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flash fire
flash fire

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Posted:Heya kids,

Dunno about you guys, but as soon as I see a thread with Official in the title, I'm less inclined to read it and tend to perceive it as possibly being a nonsense thread without even giving it a chance.

It's like the word URGENT. as soon as someone tells me something is URGENT I'm less inclined to really care. I was working somewhere once where everything was urgent. The word became defunct.

I'm concerned that with all the Official threads floating around that a similar thing will happen here. What if something really is OFFICIAL - like something posted by the Mods or Malcolm that actually requires attention?? Would be a shame if people glaze over it because it is yet another "offical" thread.

So, my suggestion is perhaps we reserve the Official thread titles for those that are truly official.

Thoughts?


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Rozi
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Posted:Hey Flashfire,

You know how much respect I have for you, but I have to say I am with Drome on this one.

I know it is a pet peeve *insert C@ntus reference here*, but that is just it, all it does is annoy you a little. People have just adopted the word "official" for their own purposes, cos they thinks it sounds swishy.

I wasn't going to post again here, cos I don't think there is much need to prolong the argument. But I do want to say that it worries me that something similar happened with the NEWB thread, that something that was just a bit of fun, was taken so seriously that the originator felt they had to remove it.

And besides, you cannot tell me that you don't appreciate having some warning of the frivolous nature of certain threads. This way you know which ones you want to avoid before you have even opened them!!!

BTW, still planning on tickling you until you smile again, grrl. (Just as soon as my arms recover from kickboxing last night )

Roz


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flash fire
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Posted:Edit: I've deleted my defensive rant. Not worth it, and people seem to assume that this whole thing mattered a whole lot more than it did. If only you know me in real life...

[ 05. December 2002, 11:20: Message edited by: flash fire ]


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Cantus
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Posted:Or a pet elephant. Cos that would knock stuff over when it turned round. And would be constantly snacking from the fridge.

Plus you'd have to be really strong to throw a stick big enough for it in the park.

All in all i think peeves are the way forwards.

Them or a rubber canary.


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Cantus
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Posted:MikeGinny - are you saying I'm flat chested?



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Doc Lightning
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Posted:C@ntus, dear, you're not flat-chested, but you could use a little..."lift."

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dromepixie
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Posted:Flash,
It was merely a suggestion by no means did I want to offend you!
I like Flash

I was just thinking thatyou were a bit upset/annoyed because you posted the thread. Usually people post threads like this when something gets to them (I say this because I have done it myself and seen others do it)...

If that was not the case... Sorry, my bad.

Love and hugs,
Drome


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NYC
NYC

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Posted:I am comfortable with being out voted. I've never started and "official thread" and never will... barring brain fart.

It is beginning to bug me that so much is being deleted before anyone gets to read it. I know that in this thread, for example, I posted a counter argument to yours Flash. So I have to choices: I can assume that the rant that you posted concerned me or assume that it did not. That's an annoying decision to have to make.

I'm comfortable with whatever the board decides...
I won't use the word "official"...


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Traveling Kyri
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Posted:wow.... bizarre reactions. I have to say that reading flashes thread it came off, like, well, no offence to anyone meant but like someone *edit* having a short whine about something. I mean, we post "man, i can't belive what happened today" threads. Why not this? It did get annoying until i realized i could ignore it, and promptly did. I guess I don't have enough time for it to upgrade to "pet peeve" status

She raises a good point, other people phrased it better, and i haev to wonder if some of the reaction isn't just because of her being a mod? Also- from teh otehr side- I don't think it's taht big of a reaction. I think there's just a lot of confusion going on here? I don't know what to think there. Just that this topic looks like it's a lot longer than it really warrents.

Glad I never heard about the "official what's wrong with me dr. mike" thread though.

Glad of several things lately I think.

Peace & Love, guys, k?
Kyri.


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:I'm just going to bump this really quick.

It's been a long time since this discussion.

No "official" threads, K?


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:They're indeed quite dull, and rarely official/relevant at all.

Seconded!


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:I didn't know there'd been any lately confused

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Wait wait!

I retract my last statement.

Almost all of 'em suck. Save the ones about drunkness. They're ok with me.

biggrin


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:ubblol ubblol Alcoholic wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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clarence_quack
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Posted:There's actually not a single "official" thread on the first page of social right now. Coincidence?

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Maybe we need to get cracking and start drinking...

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Posted:I'm in. Holidays=drinking too much.

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PK_
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Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


I'm just going to bump this really quick.

It's been a long time since this discussion.

No "official" threads, K?



ditto


They all suck.. unless we had an OFFICIAL BAN GAME THREADS thread. smile


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As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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Posted: Written by: PK_


They all suck.. unless we had an OFFICIAL BAN GAME THREADS thread. smile



Word up. smile


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Curly_Sue
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Posted:Yea I have to say that I have never actually noticed an official thread, that must be because there are that many of them that I don't even notice them. umm

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flash fire
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Posted:yay. I love re-living threads like this. Not. :P

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Cantus
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Posted:I like the bits where it mentions me *nods*



The rest of it I can readily leave.



So there.

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Doc Lightning
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Posted:I didn't bring it up for any particular reason other than it's been a long time since this came up, there have been a few "official" threads in the last few months, and it happened to pop up on a search, and being the good HoP citizen I am, I bumped it.

So ner! *throws a wombat at Cantus*


-Mike )'(
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