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This weeks untested halfbaked site update: Taboo

  1. Lanny victim of incest [my dexterously baritone judicature]
    So I've been thinking about a couple of site features that I don't really think live in the core forum code, don't apply to forums in general (like polls for example) but which might be nice to have. So I tried slapping together an extension system and I thought a forum game would be a good exercise. So the game is called Taboo, we ran a similar game back on zoklet briefly, basically you're trying to get someone else to say some word (they don't know which word) and if you do it they get banned for a day. Other people are trying to do the same to you. It's opt-in so if you think this sounds stupid just don't sign up. It's also highly experimental, so beware bugs and if things fuck up let me know.

    So anyway, if you want to play you can sign up here: https://niggasin.space/taboo/status
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  2. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    signed up

    lol@ wintermute
  3. mmQ motherfucker
    Originally posted by aldra signed up

    lol@ wintermute

    HEY ALDRA DO YOU YOU REMEMBER THE NAME OF THAT ONE FISH WHO'S MEAT IS USUALLY ORANGISH PINK? FOR THE LIFE OF ME I CANT REMEMBER!
  4. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    Nemo?
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  5. mmQ motherfucker
    Is it an instant ban? Do you lose if you just randomly use the word in a thread title you make, completely unprovoked?
  6. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    does it work if you quote someone who has the word in their post?
  7. mmQ motherfucker
    Originally posted by aldra Nemo?

    Yes but it's spelled differently.. I wanna say.. salmin or samoln or something. Do you know???????
  8. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    ...King Salman?

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  9. mmQ motherfucker
    The word was KING I got eeem!
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  10. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    fuck that would've been good
  11. Malice Naturally Camouflaged
    That would have been a good strategy...

    Damn you MQ for not being cleverer. Missed a good opportunity.
  12. Lanny victim of incest [my dexterously baritone judicature]
    Originally posted by aldra Nemo?

    What did you think of that film?

    Originally posted by mmQ Is it an instant ban? Do you lose if you just randomly use the word in a thread title you make, completely unprovoked?

    It's instant, and you lose if you use the word at any point in any thread, if the person targeting you caused it or not. Thread titles are actually safe though, just post bodies.

    Originally posted by aldra does it work if you quote someone who has the word in their post?

    No, the contents of quote tags aren't considered part of your post.
  13. Malice Naturally Camouflaged
    Also, Lanny, is there anything in place to avoid common words? Finding a list of the most common XXXX words and using that as a simple input seems like it should be fairly simple. A minimum amount of characters wouldn't work, of course. Not into compsci, but it seems the framework should already be in the forum software, making integration simpler; don't know how easy writing everything from scratch would be.

    If you take care of that then this sounds like it could be a really fun game to play.
  14. Lanny victim of incest [my dexterously baritone judicature]
    It just picks one out of a set of two hundred some pre-selected words that are fairly common nouns but not common structural words. So like "leg" and "coffee" are in there but "and" or "the" are not. There are resources I could use if that ends up not being enough, plenty of wordlists and some good corpora are available on word frequency so that would be the approach I'd take if I wanted to get more data science-y on it. The issue is the NLP corpora usually come with wonky terms because they were produced with public funding contingent on cite-counts so distribution becomes a real headache.
  15. mmQ motherfucker
    Originally posted by Malice That would have been a good strategy…

    Damn you MQ for not being cleverer. Missed a good opportunity.

    Opportunity for what? Neither salmon or king was the wor... Wait a minute. This is a trap.

    *slowly backs away*
  16. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    _ A I N C O A _
  17. Lanny victim of incest [my dexterously baritone judicature]
    PAIN COAX

    like when the little pointy bit scratches you up. Shit hurts.
  18. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    I've never been bitten

    you mistreat your cables
  19. Malice Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by aldra _ A I N C O A _

    raincoat?
  20. aldra Dark Matter [my considered impending distributor]
    BR A I N C O A L
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