A big part of the community is the "Splash Splash" series. These are the threads for general discussion on any subject, which is not notable enough to warrant its own thread. There will only be one "Splash Splash" thread open at any one time, and there is an established process for choosing the next thread after one reaches 2500 posts. While this was once a limitation of the forum software, it has now become a cherished tradition.
If you are new to the community, and want to begin a discussion, please consider using the search function to see if there are any existing threads that you could post in. If you are bringing up a topic that has not been discussed before, do post a new thread. If there was a previous topic thread that has since been closed, consider asking the moderators about whether it would be appropriate to restart discussion.
The AoKH community has a long-running tradition of playing the "Mafia" forum game. In order to regulate the supply of games, there is a
Mooooooooo, generally considered the predecessor for splash splash as a tradition, was different from the other threads at the time (each with a specific topic, or none whatsoever) in that it was the first (long-lasting) thread which was solely for the purpose of random discussion - a middle ground between spam threads and topic threads. It was followed by chirp chirp, and finally by splash splash(continuation of moooooooooo), the first of it's name. Up to this point (and even some token splash splash threads later) the name of the thread is directly related to the host's name - cow_gone_mad posted Mooooooooo, dedkrikit posted chirp chirp, and Simfish posted splash splash(continuation of moooooooooo). One could say that all splash splashes since have been named for Simfish, but it has come to represent something more.
After Simfish's "splash splash(continuation of moooooooooo)" thread became corrupted and a large number of posts disappeared, He posted The New splash splash - The longest running splash splash of all time, for reasons we'll get to later. It was closed, originally, after 12289 posts. After this, Splash Splash: Part III is posted by Zyxomma100 (This is the first splash splash to feature roman numerals, but is not the first splash splash to start the standard format of naming.) It is also the first splash splash to follow the 2500 posts rule.
Splash Splash IV: The Legacy Continues (By Simfish) is the first modern splash splash, containing all the naming and numbering of a modern splash splash. However, this flash of modernity is not the norm for another 8 Splashes, Until Splash Splash XI: There is No Ban Button (By ax_man1) starts the traditional naming scheme.
Things continue on from here much as they do now, save for the rotation of forummers and moderators. It is not until 2008, in Splash Splash XXXVI, do we see real change - The thread is closed early by Aro, the Seraph at the time, and The New splash splash is readopted for two full years, pushing it's total post count to 23613 posts.
|NAME||AGE||GENDER||LOCATION||AREA OF STUDY|
|CarolKarine||19||Male||Georgia, US||Environmental Geology, Glaciology Hopeful|
|23||Male||South Holland, Netherlands||History|
|22||Male||England, UK||Physics, Materials Science|
|Devastator||18||Male||-----, Netherlands||Application Development|
|ax_man1||30||Male||Minnesota, US||History, Web and Database Development|
|Gunkanchud||17||Male||England, UK||History Hopeful|
|23||Male||Montana, US||Math Ed, Music|
|27||Mandingo||Nassau, NY, US||Inorganic Chem|
|Dexter Fei||17||Male||England, UK||....Things|
|Mithril Knight||19||Male||Mexico||Engineering, Computer Science|
|Lord Sipia||18||Male||North Brabant, Netherlands||Computer Science|
|20||Male||Virginia, US||Human Resources|
|Mayank||17||Male||Uttar Pradesh, India||quad posting|
|ReganKnight||17||Male||New Hampshire, US||High School|
|CroatianBoss||16||Male||S. Australia||High School|
|ColdViper||18||Male||Ontario, Canada||Film, New Media|
|Lildbehr||26||Male||Stockholm, Sweden||Plumbing, HVAC Engineering|
|23||Male||Northern Savonia, Finland||Health Biosciences|
|Jan_DC||25||Male||Flemish Brabant, Belgium||Applied Computer Sciences|
|Al_Kharn||31||Male||N. Carolina, US||Military Logistics, Accounting|
|Lord Basse||22||Male||Sweden||Various (known filmmaker)|
|Matty||29||Male||Ontario, Canada||Geotechnical Engineering|
|Chocolate Jesus||25||California, US||Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Elder Terrier||25||Male||S. Dakota, US||Automotive Technology|
|TheLaughingMule||57||Female||Idaho, US||writer (retired)|
Yeah, the republican party is pretty much one big schizophrenic ball of contradictions nowadays. - Ax_man1
double post for milestone, then relentlessly bash on the community for the hell of it... stay classy thymole. - Lurker
[This message has been edited by CarolKarine (edited 08-20-2016 @ 07:18 PM).]