Ascendancy and Return of office30

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Ascendancy and Return of office30

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The Ascendency and Return of office30
office30 wrote:Can you tell me the meaning of "comes" and "line." in german please? I couln't translte it online...
office30 first appeared on the Forums as a simple spambot. Through some bizarre glitch in programming, instead of hawking random services he began taking an actual interest in the lives and interests of the <<Regulars>>. This lead to widespread acceptance and, eventually, veneration.
GreenCrayon (on the Ascendance) wrote:(and he will be) floating off into the distance like a silvery balloon full of love, shaving cream and intangible substances that cease to be when you try and validate their concept in a euclidian four-dimensional space.
On Thursday 16 February in the year 2006 CE, office30 Ascended above the ken of mortals, becoming One with the Forums. All of this occurred within five minutes of his first post, leading to a new World Record in Ascendence. Almost two weeks after he left, something inexplicable happened.
wolf (on the Return) wrote:We'll see how long it takes for something shiney to catch my attention and take me away from (an unholy life). My guess is 13 days.
It was prophesied that he would return in a new form by two of the <<Seers>> known as wolf and GreenCrayon. Some scholars claim that this became a reality when Office31 mysteriously appeared (apparently due to some glitch in the programming of the Forum's Spambot Shield). Further research into these claims is unfortunately not possible, because the great <<Server Rebalancing>> destroyed many of the records pertaining to this enigmatic figure.

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The furthest that we are able to conclude is that Office31 was in fact inspired by the Words and Spirit of Office30, but was not in fact the prophesied reincarnation. However, there still remains a surprising number of devotees to the Preachings of Office31, despite the surviving evidence to the contrary.
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Pardon me, but this entire post seems entirely romanticised. Use of words like "mysteriously" and "prophesied" give a very unprofessional touch. How about you try writing about the day a spambot got out of control without turning it into a Saga?

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The simple fact is that Office31 did in fact appear in a mysterious manner. As far as I have learned, there were no records of his registration being approved. Through some unknown means, Office31 circumvented the spambot shield that had been put in place directly after the appearance of office30. It doesn't get much more mysterious than that.

As for the usage of the word 'prophesied' in a manner that implies it was a belief held by people regardless of religion, I apologise for the blunder. I shall edit that mistake as soon as possible. However, this will introduce an extra citation, something I was attempting to avoid. Will there be any argument should this be the case?

Finally, I find it better to inject a little romance into a history lesson than to leave it dry and tasteless. I understand that you feel differently, which is why I shan't force you to make your inevitably bland and lugubrious articles more palatable. After all, this encyclopedia is going to be read by various enthusiasts of Weiner's work, so we must cater the writing to various tastes.
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My issue is not with the manner in which Office31 appeared, it is with the way you describe it. As I recall there were many unexplained elements about the arrival of Office31 but "mysterious" just implies general shadiness. This is an encyclopaedia of fact, not some sort of story book for you to run around in having marvellous little textual detours.

Introducing another citation is an acceptable plan of action.

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Are the changes satisfactory?
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This article is probably as relevant as it is going to get, bearing in mind your authorship. This entire project is getting to be like the mist of yellow we had back in '129 and we all know how you reacted to that.

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