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Should we ditch the definitely-not-gay Putin autocorrect?


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Anyone else agree that we should ditch it? It was never massively funny, has the recursion problem and distracts from serious conversations about current events.

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2 hours ago, This Time said:

Anyone else agree that we should ditch it? It was never massively funny, has the recursion problem and distracts from serious conversations about current events.

can we alter it to definitely-not-gay Putin is gay ?

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I dont like the word replace thing as it makes posts harder to read and is "putting words in other people's mouths" as it were. Maybe I am just a little old-fashioned.

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11 hours ago, DTMark said:

I dont like the word replace thing as it makes posts harder to read and is "putting words in other people's mouths" as it were. Maybe I am just a little old-fashioned.

I found it amusing. Why not keep them but add an initial character at the front, say !BBC if you want the word replaced?

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Frank Hovis

Errol was a bit childish about it but it is indeed a bit childish.

The only one I would really like to retain is The So Called BBC because that random interjection of "so called" jars to the exact extent that their "so called Islamic State" rendering does every time they say it.

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34 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Errol was a bit childish about it but it is indeed a bit childish.

The only one I would really like to retain is The So Called BBC because that random interjection of "so called" jars to the exact extent that their "so called Islamic State" rendering does every time they say it.

It's also the easiest I've to avoid since it only autocorrects with the word 'the' in front of it. I have to admit that I do like the Steptoe autocorrect though.

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21 hours ago, This Time said:

Anyone else agree that we should ditch it? It was never massively funny, has the recursion problem and distracts from serious conversations about current events.

Agreed.

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It's gone!

the So-Called BBC one will never go, though. :Jumping:

Here are the rest IIRC:

Treason May

Jeremy Steptoe

Diane Abbottopotamus

Krankie

Emily Lady Nugee

Gideon

I fully admit some of them are childish, I think the Diane one could possibly be removed also. Although I'm reluctant to remove the Nugee one, I think that needs more usage, and also the fact she or her SpAd has been getting into a hissy fit on Wikipedia over it, so she must really hate it.

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On 3/21/2018 at 09:47, The Masked Tulip said:

I don't know who this Emily Nugee is - is that the trigger for it?

Bugger.... try again.... Nugee.  Emily...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Thornberry

A few years ago there was an 'edit war' on there, with a London based IP address kept reverting any mention of "Lady Nugee" and getting in a hissyfit over it. It's probably only a coincidence that Lady Nugee hates people using it:

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/emily-Lady Nugee-complains-about-theresa-may-calling-her-lady-nugee_uk_5898a86ee4b0505b1f597388

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Carl Fimble
On ‎18‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 20:20, This Time said:

Anyone else agree that we should ditch it? It was never massively funny, has the recursion problem and distracts from serious conversations about current events.

Yes, I reckon Putin is alright too, and probably not gay.

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Carl Fimble
On ‎20‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 11:32, spunko2010 said:

It's gone!

the So-Called BBC one will never go, though. :Jumping:

Here are the rest IIRC:

Treason May

Jeremy Steptoe

Diane Abbottopotamus

Krankie

Emily Lady Nugee

Gideon

I fully admit some of them are childish, I think the Diane one could possibly be removed also. Although I'm reluctant to remove the Nugee one, I think that needs more usage, and also the fact she or her SpAd has been getting into a hissy fit on Wikipedia over it, so she must really hate it.

I like those ones, particularly the Diane Abbottopotamus one, and Treason May.

 

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Bedrag Justesen
On ‎20‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 11:32, spunko2010 said:

Emily Lady Nugee.

Boris. xD

"The noble and learned Lady Baroness whatever it is I can't remember what it is....Nugee."

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Inoperational Bumblebee

I'm not a fan of any of the autocorrects.

I also think they are childish, and considering this is a site that was created in response to censorship, it would be nice to see exactly what I intend on the screen without it being altered.

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DeepLurker

IMO it served its purpose brilliantly, albeit inadvertently. This forum was created because some posters wanted to discuss certain subjects of conversation that had become taboo elsewhere. It would be a great step backwards if we couldn't post certain ideas or opinions on this forum out of concern that a poster might be triggered.

And one poster was badly triggered by the 'not-gay' autocorrect - I remember that he made a couple of quite angry posts about it, and then left the forum.

But otherwise, yes. The autocorrects are fun. But they are also childish.

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Stunley Andwin

I think that using an auto-correct name for the brave and heroic Prime Minister of this country as she brilliantly defends the nation, ourselves and our children against fierce outside interests is a disgrace frankly. She should be accorded the full support and respect of everyone here, calling her Treason May is crass, ugly, deeply stupid and grossly offensive. It should auto-correct to T.heresa the Appeaser.

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Inoperational Bumblebee

I think they have now run their course, personally. A lot of posters appear to be putting gaps in the relevant words to circumvent the 'feature'. Suggests they are losing their popularity?

A vote perhaps?

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Chewing Grass

Can we have Nickerless Stergene please.

p.s. I like Vladimir Putin as I think he is really manly unlike Emanuelle Macron who is definitely not.

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24 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

Can we have Nickerless Stergene please.

p.s. I like Vladimir Putin as I think he is really manly unlike Emanuelle Macron who is definitely not.

Wee Krankie.

We also need a poll to find out just how many of us can see the name 'Emanuelle' and not be immediately reminded of ancient soft porn.

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