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« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2009, 00:18:48 »
A teensy bit off topic, but could someone explain where 'in bed' came from? It's apparantly an old in-joke. I would like to know its meaning.  :)

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Re: Current Forum Standings
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2009, 00:27:38 »
A teensy bit off topic, but could someone explain where 'in bed' came from? It's apparantly an old in-joke. I would like to know its meaning.  :)

Also, "in bed" is most likely my fault. It is a plague I bring to every forum I go to. I don't think it fair to blame googoogjoob for saying it once a day.

There was a point (peaking around May 2008) where perhaps half of #niffchat's users said "in bed" very, very often. (Collectively.)

As of now it's largely stopped being used as an obvious joke and become more of an in-joke.

With all due respect, it is simply barking mad to think that you don't overuse that phrase, and many other relatively inappropriate euphemisms that could be interpreted as possibly (but perhaps not definitely by the book) breaking the rule "Don't post things that are obviously not suitable for children." as per the [rules/].

Define "overuse". Because really, I searched my logs and found seven uses (including one by Isnoct) over the past week, with the uses in chunks so that there are whole days when it goes unused- not nearly so many uses as there would've been this time last year. I would not call an average of less than once per day "overuse".
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2009, 00:32:20 »
if paula kicks people for saying in bed, then even once a month is too much.
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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2009, 00:33:58 »
goog says in bed like crazy when he can,

I don't use it "like crazy" at all.

With all due respect, it is simply barking mad to think that you don't overuse that phrase...

"Barking mad". Subjective again, but this time either intentionally insulting or clinically incorrect. But in either case wrong.

But, even though the (essentially nonexistent) rules of the chat are supposed to be more free than the rules of the forum, it is still quite discouraging to see a moderator stoop down to such immaturity.

And again with "immaturity"! It remains subjective.
Well I suggest that calling people "barking mad" is "immature".
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2009, 00:35:06 »
if paula kicks people for saying in bed, then even once a month is too much.

Paula tends to de-voice or de-op for "in bed", then kick for further "in bed"s. And really, it's still playing into the in-joke- that is, a custom that won't be immediately apparent to new users.
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009, 00:35:36 »
Wut. :|
What has this got to do with anything? So goog says "in bed" like four times a week in #niffchat. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but I don't see that as "obviously not suitable for children", or "breaking the rules".
How is the forum going to become better if he stops?
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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2009, 00:39:27 »
Wut. :|
What has this got to do with anything? So goog says "in bed" like four times a week in #niffchat. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but I don't see that as "obviously not suitable for children", or "breaking the rules".
How is the forum going to become better if he stops?

This sort of thing causes me to think that certain people are looking for any excuse to put googoogjoob and other moderators down.

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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2009, 00:51:06 »
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It's because he's setting an example that it's okay to do such things.
He is setting the example that it is okay to say things like "in bed" a few times a week to joke?
I'm sorry, but I don't quite follow your logic.
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« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2009, 00:52:24 »
Yes because saying something in a chat room where it'll get seen by a dozen people then buried by new text will influence all forum users.
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« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2009, 00:52:52 »
It is illogical (and don't say "that is subjective") to think that I would target after one staff member just for kicks.  It's because he's setting an example that it's okay to do such things.  If people get the idea that a staff member thinks it's fine to say things like that, then the newer members will do it, and who knows how far they carry it.

It IS subjective, actually. Logic is one of the most subjective things you can name.
I could theoretically say "with cookies" and make that a euphemism in a manner similar to "in bed". What is "bad" is not what has been said, but rather what the connotation of what has been said is. And the way people will interpret this is more variable than you'd think.
I personally think there is nothing wrong with joking every once in a while. Actually I think not joking every once in a while is extraordinarily unhealthy. Laughter and amusement are integral parts of human life.

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« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2009, 00:52:57 »
paula has said before that she doesn't like in bed being used at all, so even saying it once is being rude to one of the mods. and lets get back on subject plz and stop with the stupid in bed.
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« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2009, 00:54:39 »
paula has said before that she doesn't like in bed being used at all, so even saying it once is being rude to one of the mods. and lets get back on subject plz and stop with the stupid in bed.

It isn't like I'm flooding her with constant PMs saying nothing but "in bed" over and over again. I'm not trying to irritate anyone.
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« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2009, 01:00:38 »
and lets get back on subject plz and stop with the stupid in bed.
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« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2009, 01:03:13 »
Well, with all due respect (once again) you've irritated me.  Also, this isn't the first time you've offended/turned off someone blindly:  You offended Mr_Monkey and James16 and God knows how many others with that 9/11 rubbish (and countless other incidents in the like).  I don't mean to be brash or anything in that manner, but with all honesty, you need to think at least twice before you speak.

You've irritated me with your arrogance oh no.

I didn't think it was particularly controversial, especially as it'd been posted before.
The funny part of the video wasn't the horrific events in it, but rather the juxtaposition of these horrific events with Yakety Sax.
Which is still horrible, disrespectful, and not appropriate for the chat, in my opinion. As for having posted before, it doesn't change the content, which as you see, may make people question the intentions of such content.

Spoiler: RELEVANT LOG. (click to show/hide)

Looking at the logs, I see no serious objections at the time. Even Mr. Monkey's complaint is affected 12 seconds later by his admission that he laughed- and you have to keep in mind the very strong current of sarcasm running through #niffchat, which means that a majority of "D:"s are going to be sarcastic.

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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2009, 01:04:08 »
Well, with all due respect (once again) you've irritated me.  Also, this isn't the first time you've offended/turned off someone blindly:  You offended Mr_Monkey and James16 and God knows how many others with that 9/11 rubbish.  I don't mean to be brash or anything in that manner, but with all honesty, you need to think at least twice before you speak.

I've already said that I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but no one said anything at the time apart from Mr. Monkey's comment (which I felt at the time was rather defused by his subsequent comment, both of which came across as sarcastic), whereas Manator was extremely appreciative of the link. (And James16 wasn't even there when I posted it.)

Within three minutes the conversation had changed its direction entirely, and the video wasn't mentioned in #niffchat again for the rest of the day. (Unless I missed something in my log which I doubt.)

This entire incident has been blown massively out of proportion.

Also: I believe FastRecords posted a link to some pornography in #niffchat back when he was still admin, and no one got very upset about that, unless they never mentioned it. (I mean, it was talked about lightly soon afterwards.)
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