I’m referring to this thread, whereupon Skip Magic yells at me for calling somebody an attention whore. It turns out the OP was reviving some ancient convoluted wordplay thread from last millineum.
It’s like the geeks who get smug satisfaction from quoting obscure Monty Python lines that leaves the people around them scratching their heads. I sure put one over on them, Boy Howdy. No, you don’t look clever for doing so. You look like a epileptic blue-assed baboon showing off your chocolate starfish in public.
Inside jokes are fine when they come up during conversation. That’s something a close-knit group of friends inevitably do. But to start an inside joke thread out of the blue, much less one that only 2 people on the planet get, smacks of the most massive not-so-quiet desperation.