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New Pit rules


I love them! I'm so glad we finally have these rules! My life is now complete!

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New Pit Insanity


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Don't direct obscenities or vulgarities at other posters - this includes everything from "fuck you" on up. If you don't like another poster, you're free to make that plain. That doesn't mean you can say anything you want. Creative insults are permitted; crude vituperation is not. We'll be the judge of what constitutes abuse.
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It's like a sunny spot near the window.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:08 AM
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Try the coolaid - it's fantastic!

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:10 AM
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Ed makes the best koolaid. This is yummy!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:17 AM
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I for one welcome our new overlords.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:18 AM
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Isn't that supposed to be Flavor-Aid?
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:21 AM
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I actually like them- although I must say that the "no abusive remarks directed at other posters" thing kinda cuts the possibilities vis-a-vis Pit content in half.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:22 AM
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Sad day for the Dope. What a bunch of wusses--I've said my last "Fuck You," it seems.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:23 AM
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Are we going to change it to the "toast marshmallows and sing kumbaya" pit?
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:24 AM
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So, basically, no expressions of anger or discontent directed at anyone here. How fluffy! And pink!

ETA: MPSIMP?

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:25 AM
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Sad day for the Dope. What a bunch of wusses--I've said my last "Fuck You," it seems.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:26 AM
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This is a fantastic idea. It really seems like TPTB listened to the staff and members and gave us all exactly what we wanted. Another stellar example of the type of customer service we've grown to expect and love from this place. I think the new unicorns & sunshine Pit will be great. Well done!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:31 AM
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This kool-aid takes like tap water.

We require a new set of cutesy fluffy pony smilies for our cutesy friendly pit.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:31 AM
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I cant wait for the next RO thread about some horrible unspeakable thing.

"Gosh darn that terrible mother for chopping up her children and sewing them together in the form of one giant Volton-like child. Gosh darn her straight to heck!!"
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:31 AM
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This thread is a perfect example of why I didn't want to moderate under the new rules. Not only am I not particularly interested in warning people for saying bad words, but I knew the unintended consequences would be huge. Case in point: how do you deal with obvious sarcasm? What do you do when "you're a wonderful man!" becomes well-known code for "you're a stupid asshole!"?

Give it a few years and this place will be incomprehensible to outsiders. It'll be like those languages twins teach each other.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:31 AM
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So, basically, no expressions of anger or discontent directed at anyone here. How fluffy! And pink!

One wonders why there is a pit, then. From the sound of it, anything one could post in the pit could also be posted in whatever thread originated the pitting.

One also hopes that this post isnt considered to be a complaint about the administration of the board.

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:32 AM
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I don't like these new rules. They are poopy.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:35 AM
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Watch it.

Oops. I junior-modded. BAD kaylasdad99! BAD!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:36 AM
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Hey, no complaining! This is the Pit!

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:38 AM
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Sounds like somebody took a Lee Dodd seminar on How to Build a Successful Online Community.

Now, we just need Petz. Nothing like cute fluffy anteaters to take the edge off. And Living Avatars. Petz and Living Avatars. And some new Smilies. Petz and Living Avatars and New Smilies. Then everybody'll want to be nice to everybody else all the time.

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:38 AM
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I just came into complain about a moderator action, until I saw the new Alien and Sedition Acts. Yowzer!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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Giraffe, you know, some places do that automagically. You can just tell someone to gently caress themselves.

Of course, we couldn't criticize the new rules in this thread. So, off to ATMB I go.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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I cant wait for the next RO thread about some horrible unspeakable thing.

"Gosh darn that terrible mother for chopping up her children and sewing them together in the form of one giant Volton-like child. Gosh darn her straight to heck!!"
You can't abuse other posters. You can still abuse the subjects of RO threads, or whoever.
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Hey, no complaining! This is the Pit!

Yeah, take it to GQ!
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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It'll be like those languages twins teach each other.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say that this is a great analogy! And I'm not being sarcastic! Not at all!

(No, really!)
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:43 AM
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Ahh, gently caress this. I love this place.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:43 AM
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I almost started this thread but I didn't because I would have had a hard time keeping myself from cursing and I was not in the mood to be banned.

Can we say [bleep] instead then? Do we have to say bleep instead now?

These rules have taken away the essence and the point of the Pit. Might as well just not have a Pit anymore.

What is the point of all these changes? Who out there that matters gives a bleep if I feel the need to say bleep you to another board member? Is it really a big enough of a problem?
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:45 AM
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This might be my new sig.

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:45 AM
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You can still say "fuck". You just can't say "fuck Really Not All That Bright", although if you'd like to, I can probably make arrangements.

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What is the point of all these changes? Who out there that matters gives a bleep if I feel the need to say bleep you to another board member? Is it really a big enough of a problem?
Dunno, it's all so confused. Best I can piece together, some Creative Loafing bigwig's kid called Ed a cuntwaffle.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:46 AM
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Of course, we couldn't criticize the new rules in this thread. So, off to ATMB I go.
Wait- in all seriousness- is this true? I was taking the new rule regarding 'staff and administration decisions' to mean move your complaints about 'why someone closed/moved my thread' to ATMB. Does that include complaints about rules, too? We really can't complain about the new Pit in the new Pit?
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Well, so long interesting Pit. Hello, GD 2.0.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:48 AM
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Sad day for the Dope. What a bunch of wusses--I've said my last "Fuck You," it seems.
My first thought as well. Oh, well. Time to dig out all those insulting, demeaning phrases my grandmother used to use.



Aren't these new rules just special? I supposed they don't know any better, the dears.
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Well, so long interesting Pit. Hello, GD 2.0.
Cite?

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Now can we have that clinical white background changed to pink with little flowers strewn randomly?
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I cant wait for the next RO thread about some horrible unspeakable thing.

"Gosh darn that terrible mother for chopping up her children and sewing them together in the form of one giant Volton-like child. Gosh darn her straight to heck!!"
I don't see why this has to change. As I understand the New Rules, they forbid obscenities, vulgarities, and similar abuse (but not "creative insults") against other posters.
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Well, so long interesting Pit. Hello, GD 2.0.
I wouldn't be so sure. I imagine it's only a matter of time before we're told that we can't actively disagree with one another and must respect all opinions equally so as not to hurt anyone's feelings.

But, hey, that's only my opinion! You could be right, too! Let's still be friends, 'kay?

I love the Pit!
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Case in point: how do you deal with obvious sarcasm? What do you do when "you're a wonderful man!" becomes well-known code for "you're a stupid asshole!"?

Give it a few years and this place will be incomprehensible to outsiders. It'll be like those languages twins teach each other.
It's called idioglossia, you wonderful man.
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It's called idioglossia, you wonderful man.
Thank you for that correction! Even though I felt my point was made just as well without the technical term, it was fantastic of you to come in here and add that bit of insightful information! I love you!
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Don't direct obscenities or vulgarities at other posters - this includes everything from "fuck you" on up. If you don't like another poster, you're free to make that plain. That doesn't mean you can say anything you want. Creative insults are permitted; crude vituperation is not. We'll be the judge of what constitutes abuse.
Given the recent demonstrations of the admins' judgment of what does or does not constitute a threat, I decided to apply the same standards and check current Pit threads for vulgar expletives that might warrant a poster a warning.

I got to 8 with, 3 without, and stopped counting.
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I like the one about how everything you say has to be related somehow to barbeque. That really focuses things.
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Thank you for that correction! Even though I felt my point was made just as well without the technical term, it was fantastic of you to come in here and add that bit of insightful information! I love you!
Giraffe, you're a Webelo.
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What do you do when "you're a wonderful man!" becomes well-known code for "you're a stupid asshole!"?
Hey, Southerners have been sliding under the radar with "Bless (his/her/their/your) heart" for generations. This shouldn't be too difficult at all.
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I like the one about how everything you say has to be related somehow to barbeque. That really focuses things.
The dilemma occurs when the barbeque takes place in an older residence needing repair.
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New Pit Insanity


I'm especially fond of



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It's like a sunny spot near the window.
Woooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww. Seriously? WTH? (what the heck. HECK!)
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I don't see why this has to change. As I understand the New Rules, they forbid obscenities, vulgarities, and similar abuse (but not "creative insults") against other posters.
But sometimes you just gotta say fuck!

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That's so nice of you!
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Hey, Southerners have been sliding under the radar with "Bless (his/her/their/your) heart" for generations. This shouldn't be too difficult at all.
You don't say . . .
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You realize, don't you, that this thread is contrary to the new Pit rules? (Can I say that here? )

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