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"OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 02:20post reply


I was watching CNN today and saw this, a big, big blackout that has affected New York and many other cities.

Have you been affected?

Has this affected in some form the MMCafe party?

Tell me, I'm curious to know the impressions.






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"Re(1):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 05:41post reply


Yeah that was crazy yesterday. However in D.C. our building went out for a while, but it was unrelated to NYC.

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I was watching CNN today and saw this, a big, big blackout that has affected New York and many other cities.

Have you been affected?

Has this affected in some form the MMCafe party?

Tell me, I'm curious to know the impressions.







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"Re(2):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 06:21post reply


I don't think any affected person can read the forum right now :)

I know a friend in Toronto got affected, since I cannot simply access his server which hosts me.





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"Re(1):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 06:34post reply


it affected my damn website. Which appears to be totally dead. My email too.

kinda lame!

I should move to a west coast server.





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"Re(2):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 06:40post reply


quote:
it affected my damn website. Which appears to be totally dead. My email too.

kinda lame!

I should move to a west coast server.



Damn! I just noticed that too, and was going to post about how insert credit's dead and never coming back up...





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"Re(2):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 09:17post reply


quote:
Yeah that was crazy yesterday. However in D.C. our building went out for a while, but it was unrelated to NYC.

I was watching CNN today and saw this, a big, big blackout that has affected New York and many other cities.

Have you been affected?

Has this affected in some form the MMCafe party?

Tell me, I'm curious to know the impressions.





hey daata you blackout ...in dc??

im live in DC to...im from uptown NW but i live in NE right now.....what part of dc you from?????





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"Re(3):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 09:42post reply


I blame HazZan for this.


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"Re(4):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 11:41post reply


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I blame HazZan for this.


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"Re(5):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 11:52post reply


Talk about a nightmare, i've heard there were people whose job is far away from their home and being unable to use the subway, still haven't gotten back after a day.





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"Re(1):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 12:03post reply


I'm in northeastern PA, about 3 hours from NYC, and yet I was completely unaffected... not sure how that happened.





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"Re(3):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 13:30post reply


quote:

Damn! I just noticed that too, and was going to post about how insert credit's dead and never coming back up...



you wish, fool!

ha-HAH!

We're back up anyway...and while we were down we got hosting offers, hehe. neato.





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"Re(4):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 14:40post reply


I've been without consistent power for 25 hours until a good 40 minutes ago...



So... boring....


Oh, I'm from northern NJ. My street was like the only one in town without power, too. Balls.





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"Re(5):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 14:49post reply


I even heard about people who were trapped on the subway. Wow! O_O That must've been a trip. I would've gotten clastrophobic. And the subway's probably the most important way for getting around in New York. I know it was for me when I was in London.

I haven't turned on MTV. Is that stupid station affected as well? I bet those Real World freaks are going nuts right now.






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"Re(6):OT: Have you suffered THE blackout?" , posted Fri 15 Aug 14:51post reply


Almost forgot,deepest sympathies for those in NY about the blackout.






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"Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Fri 15 Aug 21:02post reply


quote:
I've been without consistent power for 25 hours until a good 40 minutes ago...




Think on the bright side, it could be icy right now (and a few other members might know what I'm talking about...)





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"Re(1):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sat 16 Aug 00:08post reply


quote:

Think on the bright side, it could be icy right now (and a few other members might know what I'm talking about...)



Oh yes... I most certainly do. Going without power and heating for a week while the temperature outside was around 25 degrees F is not something I want to repeat.






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"Re(2):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sat 16 Aug 00:56:post reply


quote:

Think on the bright side, it could be icy right now (and a few other members might know what I'm talking about...)


Oh yes... I most certainly do. Going without power and heating for a week while the temperature outside was around 25 degrees F is not something I want to repeat.


i think it's hell either way

i've heard hellish stories from friends and family in New York. hopefully, everyone pulled out of this all right. i hear they're slowly restoring power and it was all the result of lightning (and not terrorists). that's a plus

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"Re(3):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sat 16 Aug 19:07post reply


I suffered through the black out, but due to a psychotic episode with my landlord who cut the power to a neighbor for not paying the electricity she cut my power too accidently and I went last Friday night and Saturday without power! Got the whole thing resolved. Anyway, when the lights went out on Thursday, I thought it was just my apartment once again! Least I was prepared!

I usually cook rice in a Rice Cooker and Microwave Potatoes, but I had to cook all my food on the stove! And for toast I took a Knife and stuck it threw bread and roasted it over oven fire like Marshmellows! I love cooking Breakfast, so in the morning I was cool making eggs and Turkey Sausage. And lucky for me I was off from work so I just stayed home! Just me and my cat Willow hanging out! It was actually kind of fun! Not as fun as playing my Dreamcast, but I still had my GBA SP (Man, that sucker lit up in the Pitch Black of night) and my NGP in my eternal struggle to get the last 13 cards of Card Fighters Clash! Calling people was out as I only have a Cell and there were major problems. Got a call out to my parents, and one to my brother telling them I was OK and that ended the calls. After being a few blocks from 9/11 when the buildings went down, us New Yorkers can take on anything!





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"Re(4):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sat 16 Aug 21:03post reply


quote:
... us New Yorkers can take on anything!



The minor problem with that is that the big NY is not the ONLY place effected. NYC will get power sure enough, it's everywhere else that has problems.





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"Re(5):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sun 17 Aug 10:26post reply


quote:

The minor problem with that is that the big NY is not the ONLY place effected. NYC will get power sure enough, it's everywhere else that has problems.



No duh. I am just stating my experience is all. Yeesh, somtimes MMcafe has some of the most over sensitive/critical people. People always bash my favorite Site Shoryuken.com for having lots of flamers, but I find the people over there to be nicer if you get to know them then some of the people here who will find any reason to attack your post.

Or, am I just sensing some New York hatred? Can't we all just get along?





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"Re(6):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sun 17 Aug 10:36post reply


quote:

The minor problem with that is that the big NY is not the ONLY place effected. NYC will get power sure enough, it's everywhere else that has problems.


No duh. I am just stating my experience is all. Yeesh, somtimes MMcafe has some of the most over sensitive/critical people. People always bash my favorite Site Shoryuken.com for having lots of flamers, but I find the people over there to be nicer if you get to know them then some of the people here who will find any reason to attack your post.

Or, am I just sensing some New York hatred? Can't we all just get along?



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"Re(7):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sun 17 Aug 10:47post reply


Being a big community there's lots of people there. I mostly hang in the Warrior's Fate SF Storyline Discussion Thread in the Fan Fiction Section and those people are really cool.

I've gotten in heated arguments with SNK fans at SRK, but down the line I find we agree on somethings.

Oh, there are some nice people here. It's just the few people who viciously attack me for missing one letter in a Japanese Person's name (Something no one at SRK will ever attack you for), using all caps in a Post (no one at SRK cares if you do this) or bashing Disney (Yes! There's actually a Poster here who defends Disney! No one ever defends Disney ever anywhere else!) anger me and my blinding rage makes me forget about the nice people here, Hungrywolf being one of them, Daala, OYashiro Forever also nice guys to name a few.

Well, I'm not that nice myself all the time, as evidenced by this Post.





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"suffer" , posted Sun 17 Aug 21:18post reply


quote:
Or, am I just sensing some New York hatred? Can't we all just get along?



Didn't mean it that way. I mean that...well, the news paints this "happy" picture of people toughing it out effortlessly. It's FAR harder than it seems and I know know that some people are/have been/will be very screwed over by this. Some people are going to DIE due to this (and I don't mean to exaggerate when you think of lack of resources and people in hospitals at this time). I apologize for coming off as anti-NY.

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"Re(8):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Sun 17 Aug 21:42post reply


quote:
Oh, there are some nice people here. It's just the few people who viciously attack me for missing one letter in a Japanese Person's name (Something no one at SRK will ever attack you for), using all caps in a Post (no one at SRK cares if you do this) or bashing Disney (Yes! There's actually a Poster here who defends Disney! No one ever defends Disney ever anywhere else!) anger me and my blinding rage makes me forget about the nice people here, Hungrywolf being one of them, Daala, OYashiro Forever also nice guys to name a few.


Eh, maybe I'm not reading the right threads, but I hardly ever see any sort of vicious attacks here... well, except the one on HazZan in another thread, but the offender was banned, so there's one down.

Someone correcting you over a name isn't something bad... if they were rude about it, yeah, I guess that's not cool. But typing in all caps is generally considered bad etiquette in a lot of places, messageboards, emails, IRC, and what-not.

And if someone's going to defend Disney, that's their prerogative. And debating it is cool, as long as people aren't flaming the shit out of each other over it.

Hell, I don't even think there was anything offensive on this thread, and you say everyone else is oversensitive... ZamIAm points out the problems elsewhere and you're accusing him of hating NY? What's the deal?

If we all can just chill, I think everyone gets along fine. Better than on most boards, that's for sure.





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I hope MTV got hurt by the power shortage. I hope everyone else is ok.





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"Re(6):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Mon 18 Aug 00:19post reply


quote:
No duh. I am just stating my experience is all. Yeesh, somtimes MMcafe has some of the most over sensitive/critical people. People always bash my favorite Site Shoryuken.com for having lots of flamers, but I find the people over there to be nicer if you get to know them then some of the people here who will find any reason to attack your post.

Or, am I just sensing some New York hatred? Can't we all just get along?



Well, I can't speak for anyone but myself, but it never ceases to amaze me how friendly and well-behaved everyone here is. Sure, we have lively discussions from time to time and there have been a couple of major flame wars over the years. However, 99% of the time, people here are incredibly easy to get along with and when people show up who aren't, they're banned fairly quickly.

Now, as a long-time poster on SRK, I can tell you first-hand that their forums have gone in to the shitter over the last couple of years. When it started out (and big games were being released fairly regularly), a lot of top players posted frequently with good strats and flaming was kept to a bare minimum. Nowadays, the two major discussion forums (Fighting Game Dis and General Dis) are just swarmed with spam (Seriously... look how many threads on FGD are retarded polls, people bitching about someone else, or why some game "rulz" or "suxors"), flaming (it's gotten to the point where you can't discuss ANYTHING without people resorting to childish name-calling and incessant macho dick-waving), and elitism. Most of the major top players who used to post there now post sporadically if at all and the fellas who run the site (the Cannon brothers, Tom + Tony) have grown increasingly disenchanted with the forums (there was once a time when they actually responded to their PMs and posted in General Discussion).

A lot of the problems could be at least helped by stricter modding, but it's so out of control at this point that mods would have to do it full-time just to stem the tide. It's sad, really... most of the people who play fighting games at a competitive level are cool cats... unfortunately, the board's been hijacked by the same people who inhabit most other boards (read: whiny, self-conscious teens with bad etiquette, worse grammar, and FAR too much free time). [/rant]

In any case, just relax, turn off the caps lock, and everyone here will be just as easy to get along with as the people you mentioned (to be honest, I tend to be more combative and eager to instigate than a lot of the folks here).





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"Re(7):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Mon 18 Aug 09:25:post reply


First off, I apologize to ZamIAm. I completely misinterpreted what you said.

Most of the other stuff I said, whenever someone spoke to me about mispelling a Japanese name, writing in Caps or bashing Disney it was pretty harsh and came out of left field. So, I was thinking Zam was doing the same thing, so I apologize.

Well, I don't want to drag things out anymore, so I'll just apologize if I offended anyone and plead temporary (or permanent) insanity...

SRK will probably always be my favorite Site because it was the first Site I ever registered in and I learned to deal with Flamers early on. This Site beats it out in the new news department however.





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"Re(8):Dec-Feb Southern US..." , posted Mon 18 Aug 14:28post reply


quote:
SRK will probably always be my favorite Site because it was the first Site I ever registered in and I learned to deal with Flamers early on. This Site beats it out in the new news department however.



Well, if you want strategies in Capcom games, srk is still the best option. I visit it quite often, but I try to not post very much, because of the flamers (and my usual lack of knowledge in most games).

However, I've met many cool guys over there, specially FINAL SHODOWN. He's my master in the art of fighting with Kim in CvS2, and is also a quite nice person, with one of the strangest ways of writing I've ever seen.
In the Third Strike forums people is also quite nice, and the flames are minimal. In fact, flames are usually from MvC2 players, CvS2 players, and Capcom/SNK bashing threads.