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Re: What makes a comment "obnoxious"?

by poqui (Deacon)
on Sep 10, 2007 at 16:22 UTC ( #638111=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What makes a comment "obnoxious"?

I think part of the problem is the name of the symbol itself: "hashmarks" sounds vaguely obscene;
whereas "octothorpe" has an erudite sound.

Maybe the style wouldn't be so obnoxious if the name were nicer?

BTW, in my curiosity, I looked up tubaandy's "octarand" and couldn't find it anywhere; is any one else familiar with its use?

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Re^2: What makes a comment "obnoxious"?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 10, 2007 at 16:52 UTC
    "octothorpe" only sounds "erudite" to an idiot. The name came from someone who can't count to nine and who thinks appending a random football player's name is clever.

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