#1 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

"Motherfucker" appears on a top story on the front page. Why the inconsistency? Isn't the rule there to make the front page more presentable, or has it been nullified?

#2 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

According to the Staff and some of the Mods. that ZMF guy is "special" 

#3 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

Did you have something particular in mind?

#4 Posted by Brendan (7837 posts) -

Because Ryan finds ZMF funny.

#5 Posted by ripelivejam (4267 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

According to the Staff and some of the Mods. that ZMF guy is "special"

what kind of "special" though?

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9307 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

@ZeForgotten said:

According to the Staff and some of the Mods. that ZMF guy is "special"

what kind of "special" though?

Both kinds of special.

#7 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

@CaLe: What?

#8 Edited by CaLe (4018 posts) -

@scalpel said:

@CaLe: What?

A particular thread title you wanted to use, I mean. I guess you are just asking in general, my bad.

Yeah, Ryan, and seemingly a chunk of GB users seem to like that ZMF guy so he gets an exception. But don't dare question it, else you'll be accused of lacking a sense of humour and not 'getting it.'

#9 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@scalpel said:

@CaLe: What?

A particular thread title you wanted to use, I mean.

No, not really. Just thought it was worth pointing out that only limiting one part of the front page from having swear words makes the whole undertaking a bit pointless.

#10 Posted by ripelivejam (4267 posts) -

can't wait to use the title !!!COCKBITING JIZZSPLODER!!! and then follow it up with a deeply personal and lengthy account of the ways my choices in the Walking Dead tied to my real-life circumstances leading to a balanced, nuanced, and surprisingly friendly discussion the likes of which GB has never seen :)

#11 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@scalpel said:

@CaLe: What?

A particular thread title you wanted to use, I mean. I guess you are just asking in general, my bad.

Yeah, Ryan, and seemingly a chunk of GB users seem to like that ZMF guy so he gets an exception. But don't dare question it, else you'll be accused of lacking a sense of humour and not 'getting it.'

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

#12 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

@Animasta said:

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

Still projecting emotional states onto others through the powers of text reading? You should go for Randi's Million Dollar Challenge.

#13 Posted by Sweep (8919 posts) -

It's still against the rules. However, like any rule, there will always be exceptions.

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#14 Posted by Demoskinos (15010 posts) -
@Animasta

@CaLe said:

@scalpel said:

@CaLe: What?

A particular thread title you wanted to use, I mean. I guess you are just asking in general, my bad.

Yeah, Ryan, and seemingly a chunk of GB users seem to like that ZMF guy so he gets an exception. But don't dare question it, else you'll be accused of lacking a sense of humour and not 'getting it.'

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

I get that typing in all caps and acting like a tryhard isn't funny or clever at all. But clearly Im a humorless dolt and not just someone would would like to see rules consistently applied across the board. Silly me.
#15 Posted by TruthTellah (9307 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@Animasta said:

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

Still projecting emotional states onto others through the powers of text reading? You should go for Randi's Million Dollar Challenge.

Calm down, yall. You're both the prettiest in the New Year Ball. <3

#16 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Animasta

@CaLe said:

@scalpel said:

@CaLe: What?

A particular thread title you wanted to use, I mean. I guess you are just asking in general, my bad.

Yeah, Ryan, and seemingly a chunk of GB users seem to like that ZMF guy so he gets an exception. But don't dare question it, else you'll be accused of lacking a sense of humour and not 'getting it.'

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

I get that typing in all caps and acting like a tryhard isn't funny or clever at all. But clearly Im a humorless dolt and not just someone would would like to see rules consistently applied across the board. Silly me.

that's subjective as all humor is.

and to be quite honest I find him mildly funny but the all caps part is not why.

#17 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@CaLe said:

@Animasta said:

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

Still projecting emotional states onto others through the powers of text reading? You should go for Randi's Million Dollar Challenge.

Calm down, yall. You're both the prettiest in the New Year Ball. <3

Rocking the French painter look today. Look closely and you can see my seething anger over this ZMF business. Maybe you can't, but clearly Animastaちゃん can.

#18 Posted by Xeirus (1333 posts) -

@Sweep said:

It's still against the rules. However, like any rule, there will always be exceptions.

Allow me to say, in this instance, that's really stupid.

Not to mention it's an exception to the rule for a guy who got banned, for the rules... irony much?

#19 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

If something's in the rules it's probably against the rules, so yeah, we still don't allow swearing in thread titles here. Ultimately the title of ZMF's new article has nothing to do with us, but I will say there is a big difference between swearing being allowed in a title of a single news article of a friend of the site, and every single person on the forums being able to fill them with threads that have swearing in the title.

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#20 Posted by Drebin_893 (2923 posts) -

Surely it would have more to do with the fact that, if a swear word is seen in a forum title on search engines then anyone will come in and think they make a forum title with swear words in it.

If it's attached to an article then, while it might still appear in search engines, the user wouldn't assume they can swear in forum titles.

#21 Edited by TruthTellah (9307 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Animasta said:

haha still angry about it huh?

and besides, you obviously don't get it because then you wouldn't question why. Not that that's a bad thing or a good thing, but still.

Still projecting emotional states onto others through the powers of text reading? You should go for Randi's Million Dollar Challenge.

@CaLe said:

Calm down, yall. You're both the prettiest in the New Year Ball. <3

Rocking the French painter look today. Look closely and you can see my seething anger over this ZMF business. Maybe you can't, but clearly Animastaちゃん can.

I feel like this is the picture the news would use if you went out and killed someone or blew up a building tomorrow, and they would say,

"Above the image, he coldly noted: 'Look closely and you can see my seething anger...'"

#22 Edited by CaLe (4018 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

I feel like this is the picture the news would use if you went out and killed someone or blew up a building tomorrow, and they would say,

"Above the image, he coldly noted: 'Look closely and you can see my seething anger...'"

Oh, I've got an even better picture for such an occasion:

#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14423 posts) -

Double standards.

#24 Posted by TruthTellah (9307 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@TruthTellah said:

I feel like this is the picture the news would use if you went out and killed someone or blew up a building tomorrow, and they would say,

"Above the image, he coldly noted: 'Look closely and you can see my seething anger...'"

Oh, I've got an even better picture for that one:

"Clear Cries for Help on Violent Gaming Forum. A Powder Keg Ready to Blow!"

#25 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Ryan finds Zodiac ridiculously funny, for whatever reason. I'm still unsure why. It doesn't really matter though because he pops up but once a year.

#26 Posted by august (3853 posts) -

Man posting on giantbomb.com sure is hard huh guys.

#27 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

Happy new year, kids. Hope y'all are having a good one tonight!

#28 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@crusader8463

Double standards.

It is. But from their comments it sounds like the mods aren't exactly happy about it either. Again, his shtick only pops up once a year these days. Maybe 2013 is the year he gets bored.
#29 Posted by Kepler (36 posts) -

Fuck no!