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What is with the "we"?

QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common

Who is "we" people put on the title in their threads? And why have you suddenly started using it instead of "me" or just "some of us"? It is not "we like" it is "I like". You do not speak for me.

What is this? Are you royalty?

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  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon
    We as in me, myself, I, and my french friendo moi?

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  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon
    We don't like to be asked questions.
  • XxGrimmxXXxGrimmxX texarkana, TXPosts: 223Member
    some of us = we. Plus, if they find anyone that shares the same view as what they have, we is acceptable. Useless post.
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    I know what you mean, but it makes more sense applying the statement to an actual "we" post, rather than question it in general.
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  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member

    We have told you all you need to know.

    If you need to know more, we will decide.

  • XxGrimmxXXxGrimmxX texarkana, TXPosts: 223Member
    Originally posted by Fearum
    We don't like to be asked questions.

    I'm still laughing rofl.

     

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    Originally posted by Fearum
    We don't like to be asked questions.

    We are not amused.

    Well, we are, but only slightly.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon

    We

    A term forum users use as a crutch so they don't feel alone.

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    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    It all started with "We love pie", which is a statement that was 100% true.
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  • VendettaDFAVendettaDFA Pleasant Hill, MOPosts: 72Member
    We is more than you and as long as they are preoccupied with them. No one is coming to your side. We win. Mob mentality 101
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,574Member Uncommon

    We is used by individuals as a tactic to make it seem like their singular opinion is widely supported. It is also used by lawyers and politicians for the same purpose.

    Don't fall for it, it sounds so grand when you read we compared to just I.

    The thing is that well presented viewpoints with good supporting data stand just fine on their own, no need to use any cheap tricks.

     

  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member

    They're talking about this guy

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,574Member Uncommon
    Lol - win!
  • DarwaDarwa CambridgePosts: 2,184Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Who is "we" people put on the title in their threads? And why have you suddenly started using it instead of "me" or just "some of us"? It is not "we like" it is "I like". You do not speak for me.

    What is this? Are you royalty?

    The Yanks have been the greatest cause of deterioration to the English language since 1776 ;)

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by darwa
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Who is "we" people put on the title in their threads? And why have you suddenly started using it instead of "me" or just "some of us"? It is not "we like" it is "I like". You do not speak for me.

    What is this? Are you royalty?

    The Yanks have been the greatest cause of deterioration to the English language since 1776 ;)

    We prefer a meme. IBT 'murica.

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  • CecropiaCecropia Posts: 3,472Member Uncommon

    So what gives with your post 14 minutes prior to the OP in this thread?

    "We all know your premise is wrong." http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/371316/page/1

    Were you in the mood to take ``we`` for a wee test drive.

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  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by Cecropia

    So what gives with your post 14 minutes prior to the OP in this thread?

    "We all know your premise is wrong." http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/371316/page/1

    Were you in the mood to take ``we`` for a wee test drive.

    Hihi, saw that as well.

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,481Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by XxGrimmxX
    some of us = we. Plus, if they find anyone that shares the same view as what they have, we is acceptable. Useless post.

     I messages are better than we messages.  We message are used to imply numbers as leverage of a position in making a point.

  • DarwaDarwa CambridgePosts: 2,184Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by darwa
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Who is "we" people put on the title in their threads? And why have you suddenly started using it instead of "me" or just "some of us"? It is not "we like" it is "I like". You do not speak for me.

    What is this? Are you royalty?

    The Yanks have been the greatest cause of deterioration to the English language since 1776 ;)

    We prefer a meme. IBT 'murica.

    I'm a bit pissed (that means drunk, not angry btw), and this is the best I could come up with :p

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,786Member Uncommon

    "we" = "me plus everyone else who agrees with me".  Which sometimes just means "me".

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical

    "we" = "me plus everyone else who agrees with me".  Which sometimes just means "me".

     

    Come on now, I can almost find at least one other person to agree with my outdated and sometimes absurd positions so we is appropriate in most cases.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    We think this thread will be locked soon.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    We are never wrong.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
    "I don't have one life, I have many lives" - Grunty
    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon

  • RazperilRazperil Lewiston, MEPosts: 289Member
    Originally posted by Quirhid

    Who is "we" people put on the title in their threads? And why have you suddenly started using it instead of "me" or just "some of us"? It is not "we like" it is "I like". You do not speak for me.

    What is this? Are you royalty?

    Like some have said, it's just a bandwagon thing. People on here tend to have the need to want others to feel what they do. Or hope for it at least. Even i have in ways kind of said "other's like me" from time to time. It might be improper, but somehow some of us know we "do" have others that feel like we do at times or on certain opinions. In anycase, I do not speak for anyone, nor would I want to. If everyone agreed, there would be no reason for "opinions". And of course bashing, flaming, trolling would be errelevent :)

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