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Old 10-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Can we have rant tags?


It might seem like a silly question (and maybe to some extent, it is), but given who doesn't like a good rant, at least once in a while, why not some rant tags? - eg. [rant][/rant]

I guess on the serious side, it could help separate meaningful comments from, well less meaningful comments.

Don't know if you can or not, but just a suggestion for the ranters out there anyways.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #2
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And I suppose what's inside those tags should be rendered in Comic Sans, or some free-as-in-speech equivalent?
 
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:00 PM   #3
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To me, LQ is more like (interactive) Wikipedia or 'man pages' (or how-to docs) than reddit, SO etc.
The LQrules seem to implicitly support this. But General seems to be the exception, allowing a bit of reddit etc 'closely-supervised watercooler talk' on LQ.

[rant] I wish I knew more than 1% of Linux, so I could help with the now-increasing ZRT!!![/rant] (page=2 intended)

Edit: also, an 'ignore='don't display' rants option would be ?needed?, for like those who put General on their ignore list (not me: I read most everything on LQ but browse no other sites)

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Old 10-12-2017, 02:30 PM   #4
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To me, LQ is more like (interactive) Wikipedia or 'man pages' (or how-to docs) than reddit, SO etc.
The LQrules seem to implicitly support this. But General seems to be the exception, allowing a bit of reddit etc 'closely-supervised watercooler talk' on LQ.
I meant like CODE tags, the "rant" appears inside a box with the word "rant" at the top of it.

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[rant] I wish I knew more than 1% of Linux, so I could help with the now-increasing ZRT!!![/rant] (page=2 intended)
I'm sure you do know a lot more than just 1% of Linux, your rep's pretty good, for someone who hasn't been here for that long!
 
Old 10-12-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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Explain the advantage that the functional [rant/] tag would have over inserting a literal [rant]...[/rant]. Colors are there, indentation and fonts, font-styles, too... I may be too darned [sound style="echo:3"]DENSE[/sound] to grasp the idea.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #6
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Explain the advantage that the functional [rant/] tag would have over inserting a literal [rant]...[/rant]. Colors are there, indentation and fonts, font-styles, too... I may be too darned [sound style="echo:3"]DENSE[/sound] to grasp the idea.
Well, yeah that was in part kinda of the reason I started this thread, to see if other's think it *might* be worth doing... I guess also, the reason I said in post #1. Well that's all I can really think of anyway. It was just an idea, I'm not real fussed about it, in all honesty.

Just an idea for the suggestion box, really.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #7
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Always good to hear ideas.
 
Old 10-12-2017, 10:51 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, I suspect those who might most need rant tags would be those not self-aware enough to know that they are ranting.

But I'm a cynical old goat.
 
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But I'm a cynical old goat.
Now THAT would be a nice tag to add. In this way it would just replace some smiley and [Nihilist Pessimist]I do not care to know, which[/NP]. But anyway.
 
Old 10-13-2017, 05:09 AM   #10
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Oddly I like the idea of a supported "rant" tag putting the rant in a box. I wonder if it would be feasible to give the box a dark red background instead of the usual blue/grey.
 
Old 10-13-2017, 05:48 AM   #11
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Unfortunately, I suspect those who might most need rant tags would be those not self-aware enough to know that they are ranting.
Yeah, I guess I can see where your coming from, but on the other hand, maybe it would benefit those that are self-aware enough to know? But having said that, yeah, I'd probably agree with that point.

You've kinda got me there, I'm not sure which way to think now...

I guess it's something one could be 50/50 on.

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But I'm a cynical old goat.
Oh, C'mon now Frank! I do not believe you! (with all due respect)
 
Old 10-18-2017, 03:57 PM   #12
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Explain the advantage that the functional [rant/] tag would have over inserting a literal [rant]...[/rant]. Colors are there, indentation and fonts, font-styles, too... I may be too darned [sound style="echo:3"]DENSE[/sound] to grasp the idea.
+1

Being this a geek forum, everyone will instantly recognize the content inside [rant][/rant] as a rant... Besides, it looks more geeky
 
Old 10-19-2017, 02:33 AM   #13
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i know it won't happen, but i'd love it!
i'd also love a [cynicaloldgoat]grumble grumble[/cynicaloldgoat] tag!
 
Old 10-19-2017, 08:18 AM   #14
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I always felt that any, or all of, bold, red letters, ALL IN CAPS was the equivalent of a rant.

Reading this thread and smirking.

Everyone's a coder, or technical in some form. Probably quite a few of you are system admins.

It is never enough.

Hypothetical:
Admin: "OK, we'll add a rant tag ... Done!" (Goes back to work)

Member(s): "Can you make it yellow?"
Member(s): "And can we add a flame tag!" (image attached)
Member(s): "We also should add a blowup tag!" (75 more images attached)
Member(s): "Yeah! Make that a real explosion, like Missile Command!!!" (hyperlink to youtube provided)
<side discussion involving 1980s era arcade games ensues>


[Admin shakes head]
 
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