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Ms. Toad

(33,723 posts)
Sat Dec 24, 2022, 07:05 PM Dec 2022

Please use real names at least once in your posts, and provide some context. [View all]

I'm not living inside your head, or watching TV with you. I don't know all of the cutesy names living in your head for all of the folks in the news. (At least) three times in the last 24 hours an OP had been incomprehensible to me because the OP used their own pet names for someone . . . in two of them I'm still not sure who (or what) was being referred to. Just as frequently someone comments on SOME BIG THING without including a clue about what THAT BIG THING was.

This is a discussion board. There's much more likely to be a discussion if you give us a clue about what you would like to discuss.

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Yes, and please add a little context grumpyduck Dec 2022 #1
I buried the request for context in the post - Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #3
Can we all agree on the term Slobfather? SouthernDem4ever Dec 2022 #78
How hard is it to do Slobfather* Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #116
ok :) SouthernDem4ever Dec 2022 #124
Really. Some very self-centered people think everyone should be as super-cool and clued-in as them Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #2
Yup. n/t Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #4
You'd think after 53 years of Internet & 29 years of the Web, adults would have figured this out. nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #6
I think micro-blogging (e.g. Twitter) and texting has made it worse. Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #8
Ding! orthoclad Dec 2022 #42
Dong! orthoclad Dec 2022 #52
Not all of us are computer savvy, my Friend Deuxcents Dec 2022 #10
Sure. Names and contexts is pretty basic stuff. It's about being social-savvy, not computer-savvy Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #12
I DO consider myself to be fairly computer savvy, but that doesn't mean I can read minds! 😆 ShazzieB Dec 2022 #38
Agreed. I'm not a mind reader. Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #51
I still don't know who FFFF and boo boo are. :-) N/T Foolacious Dec 2022 #81
32 years of the web. The 1st website went up on December 20, 1990 (so was in the 1980s for 12 days) Celerity Dec 2022 #88
+10. Thanks for the history review. KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2022 #112
Yes, thanks, Celerity. Only 30 years ago! I had a computer before Hortensis Dec 2022 #132
I just ignore them. grumpyduck Dec 2022 #5
I get annoyed when I click on something that looks interesting/important Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #7
I just call'em on it.. "ok WTF does xyz mean?" Sometimes it works, sometimes .....crickets....nt. mitch96 Dec 2022 #16
Same here - But it seems to be getting worse Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #58
Yes. Odds are great they have nothing worthwhile to say. Patterson Dec 2022 #54
re: "Some very self-centered people think..." thesquanderer Dec 2022 #99
Yes, that is a large motivation, I think. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #106
Agreed relayerbob Dec 2022 #9
Come on! Everyone knows who Packard, Skank, Rughead, Gutterboy, Minty and Oggie are! TheBlackAdder Dec 2022 #45
Nope. n/t Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #62
No idea. Never saw the movie. calimary Dec 2022 #69
LOL. nt sl8 Dec 2022 #74
I Enjoyed That Movie ProfessorGAC Dec 2022 #79
I might take a few seconds to try to figure posts like that out. lpbk2713 Dec 2022 #11
there is a "trash thread" option though, barbtries Dec 2022 #26
I skip the posts with cryptic titles, no substantive info Random Boomer Dec 2022 #33
agreed SCantiGOP Dec 2022 #43
Good point. Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #59
here's one I never click NJCher Dec 2022 #67
I share your peeve, but cut some slack this past week or so. Fiendish Thingy Dec 2022 #13
True...this has been a particularly screwy week. ShazzieB Dec 2022 #40
The three in the last 24 hours weren't a reaction to breaking news. Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #60
I absolutely agree with you. Talitha Dec 2022 #14
There used to be tons of posts about "Tweety." johnp3907 Dec 2022 #15
Yes, Chris Mathews was "Tweety" caraher Dec 2022 #17
yeah, Chris Mathews is right. barbtries Dec 2022 #27
Not sure I ever figured out, Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #61
Yup, that was Chris Matthews. sakabatou Dec 2022 #108
I learned that one fast treestar Dec 2022 #138
it's not that hard... myohmy2 Dec 2022 #18
Yea, it often is, and it shouldn't be obamanut2012 Dec 2022 #83
The More We ........ McKim Dec 2022 #19
and please if you are posting something about weather give us a clue where you are rurallib Dec 2022 #20
Ditto that! n/t Quakerfriend Dec 2022 #29
This, and so others can better appreciate the sharing. Hortensis Dec 2022 #131
I'm guessing a fair amount of this is not real people posting how they really think. erronis Dec 2022 #21
Well THAT's intriguing. Abolishinist Dec 2022 #25
Oh we've had scandals with trolls trying to control te jury LakeArenal Dec 2022 #47
I can understand that, but I thought a 'bot' Abolishinist Dec 2022 #66
You are correct obamanut2012 Dec 2022 #85
Why wouldn't states and groups engaged in cyber warfare Hortensis Dec 2022 #133
Nah, most are long-time posters obamanut2012 Dec 2022 #84
i feel the same way about acronyms CatWoman Dec 2022 #22
Like OP, ROFL. :) Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #63
THIS! orangecrush Dec 2022 #23
Lol grantcart Dec 2022 #46
At DU we aren't "character limited" so be verbose!! NoMoreRepugs Dec 2022 #24
That is reason #1 I never signed up with Twitter. chriscan64 Dec 2022 #32
+1,000 MicaelS Dec 2022 #28
Happy Festivus! BootinUp Dec 2022 #30
I read a book about the TV show Seinfeld. It tells how a lot of the story lines got written. spike jones Dec 2022 #37
o k I had not heard or read about that, or I have forgotten BootinUp Dec 2022 #39
Festivus was conceived by author and editor Daniel O'Keefe, the father of television writer Dan Celerity Dec 2022 #91
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Dec 2022 #93
Thanks, I agree. Clarity of communication is a good thing. CaptainTruth Dec 2022 #31
States, as well as cities, would be helpful, too. There are a lot of Springfields... Rhiannon12866 Dec 2022 #34
And Charlestons and Jacksonvilles, both of which came up this past week. ShazzieB Dec 2022 #48
When I read these, I check to see what state forum they were posted in Rhiannon12866 Dec 2022 #50
Sometimes checking profiles helps if a state is mentioned there. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #70
I do that all the time, but typically people don't add specifics Rhiannon12866 Dec 2022 #72
I can't tell you how many actual news articles never identify the state or even give hints. TheBlackAdder Dec 2022 #55
That's an argument for posting in the state forums - or adding the state in the subject line Rhiannon12866 Dec 2022 #57
It's like 87th street is burger flyin... Ohio Joe Dec 2022 #35
Yeah, let's be a little specific about place names: "P-ville Judge throws out brutality case!" NBachers Dec 2022 #36
The marmoset has decamped. LudwigPastorius Dec 2022 #41
That makes at least as much sense as one of the posts which triggered this thread. n/t Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #64
He did that by way of example I am BootinUp Dec 2022 #65
And posts that consist of "Link to tweet" orthoclad Dec 2022 #44
Then sometimes when you ask for content or who ya talking about. LakeArenal Dec 2022 #49
Or copy and paste the contents of a "tweet" they're posting orthoclad Dec 2022 #53
Google is a misspelling of a specific very large number. And twitter has a been a word for centuries mathematic Dec 2022 #76
Their modern usage is infantile orthoclad Dec 2022 #139
Yes. A few seconds writer time saves thousands of seconds reader time in total. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2022 #71
If the title leaves out context I don't click. GoodRaisin Dec 2022 #56
Agree Meowmee Dec 2022 #68
I refuse to write or speak the name of the MAGAt king. Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 2022 #73
And please, no more posts titled: "This" Pluvious Dec 2022 #75
I agree. A little snark or humor is fun, but let's make sure we provide meaningful content and Martin68 Dec 2022 #77
I would agree except for the Gym Jordan thing. twodogsbarking Dec 2022 #80
Thank you! And, no blind links obamanut2012 Dec 2022 #82
Who is TNG or. Tng or tng ?? MasonDreams Dec 2022 #86
I came to ForgedCrank Dec 2022 #87
Wow, everyone sounds a little grumpy this Christmas morn. 1WorldHope Dec 2022 #89
👍 Joinfortmill Dec 2022 #97
Welcome to DU, 1WorldHope. Niagara Dec 2022 #114
I understand completely, I, also often experience profound 1WorldHope Dec 2022 #135
Welcome 1World. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. debm55 Dec 2022 #115
We dodged the weather they got in Buffalo. 1WorldHope Dec 2022 #136
My real first name is Martin, but everyone calls me Marty Martin Eden Dec 2022 #90
Great Context DontBelieveEastisEas Dec 2022 #110
More context: Martin Eden Dec 2022 #111
The phony name I disliked was using "PBO" for Barack Obama. JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2022 #92
Assuming TFG means the former, twice impeached, president tiredtoo Dec 2022 #94
The Former Guy. debm55 Dec 2022 #101
thanks EOM tiredtoo Dec 2022 #113
Sigh. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all. Joinfortmill Dec 2022 #95
Joinfortmill, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too. debm55 Dec 2022 #103
"Hair Furhair" is pretty descriptive. ;) Justice matters. Dec 2022 #96
Threads with cliche titles GenThePerservering Dec 2022 #98
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!! madinmaryland Dec 2022 #100
This message was self-deleted by its author debm55 Dec 2022 #104
Not really a congressional issue. Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #120
that was hilarious treestar Dec 2022 #137
Proof reading before posting avoids misconceptions. rickford66 Dec 2022 #102
Then you'll be called the grammar police or SharonClark Dec 2022 #125
well den ferget abot it. rickford66 Dec 2022 #130
I have aphasia so it is hard enough for me to understand what is written even when precise. Dysfunctional Dec 2022 #105
I have to agree, I have tremors in my hands. It takes me very long to write and even though I proof debm55 Dec 2022 #107
Have you looked at the Ask the Administrators forum recently? Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #118
Ms. Toad, for some of us it does take longer than a few seconds. I know it because it happens debm55 Dec 2022 #119
Does it take longer to type "Trump" than it does to type "Slobfather" Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #121
I use tRump. I understand where you are coming from. I am usually not over here, so I don't know the debm55 Dec 2022 #122
It's not a rule - it's just common courtesy, Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #123
Once while dining at a landmark restaurant in COMO at the Zoo... GreenWave Dec 2022 #109
I agree with this post Mysterian Dec 2022 #117
I've blocked posts that have subject lines like SharonClark Dec 2022 #126
I haven't blocked them - Ms. Toad Dec 2022 #127
I view DU as a serious but fun information/discussion site ecstatic Dec 2022 #128
I don't even like when "rethugs" or similar are used. Just say Republicans. betsuni Dec 2022 #129
✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ n/t msfiddlestix Dec 2022 #134
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