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54 votes (79.41%)
14 votes (20.58%)

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Doc
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July 16th, 2012 at 8:22:15 PM permalink
I think that one more reason for keeping the rule is just to make the Wizard fret and work to figure out the appropriate enforcement. Hey, he's got a day job for the dark side now -- we need to provide a reasonable share of mental distractions!
Woldus
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July 16th, 2012 at 8:26:41 PM permalink
Come on, man!
avargov
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July 17th, 2012 at 5:07:57 AM permalink
I noticed that "I don't care" wasn't a poll option. So, I am going to write in a vote of indifference.
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July 17th, 2012 at 5:36:18 AM permalink
Unfortunately, I don't think you have any choice other than to keep it. Otherwise, the board is likely to devolve into a full fledged explosion of id-driven abusive exchanges, which would clearly be counterproductive for a board like this where members are seeking a quality information-sharing experience.
Wizard
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July 17th, 2012 at 6:22:16 AM permalink
I appreciate all the comments. Based on everything said, the rule shall stay. However, let's try to be adults and take it if we get our feelings hurt with a friendly jab. Somebody mentioned a Muppet standard, which I like. A good rule of thumb is that anything that Statler and Waldorf might say is fair game. For those unfortunately unfamiliar with the Muppet Show (you're deprived) they were two cranky old men who sat in a private booth and poked fun at the amateurish and low-budget nature of the Muppet Show.


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heather
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July 17th, 2012 at 6:31:44 AM permalink
Quote: avargov

I noticed that "I don't care" wasn't a poll option. So, I am going to write in a vote of indifference.



Two pages ago I was tempted to suggest that we settle this question with a Roulette game. I was afraid that it would look like trolling and didn't say it, though. But, since the Wizard has made his determination on this question (and a completely reasonable one, at that, and featuring a funny picture, which improved the thread significantly), I'm gonna go ahead and toss it out there. I vote that all future polls be decided by Roulette. People who claim to be Roulette APs can make their bets in a way that they are confident will win for them, and won't say a word about it if they don't, and others can accuse the wheel of being rigged. But, at the end of the day, we'll be talking about a casino game, so at least the polls will be interesting for everyone here.
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July 17th, 2012 at 6:43:44 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

...A good rule of thumb is that anything that Statler and Waldorf might say...

I'm suddenly afraid to challenge the Wiz to any sort of trivia contest....unless it's the waitress who is answering the questions. I mean, really? He knew the names of those guys?
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FarFromVegas
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July 17th, 2012 at 6:44:03 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I appreciate all the comments. Based on everything said, the rule shall stay. However, let's try to be adults and take it if we get our feelings hurt with a friendly jab. Somebody mentioned a Muppet standard, which I like. A good rule of thumb is that anything that Statler and Waldorf might say is fair game. For those unfortunately unfamiliar with the Muppet Show (you're deprived) they were two cranky old men who sat in a private booth and poked fun at the amateurish and low-budget nature of the Muppet Show.


Image source: muppet.wikia.com



Quote:

STATLER: I wonder if there really is life on another planet.
WALDORF: Why do you care? You don稚 have a life on this one?



That actually sounds like some of the posters here!
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FarFromVegas
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July 17th, 2012 at 6:46:15 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Quote: Wizard

...A good rule of thumb is that anything that Statler and Waldorf might say...

I'm suddenly afraid to challenge the Wiz to any sort of trivia contest....unless it's the waitress who is answering the questions. I mean, really? He knew the names of those guys?



They're awesome! Muppet Vision 3D is one of the most un-Disney things you'll ever encounter at Disney World. And it's air conditioned.

The Wizard and I are about the same age, and The Muppet Show was popular when I was a kid. I had a Miss Piggy poster over my bed.
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thecesspit
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July 17th, 2012 at 7:03:52 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Quote: Wizard

...A good rule of thumb is that anything that Statler and Waldorf might say...

I'm suddenly afraid to challenge the Wiz to any sort of trivia contest....unless it's the waitress who is answering the questions. I mean, really? He knew the names of those guys?



Doesn't everyone who grew up with the Muppets? Or maybe it's just me. :)

I will refrain from making comparisons between posters and various Muppet characters... but imagine I did, it was all very funny and observant.
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