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SH2000
post Mar 26 2005, 06:17 PM
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CHAPTER 1: GETTING IN ~or~ "HELP, I'M STUCK!"

1) No validation e-mail? Use the "resend validation e-mail" link.
2) Use the wrong address? Change it in your profile and hit "resend validation e-mail".
3) Still having problems? Go to #cult, our IRC channel. They can help.
4) The validation forum is rarely used. No one goes in there really. One of the above three solutions is your best bet.


CHAPTER 2: THINGS TO DO BEFORE POSTING ~or~ Barney sez: "STOP! WAIT 'TIL IT'S SAFE"

1) Don't post right away. Chances are severely high that if you post as soon as you're validated, you'll look like an assclown.
2) Soak it all in. Surely, you've noticed that things are different at Sonic CulT. Spend a few days or even a week or two getting to know how things work here.
3) You're doing this so that you don't make an ass of yourself and get banned. Keep that in mind.
4) Know the forum ranks...
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect: (see chapter 7 for the who's who.)
Admin - Function: Duh. They run the boards. What they can do to you: Anything from promotion to ban. Don't fuck with them. Denoted by a user posted image and a red name in the user list.
CulT Posse - Function: Moderators. They keep the stupid level down. What they can do to you: Thread and post moving, editing, locking, and deletion, as well as warning you. Enough warnings can get you suspended for weeks, months, and even years. Denoted by a user posted image and a blue name in the user list.
Broadcasters - Function: SAZ-FM Work. What they can do to you: Mod your posts in the SAZ-FM Forum, except Cryomancer and NGC, who can do anything that Posse can do. Denoted by a user posted image and a teal name in the user list.
CulT Family - Function: Nothing really. Just really cool people who are quite well-respected for some reason so they get a cooler forum rank. What they can do to you: Nothing directly, but given their higher level of respect, what they say tends to get more attention from the powers that be, so don't fuck with them. Denoted by a user posted image and a pale blue name in the user list.
Nightmaren - Function: People who have contributed or are going to contribute something valuable in the NiGHTS field. What they can do to you: Again, nothing directly, however, some people consider them equal to family, so show some extra respect. Denoted by a user posted image and a purple name in the user list.
CulT Member DX - Function: Nada. Just peeps who have made 2000+ posts without the majority of them being fucking retarded. Oh, and they get some extra space in their PM inbox. Denoted by a user posted image and a yellow name in the user list.
CulT Honor - Normal Members who have donated financially to the cult. Denoted by a user posted image and an orange name in the user list.
CulT Member - Function: Posting. Denoted by a user posted image and a green name in the user list.
Validating - Function: None, they're guys who haven't been validated yet for one reason or another. Ignore them. Denoted by a user posted image and a white name in the user list.
Unwanted - Function: Being made fun of, and being an example. This is the group of people who have been banned from SCARZ entirely. You don't wanna be one. Denoted by a user posted image and a white name in the user list.


5) Don't assume this is another ordinary message board. We're different, and rather weird. We're also easily pissed off, so really try to learn the ropes before you post, or this won't be fun.
6) The vocabulary: NEWBIE = NEW PERSON. N00B = DUMBASS NEWBIE. Hacking, other than meaning malicious or forbidden activity online, also means modding a ROM into a new edition of a game or a new game altogether.


CHAPTER 3: THE BEGINNING ~or~ "HONEY, GET THE CAMERA, HE'S POSTING!"

1) Don't make a thread first. People don't like attention whores and loudmouths. Your first posts should be low-profile so that you don't look like the aforementioned.
2) Stupidity is not allowed. Think about what you're saying and how it looks before you post, and try not to piss people off.
3) Keep your ego in check. Flaming right off the bat is bad no matter who it's directed at. Also, everyone makes mistakes: intellectual, typographical, or otherwise. When someone points it out, don't get all defensive. Just apologize and correct it.
4) Use good grammar, spelling, caps, and punctuation. This isn't an AOL-sponsored text-messaging contest. Some things like "lol", "plz" ,and "thx" get used around here sometimes, but not much of anything else. Make your posts readable, and NEVER use y, u, ur, and r in place of the words why, you, your, and are. That's guaranteed ban material, you little fag.
5) Have a nice/funny/unique, but not annoying avatar and sig. This helps your image and gives you a little identity to your fellow members.
6) Don't overuse the graphical emoticons. Doing this: blink.gifblush.gifunsure.giflaugh.gifexcl.gif makes people want to pull your eyes out through your ass with a coathanger. DO NOT DO THIS.



CHAPTER 4: GETTING LIKED AND KEEPING IT THAT WAY ~or~ "YOU MY HOMIE FOR NOW BRO, BUT DON'T BE TRIPPIN' ON ME HOLMES, OR I CUT YOU UP."

1) Keep the intelligence flowing! It's a damn shame when a good member degenerates into a moron, so just keep doing what you're doing.
2) We have basic free speech here. You can swear, but don't do it every other word because it looks childish. Also, the free speech thing doesn't apply to comments about admins/posse/family. Don't badmouth them unless you're ready for consequences.
3) We have many, many inside jokes. There are a lot of jokes that existed around here before your ass showed up. Zophar has manboobs, Tails is female, Anal Butt Zone, and SCAAAAAARRRRZ are just a few. Don't question them at all, and don't use them unless you're an oldbie who knows where they originated.
4) Suggestions are good, but don't try to change the forums a lot. If you have a good idea, by all means share it, but don't always be trying to get things done your way. This forum belongs to saz and the admins, and they do things their own way.
5) It helps to befriend important/powerful people. See chapter 7, and don't confuse befriending with asskissing. Don't force yourself on anyone, either.
6) Don't fuck with the important people in chapter 7, especially admins/posse. This is like trying to defuse a movie-style timebomb where the wires are all the same color: VERY DANGEROUS AND NOT VERY BRIGHT.
7) Keep most porn and hentai in their topics and anything else marked for those being watched.
8) The best way to gain respect if you're smart is to chat in #cult. Be warned, however, that it's also the quickest way to lose respect if you're douche. See chapter 6 for more.


CHAPTER 5: IF YOU'RE HATED ~or~ Plantation Massa sez: "BETTER SHAPE UP, YOU GOD DAMN NIGGERS!"

1) Ask around and figure out exactly what you did, then never do it again.
2) Apologies are good. If you're sincerely sorry, apologizing can usually save your ass, provided you don't fuck up again.
3) Act differently. If it's not a single thing you did wrong, but rather an issue with your personality as a whole, take a look at how you've acted, and don't act that way anymore.
4) Don't be hateful and argue that you're right and everyone else is wrong. (NGC's note: Fucking TRUST ME on this one. I learned it the hard way.)



CHAPTER 6: THE CHAT ~or~ "DAMN THIS NEWFANGLED IRC! BACK IN MY DAY, YOU HAD TO POST USING A CRAPPY TEXT-BASED BBS DOOR AND WAIT FOR DAYS FOR ANSWERS."

1) Server: irc.sonic-cult.net Channel: #cult
2) You'll need an IRC client. mIRC is the most commonly used one for windows, Colloquy on mac, and BitchX on linux. There are others, too.
3) You'll probably get kicked for fun. No big deal, it's just the ops having fun.
4) Don't ask to be an op or voiced user. (NGC's note: TRUST ME AGAIN on this one.)
5) What exactly ARE ops and voiced users? Ops have the symbols . ^ @ or % in front of their name. Don't fuck with them. Voiced users have + before their names, and probably for a reason, so don't fuck with them either.
6) IRCops. These are people who have network or server-wide power. There is no symbol denoting an IRCop on any channel, so watch who you flame, or you might end up with a g-line (network ban).
7) Don't bitch about anything. Kicks/Bans/Kills/Glines usually happen for fun, so don't whine about it. Also, IRC servers are fickle and easy to fuck up, so if something goes haywire, don't bitch about that, either.
8) Don't get crazy. Text floods, multiple ascii arts, too many colors, constant bold, caps lock, and multiple channel CTCPs are just a few ways to piss people off really fast.



CHAPTER 7: PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ~or~ "THE CELEBRITIES OF SCARZ."

1) GROUPS AND PEOPLE IN THEM:
Admins: Saz, AJ 187, Dark, GR3G2K, Beta
Posse: Cedar J, The Wizeman, Fujitsu Hitatchi, grap3fruitman, InsaneSonikkuFan, Stoko
Family: Borisz, Chibs, Choufette, Windows XP Fanboy, TornSoul, Dude, Gunner112k, JohnnyUK, IUG, ICEknight, Overlord, Just Me, Nemesis, SkyBlueAlpha, Sonic McTails, Stiv, sonicblur, z16bitsega, Ultima, Trigger, Simon Wai, Sushi D, Sanik, Hivebrain, Eric Wright, Ego Trip, Djbrayster, RattleMan, rika_chou, Tigress, STC-Fan
Nightmaren: TRiPPY, NGC, DarkBurraki, Miyu, Speedlight. Alice doesn't count, because she's a broken bot.
DX: NiktheGreek, Bronze God, Demi, Dimitria, WiteoutKing, CrimsonNugget, Cyberdude, Exploding-Man, Jax_the_Hedgehog, SSJP, Doomsday Forte, NegaC

2) THE AKA LIST (PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE NAMES):
grap3fruitman = terios
sazpaimon = sonic hackr 2000
the wizeman = sirbukkake
fujitsu hitatchi - the 16-bit terror = snifitAL
buddha = z16bitsega
nomad = grauh = damu ketsu
pachuka = reala
borisz = turbokiller f.k.a.
cedar j = dr. evil
princeofpersia = dcom = cube = superdeluxe = dcube = princeofdcom = princeofsupercube = etc
alpha = skybluealpha = adeema

I know I'm forgetting some, so feel free to add

3) Again, don't mess with the people from family/nightmaren on upward. Unless one of them inexplicably turns really stupid, they own you.

Well kids, that's about it. Obey all that and there shouldn't be a problem.


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Spindash54
post Mar 26 2005, 06:46 PM
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How the fuck does he spin in place?!

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you might want to redirect the link under the banner add to this and stick a copy in the Validating forum.


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Chazman
post Mar 26 2005, 07:38 PM
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Opposing the establishment since 2001

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Looks good. Few spacing errors, but good otherwise.


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DPL
post Mar 28 2005, 07:37 AM
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Whatever...

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you know I have a question
if I find that somebody wrotes a mistake [grammar, vocabulary etc]
should I tell that person by PM about it?


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The Stiv
post Mar 28 2005, 02:04 PM
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StivStyle UK on Saz FM - Occasionally.

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QUOTE(DPL @ Mar 28 2005, 12:37 PM)
you know I have a question
if I find that somebody wrotes a mistake [grammar, vocabulary etc]
should I tell that person by PM about it?
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If it's a normal CulT member then yeah, if you like.
Anyone else, nope. It'll sidle by, seemingly unnoticed.


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ThunderSpeed
post Mar 28 2005, 05:41 PM
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I'm Mike, and I'll help you find the VZR-5.

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4) Know the forum ranks...
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:


Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a IPB Image and an orange name in the userlist.

*sigh* hmm what a crappy suggestion...


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PsychoZagal
post Mar 28 2005, 06:58 PM
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Metal > You

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QUOTE(DPL @ Mar 28 2005, 04:37 AM)
you know I have a question
if I find that somebody wrotes a mistake [grammar, vocabulary etc]
should I tell that person by PM about it?
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Generally, no, unless it's something absolutely heinous, like "omg i'm 12 nd im sonics bigest fan & i love shad he rox u?" or something.

This post has been edited by PsychoZagal: Mar 28 2005, 06:59 PM


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NGC
post Mar 28 2005, 06:59 PM
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I'M TAKING YOUR MIND

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QUOTE(ThunderSpeed @ Mar 28 2005, 05:41 PM)
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4) Know the forum ranks...
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:


Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a IPB Image and an orange name in the userlist.

*sigh* hmm what a crappy suggestion...
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Well, sure. We'll make a dumbass group. And you can have it all to yourself.


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post Mar 28 2005, 08:04 PM
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I'm Mike, and I'll help you find the VZR-5.

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QUOTE(NGC @ Mar 28 2005, 06:59 PM)
QUOTE(ThunderSpeed @ Mar 28 2005, 05:41 PM)
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4) Know the forum ranks...
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:


Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a IPB Image and an orange name in the userlist.

*sigh* hmm what a crappy suggestion...
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Well, sure. We'll make a dumbass group. And you can have it all to yourself.
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Wahoo! I'd be an individual! Thanks if your serious.


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NGC
post Mar 28 2005, 08:39 PM
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I'M TAKING YOUR MIND

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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post Mar 28 2005, 09:47 PM
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How the fuck does he spin in place?!

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QUOTE(ThunderSpeed @ Mar 28 2005, 05:04 PM)
QUOTE(NGC @ Mar 28 2005, 06:59 PM)
QUOTE(ThunderSpeed @ Mar 28 2005, 05:41 PM)
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<span style="font-size: 8pt"><b>4) Know the forum ranks...</b>
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:


Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a IPB Image and an orange name in the userlist.

*sigh* hmm what a crappy suggestion...
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Well, sure. We'll make a dumbass group. And you can have it all to yourself.
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Wahoo! I'd be an individual! Thanks if your serious.
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wow, someone willing to be a dumbass. you truly deserve to be king of the retards.


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post Mar 29 2005, 10:46 AM
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ยท

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Suggestion rejected cause you can't make a gif with a transparent background. FAILURE
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ThunderSpeed
post Mar 30 2005, 05:38 PM
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I'm Mike, and I'll help you find the VZR-5.

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QUOTE(GR3G2K @ Mar 29 2005, 10:46 AM)
Suggestion rejected cause you can't make a gif with a transparent background. FAILURE
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You can just make it have a black backgroun*shuts up before he's banned*


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post Mar 31 2005, 10:24 AM
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^WE LOST A GREAT MAN

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[quote=ThunderSpeed,Mar 28 2005, 11:41 PM][quote]<span style="font-size: 8pt"><b>4) Know the forum ranks...</b>
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:[/quote]

Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a :rolleyes:


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post Mar 31 2005, 01:25 PM
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I'M TAKING YOUR MIND

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[quote=Stoko,Mar 31 2005, 10:24 AM][quote=ThunderSpeed,Mar 28 2005, 11:41 PM][quote]4) Know the forum ranks...
Forum Ranks in order of power and respect:[/quote]

Just a suggestion, but that would be nice if there was a dumbass group, where the members are just the complete random wierdos, like me. Denoted as a Orange Sonic head, as suggested in my avatar.

CulT Dumbass - Function: Posting. What they can do to you: Nothing, except call you a dumbass. Feel free to fuck with them as you please, as long as you keep it in an reasonable range (No calling them out for a flame war). Denoted by a :rolleyes:
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He'll probably blow his load if we ban him, then.


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TRiPPY
post Apr 5 2005, 07:49 AM
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Dare To Dream?...

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It's good to see i actualy have a group icon now :D Shows how long i've not visited for. The new rules are all good.


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post Apr 5 2005, 04:04 PM
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I AM THE MASKED MENACE

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I'm violating the first cultdamnment or however you fucking spell "rules" this time of year.

Trippy, you still havent did that raw rip of the nights ost =(
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post Apr 10 2005, 12:17 PM
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> ifconfig eth0 up

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I HAVE SAID IT ONCE, AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN.

COMEPLETE THAT FUCKING ALT NICK LIST


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post Apr 10 2005, 01:32 PM
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I'M TAKING YOUR MIND

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QUOTE(PrinceOfPersia @ Apr 10 2005, 12:17 PM)
I HAVE SAID IT ONCE, AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN.

COMEPLETE THAT FUCKING ALT NICK LIST
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You're not important enough.


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post Apr 10 2005, 01:32 PM
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> ifconfig eth0 up

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QUOTE(NGC @ Apr 10 2005, 06:32 PM)
QUOTE(PrinceOfPersia @ Apr 10 2005, 12:17 PM)
I HAVE SAID IT ONCE, AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN.

COMEPLETE THAT FUCKING ALT NICK LIST
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You're not important enough.
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And it's only now that I realised that I'm not family anymore.


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