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  • #31
    Originally posted by AntiFash Gordon View Post
    So, tell me the full story of The Nine Heads of Ming, someone.




    What I understand is, he had some people over, there was drinking, it was a paahhtay. Some guest -eight or nine, I think- discovered Ming's computer logged on to Poly - and posted filth as him.

    Markos banned Ming for a couple weeks, or something like that...

    ​​​JR was one of the heads, I just was told.
    Probably best if Ming does the honors. It was a Chicago area Poly meet-up at Ming's that included out-of-towners like Zopperoni, here from the Netherlands for a (iirc) business conference. I was there; I participated.

    Your understanding is not really wrong, but "posted filth" is simplistic and inaccurate. "Participated in active threads" would be closer. "Trolling as Ming" closer still. This was back when active moderation was still a thing.

    If the actual threads are gone, you will have to rely on the memories of people who were all drunk and/or high. I doubt I could name more than about 5-6 participants...
    Apolyton's Grim Reaper 2008, 2010 & 2011
    RIP lest we forget... SG (2) and LaFayette -- Civ2 Succession Games Brothers-in-Arms

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Buster Crabbe's Uncle View Post
      -Speaking of Finns, Nikolai claims to no longer be 16, and is allegedly married to an actual woman. I've got a pic somewhere.
      Norwegian, if I may. And I've somehow grown to become 35 years of age, having been 14 when I registered. Also, Astrid is the best thing that ever happened to me. And she's very real.
      Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.-Isaiah 41:10
      I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalms 139.14a
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Buster Crabbe's Uncle View Post
        AH.

        HastyWedding.jpg
        -I believe that's Astrid on the left.



        I did him a SMACX custom faction as a wedding present - the Believers w/ Miriam changed to him.

        believe2.jpg
        Yes, in the wedding dress. The girl in the middle is my sister.
        Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.-Isaiah 41:10
        I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalms 139.14a
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Rasbelin View Post


          Except Nikolai was Norwegian. Well, probably close enough.

          I suspect many of us Civ geeks are less geek now. Yes, including myself. But yes, Nikolai sure felt young back then.
          The Finns speak funny, though. Much like Solver, but even less intelligble. I'm not sure if I am less of a geek or not, but I am certainly getting older...
          Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.-Isaiah 41:10
          I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalms 139.14a
          Also active on WePlayCiv.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by -Jrabbit View Post

            Probably best if Ming does the honors. It was a Chicago area Poly meet-up at Ming's that included out-of-towners like Zopperoni, here from the Netherlands for a (iirc) business conference. I was there; I participated.

            Your understanding is not really wrong, but "posted filth" is simplistic and inaccurate. "Participated in active threads" would be closer. "Trolling as Ming" closer still. This was back when active moderation was still a thing.

            If the actual threads are gone, you will have to rely on the memories of people who were all drunk and/or high. I doubt I could name more than about 5-6 participants...
            Pretty sure this thread was the main reason Ming was stripped of mod powers for a week. I recall the ban only lasting for a day.



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            loinburger
            -JRabbit
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            • #36
              Damn, I feel so old. In a few short months I'll be closer to 50 than 20 when I first started posting here. Where do the years go?
              Speaking of Erith:

              "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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              • #37
                I was not that active in the OT but mostly playing diplomacy and the story threads, but damn. It's mind-blowing to hear of so many that have passed away. It's been almost a quarter of a century and yet a lot still feels like yesterday.

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