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    Transparency on the removal of the Kappa smilies

    Ragns and I received an email recently from a twitch paralegal and wanted to share it with you regarding why we have removed the kappa smilies. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask in this thread. The letter, with names removed, is below as follows. We haven't had further correspondence as per the time of this post. We are taking preventative measures to keep further possible action from happening. Nobody likes that.




    Sorry in advance guys, this is why we cant have nice things I suppose.

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    Hyperion Cross
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    While those 3 images are indeed self hosted on BG, is there any implication if we were to link and use them from another source outside if this immediate network?

    edit: in hindsight i guess they'll just make you scrub the forums

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    if you link them from somewhere else we dont have control of that, they would need to contact imgur or photobucket. If you link them from bgbucket then we would have to remove them if they asked. (please dont link them from bgbucket)

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    Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
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    We could still be asshole considering that most of BG operations are in Canada and the USPTO have no effect here but we prefer not to.

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    I Am, Who I Am.
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    YOU BLACK, MIDNIGHT, EVIL MOTHERFUCKERS!!! BLACK MAGIC, DARKNESS!!! YOU RAW, DARKNESS!!! YOU, FUCKING, DELIRIOUS MOTHERFUCKER!
    You were cold as ice.

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    Damn, being one of the people promoting that we use a Kappa emote, I have to apologize for one, and say shit sucks at the same time.

    Damn son.

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    The Anti Miz
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    Now would be a super cool time to ask what a kappa is. As far as I can tell only the fightan game thread fucks with it?

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    The internet is a sucky place sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Jorildyn View Post
    The internet is a sucky place sometimes.
    This is true.

    But in this case, I think it's more "corporate lawyers are sucky people most of the time".

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    Hackey Thread Lurker since 2010
    I could have bought an 11 pull and have 1000 gems left over, but all I got was this silly title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyven View Post
    Now would be a super cool time to ask what a kappa is. As far as I can tell only the fightan game thread fucks with it?
    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/kappa

    Commonly used to display sarcasm on the internet, specifically on twitch.tv. People make the dankest comments or chat replys followed by Kappa, written or emoticon, where it hereby absolves the author of said comment or chat reply any responsibility because it is sarcastic.

    e.g. There's a girl shown on stream and someone in chat goes "SEX HER WITH YOUR DONGER Kappa"

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    Really? I guess I don't Twitch enough to know what things can't escape the bounds of Twitch. Makes for a shitty meme then.

    Little of value was lost etc.

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    BG has a better community than some randoms in a stream chat.
    It's their loss, not ours.

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    Seems like an awfully stupid "copyright" to try to enforce.

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    It's all dicks and airplanes
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    sounds like their paralegal got bored! oh well moving on.

    http://lazythunk.com/img/kappa/12.gif

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