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News & For Sale “AliChat --- Lesson 3: How to Not Sound Creepy” by m1cnBot

 
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m1cnBot 10 years ago on 07/21/06

Story Originally Posted By: Ali

Article PictureThis wasn't an article I thought I'd have to write, but man... you guys can be some creepy-ass fucks!
While, undoubtedly, this is intentional for some of you, I've compiled a list of the features most commonly abused by creepwads, and tried to explain how to use the feature without sounding like a creepface.
There are certainly some members that could never sound creepy if they tried ("Mr. Booty: some hot chick keeps sending me adult comments and it's making me uncomfortable!" is not a complaint I forsee John having to investigate), but come on... that's not you, and you know it.

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hopelesslooser 10 years ago on 07/21/06
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Just got done reading it. I've got to say though that, while I don't necessarily hate the comments, I do prefer the messages. The comments seem too canned, all cleched and not able to express just what I want to say. Comparing the two is like comparing a painting to a bumper sticker. But that's just me.

Moderator Barney Stinson Says:

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Ali 10 years ago on 07/21/06
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I'm missing the part where I compared them.

All I suggest is that people shouldn't send a message when a comment will say it.
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trabus 10 years ago on 07/21/06
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I hardly think the comments are cliched, but the canned (as in being less personal than a message) part is half of the fun of comments. Bending a comment (in a comment war) to fit a response will almost always have humorous results.

Anyhow, this article is long overdue, and should be required reading for new members. Thank you for writing it Ali.
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lovestreet 10 years ago on 07/21/06
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This should be stickied in Trick Roll; so I will remember to stop doing this!
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KhalReblic23 10 years ago on 07/22/06
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What I really think is creepy is how many people take the internet so seriously. Cliche's ftw. lol
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Rumble Rose Konami 10 years ago on 07/22/06
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This should be stickied in every forum. Some people really aren't getting the message.
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trabus 10 years ago on 07/23/06
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KhalReblic23 said:
What I really think is creepy is how many people take the internet so seriously. Cliche's ftw. lol


Yeah, cause those aren't real people you're interacting with!
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Shin-1chi 10 years ago on 07/23/06
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I was expecting a Silence of the Lambs reference somewhere along the line of the article ...

decent read nevertheless. so what's the protocol on calling said creeps on their creepiness?
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Mazel Tov Cocktail 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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References to licking, hitting, thwapping, touching, loving, and talking on instant messenger:

What the heck is "Thwapping?" It sounds dangerous...
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Ali 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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... You people are TRYING to make me write a "How to Not Sound Like a Total Retard" article, aren't you?

This IS a deliberate effort, right?



.... right?

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Shin-1chi 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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hey now to be fair, the last time I saw "thwap" used was when Batman right crossed the Riddler ... now had you said "fwapping", I think there would be little question as to what that sound pertains to. that's semantics for you I guess. =/
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Auturgist 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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Honestly, that's how I've taken the whole thwap comment -- as a sort of slap, less violent than perhaps a "bitch slap". You know, kind of a kinder, more friendly smack. It never occurred to me that it was intended to mean * fwap *.
PS: Dear god, I must have sent that comment to Jimmy tens, if not hundreds, of times! O.O;;
PS: Wait, no, it's cool. Since I actually do masturbate to thoughts of Jimmy, it works both ways.
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thy_avatar 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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i dunno...complaining about people being creepy on the interweb makes you kinda look hyper-sesitive and/or creepy yourself

i mean it is the internet
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Ali 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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I just don't know, dude... I've been trying to craft a reply to that, but I can't even figure out where the hell you're coming from.

Can you please elaborate or something so that I can figure out how my PSA on helping people to not sound creepy gets interpreted as a complaint by a closet creep?


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aidendale 10 years ago on 07/24/06
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::writes down:: Note to self... don't reply to Anti-Creep thread, because it makes you sound like a creep....
PS: GODDAMNIT
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thy_avatar 10 years ago on 07/25/06
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i think:

"Who gives a shit?"

says it all
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Mazel Tov Cocktail 10 years ago on 07/25/06
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Yeah, wow. Sorry. I didn't mean to start anything. I just honestly didn't know what it meant and was curious.

In any case, it's all good now because you guys have thwaptured my heart :)
 
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beemanfunk 10 years ago on 08/01/06
What if none of my friends are on this site? I mean, I know it's not that new, but I didn't hear about it until recently. It would kind of suck to not have any friends on this site just because none of your RL friends or people you've actually met. I'm trying to get my friends on board, but I'm not going to start a recruiting campaign to do it.

Part of why I'm here is to make some new friends. I'm starting to find that some of the friends that I have don't have that much in common with me as they once did. It's just sort of the way things are going, people change etc. I just find it difficult to find fellow nerds who share common interests. Though I freely admit, I am partly to blame for this, since I honestly don't have a clue where my fellow geeks congreregate these days. I go to conventions, and try places like the local comic book shops, but finding (and to a greater extent approaching) other geeks is difficult. At least for someone like me.

I like the idea of the "view profile" counter and such, but I think it can be a double edged sword. I mean, don't we all jump back and forth between profiles in our browsings only to find that we saw the same profile twice?

That's not to say that what you are saying isn't true. I'm sure that some people need to learn when to cool it when they keep looking at the same profile a million times. It does seem creepy.

Anywho I did find some merit in the article. I'm not going to say th I agree with everything, but I think it does give a good idea of what to watch out for when dealing with the specific nuances of this site, and how to avoid being a "Lurky McCreeperton."
 
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obelisksound 10 years ago on 08/01/06
i feel so...
i feel so...
oh, my god...
im repulsive, eh.

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