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Snark Here, not at the Newbs.

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:26 pm

(an attempt by Fishy to make the board more neophyte friendly, by rolling her eyes here.)
*deep sigh* Boy, asking for a lot (and with such appalling cliches), and offering such banal cliches.

(Great, Big Eyeroll.)
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Re: Snark Here, not at the Newbs.

Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:47 pm

Kudos for searching for a way to do this.
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Re: Snark Here, not at the Newbs.

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:10 pm

Oh crap, I used "cliche" twice in my post. How lazy of me.

whoops. Pots, kettles, the whole nine yards...
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:11 pm

Sorry, I don't think I can do it. I'm going to try snark light.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:12 pm

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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:22 pm

Now that you are pointing out all the snarkalisciuos posts, I KNOW I'm going to be checking in here often.
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Postby illy dilly » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 am

It scares me that some people are so under preparative

I will be keeping an eye out for this guy. Probably find him out someplace between the man and the temple laying in the dirt passed out.


On a totally different note: It took me about twenty minutes of screwing around with Fishy's posts to figure how to post a link with what is displayed being something different than the actual link.
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Postby Asherbeez » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:39 am

illy dilly wrote:On a totally different note: It took me about twenty minutes of screwing around with Fishy's posts to figure how to post a link with what is displayed being something different than the actual link.

That, my friend, was not only resourceful but an excellent display of radical self-reliance! Well done!
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Re: Snark Here, not at the Newbs.

Postby Savannah » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:05 pm

This thread reminds me of being a customer service representative a decade ago, and how (on our email shifts) we used to blow off steam before answering the question of a Truly Cray-Cray S.O.B. who was trying to return something we'd never ever sold, or beg for gift certificates, or get their hands on a book that wouldn't be published for three more months "next day" for the price of standard (for pain & suffering). Once, I talked to a livid father whose college student daughter had gone most of the quarter without ordering her books, and had then missed signing for the shipment and was gonna flunk if she couldn't study, and boy was Dad cranky with me. :D He ruined my stats for the day, & I had to call him--and UPS--back multiple times, but by the time I was done with him he was telling me he had "a son about your age . . . ")

We were temps, making $11 or $12 an hour, but with an oddly regal 11th floor view of a dormant volcano. 5 or 6 times a day, one of us would turn to a cube mate and say . . .

"Get a load of this magnificent bastard."
"Holy crap."
"I know, right? Oh look, he's insulting my mother. Look at this caps lock."
"Once more into the breach."

And then of course, one would patch together an exhaustive yet tactful explanation of the situation, & how screwed or unscrewed they were.

Semi-private bitching really helped.

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Postby Elderberry » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:17 pm

I should have known you had some form of customer service experience/training. I have either the highest regard or the lowest disdain for customer service representatives--nothing in between. If I call and I'm angry, a good rep can calm me down in seconds, where a bad rep just makes the situation worse. I do feel that it is up to the customer service representative to determine the tone the call will take. When I get a good one, I ALWAYS compliment them at the end of the call and ask to be directed to their supervisor to let them know how well they handled my problem. If I get a bad one, I usually get disconnected when I ask to be directed to their supervisor! :shock:

Savannah wrote:This thread reminds me of being a customer service representative a decade ago, and how (on our email shifts) we used to blow off steam before answering the question of a Truly Cray-Cray S.O.B. who was trying to return something we'd never ever sold, or beg for gift certificates, or get their hands on a book that wouldn't be published for three more months "next day" for the price of standard (for pain & suffering). Once, I talked to a livid father whose college student daughter had gone most of the quarter without ordering her books, and had then missed signing for the shipment and was gonna flunk if she couldn't study, and boy was Dad cranky with me. :D He ruined my stats for the day, & I had to call him--and UPS--back multiple times, but by the time I was done with him he was telling me he had "a son about your age . . . ")

We were temps, making $11 or $12 an hour, but with an oddly regal 11th floor view of a dormant volcano. 5 or 6 times a day, one of us would turn to a cube mate and say . . .

"Get a load of this magnificent bastard."
"Holy crap."
"I know, right? Oh look, he's insulting my mother. Look at this caps lock."
"Once more into the breach."

And then of course, one would patch together an exhaustive yet tactful explanation of the situation, & how screwed or unscrewed they were.

Semi-private bitching really helped.
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Postby OregonRed » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Ok. For you, Fishy, I will try to snark here... But I make no promises...
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Ya, this is really to hard! It's kind of like a snark museum. Only the connoisseurs will see and appreciate it, but it won't offend anybody. Takes the fun out of it. :?
OregonRed wrote:Ok. For you, Fishy, I will try to snark here... But I make no promises...
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Postby goathead » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:17 pm

self deny snark????

hmmmmm

sort of like pounding it with no Happy Ending....

grrrrr......

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:42 pm

WE don't have to do it exclusively here.

But sometimes the person is annoying, but clueless rather than radically self-involved, or you don't want the fight, or you just want the reality check. Besides, some of these people are going to read this anyway...
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Postby Minxy » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:22 pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

*sulks, kicks dirt with foot*

But, but, but, but...it's so FUN....

Hmph.

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Postby OregonRed » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:29 pm

Minxy wrote:Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

*sulks, kicks dirt with foot*

But, but, but, but...it's so FUN....

Hmph.

Grumble.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Please, please, PLEASE promise that you'll come by M*A*S*H and have a drink w/ me and TheCO!
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Postby Minxy » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:04 pm

Oh, thanks so much, OregonRed! I sure will. =) Oregon REPRESENT!!! =D

OregonRed wrote:
Minxy wrote:Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

*sulks, kicks dirt with foot*

But, but, but, but...it's so FUN....

Hmph.

Grumble.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby AntiM » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Sigh. to snark, to snark, how I want to snark.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:28 pm

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Postby Elorrum » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:31 pm

oh god... this one was tough to avoid.
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=42755

I've often wondered how you change the words, but keep the link intact.
I might change this one to: A sign that the sellout may be a good thing
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:04 pm

Elorrum wrote:oh god... this one was tough to avoid.
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=42755

I've often wondered how you change the words, but keep the link intact.
I might change this one to: A sign that the sellout may be a good thing

Ah. [url=cut and paste here]Text you want to post[/url]
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:46 am

Elorrum wrote:oh god... this one was tough to avoid.
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=42755

I've often wondered how you change the words, but keep the link intact.
I might change this one to: A sign that the sellout may be a good thing


:shock: Op, shit! :x fuck that guy! :x

Its soo important to him, that he'll drive a couple hours to find a ticket! LOL
Damn, I think we need to add to the tickets sticky thread, that the real reason its a bad idea to put your number on eplaya, is that someone (not me of course) will call your ass at 3am everyday tell Bman, to remind you that you are a un-self reliant Douche Jockey.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:50 am

I think the newbs posting in the 2010 ticket threads deserve all the snark you can shovel.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:48 am

But my arms are trembling from exaustion...
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Postby Elderberry » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:54 am

OK, I'll be the first...
illy dilly wrote:
Elorrum wrote:oh god... this one was tough to avoid.
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=42755

I've often wondered how you change the words, but keep the link intact.
I might change this one to: A sign that the sellout may be a good thing


:shock: Op, shit! :x fuck that guy! :x

Its soo important to him, that he'll drive a couple hours to find a ticket! LOL
Damn, I think we need to add to the tickets sticky thread, that the real reason its a bad idea to put your number on eplaya, is that someone (not me of course) will call your ass at 3am everyday tell Bman, to remind you that you are a un-self reliant Douche Jockey.
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Postby Asherbeez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:58 am

jkisha wrote:OK, I'll be the first...
illy dilly wrote:
Elorrum wrote:oh god... this one was tough to avoid.
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=42755

I've often wondered how you change the words, but keep the link intact.
I might change this one to: A sign that the sellout may be a good thing


:shock: Op, shit! :x fuck that guy! :x

Its soo important to him, that he'll drive a couple hours to find a ticket! LOL
Damn, I think we need to add to the tickets sticky thread, that the real reason its a bad idea to put your number on eplaya, is that someone (not me of course) will call your ass at 3am everyday tell Bman, to remind you that you are a un-self reliant Douche Jockey.

I sure we could work out a phone bank with an automated calling system, I'm certain someone has the resources. Could prove very helpful (read: entertaining) for future years as well.
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Postby Drawingablank » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:00 am

AntiM wrote:I think the newbs posting in the 2010 ticket threads deserve all the snark you can shovel.


OMG - have some of them really been posting in 2010? That is fertile ground for snarkage.

I don't follow all these ticket threads too closely and try to ignore them except when I'm really bored at work.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:57 pm

AntiM wrote:Sigh. to snark, to snark, how I want to snark.


go to the dark side, you know you want to :P
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Postby Asherbeez » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:51 pm

*Sigh* trilobyte locked the 2010 ticket thread that I was so looking forward to snark fishing for the evening... I already packed my cooler of sarcasticola and everything...
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Re: Snark Here, not at the Newbs.

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:57 pm

Sail Man wrote:
AntiM wrote:Sigh. to snark, to snark, how I want to snark.


go to the dark side, you know you want to :P



As long as they leave that moderator up under my name, I'm not going to go full snark. A little light snarkish now and then.
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