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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualAce View Post
    Then the answer is simple. Don't try to make a joke out of everything b/c not everyone shares your sense of humor in a community as large as this one. IE: Just as in real life...know your audience.
    We weren't trying. It was a natural thing.

    Look, if I want someone to stop making jokes at me, I'll PM everyone and say my feelings were hurt so much that I need you to help me out. Until then, I don't need help. I'm perfectly capable of making my own jokes, or not crying myself to sleep because someone said something mean to me on the internet.

    If someone shows up and PMs you and says "Please stop these terrible puns!", then tell me people want me to stop these terrible puns. Don't just pop in and say "I'm closing this because you didn't post enough jokes in the last one I split!", because then you seem like the kid who wasn't included in the fun having a fit over it.

    This is pretty much exactly what the other thread was about - people showing up and locking threads for no real reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    We weren't trying. It was a natural thing.

    Look, if I want someone to stop making jokes at me, I'll PM everyone and say my feelings were hurt so much that I need you to help me out. Until then, I don't need help. I'm perfectly capable of making my own jokes, or not crying myself to sleep because someone said something mean to me on the internet.

    If someone shows up and PMs you and says "Please stop these terrible puns!", then tell me people want me to stop these terrible puns. Don't just pop in and say "I'm closing this because you didn't post enough jokes in the last one I split!", because then you seem like the kid who wasn't included in the fun having a fit over it.

    This is pretty much exactly what the other thread was about - people showing up and locking threads for no real reason.
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    It's pretty sad when two people who obviously enjoy a bit of verbal jousting have to justify the behavior before a throng of people who weren't even there... It's a good thing Andrew, Anduril and Adak weren't there too... I'd hate to see ALL of my friends put on trial over nothing.

    Really... people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualAce View Post
    Then the answer is simple. Don't try to make a joke out of everything b/c not everyone shares your sense of humor in a community as large as this one. IE: Just as in real life...know your audience.
    My god... you can't possibly be so arrogant as to think all this is done for your benefit... can you?

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    I really hate to say this... but it's starting to look like we need Alex to make a "Humour Policy" decision...

    (And any sane person should know just how far down Ridiculous Way, that is.)

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    I'm fine with any level of moderation, but you moderators seriously do need to get your act together and agree on a fixed policy that you care to police. As it is, with bizarrely selective behavior, it does seem as if you have some personal grudge. If you want to close or split threads with lots of off topic comments or insulting behavior I'm all for it, but I'd like to see some consistency. Who knows, if it was consistent people might expect it and behave more inline with those rules.

    And any sane person should know just how far down Ridiculous Way, that is.
    About as far as threatening to travel hundreds of miles solely to permanently physically harm someone you who mocks you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    harm someone you who mocks you.
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    First off ... yes the mods do need to get their (stuff) together.

    But... mockery is NOT humour... it's cruelty... and yes, people have been hamed --even killed-- over it.
    (Hint: it's only funny till you are nursing a broken nose!)

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    But... mockery is NOT humour... it's cruelty... and yes, people have been hamed --even killed-- over it.
    That's exactly where you aren't getting what is being said.

    To some, mockery is funny. To some, ribbing is offensive.

    They are different measures of the same thing.

    You've openly mocked many people who disagree with you.

    You've openly threatened people who have mocked you.

    You are only drawing the line in a different place.

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    I thought he had you on his extensive ignore list, phantomotap. You are losing qualities, man. Slacker.
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    I... I've been sick. Honest. ;_;

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    Oh darn! Sorry to hear about that
    Hope nothing too serious.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I love how I'm made out to be some sort of humorless idiot. Maybe I'm just funnier. Epsecailly while drunk.
    Quote Originally Posted by Commontater
    It's a good thing Andrew, Anduril and Adak weren't there too... I'd hate to see ALL of my friends put on trial over nothing.
    Yeah? Well don't make every little disagreement into the Salem witch trials. That's not what is happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    I love how I'm made out to be some sort of humorless idiot.
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    Maybe I'm just funnier. Epsecailly while drunk.
    I'm all kinds of riot when I'm drunk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    There seems to be a serious lack understanding of what humor is.

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    That Humor link is lacking Puns
    Pun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I even learn a new good pun from it

    Similarly, the joke "Question: Why do we still have troops in Germany? Answer: To keep the Russians in Czech" relies on the aural ambiguity of the homophones "check" and "Czech".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
    I really hate to say this... but it's starting to look like we need Alex to make a "Humour Policy" decision...

    (And any sane person should know just how far down Ridiculous Way, that is.)
    Actually, it's *not* here in Germany. In Germany, humour has always been a serious matter. Just think about German carnival: We have to *organize* fun along the rules of some committee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stahta01 View Post
    That Humor link is lacking Puns
    Puns are no laughing matter. Someone could get hurt or even mimed! No one wants that.


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