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News / Shoutbox Usage & Moderation.
« on: Sunday, November 02, 2014, 23:28:44 PM »
As of lately, the Shoutbox has been seeing an overwhelming increase in disrespect, hostility and generic spam-like behaviour. We have decided to remain partially silent on this matter for quite some time now but it has come to a point where a fair warning along with some brief reminders are very much due.

I'll do this in a FAQ-style:

Why was the Shoutbox created for?

When we first introduced the Shoutbox, it was meant for the community only. We later on decided to add it to Assist so all our member base could benefit from it. Our intent in creating and integrating the Shoutbox into Assist was to allow the community to come together with ease; new and veteran players alike. It is an important tool to keep the community alive and in good spirits -- emphasise.

What are the do's and don'ts?
For the most part common sense seems to answer most of these. For the sake of clarity, however:

- You can joke around.
- You can say 'noobz' and such other childish/playful words.
- You can express yourself. In freedom.
- You can share how drunk you are, how high you are.
- You can even throw a 'shit' or 'fuck' every now and then. Every now and then.
- Ya'know?! You can pretty much do anything so long as you don't do any of the things I'll list below.

- You can not disrespect other players.
- You can not be offensive towards others.
- You can not harass others in any way or form.
- You can not act like you're AA's hero. You aren't.

Will I get banned if I push it too far?

Yes you will. I might not even be the one to ban you. It is important you all understand the Administrators all have a common ground for things like this. There are things we discord about though they're mostly kept private, in which case they won't be target to moderation until we've come to a fair agreement. Shoutbox, its usage and the general feel/environment we'd like for Assist is one of those things we're all pretty certain about. We'll ban to preserve a friendly environment, yes.

Oh, oh...but what about my freedom of speech?!
Your freedom of speech is there. We have not robbed you from it nor would we be able to even if we wanted so. Additionally, if you look up for the definition of freedom of speech itself, you'll understand we're far from being against it or even at the slightest keen to censor it. Here's why:

Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using one's body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them.

...we're not willing to receive your 'Fuck you' or any of its kind. It is the choice we made and we'll keep it that way. Plus, you agreed to this upon registration so in both theoretical and pragmatical terms, you're the one doing wrong, not us:

Terms Of Agreement, Line 1.
You agree, through your use of this forum and its variations, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law.

Wait, but I didn't do anything wrong!

Well then this warning isn't meant for you : ) This is simply a reminder to all those who have acted against our ToS as well as ignored the several warnings we've been issuing on a daily basis. Since all of the previously mentioned have been ignored we're being forced to take note of the seriousness of this and act accordingly.

Who's this Dialects guy? He's a new Administrator and already thinks he can ban people?!

A few things you should know:
- Date Registered: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 22:35:43 PM
- I'm not new. This is not the first-time I'm an Administrator.
- I'm actually the most liberal out of the bunch. Go figure. You're just getting unto the wrong side of me.
- When in doubt, look at my post count. It'll tell you I'm active.

I hope that's clarified what the correct usage of the Shoutbox should be. We're not ban-happy admins and have absolutely no desire nor enjoy being forced into acting this way. So, don't make us. Is that too much too ask?

Surely, if we all do our part right and keep the abusive/hostile talk to ourselves or otherwise express it privately through the use of PMs, I'm sure we'll all get along pretty nicely. The ban-logs will thank us all too.

Dialects | Dan

Feedback & Suggestions / [Website] Homepage News Bug
« on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 20:06:35 PM »
As you'll notice, whenever a news/article title exceeds a certain limit (probably set within the code itself) the title will overlap the rest of the column's content. It isn't that big of a deal but it is there -- this may also be an issue with low resolution computers such as the one I'm currently using.

Figured it was worth reporting any way. The grey boxes are only there as a mean to make it easy to understand what the issue is. Normally it won't show those grey boxes and will instead have the white text set for title eat away a few parts of the rest of the text within the content area.

Image below.

News / Site's Back Up & Updates
« on: Friday, November 08, 2013, 03:23:15 AM »
First and foremost, we would like to apologise for the site's downtime.

We have not yet been familiarised with the specific and most logical reason as to why the website was down for so long but we do highly suspect it was due to some unexpected involvement of sheep and cows. Further details have not been disclosed either. Face-palm is the most convenient action to follow.

However, we did take the opportunity to change a few things, the most noticeable being the forum board layout. The old forum layout was too disorganised and chaotic to our my taste so I went ahead and changed it. As of today, the board layout is as follow:

Assist (Public Board)
- News (What goes here: Updates, Community Polls, General News & Staff Promotions/Demotions)
- Support (What goes here: General Support for Assist, Server Support and Honour Claims)
      ---- Honour Claim
      ---- Assist Support
      ---- Server Support

- Feedback & Suggestions (What goes here: Bug Reports, User feedback, Server feedback, Forum feedback, etc.)
      ---- Bug Report

America's Army (Public Board)
- General Chat (What goes here: Anything related to America's Army)
- Clans, Matches & Scrims (What goes here: Clan Info & Match/Scrim planning)
     ---- Clan Information
     ---- Clan Recruitment
     ---- Matches & Scrims

- Anti-Cheat
     ---- Hall of Shame
     ---- Background Checks
     ---- Ban Appeals

- mAAp Project (What goes here: All subjects pertaining to the mAAp Project)
     ---- Map Ideas

Community (Public Board)
- The Lounge (What goes here: General Discussion)
      ---- Introduce Yourself
      ---- Media & Art
      ---- Hardware/Software
      ---- Miscellaneous

- Games & Programming (What goes here: Game Chat, Game Reviews, Programming & Code)
      ---- Game Reviews

Next to each board there is a brief explanation of what goes where to better aid you understanding the new layout/organisation of the forum. Please bare in mind that although most of the topics have been moved to their proper places there's still a lot of micro-management and moderation to be done. Give it a few days and all will be in its right place.

P.S:. If you'd like to express opinions on the new layout, give general feedback or perhaps even accuse us of trillion levels of stupidity for caring so much about your experience and AAO, please do so in our newly born board "Feedback & Suggestions".


General Chat / Reunite of Old Players.
« on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 03:03:25 AM »
I have been rather...inactive, for lack of a better word, when it comes to AA for the past couple of years.

However, I couldn't help but notice that a lot of veteran players are still around the game.

What if; hypothesis --we all came together under the same clan?

Would there be any interest in that?


Media & Art / Le Musique
« on: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 15:06:37 PM »
An improvisation I did.


Media & Art / MSPED
« on: Friday, June 03, 2011, 16:56:29 PM »

Media & Art / An update.
« on: Monday, February 14, 2011, 13:09:53 PM »
I have not been an active member on this community (and from the likes of it, I won't be getting any more active in the near future, for both logistical and personal reasons.), but I thought it would be nice to drop a little update here, for those who do care. University has been eating most of my time and thinking, therefore any outside work to Uni's is, for now, scarce.

Got a new text and a currently-on-the-works paint.

"Let The World Be"

Manifesto #1

"You are born, and already, you belong to.
Not to yourself, not to your siblings,
You belong to a purpose, your purpose,
Fuck that purpose. You are to generate.
To generate restlessly, to generate solely,
Not others like yourself, not more of that,
Money; you need it therefore you accept.
That you are. That you have. That you can.
Amid hopes, whilst others are broke
You think being one of a kind, all alone
Lies. Fuck. Shit. Tell me more lies
Not to generate, I'll step out of the line
And no more you are. It all blacks out, dark.
Clean. Wipe. Tear. Break. Go on, rape!
I want to see you die. Intangible groin fucker
Sniff cocaine fuck and fuck more, until you lay
No twilight. No rain or wind. None of that weights.
Not even a dime, not to yourself, not within the line.
And yet there is a purpose. To generate, to denigrate.
All blind, all in dire. Yes, you are to generate so that you can die.
But no one sees. Not even cares. You are just you.
One in a million trees, not yet ready to die.
Give out paper. Be our consuming whores.
So that you can go then, and lay --afar from I.
You shout. Your impertinent self, so full of shit.
And you are you. But what the fuck to?
So that you can generate. So that you do.
You must because you do. Loneliness scares
Yet never free. It is there, it is here, on this sinking slice
That belongs to generate. Money. Money. Money.
Hypocrisy in fairness, but still, you believe to be.
Fuck him. Fuck me. But let us walk free."

There. Updated.

Media & Art / The Nada Rabbits
« on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 23:32:05 PM »
A University brief that consisted of studying, analysing and interpreting Gestalt's, Fibonacci's Numbers and Golden Radio's Theories.



Media & Art / Doodles & Sketches
« on: Thursday, December 09, 2010, 17:50:33 PM »
I have decided to commit myself to drawing at least once per day, so that I can improve my drawing, proportions, perspective, rendering and eye-capture. Depending on the day, I may draw more than one sketch -- thus, they (drawings) will be accordingly organised by date, as opposed to by number. I am also reading Loomis's books, considered amongst the most informative as far as Figure Drawing relates.

8th of December, 2010:
Sketch Number: 1st

9th of December, 2010:
Sketch Number: 2nd

10th of December, 2010:
Sketch Number: 3rd

Note: All made digitally, using Photoshop's default brush.

Any feedback is welcomed.
Daniel Nascimento (Dánnas)

Media & Art / Seven Deadly Sins
« on: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 00:48:58 AM »
Info: This is a poster for a 2D Animation I am currently doing for University. Painted frame by frame and digitally, the animation is to follow the same aesthetics as the promo. This animation will represent "Wrath" from a man-in-a-cell point of view.

First Promo Poster:

Second Promo Poster:

Third Promo Poster:

Preview Animation w/o Soundtrack & S.Effects:

(Youtube version is screwed...Go figure!)

I should have explained the concept, so that you could understand what I am going for with this.

Man in a locked cell/room. Black and white, with rough strokes and a noir-based style. Throughout the animation, you can see sporadic blood splatters, along with ambiguous text --dynamic typography-- popping in and out. The character then starts moving around, smacking the wall, shouting random undefined words and so on. "Kill, who --Kill, who to kill first? -- Kill HIM!! --Kill him, who? Kill HIMself" is displayed as the tense grows in both the animation (rougher strokes, blood splatters) and soundtrack (I am in the works of producing the soundtrack as well!).

Any feedback is appreciated!

The Lounge / Happy Birthday Dennis (Assblaster)
« on: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 07:21:44 AM »
Happy birthday, you fucker.

Have fun, crack'em girls down (or boys, for instance...) and be jealously happy.

The Lounge / "Picture of You" Discussion between Dann & Killa.
« on: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 19:38:20 PM »
Oh so you just wear sunglasses indoors all the time then. Ok.

In this specific picture, yes, I was wearing sunglasses. We had just arrived home and neither me nor him took thought of taking the glasses off, due to distraction or laziness. I've taken pictures in the past where I do make this or that expression just for the fun of it. This wasn't one of those, that's all. Whether or not you believe me is irrelevant to the realism and validity of this fact. However, if you do feel like mocking me about posting an updated picture of myself in which I carelessly had glasses on, then I might have missed the purpose of this thread, completely; even when I was the one coming up with it. On a slightly more dramatic note, I might even been misunderstanding the whole concept in which e-relationships are based on, for that matter.

tl;dr - Fuck off for not having taken the time to read my post and replying accordingly.

Miscellaneous / Reopened Blog!
« on: Sunday, October 03, 2010, 02:29:48 AM »

Just letting you know.

The Lounge / Why is the general IQ level of Headshot Community going down?
« on: Monday, September 20, 2010, 11:20:10 AM »
Seriously, why? Why not put some effort into your thoughts? Enrich your knowledge? Bring facts to your opinions, and not opinions to self-acted facts?

I am no perfect all-knowing guru myself, but at least I try to stay at a level of knowledge interesting enough to provide a good discussion.

I can understand you all coming to HsC just to "hang about" with your mates, but...I can not pass the urge to alert to the demise of this community's interestingness.

The Lounge / Should Dann (and Dennis) choke a theme up?
« on: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 23:51:46 PM »
Answer it.

Estate your reasons and do feel free to give suggestion out.

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