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(dof)dcs

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What of the rumors that dof is splitting up? they may be true, but the dof spokesman has remained suspiciously silent on the issue. Stay tuned for breaking info.

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Okinesu

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1) What does DOF stand for?
2) Why the change?

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(dof)dcs

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DOF stands for Death of Four. Created by steelace way back when...something about college lan parties, we've ran with DOF for lack of a better name for a while now. It's been battle tested through C&C, DOOM, QUAKE, Starcraft, Yuri's Revenge, C&C Renegade, and C&C Generals. ahh...good times.

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cplmac

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open to suggestions if anyone wants to throw in their two cents. This is of course assuming that anyone cares! I believe Shantara has weighed in with this beauty"abc123" Not sure if that's gonna stick, but it has a nice ring to it.
As for why the change, it's time for something new. DOF is an older clan we somewhat inherited. An amicable change, no strife or turmoil to speak of.

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I've been involved with many clans over the years. When ever I need an alternate name I always go with my backup clan name. It's mine!!! ALL MINE!!!


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Spike

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Just a word of caution from experience: stay away from copyrighted words or brand names. It happened to our quake2/3 clan (the owner of the site got a nasty cease and desist letter from big-nasty-corporate-law-firm and no, we never sold or produced any t-shirt/mousepads/etc... with their precious corporate logo). Usually this doesn't happen, but it happened to us and to another well known clan in the Quake community (they went by color names but their clan was named after a crayon brand).

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XChosen


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Bowing to the man....wussyboy!


Spike

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Well, the title of the forum includes the word "Banter" so I'll forgive your feeble name calling - you may keep your little heart beating in your chest. For now.

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whooo I just dodged the touch of death.
Spike

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[Muppets]Rizzo !!!

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Okinesu

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I dunno... Honestly, I don't see why you need to change. DOF looks cool and sounds cool, and I already know the clan, and... if you change name, you'll have to change a ton of other things, too. Besides, the DOF name is a throwback from when you first started, so it's reminiscent of college and all the good times had therein. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And don't change it because you are bored.

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[DOF]SteelAce

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Thanks for the compliment Oki. I came up with the name when I was playing doom with my school buddies. Since then, I kept it for my lan parties as well; after a while there were quite a few people using it, but mostly for the gatherings, since I used it for the network workgroup as well. However, by the time we began playing on this server, only one of the original members has been online playing with us, and then very seldom. In the meantime, there have been four of us who play together more or less regularly, and I keep a teamspeak server running 24/7 (or at least try) for us to chat on, which we do. Thus, a new clan is born. Since I follow XChosen's sentiments pretty closely on the DOF clan, and my fellow members would like an equal say in the management of our group, the time is right for a new name. dcs blew the starting gate with his post, but since our new clan is a lenient clan, he should be able to walk away from this infracton with no more than 2 missing fingers. We're also open to suggestions on which of those should go.
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I hope you folks manage to somehow keep DOF alive and kicking. If you have not already, pop over to the BEL clan site, click on the "About" tab, and look at the clan history there. You will see BEL went through a similar "problem period", which is why we also have a constitution of sorts, even if it is pretty much all my work at the moment. But BEL only exists today because of the actions of myself and two other members who don't play too much right now because of "Real Life (TM)" issues right now. I am hoping that we may get lucky and see them more in the next few months, but I am also not going to hold my breath in at least one of the cases. The details are for them to tell. But I am hoping that in the next few months, I might be able to coax BEL to play more game types like TDM, CTF, DOM, ONS (and perhaps even LTS), and perhaps in the next year get it back to the point where we have a reputation among other clans as a kick-butt group of folks. In the mean time, I still just want us all to have fun!

On the DOF name...I see nothing wrong with it. It is just like BEL: Inherited from the dark ages of the clan, and almost nobody knows what it means. What is more, it is letters, as opposed to some of the meaningless character set droppings I have seen some clans use. Don't get me wrong there either...they are free to use them. But in almost every case, they have done so for the same reason some folks use Leet-speak and crack their way into other peoples computers... Just for the bragging rights of "Hey! Look at what we can do!". Having played on many servers with many folks and counless clans over the years, too often I have found folks in clans with those sorts of names to be more immature on average than those with clans or names which are plain ASCII.

BTW...a couple of questions.

1) Does DOF have a web site someplace?
2) What sort of structure does DOF have?

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LA -- *BEL*_e (level 283 - Extreme AM), LW -- *BEL*_o (level 26) MM - ?? ( *BEL*_Rolaids ?? *BEL*DrWho??, Engineer... *BEL*BS_E_E [BSEE '89, Ohio U] (level 22)

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[DOF]SteelAce

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Thanks for the input, e. Like you, I see nothing wrong with keeping the old clan name, but on the other hand, I also see nothing wrong with my teammates' desire to start another clan with a different name. As far as structure goes, DOF has no constitution. I am the sole dictator of this organization, a point which has never come into contention until now. A short list of current DOF members would like to have some say on the management of the clan (mostly member admittance), and would also like to create a name that has some meaning to the current group. Personally, I like the esoteric qualities of the DOF monniker, but will bow before my compatriots' peer pressure.

As far as a web site goes, I have none yet for DOF. In fact, I am currently teaching myself (albeit at a snail's pace) Frontpage to facilitate a few web sites I will be making, but my first priority will be a web page dedicated to my pyro group, SkyPainters, of which cplmac is a founding member. We do love our explosives.
cplmac

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I like the clan name DOF. But the name only has a tangeable connection to steelace and corwin. It is a cool name, but since the ut playing dof's share no real connection with the origin of DOF, we would like to create a name for ourselves that we can call our own. We are just hoping to come up with a name that we like as much as DOF. As for the structure of the clan, there is no particular structure outside of Steelace bringing DOF to all our network and workgroup settings for LAN's. He is the for lack of better terms the patriarch of the DOF name, and is largely responsible for the extent of most of our knowledge and interest in computers, no small thing. As some of you know already, with only two exceptions the entire DOF clan is family, so there is no animosity here just looking to make something that relates directly to us all, and yes admittance is an issue. Now who is responsible for this thread?
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