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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:20 pm

MagsJ wrote:We're just throwing ideas out there at the moment Arc, so hold your horses :lol:


Hmm... just a thought here. How about naming it the HOLD YOUR PHILOSOPHICAL HORSES - WAY BACK thread?
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:47 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Actually, I do think that No Philosophy Allowed is pretty self-explanatory and adamant.

I vote for No Philosophy Allowed.

Carleas would have to spend the rest of the year digging up beautiful posts and moving them to forums where they are allowed.

Lets just do away with the hilarious but ridiculous idea that anyone comes to a site called ilovephilosophy for non-philosophical chat.

It makes me laugh every time I think about it. That must have been such an odd conversation leading up to the decision.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:52 pm

mundane babble was a cool name. it doesnt explicitly deny philosophy and is casual.

General chat would work but is dry.

Cantina or something? Something suggestive of leisure.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:49 am

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:39 pm

Hi Jakob,

Lets just do away with the hilarious but ridiculous idea that anyone comes to a site called ilovephilosophy for non-philosophical chat.


A bit of irony and sarcasm there, Jakob? I don't want to presume what you actually meant by that.
You certainly cannot be saying that philosophers are anti-social creatures, can you?


It makes me laugh every time I think about it. That must have been such an odd conversation leading up to the decision.

Can you elaborate on that. What odd conversation and what decision?
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Sit in a cage and sing?”
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Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

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A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

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And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:mundane babble was a cool name. it doesnt explicitly deny philosophy and is casual.

General chat would work but is dry.

Cantina or something? Something suggestive of leisure.


"Down Time" just occurred to me. Simple and without affect.
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Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby MagsJ » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:23 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:mundane babble was a cool name. it doesnt explicitly deny philosophy and is casual.

General chat would work but is dry.

Cantina or something? Something suggestive of leisure.


"Down Time" just occurred to me. Simple and without affect.

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Hi Jakob,

Lets just do away with the hilarious but ridiculous idea that anyone comes to a site called ilovephilosophy for non-philosophical chat.


A bit of irony and sarcasm there, Jakob? I don't want to presume what you actually meant by that.
You certainly cannot be saying that philosophers are anti-social creatures, can you?

We are talking arent we? So no. What I said is that we come here because we love philosophy. Obviously we would not go into a forum if we actually thought of it as "non-philosophical chat".


It makes me laugh every time I think about it. That must have been such an odd conversation leading up to the decision.

Can you elaborate on that. What odd conversation and what decision?

The decision to take on that name.

I laughed.

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Carleas » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:36 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Lets just do away with the hilarious but ridiculous idea that anyone comes to a site called ilovephilosophy for non-philosophical chat.
...[W]e come here because we love philosophy. Obviously we would not go into a forum if we actually thought of it as "non-philosophical chat".

This is reductive. A site dedicated to philosophy, that attracts people who love philosophy, can still have an area dedicated to non-philosophical chat. Academics go to bars, politicians take up painting, sports players read books. None of this is at all inconsistent. We are a forum for philosophers, but philosophy cannot be all of a philosopher's life.

MagsJ wrote:
Arcturus Descending wrote:"Down Time" just occurred to me. Simple and without affect.

:)

I like "Down Time" too. Maybe that addresses Jakob's concerns as well.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:34 pm

Carleas wrote: We are a forum for philosophers, but philosophy cannot be all of a philosopher's life.



Um, I disagree. Every part of my life is basically philosophy. Even when I'm chatting non-philosophically, I'm still being philosophical. I wake up every morning and piss philosophy.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:36 pm

Same here. I had figured that outlook for more or less universal among ILP posters. But then Carleas hasnt been posting for a good while.

Carleas, or another mod; a request then to move some of my threads to the Philosophy forum. Please transfer this one as soon as you get the chance....
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=188756
I'll put up most of my threads for transfer. I am beyond wanting to post my thoughts in a "non-philosophical chat" forum.

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Carleas » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:30 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:Every part of my life is basically philosophy. Even when I'm chatting non-philosophically, I'm still being philosophical. I wake up every morning and piss philosophy.

You say that, but it looks like you've posted in the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread over 300 times.

Anyway, this is besides the point since we're talking about what the name should be. What do you think of "Down Time"?

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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby iambiguous » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:00 pm

Carleas wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:Every part of my life is basically philosophy. Even when I'm chatting non-philosophically, I'm still being philosophical. I wake up every morning and piss philosophy.

You say that, but it looks like you've posted in the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread over 300 times.


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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:07 pm

Carleas wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:Every part of my life is basically philosophy. Even when I'm chatting non-philosophically, I'm still being philosophical. I wake up every morning and piss philosophy.

You say that, but it looks like you've posted in the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread over 300 times.

Anyway, this is besides the point since we're talking about what the name should be. What do you think of "Down Time"?

Fixed Cross?

It has a ring to it.
Everything is better than "non philosophical".
Sorry if Im cranky. When you changed the name I had just invested a couple of hundred hours in a thread called "the philosophers" there.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:12 pm

Since Mr R steps up m gonna give him the credit he's deserved all along;

Mr R is a bona fide philosopher, maybe the most important one on this site.
If he'd not write here, that would genuinely suck.
He was absent for a few months a few years back and instantly KTS swarmed in. They cant stand the standards he sets, the standard that life is good and you need to be powerful to handle that.
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby iambiguous » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:23 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Since Mr R steps up m gonna give him the credit he's deserved all along;

Mr R is a bona fide philosopher, maybe the most important one on this site.
If he'd not write here, that would genuinely suck.
He was absent for a few months a few years back and instantly KTS swarmed in. They cant stand the standards he sets, the standard that life is good and you need to be powerful to handle that.


I dare you to say that in the philosophy forum!

He said in jest. :wink:
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:29 pm

Carleas wrote:
Mr Reasonable wrote:Every part of my life is basically philosophy. Even when I'm chatting non-philosophically, I'm still being philosophical. I wake up every morning and piss philosophy.

You say that, but it looks like you've posted in the "Post a Picture of Yourself" thread over 300 times.

Anyway, this is besides the point since we're talking about what the name should be. What do you think of "Down Time"?

Fixed Cross?


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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:04 pm

:character-burgerking: :flags-canada: :violence-swords: :violence-captureflagblue: :violence-duel: :violence-guntoting:

iambiguous wrote:I dare you to say that in the philosophy forum!


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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Pezerocles » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:17 pm

How about:

"...the song remains the same"
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:48 pm

Pezerocles wrote:How about:

"...the song remains the same"


Wouldn't that, in essence, refer back to philosophy?
What we're trying to do here is to "change the tune" Pezerocles...let's say from classical music to
slow jazz.
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Has brush'd away.

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Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Fixed Cross » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:31 pm

Some ideas that came to me

Freestyle

General Chat

Philosophers Den

Bring Your Drink

Open Stage

Black Shades Only

The Park (no littering)

Chillout

Epicure's Garden

Socrates' Cell (come join the banter)
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Re: Can we change the name of the "Non philosophical chat" b

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:55 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Since Mr R steps up m gonna give him the credit he's deserved all along;

Mr R is a bona fide philosopher, maybe the most important one on this site.
If he'd not write here, that would genuinely suck.
He was absent for a few months a few years back and instantly KTS swarmed in. They cant stand the standards he sets, the standard that life is good and you need to be powerful to handle that.



On the opposite side of that coin, Jakob, I rather think that it takes more inner power to handle life when it is certainly not good...when it is more in fact dystopian in nature.

Nevertheless, I just had a thought and so I can, in a sense, understand where you're coming from if, in fact, you are thinking along the same lines as I am. So, why did YOU say what you did?
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Sit in a cage and sing?”
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“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
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