Skip to comments.A poem for all (I think that you have never got, A poem as lovely as this zot)
Posted on 09/24/2005 11:23:20 AM PDT by creeperdavis
I suppose that you could add me to the "One Ping" list, but you may have to send a lexicon with it.
What is Undead Threadery?
What is the sound of one hand clapping upside a Trolls head? If a Troll is zotted in the forest, does it still make a sound? How many Trolls can be impaled on the head of a pin?
Does a thread like this really require a point?
Did we mention we are heading for Mars? Oh yeah... Welcome. ;-)
Oh yeah... I think NickNamedBob posts a run down of our various adventures and follies. It's a long read, but feel free to just jump right in. The waters fine and the sharks are confined to the moat. ;-)
I agree. The cake is only an excuse to dish up the ice cream, champagne, and strawberries.
I appreciate your response but must plead ignorance of the terms ROE, IOW, and LIP. Would you be kind enough to explain them?
ROE: Rules of Engagement The guidelines under which troops in-country operate
IOW: In Other Words
LIP: Land Indeginous Personnel: The Iraqi citizens.
We had a Topic, but it got melted in the dishwasher, along with the lid to the plastic butter dish. Maybe NicknamedBob will get us a new one for Veterans' Day.
I dragged my sis kicking and screaming into the forum.
She wanders through once in awhile..
Kinda pointless. I'm not just stuning handsome, I'm also part of the pointy-headed geek crowd. Not sure that needed to be pointed out but I figured as long as we were pointing out all the various points that that one should be pointed too.
Welcome to Free Republic.
Undead Threadery would best be explained by sionnsar, but I'll give it a whack...
About 15 months ago, a really dumb Donk (democrat) made a FABULOUSLY stupid post on FR.
This "troll" (aka: Moby, DUmmy, asshat leftist puke) was promptly set upon and torn asunder by the Doughty Warriors of the VKS (Viking Kitty Society).
At some point, the troll was ZOT!ted (exterminated, kicked off FR, account banned) by one of the Almighty Mods (be VERY afraid!). At that point, that thread officially became a "ZOT!" thread.
Now, trolls "catch the ZOT!" here on FR many times per day.
Most of the time, their threads or posts are deleted when their user accounts are nuked. However, for a variety of reasons, sometimes the Almighty Mods deign to allow us to wreak havok on the thread. Usually the fun continues for not longer than 24 hours - usually far, far less.
However, on that one particular thread, the stomping went on and on... and on... and ON...
Part of the initial longevity stems from the concurrent but unrelated thread posted by a FReeper named "al baby", in which two of the first True Freeperisms were coined: "stune" and "beeber"
So far as I know, the first iteration of Undeadness came here:
where Conspiracy Guy asked The Scourge of Yazid (now known as Do not dub me shapka broham... don't ask me, I don't know why he did that) "I thought this thread had died."
Darksheare added to the necromancy with #366: "Thread isn't dead uintil we who are the Nexus of Thread Killing Power congregate and annihilate the thread's hit points.
There are many of us, and we don't know who all the nexii are.."
Throw in the efforts of many of the keenest wits and funniest wags on the site, and the thread kept on growing.
I came rather late to the party, though as of right now I don't know where exactly that was or who dragged me in, dammit...
The first real indication of Undeadhood comes at Conspiracy Guy's post#859, I believe...
well, anyway, someone at some point got the wild notion of rolling the thread until it blew out the server's per-thread post limit (65,535 posts), and the Beast That Can't Be Killed was born.
The RKBA was brought into being somewhere in the low 3000's IIRC...
(Timpad? M'Lord, as Our Wizard and Finder of Lost Things, would you be a dear and find Our first post, and discover the genesis of the RKBA?
Yes, yes... that's interesting, but We don't think We shall attempt it: It sounds uncomfortable and... anatomically improbable.
Anyway, we loons have been at it ever since.
whatcha doin' fer lunch, aside frum slummin' online?
Be sure to let us all know when you get your first ZOT. We could all use another reason to celebrate!
I have office hours right now, so I'm just sitting at my desk working on stuff.
I still haven't gotten a zot yet.
This is what it looks like when used properly...
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