Would you change 'more inside' to say 'special snowflake details inside' and be done with it? Would you add it to the FAQ?
posted by jardinier to Etiquette/Policy at 12:14 PM (167 comments total)
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In light of the continuing trend
to write "snowflake details inside" (or some form of this) in AskMe posts I wonder what the community thinks. Isn't the 'special and unique details inside' already implied by the extant "more inside" along with the undeniable snowflake status of everyone's question/situation/etc? There's already a listing in the FAQ
about not playing on the 'more inside' phrase because of the way that reads in an RSS feed. Does this use of more-snowflake-inside constitute a cute 'more inside' joke and therefore warrant editing? Does 'special snowflake details inside' make any more sense when read in RSS than a more inside play on words?
is asking what it means, and if you do a search in the FAQ, it's not there. And the wiki only says "Special Snowflake. It's even got a shirt." So I also wonder what the community thinks: Is there value in using jargon like this without posting an explanation somewhere? Or is it part of the MeFi rites of passage to uncover the meaning?