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Post Post #45  (isolation #0)  » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:39 am

Agree with Oman. It would take something special for that. CES loves his latin, which would make that viable source, but general grammar policing probably isn't great.
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Post Post #49  (isolation #1)  » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:17 am

Why do you want to reward RC? And make no mistake: no matter how negative the title is, you are doing that.
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Post Post #53  (isolation #2)  » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:56 am

In post 50, Rhinox wrote:I don't have a problem with RC. I don't get all the hate.


I don't have to hate him to not want to provide incentives for being "infamous."
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Post Post #87  (isolation #3)  » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:51 pm

i guess it's honest, and I have nothing against Agar, but it's not really a good title. It's not like if he acted like nothing was amiss he had suddenly won the award.
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Post Post #96  (isolation #4)  » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:22 am

I think GreyICE's is fine. Who cares if it's statistically significant. That.... seems like a truly bizarre way of evaluating this title.

I screwed up once in an Assassins in the Palace game and got this title (that is probably so old it needs to be dropped)
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Post Post #124  (isolation #5)  » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:31 pm

I wish TSQ was a listmod so it could be TheStatusQueue.

Anyway, TSQ, good fit or not it's not snappy enough. Simply OMGUS would work much better if that's really the road we wanted to travel down.
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Post Post #130  (isolation #6)  » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Run of the Miller
I Was Framed!
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Post Post #133  (isolation #7)  » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:06 pm

I'm not a fan of Vamilla Townie. I don't think it's particularly funny, and I think it's moved away from why GreyICE is getting the title. I also kind of hate turning Miller into Milla.
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Post Post #164  (isolation #8)  » Fri May 04, 2012 2:29 pm

In post 171, Kublai Khan wrote:Amrun -> Killed the Radio Star


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Post Post #169  (isolation #9)  » Fri May 04, 2012 3:50 pm

I think it's great. and it's not radio that's supposed to remind you of it. It's Video.

As in "Video Killed the Radio Star"
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Post Post #172  (isolation #10)  » Fri May 04, 2012 5:24 pm

Aren't you the same person who is as we speak advocating for more silliness and frivolity in the scummies?
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Post Post #184  (isolation #11)  » Sun May 06, 2012 2:46 pm

I like the original suggestion far better.
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Post Post #211  (isolation #12)  » Thu May 10, 2012 8:03 am

If you're going down that road, Junpei and his Russian thing are far more fertile grounds for exploration.

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Post Post #345  (isolation #13)  » Fri May 18, 2012 9:54 am

I don't know. seems reasonable not to allow "shit" in titles.
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Post Post #586  (isolation #14)  » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Yeah. I'm with Reck.
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Post Post #609  (isolation #15)  » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 am

Here was my reasoning then as it is now:

Titles should be for things that happen on MS, not things that happen in "real life." There's a question when the two overlap whether it's enough to really make it something that happened on MS. Brandi came in and made a drunken post in MS that was kind of funny. If this discussion had been about Brandi getting a title for it, I think I'd have less of a problem.

But it seems to me that using Brandi's thread is really just a way to shoe-horn a meet-up based title onto Singer.

Don't get me wrong: I think meet ups serve a vital part in strengthening community bonds. I nominated singer because of the meet up for a scummy, for example. But it seems inappropriate to start adding titles because of funny stuff that happened off site, even if it involves many of the people from the site.
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Post Post #611  (isolation #16)  » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:16 pm

First, for someone who routinely gives posting advice, why go for the "you're a moron" line for some hypothetical conversation you're having?

Second, was there an attempt to quantify it?

Personally, I think the idea of a centralized title system with approvals, etc. may have outlived its purpose. We've become so stingy about what counts or not (and I am aware that what I'm saying is part of that) that we'd be better served to just let people pick their own titles so long as they're not offensive. I know part of the charm is that the title represents that you're recognized as "part" of the site, but I don't know if it's worth it.
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Post Post #619  (isolation #17)  » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:21 pm

what was the nomination for again? I forget.
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Post Post #639  (isolation #18)  » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:02 am

Well, for better or worse titles seem to be more than just forms of expression. The mere fact someone has one seems to be at least as important as what it says to some people. In that way, it's more of a badge than an expressive statement.
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Post Post #690  (isolation #19)  » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:07 am

Earn double scum miles when you lynch a scum this weekend!
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Post Post #722  (isolation #20)  » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:45 am

Glork's wasn't made just because he was good at the game. My understanding is that it became an ongoing joke that if Glork was alive D2 it was because he was scum because Glork was so good at nailing scum that no scum team would leave him alive. That meant he got NKed N1 a ton. That's different than just "being good."

Sotty's was reference to a specific thing, right?
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Post Post #950  (isolation #21)  » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:46 am

2nd hitogoroshi's title
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Post Post #972  (isolation #22)  » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:53 am

if ever there was a need for an alt...
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Post Post #975  (isolation #23)  » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:10 pm

Nominate drmyshotgun for "In Good Health"
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Post Post #979  (isolation #24)  » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:52 pm

well, drmyshotgun izn't sik, so he's...
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Post Post #981  (isolation #25)  » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:55 pm

no. I think that just confuses matters, and subtlety is a crucial ingredient of the humor in any event.

also, keep in mind that this is drmyshotgun's title, not drmyshottyizsik's title, so having misspelled words in the title doesn't look right. It's not that drmyshotgun uses poor grammar or whatever.
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Post Post #984  (isolation #26)  » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:10 pm

i don't think he should, given that it's a positive mention, and it's only to draw distinction between him and izsik.
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Post Post #1004  (isolation #27)  » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:46 am

I wish people would stop being so damn stingy with titles. They aren't awards. They aren't really "earned" or not. It's just when we have a good title for you, you get one. I don't mind if we avoid giving people titles for being BAD (see Reapercharlie's many attempts to get a title), but I'm tired of this thought that you have to be some sort of grizzled veteran to earn one. Yes, this means that sometimes someone who's been here a few months will get one when someone who's been here for years hasn't, but that's not really the point.
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Post Post #1038  (isolation #28)  » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:26 pm

I assume because of his push for even smaller games?

Just because I (think I) can explain it doesn't mean I like it
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Post Post #1042  (isolation #29)  » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:53 pm

if you're talking about ongoing games, don't.
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Post Post #1046  (isolation #30)  » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Do we really need to rehash the Blacklist thing again, saulres? If what you're saying relates to an ongoing game, you shouldn't post about it until the game is over.
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Post Post #1074  (isolation #31)  » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:55 am

I dunno. I think the title is appropriate for RC. As for being appropriate or not, RC is (I believe) gay, so it's not like we're really trying to say he's a true ladies man.
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Post Post #1206  (isolation #32)  » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:07 am

Serious question: does anyone know how many new titles have been approved since the crash? I count exactly one, Amrun's. But it's possible some have been changed without Oman mentioning it. At one point he mentioned four or five had potential but I dont' think those were approved.
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Post Post #1209  (isolation #33)  » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:49 am

I don't think we should be shy in offering new titles for people. But on the other hand, if we're really only going to approve 1 new title every 6 months, I guess that's not the best use of time.
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Post Post #1213  (isolation #34)  » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:37 pm

In post 1259, kuribo wrote:
In post 1252, Tierce wrote:In other news, I am tempted to suggest something with a Horde/Hoard pun for KK to replace Khan Man. As scum, he is a good strategist for the team, and that Best Serial Killer Scummy he's sporting is from zoraster's pets uPick, where his role was an animal hoarder. It's also a (not so) subtle reference to the Mongol Empire's dimensions. "Lord of the Golden Hoard", perhaps?


I'd prefer "Horde House"


That makes it sound like he's got 35 cats and wall to ceiling cardboard boxes.
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Post Post #1283  (isolation #35)  » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:17 pm

In post 1336, Om of the Nom wrote:I like Spam and Potatoes since it also references my defining persona of being a potato.


I think you've got things confused. You seem to be under the impression that everyone else is searching hard to find a title you'll like. That's just not true.

Titles are like nicknames, and the thing about nicknames is you can't give one to yourself. It was okay when you were just participating and riffing off of other people's suggestions, whether or not some people think otherwise. But to my knowledge, you're the only person who really refers to yourself as "Potato" or whatever. And that's certainly the case here. No one has said the word potato in this entire thread.
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Post Post #1285  (isolation #36)  » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:22 pm

ooops. i retract the part about potatoes. still an awful title.
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Post Post #1293  (isolation #37)  » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:00 am

Right. he rejected it. he just has to understand that the choice he had was Gold Star or Mafia Scum, not Gold Star or something else.
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Post Post #1305  (isolation #38)  » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:04 pm

Mishion Imashable is good. Wish there was a p in the second word somehow, but I think it works as is.
I like the simpler "Goddammit" for Kdowns, but I'm afraid that comes across as kdowns being grumpy or something. So Goddammit, kdowns works.

Can someone explain to me the whole whore=KK thing?
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Post Post #1374  (isolation #39)  » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:22 pm

it should not have an n unless part of the joke is that it's nonstandard spelling. even for brits...
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Post Post #1380  (isolation #40)  » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:56 pm

that only proves his point?
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Post Post #1384  (isolation #41)  » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:38 pm

maybe we should change his username to goddammit, and then his title to kdowns.
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Post Post #1397  (isolation #42)  » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:10 am

First reaction is Good not great
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Post Post #1445  (isolation #43)  » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:50 am

we don't really need both of them to have "ha ha ha they're angry people" titles do we? Micro Fuse isn't a thing... micromanager is.
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