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The Ad Captandum Vulgus movements was a group that came into being around the end of the 3rd Age of the Forum. Ad Captandum Vulgus is believed to be the primary ender of the half-century long period known as the "<<Golden Revolution>>". Not much is known about the society's regulations nor their customs, however, when the ACV came to power, the movement took credit for many events that shall be detailed further.

A group of moderators and hackers, seemingly eager to reign in the newfound prosperity for themselves, started a secret organization known to each other as the Ad Captandum Vulgus movement. The ACV is believed to have been founded in the year 2048. By the year 2050, membership escalated to 300,000 individual members, approximately one third of all regular participating members. On May 15th, the ACV revolted, overthrowing the man that had ushered in the golden age of the Forum, known simply as <<Forum Patronus>>( translated as Father or Patron of the forum), exiling that person from the Forum grounds forever.

The members of the Moderator Council were forced to obey the wills of the ACV, now the dominant party. The ACV enacted many laws restricting the rights of non ACV members. The ACV raided the libraries and records, purging every possibe reference to the former Patron of the Forum, placing their members in his stead. Bickering inside the ACV, as well as the striking of the Patron's policies, caused rapid deterioration in the welfare of the Forum. By 2059, the ACV was out of funding, and their rule ended alongside the prosperity of the lost golden age. This would be the noted later to be the end of the 2nd Age by many 5th Age scholars.
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Sir, I believe you have made an error in your dating. The forum didn't come into existence until 2005, so how on earth could the forum already be in its third age a year before the great creation?
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It was a very hectic time. These are mere estimates.
Also, I do not see what you are refering to. If you look you'll CLEARLY see that the year is marked as 2006.
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You may think you're very crafty sir, but I think everyone knows you edited it to correct your mistake.
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Such slanderous tones. NExt time you make such an accusation, please present some proof. I will be closely examining your work for more hear-say as well.
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Mage, while it does seem counter-intuitive, the entry was correct. Back at the beginning of True Forums, there were two previous incarnations. While I readily admit that the only proof that is available are apocryphal references to them in the Memoirs of Zach (who is less-than-reliable when it comes to giving proper timelines), that does not mean that they should be dismissed outright. From what I can recall, both were overrun by Spambots before Zach pressed the self-destruct buttons.

However, this does not excuse the first sentence in our colleague's text from being rather confusing.
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Ah, if you so desire then here is the proof for which you asked for.

Proof.

I'm unsure as to what the previous incarnations you speak of, I'm unaware of anything existing before the One True Forum.
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I'm not surprised that you are unaware of the existence of previous incarnations, as each only lasted a measure of weeks. When compared to the OTF (which lasted well over one-hundred years), that amount of time is so miniscule as to be inconsequential.
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I see. Well thank you for informing me, dear chum. I guess it's true that you learn something new everyday. Also, I agree that the first sentence of this entry is a tad confusing. Mr. Ahmet, might you change the wording as to allow us to understand what it is you're trying to communicate?
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Now that you have ceased your smear campaign, I shall gladly oblidge you momentarily.

I must say, however, that I need some sort of validation to your proof. I don't see any citations to that picture you took. Next time take more care on your academia.
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Well I don't see how I can validate my proof any further, but I'm willing to let sleeping dogs lies for the sake of knowledge!

Also, as a side-note, Ad Captandum Vulgus means "to win over the crowd." Boy our ancestors had it lucky! They could just search things on the Googletron Machine, but as we all know that was destroyed many years ago.
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Alas, all I had were images of something called a "Book" available on the thinkoptic network indicating the message. I'm glad to know others have thoughtloaded it as well.
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I prefer the comforting weight of datacubes, but we are going on a tangent. Will you fix the opening to this enlightening entry, or do I need to track down another author who will do so? I would prefer the former in order to maintain your linguistic style, but I will not hesitate to track down an alternate writer should the situation require it.
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I have made several revisions to the opening passage to allow for greater academic integrity.

As for further questioning on the topic of the period that the Golden Revolution was said to occur, I do not have the proper information to go into length about such a matter. I have other, more pressing papers to address at first. However, I am fairly sure that the timetable laid down is reasonable for the 3rd Age.
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I believe the problem arises because of the short length of time in between the second age and the third age: The timetable laid down is reasonable for both.

My own research leads me to assert that only the 4th and 5th ages can be reasonably pinned down. The 4th age - otherwise known as the Great Nomadship - is almost an anti-era seeing as it is the period in which the forum was destroyed [AD 2101] to when the plans were revealed for it to be rebuilt [CE 2157]. The 5th age begins then and takes us up to the present day, the year of our Lord (to use a common idiom of the time) [CE 2291].

I am sure you are all aware what year it is apart from Professor Rogers who is a bag of scum and to whom I am not speaking. YOU DON'T USE SOMEONE'S NEEDLEBREED WITHOUT PERMISSION.

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