AU Discussion Thread (Australian Users)

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#1701 Edited by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

@Chamboosy @36Chambers93 - My dogs are both over 12 now. Asshole vet told me I had "senior dogs". They only joined our family recently and are still puppies in my mind dammit. Don't give me this "old dog" shit.

Anyway I got suckered in with the 6 monthly check. The sucky thing is that, when you're told your dog is old and that could catch anything early... well it's emotional string pulling right? Unless you're one of these assholes who prefers to put down their pet rather than spend $100 on repairs and maintenance you're always gonna go for whatever you think is best for the dog... to an extent. I've met two types of people over the past few years whos treatment of their pets doesn't meet with my approval... in all cases no fucks are given so I don't even mention it. Anyway...

1. People who have little to no emtotional attachment to their pet. They usually have one that seemed like a good idea when it was a puppy and the poor fucker lies around the house by itself all day waiting for them to get home and not walk or play with them. These people are the ones my vet friends hate as they usually opt for the "put the dog to sleep" option as soon as they become expensive.

2. People who confuse what's best for the dog with what's best for them. There was a guy at work who loved his dogs to bits however the dogs got some bad cancer leaving their faces alls crewed up. Dogs couldn't see and, by the end, could barely walk so they had to whimper and he'd carry the dogs outside to go dookie. I know he loved his dogs and didn't want to let them go but I found it really disgusting. The poor thing was in misery. I hope if I'm ever like that someone opts to have me humanely put down.

Oh yeah. We have a guy at work who races greyhounds too. I hate that as well. He doesn't even house the things. Keeps them at a kennel where they are cages stacked on top of each other and gets them out for training/races.

@bayloski said:

@mystic_knight: I vote Chickan should replicate the old GS website on his domain and we can just post on there and ditch this crap.

Actually I did create a whole forum website using the DAFAP website but then decided not to post it here as I had faith we'd end up with our forums back. Seems like, if I made it live now, we may have missed the boat! Not enough members visiting here now to make it worthwhile.@

Yep. I have a few clients just like that. Needless to say, I have rehomed a few animals who fit into the first area under the guise that they've been euthanised. I can't stand people like that. I had a go at a guy once because he wanted to get his sons labrador put down because the dog kept shitting in the yard and his son wouldn't remember to clean up after the dog. I said, well, that's an extreme thing to do. How old is your son? He said, six years old. I thought, no wonder the kid doesn't remember to clean up after the dog, he's six! He can't even remember every time he needs to go to the toilet. Rehomed that dog with a family who loved it. Couldn't rehome the kid sadly.

I also see case two quite often. A nurse I used to work with did exactly that - her dog had cancer in its chest, inoperable. She wouldn't do chemo. She kept it on fluids daily and tried all sorts of homeopathic medications to help it out. The dog went a whole week of coughing up blood before it ended up dying at home. Needless to say, she was fired not so long after that (not because she wouldn't euthanise her dog - for an unrelated problem). I couldn't have someone who wouldn't accept when their animal was ready to die working for a place where she needed to care for other peoples animals who needed to be euthanised. She was a vegan as well. Fucking hell. Don't get me started on that bullshit.

I think that another forum could work well. I used to love coming here to retain my spamboosy name but now I come here and the right threads aren't worthwhile reading at all. I forget there's a front of the site as well. I like the community we had, but now it's gone.

#1702 Posted by mjc (12634 posts) -

Everyone go update your 3DS. They've added Miiverse and Nintendo Network ID, so our 3DS purchases are finally tied to something.

Excellent, thanks!

#1703 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

Fuck the West Australian government. The approval to kill 'large sharks' near certain beaches is insane and a kneejerk reaction to something that is not even a problem. Fucking nuts.

#1704 Posted by 36Chambers93 (1484 posts) -
#1705 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

I think Knack or Killzone will be a PSPlus game soon. I also think that the Tomb Raider HHD upgrade will be the PSPlus game for January/February.

#1706 Posted by jamesh-42 (4331 posts) -

Don't the large sharks just target tourists though? I wouldn't have thought it was a big problem for voters.

#1707 Posted by bayloski (2707 posts) -

Fuck the West Australian government. The approval to kill 'large sharks' near certain beaches is insane and a kneejerk reaction to something that is not even a problem. Fucking nuts.

Barnett is a fuckwit. I was enraged when I read about this at work.

I always feel like this argument was a double standard too. I'm a firm believer in capital punishment, If someone takes someone elses life then theirs should be taken. But that won't and arguably never will happen. A shark that's minding it's own business and accidentally kills, or is a threat to a human through nothing but it's animal instinct can get killed is an absolute crock of shit. I may go all fuckin Sea Shepherd and if they try and bait sharks go out in the tinny and cut their lines.

#1708 Edited by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

It is a double standard. Especially when you look at how many shark attacks there have been internationally this year - fuck all! Especially when you compare it to things like, oh, I don't know, car crashes?

Add the fact that the Liberal government just approved mining near the Great Barrier Reef and basically our oceans are fucked. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/government-approves-massive-resource-projects-on-great-barrier-reef-coast-20131210-2z3z2.html

Think that the US government will take me as a refugee?

#1709 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

Man, so much getting me shitty about Australia today. The South Australian government has some MAJOR vendetta against games. Good luck if you live there.

#1710 Posted by jamesh-42 (4331 posts) -

Man, so much getting me shitty about Australia today. The South Australian government has some MAJOR vendetta against games. Good luck if you live there.

If you go to the site linked in that image, it seems a bit more sensible, having the other half of the slogan: "look out for online games that simulate gambling". The poster on its own without additional context implies a lot more though.

#1711 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

I picked up the ps4 killzone bundle today.

The sound quality and menu is far greater than the Xbox, but the ps eye voice commands is unreliable and not as responsive as Kinect. also not having split screen on the ps4 is kinda sad, xbox has niftier features but the ps4 smashes it in a gaming perspective... My ground was shaking from the high quality 7.1 surround the ps4 supports. resogun knocked the ps eye cam of my centre speaker LOL. Its the first time ever i appreciated the 7.2 i have in my room to this level, the ps4 is just such a nice gaming console.. in saying that the xbox controller is still a little nicer, still think the 360 was the greatest controller ever.

#1712 Edited by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

PS4 Bundle

house all lit up for christmas

#1713 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

@Chamboosy said:

Man, so much getting me shitty about Australia today. The South Australian government has some MAJOR vendetta against games. Good luck if you live there.

If you go to the site linked in that image, it seems a bit more sensible, having the other half of the slogan: "look out for online games that simulate gambling". The poster on its own without additional context implies a lot more though.

True, I didn't actually read the article, but still - it doesn't help SA's case for gaming.

#1714 Edited by superbuuman (2757 posts) -

@Chamboosy said:

@jamesh-42 said:
@Chamboosy said:

Man, so much getting me shitty about Australia today. The South Australian government has some MAJOR vendetta against games. Good luck if you live there.

If you go to the site linked in that image, it seems a bit more sensible, having the other half of the slogan: "look out for online games that simulate gambling". The poster on its own without additional context implies a lot more though.

True, I didn't actually read the article, but still - it doesn't help SA's case for gaming.

Not that bad, this one is more about video games with casino type games in them, kinda agree in a way..some parents just rely waaay too much on electronics these days. 5yr olds have their own ipad?? ....& not watching what their kids is doing online is another...& when shits hits the fan, why didn't the gov do this & that etc. Then again you have to remember SA is full of old farts..I mean retirees. :P

Another is they should just close down Holden..no point propping up an industry that continues to make a loss...even propping up how long will it last? might as well face the music now & get it over with... car company owned by US & build in Australia is not viable & locals are just not supporting it, just seems like we're giving US money instead. Is it possible for Australia to start their own car brand & company - not US own?

On gaming side, I am hook on Torchlight 2 atm...so good! :p

#1716 Posted by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

The new forum's nearly ready. You guys got any preferences for categories/forums? Here's what I have to start us off. Happy to add any categories or forums you like.

Categories are the overlying sections (e.g. General and Admin in the below image)

Forums are containers/folders below that. We then create threads under each.

#1717 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

@Chickan_117: Can i be a pain and ask for a mobile section, might as well post my reviews that i do in there, and i wanna discuss mobile tech as well there ^_^ Thanks.

#1718 Posted by bayloski (2707 posts) -

The new forum's nearly ready. You guys got any preferences for categories/forums? Here's what I have to start us off. Happy to add any categories or forums you like.

Categories are the overlying sections (e.g. General and Admin in the below image)

Forums are containers/folders below that. We then create threads under each.

Normally I don't get excited for internet related things but this a fuckin great start to my day.

#1719 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

@mystic_knight - It's not a pain :) That's the whole point of a community site! Whatever you guys want will be put in there... providing it's not too stupid of course :)

In any case it's done and in there. How's this look?

I'd make you a mod on that forum but I've pretty much removed all restrictions from users so there's not much point. Making it very open and trusting that the community will be nice as they are here :)

@bayloski - Glad to hear it. I stayed up late working on it last night and have a killer sore throat this morning so am happy someone likes it :) I've PM'd you the temporary link. It's live now so you can sign up and start posting, I'm just waiting for DNS records to update before I share the proper link here. Then we'll share it on the DAFAP podcast tonight... then we'll see if we can kickstart this community again. :D

I'm quite excited as well.

#1720 Edited by jamesh-42 (4331 posts) -

Does it have a light background theme for those of us who are no longer thirteen?

#1721 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

I use a lighter theme too LOL. I could get used to it but prefer the light background theme. Are they a public domain board Dave or is it one provided with your web client?

On my site im using a wordpress plugin and BB Boards.. I probably should have created a child theme first and modified it a little but yeah

#1722 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

You can modify the css as desired and apply it to certain forums (or just have a site standard).

@jamesh-42 Would you prefer something along these lines? Colours are easy to change so, once it's up, we can use the feedback thingy to see what people want.

Added this instead for those dissatisfied with the colour scheme.

#1723 Posted by jamesh-42 (4331 posts) -

That does look somewhat better. I'm not a fan of sites that use dark grey on darker grey for text they actually want me to read.

#1724 Posted by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

Well the A records have updated so, depending on your provider, you should soon be able to go to www.DAFAP.com.au and give it a shot. I altered the look slightly from that one as it felt a bit bland to me.

Got any sample forums you like the look of that I could use as a sample?

#1725 Edited by Zorine (1468 posts) -

@Chickan_117 said:

The new forum's nearly ready. You guys got any preferences for categories/forums? Here's what I have to start us off. Happy to add any categories or forums you like.

Categories are the overlying sections (e.g. General and Admin in the below image)

Forums are containers/folders below that. We then create threads under each.

Are GameSpot staff welcome too? :)

@36Chambers93 Is there any places in Parra that sell kale? I've been keeping an eye out for it for a while but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

#1726 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

@Zorine said:

Are GameSpot staff welcome too? :)

Of course. Everyone's welcome. It's just a forum with flexibility so the GS community can chat again like we used to. Might be too late for a lot of them as I know many have just left it but it's worth a shot right?

Then, if GS gets its AU forums again, we'll prolly all just migrate straight back :)

Edit : Every time you post I think it's Chamboosy at first. Anyone else get that? (sig)

#1727 Posted by jamesh-42 (4331 posts) -

Got another random GS site survey. This time they didn't actually ask what I'd like to see improved (regional forums, of course), but rather asked questions about earnings and influence.

I also noticed that flOw and Flower are available on the Vita now, with cross buy for anyone who bought them previously.

#1728 Edited by 36Chambers93 (1484 posts) -

@Zorine said:

@36Chambers93 Is there any places in Parra that sell kale? I've been keeping an eye out for it for a while but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

I guess im like you in some ways, I snob Parramatta for my groceries. Westfield is way too much effort for parking and I dont enjoy getting attacked by men with axes.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/12/10/16/46/62-year-old-attacked-at-westfield-parramatta

Near JB probably fought over a PS4.

I was actually there yesterday morning though.

I buy my groceries from West Ryde but I go to Woolies so I expect any other Woolies should in theory sell Kale. Just look where the Bok Choy and Silverbeet is, it comes in a clear see through package unlike the other vegetables in that area.

I swear its an awesome veg, you will not be disappointed.

#1729 Posted by bayloski (2707 posts) -

I was also about to say Woolies for Kale. I had to house-sit my uncles and look after his rabbit. and that was the only place I could get Kale for it.

Has anyone checked out Zavvi's Blu-ray boxset sale?? It's actually not bad. I got myself the Jerry Bruckheimer set with 8 movies for about $25. Just ignore the fact it contains Pearl Harbour. Plus if you spend over 50 quid you get a fiver off. I spent 55 so got myself a lil discount.

#1730 Edited by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

Ok the new forums are ready so feel free to sign up and post if you want to

http://www.dafap.com.au/

If you have any thoughts, suggestions, ideas about the format, colour scheme... anything really, just post it in the feedback thread and I'll, more than likely, get it changed or added.

No real "rules" other than try to keep threads in appropriate sections or add new ones if necessary.

See you there... I hope :)

DAFAP is the new old Gamespot :)

#1731 Edited by Iszdope (9884 posts) -

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

#1732 Edited by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

Exception to the rule because gamespot screwed us over.

#1733 Edited by 36Chambers93 (1484 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

Exception to the rule because gamespot screwed us over.

Well mods screwed me over years a go, bout time you guys feel the love.

#1734 Posted by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

Welkl we don't have mods there... well not really :) We doin't moderate

#1735 Edited by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

Ok the new forums are ready so feel free to sign up and post if you want to

http://www.dafap.com.au/

If you have any thoughts, suggestions, ideas about the format, colour scheme... anything really, just post it in the feedback thread and I'll, more than likely, get it changed or added.

No real "rules" other than try to keep threads in appropriate sections or add new ones if necessary.

See you there... I hope :)

DAFAP is the new old Gamespot :)

I'll message @tag-six on PSN and AusBlackMateria (if that's the right username he went by) and maybe if one of you guys who can contact Serial Killer and see if he wants to join up as well?

#1736 Posted by tag-six (431 posts) -

I'm still here but I just lurk now because it seems like too much effort to keep up to date and post. I'll check out the site. Oh I also need to start listening to your podcast too.

And while I'm here, congrats on the new car Chickan, looks awesome. Because I'm still fairly young and poor, I might be actually looking at getting a 350z in the near future but if I could afford it I'd love a 370z...

#1737 Edited by Zorine (1468 posts) -
@36Chambers93 said:

I guess im like you in some ways, I snob Parramatta for my groceries. Westfield is way too much effort for parking and I dont enjoy getting attacked by men with axes.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/12/10/16/46/62-year-old-attacked-at-westfield-parramatta

Near JB probably fought over a PS4.

I was actually there yesterday morning though.

I buy my groceries from West Ryde but I go to Woolies so I expect any other Woolies should in theory sell Kale. Just look where the Bok Choy and Silverbeet is, it comes in a clear see through package unlike the other vegetables in that area.

I swear its an awesome veg, you will not be disappointed.

WTF. Man, this is why I avoid Parra.

I realised the reason I never saw it was because I only ever visit the supermarkets close to me... which all happen to be Coles. How very strange. Thanks, will let you know how I go finding them!

#1738 Edited by Iszdope (9884 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

Exception to the rule because gamespot screwed us over.

Shu' up.

#1739 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

@mystic_knight said:

@Iszdope said:

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

Exception to the rule because gamespot screwed us over.

Shu' up.

Y u mad bro. its ok.. we can voice our concerns >_< Too uptight, need to relax man.

#1740 Edited by Iszdope (9884 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

@mystic_knight said:

@Iszdope said:

Please refrain from advertising on the OT board as it is considered disruptive.

Fanks.

Edit: promotion, whatever.

Exception to the rule because gamespot screwed us over.

Shu' up.

Y u mad bro. its ok.. we can voice our concerns >_< Too uptight, need to relax man.

Relax THIS!

#1741 Posted by agentdandb (5891 posts) -

Gamespot has changed since the last time I was here....

#1742 Posted by Nintendo_Man (19630 posts) -

Well you don't post much more on GS these days. :P

#1743 Posted by blangenakker (2295 posts) -

Do people still frequent this thread or no?

#1744 Edited by Iszdope (9884 posts) -

No.

Edit: think they may have gone to Chickans's place. Dunno.

#1745 Posted by Chickan_117 (16329 posts) -

We still check back here now and again to see if the AU forums are back

#1746 Edited by ShadowsDemon (10127 posts) -

How's the Australian weather at the moment? I ask because I'm in Germany at the moment, freezing my arse off. The weather reports say the temperature, but they don't say much about the swimming conditions, etc. I heard there's a heat wave on though...

#1747 Posted by mjc (12634 posts) -

How's the Australian weather at the moment? I ask because I'm in Germany at the moment, freezing my arse off. The weather reports say the temperature, but they don't say much about the swimming conditions, etc. I heard there's a heat wave on though...

Quite pleasant in SE Queensland. It's overcast, a little drizzle and in the mid-20's.

#1748 Posted by Nintendo_Man (19630 posts) -

We are a big country so the weather can vary greatly. In summer it is usually hot or very hot in most places.

#1749 Posted by Chamboosy (4309 posts) -

It's getting hot hot hot.