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eraserhead
(stardust savant)
04/13/03 02:31 AM
Here's an analogy Twister would be proud of new [re: ex_Ruskie]  

Ruskie, your analogy sucks. This is more like...you're in the restaurant, and the waiter asks you, "Would you like coffee with that? It's on the house" And you think, "Yeah, why not, they're offering me a free cup of coffee, might as well take it." If the restaurant's coffee supply was very low, they should stop giving coffee away for free.



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Edited by eraserhead on 04/13/03 02:33 AM (server time).



AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
04/13/03 03:26 AM
Re: Here's an analogy Twister would be proud of new [re: eraserhead]  

To extend your analogy, imagine that the business owner (who is offering the free coffee) is feeling ill and the head waiter has been left in charge to run the business.

Approximately one - two years goes by and no one has seen or heard of the business owner.

In the meantime, the people wanting for free coffee has doubled while profits at the restaurant have significantly declined (less clicking on banners). Several of the waiters start to wonder whether they should eliminate free coffee.


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eraserhead
(stardust savant)
04/13/03 06:54 AM
They're too many stars and not enough sky new [re: Adam]  

I hate picture threads as much as the next guy, but, my main point was that it's a bit unfair to treat those who post a lot of pictures as criminals as long as that "free coffee" is being offered, as long as the option is there. If someone put up a sign saying, "We can't give away as much coffee as we used to anymore", then the criticism of those people would be justified, but, as it is now, the people who post a lot of pictures do so because they think it's okay. Personally, I do understand the waiters' position. If I was a waiter, I too would start to wonder whether we should eliminate free coffee. So, I guess what I'm saying here is that I agree with Twister and Adam and Ruskie and everybody who agree with them, but I can see why pictures are being posted.

Pretty clever subject line, eh, Adam? Another analogy Twister would be proud of.



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Wraith2
(cracked actor)
04/13/03 12:28 PM
A picture is worth about 70 kb new [re: ziggywombat]  

In reply to:

i don't belive twister said there should never be attachments ever


I know. I just got the general impression that he's not a fan of picture threads.

Stina: I don't really see the need to make TW the intermediary for Bowie pics. If you want something specific like the Black Tie White Noise screen caps then you could simply have them e-mailed to you as opposed to creating something that will remain on the site for a very long time.

And wraith you are a fucking asshole

ziggywombat
(cracked actor)
04/13/03 02:51 PM
we're like an old couple new [re: Wraith2]  

In reply to:

I know. I just got the general impression that he's not a fan of picture threads.


i know he's not because he's told me. (hee, i'm the resident 'put words in twisters mouth' person in this thread) but i don't think he's ever said they shouldn't exist. i don't particularly like list threads, i don't discourage him from starting them.

but yes, if a picture if of interest to only one or two people it's very easy to send them via email or instant messenger.

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Wraith2
(cracked actor)
04/13/03 07:46 PM
You're like an odd couple new [re: ziggywombat]  

In reply to:

i don't particularly like list threads


Me neither, I think they're boring and pointless. But hey, if that's his device (and apparently that of many other people) then so be it. To be honest, I really just replied because I wanted to use the subject line. It's not even that witty, either. Oh well.

In reply to:

but yes, if a picture if of interest to only one or two people it's very easy to send them via email or instant messenger.


Cool! We agree. High five?

And wraith you are a fucking asshole

ziggywombat
(cracked actor)
04/13/03 07:53 PM
we are pretty odd new [re: Wraith2]  

In reply to:

Cool! We agree. High five?



*high fives*

god, i just posted a one liner in asterisks. i'm turning into one of them. off to dress in rocky horror costume and write some slash now.

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SugarPlumFairy
(acolyte)
04/13/03 08:11 PM
Re: we are pretty odd new [re: ziggywombat]  

They are among us....armed with asterisks...set upon making serious threads veer into giggly madness...and before you know it, you've been contaminated.

...I dare you to try to top my evil Dune slash, though.

Ach, Jareth on a stick!

WildWind
(acolyte)
04/14/03 00:18 AM
No clever subjects, just the facts new [re: eraserhead]  

In reply to:

If someone put up a sign saying, "We can't give away as much coffee as we used to anymore"


I believe that's been said. Repeatedly. Every time this discussion comes up.

WW

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eraserhead
(stardust savant)
04/14/03 04:26 AM
My subject line was from Tori Amos' THE WAITRESS new [re: WildWind]  

In reply to:

I believe that's been said. Repeatedly. Every time this discussion comes up.


So how come the option is still there? I believe what's necessary is an official sign. A sign that has Evan's signature on it. Then everyone would realize this is serious business. I get the feeling a lot of posters don't take you guys seriously. If they did take you seriously, this discussion wouldn't pop up every now and then.


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