> 1 - Behave civilly and make sure to respect each other as you would want others to respect you. Keep in mind that others will have differing opinions, and that is okay.
It's great that you're all debating and standing your ground, but this argument is getting stale. There will certainly be disagreements here since we're a wiki that doesn't delve into verse-specific dynamics, and that's why we usually don't interfere with debates. It's good to see people have their own opinions.
But, this thread's definitely wandered right into trashfire territory.
@Supergogeto21 I would request that you please refrain from using "autistic" as a way to insult someone. Not only does it make people uncomfortable, but it's just a trashy insult that you shouldn't go about saying in the real world. Also, there are far more creative ways to go about telling people that you disagree with them.
Yep, that's correct! We've got you covered.
I'm not a sir 😅 But I appreciate the politeness
You're more than welcome to report your own posts. We'll probably delete everything reported by the poster themselves.
@TheEndless10 I believe Discussions Moderators are able to see and delete posts, as well as Content Moderators and administrators. We have two Discussions Moderators on this site. I gave them the rundown on how to manage reported posts, so I'm pretty sure they have the ability.
Overall, I think that Discussions is a weirdly integrated fusion between a chat and a forum, with none of the organizational benefits that a forum has, and none of the instant-communication benefits that a chat would have.
@Emerald jumper 48 If you report your own posts, I will be more than happy to delete them for you. You won't be in trouble or anything 😀
I wish discussions allowed users to do that themselves, but sadly that isn't the case.
I have checked the reports and only one was submitted where the user themselves created a thread, and then replied ~20 times.
Would it be possible to report more instances where this particular spammer has hijacked a thread? It would help speed up the process and let us say the correct things to the user. If they don't listen and continue to derail discussions, then we may look into further action.
It's been done. Not weird and it can be useful. There's also a Web Serial written where the main character has the ability. It's worth the read, but the series is definitely not for young children. Shameless Worm plug is shameless.
I think most of the "weirdness" stems from how averse most people are to bugs themselves. Arthropods, in general, don't move the same way as vertebrates do. Ever seen an ant gallop or even "run"? Me neither.
You're immune to emotion manipulation abilities because you have none, to begin with. And... that's about it.
Too many to count when you consider true apathy and not just what's on the power page. Not having emotions doesn't make you methodical, smarter, etc. -- those are different things altogether and have little to do with apathy and I think that people with emotions are just as capable of those things.
The biggest con is that every emotion you exhibit won't be anything more than a sick mockery of whatever you'd otherwise feel. A common argument for apathy is that shunning emotion would make you the ultimate rational being.
There is a distinct difference between priding yourself on being a "rational" person and being apathetic, and the difference is having emotion.
People who often claim that they're a "rational" person who isn't clouded by emotion (whatever that means) are still just as emotional as everyone else. How come? It's because their rational disposition stems from an emotional drive. They can be content with this idea that they're a strong support pillar that is always capable of making thought-out decisions. I know for a fact that I'm attracted to arrogant people who take the slightest excuse to shit on their emotions. I assume they're truly compassionate and think about consequences rather than how much they dislike emotions. But why?
People who laugh at emotions do so because they were driven by emotion, to begin with. They don't like the impulsivity that comes with anger or happiness, nor do they like the desperation that comes with grief. To avoid these side effects of strong emotions, it's better to invoke feelings granted by rational thought. Confidence and comfort are both emotional, yet we don't observe terrible side effects for either of those. Being confident means you have no reason to be desperate while being comfortable means there's no reason to be impulsive.
An apathetic being will have no ability to feel comfort, to feel dependable, to feel like they are someone's emotional pillar who can think on their loved one's behalf. How can we say that an apathetic being would put even an iota of effort into becoming a 'thinking machine' if there's no incentive? Without an emotional drive, an apathetic being's physical and mental sharpness will quickly atrophy, to the point where someone with intact emotions will easily surpass them at their own game of apparent objectivity and a tranquil mind.
And what will the apathetic being do about their supplantation? Nothing. There's no drive. No reason for being other than...just to be. Without something external pushing them forward (e.g. the threat of hunger or poverty), an apathetic being will fade into obscurity without so much as a whimper. With no obligations or reason to have any worthwhile skills, an apathetic being is the dullest knife you could find in the kitchen drawer. They are nothing more than an unlit campfire in a torrential downpour. Finding a useful "apath" is as much of a rarity as finding someone who will die for you, out of love.
Fishing rod combat when? 👀
I was a lifeguard for pretty much all of high school. I can tell you first hand that you can hold your breath for two-and-a-half to over three minutes with serious practice. But no amount of training or dedication or willpower or hyperventilating can let you fly!
(Disclaimer: Don't hyperventilate at ALL, and don't practice holding your breath without supervision, in or out of water.)
No hammers... 🥺👉👈
So as of right now, we're trying our best to assemble category tree that eventually leads into all (or almost all) powers. I didn't know that the mobile version needed so much more work, so I apologize for how messy it was before. I've restored "Mental Powers" and introduced some subcategories, but it's still a work-in-progress — due to real-life circumstances, I can't sit down and fix it once and for all today.
Let me know if you have any more questions/comments/concerns/feedback about site experience (especially the tablet version, since I don't own one myself) on Discord or on my message wall and I'll get back to you shortly.
Thank you all for your patience!
@Isaiah emmans — I agree! The mobile version is fairly repetitive and doesn't quite give you easy access to all powers on the wiki. I'm trying to fix that as well with the new categories and things of that nature.
Oh lol, that's me you guys
I'm trying to fix the mobile experience as a whole, but for some reason this Wiki hates anyone who tries to tinker with the mobile formatting. Give me a couple of hours to rectify this. I'll reply when it's fixed altogether!
I just assumed that those discussing "Who Would Win" are using the Powerlisting Discussions to talk purely from a superpower standpoint (e.g.which power would be effective against which, how would x hypothetical beat y hypothetical, etc.).
VSB does make use of some of this wiki's contents though, (such as the Vector Manipulation page) but they ultimately focus on characters in combat against one another, not the powers.
@Ducky Macfly From the looks of it, SageM left that comment before I moved the power to the Userspace ^^;
Nahh it wasn't going to be a surprise! Just one of those features that sorta...sssliiiiddeee out.
@OmniD4C You've summarized Userspace Powers well. It is not a test space, but a place for 100% original powers! ヾ(≧▽≦*)o
The goal of the Userspace indeed to allow users to not only create their own powers within their blogs (which is already a practice on this wiki), but to also have other editors discover their hard work and effort on abilities that otherwise wouldn't be allowed on the wiki.
Admittedly, the staff and I introduced the Userspace rather quietly so that we could do most of the setup work without announcing the feature.
I'll be writing a detailed guide soon, but as of right now there's one thing you all need to know — The Userspace has no requisites. Any OC power can go on there, as long as it follows the site rule and FANDOM's Terms of Service.