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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by knocknashee
    Sorry to interrupt, but it's my understanding that 'whumping', as well as being the act of your favourite character suffering, was also an area of fandom where people, kinda sadistically, enjoyed the fact that their favourite character is getting welted on... (???)
    Whumping is what happens to the character. Yes there are people who prefer that. The fiction though is usually called H&C or Hurt and Comfort.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    I thought whumping was something that happened to the characters, not a reaction from the fans?

    Like... Evolution is a good example of Danny whumping. He's kidnapped, tortured, half drowned, kicked around and generally beaten up and abused. Whumping = beating. Folks who like whumping like to see their chosen character get hurt... usually because of the "comforting" that comes after (whether it's actually on the show, in fanfics, or just in their own imagination).

    Or is that what was said? 'Cause I got the impression you were equating whumping with the sound fans make when they keel over 'cause their favorite character was hurt.

    Either that or I've always vastly misunderstood the entire concept of whumping. That's entirely possible.
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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Here's an idiot question I thought I'd ask other posters before bugging the mods.

    What are those pushpin and paper clip icons by some of the thread titles?

    I get the "sticky" and the star ratings, but I've never been able to figure out what those others mean.

    Thanks.

    (and it took me while but yeah, whump and thunk are two different things)

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    I know that "paper clip" icon appears when you have an attachment in a thread

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Yep paperclip is for attachments and the pushpin appears on the sticky's
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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    I have a question:

    You know that when you get a rep point from oldies here, you can get like 5 at a time, but from newbies only one. I was wondering what determines how many rep points you can give.

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Erised
    I have a question:

    You know that when you get a rep point from oldies here, you can get like 5 at a time, but from newbies only one. I was wondering what determines how many rep points you can give.
    A combination of factors:

    1. How long you've been a GateWorld member.
    2. How many posts you have (posts that count. Not posts in the off-topic folder).
    3. Your own reputation.

    Those three factors plug into some kind of formula that generates the number of rep points you can give others. You may give anywhere from 1 to 5rep points at a time.

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    Exclamation Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoWraith
    A combination of factors:

    1. How long you've been a GateWorld member.
    2. How many posts you have (posts that count. Not posts in the off-topic folder).
    3. Your own reputation.
    mmm. you learn something new everyday.

    I'll answer the factors and you tell me the correct # so I can give people more than 1 rep point

    1. May 3rd, 2004
    2. 1,341 (including this one)
    3. 151

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NowIWillDestroyAbydos
    mmm. you learn something new everyday.

    I'll answer the factors and you tell me the correct # so I can give people more than 1 rep point

    1. May 3rd, 2004
    2. 1,341 (including this one)
    3. 151
    I don't know the exact formula or how the factors plug into the formula. So i really can't give you a value or answer your question. If you want a more direct answer, trying sending a PM to a mod and asking them.

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    darren is pretty much the only one who knows the formula...and he rarely gives details

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    Thumbs up Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    darren is pretty much the only one who knows the formula...and he rarely gives details
    okay, that's good to know.

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    I have solved the problem of "you need more characters." I just hit the "change editor" button in the upper right corner. I have no idea why that worked but it did.
    Last edited by fan457; October 31st, 2005 at 09:04 PM.

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Erised
    I know that "paper clip" icon appears when you have an attachment in a thread
    Thanks Erised and Qasim.

    Now I have another stupid question. What's an attachment? I know of hyperlinks, and having pictures, but not sure how attachments work in a forum like this. I looked in a paper clip thread, but couldn't find the attachment. (I'm not really this stupid, just ignorant of some internet concepts--no peanut gallery chiming in ).

    Thanks again for the help!

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    An attachment is when you attach a file such as an image or a wordprocessed document to a thread which others can then view

    The feature isnt used much as its easier to use the [img] tag for images and free file hosts for other types of file
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    Im too tired to read the page so are there any questions left unanswered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G.C
    Im too tired to read the page so are there any questions left unanswered?
    Being honest, I don't think there are.

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    Now that doesnt suprise me

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    Question Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Well since there are no questions to be answered, I'll ask one to everyone else (it's a survey question). What do you think of my new Location?

    My old one was "At your house, planting C4 with a P-90 strapped to his chest"

    I changed in an attempt to get some more rep points.

    Quote Originally Posted by ---
    Threatening people's homes and families in your location line is pretty distasteful, and not a good way to rack up the rep points.
    That's the reason I changed it.
    Last edited by Madeleine; November 2nd, 2005 at 08:14 PM.

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    Default Re: General Help and Assistance Thread

    Why the **** would someone give you rep for your location
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    Some one with a few screws loose

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