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July 18th, 2007
01:37 pm


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So I was looking at the Wikipedia entry on sig blocks. When I came across this:
The inclusion of titles such as "MBA" is often considered grandstanding or warlording.

That's not right, is it? I didn't think that warlording had anything to do with listing a title after your name.

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Date:July 18th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'm not an expert on alt.fan.warlord (I believe minnehaha K is); but the usage you cite from the sig blocks article contradicts the usage described in the Wikipedia alt.fan.warlord article; that article explicitly defines warlording as the process of mocking excessive or ugly sig blocks.
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Date:July 18th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
I agree entirely

Grepper - Warlord
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Date:July 18th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
How delightful. And I just found my Meritorious Award (and my a.f.w. .sig) in an old email box this morning.

Warlording has nothing partictular to say about titles in one's .sig file.

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Date:July 18th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)

Oh no! The linkies went away...


[from the Usenet group alt.fan.warlord] The act of excoriating a bloated, ugly, or derivative sig block. Common grounds for warlording include the presence of a signature rendered in a BUAF, over-used or cliched sig quotes, ugly ASCII art, or simply excessive size. The original ‘Warlord’ was a B1FF-like newbie c.1991 who featured in his sig a particularly large and obnoxious ASCII graphic resembling the sword of Conan the Barbarian in the 1981 John Milius movie; the group name alt.fan.warlord was sarcasm, and the characteristic mode of warlording is devastatingly sarcastic praise. See also McQuary limit.
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Date:July 19th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh no! The linkies went away...

BUAF, for those just coming in, is "Butt Ugly ASCII Font."

K. [always McQ]
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