Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by MrMolecule, Apr 5, 2012.
The inclusiveness and general awesomeness of the people in this forum is pretty fucking amazing.
The only issue with Google search is that its search units are pages rather than posts, so you may not find quite what you're looking for.
You sometimes have to fine-tune it (like by adding words or using exact quotes), but it's generally way faster and more reliable than site searches. Site-specific Google searches aren't new, but it's surprising how many people don't know about them.
Actually I recently changed the forum meta-tags to no longer be Google searchable. If anyone really cares why I'll explain but suffice to say it's a privacy issue.
Got it. Good to know!
As long as the forum search works I won't complain.
I like that the people here don't judge me for being a 40 year old man who often watches reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at 3 AM.
Old fucking loser.
Children, don't make me stop this car.
Oh god, I missed that thread. That is amazing.
I love that every time this thread pops up in the recent section, I get to finish it with, "SECRET OF SPACE!"
Oh, @#$%, I have stairs in my house.
You are protected.
DO NOT TRUST THE ELYSCAPE ROBOT.
Isn't that meme like a million internet years old? I think it even predates the word "meme".
PLEASE GO STAND BY THE STAIRS
The word "meme" actually comes from Richard Dawkins' book The Selfish Gene, which was published in 1976.
And who the hell even used it until like 2007?
One of the earlier general-community-bloggish-links sites out there was Memepool, which opened up in 1998.
"Meme" in the Dawkins sense had something of an explosion of wider use after 2000; that's roundabouts when a few pop-sci books about it hit. (Susan Blackmore's "The Meme Machine" is probably among the better of that lot.)
When it started being used in the internet sense is difficult to track down. I vaguely recall things like All Your Base being referred to as memes even at the time, but not that it was universal--but that memory's not indexed confidently enough that I'm not sure I'm not confabulating it.
Regardless, you should really go stand by the stairs.
Plenty of people.
TheTrunkDr standing by the stairs yet? I need to know for a paper I'm writing and not at all because of this device that is absolutely not a pusher robot.
I only stand by the stairs for the shover robot. Love that guy!
Hey guys, my name is Scrotum buy my game!
You do know that it wasn't his game, any more than Planetside 2 was Repoman's, right?
His game...was clownshoes
Things I love about being Broken: The community. And I don't just mean the LP community, I mean the whole damn site.
This quote says it all. Especially after the Kawaii forum was created.
I've started branching out more from the forums I generally quarantined myself to after it was made, even if I don't really post all that much outside of the Kawaii and LP threads for a variety of reasons. (Mostly because I suck at reading the atmosphere, so I'll invariably end up shoving my foot in my mouth at some point.)
I'm also happy about how friendly and open this community is towards the GLBQT community. I don't think I've ever felt this comfortable talking about the subject anywhere else on the Internet ever.
I also like the like button. That is a beautiful feature.
But it says a lot about BF if I'm still around several months later. Most other forums I've joined, I just abandon them after a month or so. Here? Christ, checking the site is part of my daily routine, now.
Ozzo stated, it's helped me become a better person, or at the very least, it's been a great help in making me more aware of what I'm saying and how.
There was more I wanted to say, but that's... Really the gist of it, so I'll stop there before this becomes any more long winded than it already is.
Kawaii Bridge was a great way to encourage faction interaction.
As Glenn Yarbrough pointed out...
I will repeat this as often as I feel necessary:
So so so seconding~! My love for Lum surpasses the like. <3
Which, yeah man that's pretty serious. Okay. *logs back out of account*
That's cool, but depending on how often you feel it is necessary, he might get kind of sick of being tagged every time.
Hell I almost forgot to tag him that time!
I forgot that you just learned how.
More of what I love, things like this.
Lum actually took the time to dissect and attempt to interpret the overall body of brett's last 100 posts, then break it down into percentage groupings, is seriously impressive and something I would never wish on anyone. And he did it voluntarily. Not only that, brought into a public thread to see how we'd all react. It's very clever because he got 2 things out of it: an evaluation of brett's contribution (or lack thereof) to the forum, and the attitudes of various people towards brett, the thread, and 100 post break-down.
edit: Also, thanks
Hanzii for my 1000th like. I love likes!
I didn't get to participate in the Brett thread, I was working for the whole 8 hours it was live and only found out it existed well after the lock.
I've always liked Brett, as long as he wasn't talking about anything political or meta as far as forums go. I'm glad I'll be able to interact with him in other areas where he isn't a toxic agent.
Yeah, I don't agree with his decision, but I respect him immensely for how he came to it. And I will of course do what he asks of us.
And I like likes and I like liking stuff.
Similar here; and if there's as dedicated a lockdown against people bringing him up in threads where he hasn't even been, that would be equally appreciated. It would have been interesting if Lum had (or had been able to) run a query displaying all times when someone used the word "brett" in a thread before brett's first post in that thread.
in b4 brett
No offense but you need to read more threads because that number is not as high as you think, nowhere near it.
(None taken.) It's not so much the frequency as the posters who repeatedly do it, which might be an interesting data point.
Separate names with a comma.