left, (together with me and Thomas he is the last member of the original team). It's up to him whether he stays admin or resigns, because it's really not fair to demote the group owner, just because he's inactive.
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| September 29, 2012, 4:36 am
 Group admin 
I just changed the MOD election date from September 1rst to November 30th.
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| October 28, 2012, 6:48 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I just changed the MOD election date from September 1rst to November 30th.
Wooohoo! Are you going to promote just one again?

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| October 28, 2012, 8:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Quoting Michael Kringe
I just changed the MOD election date from September 1rst to November 30th.
Wooohoo! Are you going to promote just one again?

Very probably. I also feel that we must demote someone again. :(
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| October 29, 2012, 10:15 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I also feel that we must demote someone again. :(


Sadly, that's probably the case.
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| October 29, 2012, 1:00 pm
 Group admin 
I know this is not a very nice question, but who do you think should be demoted?
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| October 30, 2012, 9:45 am
may I put a link to my lord of the rings contest or, better yet, could i or one of you guys make a topic advertising it? It is LOTR you know.
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| November 8, 2012, 5:07 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Daniel Henson
may I put a link to my lord of the rings contest or, better yet, could i or one of you guys make a topic advertising it? It is LOTR you know.

You can post a link in the general conversation, everyone will see it there. Thank you for asking.
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| November 8, 2012, 8:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I know this is not a very nice question, but who do you think should be demoted?

Either Monsterlego, Mr. Viking or Jackson Williams. Those two are the least active.

On second thought I think Mr. Viking should be demoted.
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| November 8, 2012, 8:51 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mark Murphy
Either Monsterlego, Mr. Viking or Jackson Williams. Those two are the least active.

On second thought I think Mr. Viking should be demoted.

I guess your right. Mr Viking is one of our oldest mods and I really don't like the idea to demote him, but he has been very inactive lately.
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| November 9, 2012, 12:58 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Michael Kringe
I guess your right. Mr Viking is one of our oldest mods and I really don't like the idea to demote him, but he has been very inactive lately.

Except for Aidan and Thomas he is our oldest Mod. But it is very true that he has not done much here of late.
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| November 9, 2012, 1:44 pm
 Group moderator 
Can I create a topic called "The Hobbit: Movie Plans", to discuss plans for going to see it, costumes for the theatre, and stuff like that?
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| November 10, 2012, 6:30 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Can I create a topic called "The Hobbit: Movie Plans", to discuss plans for going to see it, costumes for the theatre, and stuff like that?

Sure, I do not mind.
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| November 10, 2012, 11:17 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Can I create a topic called "The Hobbit: Movie Plans", to discuss plans for going to see it, costumes for the theatre, and stuff like that?

Of course! It would be awesome to see how each of us prepares himself for the upcoming movie!
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| November 11, 2012, 3:32 am
 Group moderator 
Thanks!

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| November 11, 2012, 8:14 am
 Group moderator 
May I create a 'Never Ending Story 2' Thread? The first is really quite long. :
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| November 25, 2012, 12:31 pm
can i make a new general convo?
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| November 25, 2012, 4:07 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
May I create a 'Never Ending Story 2' Thread? The first is really quite long. :

Yes, you can go.
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| November 26, 2012, 11:52 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Monsterlego ,
can i make a new general convo?


Sorry, I believe David has already asked to make a new one when it's time.
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| November 26, 2012, 3:54 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

who is going to be member of the month November?
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| November 30, 2012, 5:02 pm
Could I create the topic or could you create the topic:
Christmas 2012

We could talk about what people want for Christmas and share maybe some LOTR sets or the new Hobbit sets that are out that they would want.

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| December 5, 2012, 10:48 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Daniel Henson
who is going to be member of the month November?

We will decide that tomorrow or Friday in an official election. Don't worry, we will choose one for sure!
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| December 5, 2012, 10:58 am
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Could I create the topic or could you create the topic:
Christmas 2012

We could talk about what people want for Christmas and share maybe some LOTR sets or the new Hobbit sets that are out that they would want.
You have my permission. :)

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| December 5, 2012, 11:03 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Could I create the topic or could you create the topic:
Christmas 2012

We could talk about what people want for Christmas and share maybe some LOTR sets or the new Hobbit sets that are out that they would want.

That's a good idea. Since Michael gave you the thumbs up, go for it!
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| December 5, 2012, 1:51 pm
Thanks!
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| December 6, 2012, 1:14 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Could I create the topic or could you create the topic:
Christmas 2012

We could talk about what people want for Christmas and share maybe some LOTR sets or the new Hobbit sets that are out that they would want.
You have my permission. :)

Hey, can i make a topic next weekend called "hobbit movie convo" or something to converse about the movie? (for those who have seen it)

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| December 9, 2012, 2:48 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Hey, can i make a topic next weekend called "hobbit movie convo" or something to converse about the movie? (for those who have seen it)
If it's alright to make it, Could you Capitalize the H and M?

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| December 9, 2012, 3:34 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Hey, can i make a topic next weekend called "hobbit movie convo" or something to converse about the movie? (for those who have seen it)
If it's alright to make it, Could you Capitalize the H and M?

yeah, thats just an example
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| December 9, 2012, 8:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Hey, can i make a topic next weekend called "hobbit movie convo" or something to converse about the movie? (for those who have seen it)
Of course you can, no problem. :)
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| December 10, 2012, 9:39 am
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Can I add a video, it has language in it,but very little. Its about the Hobbit. I've been deciding. Might as well ask you guys! =D
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| December 12, 2012, 12:34 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Link .
Can I add a video, it has language in it,but very little. Its about the Hobbit. I've been deciding. Might as well ask you guys! =D


When you say add a video, do you mean make a completely new topic for that certain video or just share it in a topic what's already there?
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| December 12, 2012, 5:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Link .
Can I add a video, it has language in it,but very little. Its about the Hobbit. I've been deciding. Might as well ask you guys! =D

Of course you can add it. (but not a new topic) :)
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| December 12, 2012, 5:53 pm
 Group moderator 
Thanks, and its not a topic =D
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| December 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Link .
Thanks, and its not a topic =D


Okay, I was just checking.
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| December 13, 2012, 1:05 pm
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Quoting Link .
Thanks, and its not a topic =D
Hey, (I'm not making a topic, at all) Mind if I put a link to my group in the General Convo? It's superheroes. I hope all the members in this group who would like to join will so I don't have to invite them, because the uploader is so slow... I will if they like, but I'd like to put a link anyhow. Is this alright? :D

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| January 2, 2013, 10:52 pm
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Quoting David .
Quoting Link .
Thanks, and its not a topic =D
Hey, (I'm not making a topic, at all) Mind if I put a link to my group in the General Convo? It's superheroes. I hope all the members in this group who would like to join will so I don't have to invite them, because the uploader is so slow... I will if they like, but I'd like to put a link anyhow. Is this alright? :D

Sure... No problem! :)
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| January 3, 2013, 4:28 pm
 Group moderator 
Thanks!
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| January 3, 2013, 4:49 pm
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Hey Admins, can I please create a "LEGO Purchases 2"? It would be a good idea to bring that topic back, and we can discuss about what we got for Christmas. Sound good???
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| January 4, 2013, 6:48 am
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hey Admins, can I please create a "LEGO Purchases 2"? It would be a good idea to bring that topic back, and we can discuss about what we got for Christmas. Sound good???


I think it is about time we start a new one. I'd give you the go but we'll just have to wait and see what Michael says.
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| January 4, 2013, 5:03 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hey Admins, can I please create a "LEGO Purchases 2"? It would be a good idea to bring that topic back, and we can discuss about what we got for Christmas. Sound good???
I'd have no quams with that, but I say the same as Justin, lets wait for the sign from Micheal. (Or Mark)

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| January 4, 2013, 5:05 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hey Admins, can I please create a "LEGO Purchases 2"? It would be a good idea to bring that topic back, and we can discuss about what we got for Christmas. Sound good???

My answer is as usual not yet, I like to keep topics as long as possible, but I of course encourage you to write in the first as much as possible.

Also Michael may have a different answer, so you can wait for him, he will probably give you one tomorrow.

~Mark
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| January 4, 2013, 5:14 pm
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Quoting David .
Good point, I guess Ill just wait...
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| January 4, 2013, 5:23 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Quoting David .
Good point, I guess Ill just wait...

I agree with Mark. The topic isn't that long, although it is quite old. In March it will be 1 year old, so you can start a new topic in February, if you want.
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| January 5, 2013, 5:14 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree with Mark. The topic isn't that long, although it is quite old. In March it will be 1 year old, so you can start a new topic in February, if you want.

Thanks Michael!
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| January 5, 2013, 9:48 am
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Ok Mark and Michael, here are some topic ideas. Ok first

1.)Movies and Books: On this topic we can discuss what happened in the books,but what didnt happen in the movies,like comparing what was in and what was not in the movies! This will also help the people that haven't read the books,so they know what and why the Journey of both Group(fellowship,Thorin's company)

2.)A role playing game:But this would be for the computer,not actually throwing dice and that. I haven't really thought about this one,but we can work it out.

3.)Battle: Ok last but not least, Battle,for this we would put Two Characters and the Members would vote who would win(this is kinda like hurt and heal) This one would most likely fail. If you guys like this,we can make it even better!

Those are my ideas,tell me what you think and reply on your ideas! Thanks! =D
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| January 12, 2013, 9:44 am
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Quoting Chris .
Ok Mark and Michael, here are some topic ideas. Ok first

1.)Movies and Books: On this topic we can discuss what happened in the books,but what didnt happen in the movies,like comparing what was in and what was not in the movies! This will also help the people that haven't read the books,so they know what and why the Journey of both Group(fellowship,Thorin's company)

2.)A role playing game:But this would be for the computer,not actually throwing dice and that. I haven't really thought about this one,but we can work it out.

3.)Battle: Ok last but not least, Battle,for this we would put Two Characters and the Members would vote who would win(this is kinda like hurt and heal) This one would most likely fail. If you guys like this,we can make it even better!

Those are my ideas,tell me what you think and reply on your ideas! Thanks! =D

I do not know about the first two, wait for Michael's permission on that, as for the third one, we already have a topic for that, it just has not been used in a while, so please do not make that one but of course feel free to bring the old one back.
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| January 12, 2013, 11:28 am
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Quoting Chris .
Ok Mark and Michael, here are some topic ideas. Ok first

1.)Movies and Books: On this topic we can discuss what happened in the books,but what didnt happen in the movies,like comparing what was in and what was not in the movies! This will also help the people that haven't read the books,so they know what and why the Journey of both Group(fellowship,Thorin's company)

2.)A role playing game:But this would be for the computer,not actually throwing dice and that. I haven't really thought about this one,but we can work it out.

3.)Battle: Ok last but not least, Battle,for this we would put Two Characters and the Members would vote who would win(this is kinda like hurt and heal) This one would most likely fail. If you guys like this,we can make it even better!

Those are my ideas,tell me what you think and reply on your ideas! Thanks! =D

1) Sounds good. We did it a lot during the last weeks (Azog, etc). You have my permission. Hopefully it will be very active.

2) The idea is good. I think we talked about that earlier, but we first need to discuss, how it should work. I had some good ideas for it too.

3) There are already two games like that. Middle-Earth Championships and LOTR match-ups.
I think we should bring back the championships.

Thanks for the ideas and input, Chris!!
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| January 13, 2013, 4:36 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
1) Sounds good. We did it a lot during the last weeks (Azog, etc). You have my permission. Hopefully it will be very active.

2) The idea is good. I think we talked about that earlier, but we first need to discuss, how it should work. I had some good ideas for it too.

3) There are already two games like that. Middle-Earth Championships and LOTR match-ups.
I think we should bring back the championships.

Thanks for the ideas and input, Chris!!

Great! I'll get on it!
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| January 13, 2013, 9:34 am
I have a idea for a special type of Hurt and Heal. After you finish the 12th one (or you could wait until 20) you do a Hurt and Heal All-Stars and you take the winners from all the Hurt and heals to face off. It would look a little like this...

HURT AND HEAL I - Aragorn 10

P.S. If you wanted to they could each have 20 lives
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| January 16, 2013, 6:52 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
The choice is yours in my opinion you should wait but you're free to do whatever you want.

Are you going tojointhe group I invited you to? I would really appreciate it. Michael kringe and william . are in it too.
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| January 16, 2013, 9:41 pm
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Quoting Sam Skywalker (My birthday January 12th)
I have a idea for a special type of Hurt and Heal. After you finish the 12th one (or you could wait until 20) you do a Hurt and Heal All-Stars and you take the winners from all the Hurt and heals to face off. It would look a little like this...

HURT AND HEAL I - Aragorn 10

P.S. If you wanted to they could each have 20 lives

Thanks for the idea! We are planning a very similar idea for one of the next Hurt and Heals: The 2 best characters from 10 Hurt and Heals, but we will definitely make one like that.
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| January 17, 2013, 8:04 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks for the idea! We are planning a very similar idea for one of the next Hurt and Heals: The 2 best characters from 10 Hurt and Heals, but we will definitely make one like that.

Thanks. Glad to see I helped :)
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| January 17, 2013, 8:09 am
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Hey Admins, since there seems to be a feud going on between the Dwarf lovers, and the Elf lovers, may I create a debate topic for this?

Here's an example;

"Dwarves are WAY better than elves because for one, they're buildings and halls and cities are the most grandest ever created, and they're the greatest smiths in Middle-Earth!"

Something like that. Anyway, it would be a cool topic :)

Thanks!

~Caleb
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| January 18, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hey Admins, since there seems to be a feud going on between the Dwarf lovers, and the Elf lovers, may I create a debate topic for this?

Here's an example;

"Dwarves are WAY better than elves because for one, they're buildings and halls and cities are the most grandest ever created, and they're the greatest smiths in Middle-Earth!"

Something like that. Anyway, it would be a cool topic :)

Thanks!

~Caleb

Quite simply, I am the only dedicated elf lover in this group who is active, so it would be me debating against almost everyone. I do not have the time nor the patience to debate over the elves and dwarves, then it would turn into a bunch of people talking about dwarves in a certain topic. (Which can be done in almost any of the current topics we have)

This being the case I am saying no, but if Michael wants to add another pointless topic, his is the final decision.

~Mark
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| January 18, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hey Admins, since there seems to be a feud going on between the Dwarf lovers, and the Elf lovers, may I create a debate topic for this?

Here's an example;

"Dwarves are WAY better than elves because for one, they're buildings and halls and cities are the most grandest ever created, and they're the greatest smiths in Middle-Earth!"

Something like that. Anyway, it would be a cool topic :)

Thanks!

~Caleb

We already have a topic like that. "Dwarves vs. Elves". Thanks for asking!

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=60335
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| January 19, 2013, 3:55 am
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Mark, you have a good point, and as Michael said, there's already a topic, so if we want to debate, then I guess we can just use that! Thanks Admins!

~Caleb
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| January 19, 2013, 8:16 am
For the record, Mark, I like Elves as well though I prefer them in the first and second ages over the third age elves. Turgon for the win! Gondolin is, without a doubt, my favorite place in all of Beleriand or Middle-Earth. I also love Rivendell and Lothlorien, Doriath, Nan Elmoth, etc. SO I'd argue for both sides :) I'll probably upload my new MOC (myh entry for the MIT) and it is Elf themed.
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| January 19, 2013, 8:13 pm
*tonight
I'll probably upload it tonight. :)
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| January 19, 2013, 8:13 pm
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Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer
For the record, Mark, I like Elves as well though I prefer them in the first and second ages over the third age elves. Turgon for the win! Gondolin is, without a doubt, my favorite place in all of Beleriand or Middle-Earth. I also love Rivendell and Lothlorien, Doriath, Nan Elmoth, etc. SO I'd argue for both sides :) I'll probably upload my new MOC (myh entry for the MIT) and it is Elf themed.

I agree. My favorite elves are mostly from the 1st and 2nd age (Fingolfin and his sons, Gil-galad, Thingol, Turgon, Finarfin and his sons, Beleg) My favorite elf is Cirdan.
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| January 20, 2013, 4:54 am
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Hay admins! could you support my LOTR Trivia Group? http://mocpages.com/group.php/22194
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| January 27, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay admins! could you support my LOTR Trivia Group? http://mocpages.com/group.php/22194

How can we help you supporting it?
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| January 28, 2013, 9:33 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
How can we help you supporting it? >>

good point. never mind I will just have to go about do it myself. could I put a comment in the who is it thread?

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| January 29, 2013, 4:34 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Quoting Michael Kringe
How can we help you supporting it? >>

good point. never mind I will just have to go about do it myself. could I put a comment in the who is it thread?

Of course you can. :)
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| January 30, 2013, 11:02 am
I have another conversation thread idea:

New Set Pictures

In this thread, people can post links to pictures of new sets that will be coming out eventually! (or maybe we should just keep this in one of these threads: LEGO purchases or General Convesation)

I was thinking that with the New Set Pictures thread would be cool because the thread would continue to be brought back in activity every so often as new sets are being revealed.
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| February 1, 2013, 11:36 am
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Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
I have another conversation thread idea:

New Set Pictures

In this thread, people can post links to pictures of new sets that will be coming out eventually! (or maybe we should just keep this in one of these threads: LEGO purchases or General Convesation)

I was thinking that with the New Set Pictures thread would be cool because the thread would continue to be brought back in activity every so often as new sets are being revealed.

That's actually a really good idea. I always get tired of scrolling through the general conversation to find the links. Go ahead and make it.

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| February 1, 2013, 12:40 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
That's actually a really good idea. I always get tired of scrolling through the general conversation to find the links. Go ahead and make it.
HALLELUJAH!

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| February 1, 2013, 1:16 pm
Can we have an advertising thread?
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| February 5, 2013, 8:54 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.
When is te mod election?

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| February 5, 2013, 9:03 am
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Quoting Daniel .
Can we have an advertising thread?

We have advertisting threads for creations:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=56824

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=69378

As for groups we usually do it in General Conversation.
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| February 5, 2013, 9:06 am
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Quoting Daniel .
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.
When is te mod election?

At the end of this month. (In 2 or 3 weeks, February 24th - March 1st)
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| February 5, 2013, 9:10 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
At the end of this month. (In 2 or 3 weeks, February 24th - March 1st)

Do you hhave an idea for who will be a canididate?
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| February 5, 2013, 11:42 am
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Quoting Daniel .
Do you hhave an idea for who will be a canididate?
I believe the people with the most merits are the candidates. (Like the top four or five I think)

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| February 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Quoting David .
Quoting Daniel .
Do you hhave an idea for who will be a canididate?
I believe the people with the most merits are the candidates. (Like the top four or five I think)

Yes, that's the main rule. There is only one other rule: If one (or more) of the TOP5 people with the most merits are too inactive, they will be replaced by other members. That's very often the case, so usually everyone who is active will get a chance to become moderator.
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| February 6, 2013, 10:39 am
I can add this creation right?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/353512
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| February 9, 2013, 2:16 pm
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Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
I can add this creation right?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/353512

No, only if it says that it is LOTR.
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| February 10, 2013, 6:26 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
No, only if it says that it is LOTR.

Hmm...does that mean I've been getting demerits? I haven't been notified if that's the case but I've posted some builds that are LOTR style but don't technically say LOTR.
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| February 12, 2013, 4:06 am
Hey I was wondering if I could create a topic called "Lands of Classic Castle" to promote the LCC forum rpg group over on classic-castle.com. I just joined and I think it would be really cool if everyone from the Fellowship of the Brick joined up. Oh and I was wondering if my LCC character bio is okay or if you want to take it down.
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| February 12, 2013, 4:10 am
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Quoting Ryan "Ronin" Dragonslayer
Hmm...does that mean I've been getting demerits? I haven't been notified if that's the case but I've posted some builds that are LOTR style but don't technically say LOTR.

Really? Hmm, I thought they were all LOTR, while for David's creation I was completely sure that it isn't, since it said "Heroica".

And no, you won't get any demerits, because we all misunderstand the rules sometimes. People will only get demerits when they add 20 Star Wars MOCs for instance, although it is obvious (even for people who don't know LOTR at all) that this group has only "fantasy" MOCs .
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| February 12, 2013, 5:35 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
No, only if it says that it is LOTR.

Ok!

Thanks for getting back to me quickly!
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| February 12, 2013, 1:48 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
At the end of this month. (In 2 or 3 weeks, February 24th - March 1st)

Yes! I hope I can get Moderator.
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| February 13, 2013, 3:58 pm
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Quoting Chris .
Yes! I hope I can get Moderator.

I think you would really deserve it, as you're our oldest member that is still active.
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| February 14, 2013, 8:53 am
Quick question: How does Orc Mischief work?
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| February 17, 2013, 8:37 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I think you would really deserve it, as you're our oldest member that is still active.

Thanks! Wish me luck! =D
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| February 18, 2013, 9:16 am
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Quoting A Sargent
Quick question: How does Orc Mischief work?

You write a Middle-Earth related word and then add another one, but it must begin with the last letter of the 1st word.

Orc ----> Celeborn
..c ----> C.....
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| February 18, 2013, 9:17 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
You write a Middle-Earth related word and then add another one, but it must begin with the last letter of the 1st word.

Orc ----> Celeborn
..c ----> C.....

Ah! Thanks! Makes sense now!
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| February 18, 2013, 9:18 am
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Quoting A Sargent
Ah! Thanks! Makes sense now!

No problem. :)
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| February 19, 2013, 8:36 am
Could i start a new thread named``MOC Projects``, where people can tell about their projects and ask for advise:-)
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| February 19, 2013, 12:44 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
No problem. :)

Will you guys ally with Camp Half Blood/Jupiter
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22273

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| February 19, 2013, 3:46 pm
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Quoting Josh O.
Will you guys ally with Camp Half Blood/Jupiter
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22273

We haven't got any alliances for a very long time now, so I'm not quite sure how it would work. All we can do at the moment is adding a HTML link to the partner groups to the description of each group.
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| February 20, 2013, 3:42 am
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Quoting Frederick Bredesen
Could i start a new thread named``MOC Projects``, where people can tell about their projects and ask for advise:-)

We already have a topic for that purpose:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=56824

Thanks for asking! :)
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| February 20, 2013, 3:48 am
Hey admins, i was just looking at the merit list and i had 2 merits but now my name is not even on the merit list. does anyone have a reason why that happened?
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| February 26, 2013, 5:55 pm
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Quoting *Ethan *
Hey admins, i was just looking at the merit list and i had 2 merits but now my name is not even on the merit list. does anyone have a reason why that happened?

If a member is inactive for a long time, their merits will be deleted. (Thus the merits won't be there forever, if someone becomes inactive)
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| February 27, 2013, 11:51 am
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BTW Did this group make up Hurt and Heal?
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| February 28, 2013, 9:38 am
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Quoting Chris .
BTW Did this group make up Hurt and Heal?

There were many games like Hurt and Heal before the Fellowship of the Brick had the idea, but we invented a more difficult rules system and the name. Health limits, comment limits, number of characters, number of lifes, the voting at the end of the game, the alliances, the role playing etc, everything is an invention of this group.
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| February 28, 2013, 10:38 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

Dont you think its time for the motm election again?
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| February 28, 2013, 6:25 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
There were many games like Hurt and Heal before the Fellowship of the Brick had the idea, but we invented a more difficult rules system and the name. Health limits, comment limits, number of characters, number of lifes, the voting at the end of the game, the alliances, the role playing etc, everything is an invention of this group.

Cool! Thanks for the info! =D
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| February 28, 2013, 6:55 pm
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Quoting Daniel .
Dont you think its time for the motm election again?

Yes, thank you. I will create the topic today or tomorrow.
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| March 1, 2013, 9:52 am
hey Micheal can i create a general convo VI
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| March 15, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Quoting *Ethan *
hey Micheal can i create a general convo VI

Thanks, but no. I think it's still a bit too early for thw next GC. I also think it is time for myself to create the next GC, because I haven't created any since GC2.
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| March 16, 2013, 4:20 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks, but no. I think it's still a bit too early for thw next GC. I also think it is time for myself to create the next GC, because I haven't created any since GC2.

Ok.
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| March 16, 2013, 4:24 pm
Just wondering, Mr. Kringe,

Is the MELO Mit still going on. Mine is built, just have to upload.
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| March 16, 2013, 4:31 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Just wondering, Mr. Kringe,

Is the MELO Mit still going on. Mine is built, just have to upload.

I think the MELO MIT is over because it had only 3 entries, but I haven't written in the group for a while.
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| March 17, 2013, 5:40 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I think the MELO MIT is over because it had only 3 entries, but I haven't written in the group for a while.

Yeah, apparently, there is a Round 2, but nobody's entered yet, so...I don't know, I'm entering now, though!
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| March 18, 2013, 5:39 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Yeah, apparently, there is a Round 2, but nobody's entered yet, so...I don't know, I'm entering now, though!

I think Daniel misunderstood the main idea of the MITs. Round II can only exist, if there are enough results in RI, which is obviously not the case.
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| March 19, 2013, 9:39 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I think Daniel misunderstood the main idea of the MITs. Round II can only exist, if there are enough results in RI, which is obviously not the case.

Very true, Mr. Kringe! I entered for the fun of it anyway after I saw there were only three entries.
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| March 24, 2013, 10:48 pm
Does this group host contests? I'd like to start one, but I wasn't sure if I was allowed, and I need your permission! ;D
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| March 24, 2013, 10:59 pm
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Quoting A Sargent
Does this group host contests? I'd like to start one, but I wasn't sure if I was allowed, and I need your permission! ;D

Sometimes we host contests, but at the moment we don't have any bigger contests because we had MELO and the MA is still running so not many people would enter.
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| March 25, 2013, 4:53 am
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Hello admins! Just a question: when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer is on YouTube, may I create a topic for sharing and discussions about it??? Thanks! ~Caleb
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| March 25, 2013, 3:20 pm
By the way, Mr. Kringe,

When a contest is ready to start, could you let me know when that is, because I might like to judge! If not, no problem, I don't mind!
~Sarge
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| March 25, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Do you know if ever the preview will be on a regular Hobbit DVD? I wanna go buy it, but I want the extended edition... And the trailer. :(

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| March 25, 2013, 7:25 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Quoting Michael Kringe
Do you know if ever the preview will be on a regular Hobbit DVD? I wanna go buy it, but I want the extended edition... And the trailer. :(

I can only tell you in Germany it's only on preordered DVDs and bluerays. In many countries the preview isn't available at all.
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| March 26, 2013, 5:51 am
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Quoting A Sargent
By the way, Mr. Kringe,

When a contest is ready to start, could you let me know when that is, because I might like to judge! If not, no problem, I don't mind!
~Sarge

I will let you know, when we start a contest and then people can ask in the judges topic, if they want to become one. We usually choose a well-balanced team, so everyone should be able to become judge.
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| March 26, 2013, 5:58 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I will let you know, when we start a contest and then people can ask in the judges topic, if they want to become one. We usually choose a well-balanced team, so everyone should be able to become judge.

All right! Thanks!
~Sarge
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| March 27, 2013, 9:53 am
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Quoting A Sargent
All right! Thanks!
~Sarge

No problem. :)
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| March 27, 2013, 1:02 pm
I know a couple people you could invite:

Liam Campbell
Lothar the Brave
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| March 27, 2013, 6:07 pm
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
I know a couple people you could invite:

Liam Campbell
Lothar the Brave

Cool! Wonder if they'll join!

Also, there is someone called: claw paradox. You might've invited him already, but he's there!
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| March 28, 2013, 8:35 am
Quoting A Sargent
Cool! Wonder if they'll join!

Also, there is someone called: claw paradox. You might've invited him already, but he's there!


Well, Lothar the Brave is my brother and Liam Campbell is his best friend and they both like LotR so I think they'll join.
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| March 28, 2013, 9:14 am
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Well, Lothar the Brave is my brother and Liam Campbell is his best friend and they both like LotR so I think they'll join.

Really? I didn't know that! So, are you still in Heroica RPG?
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| March 28, 2013, 9:31 am
Quoting A Sargent
Really? I didn't know that! So, are you still in Heroica RPG?


Yeah I reall need to get that group active again. Maybe I can put up the next quest soon. Oh btw I posted my entry for the scp, and you can extend the deadline for your side quest if you want to do it still.
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| March 28, 2013, 9:53 am
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Yeah I reall need to get that group active again. Maybe I can put up the next quest soon. Oh btw I posted my entry for the scp, and you can extend the deadline for your side quest if you want to do it still.

Nah, it's long over, I'll just judge yours!
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| March 28, 2013, 9:58 am
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Yeah I reall need to get that group active again. Maybe I can put up the next quest soon. Oh btw I posted my entry for the scp, and you can extend the deadline for your side quest if you want to do it still.

Oh!! I thought you meant my side quest! The SCC is still on! Oh I see! Sorry for the confusion!

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| March 28, 2013, 10:01 am
Quoting A Sargent
Oh!! I thought you meant my side quest! The SCC is still on! Oh I see! Sorry for the confusion!


Now I'm confused! I meant: My entry for Secret Castle Project is up and since no one signed up for your Heroica Side quest, you can make new dates for it.
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| March 28, 2013, 10:11 am
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Now I'm confused! I meant: My entry for Secret Castle Project is up and since no one signed up for your Heroica Side quest, you can make new dates for it.

Yeah, sorry, I see now. I think I will. Are you still entering that?
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| March 28, 2013, 10:14 am
Quoting A Sargent
Yeah, sorry, I see now. I think I will. Are you still entering that?


Yeah as long as others enter I'll enter it. Ima invite some more peeps to the group now.
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| March 28, 2013, 10:22 am
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Yeah as long as others enter I'll enter it. Ima invite some more peeps to the group now.

Thanks!
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| March 28, 2013, 10:31 am
 Group admin 
Thanks! I'll try to invite them!
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| March 28, 2013, 3:01 pm
Micheal shouldn't it be time for the new member of the month election soon???
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| March 30, 2013, 6:57 am
 Group admin 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Hello admins! Just a question: when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer is on YouTube, may I create a topic for sharing and discussions about it??? Thanks! ~Caleb

You have permission. :) Although I think that we will still have to wait a bit for the next trailer.
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| March 30, 2013, 7:11 am
 Group admin 
Quoting *Ethan *
Micheal shouldn't it be time for the new member of the month election soon???

Yes, we will hold one very soon.
(It's Michael not Micheal btw. :) )

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| March 30, 2013, 7:15 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
You have permission. :) Although I think that we will still have to wait a bit for the next trailer.

Thanks! Sadly, yes, we will have to wait a while. :(
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| March 30, 2013, 7:58 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, we will hold one very soon.
(It's Michael not Micheal btw. :) )

Hehe, pay no attention to his spelling or grammar, it's a miracle for him to use even punctuation :P OWCH! He slapped me in the head when I typed that! XD Although he says he's getting better at writing, which is true... :)
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| March 30, 2013, 8:03 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
... He slapped me in the head ...
Sounds like my sister. (:

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| March 30, 2013, 12:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
... He slapped me in the head ...
Sounds like my sister. (:

And my sister. Hehe :D
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| March 31, 2013, 3:32 pm
I was wondering if you could change the group banner to the one I made? There's a link in Gen Convo 5 or you can look on my homepage ;)
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| April 3, 2013, 3:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Noah the LEGO Apprentice
I was wondering if you could change the group banner to the one I made? There's a link in Gen Convo 5 or you can look on my homepage ;)

Wow, that's a very cool version for a new group banner. Thanks! We decided to replace the old Balrog design by something new (maybe in LEGO), but so far we haven't had enough time for it.

I would be willing to add your version to the group homepage. Can you give me the html link to it, please?
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| April 4, 2013, 5:11 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Wow, that's a very cool version for a new group banner. Thanks! We decided to replace the old Balrog design by something new (maybe in LEGO), but so far we haven't had enough time for it.

I would be willing to add your version to the group homepage. Can you give me the html link to it, please?
Of course! Thanks!!!

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| April 4, 2013, 5:50 pm
<a href="http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8424"; target="_blank"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8616695672_bf991a77ea.jpg"; width="500" height="183" alt="Fellowship Banner"></a> There's the HTML ;) Just put spaces between the "<" and ">" so people can copy 'n' paste ;)
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| April 4, 2013, 5:52 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Noah the LEGO Apprentice
<a href="http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/8424"; target="_blank"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8616695672_bf991a77ea.jpg"; width="500" height="183" alt="Fellowship Banner"></a> There's the HTML ;) Just put spaces between the "<" and ">" so people can copy 'n' paste ;)

Ok, I added it to the group homepage? Can you see it?
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| April 5, 2013, 3:42 pm
Yup, thanks Micheal :D
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| April 5, 2013, 4:51 pm
Michael,

I added a creation to the group that contains LOTR, but is other themes as well.
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| April 6, 2013, 8:49 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Michael,

I added a creation to the group that contains LOTR, but is other themes as well.

hmm... Thanks for letting me know. Can you give me a link please?
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| April 7, 2013, 5:53 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
hmm... Thanks for letting me know. Can you give me a link please?

All right! Sorry for the delay!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/357577

Also, Michael, how do you create a group banner, like the ones over on the group's homepage?
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| April 11, 2013, 4:23 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
All right! Sorry for the delay!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/357577

Also, Michael, how do you create a group banner, like the ones over on the group's homepage?

At first you take a photo and edit it on your computer. Then you must create a flickr account and upload your picture there. Then you can copy the html and put it on any page you want, but first you need to remove a part of the html and replace it by the link to the group.
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| April 12, 2013, 9:56 am
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
All right! Sorry for the delay!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/357577

Also, Michael, how do you create a group banner, like the ones over on the group's homepage?

OK, you can add the MOC to the group
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| April 12, 2013, 9:57 am
Thanks!
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| April 12, 2013, 4:46 pm
Could we have a topic for LotR LEGO sets that we would like to see made?
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| April 13, 2013, 10:12 am
I think I am missing 2 merits (from winning the MOTM). Could you add them? I'm not exactly sure if you added them or not. Michael/Mark (whoever does them), if you remember giving me the merits, then don't give me more, that would be kinda cheaty. Thanks again in advance.
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| April 13, 2013, 3:13 pm
I think that there should be a topic discussing the new LOTR sets coming out, or just the LOTR sets in general.
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| April 13, 2013, 6:51 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Could we have a topic for LotR LEGO sets that we would like to see made?

We already have a topic for that:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=69287
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| April 13, 2013, 7:45 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

I would appreciate a convo for debating wether or not official LOTR minifigures are ruining our MOCs or not. Proof for this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/358527
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| April 13, 2013, 10:21 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Raviel .
I think I am missing 2 merits (from winning the MOTM). Could you add them? I'm not exactly sure if you added them or not. Michael/Mark (whoever does them), if you remember giving me the merits, then don't give me more, that would be kinda cheaty. Thanks again in advance.

Michael does the merits, though he often forgets, thanks for reminding him.
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| April 13, 2013, 11:16 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Will De Man
I think that there should be a topic discussing the new LOTR sets coming out, or just the LOTR sets in general.

Hi, Will De Man and thanks for joining this group! :) To answer your question, this is our topic for new LOTR sets:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=87480

And this one is for LEGO LOTR in general:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=81935
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| April 14, 2013, 7:47 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Raviel .
I think I am missing 2 merits (from winning the MOTM). Could you add them? I'm not exactly sure if you added them or not. Michael/Mark (whoever does them), if you remember giving me the merits, then don't give me more, that would be kinda cheaty. Thanks again in advance.

I'm quite sure that I gave you the merits after the election.
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| April 14, 2013, 7:49 am
 Group admin 
Quoting The Timinater !
I would appreciate a convo for debating wether or not official LOTR minifigures are ruining our MOCs or not. Proof for this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/358527

I can remember having long debations about that with our first moderator Caleb Blanchet, although I'm not quite sure in which topic it is. In my opinion official LEGO LOTR minifigs definitely have negative influence on our creativity, especially when it comes to custom minifigs. We use too many parts that are already there. You cam create a new topic for it, if you like.
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| April 14, 2013, 7:55 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
We already have a topic for that:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=69287


Thanks 'MOD' lol
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| April 14, 2013, 9:10 am
I noticed a minor error on the description of the group, it says ....The Hobbit and the Silarillion.
Missing an L.
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| April 15, 2013, 12:28 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Frederick B.
I noticed a minor error on the description of the group, it says ....The Hobbit and the Silarillion.
Missing an L.
and apparently an M. O.o

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| April 15, 2013, 4:16 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Frederick B.
I noticed a minor error on the description of the group, it says ....The Hobbit and the Silarillion.
Missing an L.
and apparently an M. O.o

Whoops, sorry meant an M.
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| April 16, 2013, 2:09 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Frederick B.
I noticed a minor error on the description of the group, it says ....The Hobbit and the Silarillion.
Missing an L.
It's missing an m as well I think. Thanks for letting me know. :)
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| April 16, 2013, 9:00 am
Hey, guys. I had a really cool idea for a contest, and I wanted to start a new topic for it. You don't have to approve it, it was just an idea. I did it here, but nobody built anything for it, and I thought more people might respond to it in this more active group.

http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22046&topicid=88733
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| April 16, 2013, 3:26 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Hey, guys. I had a really cool idea for a contest, and I wanted to start a new topic for it. You don't have to approve it, it was just an idea. I did it here, but nobody built anything for it, and I thought more people might respond to it in this more active group.

http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22046&topicid=88733

I think you should try it here, although I think that it is very hard to get a contest started in a group on MOCpages nowadays. The only thing that really helps is creating an extra-group and inviting as many people as possible. I also think that it is better to have a longer break before you start the next bigger LOTR contest, because we had quite many in the last few weeks, mostly inspired by the MELO.
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| April 17, 2013, 10:41 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I think you should try it here, although I think that it is very hard to get a contest started in a group on MOCpages nowadays. The only thing that really helps is creating an extra-group and inviting as many people as possible. I also think that it is better to have a longer break before you start the next bigger LOTR contest, because we had quite many in the last few weeks, mostly inspired by the MELO.

Thanks! So, I can start it in this group?
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| April 17, 2013, 4:47 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Thanks! So, I can start it in this group?

Yes, you can :)
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| April 17, 2013, 4:58 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, you can :)

Thanks! I'm going to put myself as the only judge, but you can change that if you wish! :D
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| April 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
Hey Admins, can I start an Orc Mischief 3? The second one is getting pretty filled up.
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| April 17, 2013, 7:16 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Hey Admins, can I start an Orc Mischief 3? The second one is getting pretty filled up.

I agree. You are allowed to start a new one. :)
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| April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree. You are allowed to start a new one. :)


Thanks!
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| April 18, 2013, 9:01 pm
Hey, guys. Quick question. Just out of the blue, does anybody know how to make a word crossed out, like by HTML or something?
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| April 20, 2013, 2:14 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Hey, guys. Quick question. Just out of the blue, does anybody know how to make a word crossed out, like by HTML or something?

C&#822;a&#822;n&#822; &#822;t&#822;h&#822;i&#822;s&#822; &#822;h&#822;e&#822;l&#822;p&#822;?&#822;

http://fsymbols.com/generators/strikethrough/
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| April 21, 2013, 6:11 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
C&#822;a&#822;n&#822; &#822;t&#822;h&#822;i&#822;s&#822; &#822;h&#822;e&#822;l&#822;p&#822;?&#822;

http://fsymbols.com/generators/strikethrough/

Ja, vielen Dank, Michael!
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| April 21, 2013, 7:06 am
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Ja, vielen Dank, Michael!

Nichts zu danken, mein Freund! :)
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| April 22, 2013, 9:38 am
 Group moderator 
Hullo Admins. Can I post a link about a group(about LOTR) that I'm making? Not a topic, just a post,thanks!
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| April 24, 2013, 5:29 pm
 Group moderator 
Michael or Mark, Timinater Created this thread: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=88998 I locked it, but I think it could be useful. Can it stay?
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| April 24, 2013, 8:14 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Michael or Mark, Timinater Created this thread: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=88998 I locked it, but I think it could be useful. Can it stay?

As everyone has already seen he had permission. Just a little note for you mods though: Even though it says you can lock it you really can't. I don't know why.
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| April 24, 2013, 10:31 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
Michael or Mark, Timinater Created this thread: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=88998 I locked it, but I think it could be useful. Can it stay?

As everyone has already seen he had permission. Just a little note for you mods though: Even though it says you can lock it you really can't. I don't know why.
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| April 24, 2013, 10:31 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Mark Murphy
As everyone has already seen he had permission. Just a little note for you mods though: Even though it says you can lock it you really can't. I don't know why.

I noticed that, I gave up after the twelfth try. Thanks. :) I looked a few questions up, I didn't see it. Sorry bout that. :/
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| April 24, 2013, 11:15 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
I noticed that, I gave up after the twelfth try. Thanks. :) I looked a few questions up, I didn't see it. Sorry bout that. :/

It's fine, I was just telling you for your own good.
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| April 24, 2013, 11:24 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Chris .
Hullo Admins. Can I post a link about a group(about LOTR) that I'm making? Not a topic, just a post,thanks!

Of course you can :)
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| April 25, 2013, 8:20 am
Would anyone like to take the survey I made for this group on Google Drive? I made it for this group, so please respond, anybody!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZxUj28DOHlWRk4G9bezjc_f2jvdoA0IIHuhoATT3qHs/viewform
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| April 27, 2013, 10:02 am
Anybody?
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| April 27, 2013, 1:11 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Would anyone like to take the survey I made for this group on Google Drive? I made it for this group, so please respond, anybody!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZxUj28DOHlWRk4G9bezjc_f2jvdoA0IIHuhoATT3qHs/viewform

I took it.
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| April 27, 2013, 1:21 pm
can i make a topic for set reviews for the upcoming sets?
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| April 27, 2013, 1:28 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
I took it.

Thanks! Do you think I could start a topic for it, or is that unnecessary?
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| April 27, 2013, 1:28 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting A Sargent
Thanks! Do you think I could start a topic for it, or is that unnecessary?

I would rather you just advertise it in the General Conversation. Thanks for asking.
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| April 27, 2013, 1:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Monsterlego ,
can i make a topic for set reviews for the upcoming sets?

I would prefer you do that in the new sets topic. Though Michael might have a different answer to that.
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| April 27, 2013, 1:45 pm
 Group admin 
Michael, Johnny K. added six non-LOTR creations to the group. I of course removed them, but I need you to handle the merits accordingly.
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| April 27, 2013, 2:56 pm
 Group admin 
Michael, Johnny K. added six non-LOTR creations to the group. I of course removed them, but I need you to handle the merits accordingly.
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| April 27, 2013, 2:56 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mark Murphy
Michael, Johnny K. added six non-LOTR creations to the group. I of course removed them, but I need you to handle the merits accordingly.

Ok, thanks for letting me know.

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| April 28, 2013, 4:59 pm
I know we already have a lot of games going on but could we start a riddle game? One person asks a riddle and then whoever asks it correctly goes next?
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| April 28, 2013, 10:09 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
I know we already have a lot of games going on but could we start a riddle game? One person asks a riddle and then whoever asks it correctly goes next?

We already have a topic for riddles, although it is quite inactive and old

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=60480

Thanks for asking.
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| April 29, 2013, 8:03 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
We already have a topic for riddles, although it is quite inactive and old

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=60480

Thanks for asking.


Thanks for letting me know! I was wondering if you would be willing to put the banner for my Minifig group on this group's homepage and I could do the same with this group. What do you think? If not I understand it's hard to work things like that in but it would be nice if you could help.
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| April 29, 2013, 2:39 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Thanks for letting me know! I was wondering if you would be willing to put the banner for my Minifig group on this group's homepage and I could do the same with this group. What do you think? If not I understand it's hard to work things like that in but it would be nice if you could help.

I'll think about it. Can you give me a link?
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| April 30, 2013, 8:32 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'll think about it. Can you give me a link?


Here is the link!
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22492
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| April 30, 2013, 11:35 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Here is the link!
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22492

I'm no admin, but I don't really think it's a good idea. It really has nothing to do with LotR, aside the fact someone may make a custom one sometime.
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| April 30, 2013, 1:24 pm
Quoting David .
I'm no admin, but I don't really think it's a good idea. It really has nothing to do with LotR, aside the fact someone may make a custom one sometime.


A custom what? Yeah I understand. I was just thinking it could help us to get more members but I totally understand.
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| April 30, 2013, 1:27 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

A custom what? Yeah I understand. I was just thinking it could help us to get more members but I totally understand.

A custom LotR figure. :) I can see what you mean though.
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| April 30, 2013, 1:36 pm
Hello! This is an invitation to all of the admins of this group to join the "Connecting the Best!" group (invitations have already been sent out to the admins of this group).

I know you may have a lot of discussing to do, but I hope you consider joining. Please note that i Brick did not start the group, and please note that i Brick is not the host of the group. It just so happened that I (an i Brick admin) thought of it.

In the invitation you received, you can see the group even though you haven't joined yet, (it's a private group) so please read the description to see what it's all about.

I hope you consider joining the Connecting the Best group.

This is not an advertisement. Reading the group description in the invitation should explain it all :)

~FNJ
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| April 30, 2013, 8:39 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin

Here is the link!
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22492

I agree with David. I would really like to ally with your group, but it has nothing to do with LOTR or fantasy at all.
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| May 1, 2013, 4:23 am
I am wondering if i could make an what should i buy thread.
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| May 1, 2013, 4:17 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I agree with David. I would really like to ally with your group, but it has nothing to do with LOTR or fantasy at all.


OK that's cool! I totally understand.
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| May 1, 2013, 8:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Frederick B.
I am wondering if i could make an what should i buy thread.

That's a very good topic idea, although we usually do things like that in the topic "LEGO Purchases", so at the end I think we should just do it there.
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| May 2, 2013, 9:11 am
Dear Admins,
On behalf of all the members of Connecting the Best, see this thread mentioned below and implement what's outlined there or discuss other changes you think are necessary before implementing them here in your group. Thanks!
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22539&topicid=89372
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| May 22, 2013, 9:53 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Dear Admins,
On behalf of all the members of Connecting the Best, see this thread mentioned below and implement what's outlined there or discuss other changes you think are necessary before implementing them here in your group. Thanks!
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22539&topicid=89372

Thanks! I will check it out now.
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| May 23, 2013, 8:55 am
 Group admin 
David, I added the links to the other groups of connecting the best to the group homepage!
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| May 24, 2013, 10:02 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
David, I added the links to the other groups of connecting the best to the group homepage!

Thanks! You can make the first thread for announcements and such once we have something to announce :) Just watch the group to see when that happens :)
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| May 24, 2013, 10:08 am
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Thanks! You can make the first thread for announcements and such once we have something to announce :) Just watch the group to see when that happens :)

Yesterday I read everything that is new in the group. I will create a thread for announcements as soon there is something important to say. :)
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| May 25, 2013, 3:51 am
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Thanks! You can make the first thread for announcements and such once we have something to announce :) Just watch the group to see when that happens :)

Yesterday I read everything that is new in the group. I will create a thread for announcements as soon there is something important to say. :)
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| May 25, 2013, 3:51 am
I have a few question concerning merits and demerits.

a) What is the purpose of them?
b) How does one receive merits or demerits?
c) Who came up with the idea to do them? I think it's brilliant.
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| May 29, 2013, 10:51 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Will De Man
I have a few question concerning merits and demerits.

a) What is the purpose of them?
b) How does one receive merits or demerits?
c) Who came up with the idea to do them? I think it's brilliant.

The purpose is that active members who write a lot in this group will be rewarded and thanked. For instance there is a "Member of the Month" election at the end of every month in which a member who has been very active or has written many helpful and interesting comments is chosen. Then the name will be added to the group homepage and the List of Honor and 2 merits are given to them. Also when we have a moderator election, we usually choose the 5 people with the most merits for candidates. The easiest way to get merits is being active for one week (or better: "showing some activity within one week"). Then people get 1 merit or even 1.5 if they are extremely active. Sometimes we also give merits when someone added a very helpful comment or started an interesting and active discussion in the group. I think the group LEGO Star Wars Creations was the first group to have them. I then decided to add them to ours as well and updated the rules a bit, because I think it's a quite fair system where everyone gets the same chances.
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| May 30, 2013, 5:45 am
Michael, don't you think it's time for the member of the month? It's the last day of May!
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| May 31, 2013, 7:03 pm
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Quoting ~* Ethan *~
Michael, don't you think it's time for the member of the month? It's the last day of May!

Of course. I didn't forget about it... :)
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| June 1, 2013, 3:33 am
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This was added to the group

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/361256
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| June 1, 2013, 11:19 pm
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Quoting Chris .
This was added to the group

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/361256

Thanks! I'll remove it now.
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| June 2, 2013, 2:14 pm
Can we have a new Lego purchases thread? It's length Is becoming annoying to me.
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| June 5, 2013, 11:07 am
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Quoting Finn tegotash
Can we have a new Lego purchases thread? It's length Is becoming annoying to me.

I don't think that a new thread is needed, because I don't have any problems with this one to load, but if you want a new one, you have my permission to start it. (The topic is almost 2 years old now, so the idea isn't so bad actually)
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| June 6, 2013, 8:50 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I don't think that a new thread is needed, because I don't have any problems with this one to load, but if you want a new one, you have my permission to start it. (The topic is almost 2 years old now, so the idea isn't so bad actually)

OK, thanks!
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| June 6, 2013, 9:13 am
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Quoting Finn tegotash
OK, thanks!

Thank you for creating the new thread! I will lock the old one now.
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| June 7, 2013, 9:48 am
Can I start a topic for theories about Tom Bombadil? There are many different theories about him. Or just a 'Tolkien Theories' thread for any theories about Tolkien stuff.

Or should I just use the 'Tolkien Debate Forum' for it?
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| June 26, 2013, 10:05 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Can I start a topic for theories about Tom Bombadil? There are many different theories about him. Or just a 'Tolkien Theories' thread for any theories about Tolkien stuff.

Or should I just use the 'Tolkien Debate Forum' for it?

I think it is a very good idea and an interesting thing to discuss about the things in Tolkien's tales we don't know much about. I personally think that we should just use the Tolkien Debate Forum, but if Mark or someone else has nothing against the 'Tolkien Theories' topic, I'm ok with it.
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| June 27, 2013, 7:46 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I think it is a very good idea and an interesting thing to discuss about the things in Tolkien's tales we don't know much about. I personally think that we should just use the Tolkien Debate Forum, but if Mark or someone else has nothing against the 'Tolkien Theories' topic, I'm ok with it.

OK, So I'm waiting for an OK from Mark?
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| June 27, 2013, 7:31 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
OK, So I'm waiting for an OK from Mark?

You have my bow, go for it. (Just be sure to capitalize the words in the title please.)
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| June 27, 2013, 7:42 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
You have my bow, go for it. (Just be sure to capitalize the words in the title please.)

Of course, your Elvish-ness. I always use caps and punctuation. We Dwarves are not as illiterate as you seem to think!
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| June 29, 2013, 7:43 am
Can I make a topic about this: http://www.bricknave.net/Bricknave_LEGO_Middle_Earth_Quiz.html

(It's not mine, and don't worry. I've already got permission from Bricknave to allow me to post this.)
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| June 30, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
Can I make a topic about this: http://www.bricknave.net/Bricknave_LEGO_Middle_Earth_Quiz.html

(It's not mine, and don't worry. I've already got permission from Bricknave to allow me to post this.)

I think we should just fill it out on the page from the link you gave us. That's easier and makes more fun
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| July 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
Is it time for a new Member of the month election?
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| July 2, 2013, 6:26 am
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Quoting Finn tegotash
Is it time for a new Member of the month election?

Yes. I created the MOTM June topic.
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| July 2, 2013, 8:52 am
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Are we aloud to vote for ourselves?
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| July 2, 2013, 10:09 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes. I created the MOTM June topic.

Excellent! I shall go vote now.
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| July 2, 2013, 10:32 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Are we aloud to vote for ourselves?

No, sorry.
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| July 2, 2013, 3:26 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
No, sorry.

ok just wanted to know
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| July 2, 2013, 4:45 pm
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So how long had FOTB been a Group?
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| July 3, 2013, 11:42 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
So how long had FOTB been a Group?

since 2009, so this group is soon 4 years old.
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| July 4, 2013, 12:44 pm
So Michael i was just thinking about the general convo and could i make a general convo 7 please!

Ethan
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| July 8, 2013, 1:35 pm
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Quoting ~* Ethan *~
So Michael i was just thinking about the general convo and could i make a general convo 7 please!

Ethan

I personally think that the old one isn't long enough, so I'm the opinion that we should better wait.
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| July 9, 2013, 3:09 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I personally think that the old one isn't long enough, so I'm the opinion that we should better wait.

I agree.
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| July 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
I don't know if this has been done but I think it would be cool if I could make a topic and it was called Riddles in the dark (Like in the hobbit). There could be 2 ways to go about this. The 1st way is you could make a riddle about anything in middle earth and the first person to guess right then gets there turn (If you really wanted for every riddle you could get a point and we could end the topic every month and the person with most points would win. Somebody would have to keep track of points though.). The 2nd way is to only do riddles about a character from lord of the rings and the rest would work the same. Please respond if you think it is a good idea. Thanks for your time! :)
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| July 11, 2013, 1:58 pm
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Quoting Sam Skywalker
I don't know if this has been done but I think it would be cool if I could make a topic and it was called Riddles in the dark (Like in the hobbit). There could be 2 ways to go about this. The 1st way is you could make a riddle about anything in middle earth and the first person to guess right then gets there turn (If you really wanted for every riddle you could get a point and we could end the topic every month and the person with most points would win. Somebody would have to keep track of points though.). The 2nd way is to only do riddles about a character from lord of the rings and the rest would work the same. Please respond if you think it is a good idea. Thanks for your time! :)

We have a riddles topic, though it is very inactive of late.
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| July 11, 2013, 2:03 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
We have a riddles topic, though it is very inactive of late.

Could I start a new one with my idea?
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| July 11, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Quoting Sam Skywalker
Could I start a new one with my idea?

I think it's a nice idea, as long as we use our own riddles and not those from the book. I also like the part with the points. But then again we already have the "Who is it?" thread and the old Riddles topic. Though it's really worth a try and I think we should give the game a chance. You can create the new topic if you like.
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| July 12, 2013, 8:27 am
Do we have a topic for LOTR or HOBBIT Video games?

I think it would be cool if we had a LOTRO topic where we could talk about our characters and where we've explored and what-not.

If we don't already have one could we start one? If not I understand.
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| July 12, 2013, 10:08 am
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Do we have a topic for LOTR or HOBBIT Video games?

I think it would be cool if we had a LOTRO topic where we could talk about our characters and where we've explored and what-not.

If we don't already have one could we start one? If not I understand.

We do have one here is a link:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=67001
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| July 12, 2013, 12:50 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Do we have a topic for LOTR or HOBBIT Video games?

I think it would be cool if we had a LOTRO topic where we could talk about our characters and where we've explored and what-not.

If we don't already have one could we start one? If not I understand.

Yes, we have a few topics for LOTR video games. Mark gave you a link to LEGO LOTR and I think we also have a "War in the North" topic. I can't find any LOTRO thread though, so the question is whether we should start a new topic for games in general or one for only LOTRO. What do you think?
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| July 13, 2013, 3:50 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, we have a few topics for LOTR video games. Mark gave you a link to LEGO LOTR and I think we also have a "War in the North" topic. I can't find any LOTRO thread though, so the question is whether we should start a new topic for games in general or one for only LOTRO. What do you think?

Well like I said before, I would like to have a topic specifically for LOTRO and I think it would be a good idea but other then others might feel like we should have a topic for every different LOTR game out there.

Honestly I'd be happy either way. Whatever you Admins feel like doing.
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| July 14, 2013, 9:52 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
Well like I said before, I would like to have a topic specifically for LOTRO and I think it would be a good idea but other then others might feel like we should have a topic for every different LOTR game out there.

Honestly I'd be happy either way. Whatever you Admins feel like doing.

I'm ok with both topics. :)
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| July 15, 2013, 10:02 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm ok with both topics. :)

OK, I'll go ahead and make the LOTRO one and one of the other Admins or somebody else can make the LOTR games topic.
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| July 16, 2013, 6:10 pm
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Quoting Evan 'Beardless Dwarf' Botkin
OK, I'll go ahead and make the LOTRO one and one of the other Admins or somebody else can make the LOTR games topic.

Ok
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| July 17, 2013, 10:45 am
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If those of you who have been very active last week wondered why they didn't get any merits: I forgot it and updated them today. :) It happens very often theat I update them on Monday or Tuesday instead of Saturday.
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| July 23, 2013, 5:16 am
Just if you forgot Michael you or another admin have to make MotM topic soon:)

~*Ethan~*
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| July 31, 2013, 5:35 pm
Okay I've been gone a while, Michael or one of the Admins explain how merits work. I don't seem to remember how they work anymore.
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| August 1, 2013, 5:01 pm
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Quoting Alex Cal.
Okay I've been gone a while, Michael or one of the Admins explain how merits work. I don't seem to remember how they work anymore.

Well, the main rule is very simple: If you are active, you will get merits. At the end of each week the admins check out all the comments that have been posted in the group and people will get 0.5 - 1.5 merits depending on the amount and quality of their comments.

For being MOTM you get 2 merits.
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| August 2, 2013, 6:12 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Well, the main rule is very simple: If you are active, you will get merits. At the end of each week the admins check out all the comments that have been posted in the group and people will get 0.5 - 1.5 merits depending on the amount and quality of their comments.
For being MOTM you get 2 merits.


Thanks for explaining! Also how does the voting for MOTM work. Is is Mod and Admin only or can anyone in the group?
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| August 3, 2013, 7:25 pm
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Quoting Alex Cal.

Thanks for explaining! Also how does the voting for MOTM work. Is is Mod and Admin only or can anyone in the group?

Everyone can vote once for the person they want,also you cannot vote for yourself. Hopefully that covers in mostly. ;D
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| August 3, 2013, 9:20 pm
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how do you get that link pic to work!?!? I cant seem to do it. grrr
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| September 4, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Never-mind I got it to work. I was not deleting the spaces before the < and >
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| September 4, 2013, 2:08 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Never-mind I got it to work. I was not deleting the spaces before the < and >

Yes, that's the most common mistake people make. They only copy one of them.

Great to hear that it works now. :)
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| September 5, 2013, 3:56 pm
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When do the Middle-Earth Championships V rounds end?
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| September 16, 2013, 3:53 pm
Could we create a rumours and discussion thread ,and thereby keep the Pictures thread for Pictures only?
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| September 16, 2013, 4:35 pm
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also I was wondering when do you usually add merits?
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| September 16, 2013, 4:45 pm
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I was thinking (always a dangerous past time) that is would be a great Idea to open a Riddles in the Dark thread. for telling riddles(obviously) and may-be jokes and puns two. I think it would work like the quiz world thread. some one asks a riddle and the first one to answer correctly gets to go next. what do you guys think?
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| September 17, 2013, 11:49 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy
I was thinking (always a dangerous past time) that is would be a great Idea to open a Riddles in the Dark thread. for telling riddles(obviously) and may-be jokes and puns two. I think it would work like the quiz world thread. some one asks a riddle and the first one to answer correctly gets to go next. what do you guys think?

It could work. But most riddles people already know.
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| September 18, 2013, 12:07 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
I was thinking (always a dangerous past time) that is would be a great Idea to open a Riddles in the Dark thread. for telling riddles(obviously) and may-be jokes and puns two. I think it would work like the quiz world thread. some one asks a riddle and the first one to answer correctly gets to go next. what do you guys think?

We already have one, but it's inactive; it's called Gollums cave of riddles
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| September 18, 2013, 12:17 am
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Quoting Chris .
We already have one, but it's inactive; it's called Gollums cave of riddles

ah Ok. Maybe we could get it active again but I doubt it if you have already tried.
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| September 18, 2013, 10:44 am
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Michael, Mark, I have serious issue to talk about. So - to be honest, all can see I'm not really active recently and because of that I am not a good moderator. I want the best for our group, so I'll give you a choice. You can demote me and make sb really active a mod if you think it would be better, or you can leave things as they're. You know, I love to be mod of such a great group, it's definitely my favourite one, but if you think someone else would be a better mod feel free to do it.
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| September 20, 2013, 3:37 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
also I was wondering when do you usually add merits?

On Saturdays or Sundays.
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| September 21, 2013, 8:59 am
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Quoting Frederick B.
Could we create a rumours and discussion thread ,and thereby keep the Pictures thread for Pictures only?

I think it's ok. But let's see what Mark says first.
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| September 21, 2013, 9:03 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
When do the Middle-Earth Championships V rounds end?

They end after 3-7 days or when there aren't any votes for a couple of days.
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| September 21, 2013, 9:11 am
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Quoting Thomas .
Michael, Mark, I have serious issue to talk about. So - to be honest, all can see I'm not really active recently and because of that I am not a good moderator. I want the best for our group, so I'll give you a choice. You can demote me and make sb really active a mod if you think it would be better, or you can leave things as they're. You know, I love to be mod of such a great group, it's definitely my favourite one, but if you think someone else would be a better mod feel free to do it.

I think you're a great moderator! And although there are many awesome members who are more active than you, you're still active enough to be moderator. You're one of my oldest friends here and a loyal member. Even in your very dark ages you wrote in this group to show that you're still there. Thus I won't demote you. If you still feel uncomfortable about the whole thing, you are allowed to resign. That's much more honorable than a demotion.
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| September 21, 2013, 9:23 am
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Helooo admins, seeing as the 2nd HOBBIT movie is coming soon, I figured all us geeks would be wondering what we're going to wear. How does a topic titled "Costume Party" sound, to discuss about our costumes for the next movie???
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| September 22, 2013, 7:18 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I think you're a great moderator! And although there are many awesome members who are more active than you, you're still active enough to be moderator. You're one of my oldest friends here and a loyal member. Even in your very dark ages you wrote in this group to show that you're still there. Thus I won't demote you. If you still feel uncomfortable about the whole thing, you are allowed to resign. That's much more honorable than a demotion.

Thank you for such a kind words, Michael, I'm really glad to hear that
:) I just didn't feel OK seeing a lot of members being really active and me as a mod being rarely active. I'm really happy you think I should remain moderator and I'll try to be with you guys more often, you all deserve that!

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| September 22, 2013, 8:44 am
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Quoting Thomas .
Thank you for such a kind words, Michael, I'm really glad to hear that
:) I just didn't feel OK seeing a lot of members being really active and me as a mod being rarely active. I'm really happy you think I should remain moderator and I'll try to be with you guys more often, you all deserve that!

Thank you! Your thoughts are very honorful, Thomas! I'm really happy to have you in this group. :)
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| September 23, 2013, 2:57 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Helooo admins, seeing as the 2nd HOBBIT movie is coming soon, I figured all us geeks would be wondering what we're going to wear. How does a topic titled "Costume Party" sound, to discuss about our costumes for the next movie???

Sure, that sounds cool. Let's do it!
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| September 23, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Caleb R added a non-LOTR creation, a "Lands of Mythron" build. Shall I remove it? Also, would this deserve a de-merit???
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| September 28, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Caleb R added a non-LOTR creation, a "Lands of Mythron" build. Shall I remove it? Also, would this deserve a de-merit???

Yes, you should remove it. I don't think we need to give him a demerit though, because it is only one creation.
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| September 29, 2013, 5:06 am
could I start a new topic on whether the Arkenstone could be a silmaril or not? Quite the debate!
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| September 29, 2013, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Nick Doyle
could I start a new topic on whether the Arkenstone could be a silmaril or not? Quite the debate!

I don't think that we should have an extra topic for it, but it's an interesting aspect for our Tolkien debations topic.
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| September 30, 2013, 11:32 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I don't think that we should have an extra topic for it, but it's an interesting aspect for our Tolkien debations topic.
Oh, well I didn't know there was one! Thanks for redirecting me though!

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| September 30, 2013, 9:09 pm
Question, are we going to have a MELO contest this year? If so, do you know when?
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| October 1, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Quoting Andrew the Jedi Ninja
Question, are we going to have a MELO contest this year? If so, do you know when?

there will be a MELO this year. Ian said it will probably be sometime in December.
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| October 1, 2013, 11:19 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
there will be a MELO this year. Ian said it will probably be sometime in December.

I think we already had one this year. :)
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| October 2, 2013, 7:03 am
could i make a group advertising group please?
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| October 13, 2013, 11:00 am
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Quoting sam the first
could i make a group advertising group please?

a group advertising group? Do you mean group advertising topic? And is it for groups in general or for a special group? Extra topics for a different group aren't allowed, only if they are in alliance with FOB. But if you mean a topic for groups in general, I'm ok with your idea.
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| October 13, 2013, 3:49 pm
Could you make a new thread for the never ending story? It takes FOREVER to get to the bottom...
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| October 23, 2013, 2:49 am
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Could you make a new thread for the never ending story? It takes FOREVER to get to the bottom...

Yes, it's quite long. You can start the third one if you like.
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| October 23, 2013, 4:38 am
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I removed a star wars creation by Panfuerkunder (Julius) S, just to let you guys know. =)

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| October 25, 2013, 10:56 am
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Quoting Chris .
I removed a star wars creation by Panfuerkunder (Julius) S, just to let you guys know. =)

Thanks. :)
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| October 26, 2013, 3:56 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
a group advertising group? Do you mean group advertising topic? And is it for groups in general or for a special group? Extra topics for a different group aren't allowed, only if they are in alliance with FOB. But if you mean a topic for groups in general, I'm ok with your idea.

i meant a topic for group advertising. neh
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| October 31, 2013, 5:52 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
a group advertising group? Do you mean group advertising topic? And is it for groups in general or for a special group? Extra topics for a different group aren't allowed, only if they are in alliance with FOB. But if you mean a topic for groups in general, I'm ok with your idea.

a topic for advertising groups. there. i'm sometimes terrible with words.
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| October 31, 2013, 5:53 am
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Quoting Sam the first
a topic for advertising groups. there. i'm sometimes terrible with words.

Yes, you can. :)
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| November 1, 2013, 8:53 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, you can. :)

actually, i may do that later. but now, i t'ink the never ending story is getting awfully long, so tomorrow, shall i start a no.3?
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| November 5, 2013, 3:44 pm
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Are there any other activity awards besides Member of the month?
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| November 5, 2013, 11:38 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Are there any other activity awards besides Member of the month?

We'd have mod elections, but since we're mostly all active there we haven't had any. Micheal or Mark might have a different answer, though. :D
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| November 6, 2013, 12:46 am
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Quoting David .
We'd have mod elections, but since we're mostly all active there we haven't had any. Micheal or Mark might have a different answer, though. :D

so there are only mod elections when there is an inactive mod?
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| November 6, 2013, 8:37 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
so there are only mod elections when there is an inactive mod?

That's true. We decided to have 9 mods and admins that stand for the 9 companions of the Fellowship of the Ring. If none of them is inactive, there isn't any reason to demote them, but if they do not write anything in the group for a long time, they will be demoted.
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| November 6, 2013, 12:22 pm
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Ben Pitchford added a non-LOTR creation to the group, but I removed it. However, the admins will have to judge the merits as they see fit. Thanks!
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| November 10, 2013, 5:27 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Ben Pitchford added a non-LOTR creation to the group, but I removed it. However, the admins will have to judge the merits as they see fit. Thanks!

Thank you!
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| November 11, 2013, 11:47 am
i t'ink the never ending story 2 is getting awfully long, so shall i start a no.3?
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| November 11, 2013, 11:58 am
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Quoting sam the first
i t'ink the never ending story 2 is getting awfully long, so shall i start a no.3?

I already gave Stephen Boe the permission to start a new thread, but he never did, so you are allowed to do so, if you want. :)
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| November 12, 2013, 8:45 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

Would you mind if I did a member of the month election in the HUGE fan of LEGO, like you do here?
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| November 12, 2013, 1:07 pm
What are the rules?
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| November 12, 2013, 10:55 pm
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Quoting Coggsworth Motors
What are the rules?

well the most important ones are don't make now threads without the admins approval *coughs* don't be rude or mean to anyone. And don't add non LOTR world creations.
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| November 13, 2013, 10:17 am
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Quoting Coggsworth Motors
What are the rules?

You can look them up when you click on the very small html-link under the list of members on the main page.
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| November 13, 2013, 12:19 pm
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Quoting Bill Daniels.
Would you mind if I did a member of the month election in the HUGE fan of LEGO, like you do here?

Of course you can! (It would be nice though if you mentioned that you got the idea from FOB)
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| November 13, 2013, 12:21 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Of course you can! (It would be nice though if you mentioned that you got the idea from FOB)

Ok! Thanks!
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| November 13, 2013, 12:22 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I already gave Stephen Boe the permission to start a new thread, but he never did, so you are allowed to do so, if you want. :)

thanks!!
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| November 14, 2013, 3:26 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
if you have any (random) questions

random questions, eh?

on a scale of one to ten, what is your favorite colour of the alphabet?
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| November 14, 2013, 3:27 pm
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Quoting sam the first
random questions, eh?

on a scale of one to ten, what is your favorite colour of the alphabet?

Difficult question. Probably 12354 or 313.
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| November 15, 2013, 11:00 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Difficult question. Probably 12354 or 313.

ah. mine is carrot.
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| November 15, 2013, 11:04 am
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Quoting sam the first
ah. mine is carrot.

Really. I always thought it was playing the guitar?
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| November 16, 2013, 6:28 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Really. I always thought it was playing the guitar?

nah, there's always the risk of the taste spanner coming through the window.

anyway, member of the month November time, i believe?
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| December 1, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Quoting sam the first
nah, there's always the risk of the taste spanner coming through the window.

anyway, member of the month November time, i believe?

Yes, that's right. I will start the topic for it tomorrow.
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| December 1, 2013, 2:51 pm
Quoting sam the first
on a scale of one to ten, what is your favorite colour of the alphabet?

nr▓
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| December 2, 2013, 1:41 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, that's right. I will start the topic for it tomorrow.

yay! thanks!
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| December 2, 2013, 10:23 am
Quoting Ian Spacek
nr▓

i have to say, that is an excellent choice. well behaved, cleans up its own mess and smells of peaches on a Sunday.
and, yes, i am completely mad. ;D i have a lot of conversations like this with my friends - a lot of fun.
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| December 2, 2013, 10:25 am
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Hay admins! I just had an Idea for a thread that I don,t think you have done yet. It is Lotr Anagrams/mixed up words. So the way it would work is that one person would go and create an anagram or mixed up word form Lotr material
e.g: noragar answer: Aragorn
or:read-beret Answer: Treebeard
Then the first person to get it right goes next.
If you like this Idea should we do all LOTR Material or just preferred LOTR Material?
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| January 4, 2014, 5:22 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay admins! I just had an Idea for a thread that I don,t think you have done yet. It is Lotr Anagrams/mixed up words. So the way it would work is that one person would go and create an anagram or mixed up word form Lotr material
e.g: noragar answer: Aragorn
or:read-beret Answer: Treebeard
Then the first person to get it right goes next.
If you like this Idea should we do all LOTR Material or just preferred LOTR Material?

Awesome idea! I love it! As for your question, maybe we should try the more difficult version first and if it doesn't work than only use words from The HOBBIT, etc. Btw, any LOTR words or only characters?
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| January 5, 2014, 6:10 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Awesome idea! I love it! As for your question, maybe we should try the more difficult version first and if it doesn't work than only use words from The HOBBIT, etc. Btw, any LOTR words or only characters?

any LOTR/Hobbit words
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| January 5, 2014, 10:59 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Awesome idea! I love it! As for your question, maybe we should try the more difficult version first and if it doesn't work than only use words from The HOBBIT, etc. Btw, any LOTR words or only characters?

so should I make the thread now? I agree we will try just LOTR/Hobbit words first.
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| January 5, 2014, 11:00 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Awesome idea! I love it! As for your question, maybe we should try the more difficult version first and if it doesn't work than only use words from The HOBBIT, etc. Btw, any LOTR words or only characters?

Hay Micheal I have a problem over in the Hurt and Heal.
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| January 5, 2014, 2:59 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
so should I make the thread now? I agree we will try just LOTR/Hobbit words first.

Yes, you can make the thread now.
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| January 5, 2014, 4:56 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, you can make the thread now.

Thanks!
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| January 5, 2014, 4:57 pm
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Michael, could you do me a HUGE favour? I need you to do that image link thingy, like you did with Demigod Adventures, for my "The Guild Wars" group. Or at least just give me the Flickr html, I can do the rest. Here's the mocpages image HTML:
<a href="/image_zoom.php?id=/user_images/75078/13963093751"><img src="http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/75078/13963093751_SPLASH.jpg"; border="0" width="500" height="142" alt=""></a>

The actual image is on the group homepage, as well as mine.

If you could do this, I would be EXTREMLY grateful! :D

~Caleb

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| March 31, 2014, 7:53 pm
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By the way, could the FOTB form a partnership with "The Guild Wars"? It would only be like putting each others banners on our group page. How's that sound???
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| April 1, 2014, 11:32 am
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
By the way, could the FOTB form a partnership with "The Guild Wars"? It would only be like putting each others banners on our group page. How's that sound???

Sounds grat to me!

If you all agree, I'll put in on the group homepage.
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| April 2, 2014, 11:30 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Sounds grat to me!

If you all agree, I'll put in on the group homepage.

Sweet! Thanks Michael!!
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| April 3, 2014, 5:58 am
LOM (Lands of Mythron) has LOTR stuff in it, so can I ad those to the group?
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| April 5, 2014, 11:49 am
Is the next MOD election in November? I read that in the description, but I'm not sure if that just hasn't been updated. I hope its not that far away.
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| April 5, 2014, 4:51 pm
Quoting Wolverine .
LOM (Lands of Mythron) has LOTR stuff in it, so can I ad those to the group?

Um, no they don't. LOM is a completely different world, besides the Fantasy theme.
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| April 5, 2014, 5:15 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Um, no they don't. LOM is a completely different world, besides the Fantasy theme.

Okay, thanks!
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| April 5, 2014, 5:16 pm
Heh heh. When are we having the member of the month March vote, Michael?
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| April 5, 2014, 6:17 pm
Quoting Wolverine .
Is the next MOD election in November? I read that in the description, but I'm not sure if that just hasn't been updated. I hope its not that far away.

Honestly, most of the homepage is kind of outdated but it's understandable as there are only two active Admins where there should be three.

The MOD election is supposed to happen every three months but usually we have two or three a year. The next one will probably happen in mid to late June/early July.
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| April 5, 2014, 8:11 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
Heh heh. When are we having the member of the month March vote, Michael?

Thanks for the reminder, I totally forgot about it. :D
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| April 6, 2014, 7:12 am
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Sweet! Thanks Michael!!

Sorry for the late response!

I added it to the group homepage now!


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| April 7, 2014, 8:40 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Honestly, most of the homepage is kind of outdated but it's understandable as there are only two active Admins where there should be three.

The MOD election is supposed to happen every three months but usually we have two or three a year. The next one will probably happen in mid to late June/early July.

That is about when we will have one, but only if there are any inactive MODs. If not we just wait until there is one, however if William decides to resign, we will be promoting one of the MODs to Admin, and will have an election then.
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| April 7, 2014, 6:55 pm
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By the way Michael, they are right, the homepage is really outdated. We should change it, fix it up, and get rid of some of the things that clutter it up.

(Also I have a new idea for the picture instead of the one of the fellowship we have on the homepage, but I would like to talk to the MODs and you about that in the Mod group.)
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| April 7, 2014, 6:57 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
By the way Michael, they are right, the homepage is really outdated. We should change it, fix it up, and get rid of some of the things that clutter it up.

(Also I have a new idea for the picture instead of the one of the fellowship we have on the homepage, but I would like to talk to the MODs and you about that in the Mod group.)

Ok
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| April 8, 2014, 9:11 am
Can we get Orc mischief going again? That was a lot of fun :)
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| April 8, 2014, 11:26 am
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Quoting Ben King
Can we get Orc mischief going again? That was a lot of fun :)

Sure! It's inactive since Saturday, but I hope we'll get it active again

Here's the link:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=88930
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| April 9, 2014, 8:49 am
Hey guys. Permission to start a thread about the new title for the last Hobbit movie please?
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| April 25, 2014, 11:59 am
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Quoting Mark McPeek
Hey guys. Permission to start a thread about the new title for the last Hobbit movie please?

Go ahead, just make sure you capitalize it like we do for all of our topics.
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| April 25, 2014, 12:15 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
Go ahead, just make sure you capitalize it like we do for all of our topics.

Thanks Mark! For some weird reason, there are now two topics. Would you mind locking the other one? Thanks!
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| April 25, 2014, 1:07 pm
Hey could someone approve my comment? Thanks.
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| April 25, 2014, 1:08 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Thanks Mark! For some weird reason, there are now two topics. Would you mind locking the other one? Thanks!

Did you click continue twice? Like did the button have the blue border, but not do anything?-So you click it again to get it to work. That is what happened to me yesterday.
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| April 25, 2014, 1:18 pm
Quoting Wolverine .
Did you click continue twice? Like did the button have the blue border, but not do anything?-So you click it again to get it to work. That is what happened to me yesterday.

...
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| April 25, 2014, 1:19 pm
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Quoting Mark McPeek
Thanks Mark! For some weird reason, there are now two topics. Would you mind locking the other one? Thanks!

No Problem, I locked it yetsterday. Bw, awesoe topic idea!
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| April 26, 2014, 8:24 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
No Problem, I locked it yetsterday. Bw, awesoe topic idea!

Hay Micheal! I just put this together for the timeline moc. I think this its passable but not perfect. you guys can decide if you want to use it or not. I posted it on flicker so as to not draw to much attention before we post the official one. go to the timeline group for the link.
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| April 27, 2014, 9:15 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay Micheal! I just put this together for the timeline moc. I think this its passable but not perfect. you guys can decide if you want to use it or not. I posted it on flicker so as to not draw to much attention before we post the official one. go to the timeline group for the link.

Thank you! I'll check it out right now!
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| April 28, 2014, 4:01 pm
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I would suggest making a new Ask The Admins topic, this one is ridiculously long... Just my opinion...
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| April 29, 2014, 4:12 pm
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OH, and BTW Michael, it's about time for a MOTM election for April. Just reminding you :)
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| April 29, 2014, 4:14 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
OH, and BTW Michael, it's about time for a MOTM election for April. Just reminding you :)

Thank you! I'll add the topic on May 1st.
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| April 29, 2014, 5:16 pm
How do you get merits?
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| May 4, 2014, 6:49 pm
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Quoting Noel Peterson
How do you get merits?

By being active and adding creations and such. :)
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| May 4, 2014, 6:54 pm
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Quoting Noel Peterson
How do you get merits?

David already told you the most important aspects. You can also get merits by becoming the Member of the Month, helping the group a lot or creating popular new topics. But of course activity and quality of the comments very important factors too.
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| May 5, 2014, 7:32 am
i was wondering if i could create a new topic its about a LOTR contest i'm holding
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| May 5, 2014, 9:57 pm
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Quoting Sean-Thomas Mahoney
i was wondering if i could create a new topic its about a LOTR contest i'm holding


It is ultimately Michaels decision on this question but, could you give us a link to your contest?
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| May 5, 2014, 10:07 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy

It is ultimately Michaels decision on this question but, could you give us a link to your contest?

yup here it it is
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24009
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| May 5, 2014, 10:10 pm
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Quoting Sean-Thomas Mahoney
yup here it it is
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24009

You can promote the Junior Lego Olympics in this topic, if you like.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=93611
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| May 6, 2014, 5:46 am
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Hay Micheal I just had a rather interesting Idea. what if we had a speed hurt and heal. so what I am thinking here is that we will start with 20 characters but in the beginning they will only start with 1 or 2 hearts that way is a dramatic fight to the death from the beginning and a lot of people will die fast.(that's why its speed hurt and heal) maybe we could have a health limit of 15 as well. what do you think?
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| May 7, 2014, 2:20 pm
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Another Idea about hurt and heal.(nothing to do with the last one) what if we had a hurt and heal about places in middle earth instead of people?
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| May 7, 2014, 2:21 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay Micheal I just had a rather interesting Idea. what if we had a speed hurt and heal. so what I am thinking here is that we will start with 20 characters but in the beginning they will only start with 1 or 2 hearts that way is a dramatic fight to the death from the beginning and a lot of people will die fast.(that's why its speed hurt and heal) maybe we could have a health limit of 15 as well. what do you think?

Ooooh! That sounds cool. As to your second question we've done that already but another would be interesting as well.
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| May 7, 2014, 2:25 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Ooooh! That sounds cool. As to your second question we've done that already but another would be interesting as well.

we could focus on just the evil or the good places this time.
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| May 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Is there a reason why you don't let moderators invite people?
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| May 7, 2014, 2:36 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy
Another Idea about hurt and heal.(nothing to do with the last one) what if we had a hurt and heal about places in middle earth instead of people?

That sounds like the Attack and fortify in the Lands of Mythron! I love that idea!
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| May 7, 2014, 2:43 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Is there a reason why you don't let moderators invite people?

It's not possible in any group I believe...
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| May 7, 2014, 3:33 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Is there a reason why you don't let moderators invite people?

We would let them invite members and I tried it a few times, but for some reasons it doesn't work. In the group settings you can choose the inviting option "Friends of friends" which says:
"People can only join if they've been invited by a group admin or by another member."

We tried it and it doesn't work, so I changed it back to "Anyone can join", which is the least strict option.
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| May 8, 2014, 6:00 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay Micheal I just had a rather interesting Idea. what if we had a speed hurt and heal. so what I am thinking here is that we will start with 20 characters but in the beginning they will only start with 1 or 2 hearts that way is a dramatic fight to the death from the beginning and a lot of people will die fast.(that's why its speed hurt and heal) maybe we could have a health limit of 15 as well. what do you think?

Good idea! I think it's worth a try. I mean then we would be able to play many games in a short time period... Maybe the limit can be 5 or 10, that would make the game very fast and more like a true battle :D
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| May 8, 2014, 6:03 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
we could focus on just the evil or the good places this time.

Yes, that would be cool. And we didn't use all places, yet...
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| May 8, 2014, 6:05 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, that would be cool. And we didn't use all places, yet...

okay well since you like both my ideas why don't I set up a game like the one I descried above and use places in middle earth? i will set it up as soon as you give me the go ahead.
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| May 8, 2014, 5:20 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
okay well since you like both my ideas why don't I set up a game like the one I descried above and use places in middle earth? i will set it up as soon as you give me the go ahead.

Wait until this newest H&H is finished. I know that will be a while, but it will be best if we do this, that way they can still be hurt and heals, just with specialized rules.
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| May 8, 2014, 7:01 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Wait until this newest H&H is finished. I know that will be a while, but it will be best if we do this, that way they can still be hurt and heals, just with specialized rules.

I think it would be better if we started this as a whole new kind of hurt and heal called speed hurt and heal. but if that's what you guys want I'll do it.
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| May 8, 2014, 11:52 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Yes, that would be cool. And we didn't use all places, yet...

Hay Micheal what do you think about this? i know mark wants to do the Speed hurt and heal after the current one is done. I am willing to do that but I would like to start it now. what are your thoughts?
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| May 11, 2014, 10:24 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay Micheal what do you think about this? i know mark wants to do the Speed hurt and heal after the current one is done. I am willing to do that but I would like to start it now. what are your thoughts?

Honestly I'm not quite sure, because I think both ideas, yours and Mark's have advantages and disadvantages and I'm fine with both of them. If we see it as part of the old Hurt and Heal line with new rules, then we should definitely do it after Hurt and Heal XXI and call it Hurt and Heal XXII, but if you want a create a new category, you can call it Speed Hurt and Heal I (or something like that) and add it while the other one is still running. My only doubt is, that maybe less people would take part in each Hurt and Heal and choose only one of them instead.

So this is what I think. I also think that the final choice is up to you, since you are the one who came up with this new idea.
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| May 11, 2014, 3:57 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Honestly I'm not quite sure, because I think both ideas, yours and Mark's have advantages and disadvantages and I'm fine with both of them. If we see it as part of the old Hurt and Heal line with new rules, then we should definitely do it after Hurt and Heal XXI and call it Hurt and Heal XXII, but if you want a create a new category, you can call it Speed Hurt and Heal I (or something like that) and add it while the other one is still running. My only doubt is, that maybe less people would take part in each Hurt and Heal and choose only one of them instead.

So this is what I think. I also think that the final choice is up to you, since you are the one who came up with this new idea.


Thanks for your thoughts. I think we will do what mark said and wait until the current hurt and heal is over. If people really like speed hurt and heal than maybe we can make it its own thing and do it more often. I think I will still call it speed hurt and heal 1
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| May 11, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy

Thanks for your thoughts. I think we will do what mark said and wait until the current hurt and heal is over. If people really like speed hurt and heal than maybe we can make it its own thing and do it more often. I think I will still call it speed hurt and heal 1

Ok, that sounds like a good plan!
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| May 12, 2014, 4:52 am
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question: should I add MOTMs to the timeline? I noticed you did not add previous ones so I was not sure.
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| May 14, 2014, 7:15 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy
question: should I add MOTMs to the timeline? I noticed you did not add previous ones so I was not sure.

When I had the idea first I thought MOTMs would be included but ultimately, it's up to the Admins and MODs.
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| May 14, 2014, 8:19 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
question: should I add MOTMs to the timeline? I noticed you did not add previous ones so I was not sure.

Good question. It would be a great honor, but then again we have like 36 of them in our group's history now...
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| May 15, 2014, 5:53 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Good question. It would be a great honor, but then again we have like 36 of them in our group's history now...

I meant just the one elected now and onward. it would be to complicated to add all the old ones.
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| May 15, 2014, 6:26 pm
Quoting Lee Muzzy
I meant just the one elected now and onward. it would be to complicated to add all the old ones.

It wouldn't be too complicated if you broke it down over a couple days. Assuming there is a specific topic for every MOTM election. I think the timeline would look better if it included all of them and it would be more uniform. These are just my thoughts but I support adding MOTMs to the timeline. I can even compile a list of all of them and let you and Michael add it to the respective timelines.
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| May 15, 2014, 8:41 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
It wouldn't be too complicated if you broke it down over a couple days. Assuming there is a specific topic for every MOTM election. I think the timeline would look better if it included all of them and it would be more uniform. These are just my thoughts but I support adding MOTMs to the timeline. I can even compile a list of all of them and let you and Michael add it to the respective timelines.

I'm still unsure, but maybe it would be the best honor for people who aren't on the currentv12-members list anymore.
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| May 16, 2014, 6:22 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

What does the merit in parentheses mean? This thing --> (*)
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| May 22, 2014, 5:26 pm
I don't know if I'm allowed to but I added a 2100 member topic thing... Don't shoot me if I was supposed to ask first.
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| May 22, 2014, 8:24 pm
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Quoting Alex Cal.
I don't know if I'm allowed to but I added a 2100 member topic thing... Don't shoot me if I was supposed to ask first.

No problem and thanks for creating it. :)
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| May 23, 2014, 4:04 am
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Quoting Noel Peterson
What does the merit in parentheses mean? This thing --> (*)

The merit in parentheses is a half merit.
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| May 23, 2014, 4:05 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

I would like to make a banner for this group http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24115?message=edited. Do you have any website suggestions for making one.
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| May 23, 2014, 7:09 pm
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Quoting Noel Peterson
I would like to make a banner for this group http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24115?message=edited. Do you have any website suggestions for making one.

Yes, the best and best known site for it is flickr.
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| May 24, 2014, 4:52 am
Quoting Noel Peterson
I would like to make a banner for this group http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24115?message=edited. Do you have any website suggestions for making one.

Once you have designed your banner in something like Microsoft Paint, GIMP or Photoshop, you can, (like Michael said) upload it to Flickr and copy/paste the HTML or you can go to add a new MOC, upload your picture and when it prompts you to choose a main photo check the 'Different photo' box.

The HTML will appear like you were adding a new creation. You can copy and paste it to your group's homepage and the image will appear.
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| May 24, 2014, 8:29 am
Uh, heads up on the random apache heliocopter that got posted.
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| May 26, 2014, 6:55 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.


When is the next MOD election?
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| June 1, 2014, 7:56 am
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Quoting Noel Peterson

When is the next MOD election?

Usually they are every three months, but we only choose new mods when at least one of the old mods is too inactive and has to be demoted, because we follow the tradition that there are 9 mods and admins which are standing for the members of the fellowship of the ring.
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| June 2, 2014, 1:35 pm
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Quoting Noel Peterson

When is the next MOD election?

Just as Michael said, we will only do a MOD election if someone is inactive, and the only MOD who has been slightly inactive is Chris. Who hasn't posted here since May 14th. But two weeks is not quite enough for someone to be demoted. If he were to not do anything for another month or so, we would probably hold one.
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| June 2, 2014, 11:08 pm
Hey admins, could I put a link somewhere in this group for my (Finally finished) LOTR RPG game? Maybe we could even connect it to this group where it is a branch for an LOTR game? Or something.
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| June 5, 2014, 5:05 pm
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Quoting Wolverine ┐
Hey admins, could I put a link somewhere in this group for my (Finally finished) LOTR RPG game? Maybe we could even connect it to this group where it is a branch for an LOTR game? Or something.

Sounds good! I'm fine with it.
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| June 6, 2014, 4:24 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Sounds good! I'm fine with it.

Thanks so much!!!
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| June 6, 2014, 10:03 am
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Quoting Wolverine ┐
Thanks so much!!!

No problem. Go ahead with it!
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| June 7, 2014, 6:41 am
Hey guys! I just posted the 2000 vignettes thread, I'm assuming you guys are okay with that because you approved it in the 2000 member celebration group.
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| June 10, 2014, 4:13 pm
Hello!
I was wondering, Michael, if I can use your idea of "Hurt and Heal" in a group. (If you are the one who thought of the idea, of course.)
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| June 11, 2014, 6:32 pm
What is a merit and a demerit?
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| June 11, 2014, 10:58 pm
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Quoting Dalton The LEGO Builder
Hello!
I was wondering, Michael, if I can use your idea of "Hurt and Heal" in a group. (If you are the one who thought of the idea, of course.)

Of course you can! It's one of the coolest games and many groups play it now...
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| June 12, 2014, 9:17 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Sean-Thomas Mahoney
What is a merit and a demerit?

A merit is a reward for active and helpful people and a demerit is for people who do things that aren't alowed in this group or are mean to other people.
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| June 12, 2014, 9:20 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Of course you can! It's one of the coolest games and many groups play it now...

Yea! Thank you very much!
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| June 12, 2014, 11:27 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Ben King
Hey guys! I just posted the 2000 vignettes thread, I'm assuming you guys are okay with that because you approved it in the 2000 member celebration group.

Finally! I was wondering when someone was going to do that.
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| June 12, 2014, 11:46 am
Quoting Lee Muzzy
Finally! I was wondering when someone was going to do that.

Sorry that took me so long to get around to...
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| June 13, 2014, 12:36 am
Could you guys advertise for the Middle earth wars? Here's a link to it: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24164
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| June 15, 2014, 9:23 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Dragon Tamer
Could you guys advertise for the Middle earth wars? Here's a link to it: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24164

Sounds fun! How can we advertise it?
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| June 16, 2014, 7:22 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Sounds fun! How can we advertise it?


I'm going to ask bill about a banner. Would that be alright?
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| June 16, 2014, 12:37 pm
Quoting Dragon Tamer

I'm going to ask bill about a banner. Would that be alright?

Two things, one: I am fine with you advertising! What's wrong with more members? :) Two: If you want me to make a banner I can't. Because I only have windows paint program.
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| June 16, 2014, 12:41 pm
Quoting Wolverine ┐
Two things, one: I am fine with you advertising! What's wrong with more members? :) Two: If you want me to make a banner I can't. Because I only have windows paint program.


Okay I'll try to do one. :)
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| June 16, 2014, 5:33 pm
Whoever is in charge of the 2000 vignettes thing, this is for you (or anyone who knows the answer). You're allowed to build more than one vignette for this, right?
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| June 24, 2014, 8:19 am
Quoting Professor B.
Whoever is in charge of the 2000 vignettes thing, this is for you (or anyone who knows the answer). You're allowed to build more than one vignette for this, right?

Yes, you should build as many as you can! Otherwise we'll never reach 2000.
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| June 24, 2014, 9:56 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
In this topic you can ask the admins and mods if you want to create a topic or if you have any (random) questions about FOB, merits/demerits, rules, etc.

Can I create a game topic? The idea is that you cross two words from Lotr or Hobbit, like Balidalf. The answer is Balin, Gandalf. Get it? I need an idea for a name though.
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| June 24, 2014, 1:07 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Noel Peterson
Can I create a game topic? The idea is that you cross two words from Lotr or Hobbit, like Balidalf. The answer is Balin, Gandalf. Get it? I need an idea for a name though.

Good topic idea. Go ahead with it!


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| June 25, 2014, 2:53 am
Hey guys. Can I make a new topic asking people who there favourite hobbit dwarf is?
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| August 15, 2014, 3:13 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Cameron Wilson
Hey guys. Can I make a new topic asking people who there favourite hobbit dwarf is?

Good idea! We had topics like that a long time ago, so it would be cool if someone brought it back.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=70967

You can call it "What's your favorite? #6"
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| August 15, 2014, 6:34 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Good idea! We had topics like that a long time ago, so it would be cool if someone brought it back.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=70967

You can call it "What's your favorite? #6"


ok thanks man!

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| August 15, 2014, 7:36 am
Can I add this <a href="http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/394971></a>; to the group. It has Legolas in it?
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| August 19, 2014, 10:07 am
I also think it would be a good idea if you created an ask the admins 2 as it takes ages to scroll down! =)
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| August 19, 2014, 1:23 pm
Quoting Cameron Wilson
I also think it would be a good idea if you created an ask the admins 2 as it takes ages to scroll down! =)


I agree!
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| August 19, 2014, 2:10 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Cameron Wilson
Can I add this <a href="http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/394971></a>; to the group. It has Legolas in it?

I can't see your MOC, the link says "file not found".
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| August 20, 2014, 3:23 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I can't see your MOC, the link says "file not found".

Oh. Well click my name and where it says recent creations click I know that guy from somewhere...
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| August 20, 2014, 4:38 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Cameron Wilson
Oh. Well click my name and where it says recent creations click I know that guy from somewhere...

Love it! You can add it!
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| August 20, 2014, 9:45 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Love it! You can add it!

Thanks! =)
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| August 20, 2014, 9:52 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Cameron Wilson
Thanks! =)

Awesome movies, I watched them all! (Well, who didn't? :D)
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| August 21, 2014, 5:02 am
 Group moderator 
Hay Micheal! I feel like there are several times where I want to contact you with out posting in the main group, but don't know how to do it.(we hardly ever look in the A&M group) would you mind if I got your email address from Ian spacek ?
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| August 22, 2014, 11:30 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hay Micheal! I feel like there are several times where I want to contact you with out posting in the main group, but don't know how to do it.(we hardly ever look in the A&M group) would you mind if I got your email address from Ian spacek ?

OK, Ian can give you my email adress.

Maybe we can add each other on facebook, too. (If you have got facebook at all, of course)
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| August 23, 2014, 3:01 pm
In the last month I have added around 13 comments, had my creation as MOTW and MOTM but have not received any merits. why is that?
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| October 11, 2014, 3:55 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
In the last month I have added around 13 comments, had my creation as MOTW and MOTM but have not received any merits. why is that?

I'm sorry, maybe I forgot to edit the merits-list at the end of some weeks, because there are so many topics and elections to be done. I didn't even have the time to create the next Hurt and Heal yet. As for MOCs of the week, nobody really received any merits, but I changed this now and added 1.5 merits to all winners of MOCTW plus 2.5 merits to the MOC of the Month. Also I will add merits for this week now.
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| October 12, 2014, 6:03 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm sorry, maybe I forgot to edit the merits-list at the end of some weeks, because there are so many topics and elections to be done. I didn't even have the time to create the next Hurt and Heal yet. As for MOCs of the week, nobody really received any merits, but I changed this now and added 1.5 merits to all winners of MOCTW plus 2.5 merits to the MOC of the Month. Also I will add merits for this week now.


Okay, thank you.

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| October 12, 2014, 12:24 pm
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