sarcasm font

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  1. strantor

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    Since sarcasm regularly proves to difficult to convey in written text, I propose we standardize on a special font for it. What font do you suggest? I propose comic sans MS, since it has the word comic in it, it should be easy to remember.

    I'm sure this will catch on, and everybody will use it religiously.

    edit: Hmm... It seems comic sans MS is already the font of the site. Either that, or the font function doesn't work on my phone. The last sentence above was in comic sans MS and appears the same as all the other text. Maybe a sarcasm text color instead? Any suggestions?
     
  2. killivolt

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    Comic sans MS

    Regular, what ever. Seems to be different, not sure if it's detectable or not, mixed in with regular font.

    Maybe if you color it more? nope doesn't work.

    Try changing the color no matter what, it's the same?
     
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  3. shortbus

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    How about this: (sar), after sarcasm? Saves from changing fonts while posting.
     
  4. t06afre

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    I suggest the use of a sarcasm switch as this will make the system more cross-platform compatible. Not all system has the comic comic sans MS font example
    [SARCASM]
    Yes that would be really good idea. Keep up the good work Strantor
    [/SARCASM]
     
  5. DerStrom8

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    I'm sure we could implement [sar][/sar] tags to denote sarcasm, and have them automatically change the text inside the tags to comic sans (or another font, perhaps).
     
  6. t06afre

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    Perhaps we also should include a rant switch [RANT][/RANT]. The problem is how to use this switch then you feel the urge to rant about ranters
     
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  7. tshuck

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    Sarcasm has been denoted in text in other ways.
     
  8. killivolt

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    For people english is not their first language, might not get it. [Sar] bracketing might do a better job.
     
  9. loosewire

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    Take it out.....(tio) please my post on(tio) maybe you can get used to that.
     
  10. #12

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    A worthy cause, but the planet-wide nature of this site is one of the factors that is being difficult. People that are using google translate and still struggling to be understood are going to miss the signals. There is even a regular here that can't seem to understand, "It's a JOKE!"

    As for the font...the site chooses its fonts. If they aren't loaded in the site, what you choose on your computer doesn't matter.

    By the way..how do you choose a different font while typing in this box? I don't see any options.
     
  11. DerStrom8

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    You have to click the "Go Advanced" button, then you'll get the option to change the font, color, etc.

    I'm saying it should be easy to simply replace "[sar][/sar]" (that the user types, or clicks) with
    tags using the existing software and code.
     
  12. killivolt

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    Hit the Go (Advanced Button)
     
  13. #12

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    Ahh. There they are. Have some Comic Sans MS!
     
  14. MaxHeadRoom

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    ...All sounds a bit Monty Python...

    You want Room 12 if your looking for Abuse, Room 12a for an Argument, or 12b for Sarcasm. :)
    Max.
     
  15. killivolt

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    t06, introduced that one to me.

    Freaking Funny.
     
  16. #12

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    "That isn't argument. It's mere contradiction. I wanted a good argument."
     
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  17. t06afre

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    By the way where is the OP. I thought he came here for an argument about sarcasm. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition. if he want argue with us. He must take up a contrary position:p
     
  18. strantor

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    You're in the wrong room. This is the sarcasm room.
     
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  19. killivolt

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    I beg to differ....Why, I'll have you!!!
     
  20. Brownout

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    I really hate rant and sarcasm tags. If one can't convey sarcasm in his writing, then he should avoid it altogether. These tags are just a cheesy way of not being creative enough to get one's point across. I never worry if someone doesn't get my sarcasm. If they get their nose out of joint, I'll come back and smooth things out.
     
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