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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2009, 11:50:37 AM »

yeah see this is what i'm talking about
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2009, 11:51:27 AM »

<Arc|Dead> RAMMING IT


EDIT: Context
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #162 on: March 14, 2009, 11:52:29 AM »

I'm going to have to agree with Brentai.  It's bad enough I still get to hear about it on IRC.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2009, 12:06:41 PM »

ok hey woah

this is not a warcraft thing dudes

it is a "mcfrugal is a big baby and irrationally defensive about something so trivial so let's all break him" thing

i am quite sorry sirs but i should think this was obvious
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #164 on: March 14, 2009, 12:10:18 PM »

Yes, but to gain context as to what the fuck you babies are turning into board drama now I would have to take a 9-week Pimsleur course in WoWlish just to translate what will probably just amount to "oh dear God he is not reaching his maximum potential DPS, for shame."

I mean, when Geothermal was shoveling sand into Friday's vagina, I understood that perfectly.  Even though it made absolutely no sense.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #165 on: March 14, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »

ok hey woah

this is not a warcraft thing dudes

it is a "mcfrugal is a big baby and irrationally defensive about something so trivial so let's all break him" thing

i am quite sorry sirs but i should think this was obvious

We have a dedicated thread for that too.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #166 on: March 14, 2009, 12:43:47 PM »

all i can say is

i hope i'm not one of frug's fave five
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #167 on: March 14, 2009, 01:50:23 PM »

For the record, McFrugal took his ball and came over here. I mean, yeah we followed him, but it was a judgement call on his part to think we'd somehow lose the scent in the middle of a knee-slapping good time.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #168 on: March 14, 2009, 01:55:15 PM »

I hate you all.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #169 on: March 14, 2009, 06:52:41 PM »

Wasn't that Thad's line?
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #170 on: March 14, 2009, 06:54:54 PM »

I pirated it.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #171 on: March 14, 2009, 07:59:13 PM »

 :gasp: :yarr:
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2009, 07:31:53 AM »

Apologies for the thread necromancy but I've been waiting to make this post since 2005 and I figure it's relevant to this community, I think what makes it is common interests and social norms and also video gamesblah blah blah. A short introduction: I've been lurking on and off here and before on Pyoko since 2002 (jesus christ) and my Internet communication style and sense of humor have been significantly shaped by the boards. (you've been planting memetic babies in my brain and you didn't even know it!)

My freshman year of college I took an intro to Linguistics course and wrote a paper on "computer mediated communication". We were supposed to do some kind of original research, so I used Pyoko as a kind of case-study for online communication norms.  I've uploaded the paper, titled: "An examination of non-verbal cues in a wholly verbal environment: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the emoticon." in case you're interested in an academic take on ... some things. Re-reading it now, it probably could have done with another round of copy-editing but OH WELL: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=775D7QQI . The Pyoko related bits begin on page 7.

Some choice bits that may interest you (or maybe not):

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As many sociologists have noted before, the Internet is a great gathering place for people with similar interests.  It allows them to share reviews and discuss things that others within a close proximity in their real lives care nothing about.  Within these various subcultures certain people are able to gain a level of notoriety for their skills in a certain field for their insights or for their humor.  One such person was Scott Sharkey.

Applying his acerbic wit to video game reviews, 80’s nostalgia and general jaded Internet culture critiques Sharkey (as he has come to be called) has grown a kind of cult following via his website and has earned the dubious title of “Internet celebrity”.  His web site (www.solidsharkey.com) gained a certain level of notoriety and eventually led to his hire as a paid writer on a commercial video game website.

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Just as cliques of friends in school develop their own catchphrases and jargon unique to themselves so have the forums created their own slang not found anywhere else.   Posting a reply using only the text “what” rose in popularity but has become less prevalent recently.  It brings with it a connotation of “what are you talking about?”; a flabbergasted response to a ridiculous point.  It can also be used humorously in response to a highly technical or philosophical posting; akin to asking why black holes do not suck everything up after a friend has just finished an in-depth explanation of relativity using black holes.

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The use of “[verb] more serious” is generally used to critique someone.  For example “play more serious” could be used in a discussion of a video game wherein one person could never get past a certain level, or “read more serious” when one person is pointing out that another user did not recognize an important point in a debate or news article.  The “X more serious” phrase also has a cousin in the insult  “U [verb] = AWFUL”.  It is commonly used like “what” as the entire text of a message to insult another user.  For example one might reply with “U TYPIN = AWFUL” to someone with a poorly worded or improperly spelled post.  Many of the colloquialisms on the boards have roots in poorly translated Japanese games from the 80’s and 90’s, thus enhancing their appeal.

So I guess what I'm saying is hi guys how are you DAMMIT LOOK AT MY BABY ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2009, 08:00:11 AM »

needs more tits
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2009, 08:04:53 AM »

A baby with tits, Buge?  :suave:
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #175 on: May 29, 2009, 08:05:02 AM »

I would argue that "You _BLANK_in' = Awful" is actually derived from Pappa the Rappa specfically, not from poorly translated japanese games from the 80s-90s in general.
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #176 on: May 29, 2009, 08:26:13 AM »



IT'S A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #177 on: May 29, 2009, 08:39:58 AM »

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. It has simply created a new paradigm for human interaction.  It is a new medium with new rules and much depth and color can be found within this contemporary form of communication if one takes the time to look.

Redundant word use, last part is unnecessary.

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Having grown up with the technology developing all around them the younger generation are already native speakers and comfortable with the radically different norms of syntax and semantics of CMC so it comes as no surprise then that older, more established linguists are wary of this current mutation of our language.

Run on! Break this one up and rephrase that first half! Try reading your words aloud!

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(one might say traditional) non-verbal clues by exploring how ways have been developed forspeakers

Keep the forum post lingo to forum posts.

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As technology becomes ever more essential to the modern way of life we have developed a variety of different communication systems that utilize the Internet that augment, imitate, and replace traditional means of contact.

I know you have to reach a word quota in a 101 class, but god damn, god damn.

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e-mail

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With the rise of the World Wide Web individuals are able to develop friendships with people they have never had face to face contact with.  The idea of friendship without actual physical meeting gives many pause, and brings into question the changing denotation of friendship as, after all, “how much can one person really get to know about another merely through CMC”? (Carter, 2003, p. 30)

Who are many? The two dudes you sat next to and asked and pretended to give you an honest answer? Your technophobe family? Also more wasted words.

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proxemics

Another word the average reader has to look up offered without explanation
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An entire paragraph about shared experiences without mentioning the better phenomenons of such, i.e. Guilds, Internet Specific Drama Bombs, Fly-200-Miles-To-Marry-A-Stranger, etc. Paper is so boring I have begun to vomit battery acid.

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multi-player

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Starting a sentence with But

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“single, limited-capacity linguistic channel” (Watt, 2002, p. 65)

Way to hit that quote quota bro.

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recognizable and celebrated,  expounded upon in lifestyle sections of the newspaper everywhere

Slow news day + subtle tone of mocking does not equal celebrated. So you know, hack that word off and try to curb your word habit, maybe toss in a reference (Stupid Article, Vapid Cunt, 19XX)

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WIKIPEDIA REFERENCE

 ::(:

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Straight-faced posting of emoticon list without formatting!

 :facepalm:

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Straight-faced posting of emoticon list without formatting! TWICE!

 :THATWAY:

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Some are so common as to have been entered into the common spoken vernacular of teenagers.

what is this, I don't even, what the fffffffffuck

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Starting a sentence with But

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An entire page about MUDs and Second Life

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Failure to understand Image-Fu

You hid the year you wrote this in, but I can probably assume how much "research" actually entered into this.

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Spammy

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spell-checking,

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American Online

Jesus Christ, bro. I know you have to hit upon word and quote and page length quotas and all, but JESUS CHRIST.

I got tired of trying to identify when the flow of words worked and when they didn't. What's the difference between one crushed car and another in a train wreck?

Welcome to the Forums, I hope me being a prick was everything you hoped it could be. Try not to write your term paper two days before it's due.

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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #178 on: May 29, 2009, 09:10:26 AM »

also you misspelled avocado in your e-mail address
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Re: What makes a board like this thrive?
« Reply #179 on: May 29, 2009, 09:11:26 AM »

I'm not doing this I promise I don't even know what this is
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