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Seriously, folks. The "Leave your sanity at the door" wasn't all that funny back in the day. Can we just pretend that it didn't get plastered on misc 2-3 years ago? I mean, it's like the generic way for greenthumbs to act hi-larious these days.

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Welcome to General. Leave your sanity at the door.
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Yeah, see. That's the thing, it's not really accurate.
How about this:

Welcome to General. Leave your testicles dangling off of the end of my bloody shears, since god knows if you're posting here, you won't be using them ever again.

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That's what my welcome mat says.
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Law Bringer
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Slogans and catchphrases aren't supposed to be funny. They're supposed to exist. "Leave you sanity at the door" exists, so it works. And, quite frankly, it's less likely to send newbies away crying than some other greetings that could be mentioned.

—Alorael, who is willing to start up some offerings of free implants to newcomers. Possibly some needle/ferrets.
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Agent
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"Leave your sanity at the door" is an incantation - thus it cannot be changed without losing its spell craft.
:) But you could always supplement it with good wishes from welcome mats and all kind of turtles and talismans.

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quote:
Originally written by Crick:

And, quite frankly, it's less likely to send newbies away crying than some other greetings that could be mentioned.
That's my point.

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TM, you're making about as much sense as a blow-up doll wearing a toupee.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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What, you get hardons for bald women?

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quote:
Originally written by Shingai no Junkyousha:

quote:
Originally written by Crick:

And, quite frankly, it's less likely to send newbies away crying than some other greetings that could be mentioned.
That's my point.

So you're saying that it might be offensive to some people to suggest leaving their sanity at the door as compared to not?

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-ben4808
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A proper reading of TM's response reveals that he would like to send newbies away crying, which is true to character and unhelpful.

—Alorael, who would rather have newbies helplessly enmeshed in the Spiderweb strands of terrible metaphors before he begins to reveal the full extent of the doom into which they have plunged.
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Just make sure you lock the door behind them.

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"We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are short, some are dull, some are sharp, some are tall. Some have funny names and they are all different colors, but they all learn to live in the same box."

"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

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Shaper
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The turtles have it covered, so no need for locking. Besides, no-one can get out.

[ Saturday, November 12, 2005 21:34: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Yep. Just as long as they don't notice the huge, gaping hole in the wall...

I'll admit, it's an overcliched phrase, though.
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Frankly, Spiderweb doesn't need a modernization or a reform right now - we're not posting here to be productive anyway. So we might as well stick with the outdated traditions just for the heck of it. "Leave your sanity at the door" worked almost 3 years ago, why shouldn't it work now?

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I agree with TM. The phrase makes me cringe just about every time I see it.

And I believe TM's point is that any newbie lily-livered enough to be scared off by a gritty welcome message wouldn't be too great of an asset to the community in the first place.

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Stughalf

"Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed."- The Bhagavad Gita.
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As long as the newbie can write English well enough and doesn't use these ... extremely... irritating... god knows what exactly they are... abbreviations, he or she may stay. this slogan adds a bit to it, but it becomes quite a cliche, that I must agree with.

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quote:
Originally written by Stugri-La:

any newbie lily-livered enough to be scared off by a gritty welcome message wouldn't be too great of an asset to the community in the first place.
That's why there's Desp. :P

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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quote:
As long as the newbie can write English well enough and doesn't use these ... extremely... irritating... god knows what exactly they are... abbreviations, he or she may stay.
You mean 1337speak? I hate it too. The only time I really use it is to publicly mock those who can't seem to type.

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"We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are short, some are dull, some are sharp, some are tall. Some have funny names and they are all different colors, but they all learn to live in the same box."

"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

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Master
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I think he meant ellipsis abuse.

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Whenever I see a post with that many ellipsis (correct plural?) in it, I get the feeling the author is either out of breath or has so few brain cells left he needs to pause every three seconds to remember what he was saying.

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My BlogPolarisI eat novels for breakfast.
Polaris is dead, long live Polaris.
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You... mean... like... if... I... started... typing... like... this?

Wow, not only is it annoying to read, but annoying to type as well.

[ Sunday, November 13, 2005 14:22: Message edited by: Eldibs ]

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"We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are short, some are dull, some are sharp, some are tall. Some have funny names and they are all different colors, but they all learn to live in the same box."

"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

Currently boycotting: AngelFire, GameFAQ's, Macintosh PC's
Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
Mongolian Barbeque
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Use copy and paste, so you only have to hit Command + V every time you want to insert "..."

Saves wear on that fragile left pinkie.

[ Sunday, November 13, 2005 14:48: Message edited by: Icshi ]
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Won't save my pinkie. I don't type, I just peck at the keyboard (I think that's the proper term). I can do that faster than actual typing, and it's less strenuous on my hands.

[ Sunday, November 13, 2005 14:56: Message edited by: Eldibs ]

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"We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are short, some are dull, some are sharp, some are tall. Some have funny names and they are all different colors, but they all learn to live in the same box."

"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

Currently boycotting: AngelFire, GameFAQ's, Macintosh PC's
Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
Mongolian Barbeque
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quote:
Originally written by Icshi:

Saves wear on that fragile left pinkie.
Duh. It's neither the pinkie nor the left hand at all. It's the finger next to the pinkie, on the right hand, dang it!

What the flippin' heck was I thinking?!?

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...Unless you type like you play Scarlatti — with lots of hand-crossings in mid-sentence.

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