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perhaps I'm not the best person to report given my random drunken 1 am revives, but I usually stop at a handful

if you look on SNA, xzanfar bumped 10 random threads (probably just by clicking Random Thread) and replied "ok" to them.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:50 (nine months ago) link

Ok

Ape Hole Road (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:53 (nine months ago) link

lol

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:53 (nine months ago) link

hate a pointless revive

scampostiltskin (gyac), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:56 (nine months ago) link

xzanfar sounds like a necromancer's moniker so necroing threads is vmic imo.

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 15:58 (nine months ago) link

i thought he played the panflute

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 15:59 (nine months ago) link

Don't drag ol' Gheorghe into this.

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 16:01 (nine months ago) link

xzanfar sounds unimaginative enough to be a bot

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 7 December 2020 17:59 (nine months ago) link

(probably just by clicking Random Thread)

all the revives I've seen so far are of old threads started by jim wentworth (wench).

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:08 (nine months ago) link

Side effects of Xzanfar may include mild eyelash inversion, constant constipation, cantankerous elbow, submerged diaphragm, and the unquenchable desire to unnecessarily revive threads with an 'ok'. Please fp Xzanfar immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Monday, 7 December 2020 18:12 (nine months ago) link

ok

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 18:13 (nine months ago) link

What's your favorite thread revive? I'm not gonna cook it but I'll order it from neanderthal! xzanfar!

peace, man, Monday, 7 December 2020 18:28 (nine months ago) link

What's the request?

mod, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:13 (nine months ago) link

i'd like "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson and a shout out to my mom

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:14 (nine months ago) link

lol

hmm didn't think of that. maybe a delete of all of the revive msgs?

in exchange, I promise not to revive any thread older than 2 yrs for lols for 30 days

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:15 (nine months ago) link

Ilx doesn't have an anti-necro policy, though, and none of the threads revived seem to be offensive? It's worth keeping an eye on, particularly if it's just one user's threads being bumped, but I feel like a few content-free bumps is pretty much par for the course here. Xzanfar does seem to be an actual user, if probably a bored troll. It just doesn't seem over the line yet to me. This isn't me speaking for all the mods, though, I'll confer with them/defer to someone else if they want to take action.

emil.y, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:26 (nine months ago) link

what's policy on maddeningly lame & obsequious neighbourhood watch 'worth checking this poster out' mod cosplay

imago, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:32 (nine months ago) link

ban lj

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:33 (nine months ago) link

seconded

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:34 (nine months ago) link

Aw imago, that's a bit mean. Tbh people pointing this stuff out is useful to me! Nobody flagged the "ok" posts so I might have completely missed it, now I know that if it happens again then it's a pattern rather than a one-off.

emil.y, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:35 (nine months ago) link

Pretty hilarious someone who bumps tons of old threads like that’s endearing and not annoying as fuck getting a sense of what it’s like for other people, though.

scampostiltskin (gyac), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:36 (nine months ago) link

y'all wanna quit tiptoeing around it and just say what's really on your mind?

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:37 (nine months ago) link

cos that's REALLY fucking annoying

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:38 (nine months ago) link

Thought i just did.

scampostiltskin (gyac), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:39 (nine months ago) link

you did it in that "talking about person like they're not actually here" way which is fucking lame

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:39 (nine months ago) link

but whatever, not getting started w/ u today

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:39 (nine months ago) link

lock thread plz

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:39 (nine months ago) link

did we get this sorted yet?

mark s, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:40 (nine months ago) link

that's d-mac's line!

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:40 (nine months ago) link

I don’t mind telling you to your face that your revives are irritating if you need to hear it.

scampostiltskin (gyac), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:40 (nine months ago) link

i don't mind telling you you're a shit

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:40 (nine months ago) link

isn't this David Keenan's new novel?

Ward Fowler, Monday, 7 December 2020 20:42 (nine months ago) link

Ten pointless revives do clutter up SNA, but imo do not go quite far enough to be "annoying as fuck", although they are certainly trending that way. Endearing? Never entered my mind.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 7 December 2020 20:46 (nine months ago) link

cosign

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:16 (nine months ago) link

m8s, a pigeon just flew off with my CND wreath and I'm pissed

imago, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:20 (nine months ago) link

u got pigeoned

pomenitul, Monday, 7 December 2020 21:21 (nine months ago) link

better than getting holed

Evan, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 01:25 (nine months ago) link

ffs

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 01:52 (nine months ago) link

Martin Van Buren and the Myth of OK

Martin Van Buren is generally regarded as a below-average, simply “okay” president and is often overlooked for the two presidents who served contiguous to his term. Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison typically garner more attention; the former for his controversial presidency and the infamous Indian Removal Act, and the latter for the shortest presidential term in US history.

Van Buren was the heir apparent to the presidency after a political career culminating with his service as Andrew Jackson’s vice president. Jackson’s support aided Van Buren’s campaign as a member of the relatively new Democratic Party in 1836, leading to his election. However, after a poorly rated presidency that included the “Panic of 1837” economic depression, his 1840 presidential campaign faced considerable opposition. Harrison defeated Van Buren’s run for a second term in 1840 to become the oldest man elected president, and age was a point of contention during his campaign. (Since then, both Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump have been elected in their 70s). Harrison famously delivered a superfluous inaugural address on a frigid day, refusing to wear a coat to demonstrate that despite being 68 years old, he was still robust and fit to serve. He contracted pneumonia during his excessive speech and died a month later.

Van Buren’s 1840 campaign is often credited with the origin of the term “OK,” widely popular both then and now; however, the derivation of “OK” is convoluted. Proposed origins of OK range from the Choctaw okeh which holds the same meaning as the modern okay, to the Greek olla kalla, “all good,” to stories of a baker with the initials OK stamping the letters on army biscuits. Allan Metcalf explains in his book OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word that OK grew out of a joke written in March of 1839 by editor Charles Gordon Greene in the Boston Morning Post. The joke was that even if a person couldn’t spell “all correct,” they could “o.k.” something to say it was “oll korrect.” OK came out of a time when intellectuals were using wordplay to publish punchy jabs, and abbreviations were becoming popular- precursors to the modern LOL, JK, and even POTUS.

Born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren earned the nickname of “Old Kinderhook,” further popularizing the abbreviation “OK.” His Whig opponent, William Henry Harrison, was famous as “Old Tippecanoe” or the “Hero of Tippecanoe” due to his military victory at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. With running-mate John Tyler, Harrison’s campaign song of Tippecanoe and Tyler Too included lyrics criticizing Van Buren, calling him “little.” (Sound familiar?) The song stated, “For Tippecanoe and Tyler too/ And with them we’ll beat little Van, Van, Van/ Van is a used up man.”

OK remained a running theme during the campaign. OK Clubs of Van Buren’s supporters rose up around the country, using the meaning of OK, all correct, to say that voting for Van Buren was giving a stamp of approval. His opponents used the term OK to attack Van Buren, stating that his political ally Andrew Jackson was so unintelligent that he “OK’d” bills during his presidency since he could not properly spell “all correct.” Regardless of the debated origin of OK, Van Buren’s 1840 run certainly helped disseminate the word. OK is used today as nearly any part of speech; as a noun, verb, adjective, interjection, et cetera, and in almost infinite scenarios so that the meaning has a certain amount of ambiguity. Van Buren’s presidency was just OK, or it could have even been considered oll korrect or all correct depending on your point of view, which is ultimately the legacy of Old Kinderhook’s story.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 08:23 (nine months ago) link


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