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[This Again] Can we get rid of the WT* rule yet? - RULE CHANGED

Discussion in 'Communications' started by AaylaSecurOWNED, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The general consensus was against allowing most acronyms, though certainly some moderators were in favor of allowing such. But enough people felt that "WTF" had moved beyond its original profane meaning into a more general expression of surprise that an exception could be made for it specifically. Hence, the current rule.
     
  2. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    I could say the same of B* which I hear and see used far more often, but remains a point of contention on the boards.
     
  3. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh yes, definitely.
     
  4. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    I read wtf as "what the ****". With me, the profanity isn't implied, it's stated.

    Not that I care, though.
     
  5. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    The fact that there is disagreement over the new rule in this thread and what it means for other acronyms is as good as evidence as is necessary to show just why a compromise was reached. If you remove restrictions on all acronyms, you're gonna rile up a lot of people who really object to even the 'WTF' thing (more people than I thought, to be honest - I thought it would be more clear cut). If you retain the ban on 'WTF' then you annoy a whole other set of people. So... stick to the single issue that there's broader consensus on even if it doesn't make complete objective sense. I can definitely see the logic in taking "baby steps". FIr the sake of avoiding a ****storm, it's quite okay to live with some inconsistency.
     
  6. HairyWookiee12

    HairyWookiee12 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    So wtf is allowed?
     
  7. -Kristie-

    -Kristie- Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Only on Tuesdays and Fridays.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes - the acronym is now allowed.
     
  9. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Consider me avoided
     
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  10. Darth Gangrenous

    Darth Gangrenous Game Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    No, only on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. [face_whistling]
     
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  11. -Kristie-

    -Kristie- Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Frank Grenous, you are a super clever guy.
     
  12. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I literally lol'd at this at my desk. Thanks, Tim, I needed that.

    Anyway, great job and I'm really glad this worked out. I'm glad to hear also that we aren't just refusing to discuss later amendments, maybe even without Mr. Wise and I definitely agree that baby steps are better than no steps at all!
     
  13. Natasi

    Natasi Jedi Master star 4

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    See? If we all work together, jump through ridiculous hoops, and discuss it for hours on end, people CAN enact trivial rule change. Power to the people.
     
  14. Maulfly

    Maulfly Moderator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So in that case would "fubar" are "tarfu" be ok? Similar origin and similar meaning. I actually have heard fubar used more than snafu (though neither tend to be used overly much).

    Just curious more than anything else. :p
     
  15. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    What we've decided is that "snafu" would be allowed because it is an actual word in the [link=http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snafu]dictionary[/link]. The others would not, as they would fall under the current acronym/abbreviation rules.
     
  16. Maulfly

    Maulfly Moderator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah, that makes it clear cut for those examples. Obviously wtf doesn't follow that particular guideline, but that's what exceptions to the rule are for. :p
     
  17. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Which is why we're saying at the present time it is the exception to the rule rather than merely an exception.
     
  18. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Success! Also wtf.
     
  19. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol
     
  20. Espaldapalabras

    Espaldapalabras Jedi Master star 5

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    Just happened on this. All I have to say is:

    WTF?
     
  21. Brandon Rhea

    Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now that we've had a long debate about the pros and cons repealing this rule, I'd like to strongly suggest that we disallow the use of WTF. We need drama in Comms and unless anyone else has ideas, I think this would be a good one.

    :D
     
  22. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I've got plenty of ideas for Comms drama.

    [hl=purple]2008-2009 L.A. Lakers: World Champions![/hl]:cool:
     
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