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Jul
22
comment More emphatic term for “Expert”?
@Tynam - Fair enough. I'd argue neither is really considered particularly gendered these days when used as a adjective, but they do both have that history.
Jul
22
answered More emphatic term for “Expert”?
Jul
22
answered Antonym of 'Cascade'
Jul
18
comment Being Clever vs Being Wise
Sorry. I should have linked that comment here
Jul
15
comment What is the plural of Prius?
My parents each have one, so I have no choice.
Jul
14
comment Being Clever vs Being Wise
Probably the difference between your RPG character having an 18 Intelligence and having an 18 Wisdom.
Jul
14
comment What does “binder” mean? Why did it become a political buzzword?
IMHO, this is a good explanation for what Romney was trying to say. However, if that was in fact what he actually said, the meme wouldn't exist, and this answer doesn't really touch on that.
Jul
14
comment What does “binder” mean? Why did it become a political buzzword?
This is mostly right. However, I think a lot of the ridicule came from the implication that for Romney, women were essentially things found in binders that others brought to him, rather than human beings that he actually was personally acquainted with. What's inarguable is that the statement was weird and awkward, not a normal way to talk about human beings. This invited the listener to figure out for themselves what was actually in his head.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@user - Quite possibly that is the case. I'd find that quite surprising in the case of FPS shooters as one would think there'd be a lot of overlap among users of the same game genre on different platforms. But still you are correct that "greifer" is more applicable to MMORPGs than MMFPS's. In the latter genre, spawn campers are looked down upon, as are "hackers" (those who modify their client to give them an edge), but otherwise most everything is generally considered fair game.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@Mathletics - Yes, a very distasteful feature of gaming lingo (for about the last 10 years or so) is the use of the word "gay" for a description of pretty much anything the speaker does not like and does not think should be going on. It so prevalent that I don't think its really assailable by an individual, but that doesn't mean you have to use it yourself. (I've found one good way to avoid a lot of it is to only clan yourself with clans that advertise as "LGBT friendly")
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
After reading through a bunch of those "too many" answers, I think its fairly clear you probably would have been better off asking this question in one of the more specialized gaming stacks. Unless you were looking for a word that could explain it to non-gamers that is, in which case this is the right place.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
This answer is a great illustration of what I was talking about in the comments on Chemunika's answer. This is a wonderful word, and describes the activity very well. Sadly, it does not happen to be the word electronic gamers use for that activity. (@user is right too. While the connotation isn't positive, its not nearly negative enough for gamers either).
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
...and frankly without that personal perspective, there's no real point to asking any question tagged under "single-word-requests". We all have access to dictionaries. Its the personal knowledge of nuances of meaning derived from years of use "in the trenches" that makes ELU valuable.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@Mathletics - My statements aren't "sourced", they are from personal experience. I'm not saying I'm a better authority on every word in whatever anonymous dictionary that was taken from. But as an electronic gamer since 1977, I certainly trust my own knowledge of the lingo more than an unsourced (or in fact any) dictionary entry. That doesn't mean you have to, but it is certainly a data point that one probably ought to take under consideration.
Jul
2
comment Quotation ascribed to Benjamin Franklin, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
Like you I'm quite suspicious of this. It doesn't read much like Franklin. Unfortunately, I don't see any words or phrases distinctive enough to grab hold of with ngrams. I know if I were faking an attribution for it, I would have picked Twain or Will Rodgers. It reads much more like a spoken comedy punchline, which both of them engaged in.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@user - perhaps, but Andrey's definition is a) unsourced, and b) not quite right (like many dictionary definitions). For instance, one very common kind of greifing in FPS games is called "spawn camping" (essentially sitting at a player resurrection/entrance point and picking off players before they have a chance to fully load in and gather their wits). This most definitely does benefit the griefer (and his team), but is still considered a very cheesy move.
Jul
2
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
This is the correct answer. Checkmark it. Technically, griefing is when this behavior is done with that outcome as the goal. Sort of like a gaming version of trolling. Gamers who inadvertently cause this as a side-effect of their own general incompetence have other names (eg: Smacktards, Leeroy Jenkins, etc.)
Jun
20
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Jun
20
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Jun
20
revised Is there English word corresponding to Japanese “Bureikoh” meaning an occasion you can talk freely disregarding status and position?
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