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    Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Many of us have been asking for something like this since we first noticed that the regular "thanks" option was unavailable in the Basement shortly after it's introduction to DP.

    We understand that a distinction needs to be made between supporting well thought out and civil debate and entertaining smack, so what is proposed here is a separate "thanks" system which will only be enabled in the basement.

    I invite you to express your support or objection to this idea, or introduce an alternative.
    Last edited by Jerry; 06-19-09 at 12:53 AM.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Yes. Definitely a good idea.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    The idea of something to acknowledge quality smack is intriguing. The idea of "thanking" somebody for smack is a wee bit disturbing to me. Ultimately, that's just a semantics quibble.

    I like it, just don't call it "thanks".

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Example of what would happen

    [quote]
    originally posted by jamesrage
    HEY EVERYBODY!, Jerry the fairy is the biggest douche on the planet
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    the following user says thank you to jamesrage for this useful post:
    every liberal on dp
    Last edited by jamesrage; 06-19-09 at 01:05 AM.
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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The idea of something to acknowledge quality smack is intriguing. The idea of "thanking" somebody for smack is a wee bit disturbing to me. Ultimately, that's just a semantics quibble.

    I like it, just don't call it "thanks".
    What could we call it then? I believe vauge can name it anything he wants.

    If the Tavern had a separate 'thanks' system we might call it "cheers", but what would be appropriate for the basement?

    On a related note, it's worth pointing out that smack in the Tavern is 'thanked', so this is already occurring. See the Ask The Bartender forum for examples.
    Last edited by Jerry; 06-19-09 at 01:06 AM.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What could we call it then? I believe vauge can name it anything he wants.

    If the Tavern had a separate 'thanks' system we might call it "cheers", but what would be appropriate for the basement?
    Don't know, exactly. I just have a visceral negative reaction to a "thanks" feature in the basement. "Good smack", perhaps?

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    We should call the Basement thanks "street cred". I've always wanted to have the most street cred.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Nah, hell itís the basement, donít need a thanks button; give us a sucks button instead.
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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Nah, hell itís the basement, donít need a thanks button; give us a sucks button instead.
    Oh yeah...a The Suck button.

    The following users agree this post is The Suck.

    It would make folks think twice about bringing weak smack.

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    Re: Do you want a Basement "Thanks"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh yeah...a The Suck button.

    The following users agree this post is The Suck.

    It would make folks think twice about bringing weak smack.
    Just having you and jerry posting in the same thread as me enhances what little street cred I have

    What about a Suck Up button

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