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Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Sinrebirth, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The activity of both clubs actually predate my participation in the Senate. From the context of the discusion I am assuming (and I may be wrong here) that the EUDF was a club which defended the cannonicity of the EU in all it's elements. The :"haters' club I am guessing was a group where some element of the EU would be dissected and "hated upon".

    Depending on the way Episode VII goes both groups may indeed become active again.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Before my time too. We need an oldbie in here.
     
  3. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ive been around a long time and never participated in those groups, but have to wonder if there is a need for such things. Haters group? Why not 'Troll/Baiters Alliance?' Real Governments do not have 'Haters Groups' so why do we need one? Doubt a Defence force is needed either, not yet anyway. We have some pretty damn good people here right now and there isn't terribly much to Defend as such. I would suggest this group be taken under advisement and maybe considered as traffic increases.
     
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  4. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Completely off-the-record, but I personally (not in my capacity as the BMC Senator) am strongly opposed to the idea of a haters group myself. I don't see the point...all it will do is lead to arguments, and more possibility for people to be banned. I may be relatively new, but I have seen some fairly fierce arguments, and they never end well. So personally, I believe that the haters group should stay buried.

    As for the Defense Force...probably not needed as of yet. Give it some time to see if it is needed I say.
     
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  5. zark

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    As a doofus that somehow people sometimes listen to :confused:, unless a particular user specifically petitions to have the group opened up again, I don't understand the need for this discussion. Not meaning to insult mind, it's just that if we don't have users interested, then we can't have a group.
     
  6. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Normally I would agree. However, it is prudent to get some things out of the way before we have a wave of new users requesting things. Like deciding if the haters group is worth reviving (I still believe it isn't).
     
  7. zark

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    Perhaps so. Either way, I don't think it will become much of an issue. No one up till now has shown a strong interest in reviving the Haters club regardless.
     
  8. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Neither do I. But you never know.

    (and perhaps more importantly, its not like we're doing anything else at the moment)

    EDIT: Also, I am not trying to be argumentative. Just trying to make sure this topic is handled now so it is not necessary to revive it down the line, unless it is truly needed.
     
  9. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    We have that "Least Favorite Character" thread right now which seems to be somewhat popular - I think Sinre mentioned that was a part of the thought process reguarding bringing the "Haters Club" back.

    Personally, if this person or that person dosn't like this or that, good for them. There are things I don't like as well.

    But.....

    I'd much rather talk with them about what they do like rather then wading through a list of things that they don't.
     
  10. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Personally, I'd rather avoid a Haters Club. But, bringing back the Galactic Defenders wouldn't hurt. Episode VII is likely to infringe on the EU in some shape or fashion. I was not over the moon with the 'Character we dislike' thread but free speech and all that jazz stayed my hand.

    We could simply call it the 'Optimist-class Fans Fan Club' or something equally positive sounding.
     
  11. CPL_Macja

    CPL_Macja Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Just a reminder... the Galactic Defenders were the EUCJedi before they changed their name to the Guardians of Light, which we still use today.

    The group I believe Sinrebirth is speaking about is the EU Defence Force.

    Just trying to avoid any confusion.

    Sent from a Galaxy far away via R2-N6
     
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  12. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Duly corrected.
     
  13. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Master star 6

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    Which was one of the reasons why they changed the name. People got it confused with the Defence force. They didn't know it was a Jedi Temple. That's why all the members of that time voted for the change of the name. There was other reasons too but it's not important to bring it up.
     
  14. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Ah. Jedi coups. Like Sith coups, but less honest.

    So.

    Does the Senate want to formally authorise the recreation of the Expanded Universe Defence Force?

    I am authorising a vote.

    Ministers, please check in, and Senators, all those in favour; aye. All those not; nay.
     
  15. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As Minister of Internal Affairs I am checking in.

    As Senator of the Thrawn fan club, I have to say from general off handed comments of members in other threads that i feel this vote of : nay best reprisents my constituents.
     
  16. zark

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    Minister of Public Affairs checking in.

    As senator of WJFC, I will vote shortly.
     
  17. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Senator for the BMC: Nay, with the provision that I believe it should be brought up again when we have more new users.
     
  18. CPL_Macja

    CPL_Macja Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Minister of Intelligence/Senate Security reporting as ordered, Sir!
     
  19. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Senator for NJO/LOTF reporting, will check with membership......few as they are... ;)
     
  20. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    After talking with my constituents, I would like to withdraw the BMC vote until I can get all their opinions in.
     
  21. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    The haters club was more trouble then some would like to admit. I have no desire to see it return. Some of the arguments were fierce and can be emotionally draining at times when you least expect it too. Arguments never ended well because it caused strong hate not only towards a character but sometimes that hate was directed at a user who liked the character. It was awful and I would prefer to see the Haters club stay burried and never return.

    We have our agreements and disagreements but some of the behavior I have observed was uncalled for and led to bans.

    Everything now is fine the way it is. Less arguments make these boards more enjoyable.
     
  22. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Off the record again, but I happen to agree with that.
     
  23. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    I thought I would get my 2 cents in before the final vote was tallied
     
  24. zark

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    The WJFC is in favor of re-establishing the EUC Defense Force, we are steadfastly against reinstating the Haters Association. Therefore, please consider my vote cast accordingly.
     
  25. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The NJO/LOTF Fan Club is in favour of re-establishing the EUC Defense Force, we are steadfastly against reinstating the Haters Association. Therefore, please consider my vote cast accordingly.

    and YES I copied you Zarks! I'm in a lazy mood! LOL!!!
     
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