It turns out that...
NOT EVERYTHING IS A TROLLING/RUDENESS ATTEMPT
New research in the obscure field of "social interaction" has uncovered considerable data pointing to the startling conclusion that sometimes... people make:
Jokes are a highly nuanced form of human-to-human communication with the intent of delivering a sensation of humour to either the joke teller or the joke receiver (usually both). They are similar to trolling in that both forms of communication work indirectly, with the intended meaning of the message contained somewhere beside the literal, surface meaning of the string of words in the message or sentence, but distinct from trolling in that the primary intent is usually not antagonisitic or incendiary.
When you go posting on any forums (including this one of course), carry this new knowledge with you, it'll prove its usefulness in discerning the intended meaning behind people's messages. Anytime you see a post that angers you, instead of jumping to conclusions, ask yourself:
"Is this post joking?"
Sometimes, the answer may surprise you!
Now that you are aware of the existence and prevalence of jokes, you will probably start noticing the, all over the place, even in many posts you previously flagged. You may start seeing the world and its inhabitants in a much better light, now that you are beginning to realise that:
NOT EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET YOU.
In fact, some people just want to make you laugh! When you encounter a situation like this, allow it to affect your patterns of response; maybe this time you will tell them that their joke was funny, or build upon it by playing along, instead of insulting them or telling them they are not a good troll!
I hope that you have been enlightened by this topic and that you can use this newfound knowledge in your day to day lives.
Thank you very much for reading this topic.
**Sorry, I'm too lazy to edit out the whole intro to the OMTL but I'm sure it will serve its duty in tagging you regardless.
First, this topic was not my idea. But @PopTart0219 left and people are using outdated OMTLs. I believe I got an updated version.
Do not overuse - Use it once per subject, and only use it in general topics for new projects.(only once a month for gen topics)
Use it in the post you want people to see - Nobody likes scrolling. Well, some people do.
Only use it for things you can contribute to - Something something don't tag for smol potatoes.
Put it in a details folder - Put an empty line before the details folder.
Keep the count going - Increase the count when you add yourself, decrease it when you remove yourself.
Don't tamper with the list - It's annoying when someone messes it up.
Keep the list in alphabetical order - This is a semi new tradition, making it easier to remove yourself.
I missed a lot of guidelines, I think, so please put in any you can remember.
HOW TO USE
Quote this, select all and cut.
Open a text editor and paste. Remove [/quote] and everything above the list. Select all, cut and paste on your topic.
Alternatively, quote this, select all and remove [/quote] and everything above the list. Select all, cut and paste on your topic.
If you are using a computer, you can quote and select just the list (click on one end of the list, and shift+click the other end), cut and paste on your topic.
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