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Zyklon
August 5th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Ok being a bit of an outsider I hope this is excusable but what on earth do these weird topic "themes" mean?

ShadowMaat
August 5th, 2004, 05:07 PM
Have you read the Forum FAQ (http://forum.gateworld.net/faq.php?) yet? It includes some helpful slang stuff.

shipper- relationshipper
thunk- sound you make when you hit the floor 'cause so and so is just so d*** HOT!

*rolls eyes*

aschen
August 5th, 2004, 05:08 PM
I can think of some alternative meanings, too. :D

shinyredpants
August 5th, 2004, 06:41 PM
yeah...tell me about it, i didnt know the meanings of 'em either for a long time...

personally Thunk sounds a bit silly...though Ship...i'd rather save my comments on THAT one.

LtLisa
August 5th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Ok being a bit of an outsider I hope this is excusable but what on earth do these weird topic "themes" mean?

looks like everyones answered your questions...welcome to Gateworld!

aschen
August 5th, 2004, 07:53 PM
yeah...tell me about it, i didnt know the meanings of 'em either for a long time...

personally Thunk sounds a bit silly...though Ship...i'd rather save my comments on THAT one.
Hahha. Same here. My lips are sewn shut. ;)

Zyklon
August 6th, 2004, 08:19 AM
ah my thanks Ms Maat.. FAQ's are always the last place i think of looking :S
The choices for using such terms are.. well interesting but then us gaters are an odd lot .

*edit* and thanks for the nice welcome LtLisa :)

Purpleyin
April 16th, 2005, 07:33 AM
Hmm. Just been looking through this secton and seen about 10 or more threads asking about ship/thunk etc :rolleyes: . I know it's in the FAQ but considering how many people don't read that at all maybe it would be good to have a sticky thread up in Characters and Relationships so that people really can't miss it and won't start even more threads on the matter.

Lord Zedd
April 16th, 2005, 07:41 AM
yeah the newbies don't go in the off world section. Perhaps we can close this thread now?

dipsofjazz
April 16th, 2005, 08:20 AM
Hmm. Just been looking through this secton and seen about 10 or more threads asking about ship/thunk etc :rolleyes: . I know it's in the FAQ but considering how many people don't read that at all maybe it would be good to have a sticky thread up in Characters and Relationships so that people really can't miss it and won't start even more threads on the matter.
If they can't be bothered reading the FAQs, do you honestly think they will bother reading a sticky from the mods? :S

Purpleyin
April 16th, 2005, 09:20 AM
If they can't be bothered reading the FAQs, do you honestly think they will bother reading a sticky from the mods? :S
Well the sticky would be more in their face, and immediately adressing the question they obviously already had if they're bothered enough to make a new thread. It increases the possibility by quite a bit at the very least.

Madeleine
April 16th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Out of interest, have you read the stickies from us at the top of the General Discussion folder? We're not sure how many newbies spot them.

Wandering Tamer
April 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM
I read them, but only if the post is new. But it does take some getting used to the ideas and slang terms.

But ship is a widely used term for any fictional pairing, so that wasn't so hard to figure out.

SilverRider
April 17th, 2005, 12:00 AM
*thunks* :D :D :D :D

Purpleyin
April 17th, 2005, 05:15 AM
Out of interest, have you read the stickies from us at the top of the General Discussion folder? We're not sure how many newbies spot them.

Yes - read the stickies on the new organisation etc. Though they say about thunk, ship and appreciation areas they still don't explain ship and thunk. :) I suppose plenty of newbies know what they mean. I know I had no problem with 'ship' when I came here a few months ago, having been around reading fanfic in other fandoms especially, but thunk had me stumped for awhile initially (same with glomp, woobie and squee) since I'd never been on a fandom forum before and so hadn't heard the terms.