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[sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Goins2754 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:29 pm

How hard would it be to add an option to offset text on these forums for sarcasm similarly to how [quote] works? I know a big issue on some forums, not necessarily here because we kinda know everyones' tendencies, is confusing sarcasm with being serious.

Just asking 'cause I'm curious and I have time to kill while Blizzard hits the pause button on our lives. :)
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Braundo » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:32 pm

That sounds like a fantastic suggestion. :roll:

(How did I do?)


In seriousness, I don't really see the point of making it an actual tag. If you really worry about someone taking sarcasm as truth, just do what you did in your topic title there.
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Goins2754 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:35 pm

Braundo wrote:That sounds like a fantastic suggestion. :roll:

(How did I do?)


In seriousness, I don't really see the point of making it an actual tag. If you really worry about someone taking sarcasm as truth, just do what you did in your topic title there.


Because we all know people can take an obvious hint. :roll:

It's like marking skull in a dungeon. Yeah, it's plain as day but some people just don't take the hint. Besides, it's just another option. It wouldn't hurt to throw it out there for people to use if they'd like to add some clarity to their posts.
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Braundo » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:38 pm

I guess it's just that I can't even envision how that would work. You'd have a block of text, and then...

SARCASM:

Hey I'm being sarcastic here


And then more text?
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Invisusira » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Good news!!
The feature to prominently display sarcasm has already been implemented! And, in a remarkable breakthrough, it's actually even easier than typing [sarcasm][/sarcasm] in tag form!!

To use this feature, simply add the following to your posts:

(sarcasm)




(ironic sarcasm)
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Goins2754 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:45 pm

Lucky for me, that's not my job to figure out. Though, I imagine with a direct interpretation of my description it'd be more like:

"So I went to the bagel store yesterday and all they had was everything bagels.

Goins2754 is being sarcastic:

And you all know how much I love everything bagels."


Realistically, though, maybe it could just a special colored text or flashing rainbow colored text or something. I don't know. Who's the webmaster that's supposed to think these things up? :lol:
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby lythac » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:52 pm

[table]
[tr][td]a1[/td][td]a2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]b1[/td][td]b2[/td][/tr]
[/table]

CBH ----------------> Table tags --> Sarcasm tags
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Korola » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:09 pm

I think this is a great idea.

No, really. :roll:

This is better than some MS Paint tank driving away from a Lich King Helmet...
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Goins2754 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:26 pm

You know, the irony of this is that if my OP was being sarcastic then it proves its own point because you guys didn't get the sarcasm.

However, if it proves its own point then the sarcasm of the OP isn't really sarcasm.

Such a paradox. :?
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Korola » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 pm

Oh...

The irony...

Someone turn it off...
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Goins2754 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:36 pm

Korola wrote:Oh...

The irony...

Someone turn it off...


For reals? Or are you being sarcastic? :lol:
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Chicken » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:55 pm

This reminds me of a proposal I saw a few years ago to add additional forms of punctuation to better communicate subtle nuances of body language into text form. The idea didn't really get anywhere though.
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Invisusira » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:12 pm

This thread is really really dumb.

And please note that I did not use sarcasm tags.
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Re: [sarcasm] Request! [/sarcasm]

Postby Holyblaze » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:26 pm

haha so yeah...i LMAO on this one. Perfect for today here at work, as it fits to the mood here in my office. haha BAM!

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