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A grave announcement from Mister Administrator:

 126 Nman, Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:32:55 PM from USA Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Walrusmaster
Puny green banner make Nman think he popular and getting private message, then crushing dreams. Make Nman sad.sad

And it took me a few tries to click that, since I was on my phone at the time and kept clicking on the ad because of my stupid fingers.
wild mass guessUnless it was meant to be a way to drive traffic to that Diesel Technician trade school's web sitewild mass guess

...and now I have to go watch all the Echo Chamber episodes I missed...

edited 17th Sep '12 10:34:59 PM by nman

Occam's Tweezers: The simplest solution is the best way to lose your job security.
Terradorablyfying
Marowmerowmer added text to Alternate Reality Game with capitalised letters spelling "Please reveal the truth". It was removed nine minutes later by Dana (bottled insanity).

I love what's going on — good job to everyone involved in creating it!

EDIT: Now someone called Fishtail seems intent on null-editing that page. Those are his only edits. They're all over a minute apart — new account?

SECOND EDIT: I sent 36 Herald P Ms overnight!

edited 17th Sep '12 11:43:08 PM by Telcontar

Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
 128 pittsburghmuggle, Tue, 18th Sep '12 1:34:43 AM from Pittsburgh, PA USA
Pittsburghmuggle
I have zero interest in Echo Chamber. I don't want to watch videos. It's nothing at all personal - I don't love or hate it, but I am incredibly annoyed this came masked as an actual important message.

Maybe I missed the joke or a joke. Thing is, I don't come on TV Tropes to watch videos. I come on here to work in text and wiki edit. I REALLY prefer reading as my source of information - I read FAR faster than videos can mete out info.

edited 18th Sep '12 1:36:22 AM by pittsburghmuggle

"Freedom is not a license for chaos" -Norton Juster's The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
 129 nrjxll, Tue, 18th Sep '12 2:14:59 AM Relationship Status: Not war
[up]In fairness, the only actual "masking" involved the PM-like appearance, which was (I hope) not deliberate. The actual wording isn't really that hard to distinguish from a real announcement, considering that Fast Eddie has never referred to himself as "Mister Administrator", and there's an existing and entirely separate system for that kind of thing.

 130 Michael, Tue, 18th Sep '12 2:47:15 AM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
It bothered me when it first appeared, but on the whole it's just reinforced my decision not to bother with the Echo Chamber.
Balance - the original sixth sense.
 131 Lock, Tue, 18th Sep '12 4:35:35 AM from Germany
Screw yerself!
The result of me sending Marowmerowmer a PM asking what he knows about mermaids was: "The Sirens were divine singers in Greek mythology who lured sailors to their deaths with their beautiful songs."
Programming and surgery have a lot of things in common: Don't start removing colons until you know what you're doing.
 132 Kor Khan, Tue, 18th Sep '12 4:48:32 AM from The Sun's Orbit
Teapot
Sirens Are Mermaids ? Or do sirens and mermaids use the same word in Serbian, like in French?

edited 18th Sep '12 6:36:55 AM by KorKhan

 133 Dr Tentacles, Tue, 18th Sep '12 6:13:29 AM from your bed. Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Cephalopod Lothario
Bleh. We need to find some of the people who solve the Valve AR Gs. I'm not good at this.
And who are you, the proud lord said, that I must bow so low? Only a cat of a different coat, that's all the truth I know...
 134 Sessalisk, Tue, 18th Sep '12 7:11:29 AM from Wheeeeeeeee
Oh my gosh, the colour changed! Thank you, Fast Eddie! grin

Now I can go back to not panicking.
Caaan anybody find me... Somebody to ♠
Terradorablyfying
Out of interest, mods, has the color now changed for your custom-title-requests banner?
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 136 Septimus Heap, Tue, 18th Sep '12 8:21:55 AM from Valencia, Spain Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
The banner has changed in colour. Does Fast Eddie perchance lurk in threads and do requested things without posting?

edited 18th Sep '12 8:22:38 AM by SeptimusHeap

 137 Fighteer, Tue, 18th Sep '12 8:27:54 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I am not Fast Eddie, but were I him, had I put a lot of effort into something, I would quite likely lurk without posting and make changes if needed to address immediate concerns.
Neoclassicism, AKA the Tinkerbell school of economics.
 138 stargirl 93, Tue, 18th Sep '12 8:48:32 AM from Skaia Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Ok, I've never done an ARG before. How does this usually work?

 139 strawberryflavored, Tue, 18th Sep '12 9:36:34 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Glorious Marcism
Well, if this is anything like what the other one was, we'll be deciphering clues that lead us to someplace. The last one had us find a key on one of the wiki pages.
"TPP Firered: More grinding than a high school dance without chaperones."
This ARG won't involve edits to the wiki pages past making announcements.
I learn about how stories work for the same reason that soldiers learn how to strip a rifle.
Terradorablyfying
Was there a thread about the last one, and if so where can I find it, if not then what happened in it? grin

Oh, and is this game the one mentioned as being in planning here? My guess is that it is.
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 142 strawberryflavored, Tue, 18th Sep '12 10:16:46 AM from Virginia Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Glorious Marcism
I think there was a thread for the last one, but I'm not sure it if was in Yack Fest or Wiki Talk.
"TPP Firered: More grinding than a high school dance without chaperones."
The Man in Black
Okay guys, this is waaay too cluttered. If we could just have all the complainers who don't watch Echo Chamber just, yanno, avoid it like they've done so far, everyone will be happy. smile

For those of us who do watch EC and/or want to participate, let's collate what we know:

  • The fourth wall, apparently, is breaking, and Average Joe is picking up on it.
    • Related, someone doesn't want him to know about it.
    • Unrelated, but in the "Quick Update" video, you can see what looks like a degree or something on the wall, as well as a theatre mask. It's the small details what count.
  • The Mind Screw episode of EC mentioned operating across the fourth wall. (Speculation: Maybe it's a rogue Mr.A?)
  • WTF Videos:
    • Man in chainmail
    • Sparkling runner (Speculation: Sparklepire? I hope not.)
    • Mermaid/someone waving a towel
    • Slendy/Rorschach

If I missed something, let me know.
"Your mission is not to nuke the squid god." —Faramir
The cat video.

 145 Mukora, Tue, 18th Sep '12 12:45:49 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
Just so you're aware, everything we know so far is in the first post.
I realized my signature's been empty for a while. I should fix that.
So, even though the higher ups are probably going to crack down on me for this, has anyone noticed that the history of the video is starting to take on a rather Orwellian vibe? First it's called "A grave message from Mister Administrator, " and people, expecting something serious regarding the state of the site, and instead get the ARG video. Many - myself included - state in the comments that wording the header in such a way would make one think the admins are considering doing something about recent complaints. At the same time, the video's getting a lot of downvotes.

Then the message changes to "Click for an announcement from Mister Administrator", all of the negative comments are deleted, voting is disabled, and comments go to approval only.

So am I the only one thinking that whichever admin is running this has gone a touch Big Brother?
 
Uh, you are not very familiar with Mr. Administrator are you? Big booming voice, DO NOT FAIL US. If this didn't have an Orwellian feel, I'd feel like the character was being played incorrectly.

edited 18th Sep '12 1:06:20 PM by ChiefWakamakamu

Someday I will get around to putting something clever and witty here.
No, no, no, not Mr. Administrator. I mean the guy who actually made the video and is probably an admin on the site.

The one who deleted all the negative comments and disabled voting and made comments "Uploader Approval" only.

That guy.
 
Perhaps they are trying to stay in character? surprised
Alt account of Angeldog 2437.
But... it's only specific to the Mr. Administrator videos. Like, all the other stuff involved so far is open. So it seems more like a character thing, regardless.
Someday I will get around to putting something clever and witty here.
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