At last: how to do sarcasm online

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by arkitect, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. arkitect, Dec 12, 2011
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    arkitect macrumors 601

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    Can't wait to use it once it is implimented.
    God knows it'd save a lot of confusion here on MacRumors.

    ;)
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  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Nice...:D

    Perhaps there is a need for a way to indicate sarcasm on other sites, but as Raid has expressed so succinctly, we have a way to do it here on MR.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    What if someone has trouble with the colour blue? :)
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I was about to link to the same thread.
    Although if I am being sarcastic I try to make it real obvious.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Doesn't using that font, call for a mandatory caning?? :eek:

    I like the left-handed italics myself, well, because it is a left-handed comment.
     
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    Just start your sentence, the following is meant to be sarcastic:
     
  10. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    We just need a way to set this as the default style. I don't see a profile option....:rolleyes:
     
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  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just post in a Waloshin thread, everything there is sarcastic in response.
     
  13. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    It is amusing reading a heartfelt response to obvious sarcasm, then somebody replies that "your sarcasm meter is off" or something and you like to think that the stupid person who missed obvious sarcasm knows they were stupid and tries do get smarter in some way, or at least retreats into a live of sad loneliness and doesn't reply to any posts.

    Why take that all away from us?
     
  14. MOFS, Dec 16, 2011
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    I always think a good bit of punctuation works wonders. Contrast

    That'll work! (add extra :cool: for emphasis)

    with

    That'll work ... :rolleyes:

    Sarcasm is understood in context, and really if you punctuate or use an appropriate smilie you can't really go wrong.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Unfortunately, in some cases the smilie-haters are the very ones that need them the most. Humourless gits. :)
     
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  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Part of the fun of this place is watching a topic get derailed by the one lone guy who doesn't realize that what he is responding to wasn't meant to be taken seriously.

    (And come on...we've all been that guy once or twice.) :D

    :p
     

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