Irrelevant Tangents

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What should this thread be called?

Poll closed Aug 8, 2010.
  1. Irrelevant Tangents

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. The Thread About Nothing

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Communication Breakdown

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Train Wrecks And Other Derailments

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Thread Runoff

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  6. Derail THIS!

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  7. Fool's Gold

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. In Passing

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. Side Trips

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  10. Weird Scenes Inside The Co8 Mine

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
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  1. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Have you ever felt the need to inform the membership that you didn't enjoy your lunch, or that the sun felt exceptionally hot today, or that you flirted with the guy/gal in the cubicle next to you, etc., but refrained from doing so because you didn't want to start a new thread? Well refrain no more!

    This thread is for making related or unrelated statements of fact or fiction that you feel the membership must know. There are no rules and/or limitations beyond the normal courtesy ones, so post whatever you like, whenever you like, as often as you like.

    Rant :raving:, muse :gotmyatte, speculate :yeaaa:, analyze :nerd:, whine :errf:, laugh :giggle:, cry :cry:, chew tobacco :chew:, or do whatever else compels you. You're safe.

    Begin!
     
  2. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    OK, I have a whine ...

    Why do I have to park on Driveways and drive on Parkways? :confused:
     
  3. Necroticpus

    Necroticpus Cthulhu Ftaghn!

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    What topics outside of this thread are considered not safe? :nervous:
     
  4. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    Wow. He's asking now. :twitch:
     
  5. Necroticpus

    Necroticpus Cthulhu Ftaghn!

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    LOL. Better late than never! ;)
     
  6. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    I'm mainly thinking of off-topic posting in threads that actually have topics, unlike this one. :)
     
  7. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    ... This thread needs a less-cludgy-stuffy name. Anyone got any ideas? Choose carefully - it could end up 'epic' like Wannabe Cam Hos.
     
  8. Necroticpus

    Necroticpus Cthulhu Ftaghn!

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    Irrelevant Tangents

    Irreverent Tendencies

    Abstract Thought

    Chaotic Bull!@#$

    The Thread About Nothing

    Mad As A Hatter

    Entropy & The Meaning Of Life

    The Restaurant At The End Of The Forum

    Dazed And Confused

    Communication Breakdown

    Were You Dropped As A Baby?!

    Train Wrecks And Other Derailments

    The Music Of Erich Zann

    The Declaration Of Amendments

    The Bill Of Wrongs

    The Asylum

    The Scream Of The Butterfly
     
  9. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    "Sound Off!"
    "Observations from a Less Well-Lived Life"
    "Vent your spleen here"
    "Nebish Babbling"
    "What's that SMELL?"
    "Cogent Observations"
    "Nebulous Bullshit"
    "Thread Runoff"
    "Derail THIS!"
     
  10. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    The Forumite Gazette
    Nit Picks
    Bull Roar
    Waddaya Know (or however you spell it)
    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    Head Trips
    Circuit Breakers
    Outer Space
    Brainbane
    Meanderings
    Fools Gold
    In Passing
    Side Trips
    Ruminations
    Boiler Room Moments
    Dingleberries
    Kibble n' Bits (copyrighted?)
     
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  11. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    Weird Scenes Inside The Co8 Mine.

    Dark Side Of The Geaer.

    Necro's Head.
     
  12. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    Okay, I have done the Simon Cowell and pared these down to:

    from Necro

    • Irrelevant Tangents
    • The Thread About Nothing
    • Communication Breakdown
    • Train Wrecks And Other Derailments
    from 82

    • Thread Runoff
    • Derail THIS!
    from Scryler

    • Fool's Gold
    • In Passing
    • Side Trips
    from EtC

    • Weird Scenes Inside The Co8 Mine
    And now there is a poll in this thread, so vote for your favorite and the winner shall be awarded the title. (Multiple choice allowed so as to artificially inflate the returns.)
     
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  13. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    Gaear, I think we should consider this carefully. This could spawn yet more irrelevant threads that interest only a few and have nothing to do with CO8, AND OVERRUN THE ENTIRE WEBSITE! :nervous:

    Words of Wisdom are precious and few, but there's plenty of my crap.
     
  14. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    That's what General Discussion is for ... ;)

    ... and everybody thinks they're among the precious few, so they must be accomodated!

    ~

    Tangentially, I've always been puzzled by internet forums that seek to limit participation and discourage posting new threads. (e.g., a mod will say "Hey you ***hole, don't you know there's already a thread somewhere where somebody said the same thing?! SILENCE!") I understand that a bunch of spam is no fun, but isn't posting and participation what message boards are supposed to be all about? Who wants to sit around saying nothing and looking around blankly? We can all do that without coming here.
     
  15. Necroticpus

    Necroticpus Cthulhu Ftaghn!

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    Re: Statements & Declarations Thread

    So, I just received a CD in the mail from Russia. It came certified mail. Everything is russian on it except for my name, "Petit Paquet" and "Par Avion".

    I'm not a linguist or anything but petit paquet and par avion don't look or sound russian to me. I also don't recall ever stating that I was in the USA. I mean, I would take it for granted that they would know because I'm just the same as all of the rest of the bourgeois pig americans that buys stuff overseas because it's cheaper, but how do they know?

    We never studied specific geological areas of russia. If someone didn't make it specifically clear, like say "Mitischy, Russia", I would never know where to send a package if it just said "Mitischy". Do they study all geological information of the USA, from country, to time zones, to states, to cities to neighborhoods to streets? Are we really that special? Or maybe they do it so they can strike quickly if the opportunity arises?

    Duluth, MN could be Duluth, Manitoba! Or Duluth, Mauritania, Africa! Maybe we should start studying provinces and municipalities and counties and whatever else they use over there.
     
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