Teh Penalty Box | original

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  1. fozz
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    In our last episode....

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    Welcome to The Penalty Box (v2.0 for those of you playing the home game). Many people ask what the heck this thread is, to that there isn't one single answer.

    This thread is:
    -Part Lounge thread
    -A stream of consciousness
    -A place to get all your answers about various programs (UA and others not limited to airlines).
    -A place to get advice on any aspect of life as this group is a very varied group of individuals.

    And sadly, some people also use this thread as their personal version of Twitter, so you've been warned.

    Drop in, say hello. We're a friendly bunch and many of us have become friends offline thanks to this thread. I promise we won't bite, at least if you're friendly.

    As with any place, there are guidelines that help achieve tenure in the box:

    1. Ye shall read the box from teh beginning.
    2. Ye shall drink only only beverages that are brewed, distilled, or otherwise obtained through a process of viticulture and oenology.
    3. Ye shall have a flightmemory and/or openflight.
    4. Ye shall post a link to said tome in your signature.
    5. Poo.
    6. Ye shall always take teh bump.
    7. Ye shall always take the upgrade.
    8. Ye shall not deploy DYKWIA.
    9. Ye shall not flaunt your status.
    10. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new dots and lines.
    11. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new airports.
    12. Ye shall expend all good effort to acquire new aircraft types.
    13. Ye shall expend all good effort to maximize the number of segments on any given trip.
    14. Thou shall remember BBQ Thursday, and keep it saucy.
    15. Rule 14 shall not impede you from eating BBQ on any other days.
    16. Ye shall expend all good effort to expand BBQ Thursday as far and wide as possible.
    17. Tuesday shall be the day of the taco.
    18. POTD need not be awarded everyday.
    19. Ye shall not self-declare POTD.
    20. Ye shall not like one's own posts.
    21. Ye shall not like the Yankees, Lakers, Cowboys, Buckeyes, or Flyers.
    22. Ye shall ignore these rules on an as needed basis.
    23. Ye shall be the butt of a joke at any given time.
    24. All posts containing facts shall be declared to be rumor.
    25. No one is in charge of the box.
    25a. No one shall claim to speak for the Box, to represent the Box or to plan events on the Box's behalf. Boxians are welcome to plan events; the Box does not.
     
  2. Mackieman
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    This does make it easy to read from the beginning. :D
     
  3. Brit
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    Yay! Fozz! A new Penalty Box! Thanks for starting this up.

    Will this become the new stomping ground for us? The community feel that was built in the other penalty box is what made it so special. Let's continue to build that sense of cohesiveness, friendliness and gosh darn it family! in this box!
     
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    It sure does! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    In teh new b[​IMG]x before post #6 [​IMG]
     
  6. Post #6, my favorite number!! Hello to Teh New B[​IMG]x!
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    I'm bummed that I had to go deal with a plumber and missed the opportunity to start this thread. Nonetheless, happy to be in and part of the new family. :cool:
     
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    Good afternoon, box!
     
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    Welcome PB.
     
  10. Brit
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    But at least all your plumbing parts are in working order, I hope .....[​IMG]
     
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  11. Brit
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    Ok, what are these status points thingies and how do we get them?
     
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    Hi Everyone, glad to be here.

    I missed the startup by about an hour too- saw the email about the early glitch in going live, then had to take the wife to pick hardware for her new kitchen cabinets...back and all is well--and most importantly she likes what I picked :)
     
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  13. Mackieman
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    It will be interesting to see how often the Box trends for the overall site.

    Brit, points and whatnot are acquired through various forms of participation in the site. There is a thingy written up with some very loose details about it if you click on your points.
     
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    if you want to know whats going on, read the box!!
     
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    I wonder if you can redeem points for PetPass perks?
     
  16. Mackieman
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    Program integration is still in the planning stages, I hear. :D
     
  17. LFCorsten
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    Why is my post moved here?[​IMG]
     
  18. Brit
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    How's our MR to SJu coming along? [​IMG]
     
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  19. Anglo Large Clawed Otter
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    Can't haz a Box without an Otter. :star:
     
  20. Gargoyle
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    That's an otterly ridiculous suggestion.
     
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    slowly... been a busy day [​IMG] will be in touch, don't worry [​IMG]
     
  22. Anglo Large Clawed Otter
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    IAH is a zoo. Good thing I got here 4 hours befoar flight. Elite line is just silly long. Hopefully can haz Charlierinhas soon
     
  23. Phudnik
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    It will be an interesting question. With three or four simultaneous Boxes I may never get any work done. Plus, I'm afraid of baglady's avatar. [​IMG]
     
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    When I lose teh "new member" tag, do I become a General Member? :D
     
  25. Anglo Large Clawed Otter
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    Xena, warrior poaster.
     
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