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Poll Closing Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021 00:00 (in 3 weeks)

What percentage of your posts, approximately, should be taken purely at “face value”?

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treeship., Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:10 (two weeks ago) link

seriously though?

eisimpleir (crüt), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:12 (two weeks ago) link

😏

treeship., Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:14 (two weeks ago) link

Outside of my posts to Ask A Drunk, it's north of 90%, but def less than 100%.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:49 (two weeks ago) link

It's probably a 50/50 split for me

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:51 (two weeks ago) link

70%. You may take this post at face value if you like.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 00:57 (two weeks ago) link

poll is discriminatory against irony purists (me)

Clay, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:03 (two weeks ago) link

ironically all my posts are serious

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:29 (two weeks ago) link

voted 80% but it's probably higher tbh

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:30 (two weeks ago) link

There are the intermediate posts too—where you make a claim that isn’t quite what you mean, but not quite not what you mean. Like, a suspension of qualifiers, a calculated risk to push the conversation forward. There is maybe a mischievous humor in such posts.

treeship., Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

irony is way too often portrayed as being the opposite of or mutually exclusive with seriousness and sincerity, which has had devastating consequences for our collective understanding of the phenomenon. it is or should be far more interesting than that

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:09 (two weeks ago) link

there are so many layers

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:11 (two weeks ago) link

70, like I like my

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

There's only surface

Lage Lage Lage Shooting (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 08:47 (two weeks ago) link

50% completely serious
50% stupid jokes

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 09:32 (two weeks ago) link

Similar but more slanted towards stupid jokes.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 10:23 (two weeks ago) link

I reject the premise and i think left is otm

Intent isnt a switch and nothing has any one meaning

Eschew things thirty two times before swallowing them (darraghmac), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 10:58 (two weeks ago) link

the way nerds have spent decades making fun of alanis for her perfectly fine use of the word because they can't see past their own stunted definition is extemely ironic don't you think

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

inferring irony due to one's limited and mistaken perceptions can certainly be seen as ironic, but given sufficient thought a trickle of irony can be squeezed from virtually any utterance.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

how ironic

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

ironic how

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

It's like shiiiiiiit

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 18:27 (two weeks ago) link

yesterday I made an obscure but v juvenile joke in response to a pomenitul post that he took at face value and I felt bad

im dum (rob), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:05 (two weeks ago) link

Was it about Tricky? If so, don’t explain it, let the mystery speak for itself.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:10 (two weeks ago) link

*remains silent*

im dum (rob), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:14 (two weeks ago) link

But perhaps my own po-faced reply was just for a laugh. Who can tell?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 19:19 (two weeks ago) link

po-menitul

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:07 (two weeks ago) link

heh now that I did assume was intentional

im dum (rob), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:10 (two weeks ago) link

That actually works in Romanian.

xp

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:11 (two weeks ago) link

I don't understand the question

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

assuming irony has an on/off switch, what % of your posts is it turned on for?

assuming every post contains some % irony, what is your average?

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

I'm going to answer this later, but I think everyone answering in this thread should provide an examples of themselves being earnest or ironic so we can tell the difference going forward.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

all my posts in this thread have been earnest and ironic

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:53 (two weeks ago) link

Now I can tell the difference!

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:55 (two weeks ago) link

All ILXors are liars.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

I'm Nude Spock

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

Looks as though the one school we need around here is School of Irony

— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 2, 2013

Left, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:43 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.redd.it/hrs8bog9sby11.png

it me

Jerome Percival Jesus (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

love irony

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

5% black fly, 95% Chardonnay

kinder, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

everyone answering in this thread should provide an examples of themselves being earnest or ironic so we can tell the difference going forward.

Being ironic:

what many people fail to understand is that when critical thinking skills erode, they do not disappear. rather, the eroded particles of critical thinking are blown or washed away to other locations, where they collect in loose agglomerations, such as critical thinking skill dunes or the deltas of critical thinking skills deposited at the effluence of rivers.

― sharpening the contraindications (Aimless), Monday, May 3, 2021

Also ironic:

Yes. Children should especially learn how to pick our crops. Since they are already low to the ground they are ideal for picking lettuce, strawberries, cucumbers and similar edibles. Their job site would be open air, they'll get lots of exercise, and they'll learn every day what it feels like to be devalued, exploited and abused. Invaluable lessons to carry them through their miserable lives.

― What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Monday, June 7, 2021

Not ironic:

If you liked to eat fish every Friday, would you feel the need to claim you were converting to Catholicism when you weren't? It might raise some embarrassing questions about why you never seem to attend mass, or confession, or take communion, or even learn the catechism. Why not just say you want to eat fish?

― What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Saturday, June 5, 2021

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Thursday, 10 June 2021 01:30 (one week ago) link

The last one is a humorous analogy. I don’t know the contexf but there is likely hyperbole at work, whatever you’re complaining about is not exactly like converting to catholicism to eat fish. Seems ironic and droll.

treeship., Thursday, 10 June 2021 02:20 (one week ago) link

Subtle irony—not sarcasm—but not a face value post either.

treeship., Thursday, 10 June 2021 02:21 (one week ago) link

My posts should be taken whichever way casts them in a more favorable light.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Friday, 11 June 2021 01:19 (one week ago) link

They need all the help they can get, really.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Friday, 11 June 2021 01:20 (one week ago) link


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