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You know that I do put value in visuals and you do know about my stands on putting edges onto perfectly fine Greek letters to make it impossible to draw or describe them. As I said, I will give you my reaction once i know what you wish to do. Our definition of "ugly" might not be the same, thou.


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Re: The Campfire by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 01 Apr 2020 11:42

oh don't worry, I'm not going to touch the lore, I'm just working on a new visual identity for the page. I've always found the structure of the page quite ugly (and a bit messy) I just want to make it more pleasant to read.


J'ai deux nouvelles, une mauvaise et une bonne
La mauvaise nouvelle c'est que je ne peux pas forcer les gens à m'accepter ou à m'aimer
La bonne nouvelle c'est que j'en ai rien à foutre

Re: The Campfire by Miranda RichsterMiranda Richster, 01 Apr 2020 10:23

I wrote a guide to item creation and wanted to announce it.

There was no thread for that.

If you have written a guide, you can announce it here.

I think more people should write guides, so that a potential reader can choose what works for them. When posting guides, I think it is necessary to put a piece of the authors name into the URL, so that when someone else wants to write a guide with the same topic, both can exist next to each other in piece.


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New Guide(s) by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 31 Mar 2020 06:59

Good to hear that you want to try picking up content creation. It is fun to do.

Also, i don't know what Miranda means when she says restructuring. As someone who did not like the "every symbol has edges now" update Cad made to the page, I am skeptical. Had you not commented on it i would have held back my reaction until i would have seen what kind of changes she wanted to propose.


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Re: The Campfire by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 31 Mar 2020 05:13

I'll draft something. Maybe it'll go somewhere. Better than nothing.

Also, anyone else notice Personnel Designations? What exactly do you mean by…re-structure Miranda.


La diferencia entre lo posible y lo imposible está en la determinacion de una persona.

Re: The Campfire by TheRadBradTheRadBrad, 31 Mar 2020 04:41

Do not overstretch yourself. Stress is not good for ones health, especially if you are currently sick.


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yo (I am always present even though I feel very diminished.) I am quite happy to see that people are still talking about the famous setting up of intervention teams. I'll try to pick up a little more activity on the wiki to help you with that.


J'ai deux nouvelles, une mauvaise et une bonne
La mauvaise nouvelle c'est que je ne peux pas forcer les gens à m'accepter ou à m'aimer
La bonne nouvelle c'est que j'en ai rien à foutre

The best of the best problem:

Say the best are the top 10% of our given personnel pool. The best of the best are the top 10% of the best. That means the best of the best are only 1% of the entire pool. From 1000 people we could only form one task force with 10 members.

Now we have 990 agents without an assignment.


We could now ether make 100 ten member teams, with one comprised of the best of the best, or we could get 100 ten member teams with one of the best in each.

I think that 100 average teams are still more effective than one super good and 99 sub-par teams.


Also i am pretty sure that it was a member of admin staff who deleted the task force page, do to that member feeling it was not good enough. Don't quot me on this as i have not provided any prove of this statement other than my own memory.


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http://ci-wiki.wikidot.com/forum/t-12449592/new-idea:mobile-operational-response-team-m-o-r-t


La diferencia entre lo posible y lo imposible está en la determinacion de una persona.

What was the M.O.R.T?


The world must be in a state of constant, ceaseless, revolution. If mankind settles, we shall be forgotten in due time, like so much clay in the Burgess shale, static preservation of the long-dead. Order is Tyranny, we are Revolution.

Referring to first question.

I still prefer Task Forces, rather than individual assualt or acquisition branches filled to the brim with unorganized agents. Task Forces are unlikely to do all the mentioned above, considering people picked to be in a Task Force would be the best of the best in the Insurgency. I could explain why Task Force's are in my opinion "the best alternative in field work" buy I think you get the idea. I believe we had a task force page, though it was mysteriously deleted. Then Miranda tried to come up with M.O.R.T. which I actually really liked. Of course, it never got anywhere. Without staff at the time that is.

Cough please bring back a task force page Cough


La diferencia entre lo posible y lo imposible está en la determinacion de una persona.

This is written as a response to "Audio Seminar: FID-42-B" by Multa Zowie.


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Credit by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 28 Mar 2020 10:58

I made you a long answer than wikidot discarded it while posting.

My issues with "Inst. to the FID":

  1. Unprofessional (behavior)
  2. Field Work as Punishment (easy to escape / do even worse damage)
  3. Scaring the Volunteers
  4. Making good judgments and reports puts those who do there job right in danger
  5. Arming people looking for a way to desert is a bad idea, but not arming agents that do there job well will get those that do there job right killed.
  6. First demanding detailed notes and than disregarding them for the brief report breeds improper note-taking and will get someone from R&D killed. Field Agents should not be the judge of what is and is not important.
  7. There superior is gone without replacement at a certain time. This will lead to wrong judgment calls in the field.

This thing used to be twice as long but i think i got all major points across.

A cell using this method is ineffective in securing useful anomalies, leaves a vital job in the hands of people disincentivized to do a good job and will even get people outside of the department killed. Such a cell would self-destruct, almost immediately.

I am not reading the thing a third time in a row as it has not lost its ability to make me violently angry.

I will post my version of the "Inst. to the FID" now, even thou i could not cover all i wanted within it.


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What issues do you have with the depictions mentioned?


The world must be in a state of constant, ceaseless, revolution. If mankind settles, we shall be forgotten in due time, like so much clay in the Burgess shale, static preservation of the long-dead. Order is Tyranny, we are Revolution.

Hey there active member of Insurgency staff.

There are hints of an underlying system to it in "Painter of your Death" and "Introduction to the FID" (even thou i do have my problems with said depiction and my own followup to it).

As fare as i understand it the individual cells handle it differently and without much standardization.

There is no limit to which groups we will sell to (you can make up). I am pretty sure that we would host anomalous bingo tournaments in retirement homes. If we had an anomalous golf field (that dose not harm its players) we would have probably use it as a normal course with normal customers.

Everything goes.


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Is there any form of canon for item acquisition/retrieval teams, their names, how they operate, etc.? I know there's this page, but it's kind of bare on details as to how those teams work or are referred to in-field. Also, I'm wondering if it would be possible to create groups that are fictional, non-supernatural, and friends of the Insurgency, sort of like a "hey, this is one of the people we sell our services to" groups.

I've been thinking about the Insurgency lately, and I think more an emphasis on the cold, hard, cash aspect of why they capture items, why they work with unsavory groups, and why they do what they do, could be interesting.


The world must be in a state of constant, ceaseless, revolution. If mankind settles, we shall be forgotten in due time, like so much clay in the Burgess shale, static preservation of the long-dead. Order is Tyranny, we are Revolution.

There is still a difference between the content that is "unfinished", "unpolished" and/or "drafted".

I argue that

  1. We need more "drafted" content, as that is the foundation for content. There is no limit to drafted content and more people should do it. Even if said content wont be finished or polished for quit some time. (Sandbox)
  2. We should not post content that is definitely unfinished, but things that can be argued are finished (just not as seen by the author, who can always add something) should be posted, just to more easily fix what is still missing.
  3. The "unpolished" argument is similar to the "unfinished" argument. If the author knew how to improve, wouldn't he/she have done so before posting? The fear that something is not polished enough holds ideas back from being posted. This applies to drafted content that is not written down and therefor lost and unfinished articles that just get polished again and again, without them getting finished.

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Re: The Campfire by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 27 Mar 2020 06:11

That was surprising. Anyway thanks for the words of encouragement. But low quality content pumped out isn't content to me. The site still has to have standards, with or without any active staff.

I'll just continue to watch the site


La diferencia entre lo posible y lo imposible está en la determinacion de una persona.

Re: The Campfire by TheRadBradTheRadBrad, 27 Mar 2020 04:41

Nice, Pepsiman would be proud


To create fiction, one must live in fiction.

Re: Hammer on the head by MultaZowieMultaZowie, 26 Mar 2020 22:50

That is what i meant with "Health Status". The only thing i dont get is why this is an edit to my post and not a reply. I monitor recent forum post. I would have seen this sooner.

Acording to the "lol" i will assume that the situation is not critical, in which case a simple "I hope you will get well soon" will suffice.

I hope you will get well soon.

Nice to know someone else is still around.


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Re: The Campfire by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 26 Mar 2020 14:59
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