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Offline Arwyn

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Newtonian Aurora humor
« on: February 21, 2012, 04:52:55 PM »
The one thing that really gets me reading the forums here is the level of discourse. Even when folks disagree, the level of discourse is light years beyond what I see in other forums.

Example:

<Any other game forum>
Subject A: Hey, the +50 Uberdork Blade of Dweebness is l33t!
Subject B: ROFL, like 4 patches ago noob!
Subject C: L2P!!!

Newtonian Aurora:
Subject A: Clearly, the mass of the projectile at a fraction of c is going to produce <Insert huge wall of math here>
Subject B: That clearly doesn't include the factors for heating <Insert yet another large block of math>
Subject C: You missed a decimal point!
 

Offline xeryon

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Re: Newtonian Aurora humor
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 08:15:10 PM »
It's what happens when educated adults use the internet: grammar, politeness, respect.... this place has it all.

I love it here.   And the games are nice too.   ;)
 

Offline UnLimiTeD

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Re: Newtonian Aurora humor
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 02:19:58 AM »
Well, politeness is hard to get across in numbers.
I repeatedly found myself not reading all of it because of time constraints, but it's great to be around.^^
 

Offline procyon

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Re: Newtonian Aurora humor
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 02:36:52 AM »
Quote from: UnLimiTeD
Well, politeness is hard to get across in numbers.
I repeatedly found myself not reading all of it because of time constraints, but it's great to be around.^^

The politeness/courtesy is in using the numbers.  In this you show the respect for the other party in that they can understand or are worth teaching.  Instead of just a bunch of four letter words or abbreviations that mean the same.

To paraphrase a rather old saying...

Do not criticize a fool for they will only hate you for it.
But criticize a wise man and he shall thank you.
... and I will show you fear in a handful of dust ...
 

Offline ollobrains

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Re: Newtonian Aurora humor
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 04:31:02 AM »
backing up arguments with well thought out counter points and stats to back it up. 
 

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Re: Newtonian Aurora humor
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 09:04:34 PM »
To paraphrase a rather old saying...

Do not criticize a fool for they will only hate you for it.
But criticize a wise man and he shall thank you.

that is a fantastic quote I love it.
 

 

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