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Palait
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Postby Palait » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm

So Alesha Dixon - a singer/talent show judge in the U.K. - has gone on record saying that if she had the power, she would ban meat eating. Are there any issues that already tackle this theme?

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USS Monitor
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19th Century Iron Steamship

Postby USS Monitor » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:36 pm

Palait wrote:So Alesha Dixon - a singer/talent show judge in the U.K. - has gone on record saying that if she had the power, she would ban meat eating. Are there any issues that already tackle this theme?


Yes, there are issues that ban meat eating.

If you can think of any interesting issues for nations that have banned meat, other than just reversing the ban, those would be welcome.
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Candlewhisper Archive
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
Palait wrote:So Alesha Dixon - a singer/talent show judge in the U.K. - has gone on record saying that if she had the power, she would ban meat eating. Are there any issues that already tackle this theme?


Yes, there are issues that ban meat eating.

If you can think of any interesting issues for nations that have banned meat, other than just reversing the ban, those would be welcome.


Mate, I've got one in the staff pool, if you want to try editing again.

Meat Market.

Link for those of you without backstage access:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=371867
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Postby Pogaria » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:43 pm

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Naa, I got a whole gang of likeminded pedants and obsessives that call themselves the Editors.

Basically, as soon as we spot someone else who can spend a whole week worrying about where a comma should and should not be used, or whether there is meta-narrative style consistency and preserved internal fiction in a six-word throwaway line... well that person gets gathered onto the team asap!

This isn't exaggeration. We seriously have (polite) arguments about commas.

Having a strong opinion on the serial (Oxford) comma is practically a requirement for being an Issues Editor.
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Postby Merconitonitopia » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Oxford comma always. Negligence of its use is nonsensical, counter-grammatical, and some other presumably truthful negative adjective.
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Postby Merconitonitopia » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:12 pm

hold up... do we have an inflation issue yet? none?
has the idea been discussed at all?
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Postby Singapore no2 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:49 pm

Merconitonitopia wrote:hold up... do we have an inflation issue yet? none?
has the idea been discussed at all?

Something like that.
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Pogaria
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Postby Pogaria » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:13 pm

Merconitonitopia wrote:Oxford comma always. Negligence of its use is nonsensical, counter-grammatical, and some other presumably truthful negative adjective.

You are both wise and intelligent!
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:23 pm

So when are we going to have a civil war over the Oxford comma?
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Postby USS Monitor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:39 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
Yes, there are issues that ban meat eating.

If you can think of any interesting issues for nations that have banned meat, other than just reversing the ban, those would be welcome.


Mate, I've got one in the staff pool, if you want to try editing again.

Meat Market.

Link for those of you without backstage access:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=371867

I don't want to start any new edits. I have an open one that I need to get back to. The problem is that editing is a lower priority than work, mod business, etc., and it's rare that I have the time and focus to do much with it.
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Postby USS Monitor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:39 am

Pogaria wrote:
Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Naa, I got a whole gang of likeminded pedants and obsessives that call themselves the Editors.

Basically, as soon as we spot someone else who can spend a whole week worrying about where a comma should and should not be used, or whether there is meta-narrative style consistency and preserved internal fiction in a six-word throwaway line... well that person gets gathered onto the team asap!

This isn't exaggeration. We seriously have (polite) arguments about commas.

Having a strong opinion on the serial (Oxford) comma is practically a requirement for being an Issues Editor.


Serial Comma Master Race.
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Jutsa
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Postby Jutsa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:08 am

I agree, but I'm honestly more neutral about the subject so I'd never be an editor. ;)
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Postby Bears Armed » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 am

USS Monitor wrote:or about how exhausting and risky it is to be touring all the time and how bad it would hurt the country if anything happened to the band.

Clone them?
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Postby Trotterdam » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 am

Jutsa wrote:I'm honestly more neutral about the subject
You monster!

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Postby USS Monitor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:35 am

Bears Armed wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:or about how exhausting and risky it is to be touring all the time and how bad it would hurt the country if anything happened to the band.

Clone them?


That's dumb, but it's the kind of dumb that just might work.
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Postby Fauxia » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:46 pm

Pogaria wrote:
Merconitonitopia wrote:Oxford comma always. Negligence of its use is nonsensical, counter-grammatical, and some other presumably truthful negative adjective.

You are both wise and intelligent!
I think they’re wise, intelligent and grammaticaly correct :p
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Postby Merconitonitopia » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Fauxia wrote:
Pogaria wrote:You are both wise and intelligent!
I think they’re wise, intelligent and grammaticaly correct :p

I think you need to shut up, but thank you.
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Postby Fauxia » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:42 pm

Merconitonitopia wrote:
Fauxia wrote:I think they’re wise, intelligent and grammaticaly correct :p

I think you need to shut up, but thank you.
Why was that answer so mean, angry and abrasive?
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Postby Jutsa » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:09 pm

I, for one, find it disgraceful, horrendous and flabbergasting that you have acted in a manor I for one find to be turbulent, dilapidated, and salty.
Jk I just wanted to make both sides of this war angery at me
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:46 pm

Jutsa wrote:I, for one, find it disgraceful, horrendous and flabbergasting that you have acted in a manor I for one find to be turbulent, dilapidated, and salty.
Jk I just wanted to make both sides of this war angery at me


I don't have a super strong opinion on this conversation (I prefer Oxford/serial comma & will fix it but I won't become the Cleric Beast in response) but what I do have a strong opinion on is consistency, so right now I am reeeeing in response to your lack of consistency in the usage of serial/Oxford commas. Oh, & the fact that you mixed up manor & manner. That also mildly annoys me.
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Postby Jutsa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 am

All according to plan
except for that manor-manner thing... <:D
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Postby Fauxia » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:52 pm

Jutsa wrote:All according to plan
except for that manor-manner thing... <:D
And adding an extra “e” in angry?

I actually use the Oxford comma, I just wanted to make a joke or two
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Jutsa
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Postby Jutsa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:08 pm

that's based on a meme, tbh. :P
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Postby Fauxia » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:27 pm

Jutsa wrote:that's based on a meme, tbh. :P
Well, it doesn't seem funny, interesting and cool.
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Postby Jutsa » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:38 pm

welcome to memes

:rofl:
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>List of accepted issues~
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