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    J3L 2404 gbcb's Avatar
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about BF...

    (and any other online forum) from a sociological perspective. I haven't read through the whole thing, but it is pretty interesting:

    http://www.cmu.edu/joss/content/arti...olume8/Welser/

    I think Foo is a bit of an anomaly on BF in part because it doesn't have lots of "Answer People". This is more of a "discussion people" space. Thoughts?

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    Well, if I give you my thoughts, does that make me an "answser person"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Ah! Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of science?

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    I am Arthur, King of the Britons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Well, if I give you my thoughts, does that make me an "answser person"?

    Ya know, I really envisioned the head that goes on that jersey avatar is the one and only "Magic 8" ball.

    What say you?



    Should I walk outside and see if I can turn on the grill?

    (grr wishing I was at work or on home computer cause I'd attach one to yer jersey no problem --- Bah! These people with no good graphics software!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am Arthur, King of the Britons!
    My liege!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Holy ****! All of my reasons for not pursuing a Masters degree suddenly came rushing back to me!
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Good find! I made a PDF of it for my Cultural Anthropology Class or Sociology class this fall. Good source for a paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am Arthur, King of the Britons!
    King of the who?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    King of the who?
    Wrong scene!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Wrong scene!
    None shall pass?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Holy ****! All of my reasons for not pursuing a Masters degree suddenly came rushing back to me!
    Yeah, I'm glad someone else wrote it so I didn't have to, but I still find it interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Good find! I made a PDF of it for my Cultural Anthropology Class or Sociology class this fall. Good source for a paper.
    I actually had you in mind when I posted this ... thought you'd like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    None shall pass?
    No, no, no... the Castle Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    My liege!
    Good Sir knight, will you come with me to Camelot, and join us at the Round Table?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I am Arthur, King of the Britons!
    King?

    Well, I didn't vote for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Fast View Post
    King?

    Well, I didn't vote for you.
    Close, but you're in the same wrong scene that I was at first.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Glad we're getting the scenes sorted out

    Now, does this count as "discussion"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Glad we're getting the scenes sorted out

    Now, does this count as "discussion"?
    Probably not. When I attempt discussion, I usually get ignored.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Yeah, I'm glad someone else wrote it so I didn't have to, but I still find it interesting.



    I actually had you in mind when I posted this ... thought you'd like it!
    Yep, I'll be able to keep my reputation up of having great papers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Well, if I give you my thoughts, does that make me an "answser person"?
    I dunno.

    That's an answer.

    Does that make me an answer person?
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    The article left out "damned fool" and "irritating troll" as social roles.

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    Troll was there. Damned fool...they'd have a very tiny little array of interactions, I'm guessing...
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    Discussion? I came here for an argument!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Uhhh. Did anyone notice Merton's name was in there?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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