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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:09 PM
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Poll question: Using which of these names without explanation is an act of game playing?
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Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-19-06 10:12 PM
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1. If no explanation is given, then it might seem that to mention a name
Edited on Mon Jun-19-06 10:13 PM by Boojatta
is to expect readers to already know about the person behind the name or to expect readers to research the name.

On the other hand, if an explanation is given, then some people might be insulted by the suggestion that they need an explanation.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:32 AM
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2. Should there be an "all of the above" category in the poll?
Is there a way to make a poll that allows voters to choose more than one option?
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 07:57 AM
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3. i'm not sure that i understand the question...
what the fuck are you talking about...?

or have i already done enough bongs this morning?
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:12 AM
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4. This all started when I used the name "Hitoshi Igarashi" in a thread
without including even a short biography of Hitoshi Igarashi.

I received the following rebuke:

I'm not sure what your point is. And since you could have easily stated it rather than play coy games with us dumb boobs, I'm not sure that I give a rat's rectum.

Source:
Try To Buy Fertilizer Versus Conspiracy To Murder Hitoshi Igarashi



I take that to mean that I violated a rule of etiquette. So I'm just wondering how one applies the rules of etiquette.

Given a name, how does one decide whether:

(1) supplying information about the person insultingly suggests that people don't know or don't care enough to find out; or

(2) failing to supply information about the person is an act of game playing.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 09:47 AM
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5. Out of a total of two votes, one was for Herman Wouk.
Here's some information from Answers.com:

For all of Wouk's previous successes, nobody could have predicted the triumph of his novel The Caine Mutiny (1951), or its effect on readers. Loosely based on Wouk's experiences during the war -- though he was quick to point out that the events central to its drama were purely fiction -- the book told a story of life aboard a destroyer-minesweeper during World War II, using language rich in metaphor and filled with beautifully drawn characters of a kind that hadn't been seen before in a modern war novel. The book earned a Pulitzer Prize and soon soared to the top of the bestseller lists, becoming one of the biggest-selling English-language novels of the 20th century. The Caine Mutiny was so successful that it quickly spawned a stage adaptation, a television production, and, in 1954, an immensely popular movie produced by Stanley Kramer and directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, and Robert Francis.

The Caine Mutiny has remained a perennially popular book for more than 50 years, a steady seller in paperbacks more than a generation after its initial publication...


Note only was the Caine Mutiny very successful, but nobody could have predicted it!
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 08:59 PM
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6. Kicking to keep this poll alive. e.o.m.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 09:24 PM
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7. I know only one of those names. And it is not a good one. I think
if you mention a murderous person.. you should perhaps have some context of why you are using the name. Otherwise.. it is weird.

Your poll is weird.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 03:49 PM
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8. One more kick so that people can express opinions on applying
rules of etiquette.
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