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Old 02-28-2012, 10:10 PM
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I've been here for like 8 years and I didn't even know there was a Theoryland News and Stuff board...
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I've been here for like 8 years and I didn't even know there was a Theoryland News and Stuff board...
So it was news to you?
That proves that it works. Truth in advertising, and all that.

However, I must admit that I'm starting to get a bit curious now about the logical nature of "stuff". And, perhaps more relevant, what kind of things it would not be logical at all to classify as "stuff".
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When does something stop being a "thing" and instead qualify as "stuff"? That sort of thing/stuff?


Yes, there is a sort of plural nature to "stuff"... but when does that enter into it? When do "things" become "stuff"?
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That is because you are a troll. You saw it not in terms of logic, but in terms of doing something to piss people off. The very definition of trolling, despite your pretense of confusion.
If I am guilty of feigning anything, it’s remorse. But I’m not. I am sorry, if not very.

Frankly, the reaction of others was far from my mind. So I’m inconsiderate too. And I never would have thought posting a thread in the wrong category would be enough to ‘piss people off’. If that was my goal, I’d probably be far more blunt and extreme.

In any case: I’m over my bout of homesickness, and my girlfriend is back from visiting her sociopathic mother. Still having trouble sleeping, but oh well. And:

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However, I must admit that I'm starting to get a bit curious now about the logical nature of "stuff". And, perhaps more relevant, what kind of things it would not be logical at all to classify as "stuff".
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When does something stop being a "thing" and instead qualify as "stuff"? That sort of thing/stuff?


Yes, there is a sort of plural nature to "stuff"... but when does that enter into it? When do "things" become "stuff"?
…this thread has become quite entertaining, so au revoir boredom.

Although…while I would love to debate Things v. Stuff (Things FTW!)…
Does no one have a list? I thought this would be fun. I think we did something like this before (and in the Welcome forum, of all places. We used to be able to get away with murder). Felix started it off, iirc. I’ll look for a link.
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(Things FTW!)…
Thing it!

And if you're having trouble figuring that one out, then you can consider that proof that stuff is superior.
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'Things' is discrete, 'stuff' is continuous.

As for 'Thing it!'...A Bing pun?
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I'm crotchety about putting things in the right categories. I get annoyed when people post fanfic in anywhere other than the fanfic forum. I don't like it when non-wot discussion takes over in the WoT-forum and I get a twitch when somebody posts 6 new threads, each with a different amusing anecdote within 4 minutes of each other.

Occupational habit, I guess.
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Thing it!

And if you're having trouble figuring that one out, then you can consider that proof that stuff is superior.
To play devil's advocate, I'd prefer an object of unknown name to not be airless.
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I'm crotchety about putting things in the right categories. I get annoyed when people post fanfic in anywhere other than the fanfic forum. I don't like it when non-wot discussion takes over in the WoT-forum and I get a twitch when somebody posts 6 new threads, each with a different amusing anecdote within 4 minutes of each other.

Occupational habit, I guess.
I find I can't remember your occupation and can't BEGIN to figure it out from the clues above.

And Unreasoner, I find your list of possible questions pretty funny, actually.
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I find I can't remember your occupation and can't BEGIN to figure it out from the clues above.

And Unreasoner, I find your list of possible questions pretty funny, actually.
By education historian, but working in an office. The last 3 months i've been trying to develop a functioning filing/archiving/reference system for my project while lots of people dislike any change at all from the current maelstrom of inefficiency. Just on principle.
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By education historian, but working in an office. The last 3 months i've been trying to develop a functioning filing/archiving/reference system for my project while lots of people dislike any change at all from the current maelstrom of inefficiency. Just on principle.
Did you ever look at Sharepoint? Personally, I think its awesome for that type of shared filing.
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But used correctly, a VERY useful form of sharing anything in the office world.
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My life revolves around SharePoints ... oft times way too many of them.

But used correctly, a VERY useful form of sharing anything in the office world.
We have a version of it, however it was set up (a couple of months before I got this job) with a lot of redundancy and there's very little visibility in what people actually do. So I made some spreadsheets to see who's using what and where, and then I made a new setup to consolidate the whole thing into more logical, concise and yet flexible system... but people dislike change.

whatever. They'll do what I want eventually. I'm very good at wearing people down. It may take some more time though.
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And Unreasoner, I find your list of possible questions pretty funny, actually.
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Uhh...care to explain to those of us in the intellectual nosebleed section?

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Here.
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