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  1. I think help vampirism is primarily the product of people who don't want to figure out an answer, and would rather have their question answered directly, which makes a wiki of concepts or even answers to related, but not identical questions unhelpful in this scenario; what's needed is a readily searchable wiki of questions, and, put simply, the questions and answers section can already be used as such with site-specific Google searches. I think an appropriate way of dealing might be to to have a link to Google results (or a(n) lmgtfy link if you feel punchy) with site:community.tulpa.info and then the title of their thread, or perhaps an alternative question. This response can be augmented with a request for a seperate thread detailing a specific, distinguishing question or facet of the OP's situation. If such a thread is impossible, then the question is a dupe. If it is, then it's a much more interesting thread. Example: A few other notes about this approach: I think this should be dealt with as a moderation problem, as vampire content is detrimental to the forum in the same way that flamewars are: they lower the value of the average thread, and thus scare away non-vampire new users. For a more aggressive approach, lock the thread after the google link Additionally, you can also just copy and paste the non-link part of the response. This is done partially under the assumption that we don't want help vampires to linger, and this assumption is made because I strongly agree with it; I'd rather have ten solid users than ten solid users and 90 hot air vents, and I think anyone inconsiderate enough to vampire help is just going to be a weight to drag. With the thread-locking approach, the threads would sink out of the first page quickly, and users would know what threads to avoid. Despite the help-vampire hostile tone I've been using, this is probably much more useful to them than a static wiki, since this gives them easy access to answers in precisely the format they sought when they posted the question. IMO, the entire forum should be the wiki, so that nobody has to go out of their way to keep the wiki up-to-date, and so that the wiki immaculately portrays the ideas and historical ideas of the community; keeping an actual wiki would simply give one (limited) perspective on this massive corpus, and would be at constant risk of invalidation by new findings, and be a constant burden to its maintainer. This is, admittedly, a very harsh policy even without the copypasting and locking, but I'd prefer to retain posters of substance than to cater to those of noise, and the presence of this thread clearly demonstrates that that retention either is a priority, or may become one.
  2. Although I've already linked to it before, I think it bears another linking.
  3. While accounts of tulpa exploring/altering the subconscious minds of hosts exist (and tulpa guiding their host), I have yet to hear any of the host doing the same in the mind of a tulpa. Have any hosts here done so? (though, admittedly, the host can be ambiguous in some systems)
  4. I'm fairly new, but from what I can tell, they are not only permitted, but encouraged. A few examples: Groovy-guru Temar Joss Oguigi Reisen Flandre Tewi Lucilyn
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    Good vs. Evil

    74 I think you might have missed something. The sequence was: Decimal: 80, Joss: 79, Decimal: 78, Joss: 77, SomethingDire: 79(ignored due to illegality(jumped 2 without consecutive preceding numbers)), Metatron: 77, Decimal: 75 (using the stacked 77s on either side of the invalid number) My guess would be that Joss's 77 ninja'd you
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    Good vs. Evil

    75 can be symbolized as the following array of emoticons: (give or take about 65) :exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation::exclamation:
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    Good vs. Evil

    77. MY DUBS NOW:cool::cool::cool:
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    Good vs. Evil

    78 bottles of beer on the wall
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    Good vs. Evil

    80. I WILL BRING THIS WORLD TO ITS KNEES (and post in tasteful all-caps)
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    Good vs. Evil

    78. Today is gonna be a good day
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    Good vs. Evil

    75. I just want to watch the world burn
  12. For any lurkers looking for more tales of tulpamantic regret, I highly recommend at least skimming Koomer's PR. EDIT: Additionally, a survey taken by Oguigi is available here EDIT TIMESTAMP: After the post from Melian stating "Weird." in its original draft; pid of 152268
  13. Judging from this, Servitors and tulpas have very similar capabilities. (Link was reached from the FallFamily's servitor guide)