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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Eric wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:What do you mean we Eric? :wink:


All regular posters are exactly alike Figjam- didn't you know? That's why new posters always refer to us in the collective possessive "the regulars" as opposed to "some regulars" or "the poster who just pissed me off by firing their snark cannon at me"

Now I need a drink...


Now, I want to make a real working a snark cannon.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:24 pm

Elorrum wrote:
Eric wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:What do you mean we Eric? :wink:


All regular posters are exactly alike Figjam- didn't you know? That's why new posters always refer to us in the collective possessive "the regulars" as opposed to "some regulars" or "the poster who just pissed me off by firing their snark cannon at me"

Now I need a drink...


Now, I want to make a real working a snark cannon.


At least you don't want us to manifest it for you.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:10 pm

Will de-louse your aura for a snark cannon! 8)
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Eric » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:58 pm

Will massage your chakra's and dj in your camp (as long as you have a soundboard, speakers, a raised platform so I look like a god- a **GOD** I tell you- and, um, maybe some music for me to play) for a snark cannon. The cannon needs to be loaded because I'm not clever enough to come up with my own snark and the people on here are faster with their evil with than I.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby DustHand » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Elorrum wrote:
Eric wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:What do you mean we Eric? :wink:


All regular posters are exactly alike Figjam- didn't you know? That's why new posters always refer to us in the collective possessive "the regulars" as opposed to "some regulars" or "the poster who just pissed me off by firing their snark cannon at me"

Now I need a drink...


Now, I want to make a real working a snark cannon.


What do you suppose snark looks like when it hits you?
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby capjbadger » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:12 pm

DustHand wrote:
Elorrum wrote:
Eric wrote:All regular posters are exactly alike Figjam- didn't you know? That's why new posters always refer to us in the collective possessive "the regulars" as opposed to "some regulars" or "the poster who just pissed me off by firing their snark cannon at me"

Now I need a drink...


Now, I want to make a real working a snark cannon.


What do you suppose snark looks like when it hits you?

Like a soiled diaper... :mrgreen:

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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby DustHand » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:35 pm

Hmmm. Remind me to avoid it then. :shock:
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:27 am

That question reminds me of a thread in a glass blowing forum recently..

"What does molten glass taste like?"
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby DustHand » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:16 am

junglesmacks wrote:That question reminds me of a thread in a glass blowing forum recently..

"What does molten glass taste like?"


Answer: Blood and skin.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:01 am

Now that was funny!
DustHand wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:That question reminds me of a thread in a glass blowing forum recently..

"What does molten glass taste like?"


Answer: Blood and skin.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:18 am

i wish i could go back to 2009 to peruse all of ISO's clever an informed witticisms BUT I CANT, BECAUSE 2009 IS MISSING!


just sayin'...



anyway, what the fuck was this thread about?
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Foxfur » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:03 pm

FYI wrote:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4505

I'm one of those people who is very hesitant to ask questions now, and I imagine I'm not the only one. I'm just the only one who posted it.

Splendid! I'm so pleased to hear that.

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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Sail Man » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:14 pm

Foxfur wrote:
FYI wrote:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4505

I'm one of those people who is very hesitant to ask questions now, and I imagine I'm not the only one. I'm just the only one who posted it.

Splendid! I'm so pleased to hear that.

They were mulched long before your arrival


The Langoliers got em? :shock:
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Oh my, snark. I think that's a first for you, no? :shock:
Foxfur wrote:
FYI wrote:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4505

I'm one of those people who is very hesitant to ask questions now, and I imagine I'm not the only one. I'm just the only one who posted it.

Splendid! I'm so pleased to hear that.

They were mulched long before your arrival.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Sic Pup » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:48 pm

I've been trying to figure out whether I'm one of the "some" or not.

Ultimately I decided I'd rather read the other drivel on eplaya.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:23 pm

I have an idea...GET A FUCKING SPINE!

Am I one of those people that should read this? :shock:
FYI wrote:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4505

I'm one of those people who is very hesitant to ask questions now, and I imagine I'm not the only one. I'm just the only one who posted it.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby Foxfur » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:01 am

jkisha wrote:Oh my, snark. I think that's a first for you, no? :shock:
Foxfur wrote:
FYI wrote:http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4505

I'm one of those people who is very hesitant to ask questions now, and I imagine I'm not the only one. I'm just the only one who posted it.

Splendid! I'm so pleased to hear that.

They were mulched long before your arrival.

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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby gyre » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:22 am

I can't help feeling that no one actually read Technopatra's post.

Many people don't have ready access to the net and limited time to look for any information.

As for stupid questions, I go on many forums and I often ask the most basic questions when I can't locate the answer.
Some will ignore me, but someone always answers me.
Sometimes it's perfunctory, but often very politely.
Almost never any rudeness.

There are many forums and I may not have the time or the curiosity to find out everything about the Buffyworld, the best way to behead an infidel, the fastest way to crash a multi-national corporate server system, or even how to rebuild the transmission on my own truck.
Sometimes I just want to ask a question.

Even on turkish or french forums, my stupid questions are usually received with courtesy, and these are completely non-english, yet someone often tries to respond in anglais.

I think Technopatra's advice is excellent.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am

The first thing said in that post was READ THE SURVIVAL GUIDE.

If new people actually followed that advice, that would solve most of the problem. I love it when a newbie starts a post something like: "Hi everyone, I've been reading the first timer's guide and trying to search the forum but can't seem to find an answer to my question."

That sets a positive tone and preempts snark even if they are lying about it!

I still feel that it is up to the poster, old or new, to set the tone of their posts and that they are consequently responsible for the types of replies they elicit. Everybody today wants to absolve themselves of responsibility and play the poor victim. That's bull shit.

Rarely do I post something mean, rude or crude that it is not my intention to provoke. After I either get the reaction I am expecting, or maybe even better, get no reaction at all, I move on. Sometimes I apologize, sometimes no apology is necessary. It's just my way of testing the metal of new acquaintances. Based on how people respond, it gives me a good indication of their character. Like it or not, it hasn't seemed to fail me yet. I've made some wonderful friends here and eliminated the riffraff along the way too.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:10 am

*mettle*

Unless you're a beach bum checking their asses for lost coins and the odd Rolex.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:28 am

:) I think you're allowed to do that now. :wink:
AntiM wrote:*mettle*

Unless you're a beach bum checking their asses for lost coins and the odd Rolex.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:31 pm

Eric wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:What do you mean we Eric? :wink:


All regular posters are exactly alike Figjam- didn't you know? That's why new posters always refer to us in the collective possessive "the regulars" as opposed to "some regulars" or "the poster who just pissed me off by firing their snark cannon at me"

Now I need a drink...



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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby AntiM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:25 pm

jkisha wrote::) I think you're allowed to do that now. :wink:
AntiM wrote:*mettle*

Unless you're a beach bum checking their asses for lost coins and the odd Rolex.


I'm still waiting for that damn title to disavanish.
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Re: Some of you should read this

Postby jkisha » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:10 pm

If it weren't for posts like these...
jkisha wrote:Ummmm....did you read the post immediately above yours??????? :twisted: :shock:

I also think this post might be relevant to you too! Some of you should read this
And this link, which is at the top of the page in the link in the post above with the mysterious title: Search Ride Share Listings
preburnkentucky wrote:Is there an active link on any page to the rideshare site ? I cant find one and when I go direct I cant find my ad to remove it.


...this thread wouldn't be necessary: http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?p=692896#p692896 I mean really, I posted the link to the rides share IMMEDIATELY above his post! :evil:
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