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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:35 PM
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Can someone please explain the "copycat thread" to me?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:40 PM by FedUpWithIt All
Are there certain rules to this?

For example, could..."I Bought a House Today" be turned into "I Caught a Louse Today?"

Does the rhyme have to be only one word of the original or can it be several?

Is there a point system? If so does one get more points for an IBTL copycat?

Is there a DU record for most copycats of a single thread?

A trophy at the end of the year? : :shrug::

Inquiring minds want to know....


:dunce: :hi:

Edited to add... :rofl:
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:38 PM
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1. There are rules?
I was not aware of this.
I think the only rule is to be either extremely clever or alternately to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

The middle ground does not work out so well. Kinda falls flat.
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Little Wing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:38 PM
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2. There are no rules in the game, just as there are no winners
Only..
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:38 PM
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3. the answers you seek...
1) the square of the hypotenuse
2) Frederick Barbarossa
3) a suffusion of yellow
4) one astronomical unit
5) ask again tomorrow


i hope that clears up any confusion you may have had or will have in the future.
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:41 PM
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5. Yes...Yes it does. It is all so clear now.
:P

:hi:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:43 PM
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6. with great wisdom comes great responsibility, grasshopper.
:hi: :toast:
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:51 PM
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11. And may the force be with you....
:hi: :toast:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:39 PM
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4. There are no rules for a truly fine copycat.
Like good art, you just know it when you see it. Although I do think those copycats that have to be locked are a bit more funny.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:44 PM
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7. there is only one rule
When you do them in GD, and it gets more replies than the original, you are damn good! :P
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:53 PM
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12. I will have to try that...
Once my armor comes back from the cleaners. ;-)
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:44 PM
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8. The best place to do them is the Religion/Theology Forum
People there have a great sense of humor.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:46 PM
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9. The holy grail of copy catting is to lure the OP of the copy catted thread...
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:48 PM by Prag
to accidentally post in the copy cat thread.

Next best is to lure a sub-poster into the copy cat thread.

It's only been done twice that I know of... Bikewriter did it once.

There was another time, but, I can't recall the specifics.

Otherwise, it's to be snarky and have fun.

Try not to do it to serious or important threads, tho... It can make
one enemies not to mention it's rude.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:49 PM
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10. its also loads of fun when you see the copycat 1st
and think its the original post and you are really lost at that point.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:56 PM
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13. Good point...
I had forgotten about the thrills inherent in this.

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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:02 PM
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14. Oh good job. Now the lounge will be full of copycat copycats!
:P
And I'll post some!
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:03 PM
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15. ...
:evilgrin:

:hi:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:03 PM
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16. There's only one rule. It should be somewhat amusing.
Otherwise, have at it.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:39 PM
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17. As long as the copycat doesn't mention
P_bic Hair sex or bodily functions ,or is racist or flames against a fellow duer.
Have at it
:hi: fedup...How ya doing?
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:41 PM
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18. ...
:rofl:
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