Cool panorama, azule! Wonderful wonderful thread song, lmjb1964! Nice version of Molpywocky, nerdsniped!
And it can't be said enough, thanks again for all you flame quenching efforts, BlitzGirl! (Looks like they did their job after all, with some delay.)(List may not be complete, this is a bit of a rush ketchup, need to go do some [heresy]work[/heresy], so don't assume I didn't enjoy your contribution if it's not mentioned...)
About language development: much has been said already, so I'll just add this:
Trying to design the OTL by committee obviously doesn't work, just look what happened when we tried to agree on a name for a group of Molpies, we just won't agree on anything.
The way it seems to work is: people just start using certain terms, and after a while, we (may) gravitate to one of these. Sometimes that goes fast (Molpy is the best example of that), sometimes it takes a while (after I coined Cuegan, many people preferred Megball or Meball, but eventually we all started to use Cuegan), and sometimes we have competing terms for a few wix (as with the replacements for the heretical time units – but as you may have noticed, even I am starting to give up on icositetranewpix and friends
). And some competing names might just hang on forever.
I'm not a linguist, but I think this mirrors language development on the Outside. Except that it goes much faster, of course.
About newpix being late: I still don't know what y'all are talking about: newpixbot still retrieves every newpix within about 1 millinewpix (3-4 seconds).
(Just check my list (see signature) next time you think it's late, and you''ll see the correct link.)
ergman wrote:[group self indulgence] you know another awesome thing about this thread? There is a huge variety of age groups, varying from high school students to newlyweds to grandparents. It lends itself to a large range of perspectives and things we reference. (I think I have a bob Dylan number of 3, if you relax the qualifications a little) [\group self indulgence]
I was going to note the exact same thing, but with a slightly different conclusion: I think the OTT is surprisingly homogenous considering the huge age range. You might expect age groups to stick together (the ‘kids’ hanging out and responding to each other while the ‘oldies’ do something else) but that's far from the case (for the most part).
bmonk wrote:Do we have a term for a person who is blitzing to ketchup, but also has a current tab open?
Now now, newpixbot, I know you're upset that you get ongninja'd all the time, but there's no need for that kind of language. Go sing “Don't worry, feed Molpies” to yourself for a newpix.
ChronosDragon wrote:How come the newpixbot still has its peace offering? Does it think we're still mad at it? Because we could be, if it wants us to.
Because someone still needed to turn it off...
Regarding the OTC: I agree, looks like treefruit. Did we ever identify the species of the tree? Must be something fruit-bearing (or nut-bearing, whatever; in any case, Squirpy-food bearing). Ah, ninja'd by BlitzGirl, maybe a Persimmon tree. (Although Google Image Search
doesn't really give me a matching image: those clustered leaves seem typical for the Squirpy tree.)
I'll go and do some Molpy pixel hunting later.
Cuegan back together! (ReONGnited indeed, Flotter!) I wonder if we has just been standing there waiting for Megan to return. (Well, he should at least have filled up the dilgunnerang.)