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Postby kyky27 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:16 am

I am?..I mean, I am! :P

haha
"Did you see Journey to the Center of the Earth?"
"I did!"
"Me neither...wait..."
"You had that planned didn't you?"
"..yeah.."
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Postby zoe27 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:18 am

You are!! Well under the this subject!!
He's a very pretty man.
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Postby kyky27 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:19 am

That's for sure. Haha


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"Me neither...wait..."
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Postby Corey » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:37 pm

My social studies teacher is kind of weird... as weird as this
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Postby Mystik Tomato » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:31 am

Never post that thing again.

Ever.
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Postby Elvis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:36 am

What the....? Um, topic?

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Postby JCM » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:03 pm

I've seen the acronym "QFA" a few times here. Can anyone tell me what that means?
How old was that last signature? I mean, really?
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Postby TMBJon » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:06 pm

It's when losers with nothing new to say simply write "Quoted for Agreement."
I couldn't tell a dirt clod from a plate of caviar.
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Postby Well, Well, Well » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:28 pm

TMBJon @ September 05, 2009 11:06 am wrote: It's when losers with nothing new to say simply write "Quoted for Agreement."


QFA.
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Postby KoderCid » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:52 am

Ugh... It's fine to use a few acronyms, but these are just all too much.

> NO TITLE ABBREVIATIONS -unless- the title you are abbreviating is in the topic. Example: The topic is "Weird Al's new hit _Craigslist_ is now out!". To reply to this, you could write: "CL is hilarious!" or whatever you like.

> NO INITIALIZING NAMES - names include an IRC channel, like #really_long_chat_room_name. DO NOT shorten it, doing something like #rlcrn; it is confusing. Don't initialize Weird Al Yankovic to `WAY'. Why not just say Al? or say Weird Al? It is much less confusing, and takes less letters to type. Al. It is only two characters long. WAY is 3 characters long. Therefore, Al wins by being both less ambiguous and faster to type.

After all, when programming, you would not do something like this: (it explains
why it is not good, in the comments, which are preceeded by #'s.)

#!python
# This is a Python script. Google Python - I'm not going to explain it here!
#
# We're going to assign the words "Weird Al" to WAY.
WAY = "Weird Al"
# ... and print it to the screen:
print WAY
#
# THINK ABOUT IT! You could've used more time doing other things,
# and not wasting time assigning the variable WAY to "Weird Al". You
# could have written it like this:
#
# print("Weird Al")
#
# It is much cleaner than:
#
# WAY = "Weird Al"
# print WAY
#
# Because you don't have to tell the computer/reader to remember the variable/
# acronym. You can just write your message and be done with it. Heck, if you're
# going to do what this Python script does, then you should define every acronym
# that are titles/names at the beginning of each message you use them in.

# So, you'd do this:
#
# DEFINITIONS:
# + ILWAY = I like Weird Al Yankovic
# + ATIARLM = and this is a really long message.
# + IHYCUI = I hope you can understand it.
#
# ILWAY ATIARLM IHYCUI!

# Is this really a good way to write? You could've saved time by using only common
# terms, like IMHO/IMO, LOL, troll, i.e., e.g., etc., et al., (etc.)
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