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  • susanszy created a new topic ' Veteran's Day November 11th' in the forum.
    Hi everyone! We're planning an event to honor our Vets, and could use some help!
    Gabriellaa is making some dance routines to big band music (yay!) and we've created a Veteran's Day quest which will be out on Nov 11th. It would be great to have patriotic outfits to wear!
    Let's have some fun and honor our Vets!
    7 minutes ago
  • BannedWagon replied to the topic 'Wednesday night Bingo' in the forum.
    Let's be honest here. There is a group of members that want to be their way. If you communicate with anyone who they consider a griefer, you are now one as well. If your opinion differs from theirs, you are a griefer. If you try to talk to people during an event using voice chat, you are a griefer. If you pull out a paintball gun in an area where it forces your FF off, you are a griefer. You could do a parody of foxworthy redneck jokes with this.

    A long time ago, during a bingo event, I was asked (nicely I must add) not to not talk with voice because it was disruptive. I don't understand why their voice option couldn't be turned off then. Maybe that has changed and they just restrict to not using voice in zone box, which I understand. Maybe it hasn't.

    There was an incident where I was talking to a certain group of people(see above re: talking to possible griefers), and I was removed from that event along with select others. They claimed it was to make room for other people, but many were afk for extended periods of time so I was not buying that story. I dealt with it and continued to converse with my fellow booted attendees outside the zone.

    I feel like this isn't the first time someone was removed without notification of why they were, or would be removed. They just were because of who they were, or who they were talking to. Was snoopy just saying that once sentence in the zone box to get removed? If that is the case, that may be excessive. Sometimes the zone box is accidentally clicked allowing you to talk, and there are times where the zone box disappears and reappears only to default to being open. Also, I have been talking to someone in a vehicle and entering an area where a zone box appears only to have the convo be in that zone box because I was already mid sentence when it popped up.

    Coolnet, you kept saying things like "you all" or "your friends at Zona". Is that what you classify as a griefer? Someone who goes to zona or talks to people who do go there? Who is really the griefer here?

    Someone held a legit event in zona via an event flag not too long ago. During that event, the host was heard saying that it didn't matter about zona because "those people" will have no reason to come here soon anyway. Implying that the "griefers" will not be able to pb there soon. Now that person did have the option to host that event there, but we all know damn well that people will always be shooting, using mic, laughing, yelling, etc no matter what is going on around them. I also know damn well that person only held that event in that location just to say.......see, they are disrupting MY event and griefing me and the people in this class...The people of zona are inconsiderate and immature..... :blahblah: . I mean come on, why would anyone have a class in the middle of an area that is called a "paintball playground" unless you knew people were going to be talking and shooting around and through you causing distractions?

    There will always be people who will cry the whole...if you are 18 or older, you should know better...and while that may be true, as an adult you should also know how to take action for YOU and you only. There are many methods to deal with someone you don't like for whatever reason you have, and not feel like you have to change the world to suit your needs. Too many people feel they need to make a difference just to be recognized as someone who made something happen.

    I say, don't feel like you need to always change the world, or everyone around you, for your views. Change you for your views, and let others deal with it how they want to for themselves as well no matter what side of the coin you are on. That should go in a virtual world and in the real world. Because despite what you think, you aren't perfect either sunshine.
    2 hours 26 minutes ago
  • coolnet560 replied to the topic '2014 Halloween Decorating Contest' in the forum.
    Last reminder, you have until 11:45pm to submit your decorations into the surveymonkey. Once the registration is closed, you won't be able to enter. If you have any questions please send me an email or message me in :)
    4 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Oh thank God.
    Got a message thru to ONE of my kids, my youngest son - haven't talked to him in 11 months.

    I feel so much better.
    5 hours 20 minutes ago
  • chuchu is friends with dolphinlvr38
  • EmmaJean thanks user 'SMZ Greenie' in the forum message ' Invite to Breakfast Club'.
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  • EmmaJean thanks user 'Orielle' in the forum message ' Event Help Needed'.
    18 hours ago
  • RK_Falagar thanks user 'coolnet560' in the forum message ' Wednesday night Bingo'.
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  • Good news!

    Through the magic of Stripe, you can now pay for Therebucks or There subscriptions even if you don’t have a PayPal Account.

    This also means that many of you who couldn’t pay due to your locale (Egypt, for example) may now be able to pay.

    There’s one little hitch – if you’re still running Internet Explorer 7, you won’t see the Stripe options. This is because Stripe uses relatively modern browser features which Internet Explorer 7 lacks (by “modern” I mean “modern like running water in your home” modern – IE 7’s not exactly the latest and greatest itself).

    One other hitch – if you want to purchase a developer item using the “Real Money” option you still need to use PayPal. This is because only PayPal offers the cool digital / micropayment options which make small purchases even worthwhile.

    We hope you like this new payment option, and, if you know anyone who hasn’t joined There because they needed another option, please let them know!

    23 hours 2 minutes ago
  • SMZ Greenie thanks user 'susanszy' in the forum message ' Bingo at Sanctuary!'.
  • SMZ Greenie thanks user 'susanszy' in the forum message ' CCR Celebrates Autumn!'.
  • SMZ Greenie thanks user 'MichaelFlya' in the forum message ' Writing a new auction auto-lister.'.
  • xSnoopy created a new topic ' Wednesday night Bingo' in the forum.
    Last night a group of us were hanging out in Zona, talking about how boring it has been since the latest update to There.
    At about 8:45, someone mentioned that there was a Bingo event at 9:00.
    Most of us do not play Bingo but there are some very interesting people to interact with so we decided to go.
    After a short stop at a Yard sale, we went to Bingo.
    As we entered, someone shouted or made a noise in the IM box. It was quite loud and surprised me. My comment in the IM box was "what the hell was that".
    About 30 seconds later I was banned from the event along with one of my friends. No warning, no questions from the host or the co-host, just kicked us out.
    Shortly after that a lot of my friends were also banned. They told me that they had been defending me and wanted to know why I had been banned.
    A lot of the knowledgeable people in this Forum have been posting about "if you cant find people or are just bored find an event to go to". That is exactingly what we did.
    When I was running events at Arctic, I always gave the offensive person at least 1 or 2 warnings before banning them so they knew exactingly what they were being kicked out for. Usually booted them out but allowing them to come right back in. The second time I booted them out, I went outside the zone and gave them a verbal warning and let them back in. The third time it was usually permanent for that event.
    My group of friends, at times, use some rather colorful language and are pretty passionate about their beliefs. Other events we have been at the host usually tells us that their event is a "no cussing event" and that usually stops all the "offensive" language.
    Folks, this is NOT 1950. This is an over 18 crowd and it is 2014 and everyone should be treated as such.
    If you don't like the language, please ask that person or group to knock it off.
    Of course, if you have that person on your personal on Ignore list, at least take the time to remove him/her and give them a warning.
    There are a LOT of people, at events that do not have me on Ignore and I thoroughly enjoy interacting with them.
    I hate to use this word but what happened last night is called GRIEFING!

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