Created By: occono on July 19, 2009

Sincerity Mode

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Do We Have This, Do We Need It? The opposite of Sarcasm Mode. Might be a bit close to I Am Not Making This Up though.....
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  • July 19, 2009
    I think maybe.

    But I've seen it used rarely.

    Mostly used when something serious or sincere needs to be said in an otherwise mostly light humorous, or sarcastic text/discussion/article.

    I think we should keep this entirely separate from I Am Not Making This Up, which is used for information that is difficult to believe, even when placed in a serious text.
  • July 19, 2009
    Oh, I intend to, I just worried it might seem like a IANMTU-esque Pot Hole Magnet.
  • July 19, 2009
    No, I don't think it would, it seems distinct enough. Dunno about examples though, I can only think of the ending of the first season of Castle, when he pulls Beckett out of a room where she's laughing and joking around to deliver information about her dead mother. I don't think it fits though. Little help?
  • July 20, 2009
    As I said in the thread that inspired this YKTTW, I think maybe we could use this as a Predefined Message that serves as a way to try to get around the whole "no inflections over the internet" thing.

    And it doesn't sound like something that would attract pot holes as much as IANMTU did, and even if it did, it's not as objectionable since the main objections to that are that IANMTU is rather hyperbolic (which "sincerity mode" isn't) and also Sincerity Mode doesn't throw the first person into the page. Plus it's not as intuitive to pothole something weird to Sincerity Mode as it is to IANMTU.

    So Yeah. Sincerity Mode. Is Great. Doesn't need examples. Tell your friends.
  • July 21, 2009
    Needs a Better....Needs A description then.
  • July 21, 2009
    The opposite of Sarcasm Mode, for when a statement intended as sincere is in a context that could have it easily mistaken for a sarcastic comment or joke. To compare: Yeah, totally useless. I think it's a great idea! Can be used to clear up confusion where text isn't as emotive as necessary to convey the sincerity properly. Do not compare it with I Am Not Making This Up. Contrast it. Please.

    Might need a better Sarcasm Mode example.