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#7384 - 10/13/00 01:24 AM Re: YART
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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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 05:44 AM Re: YART
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
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 10:10 AM Re: YART
tsuwm Offline
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Loc: 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 01:23 PM Re: YART
belMarduk Offline
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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 03:13 PM Re: YART
Jazzoctopus Offline
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Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: 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:


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!)

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