History of the MD Party Room
The MD Party Room was started (way back in December) as a Top 5 users thread by Kibbles 'n' Bits. As far as I am aware I am one of 2 people that has read the ENTIRE thread so I guess it makes sense I do the history of it. I am proud to say I was listed in his top 5 when I was still under my original name of nvqphil. I have had 2 changes since then one was to twelve and now to chocomog (or i could say chocomod, lol). The thread was soon changed to the MD Party Room after the topic changed to discussion about MD (Mountain Dew for those that don't know). Soon after this it turned to a meeting point for playing the Halo (amoung others) demo online, this is when i joined the thread after playing catch up. Not all people where down for Halo and then the great Mario Kart DS was released and it became an unofficial meeting point for playing MKDS. Some people may remember a user named Peenee who was obsessesed with the game having a catch phrase of "MKDS Any1?". I think it was when people started flaming peenee for moaning when he lost that the thread started becoming a thread with no topic and suffered its first ban. I don't recall who it was now but I'll search and update this thread. The thread gained popularity as we neared the 1000 post mark when everyone was jumping in to gain the coveted 1000 post. I don't recall who it was as Premiums can delete posts and fixed it so whoever wanted the post had it. If anyone recalls (truthfully) who it was then please let me know and I'll update. This trend of trying to get each 1000th post has continued to this day but has lost its meaning as the thread has grown. The 10,000th are the ones that really count now ;)
Anyway the room soon became large and lost any topic at all. The mods didn't like this as one of the stickies by frozenipaq states that "Off-Topic does not mean No Topic!". As it grew more and more problems occured until the first closure occured after a user (I wont name who so as not to pin the blame on them, but I know who it was and so do others) flamed torrorobinson and a flame war errupted. No bans occured from it but it was closed temporarily to let the situation cool. During this closure a new MD Party Room opened in off topic and was promptly closed too. There have been various other closures since then including the one that happened earlier today. Which was very nearly a final permanent closure and I feel this has prompted the need for closer supervision and moderation. Bans have also been a common occurence. Usually as a result of flaming or blatant breaking of forum rules.
The thread sort of continued as it is now after the MKDS period. It's just a kinda chat room and also where people come to post links to there other threads so they get attention. And that brings us up to date apart from one very key thing.
The saga of PSPunk. During the first month when PSPunk joined the forums he posted and spammed a lot. This led to people flaming a lot. Go on raise your hand if you flamed him. *raises hand and looks ashamed* Anyway when the premium members could take it no more when he did not get banned for spamming. The MD Premium Party Room was created in the Premium Forums so we didn't have to put up with him in there. This lasted a few hours longer than the previous MD Party Room alternative when the thread was locked as at the time only Global Mods and Above could moderate in the premium forums and they happened to not be online. So the MD Premium room became the biggest spam fest ever as not only did posts count we also got points for it. The PSPunk saga died down yet for some reason people are still hating him. I guess its because he admits that he likes emo music.
Lastly a quote I found while attempting to look for specific dates of locks etc in the MD Party Room. I think it's quite fitting.
On 17/08/06 the MD Party Room has been permanently closed. Due to in part flaming and spamming becoming a constant problem. Many users had requested it closed and the final decision was made by the thread starter Kibbles.Originally Posted by twelve
RIP MD Party Room the glory days are over and you shall be missed.
May I remind all premium members that they can buy a MD Room RIP Awareness Rippon in the store to show your support or sorrow for the loss of QJ's most notorious thread.
The death of the Party Room sees the death of the 3 strike system, which was primarily implemented for that thread specifically.
September 11th 2006
After some deep discussion. I am overjoyed to announce the rebirth of the MD Party Room on a trial basis.
Let it be known this is because Off Topic needs somewhere for people just to come and post a random comment every now and then.
If it turns to constant flames or constant and unnecessary spam its gone for good.
November 5th 2006
The trial reopening has failed. The MD Party Room has now been closed permanently. This decision has been reached after a 2 day discussion by forum staff. While we have mixed feelings, we maintain that the idea of the Party Room is corrupt beyond redemption.