Archive for May, 2011
To make the life of the ops and admins at the support-channel a little easier the Stats-Bot was replaced with the Support-Bot. This bot comes with a bunch of new features and commands.
1. The FAQ-Commands:
This command let the bot output the FAQ-text for the given command.
With this command you get a link to a full list of the stored FAQ’s with their commands.
This shows up a short help for the FAQ-script
2. The web-frontend:
Beside the IRC-based side of the FAQ-script their is also a web-frontend for easy insert / edit / delete of the FAQ’q at the database. This frontend have it’s own user-system, so only approved user can use this like ops, admins and some other helpers.
Both, the script and also the frontend, are working with a MySQL-database as storage.
At the moment the layout of the frontend is really simple but we are working on that.
3. Additional commands:
Shows up link to deactivated inventory for the given nick.
Shows up link to activated inventory for the given nick.
Shows up link to transaction history for the given nick.
Shows up link to the market items for the given nick.
Shows up link to the forum profile for the given nick.
Shows up link to the shop for the given nick.
Shows up link to the login history for the given nick.
Beside all the new features the Support-Bot also does the stats for the support-channel.
So, as most of you know, hopefully anyway, wibbles has been deleted. None of this “moved or hidden” stuff, DELETED. Now that’s out of the way,
I’m Solax, reporting here from ground zero of the wibbles destruction. Elerk has been very quiet the last 5 days following wibbles’ destruction by Avwave. The basis behind the deletion is that due to an overpopulation of trolls, the indigenous species of Elerk (who’s natural habitat happens to be wibbles) started leaking out into the wider community. The recent new board, Offtopic, must have looked enough like wibbles to start a migration. With wibbles, the only natural habitat for trolls gone, they will resort to overrunning the next best thing.
(Fun fact. every second, an area of wibbles the size of a football field is cut down for civilized discussion!)
Muur interviewed Nikita for an expert opinion on the mater.
Muur: Hey Niki
Nikita: Hello Mr. Muur
Nikita: What crazy shenanigans do you have in store for me?
Muur: All right, so we all know you were somewhat of a main figure in the Wibbles, eh?
Nikita: I suppose I’m a fan favorite
Muur: Anyways, how has it affected you since the board was deleted?
Nikita: Well honestly, I’m not very proud of this but Wibbles was the only place I posted and really the only entertaining place for me to post
Nikita: It feels as if my home was swept away
Nikita: I’m not very upset about it though
Nikita: It was starting to go to shit with every new rule added and nobody ever tried to follow the rules we enforced
Nikita: So I guess it was just a matter of time
Nikita: They already tried to overhaul Wibbles twice
Nikita: It was fun while it lasted though
Nikita: I don’t have any regrets really
Muur: Does this give you hopes for a re-instated wibbles in the future?
Nikita: No, not really
Nikita: I don’t have much hope for most of the member of this community
Nikita: It would be the same
Nikita: Retarded bullshit
Nikita: That I grow to love
Muur: Are you surprised by the fact almost no people have really complained about its deletion?
Nikita: Not really
Nikita: It was beginning to become less enjoyable every day
Muur: What were the reasons?
Nikita: The facts that nobody would ever create oc, follow the rules or even try to be entertaining
Nikita: it became a shithole
Muur: What was your first thought when you saw that wibbles had been deleted?
Nikita: Then overcame a feeling of sadness
Nikita: then it went away
Nikita: I still have a place in my heart for wibbles though and I always will
Nikita: back in it’s prime it was very enjoyable
Muur: Have you found any substitute to make up for the lack of Wibbles(4chan, etc.)?
Nikita: I don’t like to associate wibbles with 4chan, I like to keep a little more class then that
Nikita: Me and the members of #c3 have started administrating an alternate website
Nikita: basically a wibbles copy
Nikita: Maybe it will take off and be successful
Nikita: maybe it won’t
Nikita: time will tell
Nikita: Would you like the link to it?
Muur: That actually isn’t too shabby. It actually looks a lot more refined than the old wibbles.
Muur: Anything else you wish to say?
Nikita: Well its still way on in it’s early stages (created about a day ago) we have lots of room for improvement
Nikita: Wibbles never dies
Nikita: Wibbles wobbles but it won’t fall down
Wibbles may still exist in crappy free forums but avwave has confirmed:
[19:29] Solax avwave_: can you confirm for me that there will be no new wibbles or wibbles 2.0 or anything of the sorts?
[19:29] avwave_ no
[19:29] avwave_ wibbles
[19:29] avwave_ ever
Ouch, sorry trolls. It’s gone forever. So now go, and enjoy a happier troll free Toribash!
This clan has been around for some time now. Its not a really old clan or anything, but its certainly not new. I thought it was time we show some appreciation to the old, fun clans that are around, not just the new ones that we are all so used to. Personally, i am close friends with this clan, and i have known to love them (although it wasn’t too hard ;D). This clan is full of fun loving Toribashians, so come take a look into the great clan of C3. The leader is one of the few women in Toribash, Glow! We are close friends so i decided to grab an interview with her.
Please excuse her silliness.
* Glow (IceChat77@1337-E3267514.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net) has joined #interview
<Bloob> So im here to interview you about C3
<Bloob> So you are the leader of C3 right?
* Glow puts on serious jacket, glasses, and scuba gear
<Glow> Have been since it’s faithful day 1.
<Bloob> So is clow a leader or a co-leader?
<Glow> Clow is the Co-Leader of C3.
<Bloob> Im sure alot of people you both are the leaders.
<Bloob> BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASe
<Bloob> I see you have a large member influx.
<Bloob> Do you have any idea why?
<Glow> Yes, it isnt the case. because the “e” wasn’t capitalised.
<Glow> It seems that when I got GM, all the people I liked deided to join C3.
<Glow> Apply for*
<Glow> And I was like “Coincidence?”
<Glow> Still not sure.
<Bloob> Thats fair enough.
<Glow> They aren’t just noobs or anything
<Bloob> Well thats good.
<Bloob> You have a large influx of DECENT members.
<Bloob> Thats even better.
<Bloob> Can you let us know exactly what C3 means?
<Bloob> It is a mystery to some people.
<Glow> C3 is a heart that is inflated at the bottom, exploding with LOVE.
<Glow> or a chode
<Bloob> I always thought it was :3
<Bloob> like kitty
<Glow> Actually it stands for Colon 3 or “:” “3″
<Glow> Colon being a punctuation
<Bloob> Well it sure is a nice clan.
<Bloob> Thanks for the short interview.
<Glow> fuck you
<Glow> I’m on morphine.
<Glow> That wus fun
<Bloob> im putting all of that in there you know
It goes without saying that the Toribash community is full of trolls and generally hateful/negative people. Most people troll back or leave the forums due this burden. But some people, like link8, leader of the Peace Circle, rolls with the punches and continues to spread his positive message. I got a chance to interview him about this.
Explain to me what your Peace Circle represents
<link8> it represents peace and unification
<link8> to unit us all and stop the insulting and disrespect
What do you hope to accomplish with it?
<link8> I want to accomplish peace
<link8> no more trolling in this community
<link8> no more harsh insulting
<link8> everyone would be as one and it would be rules
<link8> to make sure no one will do that
<link8> no more scammers
How do you feel when you are put down by rittu and the like for your efforts, and why do you think they do it?
<link8> I feel regular I just feel like
<link8> well people are gonna think how they want
<link8> I can’t stop that
<link8> so i don’t worry about it
<link8> and I think they do it because they just don’t like me for what I did in the past
<link8> and they thinks it’s a stupid plan and they put me down because they don’t like me
It doesn’t bother you that the higher ups don’t respect you and your cause?
<link8> there just people like us
<link8> anything they can do
<link8> I can do it better
<link8> thats what I always think haha
If you were in a position of power, such as admin, how would the rules change?
<link8> No harsh insulting
<link8> like tertywerty telling them
<link8> “I hope you eat shit and die”
<link8> Like if they continue to insult people like that
<link8> then they will get a month ban
<link8> for being a harsh and cold person to the people in the community
<link8> and I would not allow trolling
<link8> anyone who continues to try and make this community liek wibbles shall be banned for 1week
<link8> or 4days
<link8> it all depends on how they are doing it
Well, people will always have a hunger for trolling and insulting. Do you think a place like wibbles did the community justice by giving people an outlet for there trolling/negativity?
<link8> Now that you put it that way I guess it was a good way for trollers to good there
<link8> but I think it was good for it to be removed because it was only making people more trollers
That being said, does it bother you that wibbles is now gone?
<link8> well I mean like
<link8> Yes People will start to calm down with there trolling
<link8> they will have to mantain there hunger for trolling
How do you know this? There are so many boards to manage. Do you really think people would cease to troll just because there isn’t a designated place to do it?
<link8> I think they would cease there troll because the rules would stop them from trolling everywhere
<link8> if not wibbles atleast do it in IRC
<link8> If people cannot stop there trolling madness than come to IRC
<link8> where there are no rules
<link8> and troll people that way
But, that’s still spreading the negativity your fighting to abolish.
<link8> so to control it
<link8> there should be rules in IRC aswelll
<link8> like no Cruel trolling and being heartless
<link8> those who wish to troll must troll atleast none cruel and none heartless
<link8> but it still shouldn’t be trolling
<link8> it was just a suggestion
<link8> but I belieave that people should not troll
<link8> and should just stop it and mantain thereselfs
I think were about done here. Is there anything else you would like to say before we end this?
<link8> Unification can lead through alot of things
<link8> coming together we can do anything
<link8> thats it
Yesterday was a very special day. SkulFuk’s 30th birthday! If you are new, or have been living under a big pile of acid relaxes, SkulFuk is an old an much loved member of the community. I don’t have much else to say except to invite you to sing happy birthday along with me. And…Flicks Music…Go!