([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-08-19 06:40 pm


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[identity profile] 2009-08-19 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
an Internet Slang Dictionary!!!
thank you schmevil - I need this badly

[identity profile] 2009-08-19 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
So I checked the Internet Slang Dictionary and I still have no idea what "motto" means. Is that just a funky in-joke way of saying "ditto"?
ext_395453: (Emma - Stealing ur thoughts)

[identity profile] 2009-08-19 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
That's more specific to Scans_Daily.

The Scans_Daily motto is - "It's never just you."

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
No, because a shit-ton of comms besides this one use that expression. Trying to credit s_d with "motto" would be like trying to credit Terminator 2 with inventing the phrase "Hasta la vista, baby."

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
Well, we made it look good.

*sticks out his tongue at you*

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Considering how long S_D has been around, and that the use of the term 'motto' was meant to indicate just how often someone said, "Is it just me--?" and someone "You are not the only one!", I'd like to see an older group who had the same giggly, poking fun, female-support dynamic habit.
ext_395453: (Blackadder Who's Queen)

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
When people use it here that's what they mean, anyways.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
What would be your explanation for the term's etymology, if it wasn't scan daily's motto?

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Jesus Christ, FINALLY, that's been bugging me forever.

[identity profile] 2009-08-19 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I love Jay Smooth.

[identity profile] 2009-08-19 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
As a potential addition: Derailing for Dummies ( It's admittedly tongue-in-cheek, but it has a good point about the sort of arguments that come up in attempts to skew a conversation.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
If you don't have privilege, you likely would have "entitlement", so maybe it works out.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, "entitlement" is often used as a counterpart to "privilege." ("The world owes me," that sort of thing.) I don't know if the numbers are equal or not, and of course most people don't see themselves as having either privilege or entitlement problems.

And I really should have specified that was a generic "you," not you as an individual. As in, "You work and save and what happens? The company closes." I wasn't addressing that to you specifically. (Maybe English could use a word for the generic "you"?)
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[personal profile] tzipwich (from 2009-08-20 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
(Maybe English could use a word for the generic "you"?)


[identity profile] 2009-08-21 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, yes. Thanks, I'll use that. It sounds a bit formal but that is fine with me.

[identity profile] (from 2009-08-20 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
That'll come in handy. On another forum, I get a lot of grief whenever I call out something I find antisemitic, and that grief usually takes the from of something mentioned on that page. From now on, I'll just post the link and tell them to cut and paste their responses.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
You gotta be kidding..people have used that 'it was a social experiment!' often enough for it to be a cliche?

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
You'd be amazed at how often it came up during SciFi RaceFail and the Warnings Wank, along with its sister excuse "Learning Experience". And that's just the big ones. It comes up all the time in particularly stupid FanficRants wanks.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
I've seen it being used pretty often actually. And yes, it surprised me the first time I saw it.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
That is just brilliant. *bookmarks*

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Not saying there isn't a lot of truth to the use of stuff like that, but the overarching message that often seems to come across to me from sites like that is that it's impossible to disagree with someone in actual good faith in these situations.

[identity profile] 2009-08-20 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
Generally very reasonable, although I disagree that cultural appropriation should be stifled and the Bering Strait thing makes me headdesk.

[identity profile] 2009-08-21 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Nice list (well I haven gone through all the sites yet)

what brought on posting it?

[identity profile] 2009-10-01 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
You may have already seen this since it's making the rounds on LJ, but just in case: The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Ally (
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[personal profile] glitterandlube 2010-06-08 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
I want to ask a serious question here. How in the hell do you guys function on the internet? I'm basically a sociopath and even I can occasionally have my feelings hurt - this kind of stuff extends out to the degree that basically we can never say anything for fear someone somewhere might be offended.

I'm kind of at a loss for why anyone thinks this is workable in reality.