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 Post subject: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:17 am 
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I can't remember whose idea a FAQ thread was after I said I wanted to make one to replace the crappy one that phpBB has stock, but I finally gave into it.

As we go along, I'll edit and update this post with info that's hopefully useful. I'd like to be able to link questions to the answers further down, in the post, but I'm not that fancy yet, so ideally, if you're looking for something, a text search of the keyword should find it (assuming the information is here). Here's the first.

--What are the rules?
Please don't be a dick if you can help it.

--Who are the board moderators?
Site admins are h.p. taskmaster (JJ) and slevin (Slevin). Arzgarth and Ryan Electrocution also have moderator powers. Any thread or post you deem inappropriate, click the red '!' to make a report and they'll all see it.

--Why is the site down late at night?
The forum is backed up daily, and this might occur for a couple minutes at any point between 10pm and 2am each night, depending on how late JJ is up. Either way, it's not a long-term thing, and if you try again in a few seconds, the site'll be back up.

--What do people mean by "the other forum?"
Generally speaking, they're talking about http://stonerrocklives.com, which was also launched in the wake of stonerrock.com, and is run by sleestak. Much respect for them and all they do.

--I heard this place was more uptight and how come nobody ever posts porn?
No one -- literally, nobody -- cares if you post porn here. There was one titty thread the day the site went up that got deleted and ever since it's been perceived as giving a shit one way or the other. No one cares. Porn on. No kids or animals.

--Somebody posted about watching free movies online, kitchen repair and/or cheap Canadian pharmacies. What should I do?
Don't click ANY links included in posts by spambots. Click the red exclamation point at the bottom right of the post to report it to a moderator, and the spambot and its posts will be deleted as soon as possible. If you reply to a spam post, that will be deleted.

--How do I adjust the clock for Daylight Savings Time?
On the top left of the menu items right under the site banner above, you'll see a link for "User Control Panel." Click it, then go User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Summer Time/DST is in effect. Change the last item as appropriate and you're good to go.

--What's it take to get banned from the Obelisk Forum?
It takes being a dick even if you can otherwise help it. See dinger, changeling, etc. Please don't be a dick if you can help it.

--Why is it taking long to register my account?
Due to a large amount of spambot activity, we now manually activate accounts before you can post. This means it may take a day or two for us to review. We also may sometimes flag you as a spam bot incorrectly. If that happens, please try again to register or use the blog's contact form to let us know you're a human.

Anyone who's got info that should be added they'd like to contribute, or questions about stuff, that'd be fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:41 am 

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If this was about Arzgarth, it'd be the F.A.G. Thread.

Hahahahahaha. amirite, fellas??!


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:47 am 

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:44 am 

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I would be a little more heavy handed and not include the word "please" in the first answer.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:04 am 
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Do you have to smoke pot to enjoy Stoner Rock?

What the hell is a Kyuss?

Can I create a new user ID and put YouTube videos of my band on here?

Are you allowed to post without using the word 'douche'?

This music - is it all just a Black Sabbath rip off or what?

If a girl posts on here by mistake, will I get some if I agree with everything she types?

What the hell is an 'El Danno'?

How can I find out more about Stoner Rock?

Have you seen ____ lately? Because ____ owes me money/was a douche/is the father of my child/I hope yiyiyiyi comes back.

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:11 am 

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MadJohnShaft wrote:
Do you have to smoke pot to enjoy Stoner Rock?

What the hell is a Kyuss?

Can I create a new user ID and put YouTube videos of my band on here?

Are you allowed to post without using the word 'douche'?

This music - is it all just a Black Sabbath rip off or what?

If a girl posts on here by mistake, will I get some if I agree with everything she types?

What the hell is an 'El Danno'?

How can I find out more about Stoner Rock?

Have you seen ____ lately? Because ____ owes me money/was a douche/is the father of my child/I hope yiyiyiyi comes back.



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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:13 am 
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Are multiple 'douche' aliases allowed to run around on the board and ruin others enjoyment? If yes, why? What's your policy on that?

How many accounts can a person have at the same time?


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:35 am 
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I'd say once the douche factor rises through the roof and the complaints pile up, something gets done. At least that'd be my policy, if I were here more than I am.

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:36 am 

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Is there a resource or database we can use to find Stoner Rock bands that we would potentially enjoy?


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:47 am 
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Leto II wrote:
Is there a resource or database we can use to find Stoner Rock bands that we would potentially enjoy?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:S ... cal_groups
http://www.metal-archives.com/search/ad ... ame=#bands
http://www.wikimetal.info/wiki/Category:Doom_Metal
http://www.google.com/

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:52 am 

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cyberspaceship wrote:



Thanks! I'll search through that first Wiki list to see who I enjoy! I don't think I'm into the whole Doom Metal things as much, most of it is just too slow and depressing for my taste atm. Maybe some will grow on me in due time.

Are you in the band Yob? I saw you play in Boston with Tool and it was a pretty cool experience!


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:54 am 
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Nope! I did the website.

As for doom, there are a lot of crossover stoner-doom or more straightforward stoner metal bands that should lead you in a worthwhile direction if you prefer the rock side.

As for the FAQ:

Maybe make it clear who the mods are or who to contact if the site is down at 2am? Or that the site is run by/affiliated with The Obelisk blog? I read someone new here didn't know there was a blog once. You could also link to the major posts we've had here - the first one after SR, or a future "Fill Out Yer Top Ten"/introduction thing, or that who's in what bands post, or the art thread... shit like that.

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:55 pm 
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If the site is down at 2 a.m., please contact your local elected representative or chosen freeholder.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:59 pm 

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cyberspaceship wrote:


Search for a band on last.fm and pull up a list of similar artists. That is the best recommendation website out there that I've found other than specifically starting a thread here.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:34 am 

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what does 'was sucked into the void' mean

what are posters referring to if they say 'the other board'

why is this place called The Obelisk. Because it is a piece of rock associated with deserts or some other stupid reason?

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:04 am 

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And lighten on day - as scintillate rays - augurate arrival of a seraphic form

From Lebanon reels - the obelisk seen - called now inverse upon the currenter-sign.



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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:52 am 
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StevhanTI wrote:
what does 'was sucked into the void' mean

what are posters referring to if they say 'the other board'

why is this place called The Obelisk. Because it is a piece of rock associated with deserts or some other stupid reason?



Other board = http://www.riffrocklives.com/

'Sucked Into the Void' refers to shadowy way that the original, site stonerrock.com, vanished into the netherworld of the internetz. Apparently it was 'hacked' and the database was compromised so the owners of the site decided to shut it down rather than try and restore it/repair it. It's a long story and I don't care to go into it, but there are many theories to what happened and why ...

So the other board is the other half of the community of SR.com. Some people prefer here and others prefer there. It's too bad we can't all come together in some way, but still at least you can find familiar faces in both places.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:18 pm 

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Ok, stupid question that's not answered in the FAQ time...

How the hell do you print a page off this site? What I've been wanting to do is print all of my concert reviews because I want to remember them, and I've tried copying/pasting into works/word but it sez it exceeds the size limit (what does that even mean?) Then I tried just highlighting my portion of the reviews and hitting print selection and a blank page spits out.

Can you not print anything here? Or what am I doing wrong? Help is appreciated.

EDIT: uh ok, now it appears to be working in word, but the formatting is way off, no idea how to fix that, so I just printed as is. Thanks anyway. For future reference though, is there another way to print selections from a post?


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Does printing in your browser window not work?

If you want to copy/paste, I suggest doing it into Notepad or TextEdit first.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:57 pm 

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Browser window? uh...?

See I just wanted to print my reviews of the shows I reviewed, not the whole page with everyone else's responses, just my 1st post. So I highlighted that text and hit print and hit print selection or whatever, and hten a basically white page spurt. I tried then to copy and paste into works to no avail, and word, but then I tried word later and it worked, and I just copied and pasted all of my reviews into 1 document and printed them all from word. Don't think I have textedit, but notepad may have worked better with the formatting issue, I don't know, it's readable and that's all I care about. Do appreciate the help though.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:03 am 
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FAQ:

How many times does dinger change his aliases in an hour? Because I've seen ElectricHigh, Brave Sir Robin, Leto II, and Andy all log in and out within less than 15 minutes sometimes. That, sir, is commitment. Pretty awesome, too, because each has their own stupid schtick going on ... single parent, guy from Australia, dude from England, and, well, the other is a professional assclown, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Annoying but ultimately harmless aliasesssessss. Shame to see people fall so easily for the "I am new to this so called stoner rock music. Please to be telling me what I should listen to" schtick, but there are far more important things to be angry about.

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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Arzgarth wrote:
Annoying but ultimately harmless aliasesssessss. Shame to see people fall so easily for the "I am new to this so called stoner rock music. Please to be telling me what I should listen to" schtick, but there are far more important things to be angry about.


I fail to see what could be more important. We should start requiring valid SSNs on signup.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Yeah, it's a bad joke my friend, and it makes this forum look like it's not moderated/cared for. Either the guy is 'banned' or he isn't. I realize it takes some work to keep up with that retard, but that's kind of why you have the job.


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 Post subject: Re: F.A.Q. Thread
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Nah, I think it's funny and have been trolled myself. People need to to lighten up.


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