MR Collective knowledge

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Abstract, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    This board is so strange sometimes.

    I go to the thread where someone asks for advice on brick colour, and one of the first replies comes from a brick expert who works for a brick company, of all things.

    Then I click on a new thread (only 2 Views and 1 reply), where someone posts a photo of a shrub (that looks like 1 of 4211 shrubs that look identical to me) and asks what type of shrub it is, and of course the first reply answers the question.


    I may not know a lot about shrubs or bricks, but as a collective, I wonder how much we DON'T know? :confused:
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    you know, it's funny because I saw the brick thread, and completely ignored it due to my lack of wisdom in that area, but... I didn't think it would go unanswered. It's weird, but this form is ridiculously intelligent.
     
  3. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    I was just looking at that too Abstract. It's strange in a good way. If we were a country I wonder where we'd rank in terms of collective smarts.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Shrubs and birds I can handle. Just don't ask me about programming or calculus. :D

    I agree...it is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful forum. :)
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    3rd, 2nd, or maybe first.
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Perhaps. But the perversion factor probably weighs us down. Never let a dirty mind go to waste :D
     
  7. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    No no, it's all a part of our collective knowledge. I'm sure we would even challenge the Mail Order Brides forums on human importation laws.
     
  8. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I can guarantee, that there is more that we DON'T know, compared to what we do. None the less, we have intelligent posters in great quantities.
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I think that people on MR know everything.

    We might not actually know it, but be convincing enough to make people think that we know what we're talking about.

    I do it in real life all the time. :D
     
  10. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]

    I think we've narrowed it down to being a Red Tip Photinia; although I'm still waiting for final verification from iSaint. :D
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Don't forget the threads where people have real medical illnesses and they ask people here.
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Actually, that definitely is a red tipped photinia. My mom points them out to me all the time for some reason. They're friggin' EVERYWHERE in Houston. Somethin' like the new growth is red, then slowly goes green; I'm not a plantologist.
    redtip.jpg
    (diff pic of same plant)

    And ignore my post in which I said that I would try to convince y'all of things I don't know. I actually know what this is. :p :D
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Sure, now you do. Once you googled it, that is.:p
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Honey, they're all over Houston. Can't go three houses without seeing one.

    Google is only used for faking expertise in nuclear science or medical procedures. Wikipedia for any other fake-knowledge. ;)
     
  15. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    That is probably one of the few things that we don't know. it is nice though to be able to ask pretty much any question and get an answer in just a few minutes.
     
  16. calculus Guest

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    I'm with the great poet Rumsfeld on this one...

    As we know,
    There are known knowns.
    There are things we know we know.
    We also know
    There are known unknowns.
    That is to say
    We know there are some things
    We do not know.
    But there are also unknown unknowns,
    The ones we don't know
    We don't know.
     
  17. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    General knowledge: good

    In some of those relationship threads, some proffered advice about women can be hair-raisingly and toe-curlingly awful, though.

    Also, no-one ever talks about boxing.
    [random thought for the day]
     
  18. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    :D You make me smile.
     
  19. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    From a women's viewpoint. :)
     
  20. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    There has been a bit of talk recently about Wii boxing –although I've never encountered it first hand I do believe it can cause you to sweat.

    Mind, you're right that no one ever seems to discuss proper pugilism which is a little strange given there are a lot of sports fans on the forums. You could always start BV's Queensbury Rules Thread if this is a passion of yours you'd like to discuss? ;)
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No, no passion at all. :D

    Although the idea of pummelling people in an enclosed space has a certain appeal...

    Think I heard someone on the radio talking about Vitali Klitschko and somehow I made the connection that we've never had a boxing thread in my time here.

    Ack. Too much MR. I need a holiday. ;)
     
  22. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Funny, when i saw the shrub thread and the answer i though the same thing. Scary, but cool.


    What could we achieve if we put this collective consciousness to work on something i wonder?
     
  23. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    The biggest collection of dirty minds ever assembled?

    Oh, you mean good things to accomplish.... ;)
     
  24. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Silly me, i should have known the power would be used for evil!

    :p
     
  25. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Blasphemy! Perversion is not evil! :D
     

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