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Thread: Punt the puns?

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    @hibs.net private member snooky's Avatar
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    Punt the puns?

    Even as one of the main offenders, I have to hold my hand up and say I can understand why people dislike puns in threads. A clever one is fine but they tend to drag out till they get to the barrel-scraping level.
    Here's a poll to try and get a general view of .netters.
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    I think itís punstopable.......oops is this meant to be a serious thread

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    Puns are part of what people do.

    If you want to suck the soul out of the site, ban puns.

    Ban all humour, in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Puns are part of what people do.

    If you want to suck the soul out of the site, ban puns.

    Ban all humour, in fact.
    Puns and humour are very, very, often unconnected. They are ocassionaly funny, but are generally just dragged out to death.

    Does anyone actually have conversations coming out with pun after pun in real life? Seems a bit of a strange hibs.net phenomenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Puns are part of what people do.

    If you want to suck the soul out of the site, ban puns.

    Ban all humour, in fact.
    Why ban all humour?

    Suck the soul out the site??? If soul is have to continually scroll to find something thats actually connected to the topic lets get sucking...

    Some folk love them and thats cool but as already said theres only a couple that are actually funny, the rest just seem forced & it drags out..Its not as if you can just ignore them.

    Saying that cant really see how you can ban them to be honest. Having the thread to do with summer transfer puns is a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Puns are part of what people do.

    If you want to suck the soul out of the site, ban puns.

    Ban all humour, in fact.


    How about we just have an idiotic thread for everyone that's idiotic ?

    It's boring reading every other thread with someone thinking they are funny when they really aren't

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    I think folk need to chill out and remember itís just a football forum.

    If theres some posts that you donít like then boohoo.....dry yer eyes and ignore it, move on to the next thread.

    FWIW I find them nippy but im sure Iíd contribute more to the puns if I was sharp enough.

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    The problem with the puns is 2 or 3 people are really quite witty, then about 15 others jump on the bandwagon and are about as funny as a dose of toothache.

    I agree with the sentiment that they are easily ignored though. It's a ***** time of the year for being on here. No football, no signings and no Rangers statements so it's all a bit quiet. Little things annoy people more and things that really aren't become a big deal.
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    Oddly enough, I don't mind a few puns. I suppose we all have our own little pet dislikes on dotnet. Mine are...
    1) Score prediction threads. (Why not just wait and see what happens?)
    2) "Where can I see the game in *Somewheretown*" (What they are really telling us is ''I'm on holiday here").
    3) "Okay, who's got tickets for...." (What they are actually saying is "I've got mine" ).

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    I voted for 'Other' as there is no options for 'More Puns Please.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by McS****y View Post
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    I voted for 'Other' as there is no options for 'More Puns Please.'
    "Puns are great" was supposed to cover the likes of "More Puns Please"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Oddly enough, I don't mind a few puns. I suppose we all have our own little pet dislikes on dotnet. Mine are...
    1) Score prediction threads. (Why not just wait and see what happens?)
    2) "Where can I see the game in *Somewheretown*" (What they are really telling us is ''I'm on holiday here").
    3) "Okay, who's got tickets for...." (What they are actually saying is "I've got mine" ).
    Nothing wrong with number 2. Some people have great recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
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    Nothing wrong with number 2. Some people have great recommendations.
    Okay, I agree, if it's for the sole reason of seeing the game.
    Somebody else (can't remember who) must have the same pet gripe as me because they once posted "Where can I see the game on the Moon?" I laughed my socks off at that one.

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