Olive branch! A truce?

javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
edited January 2017 in Off Topic Discussion
Members of my guild and members of another guild seem to have an ongoing "thing" happening here, with an animosity that is over the top. Yet, I think that if we all met in person, most of us would get along. There would be no name-calling or fist fights, because in real life, rational adults don't behave that way towards virtual strangers.

On behalf of the DTP leadership, @walker_say_what and I would like to take up this tiny bit of space to call a truce. To my guild-mates and my fellow NML community members: when we read a post by someone we may have had words with in the past, let's try to assume the best. If something in what they said sounds like a vague flame, or you suspect someone is trying to draw you into an argument, I urge you to pause before responding. Communication here leaves out the nuances that come with word inflection and we don't yet have a font that communicates voice tone and body language, so if there's any possibility it wasn't an attack, go with the best assumption first and respond as though no affront was intended. Worst case scenario: you were trolled and the post makes you angry—just ignore it.

Can't we all just get along?
Peace.

(Tagging a few people. Totally randomly, of course. ;) )
@WeekOne
@Bill_ZRT
@bladgier
@Top8dog
@Sekushi
@Amazayn
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  • javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
    edited January 2017
    edit: thanks for moving this thread!
    DTP leader
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  • DeanTWDDeanTWD Member Posts: 187
    War brewing inside your guild? Nice :D
  • javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
    I agree that the frictions are between individuals within our guilds, although if a corporation can be considered a person, I'd rather blame a faceless guild on the issues than call anyone out.... :D

    I'll be glad if we put the friendly back into "friendly competition". Thanks for accepting the olive branch. We don't have to all like each others' ideas, and we should be free to openly disagree, but we shouldn't turn disagreements about those ideas into personal attacks.

    Here's to starting the new year right!

    P.s. A ton of us are on the east coast of the US. I'm seriously considering trying to organize some kind of NML meet up on our side of the continent!

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    Disturbing the Peace = the answer to the most common question asked by new guild mates.
    Looking for a great guild family? Email [email protected] or drop me a line here to join!
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  • VerbaubVerbaub Member Posts: 650
    I think this is an excellent idea - we should all be having fun together, competing and playing a GAME ... one of my favorite boardgame designers, Reiner Knizia has an excellent quote which I think we all need to try to abide by more -

    'When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning'
    (the English translation I was introduced to).

    The original quote in German is more elegant - "Wir alle wollen [beim Spielen] gewinnen, obwohl das Gewinnen selbst äußerst unwichtig ist. Es ist das Ziel, das Anstreben des Ziels, was zählt." This translates more literally to English as "We all thrive to win - even though winning as such is utterly unimportant. It is the objective, the aspiration that counts." Apologies to my German speaking friends if I've butchered this ;)

    We should all aspire to this goal - to compete but to never lose sight of the fact that this is a game and the goal of games is to have fun.

    As our home-grown heroes Ben + Jerry here in Vermont say:









    Bill_ZRTjavajnkiewalker_say_whatMystiqueWeekOneMark
  • jesterjester Member Posts: 2,750
    I don't forgive you @TheLostOnes.

    You know why.
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  • TheLostOnesTheLostOnes Member Posts: 3,033
    I understand @jester

    Perhaps you and I should become mortal enemies and take upon us all the tension there might be among the big guilds?

    We would be kind of like Jesus, taking on the sins of the world, only it would be video game rivalry.
    I'm lost.

    Check out the DMZ guild. We're recruiting. Here.
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  • jesterjester Member Posts: 2,750
    @TheLostOnes

    It's on.

    TheLostOnescapibaraMarie__GagajavajnkieMarkArtisansmasmith93SgtSalamimongo911
  • TerminatesTerminates Content Creator Posts: 942
    edited January 2017
    I hold no ill feelings for anyone in the game. My motto is, I do my sh*t, you do yours.....and try to have fun ;)

    I only post on my own thread or reply when someone tags me. So if I ignore any response, it's because I just haven't seen it yet. It's not because I am ignoring any conflict. In any case, we are all here to either do well on outposts, kick butt on challenges, have fun with episodes and missions, or make some friends during our own time....I don't think there is room for hate anywhere.

    We already have those things in common, so maybe we should focus on that instead of trying to hurt each other. <3

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  • capibaracapibara Member Posts: 7,146
    I don't understand but it's normal. I'm a rodent. A capybara...
    Thank God for making me so, unable to understand, write or speak ...




    "Always be yourself unless you can be a capybara. Then always be a capybara".
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  • javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
    My work here is done. I will now move on to interject myself into the @jester / @TheLostOnes rivalry, because I am a middle child and that is what we do.
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  • MarkMark Member Posts: 253
    (((hugs to ya'll))) seriously this thread made my day!! If the Red Soxs and Yankees can be civil and play as adults we can definitely do the same on the forums and in the game that we all are crazy passionate about.

    Love ❤️ this thread and @javajnkie and others thank you for this! Crazy props.
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  • jesterjester Member Posts: 2,750
    @javajnkie

    I'm the youngest of three. I know for a fact that the middle child instigates all arguments. You're not fooling me.
    ArtisansSgtSalamiVerbaubWeekOnejavajnkieWalkerballzSteeboonwalker_say_what
  • javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
    edited January 2017
    jester said:

    @javajnkie



    I'm the youngest of three. I know for a fact that the middle child instigates all arguments. You're not fooling me.

    The baby? That explains everything!
    As the kid sandwiched between two brothers, I know for a fact that the baby blames the middle child for everything because they think they're too cute to get in trouble. And annoyingly, they're usually right.
    DTP leader
    Disturbing the Peace = the answer to the most common question asked by new guild mates.
    Looking for a great guild family? Email [email protected] or drop me a line here to join!
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  • Squall_NMLSquall_NML Member Posts: 737
    Eenie, larry, curley, moe,
    Catch a stooge by the toe.
    If he haters, let him go,
    And got nothin to show.
    zbot
  • JayZJayZ Member Posts: 3,742
    Man, what a nice feel-good read on Saturday morning. Almost makes you think the world will be okay for the next 4 years with the Drumpf-ster.
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  • zbotzbot NML Legendary Moderator, OW Moderator Posts: 7,947
    @jayz Let's keep politics off the forum.

    Please read the rules of the forum under off topics.

    Please avoid discussing any sensitive topics which could cause offence to others. Such topics might include (but aren’t limited to): religious discussion, political discussion, sensitive personal issues/problems.


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  • javajnkiejavajnkie Member Posts: 558
    @skipwood71 I see you lurking up there. I miss you!
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    Looking for a great guild family? Email [email protected] or drop me a line here to join!
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  • WeekOneWeekOne Member Posts: 1,195
    edited November 2017
    ..... blah! blah!
    Bill_ZRT
  • skipwood71skipwood71 Member Posts: 34
    I miss you too @javajnkie
    Bill_ZRTBeejavajnkie
  • BttlOpenerBttlOpener Member Posts: 993
    @TheLostOnes @jester I have no dog in this fight but i do enjoy a bit of chaos. So, maybe this might be in order (Plus, I enjoy posting videos).. LOL
    TheLostOnes
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