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Don't read too much into the analogy, people. This isn't a science. :P

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Originally written by Now With Responsibility:

Okay, according to Kel's definitions, what the hell am *I*? You mention only Alo, and by time and member numbers, his is well below 500, whilst mine is under 2000. I was here much after them, but much before Aran and the rest. Do I just happen to fall out from between?
You're just special and get a distinction of your own. :) We'll call it the Riibu Sub-generation

[ Saturday, February 17, 2007 10:13: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Riibu, I'd put you in the very beginning of the third generation (whereas I'm at the very end). Obviously the distinction is somewhat arbitrary, but that's how I'd make it.

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I'd like having my own subgeneration...

Actually, it's just after all the times there've been topics like these and analyses and everything, I'm a little annoyed that none of the definitions never seem to apply quite directly to me.

And I swear I was there when Misc. was still around. I just never actually, you know, went to see the topics. Or General either, for that matter. I was a scared little thing back then. :\

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Second generation. Tee hee.

I need to stop reading these forums. I've been reading them much less frequently, and lately mostly just threads that really interest me, like this one. I like the community, but there's so much boring drek here and it can be addictive.

Back into hiding.

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Boring drek, man!
*Again
Dude! This is some really great boring drek!

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Originally by Riibu:

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Actually, it's just after all the times there've been topics like these and analyses and everything, I'm a little annoyed that none of the definitions never seem to apply quite directly to me.
Well, for many of us, that's probably accurate. There's a reason we don't have one concise definition of -bies and of "generations" and can easily put everyone where they belong: it's pretty much impossible, since everyone has different perceptions. Ephesos thinks he's an oldbie (or at least oldbish enough), but not everyone thinks so. I think I know who TM is, but Kelandon thinks I don't. As the definitions get more detailed, more people feel excluded.

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Does that make us Drekkies?

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quote:
Originally written by Slartanalycyst:

Does that make us Drekkies?
Let's go with that and call it a day.

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Drek you, ADoS. I don't want to hear you drek all over our drek.

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And then we get meta-drek!

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quote:
Originally written by Nuclear Socks:

Drek you, ADoS. I don't want to hear you drek all over our drek.

—Alorael, who has found a new word to use until it loses all meaning drek and simply drek becomes another drek linguistic intron.

Like "like"?

This, like, total, like, article is, like, total drek.

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

I think I know who TM is, but Kelandon thinks I don't.
Again, no.

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All right, fine. You're right and I'm wrong. My initial post on the subject was supposed to illustrate oddity (for that one particular example) of lumping me, having seen many (not most, mind you) of TM's posts, with even newer arrivals, who haven't seen many at all. But I suppose we all look equally ignorant from the other side of that generation gap.

Now Dikiyoba is off to draw crayon artwork on the walls, throw tantrums in the store if Dikiyoba doesn't get candy, and have frequent nap times.
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Drek.

What a beautifull, amazing and all-saying word! I'll sure be using it more than one time.

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Isn't it actually a Dutch word, Thralni? The German is Dreck, which is how the word is sometimes also spelled in English. Anyway, I believe it's just a loan word from either other language, originally used in English as a sort of genteel euphemism.

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Online etymology sites all seem to flag it as coming to English from Yiddish, which makes sense.

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quote:
Now Dikiyoba is off to draw crayon artwork on the walls, throw tantrums in the store if Dikiyoba doesn't get candy, and have frequent nap times.

lacks emotional maturity to be oldbie or even nearoldbie.

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Didn't Goldenking come back? I vote his next moniker is Goldenoldbie. :P

[ Sunday, February 18, 2007 08:02: Message edited by: Slartanalycyst ]

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Meh. Everyone here was a newbie at some point. Nothing wrong with being one now.

I do wish I'd had the sense to join back when I started playing SW games, but I was just a stupid little high school freshman back then. I probably would have been a very annoying addition to the boards.

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quote:
Originally written by Slartanalycyst:

Didn't Goldenking come back? I vote his next moniker is Oldbieking. :P
FYT

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Infernal pun-killer!

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The pun needed to die.

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Through His and Her grace, I hereby reincownate the pun.

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That goes far beyond bad puns. I thought the cult of the nine headed cave cow died off ages ago.

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