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Etymology of "Votebomb"

darkkermit
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6/11/2011 5:08:22 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
One of the members on DDO invented it. It just means if someone gives you 7 points in a debate. I like the term. It catches on.
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Brainmaster
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6/11/2011 5:18:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/11/2011 5:08:22 PM, darkkermit wrote:
One of the memberson DDO invented it. It just means if someone gives you 7 points in a debate. I like the term. It catches on.

Does anyone know who?
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CosmicAlfonzo
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6/11/2011 5:21:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Votebomb is not a unique concept to DDO, and I doubt highly that it originated here.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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6/11/2011 5:30:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
According to Poejoe he introduced the word from Newgrounds.
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Brainmaster
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6/11/2011 5:30:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/11/2011 5:30:18 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
According to Poejoe he introduced the word from Newgrounds.

I heart Newgrounds

Well, newgrounds porn.
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BlackVoid
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6/12/2011 3:08:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Even worse is the necro-votebomb. Straight 7 vote on a debate than ended months or years ago. Often changes the outcome that has been set for seemingly forever.
Korashk
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6/12/2011 4:04:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/11/2011 5:08:22 PM, darkkermit wrote:
One of the members on DDO invented it. It just means if someone undeservedly gives you 7 points in a debate. I like the term. It catches on.

fix'd

It's entirely possible to win all categories in a debate. I also wouldn't call defaulting 7 points to the victor of a troll debate or a debate where every round but the first is a forfeit votebombing.
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Puck
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6/12/2011 7:30:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Since the issue is etymology - the term was used before the 7 point system and denoted mass fake accounts for the sole purpose of the 3 point vote (the only vote available).
PoeJoe
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6/12/2011 1:04:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/11/2011 5:30:18 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
According to Poejoe he introduced the word from Newgrounds.

Yes'sir. More specifically, from the NG Audio Portal.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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6/12/2011 1:55:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Yeah, the audio portal gets the sh!t vote bombed out of it. People are always b!tching about it.

Seriously, voting 0 means "I hope you die in a fire". What kind of dick tells someone to go die in a fire, simply because they sung a song urging the suicidal to kill themselves.

...I thought it was funny...
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