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04:25:03 PM Jun 8th 2016
The final paragraph points out how childish it is to bemoan this, yet the whole rest of the article is doing just that. Also the way the quote has that little note explaining how it *doesn't belong on the page*... while keeping it there.

Fix that, maybe?
01:31:11 PM Apr 20th 2012

you could do a psychology paper on this if true.
07:02:38 AM Apr 11th 2012
Seems potentially related to the 4chan concept of "it sure is summer in here" when summer vacation allows more inexperienced kids to spend more time there.. Thing is, don't colleges usually have new people starting college every quarter, not just once a year?
09:34:38 AM Feb 6th 2013
I was just about to mention 4chan and summer.
12:10:58 PM Feb 6th 2013
Most colleges have semesters, so it would be one in September, one in December... and the number of students that start in December is a fraction of those that begin in September.
09:33:33 AM May 26th 2011
I thought it was 'Perpetual September'
05:28:04 PM Oct 13th 2010
I don't really understand what the Eternal September trope is. I mean, I sort of do, but not really. Can someone who does have a firm grasp rewrite the following paragraph to be more clear / less jargony?

"Eternal September, in a more tropish sense, can be used to refer to changes in social norms among any forum or medium of social networking caused by an influx of new users whose sheer weight of numbers allows them to flout the rules without suffering the ostracization that would normally encourage them to adapt to a social medium's social norms."
05:29:08 PM Oct 29th 2010
edited by rodneyAnonymous
nice, thanks Nightsky :)
09:32:44 AM May 26th 2011
edited by LesterCell
09:34:57 AM May 26th 2011
Gah. That reads likes a sociology text.
11:03:59 AM May 26th 2011
Thanks, now it's much less cluttered.
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