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Old 07-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #21
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Haha. That's a [s]good[/s] great one!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #22
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I would quote the original post and reply, but I'd have to add my spin on it first .

IMO, I really haven't looked at the quotes that closely. Guess I'm too much into the kicking back mode since FIRE instead of the byte-byte analysis mode back in days of w*rking.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:09 PM   #23
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I don't usually find the FIFY posts confusing and some of them are funny.

However, I almost never like them, because quite often they are snarky. Sometimes someone sees a post and doesn't agree with it and makes the point by using the FIFY tactic. It just seems kind of rude and snarky. I'm not saying that is always the case. Sometimes it is purely humorous and not mean-spirited. But, I see the contrary enough that I generally don't like seeing it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #24
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Maybe we need to see if Andy can install a FIFYfilter...
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #25
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Why change anything? It's not a big deal. Keep things as they are and eventually I'll get with it. So will others. Don't be making changes to what y'all are used to. We can't be so sensitive.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #26
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Maybe some folks have poor reading comprehension? I included the smiley to be clear I'm just joking and not being snarky with that comment, I'm sure you funny folks 'get that'

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Like we can't all just reread your post #1 to see otherwise...
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #27
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I had a few of my posts adjusted by fify. They were truly funny and appreciated as good humor.

Life is too short to get wound up by good natured humor.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #28
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #29
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I'm with Johnnie, we'll all be okay with most of the good humor, and heck, considering the absolutely hilarious jokes I've been the butt of around here, I'm glad for the chance to get even (even if it maybe takes a while). I'm talking to you, REW and Michael, and your dang thermometer! <grin>
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I'm with Johnnie, we'll all be okay with most of the good humor, and heck, considering the absolutely hilarious jokes I've been the butt of around here, I'm glad for the chance to get even (even if it maybe takes a while). I'm talking to you, REW and Michael, and your dang thermometer! <grin>
It helps if you have a taste for thermometer humor...
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It helps if you have a taste for thermometer humor...
Like the difference between an oral and recal thermometer?
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:25 AM   #32
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I also agree with this. For the record, I have never FIFYed anyone's posts. We also need to bear in mind that this website is quite informal, no harm done when posts are edited in a fun way.
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However, I almost never like them, because quite often they are snarky.
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Much like paraphrasing, the FIFY function leaves me wondering why the commenting poster didn't simply say what he/she feels in his/her own words instead of twisting/changing/manipulating what the original poster said. Yes, there is something snarky or deceitful about manipulating what another has said to make your point. Better to just directly say what your point is.

Admittedly, a number of the FIFY posts are successfully humorous with no detected intention of being a back-handed dig at the original poster. Some are less successful.
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better to just directly say what your point is directly.
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Now that you mention it, yes I do.
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Groan.

Maybe we need a new forum rule against bad jokes ...
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