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Subject: I think this undignified begging for gold is demeaning. rss

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I should feel the love for my betters because then they might deign to toss a few kopeks at the gutter where I kneel humbly?

I feel I've made a positive contribution to this site (check my posts), so I'm pulling my own weight. That's enough.

I'd rather hold my head up proudly and go with no avatar, than grovel like a worm just to get the privilege to upload an image and add value to your site.

Rise up against the oppression of the rich! Follow my lead, I will be The Blank Professor. I will NEVER buy an avatar!

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Ummm, ok??? Thanks for sharing???
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Feld Fan, you magnificent bastard! Looks like you're over 7,000 posts and you still proudly wear NO AVATAR! Way to stick it to the man!

Viva la revolucion!




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professorguy wrote:

I should feel the love for my betters because then they might deign to toss a few kopeks at the gutter where I kneel humbly?

I feel I've made a positive contribution to this site (check my posts), so I'm pulling my own weight. That's enough.

I'd rather hold my head up proudly and go with no avatar, than grovel like a worm just to get the privilege to upload an image and add value to your site.

Rise up against the oppression of the rich! Follow my lead, I will be The Blank Professor. I will NEVER buy an avatar!



Rock on with yer big bad self!

Just remember most people who have avatars didn't beg to get the GG for them. Most people contributed to the site in different ways, the most common of which, and one of the most important, is through a financial contribution (that hardly qualifies anyone as being "rich."}

Lastly, having no avatar is your choice, and who really cares? If that's what floats your raft, then go for it.

But hey, I do like to have my avatars and bling...so I'll happily take that 16.50 GG you have no use for and use it to bling out my own avatar a bit more!
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Maddest Hatter wrote:
But hey, I do like to have my avatars and bling...so I'll happily take that 16.50 GG you have no use for and use it to bling out my own avatar a bit more!

I too would like to sign up for your money: where is the line?
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Ok, I'll bite.

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Hey, I got my avatar the old fashioned way.

I posted here.

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There's also here:

No Geek Left Behind... (How to get an Avatar)
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I of course kid with my phony guerrilla rhetoric. Sorry, satire is tough online. I am glad that there are ways to get an avatar that actually support the site in various ways. No surprise that guys who study game rules for fun would figure out positive ways to get that kind of outcome!

Also, I did not realize I did have any gold of my own. I'm new to this site so I'm a little behind the curve here.

And thanks to Mad Hatter, I learned how to transfer some of my gold! Hatter, I just gave you 16.50 in gold.

And I "tipped" K.S. & Stephanie 5.00 gold each.
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slprince wrote:
Ok, I'll bite.

I thought you meant you also wanted some gold. But I just discovered how to find out where my gold came from.

And now I realize you meant you were giving me 13.50 in gold which would bring me up to an even 30 so I could get an avatar! Thanks for the thought. But sorry, I just gave it all away.
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I should feel the love for my betters because then they might deign to toss a few kopeks at the gutter where I kneel humbly?

I feel I've made a positive contribution to this site (check my posts), so I'm pulling my own weight. That's enough.

I'd rather hold my head up proudly and go with no avatar, than grovel like a worm just to get the privilege to upload an image and add value to your site.

Rise up against the oppression of the rich! Follow my lead, I will be The Blank Professor. I will NEVER buy an avatar!


Please, B'rer Fox, don't give me GeekGold, whatever you do!
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Statalyzer, I tipped you 4.50. I would have given you 5.00 as well, but I only had 4.50 left in my account.

Also, sorry anyone below this reply, no more gold. I'm broke now too!
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professorguy wrote:
Also, sorry anyone below this reply, no more gold. I'm broke now too!


No, you're not.
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Haha this will be funny.
There was another thread a couple of months ago where someone wanted to get rid of all his geekgold and he only got more and more from other geeks....laugh
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No Greekgold left behind!
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professorguy wrote:
slprince wrote:
Ok, I'll bite.

I thought you meant you also wanted some gold. But I just discovered how to find out where my gold came from.

And now I realize you meant you were giving me 13.50 in gold which would bring me up to an even 30 so I could get an avatar! Thanks for the thought. But sorry, I just gave it all away.


Yes. I believed your proud declarations of Blankness to be nothing more than a desperate plea for geekgold. But it was not to be; you just frittered it all away.

You don't know how hard I worked for that geekgold! Days and nights of working my wit to the bone, typing amusing forum comments only to earn a measly 0.05 geekgold! And what do you do? You just cast your 13.50gg windfall aside like it was some kind of valueless virtual currency.

I'm going to go cry into my keyboard now. cry
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That was a great comment, it deserves 0.05gg
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aaj94 wrote:
That was a great comment, it deserves 0.05gg


I knew this would happen. Why do you think I chose not to say 0.01gg? whistle
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OK, you can have the 13.50 back. I just tipped you 13.50. Of course, I also tipped you 5.00 before, so you're up on the deal. Now it's TheNameWasTaken's money I'm throwing around like a drunken sailor.

Hey, I think I'm running a Ponzi scheme now. I just have to solicit some more gold to pay TheNameWasTaken back with interest. Then to pay them back.... Move over, Madoff!
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Re: I think this undignified begging for gold is demeaning.
I wept because I had no avatar, until I met a man who had no Geekgold.
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I read the guide to get an avatar, and am now BGG's #2 contributor to folding@home. We were passed day before yesterday by a team called "Nerdgasm", and right this second something like 80% of Team BoardGameGeek's folding members are inactive.

This is an outrage! You guys oughta get folding and earn your GG and your avatars!
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I had no idea this existed -- signing up now.
 
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Can someone explain (plainly) what folding@home means?
I've heard it before. Heard the phrase "folding proteins" but what I've seen is a little over my head.

So I'd like to know:
a) How to participate
and
b) What is being accomplished
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Jamie, I just joined, but here's what I've got:

Follow the link above, which will then direct you to Stanford. You'll sign up using the same username you have here on BGG and a group ID that ties you to the BGG group.

This will involve downloading some software that will use your processor to run some complex computations, which brings us to B:

The software communicates with Stanford's software which uses the computations you've run to help with important science things that I don't quite understand but I know end up as help with curing disease.

That's how I understand it at least.
 
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I've got hundreds of Geekgold that I've saved over time. But I would give it all up... to have a little more.
 
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