Post by Joe Makowiec
I did a nostalgia trip recently; here's the last snapshot of Ian
Ah, that's a nice trip doon Memory Close - where there
are a gang of Neds just waiting in the shadows at the
end to beat the life out of you.
I volunteer to moderate the auld snakepit (after all,
who's more Moderate than me?); it'll be easy as I'm
presently Haunting the place, determined to Win by
being the Last One Here.
We'll begin by re-posting the SCS Rules & Code Of Honour,
copied straight from Ian's site, as written by me in the
auld lang syne:
The Code of Honour of SCS
by The Phantom Piper
1.) As a Poster to the Hallowed Halls of S.C.S.,
I shall post only the Truth (as I see it),
and accept nothing less than Total Capitulation
from my fellow Posters.
5.) I shall abide by the Straight and Narrow;
and Logic and Verity shall govern my course.
When making up Facts I shall do my best to
make up supporting Sources as well; a complete
made-up Bibliography would be best.
C.) I shall not Flame my fellow Posters, save
that they Deserve it, in some manner to be
determined by myself alone, with God's counsel
(unless I don't believe in Him).
7.) When the Flaming of one or more of my fellow
Posters has been deemed Necessary - according
to the Will Of God and Myself - I shall do so
with the utmost care and honour. I will be certain
to mention my target's Mother, as this is but
simple courtesy. I will question which Diseases
and Disorders my target may suffer from - everyone
appreciates concern about their Health. I will
not slight, by omission, my target's Ancestry,
Religion, or Politics - one should be cognizant
of the failings of Others, and their likely
provenance as a result of either Nature or Nurture...
Q.) When starting New Threads, I shall follow the
guidelines as set down by St. Jon in the Times
of Trouble: if I am a Britclone, I will revile
any and all things having to do with Scottish
Culture as being 'Quaint Brigadoonery'; gin Ah
am a Scot, Ah'll scrieve anerly in the Leid,
or the best Ah can pass it fir, maugre ma ain
scant skeel at it; if I am an Expat, I will
commingle Fusty Nostalgia with the mores of
my Adoptive Country; if I am an American, I
will start a Gun Thread.
I, <insert either your own - or, better still,
someone else's full name here> DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY
SWEAR TO ABIDE BY THE AFOREMENTIONED COVENANT
(SAVING ONLY THAT IT BE INCONVENIENT FOR ME
TO DO SO), AND PROMISE MY LIFE AND HONOUR IN
THE SERVICE OF THE BETTERMENT OF S.C.S., BY
ENLIGHTENING THE BENIGHTED FOOLS WHO FREQUENT
IT WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF MY WISDOM, AND BY
THE DISPENSATION OF SUCH MERCY AS I SHALL DEIGN
TO SHOW THEM, AMEN.
Britclone (brit' - klon): n. A native of one
of the countries formerly conquered or absorbed
by the English Empire, who has forgotten his
or her national Identity, Culture and Heritage
to the point where he or she now identifies
himself or herself as being 'British.'
And here's the direct link to the above:
Happy To Help,
The Phantom Piper
[ Phantoms, Spooks, and Ghosties Union
Local #2849 - "Haunting battlements near
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