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 Post subject: Spoofing (Spooving) 101
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:10 am 
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Gyocomgd wrote:
The "spoof" technique works like this: A forum member takes a thread title and, by substituting or adding a letter, or else altering a word very slightly, conjures an entirely new thread. The idea is for people to open the "new" thread thinking all the while it was the old one. They then are mildly surprised to discover it wasn't what they expected. It's a very popular and oft-repeated device used for the purpose of adding humor and levity to the forum.

Depending on the originality and cleverness of the "spoof," the thread and its author is frequently assigned a grade, expressed the same as for an assignment in a classroom setting. Outstanding spoofs will draw ravenous "A+" grades, while poor ones are given an "F." On occasion the "spoof" will draw an even lower grade--"F-" for example. The grades are always issued with good-natured humor.

With some "spoofs," readers are challenged to "read between the lines." For example, Yitzhakboner in this thread implied that that he is flatulent, and that the force of the gas, when expelled, is "as powerful as a hurricane." The incongruity and silliness of the image is what provokes laughter and enjoyment from those who read the "spoof." It is a posting technique that delighted internet forum followers when it first made its appearance years ago, and continues to entertain to this day.


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Where is the mandatory Image clause at :?:


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People who think spoofs are funny are the same people who buy DVD boxed sets of Gilligan's Island.


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Gyocomgd wrote:
People who think spoofs are funny are the same people who buy DVD boxed sets of Gilligan's Island.

I need to look into that.


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Quality Posts (in General) Ranked
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Girlie threads
Spooves (with Girlies)
Spooves (standard)
Any thread by Cherwood
Weiss building updates
EBay threads
CU threads
Pictures of dogs
What's for lunch/dinner
Garage Sale Finds
Jokes (Anybody besides TBone)
Jokes (TBone)
Pictures of mushrooms
Pictures of cats
Gold, bitches!
Watches
Weather threads
Videos of Johnny
Youtube threads
Merele Haggard threads
Merele Haggard youtube threads
Worst


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Petescorner wrote:
Quality Posts (in General) Ranked

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Videos of Johnny
Youtube threads
Merele Haggard threads
Merele Haggard youtube threads

Worst

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I should spoof this thread

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The Poster Protection and Affordable Careless Act imposes a penalty, no a tax, for not posting at least one spoof a day.

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Petescorner wrote:
Gyocomgd wrote:
The "spoof" technique works like this: A forum member takes a thread title and, by substituting or adding a letter, or else altering a word very slightly, conjures an entirely new thread. The idea is for people to open the "new" thread thinking all the while it was the old one. They then are mildly surprised to discover it wasn't what they expected. It's a very popular and oft-repeated device used for the purpose of adding humor and levity to the forum.

Depending on the originality and cleverness of the "spoof," the thread and its author is frequently assigned a grade, expressed the same as for an assignment in a classroom setting. Outstanding spoofs will draw ravenous "A+" grades, while poor ones are given an "F." On occasion the "spoof" will draw an even lower grade--"F-" for example. The grades are always issued with good-natured humor.

With some "spoofs," readers are challenged to "read between the lines." For example, Yitzhakboner in this thread implied that that he is flatulent, and that the force of the gas, when expelled, is "as powerful as a hurricane." The incongruity and silliness of the image is what provokes laughter and enjoyment from those who read the "spoof." It is a posting technique that delighted internet forum followers when it first made its appearance years ago, and continues to entertain to this day.

This is a first rate johnboy imitation. thumbsup:

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