|Originally posted by Lira |
"A stupid smiley" would be alright when you believe it might actually be more meaningful than words but it makes one wonder why some individuals stick to posting dozens of smiles in a single post.... I mean:
Yes, I mean we all sometimes use a smiley instead of words if words are not warranted. But sometimes it seems like people are having entire “conversations” in smileys if you know what I mean. And then there are those who always respond with a smiley to a topic rather than actually saying something that means anything.
The "inb4dalock" is quite annoying, specially when done in serious threads. I usually post there nonetheless because there's some fun every now and then.
Yea I guess the catch phrases can be annoying, except for a few, very few, limited occasions. The problem is that when a select group of people use it properly, sparingly, and at the right times where it’s genuinely funny, everybody sees this and think that they too can be funny if they imitate them and do it enough times. Unfortunately, they do a great disservice to themselves because not only are they not funny in the slightest by spamming clichés, but they’re also unoriginal.
I think the most annoying thing about the COR is how a large percentage of the guys will just sacrifice all their dignity to grovel and worship the ground that the TA women walk. It’s like in the movies how there’s always that one guy who starts panicking uncontrollably the minute things turn sour and he becomes a blubbery pansy. Similarly in the COR, if a new hot chick comes around, you can just see the stampede of guys trampling over one another to impress her. If you were there in person you would want to grab them, shake them, slap them around a few times and tell them to have some self-respect.
A good entertaining byproduct of the COR however is the drama. Nothing beats the quality of the drama here of course (and when I mean drama I mean more than argumentative drama … like that masculinity thread was awesome), but it simply doesn’t happen all too often. Either that or it’s Israeli/Palestinian drama which happens so much that it’s not drama, it’s an everyday occurrence. The COR is a good melting pot of drama and it also leads you to good drama in places you would never visit like some random regional forum. Sometimes when work is slow, you can find good entertainment by following the drama. As good as the drama may be, however, there’s a few times where you just shake your head at how seriously people take a freaking message board for crying out loud. I mean, Christ relax and go play outside or something like that …
You know, there should be an antropological study on the COR
There should be. Maybe if I’m bored enough at work I’ll write up an analysis of COR behavior. Admittedly it would be rather unsophisticated due to my lack of schooling in the science of human behavior, but it would be a start.