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Which Flutherites, past or present, would you like to nominate to the Notitia Dignitatum Scyphozoa?

Asked by Espiritus_Corvus (10101 points ) March 27th, 2014

It’s the list of Fluther Immortals; the ultimate A List, the Honor Roll. Please explain your nomination. Duplicates welcome.

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janbb's avatar

And whose name led all the rest? I nominate @gailcalled!

She is the Grammarian of us all, acerbic, literate and with a feline alter-ego who can be a bit catty at times. She is the spirit of Fluther both personified and felineified!

dxs's avatar

Janets

zenvelo's avatar

Augie.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I love @auggie, but I also think @ucme adds a little something special, too.

cookieman's avatar

@whatthefluther

Judi's avatar

@dalepetre was amazing. He was a political genus.
I miss @AstroChuck
What ever happened to @Poppet?
My heart aches when I think about @Cak.

Coloma's avatar

Wundayatta, they broke the mold on that guy, and I thought I was in a league of my own. Hah!
His league was at least 40,00o leagues under the sea of off the wall, long winded verbosity.
We had a real love/hate relationship.lol

Hey..wait….aren’t we forbidden from mentioning names? Oh well, too late.

ibstubro's avatar

@gailcalled. She might be the only other one on Fluther that fully understands the question.

Well, maybe @bolwerk.

PhiNotPi's avatar

[mod says] Moved to Meta.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Coloma Yeah, I need to hit that guy up, it’s been awhile. Quite a fun guy. But maybe we don’t understand the question according to @ibstubro…lol

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Anyone of the “Zen__ , __zen , ZenZen.

Symbeline's avatar

I nominate that ghost user who comes in here every once in a blue moon and just makes jokes about being dead all the time lol.

And Vunessuh. I don’t believe in gods, but I believe in her.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Symbeline Ghost(y) or that’s his avatar, yeah, he’s funny.

cookieman's avatar

@Judi: me too. I loved @cak

janbb's avatar

Aha! Just figured it out. It’s the Official List or List of Offices for Jellyfish.

You are either very clever or suffering from some minor ailment and too much precipitation, dear Crow.

I stand by my nominee.

dxs's avatar

Evelyn’s Pet Zebra. Was that his name?

Dutchess_III's avatar

AstroChuck.

@dxs I came across a comment by Evelyn’s_Pet_Zebra just yesterday. It makes me sad when I see wonderful Jellies who aren’t with us any more.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

That would mean naming names, which I here should not be done here.

Coloma's avatar

Oh! LucilleLucilleLucille. I adored her!

@Hypocrisy_Central Oh, be reckless, so far nobody is coming to get us. lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

Red Power Lady!

Leanne1986's avatar

I was wondering about Cak the other day. Can someone PM me and let me know her situation? I never really had much to do with her but I loved some of her contributions.

I loved @whatthefluther

Cruiser's avatar

I really enjoyed my conversations with @zenele…classy guy.

Coloma's avatar

@Cruiser Well you almost made my A list…but you’re back from beyond. lol

Judi's avatar

@Jeruba

longgone's avatar

I like reading posts by @Dog, and I also loved @Bellatrix.

I’m not naming active jellies, as I’d feel bad choosing just a few.

Also, maybe this way I won’t get modded…

Coloma's avatar

Oh and….Bellatrix. I really liked her too!

janbb's avatar

I do not think this means what you all think it means.

longgone's avatar

@janbb You are probably right. In my mind, the OP is asking for the Fluther versions of high-up Romans. Inexplicably. Can you explain what the question really was?

<< Guilty of blindly following the herd – but only because I’ve learned Fluther’s full of people who are worth following…

janbb's avatar

@longgone I think we have to wait until The OP comes back to the thread. I just got an inkling when I looked up the Latin terms. ^^

longgone's avatar

@janbb Oooh, mystery question. I’m following.

Cruiser's avatar

@janbb I did too and IMO all names named qualify….
“For each half of the empire, the Notitia enumerates all major ‘dignities’ (i.e. offices) in its gift, often with their location and even their exact officium (staff, enumerated except for the most junior). Court officials, Vicars and provincial governors, Military commanders”

janbb's avatar

@Cruiser True, I wonder if we’re supposed to name offices as well, though.

It’s the owner’s fault.

Seaofclouds's avatar

[Mod says]: Just for clarification, naming names is okay as long as it is in a positive light. Any negative mentions will be modded.

longgone's avatar

@Seaofclouds Yay! Free at last!

So that’s why you people wanted to get rid of @augustlan~

gailcalled's avatar

Fact from fiction. Without cheating (or lying), how many of you besides the penguin bothered to translate all three words of Notitia Dignitatum Scyphozoa?

longgone's avatar

@gailcalled I’d say one. That would be @janbb.

Symbeline's avatar

@gailcalled I looked it up yeah, because I’m not fluent in Latin besides a few words. I couldn’t translate that on my own. I didn’t quite understand what it means either, by looking it up. Mind you, could have done a better effort, but I thought the details in the question were pretty clear. that is, minus just naming staff members

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I found the first two words. I’m still trying to get all three.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe From what I could find while looking it up, the third one is Jellyfish (derived from Greek words).

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I found all three, first “Notitia Dignitatum” and “Scyphozoa” from my biology course.

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Cruiser's avatar

@janbb I know many of the Jellies I have met here felt they should be crowned King of Fluther and I think if we name a Jelly we should also provide thier dog’s name as well.

Cruiser's avatar

Just to add to @Tropical_Willie‘s answer….
Scyphozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria,[1] sometimes referred to as the “true jellyfish”.

gailcalled's avatar

Milo here; Keep it simple, folks. There’s a short list (and I am the only one on it).

chyna's avatar

Three on my past list: Jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, Whatthefluther and Supermouse.

Way too many on my present list. I’m afraid I would miss a few.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Seaofclouds [Mod says]: Just for clarification, naming names is okay as long as it is in a positive light. Any negative mentions will be modded.
Really!?!?! WOW, I never would have guessed. IMO there is a lot of rule breaking going on with that one.

@gailcalled Fact from fiction.
Excuse me, if you want to use it, and I can’t see why since if memory serves me, you never liked it, please present it correctly; it is ”fact from fiction, truth from diction”. Just saying, since you decided to quote it for whatever reason. ;-)

chyna's avatar

^It’s @gailcalled‘s post, she can say it any way she wants to.

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central If you see rule breaking, flag it for the mod team. We aren’t able to see everything that is posted to the site.

bob_'s avatar

@Blueroses.

Coloma's avatar

@bob_ Is that really you Bob? Bobobobobobobobobob.

Oh..I miss bobo1946 too.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Everyone here pretty much got it right. The ND is an honor roll.

Notitia Dignitatum literally means List of Dignitaries, in othr words, a list of people who others might deem consistently worthy of their honor or respect.

Scyphozoa are jellyfish.

Coloma's avatar

Oh, oh, ooooh….fiddleplayingcreolebastard.
I loved that kid! He played so well in the sandbox.
Never missed a beat. His teddy Roosevelt wannabe obsession was adorable. haha

Mimishu1995's avatar

Why so few nominated @Augie?
Another vote for her!

Coloma's avatar

@Mimishu1995 Well…she’s not really gone, just in & out. She has only resigned from being a moderator.

rojo's avatar

Probably still go with Augie, for all the hard work and grief she put up with to keep us on the straight and narrow.

rojo's avatar

What about @Quingu?

dxs's avatar

@Coloma This might sound weird, but that’s who I was thinking of when I said Evelyn’s Pet Zebra.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Drat. Now I am under peer pressure to look up the Latin words.

Dutchess_III's avatar

OK, the first two have something to do with ancient CD’s

Judi's avatar

Uh… Dutchess_III, aren’t you the one who posted about not reading previous answers? Translations have already been provided….~

Dutchess_III's avatar

Scyphozoa=“True Jellyfish.” Well, in that case, none of us, either past or present qualify because we are not true jelly fish. We just pretend to be true jellyfish. But we’re not. We’re monkeys.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But my answers are unique @Judi! And I’m not trying to help someone solve a problem.

Judi's avatar

Did you see @Espiritus_Corvus , answer above? Love ya girl, but that ones not to unique. It doesn’t matter to me because I answer without reading previous responses all the time.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I said “Notitia Dignitatum” has to do with ancient CD’s, and I posted a link where upon you can view the ancient CD’s. How is that not unique?

Also, I say, based on the second definition, none of us qualify. We are not true jelly fish.

janbb's avatar

And I gave the translation earlier too. But it doesn’t matter because the owner is always at fault.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Sometimes the twins are at fault. It just depends on the situation.
Sometimes I don’t read previous answers either, and that’s the owner’s fault.

gailcalled's avatar

Are members of the BPOE elks, are Masons still masons, are Rotarians spinners?

OP asks for past and present distinguished members. Fluther Immortals; the ultimate A List, the Honor Roll.

(In other words,a list of people who others might deem consistently worthy of their honor or respect.)

I’d always include the OP on my short list, which is about the same length as the long list. Auggie is there, of course, as Primus inter pares.

@Dutchess; What’s an ancient CD?

ibstubro's avatar

@Dutchess_III. You need to do a little more research before you make flip answers. It appears clear to me that those are DVD’s, perhaps even Blue Ray.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Go Here Gail, and see the picture to the right. It’s a wall hanging of ancient CD’s.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Isn’t Blue Ray a kind of jelly fish @ibstubro?

Cruiser's avatar

@Dutchess_III Those are not ancient CD’s silly….they are ancient Bitcoins

janbb's avatar

Someone – anyone? please rescue this thread.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My bad @Cruiser!

Well, I think we’ve nominated everyone @janbb.

Coloma's avatar

Oh…and…bookish1. :-)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Think at this point in the thread we need to go to NEKKID PANCAKE” party.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh noes!
Super Mouse.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Coloma I second Bookish1, luv luv.

Judi's avatar

@Dutchess_III , Asmonet is my fluther daughter. I just lurve her.

Coloma's avatar

Well shit…maybe I should disappear so I can collect some ego strokes. Nah…not my style, I’ll just have to assume I’d be missed. Colomas’ disclosure, if I disappear you can assume I am dead, because I have no plans of leaving the fluther commune, short of expiring. lol

Cruiser's avatar

I will cast a vote for Marwyn…. @Coloma‘s goose. Marwyn was a fixture here especially when he was @Coloma‘s avi for a long time.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Coloma! You’re supposed to nominate me now!

Milo.

Dutchess_III's avatar

RooeyToo!

Coloma's avatar

Marwyns back! haha
I’m sick of my face anyway, his is much cuter. :-p

Symbeline's avatar

Coloma is typing, the goose avatar returneth!

rojo's avatar

“The Goose Avatar Returns” sounds like a cheap bodice-ripper

Symbeline's avatar

Or a slasher movie. That which I would definitely watch.

janbb's avatar

I nominate Rebbel for the Sauciest Hollandaise! (Where is that guy?)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yeah! Where is he?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

He was here today but he hasn’t posted anything in 4 weeks.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Seaofclouds If you see rule breaking, flag it for the mod team. We aren’t able to see everything that is posted to the site.
I don’t have a flag large enough. Beside, it is interesting to see how rules are broken and bent for some but not for all, irony that might be good to stash away in one’s kit-bag.

Cruiser's avatar

I kinda miss ET Pro. He and I almost never agreed on anything but he was a class act in his debates and contributed a lot to many questions.

cookieman's avatar

I second @asmonet and will add @ibernined and @bythebay.

Coloma's avatar

That’s right…come to think of it @ETpro has been gone lately. What the….?

sigh

ibstubro's avatar

Honestly, folks, how do we really know that any of these Jellies are truly gone?

It could be that they were mad or frustrated with an ID and started a new one that ended up suiting them better than the old?

People grow, descend into delusion and re-invent themselves in the real world endlessly. Cyber should be x1,000,000.

Coloma's avatar

I consider those that disappear and return in disguise to be disingenuous.
If one wishes to reincarnate then disclose your reincarnation.
Otherwise your playing games. I would never reincarnate, and besides, my style is unmistakeable, it would take waay too much duplicitous energy to conceal my identity.

ibstubro's avatar

I (respectively) disagree, @Coloma. People reincarnate endlessly.

gailcalled's avatar

Adding to the list:

@LucilleLucilleLucille
@FutureMemory
@Bem
@Andrew
@PupnTaco
@RichardHenry
@Knotmyday
@Shilolo
@SndfreQ
@brownlemur
@rovdog

And my baker’s dozen on the present High Honor’s list.

Coloma's avatar

@ibstubro Well sure, we are ever changing in many ways, but, we are not changing our identities IRL nor should we here, unless, perhaps, someone wants to share or confess something under the umbrella of anonymity. Respectfully agree to disagree. :-)

asmonet's avatar

You guys are sweethearts – I have to bring @Iwamoto with me though. :)

janbb's avatar

Why have we not mentioned petethepothead since we are delving into the past? What a sweetheart!

wildpotato's avatar

Qingu
casheroo
eponymoushipster
everephebe
breedmitch
Jeruba

you guys gave me a scare there for a minute, making me think ETpro had left

dxs's avatar

hearkat
janbb
marina

dxs's avatar

^^aka Marinelife

Cruiser's avatar

I have to throw down my list of “Notitia Dignitatum” past regulars who used to hang out daily

lucillelucillelucille
Kayak8
Wilma
Lightlyseared
erich1504
Marinelife
Supermouse
Mangeons
Katawagrey
effgoldblumsprivatefacilities
shego
mattbrowne
BoBo1946
Yarnlady
Wilma
tinyfaery
CaptainHarley
Paradox
Neizvestnaya
shubbery
MissAnthrope
Facade
Jeruba
AmWiser
ANef_is_Enuf
talljasperman
JilltheTooth
Jude
CyanoticWasp
iamthemob
Michael_Huntington
Dog
WillWorkForChocolate
Seaofclouds
partyparty
stardust
liminal
Nullo
aprilsimnel
the many incarnations of seazen
stranger_in_a_strange_land
Scooby
Cupcake
Banditt77
jbfletcherfan
Mandomike
Silhouette
Cmaz
Simone_De_Beauvoir
NUNYA
DrDredd
MrItty
Missausten
Confuscious
Gemiwing
Millenium_TheMysteriousM
phillis
Harp
and who can forget dpworkin

There are so many more I miss seeing here that made hanging here a rockin good time.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It makes me sad that we don’t see them any more. And that a helluva list @Cruiser. You must have spent most of a day putting it together!

SlicesWithThings.

Cruiser's avatar

@Dutchess_III Did not take long…I just went to one question I asked in 2009 and cut and pasted the names there. Things were happening here back then.

Coloma's avatar

Come to think of it..@Bluezinh ( sp?) has gone missing too.

Dutchess_III's avatar

And where the hell is Coloma????

gailcalled's avatar

@Cruiser; At least one person on your list was a sick puppy and banned finally for egregious sins, including telling us that he had seduced his dead wife’s underaged niece after teaching her about anal sex.

Coloma's avatar

@Dutchess_III Raising hand, present and accounted for. :-D
@gailcalled What?!!!! Well….in a sea as vast as this one, some sick invertebrates are bound to be found. Feed ‘em to the sharks I say.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Cruiser Yeah, I really miss that CyanoticWasp guy. Whatever happened to him? :P

Actually, a few of those people post here regularly.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@dappled ^^^ CW shows up now AND then. . . ;>)

as CWOTUS

janbb's avatar

SeaofClouds is still here, as is Cupcake.

And some of the others as was pointed out are here under other names.

dxs's avatar

@gailcalled Seriously? Wow.

janbb's avatar

@dxs Oh yeah, that person had spun out a long story about grieving for his dead masochistic bisexual wife and then falling in love with her niece. It was eventually revealed that the whole story was a fabrication because he had told other versions of it previously on another site.

chyna's avatar

^It was horrifying as the story unfolded but I was glad to find out it was an entire fabrication.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I guess I missed that! Not that I regret it, though.

Leanne1986's avatar

I miss JilltheTooth’s presence here too. I am friends with her on Facebook and we communicate (mostly about dogs!) but I really enjoyed her contributions here.

Symbeline's avatar

The guy who wanted to do his niece in the butt had a story on AnswerBag as well, about how his wife passed away. He said he was flying the body in an airplane to get it to the place where the funeral was. He was posting updates on Answerbag about the trip, while operating the airplane. Would say things like, it’s now 1:32 PM, we are over so and so, two hours left of flying bla bla.
Kept my mouth shut, but really, your wife just died, you’re operating the airplane flying her body to destination, and you’re on some Q&A site? Really?

Also after I didn’t want to talk to him anymore, after the niece story, he kept sending me e-mails that were filled with viruses. :/

Cruiser's avatar

@gailcalled and @Symbeline so sorry for bringing up bad memories….had no idea. Not surprised either as I have certainly run into a few wingnuts over the years.

gailcalled's avatar

@Cruiser: I had nothing invested in that guy (but that’s the trouble with willy-nilly copy/paste.)

Symbeline's avatar

@Cruiser No worries, as I say I stopped talking to him after realizing that what he was saying was most likely made up. No skin off my back, trust me. :)

Cruiser's avatar

@Symbeline I have come to realize the internet is all about buyer beware and that most of the salacious sensational claims are made up on the fly in a vain attempt to twist your mind while inflating their own ego.

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah, but I keep telling myself, most people on the internet are normal people, so I take it at face value. Although due to the medium’s nature, it’s inevitable at times. But I have to agree, stuff that seems so outrageous probably seems so outrageous for a reason.
There’s another user like that, although he’s long gone now, but he was also on AB, and I’m pretty sure he just made things up all the time. If I say the name though, everybody is going to hang me, as he was well liked and respected.

AshLeigh's avatar

… FutureMemory, Cruiser, WillWorkForChocolate, Symbeline, Adarondackewannabe, ucme and _bob. Also, Wundy was pretty great.
Because I pick favorites.

Coloma's avatar

@Symbeline I’ll take zombie worshipers over depraved creepazoids any day of the week.
There is another, who shall remain un-named, that liked to send pms asking intimate questions. Pffft…be gone, you are the weakest link.

Symbeline's avatar

@Coloma Don’t know who it is. The only people here I want sending me sexy PM’s is AshLeigh. :D

SpatzieLover's avatar

@ratboy and @erichw1504 are my nominations….unfortunately one is no longer a jelly. Both contributed levity.

I was thrilled to see several jellies on people’s nomination lists are no longer users. Some left. Others were booted. Good riddance.

Symbeline's avatar

Oh yeah, Ratboy was awesome. :D

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hey, I’m still here. Last I knew at least.

Symbeline's avatar

I also miss Wundy. I know he was banned for cheating the system with other accounts, but eh I miss him anyways.

dxs's avatar

^^So is that why he had so much lurve?

Symbeline's avatar

Apparently.

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