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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 18:48

    I'm going to go through and clean out all the spammers from the memberlist, so if I don't know you and you either have a spammy name or the word "gold" in your URL and you dont want to get the boot accidentally, please either PM me or post here and let me know that you are in fact a human and not a bot.

    No need to stop lurking if that is what you want to do; a PM will do, or even an offsite e-mail (that was just a joke, my email always has been working).

    Thanks.

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    Postby Tleszer » 09 Apr 2009 19:05

    There's lots of suspicious Canadians lurking around that are up to no good.
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    Postby Redstar » 09 Apr 2009 19:13

    This is really one of the most active forums I've ever been to, with such few members. This clean-up will probably drop us down to only 5 pages. Image
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    Postby Eyes High » 09 Apr 2009 19:13

    I promise I'll try to keep the lame jokes down to a minimum. :mrgreen: Please let me stay. (Insert sad puppy dog eyes)

    But seriously. That is a good idea to go ahead and weed out those old spammers.
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 19:17

    Ease up there folks. Sandrider is a reputable gold spammer, so he gets a pass.
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    Postby Dune Nerd » 09 Apr 2009 19:35

    human
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    Postby TheDukester » 09 Apr 2009 19:54

    Cylon.
    "Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 09 Apr 2009 19:57

    Skinjob
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 20:33

    Thanks. I think I know you guys. :roll:
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    Postby Nekhrun » 09 Apr 2009 21:04

    Does this include cleaning up all of Fantomass' posts as well, or can we leave those for posterity?

    Also, I'm a real boy.
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Apr 2009 21:05

    Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 21:24

    Nekhrun wrote:Does this include cleaning up all of Fantomass' posts as well, or can we leave those for posterity?

    Also, I'm a real boy.


    The filth shall remain. Nobody who has ever posted will be messed with. Just the obvious spammers.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 09 Apr 2009 21:25

    I agree with Tleszer. This would be a good opportunity to get rid of all those Canadian lurkers. Hell, axe the registered Canadians too. Clean slate! :P
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 21:25

    SandChigger wrote:Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)


    Wouldn't it be funny if the Muadru are sentient insects?
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    Postby Nekhrun » 09 Apr 2009 21:27

    Omphalos wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)


    Wouldn't it be funny if the Muadru are sentient insects?

    If kja really wanted to take a swipe at Chig that's what he'd do, but we know he doesn't have the nacnuds for it.

    Also, this thread has now been hijacked.
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2009 21:29

    Nekhrun wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)


    Wouldn't it be funny if the Muadru are sentient insects?

    If kja really wanted to take a swipe at Chig that's what he'd do, but we know he doesn't have the nacnuds for it.

    Also, this thread has now been hijacked.


    Sounds like a dare to me. I Fucking Dare You, Anderhole!!!
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    Postby Redstar » 09 Apr 2009 21:30

    SandChigger wrote:Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)

    May I direct you to my True Aliens in Dune thread...
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Apr 2009 22:46

    Of course you may. But you were already at the top of the list, so no change. :twisted:

    Kidding! :P

    Actually, yes, I do remember reading that thread. Sad that it died out in just three days. But what can you expect when you sow seed in barren soil? ;)

    Did you ever find that quote you mention (BG mental workings?) from the latter books? The one from CoD where Leto muses/remembers(?) the sandtrout being brought to a water planet is the really convincing one that we've talked about. But if he's really remembering something through OM, that means some human ancestor of his was present, at least as a witness.

    I'm not yet convinced of the need to invoke intelligent aliens as the culprits. Could have been some wide-ranging human culture who discovered the worms and brought sandtrout back to a suitable planet closer to human space. Or someone experimenting with planet-killer bioweapons. Who knows.

    (I think the "for use against possible aliens" line was just the excuse the Great Houses gave for keeping their nukes.)
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    Postby Redstar » 09 Apr 2009 23:08

    Most of threads which demanded real discussion usually died over there, which pretty much constituted most of the threads I made. Most of them were half-hearted, really, but it's always nice to argue things you don't necessarily believe in (female KHs, remember).

    I don't own any of the Dune books (blasphemy!), so I can't flip through them as I please. In any case, I overlooked simple things like there having to be a human to witness the event. Sometimes you think you found something, but really you haven't. (I was reading the appendixes and I thought I found PROOF that the BJ wasn't Terminator style, but after reading it through like ten times I realized I was mistaken :cry:).

    I'll take it as a dead discussion, since there's not enough in-book or real-world evidence for real aliens being possible.
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    Postby orald » 09 Apr 2009 23:08

    I'm actually a girl inside...

    Or was it a sociopath? I can't seem to remember...
    In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby Dune Nerd » 10 Apr 2009 01:47

    Omphalos wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Sentient insectoid! :D

    (First one brings up "no sentient aliens in the Duniverse" gets bumped to the top of the shit list. You've been warned.)


    Wouldn't it be funny if the Muadru are sentient insects?


    SHHHHH!!! I thought we talked about not giving THEM any ideas
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    Postby SandRider » 10 Apr 2009 03:35

    Baraka Bryan wrote:there's this Sandrider fellow... posts a lot of nonsensical crap and has some gold URL in his profile... might wanna look into that one ;)


    this is true - my "website" has been:

    iwillbuyyourgold,com

    for a long time now.

    & I WILL buy your gold - just send your broken or bent old jewelry,
    put it in a COD ziploc bag, and I'll cut you a check ......
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    Postby SandRider » 10 Apr 2009 03:40

    and yes, that's the way it's always been in my mind:

    the sandtrout (not worms, but the trout) were brought to Dune
    long before the rest of us knew WTF was going on. And I'll go farther
    and say it was LONG before the First Jihad ....
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    Postby Nekhrun » 10 Apr 2009 08:52

    Baraka Bryan wrote:I like to imagine them as an experiment gone wrong... a group of humans who had these little fish-like trout (either developed, or genetically altered) and take them to a water planet to see what happens... the things suck up water like no tomorrow so they dump a bunch in the ocean to see what happens..... it takes a long time and eventually that group gives up on the experiment but eventually the water reserves all become encapsulated and the trout de-terraform the planet to their liking and evolve to develop the spice cycle etc... eventually growing into sandworms ... a completely unforseen event.

    It couldn't have taken all that long if the BG did it on Chapterhouse in a relatively short time period.
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    Postby SandChigger » 10 Apr 2009 11:09

    It's easier to view them as an engineered bioweapon than as something that could have evolved naturally.

    I mean, what environmental factors could have ever resulted in the development of early worms after sandtrout had dried out and killed a planet's biosphere?
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