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In my hijacked thread about the history of wargaming, it was written:

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I'm not surprised by the rough treatment of new users by a certain group (thumb clique posse)...
I want to know who is in this "group." Specific names. And what is the evidence of some organized, coordinated effort by these individuals to drive away or intimidate new users?

Or is it a bunch of conspiracy theory hogwash?

And am I an alleged member of this group that I know nothing of?
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Yes. What's the story??
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Given how it's thrown around, I suspect I may be.

All I know about it is Billyboy claims to have invented it.

I like clicking that little green thumb. It makes me feel
magical for a moment. Like running a set of automated tests,
it even shows up the same color. I only wish the red 'x' were
its equivalent (though I think some use it this way) rather than
being a tool for snitching.

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First rule about the thumb clique posse, don't talk about the thumb clique posse.
In all seriousness it's all in good fun really. No real harm meant. If anyone doesn't like this kind of fun then you really should think about checking out one of the more serious wargaming websites out there. Here we like to have fun our way.
Any more questions? Cool, Give this guy a call...


yep BB started it all as a way to slime dorosh
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Just in case, I'm thumbing everything in this thread. Wouldn't want to piss off the posse.
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(I think he was trying to thumb him?)
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If you want to join base camp is at CSW Social.

http://social.consimworld.com/photo/not-a-wargame
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Time for the Thumb Mortar I think..if it's custodian would do the honours please..
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Found a member.

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What I want to know is, exactly how many thumb cliques are in a posse? Someone write me an OOB, please.
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I keep forgetting that trying to get serious answers on this site is a fucking waste of time.
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J.L.Robert wrote:
I keep forgetting that trying to get serious answers on this site is a fucking waste of time.
You assume there is a serious answer.
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My assumption is that the group is so secret that a person is not even allowed to know whether he's a member, or what his role is, or whether he's even doing a good job.

Perhaps membership is somewhat like finding out that your character in Clue is actually the killer: you don't know you're a member during the time that you're active, but only in retrospect.

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calandale wrote:


All I know about it is Billyboy claims to have invented it.


The phrase comes from the thread last year. Someone was unhappy with the wargames forum here. It took a bit of whittling down in the thread but in the end he was upset that some people were getting more thumbs than he thought they deserved. He basically thought there were a bunch of people who went around thumbing each others posts regardless of what it was and that was unfair for those who were not part of this in crowd. I think Billy then coined the phrase "thumb posse". Pete Belli then got a microbadge made for it and a bunch of us bought it.
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mrbeankc wrote:
calandale wrote:


All I know about it is Billyboy claims to have invented it.


The phrase comes from the thread last year. Someone was unhappy with the wargames forum here. It took a bit of whittling down in the thread but in the end he was upset that some people were getting more thumbs than he thought they deserved. He basically thought there were a bunch of people who went around thumbing each others posts regardless of what it was and that that was unfair for those who were part of this in crowd. I think Billy then coined the phrase "thumb posse", then Pete Belli got a microbadge made for it and a bunch of us bought it.
Damn you and your sensible answers, being all reasonable like.
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Damn you and your sensible answers, being all reasonable like.
I can not remember the last time the words sensible and reasonable were used to describe me at the same time. If they ever were they did not come from my wife.
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mrbeankc wrote:
Someone was unhappy with the wargames forum here. It took a bit of whittling down in the thread but in the end he was upset that some people were getting more thumbs than he thought they deserved. He basically thought there were a bunch of people who went around thumbing each others posts regardless of what it was and that was unfair for those who were not part of this in crowd.
Like the New York Review of Each Other's Books.
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It makes me feel really insecure and distressed when other people get a lot of thumbs up on this internet message board.
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pepe le moko wrote:
It makes me feel really insecure and distressed when other people get a lot of thumbs up on this internet message board.
This one's for you!

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mrbeankc wrote:
The phrase comes from the thread last year. Someone was unhappy with the wargames forum here. It took a bit of whittling down in the thread but in the end he was upset that some people were getting more thumbs than he thought they deserved. He basically thought there were a bunch of people who went around thumbing each others posts regardless of what it was and that was unfair for those who were not part of this in crowd. I think Billy then coined the phrase "thumb posse". Pete Belli then got a microbadge made for it and a bunch of us bought it.
Oh. Someone's all butt-hurt that (s)he doesn't get enough "thumbs" on these forums?

Tell ya what...whoever wants me to thumb a comment of theirs, just ask.

Thumbs are sooooo valuable. They get you a cup of coffee at Denny's, after your $1.69 donation.
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Neo Pye2 wrote:
I'm not surprised by the rough treatment of new users by a certain group (thumb clique posse)...
ocirneX wrote:
First rule about the thumb clique posse, don't talk about the thumb clique posse.
In all seriousness it's all in good fun really. No real harm meant. If anyone doesn't like this kind of fun then you really should think about checking out one of the more serious wargaming websites out there. Here we like to have fun our way.


Related: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/12682117#12682117
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