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OK Flutherites, as a show of appreciation to you, I give you this: one of Wis.dm's best all-time threads. Will you please check it out to see what we're about?

Asked by Jiminez (1245 points ) March 24th, 2009

I hope that’s not too much to ask. A little back story: “blueface” was a name used to connote new users who still had the default avatar and typically asked very inane questions (like we’ve been doing pretty much!). We had a lot of laughs at their expense. This is a list of the dumbest/craziest/funniest questions those users posted. It took me a long time to find this thread. But it’s hilarious. Enjoy!

http://wis.dm/scenes/6-wis-dm-town-hall/questions/337676-should-we-start-a-thread-of-our-favorite-off-the-wall-blue-face-questions

Oh and it may take a while to load. Stick with it.

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Dutchess12's avatar

Good show!!! Excellent!

kevbo's avatar

Nice cultural exchange! (Did someone tell you about pancakes and frizzers already?)

Jiminez's avatar

I’ve heard much about these flapjacks. What’s the skinny?

Dutchess12's avatar

Oh wow…soooooo freakin slow…..

Dutchess12's avatar

@kevbo I saw that thread! Hilarious!!

adreamofautumn's avatar

@kevbo good call :). They were all linked in one of the first intro threads to Wis.dm-ers. I would recommend anyone that is curious go and find it. There were some real fluther classics in there.

Dutchess12's avatar

@adreamofautumn at first I thought….why did they send me here? Is this what I can expect??!!

Kelly27's avatar

Classic :)

ccatron's avatar

i don’t get it….how do you read the responses to the questions? or do all of the questions require a yes/no answer?

UPDATE: Nevermind…i guess some are yes/no, some are not

adreamofautumn's avatar

@DutchCat hey you can expect great things from Jellies…usually you can expect wit, sarcasm, hilarity, and a strong urge to correct your spelling and grammar :).

Jiminez's avatar

@ccatron Half of them are nonsensical. That’s the point. They’re just… hilarious. Just for clarification: they’re links posted to questions other users (bluefaces) asked.

Dutchess12's avatar

@adreamofautumn Oh yeah! They do that on wis.dm too…..but over time they chilled. What the people had to say was more important than their spelling or writing skills…..like our good buddy roughdays…he tried to come on yesterday, asked one question and got attacked pretty bad…..it was sad. Hey check this, tho…this is one of first Q’s I ever asked on wis.dm…look at it closely! ROFL!!!

http://wis.dm/scenes/1-yes-and-know/questions/195811-does-it-annoy-you-when-people-post-using-poor-grammar-improper-punctuation-don-t-capitalize-proper-nouns-and-cant-spell

Dutchess12's avatar

@ccatron if you want to read the response, just click on the Q….no, you don’t HAVE to answer y or no to comment, either…

Dutchess12's avatar

@Kelly27 This is the first time I’ve ever seen it! Hilarious! Good choice! I think of Simone’s Roast as a classic…but unless you know the people involved it might not make much sense….Truth or Dare anyone? :)

ccatron's avatar

@DutchCat – yeah, i got that…but it seemed that after I clicked on them I saw no answers. it turns out that those were the yes/no questions…

Kelly27's avatar

@ccatron The questions linked there were a running joke, as in really bad questions that no one would answer.

bythebay's avatar

That was hysterical; thanks for sharing that @Jiminez!

Kelly27's avatar

@DutchCat I wish I could find the Art show. If you come across it will you let me know?

Ivan's avatar

@ccatron All wis.dm questions can be commented on, be they Y-N or whatever. Some questions just don’t receive any comments. Especially if they are ridiculous.

Jiminez's avatar

It’s kind of like this making fun of Yahoo answers question if you haven’t seen it already: http://www.somethingawful.com/flash/shmorky/babby.swf

Dutchess12's avatar

@ccatron try this one…..I just picked any old question…you should be able to click on it and see the comments people have made…but maybe not, if you don’t have an account. I don’t know! But really…there is nothing special about the Y/N format. It doesn’t stop a member from commenting, just like here.

http://wis.dm/scenes/1-yes-and-know/questions/676801-today-i-shall-go-on-an-adventure-shall-i-bring-back-photo-s?expanded=1&fi=46557698&filter=comments#comment_14622482

PupnTaco's avatar

Here is the legendary frizzer question.

ccatron's avatar

@DutchCat – okey dokey.

forestGeek's avatar

Awesome! My favorite…

how do mother stroggul to race their children?

ru2bz46's avatar

Wow, that was way before my time on wis.dm. Perhaps that’s a good thing…

Dutchess12's avatar

@Dave…“Frizzer” become part of my everyday vocabulary now!! LOL! And I just read it for the first time 3 days ago!!

Jiminez's avatar

@ru2bz46 There were a lot more bluefaces back then.

@forestGeek That’s a great one but this one’s a classic: “portable with holes, makes clicking sound kind of sounds like a clicking sound?”

:D

cwilbur's avatar

This is a Fluther classic.

Dutchess12's avatar

@cwilbur Saw that one too! LOL!!

forestGeek's avatar

@Jiminez – yeah, that one for certain. good stuff!

lillycoyote's avatar

@cwilbur I saw that one too. That was hilarious.

lazydaisy's avatar

This was before my time, but so funny!

Dutchess12's avatar

@lazydaisy You know what…..at that time they didn’t have the “scenes.” It was just one great big party, like it is here. After they changed it….we seemed to lose so much of that fun stuff…

dalton's avatar

What is Wis.Dm and how do we get to join?

Dutchess12's avatar

@dalton just google wis.dm, and the first hit should get you there…but it’s dying. And sometimes it takes forever to get a reply posted….

getoffmylawn's avatar

Well, it’s actually scheduled for termination in a couple weeks.

Dutchess12's avatar

Hey Get! I see you crafting a response! Welcome!

Kelly27's avatar

@getoffmylawn Glad to see you over here. :)

forestGeek's avatar

@getoffmylawn – Do they plan on leaving it up so the posts can still be seen, or is it gone forever?

getoffmylawn's avatar

My guess is, it will be summarily taken down.

The whole reason it’s being terminated is that they could never get it to be self-supporting. A read-only site would simply cost money to maintain and likely draw even fewer views.

lillycoyote's avatar

@getoffmylawn HI getoffmylawn!

dalton's avatar

I just checked it out…thanks. Looks like a nice site…why is it closing?

getoffmylawn's avatar

Hey!

I can’t find my old avatar – I know it’s on my Mac, SOMEWHERE – but, I figure I used this one long enough, previously that people might still know it. I couldn’t find the angry cats one, yet, either.

Kelly27's avatar

@getoffmylawn You need to find the two cats, I wouldn’t have recognized you if Dutchess hadn’t said something. :)

Dutchess12's avatar

@getoffmylawn Yes yes! The two upside down cats! We must have them!

Dutchess12's avatar

@dalton—It is a nice site but…they made some changes to it about a year ago (the scenes) that kind of…wrecked the community…...and those changes were expensive I think. Just couldn’t sustain it.

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