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Title: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 30, 2009, 09:47:37 PM
I made these two websites. The URLs are compact (that's stopsay.in, no www., no .com) and are intended for linkage in everyday internet conversations where someone tries to be clever and fails. Words on stopsay.in (http://stopsay.in) are unforgivable trespasses, words on dontru.in (http://dontru.in) are words in danger of being made unfunny due to poor usage.

Here are some retroactive examples of the site in action, culled from search results on this forum:

Do you like waffles?
NO! stopsay.in/waffles (http://stopsay.in/waffles)

Cheesy fudge cake is a lie
Cheesy fudge cake is a lie
Cheesy fudge cake is a lie
Cheesy fudge cake is a lie...
UGH! stopsay.in/cakeisalie (http://stopsay.in/cakeisalie)

Watch for the lulz, read for the background.
INAPPROPRIATE! dontru.in/lulz (http://dontru.in/lulz)

The only person who Tokkan has met who he knew/heard of on the Internets is Taeshi (Vero-chan). Clearly, that is srs bsnss. Srsly. He's met one person from the Intarnet.
IDIOT! (This one has two possibilities! For instance, you could link this person to stopsay.in/intarnet (http://stopsay.in/intarnet) or stopsay.in/internets (http://stopsay.in/internets). Also, I would like to write a page for "srsly" later.)

See the full list at stopsay.in/list (http://stopsay.in/list).

Now that I have put several of you on the defensive, what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Mirai Zikasu on July 30, 2009, 09:54:53 PM
It's about as worthless as TV Tropes and equally anal.

...or are you doing it for the lulz?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Corey on July 30, 2009, 09:58:18 PM
Is all your base really used much anymore? I would think it would make the list about five years ago, not so much now.

I'd suggest mudkipz.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on July 30, 2009, 10:09:51 PM
This has the potential for some highly satisfying usage. I probably would have put lulz on stopsay though.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on July 30, 2009, 10:20:28 PM
Agreed with Leo. Fucking hate the word "lulz"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sz on July 30, 2009, 10:30:37 PM
I'll third lulz.

Also derp and blurf. Hurf is okay though
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 30, 2009, 10:32:27 PM
This has the potential for some highly satisfying usage. I probably would have put lulz on stopsay though.
Did you read the article on it? It's sad and annoying that you don't even think of the original definition anymore.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sz on July 30, 2009, 10:34:19 PM
This has the potential for some highly satisfying usage. I probably would have put lulz on stopsay though.
Did you read the article on it? It's sad and annoying that you don't even think of the original definition anymore.

omg and the original definition of counterfeit isn't thought of either!

Words/memes are defined by consensus.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on July 30, 2009, 10:40:41 PM
No, I did. But the word is like "transpire" or "decimate" at this point. It's been wrenched so far from its original definition that people are just going to automatically think of the current usage when they hear it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on July 30, 2009, 10:54:24 PM
It's useful for some I would think.


I would be surprised to see people using certain memes from over 3 years ago anymore.  It always seemed like the really really old memes truly died off, but I could be wrong with that.  I don't hang in the right places to see stuff like 'all your base' still in use.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Artwood on July 30, 2009, 11:46:21 PM
One wonders of the status of The Game.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on July 30, 2009, 11:47:40 PM
It's useful for some I would think.


I would be surprised to see people using certain memes from over 3 years ago anymore.  It always seemed like the really really old memes truly died off, but I could be wrong with that.  I don't hang in the right places to see stuff like 'all your base' still in use.

I still see people reference AYB sometimes.

Oh also, series of tubes.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on July 30, 2009, 11:58:17 PM
I guess I'm not in the right places to see it.



In that case, harass away.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 12:20:44 AM
No, I did. But the word is like "transpire" or "decimate" at this point. It's been wrenched so far from its original definition that people are just going to automatically think of the current usage when they hear it.
I don't think it's so severely destroyed that the original usage has been abandoned. It's still prevalent on ED. I wish to rescue it, as best I can. Don't you sometimes employ bits of obsolete language you enjoy, even when it requires dogged determination and occasional explanation in order to circumvent their newer, worser meaning?

Series of tubes is a good one. The Game, while a horrible, stupid meme, probably doesn't belong. I guess you could put the phrase "you just lost the game" there..
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on July 31, 2009, 12:47:50 AM
I don't think it's so severely destroyed that the original usage has been abandoned. It's still prevalent on ED. I wish to rescue it, as best I can. Don't you sometimes employ bits of obsolete language you enjoy, even when it requires dogged determination and occasional explanation in order to circumvent their newer, worser meaning?

As much as I love etymology and obsolete language and all the rest of it, I'm not really a fan of crusading against incorrect usage. I mean, sticklers complain about people misusing "begging the question" all the time, but they're never going to get rid of the new meaning. It's just too widespread.

e: And as for annoying memes, have you considered "Good sir"?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 12:51:07 AM
I would be someone who'd get a bit indignant about "begging the question". As I tried to explain on the /list page, I think the role people like me play is important, if not the ultimate word. There's a fine line between wanting to retain the fascinating meaning of lulz and self-consciously referring to a bundle of sticks as a faggot, but I think I stay above it.

How do people use "good sir"?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SoNick on July 31, 2009, 12:56:43 AM
I'm really not sure what to think of this; on one hand I agree with most of the opinions represented on the site but on the other hand the whole thing comes across as rather arrogant and dick-ish.
In any case, you may want to fix the following typo on the "Can has" page:
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If you’re trying to make a vaguely hip\ironic meme reference, realise that for all abut the idiots, this one is over.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 12:59:38 AM
Thanks for that. In fact, I want to proofread all of these a few more times and would appreciate anyone pointing out awkward phrasing, typos, anything like that. Most were written on noisy public transport without a great deal of care. I did tidy them before posting it online but there may be certain problems and I'd appreciate hints if anything you read sounds bad.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on July 31, 2009, 12:59:59 AM
wait

Why is over 9000 on the "don't ruin" list? That one's been run into the ground for over a year.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on July 31, 2009, 01:06:16 AM
I would be someone who'd get a bit indignant about "begging the question". As I tried to explain on the /list page, I think the role people like me play is important, if not the ultimate word. There's a fine line between wanting to retain the fascinating meaning of lulz and self-consciously referring to a bundle of sticks as a faggot, but I think I stay above it.

Hey, I'm down. I guess personally I just prefer to fight on the side of entropy.

How do people use "good sir"?
Just as a general sort of address. "Well played, good sir." "Thank you, good sir." "That was a most amusing youtube link, good sir." That sort of annoying fake-gentlemen ohohoho-aren't-we-clever sort of tone.

I think people are sort of dimly aware of how annoying it is though so it might be on the way out already.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on July 31, 2009, 01:09:37 AM
I love most of the link text. Especially where "the furry community" leads to on the babby page.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 01:14:30 AM
I agree, good sir is decent and should be "stop saying". Are there variants of this? Chap, maybe?

I personally think over 9000 is funny when used in moderation. It's definitely on its way out, though. But I want to try to rescue things I can still be amused by.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on July 31, 2009, 01:30:01 AM
"My good chum" stands out in my mind as a variant, if only because it was used in Futurama.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on July 31, 2009, 03:19:02 AM
The actual original OVER 9000 video is still very funny to me, but people actually saying the quote or saying that something is actually over 9000 itself is very, very painful to me. A lot of jokes are like that with me, really. I can still giggle at the whole ALL YOUR BASE thing, even after like a decade or two, but any references to it are just painful and at this point just come off like a grandpa trying to be hip with this dang old internet thing.

Really, much like Portal jokes, Zero Wing's bad translation is perfectly amusing within context but saying any of the lines outside of its original context generally leads to groans. All Your Base jokes and "A winner is you!" jokes are pretty much token "video game script writers trying to be cool and appeal to their userbase" jokes. Like, even fucking Mario and Pokemon reference those now.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: TonicBH on July 31, 2009, 03:44:17 AM
Might I throw a suggestion for "For the win": "Only say it if you're on Hollywood Squares and you need Martin Mull to win the game and $1,000." Especially since that's the likely origin of the phrase.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 03:50:18 AM
Is it? Tell me what you mean by that post.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on July 31, 2009, 03:59:38 AM
The actual original OVER 9000 video is still very funny to me, but people actually saying the quote or saying that something is actually over 9000 itself is very, very painful to me. A lot of jokes are like that with me, really. I can still giggle at the whole ALL YOUR BASE thing, even after like a decade or two, but any references to it are just painful and at this point just come off like a grandpa trying to be hip with this dang old internet thing.

Really, much like Portal jokes, Zero Wing's bad translation is perfectly amusing within context but saying any of the lines outside of its original context generally leads to groans. All Your Base jokes and "A winner is you!" jokes are pretty much token "video game script writers trying to be cool and appeal to their userbase" jokes. Like, even fucking Mario and Pokemon reference those now.

I actually agree with this post. But it doesn't stop the fact that you should stop saying it, seeing as you'll never be the original. Hence the "when you can still say it" bit at the bottom of these.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: TonicBH on July 31, 2009, 04:32:05 AM
Is it? Tell me what you mean by that post.

Ah right, you're an Aussie, you didn't really have "Hollywood Squares."

Was a television game show based off tic-tac-toe and celebrities that has run on and off since the 1960s. Basically you'd say "For the win/for the block" to make a tic-tac-toe (to win the game) or prevent your opponent from doing so (to block).

I'm not sure if that's the exact origin, but that's likely where it came from. Here's a clip from a 1987 ep, you'll hear it at 3:57.

[youtube]jJa52OQahKQ[/youtube]
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Squishdiboo on July 31, 2009, 05:18:32 AM
"FML."

People keep using it in facebook statuses and the like.  Annoying?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Mr. T on July 31, 2009, 08:33:13 AM
I had little success posting this at a games forum I recently started to frequent.
Guess the fact most of the people there are local teen and pre-teens, who find most phrases in a foreing language as hip and cool, must have something to do with it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on July 31, 2009, 09:32:26 AM
It's about as worthless as TV Tropes and

Actually I think TV Tropes needs to be added to the website post-haste. While I really don't think I need to explain why the Wikipedia For Aspies should go up, and like many, many of these terms. And the site is often used in conjunction with "Fix'd" wherin people might alter quotes to hold a link.

Dudepeel. Even non-/b/tarded Deadpool is played out. And Warren Ellis in general should go on notice.

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, Zero Wing's bad translation is perfectly amusing within context
Yeah, I don't mind internet catchphrases in instances where they comprehensively make sense, but I don't expect them. But people who toss them out just to show off that they've been to newgrounds before really need to go.

The war on colloquialism.

And while your at it, can you destroy those motivational jpgs?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on July 31, 2009, 02:02:41 PM
Oh come on the motivational posters are still decent.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on July 31, 2009, 02:39:09 PM
I'm most of the people tossing those together haven't seen any of the original motivational posters.

The decent ones are just taking already decent images and adding a black frame.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: TonicBH on July 31, 2009, 05:20:31 PM
I think I'd probably add "Do (not) want" to one of the lists. I'd put it under "stop saying" because I find it obnoxious, but I use it on occasion... :/
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Josh on July 31, 2009, 05:25:36 PM
Awesome idea, Suit. I'll be linking plenty of people to this place.

Especially fail. I am so sick of fail.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on July 31, 2009, 05:48:13 PM
This site seems like even more of a waste of time and effort than Sammy's anti-lolcat site.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Squishdiboo on July 31, 2009, 06:20:45 PM
I think you've categorized most of these wrongly.

Isn't there a reason these things become popular? Using somethig makes it bad? That seems silly to me. Maybe we should only use proper English at all times? 

Maybe instead of discouraging the spread, use and supposed "ruining" of ridiculous words and phrases on the Internet, you should be discouraging people from being creative and inventing such things in the first place.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 31, 2009, 07:55:32 PM
Motivational posters are not particularly unfunny, or groan-worthy, but they should be discouraged because they are a lazy framework upon which you can frame your joke. Few posters benefit from the format because they are not actually satirical of the corporate posters the format is based on. Instead, they rely on the limp joke you can derive from a crazy animal or porn image in a vaguely absurd poster context. Motivationals shit me, not enough for me to make a horseface.org/caturday (http://horseface.org/caturday)-alike site, but enough for me to commend anyone who makes such a site about it.

Do not want and fml sound good enough, but I don't feel passionate enough to do a writeup on them. If anyone else wants to, I could edit and add them.

Squishi, what do you mean miscategorised?

Also, I think you're trying to start an argument with a viewpoint nobody here has. I love memes and the development of language. I use all sorts of language and grammatical habits I learned from the internet, because it's genuinely clever and worthwhile to do so. Internet culture is wonderful, funny and a great way to express yourself. I only take issue with people diluting the meaning of fascinating new words, and depleting amusing things of their humour by hyperactively overusing them. 
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Myst on July 31, 2009, 08:24:17 PM
I found the pages for 'epic' and 'im rick james bitch' amusing.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: 'Rixx on July 31, 2009, 09:13:07 PM
For the record, I haven't been with the "cheesy fudge cake" thing without irony since I was in middle school, upwards of seven years ago. But, uh, thanks for trying to use me as a negative example for an ultimately futile effort to police the Internet?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on July 31, 2009, 10:32:28 PM
A customer at work described something as "epic" today.  It made me think of this thread.

Most of the things in "don't ruin" should probably be in "stop saying".

What about the term "Intertubes" (Or "Series of Tubes," whichever is more prevalent/annoying at this point)?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 01, 2009, 01:48:22 AM
Poor Matrixx! I think I hurt his feelings.

Series of tubes definitely belongs there, not least because it was once, for a short time, quite funny.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: 'Rixx on August 01, 2009, 01:50:39 AM
You didn't hurt my feelings or anything but, erm, what?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 01, 2009, 02:23:09 AM
It's okay. I understand you're a bit sensitive about all this. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 01, 2009, 03:57:56 AM
:awesome: isn't ruined yet. But it's heading there fast.

Tsundere, really, an overused term for played-out character. Being bipolar is a serious condition and putting an ethnic filter on it doesn't make it adorable.

While Natch, Bung, and Porch Monkey are all still actually underused.

Now let me tell you about these hilarious Chuck Norris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu_moia-oVI) facts that weren't even originally about Chuck Norris in the first place.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Tokkan on August 01, 2009, 06:14:34 AM
Tsundere, really, an overused term for played-out character. Being bipolar is a serious condition and putting an ethnic filter on it doesn't make it adorable.

*sigh* 1. They're called Tsundere in English because the term originated in Japanese communities and when it rolled over to foreign communities it was decidedly not translated due to it being hard to actually translate adequately into English. 2. Tsundere isn't bi-polar. I'd say Yandere would be more accurate for bi-polar. Tsundere more describes a growing change in behaviour (from aggressive to lovestruck) towards someone rather than a sudden one.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 01, 2009, 07:09:01 AM
(http://j.photos.cx/emot-goonsay-1e5.gif)


nerrrrrd.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on August 01, 2009, 12:09:40 PM
*sigh*

stopsay.in/asterisk-sigh-asterisk
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Tokkan on August 01, 2009, 12:51:42 PM
*sigh*

stopsay.in/asterisk-sigh-asterisk

Boo! You're doing it wrong! STOP DOING IT WRONG! Do I have to tear out your rectum and shove it down your esophagus to stop you from doing it WRONG! It can't be anymore wrong. Clearly you did it wrong...

I'd suggest suggesting that as a suggestion. Also, suggest something along the lines of repetive use of the same or related words and phrases.

I personally think "I JUST CAME" should go up there. I hate when people say that.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on August 01, 2009, 02:18:37 PM
But what if they are having sex and someone did just that?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on August 01, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
(about lulz)
I don't think it's so severely destroyed that the original usage has been abandoned. It's still prevalent on ED.

a.k.a. only trolls and douchebags use it in the "correct" way
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on August 01, 2009, 04:36:30 PM
I don't mind what 'lulz' stands for, but the word itself is horrid.

(about lulz)
I don't think it's so severely destroyed that the original usage has been abandoned. It's still prevalent on ED.

a.k.a. only trolls and douchebags use it in the "correct" way

That's the impression I got.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: 0005 maS maS on August 02, 2009, 03:33:34 PM
Please add "facepalm" to the list.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 02, 2009, 09:05:27 PM
insert "insert ___ here" here.

ALSO you know this site is good language catharsis. But it's kinda asinine an flat. It needs some kind of twist or counter-play at the end. A conclusion or admission or anything to make the site more substantial than just whining. Otherwise I get the vibe that most of the people who are going to be laughing at this won't figure that they're also the primary offenders.

I really should lay off the word 'vibe'.






WUZZZZZAAAAAAPPPPP.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 03, 2009, 05:51:05 AM
I feel like the site's purpose is to satisfy people like me who might otherwise refrain from criticising a person for their language because they cannot be bothered to answer the follow-up "Why shouldn't I say ____" question. In turn, the site allows the person criticised to be aware that certain language snobs are upset with them, perhaps altering their future behaviour in a subtle way, perhaps not. I think that's the most anyone can achieve, so the site's ambit is limited to a kind of individual reprimand. Would you suggest I can and should aim for more?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on August 03, 2009, 11:34:39 AM
Well, you certainly killed all sense of pretentiousness over the ability to police the Internet with your last post, there. =P
Let me say that I support the idea for this website, even if I might not agree with each and every individual article.

(EDIT: Yeah, because you really needed my blessing for this, right? Haha. Nah, I know what my post sounds like. But I'm just saying.)
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on August 03, 2009, 03:08:21 PM
I feel like the site's purpose is to satisfy people like me who might otherwise refrain from criticising a person for their language because they cannot be bothered to answer the follow-up "Why shouldn't I say ____" question. In turn, the site allows the person criticised to be aware that certain language snobs are upset with them, perhaps altering their future behaviour in a subtle way, perhaps not. I think that's the most anyone can achieve, so the site's ambit is limited to a kind of individual reprimand. Would you suggest I can and should aim for more?

Simple response for everything:  Because you're a fag/That is a very faggy sentiment.




I know that's faggy into itself but it's my foolproof method.  Possibly because that's the extent of my caring I guess.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on August 03, 2009, 05:27:57 PM
I just realized that THAT WAS EPIC!! THAT WAS EPIC FOR THE WIIIIIIIIIIIIN isn't linked to in the article anymore.

Was the video taken down from Youtube, or was it an intentional decision for one reason or another?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: 0005 maS maS on August 03, 2009, 05:33:59 PM
It's still there Evan, in fact I just used that link on someone.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on August 03, 2009, 05:47:36 PM
Oh wait, it was in EPIC, not FOR THE WIN

my bad
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 03, 2009, 08:13:03 PM
Maybe it should be on both. That'd be pretty severe though.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 03, 2009, 11:09:22 PM
sage
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Myst on August 04, 2009, 03:24:58 AM
W00t and All Your Base should be there too. Though I doubt people use those phrases anymore.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on August 04, 2009, 03:49:41 AM
All Your Base is already on the list of things that need to be written up.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 04, 2009, 05:49:36 AM
You know, I often have things to do... People are welcome to send me write ups I can add. Over email or in this forum, whatever.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sputnik on August 04, 2009, 08:03:28 AM
I love the site design. It's simple and direct but not too spartan. The typefaces are cool (Gotham must be the best one ever), and the newsletter-like use of font size and italics works well.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 05, 2009, 11:20:37 AM
Thanks. I was pretty proud of how the design turned out. I'm still not sure about the list pages, though. I think eventually I'll style the dontru.in one with the purple scheme, but beyond that I'm a little dissatisfied with how plain the lists look.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Bob Barker on August 09, 2009, 11:15:48 AM
I take great offense to this website.

Are you trying to tell me "OVER 9000" was ever funny?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 09, 2009, 11:22:33 AM
Sure, it was funny. The Youtube video still is very funny.

Also, just so everyone knows, I did some tidying up of the prose and feel a little bit prouder of the site. I didn't get enough time to write up more pages though, sorry. I'm quite disappointed that nobody here picked up on some of the poor wording and grammar I was using, even though a few people read the whole thing, apparently?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on August 10, 2009, 01:12:52 AM
[youtube]5D8F9Kghi7w[/youtube]

two things:

1. weegee needs a dontru.in page now because I still absolutely love the original Mario is Missing intro and ending videos with him. Especially when he hugs the even creepier Mario.
2. lulz is officially ruined
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on August 10, 2009, 11:01:41 AM
While the video's use of "lulz" made me shudder, that was actually a fairly coherent explanation of the whole Weegee thing. And the end made me "hehe".
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: evan on August 10, 2009, 11:41:18 AM
I'M GOING TO WRITE IT I FORGOT TO SAY THAT PART

sorry for seeming like a cunt :(

But hey now thanks to this wonderful and highly educational video featuring a hot girl who probably has no idea what ANYTHING she said means and is just reading a script given to her by some horrible neckbeard, you DO know everything about Weegee!!
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on August 10, 2009, 12:30:12 PM
Hm. When it comes to the whole "Good sir/chap/chum" or whatever, I'd say it might be worth it more to move it to the "Don't Ruin" category as opposed to the stop saying.

It almost seems a little too much for that to be in the same bile as "O RLY?" and "Mudkips." Probably still have some decent potential if it's not overly done. Which, seeing as they aren't exactly being said by everyone in everything they say, it wouldn't seem like too much of a problem.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 10, 2009, 07:44:01 PM
I think you might be one of the people that overuses it. I disagree that it's something that shouldn't be ruined, it isn't funny enough to save.

I should also take some time here to say that I'm saddened that there's less to put in the "don't ruin" category, and I'm generally pressured to move things from don't ruin to stop saying. I feel like the idea of trying to save certain words is a more important function of the site. More high-minded, maybe. Declaring that people should stop saying stupid phrases is somewhat cathartic and entertaining, but identifying the useful and funny memes that have been created and subsequently seeking to defend them is a more useful task to undertake.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on August 10, 2009, 08:40:25 PM
Haha. Well, I don't use it to be "funny" and never really did. It just worked its way into normal vocabulary by being around Ty so much.

Out of curiousity, what would justify this as being a "meme?" I can think only a handful of people who use it, which would be like ... Ty, myself, and maybe one other person. Unless of course it's being spewed all over 4Chan, in which case, that might leave a more putrid taste in my mouth.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 10, 2009, 09:36:22 PM
Well, anything like this is a "meme" by definition, "popular meme" might be a better way to refer to it.

A few people here have impersonated those who use "sir", "chap" etc more genuinely, and I remember it getting some mileage in the online gaming community at least a few years back with reference to Willy Wonka's "GOOD DAY SIR" etc spawning new variations. I am not sure if it's used on 4chan that often, but I recall seeing it. More information would be welcomed, though, as I am really just drawing on my own memory here.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 11, 2009, 03:17:16 AM
Added two new pages. Thanks to Evan for the ideas underlying the first one.

http://stopsay.in/chucknorriscan

http://dontru.in/moar
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on August 11, 2009, 04:06:09 AM
Moar has already been ruined to me by deviantART. They will NOT stop abusing this term.

I found this "definition" of moar in my inbox via a search:

Quote from: devianTART
Internet Word of the Moment!
The Internet is full of things you just can't get enough of. More mudkips. More
Chocolate Rain. More Numa Numa. But sometimes more doesn't cut it. Some-
times you need more of more! It's then that MOAR takes over. MOAR isn't just
more amplified; MOAR is more + roar. Not to be used lightly, MOAR demands
respect and guarantees results. MOAR Rickrolling! MOAR lolcats! MOAR Chuck
Norris! The next time you need more, don't be a newb. Use the only word that truly
expresses your burning desire for MOAR.

Ouch.

E] Good writeup of it though.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 11, 2009, 04:10:24 AM
I like my interpretations of these words more.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on August 11, 2009, 04:12:41 AM
Well, your definition I definitely agree with, while dA's one is just them embracing a fad to try and appear more internet savvy.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on August 11, 2009, 08:19:43 AM
Now, this could be intentional, going along with what you were saying about trying to be charming through intentional misspelling but:

"When it comes down to it, “moar” embraces our worser traits"

"Worser" isn't a word. If you're goin' for vocabulary points, it doesn't work, unless, of course, it was used to follow the theme I mentioned above. Just something I noticed.

Other than that, both seem alright to me.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Leo on August 11, 2009, 08:28:27 PM
"Worser" isn't a word.
Death to prescriptivism.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 11, 2009, 08:51:59 PM
I'm still disappointed that nobody corrects me on my grammar or the flow of certain pages. That's far more of an issue (or it was until I spent a few hours proofreading them all.)

I think "worser traits" is okay. I know I'm drawing the phrase from something but I can't figure out where it's from, maybe something archaic or a poem that mangled "worse" in order to fit the pattern, but it seems like nobody says "worse traits" in the same way as you would use "worser traits". I will change it if somebody proves me wrong, though.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: DiscoChao on August 11, 2009, 09:16:55 PM
Ok, I'm slowpoking my ass in here because I saw you post a link to this site in another topic.

Suitcase: OVER 9000 was never funny, but I have a real honest to goodness suggestion. Your page for the most part is about your opinions of memes, but memes come about through people, not through individuals. You should do something that reflects this.

Say each meme page has a place for people to comment on the meme, and people could rate the memes on a 1 to 5 scale or some such, and then you could use that to display most and least popular memes, track meme trends, etc. Of course it would mean that you'd also have to post memes you don't hate, which could be tough for you, of course that might be a job for a wiki style "try to post a meme and wait for your page to be approved system".

Otherwise, the site isn't anything I think is gonna spread around or be worth putting effort into.

EDIT: Also people should stop saying "Web 2.0". Shit's dumb.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 12, 2009, 02:04:49 AM
That's not really what I want to cover. It's not designed to become that popular either, so I'm okay with a lack of pageviews.

The idea of a site that categorises all kinds of memes (you'll note mine are only the ones you can say) is not a bad one, and I'd consider supporting it. But I'm not going to make it. That's a lot of effort, and the meme-using community isn't worth it anymore.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on August 13, 2009, 12:58:45 PM
Honestly, I'm already getting sick of seeing "p cool" and other variations. But, I've never really been that big of a fan of memes/fads of the grammar base in the first place,  so ... that might have something to do with why seeing it annoys me.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on August 13, 2009, 01:05:12 PM
I used to be annoyed by that.  Then I started using it ironically.

Now it's not ironic anymore.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Nik Jam on August 13, 2009, 01:27:11 PM
I'm thinking a lot of people here probably won't like me on IRC. Lulz
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 13, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
I don't agree with that one. It's not annoying.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on August 20, 2009, 01:54:53 AM
Any plans for an, "[adjective][noun] is [adjective]" page?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 20, 2009, 04:25:36 AM
That doesn't annoy me either.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 20, 2009, 04:45:52 AM
it's not terrible yet, so people really should be careful so as to not ruin it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on August 20, 2009, 04:59:02 AM
fail fad is fail
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 20, 2009, 06:44:24 AM
it's not terrible yet, so people really should be careful so as to not ruin it.
Oh, I suppose it could be a "don't ruin". I'll add it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Mightfo on August 20, 2009, 07:52:02 PM
arbitrary
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 20, 2009, 08:21:42 PM
What?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Myst on August 24, 2009, 05:50:26 AM
WeeGee needs a section on the dontru.in site.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 24, 2009, 08:34:38 AM
It's not a speakable meme.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on August 24, 2009, 04:30:12 PM
And things like "moar" are?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 24, 2009, 05:42:10 PM
Um, yeah?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: chess!! on August 24, 2009, 08:15:46 PM
"moar" is a word. Weegee is an image.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on August 24, 2009, 08:48:04 PM
Isn't moar just pronounced the same as more, though?  It's not exactly a meme that can be spoken, just typed.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: chess!! on August 24, 2009, 08:55:52 PM
I'm pretty sure that "typed" and "spoken" are basically the same thing in the context of these sites :[ ] Since the main problem is seeing the memes overused on the internet, not heard in everyday life.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 24, 2009, 09:55:37 PM
Yes, as above. Although real life is a problem too for the mainstream ones.

A better way to clarify this is to say the site is about linguistic memes. If they are not really based in language, they belong as an angry section on the relative ED article.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 31, 2009, 12:14:30 PM
note to self: learn to internalize personalize thoughts
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on September 01, 2009, 08:47:35 AM
Mm, another one that comes to mind is "mah" instead of "my." And along those lines, the outdated (yet still annoying) "firin' mah lazers" thing. Both of which are probably good candidates for "Stop Saying"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 01, 2009, 10:02:35 AM
This kind of works. Should they be one page?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on September 01, 2009, 10:44:08 AM
One page could probably work. One could be the example of the other, even.

If the page was for "Mah" you could mention the ways people use it, how they substitute it for the word "my" and it's origins are (assumedly?) from "firin' mah lazers"

Or, if the page was for the latter, mention how it stemmed the annoying use of "mah" in "everyday" talk.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Gold on September 01, 2009, 12:18:45 PM
I maintain that you're allowed to use mah if you are a southern belle.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Piers on September 01, 2009, 01:13:38 PM
That's NO GOOD
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on September 02, 2009, 03:52:16 PM
ftw fml
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 02, 2009, 09:26:11 PM
http://stopsay.in/forthewin
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: ▲ndrusi on September 04, 2009, 10:07:26 AM
http://stopsay.in/chucknorriscan

Wouldn't it be more logical for the exception to be if you are seriously discussing Chuck Norris's actual abilities?  For instance, "Chuck Norris can fight better than (other martial artist in this tournament)."
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 05, 2009, 10:38:36 AM
Good point. I amended it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SABATOR on September 06, 2009, 05:07:37 PM
add "pew pew", if i hear fucking "pew pew laz0rs" one more time i swear to fucking god
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Josh on September 06, 2009, 06:11:34 PM
Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and request you add "Fuck my life", posthaste. I got tired of it from the first time I saw it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 06, 2009, 06:32:06 PM
Pew pew is annoying.

I don't think fml is. You'd have to write it yourself if you want it up.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Eric on September 06, 2009, 08:22:48 PM
FML hasn't become quite widespread enough yet, I don't think.  It is only a matter of time.

The thing that makes it annoying is that the retarded, 12-18 year old, txt msg spk crowd is appending it to any and every miniscule thing that goes wrong.  "i asked 4 no pickles + mcds put pickles on fml"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 09, 2009, 06:43:10 AM
Added three more pages:
As always, corrections, suggestions etc appreciated.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on September 10, 2009, 02:25:33 PM
Trying to think of a good "don't ruin" for the word Awesome.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 10, 2009, 08:18:02 PM
I don't see it being ruined.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on September 11, 2009, 11:15:08 AM
I dunno, it just feels like people are almost using it like the Smurfs use their namesake. Mostly since Egoraptor's movies, and tards who want to hitch-hike on his success by making their own movies of the same kind.
It's like Awesome the Awesome of Awesometown went to Awesome the Awe of some Awesomes. It was totally Awesome.

Meh, maybe it's just me.

Feel free to steal that smurf analogy for any other article of an overused-to-death word by the way, if you think it's of use to anything.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 11, 2009, 11:19:01 AM
Like that Newgrounds guy? I guess I can see that, but I don't know if it's specific enough to the word "awesome"...
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on September 14, 2009, 05:58:15 PM
KC is bemused by the site.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 14, 2009, 09:19:31 PM
Really? You heard that in private conversation or on a forum you could link to?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Chrispy on September 18, 2009, 05:45:37 AM
Awesome has been over used for ages though, H. Using the word to describe mundane things you like has been something people have been doing for at least 15 years.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 21, 2009, 10:40:54 PM
Added two more pages:

Still very interested in what Neroman can tell me about KC reacting to the site.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on September 21, 2009, 11:20:19 PM
Hahaha. Brainfart is great.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on September 22, 2009, 08:47:01 AM
I suppose for the "Stop Saying" column, "hax" would be a good fix. It got pretty old when people would attempt to describe something they had no explaination for and immediately jumped to "hax" as a conclusion.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 22, 2009, 09:15:16 AM
I think hax is funny.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: AJ on September 22, 2009, 09:40:44 AM
Maybe the "don't ruin" column then. Because while it can be amusing if used sparingly, it's definitely used a lot.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 22, 2009, 11:29:41 AM
I still don't see it. One of those things I'll only include if a writeup is done for me. I don't really feel much about "hax".
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Seph on September 22, 2009, 07:35:24 PM
I find "neckbeard" to be getting tiring. I'd put that in "don't ruin."
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on September 23, 2009, 07:21:36 PM
Name me a suitable replacement word for brainfart.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 23, 2009, 09:15:57 PM
Mistake? Moment of confusion? Error of judgment? I don't think there's an all-purpose replacement, you need to relate it to the context.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Gold on September 24, 2009, 03:01:56 AM
I believe memory lapse could work.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: yaj on September 26, 2009, 10:30:49 PM
absent minded is usually what i say. 
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Magi on September 26, 2009, 11:30:59 PM
i'll stay with brainfart thx
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 27, 2009, 01:09:44 AM
Enjoy ur lack of nuanced written expression.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Magi on September 27, 2009, 09:39:28 PM
i don't enjoy anything :(
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on September 29, 2009, 03:09:58 AM
Well, I can understand the annoyance when everyone parrots the same bloody meme ad nauseam, but if someone honestly prefers a word over the available alternatives I don't see a real problem...
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 29, 2009, 03:22:46 AM
Even when it's hideous?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on September 29, 2009, 05:16:17 AM
Hideous is in the eye of the beholder...

I personally find the phrase a bit "er..." as well, but meh. It's just a word, not an annoying catchphrase people are trying to make happen.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 29, 2009, 08:44:25 AM
It is a bit of a catchphrase. It's certainly a new word, and new words are my sometime enemies..
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on September 29, 2009, 12:50:00 PM
It is a bit of a catchphrase. It's certainly a new word, and new words are my sometime enemies..
Pretty sure the phrase brainfart has been around for a long time, at least since the 80s.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 30, 2009, 06:27:18 AM
New enough for my purposes.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Seph on September 30, 2009, 03:18:15 PM
Yeah, "brainfart" is a pretty shitty term.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Myst on October 01, 2009, 11:14:02 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RHtiTjBxJY[/youtube]
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on October 02, 2009, 04:52:07 AM
pig disgusting
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on October 05, 2009, 03:45:26 AM
http://stopsay.in/pigdisgusting
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Chrispy on October 05, 2009, 06:09:38 PM
one to add to the list: I think I just came/I came. I might write it up for you.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on October 05, 2009, 07:27:24 PM
I am curious. These meme bores me but doesn't offend me.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Piers on October 12, 2009, 05:34:59 PM
IIRC, didn't it start from the Advent Children film? Aeris stands back-to-back with Cloud and says "You came"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Chrispy on October 12, 2009, 05:58:56 PM
Uh, no, it's basically saying you liked something so much that it made you orgasm.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on October 12, 2009, 06:17:34 PM
It is far, far older than AC.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on October 12, 2009, 06:36:26 PM
I always thought it was a 4chan or maybe SA meme.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on October 12, 2009, 06:45:54 PM
I remember kids using it when I was in middle school, although I'm sure it was around a lot longer than that.  I don't think it's particularly internet related at all.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Squishdiboo on October 19, 2009, 07:57:07 PM
Dont ruin "assburgers"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on October 19, 2009, 08:06:03 PM
I hate it. I would put it on stop saying if anything. It's not very funny, even ironically. I suppose the only exception might be when you are trolling with it, but similar to brainfart the word upsets me to the point I don't even tolerate its usage there.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Squishdiboo on October 19, 2009, 08:18:23 PM
It wa funny back when I was ten and my dad was calling me an "assburger" and I had no idea what aspergers was.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on November 03, 2009, 01:16:11 PM
I'm going to bed, nini
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: RedStar on March 01, 2010, 07:20:11 AM
I know I'm late but

STOP SAYIN "RICK ROLL"

IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE

PLAYING A RICK ASTLEY SONG ISN'T CONSIDERED A RICK ROLL; IT'S CONSIDERED PLAYING A RICK ASTLEY SONG
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on March 01, 2010, 07:25:59 AM
Oh god yes
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on March 01, 2010, 07:28:04 AM
It only counts as "Rickroll" if it's "Never gonna give you up" and it's played from shit outta nowhere. It's not Rickrolling if they happen to play it on TV or the radio.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on March 01, 2010, 07:41:08 AM
I don't think it's really a phrase you can say though? It's not like "HA! RICKROLL!" people say "I Rickrolled you!" etc.

Also I thought it was mostly over now.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on March 01, 2010, 08:09:45 AM
Still hear it from time to time; the other day in a pub even, NGGYU was in the playlist and I could swear I heard one of the patrons say "Oh listen, they're Rickrolling us"
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Seph on March 01, 2010, 10:19:29 AM
Also, I think YouTube took down the original Rickroll URL? So apparently now there's some kind of resurgence as people with nothing better to do try to rickroll whoever issued the takedown notice.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Myst on March 02, 2010, 08:54:31 PM
I know its not a spoken meme, but those de-motivational posters are way overdone, weren't very funny to begin with, and need to stop.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on March 03, 2010, 12:33:53 AM
They're annoying as shit. I can break them down and I feel like I've ranted about them in the past - essentially they're a lazy, easy-to-use (literal) framing device that allows you to take a funny image, brand it with your own shitty attempts at sarcasm or wit, and pass it around further. It's terrible and I can see exactly why they proliferate.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Seph on March 03, 2010, 12:40:29 AM
I thought the very original demotivational posters that actually made fun of the originals were funny, but not the actual meme that spawned from it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Vexiss on March 03, 2010, 12:46:56 AM
Uh.

I like Courage Wolf. That's by far my favorite meme. There are some very good ones.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sparkle Tits on March 03, 2010, 01:31:02 AM
Courage Wolf, of course, not actually being what they're talking about.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Vexiss on March 03, 2010, 01:37:57 AM
Of course not. I brought it up because it is the antithesis of de-motivation, of which they were talking.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on March 03, 2010, 03:19:10 AM
Courage Wolf is definitely the best Emotion Animal. You reminded me to actually finish off this poster I made for myself a year ago and order it through Cafepress, Vexiss.

(http://img.soaringrabbit.com/wolfposter.png)
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on March 03, 2010, 12:04:47 PM
Hahaha, nice. XD
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on March 24, 2010, 10:19:18 PM
(http://img.soaringrabbit.com/couragewolf.jpg)
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Vexiss on March 24, 2010, 10:24:00 PM
Good, good. Nice way to spice up those bland, blank walls.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sputnik on March 31, 2010, 10:40:07 PM
SIDEWAYS
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SoNick on July 01, 2011, 04:01:37 AM
Sir, I would like to inquire as to the status of the website mentioned in the original post.
Has it been abandoned? After a cursory glance it would appear that it has not been updated in quite some time, although I will admit that the last time I had checked it was over a year ago and when checking the site this time I only skimmed it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on July 02, 2011, 01:11:30 AM
I kind of got all that I was passionate about out of the way, and nobody has sent any good new pages to add.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on August 09, 2012, 05:13:47 PM
I know this thread is abandoned and all, but I really just need to say somewhere that whenever I read "Da fuq" or "Dafuq" all I think of is "Oh, I'm meeting a bland person."

And I've spoken up against it elsewhere but using "My feels" instead of "My feelings" is a bad habit, the proliferation of which I'm going to blame completely on the Homestruck fans.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on August 10, 2012, 03:45:02 AM
'Feels' feels ok, 'Dafuq' is fucking annoyingly used by annoying people I know.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: H Hog on August 10, 2012, 11:38:42 AM
I got one, although I guess it isn't used as often as it once was; deliberately typing "teh" instead of "the".
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on August 12, 2012, 07:42:02 AM
dafuq

You Moogle Cavern people were the types that made "teh" annoying in the first place.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SoNick on September 01, 2012, 01:46:41 AM
dafuq

You Moogle Cavern people were the types that made "teh" annoying in the first place.
>You Moogle Cavern people
Suitcase, for better or worse you were a part of that group. Trying to act like you're above past actions that you yourself took part in is... rather strange, really!
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on September 03, 2012, 05:34:58 AM
How many injokes have I ever played along with? Hoaxes I submitted? Furries I made and regretted?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Keith Stack on September 03, 2012, 07:54:09 PM
You played along with the cult injoke because you never escaped.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: David The Lurker on December 13, 2012, 05:14:33 PM
SuitCase remember the furry you made it was a giant SuitCase it was weird.

Lol sticky.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Southbird on December 15, 2012, 02:56:50 PM
Lol sticky.

Best post 2011 (http://soniceatsrings.com/index.php/topic,6962.msg122096.html#msg122096)
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Archaemic on December 18, 2013, 08:00:16 PM
Given that I still think about the fact that these sites exist, and sometimes give people the links, they might want to get updated at some point.

But does "doge" belong on dontru.in or stopsay.in?

(the second)
(please stop saying "doge")
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on January 03, 2014, 03:35:57 PM
Very anger
So hate
Such No-Doge
Wow
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on January 03, 2014, 08:08:36 PM
doge is less of a phrase and more a meme tbh
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Southbird on January 13, 2015, 11:10:14 AM
Both of these domains are dead now (one is parked / squatted, the other just doesn't resolve at all.) Guessing by Internet archive they went dark some time after January 2014. So is the dream dead?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Mr. T on January 24, 2015, 10:29:15 AM
I think Suitcase once mentioned it was no longer a feasable idea.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SuitCase on January 24, 2015, 01:20:49 PM
People attacked me too often when they saw it, and the traffic wasn't great. Honestly, I could add a dozen tiresome words but instead I'll just reprimand annoying people in my brain from now on.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Southbird on January 26, 2015, 10:40:16 AM
So will the topic ever get de-stickied or will they just leave the rotting corpse up there forever?
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sz on January 27, 2015, 11:26:49 PM
I pushed the button.
(http://i.imgur.com/mBEbGgn.png)
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sz on January 28, 2015, 10:07:24 PM
It's too sticky.

THE STICKY WON'T COME OFF
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Southbird on January 28, 2015, 10:15:04 PM
It's too sticky.

THE STICKY WON'T COME OFF

Heh, now, I'm wondering if you're being serious (and experiencing a technical problem) or just being silly, because right now I could believe either one. :P
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Sz on February 02, 2015, 09:11:22 PM
A technical problem in that another mod whose name also may or may not have S and z in it re-stickied it.

The struggle is real!
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Southbird on February 03, 2015, 08:29:21 PM
Okay, just keeping a dead website stickied for no reason to perpetually clutter the upper atmosphere. Got it.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Fadflamer on February 04, 2015, 08:04:49 PM
The 'murikan way at its finest.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Josh on March 12, 2015, 05:44:56 AM
i would like to nominate "sanic" on stopsay.in. thank you.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: SoNick on March 19, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
Oh definitely! When I hear that one it's like "You know the game series existed for like a decade and a half before that meme, right?" [spoiler]and it was good for about half of that time[/spoiler]
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Zodberg on May 07, 2015, 04:32:45 AM
Man, I think I've grown a bit because the "phrase righteous meme police" really makes me feel different than it did when this topic started.

But

Let's also put "Based _____" on the list.
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: Eric on May 04, 2016, 06:25:39 PM
suitcase your idea was lovely indeed - and i once enjoyed these sites - but seeing as how both are now dead, the time has probably come to unstick this thread after a healthy run of many years

this is a reasonable opinion concerning responsible and efficient operation of the moogle cavern message boards i hope you all take this to heart
Title: Re: stopsay.in & dontru.in, the new destination for righteous meme police
Post by: ▲ndrusi on May 09, 2016, 04:25:57 PM
Shhhhhhhhhh.