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Other '@' Shorthand

Discussion in 'General' started by NickElliott, 15 Jan 2009.

  1. NickElliott

    NickElliott What's a Dremel?

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    Sometimes when I leave a comment on a website I'll get a reply and the person replying precedes my name with the '@' symbol. I'm not familiar with this shorthand, does anyone know what it stands for?

    Thanks

    Nick
     
  2. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    It serves as a request to marry your daughter, if you reply back with @(whoever), then it means you accept
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Aside from daughter marriage requests/acceptace, it is also used by people too lazy to write "at". Or "to", for that matter.
     
  4. Senny

    Senny What's a Dremel?

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    I assume it means that the comment is directed only at you. They could leave a generic message and then put "@[yourname]" to say something directly to you or relating to your question.
     
  5. NickElliott

    NickElliott What's a Dremel?

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    Perhaps I should ask them to send me a picture before I accept...

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    e.g.

    @RTT: You smell! :p
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Pfft, we all know that.

    @Krikkit: You smell like RTT
     
  8. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    @DougEdey - I wish I could smell across teh internets
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    @Thacrudd: I can't, it's just in this country you can smell those two wherever you are
     
  10. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    What just happened?
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    @Ending Credits: YOU GOT RELIXED
     
  12. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    well if RTT's initial comments are true, babies.
     
  13. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    it just means that they are replying to you. the shorthand has been around forever, but its usage has increased a lot since twitter started using it as an official reply-to syntax.
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    And people say the internet is a soulless, loveless place!
     
  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Love is the foundation of the internet
     
  16. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Corrected.

    @Thacrudd: I'm glad I can't smell across the internet.
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    @Scirocco: You'd love my manly man man smell
     
  18. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    What are hashes/pounds for then?
     
  19. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Internet Highs/Paying for Internet Highs?
     
  20. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Jamie's never had a #|
     
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