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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    the term meme was used all over the place to describe stupid cat macros way before 2009/2010

    Meh, my general point remains. Internet history kinda blurs together for me, to the point where I actually forgot lolcats were five fucking years ago already. And lolcats were (besides ORLY/YARLY) kinda the first phase of popular image macros to follow the current archetype of "take picture, plug shit in, profit" that everyone got in on and made their own versions of.

    Harry_Whittier_Frees_-_What%27s_Delaying_My_Dinner.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harry_Whittier_Frees_-_What's_Delaying_My_Dinner.jpg

    circa 1905

    :rotate:

  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Tonkka wrote: »
    I just retired my Leet liek Jeff K mousepad.

    Sad day.

    (it was really dirty)

    I accidentally found one of those articles while googling for something the other day. I was kinda weirded out that it'd show up on the first page of a search.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Just gonna put this here

    League of Legends: Lamby Cakes | XBox Live: Jon Butters
  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    the term meme was used all over the place to describe stupid cat macros way before 2009/2010

    Meh, my general point remains. Internet history kinda blurs together for me, to the point where I actually forgot lolcats were five fucking years ago already. And lolcats were (besides ORLY/YARLY) kinda the first phase of popular image macros to follow the current archetype of "take picture, plug shit in, profit" that everyone got in on and made their own versions of.

    Harry_Whittier_Frees_-_What%27s_Delaying_My_Dinner.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harry_Whittier_Frees_-_What's_Delaying_My_Dinner.jpg

    circa 1905

    :rotate:

    Well played.

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote:
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    Memeis Vulgaris.

    Memeis Nobilis.

    ????

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Fyndir wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote:
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    Memeis Vulgaris.

    Memeis Nobilis.

    ????

    Valar Dohaeris.

    Brolo on
  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote:
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    Memeis Vulgaris.

    Memeis Nobilis.

    ????

    Valar Dohaeris.

    In Flam Grav

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote:
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    Memeis Vulgaris.

    Memeis Nobilis.

    ????

    Valar Dohaeris.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Memetic engineering

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote:
    Rolo wrote: »
    Fyndir wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote:
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    Memeis Vulgaris.

    Memeis Nobilis.

    ????

    Valar Dohaeris.

    In Flam Grav

    Appreciatin' this post, Weaver.

    :^:

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    JoeUser wrote:
    Memetic engineering

    Nope.avi

    i'm out, follow me on twitter @uninten , steam is GaryMyNemesis
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    'plug shit in pre-made comic' memes are just more officially derivative than photoshopping a laser into someone's mouth

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    Oh wait that was a memetic engineer

    i'm out, follow me on twitter @uninten , steam is GaryMyNemesis
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    'plug shit in pre-made comic' memes are just more officially derivative than photoshopping a laser into someone's mouth

    i admit that I may have shooped a whoop back in my youth

    but i didn't inhale

  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    Didn't there used to be an SE UO server?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Actually, that's the other thing that really bugs me: the use of the word meme to describe shitty image macros and one-liners.
    The original definition, as per Richard Dawkins (though my favorite discussion on meme theory is still Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, which was actually written a couple years before the coining of the term), is one of the coolest words ever because it covers the idea that cultural ideas are transferred and evolved, which covers language and religion, along with things like Bart Simpson t-shirts and Kilroy Was Here, not to mention the cornucopia of shit that is the internet. The more vulgar definition didn't really catch on outside of 4chan until really only about two or three years ago.

    the term meme was used all over the place to describe stupid cat macros way before 2009/2010

    Meh, my general point remains. Internet history kinda blurs together for me, to the point where I actually forgot lolcats were five fucking years ago already. And lolcats were (besides ORLY/YARLY) kinda the first phase of popular image macros to follow the current archetype of "take picture, plug shit in, profit" that everyone got in on and made their own versions of.

    keep_your_fork_theres_pie_cat3.jpg

    belruelotterav-1.jpg
  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I don't think so

    There are buttloads of free shards out there though

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    “Am I ugly?” Teens turn to YouTube trolls for the answer
    A batch of YouTube videos shows teenage and adolescent girls sitting expectantly in front of their computer monitors and asking Internet trolls for their “honest opinion,” a modern day version of “mirror, mirror on the wall.”

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    JoeUser wrote: »
    “Am I ugly?” Teens turn to YouTube trolls for the answer
    A batch of YouTube videos shows teenage and adolescent girls sitting expectantly in front of their computer monitors and asking Internet trolls for their “honest opinion,” a modern day version of “mirror, mirror on the wall.”

    teenage girls are just the dumbest


  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular


    nearly as dumb as grown-ass men who spend their spare time posting comments on the internet

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    how did

    how would it come to be that a human being could decide

    what if

  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    “Am I ugly?” Teens turn to YouTube trolls for the answer
    A batch of YouTube videos shows teenage and adolescent girls sitting expectantly in front of their computer monitors and asking Internet trolls for their “honest opinion,” a modern day version of “mirror, mirror on the wall.”

    teenage girls are just the dumbest




    Just go to :33

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Everyone on the internet is terrible

    What are you talking abo

    http://kotaku.com/5888677/how-i-achieved-greatness-on-a-sonic-the-hedgehog+themed-bed
    This article is part of a series where I try to get hired at Kotaku as a gaming columnist.
    “Beep, beep, beep.” My Pikachu alarm clock goes off on my nightstand, but I’m already awake. I feel just like Nathan Hale in Resistance. (Or at least Joe Capelli.)

    I don’t know why I love video games as much as I do, but I do. Oh sure, I got the lectures from my dad about how they were a waste of life. “You know what’s a waste of life is when you realize you’ve been trying to beat the Dragon God from Demon’s Souls the wrong way,” I would always retort. That quieted him down. Whether it was gaming, anime or collectible card games, I wonder if my dad worried exactly which fandom rabbit-hole I’d be lost down forever, like poor Alice.

    But not Lewis Carroll’s Alice. American McGee’s Alice.

    Even though I phonetically memorized the lyrics to the Neon Genesis Evangelion theme song (true story!), it wasn’t anime that would punch my geek card. It was video games. Each day, I put on my Ex Officio underwear (Give-N-Go Aztecs, $30 a pair — the only underwear I will allow to cradle my family jewels), my RVCA jeans, my beat-to-hell Chucks, a silk vintage bowling shirt and a pair of taped-up Oakleys I punched the lenses out of.

    Shirt? No need.

    Today is Video Game Day… and a shirt would only get in the way.

    I approach the obsidian altar that is my PS3 and mount up. (My bedroom has seen a fair amount of mounting, in its day — I’ve bedded at least four different women in my life, but that’s a different kind of game. U MAD BRO?) Today’s gaming sesh: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. All day. Until it’s done.

    When you’re me, it’s that easy.

    My HTC Amaze 4G is crazy-ringing off the hook. (No weak Apple “sauce” here, bro.) It’s one of my friends from my college group of bangers. We called ourselves the Hard Boys. I’m a hard boy for life and I’d love a night out of buds and suds. But not today. Not today. Because it’s Video Game Day.

    Guess I’m the best.

    Kris Straub is a hard boy who’s down to get rude. He is a writer, actor, musician, chef, and will teabag the living f out of you in Killzone 3.

    I hope I got all the elements right. I know authenticity is crucial, and I’m worried I didn’t mention enough games and brands.


    http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/02/28/guess-im-the-best-how-games-made-me-sexy-and-great/

    I love Kris Straub.

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Rolo wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    Everyone on the internet is terrible

    What are you talking abo

    http://kotaku.com/5888677/how-i-achieved-greatness-on-a-sonic-the-hedgehog+themed-bed
    This article is part of a series where I try to get hired at Kotaku as a gaming columnist.
    Kris Straub is a hard boy who’s down to get rude. He is a writer, actor, musician, chef, and will teabag the living f out of you in Killzone 3.

    I hope I got all the elements right. I know authenticity is crucial, and I’m worried I didn’t mention enough games and brands.


    http://chainsawsuit.com/2012/02/28/guess-im-the-best-how-games-made-me-sexy-and-great/

    I love Kris Straub.

    This is fucking golden.

    Mortal Sky on
    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Wow, I also love Kris Straub apparantly

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    Have we had a thread dedicated to bashing Gawker media yet? Because that would be a truly great thread.

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    I love 5secondfilms

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    man i don't really have anything to add to them but, as an outsider, i find the discussions currently happening in the MLP and FG communities fascinating

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    ohhhh

    what's going on with fighting games?

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    there was an article on the new Penny Arcade Report thing about it, apparently they're super sexist and unpleasant and now the community is split between people who think being super sexist and unpleasant is part of the community and those who think it's a bad thing

  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Something to do with that fan-made pony fighting game then?

    Edit: Or maybe you meant seperately, not like MLP + FG, whoops.

    Marshmallow on
  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    oh, Chris Sims wrote a piece about that today. I didn't know it was a thing outside of that though.

  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    ah ha is that actually getting made

    I don't know why I'm surprised

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    sometimes I wish we didn't ban people who are freaking out, as opposed to being regular terrible

    like I get that it'd be a nearly impossible distinction to enforce but like

    I worry that it's like man this guy is having a really rough day/week! gonna cut em off from one of their primary social networks for like a month

    I know that's why we have infractions obviously but still

    and I know the system ain't really broken but still

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »

    nearly as dumb as grown-ass men who spend their spare time posting comments on the internet

    I think I'm just gonna close

    this window

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    SE++ still has a few really good ones, like Ain't no cure for baby dick, Langly thumbs up, and Sendkeithamessage.jpg

    Those are all pretty recent and the funny one isn't SE++ specific (ain't no cure for baby dick is a 3 Word Phrase thing)

    Older SE++ memes would be like... even Megatokyo, Nads is missing, Cronyx, etc

    Oh, so I'm not funny, Tossrock??!

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    yeah i meant the discussion in the MLP community about Derpy and the separate discussion in the FGC about sexism/harassment

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