news scoop: insider account of how the statement was drafted, and the fear-based culture in Wizards offices

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
No, what I am saying is that the OP (you know, what people are talking about) is unsourced clickbait. The whole "come see Wednesday."

Which is why I make my own arguments, and find that when other people characterize what I'm saying ... they do a really really really poor job. Wouldn't you agree?
Then let me go ahead and directly quote what you said.
But you've got to feed the hype train while people still care!

Hey, by the way.... we're still linking to TWITTER?????

I thought I heard something about someone at Twitter doing all sorts of bad stuff to their employees. Like firing them with a promise of severance, and then ... wait for it ... REFUSING TO HONOR THE CONTRACT.

Any outrage about that? Can we stop linking and giving any impressions to that company? For more actual, demonstrated, non-hyped harm to real people?
One single sentence, using irony to mock the choice “come see Wednesday” thing and three paragraphs complaining about linking to Twitter, specifically calling out Twitter’s refusal to honor the contract in parallel to the OGL situation. Is it any wonder someone might get the impression that your problem is with the source of the post being Twitter, rather than the “come see Wednesday” thing?
 

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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
It's not coffee, it's a lifestyle.

Achilles: Zeno ... Zeno .... Zeno .... Zeno .... ZENO ZENO ZENO ZENO ZENO

Zeno: What. What. Do. You. Want?

Achilles: I have a great idea. A perfect idea. A beautiful idea. I told you I was appointed the CEO of Starbucks, right? Anyway, so my ide...

Zeno: Wait, what? CEO of Starbucks? Like, the coffee place? When did that happen?

Achilles: Never mind. And don't worry about those "bribery," and "nepo baby," claims. Anyway, listen to me. Starbucks.... why should we sell physical cups of coffee ... when we can sell subscriptions to the Starbucks coffee experience?

Zeno: I .... um .... oh please no ...

Achilles: That's right! A recurring monthly fee. And microtransactions ... you want sweetener in the Coffee?!! How about a loot box ... you never know what flavor you might get!

Zeno: I hate my life.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
Then let me go ahead and directly quote what you said.

One single sentence, using irony to mock the choice “come see Wednesday” thing and three paragraphs complaining about linking to Twitter, specifically calling out Twitter’s refusal to honor the contract in parallel to the OGL situation. Is it any wonder someone might get the impression that your problem is with the source of the post being Twitter, rather than the “come see Wednesday” thing?

Well, gee. It must be hard when someone never has any more post, right? Oh, wait!

People can post what they want to. I personally recommend hyping up someone's clickbait. "Come see my youtube video on Wednesday," is not what I would call breaking news.

How about if I had been repeatedly referring to the CLICKBAIT (as have others) as the OP? That good enough for ya?

Or are you going to insist that you are able to continue to speak for me better than I can? Oh wait ... you just did that! KTHX!
 

MGibster

Legend
I actually remember the first time twitter entered my brainspace. It was late 2007. A good friend of mine (a Hollywood-type) was trying to explain to me that there was this thing, "Like facebook," which allowed you to post what you were up to, but only with a few characters (we still had "dumb phones" back then, but he had a crackberry). I told him that there was no way anyone would want to do that, or know that, but I noticed that he couldn't seem to stop posting and checking other people's tweets.
I never understood the appeal of Twitter, but I chalked that up to being a late adopter of technology and not being a teen.
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Anyone else wondering what the use of a Secret Menu is?
“Secret Menus” aren’t a real thing. It’s just a way people refer to ordering off-menu. For example, Starbucks has a blended strawberry drink, and they have chocolate chips. There is no chocolate chip blended strawberry drink on the menu, but you can order the blended strawberry drink and ask for them to put chocolate chips in it, and they will sell that to you (probably at a small upcharge compared to ordering it without the chocolate chips). That doesn’t mean there’s an actual special other menu they don’t tell you about that has a chocolate chip blended strawberry drink on it. They just can’t list every possible combination of their ingredients on their menu. But they’ll sell you whatever combination you ask for, because they want your money. Calling it a secret menu is frankly kind of disingenuous and misleading, but it is catchy, so it’s stuck around.
 
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Haplo781

Legend
Achilles: Zeno ... Zeno .... Zeno .... Zeno .... ZENO ZENO ZENO ZENO ZENO

Zeno: What. What. Do. You. Want?

Achilles: I have a great idea. A perfect idea. A beautiful idea. I told you I was appointed the CEO of Starbucks, right? Anyway, so my ide...

Zeno: Wait, what? CEO of Starbucks? Like, the coffee place? When did that happen?

Achilles: Never mind. And don't worry about those "bribery," and "nepo baby," claims. Anyway, listen to me. Starbucks.... why should we sell physical cups of coffee ... when we can sell subscriptions to the Starbucks coffee experience?

Zeno: I .... um .... oh please no ...

Achilles: That's right! A recurring monthly fee. And microtransactions ... you want sweetener in the Coffee?!! How about a loot box ... you never know what flavor you might get!

Zeno: I hate my life.
But in order to get everyone on board, first you have to convince half the customers, and then half the remainder , and so on...
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Well, gee. It must be hard when someone never has any more post, right? Oh, wait!

People can post what they want to. I personally recommend hyping up someone's clickbait. "Come see my youtube video on Wednesday," is not what I would call breaking news.

How about if I had been repeatedly referring to the CLICKBAIT (as have others) as the OP? That good enough for ya?

Or are you going to insist that you are able to continue to speak for me better than I can? Oh wait ... you just did that! KTHX!
I’m not speaking for you, I’m expressing the fact that I take issue with something you said. You did complain about people posting links to Twitter, and I don’t think it was a reasonable complaint.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
I’m not speaking for you, I’m expressing the fact that I take issue with something you said. You did complain about people posting links to Twitter, and I don’t think it was a reasonable complaint.

Woah. I can't even at this point. Try again, or don't try at all. I'm not going to explain it.
 


ilgatto

How inconvenient
“Secret Menus” aren’t a real thing. It’s just a way people refer to ordering off-menu. For example, Starbucks has a blended strawberry drink, and they have chocolate chips. There is no chocolate chip blended strawberry drink on the menu, but you can order the blended strawberry drink and ask for them to put chocolate chips in it, and they will sell that to you (probably at a small upcharge compared to ordering it without the chocolate chips). That doesn’t mean there’s an actual special other menu they don’t tell you about that has a chocolate chip blended strawberry drink on it. They just can’t list every possible combination of their interests on their menu. But they’ll sell you whatever combination you ask for, because they want your money. Calling it a secret menu is frankly kind of disingenuous and misleading, but it is catchy, so it’s stuck around.
Heh, didn't know that, probably because dinosaur.
And there I was, wondering why I folks weren't howling with laughter because of my "exceptionally hilarious" observation!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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