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

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  4. wannasee Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Jedi Knight

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  7. -Kristie- Jedi Knight

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    Only on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  8. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Yes - the acronym is now allowed.
  9. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Consider me avoided
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  10. Darth Gangrenous Game Host

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

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Moderator Emeritus

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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 Technical Consultant

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    What we've decided is that "snafu" would be allowed because it is an actual word in the dictionary. The others would not, as they would fall under the current acronym/abbreviation rules.
  16. Maulfly Moderator Emeritus

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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 Technical Consultant

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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 Poopoo Head

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  19. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    lol
  20. Espaldapalabras Force Ghost

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

    WTF?
  21. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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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. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I've got plenty of ideas for Comms drama.

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