Do We Want A Thread For That: The Thread

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by Codeless, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    sounds like a good idea, go for it.
     
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  2. Astrodynamicist

    Astrodynamicist Preciprince

  3. keltena

    keltena Probably Exists

    Would anyone else be interested in having a general thread for asking questions/advice about social skills and social situations? Either general or specific—e.g., anything from "How do I express sympathy without sounding like a platitude?" to "Is there a non-awkward way to resume a conversation that's petered out?" to "What's appropriate email etiquette when contacting a college professor?" to "Can someone look at these chatlogs and tell me if I said something inappropriate?"

    I know we have Super General Advice already, but this seemed like something that might be nice to have a dedicated thread for. (I did a search and didn't find anything, but if we do already have one, let me know!)
     
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    sounds like a pretty good idea.
     
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  5. keltena

    keltena Probably Exists

    Good to know! I've been kind of busy so I haven't been online much, but I'll try to find time to make a thread in the next day or two, then. (Anyone else who feels like it is also free to make it in the interim, I mean, but if not I'm happy to do it when I have a moment.)
     
  6. keltena

    keltena Probably Exists

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  7. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    Would anyone be interested in a thread about regional differences in language and culture and such? Also am I making any sense? Words are hard today but yeah.
     
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  8. bushwah

    bushwah a known rule consequentialist

    You're making perfect sense. I may or may not post to that thread but would probably read it.
     
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  9. bushwah

    bushwah a known rule consequentialist

    Or at least I assume you mean the (England : English Colony) "separated by a common language" trope, that kind of thing?
     
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  10. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    Sort of—more general regional/national differences, although that’s certainly likely to come up (and I would SUPER welcome it because it’s fascinating). But yeah, basically comparing cultures and discussing your own region’s quirks.

    #i have a lot to say about norcal slang
     
  11. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    Good news: it exists!
     
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  12. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    That’s not quite what I was talking about, in that it only seems to pertain to words? I was thinking something a little broader—the idea was inspired mainly by the discussion of rice krispy treats in the status box.

    That said, would general cultural/regional differences be okay to discuss there, @seebs? Asking since you’re the OP. :P
     
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Fine by me, sure.
     
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  14. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i've been thinking for a while about starting a thread that is just me and perhaps other old fogeys giving life advice, not in response to questions necessarily, but as we think of it. my thought is that it might be useful and/or comforting. but maybe it'd just be fatuous, i dunno. i also kind of want to put it in general, not advice, in order to emphasize that it's more of a 'chicken soup' thread than a 'oh shit problems' thread.

    thoughts?
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey hold my cold dead hand for a bit

    I for one think that’s a really neat idea, and as A Sorta Youth I would really appreciate such a thread!
     
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  16. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    i was thinking of making a thread for bdsm discussion. we've got Kinktsugi but that's a catch-all thread for all kinds of sex-related stuff, and some people have their own personal bdsm threads, but there's no general purpose bdsm thread afaik. it seems like that might be useful? or should we just keep it all in Kinktsugi?
     
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  17. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Sounds good to me!
     
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  18. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    cool, thanks y'all!

    now i just need a title for it. suggestions? my first thought was "that's a paddlin" but i don't know if that's too deep a Simpsons cut (slash, puts too much emphasis on impact play)
     
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  19. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

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