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#1 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

I sort of envy these people.

#2 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

Rename: Freddy Flintoff's Powerplay Cricket -> Freddy Flintoff's Power Play Cricket (my mistake when creating the page, the cover art shows a space there)

+ Alias: Shane Watson's Power Play Cricket 2011

#3 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

I like Drew being on the show, but I think he has better things to do than sit for 3 hours every Monday afternoon and occasionally talk.

With Dave being gone, he'll get more chances to fill an empty seat. Though it would be cool for Rorie to be on more often as well.

#4 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

Can I just choose Keith David?

And make Keith David's voice Nolan North?

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#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

@tycobb said:

@saturdaynightspecials said:

Feedly will have to do, but iGoogle hasn't quit yet and I'll be damned if I stop using it one hour before I have to.

Why was everyone else too stupid to use iGoogle?

Why would I want to use it? Sell me on it!

Well, look at it!

It's just like an RSS feed, only the sources are nicely compartmentalized instead of being in huge lists, and you can adjust how many items are shown for each source. You can even have widgets like weather.

#7 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

Feedly will have to do, but iGoogle hasn't quit yet and I'll be damned if I stop using it one hour before I have to.

Why was everyone else too stupid to use iGoogle?

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#9 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

@joeyravn said:

That's not an apt analogy. "LGBT" is a term that includes several different sexual orientations. What you are proposing is that one illness ("psychopathy") contains another illness ("sociopathy"), as if the term "gay" included also "transgender", which obviously doesn't. If you were advocating for a "mental illness" page which included both "psychopathy" and "sociopathy", then it would be an OK analogy, though such term is not too suitable for a gaming wiki. Also, if you wanted to be clinically correct, the proper diagnosis would be "sociopathy", not "psychopathy".

Like I've said, "psychopathy" is often used to refer to both disorders, so in the page I'm proposing, the title "Psychopathy" is an umbrella covering two (arguably) different concepts, just as LGBT is an umbrella covering many different concepts.

But it doesn't have to be called "Psychopathy". "Antisocial Personality Disorder" would also be a fine title.

The main difference I see on how both terms are used here in Giant Bomb (and I assume that's because they are used differently in the games mentioned) is that a psychopath has clearly lost all contact with reality, while a sociopath is fully aware of their anti-social behavior. A better option would be to change "psychopath" to "psychotic person" or "psychosis", but then again, Dead Rising does call the enemies "psychopaths".

That could also work, but only if the games containing psychopathic characters were then folded into the Sociopathy page (or whatever its title would be).

#10 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2446 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Except that their behavior is a fantastic form of sociopathy. Just like there are stories that involve fantastically-induced psychopathy. And you're going to have to explain to me how in the world it's offensive if I'm going to take that comment seriously.

I'm no expert on the Kingdom Hearts fiction, but being a Nobody doesn't seem like a 'form' of sociopathy at all. It has a superficial resemblance to it, but if we're to label characters as sociopathic based on such broad criteria, then the page is really about a character archetype, not a true mental disorder, and yet it treats them as one and the same. That's why the page may be offensive towards people who actually are sociopathic, but my point isn't about that, so let's forget it.

LGBT is a common catch-all for term for individuals that aren't heterosexual and is widely used for that purpose. It seems odd to compare it to the relationship of psychopathy and sociopathy.

And both psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder are widely-used catch-all terms for people who suffer from psychopathy or sociopathy. Why is a catch-all not okay in that case, but it's fine for LGBT?