Should we ban sarcasm from the forums?

shteevshteev Posts: 2,031 Chairperson of the Boards
edited November 2017 in Off Topic

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  • shteevshteev Posts: 2,031 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited November 2017
    Yes
    Oops, I accidentally pressed enter at the wrong time and now I can't edit my poll to have a neutral option. If a moderator wishes to give me a formal warning for breaking forum rules, I shall take it in good grace.

    Anyway, onto the poll topic! Sometimes it's difficult to get at the point that people are driving at when they hide it behind snark and innuendo, isn't it? It occured to me today that one way to deal with this problem would be to entirely ban sarcasm, irony, and all forms of duality of meaning from the forums. What do y'all think? Vote now!
  • majincobmajincob Posts: 729 Critical Contributor
    I didn't vote because my nuanced answer wasn't available in the list of options.

    How dare you put words in my mouth!
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  • luckyvulpiluckyvulpi Posts: 40 Just Dropped In
    "Yes"
    I like sarcasm but I don't like how this poll was written.

    Please wait a couple years so I can finish my English/Anthropology/Human Anatomy triple major so I can write a 5000 word thread called tips on writing polls about sarcasm where I'll bash this poll in particular but I won't say it's this poll specifically because I'm super passive aggressive.
  • Mainloop25Mainloop25 Posts: 1,361 Chairperson of the Boards
    I didn't vote because there is no "ban shteev" option.

    /s
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  • shteevshteev Posts: 2,031 Chairperson of the Boards
  • TheDragonHermitTheDragonHermit Posts: 455 Mover and Shaker
    You forgot a neutral option
  • ThéséeThésée Posts: 134 Tile Toppler
    You forgot a neutral option
    He "forgot" it :-) 
  • Mainloop25Mainloop25 Posts: 1,361 Chairperson of the Boards
    Thésée said:
    You forgot a neutral option
    He "forgot" it :-) 
    Lol
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  • Moon RoachMoon Roach Posts: 2,516 Chairperson of the Boards

    Depends on the definition of sarcasm.

    If it's stating blatant falsehoods and then passing it off as being sarcastic, Yes.

    If it's "Yeah, right" (*), then No.

    (*) One of my favourite examples of two rights making a wrong.

    Nothing to see here, move along

  • JasinSwiftJasinSwift Posts: 2 Just Dropped In
    edited January 23
    No
    Sarcasm is one of the greatest things a man has done.
    One of the types of satirical exposures, exposures, sarcastic ridicule.
    We are all different people. And our character is also different.
    Therefore, we can express our emotions in different ways.
    Someone through sarcasm, I used all my life and now I use sarcasm in my jokes.
    Even with my own child, you just need to know a line what is allowed....
  • bken1234bken1234 GLOBAL_MODERATORS Posts: 1,348 Chairperson of the Boards
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