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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:27 pm

That's certainly not a stupid question. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I can tell you this: as a premiere member myself, I perish the thought of not sticking with it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Seriously though, post counts stay the same. Money grow tight, and the administration understands that. They would not cancel your entire account just because you don't want to be a PM anymore. The only thing that changes is the extra features: they become unavailable to you again.<BR><BR>Thinking about getting one, are ya? Perhaps for a certain MOME competition? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> I can't say enough good things about getting a premiere membership. I've had one for about two weeks or so and it really adds a lot to the experience of this website. I love expressing myself through my signature pictures. There's also an instant messaging service which allows you to talk to other premiere members.<BR><BR>I won't force premiere memberships down your throat (because for some people, it just isn't financially possible), but if you'd like to know more about them just let me know. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby mekilno1 » Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:43 am

E, what can you do? There's a member taking up 4 pages of spam in this thread - http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhiteco ... adid=54930
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Postby Alandriel » Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:54 am

*E* - thanks. Now I'm breathing a lot easier <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Listen, daahlring - something weired just happened. Wanted to post something on Nilsons thread and then got a 'post denied' message back.<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> What was that?<BR><BR>So I just have to ask you here: a 16 minute trailer???? <BR>The one I've seen and downloaded is definitely not 16 minutes - so -<BR>pretty please..... give us the link again.<BR><BR>You're a star **** (maybe we can call you ***E*** from now on <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alandriel
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Wed Oct 02, 2002 7:39 am

Yes, last night I saw that Nilson's thread had been locked. I was just as surprised as you, though. I have no idea why. The reason you couldn't post there was because it <i>was</i> locked - that restricts any more posts coming into a thread. I remember you asking about that trailer. I had never heard anything about it until you mentioned it, but lucky for you, a new thread will answer all your questions! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Check this out:<BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=13&threadid=56098">An Exclusive Report on Sixteen Minutes of TTT Footage! (MAJOR SPOILERS)</a><BR><BR>Yes, there is a sixteen-minute trailer, but it is unfortunately not available to the public and won't ever be. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>mekilno1, 4 pages of spam? I have not checked out that link yet (terribly sorry, I got a new job and must take off really soon), but that is something you should alert the Mods about. They are able to delete entire messages if needed, and that thread sounds like a prime candidate. Here's what I would do: when you read this, go to the main page (with the list of all the forums). At the top of the page, it will say a certain amount of users are currently on the boards. See who's on, and the first Mod you find, send them an e-mail with a link to that thread and what the problem is. 100% of the time, this has worked for me and they reply fairly quickly. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Eärwen » Wed Oct 02, 2002 9:02 am

Thanks *E* I've been thinking about going premiere, but I won't say that the MOME isn't influencing me. Hey, we judges need to advertise! But really, I'd love to hear what you have to say about the extra features. I didn't know about the messages with other members.
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Postby Elirranel » Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:38 pm

hi *E* <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>on my way to checking out the new TTT trailer <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> but its takin a really really REALLY long time to download <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>i guess i'll hang around for some for time bfore i join any guilds and that list of urs would be really helpful <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>new question: u belong to the house of elrond right? wats that all about and wat does that signify, if anything <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR>(hope thats not a really dumb question)<BR>thanx for all the help<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>I swear I'm not always this long-winded... </i><BR>lol.....who r u kidding???? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Elirranel » Wed Oct 02, 2002 3:06 pm

as for us adoptees.......it makes sense to just annoy one person than a whole bunch of them <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>and besides we care about this place too and its nice that there r always people like u to help us around <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Wed Oct 02, 2002 4:16 pm

UPDATE: mekilno1, I checked out that thread and it is without a doubt, a <i>major</i> Terms of Service violation. I e-mailed Nilson_The_White, so it will be taken care of. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Earwen, I had wanted to get a premiere membership for some time, but Celeborn month kinda got me to hurry the process! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> There are many great things about having memberships, including:<BR><UL><BR><li>it only costs five dollars a month, and the money pays for the rather large fees it takes to keep this place going.<BR><li>signatures. These are the pictures some people have at the bottom of their posts. You can put pretty much anything in there you want (PG-rated, of course). <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Submitting a picture only takes a day to be approved.<BR><li>titles. You can choose whatever you want, instead of having a title based on your post count.<BR><li>instant messaging. This allows you to talk with other premiere members. You can send messages to members who aren't premiere, but they cannot send one back.<BR></UL><BR>There's more to it than that, so if you interested, check out this link: <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/enthusiast/pm_info/">Frequently Asked Questions</a>. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It's worth it, and you can always unsubscribe to it. Try it out for a month and if it doesn't interest you, it gets de-activated after you don't pay up.<BR><BR>Elirranel: <i>who r u kidding????</i> Only myself. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Sorry if it's taking a long time to download. I think my dad sometimes downloads programs into our computer to make the connection faster, so I'm used to not having to wait too long. You won't regret waiting after you've seen it, though. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well, the House of Elrond is my alliance now because they got rid of Imladris. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I can't believe I forgot to go over this yet. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> Right now, you are on default, which is Gandalf. If you'd like to change your alliance, go into "my settings" at the top of the page and you will see a wide variety of banners to choose from. The significance of these (TORC-wise) is nothing. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> There are some guilds that only allow people of a certain alliance, but for the most part, it's just something that's nice to look at. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Book-wise, the alliances were to acknowledge what people you belonged to. There were several Elvish Houses. For example, Galadriel was of the House of Finarfin, so that's the banner she would have carried. In the film, during the Last Alliance scene, you can see all sorts of banners, such as Gondor, and Gil-Galad. Here are some great sites with info and pictures of all the banners Tolkien described:<BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.forodrim.org/gobennas/heraldry/heraldry.htm">Emblems and Heraldry</a>, <a target=new href="http://members.tripod.com/john.ohara/Flags.htm">Flags</a>, and <a target=new href="http://www.ringgame.net/SecondAge/flags/">The Second Age flag insignias</a>. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Three of TORC's banners look different than the others: the Houses of Elrond and Cirdan, and Servant to Galadriel. This is because they were designed by Weta (the SFX studio who worked on the films). If you check out <a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=52666">this thread</a>, you will see a lot of discussion of new banners the administration is working on. Some look really fantastic. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Elendilofdark » Wed Oct 02, 2002 5:04 pm

=} Ok, thank you E. Sorry it's taking me so long to reply to this, but I haven't been online for awhile. Actually... I did double -psot, wll technically tripls, a while back, but that wasn't my fualt!!! It was my first post, and I messed up and pressed the button too many times, and, um, I have a family!!! And pets!<BR><BR>(and yes, perhaps between teh tow of us, we CAN straighten Dianthelle out! *evil laugh*)<BR><BR>And on't worry, I'm not one of those obnoxious newbies, at least I don't think I am... I'm frightened of myself now... *cowers in a corner*
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Wed Oct 02, 2002 6:53 pm

Heh heh. I don't think you're obnoxious. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I just meant that some newbies are (mekilno knows what I'm talking about). <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Double and triple posts are a bundle, but they happen to everyone. They happen to me a lot lately because whenever I open my e-mail, I get disconnected from the internet. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> So, I could be in the middle of posting, then it disconnects and I figure it doesn't go through, so I post it again and find that I've double-posted. But what can ya do, eh? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Double posts are embarrassing, but as long as it's not spamming then you're fine. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I heard of one fella who posted 24 messages! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> We chalked it up to an epileptic seizure. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Don't worry if you can't check in here all the time. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I got a job this week so I won't be posting quite as much. I don't think that'll be a problem though, because I used to be on here 24/7 and that wasn't good at all! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Working 35-hour weeks will give me a nice, healthy dosage of TORC. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Elendilofdark » Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:26 pm

Ok then. Enjoy your job! =)
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:19 pm

Thank you. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It's a pretty easy-going job, but the house I'm working in is being renovated, so even the soap isn't clean. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> I take a nice long shower as soon as I get home. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Now, if I could just figure out how to work that darn cash register... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> It's worse than the photocopier at my old job! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>(I check this thread every morning before I leave, and as soon as I get home, so though I may neglect other forums, I'll be at this one regularly.) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Pennmundoien_Náin » Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:22 pm

*E*,<BR><BR>If you join a guild, are you limited to that guild or can you join another and still be a member of the first guild? Also, what do the different pictures stand for above the post number pictures? Thanks for the help!<BR><BR>PS-One more thing, how do you get the accents for your name? <BR><BR><BR>Nain
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:03 pm

You may join as many guilds as you'd like, Nain. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I probably belong to more than twenty. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The pictures above people's usernames are banners. Mine is the House of Elrond. Right now, yours is on default (Eowyn). You can change this by going into "my settings" at the top of this page. There are several banners to chose from, and many more to come. Ted is working on them now, so we can look forward to banners for the seven main dwarf families, some of the Valar, several hobbit families, Luthien, and more. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The accents are called umlauts. If you've read LOTR, you'd know how there are lots of different types of them. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> To make them, here's what you have to do:<BR><BR>1)press the start button in the bottom left-hand corner of your computer screen<BR>2)go to programs, then accessories, system tools, then character map<BR><BR>From there, you just find the umlauts you need, select them, copy, then paste where needed. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Šö, háve a gûd dæ, eh? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Pennmundoien_Náin » Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:48 pm

Thankx.<BR><BR><BR>Ÿõû hÆve gRËå† TÔÔ *E*
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Postby NightMistress » Sat Oct 05, 2002 5:12 am

Hi E,<BR><BR>Just got a qucik question for you if i may. I'm my travels around the forums and post i have come across someone (using the name Frodo) who has a groovy little Sheet of paper under his name, in the place where all the swords/sheilds ect go....what does this mean??
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:53 am

Ah! The good ol' FrodoTook. I know what you mean, and I've tried to click on it before but my computer won't show the picture. FT's a Mod, which is probably why he was allowed to have the icon there in the first place (I always thought it was a link to his Intro to TORC thread, but I guess not).<BR><BR>I'd like to know myself! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I'll e-mail him or post the question in the School for Adopters and get right back to ya. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby brambleroseGamgee » Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:47 am

Hullo, E!! How are you? I haven't been around lately (surprisingly). I have a ?, a very stupid one, but I notice a lot of people keep using the word "ME" a lot. Why is it capitalized? It doesn't fit into the context when I read it as it is, if you understand me.
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Sat Oct 05, 2002 1:53 pm

I don't know why you guys think your questions are so dumb. Goodness, ask away! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>It's short for Middle-earth, bramblerose. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> There are several acronyms such as that in this thread (also by FT - he's very helpful, isn't he?): <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=30&threadid=23495">A COMPREHENSIVE List Of ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS used here.</a><BR><BR>Check it out, but you need not memorize everything there. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Heck, even I see abbreviations that I don't recognize. I ponder them for about half a second before moving on to the rest of the post. However, if you're ever looking for them, chances are you will find them in that thread. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>NightMistress, I asked FrodoTook what that symbol above his name was, and I got an answer above and beyond any I expected. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Here is what he told me:<BR><BR>Well... I have been told that it looks like a mini Teddy bear, <BR>a wrecked and rusted car door and also an elephants head,<BR>which it does if you lean your head to the left and look at it. <BR>It looks like an elephant with a hole in its right ear. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>It actually is a copy of the third and last page that Gandalf read from the <b>Book of Mazarbul</b>, in the Chamber of the same name, adjacent to Balins Tomb in Moria.<BR><BR>For a <b>larger image</b> of this page from the <BR><b>Book of Mazarbul</b>,<BR>please use the following link...<BR><a target=new href="http://images.www3.tolkienonline.com/gallery/archive/jrrt_34.jpg">http://images.www3.tolkienonline.com/gallery/archive/jrrt_34.jpg</a><BR>If you look closely at the left side of the larger image,<BR>you can see the "holes" in the page where it was "bound" <BR>into the <b>Book of Mazarbul</b>. Pretty cool!!!<BR><BR>The administration gave me the little one you see<BR>above my shields as an award of appreciation for the <BR>Signature Contest I managed a few months back.<BR><BR><b>From the text of "The Two Towers", <u>The Bridge of Khazad-Dum</u></b> as follows...<BR>(Gandalf is speaking and reading from the page, <BR>which is written in runes)<BR>(what he can read on the page is underlined)<BR>______________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><i>"Here is the last page of all. - He paused and sighed.<BR>It is grim reading, he said. I fear their end was cruel. <BR>Listen! <BR><BR><u>We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have <BR>taken the Bridge and second hall. Frár and Lóni and Náli <BR>fell there.</u> Then there are four lines smeared so that I <BR>can only read <u>went 5 days ago</u>. The last lines run <BR><u>the pool is up to the wall at Westgate. The Watcher in the <BR>Water took Óin. We cannot get out. The end comes, and <BR>then drums, drums in the deep</u>. I wonder what that means. <BR>The last thing written is in a trailing scrawl of elf-letters: <BR><u>they are coming.</u>"</i><BR>______________________________________________________________________<BR><BR><BR>Tolkien, himself, designed the original, adding stains <BR>and burning the edges. He made three such pages, each <BR>with a different Dwarves handwriting. He was severely <BR>dissapointed that it, along with the other two pages, <BR>was never used in the releases of his books. He had created <BR>and "aged" each of the pages (<u>actually adding what looked <BR>like blood stains</u>) just for the purpose of getting<BR>them reproduced and included in his books.<BR>_____________________________________________________________________ <BR><BR>Here is a link to the thread in which it was awarded to me.<BR><a target=new href="http://www3.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=25398">http://www3.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=25398</a><BR><BR><b>I am still very proud to display it.</b><BR><BR>It once worked as a "Clickable Popup" <BR>which gave some very nice wording on the award<BR>but now it just results in an error message. <BR>The admin have told me they would fix it soon.<BR>--------------------------------------------------<BR><BR>Thanks for asking<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>FrodoTook<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>So, there you go. Excellent answer with lots of info that I, for one, <b>will</b> be checking out. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Major thanks to ya, FT.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby NightMistress » Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:10 pm

Oh kewl, thanx E <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:56 pm

Well, here it is: the list of Tolkien Online forums. Some I have not visited, so I can't give you much info on them, but others I have spent much time in and can give you a few tips on them. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Welcome!</b><BR>Mostly it is new people asking questions about the site (similar to the One Ring forum, except with newbies), and introducing themselves. If you look skim through these, you can find several valuable threads about everything from signatures, to guilds, to guidelines of conduct.<BR><BR><b>Announcements</b><BR>When TORC goes through major changes or introduce something new into the system, it will be announced here. Only Mods and admins may post. <BR><BR><b>Adoptions</b><BR>Three guesses and the first two don't count. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> For the benefit of those who are just passing by this thread: this is the forum you come to be adopted in. The Adoption Agency thread is where you let us know you want to be adopted (either there or in the particular thread you want to be adopted in). I prefer people coming to me to ask to be adopted, because at least I know they think I am best suited for them. It seems that the adoption agency is just kinda grab whoever asks. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> I think its a tad unfair - I don't want to take away adoptees if they would be better suited to another adopter. Anyhoo...<BR><BR><b>Events</b><BR>Come here to see if any Tolkien events are happening in your area. There are several conventions every year and TORCers are always looking to get together. A very good forum for planning.<BR><BR><b>The Books (Tolkien)</b><BR>Discuss any of Tolkien's books. No "who's hotter than who?" threads. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Try to write on a level that he would be proud of.<BR><BR><b>The Books (Other Authors)</b><BR>Any non-Tolkien books that you wish to discuss.<BR><BR><b>A Tolkien Virgin</b><BR>Those of you who are new to reading the books may come here to talk above what you've thought of them so far, and questions you may have. Similar to Books (Tolkien) but for the less-experienced readers.<BR><BR><b>The Man</b><BR>Discuss anything to do with this dude who wrote the books. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Language</b><BR>Discussions of Tolkien's languages. No more "how do you translate/pronounce this?" threads, please. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Virtual Tolkien Study Group</b><BR>Pretty much what it sounds like. Strict guidelines, though, so do read them.<BR><BR><b>The Art</b><BR>Really good spot to talk about all the Tolkien art out there. Or, if you have a website featuring your own LOTR artwork, feel free to post it here and have others' input. We have some very talented artists here! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>The Collectibles</b><BR>Discuss action figures, replicas, limited editions, etc. There are many types of collectibles to chose from.<BR><BR><b>Movies (Lord of the Rings)</b><BR>Discuss the film versions. It's mostly about the Peter Jackson trilogy, but feel free to talk about the Bakshi version and Hobbit cartoon as well. Oh boy it gets busy around this time of the year. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Movies (Fandom)</b><BR>The Kevin Costner of Tolkien Online. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Mostly inhabbited by swooners & netspeakers (and those who make fun of swooners & netspeakers), so enter at your own risk. It's a bit of a mess (most people get off-topic and threads get out of hand) but hey! If you gotta swoon, you gotta swoon! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>Movies (Non-Tolkien)</b><BR>Discuss non-LOTR films.<BR><BR><b>Games (Tolkien)</b><BR>Discuss games set in Middle-earth.<BR><BR><b>Games (Non-Tolkien)</b><BR>Discuss non-Tolkien games. (See? Most of these are pretty self-explanatory. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> If there's anything else you need to know, there will be guidelines.)<BR><BR><b>Decipher: RPG, TCG, and Fan Club</b><BR>Discuss the trading cards or Fan Club information.<BR><BR><b>Tom's House: The Lighter Side</b><BR>This is where many of us play. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Several games and joke threads around. Come here to be silly.<BR><BR><b>The Bird and the Baby: Talk</b><BR>This is for all off-topic conversation. Whatever's on your mind that doesn't fit in the other categories.<BR><BR><b>Councils of Manwë: Philosophy</b><BR>Discuss more complicated matters. You don't want to come in here with a flighty attitude, as things can get serious sometimes. Really great discussions sometimes. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>The Prancing Pony: Role Playing - Tolkien's Middle-earth Only</b><BR>Role-playing is hugely popular here at TORC. If you want to start up or join in on existing ones, read the guidelines - some of these threads are years old. This forum in particular is just for storylines involving Middle-earth.<BR><BR><b>The Green Dragon Inn: Role Playing - Tolkien-Influenced Fantasy</b><BR>Role-playing for storylines with a Tolkien influence, such as Celtic, Norse, Kalevala, Arthurian, and Anglo-Saxon.<BR><BR><b>The Choirs of Eru: Music</b><BR>Discuss music. You may talk about the film's music, but there are several threads on that already, so you may as well join in on one of those.<BR><BR><b>The Peoples of Middle-earth: Alliances and Guilds</b><BR>This is where all the guilds are. Always read the first posts, and ask before you join in. Such a varied group of threads and posters, you should see for yourself. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>The Scriptorium of Imladris: Writing</b><BR>Discuss and share your experiences with writing. Submit your own work, but read the guidelines first.<BR><BR><b>Tolkien Online -- The One Ring</b><BR>Having problems with the site? Suggestions? Complaints? Post them here.<BR><BR><b>Premiere Membership Support</b><BR>For those of you who don't have PMs yet, you may want to ask questions here, or read the FAQ. This is mostly for those who already have a membership.<BR><BR>There were a couple of forums that I never visited until recently (such as Events which, thankfully, I am now aware of some great events I must join in on), and others that I didn't even know what they were for when I first joined. If you are still unclear on some, ask me and I will help you as best as I can. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>EDITED to fix some of the <b>bold</b> titles.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby NightMistress » Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:58 am

Hi E me again gots another question for you!!<BR><BR>Is there any kind of restrictions on what kind of posts you make? i have a type in mind but am not really sure how it will go across!<BR><BR>Thanx in advance my caring adoptive mum <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alandriel » Sun Oct 06, 2002 3:51 am

Hello *E*<BR>and since it's question time again, here one from me:<BR><BR>stumbled on a couple of people with 'few' posts (always relative, heh?) but with a huge renown. E.g. posts less than 100, renown over 1000. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alandriel<BR><BR>PS: just to stroke my ego - have you seen the TTT wallpapers?
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Sun Oct 06, 2002 1:04 pm

NM, I'm not 100% sure what you mean, but the only thing that restricts our posts is if they are a ToS violation, or in the wrong forum (in which case it will probably me moved). What kind of post were you thinking of? Run it by me. If you're not sure what forum it goes in, I can help you out there, and I'm sure you can tell what is a ToS violation and what isn't.<BR><BR>I should mention that if you are under 18 years old, you may <b>not</b> say your age. This is for your own protection. Even though TORC is a great environment with even better citizens, not everyone who reads the messageboards is a member here, and since there are internet prowlers, we ask that you do not talk about your age if you are under 18. If you are still in high school, that's fine, just don't say that you are 14-17, or whatever. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>aladnriel, dear, I just checked out your thread in the movies forum. Sadly, I could not see any of the thumbnails. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I feel so terrible about this because the pics you submitted to TORC were great, and based on the feedback, I <i>know</i> these wallpapers are great as well. If I get a chance to talk to my dad when he's not busy, I'll see if he can figure out what the problem is (he's really good at that stuff!) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I am sure that how long you've been a member has a huge impact on your renown. There are people I've seen that have only posted a few dozen messages, but they've been here for three years and have a renown twice that of mine. We call these guys "lurkers." <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Elendilofdark » Sun Oct 06, 2002 1:47 pm

Hi *E*!<BR><BR>Well, I just felt like saying hi and checking in. I applied for an rp today. Well, have a nice day!<BR><BR>Namaarie for now!!!
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:03 pm

Ooooo! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Best of luck to ya. RPing scares me because I suck at writing, and there are so many good RPers here. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby Elendilofdark » Mon Oct 07, 2002 3:12 pm

hahaha. Thanks. And come on, I don't think you're a bad writer! You never know what you can do until you try!!! *pushes *E* towards Prancing Pony*
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Postby *E*V*E*N*S*T*A*R* » Mon Oct 07, 2002 3:32 pm

*hangs on for dear life to the door way* <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Not quite ready for RPing yet. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Some day, though. Some day. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>*E*
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Postby *~Legolas~TrUe~lOvE~* » Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:49 pm

Hey soo i get the sheilds and junk by posting?? i am sooo lost!!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> dis that work?? how can i join an alliance?? somebody help me!!! *runs around in circles screaming....HELP!!! HELP!!!*
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Postby *~Legolas~TrUe~lOvE~* » Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:54 pm

Yaa one more question..legolas is the sone of king thanduil right??
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