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  • posted a message on "No link given" spam warnings
    Yeah, that's probably it.

    [off topic]That's probably the most ridiculous warning I've ever seen. Rather than fill my compliment (I guess it was a compliment directed to both RE for finding the card, and Wizards for coming up with it) with spam just to make it a long post, I decided to keep it short and simple. So, I get a warning for spam, because I tried not to spam. How ironic.[/off topic]

    Well, I'm not here to argue about wether or not that was spam, but rather to point out something out. Since apparently this isn't done any more, feel free to close this.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on "No link given" spam warnings
    Hm... Just noticed that these usernotes aren't public.

    Anyway, it happened to Alpha too. If they don't do it sometimes, I don't see what's wrong with asking them to do it all the time.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on "No link given" spam warnings
    Quote from {mikeyG} »
    Well the first warning is obviously spam (A two-word post? Seriously?), so it's justified. However, I think warnings that are quite old aren't usually counted towards suspension or such. It's mostly just a way to keep tabs on who warned who for what.

    As for the second warning, asking about it is more appropriate in one of the mod helpdesks. That's why they're there. To ask about stuff like this.


    That's not what my post is about. My post is not asking what the warning is about, although I said I would like to know. My post is asking the staff to always include links.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on "No link given" spam warnings
    I remember when I used to post here. Back before BoK came out, rumors were floating around about what cards would come out. Some people posted scans, others posted information on cards from inside sources. People were discussing potential strategies. Eventually, my interest in the game waned, and I stopped posting.

    Today I decided to come back, and look over the forums that were still somewhat new when I registered. They're grown nicely, and by member number shows that I was one of the first 1/3 members to register at the moment. Anyway, I decided to go to my profile to see what my postcount was, as I had no idea.

    I noticed that I had a "user note." I clicked on it to see what it said. I was confronted with two spam warnings. One of them I remember clearly. I posted "that's interesting" in a thread about the upcoming Tallowisp. I thought this post was perfectly fine, since I had nothing much to say about the card other than that it was interesting (my post was NOT sarcastic, as it may have appeared). I can understand that being interpreted as spam; if it was at my forum, I very well could have interpreted it that way.

    That warning didn't bother me. I'm hardly a spammer, and when it happened, I assumed that it would eventually withdrawn over the course of a period of time. This is the standard at most forums, as people change, and one small spam infraction a long time ago should have no relevance a year later.

    The warning is still there, but since I don't post anymore, it doesn't really bother me. What does bother me is the other warning. I was given a spam warning for what appears to be no reason, with no link justifying it. I have no idea where this supposed spam was, or when it occured. Why no give a link? What is the logic behind this? No good can come of preventing members to see where they were warning, only moderator abuse. I'm not accusing any moderators of abusing my rights, but I would like to know where this so called spam took place. What I'm really saying is that I disagree with the policy of no-link warnings, and that this should be stopped.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on SW's Monday Atricle
    For those of us (myself included) who want to know what Scott Willis considers the best BOK commons in Green and Red, here is the picture from his upcoming Monday article:



    I guess it's Gnarled Mass, and Torrent of Stone. The first one is no surprise, but Torrent of Stone never seemed spectacular to me. Now that I think about it though, four damage can kill just about any creature in CHK or BOK.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Threads of Disloyalty
    Quote from VinnyB »
    Note that since Maul hasn't changed controllers, the original controller can just use the equip ability to move it from the appropriated critter to one of their other creatures (assuming they have another creature out).


    Actually, in that situation they had no other creatures out (Shuriken is amazing with a Skullsnatcher).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Threads of Disloyalty
    If I play Threads of Disloyalty on an Ishi-Ishi, Akki Crackshot equipped with a Tenza, Godo's Maul, who get's the maul?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on What's your favorite card type?
    Land. I love all types of cards, but IMO there is very little more fun than a land that can do more than just produce mana. If that means being animated, pumping your creatures, uptapping your creatures, preventing damage, dealing damage, searching for other lands, accelerating your mana to help smash your oponent faster (or for the crucial win), or become a creature that turns back into a land to avoid creature theft or removal. Obviously creatures etc. are great, it just feels so much better to smash your oponent with land animated with Living Terrain than with just a plain creature.

    Note: I'm considering land animation spells as "land" in my vote here. Although they are technically enchantments, or creatures, or spells, I only care about the animated land, not the spell (except in the case of the Genjus, but I'm starting to drone on...).
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on Genjus and Equipment
    Let's say I animate a mountain with a Genju of the Spires. I still have two mana left, can I equip it with a Fireshrieker? If I can, does it stay on the mountain (having no effect until it is reanimated) after the turn ends, and the mountain is no longer animated?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on [ICD] Genju of the Spires
    After playing out a couple of games in which I rigged it so that I had the Genju in my hand, and every other hand card was random, I've found a couple of very potent uses for Genju of the Spires.

    First, it can be used basically as a Scuttling Death that comes back: preventing non-flying attackers from attacking.

    Second, it stops at least one creature your oponent controls from attacking, as they have to stay back to block, or your oponent will take six. The Genju is basically a free removal spell each turn. If you want to do something else with your mana, you can choose not to attack, but they will still have not attacked with what they kept back to block.

    Third, Kami of Old Stone, and Blinding Powder are more annoying when playing with Genju of the Spires than any other card.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on First Impressions of BoK - What'd You Get?
    I think I'm just going to buy more ninjas online, rather than trying to get them in boxes.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Semi-Cycle
    Has anyone noticed that in BOK there is Shinka Gatekeeper, Shizo's Caretakers, and Minamo Sightbender? There are no green or white equivlants to this cycle of cards named after CHK leg lands. One is rare, one common, and one unccommon. Never seen anything like this before.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on First Impressions of BoK - What'd You Get?
    I just bought nine Betrayers of Kamigawa packs. I won't list the cards at the moment, but I did get all of the uncommon Genjus but the white one, and the green shoal. The only ninjas I got were two Ninja of Deep Hours.

    First impressions:

    Fumika is awesome!
    Goblin cohorts are quite good.
    Glasskites are pretty good, but can get annoying when you want to put something like Blinding Powder on them, or Ninjutsu with them.

    What were your first impressions?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Limited Skill Tester
    Hm... Probably what you did use. Not a bad deck at all.
    Posted in: Limited Archives
  • posted a message on CHK Sealed Deck Advice
    Although I have been to many CHK drafts, I've never done a sealed deck before, which sounds somewhat harder, as you don't get to chose your cards.

    So, does anyone have any advice?
    Posted in: Limited Archives
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