Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4
#7384 - 10/13/00 05:24 AM Re: YART  
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Max Quordlepleen  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409
Since we are interested in contributions from new subscribers, we should not raise the threshold by constant cries of YART

I agree! One of the appealing things about this Board is its eclecticism, and lack of elitism. Excessive verbal spanking for YARTing could scare off potential contributors. In a private message to someone, I said that Anu reminds me of Charlie from "Charlie's Angels", an unseen benevolence. I wonder if there's any chance that our Charlie could be petitioned for an opinion on YARTing?


#7385 - 10/13/00 09:44 AM Re: YART  
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,981
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah
jmh  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,981
I hope you don't mind. I've copied some of this discussion over to a new thread in Miscellany called "Time for a Pow Wow" as I think a few more people may (or even, may not) like to express a point of view.


#7386 - 10/13/00 02:10 PM Re: YART  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel
tsuwm  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
as the putative coiner of this damnable acronym, I will say just two things in its defense: first, I think it is useful as a flag to the newbie that this topic has been visited afore -- not as a warning but as a matter of interest, in the event said newbie might want to LIU (recognizing that at this point in our devolution only use of the 'search' function would allow one to look anything up!); second, I don't think that anyone has used it as a "spanking", although it could have been perceived that way; third, I think we're getting way too serial again -- after all, this ain't the World Serious. 8-)

oops, that was three things.


#7387 - 10/13/00 05:23 PM Re: YART  
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel
belMarduk  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,891
I wasn't really put off when I was YARTed the first time I came on board. Actually, it kinda made me get off my tuckus and look around in back threads. There's some interesting stuff back there. It would be a shame if everything was erased. PLUS, if a topic has been done to death, what's wrong with a nudge. And if it is interesting enough to start anew, well, nobody will bring up the YART effect.


#7388 - 10/13/00 07:13 PM Re: YART  
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,094
Jazzoctopus Offline
old hand
Jazzoctopus  Offline
old hand

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,094
Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
After a while, though, once we're sick of explaining ourselves, our posts of telling someone that a topic has been put to sleep will be simplified to merely:

YART!! YCLIU!

Do you really think a new-comer will understand this?

P.S. If they were to use Enigma to decipher the meaning they would be possibly even more confused. (Yates!! Yea!)


Page 4 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,878
Posts223,769
Members9,009
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Akintola, VegasCaptain, Mallo, drad_dog, Kimi
9009 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 36 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 8,937
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 2.6862 MB (Peak: 2.7824 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-07-23 02:58:16 UTC