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Rilchiam
01-10-2005, 08:09 AM
I asked a simple fucking question. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=295089) A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice.

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 08:15 AM
Ok...

Rilchiam
01-10-2005, 08:16 AM
Thank you.

BoBettie
01-10-2005, 08:29 AM
So now we're supposed to answer "I don't know" to every question we don't know? Jesus wept, get a grip.

If no one answers, either no one saw it, no one knows, or no one cares. Deal. This isn't your personal freaking ask Jeeves, you know.

:rolleyes:

Epimetheus
01-10-2005, 08:33 AM
Pay attention to me!!! Look what I can do!!

El_Kabong
01-10-2005, 08:36 AM
How the fuck should I know if someone owns the rights to 'Halvsie'? Find a fucking copyright lawyer, ya cheap bastid.

There, I answered. Hope you feel better.

Harborwolf
01-10-2005, 08:37 AM
Here ya go Rilchie. Have a theme song.

Cellophane
Mister cellophane
Should have been my name !!!!
Mister cellophane
'cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there!

:D

Paranoid Randroid
01-10-2005, 08:38 AM
I asked a simple fucking question. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=295089) A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice.

Jesus Fucking Christ. Do your own goddamned research.

Caricci
01-10-2005, 08:39 AM
Meanwhile, what Halvsie did you mean? That bullshit dog from here on the boards or what?

World Eater
01-10-2005, 08:48 AM
Christ, did halvsie die and crawl up you asses? What's with you people today?

evilbeth
01-10-2005, 09:09 AM
I asked a simple fucking question. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=295089) A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice.

Did you ever stop to consider that of the people who read your question, no one fucking knew?

Cluttering up a thread with "I don't know"s doesn't exactly scream "fighting ignorance", you know.

You are apparently not aware of this but this is a good time to learn--the world does not revolve around you and your fucking issues.

Or, you very well could be on everyone's "ignore" list. It's possible.


Either way, get over it.

mhendo
01-10-2005, 09:15 AM
Now will someone answer my question:

Who or what the fuck is Halvsie?



And, no, i'm not going to Google for it. So there!

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 09:16 AM
Now will someone answer my question:

Who or what the fuck is Halvsie?



And, no, i'm not going to Google for it. So there!


Check her thread... I did a search for her, and offered my opinion.

Caricci
01-10-2005, 09:20 AM
It could be this, too:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=51807&perpage=30

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 09:23 AM
I asked if my link was correct, and she didn't say it wasn't...

iampunha
01-10-2005, 09:24 AM
Some of us don't read Cafe Society every day, or even every other day. I know that I, personally, don't load even half the forums on a daily basis.

hajario
01-10-2005, 09:24 AM
You're not in my List but good lord you post some stupid shit sometimes.

Haj

UrbanChic
01-10-2005, 09:28 AM
This has got to be one of the funniest threads ever. C'mon, be honest. Have none of you never wanted to post the very same thing when your threads sink like a stone?

jjimm
01-10-2005, 09:32 AM
A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice.Done.

Cat Whisperer
01-10-2005, 09:36 AM
A movie about twisters called "Gone with the Wind"? I love it!

As for the OP, I use the same rules here as in real life; I don't talk when I have nothing to say.

Rufus Xavier
01-10-2005, 09:37 AM
I don't know.

fruitbat
01-10-2005, 09:43 AM
If you all will excuse me for a second, I think I will duck into GQ and reply "I don't know" thirty odd times. Y'know once for each thread, just so the OPs don't feel bad. If nothing else it should help the old post count.

Shade
01-10-2005, 09:47 AM
This thread'd be a lot funnier if no-one had replied.

scout1222
01-10-2005, 09:56 AM
This thread'd be a lot funnier if no-one had replied.

Heh, that's what I was thinking. And no one has done the "Who said that?" thing that I figured I'd see.

iampunha
01-10-2005, 10:02 AM
If you all will excuse me for a second, I think I will duck into GQ and reply "I don't know" thirty odd times. Y'know once for each thread, just so the OPs don't feel bad. If nothing else it should help the old post count.

After a while it's pretty hard to hit significant post count numbers. I hit 10K two Augusts ago and I have a long way to go before I hit 20K, a mark at least two dopers have already surpassed.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
01-10-2005, 10:05 AM
Ah, it's so pleasant to see somebody else get it in the neck, in the BBQ, for a change.

Usually, I'm the one who posts something this dumb.

I dimly recall a German phrase for this....

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 10:09 AM
You're certainly conveying a snippy, sarcastic, :dubious: tone today Bosda... Just MHO, YMMV.

evilbeth
01-10-2005, 10:11 AM
This has got to be one of the funniest threads ever. C'mon, be honest. Have none of you never wanted to post the very same thing when your threads sink like a stone?


Probably.


However, the difference between being a grown-up and being a whiny, immature, attention-whoring annoyance is knowing better than to actually post it.

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 10:16 AM
Ok, I'll bite and post this thought that came to mind. (Yeah, I know it brings to life a catch 22, so be it.) Isn't it true, that it's rude to point out rude behavior? What the heck has gotten into so many today? People being snippy in places other than the pit, and of all things, a poster being lectured on manners...in the pit! :eek:

UrbanChic
01-10-2005, 10:17 AM
However, the difference between being a grown-up and being a whiny, immature, attention-whoring annoyance is knowing better than to actually post it.Well, yeah, but the former isn't nearly as funny.

neuroman
01-10-2005, 10:23 AM
When your question sinks like a stone even after being bumped, there are two appropriate responses.
1) Go find one of those MPSIMS threads where everyone kvetches about lousy unsuccessful threads they've started, or
2) Figure out the answer yourself.

BoBettie
01-10-2005, 10:25 AM
Ok, I'll bite and post this thought that came to mind. (Yeah, I know it brings to life a catch 22, so be it.) Isn't it true, that it's rude to point out rude behavior? What the heck has gotten into so many today? People being snippy in places other than the pit, and of all things, a poster being lectured on manners...in the pit! :eek:

Could you please repost and explain exactly WTF you're talking about? I've read this 3 times and it still makes no sense. Try including posters names, quotes, and other helpful hints. Sheesh.

evilbeth
01-10-2005, 10:30 AM
Ok, I'll bite and post this thought that came to mind. (Yeah, I know it brings to life a catch 22, so be it.) Isn't it true, that it's rude to point out rude behavior? What the heck has gotten into so many today? People being snippy in places other than the pit, and of all things, a poster being lectured on manners...in the pit! :eek:


No one is pointing out manners. They are pointing out real life. Pointing it out in a "'Whaa! No one answered my thread! Boo hoo!' Get the hell over it!" sort of way.

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 10:32 AM
Zette I posted thoughts on feelings that had been building while reading the SDMB fora today, which were "brought to a head" by evilbeth's post directly before mine. That's all...just wondering if it's the cold weather getting everybody's tempers flaring or what?

Zabali_Clawbane
01-10-2005, 10:34 AM
No one is pointing out manners.

Ok, because I was wondering what was going on. It kinda took me aback is all.

vetbridge
01-10-2005, 10:35 AM
What about onequartersie?

jlzania
01-10-2005, 10:47 AM
Even if you were on everyone's ignore list, wouldn't it be against the rules to tell you?

Glory
01-10-2005, 10:57 AM
This is completely ridiculous - what if you had gotten 50-100 responses all confirming that Halvie was currently not in use. If you used it without conducting any of your own research and got sued for copyright infringement - what exactly would your defense be? Members of the SDMB granted permission to use it?

vetbridge
01-10-2005, 11:32 AM
Even if you were on everyone's ignore list, wouldn't it be against the rules to tell you?

And how would we know you were asking?

evilbeth
01-10-2005, 11:34 AM
Zette I posted thoughts on feelings that had been building while reading the SDMB fora today, which were "brought to a head" by evilbeth's post directly before mine. That's all...just wondering if it's the cold weather getting everybody's tempers flaring or what?


I can't speak for anyone else but stupidity always makes my temper flare. Stupidity combined with arrogance ("How dare people not respond to something I had to say?") really pisses me off.

jlzania
01-10-2005, 11:43 AM
And how would we know you were asking?
It's a conundrum, isn't it?

CanvasShoes
01-10-2005, 11:56 AM
DANG you people are grouchy!!! Sorry Rilchiam, I don't know about anyone else, but I rarely venture outside the pit or imho. I'm easily pleased and amused and both those forums do a great job for me.

I like GD also, but too much of the time it's all political, or religious. So, maybe it's what someone else said, no one saw it, or no one knew and didn't want to just say 'I don't know".

Wile E
01-10-2005, 12:11 PM
Heh, that's what I was thinking. And no one has done the "Who said that?" thing that I figured I'd see.

I was thinking of trying that but now that it's been used ...*thinks* Has anyone called Rilch a "goat-felching fuckpuddle" yet? Maybe I could use that?

Eh, then again I don't think I could pull off a "goat-felching fuckpuddle" ... not sure I'd want to either.


I didn't think this thread was so bad, who hasn't experienced the frustration of constantly refreshing a forum or thread in the hopes that someone will have noticed and responded (hopefully positively) to your post. Constanly refreshing only to see no change or a response that completely ignores your question or witty response, leaving you feeling let down and just full of general malaise so that the tears start to well up and you just want to scream and ... uh, I think I've said too much.

Er ...

Rilch, you puddle-felching goat fuck!
:p
Oh, I give up.
*wanders off to refresh the page*

FilmGeek
01-10-2005, 12:16 PM
I think people are grouchy because of the phrasing of the OP.

An MPSIMS thread with "poor me, no one knows the answer" would've gotten a better response than "Fuck you, no one likes me"

Enderw24
01-10-2005, 12:23 PM
::looking up definition of irony::

ah, here it is:

irony, noun
1) The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
2) An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
3) A person on a message board who complains about being ignored by posters and then refuses to reenter either of two threads to help clarify questions that responders have.

zut
01-10-2005, 12:29 PM
DANG you people are grouchy!!! Hell, yeah. I dunno about you, but I found the OP's sense of entitlement particularly annoying. Considering that answers given on the Dope are provided free of charge, and often by people that put time and effort into crafting a reply, don't you think that:

"I asked a simple fucking question. A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice."

is a little... I dunno... overbearing? Annoying? Rude, even? Grouchy. Certainly grouchy. That sense of entitlement -- "Wah! It's all about me! Pay attention to me!" -- always rubs me the wrong way.

At least this thread has accomplished one thing -- whatever the OP's next posted question is, I sure as Hell won't bother answering it.

El_Kabong
01-10-2005, 01:26 PM
DANG you people are grouchy!!!

Jeez, all I did was kindly confirm to the OP that he's not on my 'ignore' list. Dang, you people are sensitive.


:D

Smeghead
01-10-2005, 02:14 PM
How come this thread has no OP?

luluBahrain
01-10-2005, 02:17 PM
How come this thread has no OP?



*snork*

BMalion
01-10-2005, 02:32 PM
What thread?

Miller
01-10-2005, 02:35 PM
You know what I hate? When I have a great, bitchy, mean-ass put down that's tailor made for a particular post or thread... but I don't want to use it because I actually like the OP and don't want to insult them. This is one of those cases. If it hadn't been Rilchaim that posted this thread, I would have said, "No, but you keep posting whiny shit like this, you're gonna be on mine pretty damn quick."

But since it's Rilchaim, I'm just going to keep it to myself.

lieu
01-10-2005, 03:45 PM
Miller, my sentiments exactly! I was thinking "Wow, Rilchiam's always been a decent sort. From where comes all this grief?

Rilchiam
01-10-2005, 04:31 PM
Whew! Wow. Whoa.

What brought this on, you ask? Well...

---I'm not going to blame it on any personal circumstances. I take full responsibility.

---I've had a couple other threads go unanswered as well, recently. Now, one of them really should have been in CS, but I wanted to give it some lag time before I reposted (and reworded), so as not to be accused to be accused of crossposting. The other, I knew going in that I was on thin ice.

But in this case, I think I'm at least a tiny bit justified in being honked off. The original Halvsie thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=51807) was quite popular. I can understand people not responding to answer my question, but to have it go unremarked entirely, with not even a "What the fuck is Halvsie?" was surprising, to say the least.

---A lot of time and attention is being given to certain jackasses lately. And not just in the Pit. In my fit of pique (no, I'm not going to say what prompted it), I thought I'd just say what was on my mind; I couldn't get it any worse than people who are being stubbornly provocative.

---I will admit that posting in MPSIMS did not occur to me. I looked at it as posting in the Pit or keeping silent. So I chose the Pit. Live and learn.

---And yeah, I know everyone doesn't read CS regularly. But a hell of a lot of people do.

---To those suggesting that I get a life: It's not a matter of my thinking the board is my personal search engine, or that my posts are so bloody important. This was just a specific incident that rubbed me the wrong way for a little while.

Zabali: Thank you again.

Zette: I just thought people would have an answer or a comment for this particular question.

El Kabong and Harborwolf: :) Thank you. Smeghead and BMalion[/b] also.

UrbanChic and Wile E: Yeah, man.

Glory: ...heh. That's actually a good point.

Miller and lieu: Well, thank you!

Enderw24: I haven't been home since my last post to this thread. I should have said.

And that's another thing. I know I'm not the only one to be accused of "abandoning" a thread, especially a Pit thread, just because a lot of posts piled up in my absence. Are we all supposed to post just to say "I gotta go to work" or whatever before we go do our IRL thing?

Giraffe
01-10-2005, 04:44 PM
Are we all supposed to post just to say "I gotta go to work" or whatever before we go do our IRL thing?I don't know.

;)

jjimm
01-10-2005, 05:35 PM
I think the GQ would have gone down a lot better if you'd have given even the smallest iota of an indication of what the fuck "Halvsie" is. It's pretty badly worded:I don't have to use Halvsie, but I'd really like to. Is he anyone's intellectual property, or am I free to use him?I mean seriously - :confused:

Is it some US cultural reference that everyone stateside would get but I won't coz I'm a foreigner? Or are some Yanks as confused as I am? Anyway, I still have no fucking idea what it is. I demand that someone explains it to me without me doing any effort, such as Googling or clicking on a link.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
01-10-2005, 05:36 PM
I don't know either.


Hey, I didn't say it in the other thread...

Black Train Song
01-10-2005, 05:42 PM
Well I paid damned near five bucks to ask important questions and get good solid answers quickly god dammit. Luckily my keyboard is missing the question mark button which prevents me from phrasing my remarks in anything but a staement. Otherwise I'd have to call you bitches out. :D

scout1222
01-10-2005, 06:24 PM
Is it some US cultural reference that everyone stateside would get but I won't coz I'm a foreigner? Or are some Yanks as confused as I am? Anyway, I still have no fucking idea what it is. I demand that someone explains it to me without me doing any effort, such as Googling or clicking on a link.

It may well be a US cultural reference, but I still don't know what it is. So don't feel bad, jjimm.

Happy Lendervedder
01-10-2005, 06:53 PM
Speaking of lists, did I somehow end up on a "Cut that Fucker Off in Traffic" list?

Bryan Ekers
01-10-2005, 07:01 PM
This has got to be one of the funniest threads ever. C'mon, be honest. Have none of you never wanted to post the very same thing when your threads sink like a stone?

It's happened so often, I've become desensitized.

Heck, I only had one thread break the elusive two-page mark.

lorene
01-10-2005, 07:53 PM
I dimly recall a German phrase for this....
Schadenfreude.

Have none of you never wanted to post the very same thing when your threads sink like a stone?

You mean like this one (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=296009)? Sure.

SanibelMan
01-10-2005, 07:56 PM
I think the GQ would have gone down a lot better if you'd have given even the smallest iota of an indication of what the fuck "Halvsie" is. It's pretty badly worded:I mean seriously - :confused:

Is it some US cultural reference that everyone stateside would get but I won't coz I'm a foreigner? Or are some Yanks as confused as I am? Anyway, I still have no fucking idea what it is. I demand that someone explains it to me without me doing any effort, such as Googling or clicking on a link. I haven't got the slightest clue what it is, either. So it's not as though every American would know what a "halvsie" is.

SanibelMan
01-10-2005, 07:59 PM
According to halvsie.com (http://www.halvsie.com), it's a term for people who are half-Japanese and half-American. Or something.

Ephemera
01-10-2005, 08:52 PM
I haven't got the slightest clue what it is, either. So it's not as though every American would know what a "halvsie" is.

That makes four of us.

And lorene: I actually thought about posting to your thread ten minutes after you posted it but I didn't think "EWWWWWWW!" would have been a very useful reply, much like "I don't know" would have been pointless to post to Rilchiam's thread.

Rufus Xavier
01-10-2005, 08:57 PM
Halvsie is a dog with only two legs, both on the same side of its body. This dog is most likely apocryphal, but there was a nice long thread about Halvsie some time ago. That thread is considered by some to be a SDMB classic.

Rufus Xavier
01-10-2005, 08:59 PM
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=51807


Halvsie, the two-legged dog.

danceswithcats
01-10-2005, 09:00 PM
To answer the query of the OP, no. I haven't has sufficient interaction with you to want to put you on iggy. Even the flaming four-alarm-union-card-carrying assholes of this board aren't on my iggy list. Why? Because sometimes it's fun to watch someone take idiot to art form. :D

Nawth Chucka
01-10-2005, 09:03 PM
Speaking of lists, did I somehow end up on a "Cut that Fucker Off in Traffic" list?
Maybe you were on their vehicular 'Ignore List', and could not be seen?

galt
01-10-2005, 09:33 PM
Apparently Originally Posted by Rilchiam
HELLO?! Am I on everyone's ignore list?Board rules prevent me from answering this question truthfully.

(Just kidding. But damn, what a dumb thread...)

Rilchiam
01-10-2005, 09:38 PM
Board rules prevent me from answering this question truthfully.

(Just kidding. But damn, what a dumb thread...)

It was a satire on dumb threads. ;)

Happy Lendervedder
01-10-2005, 10:09 PM
To answer the query of the OP, no. I haven't has sufficient interaction with you to want to put you on iggy. Even the flaming four-alarm-union-card-carrying assholes of this board aren't on my iggy list. Why? Because sometimes it's fun to watch someone take idiot to art form. :D


Sorry to hijack, but I gotta. Why the fuck is someone who carries a union card proudly an asshole or idiot?

Wile E
01-10-2005, 10:29 PM
Sorry to hijack, but I gotta. Why the fuck is someone who carries a union card proudly an asshole or idiot?

Because they belong to the the Asshole or Idiot's Union, hence why they are carrying the cards. Duuuh! :p

BMalion
01-11-2005, 07:23 AM
I haven't got the slightest clue what it is, either. So it's not as though every American would know what a "halvsie" is.



I think it's a product used to increase corn yeilds.

Nobody
01-11-2005, 07:29 AM
I asked a simple fucking question. (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=295089) A simple yes, no or I don't know would suffice.
One unanswered thread? That's nothing. A few days ago I went through all of the threads I ever started, and I have freakin' 16 of them.
Kind of makes me feel like shit, but then I don't blame the other members of the board. I realize that I just must be a crapy poster.
So anyway, be thankful that you only have just one unanswered post.

Rilchiam
01-12-2005, 02:12 AM
Now you have one less unanswered post!

CanvasShoes
01-12-2005, 02:23 AM
Dang, I thought she was just being expressive and facetious, I didn't think she was REALLY "whining" at anyone in particular, or really SERIOUS about "how come you all aren't paying attention to me".

But, silly me, I misread people that way sometimes (semi sarcastic smilie).