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Cryptic FPP Favoriting Advantage

There is a much more fun mefi game than trying to find the users who joined on the same day as you, namely computing your Cryptic FPP Advantage. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Apr 26, 2011 - 138 comments

Could we outlaw cryptic posts & headlines?

I posted this double in large part because the headline for this post from a few days before was so cryptic that it passed under my radar. I'm aware that there can be no official policy outlawing cryptic posts (I'm not arguing for a strict policy, either), but such doubles are bound to occur when the front pages are filled with non-descriptive links. Judging by this and other comments in my thread, I'm not alone in wishing that folks would provide a bit more info with their FPPs. At the least, it could save wasted time on the part of posters and readers alike. Wondering what the wider MeFi community thinks about this.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 26, 2006 - 49 comments

more than five minutes and a couple visits to the dictionary

The onology of mumbo jumbo FPPs
You know, if it takes more than five minutes and a couple visits to the dictionary to figure out what a post is about, it's not a very effective post. Am I just an idiot? I'd say one in ten posts lately is either so esoteric or so cryptically phrased as to exclude most mefi readers from it's hidden delights.
posted by Outlawyr on May 3, 2004 - 35 comments

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