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OT Reorganization - Vote now.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by ori, Nov 5, 2013.

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Should this proposal be implemented?

Poll closed Nov 19, 2013.
  1. Yes

    56 vote(s)
    62.2%
  2. No

    21 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Don't know / don't care

    13 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. AvalancheMaster

    AvalancheMaster Not the face of mercy.

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    More like this.



    Anyway, back on topic, I was thinking, could we make some kind of a notification the first time a new user tries to post in a RD thread? Just to let him know what the rules are.
     
  2. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    And of course we all know what gets asked in staff, so naturally the joke would be obvious. :rolleyes:

    Sheesh, we KNOW it's "coming." There's no need to be so ridiculously overdramatic about it. And as long as you don't do the merge on April 1, I personally don't care when it happens.

    (btw, you know Tony gets killed at the end of the movie, right? Is this a metaphor for "we're about to kill the Tavern/Chamber"?)
     
  3. illram

    illram Deity

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    Jeez spoiler alert! :)
     
  4. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    West Side Story = Romeo and Juliet
    Tony = Romeo
    Romeo dies.
    Tony dies.

    At least Maria doesn't kill herself, so the audience doesn't go home completely depressed...

    (yeah, I worked on a production of West Side Story back in 1985, and parts of it were pretty grim)
     
  5. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    If you mean some automatic notification, probably not. However, there certainly will be an announcement as to how to properly create a RD-thread and how to best find them.
     
  6. peter grimes

    peter grimes ...

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    How can it be Romeo & Juliet if Maria doesn't die? That's kind of a major plot point.

    Anyway, West Side Story totally pwns R&J. Bernstein is best! (suck it, Billy)
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    :dunno:

    The other major plot points are there. All I can guess is that the writers who adapted the script didn't want to include a suicide in the play (they had Tony shot by Chino - the character who would have corresponded to Paris - instead of taking his own life by poison).
     
  8. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    As a modern adaptation they took some liberties for the "then" cultural sensitivities. If you have read the play, then you should watch the 1968 Zafirelli movie and then watch this one. Both of these easily stand up to Westside Story. While the music of WS is truly outstanding, the romantic dialog of R&J is pretty hard to beat when properly acted.
     
  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I've seen other adaptations, plus live performances. I remember the gasps from the audience in West Side Story when they realized Tony and Maria had spent the night in the same bed, and years later when they realized that the actors playing the parts in the Red Deer College production really were naked under those covers...

    The Zeferelli movie is the standard by which I measure all other performances and adaptions of Romeo and Juliet, and not one has even come close.
     
  10. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    Just to let everyone know we are essentially ready to merge OT - but implementation may be on hold until admins find time to do the actual merge. This could go into the new year due to admins being tied up with this.
     
  11. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    Liking the prefix search. Takes as many clicks as browsing from Tavern to Chamber.

    Nice solution guys! :hatsoff:
     
  12. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    You might want to revise the "Being a Jerk" sticky. It references a "Tavern" that no longer exists. And in general, unless I'm missing it, someone coming new to OT wouldn't have any explicit guidance as to expected norms of behavior, the difference b/w red diamond posts and others, and so forth.
     
  13. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    Yeah, a new stickied thread on RD threads and how you all expect the newly re-merged OT to work is probably in order.
     
  14. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    There are some explanations which have been in the works, they're just not quite finished yet.
     
  15. de Maistre

    de Maistre Comte

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    Seconded, that's a really awesome feature.
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I've changed my mind. I want them separated again.
     
  17. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    :)p)
     
  18. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Did you leave the old, pre-split OT threads there?
     
  19. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Yes, they're still there.
     
  20. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    I would like to thank the Modmen for listening to the community and merging OTs. Thank you for all the work you all put in to make this happen. :hatsoff:
     

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