the 'Is Suck' message problem..

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  1. artike

    artike Regular Member

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    There's nothing more juvenile than the countless number of idiots that post "___ is suck" messages. It's lame and irritating to watch these fill up the forum discussions. (Sorry, I suppose that this is more of a gripe than a suggestion)

    Is there ANY way to discourage these kinds of posts from polluting the Soup boards? Maybe superimpose an 'I'm a dork' face over the poster's icon for a month? You know, brand the annoying person with a moron icon or something?

    I dunno.. free speech and the spirit of the board doesn't exactly condone the locking out kind of fiasco that we've seen elsewhere. But
    there's just got to be some ideas on how to discourage 'Staples is suck' and 'Buy.com is suck' messages. They're pointless.
     
  2. CaptKirk

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    Your suggestion "is suck".

    Part of the fun is using this overused phrase to indicate:
    1. Unhappiness at a Hot Deal gone bad
    2. Displeasure at a bad site
    3. General anger toward a bad company (or a good company) who couldn't or wouldn't give you the deal for which you were hoping.
    4. Disagreement with another person with whom you playfully wish to banter back and forth over opinions (like this post).

    When I use it, it is FOR FUN, and I don't fully mean it (except for AnadTech who really is "is suck"). My vote is to keep it, don't ban it, let us have fun with it!

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  3. Diesel

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    Not to mention that using it counts as an homage to the lexicon of uselessness, RipRidah - may he never show his crabby face around here.

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  4. iamgenious

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    Artike, you is suck. How can you possibly dislike the "is suck" phrase?
     
  5. CaptKirk

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    Don't know "RipRidah" but I like his thinking (at least on this phrase)...

    I guess some things trancend even the most "is suck" people. .

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  6. Alien

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    Greets,

    I don't mind this phrase in moderation, especially when it's part of a larger overall post.. Messages that just contain the phrase pose no useful purpose and will be frowned upon and the moderators are free to rip off the offending person's head, and pee down their neck! .

    Literally, of course. .

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  7. CaptKirk

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    Your moderators are going to have to be awefully big and fast to manage that...

    Head ripping and neck peeing "is suck"! :.:

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  8. Alien

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    I'm the big one.

    The rest are just fast. .

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  9. CaptKirk

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    . !

    Damn it is good to see moderators/owners with a sense of humor...

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  10. Diesel

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    Mods with a sense of humor?!? They should be banned! .

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  11. sarahjoe

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    Messages that just contain the phrase pose no useful purpose and will be frowned upon and the moderators are free to rip off the offending person's head, and pee down their neck!

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  12. Janet H

    Janet H Administrator Admin Talk Staff

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    Imagine the vast volume of beer moderators would have to drink just to keep up with demand ... ;)
     
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    this is some major necro posting
     

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