The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Tinkerbell » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:20 am

Morning everyone!! have a fantastic day!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elderberry » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:28 am

I can so relate to this post.

Eric wrote:*walks into an empty room, bare floors, blank walls, a janky piece of plywood held up on two sawhorses pretending to be a bar, and a creaky lonely chair in the middle of the room*

Sigh

*heads to the chair & sits down*

This, my friends, is the sorry tale of how, while battling the hordes of spammers, I killed a popular thread. Oh, I assure you, it wasn't done out of malice, but, bleary-eyed and dust-encrusted, I returned home to find our beloved board buried under an assault of spammers. I was tired, I was hungry, I was stupid. Emphasis on stupid. I decided to start fighting when I should have waited until I was rested, but I was the first mod back & the board was unusable.

*looks around the emptiness*

I made some coffee and entered the battle Sunday night, knowing that I could only remove posts but not block the spammers, but determined to try to get some breathing room. I started hacking and whacking, chipping away post by post for over an hour, and when I realized quite a lot of them were complete spammer topics I knew I could take out 20 or 30 at a time, instead of one by one. I attacked, I was knocking out the bastards by the handful...

and then I fucked up royally.

It was a wall of spam posts in "Open Topics", a long row, some marked as spam, some not. I was checking the boxes & trying to make sure I was only getting "zero follow-up post" while comparing the last post to known spammers when I checked the Bar 3, since the last post was a spammer, and somehow between cross-eyed & stupid I didn't notice the thousands of posts, and I didn't even realize I'd checked it until after I said "yes", delete topics...

I screamed loud enough my upstairs neighbor called to make sure I was okay.

It's unrecoverable. Gone. I've checked, but there's no way to recover a single thread.

I even checked the "wayback machine" to see if I could find any of it. It doesn't look like it's there either.

I am unbelievably sorry, and was so frozen by what I'd done it took me until Tuesday to even start going after the spam again - I seriously didn't want to fuck up more. I made it through over 8 hours of spam-whacking fine the last two days, so there's that at least.

Hopefully this empty space will get some love, and some of the memories created in Bar #3 can live on.

*sets up a round of drinks on the saw-horse bar, waits*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby pink » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:23 am

Knowmad! I'm honored! I think that's the first time one of my quotes made it to a sig line.

*goes for another cup of coffee*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:28 am

pink wrote:Knowmad! I'm honored! I think that's the first time one of my quotes made it to a sig line.

*goes for another cup of coffee*

Knew I should've asked for help with that sasparilla!


Hey Those words summed up my burn, 'Cept I started asking for it on Tuesday. Actualy Didn't ask as mutch as I said yes. but same effect.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:48 pm

I shall certainly remember that, (((LF))).
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby maryanimal » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:16 pm

I was lured into The Bar, Volume #4 from the what happened to Da Bar 3. As I said in that thread, what's better than a fresh start! *hugs for everyone*!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:32 pm

Making a periodic dart-in, slinging a plate of quesadilla's (good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!) - the bacon is magically either real or vegetarian, depending on your needs...
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Knowmad- it was lovely to get to meet you for a hot second!

It's great to hear that so many people had a Good Year. Usually if I have a good one I'm going to hear more people saying there's was bad.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Thorormr » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:35 pm

So this is where everyone wound up . . .

How about a Dark and Stormy?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Eric wrote:....

Knowmad- it was lovely to get to meet you for a hot second!

It's great to hear that so many people had a Good Year. Usually if I have a good one I'm going to hear more people saying there's was bad.


Yeah was nice to see you as well. Funny thing I saw you chatting to a friend and thought Damn that guy looks like Eric then I saw the BRC Weekly [*Derp*]
but yeah this was like my virgin year all over agian. And it keeps getting better! Someone just found my Phone!!!! yeah!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby forty_eight » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:14 pm

i like to drink and shit

sucks about that other bar
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:12 am

*wanders in, rubs ECM, makes CCCP*

Hi gang!!!

I ended up in Reno for the last couple of days, so missed the inagural run of Saturday morning cartoons here.....sorry.

so...........





dang knee and leg below, and foot are still swelling and turning purple from bruising from my antics on playa.......it's tough getting old.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Kinetik V » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:36 am

Eric wrote:Making a periodic dart-in, slinging a plate of quesadilla's (good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!) - the bacon is magically either real or vegetarian, depending on your needs...
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Damn, that looked so good I'm making some for breakfast.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby grenadine » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:09 am

Good morning everyone *puts out a pitcher of bloody marys*! Who wants pancakes cooked in bacon fat?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi grenadine, and welcome!

sounds like a good lunch, thanks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:22 pm

Hi YG, welcome Gren. Good pic of us, YG, posted by LF on FB. Got most of my playa stuff cleaned and stashed. Haven't decided what to do about my injured tent. 3 out of 5 tent poles destroyed. Got 5 good years out of it, likely time to think about an alternative for 2013. Never too early to start planning for the next burn!

Time to make some pottery

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:24 pm

HI Marty!! yeah, any pic with you, is a good pic........you're "da best".

you can get new poles.........(redacting German military humor).................

there were some fun pics from the MnG......I wish they'd get posted.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby maryanimal » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:28 pm

Afternoon all! Had a great lunch here. sauteed zucchini with red and green bell peppers, onion, garlic, and quinoa! yummy! Good-for-your-soul food!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:22 pm

ygmir wrote:you can get new poles.........(redacting German military humor).................

Smart move. Everyone knows Germans have no sense of humor.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:you can get new poles.........(redacting German military humor).................

Smart move. Everyone knows Germans have no sense of humor.


it'd not be lost on Prussians or Bohemians, though!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:08 pm

Bohemians, of course. But Prussians are the most german of the germans. Should've stuck with Bavarians. They are drunken oompah types. They gotta at least like falling down humor.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:22 pm

but, IIRC, Prussia included parts of what is now Poland....and well, Pole jokes and all........they're over run with 'em..........
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:55 pm

Yes, Prussia contained parts of Poland. So did Russia. So did Austria. Poland was a plain and therefor oft-conquered. And then famously carved up by the "Big Three". And, of course, there was a whole lot more intermingling than we can possibly list here.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby littleflower » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:03 pm

give me my pole

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:17 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Hey Yg, Fishy and LF. LF you have the best of the Pole thoughts!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:30 pm

*walks in followed by playa cloud*

Hey peeps! Great to see you here. I am still kind of playa covered...got off of there yesterday...it was crazy week...
I am going to crash on the couch...ohh, finishing beer first :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:36 am

[*pulls a corner of the NEB over Misa*]
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:19 am

*limps in, starts ECM for CCCP*

Hi Misa!! glad to see you got off the playa ok.......you in the Bay Area?
Hi Knowmad!!! still in Reno?

ah.....first Monday Post-Playa..........seems defaultia has its grip on me again.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:12 am

Defaultia means laundry, doesn't it?

Mmmmm, coffee.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby shroom » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:17 am

coffee sounds great today
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