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Destinee posted this thread...
Aug. 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Hear ye, O Lovely People of TI! This is a message from the highest authority in the Land of TI! (Besides the mod, but come on, that mod seriously never moderates. God knows what s/he is doing all day... I should apply to be a mod. I'm on all the time.) 
 
Anyway. So this is inspired by a little story:
 
Once upon a time there was a lovely, bright-eyed, cheerful girl. Her name was Destinee. (Yes, I love complimenting myself, get over it ok -_- :P Sometimes I even kiss my own hand and pretend it was George Clooney. Okay, not really, but I bet half.note imagines that regularly, that p.erv :P JOKES. OMG I'M SORRY I'LL END THIS PARENTHESIS). 
 
Destinee was a Muslim. As a Muslim, she was taught to greet Muslims with the Arabic phrase, "Assalam u alaykum" which means "Peace be upon you". 
 
One day, Destinee, being a highly perfect human being, had a sudden realisation. A flash of genius. (This happened quite often since she was in fact a child prodigy. And a grown up prodigy. Heck, forget prodigy, she is a certified genius. Boom baby.) 
 
Destinee decided to use Assalam u alaykum in more than a cursory "Hi babez" sort of way. It was not, after all, meant to be used in the same manner as a s.leazy pick up line.
 
After much contemplation and candy-chewing, she decided to ingrain within herself the trigger with Assalam-u-alaykum. Instead of just meaning "Hi", it would now be a trigger for the mental phrase: "This is a human being and I must be kind to them". 
 
So. Why is this relevant to you, my children? 
 
Well. We need to do this on TI. 
 
"But why?" you cry out. 
 
"Because, my little ones," says I soothingly, "there is too much rudeness being spread around and we need to stop it immediatement." 
 
"But how?" you exclaim. 
 
"Well, my lotus flowers," I reply, "Let us apply a similar technique..."
 
From now on, let's try to make each of our posts end or begin with a * (an asterisk). 
 
This asterisk is a symbol. You should condition yourself to remember that when you use this asterisk, it means that:
 
a. The person you are talking to has feelings and is not just a robotic machine, and that it is your duty upon your fellow human being to be kind, open-minded, and polite.
 
b. That this is a forum consisting of lovely teenagers and not of enemies/aliens
 
c. That you are not an all-knowing God and that you should be humble of any knowledge that your post may convey. 
 
d. That you have or will filter your post, assuming it is philosophical and not just spam/chat :P, with the three Socratic questions, or the test of three:
 
1. Is this true? 
2. Is this good? 
3. Is this useful? 
 
If it is none of the above, then you may want to consider not posting the post. 
 
I have been through the above post. It is not true (well, not really), nor is it good (in the moral sense), but it is useful. Therefore, the asterisk of approval:
 
The Matriarch of TI has declared it to be so. Do as she says or suffer her wrath. 
 
But seriously. Can we try this out? 

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

I agree with this wholeheartedly. And thank you for the wonderful story.
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mollybug13This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 1:29 am

I agree. :) LOL on the George Clooney remark. *

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Jade.I.AmThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:29 am

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Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

Ooh, cool. I'll try to remember. :D *

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readaholicThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 8:04 am

Love this idea *_*

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Superhero_Fan replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

Oh, so that's why everybody's got an asterisk at the end of their posts! It makes so much more sense now. :) *

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KatsK replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

Um, lotus flowers?
I like the story, Dess. Glad to know that you've always been highly perfect, cheerful and beautiful. If only I could be like you :)
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Breece6 replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I think you're just a-
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I mean....... dang it asterisk.

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half.noteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Just for that "perv" remark I'm not going to participate.
 
*crosses arms indignantly*

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half.noteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

^ Oh wait.....

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ContemplatorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

This is a fun idea Dess. But you didn't use the asterisk yourself...
 
You are a human being, and I must be kind to you*

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Destinee replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Breece and half.note. LOOOOL 
 
Thanks Contemplator :) 
 
And awww KK you are too kind (and perhaps a bit delusional :P). 
 
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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Well, that was a fail....... :( 
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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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Superhero_Fan replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Huh? Okay, I'm assuming you made a picture out of the asterisks, but I don't know what it is. Could you enlighten me? :) *

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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

It's was trying to replicate a thumbs up. I didn't spend much time on it and I don't do it often. :p

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Superhero_Fan replied...
Aug. 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Oh, okay. Well, good job Izuo! *

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Aug. 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Dude, i should've totally read this before posting on the Jesus thread, whoops! XD
 
☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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