How do you take snark/insults on eplaya?

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How do you take snark/insults on eplaya?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:22 pm

personally
7
7%
personally
7
7%
annoying
10
9%
annoying
10
9%
meh!
12
11%
meh!
12
11%
I dont give a fuck!
16
15%
I dont give a fuck!
16
15%
I CRAVE SNARK!
8
8%
I CRAVE SNARK!
8
8%
 
Total votes: 106

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:31 am

i believe it was Hunter S. Thompson who coined the term in his book "The Great white Snark Hunt"


i may be wrong...
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Post by dr.placebo » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:52 am

On ePlaya snark can be anything from rude humor to bad manners, and some hybrids exist. It's not often really hateful. But it's not easy for me to take too seriously. I mean, folks, this is the internet, after all, where electronic hip boots should be required.

Now this Snark would be more worrisome, but it's no longer operational:
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Post by FIGJAM » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:35 am

I like the shade structure in the background. 8)
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Post by tamarakay » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:01 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I like the shade structure in the background. 8)
LOL, i was hoping i wasn't the only one to be oggling that
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:01 pm

What an eplaya turn the thread has taken...
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Post by graidawg » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:28 pm

if a somebodies snark makes somebody leave eplaya is actually a boojum? or does that mean the snarker (is that a word? yes i just used it) is a boojum?
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Post by DVD Burner » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:04 am

How do you take snark/insults on eplaya?

I dont! As anyone on here will tell you!


Fact is, it's rude!

Move on!
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Post by maryanimal » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:34 pm

graidawg wrote:if a somebodies snark makes somebody leave eplaya is actually a boojum? or does that mean the snarker (is that a word? yes i just used it) is a boojum?
What's a boojum?
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.

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Post by ibdave » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:12 pm

DVD Burner wrote:
Move on!

I thought you did already... :shock: :roll: :roll:
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:16 pm

maryanimal wrote:
graidawg wrote:if a somebodies snark makes somebody leave eplaya is actually a boojum? or does that mean the snarker (is that a word? yes i just used it) is a boojum?
What's a boojum?
A particularly dangerous kind of Snark, a fictional animal species created by Lewis Carroll.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:44 pm

maryanimal wrote:
graidawg wrote:if a somebodies snark makes somebody leave eplaya is actually a boojum? or does that mean the snarker (is that a word? yes i just used it) is a boojum?
What's a boojum?
Damned if I know, but here's the best text we have.
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Post by sktELEMENT » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:22 pm

Fuck You Snarks! Sometimes yall are pretty damn innocently funny... BUt it seems sometimes it gets to a point of schoolyard-esque bullying...

And some of you are just plain cunts!
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:27 pm

shut up and give me your drug money, hippy....
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Post by AntiM » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:33 pm

sktELEMENT wrote:Fuck You Snarks! Sometimes yall are pretty damn innocently funny... BUt it seems sometimes it gets to a point of schoolyard-esque bullying...

And some of you are just plain cunts!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:30 pm

Classy AntiM. I'm just offended by the word, especially after his remarks in the ticket thread.

Well, boys and girls, if you're counting ways to get me to plonk, here's another one.

Of course, I'd probably be happy to if you asked me nicely as well. A sort of "friendly mutual plonk."
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Post by AntiM » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:43 pm

It is a terrible word. Which is why I always return the serve.

If that makes sense.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:10 pm

No, your approach is clearly better. But I thought that a wider condemnation was useful.
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Post by AntiM » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:19 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:No, your approach is clearly better. But I thought that a wider condemnation was useful.
Hmm, I wouldn't say better. Just a different flavor of disdain.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:36 pm

AntiM wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:No, your approach is clearly better. But I thought that a wider condemnation was useful.
Hmm, I wouldn't say better. Just a different flavor of disdain.
But you used humor; I'm looking like one of those old ladies scolding 17-year-olds for being idiots. (Like they have a choice.) At least if I were an old man I could say:
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(only without the shotgun.)
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Post by moonrise » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:44 pm

dr.placebo wrote:On ePlaya snark can be anything from rude humor to bad manners, and some hybrids exist. It's not often really hateful. But it's not easy for me to take too seriously. I mean, folks, this is the internet, after all, where electronic hip boots should be required.

Now this Snark would be more worrisome, but it's no longer operational:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM-62_Snark
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Post by AntiM » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:58 pm

Ah man, but shotguns are soooo cooool....

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:30 pm

Rest assured, I'd make a shotgun look totally dorky.
(No offense meant, Dork.)
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Post by Liz Estrada » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:35 pm

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Post by gaminwench » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:27 pm

+13...

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Post by TomServo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:36 pm

AntiM wrote:Ah man, but shotguns are soooo cooool....

Like my shotgun AntiM? Was my grandpa's.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:19 am

Nice, very nice. MyLarry has a 12 gauge pump. Tall/long, I have trouble shooting it, but I can kill the hell out of milkjugs. He wants to get a smaller one with an adjustable stock for me.

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Post by Bounce530 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:03 am

AntiM wrote:My cunt is bedazzled, thankyouverymuch.
Wasn't that a trend a short time ago?
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Post by Teo del Fuego » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:04 am

it's the internet, so you have to expect some snark. But way too often, it crosses the line on ePlaya into boorish bad manners.

Simon has taken snark to an art form and when he snarks among his various socks, it's just a sublime thing to see. He crosses the line sometimes, but generally, his snark is the kind I think adds to the forum.

There are a few others, however, who don't have SOTP's wit and their attempts at snark come across as tedious condescension.

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Post by Eric » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:42 pm

I've spent a good chunk of the last 20 years hanging out with drag queens- what counts as snark on eplaya is, other than a few practitioners (especially Bob, SotP & Iso ) Remedial Snark amongst them. I'm no where near as good as those queens around me, I've learned to have a think skin for those times I don't have a quick wit to respond with.

It's been much worse on here, I think the current level is fine. Almost everyone who's been to the Playa and is on here has met others in person, so there's not as much of the anonymity factor at play as there can be on other boards.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:11 pm

Eric wrote:I've spent a good chunk of the last 20 years hanging out with drag queens- what counts as snark on eplaya is, other than a few practitioners (especially Bob, SotP & Iso ) Remedial Snark amongst them. I'm no where near as good as those queens around me, I've learned to have a think skin for those times I don't have a quick wit to respond with.

It's been much worse on here, I think the current level is fine. Almost everyone who's been to the Playa and is on here has met others in person, so there's not as much of the anonymity factor at play as there can be on other boards.

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