'Fail', 'Epic Fail' etc - Make it stop!

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  1. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else think this whole 'Fail', 'Epic Fail' craze that seems to have swept the internet to be nothing short of moronic?

    It's gotten beyond a joke, especially on MacRumors where we tend to have a lot of whining going on about various Apple product launches etc, you can hardly go ten posts without encountering some idiotic form of 'fail' (fail, epic fail, super epic fail). When reading a post which is otherwise well written and informative, once I see that appear I can't help but question the person's intelligence.

    Bit of a rant I know, but seemingly I'm the only one in the world who seems to think it's an absolutely idiotic internet craze that has to stop. Now.
     
  2. Mord macrumors G4

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    I for one have been using the word "fail" occasionally for years, both on it's own and following the word epic. If one fails epically one is unsuccessful in achieving one's goal in a way that closely mirrors the magnitude of various epic works.

    Deal with it.
     
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  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Every phrase has it's place and time, it'll pass, then it'll come back, and so on, and so on...

    http://upc.*************/uploads/macros/epicbikefail.jpg
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    It's just silliness. Don't think for a second that most of the people (like me) using those terms can't see that it's garish internet crap. That's part of why it's funny, it's intentionally lame. I for one celebrate the tawdry trends of the internet.

    EPIC FAIL FTW!

    http://upc.*************/uploads/smilies/nutkick.gif
     
  6. NATO thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I actually think it's quite funny when applied to images like the above. It's when it moved from that into online conversation that started to annoy me as it's massively overused:

    "Oh look! Somebody said something silly! FAIL!"

    "Apple's new product is overpriced! EPIC FAIL!"

    "OMG the new MacBook Pro has a glossy screen! SUPER EPIC ULTRA FAIL!"

    :rolleyes:

    I think I'll just try to zone it out, clearly I'm just being a little oversensitive to this particular internet craze...
     
  7. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I'd do away with everyone who uses "lol" as punctuation. I know I use it (damn World of Warcraft), but try to make a complete sentence with punctuation and LOL as little as possible and never to end a sentence.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    so it is not the actual content of the threads that bugs you but the internet catch phrases? Personally for me it is more of the content. When entire threads are based upon moaning and groaning with no real purpose.

    I guess if you were really a sadist you could always log on to some random IRC channel. Then you can get all the EPIC FAILs and the LOLs and the ROFLMAF, BBB, and :p you can muster.

    IRC= why the '90s sucked
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    I know many people who would have you shot for such blasphemy.
     
  10. ILBandit macrumors regular

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    For those that enjoy the whole "Fail" thing, check out http://failblog.org/

    I ran across it one night, and ended up spending hours there, Lots of funny pics / videos.

    Note : click link at top for "G" rated only posts. Some are a little racey.
     
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    This thread is the dog.
     

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  12. 840quadra Moderator

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    So who started this anyway?

    My vote is Alex from Diggnation. He has been using the word "Epic" since the early days of that podcast.

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  14. apsterling macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using it since 2003. Then it caught up to me.
    Oh well.
     
  15. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Hahaha, I epic lawl'd at that one!

    :D :D :D
     
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    The worst thing is, it's absolutely an 'americanism', and yet it's spread over the Atlantic.

    I first noticed it on twoplustwo.com; they have a lot of colloquialisms, including DIAGF (Die In A Grease Fire) and tl;dr (too long; didn't read). Plus QFT / FYP etc.

    Load. Of. Balls.
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't like it but I'm not keen on much internet culture nonsense.

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  19. olikid macrumors newbie

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    #23
    My guess would be lose lovely :)rolleyes:) folks over at 4Chan.

    They start pretty much everything else.
     
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    I think virtually every meme to date has come from them tbh...
     
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    Nothing like the failblog to brighten up a slow work day :D
     

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