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> Where in the world is Durova?, With Carmen San Diego?
Milton Roe
post Fri 25th June 2010, 10:55pm
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As of June 25, it has been > 24 days since Durova has edited.

When it gets to day 400, I think helecopters and marines will be sent out.

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post Fri 25th June 2010, 11:48pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Fri 25th June 2010, 4:55pm) *

Marker Thread:

As of June 25, it has been > 24 days since Durova has edited.

When it gets to day 400, I think helecopters and marines will be sent out.

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What's with the Mexican flag?
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post Fri 25th June 2010, 11:49pm
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Fri 25th June 2010, 7:48pm) *


What's with the Mexican flag?


She is from San Diego and thought it adequately represented the politics of her community.


But anyway, she appeared on Commons during my scuff up but was away before then for a while. She has not appeared on Skype, so I don't even know if WikiVoices is still up. Last time I know, she had real life cat problems and had a new guy, but that was back in March or so.
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post Sat 26th June 2010, 12:30am
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She is on Facebook with that damn Farmville game. So we know she hasn't completely melted.
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post Sat 26th June 2010, 2:23am
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Fri 25th June 2010, 4:48pm) *

What's with the Mexican flag?

Hellifino. Award probably designed by some Mexican dude. I took the image off Durova's site, and it's 3 MB even converted to bitmap.

This woman has a fetish for images. I recommend she not convert to Islam.

QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Fri 25th June 2010, 5:30pm) *

She is on Facebook with that damn Farmville game. So we know she hasn't completely melted.

If a splash of water didn't do it, Farmville will do the job soon enough. At least to her brain. sad.gif

That's fascinating. So she's online in some rudimentry fashion, but not on WP.....

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post Sat 26th June 2010, 2:24am
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Fri 25th June 2010, 10:20pm) *

QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Fri 25th June 2010, 4:48pm) *

What's with the Mexican flag?

Hellifino. Award probably designed by some Mexican dude. I took the image off Durova's site, and it's 3 MB even converted to bitmap.

This woman has a fetish for images. I recommend she not convert to Islam.



I'm going to waste my one post in whatever amount of oppressive time limit to say that the above was rather funny.

I am slightly drunk, but yeah, it was amusing.

I never understood why Durova needs to have images that are over 100 megs. When she tried convincing me to do image work, there were files so huge my laptop would crash because it couldnt handle the size. Seriously, wtf. She is obsessed with large files.

There are so many jokes that could be made about that last part. Blah.
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post Sat 26th June 2010, 11:25am
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Fri 25th June 2010, 10:24pm) *


I am slightly drunk, but yeah, it was amusing.



Sort of reminds me of that line from the Jacques Brel song "Jackie": I'd have to get drunk every night / to talk about virility / with some old grandmother who might / be decked out like a Christmas tree."

Ottava, have you considered becoming a cabaret singer? You'd probably do a killer job on the Brel songbook. ("Killer" in a good way, of course.) smile.gif
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post Mon 28th June 2010, 12:19am
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Well, whatever happened to Durova, I can only see her disappearance as a bonus to wikipedia.
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post Mon 28th June 2010, 1:08am
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Fri 25th June 2010, 5:30pm) *
She is on Facebook with that damn Farmville game. So we know she hasn't completely melted.

Heh heh heh. She's playing Farmville.
A suitable fate for a dull drone.

(Mebbe we should stop talking about her, or she'll find out and
stage a comeback! The horror, the horror!)
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post Mon 28th June 2010, 8:10pm
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Ottava, have you considered becoming a cabaret singer? You'd probably do a killer job on the Brel songbook. ("Killer" in a good way, of course.)


This is a great suggestion. It fits you, Ottava!
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post Tue 29th June 2010, 6:50pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 27th June 2010, 8:08pm) *
Heh heh heh. She's playing Farmville.
A suitable fate for a dull drone.

I could almost believe that Facebook addiction is primarily responsible for Durova's "disappearance." And Farmville is so popular now that players were able to get a Firefox update out within three days of a previous one because Farmville was crashing their (recently auto-updated) browsers. She also stated that there was a death in her family in early May, I believe - that coincided with her going from 5-10 edits per day to only one or two. Sometimes an event like that can make you re-evaluate your whole lifestyle. (And my condolences to her, of course, if she ever reads this.)

Then again, who knows? She may just have decided to wait the requisite three months, after which she'll come back with a new account and go for adminship again. (Assuming she hasn't already done that.)

I suppose it would be better not to speculate too much about it... bored.gif
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post Wed 14th September 2011, 9:44pm
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Durova is back, but wants to get blocked . I am afraid she's learning from me smile.gif
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post Wed 14th September 2011, 10:30pm
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QUOTE(mbz1 @ Wed 14th September 2011, 5:44pm) *

Durova is back, but wants to get blocked . I am afraid she's learning from me smile.gif

As usual, I couldn't figure out what the heck she was going on about. She probably just misses the dramahs.
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post Wed 14th September 2011, 11:37pm
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QUOTE(SB_Johnny @ Wed 14th September 2011, 5:30pm) *

QUOTE(mbz1 @ Wed 14th September 2011, 5:44pm) *

Durova is back, but wants to get blocked . I am afraid she's learning from me smile.gif

As usual, I couldn't figure out what the heck she was going on about. She probably just misses the dramahs.


It's not an unprecedented stunt. A whole bunch of users who think that they have been wrongly sanctioned for something or other go and make some minor non-controversial edits which are just on the borderline of their sanction and then run to AE and file a report on themselves to show the whole goddamn universe, aliens on Alpha Centauri and all, how unfair the sanction is. It's basically a big flashing sign saying "Look at me! Look at me! Hey guys! You're not looking at me!?!?"

Russavia (who some of you have had the pleasure of meeting here on WR) pulled it twice I think. Communicat (who you've also made acquittance with) tried something almost similar but was just too crazy to be able to pull something as "delicate" as this.

Now, if any of these whining drama queens actually had the balls to go and do a non-minor controversial edit which is way over the line of their sanction, then maybe they'd earn some respect from me. Still I thnk they should get banned for it - as should Durova here and all who proceeded her in these idiotic endeavors - and in a way that's the whole point - don't go crying out for attention unless there is a real risk of getting hurt, or else this attention seeking is not credible - but it would be a "ban with respect" kind of a ban.

And of course AE is a perfect place for that kind of thing.

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post Thu 15th September 2011, 12:12am
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QUOTE(Somey @ Tue 29th June 2010, 11:50am) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 27th June 2010, 8:08pm) *
Heh heh heh. She's playing Farmville.
A suitable fate for a dull drone.

I could almost believe that Facebook addiction is primarily responsible for Durova's "disappearance." And Farmville is so popular now that players were able to get a Firefox update out within three days of a previous one because Farmville was crashing their (recently auto-updated) browsers. She also stated that there was a death in her family in early May, I believe - that coincided with her going from 5-10 edits per day to only one or two. Sometimes an event like that can make you re-evaluate your whole lifestyle. (And my condolences to her, of course, if she ever reads this.)

I was going to send her 10 chickens, which are of course immortal so you don't have to grieve when they die. FarmVille tomatoes may spoil, but not chickens.

Then I forgot. huh.gif ermm.gif

Now where the hell did those chickens go?
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post Thu 15th September 2011, 11:14am
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 14th September 2011, 8:12pm) *

Now where the hell did those chickens go?


Steven Walling took at least one of them.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 15th September 2011, 11:14am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 14th September 2011, 8:12pm) *

Now where the hell did those chickens go?


Steven Walling took at least one of them.

Unless Walling is transitioning to living as a woman, I would suggest he consider a different hairstyle. Wait a minute, this is WP we're talking about - congratulations, Steven, on your first steps toward your new life!
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QUOTE(carbuncle @ Thu 15th September 2011, 8:26am) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 15th September 2011, 11:14am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 14th September 2011, 8:12pm) *

Now where the hell did those chickens go?


Steven Walling took at least one of them.

Unless Walling is transitioning to living as a woman, I would suggest he consider a different hairstyle. Wait a minute, this is WP we're talking about - congratulations, Steven, on your first steps toward your new life!

Now, now. Walling could simply be a time traveler from the UK circa 1975. Possibly having discovered The Doctor's tardis and made off with it.

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Wot! The Durova drone is back. Like a determined mosquito she is. Ugh.
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QUOTE(carbuncle @ Thu 15th September 2011, 11:26am) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 15th September 2011, 11:14am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 14th September 2011, 8:12pm) *

Now where the hell did those chickens go?


Steven Walling took at least one of them.

Unless Walling is transitioning to living as a woman, I would suggest he consider a different hairstyle. Wait a minute, this is WP we're talking about - congratulations, Steven, on your first steps toward your new life!

I suspect the proportion of transgendered people on WP might actually be less than in the general population. Those guys and gals probably get enough exposure to bullies in real life.
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