[discussion] Word Filters

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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Havok » 2009-10-20 11:02pm

Well actually they are there so Mike can filter shit he doesn't like, as he said, so your opinion is wrong.

The thing with 'am i rite' is you can, almost in every post it is used in, replace it with the rolling eye smiley and you have essentially the same effect. It is just a written form of it. I don't see what is particularly annoying about it.

I just, probably idiotically, assume that when someone here says something that it originated here because I rarely go to other sites that people talk about, and when I do, I usually only spend about 10 minutes there and don't go back. I think I am giving the people here too much credit. :D
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Stark » 2009-10-20 11:04pm

Mike just hates that kind of pidgin english; it's in the rules and everything. There's no room at all to move on issues like this - he hates people using 'internet' abbreviations and made-up words, so he changed one that really annoys him. I don't have a problem with it, even if I also think the idea that it somehow 'spread' from testing is wrong.

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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Havok » 2009-10-20 11:08pm

I don't have a problem with anything Mike does, or for that matter, what most of the admins and mods do. I just like to argue sometimes. :D
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Mr Bean » 2009-10-20 11:13pm

Stark wrote:Mike just hates that kind of pidgin english; it's in the rules and everything. There's no room at all to move on issues like this - he hates people using 'internet' abbreviations and made-up words, so he changed one that really annoys him. I don't have a problem with it, even if I also think the idea that it somehow 'spread' from testing is wrong.
Try searching for it, or the replacement phrase you'll find examples were it's recently crept into the board. Minus the ones you can't see where it really ticked him off.

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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Havok » 2009-10-20 11:18pm

The ones we can't see? Did someone use it in the mod forums? :lol:
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Duckie » 2009-10-20 11:21pm

Probably the ones he personally horsemanised. Fun fact: searching for that phrase does appear to also return *I'm a smarmy asshole* results as well, for reasons I have no idea why due to board software, unless I'm mistaken.

It also appears that its first uses were bizarrely enough in OT and N&P, even though the overwhelming majority appear to be G&C from cursory inspection.

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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by The Spartan » 2009-10-20 11:25pm

Havok wrote:The ones we can't see? Did someone use it in the mod forums? :lol:
I have difficulty imagining any of the mods using that phrase, much less using it somewhere outside of testing.
Duckie wrote:It also appears that its first uses were bizarrely enough in OT and N&P, even though the overwhelming majority appear to be G&C from cursory inspection.
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Mr Bean » 2009-10-20 11:53pm

Havok wrote:The ones we can't see? Did someone use it in the mod forums? :lol:
Are you a female homosexual Mecha loving, comic book reading, Moderator, former or current member of the military or Christian who likes Transformers? There are forums some people are not a part of that might lessen the number of results you get.

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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Havok » 2009-10-21 12:13am

Ah. I took 'you' as 'non mods' for some reason. That would be one hell of a business card though. :D
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Napoleon the Clown » 2009-10-21 01:15am

On a somewhat related topic, can we do something about the utterly retarded "I for one welcome our new * overlords"? That shit was funny on the Simpsons. It's been overused by this point and is just lame.
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by General Zod » 2009-10-21 01:24am

Napoleon the Clown wrote:On a somewhat related topic, can we do something about the utterly retarded "I for one welcome our new * overlords"? That shit was funny on the Simpsons. It's been overused by this point and is just lame.
When was the last time anyone actually used it?
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Napoleon the Clown » 2009-10-21 01:41am

A few weeks ago in Testing, I think. I know I've seen it a few times in N&P and been annoyed. But not in a good long while. Then again, I stopped visiting here for a few months, too. So I may have missed some instances.
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Uraniun235 » 2009-10-21 02:57am

Duckie wrote:I'd dispute how much of Testing really has its own vocabulary and how much is original (smugdog is certainly a loan from somethingawful, but that's about all that comes to the top of my head besides ED's Am I Right that actually comes from G&C anyhow, and, uh... well, Uraniun posted a gif from SA about captain picard smoking weed once, if I remember correctly), but that's not the point of this thread: The point of this thread is that the word filter is pretty cool in my opinion.
I've posted quite a bit of material from the SA forums here - most of the non-standard smilies I've ever used originated there, as well as some phrasing: the "ATTN:" thing I pretty directly purloined, as well as "ITT" (In This Thread).

I can't speak for others but I cannot recall ever trying to push 4chan or ED material here - my other main forums hangout is SA, and I always cringed at the thought that Testing would become more like 4chan than like the screwball forums at SA (even though technically 4chan was founded by SA members).
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Re: [discussion] Word Filters

Post by Duckie » 2009-10-21 03:02am

oh yeah, ITT. I forgot about that one, because it's actually a useful abbreviation, and those smilies (although you don't see them much anymore save that damn dog, and I personally prefer to, when a smilie is called for, make my own by posting tiny things like that one twilight book one or the one everyone missed due to the thread being deleted where I actually found a use for 'nicholas cage with his head in a jar full of bees')

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