Are the 'Rules' of the Sandbox in any Way Different to those of 'Real' ILX?

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Matt DC is envisaging an online Mornington Crescent!

there is such a thing, kinda!

Frogm@n henry (Frogm@n henry), Friday, 16 February 2007 10:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I did start a game of Mornington Crescent on real ILX a while ago. I might start another one this afternoon when I'm bored.

Johnney B's got a system (stigoftdumpilx), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:43 (fourteen years ago) link

That Mornington Crescent thread was great!

The only difference is that you can talk about jazz as much as you like, but only if you post a picture of Julian Barratt in the same post.

masonic boom (kate), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Every time you go past Go, you collect £200.

C J (C J), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:45 (fourteen years ago) link

that would be excellent Johnney!

I read that as 'jizz' CJ.

The Sandbox feels more liberal, smaller, more informal and less scary than real ILX. Real ILX seems huge and unwieldy, "I Never Knew There Was So Much in It!" as the old TV Times ad used to run, which is simultaneously both compliment and criticism: just show me when the programme's on! just show me the kitten pics!

I know at least one person from sinister who didn't make the switch across to ILX when so many sinisterines did for the v reason given above.

Of course the fact that it seems more liberal in the Sandbox could have both +ve and -ve elements - people feel 'free-er' but they are 'free-er' to flame, to snipe, to criticise...

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:47 (fourteen years ago) link

The Sandbox feels more liberal, smaller, more informal and less scary than real ILX

Dr C sez this as well. I think less people can be bothered with the sandbox and it's not taken as seriously as real ILX with it's enormous archive of fun.

If people think real ILX is 'hug and unwieldy' that sounds like good aid to the argument for splitting it up further.

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:50 (fourteen years ago) link

i have no idea what you're on about mark.
-- temporary enrique (miltonpinsk...), February 16th, 2007.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:51 (fourteen years ago) link

considering that temporary enrique is not 100 feet tall, it takes a long time for the penny to drop.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 16 February 2007 11:53 (fourteen years ago) link

but ilx is a bottomless pit

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 12:00 (fourteen years ago) link

i kinda prefer the sand box but can't really think why

secondhandnews (secondhandnews), Friday, 16 February 2007 13:01 (fourteen years ago) link

The sand dulls the sound of the penny hitting the ground.

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 16 February 2007 13:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Can I just say that I for one welcome the current slackness of the workload in the great publishing houses of Oxford.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Friday, 16 February 2007 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

cheers, but I prefer to think of it as a different kind of work.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 16 February 2007 13:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Only difference in rules is that I'm way more likely to mod on whimsy here. And move this thread to the META board.

stet (stet), Friday, 16 February 2007 14:31 (fourteen years ago) link

good banter here

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 15:17 (fourteen years ago) link

more del amitri in the sandbox!

acrobat (acrobat), Friday, 16 February 2007 15:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Does stet remind anyone else of that kid in the Twilight Zone?

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Friday, 16 February 2007 15:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i said that about jon

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Anthony Fremont: No kids came to play with me today, not a single one, and I wanted someone to play with!
Mr. Fremont: Well, Anthony, you remember what happened the last time some kids came over to play. The little Fredricks boy and his sister.
Anthony Fremont: I had a real good time.
Mr. Fremont: Oh, sure you did, you had a real good time, and it's good that you have a good time, it's real good. It's just that...
Anthony Fremont: It's just that what?
Mr. Fremont: Well, Anthony, you uh... you wished them away into the cornfield, and their mommy and daddy were real upset.

stet (stet), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:30 (fourteen years ago) link

So, how come this and Mark C's Majestic Request thread have been moved, but the Killfiles thread hasn't? Isn't that just as meta?

in the case of masonic attack (kate), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:43 (fourteen years ago) link

That is primarily a technical thread.

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. (Fluffy Bear Hearts Rain, Friday, 16 February 2007 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Killfile thread may actually be useful ho ho

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:03 (fourteen years ago) link

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