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  1. Sticky thread Sticky: Countdown to Upgrade (I hope)

    Well, today was a hell of a day. The forum went through a little trauma that left it dead and seemingly irretrievable. Our ancient server died, and our new server spat on us for being too old. Which, okay, we are, softwarewise. Still, ageism is...

    Started by choie‎, 06 Nov 2023 11:02 PM
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  2. Sticky thread Sticky: Mellophant's Future

    Hey folks. I am wildly out of the loop here, so I'm not sure who is still around in all. I know things have dwindled to a small core crew at this point. Even though I'm no longer involved here, I want to make sure as long as you guys want this...

    Started by Zuul‎, 04 Jun 2018 03:43 PM
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    01 Oct 2018 07:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky thread Sticky: RULES & FAQ

    The Rules Post Content: Don't be an obnoxious twit. Posting illegal content, harassment, spam, concern trolling and extremely disruptive behavior are the big things to avoid. The Thunderdome is the forum for fighting and personal attacks...

    Started by Zuul‎, 15 Nov 2009 07:11 PM
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    31 Mar 2011 12:28 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky thread Sticky: Misc. Announcements

    Small site notes and modly things that aren't big enough for their own threads go here.

    Started by Zuul‎, 22 Mar 2010 09:33 AM
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    16 Aug 2010 09:47 AM Go to last post
  1. Fifteen years

    Heh, apparently I let the 26th go by without my usual announcement. Anyway, congratulations to the handful of us who keep this little place going, long past the point where any sane person would have imagined.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 28 Feb 2024 08:26 AM
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  2. Bookmark this (basic) site for Mello refugees!

    Hi y'all, and belated happy holidays! Our server's been acting up suspiciously--I think it's another site on the shared host that's getting hit with a ton of traffic for some reason--and I'd like to share a link for a backup/alternative forum I...

    Started by choie‎, 27 Dec 2023 01:21 AM
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    27 Dec 2023 01:21 AM Go to last post
  3. 14 years

    Okay, we exist, oddly enough. Happy Anniversary, comrades.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2023 08:20 AM
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    12 Mar 2023 03:27 PM Go to last post
  4. 13 years

    Well, who woulda thunk it? Happy Anniversary, melloheads.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2022 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01 Mar 2022 08:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Mellophant blogs

    I noticed mellophant has blogs. Can anyone start one up?

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 11 Sep 2021 12:08 AM
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    13 Sep 2021 06:27 PM Go to last post
  6. 12 Years

    Didn’t think we’d make it 12 months. Happy Mello Day!

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2021 07:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07 Sep 2021 10:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Welcome thread for the n00bies

    I've noticed a few new posters here lately, and thought I'd give them a chance if intorduce themselves, if they would like. Or ask questions, or comment on that weird Mello smell we just can't seem to be rid of. It's all good. :)

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 03 Mar 2011 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 48
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    04 Sep 2021 08:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Announcement: Possible downtime for site move

    Hi everyone. Finally getting around to arranging a move to a new host--actually, a host service I've used for 20 years, so not really "new" to me, yay! The one we've been using has always been surplus to our needs, and the fees keep going up until...

    Started by choie‎, 11 Feb 2021 06:26 PM
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    12 Feb 2021 11:10 AM Go to last post
  9. Happy Chanukah!

    Poking my admin head up to wish everyone who celebrates it a very happy festival of lights. With a special nod to my gang in the ST:RPG. :)

    Started by choie‎, 11 Dec 2020 03:49 AM
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  10. Proposal: Moderating New Member Registrations

    Hey gang. Are you as sick of these porn/essay-writing spammers as I am? Well, I can't get rid of the ones existing en masse,, but I can erect a minor barrier to their registration process. That means moving forward, new members will...

    Started by choie‎, 10 May 2020 07:26 PM
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    11 May 2020 07:25 AM Go to last post
  11. 11 years....

    Well, not much to say, I guess, other than we keep chugging along, playing our little games and doing what we do. Happy Birthday to us.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2020 07:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    23 Mar 2020 07:53 PM Go to last post
  12. TEN YEARS!

    What do you know, we made it. It looked grim a couple times in the last year, and thanks to choie and the others who got us through. Tenth anniversary of this funny little board that I frankly didn't think was going to make its first.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2019 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    26 Feb 2019 07:42 PM Go to last post
  13. In case you don't notice the announcement... Please donate to our Patreon!

    Here's the link to the announcement, which annoyingly is at the top of the page instead of easily viewed in the thread list. I'm so used to the earlier version of this software! Anyway I've finally set up a Patreon account for anyone who's kind...

    Started by choie‎, 29 Oct 2018 07:50 AM
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    23 Nov 2018 01:07 AM Go to last post
  14. 9 Years........

    Well, whatta you know. Despite message boards in general dying a slow death, our little one is still, sorta, hanging on. Will we make it to a decade? Tune in next year, if you can.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2018 08:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05 Jun 2018 07:09 AM Go to last post
  15. 8 years

    8 years is a long time. Sure, we're a handful of people playing a few mild games, but we're still here. Happy Melloanniversity, comrades.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2017 08:05 AM
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    06 Mar 2017 05:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Spam from phukiengiahot

    I got a spam PM from phukiengiahot, who registered January, 2016 and has no posts. No idea what it's for, as I don't speak Vietnamese.

    Started by Johnny‎, 24 Mar 2016 12:08 PM
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    14 Jan 2017 12:41 AM Go to last post
  17. 6 Years -- what can I say?

    Well, another year gone by. We are tiny, but we endure. Thanks to Cat for keeping the place going, and best wishes to the other Mellos.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2015 08:24 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    13 Mar 2016 10:21 PM Go to last post
  18. 7 Years. Well.

    Well, frankly I never thought we'd make it. We are small, and we are quiet, but we endure. Best wishes for the Mello year to everybody out there.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2016 08:21 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    13 Mar 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Happy Holidays

    Whatever you decide to celebrate or not over the next few days, may they be joyous and happy.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Dec 2012 07:37 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    01 Feb 2016 02:57 PM Go to last post
  20. What are the mods like here?

    This is mswas. As many of you know, I can be controversial. I don't want to start drama, but sometimes in heated discussion, I get a little bombastic. Just wanna know if I'll fit in here up front or if I should keep moving.

    Started by Tinker‎, 03 Feb 2010 11:54 AM
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    29 May 2015 05:44 PM Go to last post
  21. Good Evening

    *banging pots and pans* Now that I have your attention Before I pitch my tent on your lawn answer me this. What is a Mellophant? I imagine it's how a deaf child would say elephant.

    Started by 4 ten and angry‎, 15 Jan 2015 03:43 PM
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    15 Jan 2015 04:27 PM Go to last post
  22. 5 years. Huh.

    Well, much to my surprise, we're still here. Still limping along, but we made 200,000 posts, and Jizzelbuddy has added some new energy. Yay us!

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2014 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    17 Nov 2014 01:50 PM Go to last post
  23. Four years. Sigh

    Well, I believe that today is the fourth anniversary of poor old Domebo. There's not much left, is there? Should we just close down? Invite exy back, cause why not? Anyway, hello to anybody who's still reading.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2013 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 36
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    30 Oct 2014 10:38 AM Go to last post
  24. Tapatalk

    Is Mellophant compatible with Tapatalk? If so, how do you get it on there? If not, Is there another way to view Mello on an Android device?

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 20 Jan 2014 02:03 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    30 Oct 2014 10:37 AM Go to last post
  25. Time limit for responding to awesome threads

    Yeah, so, it's now. Yes, PTB, I know, but, hey, nothing else going on. Serious question, though. What's up with all the RPG? I never got into it as a kid, although I did read a shitload of fantasy-genre fiction, mainly b/c my pops had a...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 18 Feb 2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    19 Feb 2014 12:38 PM Go to last post
  26. SDMB Hacked

    To anyone who is also on the SDMB, their database has been hacked. If you have an account on there, I suggest go and change your password, especially if you use it anywhere else.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 08 Jan 2014 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08 Jan 2014 05:56 PM Go to last post
  27. Brief Halloween Outage

    It looks like our hoster caught a fright and had some trouble with our hosting. Hopefully, it should be fixed from here on. :iiam:

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 Oct 2012 01:53 PM
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    31 Oct 2012 01:53 PM Go to last post
  28. Please enter problems/bugs in this threads. CHECK RED INK for updates

    Mods please update the Op to make an easy to use list. * Del (Strikethrough) and Spoiler Images broken Done * Look for post review of new posts to same thread. See post 44 * Are we being bad on pictures, see post 55 * RSS not...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 03 Sep 2009 08:32 AM
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  29. C'mon down to the chate, the water's nice and warm.

    Just saying like.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 31 Jan 2012 04:43 PM
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  30. The Appreciation Thread

    Everyone at Mellophant would like to thank the following people for helping us get off the ground: CRSP, for founding domebo and graciously turning it over to us when he didn't have the time to run it anymore. McNutty, for kindly offering his...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 04 Sep 2009 02:30 PM
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    08 May 2012 10:24 PM Go to last post
  31. Welcome Giraffeboards Refugees.

    Still none of y'all will come. I even put out a spread. :fail:

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 01 Mar 2012 10:00 AM
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    16 Mar 2012 04:40 AM Go to last post
  32. Three years

    If I'm correct in my reckoning, it's three years today that poor old Domebo began its cursed life. Well, things could have gone better, but what the heck. I've made friends here, which I never did at the Dope, and to my friends I say "Happy...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2012 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 22
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    15 Mar 2012 10:41 PM Go to last post
  33. Site Update

    To all, there may be some downtime this weekend as our hoster is switching us from our VPS to a cloud solution as part of their general upgrade. There will be some brief downtime on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning as we switch. If there are any...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 Feb 2012 06:05 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07 Feb 2012 05:04 AM Go to last post
  34. Happy New Year

    As 2011 draws to a close, may 2012 be as good, if not better than the last. Happy New Year from me to all at Mellophant and the rest of the world. :dumbo:

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 31 Dec 2011 01:41 PM
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    01 Jan 2012 09:23 AM Go to last post
  35. Mello Xmas Style

    It's only 10 days away now, so there is a festive theme available for anyone in the mood - Mello Xmas. Enjoy. :)

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Dec 2011 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    15 Dec 2011 07:41 PM Go to last post
  36. Accidentally reported a chate

    Sorry accidentally reported a chate but there was nothing to report.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 27 Nov 2011 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    27 Nov 2011 03:06 PM Go to last post
  37. Outage November 24-25

    It appears to have lasted around nine hours, but everything is back and there should be no further problems. I had a hiccup with our hosting service, and unfortunately I was sick last night so had been asleep when it started. My apologies to...

    Started by Zuul‎, 25 Nov 2011 08:03 AM
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    26 Nov 2011 12:09 AM Go to last post
  38. Melloween

    In the spirit of the upcoming event, I added a spooky new skin for Halloween. Enjoy.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Oct 2011 03:38 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03 Nov 2011 02:30 PM Go to last post
  39. MelloWriMo - Relaxed Writing Month

    As several people may already know, November is NaNoWriMo month, where lots of people slave away to produce 50,000 words, or 1600 words a day, of their novel in one month. Now there are plenty of creative writers on the board and several who have...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Oct 2011 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 37
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    02 Nov 2011 09:16 AM Go to last post
  40. Save Chate!

    Seriously you guys it's terminal!

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 19 Jul 2011 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    20 Oct 2011 09:37 AM Go to last post
  41. Mello time zones...?

    Seems some time zones are missing from here. I saw from -12 to +4. My time zone is +10. Is it a glitch?

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 06 Sep 2011 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07 Sep 2011 02:08 PM Go to last post
  42. Mellophant mobile?

    I accessed Mello on my phone today, and tried to changed the skin, to make it readable on my phone (instead of the jumbled mess I had). Alas, I couldn't see a mobile skin. Is there a way to do this, or just make do?

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 02 Sep 2011 10:57 PM
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    05 Sep 2011 06:09 PM Go to last post
  43. How about getting rid of some of the forums?

    Many of them are completely moribund. There's still plenty of activity but it seems to mainly be around the Lounge/Arts/Games sections. We rarely "pit" things, and few Q & A type questions are ever asked. What do you all think? It's not a big deal I...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 17 Aug 2011 05:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    18 Aug 2011 01:53 PM Go to last post
  44. Newbie with a lot going on

    My name is Jessica A. Still live with my parents and have an fraternal twin sister as well. Live in Metro New York on New Jersey side of it USA. Born with a Neurologically based speech impairment/apraxia-dysarthria. Suffering from...

    Started by mybodymyself‎, 02 Jul 2011 09:55 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04 Jul 2011 11:31 PM Go to last post
  45. Information on Women's Health & Sexuality-Our Bodies, Ourselves

    Mainly its for females, but do found its for males. Mean certain areas of it of course. Anyway, they do have a companion website and blog besides their books. As for me I have used it time and time again and to me its timeless resource. Even...

    Started by mybodymyself‎, 02 Jul 2011 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    02 Jul 2011 09:56 PM Go to last post
  46. What is CHATE n why can't I do it?

    Is it like chat? Do I need to pay to CHATE?

    Started by Kay Effington‎, 30 Apr 2011 07:05 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    30 Apr 2011 09:54 AM Go to last post
  47. Green Mellophant

    I ain;t seen no green elephant before. How is it so?

    Started by Kay Effington‎, 30 Apr 2011 06:52 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    30 Apr 2011 07:08 AM Go to last post
  48. Mobile Style Updated

    For anyone using phones, Nooks, iPads etc. etc, the Light and Mello style has been updated. Enjoy.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 28 Apr 2011 07:06 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    28 Apr 2011 11:40 AM Go to last post
  49. New RPG Forum Leaders

    To assist in running their RPG's, Elendil's Heir and Ramses have been given permission to edit and delete posts in their game threads. They will be appearing as forum leaders in the Role Playing Games Forum.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Mar 2011 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08 Apr 2011 12:25 PM Go to last post
  50. Giraffeboards II?

    C'mon guys, I have enough trouble keeping up as it is. Why is everyone's avatar a giraffe?

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 01 Apr 2011 03:11 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 38,479
    01 Apr 2011 09:20 PM Go to last post

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