Jonathan Van Matre on 13 Feb 2002 14:11:21 -0000

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RE: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Using the rest of my proposals for the nweek

> > {{
> > Add "Self-important use of Latin, especially in signature 
> lines" to the LOGAS.
> > }}
> Sorry about that... I put all those on my list of random 
> signatures and then
> just forgot about them. I'll turn 'em off.

S'arright.  It only irks me because I know a smattering of Latin myself--just enough to halfway understand most of them, and then I have to go rifle the dictionary to figure out the rest.  If I knew no Latin at all, I'd just be suitably impressed and leave it at that.  

> *sigh* I don't like all these things that make people exempt 
> from all the
> Grid stuff. I think it would be more fun and more interesting 
> if people had
> to work around things instead of just flat-out ignoring them. 

Good point, but in this case I thought it seemed a fair trade for making the game more interesting.  I figure the time and effort to provide commentary should just about match the effort of keeping up with GremBall.  

And I'd rather exempt someone from GremBall for an nweek than hand out free points just for being chosen as Commentator at random.  

Besides, we have so much Grid stuff now that exemption from just one thing isn't really much of an exemption.

> It might make more sense if you said 'the first three lines' 
> instead of 'the
> first paragraph', because I think technically the paragraph 
> ends at the new
> line, so this would make it look like

Good call.  Thanks!

> -- 
> Wonko 
> Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day; set him on 
> fire and he'll be
> warm for the rest of his life.

Now that's more like it!