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Questions for the British fans

Postby Omphalos » Thu May 06, 2010 5:46 pm

I belong to a few UK run boards. For the most part they are pretty busy, but I tell you what, I've never been cold-shouldered more than I am at those places. I don't mind too much; I think my skin is thick enough, but it seems pretty regular that people just kind of pass right over my posts and ignore them. I've been posting there for a while and I figured it was just because I wasn't in the "in crowd," but lately it's occurred to me that I ain't ever gonna be. If that's the case, I really dont want to bother trying any more.

US fans had reputations long ago of being really group centered and having tough shells to crack. I guess what I'm asking is, is it me or is it them? I know internet boards are different than real life, but I'm just wondering if UK fans are regarded as being really cliquey or not.

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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Freakzilla » Thu May 06, 2010 7:27 pm

I don't know about online but in real life they're rude as hell.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Nekhrun » Thu May 06, 2010 7:46 pm

You need us to go work someone over for you? :violence-guntoting:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Thu May 06, 2010 7:50 pm

Shouldn't you be asking Tanz this one? :)
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Omphalos » Thu May 06, 2010 9:30 pm

He's one of the few I like over there. But he's "in too deep" as it were. I'm starting to feel that if I'm going to talk to him, it should probably be at his blog, because that board really kind of sucks. Which is weird for a SFF board that is so active.

The on line fan community is just so weird. Ive really been thinking lately that I should just start a local SF group or something.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby inhuien » Fri May 07, 2010 2:23 am

I don't have a broad BBS/forum base of experience. I only post on 3 boards, all of them U.S. based and run. Brits are pricks, Euros are pricks, people are pricks. The internet/distanced/impersonal communication can bring out the worst in people and if allowed becomes habitual.

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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandRider » Fri May 07, 2010 8:15 am

not yr Personal Army &etc, but how 'bout a linky ?

might go take a look-see ...
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Omphalos » Fri May 07, 2010 10:12 am

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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Freakzilla » Fri May 07, 2010 3:26 pm

It just seemed to me that was the way people were over there. Maybe it was because I was American. I was offended at first but got used to it because everyone did it. For example, after buying something in a store the cashier wouldn't say something nice like, "thanks, come again," it was usually "hurry up, people are waiting."

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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri May 07, 2010 3:49 pm

Yeah, sometimes people aren't being rude, that's just the way they do things. And sometimes they're being rude. :wink:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Omphalos » Fri May 07, 2010 4:36 pm

Ive personally never, ever had anything but great interactions with British people in the UK fact-to-face. Even most of the drunk ones. Though that does not apply to British people outside of the UK. They're a bunch of wankers then.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Fri May 07, 2010 5:46 pm

I've never had any experiences with British people bad enough to damage my abiding Anglophilia. :D
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandRider » Fri May 07, 2010 11:25 pm

I hate the bastards and blame 'em for most of what's gone wrong in the world
since, oh, about 1570 ....
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Omphalos » Sat May 08, 2010 10:52 am

My brother is a major gamer, and ran into the same kind of problem when he moved west to live in Sac. Back east he found them to be really open and friendly. Out here in Sac the opposite was the case. A bunch of "closeted misanthropes" I think he called them.

Oh well. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Guess Ill never realize my dream of being a British fan or a Russian ballerina. :(=
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Sat May 08, 2010 11:16 am

Omphalos wrote:my dream of being ... a Russian ballerina

What is it 'Rider used to say all the time? This is relevant to our interests! :lol:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:52 pm

Most British people can't be arsed with Americans. Or anyone else who isn't British. We even hate each other, come to think of it.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:53 pm

SandRider wrote:I hate the bastards and blame 'em for most of what's gone wrong in the world
since, oh, about 1570 ....


Can't blame the Brits for Texans being lard-arses. You managed that yourselves. :lol=:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Freakzilla » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:31 pm

chanilover wrote:
SandRider wrote:I hate the bastards and blame 'em for most of what's gone wrong in the world
since, oh, about 1570 ....


Can't blame the Brits for Texans being lard-arses. You managed that yourselves. :lol=:


You're just jealous 'cause you don't have as much food. :P
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:30 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
chanilover wrote:
SandRider wrote:I hate the bastards and blame 'em for most of what's gone wrong in the world
since, oh, about 1570 ....


Can't blame the Brits for Texans being lard-arses. You managed that yourselves. :lol=:


You're just jealous 'cause you don't have as much food. :P


I've never been to the "real America", only poncey Boston and NYC, but even there the portions were so big they actually made my stomach hurt.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:35 pm

chanilover wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
chanilover wrote:
SandRider wrote:I hate the bastards and blame 'em for most of what's gone wrong in the world
since, oh, about 1570 ....


Can't blame the Brits for Texans being lard-arses. You managed that yourselves. :lol=:


You're just jealous 'cause you don't have as much food. :P


I've never been to the "real America", only poncey Boston and NYC, but even there the portions were so big they actually made my stomach hurt.


It's also essential to get at least 7% of your calories from soda. That's what really gives you the American food experience. :wink:

(I love that stat, I'm going to have to verify it someday if I want to keep repeating it so much!)
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:09 pm

chanilover wrote:I've never been to the "real America", only poncey Boston and NYC, but even there the portions were so big they actually made my stomach hurt.

I know what you mean, every time I go home for a visit. I did much better once I understood you're not expected to eat everything; that's what doggy-bags are for! :P
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:18 pm

That painful feeling in your stomach is what we call "full". :wink:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:47 pm

LOL. It's not SUPPOSED to hurt, though. :P
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby inhuien » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:12 am

SandChigger wrote:LOL. It's not SUPPOSED to hurt, though. :P

that's what she said....I'll get my coat.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:44 am

I only say that because it's one of the excuses the kids use to not eat all their meal. They'll take a few bites and say, "My tummy hurts!" I give them the tiniest of portions, too.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:55 pm

LOL! No pain, no gain! I couldn't spend my life eating all that crap, I even wimped out and ordered a salad at one point which was the size of a termite mound! :shock=:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:40 pm

Well, you're such a ribey little thang, they probably figured you were one of them Vegan nutters and tried to fill you up on something they thought you would eat. :lol:
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Postby chanilover » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:37 pm

I've got no idea what "ribey" means. :oops=:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Look in the mirror. :P

Um... we DON'T use it in the sense it comes up with on Urban Dictionary. :shock: Nasty.

It means "thin, insubstantial; looks like could be blown away by medium strong wind." Ribey. (RYE-bee)

Unless you've put on a lot of weight again? :?
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Eyes High » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:14 am

In other words, you're so skinny one might be able to count your ribs. ;)=
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:26 pm

lol! New word of the day!
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:31 pm

Eyes High wrote:In other words, you're so skinny one might be able to count your ribs. ;)=

I was wondering if that's where it originally came from! :lol:

But the change in pronunciation is weird, huh? You'd think it should be more like "ribby" in that case.

Oh well, still beats "in depther"! :lol:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:47 pm

SandChigger wrote:
Eyes High wrote:In other words, you're so skinny one might be able to count your ribs. ;)=

I was wondering if that's where it originally came from! :lol:

But the change in pronunciation is weird, huh? You'd think it should be more like "ribby" in that case.

Oh well, still beats "in depther"! :lol:


Weird, I didn't read carefully and just assumed "ribey" was a typo, and everyone meant "ribby". We say "ribby" up here, pronounced so that it makes sense as "skinny". I've never even hear the word "rye-bee"... :? :? :?

CL - do you guys have it as ribby over there, or just nothing at all?
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:27 pm

No, ribby isn't a word here. Scrawny is one word I've heard used, but I prefer "lean" LOL.
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby inhuien » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:06 am

What about svelte?
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:16 pm

Oooh, honey! There's a five-pound word for the wallet! :lol:
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby chanilover » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:12 pm

You know it, sista!
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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:11 pm

:hand: :naughty:

At the very least, call me "Auntie". :twisted:

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Re: Questions for the British fans

Postby Eyes High » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:04 pm

Auntie Chig ???? :think: Just don't sound right. :shifty: ;)=
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