The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:11 am

legendneverdies wrote:At least they didn't do a Zach Horan education thread :)
I think that would be a Zach Horan re-education thread.

As for this thread, can we rename it to this: -->ear---->TPH--->ear--> ?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by harrumph » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:16 am

This thread should have its own Wikipedia page.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by Caboom » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:08 am

I find TPH's posts and the responses to them entertaining. The daily topics would be much more boring without them.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by OldSchoolChamp » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:17 am

Who is this “TPH”? Never heard of him.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by Leander » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:15 am

Caboom wrote:I find TPH's posts and the responses to them entertaining. The daily topics would be much more boring without them.
I completely agree with this.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by Bamaman » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:01 am

OldSchoolChamp wrote:Who is this “TPH”? Never heard of him.
I was going to tell you who he is, but I decided that couldn't possibly be right so I deleted the post. Turns out I was right after all.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by legendneverdies » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:14 am

OldSchoolChamp wrote:Who is this “TPH”? Never heard of him.
TPH is Tenpoundhammer, one of the regular posters here.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by lieph82 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:37 am

legendneverdies wrote:
OldSchoolChamp wrote:Who is this “TPH”? Never heard of him.
TPH is Tenpoundhammer, one of the regular posters here.
I think this was undervalued; it should have been close to the bottom of the board, how could anyone have been expected to know that?

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by alietr » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:26 am

Caboom wrote:I find TPH's posts and the responses to them entertaining. The daily topics would be much more boring without them.
That would be/will be the point of this thread. You can still be 'entertained' should you so desire, but the daily threads will be significantly uncluttered and thus be less tedious for the rest of the Boardies.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by periwinkle » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:15 pm

If TPH posts in a daily thread, will you be moving his posts here? Otherwise I don't see how it takes the tedium out. (I've partly taken it out by blocking him, but of course all the response posts are there.)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:19 pm

Is this the "TPH Education Thread" or the "let's all make fun of TPH thread?" It seems like it's leaning toward the latter.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by Turd Ferguson » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:24 pm

alietr wrote:
Caboom wrote:I find TPH's posts and the responses to them entertaining. The daily topics would be much more boring without them.
That would be/will be the point of this thread. You can still be 'entertained' should you so desire, but the daily threads will be significantly uncluttered and thus be less tedious for the rest of the Boardies.
Yes, please.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by alietr » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:45 pm

It wasn't my plan to move any posts, but rather encourage responses to questions like "How was I supposed to know there was a lake next to Michigan?" be posted here. I agree with Periwinkle; even if you don't want to see his posts, you see the many posts of people trying to help him. But I prefer not to screw with things as much as possible.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by zakharov » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:46 pm

It doesn't seem fair to quarantine all his posts here. I answered a specific question in yesterday's game thread and it seems like that can stay.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by MDaunt » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:49 pm

zakharov wrote: edit: beaten by a mod
Was it an ewhipping, or were you visited in person?

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by zakharov » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 pm

It was brutal. He didn't even need to use a weapon - his rapier wit was good enough.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:56 pm

harrumph wrote:This thread should have its own Wikipedia page.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by alietr » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:26 pm

To Zakharov: I have no quarrel with legitimate questions he poses. RGIII was a reasonably legit question (though easily Googleable). It's the questions that pretty much everyone else on here knows that provide no elucidation for any other JBoarders that could be readily found by Googling that I don't appreciate having in the daily threads, usually accompanied by "how can anyone possible know ...". I just don't feel like Boardies should be TPH's personal Google service multiple times per day. And it's obviously been difficult to make Boardies comply with that request. All you have to do is quote him, copy it, and then paste it here. Pretty simple in theory.

To TPH: I'm glad you seem to be taking it in stride.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by RKane » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:20 pm

OldSchoolChamp wrote:Who is this “TPH”? Never heard of him.
Oh hey man. You're another of my favourites.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

Post by cosmos » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:46 am

As pointed out in "The Newsroom" by Aaron Sorkin, perhaps in jest, the English language no longer has a word that means literally, because the word is so often used as an exaggeration or for emphasis that the dictionary has expanded its definition of the word, at least in informal usage. If we want a word that means literally, we would have to invent a new word. Get over it. :)

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