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#tsnSpecialReport Discord + Forums Integration Neo — 11 May 2022, 11:10 :: 941 Views :: 0 Comments

Ever missed a post on the forums? Long-time members tsn know the feeling. The need to continually check the site for new posts since their last visit, wondering if anyone has replied to their latest remarks or pearls of wisdom. Sure it was made easier with the My Spot page, showing everything new since your last visit. If you had read everything, there was nothing left to see. If the person dropped a one-liner, you made the trip for nothing. And then, occasionally, someone would start a thread and it would go completely unnoticed for years. Not anymore! The Latest Integration from [[Oracle]] Starting today, all members of the forums will have access to some special Discord Channels where [[Oracle]] will cross-post short excerpt of the topic, and/or start a thread in the Discord channel with replies to the topic. Depending on the roles you have on the forums, you’ll gain access to corresponding channels for specific forum categories, or special forums. For more information about the user groups, checkout the tsn8: Come with Me through the Looking Glass topic on the subject. (Note: some things may have changed since then, so check the 2022 Update). For “tsnMembers” Roles This is a role given to anyone who has

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eReaders and the Memes
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Neo — 30 Jun 2022, 19:56 :: 200 Views
I did it y'all! I read and finished a book. But I'm not gonna talk about the contents of the book in this post, I'm gonna talk about the structure and why I was actually able to finish it. It's Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. He's the same guy that did "The Martian" book the movie was based on. I bought the book when it came out May 4th, 2021, but I went into it blind. I didn't read any synopsis, or reviews. I had no clue what the plot was, and I wanted it that way so I could experience
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Happy Birthday, ~day_dreamer~!
Neo — 26 May 2015, 09:17 :: 5,834 Views
Happy birthday girl! I assume you'll be celebrating it in France this year, like the lucky punk you are...
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Re: Happy Birthday, ~day_dreamer~!
Neo — 26 May 2022, 14:34
It's that time again! Time for another birthday celebration! Happy birthday, lady!
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#tsnSpecialReport
Discord + Forums Integration
Neo — 11 May 2022, 11:10 :: 941 Views
Ever missed a post on the forums? Long-time members tsn know the feeling. The need to continually check the site for new posts since their last visit, wondering if anyone has replied to their latest remarks or pearls of wisdom. Sure it was made easier with the My Spot page, showing everything new since your last visit. If you had read everything, there was nothing left to see. If the person dropped a one-liner, you made the trip for nothing. And then, occasionally, someone would start a thread and it would go completely unnoticed for years. Not anymore! The Latest Integration from [[Oracle]] Starting today,
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Shredded Squid Snack
Neo — 08 May 2022, 14:36 :: 89 Views
Anyone ever had Prepared Shredded Squid before? It's like jerky, but made from squid; has a sweet, slightly sour flavor, and a strong fishy smell, but is powdery to the touch. I find it delicious, and then I start to think about how sentient cephalopods likely are, and that I'm now eating something that may have had thoughts and ambitions akin to ours. It doesn't feel right to do it, so I rarely ever buy it.
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Happy Birthday, SaikoubiAkurei!
Neo — 06 May 2015, 09:26 :: 7,856 Views
Happy birthday Saikoubi! Hope it's a good one, where ever you are!
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Re: Happy Birthday, SaikoubiAkurei!
Neo — 06 May 2022, 09:44
Wishing a happy birthday to SaikoubiAkurei! She also gets the honor of the first cross-post into our discord channel!
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[[Oracle]], evolved
Neo — 10 Jun 2020, 19:37 :: 2,620 Views
This person does not exist. This is an AI-generated face, from https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/. And this is the face I'm using to represent [[Oracle]]. Back in November 2019, I had an idea to turn [[Oracle]] into a JARVIS-like assistant for doing my work-related, repetitive tasks, but I wanted to make it a natural language interface, like...well, JARVIS. I realize that there is a huge difference in programming an AI bot and conversing with it, switching contexts of work, play, and daily needs... vs scripting Paul Betany to read as a disembodied voice actor. And in doing so I also realized that there are probably
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Re: [[Oracle]] rebuild in progress
Neo — 02 May 2022, 22:11
Welp, it looks like I won't be learning TypeScript this time. Instead it was just a change in how they construct user mentions where they removed an exclamation mark from the hidden text. Now Oracle is back up and running, and pulling events from the forums, and displaying them in discord. After a couple more tests this thing should be ready to go.
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For Kicks & Giggles
Something nice about the person before you
Neo — 22 Apr 2015, 19:15 :: 5,612 Views
So, I figure I'd start up this thread again...though i'm not looking for someone to say something nice about me, particularly. Someone else can jump in as the first person to be complimented. The game is simple...post something nice about the person who posted last.
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Re: Something nice about the person before you
Neo — 29 Apr 2022, 21:25
Is still probably a very nice person, even though I haven't spoken to her in a long time.
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#tsnSpecialReport
tsn8: Come with me through the Looking Glass
[[Oracle]] — 31 Mar 2015, 20:26 :: 8,431 Views
Welcome to the all new tsn8! Some of you have been here before, and some of you haven't. You're probably here because of the big announcement, marking the 15th Anniversary of the site. For those that don't know me, I'm [[Oracle]]. I was an IRC bot, and an AI Instant Messenger project created by [[Neo]] - the founder of this site. I'll be your guide through the new features of tsn8. Why don't we get started with the key new features... the Evolution of tsn8 the Mobile website the Looking Glass forums and Citizens of Wonderland (visible to pre-existing Members) the Ancient Lore and Lorewalkers (visible
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Re: tsn8: Come with me through the Looking Glass
Neo — 21 Apr 2022, 10:36
Update for 2022 With the update to phpbb 3.3, a number of the visuals and features have been lost/changed/removed. Google Map links on profile locations is gone Some social fields have died away and been removed since the release the tsn8 theme is being rebuilt to tsn9, as well as nearly all facets of the forum. Lorewalkers have now become Lore Masters All users are put into a "Newly Registered User" group for a time. Once they ascend to "Registered User", they become "Lore Walkers" who gain access to the modern Journals. Some things have remained, however: Lore Masters and Citizens of
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A Brief Introduction
Introducing: Teh One
Neo — 07 Dec 2014, 15:29 :: 4,444 Views
Code: Select allThe Matrix has you... Follow the white rabbit. Knock Knock, Neo. Thomas Anderson? Yeah, that's me - at least that's the pseudonym of my alias online. I'm the creator of this site, and its predecessors before it. This is now the 6th version of the site, and I've become exceedingly efficient at it. My aliases are many: Neo, [[Neo]], neotsn, or symbolized as [[\]]. I have never used my real name on the public internet, for privacy concerns - however, my entire online persona is accurate to my real life persona and I take as much responsibility in what I post as Neo
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Re: Introducing: Teh One
Neo — 20 Apr 2022, 14:30
Now I am re-reintroducing myself... I'm still the creator of the site, and now the creator of [[Oracle]] and an AI-counterpart I'm building, as well as a technical component called [[Seryph]]. Vanyl wrote:Neo and I have already reconnected over the last 24 hours more so than FB ever facilitated. This is still the case over the last couple months via Discord and Twitch, where Vanyl and I were sharing out stories from the early days of tsn live on her twitch stream. It brought back many memories of various feelings for both of us, and while pulling up relevant threads in real-time I
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#tsnSpecialReport
Indefinite Construction?
Neo — 22 Jan 2022, 15:38 :: 378 Views
Well, hello there... Man is that deeply engrained. You may notice some things don't quite look or work right. I'm real sorry about that. For the most part, not much is going on in this version of the code. Instead, things were moving forward (before this whole pandemic got started) over at the tsn9 demo site: https://the-spot.net/phorums/tsn. I actually had gotten started on the new design, new concept thing from the previous thread, but given the mockup I did in 2015 and the way the internet moved on around 2020, things went to a lighter place. I did manage to start delivering
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Re: Indefinite Construction?
Neo — 18 Apr 2022, 14:22
The tsn9 demo site is back up under a new repository, as is this base forum codebase. This represents a break from the tsn8 implementation, and a decision to cease modifying the source code of the underlying forum software, and to try to build the entire tsn experience into a single extension which brings with it friendly URL routing, but also an uncertainty about whether this is even possible without duplicating all the phpbb code needed to deliver the content. The work continues...
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#tsnSpecialReport
Site Redesign Concept - "The Spot"
Neo — 09 Jul 2015, 21:38 :: 32,400 Views
Below these first couple paragraphs, you'll find an image of the proposed site redesign concept...And the name of the new home page is... The Spot This page is called "The Spot". It is designed to be the primary entry into the forums for a user, creating "the spot" to view all the information at a glance, sorting active threads to the top of the stack, with priority given to other users marked as "friends". Comments, Questions, Suggestions This design is open to comments, suggestions, and questions. Questions will be answered if able; comments and suggestions will be considered as the process iterates. Concept The concept for
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Re: Site Redesign Concept - "The Spot"
Neo — 29 Sep 2021, 14:35
I don't think I ever checked back for a reply until now, but that's really cool. I also think about the folks that all at one point had this forum in common, and now have all gone off on their own paths. Makes me wonder a couple things: Would I ever learn to stop replying to everyone's posts with my opinion and just let conversations happen? Would political/social divisions that have happened these days still have taken hold here, where there was moderation, or would we have managed to survived with an open-forum style discussion on different points of view? Is it always
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Living Room Discussions
On the topic of children
Neo — 03 Aug 2018, 21:17 :: 7,969 Views
It was no secret that I wanted to wait until I was 30 to have children; and that I wanted to have twins, so that they "would have someone to play with and leave me alone." Obviously the reasoning was as short-sighted as one would expect from an early 20-something with no real responsibilities around children. Now, I've had one for what will be 15 months tomorrow...and for the 2nd time in as many months I have contracted the sickness she has contracted from playing with other babies. I made the comment to my wife earlier in the day that "contracting [the kid's]
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Re: On the topic of children
Neo — 10 Jul 2020, 21:47
Here we are nearly 2 years later, and while things have changed, and become more consistent with a repeatable schedule, especially now that we're in the throws of a pandemic. Unfortunately for me, it finally hit today that the repetition had to break a little. For the past *checks calendar* 16 Fridays now, I have worked from home. This means that there isn't a moment of the day where GlennCoco and StarStuff (my daughter) aren't also in the house for the majority of the work week. What it also means is that my schedule is now: 07:30: Wake up 07:30 -
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Life on Mars - What do we do?
Neo — 17 Jan 2019, 20:54 :: 9,418 Views
Pretend it's 2050. Humankind have already executed on their plan to send humans to Mars during the 2030s. Lo and behold! Microscopic life forms are discovered in a cave, underground, near the poles where the last vestiges of solid ice-water remain, with enough nutrients from that water which has evaporated to sustain these microbes... But the resources are running out. We just happened to stumble upon them with only a few decades of resources remaining. What do we do? Leave it as it is, cordon off the area making it a natural park for the remainder of its natural life (the Prime Directive)? Proceed
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Spirituality
Lessons from tsn
Neo — 28 Nov 2018, 20:16 :: 9,183 Views
I don't dare go back through the "looking glass" to see what I have said on the topic of religion in the past. It will only bring a cringe-worthy feeling of embarrassment, in the vein of re-reading old journal posts, or of the self-righteous "Bible Study" threads where I thought I had some "amazing insight" to share with people I had no business "guiding" spiritually. But it does only highlight that aside from academic lessons about Biblical texts, all spiritual guidance is just some person, expressing some interpretation they have on some curated set of hebrew/greek prose written ~2000 years ago. No
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tsnBreakfast 2018
Neo — 09 Aug 2018, 22:22 :: 10,140 Views
If you're going to be in DFW for QuakeCon this year, join us for the annual tsnBreakfast. This year QuakeCon is held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, so the breakfast venue is: Old West Cafe 600 W Northwest Hwy Ste A Grapevine, TX 76051 Meet at the restaurant by 9:00am, and let me know if you're coming.
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Happy Birthday, Bethnangel
Neo — 02 Dec 2015, 09:22 :: 9,300 Views
It's been exactly one year since I started working on this version of the site, marked by the blog post I made coincidentally on your birthday announcing all the new things I wanted to do with the site. I hope you're having a great birthday celebrating with your friends and family.
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Happy Birthday, FrostbiteMartini!
Neo — 11 Sep 2015, 23:13 :: 8,686 Views
Happy Birthday FBM! I hope you're doing well in your photography career, and things are working out for you!
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Happy Birthday, Vanyl!
Neo — 05 Sep 2015, 00:00 :: 8,631 Views
Hope you had a great time at your run. It was great to get to finally meet you in person, even if it was only for a short while.
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Happy Birthday, BCJammer!
Neo — 26 Aug 2015, 14:45 :: 8,067 Views
Happy Birthday, BC...SOW...Whatever you want to go by these days!
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Living Room Discussions
New Job/Career!!!
DMoney — 24 Aug 2015, 22:19 :: 8,573 Views
I've got some exciting news! I start a new job in 2 weeks. I'll be staying with the same company, but I'm switching from the retail side of banking and going to IT. I've been preparing for this for quite a while, and I've been wanting it bad, so this is extremely exciting. It also came with a raise significantly greater than I expected. Anyways, just wanted to share this somewhere but I don't share these kinds of things on Facebook.
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Re: New Job/Career!!!
Neo — 25 Aug 2015, 19:21
Well, the best I can do is give an example of what I mean. One unrelated example was working at Six Flags: no matter how many rides I was trained to operate, I still got paid $6.50/hr...even though I was older than my peers and my bosses. That is taking on unnecessary responsibility without compensation. The other example (being taken advantage of, and being denied compensation): I worked at a university's IT Department doing User Support, and the main task was fixing computers for professors, faculty and staff and setting up computer labs. That was all well and good, but when I
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For Kicks & Giggles
Word Association (Revived)
DMoney — 15 Apr 2015, 11:55 :: 78,550 Views
I'm brining back this game! Just cause it was fun for everyone and went around many times. Rules: Basically post the first word that comes to mind to the previous person's post.
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Re: Word Association (Revived)
Neo — 25 Aug 2015, 15:57
oh my...
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For Kicks & Giggles
Getting to know you VII
Neo — 10 Dec 2014, 22:51 :: 26,530 Views
Bringing back an old thread game... The rules are simple: Answer the question posted by the person before you Ask a question of your own for the person after you Let's get started... Did you ever think tsn would come back from the dead?
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Re: Getting to know you VII
Neo — 25 Aug 2015, 15:44
Freebirds - I've never heard of Qdoba, and Chipotle is like the Target to Freebird's Walmart...it's the same stuff, you just pay more for less. Eating at a known restaurant, or someplace you've never been?
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Sept. 7th, 2015 @ 1p-6:30p | A Canadian in Texas? What??
Vanyl — 13 Aug 2015, 09:57 :: 16,014 Views
Because I totally gave Neo no head's up about this, if he wants to change how this is organized, completely up to him. That being said... I'm in California for the Labour Day weekend running a half marathon at Disneyland because... well because I wanted to. It's my 30th birthday that Saturday and I decided I'm spending my "Dirty 30" at Disneyland smurfin' it! Since my life is massively changing (MASSIVELY) I'm flying solo on the way back and have a 5.5 hour layover in the lovely DFW airport. I got to thinking that I might know a person or two
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Re: Sept. 7th, 2015 @ 1p-6:30p | A Canadian in Texas? What??
DMoney — 24 Aug 2015, 22:00
Vanyl wrote:... Don't make me call down my Canadian snow powers and give y'all a blizzard this winter. lol Oh my goodness can you please do this even if I do come for lunch???? I would love that so much.
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Sportsballs & Rocket Launchers
tsnGuild - moving to Dalaran
Neo — 22 Aug 2015, 19:42 :: 10,094 Views
I decided to take my guild, named The Spot, and move it to US-Dalaran-PVE. I wrote a blog post about it over on the tsnGuild website: http://guild.the-spot.net/ I did a lot of looking around, and checking with former/current tsn members and wow players, and decided that none of the servers everyone was on, or had recently moved to, would be a good fit for all 9 of my characters (with a spot to level 2 more I am leaving behind). I had certain criteria, and Dalaran knocked one of them out of the park: active trade chat during a most mundane time of
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Happy Birthday, Scyfris!
Neo — 20 Aug 2015, 10:09 :: 8,038 Views
Happy birthday man! Not sure what you've been up to lately, but the few glimpses I've seen on Google+ lead me to believe it's something to do with technology. Come back and give us an update?
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