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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:52 am    Post subject: !!!~ Reply with quote

oh is this a

HIGH QUALITY THREAD
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: yeah yeah, that guy with the hobbes avatar Reply with quote

whoa look at the Q

it totally like defies all the rules, sticking its little tendril out below the text boundaries. q is a rebel
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Dear Sinfest(The forum) Reply with quote

Dr. Awkward wrote:
First: please become one cohesive whole of an entity, such that all statements regarding Sinfest as a forum can be accurate and not generalizations or blanket statements. Once this is achieved, and not prior, proceed to reading the rest of this post.

Second: make up your mind about your stance on the desire for moderation. If you do not want a moderator, why try to enforce rules such as "No double posting", "Post only self portraits in this thread", etc.? Such rules demonstrate a desire for some form of moderation. If this isn't the case, lighten up.

Third: Stop announcing your involvement in "High Quality Threads." The bloody pulp of what was once a horse is all that remains. Besides, it makes Sam cry a little on the inside. And God kills a domokun.

Fourth: be sure to reply to this with a singular, cohesive response as all others will be met with only the strictest form of Sinfest-Brand ModerationTM.
Oh you are a jest, doctor. Ahahahahahahaha.
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Dr. Awkward



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilgore wrote:
I don't see how harassing people for doing dumb things necessarily equates to a desire for moderation. I'd say the shame system we work on here is actually a pretty good substitute for the potentially heavy handed pruning of a more active mod. It's how we've self moderated for years.


Considering "rules" number 1 and 4 are both impossible, you've taken me entirely too seriously. 1 equates to an announcement that the remainder of the post is a broad generalization and simply doesn't apply to everyone on the forum, since we are very far from being a cohesive whole of a singular entity. We are varied in our opinions and we should recognise that and respect that. While I think reminders are okay, it's my personal opinion that shame shouldn't come into it. Sure, that's definitely not about to change on my say so, but it's not a practice that I'm going to ever take seriously.

Dro wrote:
Hey T... I think the idea of no moderation is that the community can take of its own messes. So the responses to double posts is not a reflection of a desire for moderation, but rather a reflection of a community enforcing its own set of rules. Of course, those rules are hardly agreed upon, so we people doing things that others don't like. But of course, you know that and have known it for a while. Why is it bothering you know?


It's not bothering me now. I think it's silly, so I made a silly thread on it. I mean:

1. Impossible request
2. Broad statement of generalization
3. Legitimate request, requested illegitimately
4. Reitieration of the impossible request

While I wish I could say that this formula for a post was a clear indicator of it not being serious, I'm guessing that there are enough folk out there who post like this who are. And while people may think so very poorly of me right now, I absolutely don't care because: I got people talking about it, and they all seemed to agree on at least one thing, bringing them that much closer to 1: I'm a dick.

There are a lot of great people here on the board, and I've been fortunate enough to get to know a fair amount. So this next question goes out to the handful of "enforcers" out there: Do you think that maybe you're pushing away a chance to get to know another great person, or do you just not want to get to know people who make little mistakes?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Awkward keeps trying to send me kiddie porn.


And its not even any good.
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Sojobo



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Awkward wrote:
Considering "rules" number 1 and 4 are both impossible, you've taken me entirely too seriously.

No one is taking your comments literally-seriously. Everyone understood that you were aiming for satire. Your explanations are not necessary, and serve to kill what humour was there.

Dr. Awkward wrote:
Do you think that maybe you're pushing away a chance to get to know another great person

People have discussed your point. It has been clearly mentioned that the mockery is a tool of self-moderation. It is convenient for there to be some order. It is not an attempt to drive people away.

Dr. Awkward wrote:
do you just not want to get to know people who make little mistakes?


No one cares about little mistakes. No one even really cares that much about big mistakes. But all of them get mocked - think of it as free market disincentive. Being an idiot yields uncomfort => don't be an idiot.

But to answer directly: if someone overreacts to being mocked, if they let themselves be driven off... *shrugs* so what? Sounds slightly cold, but there are plenty of fish in the sea. This is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people, and more other wonderful people will find their way here in the future.
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Feiticeira



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Awkward wrote:
...SHUT THE FUCK UP?


What we have here is a failure to not be a mongoloid.

I'm sure everyone here is aware your post was not intended to be a serious suggestion to 'improve' the forum. We realise you didn't intend us to read this thread and merge into a single Borg-like entity, but this doesn't make the thread any less stupid, it doesn't make it funny - at all - and it's just a standard shit thread that lacks humour, interest or intelligence (Call it satire all you want, we'll call it spam). Such threads often prompt the post whores to embrace it and turn it into a 150+ page thread within a week, or attract the vast majority of the forum into deriding it to death and turning the poster into a whining, defensive, Him-like piece of shit.

Can you guess which this is?
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Desire



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I don't think everyone realized it wasn't serious.


And humor is always subjective. *shrugs*
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desire wrote:
Actually, I don't think everyone realized it wasn't serious.


And humor is always subjective. *shrugs*


Until people are familiar with your personality, satire is a tough fucking thing to do on the interweb, unless you're really obvious about it, or you're funny. Dr. Awkward was neither, but I have hope for him!
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Desire



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kame wrote:
Desire wrote:
Actually, I don't think everyone realized it wasn't serious.


And humor is always subjective. *shrugs*


Until people are familiar with your personality, satire is a tough fucking thing to do on the interweb, unless you're really obvious about it, or you're funny. Dr. Awkward was neither, but I have hope for him!


Hmm, I've known him for years now so I guess that excuses me.


I still say it's highly subjective. I mean, c'mon, there are still people who think A Modest Proposal is/was serious.



And omfg don't try to breathe raspberry preserves! Your body does not like it and damn does it burn!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desire wrote:
And omfg don't try to breathe raspberry preserves!

Really?
*scratches "raspberry preserves" of the List of Things to Breathe Experimentally*

Water
Dirt
Leather
STRIKE!*Raspberry Preserves*STRIKE!
Dog
Melonaid
Dinosaurs
Asbestos
Books
LPs
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Dro



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Awkward wrote:
Dro wrote:
Hey T... I think the idea of no moderation is that the community can take of its own messes. So the responses to double posts is not a reflection of a desire for moderation, but rather a reflection of a community enforcing its own set of rules. Of course, those rules are hardly agreed upon, so we people doing things that others don't like. But of course, you know that and have known it for a while. Why is it bothering you know?


It's not bothering me now. I think it's silly, so I made a silly thread on it. I mean:

1. Impossible request
2. Broad statement of generalization
3. Legitimate request, requested illegitimately
4. Reitieration of the impossible request

While I wish I could say that this formula for a post was a clear indicator of it not being serious,


I don't think people were taking your post too seriously. But people starting talking about moderation, so I thought I'd jump in. No big deal.
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Desire



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Desire wrote:
And omfg don't try to breathe raspberry preserves!

Really?
*scratches "raspberry preserves" of the List of Things to Breathe Experimentally*

Water
Dirt
Leather
STRIKE!*Raspberry Preserves*STRIKE!
Dog
Melonaid
Dinosaurs
Asbestos
Books
LPs


Psst, I've done the water one too... it doesn't work too well. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Desire wrote:
And omfg don't try to breathe raspberry preserves!

Really?
*scratches "raspberry preserves" of the List of Things to Breathe Experimentally*

Water
Dirt
Leather
STRIKE!*Raspberry Preserves*STRIKE!
Dog
Melonaid
Dinosaurs
Asbestos
Books
LPs


Well, since when you smell something, you are actually breathing in minute particles of the stuff, I'd say that I've breathed all of those except melonaid, dinosaurs and asbestos. I found breathing in raspberry preserves particularly nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: yeah yeah, that guy with the hobbes avatar Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
whoa look at the Q

it totally like defies all the rules, sticking its little tendril out below the text boundaries. q is a rebel


Interesting... pandariffic!
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