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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3840 on: June 23, 2017, 03:23:58 PM »
Speaking tests are finally over.

The only good takeaway I have from this week is the amount of asskissery that I won't see again until the next speaking test Hell-week. It doesn't affect how I grade them at all, but it does provide me with enough entertainment to shave down my hackles a bit.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3841 on: June 23, 2017, 03:27:14 PM »
I clearly missed something on here today because of the constant "unavailability" of the site. People were muted but why?
I was wondering about that myself, though I only noticed that Donovan had been muted.
I missed it too.
Insofar as I know, "No jam" doesn't go about breaking the ToS so I'm also wondering what they got him for.

At least he wasn't given a temporary ban. Those suck.


Anybody have any good "The mods got me because..." stories?




I once got caught up in mass sock-banning when my wife registered an account on one forum.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3842 on: June 23, 2017, 09:04:01 PM »
Hello all, your old friend Steel Rails here. fellow www.waygook.org user Donovan has reached out to me to put an end to this wild and reckless speculation as to why he was so mercilessly muted on this otherwise venerable forum. As you all know, there is a rather popular thread currently on the front page of the site that informed other users of the worrisome lack of rain in this fine Republic as of late, and to date it has sparked an important and vigorous debate on American showering habits. Donovan originally titled this thread '가뭄', an ingenious move that both references the crisis that has gripped this Country and gives a nod to the native tongue.  Fellow waygook.org user gogators! was the first to respond, and Donovan was quick to counter, but he noticed the thread title had inexplicably been changed to it's current title. Unhappy with the change in 느낌, he simultaneously changed the title back to its original '가몸'. Overnight, seemingly without explanation, the title changed once again to 'Drought causes water shortage...' For Donovan's next reply, he promptly changed the title again, this time settling for '비 온다면 좋겠다', sensing someone behind the curtain took umbrage with the original title. Little did he know that prior to this response he had been given a warning by a site moderator -- who will go unnamed -- that to increase 'visibility' to others on the site, he was to keep the title as the moderator had changed it and was instructed to not alter it again. But by this time it was too late and the damaged was done. He had been muted. Left without a voice to defend himself, he sulked for the entire day. It was little more than a misunderstanding, but that could not prevent the self-pitying spiral that was to follow. He ruminated that perhaps this had something to do with his other recent warning from same moderator, which accused him of violating the Terms of Service by starting a quickly-nixed 'Megyn Kelly Megathread 1.0', meant to bring some order to the multiple Kelly threads that were floating around on this site. Maybe, in fact, his disapproving references to other threads that were recently locked, meant jocularly, inadvertently got under the skin of said moderator. Nobody can really know, and at this point Donovan has come to terms with it and feels no ill-will. But butt-hurt doesn't pass so easily, and our friend Donny has decided that perhaps a break could do him some good. He's going to take this time to reflect on the online life he has lived, and the real-life opportunity it has cost him. He wants to see what it's like to pester people face-to-face. To express his anger, disillusionment, and fringe political views not with feeble exclamation points, but guttural growls.

This is what Donny asked me to share with all of you, but if I may insert myself here for a moment, I suspect his muting might also have something to do with his sending waygook.org user Mr. DeMartino grainy crotch-shots from the locker room after vigorous workout sessions. Some would say lewd; He would say they were tastefully composed.

In the meantime, Donny may from time to time post using his alter-ego account pecan. Until then, Waygook will be one bloviating blowhard less, but this should afford others the opportunity to assume the mantle.

As to why nicewaaaygoookkorea got muted, I can only speculate that it's because he was using an unlicensed Kal Penn vanity photo as his profile picture.

Donny's last wish was to share a laugh with you all. Please, see attached~
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 09:08:05 PM by Steel rails »
I'll take my answer off the air.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3843 on: June 23, 2017, 10:00:09 PM »
Hello all, your old friend Steel Rails here. fellow www.waygook.org user Donovan has reached out to me to put an end to this wild and reckless speculation as to why he was so mercilessly muted on this otherwise venerable forum. As you all know, there is a rather popular thread currently on the front page of the site that informed other users of the worrisome lack of rain in this fine Republic as of late, and to date it has sparked an important and vigorous debate on American showering habits. Donovan originally titled this thread '가뭄', an ingenious move that both references the crisis that has gripped this Country and gives a nod to the native tongue.  Fellow waygook.org user gogators! was the first to respond, and Donovan was quick to counter, but he noticed the thread title had inexplicably been changed to it's current title. Unhappy with the change in 느낌, he simultaneously changed the title back to its original '가몸'. Overnight, seemingly without explanation, the title changed once again to 'Drought causes water shortage...' For Donovan's next reply, he promptly changed the title again, this time settling for '비 온다면 좋겠다', sensing someone behind the curtain took umbrage with the original title. Little did he know that prior to this response he had been given a warning by a site moderator -- who will go unnamed -- that to increase 'visibility' to others on the site, he was to keep the title as the moderator had changed it and was instructed to not alter it again. But by this time it was too late and the damaged was done. He had been muted. Left without a voice to defend himself, he sulked for the entire day. It was little more than a misunderstanding, but that could not prevent the self-pitying spiral that was to follow. He ruminated that perhaps this had something to do with his other recent warning from same moderator, which accused him of violating the Terms of Service by starting a quickly-nixed 'Megyn Kelly Megathread 1.0', meant to bring some order to the multiple Kelly threads that were floating around on this site. Maybe, in fact, his disapproving references to other threads that were recently locked, meant jocularly, inadvertently got under the skin of said moderator. Nobody can really know, and at this point Donovan has come to terms with it and feels no ill-will. But butt-hurt doesn't pass so easily, and our friend Donny has decided that perhaps a break could do him some good. He's going to take this time to reflect on the online life he has lived, and the real-life opportunity it has cost him. He wants to see what it's like to pester people face-to-face. To express his anger, disillusionment, and fringe political views not with feeble exclamation points, but guttural growls.

This is what Donny asked me to share with all of you, but if I may insert myself here for a moment, I suspect his muting might also have something to do with his sending waygook.org user Mr. DeMartino grainy crotch-shots from the locker room after vigorous workout sessions. Some would say lewd; He would say they were tastefully composed.

In the meantime, Donny may from time to time post using his alter-ego account pecan. Until then, Waygook will be one bloviating blowhard less, but this should afford others the opportunity to assume the mantle.

As to why nicewaaaygoookkorea got muted, I can only speculate that it's because he was using an unlicensed Kal Penn vanity photo as his profile picture.

Donny's last wish was to share a laugh with you all. Please, see attached~
Excuse me?

"Pecan" is no alter-ego account of Donny.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3844 on: June 26, 2017, 08:45:58 AM »
"Pecan" is no alter-ego account of Donny.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3845 on: June 26, 2017, 09:20:28 AM »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3846 on: June 26, 2017, 09:21:30 AM »
I don't particularly care because I wouldn't drink it anyway but why am I the only one in the office who doesn't get milk :(

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3847 on: June 26, 2017, 09:27:56 AM »
I don't particularly care because I wouldn't drink it anyway but why am I the only one in the office who doesn't get milk :(
Because you didn't specifically ask for it, I'm guessing. It's a monthly programme that teachers opt in and pay for. Something like 250 won per day when I last checked.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3848 on: June 26, 2017, 09:39:27 AM »
Man, what a weekend. On Friday, some friends and I got wasted at a 보건소 in rural........., well, not to be too specific, but west of Seoul. W@e stayed there overnight in preparation to go out to the islands off Incheon. We took our blood pressure prior and after we got drunk, hahahaha. The nurse who runs it let us stay there, so it wasn't B+E, obv. But it was interesting being in there having some red wine and snacks at 1:00AM.

Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So delicious.

But the highlight of the island was the abandoned school. At one point there would have been enough kids on the island to support a school but not now. It closed 5 years ago and the back door was open. So while my friends stayed at the minbak, I camped in the old principal's office by myself. Couldn't even see my own hand in front of my face.

Also, you can see NK from the northern beach on this island. Pretty surreal looking through binoculars.
Supercool weekend.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3849 on: June 26, 2017, 09:47:39 AM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3850 on: June 26, 2017, 09:58:28 AM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

Do you know clam? I can eat clams very well.

(But seriously, are you making fun of me? hahaha I don't get it.)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3851 on: June 26, 2017, 10:18:14 AM »
I don't particularly care because I wouldn't drink it anyway but why am I the only one in the office who doesn't get milk :(
Because you didn't specifically ask for it, I'm guessing. It's a monthly programme that teachers opt in and pay for. Something like 250 won per day when I last checked.

Yeah, teachers have to pay for the milk if they want to receive it. It's not free.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3852 on: June 26, 2017, 10:37:15 AM »
I don't particularly care because I wouldn't drink it anyway but why am I the only one in the office who doesn't get milk :(
Because you didn't specifically ask for it, I'm guessing. It's a monthly programme that teachers opt in and pay for. Something like 250 won per day when I last checked.

Yeah, teachers have to pay for the milk if they want to receive it. It's not free.

Ahh I see, I assumed it was somehow included in the teacher's fee.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3853 on: June 26, 2017, 12:09:18 PM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

Do you know clam? I can eat clams very well.

(But seriously, are you making fun of me? hahaha I don't get it.)

Just poking fun at the delicious bit! Someone here awhile back had a mini rant about Koreans and the word "delicious" so every time I see a NET use that word I giggle inside like the immature child that I am.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3854 on: June 26, 2017, 12:29:00 PM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

Do you know clam? I can eat clams very well.

(But seriously, are you making fun of me? hahaha I don't get it.)

Just poking fun at the delicious bit! Someone here awhile back had a mini rant about Koreans and the word "delicious" so every time I see a NET use that word I giggle inside like the immature child that I am.

Is that delicious?



That word makes me scratch my eyes out.  'Delicious' is a superlative, I can count on one hand the amount of food in last year that has has been 'delicious'.  I don't eat or try to eat 'delicious' food for every meal.   'Cereal, is that delicious?'  NO!  I don't worry if I eat a bread roll, 'was that delicious?'  'NO, of course it wasn't, it was a bread roll'  It will give me the requisite energy to carry on working.  Koreans really messed up in their translations of 맛있다 and their overuse of it!  It is like after watching a film saying, 'was that amazing?'  You don't ask questions with a superlative unless you don't want a proper answer. 

Delicious, my ass!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3855 on: June 26, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

Do you know clam? I can eat clams very well.

(But seriously, are you making fun of me? hahaha I don't get it.)

Just poking fun at the delicious bit! Someone here awhile back had a mini rant about Koreans and the word "delicious" so every time I see a NET use that word I giggle inside like the immature child that I am.

Is that delicious?



That word makes me scratch my eyes out.  'Delicious' is a superlative, I can count on one hand the amount of food in last year that has has been 'delicious'.  I don't eat or try to eat 'delicious' food for every meal.   'Cereal, is that delicious?'  NO!  I don't worry if I eat a bread roll, 'was that delicious?'  'NO, of course it wasn't, it was a bread roll'  It will give me the requisite energy to carry on working.  Koreans really messed up in their translations of 맛있다 and their overuse of it!  It is like after watching a film saying, 'was that amazing?'  You don't ask questions with a superlative unless you don't want a proper answer. 

Delicious, my ass!

Is it?  :shocked:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3856 on: June 26, 2017, 12:48:00 PM »
Pizza? Almost always delicious.

Pizza is a lot like sex. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3857 on: June 26, 2017, 12:51:59 PM »
Then the island. So cool. We went clam digging and I got 60 of the things. So deliciousdelicious delicious

Bwahhhha.

On the serious, sounds like a baller time.

Do you know clam? I can eat clams very well.

(But seriously, are you making fun of me? hahaha I don't get it.)

Just poking fun at the delicious bit! Someone here awhile back had a mini rant about Koreans and the word "delicious" so every time I see a NET use that word I giggle inside like the immature child that I am.

Is that delicious?



That word makes me scratch my eyes out.  'Delicious' is a superlative, I can count on one hand the amount of food in last year that has has been 'delicious'.  I don't eat or try to eat 'delicious' food for every meal.   'Cereal, is that delicious?'  NO!  I don't worry if I eat a bread roll, 'was that delicious?'  'NO, of course it wasn't, it was a bread roll'  It will give me the requisite energy to carry on working.  Koreans really messed up in their translations of 맛있다 and their overuse of it!  It is like after watching a film saying, 'was that amazing?'  You don't ask questions with a superlative unless you don't want a proper answer. 

Delicious, my ass!

Respectfully, Waygook.org user Dave Stepz, I have to disagree. Maybe because I'm North American, I've never had any problem using or hearing other people use the word delicious to describe something that was, well, delicious. I and everyone I know back home have always used that word very liberally. An example of how common that word is, there's even a TV show called 'F-ck, That's Delicious'. Fresh baked bread? Yeah, that's delicious. Pizza? Almost always delicious. Watch any cooking or food travel show, and you'll hear 'delicious' peppered throughout.

Maybe it's a regional thing. But 'delicious' isn't some weird pariah Konglish.

Respectfully,  Mr Cowboy sir.  We'll have to agree to disagree.  People who think that all food is delicious either have very low standards of what they are eating or they are idiots.  Or a bit of both.  I agree that a liberal smattering of the word 'delicious' is fine, but Koreans have taken it on themselves to expect all food to be 'delicious'.  It just doesn't work like that.  At school, I had some sandwiches I made at home with my aforementioned marmite *ahem* to which I got, 'Is that delicious?'  One of my students tried it said 'ohhhhh, not delicious!'  It doesn't matter.  If you're always going to set yourself up to think everything will be delicious you're going to be severely let down when it isn't.  Also, I don't trust anything cooking programs tell me when someone is eating something, they're on tv eating some food, of course they're going to say it's 'delicious' because they're on tv.  They have to say that.  'How was it?'  'Erm, it was ok!!'  TV MELTDOWN!!!!  Maybe it's my Britishness, that means I'm a miserable bastard and thinking that superlatives should be used sparingly, but that's how it is.  Those of the other side of the pond tend to be a bit more OTT on these things. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3858 on: June 26, 2017, 01:33:50 PM »
All this talk about bread makes me really want some fresh baked cheese bread right now. Soooo bad.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3859 on: June 26, 2017, 01:41:40 PM »
All this talk about bread makes me really want some fresh baked cheese bread right now. Soooo bad.

I can't wait to hit up the bakeries in Japan again. Every morning for breakfast. My favorite was a curry bun that also had a soft boiled egg inside. Utterly DELICIOUS