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  1. Thread: gays

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    Re: gays

    Yes, and the age of consent is set at the upper age of that in order to protect children because they're more vulnerable than adults. 8 would be very rare though, it's immensely uncommon for hitting...
  2. Thread: gays

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    Re: gays

    A child is not mentally or sexually mature enough to return the sexual love of an adult. An animal is the wrong species to do so. That is why bestiality and paedophilia cannot be compared to a loving...
  3. Thread: gays

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    Re: gays

    I don't see how it should be considered a defect. I know plenty of gay people and they function in just the same way as I do. Thye just don't fall in love with the opposite gender they fall in love...
  4. Thread: Bob Dylan

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    Re: Bob Dylan

    Not the best voice ever, but a bloody amazing songwriter.
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    Re: ~Rate teh person above~

    10/10 because I'm feeling altruistic today.
  6. Re: My trp to Venice (Beautiful pics included!) Worth a watch.

    Ahh, what news on the rialto, then? :)



    Venice has a stunning history, it really does.
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    Re: Do you read?

    My forum has a reading/writing area too...

    http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/forum/44346/



    I generally have less liking for "teenage" fantasy despite being a teenager myself though. I don't...
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    Re: Ahoy there!

    Hi Marcus! :D
  9. Thread: gays

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    Re: gays

    Totally untrue; most of them are liberals because that's the viewpoint that will get them equal rights (and liberals tend to be anti-war in the US). In the UK and countries with a less repressive...
  10. Re: Anyone ever considered writing a book?

    I'm running to a pretty similar length on my book - hoping to finish it this summer, since I have a long break.
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    Re: Some of my stuff

    The tapestry's mostly Bayeux right?



    I love the voices in the head, I must say.
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    Re: Last game you played ?

    Warhmmer Total War!
  13. Re: Anyone ever considered writing a book?

    I love writing poetry too, but for different reasons.



    What I'm good at with books is background and designing the world - to hell with the plot, but I can tell you the exact history of the...
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    Re: Do people trust scientists enough?

    Not really, because scientists aren't paid directly by the Government in most cases; the government just funds an independent body, so they're separate. And scientiste are either funded b government...
  15. Re: When will we be able to live on Mars ?

    Of course we need to take care of Earth, Mars will never be a real subsitute. I think we should try and go beyond Earth though... it's in human nature to explore, I think it's one of the best points...
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    Re: The most beautiful animal for you ?

    So may great beasties, and I'm meant to pick one?!?



    I'll go for the red slender loris, one of the most beautiful primates;



    http://www.sfgate.com/n/pictures/2006/06/14/loris.jpg
  17. Job openings on Exilian reasonably soon

    On Exilian, our moderators and one admin are elected on a 6-month basis. To qualify for election, you have to be a citizen-level member or above; this is of course why I'm flagging this up now. I...
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    Re: What do you study in school ?

    The other harsher fact is that unless the number of smokers in society decreases, it will utterly cripple healthcare services in the future. The economy simply can't afford the long-term cost of care...
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    Re: Are you addicted to something ?

    Yup, I think I know all those. :P
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    Re: Climate Change

    Agreed, fully and totally. So many of our major cities across the world are coastal and at risk...
  21. Re: How long has it been since you went out for a forest wal

    I'd DIE in a city... I live in the countryside and always have done, it's lovely. :)
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    Re: Do people trust scientists enough?

    My worry really is that the "anti-authority" movement tends to lead itself to frauds and other people exploting it. Like business interests and so on who have no interest in the truth. People seem to...
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    Re: What made you get your own forum ?

    Good staff are hard to find, 'tis true. The web has a lot of communities now, and one suspects that the pool of good staffers has not increased proportionally.
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    Re: Forum software!

    Hehe, I'd generally go for a PHP forum if I was trying to be professional about it. As it happens, all 3 forums I run are actually on zetaboards. Which is crap but has free hosting at least and lets...
  25. Re: Do you want to be admin or moderator on a forum ?

    Admin all the way. Moderating just gets nasty, tbh.
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    Re: Content or a good team ?

    I'd say content first, staff second. I've got a great team of staff... but not much activity, being honest, and that's prolly to do with us not being able to produce enough content.
  27. Re: What frontpage do you use for your site if you have any

    We've got a whole front-end website on the Exilian, which helps draw people in (hopefully).
  28. Re: Forum Democracy: A guide to what it can do and how to do

    Yea, each site has its own specialisms of course. ;)
  29. Anyone ever considered writing a book?

    Have you? I write short stories a lot (and publish them in the e-zine I edit, too) but I haven't got round to writing a whole book yet. That said, I'm still young...
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    Re: Are you addicted to something ?

    Learning. :)
  31. Thread: gays

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    Re: gays

    Nope.
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    Re: explain your user name

    My initials, replaced with names from ancient Carthage.
  33. Re: Your favorite quotes! Lets make a list.

    "There are names among us worth a thousand swords" - Gandalf, ROTK (Written by Tolkein obv.)

    "Power corrupts - and absolute power corrupts absolutely" - Can't remember

    "From each according to...
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    Re: Lets make it to 10,000

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    Do people trust scientists enough?

    i get increasingly worried that, with the trend to trusting authority less, too little trust is being placed in science these days. While it's always good to question everything - indeed this is what...
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    Re: Climate Change

    Yea... I mean, it's hardly controversial science, which makes me even more depressed that many people refuse to believe it.
  37. Re: What do you think about the Big Bang theory ?

    The Big Bang doesn't quite count as an explosion in the conventional sense... and I fail to see any more reasonable explanation. The idea of an intelligent creator is utterly riddled with problems,...
  38. Re: How long has it been since you went out for a forest wal

    Ten minutes. ;)
  39. Re: Guide to Good Forums: Creating a Custom Theme

    Trouble with themes is that SOMEONE has to put a loooad of time into them really. Same with many other graphic designy things.
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    Anyone here play Mount & Blade?

    Pretty much as per the title... ;)
  41. Re: Have you heard about the Flying Car?

    Trouble is you'd need some serious traffic control to stop everyone in a traffic jam taking off then having midair collisions... and how would you get the wings unfolded on any smaller roads?
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    Re: What do you study in school ?

    I'm glad I never took up smoking... just never appealed to me at all as an idea.
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    Re: Coders needed for forum software!

    Will do, might be a while though as I can't take anything new on over my main exam period (which will last a quite while still, sadly).
  44. Thread: Good Day

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    Re: Good Day

    Thanks everyone. I prolly won't be active much, but I thought I may as well give a hand with forum activity in return. ;)
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    Re: Chen's Clubhouse

    This is wonderfully lacking in description. :yea
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    Re: Auto Techs Online

    Are we talking cars and only cars, or do your folks have more general engineering experience at all?
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    Re: What made you get your own forum ?

    By TWC, that be Total War Center? What was your username there?



    I made Exilian... I dunno, just happened really. My mod was hosted on a nother guy's forums, his techie left and they collapsed...
  48. Re: GameDiscussion - The Very Best of Gaming

    Which games do you actually talk about/support?
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    Re: Coders needed for forum software!

    I have some experience in all the languages above, though probably not quite "professional" amounts... I've programmed games mostly previously. Would I be worth your while?
  50. Re: When will we be able to live on Mars ?

    Filtration and distillation. No sweat. :)



    I dunno, but hope we can someday. I created a load of background for a sci-fi universe set in 2290 where humans have expanded to the moon & mars (but...
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    Re: What do you study in school ?

    No idea about a job. I'm planning to do a History degree when I get to University, after that who knows?
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    Re: Top Polluters by State

    I'm... nowhere, I'm British. :P
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    Re: Ever witnessed a fire in a forest ?

    Nope; I live next to forests, but fortunately it's a forest ont he edge of a marsh so it's pretty damp.
  54. Thread: Good Day

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    Good Day

    Hi! I'm Jubal. I run forums. And stuff. Actually the "stuff" incorporates a whole load of my life, but that's not hugely relevant.



    master(whatever the number is) PM'd me on my forum The...
  55. Re: On what sites/forums are you staff, part of the team ?

    Currently;

    Forums

    The Exilian - Head Admin

    A Call to Arms - Chief Editor Pixie (don't ask about the job title, internal joke. Basically head admin.)

    Progressive Democrat Party - Webmaster
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    Re: Name 5 things a forum should have

    - Good content

    - Interesting discussions

    - Good members, good staff are nothing without a community

    - A wide range of content

    - Things to make members feel like a community not just a...
  57. Forum Democracy: A guide to what it can do and how to do it

    This probably isn't the sort of article that mostly gets posted here, but it's one of the few admin topics I find really interesting...

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    Democracy is...
  58. Thread: Exilian

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    Re: The Exilian

    Why thank-you. Any questions anyone wants to ask I'll be happy to answer them... ;)
  59. Thread: Exilian

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    Exilian

    Website Name: Exilian

    Forum link: http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/

    Website link: http://www.exilian.co.uk/

    Website Description: The Exilian is a gaming, modding, programming, and...
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