Quickie Questions:

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This thread is for quick questions. A "quick question" is a question which has a relatively quick, generally factual answer; a question which is not likely to inspire an extended discussion.

e.g.

Quick Question: How tall is an average ten-year-old boy?
Not a Quick Question: Why are Americans obsessed with guns?

Quick Question: Why is ALS sometimes called Lou Gehrig's Disease? Who was Lou Gehrig?
Not a Quick Question: In Alan Dean Foster's Thranx Commonwealth series, is Pip a Mary Sue?

Get the idea?

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6976 Ninety26th Jan 2014 07:26:58 PM from Land of Quakes and Hills , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Absolutely no relation to NLK
I ask because of the whole wannabe-shitstorm about Frozen whitewashing the Sami people (as the very white Kristoff was one of them), which was met with pictures of modern-day Sami, who for the most part seem to be whiter than sliced bread, and it got me wondering.
Dopants: He meant what he said and he said what he meant, a Ninety is faithful 100%.
6977 joeyjojo27th Jan 2014 05:14:46 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
Ah I thought so.

Salami are not Eskimo (technically correct term, "Inuit" refers only to the Inupiat of northern Alaska). Modern Sami are European and so a given value of white, although they may of looked more Eurasian at some point in the past. I don't know, I'm basing this of my Peoples Of The Arctic middle school project. So take it with salt.
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6978 MarqFJA30th Jan 2014 01:59:11 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Does anyone know what is meant by the bolded-out part of the second bullet of this entry from the real-life section of War Is Glorious? I don't quite get the metaphor being used here.

  • This was one of the key tenets of the Futurist Movement of the early 20th century. World War One cured most of them of that notion.
    • For a good number of them, it cured them of the notion in much the same way that a guillotine cures a sinus infection.
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6979 Mukora30th Jan 2014 02:39:16 AM from a place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Uniocular
I'm pretty sure the idea is that most people stopped believing in the futurist movement because they died.
"It's so hard to be humble, knowing how great I am."
6980 MarqFJA30th Jan 2014 04:47:20 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
... Now I feel like an idiot for not getting it on my own. Thanks for the answer, anyways.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
6981 MiscellaneousSoup31st Jan 2014 11:29:24 AM from Grand Rapids, Michigan , Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
Please, someone. How do you start a thread? I've been trying to find out for months, and I still don't know how.
6982 Trivialis31st Jan 2014 11:30:45 AM from contemplation
Moving on
"create a new conversation" button. There are a few buttons below the threads, to the right.
I don't need praise, I need help.
6983 BaconManiac500031st Jan 2014 06:34:06 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
When I first came onto this wiki, I read a page about subverted/inverted/exaggerated/etc tropes.

It demonstrated it with a car running through a sheet of glass.

I haven't been able to find it since; does anyone know where/what it is?
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6984 CrystalGlacia31st Jan 2014 06:52:17 PM from Cedarpointland
even your stupid hoodie can't protect you
Found it; it's Subverted Trope.
works on MY machine
6985 BaconManiac500031st Jan 2014 07:04:56 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
Really?

That's so simple.tongue

Thanks.smile
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6986 BaconManiac50001st Feb 2014 02:20:12 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
Another question.

When I was editing, I came across examples in the page that were preceded by "%%".

When I looked for them in the page, they didn't show up.

What are they and what do they do?
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6987 Irene1st Feb 2014 02:22:25 PM from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 and 4571-1389-1915 , Relationship Status: It's complicated
I will show you the greatest nightmare!
Those are ways to comment out examples. Some tropes fit, but they have zero context, meaning there's no way to understand how the trope fits.

However, other ones may be mod notices and such.
6988 BaconManiac50001st Feb 2014 02:25:02 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
So some of the tropes I saw fit and could edit them to make them have examples.

I just don't know whether I should.
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6989 Irene1st Feb 2014 02:28:48 PM from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 and 4571-1389-1915 , Relationship Status: It's complicated
I will show you the greatest nightmare!
If there is a way to make the example have enough context to be understood, it's perfectly fine to fix it. By removing the % markup, it'll show up.

That sounded weird, so let me rephrase; If you know enough to put in proper context, and write the example without too much information(often natter) but very concise, go for it. [tup]
6990 Mukora1st Feb 2014 02:30:12 PM from a place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Uniocular
What's the mantra, again? "Clear, concise, clever?"
"It's so hard to be humble, knowing how great I am."
6991 BaconManiac50001st Feb 2014 02:31:57 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
Cool.

Thank you.smile
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6992 Irene1st Feb 2014 02:38:38 PM from Friend Code: 1203-9265-8784 and 4571-1389-1915 , Relationship Status: It's complicated
I will show you the greatest nightmare!
[up] No problem. smile

[up][up] Clear, Concise, Witty. In that order.
6993 Sixthhokage11st Feb 2014 02:55:54 PM , Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
For the policy page, see Zero Context Examples
6994 BaconManiac50001st Feb 2014 03:02:35 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
[up]I hate it when people do that.
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.
6995 WillKeaton2nd Feb 2014 06:54:28 PM from Alberta, Canada
Are railguns and coilguns quiet? Do they make a lot of noise?
6996 TParadox2nd Feb 2014 07:56:32 PM , Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
Do any premium television service providers (cable companies, etc.) push notifications to their DVRs when live television events like sporting matches and award shows inevitably overrun? Our homebrew DVR uses a third-party service for schedule information, and I've gotten into the habit of having it record an extra 75 minutes after the end of a live event or a show scheduled after it to make sure it doesn't get cut off. Last year I added an hour to my Super Bowl recording, which would have been enough if not for the power grid delay of game.
6997 MarqFJA3rd Feb 2014 03:14:48 AM from Saudi Arabia , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
[up][up] You mean, aside from the super-fast projectiles creating a sonic boom whenever they are launched? Don't know, but here's a video of a prototypical railgun test, just before firing.

edited 3rd Feb '14 3:22:54 AM by MarqFJA

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6998 MiscellaneousSoup3rd Feb 2014 11:52:59 AM from Grand Rapids, Michigan , Relationship Status: Sharing a spaghetti noodle
How do you add yourself to the Contributor's page? I read the main instructions, but they confused me.
6999 SeptimusHeap3rd Feb 2014 11:59:19 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
By making a troper page and setting the page type. Which you already did.

7000 BaconManiac50003rd Feb 2014 06:52:26 PM from G.R.O.S.S. , Relationship Status: Californicating
I love cold weather.
Does anyone know how to access your printer from a laptop?
Because when you're at the bottom, you'll follow anyone who makes you feel like less of a failure.

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