I think that trend was started by last year's madness.Bakemaster wrote:yappobiscuits wrote:I was just a try to point out dat we be a different community. Just an internet community. Like de rest ah forum dem. Only a different one.
you community spends an awful lot ah time an' energy isolating itself from de rest ah de "at large" community via opaque memes an' ciphers. dis pattern ah behavior has unintended consequences.
But the way I see it is that inventing and using amusing new words and speech mannerisms is just a thing we like to do, and the "isolation" is largely an unintended consequence of that. I don't feel that we go out of our way to isolate ourselves. It just naturally happened since it's the discussion thread for one particular comic, which morphed into discussion about the thread and the participants and their behaviour. Basically, we became self-aware of the tendancy to create jargon, and decided it would be fun to encourage it to a silly extreme. Some people who also enjoy that do join in, and those who don't, don't. Some peeps joined the forum specifically for that thread, and stay in it. Others have drifted out into other places, and others were here for years beforehand, and still participate in other threads (such as myself). So I don't think it's quite as hardcore isolationist as some are making it out to be.
Anywho, lest get back to our irregularly scheduled word filters and other various mod madness on the xkcd forum dem .
p.s. crinkways pianofolder wid de hobergiblin mesagleed, ya sodenwap neepnest, go?
 what on earth happened to my last sentence? Well played, mods. My hat is off to you all.