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Page name: The Motorcycle Story Petition [Logged in view] [RSS]
2007-07-11 07:01:15
Last author: Seamus Schwathe
Owner: Stray Kitty
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We, signers of this petition, are sicked and tired of seeing what has been dubbed "The Motorcycle Story" in Elftown user's houses. It may have been cute the first time, but after seeing it in every members' house, it gets more than a little tiring. However, we realize that by banning it completely it would limit people's freedom. Therfore we propose this solution: A wiki that has the motorcycle story is made and people who would normally post the thing in their house simply link to it or put a banner up in their house. They should also have the option to put it in their guestbook or diary.
Due to the fact that comments next to names take space we will be removing them. If you feel you must get your hate of the story off your chest then join one of the related wikis and leave your comment there, in addition to signing. Thank you!

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Supporters:

MSP members 1-100 - Full
MSP members 101-200

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UPDATE!

This petition is now closed, since we have achieved our objective. The Motorcycle Story, along with all similar copy-pasted things, are now against the Uploading Art Rules. We will leave all the signatures up as a sign of how many people supported us, and thank you to you all. Here's the new rule:

G-5. No random copied writings in (descriptions of) houses.
Writing not your own is not allowed, unless someone wrote it especially for you (a friend).
Example: No copied stories, song-lyrics etc
Short quotes, or the likes, that don't exceed 4 phrases/lines/sentences are OK.
Copied questionnaires are allowed with a limit of 50 questions. Therefore choose your questions wisely.

Art on the Wiki
Writings
Copying writings to a wiki is OK, as long as you don't claim the material (the wikiname shouldn't suggest it either).
If the owner requests for it to be removed, it will be done so.
Questionnaires longer than 50 questions can be put in wikis as well. See for example questionnaires.

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2007-01-16 [gez]: ok, i don't ride a bike, i just drive a car, so maybe i don't know what i'm talking about but; why doesn't the guy just engine break? or something?

2007-01-16 [Cina]: Yes, he could have at least coasted to a stop once he found out his breaks weren't working. If he had enough time to have his girl take his helmet and give him a hug, he had enough time to coast at least to a safer speed to steer away from the randomly placed brick building.

2007-01-16 [Nite_Owl]: True that. I'd think it'd be somewhat difficult to run into a rather large and forboding building, even if you were going at 90 mph. Maybe he just should've drove, instead of distracting himself from the road by the random things his girlfriend did, which then forced him to veer into the building. Either way it happened, the girlfriend wouldn't've survived anyways (>,<)

2007-01-16 [Cina]: The thing is, it says they're going 90 MPH 'on the highway'. There aren't many brick buildings in the middle of the highway, and it's very hard to get up to 90 in the city on dead-end roads.

2007-01-16 [Nite_Owl]: Also quite true. I haven't actually read the story in a while, I forgot the details

2007-01-22 [Seamus Schwathe]: Maybe they crashed into a bridge column like Princess Diana... made of brick?

2007-01-22 [iippo]: It mentions building *shrugs* but then again, it's a made up story, nobody really crashed into anything.

2007-02-23 [manwe]: 1st: i agree that it is a most sickening load of crap. it was never true and was made up by a girl trying to get a guy.
2nd: not EVERYone has put it on thier page. i never have, never will. don't paint with shuch a broad stroke....
3rd: there is a certain freedom of stupidity and ignorance that NO amount of legislation can prevent. good luck on your quest, but you are tilting at windmills.

2007-02-23 [Cina]: Oh, come now. Everyone needs a useless cause to rant about!

2007-02-24 [Nite_Owl]: *nod* I'll have to agree with Cina on that one--without useless causes to argue on when the old stuff gets dull, life is just short of meaningless, heh.

2007-02-24 [iippo]: Sides, everyone keeps saying how single little people can't save the world. But we can get a group of little people and start with our corner of the world. In essence: everyone can make their own life a little better. And if everyone did that, the world would get a little better. And having common sense and not falling for every piece of sentimental crap is helping in making the world a better place. Not pasting the motorcycle story into your ET description is a little thing, but it helps a bit. So someone who has it in their house, because they are a romantic soul, comes and reads this wiki or any other similar wikipages that actually give reasons why the story is annoying might actually heed what's being said and do something else with their bio that's more creative while still showing what a romantic person they are. <-- making their own life a little better.

I also suppose it's a little bit a question of conforming. And a vast part of ET's population doesn't conform to offline society's standards (artists, writers, goths, etc...) So the motorcycle story might, to some, feel like that conformist world of the outside-ET is trying to get in here. Or some might feel the need to conform to the motorcycle story because they don't conform to things offline. (I use the word conforming in its negative meaning, I do know that kind of conforming is an important aspect of an individuals maturation).

2007-02-24 [Nite_Owl]: If you added up all the people in American that don't vote in the Presidential election because "that one vote wouldn't make a difference", there'd be a HUGE fluctuation in the polls' outcome.

At our school, there was a riot against the new WalMart they're building, but a lot of people showed up just because they thought that even if they didn't there'd still be plenty others to support it. But when the few people that did show up got there, there were enough people that stayed and they left, so instead of a few hundred (like was planned) there was only about 35 or so. You should always try to make things a little better, even if just a little, or even if you think that one vote or person won't change anything, because if everyone that wanted to pitched in it would make a lot bigger impact on other people to join up with the cause. So, I don't think that what we're doing is especially pointless. It must get to someone, because there's plenty of members here :D

2007-07-08 [kittykittykitty]: Just wanted to make sure everyone got this ;) From the Uploading Art Rules:
G-5. No random copied writings in (descriptions of) houses.
Writing not your own is not allowed, unless someone wrote it especially for you (a friend).
Example: No copied stories, song-lyrics etc
Short quotes, or the likes, that don't exceed 4 phrases/lines/sentences are OK.
Copied questionnaires are allowed with a limit of 50 questions. Therefore choose your questions wisely.


Yay! :D Success

2007-07-10 [Seamus Schwathe]: Ah, life is good.

2007-07-10 [Stray Kitty]: So, should we continue with the wiki?

2007-07-10 [iippo]: It has reached it's purpose I think. LEave it as it is, maybe... or put a little note rejoicing about the update and a link to the story on a wiki (to which people can link to from their houses)

2007-07-10 [Stray Kitty]: Okay.
Which date? The date of the announcement or the date when the rule goes into effect.

2007-07-11 [iippo]: Date for what? o.O

2007-07-16 [pelv13]: the date that the changes the uploading art rules will go into effect...

2008-09-25 [Thunder Cid]: Cids rants about things that suck
Your gonna love it.

2010-02-07 [pelv13]: so has anyone even seen this lately? the story that is

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