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seazen_'s avatar

Topics, a question?

Asked by seazen_ (4801 points ) April 16th, 2011

When I hovered over the topics, one of them – school said “A place of learning…” but all the others didn’t say anything – not the words education, doctors etcetera. Why is that?

It’s not so important – so a shout out to all who are online now.

:-)

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Bellatrix's avatar

I don’t know @seazen_ Who creates topics or how are they created? Do individuals or mods? Perhaps it was just an individual thing? The person who created that topic included a definition?

A shout out to you too Mr @seazen_ with the fabulous avatar.

Brian1946's avatar

Apparently the staff can manually add descriptions to extant topics.

In your OP topics e.g., there’s a description for Fluther, but not for meta or topics.

I suppose that any topic that’s created by the OP and not already in the Fluther database, won’t have any hovered description.

augustlan's avatar

Topic editors can add descriptions to topics that seem to need them (though why “school” would be one of those is beyond me). We were in the process of cleaning up topics when the Twitter deal came along, so the effort has tapered off a bit since then.

seazen_'s avatar

Thanks. I forgot about the topics editors.

Symbeline's avatar

Are there any plans to add descriptions to descriptionless topics in the future?

XOIIO's avatar

They manifested, like a flame in the dark

Yes, I’m starting to quote Tron Legacy

augustlan's avatar

@Symbeline Most likely we’ll get around to it again.

bob_'s avatar

They had a plan to do something “big” with the topics, so they started to be all “oh, you can’t be funny in the topics” and to add descriptions and shit, but then the geeks jumped ship and the whole thing pretty much got canned.

augustlan's avatar

That’s it, @bob_. I’m taking away your sandwiches. >:|

bob_'s avatar

@augustlan Do you disagree with my assessment?

augustlan's avatar

Well, I wouldn’t agree with “the geeks jumped ship”. They got good jobs, and they took them, but they’re still here, still working on the site. Topics work is on hold, but may come back.

bob_'s avatar

Nothing wrong with jumping ship. I actually would say that it sounds better than “the tech team was acquired by Twitter”.

seazen_'s avatar

I loled, which is now an official English word.

Symbeline's avatar

…it is? For real?

seazen_'s avatar

LOL

BTW, a lot of new abbreviations have entered the lexicon this update, including, fyi and even bff. This link will take you to the update, but if the “hyperlink” was on another site, and unexpected, it would be called officially clickjacking – one word not hyphenated, also a new entry to the language.

:-)

Symbeline's avatar

I am not lol-tertained.

Bellatrix's avatar

I like EOM so I don’t have to type anywhere beyond the subject line in an email.

augustlan's avatar

@seazen_ Your second link doesn’t work for me. :( And I really wanted to know what EOM is, dang it!

@bob_ I might make you another sandwich someday.

seazen_'s avatar

@augustlan You’re right – but it’s not so important now. Basically oxford d. updates – a lot of FYI and BFF and LOL’s.

EOM = end of message

augustlan's avatar

Thanks!

seazen_'s avatar

End of Message or EOM signifies the end of a message, often an e-mail.The subject of an e-mail may contain such an abbreviation to signify that all content is in the subject line so that the message itself does not need to be opened (e.g., “No classes Monday (EOM)”). This practice can save the time of the receiver and has been recommended to increase productivity. In addition, Gmail accepts the abbreviation EOM at the end of a subject line to suppress warnings that there is no content within the body of an email.

From crappypedia – but correct.

Bellatrix's avatar

Ty @seazen_ See what I mean Auggie. How useful is that!

Make it so. EOM.

You are removed from Fluther EOM. :-D

seazen_'s avatar

Hey Liz – you’re back. Nice to see you again BFF.

Bellatrix's avatar

Yes I am BFF! And I got the work I had to do done… yay. Now I can enjoy myself. Might break out the red wine later. (Don’t tell Auggie. She will know I am potentially drunk fluthering again!).

seazen_'s avatar

We call it flunking for short. We all do it. Except me.

augustlan's avatar

I see you, @Mz_Lizzy. Tsk, tsk. :p

Bellatrix's avatar

lol…. me? What?

Bellatrix's avatar

Righhht.. except you…. I’m not buying this. Flunking .. I like it.

seazen_'s avatar

I coined the phrase based on observation – and a typo. I never drink and drive fluther.
It’s just bad to mix drugs and alcohol.

Bellatrix's avatar

That’s a pity. I suspect you would be a hoot. I, on the other hand, and very quiet and subdued while ‘flunking’.

seazen_'s avatar

Hoot? More like psycho. I keep a tranquilizer gun handy for when that happens – and shoot myself. Usually too late and the damage has been done – usually a noob – and when I’m manic I take no prisoners.

Bellatrix's avatar

And now you have sworn off the demon drink while fluthering, I will miss this! Just my luck. I bet Auggie is funny when she flunks… (will I get modded for that?)

seazen_'s avatar

Three things about @augustlan

1. She’s the Manager – not a mod. She is the mod god.
2. She has a great sense of humour and will never mod for something like that
3. She is very funny when she has a nip – and maybe we’ll all meet up sometime for drink – when the time zones collide – e.g., it’s 11 am and a bit early for a beer here (though not in England, lol)

Bellatrix's avatar

It’s nearly 6pm here so the sun is well over the yardarm. Yes I know she is a sweetie (I was sort of joking but it got lost in the text). And yes… the mod god….

I am off to the pub soon. Can’t enter the kitchen because we are having work done. My husband has a little friendship with the barmaid and I always get very large glasses of wine… so either she fancies him or pities me!! Not sure which it is.

seazen_'s avatar

Happy real life flunking.

Bellatrix's avatar

Thank you. You have a lovely evening.

seazen_'s avatar

Or day – it’s 11 am but throwing kasha to the wind – I’m gonna pretend it’s evening (somewhere) and pour myself a single malt. Malt.

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