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What a day

Slept through my morning lectures and my morning group assignment meeting. Never a good start with things how they are. I woke up at 23 minutes past. The significance of that has not been missed. Number of empty Dr Pepper bottles in my room when I cleared it out earlier? 23. Something big is going to happen.

The D&D game this aftrenoon went about par for the course. nothing serious happenned, and it finished with a fight that took far too long. That's the problem with the D20 system, it doesn't *feel* at all intuitive. Attribute *modifiers*? Right, so there's no ifference between my Strength's 14 and my Dex of 15? Even theough one is higher than the others they have no actual difference at all for the purposes at all? And why do you have to remember so many stupid numbers? And what's with the levels? That is so retro it's untrue. (Yes, there are good points to D20. I can't be bothered to think of anything it does that the Storyteller system, or Cyberpunk, or Deadlands, or GURPS doesn't, and on top of that, it uses *levels*. This is my LJ, and I shall rant if I want to.)

No Mage game tomorrow. I have more important things to be doing.

I got properly stoned for the first time in ages earlier. That's probably the only reason I'm not exploding right now.

A troll has returned to my Forum, a particularly moronic excretion in the gene pool. I am at war. I shall ask no quarter and none shall be given. I shall not enter into any pleas for peace. The Digital Raven is at war and nothing short of victory shall stop me.

If I couldn't rant at people online, I would have been locked up long ago.


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Oct. 31st, 2002 09:27 am (UTC)
And what a troll he is
Why can't Conrad just permaban people? Why?
Nov. 3rd, 2002 03:56 am (UTC)
Re: And what a troll he is
How could he? By email address? Most trolls use Hotmail and Yahoo[1] anyhow. Theoretically, he could probably find the IP address from when people post, and maybe trace the source back to their ISP. But that doesn't stop them from logging on to public terminals, and sometimes it's just not worth the risk of cutting off regular posters who do contribute by punishing them for someone else using the same connection.

Trust me-- you think dealing with trolls on the Forums is tricky? Try IRC. They actually specifically have ways of cutting off trolls and spammers at the source (as a result, most larger IRC servers refuse to accept AOL connections), and those rarely accomplish anything that lasts longer than a week or two. The only method I've heard of[2] that works is moving the IRC network to new servers and arranging it so only specific people know how to gain access, people who can arrange it so the troublesome individuals won't know how to get there.

[1]--Not to imply anything inherently negative about Hotmail and Yahoo users... heck, I've got a Hotmail account myself, from back when the logo was a spinning globe and not a rainbow-colored butterfly. The fact that I've had it this long is the only reason why I still have it.
[2]--For obvious reasons, this method can't really be applied to the forums.
Nov. 4th, 2002 05:28 pm (UTC)
Achilles is such a heel
Gah. Notice that he's not around anymore? My hope is that a bus hit him and then his corpse was picked up by a bunch of detitute bums who proceeded to use it to keep their barrel alight. Seriously...I'll never understand trolls like him. What could ever possess a person to come to a site where they get so roundly humiliated? I understand those people who crave negative attention, but he gets what he deserves and I can't see how that could be satisfying. Even to a badly damaged mind.

Gotta get me one of these live journals. Then I can rant on my own piece of webspace! :-)

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