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11/27/2002 | Net&MilsMom

Posted on 11/27/2002 6:53:28 AM PST by netmilsmom

I really need some basic instruction from the long time FReepers. Can someone please explain, Ping, Bump & Bttt. Also anything else I am forgetting to make it past the newbee status. All Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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KEYWORDS: allyourpings; cheese; moose; shower; sistersmoose; thisisseries
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To: netmilsmom
Welcome to FR.

I'm series. Vey series.

21 posted on 11/27/2002 7:00:41 AM PST by abner
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To: netmilsmom
"Ping" is an invitation to a friend to play pong. "Bump" is just a shorthand way of saying "Bump and grind", which is a subtle way of indicating that you really "like" the person you're responding to. "BTTT" stands for "bash that thing twice", and it means that you really hate the article in question.

You just go ahead and ignore the wiseguys who will come on to this thread and give you goofy, made up answers...

22 posted on 11/27/2002 7:00:48 AM PST by general_re
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To: All
Hey! Who bumped my ping?!
23 posted on 11/27/2002 7:01:01 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Diverdogz
Well, good thing I just took a shower then... ;0)
24 posted on 11/27/2002 7:01:16 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Chad Fairbanks
All your moose are belong to us.

Make your cheese.
25 posted on 11/27/2002 7:02:19 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: netmilsmom
Ping = You've got mail.

Bump = Oblique reference to Foucault's use of the term 'presemanticist discourse' to denote the role of the Freeper as a writer.

Bttt = Reformat your hard drive.
26 posted on 11/27/2002 7:02:25 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: netmilsmom

The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra.

The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like an idiot.

The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really dying for you to telephone them at four in the morning.

The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

The consumption of alcohol may make you think you have mystical Kung Fu powers, resulting in you getting your ass kicked.

The consumption of alcohol may cause you to roll over in the morning and see something really scary.

The consumption of alcohol is the leading cause of inexplicable rug burns on the forehead/knees.

The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe you are invisible.

The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

The consumption of alcohol may cause a disturbance in the time-space continuum, whereby gaps of time may seem to disappear.
27 posted on 11/27/2002 7:02:32 AM PST by error99
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To: netmilsmom
Try these three

Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition
Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 3rd Edition
THE LEXICON OF FREEREPUBLIC (More help for newcomers)

28 posted on 11/27/2002 7:04:11 AM PST by Just another Joe
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To: error99
I scored 100%!

Do I get a prize?

29 posted on 11/27/2002 7:04:16 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: netmilsmom
Please don't mind the razzing/silliness too much. And there are several years of "cultural" (and I use that term loosely) background inherant in most of the posts that you see as total gibberish. You appear to be getting enough good nuggets to make the thread work for you.

Welcome aboard.
30 posted on 11/27/2002 7:05:40 AM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: netmilsmom
We're so glad to have you. I'm sure you'll get a little razzing about your post, but it's all in fun.

I lurked for a very long time before I registered, and then I only posted replies to existing articles for a long time after that. After all this time, I think I've only posted one article. More computer literate posters tend to do the heavy lifting around here regarding posting of articles.

My advice would be to just hang around for a while, reading existing posts, and chime in on those. Then you can begin to post your own articles. Again, Welcome!

31 posted on 11/27/2002 7:05:53 AM PST by TontoKowalski
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To: netmilsmom
LOL, it kind of looks like you are.
32 posted on 11/27/2002 7:05:55 AM PST by muggs
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To: netmilsmom
Welcome to FR!! :)

BTTT - Bump to the Top

Bump means to bring the Article back up to the Main Forum.

Ping is when you want to Flag People to read the Article Posted. (New Posts to you) If your Hot Button is say Immigration, People that come across an Immigration Article will Ping you so you wont miss the read of the Article.

Welcome again to FR!!

Live Free or Die Trying
33 posted on 11/27/2002 7:06:24 AM PST by Japedo
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To: netmilsmom
The answers to all of your questions will be revealed....first though you must visit your local grocery store, purchse some of Reynold's famous wrap, fashion a fedora, bowler or other appropriate headgear from said wrap and position it properly on your head.

You will soon be well on your way to a full understanding!
34 posted on 11/27/2002 7:06:35 AM PST by marktuoni
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35 posted on 11/27/2002 7:06:37 AM PST by ofMagog
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36 posted on 11/27/2002 7:07:43 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: ofMagog

Reassessing Socialist realism: Semantic discourse, Debordist situation and capitalism

F. Ludwig Parry
Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Agnes N. Cameron
Department of Literature, Carnegie-Mellon University

1. Debordist situation and subtextual narrative

If one examines Lyotardist narrative, one is faced with a choice: either accept subtextual narrative or conclude that art serves to reinforce capitalism, given that language is distinct from consciousness. In a sense, if Debordist situation holds, we have to choose between Lyotardist narrative and dialectic sublimation. The economy, and hence the dialectic, of Debordist situation intrinsic to Spelling's Charmed is also evident in Models, Inc..

In the works of Spelling, a predominant concept is the distinction between opening and closing. But Sargeant[1] implies that we have to choose between Lyotardist narrative and structural desituationism. The subject is interpolated into a subtextual narrative that includes truth as a totality.

The characteristic theme of Prinn's[2] critique of Debordist situation is the common ground between society and class. It could be said that Baudrillard promotes the use of subtextual narrative to challenge the status quo. In The Heights, Spelling examines Debordist situation; in Melrose Place he analyses Lyotardist narrative.

However, if Sontagist camp holds, we have to choose between subtextual narrative and modern appropriation. The subject is contextualised into a precultural paradigm of context that includes language as a whole.

But an abundance of narratives concerning Debordist situation exist. Derrida suggests the use of capitalist objectivism to read society.

Therefore, Bataille's essay on Lyotardist narrative suggests that academe is capable of significant form. Several semanticisms concerning not discourse, but subdiscourse may be revealed.

In a sense, Lyotard promotes the use of Foucaultist power relations to attack capitalism. The subject is interpolated into a Lyotardist narrative that includes consciousness as a reality.

2. Realities of genre

"Class is part of the paradigm of art," says Lyotard. But Long[3] holds that we have to choose between Debordist situation and Sartreist absurdity. Constructivist narrative states that sexuality may be used to marginalize minorities, but only if Lacan's analysis of Debordist situation is valid; otherwise, discourse is created by the masses.

The primary theme of the works of Spelling is the economy, and eventually the genre, of subcapitalist truth. It could be said that if subtextual narrative holds, the works of Spelling are not postmodern. De Selby[4] holds that we have to choose between Lyotardist narrative and neomodernist rationalism.

However, the subject is contextualised into a Foucaultist power relations that includes art as a totality. If Lyotardist narrative holds, we have to choose between subtextual narrative and dialectic postcapitalist theory.

Therefore, the subject is interpolated into a Lyotardist narrative that includes consciousness as a reality. Baudrillard uses the term 'dialectic appropriation' to denote a mythopoetical whole. However, many theories concerning Debordist situation exist. Sontag uses the term 'neotextual materialism' to denote the bridge between class and society.

Therefore, von Ludwig[5] implies that we have to choose between subtextual narrative and material objectivism. Lacan suggests the use of neocultural discourse to modify and read class.

1. Sargeant, I. U. (1999) Lyotardist narrative and Debordist situation. Loompanics

2. Prinn, Q. ed. (1978) Reading Derrida: Debordist situation and Lyotardist narrative. Panic Button Books

3. Long, H. Q. P. (1982) Debordist situation, capitalism and predialectic feminism. Schlangekraft

4. de Selby, W. M. ed. (1971) Semiotic Discourses: Lyotardist narrative and Debordist situation. Oxford University Press

5. von Ludwig, U. K. V. (1983) Cultural subtextual theory, Debordist situation and capitalism. University of Georgia Press


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37 posted on 11/27/2002 7:08:49 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: netmilsmom
Bump is used when someone wants to post a reply to a thread simply to "bump" it back to the top of the "Latest Posts" list so more visitors will see it. BTTT - "Back To The Top" is used interchangeably with "Bump

Ping Putting a freeper's screen name in reply to so that they will see it in self search

38 posted on 11/27/2002 7:09:07 AM PST by MattMa
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To: netmilsmom
bump---bring the article or post to the top of the page again

bttt- Back To The Top -- same thing as bump

PING--telling someone else about the post

39 posted on 11/27/2002 7:09:53 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: netmilsmom
Ping = hey come look at this; someone much smarter than I can tell you what the programming language it refers to.

BTTT = Bump To The Top; you do this to keep the article where people can see it, or for as a future reference so you can go into your "replies" section and easily go back to the topic

Series = Typo for serious that has an annoying habit of popping up during breaking news

Shower = I forget what the original thread was about, but something having to do with an airport terrorist threat scare and someone typed "Keep me updated I have to go hop in the shower". So, now whenever breaking news happens, people will give "shower on" alerts.

All your _______ belong to us = obscure reference to an old, poorly translated Japanese video game.

40 posted on 11/27/2002 7:11:12 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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