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The Unwritten Rule on Puns
DOK (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 15:32
Puns in the middle of threads are mildly amusing additions to the whole messageboard experience for some or irritating rubbish that can kill a thread to others. They amuse some people and they irritate the Bejesus out of others.

Last season we had an agreement with some pun writers that threads wouldn't be defaced with puns until they entered a dormant stage. This agreement seems to have slipped a bit, so I'm reinstating it/reminding you of it.

For the avoidance of doubt, a dormant thread is defined as one which has had no new messages posted in 48 hours.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/01/2018 10:06 by DOK.

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 15:35
Hooray!

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
Cookie (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 15:37
Praise the Lord aka DOK.

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
Mayor West (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 17:20
Does that mean we have to wait 48hours between each pun?

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
DOK (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 17:25
Oh God! If only!!! smiling smiley

No, once the puns start you can tear the thread apart!

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
gregory p (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 18:00
So, presumably it's now the "written rule" on puns, given that you've set it out in writing for everyone to see?

If the unwritten rule happens to be written then you are you not just creating puncertainty?

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
DOK (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 18:02
The thing about writing out the unwritten rules is you don't see the unwritten caveats and retractions and other associated rules...

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
gregory p (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 18:12
....and before we know it, there ain't no sanity clause.

I tend to be guided by John Cleese's three rules on puns in comedy:

1 no puns,
2 no puns, and
3 er......no puns

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
Brown Bottle (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 18:59
Quote:
gregory p
...I tend to be guided by John Cleese's three rules on puns in comedy:
1 no puns,
2 no puns, and
3 er......no puns

Quite and it's hard to argue with JC!



BB

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
12 January, 2018 20:01
I thought he was happy with a 10 minute argument.

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
13 January, 2018 08:26
Can you define a pun? Asking for a friend...

 
Re: The Unwritten Rule on Puns
DOK (IP Logged)
13 January, 2018 09:23


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