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19th Sep '13 10:28:41 AM justanid
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--> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
--> ''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''

-->''"SB is involved. It's already GoneHorriblyWrong"''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=7000038&postcount=428 user]]'' '''[=SapphireFox=]''', ''on a new RP''


Not to be confused with an actual SpaceBattle (though it certainly loves them), [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/ Spacebattles.com,]] often known as "SpaceBattles" or simply "SB", is a message board dedicated to all things science fiction-related. While far from the largest community on the Internet, it's still extremely active with some 13,000 active members.

It has three major sub-forums:

Spacebattles General: A subforum based around random stuff involving sci-fi and video games. Includes a general discussion forum, a forum about games in general, a RolePlayingGame forum and a tech support forum.

Spacebattles Creative: A sub-forum involving creative enterprises undertaken by members of the forum. Includes a fanfiction section, and rather less popular Art/Animation and Original Fiction sections. It also has a rival Role Playing Game forum. The two didn't use to get along, but it's gotten better over time.

Spacebattles Debates: A sub-forum dedicated to debates. Includes a section for versus debates involving fictitious parties, a section dedicated to actual militaries and equipment and a forum dedicated to news and RealLife.

Compare Website/StarDestroyerDotNet, a site with a similar (original) premise to the Debates sub-forum that it had a rivalry with for a while.

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!This work contains examples of:
* AwesomenessByAnalysis Some posters may believe that sufficient analysis of a scifi will confer Awesome.
* AWizardDidIt: BROB ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being) is the universally acceptable term for crossover ideas and versus debate that mostly implausible.
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: An entire sub-forum dedicated to it, divided into fiction and non-fiction sections.
* CurbStompBattle Within the Vs Debates forum. Often causing a response awarding The Vlad Tepes Award to the original poster.
** The basis of the "One At Sufficient Velocity," meme. The meme basically goes like this: How many X does it take to defeat Y? Simple: One, if it's moving fast enough, AKA at sufficient velocity. People use this to argue that yes, you ''could'' destroy a Star Destroyer with a Furby, assuming that it was moving, say, at near the speed of light.
* DeconstructorFleet: Is very proud of its reputation and ability to deconstruct all fandom tropes.
* FanFic: Has an entire subsection dedicated to them, and hosts a few notable fics. For example: FanFic/NobodyDies, FanFic/WitchQuest, SleepingWithTheGirls, Fanfic/{{Renegade}}, Fanfic/AHero, Fanfic/FriendsOfASolarEmpire, Fanfic/MagicaMadokaVeneficusPuella and Fanfic/FinishingTheFight.
* GunNut: A ''disturbingly'' high ratio of posters, so much so that it often leads to the very next trope.
* GunPorn: Conversation regarding any kind of firepower tends to get very detailed, and very intense about their usage and scenarios they can be used in.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Likes to accuse various factions of "incompetently" using their abilities or technology and suggesting better alternatives, though various posters try to argue otherwise. It's gotten to the point that "competence" has become something of a slur, as arguments are usually intense, forcing the moderators to intervene.
* MoreDakka: An alternative to the "NukeEm," trope seen below.
* {{Nebulous Evil Organisation}}: The Club
* NukeEm: One of Space Battle's catchphrases is the classic "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure."
* OnlySaneMan: at least a handful of users see the site as this in relation the the rest of the Internet
** NotSoDifferent: On the other hand, the forums can be just as insane, or even worse, as the rest of the Internet at times, despite what the users say.
* PlaybyPostGames: What the RolePlayingGames take the form of.
* RoleplayingGames: A subforum and a sub-subforum dedicated to different versions of this. Including the "BROB" forum, which has had adversarial relations with the other roleplay forum in the past.
* RunningGag: SB has its own memes, like:
** ''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"''
** ''"Perfectly Reasonable X Calculations"''[[note]]A parody of FanWank by taking the most hyperbolic outlier claims and feats at face value and deriving capabilities from them. The results tend to be silly.[[/note]]
** ''"One at sufficient velocity"''[[note]]The idea that you can kill anything by throwing anything sufficiently fast at it, thanks to relativity.[[/note]]
** ''"Hard men doing hard things"''[[note]]A derision of IDidWhatIHadToDo and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s.[[/note]]
* SelfDeprecation: As some of the quotes demonstrate, some members are entirely aware of the site's shortcomings.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Every couple of months, somebody in the Creative Writing forum will start a thread complaining about how TVTropes is destroying fanfiction and/or [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary the English language]]. Once in a blue moon, a random user might invade this wiki and graffiti it.

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--> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
--> ''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''

-->''"SB is involved. It's already GoneHorriblyWrong"''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=7000038&postcount=428 user]]'' '''[=SapphireFox=]''', ''on a new RP''


Not to be confused with an actual SpaceBattle (though it certainly loves them), [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/ Spacebattles.com,]] often known as "SpaceBattles" or simply "SB", is a message board dedicated to all things science fiction-related. While far from the largest community on the Internet, it's still extremely active with some 13,000 active members.

It has three major sub-forums:

Spacebattles General: A subforum based around random stuff involving sci-fi and video games. Includes a general discussion forum, a forum about games in general, a RolePlayingGame forum and a tech support forum.

Spacebattles Creative: A sub-forum involving creative enterprises undertaken by members of the forum. Includes a fanfiction section, and rather less popular Art/Animation and Original Fiction sections. It also has a rival Role Playing Game forum. The two didn't use to get along, but it's gotten better over time.

Spacebattles Debates: A sub-forum dedicated to debates. Includes a section for versus debates involving fictitious parties, a section dedicated to actual militaries and equipment and a forum dedicated to news and RealLife.

Compare Website/StarDestroyerDotNet, a site with a similar (original) premise to the Debates sub-forum that it had a rivalry with for a while.

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!This work contains examples of:
* AwesomenessByAnalysis Some posters may believe that sufficient analysis of a scifi will confer Awesome.
* AWizardDidIt: BROB ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being) is the universally acceptable term for crossover ideas and versus debate that mostly implausible.
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: An entire sub-forum dedicated to it, divided into fiction and non-fiction sections.
* CurbStompBattle Within the Vs Debates forum. Often causing a response awarding The Vlad Tepes Award to the original poster.
** The basis of the "One At Sufficient Velocity," meme. The meme basically goes like this: How many X does it take to defeat Y? Simple: One, if it's moving fast enough, AKA at sufficient velocity. People use this to argue that yes, you ''could'' destroy a Star Destroyer with a Furby, assuming that it was moving, say, at near the speed of light.
* DeconstructorFleet: Is very proud of its reputation and ability to deconstruct all fandom tropes.
* FanFic: Has an entire subsection dedicated to them, and hosts a few notable fics. For example: FanFic/NobodyDies, FanFic/WitchQuest, SleepingWithTheGirls, Fanfic/{{Renegade}}, Fanfic/AHero, Fanfic/FriendsOfASolarEmpire, Fanfic/MagicaMadokaVeneficusPuella and Fanfic/FinishingTheFight.
* GunNut: A ''disturbingly'' high ratio of posters, so much so that it often leads to the very next trope.
* GunPorn: Conversation regarding any kind of firepower tends to get very detailed, and very intense about their usage and scenarios they can be used in.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Likes to accuse various factions of "incompetently" using their abilities or technology and suggesting better alternatives, though various posters try to argue otherwise. It's gotten to the point that "competence" has become something of a slur, as arguments are usually intense, forcing the moderators to intervene.
* MoreDakka: An alternative to the "NukeEm," trope seen below.
* {{Nebulous Evil Organisation}}: The Club
* NukeEm: One of Space Battle's catchphrases is the classic "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure."
* OnlySaneMan: at least a handful of users see the site as this in relation the the rest of the Internet
** NotSoDifferent: On the other hand, the forums can be just as insane, or even worse, as the rest of the Internet at times, despite what the users say.
* PlaybyPostGames: What the RolePlayingGames take the form of.
* RoleplayingGames: A subforum and a sub-subforum dedicated to different versions of this. Including the "BROB" forum, which has had adversarial relations with the other roleplay forum in the past.
* RunningGag: SB has its own memes, like:
** ''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"''
** ''"Perfectly Reasonable X Calculations"''[[note]]A parody of FanWank by taking the most hyperbolic outlier claims and feats at face value and deriving capabilities from them. The results tend to be silly.[[/note]]
** ''"One at sufficient velocity"''[[note]]The idea that you can kill anything by throwing anything sufficiently fast at it, thanks to relativity.[[/note]]
** ''"Hard men doing hard things"''[[note]]A derision of IDidWhatIHadToDo and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s.[[/note]]
* SelfDeprecation: As some of the quotes demonstrate, some members are entirely aware of the site's shortcomings.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Every couple of months, somebody in the Creative Writing forum will start a thread complaining about how TVTropes is destroying fanfiction and/or [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary the English language]]. Once in a blue moon, a random user might invade this wiki and graffiti it.

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17th Sep '13 9:42:03 PM GentlemensDame883
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** ''"Perfectly Reasonable X Calculations"''[[note]]A parody of FanWank by taking the most hyperbolic outlier feats at face value and deriving capabilities from them.[[/note]]

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** ''"Perfectly Reasonable X Calculations"''[[note]]A parody of FanWank by taking the most hyperbolic outlier claims and feats at face value and deriving capabilities from them.them. The results tend to be silly.[[/note]]
13th Sep '13 3:48:50 AM foamyesque
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-->''"Only SpaceBattles would attempt to derive accurate and canon calculations of both firepower and yields from a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon featuring talking ponies.]]"''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=6467459&postcount=9 user]]'' '''Ryan'''

to:

-->''"Only SpaceBattles would attempt to derive accurate and canon calculations of both firepower and yields from a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon featuring --> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking ponies.]]"''
about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=6467459&postcount=9 user]]'' '''Ryan'''
com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''
13th Sep '13 12:05:40 AM GentlemensDame883
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* RunningGag: SB has its own memes, like the ''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"'' and ''"One at sufficient velocity"''

to:

* RunningGag: SB has its own memes, like the like:
**
''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"'' Excellence]]"''
** ''"Perfectly Reasonable X Calculations"''[[note]]A parody of FanWank by taking the most hyperbolic outlier feats at face value
and deriving capabilities from them.[[/note]]
**
''"One at sufficient velocity"''velocity"''[[note]]The idea that you can kill anything by throwing anything sufficiently fast at it, thanks to relativity.[[/note]]
** ''"Hard men doing hard things"''[[note]]A derision of IDidWhatIHadToDo and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s.[[/note]]
11th Sep '13 9:39:40 AM USABobcat
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11th Sep '13 9:38:10 AM USABobcat
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[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sbdotcom_2379.jpg]]
--> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
--> ''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''

to:

[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sbdotcom_2379.jpg]]
--> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're
-->''"Only SpaceBattles would attempt to derive accurate and canon calculations of both firepower and yields from a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon featuring talking about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
ponies.]]"''
--> ''[[http://forums.--''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''
com/showpost.php?p=6467459&postcount=9 user]]'' '''Ryan'''
10th Sep '13 10:56:33 AM dnzrx
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* OnlySaneMan: at least a handful of users see the site as this in relation the the rest of the internet

to:

* OnlySaneMan: at least a handful of users see the site as this in relation the the rest of the internetInternet
** NotSoDifferent: On the other hand, the forums can be just as insane, or even worse, as the rest of the Internet at times, despite what the users say.
16th Aug '13 7:54:15 PM ZeroXSEED
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* AWizardDidIt: BROB ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being) is the universally acceptable term for crossover ideas and versus debate that mostly implausible.
8th Aug '13 11:39:07 PM GentlemensDame883
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* RunningGag: SB has it's own memes, like the ''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"'' and ''"One at sufficient velocity"''

to:

* RunningGag: SB has it's its own memes, like the ''"[[AlternateHistoryDotCom Vlad Tepes Award for Excellence]]"'' and ''"One at sufficient velocity"''velocity"''
* SelfDeprecation: As some of the quotes demonstrate, some members are entirely aware of the site's shortcomings.
6th Jul '13 11:41:00 AM Exposure
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-->''"Only SpaceBattles would attempt to derive accurate and canon calculations of both firepower and yields from a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon featuring talking ponies.]]"''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=6467459&postcount=9 user]]'' '''Ryan'''

to:

-->''"Only SpaceBattles would attempt to derive accurate and canon calculations of both firepower and yields from a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon featuring --> ''"SB Combines: 1) [[CommonFanFallacies Obsessive-compulsive focus on how realistic things are.]] 2) [[WhatAnIdiot Having absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking ponies.]]"''
about because they are as dumb as a bag of rocks.]]"'''
--> --''SpaceBattles [[http://forums.''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/showpost.php?p=6467459&postcount=9 user]]'' '''Ryan'''
com/threads/sb-how-would-you-describe-it.252355/#post-10154668 - Spacebattles user]] '''Ralson'''
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