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Originally written by Springer Bell:

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Honestly, I never thought I would reference anyone to Wikipedia. It is your friend.

[quote]From the Wiki:
Leet finds its base in written communication over electronic media. Most simply, it has evolved as a way of forming exclusive cliques in on-line communities, notably Bulletin Board Systems and online multiplayer games (see Examples of Leet in videogaming).

The mechanism began simply: taking standard text and corrupting it with a dynamic cipher, with only those privy to the cipher understanding what was being conveyed in the ciphertext. Through this, newcomers to a given community were excluded from communication with those who had defined (and continued to evolve) the cipher.[/b]
[/b][/quote]Oh. I didn't realise it was to code messages. Then it makes sense, I suppose.

Though I hate the "Wikipedia/Google is your friend" sentence.

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Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

Though I hate the "Wikipedia/Google is your friend" sentence.
Good, now you understand how people feel when you use the time of everyone reading a thread to ask a question that you could have answered yourself with a ten second web search.

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Originally written by s:

quote:
Originally written by Mc 'mini' Thralni:

Though I hate the "Wikipedia/Google is your friend" sentence.
Good, now you understand how people feel when you use the time of everyone reading a thread to ask a question that you could have answered yourself with a ten second web search.

As my teacher Dutch would have undoubtly said: Speak for yourself.

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He is. He's just speaking for others as well. ;)

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I never see Slarty asking inane questions.
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Leet isn't intended to be a cipher, really. It's intended to be a way for those who are in the know, meaning those who can write and understand leet, to demonstrate their superiority over the ignorant masses.

—Alorael, who would actually be impressed by a community that developed a cipher to render itself opaque to outsiders. Not highly or favorably impressed, but impressed nonetheless.
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Leet is still an effective way of avoiding auto-censors and ban filters, apparently, and I heard it was developed in part for that purpose.

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Leet is for idiots who can't figure out how to put letters together to form coherent sentences.

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I don't think idiots would like to make things harder for themselves just because they can't write properly.

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As soon as a born idiot touchs a keyboard, he instinctively knows how to type Leet like everyone else knows how to type real words.

I hate people who use Leet and/or phrases like "LOL".

[ Sunday, May 14, 2006 22:47: Message edited by: Mr.Bookworm ]

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Originally written by Mr.Bookworm:

I hate people who use...phrases like "LOL".
Look at it from this perspective:

Online conversations move fast. Typing "lol" instead of "laughing out loud" is merely a more efficient way of getting ones point across that what another person said caused them some form of amusement.

Things like "lmao", "rotfl", and "pmsl" are more enthusiastic ways still.

And who cares if it is annoying? You don't have to type "lol"; it is not harming you, so why not leave it be?

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I have to read it, though.

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I think I haven't used "lol" non-sarcastically for over a year. :P

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And there are people who are vehemently opposed to smilies, Aran, and would be offended that they have to read the :P in your post.

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My only objection to lol is that ha is one letter shorter and therefore both more widely accepted and more concise.

—Alorael, who also very rarely laughs out loud at things seen online. Smirk, yes. Occasionally he even chuckles a bit. But real laughing? For the record, he should also mention that he has never rolled on the floor while laughing or seen anyone do so.
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Can you tell me honestly that you never use words or phrases which might have a shorter or more traditional alternative? And do you never use figures of speech? Pffffft.

As Ed might have said if he were more erudite, go palpate on a participle. ;)

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The only time I use "lol" is in chat rooms, and sometimes "lmao" if something is exceptionally funny. I never liked "rotfl", it has too many letters, but a friend of mine uses it in place of "lol" so I've gotten used to seeing it.

In fast paced chats or MMORPGs one tends to get used to using abbreviations. Things like "ffs", "rly", "ppl", and "omg" can be part of my regular conversations depending on where I am. I wouldn't ever use them here, but there are times it would be too hard to keep up with the conversation if I didn't.

[ Monday, May 15, 2006 07:53: Message edited by: Miya ]
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Since it's impossible to use tone of voice, or expression of face over Internet, smileys have to be used as a replacement. I see "lol" in that context. Other expressions, such as "rofl", are a result of inflation where "lol" is used so often that some other expression is necessary to indicate actual laughter.

It's possible to replace all smileys with stage directions (*chuckles*, *smiles sadly*, *smiles warmly*, etc.), but typing those out would look even more out of place than typing "lol" or " :) ".

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I think part of becoming an oldbie is that you finally stop asking the question of whether you are one yet.

Though having a really low member number goes a long way to getting there. :P
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Originally written by And a Tra La Le La:

Though having a really low member number goes a long way to getting there. :P
If member number is all it takes, then does that make me an oldbie :P ??

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How low can you go... :P

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... I got nothing. :(

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Which points on the flaws in such a system. There are several members between 1 and 1000 who have contributed almost nothing.

EDIT: The idea of some sort of formula which waits various measurable quantities of a member to determine their status has popped into my head. Some of these variables are quite clear (Post Count, Member Number, Years in the Community). However, their relation to the whole is something to be determined. I.E. {(Years)^1.5 or (Years)^2}

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If you were a member before January 10, 2006, you are an oldbie. If you became a member after January 10, 2006, you are a newbie.

For the record, I hate people who use omg/lol/rotfl almost as much as I hate people who compulsively say like/totally/literally to excess. Fortunately, I rarely have to expend my dislike to two separate groups.

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How convenient, but that date will not do at all.
Instead, I propose this,

Let X be the vector of the following quantities,
t = Function of Years in Community
u = Function of Post Count
v = Function of Member Number
w = Function of Scenarios Designed
x = 1 if member was a moderator, 0 otherwise
y = 1 if member was an admin, 0 otherwise
z = 1 if Jeff Vogel, 0 otherwise

Set
F[X] = at+bu+cv+dw+ex+fy+gz
where a,b,c,d,e,f,g are real constants.

Now all that is required is for a few members to send me their respective values for these numbers. Preferably in PM's as there is no reason to post so much information.

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Well. Obviously, if you have a higher title, you are of higher status.

But anyway, maybe we should define a definite line between newbiehood and oldbiehood, as some people are just aching to cross it. :P

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