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Might be rational, but having people unplug network switches to plug in their phone and taking a section of the office offline when there are outlets that aren't being used right next to it.

Also, who unplugs something to plug something else in when there is a perfectly good 4-5 outlets next to it.

And yes, I'm going to be now fixing this area up to make it to where people can't unplug it and actually have them drop a new power outlet right behind the server rack that people can't access.

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I posted in old man habits but maybe better placed here:

I cringe when people celebrate may the 4th as star wars day. Like- may 25 is the perfect star wars day since thats when the movie came out, not a dumb pun ripped off from a newspaper article about margaret thatcher.

It annoys me way more than it should

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It irrationally annoys me when people say "Agents of the Black Sun." There's no "the"! The name of the criminal syndicate is Black Sun.
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Isn't "the" just a common article?

You'd say I work for the Washington Nationals, even if the name of the team has no the in it.

The name of the agency is Federal Bureau of Investigation, but you'd still call it "the FBI". It's being investigated by FBI is weird. You'd need to say "the FBI" or "FBI agents".... just like you'd say Black Sun agents.

Organizations often get that article, I don't think it's incorrect, I think you can update your opinion. :)

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Isn't "the" just a common article?

You'd say I work for the Washington Nationals, even if the name of the team has no the in it.

The name of the agency is Federal Bureau of Investigation, but you'd still call it "the FBI". It's being investigated by FBI is weird. You'd need to say "the FBI" or "FBI agents".... just like you'd say Black Sun agents.

Organizations often get that article, I don't think it's incorrect, I think you can update your opinion. :)
No, it would be like calling the FBI the Federal Bureau of THE Investigation. It definitely makes a difference because it sounds dumb, just like "Agents of THE Black Sun" does. The name of the card is Agents of Black Sun. Adding a word in there, common article or not, is not correct.
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arebelspy wrote:
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Organizations often get that article
Not often as in "Sometimes you use it on an organization, and sometimes you don't use it on that same organization."

You just mean often as in "many organizations use it". The Washington Nationals use it, always. The FBI uses it, always.

Black Sun is not one of the organizations that use it.
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Wouldn't it be more like saying "Agents of the FBI"? You're just omitting the understood "criminal syndicate" (or whatever they are) at the end of the phrase Agents of the Black Sun criminal syndicate.

Unless you're saying the syndicate name is Agents of Black Sun, at which point, shouldn't it just be ABS?
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TacoBill wrote:Wouldn't it be more like saying "Agents of the FBI"? You're just omitting the understood "criminal syndicate" (or whatever they are) at the end of the phrase Agents of the Black Sun criminal syndicate.

Unless you're saying the syndicate name is Agents of Black Sun, at which point, shouldn't it just be ABS?
Yep, exactly.

The organization is Black Sun.

Not Agents of Black Sun.

So you'd say Agents of the FBI, not Agents of FBI. You'd say Agents of the Black Sun, not Agents of Black Sun.

The card is about Agents of Black Sun, but calling them agents of the black sun isn't incorrect.

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I think lenny's pet peeve (and I agree with him if so) is that people refer to the card as Agents of the Black Sun (AOTBS). It is just AOBS. It's not like saying "Agents of the FBI" because there is no card called "Agents of FBI" to begin with.
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I usually hear it as "aobs" or "black sun" or "agents".

But I can see how that would be slightly irritating (on the level of "ATM machine") if you asked what deck they're playing and someone said "agents of the black sun". That just seems so wordy compared to the first 3 I said, it seems rare to me. But maybe not, and I just don't remember.


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Thats just because you cant search for AOBS :-D
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 11:47 am
Perhaps the most prominent:

https://forum.starwarsccg.org/viewtopic ... ents+black

This is just from the first 5 or 6 pages of the search results so there are plenty more.
If everyone promises to stop adding "the" in the name will the AOBS bug go away?
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Echo Base Trooper wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 12:03 pm
quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 11:47 am
Perhaps the most prominent:

https://forum.starwarsccg.org/viewtopic ... ents+black

This is just from the first 5 or 6 pages of the search results so there are plenty more.
If everyone promises to stop adding "the" in the name will the AOBS bug go away?
Actually I think the bug MIGHT be fixed already (fingers crossed). There was a fix made almost a month ago and it hasn't been reported since. And it didn't come up during the MPC!
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TacoBill wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Thats just because you cant search for AOBS :-D
Oh yeah just search for AOTBS and you get 3 pages of results.
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It would be like calling the TV show "Marvel's Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D." It's simply incorrect; not only is there no "the" in the show title, but the organization is never referred to with a "the" in-universe.

As far as "well sometimes you put a "the" in front of organizations," that's true for some organizations but certainly not all. Yes you can say "the CIA" or "the KGB," but not "the Mossad" or "the MI-6." And you might watch "the BBC," but you don't watch "the NBC" or "the CBS." Different organizations are different. In the novel Shadows of the Empire, Black Sun is never referred to with a "the." It's not a choice, it's wrong.

And even if it were a choice, there STILL wouldn't be a "the" on the card. ;-)
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Echo Base Trooper wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 12:03 pm
quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 11:47 am
Perhaps the most prominent:

https://forum.starwarsccg.org/viewtopic ... ents+black

This is just from the first 5 or 6 pages of the search results so there are plenty more.
If everyone promises to stop adding "the" in the name will the AOBS bug go away?
Actually I think the bug MIGHT be fixed already (fingers crossed). There was a fix made almost a month ago and it hasn't been reported since. And it didn't come up during the MPC!
I'm pretty sure it happened in one of Desai's OCS games the week before the MPC, 4/11 against Gornall.
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lsrubin wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Different organizations are different. In the novel Shadows of the Empire, Black Sun is never referred to with a "the." It's not a choice, it's wrong.

There have been examples of other books referencing it as "the" Black Sun in Star Wars old canon and new canon.

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Have there? I was unaware.
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Colloquial usage of words like very, more, or an analog to indicate that someone is more of something that doesn't necessarily have degrees.
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