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[HYA] Wanker


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Eh, in case anyone was wondering where I've been for the last little while (doubtful) or cares (haha even more doubtful) my hard drive is spazzing and gave me a S.M.A.R.T. error a little while ago so I had to offload almost all my data (including UT :p). It booted the last few times without it but it's kinda like waiting for the other shoe to drop.

In any case I'll prob won't be on for awhile but I'll try to get on sometime before 3 months is up and Druid nukes my guy ._. . Cya guys later
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Wanker]Eh, in case anyone was wondering where I've been for the last little while (doubtful) or cares (haha even more doubtful) my hard drive is spazzing and gave me a S.M.A.R.T. error a little while ago so I had to offload almost all my data (including UT :p). It booted the last few times without it but it's kinda like waiting for the other shoe to drop.

In any case I'll prob won't be on for awhile but I'll try to get on sometime before 3 months is up and Druid nukes my guy ._. . Cya guys later 


Sorry to hear about the hard drive. You know, you'd be surprised how inexpensive HDs are these days... Sounds like time for a replacement before it fails...

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TheDruidXpawX wrote:

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Wanker]Eh, in case anyone was wondering where I've been for the last little while (doubtful) or cares (haha even more doubtful) my hard drive is spazzing and gave me a S.M.A.R.T. error a little while ago so I had to offload almost all my data (including UT :p). It booted the last few times without it but it's kinda like waiting for the other shoe to drop.

In any case I'll prob won't be on for awhile but I'll try to get on sometime before 3 months is up and Druid nukes my guy ._. . Cya guys later 


Sorry to hear about the hard drive. You know, you'd be surprised how inexpensive HDs are these days... Sounds like time for a replacement before it fails... 


Yah, what Dru said, they are really cheap now. By the way, that picture you have there (avatar?) looks like a guy I used to work with.

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That's funny, he looks like my car salesman. I still don't know why he was laughing as I drove off.

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I actually have both wondered where you went, and missed you Wank!

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ive been wondering for a while...why does wanker get to keep his name on this server? Does it not quite reach the plateau of innapropriate?

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My guess is that they really don't know what it means! Try walking around a street near me in the UK and calling someone 'Wanker'...

It doesn't bother me in the slightest, but I guess the rules are there for everybody.

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most people here (usa) do not know what wanker means, please do not point it out. The name was very borderline, but tell me have you ever once heard HYA say something out of line? Ever had a bad attitude? Ever been a whiner?
So lets just leave well enough alone. Hi Cloud!

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As I said above, the name really doesn't bother me at all. I've never been online when Wanker has been playing, so I really can't comment on his conduct. I'm sure he's a good guy judging from the replies in this thread.

The only thing I do find dubious is how the rules don't seem to apply here, yet they apply to everyone else. Yes, I can understand that many people in the US won't know what it means. But the trouble is that I find that quite a xenophobic attitude to have. To assume that every player who frequents the Disastrous Consequences server is American is ridiculous! The online UT2004 community is an International one, and if you do want to impose rules upon them such as the 'no swearing' rule, you need to adhere to all users. To excuse someone because they're a friend is a breach of the agreement presented to the user on their first visit to the server.

Let me give you an example. My signature below was censored by Druid, a quote from the move 'They Live', due to the original inclusion of the 'A' word instead of 'butt'. I'm fine with this as a) the word in the UK has lost all negative connotation, thus no longer rendering it a swear word, but I can understand its status in the US and so might offend some viewers, and b) it conforms to the rules set down by Druid and Shantara.

This is in no way a personal attack on HYA Wanker.

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Ess Jay I wasnt implying that you had a problem with HYA, although reading your post you obviousely think its wrong he hasnt had to change his name.
To the point here, I realize dc has an international player community. But you cant expect dc to know or learn all inappropriate words and phrases from all the different languages of the players on the server. It's not xenophobic, it's realistic. most of the players, and all of the administrators and the server owners are americans. I'm not being arrogant, thats just the way the numbers shake out on this server. The language that we all speak and understand is English(from the left side of the pond, so thats what we enforce. DC does have a wide variety of nationalities playing on the server and that is really cool, but its a small family owned and operated server, not an international company.

P.S. HYA Wanker I dont believe knew a single person here when he joined, just like you and me. He just got a break.
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Hey, I'm sorry if it sounded like I was shooting off. And yes, I can understand that policing every different culture is rather akin to that old needle and haystack saying!

In retrospect, I guess it's all about respect. Although the offending word may have some bad effects when spoken amongst certain cultures, the majority rules. The minority have to respect that, and the majority have to respect the minority in the same way. We're all here for fun, so I do apologise for bringing a bad cloud to the whole affair. All I was doing was voicing my concern, and I hope you can respect that. Swearing doesn't offend me in the slightest, so I can pretty much live with it.

Anyway, who's for a cold beer?

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Cold beer? And you are from the UK??

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Cold Beer!

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Well, you're the guys with the sun! If we want a cold one, we just leave the beer on the table and watch the ice build up on it...




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Ahhhhhh, ignorance is bliss!!

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