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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146520 on: August 16, 2019, 07:16:45 am »

Also, note that two people were posting in that thread promoting the game, but for the second account, he accidentally fell into first-person say "I" perfectly balanced the game in such-and-such a way. So it's clear the second account for a Mr Welcriel Wawdriqe was a sock puppet.

I think I ran into a fnord. There were two people promoting the game on bgdf? For the life of me, I can't find the other.

Also, glad to have provided you with just a bit of entertainment on this fine evening. I hope the book lives up to the hype though I have a suspicion that it won't.

What's a fnord?
Same question here
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146521 on: August 16, 2019, 07:45:39 am »

Wikipedia is your friend.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146522 on: August 16, 2019, 07:48:07 am »

fnord sounds like a fnord, to be honest.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146523 on: August 16, 2019, 07:55:45 am »

Also, note that two people were posting in that thread promoting the game, but for the second account, he accidentally fell into first-person say "I" perfectly balanced the game in such-and-such a way. So it's clear the second account for a Mr Welcriel Wawdriqe was a sock puppet.

I think I ran into a fnord. There were two people promoting the game on bgdf? For the life of me, I can't find the other.

Also, glad to have provided you with just a bit of entertainment on this fine evening. I hope the book lives up to the hype though I have a suspicion that it won't.

What's a fnord?
Same question here

Wikipedia is your friend.

That. But for those who lack Wikipedia somehow, an explanation that is entirely too short and lacking in all kinds of context.

Fnords are everywhere. You can't see them. You were brainwashed in Kindergarten to not notice them and instead react with fear, preventing rational consideration of the work that the fnord is in/on. The government loves this.

I used it incorrectly in a manner attempting to be funny. I accepted that Reelya saw something but I didn't see it so obviously I must have been affected by a fnord.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146524 on: August 16, 2019, 08:25:53 am »



Wikipedia is your friend.

That. But for those who lack Wikipedia somehow
Explain please how can you have access to an online gaming forum but not wikipedia
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146525 on: August 16, 2019, 08:27:57 am »

The leisure goulag has very strict internet filters.

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« Reply #146526 on: August 16, 2019, 08:51:54 am »

Maybe Wikipedia is a fnord to some people, I don't know.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146527 on: August 16, 2019, 09:15:32 am »

In highschool I was taught wikipedia was not a credible source.

it wss the devil, and some teachers took a grade point off for daring to even cite it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146528 on: August 16, 2019, 09:30:02 am »

That’s why you go to the references on Wikipedia and cite them instead.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146529 on: August 16, 2019, 09:34:15 am »

A fnord is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146530 on: August 16, 2019, 09:44:25 am »

In highschool I was taught wikipedia was not a credible source.

it wss the devil, and some teachers took a grade point off for daring to even cite it.

It's usually reasonably credible, but not always, especially on divisive issues.

You definitely can't cite it, because it changes. The best you can do is a link and an access time, but that's still a bit jank because there's no guarantee that a future reader will be able to access it as it was at that time. The whole point of a citation is that someone reading whatever you wrote needs to be able to go "naaaah, that's a load of crock", check your reference, and either get rekt or transfer their grudge from you to the original purveyor of misinformation. Or some other reasonable motivation to look at your source material, like curiosity.

Anyway the point is that citing a Wikipedia page is like citing "The New York Times". What issue? Which article? By what author? The citation barely conveys any information. I'd be very tempted to dock points for citing Wikipedia, too. Hector's dead right: cite the same thing as Wikipedia cites. In fact, for a good explanation of why Wikipedia shouldn't be cited, read Wikipedia's citation guidelines. :P
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146531 on: August 16, 2019, 11:42:25 am »

Haha yeah, citing Wikipedia is literally citing "Somebody on the internet said".  In most cases it's citing "Somebody on the internet said X Journal said" - so yeah, you should just cite the journal.

It's a useful compilation of citations and usually-correct information, but it's inherently unreliable.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146532 on: August 16, 2019, 11:48:12 am »

Well, usually Wikipedia is good as a jumping off point.  By the time I was regularly expected to cite my work I had access to various databases I was expected to pull from.

Never had to do too much in the way of citing physical works, and even though my university had a 9 story library I only ever used it to have sex in tbh.  Kind of regrettable, but . . . internet.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146533 on: August 16, 2019, 12:26:22 pm »

In the library? Isn't that noisy?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146534 on: August 16, 2019, 12:54:52 pm »

I mean, nine floors and all the various 'quiet rooms', bathrooms, staircases, elevators, and utility rooms is a lot of rooms.
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