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February 19th, 2013, 4:58 pm

A goto thread for some of the more popular threads in the OT:Thread name: America - Home of Bugs BunnyGenre: current affairs and newstoxicity level: lowhumour level: mediumthread name: we're all going on a summer holidaygenre: Barack Obama's holidaystoxicity level: mediumhumour level: lowthread name: uk going to the dogsgenre: uk related news and current affairstoxicity level: low/medhumour: med/lowthread name: south africa land grabgenre: south african news and current affairstoxicity level: medhumour: lowthread name: ppauper's China-bashing threadgenre: Chinese news, current affairs and oddditiestoxicity level: medhumour: medthread name: Australia - land of the Bruce!genre: Ozzie news and current affairstoxicity level: lowishhumour: mediumthread name: Iran - land of liesgenre: inverse Press TVtoxicity level: highishhumour: mediumthread name: Nouvelles de Francegenre: french news, current affairs, oddities, perversionstoxicity level: med/highhumour: med/highthread name: Military retirement in the Philippinesgenre: news, current affairs, prurience toxicity level: medhumour: highish
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February 19th, 2013, 5:04 pm

Thread name: A thread about OT threads: or the Meta OT threadGenre: recursiontoxicity level: 1/(toxicity level(t-1))humour level: arctan(arc-arc-arc-arc-arc)
 
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February 19th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Excellent idea.I will put in some of the high toxicity Middle East threads later. Basically, "where there is Errrb, so too is it toxic!"Wonder if toxicity and humor could also be defined rather than just low-high scale though.Like R-rated movies, the prospective viewer is told why it received the rating: profanity, violence, extreme violence, nudity, and so on...
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February 19th, 2013, 5:25 pm

thread name: those crazeeeee Dutchgenre: dutch related news and current affairstoxicity level: low/medhumour: med/lowthread name: bloody Ayn Rand devotees - they should all be lined up and bayonetedgenre: Ayn Rand, Objectivismtoxicity: mediumhumour: high
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February 19th, 2013, 5:45 pm

thread name: genre: toxicity level: humour: Here is an easy to use template for further postings.
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February 19th, 2013, 5:48 pm

thread name: Swiss Voters Accept Ban On Minaretsgenre: political, religious, legal and ethnic newstoxicity level: highhumour: low to high, depending on your mood and comedic tastesReviewer notes: This thread contains exceptionally crude and racist humor, profanity, threats of violence, and a hint of deviant sexual situations. Ironically, it also contains lengthy and thoughtful discussion of the key issues suggested by the title. Ample inter-poster bashing, to good effect.OP: ErrrbRated: R+
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February 19th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Define 'toxicity'.
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February 19th, 2013, 7:38 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnDefine 'toxicity'.As implied in comments below:exceptionally crude and racist humor, extreme profanity, threats of violence, acutal violence, deviant sexual situationsattacks on other postersSee also: misogyny, misanthropy, homophobia, and offensive imagery (weapons, violent scenes, the grotesque).
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February 19th, 2013, 8:27 pm

thread name: Those Melancholic Melanesiansgenre: political, religious, legal and ethnic newstoxicity level: medhumour: lowOP: DaveAngel
 
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February 19th, 2013, 8:33 pm

at the moment the order in this meta-thread is pretty much random
 
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February 19th, 2013, 9:23 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperat the moment the order in this meta-thread is pretty much randomit will shape itself I am sure... please keep adding
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February 19th, 2013, 9:24 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperat the moment the order in this meta-thread is pretty much randomIt would be very time-consuming to sort by title, alphabetically. And we are not posting hot links, so people will have to do some work for themselves. (Might be a dealbreaker in itself around here...)The reviews could be fun though and if they are engaging, that will drive some of the traffic in the right (or wrong) directions! I would very much enjoy hearing what you and daveangel have to say about the content on some of the older, longer threads, for example. Not full-blown op-ed pieces, mind you, just a few pithy comments - mini-reviews.I will supply a few more entries on some of the OT classics over the next few days and perhaps speculation on some of the newer threads - though in those cases, it's just too soon to tell.
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February 20th, 2013, 7:17 am

thread name: Happy Rosh Hashanahgenre: annual celebrationtoxicity: lowhumour: medium (one running joke)thread name: Can Quants in Germany calculate interest on this deposit?genre: German current affairs, news items, odditiestoxicity: mediumhumour: medium (the joke is always on the Germans)thread name: India, a dream becoming realitygenre: news from the sub-continent, oddities, Bollywood etctoxicity: mediumhumour: low to medium
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February 20th, 2013, 8:27 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelthread name: Happy Rosh Hashanahgenre: annual celebrationtoxicity: lowhumour: medium (one running joke)toxicity: high (anti-semiticism)humor: low (one running joke, and an unfunny one at that)
 
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February 20th, 2013, 8:39 am

thread name: Le Tourgenre: tour de france, cycling, doping, drugs toxicity: lowhumour: medium thread name: Egypt, land of necrophiliacsgenre: news from Egypt, sex with dead wives, limerickstoxicity: medium/highhumour: medium thread name: nobody pisses in your mouth without your complicitygenre: odd behavioural patterns in SAC capitaltoxicity: mediumhumour: medium
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