Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by A Bangkok Atheist, Feb 21, 2016.
more convenient. TIA*
*Thanks In Advance
Does this mean I can be granted permission to become Goldstein the Space Jew?
If so, make it so!
Drunk people changing their names in the advancement of quality space literature!
I consider Chad changing his username to that of my fan fiction character to be an honor.
Don't they say that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"?
Maybe next El Chup (Goldstein the Space Jew) will convert to Christianity.
A humane genocidist.
Lord that avatar is perfect
I hate to be the wet blanket (not really), but wouldn't this name change qualify as a form of trolling outside of the Red Room? I know Dayton claims to be honored, but I'm guessing the intent was to troll him.
Wet blanket doesn't even begin to describe it. It's just a bit of lighthearted fun for crying out loud.
Yeah, it's a load of something...
If Dayton doesn't care, why should the staff stress over it? Frankly, I'm glad to see a thread in the HD involving Chup and Dayton that doesn't involve flinging shit for the next week.
I'm sure that could be arranged.
Indeed. If it were up to me, I'd just lock everyone in a single room and let the nursery hyenas sort it all out.
Oh sure, let's call it that, so that some jackass can start complaining about other user names, claiming that they are all subtle trolls. Sorry, this (along with Faceman's thread), is just an example of good natured ribbing. And Dayton has shown that he gets and can appreciate the joke as much as anybody else.
Mods please change my username to Captain X Wet His Blanket
Have we determined yet, whether the use of the rep icon in the Helpdesk is flaming?
If I wrote "go fuck yourself" in open text, wouldn't it be a flame? I think so. Trolling by neg rep outside the Red Room was always considered against the rules, so I don't see why this shouldn't be. Everyone who uses it knows what "go fuck yourself" means. At least with the "dumb", "fantasy world" or "facepalm" rating there is ambiguity over whether or not it refers to the opinion or the person. There is no ambiguity over "go fuck yourself".
The problem here is that the grin on the smiley makes it notoriously difficult to categorize. Here and in other rooms, people seem unsure whether it's a full-on "fuck you!", or a deliberate combination of that with a grin to signal a conscious overreaction, and friendly ultimate intent.
Yeah, like... Go fuck yourself
Die in a fire
None of which are flames
I didn't know that.
It has been that way for many years.
Either I never knew it or had forgotten. I'll confess my short term memory has been somewhat spotty recently.
To clarify, neg repping itself has never been against the rules, just trolling with neg rep, including rep war. I think the old rule was to leave a comment explaining the reason for disagreement.
Yes, and the rep comments themselves were often used to troll and flame.
I do miss rep comments, but every implementation I try to use just looks bulky, unwieldy, and slow. It's like an AMC Pacer, but designed for a message board.
Make your own one. How hard could it be?
I CREATED THAT RULE! WITH MY FIST!
Separate names with a comma.