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Question: Which way do you prefer a joke to be told?
original cast - 9 (32.1%)
real people substituted - 5 (17.9%)
doesn't matter - 14 (50%)
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« on: February 12, 2009, 02:03:17 PM »

I quit reading the jokes on another forum when they all were posted using members names as the characters in the jokes. I see that it has now spilled into this forum. Am I the exception, or do others dislike this procedure?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 02:20:49 PM »

Did the ones doing the jokes over there come over here with you? It is those folks that seem to be your problem. Now if the people whose names are used doesn't mind then I see no problem. But if they use peoples names that don't want to be used that way then they should be respectable enough to not do so.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 03:00:16 PM »

doesn't bother me, but good idea about the poll.  guess if it's and issue with folks, it shouldn't happen.  at least the jokes are not to bad!  smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 03:06:50 PM »

I really haven't seen this problem, I do though (sometimes) bust Jerrymac as living in an Underground Bunker with supplies to out live any atomic fallout - but he doesn't seem to mind, so thus I think it ok.

If you don't know the people in a forum, or haven't spent years here with many folks, you may not get the humor, that is very different and not the same as puning or punking anyone.

If someone went over-board, I would expect the person offended to request it stop, followed by an appology - ideally in private, but stuff happens. If something is meant to be harmful, then there is NO JOKE - that is a totally different beast.

We do indeed have a unique cast of charactors, many unique personalities and some are lighter hearted than some, but I really don't see too many post that reflect members, instead of just the people normally in a joke.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 03:19:00 PM »

I have noticed the jokes from new members using other new member's names. I didn't know a joke about riverrat was a joke using a member name until I saw riverrat reply to it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 03:32:56 PM »

I have noticed the jokes from new members using other new member's names. I didn't know a joke about riverrat was a joke using a member name until I saw riverrat reply to it.

I didn't know it either until I read what Jerry wrote
I thought riverrat was a term like redneck or hick... sorry Undecided

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 03:40:20 PM »

I always like to remember all members, you do have a REPORT TO MODERATOR option in EVERY post window, if something ever offends just click it and PLEASE explain what the offencive nature is - sometimes it is very hard to tell what upsets someone and what does not. Peace.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 03:49:46 PM »

I am not offended, nor do I think it is meant to be harmful. I just think it takes away from the original joke and distracts me from the joke's real meaning. I know most of the posters and the names used. All are great guys, just poking fun at each other. I just think the joke means more if my little one track mind only has to follow one subject.    rolleyes

Of course, as I said in the OP, it may just be my senile, old, grumpy ways. That's why I wanted more opinions.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 04:54:30 PM »

I actually found them to be even funnier because they were personalized. We usually poke fun at those we feel warm towards.


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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 06:29:19 PM »

I just think it takes away from the original joke and distracts me from the joke's real meaning. I know most of the posters and the names used. All are great guys, just poking fun at each other. I just think the joke means more if my little one track mind only has to follow one subject. 

I kind of know what you mean. I made a really tear jerker video. My wife shed a few tears but my daughter just couldn't get involved enough to catch the emotional part..... just cause she didn't care too much for the group singing the song.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 10:21:25 PM »

personally, I wouldn't use another person's name in a joke unless I had that person's permission.  There is a big difference between one liners on a give and take running joke (as often happens here) but using someone's name is at best presumptious, mostly rude, and definitely inconsiderate.  I've always considered such behavior immature, along with "practical jokes," which aren't practical but belittling and cruel.

I think it best, to retain the friendly nature of this forum to not use members names in jokes.  I've been called a lot of nasty things, which I can shrug off, but being singled out to be the butt of a joke is offensive.  That means I find Bullseye Bill's sense of humor offensive.
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 11:45:09 PM »

I was ASSUME-ing that these guys did know each other and was picking on each other..... Kind of like JP and me.

And geez Brian.... We've had smilies named after us   Jerry
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 12:15:42 AM »

Does that mean that you love me Jerry?  rainbow sunflower


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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 12:26:23 AM »

I think it best, to retain the friendly nature of this forum to not use members names in jokes.  I've been called a lot of nasty things, which I can shrug off, but being singled out to be the butt of a joke is offensive.  That means I find Bullseye Bill's sense of humor offensive.

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We do know each other. Some of us better than others. But we all consider ourself friends. If I can make it to the Buzz in OK. I herd we will pin prick ourselfs and become blood brother's/sister.  grin  To say you find BB humor offensive is kinda harsh. If you find the joke offensive ok, or if it singled you out ok. But because it had one of our personal names.....trust me.....Myself,BB,Rat,Okie are LOL.. There is no harm done. I do get what Iddee is saying too. When you read a classic joke you want to read it or remember it in its classic form.

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 12:33:34 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 12:47:49 AM »

Here's to JP and Jerry. lau           
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 12:57:48 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 01:44:25 AM »

Jerry:

That box of chocolates is freaking me out - I stare at it and it seems to move - no kidding. Anyone else see that illusion, move your eyes around slightly, see if you see the box and other stuff shifting slightly around.
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