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Old 08-09-07, 07:51 PM   #1
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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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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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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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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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King of the who?
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Wrong scene!
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Yeah, I'm glad someone else wrote it so I didn't have to, but I still find it interesting.

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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.
I actually had you in mind when I posted this ... thought you'd like it!
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No, no, no... the Castle Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh
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Good Sir knight, will you come with me to Camelot, and join us at the Round Table?
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King?

Well, I didn't vote for you.
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Well, I didn't vote for you.
Close, but you're in the same wrong scene that I was at first.
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Glad we're getting the scenes sorted out

Now, does this count as "discussion"?
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Now, does this count as "discussion"?
Probably not. When I attempt discussion, I usually get ignored.
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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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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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Uhhh. Did anyone notice Merton's name was in there?
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