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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:03PM Panicbutton said

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TL:DR

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:05PM Panicbutton said

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@Panicbutton Sorry, had to be done.

On a serious note, I've seen some great forum communities devolve into a meme-ridden cesspit including all of the above and more. They're all incredibly annoying but then I'm one of those people that doesn't even abbreviate when I use text messaging on a phone.

"you mad bro" is another pet peeve of mine that ranks alongside the above.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:11PM Dril said

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@Panicbutton

It's funny, I fully spell out, punctuate and capitalise everything I do (even, like you, including texts) but I do love me some memes.

Especially my owl avatar. I do love the posh owl an awful lot.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:32PM Slayblaze said

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@Panicbutton

This
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:35PM Slayblaze said

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@Slayblaze Actually "This" is my pet peeve worst of the worst, and I'm surprised it didn't make the list. It's just simply awful.

One single word being used as an entire sentence - bah!
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 4:21PM LazyLemming said

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@Panicbutton "U Mad Bro?" Is probably the worst in my book. It reads to me like "I'm intentionally attempting to piss you off because I am protected by the distance of the internet."
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 5:56PM Birk said

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@Panicbutton

"U MAD BRO"

Is the number one phrase that makes me want to take eyes out of prepubescent skulls. It's the modern day "neener neener neener", but more arrogant.

-Birk
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Posted: Apr 23rd 2011 3:19AM (Unverified) said

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@Birk : LOL U MAD !!
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Posted: Apr 26th 2011 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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@Slayblaze I think something that is even worse than this is "^". I am so lazy in my agreement with a previous poster that I can only summon enough energy to press two keys shift + 6.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:06PM Citrus Cloud said

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First!

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:06PM Citrus Cloud said

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@Citrus Cloud Ah damn, never mind.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:23PM kobeathris said

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@Citrus Cloud

Actually, I think saying "First!" when you are clearly not first is just as time worn a tradition.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 4:08PM Space Cobra said

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@Citrus Cloud
@Justin Olevetti

I know this probably started when someone "famous", like a Dev, posted an announcement on a forum and left it opened for new replies (maybe before the days of having a function or area that did not allow replies) and people would post such things. Sometimes even others with "Second!" and so on.

This doesn't bother me as much since it mostly chases after a Dev announcement, but it can be useless/silly when the Dev is trying to get feedback.

Again, fineline between alienating those who just want to "have fun" and those who want to have a serious discussion on game matters.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:07PM Strangeland said

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First. Of course.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:08PM kgptzac said

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first.

this post is win. you, sir, are good!

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:09PM kgptzac said

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@kgptzac
fail
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:08PM Dril said

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Personally, I like "Sir," partially because it's not just used on MMO forums and it's not just used in a derogatory manner. And, hey, it sounds better than Mr.

Also: fanboy and hater, while massively over-used and ground to the point of meaninglessness, can actually be close to the truth. Hell, you see it all the time: people will adamantly and whole-heartedly bash/praise a game whilst ignoring any of its redeeming features/major flaws.

Inb4, however, is incredibly irritating. It should've replaced "Sir."

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 10:51PM DarkWalker said

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@Dril

Not exactly the same as the "Sir" response, but I do love to answer tantrum posts with unassailable courtesy.

Not sure how forum goers react, but when dealing with people face to face, it has the double advantage of draining the anger of whoever didn't mean to be rude, and of angering those who meant to be rude to no end :)
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:13PM Tizmah said

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Add mockery to the list :

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