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    Oh hello there Davey boy.
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    Default Re: Where did the Backroom go to?

    Even the Germans and the English laid down their weapons during this time... So do we...

    I think it is mainly so that the staff can spend time with friends and family.
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    Default Re: Winter Truce 24th - 2nd of Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave View Post
    Have not been to the org in probably a year now and thought I would stop in the backroom to see if the euros and other foreign commie ilk were still performing fellatio on Obummer but to my great disappointment there was no backroom to be found... Then I remembered that this was that time of year when we pretend that some invisible boogie man demands our morality and good will to go into overdrive....
    Happy Holidays everyone, including the terminally stupid. Peace and love, peace and love...
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    Part tradition and also gives the mods a holiday. I for one wanted to post something big over that time period...
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Obligatory protest against it.

    Rude to force a break on everyone just because a part of Christianity celebrate holidays during that part of the year. It's an international forum, with atheists, jews, muslims, hindus, orthodox christians and other faiths, denominations and beliefs.

    This is the .Org's version of stamping on civil liberties.

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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    Obligatory protest against it.

    Rude to force a break on everyone just because a part of Christianity celebrate holidays during that part of the year. It's an international forum, with atheists, jews, muslims, hindus, orthodox christians and other faiths, denominations and beliefs.

    This is the .Org's version of stamping on civil liberties.
    The org is no democracy I like this tradition myself. Not that it's really truce as things are friendly enough as it is. Have a great christmas and new year mia mucas

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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    And as the aforementioned Hindu, I feel that this truce is more in the spirit of the values that Christmas represents rather than having anything to do with religion.
    And that is something everyone can appreciate.
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by rajpoot View Post
    And as the aforementioned Hindu, I feel that this truce is more in the spirit of the values that Christmas represents rather than having anything to do with religion.
    And that is something everyone can appreciate.
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Hay! I am open. How about the 27th? If you are too drunk on 31 or 1 Jan to post, NBD.


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    I would be in favor of only keeping the Drunkards tavern open.
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Can move that thread to the frontroom during it.
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    I think it's because the mods will be too busy to moderate this forum during the holidays.
    I suggest having more mods of other religions, such as a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu, etc. to work as substitutes.
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    I heard something that in the early days, there were a few topics which "ruined Christmas" for some people too, and due to the busy season-time, the mods were not around to moderate it...

    Though, the thread is in anniversary of the unofficial truce of World War 1, not Christmas itself.
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka_Khan View Post
    I think it's because the mods will be too busy to moderate this forum during the holidays.
    I suggest having more mods of other religions, such as a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu, etc. to work as substitutes.
    Only if they are as chill as Beskar and Hooahguy.

    Seriously, we lucked out with our mods, last thing we need is to give a zealot the ban button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyblades View Post
    Only if they are as chill as Beskar and Hooahguy.

    Seriously, we lucked out with our mods, last thing we need is to give a zealot the ban button.
    Don't worry. You're only annoying and clueless. You can't get banned for that.

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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Im actually preparing to move in the coming week so one less worry would be nice.

    Also the extent of my holiday observances is eating Chinese on Christmas eve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    Don't worry. You're only annoying and clueless. You can't get banned for that.
    Ouch, Shots fired!
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    Actually,could we in future extend the Truce over New Years' Day?
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    Default Re: Backroom Truce: 24th Dec - 1st Jan

    It is that time of year again!
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    Default Winter Truce

    From 00:00 24th December GMT till 2nd Jan. The Truce will begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    From 00:00 24th December GMT till 2nd Jan. The Truce will begin.
    Fake news, it's Dec. 24th 2017 and 4:10 am and.........yes, yes, I should sleep....


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    Default Christmas Truce

    Just as a reminder, though most of you know the story well, the "war to end all wars" took a break on Christmas of 1914.

    So this yank conservative will pause a moment in our persiflage melee, wish you all a Merry Christmas, and pray that the New Year brings health, joy, and a bit of peace to you and yours.
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    Christmas truce must be the most horrific thing about WW1 in a way, nobody really wanted to kill eachother but when it was over they had to. Things can be so twisted. I love the 'Futility' poem by Wilfred Owen, had to make sense of it when I was still at school and I never did really the question remains unanswered; 'was it for this the clay grew tall?'. Sometimes I wish I am less cynical but the world and surroundings give me no choice, I relish the smaller things and prefer to be the fool
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    I couldn't access the Org to do it personally.
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    Merry christmas, and a happy new year in advance to everybody! The backroom guys I will see afer zero hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenosseGeneral View Post
    Didn't the Americans join the war in 1917? And from what I know, they mostly held back their troops until the last German major attack in late 1918.
    We declared in April of 17. There was no peace-time draft and little preparedness for war except by the US Navy. Wilson tripled the size of the Army in late 1914 from 45k to 140k. We began the war with only 27k in reserve and guard units. As a comparison, Von Kluck's 1st Army (1 of Germany's 8 at the outset of the war) had roughly 160k personnel.


    We did not really 'hold back' troops so much as create and army of 2 millions, whole cloth, in about 15 months.
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    Merry Christmas! (Or, if that doesn't float your boat, replace it with whatever festive well-wishing strikes you as appropriate!)
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    Merry Christmas, all. Love. F
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    Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta!
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    Merry Christmas dear Orgahs!
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    Thank you for you guys voluntarily going with tradition with this one, done it formal now.

    Have a good time over the next few days!
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