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Why is every other post on these forums a reference to something?

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by , 11th April 2013 at 07:26 PM (238 Views)
"BUT YOU MAKE REFERENCES TO THINGS TOO YOU FILTHY HYPOCRITE"

Yeah. My usertitle, profile bio, and possibly username are based off things relatively obscure outside Japan. (If you want to know what they are, it's Touhou Project, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, and Kamen Rider Blade. If you didn't want to know, too bad I told you anyways) The only problem I have is if you post it in a public place and force other people to talk about it.

This mostly stems from the fact that every day I go on here, I seem find at least one person posting some Yugioh meme in a thread/whatever that has nothing to do with Yugioh. Why? If the topic has absolutely nothing to do with Yugioh, what is the point of bringing it up? Saying something that non-fan will not understand is just completely myopic. And I don't mean just Yugioh here, even if it's coming off like I am.

If something was really witty and worth posting to other people, anyone would be able to understand it; not just a specific group. Resorting to nothing but references and memes for your wit is creatively bankrupt and does not contribute anything of any value to any discussion.

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  1. Helioptile's Avatar
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    So what if it has nothing to do with yugioh? SCREW THE RULES!!!
  2. Tsurugi's Avatar
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    Screw the rules and get infracted for of-topic spam. GJ
    Scarlet Sky and MegaCharr like this.
  3. Cerberuswaltz's Avatar
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    Well, I think that most people forget that references and memes are more of an inside joke. For the longest time I didn't know a few that people said until I bothered to look it up- and at that point, it wasn't fun and the joke was old.

    I think people also sometimes, even if they don't get it, want to be in on the joke so they find out what it is and throw that ball around. It's hard to say, but I see what you mean. Most people also like to gain that extra chuckle and pat on the back saying "Hey, we got it!" instead of using some made up witty remark that only so many people will acknowledge. Or, so I've noticed on various forums. I haven't been here long enough to know, nor am I an expert, but there's two cents for you.
    @Incoming Mortar; Was that a Yu-Gi-Oh! TAS reference?
  4. Helioptile's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberuswaltz
    Well, I think that most people forget that references and memes are more of an inside joke. For the longest time I didn't know a few that people said until I bothered to look it up- and at that point, it wasn't fun and the joke was old.

    I think people also sometimes, even if they don't get it, want to be in on the joke so they find out what it is and throw that ball around. It's hard to say, but I see what you mean. Most people also like to gain that extra chuckle and pat on the back saying "Hey, we got it!" instead of using some made up witty remark that only so many people will acknowledge. Or, so I've noticed on various forums. I haven't been here long enough to know, nor am I an expert, but there's two cents for you.
    @Incoming Mortar; Was that a Yu-Gi-Oh! TAS reference?
    Yes. Yes it was.

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