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May 15th, 2020, 9:46 am
Community is amazing. Just rewatched it again and that show is top notch. Even season 4 (widely considered the worst season for a number of valid reasons) had good episodes in it.
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Season 4 definitely is the weakest, feels like most episodes are Dan Harmon impressions (which makes sense, because he was let go).


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quickdraw3457 wrote:
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Community is amazing. Just rewatched it again and that show is top notch. Even season 4 (widely considered the worst season for a number of valid reasons) had good episodes in it.
I've tried watching it and never really got to much into it. I need to try again but I don't know if it is worth my effort at this point.

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Just rewatched it again... season 4 ...
You've watched a show that has at least four seasons, at least three times? I know ppl have a lot of time on their hands these days but DAM
There is a very short list of shows that I watch, but I have seen them all multiple times.

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Referring to products as "solutions". BS marketing term. Very frequently used in my business when referring to mutual funds. Financial product is apparently too crass compared to the term "solution".
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Ok, time to add a couple instead of just a BBT rant since the post above gave me some ideas.

'Ecosystem' to refer to a single brand's range of technology products. Most notably used by Apple of course, but increasingly I'm seeing it applied across brands. I don't know if this one was spawned by the marketers or was created by the users and migrated up to the corporate speak, but when it was only Apple I could kinda ignore it as just one brand that likes their own farts, but as it spreads out I'm finding the ubiquity of the word whenever I read about a new phone/tablet/laptop to be much more annoying than it was before.

Also, I find beer descriptions to be absolutely useless, overwrought exercises in vocabulary (like this post!) or endless lists of obscure flavors that no expert taster could tease out of the liquid. So, by the end of hearing about how the beer will make me feel like I've just taken a relaxing hike along a creek bank on a crisp late summer evening I get to hear about the notes of clean meltwater from Arctic snow drifts and how the experimental hop variety #X37B gives aromas of Tazmanian Devilberries on top of a malt base replete with flavors reminiscent of the traditional unleavened sorghum bread of the Yoruba tribe when I realize I have no idea what the beer is. I'm sure this isn't a complaint unique to beer though. Pretty sure most of the time you can just write copy like that without really having tried the beer.
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Referring to products as "solutions". BS marketing term. Very frequently used in my business when referring to mutual funds. Financial product is apparently too crass compared to the term "solution".
You have to sell people products, people want solutions. Something like that I assume. The big question is whether this still works when everyone is in the know on why the change in terminology. Much like how all pricing is $3.99. Everyone knows its $4, but would a product at $4.00 not sell as well? I would guess it does, marketers have done a pretty amazing job on the American consumer in the last 75 years. The human brain is a weird thing.

Along the lines of products/services. Restaurant industry has moved to 'Features' instead of 'Specials'. The connotation is that a special is something you're trying to clear out from last week's delivery, a feature is a premium menu you created especially for the diners that are coming to eat at your place this week.

Also, never say rag if you're restaurant staff, we don't wipe down a guest's table with a rag.

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This is arguably rational but, use of the word "porn" to describe something other than adult content
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3MW0J8 wrote:
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This is arguably rational but, use of the word "porn" to describe something other than adult content
I've never seen this I don't think.

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rhendon wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 2:17 pm
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May 27th, 2020, 1:30 pm
This is arguably rational but, use of the word "porn" to describe something other than adult content
I've never seen this I don't think.
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TacoBill wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 2:35 pm
rhendon wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 2:17 pm
3MW0J8 wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 1:30 pm
This is arguably rational but, use of the word "porn" to describe something other than adult content
I've never seen this I don't think.
https://www.reddit.com/r/sfwpornnetwork/wiki/network
Thanks I just can't read what Reid wrote apparently. I was thinking of something else rather than something like word porn.

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Assuming all the nasty chunks of food magically disappear when you place an item in the dishwasher, and then are confused by nasty odors after a while.
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Reply All email chains sent in error in perpetuity. Currently just received number 33.
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Reply All email chains sent in error in perpetuity. Currently just received number 33.
Obviously rational.

I was at a company a few years ago where this happened, and the number of reply alls saying "please stop replying all" was easily in the hundreds, possibly approaching a thousand. Nobody had the common sense to at least BCC the address that was being sent to everyone in the company, let alone just not reply at all.
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I sort of blame whoever designed the system. Does every random Joe Shmo need the ability to email the entire company? Maybe it should at least go into a holding area first where it has to be approved before it gets sent out.

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Gergall wrote:
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I sort of blame whoever designed the system. Does every random Joe Shmo need the ability to email the entire company? Maybe it should at least go into a holding area first where it has to be approved before it gets sent out.

Reply All wars have happened since the 1990s (I was stuck in one in the AOL days). No excuse for not protecting against them in 2020.
Some companies set distribution lists to require approval. Others only let certain people reply to them.

If there isn't a distribution list and someone typed it all up, then you can restrict who can send to how many recipients.

Outside of those though, there isn't much you can do besides educate people and hold them accountable. Something that has been lacking in the private sector for a long time.

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I was in one while in college, someone managed to send an email to a distro list that was thousands of people at the University of Tennessee, this was circa 2003. I was always partial to the term 'reply all-pocalypse'.

They eventially had to shut down the system temporarily to fix it, I don't remember how exactly, but it was a good 2-3 days worth of comedy and a flooded inbox.

Pretty sure that being annoyed at the way my wife loads the dishwasher (she does it wrong) is rational, so no need to comment on that pet peeve here.

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People in their 40's who announce that it's their birthday.

30's too...as well as 50's...most of the 20's...etc...no self respecting adult with responsibilities announces their birthday
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rhendon wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Some companies set distribution lists to require approval. Others only let certain people reply to them.

If there isn't a distribution list and someone typed it all up, then you can restrict who can send to how many recipients.

Outside of those though, there isn't much you can do besides educate people and hold them accountable. Something that has been lacking in the private sector for a long time.
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