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21 Jun 2010 10:24 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 6:17 a.m. PST

Since we now have at lest three people in the DH for their inability ot play well with others in Napoleinic discussion, I think it is time for some Adult Supervision.


I propose that we eliminate all Napoleonic Boards, particularly Napoleonic Discussion. Although the Napoleonic History Board was started to handle high brow discourse and leave the Discussion board for the low lifes and riff raff, it has not worked. History has its share of rancor too.
To keep the Children and horses from being frightened, it is sadly necessary to close down the whole Napoleonic area, much like a nuisance bar is shut down if too many gunfights break out inside or in the parking lot.

As a bonus, this will free up space for more needed boards, like a War of Jenkins Ear Board, and a renewal of Current Affairs.

Connard Sage Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 6:23 a.m. PST

troll grin

No. I'm a Napoleonic gamer. Unlike some I don't take it seriously. I don't pretend it makes me A Serious Wargamer either.

Gattamalata Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 6:34 a.m. PST

How about an Historian? Kind of funny when Serious Wargamers are verbally castigated by a Serious Historian of all things Austrian…

irishserb24 Oct 2009 6:50 a.m. PST

There are Napoleonic boards on TMP?

Brent27511 Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 7:06 a.m. PST

Just rename it the Dawg House….

Allen5724 Oct 2009 7:07 a.m. PST

off with their heads, err, give them a whiff of grapeshot.

mweaver Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 7:08 a.m. PST

No. Where will I go for advice when I finally start painting my Victrix figures?

Besides, with the gang currently incarcerated, Napoleon was just an excuse. If the Nappy boards were gone it would just mean there's be another round of Was-Stalin-Worse-
Than-Hitler?

Beowulf Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Oct 2009 7:09 a.m. PST

No, just have lots of popcorn ready.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Oct 2009 7:19 a.m. PST

No. Where will I go for advice when I finally start painting my Victrix figures?

I mean seriously…. when it is time, where will I go to find out what color thread was used in the pockets of my Schwamburg-Lippe grenadier's greatcoats?

Griefbringer24 Oct 2009 7:20 a.m. PST

But then the Napoleonic players will swarm the other boards, and start endless discussions about the proper usage of bricoles by Germans in WWII and so on.

I say, keep the Napoleonic players bickering on their own ghetto.

RudyNelson24 Oct 2009 7:28 a.m. PST

No

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 7:35 a.m. PST

All kidding aside, I have found the Napoleonic boards useful and educational. I'm not much of a Napoleonics kind of guy, but I am learning more more all the time due to those boards. As for the Usual Suspects, so what? I can ignore them if I want to. If I ask something boneheaded and someone calls me out for it, I will get a couple of other people that understand my needs who will happily answer. I have met some great people on the Napoleonics boards, and would hate to see them go away.

Personal logo Martin Rapier Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 7:37 a.m. PST

I've obviously missed something. Has the 'Napoleon the tyrant' thread gone bad?

Anyway, as with all the other major periods, simply pruning the whole thing down to 'Napoleonic Wargaming' would work fine.

quidveritas Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 7:50 a.m. PST

You must be really board to bring up this subject John (no not a mispelling).

I guess I miss all the good stuff.

mjc

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 8:22 a.m. PST

I find them very handy for painting guides, unit organization, etc.

Parzival24 Oct 2009 8:30 a.m. PST

"Never have so many gotten so knicker-knotted over something so inconsequential." -- Motto of the Napoleonic boards.

Of course, it could be the motto of boards discussing HMGS-East, Historicon, GW, FOW, WAB, FOG, DBx. . . you mumble it, they'll get in a snit about it.

Connard Sage Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 8:30 a.m. PST

No-one's missed anything. It's still there

or rather here TMP link

For those who can't find the Dawghouse without a map (though I never seem to have any difficulty grin) TMP link

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 8:34 a.m. PST

How about the " Blue Bearskin" or " The Blue Busby" ? evil grin

rddfxx Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 8:36 a.m. PST

I'm not a Napoleonic mini gamer -- I do play Napoleonic board games and read a lot of the lit -- but I did wade into the Napoleonic board last week and immediately drew fire because I'm not in the tank for le petit caporal

Cpt Arexu Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 8:39 a.m. PST

No.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 8:57 a.m. PST

Keep them.

I agree with the others like Impala who find most of the boards useful and educational. I find the rest entertaining.

Rick

Brandlin Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 9:14 a.m. PST

sounds like the thread title should be "should all napoleanic wargamers be removed?"

Remember "Its not the boards that DH people. Its people that DH people."

adub74 Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 10:20 a.m. PST

Create a seperate board for them like the Plus Board. New members have to opt in. If anyone's offended then they can opt out.

Connard Sage Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 10:23 a.m. PST

Damn, I didn't realise that visiting the Napoleonics boards was compulsory.

Why doesn't my browser automatically take me there?

Personal logo GarnhamGhast Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 11:02 a.m. PST

John is absolutely correct, and I advocated this a while ago. Making the Dawghouse the new Nappies home would save time for Bill, allow the Nappies people to muck out the inmates and make room for the India / Pakistan war board that we so desperately need. Or the War of Jenkins Ear.
The only alternative is full time adult supervision and all scissors / sharp objects removed.

Scorpio24 Oct 2009 11:08 a.m. PST

We should rename them the Games Workshop Napoleonic Boards until they shape up.

GoodBye Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 11:29 a.m. PST

To the Blue Cocked Hat!

basileus6624 Oct 2009 11:35 a.m. PST

Never! The Imperial Guard won't ever surrender!

Angel Barracks Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 12:01 p.m. PST

If you don't like it then stop reading it. Problem solved.

kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 12:23 p.m. PST

Gosh.

Striker24 Oct 2009 12:58 p.m. PST

Add more board to the Nappies, say 50 or so. They'd either spend their time trying to find their enemies (like one of those Scooby-doo, multiple door, run from the monster scenes) or be too tired from maintaining a fight in each board.

Personal logo Martin Rapier Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 1:28 p.m. PST

"If you don't like it then stop reading it. Problem solved."

Not really. The OP was about the number of dawghousings the Napoleonic Boards generate, so us mere mortals choosing to read it or not doesn't make any difference. All that matters is whether Bill reads it and finds it contravenes the rules.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 1:35 p.m. PST

I agree.

Let us get back to more important things like complaining about the complaint button every week.

Angel Barracks Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 2:07 p.m. PST

""If you don't like it then stop reading it. Problem solved."

Not really. The OP was about the number of dawghousings the Napoleonic Boards generate, so us mere mortals choosing to read it or not doesn't make any difference. All that matters is whether Bill reads it and finds it contravenes the rules."


The boards themselves do not generate DH'ing, people do that themselves with posts, why remove the boards?

Neotacha Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 2:51 p.m. PST

The boards themselves do not generate DH'ing, people do that themselves with posts, why remove the boards?
The same could have been said about the current affairs board, and that was removed. People had a hard time figuring out that they could opt out of the dratted thing. Sort of like being unable to work out opting out of the other boards, so certain ones had to be moved to their own section.

It's a slippery slope Bill started down.

raducci Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 3:50 p.m. PST

The Naps boards would be easier to negotiate if the members wore their colours on their username line.
E.G.
Omour: madly in love with le Empereur
or Durstein: still fighting for Prussia's freedom
or Lord Fauntley: we've lost the empire but we still have Nosey
etc

kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 3:53 p.m. PST

The Blyue Shako ???

Paul Hurst Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 4:05 p.m. PST

The little green man posted by Anodyne Username sums up this thread precisely.

The Sentient Bean Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 4:51 p.m. PST

I vote that we remove the WW2 naval board. Just 'cause.

raducci Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 5:53 p.m. PST

A salvo at your idea Sentient Bean!

GoodBye Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 7:39 p.m. PST

TMP has just become too controversial, Bill should probably just ban the whole thing and set up seperate boards for each topic. You would need to write in and ask permission to join each board individually and then you would need to agree to a specific set of rules and agree that you won't get all crying eyes n stuff.

adub74 Inactive Member24 Oct 2009 9:58 p.m. PST

The Blyue Shako ???


Na, the Blue Bricole.

kyoteblue Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2009 11:30 p.m. PST

It's all the same to me.

nsolomon99 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2009 2:00 a.m. PST

True its a blood-sport! But then war is hell too!

raducci Inactive Member25 Oct 2009 4:04 a.m. PST

Speaking of Napoleonic threads….if anyone can tell me what this one is even about?????
TMP link

Connard Sage Inactive Member25 Oct 2009 5:44 a.m. PST

Another troll I suspect rad grin

Mapleleaf Inactive Member25 Oct 2009 8:18 a.m. PST

no

Lentulus Inactive Member25 Oct 2009 9:04 a.m. PST

No. Let them stand as a lesson to the rest of us.

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2009 11:38 a.m. PST

But then the Napoleonic players will swarm the other boards, and start endless discussions about the proper usage of bricoles by Germans in WWII and so on.

Exactly, they are happy in their own home! There are already some fine examples on TMP of posters who possess no filter between their brains and their finger tips. They deluge the other boards with their diarrhetic ramblings when they have a proper place to vent:

TMP link

Freeing up all the Napoleonics Boards posters would result in an Andromeda Strain-like proliferation! grin

Steve Hazuka Inactive Member26 Oct 2009 3:29 a.m. PST

No if we get rid of that they'll spill out on tho other forums. Keep them on a short leash over there.

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