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LostKause's avatar

Ummm…. I'm pretty sure we are accustomed to that kind of humor. LOL

Carrie J. said:

When will it be realized that it's pretty much the same five or six people making the jokes and then "voting up" each others responses to them?

I might buy the hilarity myself if I could see evidence of a larger buy-in from others.

I'm assuming that I'm counted in that group. I find the observation a bit unfair, as I believe that many, if not most, of the posts I offer as humor (sometimes successfully, often not) have nothing to do with stale memes and in-jokes.

Please correct me if I'm wrong. If I am, I'll certainly desist in the future.

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sirloindude's avatar

Well, I think it's partly a matter of distinguishing between the memes that exist at the expense of certain members (mid-Timbers, if...it would already be done) and those that don't (haikus, or Maverick). Some people don't mind (I've said dumb things at work that I'll never live down), but some people do, and at least in the case of Timber-Rider, I think we all over-reached with mid-Timbers.

Ultimately, I admit that there's overuse and that I'm a part of it. They're funnier when they're rare.

I guess the best way to put it is that there's a time and a place for memes, and when one is posting them simply because one doesn't have a proper thought to contribute to the topic but still has some dire need to post something anyway, it's a problem. I admit to having done that before myself.

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Raven-Phile's avatar

I partially agree, but I don't think we over reached with the Mid-Timbers thing. Not at all.

rollergator's avatar

SFA is still getting jobbed... ;~P

I tend to think of our decade plus of history as lending a sense of "feel" to the place. Every once in a while, I'll have to Google something from 2000-2004 to find something I'd said (I occasionally get asked about hard-to-get parks and/or coasters, or trips with certain people). When I track back through TRs or something, it always makes me smile, and occasionally get choked up. But the inside jokes, they really do live forever. Because we didn't always have memes, kids....

Fun's avatar

I guess I'm playing the part of the "angry elder" here, remembering a time when the discussion seemed healthier. I'm sure there are many factors involved, but the constant thread jacking with these Coasterbuzz memes discourages me from getting invested in the conversation.

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Coasterhound36 said:
But I figure since most people here may not be accustomed to the humor of a gay guy, Id spare them the experience! =)

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Nobody talks about pancakes anymore.

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Tekwardo's avatar

So there are five or six people that think the memes are funny and five or six people that don't.

Sounds like coaster buzz to me. Looks like many have forgot the exploits of the CPG.

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Raven-Phile's avatar

In all honesty, the memes are no less annoying than a group of people complaining over and over that corporate parks suck, and are all money grubbing pond scum that removes their flyers so they're never going back.

kpjb's avatar

Yeah, I don't have a problem with the memes. Every group of people whether in "real life" or online have their own versions of inside jokes or references to old stories or events. It's no different here. As the community here gets older and progresses there will be more of these that pop up along with more cliques and more characters.

As in the real world, sometimes they're overused or even beaten to death, but when used correctly or at the right time they can still be funny. ("That's what she said" comes to mind.)

I have no issue with people trying to have fun on a coaster site.


Carrie J.'s avatar

I don't think the question is whether it's appropriate to joke around or have fun on the site or not. Every community will build some running jokes. It's part of the camaraderie.

I think in the case of a forum, the things to look for when it might be too much is when most conversations are cut dead after one or two posts in exchange for all of the running jokes. In addition to that, when the jokes tend to center on certain people, particularly when they aren't in on the joke. And finally, when someone steps up and questions the joking and is only met with more jokes (which is what I read on page 1.)

I think sirloindude outlined the issue best in his post. I'm not going to quote him, but I will refer you back to his post. :-)

The thing about coaster discussions is they are very repetitive and cyclical. There's rarely new things to talk about. More just slightly varied spins on the same topics... park X banned a guest for wearing something "offensive", park Y is installing a new ride and the capacity is questioned, front of the line access (need I say more?), etc etc.

It's easy and understandable to get bored over time. I think when that boredom leads a group of posters to stop discussing things and only post jokes because there's nothing else left to say in their opinion, then new members suffer. That's what I'm looking out for.

As for who thinks things are funny or not...there's only a way to measure support at this time, with the vote up feature. Everyone has the ability to express that. There is no "this post sucked and/or was unfunny" button at this time. If there was, maybe we could compare notes. ;-)

And, Mike, I didn't call anyone out specifically, so if you are assuming you are in that group, you need to ask yourself why you assume that.

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Tekwardo's avatar

Interesting, there were 2 posts here just a second ago. I'm not going to comment on anything else because I think it's pretty clear what my feelings are but...

so if you are assuming you are in that group, you need to ask yourself why you assume that.

In otherwords, You're so vain, I betcha think this post is about you. I, for one, don't give a flying dumbo if I'm in that group or not. I don't think anyone else should care, either.

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Yeah, I had a one-word post that I realized was sassier than I intended and could be taken the wrong way, so I baleet'd it.

But then I posted this, so my post count stays the same. I WIN.

Tekwardo's avatar

Someone else posted something too, but it was gone when I went to read it. Weird.

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rollergator's avatar

So has this thread now officially gone "Full (Circle) Throttle"?

Raven-Phile's avatar

If it has, then it was certainly too short.

Ahhh to be back in the days where everyone wanted to know who liked pancakes and what happened to coasterbuzz and we all were intrigued by getting Mooshed. Wait, there have always been inside jokes here? No way!

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ApolloAndy's avatar

Threads getting jacked by inside jokes vs threads getting jacked to debate the merits of inside jokes. Pick your poison. ;)

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Tekwardo's avatar

Hey I just post here...and this is crazy...but I don't get it...so stop it maybe...

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PS Google gets it

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