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  1. About two weeks ago, I started encountering a very odd and frustrating error. I couldn't load certain websites, no matter how many times I refreshed, no matter what browser I used. The error's name and exact explanation would change depending on which one I was using, but Firefox called it a “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”. Its a very small number of websites, maybe only about 5%, but they're very often IMPORTANT websites, and official ones, too. I started with basic trouble-shooting. I restarted my broswers, then restarted my computer. I looked up solutions online. The most common solution was
  2. Ooooh, this sounds fun. I'm down. I'll be bolding the ones in the pair I prefer. Just a general note, though, that at this point the list is filled with SO MANY awesome dragons, and I'll often adore both dragons in a pair, so no hard feelings meant. Acorn VS Aero (I've loved this draogn for YEARS) Akuma VS Alabaster Ambrosial VS Amour Propre Anathema Dragon VS Ancient Luminescent Angelfish VS Antarean Aposematic Water VS Apple Mints (both varieties) Aquamarine Dino VS Archipelago Arctic Bat VS Arctic Fox Argent Bat VS Argon Armoured Western VS Artistic Assassino
  3. Neato! Definitely signing up, and looking forward to it.
  4. Sounds good to me. I know triggers can really hurt people, so anything to prevent that get my support. <3
  5. Okay, so my understanding is: Option 1: Say, 15 people were all viewing the Coast. Everybody would see a page, each with, say, a Waverunner egg, a Waterhorse egg and a Blusang egg. If they each clicked on the blusang egg, each person would get a separate blusang. I really don't see how that would be feasible. On top of the 'making rares too common' problem, how would the eggs cycle? Would you always be seeing the same three eggs until you actually clicked on one? Or would everybody have to have grabbed an egg for it to have disappeared and be replaced? Option 2: Each egg actual
  6. I'm confused about what this suggestion is, also. I think what you're saying is that if I go to say, the coast, I have to go to a separate page for each egg? ...I don't see how this would help. I guess it would be quicker to click on the egg if it is a rare, but you're also more likely to miss an egg if it appears on one of the other pages. And yeah, its hard to catch rares. That's why they're rare. I feel like making them easier to get is against the point.
  7. Okay, fixed, and with Shadow Walkers and Imperials added. To view full size click on the photo and press the little magnifying glass symbol It is amusing how many dragons are smaller than mints these days.
  8. ^ Ooops-a-dasie, you're right. I'll go fix that (and add in Shadow Walkers too, I guess).
  9. OK, so I made an updated version of the size chart, including Soulpeace, Royal Blues, Tri-Horn Wyverns, Turpentines, Coppers and the corrected Neotropical size. ...I just realized that I forgot to put Shadow Walkers on there, but since I'm lazy, that may need to wait until another mass update. If anything seems wrong, just speak up.
  10. Tubal ligation is indeed an option, but not for everyone. It ranges in price from $1000 to $6000 dollars, so poorer women- the ones who are most often looking for abortions- can't afford them. It also doesn't cover people who would like to have children one day, but for some reason don't think they're in a position at the moment, or who were raped at a young age.
  11. @ natayah: That's not quite what the suggestion means. The male/female signs are fine. They accurately describe that the dragon's sex, something that's quite necessary for both breeding and world-building (due to the sexual dimorphism many of our dragons possess). However, the point is that dragons aren't born with a gender...they're born with a sex. I know people are quite free to roleplay if they wish, but that doesn't mean the site shouldn't use correct terminology. In other news, I've put schmupti's alternative in the OP, and am about to add a poll.
  12. Well, I'm by no means an expert, but there are numerous reasons... a quick google search of "pregnancy caused mental illness" quickly leads to a lot resources and explanations. Here's a quick summary. - Depression and anxiety directly related to how to care for the child, both during pregnancy and afterwards. (One resource I found, from Standford School of Medicine, says that up to 10% of pregnant women can suffer from major depression...one of the symptoms of which are recurrent thoughts of death and suicide). - Women who suffer or have suffered from eating disorders such as bulimi
  13. I understand what everyone is saying about the unfortunate fact that "sex" has another, more generally understood term, but I disagree with the argument that says it should therefore be kept as "gender", because it is incorrect- the distinction is widely recognised by many groups and organizations, including WHO. I have no issue with just removing the label at all, however.
  14. I used to feel very much the same way as you. The fetus was alive, and even if we don't know its conscious, shouldn't we err on the side of caution? I've discovered since then that its far more complicated than that. There are many women out there who feel that abortion is their only option. Maybe they'll be abused by their partner and/or family if they discover they're pregnant, maybe they suffer from extreme gender dysphoria that the pregnancy will agitate, maybe they're simply very poor and don't think they can support the baby. Okay, I said. Those are some pretty bad problems, b
  15. The context is rather different, though. I really don't care about a single tree being cut down (after all, I have no problem with tree products, such as wooden furniture or paper, as long as they're in small quantities). However, what I do care about is the large scale destruction of trees, since it destroys valuable habitat for many species and contributes to climate change, since trees (or rather, forests) are carbon sinks. Embryos don't do either of those things. The other difference is that trees aren't attached to another person. They're a totally independent living organism. An em
  16. ^ Its true, one of the definitions of life is to reproduce. However, alive doesn't mean sentient. Nobody is doubting whether an embryo is alive; what's in question is if the embryo is conscious and deserves the same rights as a person. After all, single celled organisms, plants and insects can all reproduce, and they're not sentient (at least, almost certainly not).
  17. First, I'd just like to explain the difference between sex and gender, although they're commonly used to mean the same thing. Sex: The physical differences between males and females, including genitalia and other secondary and tertiary characteristics. Gender: The behavioral and social traits usually associated with a sex (e.g. masculine and feminine), although it is separate from a person's physical sex. There are more than two genders, and they can differ significantly from culture to culture. On the view pages we list a dragon's gender, when what we really mean is their sex
  18. ^ I agree that something like this would be very nice. I think most people recognize the legal greyness around this area and the lack of credit isn't borne out of ill-will, but simple feasibility. I'd be more than happy with a listing on the forums (and an extra sub-forum to give extra info sounds amazing). <3 That said, I totally understand what Sock means about the difficulty about working out who gets credit, which is why I think doing this retroactively is very difficult, and maybe not feasible. I mean, going back to really old concepts (before the quality restrictions were put in)
  19. @Libby, thanks. I missed their release and haven't seen a single one in cave yet, so I was wondering if there was a case of them being rarer than their "common" designation would suggest.
  20. What's the approximate worth of an Imperial Fleshcrowne? Not necessarily CB, lineages would work too.
  21. What I love about this list is every time I return there are dozens of new concepts (and in some ways, more intriguingly, concepts missing, meaning they're probably pending release....I have my fingers crossed for Pearl-Eaters and Face-Eaters. A lot of eating, going on, I guess.) That said, its now so long I feel like I can't make a meaningful list anymore: there's too many amazing dragons.
  22. ^ The problem with anything where you're voting on individual dragons is this; You have five chosen breeds. All are obviously high quality, with gorgeous sprites and interesting concepts, or they wouldn't have been chosen. One, maybe two, get's voted into the cave. ...what happens to the rest? Either: they get released at a later date, OR they never get released, despite clearly having awesome art. That seems somewhat unfair on both the people who put so much time into making them, and the people who wanted to see them in cave. I suppose the first problem could be alleviate
  23. Depends on the theme. I mean, if something like "Drake" or "eastern" or "pygmie" was a theme, that wouldn't be difficult at all, since they all stand out pretty clearly due to their specific look. Behaviours might be a little harder, but I don't think it would be too difficult, at least if it was general like "sweet-natured dragons" or "dangerous dragons" since they tend to look it. More subtle themes would rely on going through each of the descriptions, which I recognise could be harder, but I don't think it would be impossible.
  24. I used to be a big fan of this idea, but I listened to a lot of the reasons against it, and my opinions have swayed somewhat. In particular, its what TJ himself said about the idea, which I believe, which was that people are mostly going to vote for the "best" ideas (e.g. best art, most interesting concept) which in most case he already agrees with, so they'll be released eventually. I definitely see where TJ is coming from with this argument, although I still think it would be a fun event, especially since I think there's a big difference between having a dragon you loved released now, a