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Poll: Should The Basement be Kept?
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YES, it should STAY 82.35% 14 82.35%
NO, it should GO 17.65% 3 17.65%
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Should The Basement Go?

Folk who voted no can...ya know, withdraw from The Basement? It's not like you're forced to go down there(except maybe when you need to check if the water heater is working or something)

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RE: Should The Basement Go?

(08-22-2014 01:57 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Folk who voted no can...ya know, withdraw from The Basement? It's not like you're forced to go down there(except maybe when you need to check if the water heater is working or something)
I'm going to miss having churros with you down there. Sad

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I have a foot in every camp.(I have a lot of feet)

Don't worry. I'll be around to eat your churros and my churros.

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I'm already gone. Have fun down there.

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RE: Should The Basement Go?

(08-22-2014 02:04 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I have a foot in every camp.(I have a lot of feet)

Don't worry. I'll be around to eat your churros and my churros.
I would have a doctor look at that.

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The only reason I shitpost is that I currently don't have anything to say but I got addicted to Offtopic and later Random, plus I never say anything about the movement, I still see this as a venting site and will use it as such when school comes back in. If the basement goes I may attempt to find free forum software and make a replacement forum for it.

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(08-22-2014 02:54 PM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:  The only reason I shitpost is that I currently don't have anything to say but I got addicted to Offtopic and later Random, plus I never say anything about the movement, I still see this as a venting site and will use it as such when school comes back in.
You were trying to be funny and even though I didn't laugh I understand now. I don't have an issue with your shitposting or any style of your posting Nyan, I don't think anyone on SS does. This is just in regards to certain individuals who use The Basement as a way to slander SS and/or its members is all and it affecting the rest of SS (i.e. SS 2014 Shutdown). Smile

I don't think The Basement is going to go down unless Soul or a mod takes it down so I think this thread is more or less finished. As I said majority rules, but I did leave so I hope The Basement improves.

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It doesn't seem as though there's much more to say about this.

I'll close this thread. Do note that this can be reversed by any Forum Helper if any new and pertinent information regarding this discussion pops up.

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