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  The Writers

Okay, class, time for today's lesson.


  The Writers

As an example, we'll use the second "Muppets" thread where some jerk tries to overwhelm us with knowledge of the Muppet Show. Great, whatever. I assume you've all read it as part of your homework.

  The Writers

Now, look at this reply.
(Slide, please?)

 Spider Man       (11:58 AM)     [activate]  [kill

The picture is BACKWARDS you morons!


  The Writers

What is the correct course of action?

The Nerds in the Audience  

From the FAQ:

"Who are the two old guys in the balcony?
Statler and Waldorf. Statler is the taller, thinner one sitting on the right as we look at them in their box."

Statler is on the right. That's the way we have it. Take that, idiot user! BURN!

  The Writers

That is technically correct, and good, you're remembering last week's lesson, "We always work against the user."

But no, the correct response is "KILL."

The thread is funny as it is, and you must allow that to override your need to defend yourself and prove that the user is an idiot, as is the case here. It's tough to do, but a funny bit is better than an unfunny personal defense.

  Live Studio Audience

Funny, we figured you'd just make up some elaborate ploy to allow you to simultaneously mock the user without ruining the thread.

The Writers  

Ooh, somebody's ready for the advanced class!

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