12/15/08

P.S.- Kylie

So I know I'm new to this blog thing, but is there a reason names don't come with posts (or am I just missing them?)? I have no idea who writes anything. I want a vote. All in favor of names as part of titles, say "I".

44 comments:

Sarachel said...

Once you get to the comments section, click on "Show Original Post." It shows you who wrote the post.

Matthew R. Hall, Esq. said...

There is a way to show who posted what with each..um...post...but we haven't turned it on yet. I'll do it when I get back to Rexburg.

I think it's fun this way though because we can pretty much tell a lot of the time who wrote what.

Eric James said...

"I"

Anonymous said...

Oh Kylie. I'm glad you said something. I've been wondering the same thing for a while, but usually the person's name who posted comes up in the comments. "I" and 'Sarachel' your comment helps too! But I still say "I". (The period inside the quotation marks looks rediculous, so I HAD to put it outside. I know. I know.)

Matthew R. Hall, Esq. said...

This makes the mystery of "Anonymous" even more exciting since it's not Kylie.

...Or maybe it is and she's trying to trick us. I dunno.

Anonymous said...

"I." vs. "I". which looks better at the end of the sentence? I would almost rather die than interrupt my quotation's power. The period interupts, ironically, rather than stops. Who made the rule? When I am successful (extremely successful) I will change the rule. Or become like Hemmingway or whomever and break the rules.

Sky said...

Anonymous, you big baby. You can't change the rules--only the masses do that to language--you can only break them. And we need to know much more of them before we break them. The problem is that if the "I" is hooked onto a sentence with the comma or period outside, most academics would subconsciously label you as a non-reader (which, of course, is stupid, but it just is), and discard your comments.

Chan said...

Okay, honestly, who is Anon? You use words like "quotation" and "whomever" (though you correctly spelled "interrupt" once and misspelled it the second time--and no, I will not write that off as a typing error. Anyone who throws around "whomever" and "quotation" like they're somebody submits his or herself to a higher standard. This discrepancy directly reflects your intelligence. Poorly. Sorry.) with aplomb. Those are the sorts of words that I have to remind myself to use correctly.

Julie M said...

Does Anon. even belong to the center? Maybe we have an interloper here. We have established the signing posts rule once or twice before, but it never sticks. I think people find comfort in the fact that they doesn't necessarily have to sign their writing. They can just spill out whatever is inside of them, and if anyone really does care to see who it is (which we usually do) we can go to the "original post" part and figure it out.
So Anon. are you going to come straight?

Ky ky said...

Well Matthew it isn't me. I don't use words like "quotation" and "whomever" and I misspell everything all the time. But thank you Sara that really helps. I'd still like to not have to search though... I'm kinda a lazy person

E. Anona said...

I have deduced that Anonymous is a girl and worked at the center at the same time as me, because it seems like we had a lot of "quote" versus "quotation" discussions.

Sarachel said...

I agree with Anona's deduction. I am of the same opinion. I bet Anonymous is mildly entertained at our efforts to identify her.

In response to an earlier comment on another post, I am not Anonymous. If I don't have the guts to sign my name to a post, I just don't post. I can't believe you thought I was a coward.

By the way, Matt, I think your idea is a good one. The blog will automatically show who posted at the bottom of the post, and we won't have to go through the hassle of going to the comments section, etc.

Britt said...

This is something I feel passionately about. Who is this Anonymous person? Sometimes I think you're Matt and just posting anonymously so people will not read the comment and say, "Ok, but that's just Matt's crazy liberal idea." When you say things like, "When I am successful (extremely successful) blah, blah, blah" that is an indicator to me that you are Matt or somebody like him. The trouble is, people like Matt are few and far between. So who else could you be? Also, I get the feeling that you know me because once you called me "Brittany" and you spelled it right; because of that little fact, I don't think you're an impostor. So, since you're not an impostor that means that we know you (probably well) and that we love you and that you love us too. So come clean and we can just love you more because we can associate your ideas with you and better understand you. This will bring even more unity to the Writing Center and further blessings to BYU-I students.

Matthew R. Hall, Esq. said...

NM. I found a different post by Anonymous where they say they're from Cedar Hills.

I declare that it was...

...Matthew Anderson in the kitchen with the lead pipe.

Sky said...

I think you have it, Matt. It's...Matty. Right? And he can feel justified in posting Anonymously because I don't think I've had his e-mail to send him an administration posting. I'll send it now.
It's definitely not Stephanie, dum-dum. She couldn't have pulled off some of the nuances of arrogance in the posts. It could be you, Matt. Just playing around 'cause you're bored at home?
Or I'll have to agree with Sara Lee. It's a past employee around the time of Anona, since we did hit hard the difference between "quote" and "quotation."
Anona, is this you?

And, Sara Lee, are you the anonymous who left me a cute little beaver puppet on my desk with an energy drink underneath it, which Ivor spilled all over himself when he picked it up? It's so cute (even though it does symbolize the death of two magnificent animals).

Hey, could this be Daniel--the singer?

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks it's really funny that you are all trying to narrow "Anonymous" down to a single person, when Anonymous is all of us, any of us, anyone who doesn't want to reveal his or her identity.

I am confident that no single person is Anonymous. I could prove this by posting this comment anonymously, but you wouldn't know that it wasn't me who posted the other anonymous comments. Oh well. Let's just blame this all on Dan.

Dan said...

Hey!

Britt said...

Ok, I'm getting really sick of this anonymous thing. I propose we block anonymous comments and force the creep out of their shell.
I think the reason it bothers me is because I feel like this whoever is messing with us and they just like watching us squirm. Sometimes I feel like they are omniscient and they know more about me than I do but I think that is just how modern films have taught me react to stuff like this. Like they either belong to the Matrix or they are some type of cyber-stalker who is really an ex-con, or a commie. Yup, I say we block the commie!

Sky said...

OK, that's enough. When Anon laughs at us rather than with us, I'm done wasting parts of my eternal minutes with her (and I do think it's a her).
Sorry to everyone else, but I'm going to block Anonymous posts, which means we have to go through the word thing.
Wow. Happy now Anon? Such power you have, you little Reb ninny.

And Julie, I don't know what a Billy Bass is either. I was just trying to change the subject. We'll have to wait until Chan gets to SLC and posts. (He's driving down to meet fam to send off brother on mission).

Katie said...

Oh my word. I didn't know being anonymous was such a big deal.

I have been at work all day, so am just now able to reply.

I have posted anonymous a few times. I can go back and find them specifically.

Sorry to cause so much trouble. I'm still a little afraid to show my name on some posts. (I'm sure I'll grow out of it soon, which is fine).

Sorry everyone.

But

Ky ky said...

Wow Katie, you inspired the best reading of my entire day. Thank you for your anonymity :)

Katie said...

Okay sorry that ‘but’ was left unintentionally. I had previously written something and deleted it all but that! Oops. Sorry!

Coward, sure. Even though I trust you and love you, I am still a little afraid of criticism in general. I like what Julie said on Nathan’s post, that “The purpose of this blog and us as people is to express differing opinions. If everyone can be okay with their opinion, they should be okay with yours. …People are just trying to relate to your experience, which you penned down with truth and honesty.” [NOTICE WHERE MY PERIOD IS!] I’m still warming up to that idea, though. :) Okay, to shove my chicken-liver attitude in a corner, I’ll tell you which ones I posted as anonymous.

#1. Brittany’s untitled post about writing the missionary.

#2&3. Kylie’s “Confessions of a Middle Child.” (Include the city correction).
#3 Kylie’s “P.S.” The first with the annoyance of period/quotation placement.

#4 Kylie’s “P.S.” The one following where I am determined to break the rules.

Only four! I promise. And, I can’t believe I spelled interrupt right once, and wrong the other time. Thanks Chandler.

Katie said...

So technically, there are five. But #2&3 are like twins. It should really just be 2 & 2 ½. (I would rather put all of my periods in my quotations than major in math, or even take another college math course).

Sky said...

Is anyone else confused here?

The one Anon I really hate is the one that starts "Am I the only one who thinks it's really funny...blah blah...when Anonymous is ... anyone who doesn't want to reveal his or her identity."

This one bugs me because our whole thing at the Center is trying to get to know each other, and this person basically says, "Well, forget you. I'd rather play cat and mouse." Was this Katie? I think not.

My humor over this is gone. What am I saying? I have no humor, never did, never will. But, at least this got Travis to post, so it must have been worth it. I need to introduce all of you to each other. How is it that Kylie doesn't know Travis? That's insane.

Katie said...

Nope, that one wasn't me. I won't post anonymous anymore. Realize, though, that I previously did to sincerely withold my identity, not to confuse anybody or laugh to myself as the other bloggers try and figure it out.

Katie said...

By the way, Sister Morgan, introducing ourselves really just means another party, huh.

Sky said...

Katie, when I post these pictures, you're going to be so surprised to see that you even look like some of these people who are blogging.

Katie said...

This is going to be very uncomfortable for a while, isn't it. Well I will do my best. Good night.

(And Sister Morgan, I dare you to go to bed. Soon.) :D

Sky said...

Ha. Now THAT is a darn honest comment. Feels soooo good I'm gonna dance to Janis Joplin all around my floor out the door to town and back jack. Good work, Katie.

Matthew R. Hall, Esq. said...

I think one of the coolest things I've ever seen is how, after being on the blog for a bit, you can get a feel for the voices of each contributor and just recognize who posted what based on what they wrote. The only way to get to that point is for everyone to actually share a part of themselves in an honest way. When you throw a piece of your soul for friends to take a examine and enjoy, you will almost always feel a greater connection with them. My uncomfortable experiences have also been the most rewarding.

Matty said...

Wow. This is a really intense conversation. I am glad I got to be one of the accused anonymous posters before Katie confessed. I am also glad I finally get to be a part of this blogging business. It's like a whole new world on here.

Sky said...

Welcome to the dang Blog, Matty.

But I can't talk now because Katie thinks I'm in bed.

Chan said...

I think 34 comments (now 35) is a record.

P.S. - Katie, I was being sarcastic when I said that the misspelling reflected poorly on you intelligence. It was reeeeally late, embarrassingly late, and seemed funny at the time.

Speaking of misspellings, possibly my favorite moment of the Anon scandal is this line: "WHO IS ANONOMOUS?"

I won't say who wrote it.

Crystal said...

I don't know if I'm just tired, but I laughed really hard reading all of these.
I think Sis. Morgan was bugged mostly because she can usually identify everyone by their writing style right away.

PS - Speaking of beavers, I was on one of those adopt/save an animal websites, and I seriously contemplated adopting a beaver in Sis. Morgan's name.

Ky ky said...

I like how my post had nothing to do with the anonymous person, but in some weird way every comment fits under it. (except for naming bevers Sis Morgan)Wow, that was exciting.

Eric James said...

I said it once, and I'll say it again, "I."

Sarachel said...

I forgot about the beavers for a minute. Thanks for bringing it up, Kylie. Yes, I did leave a beaver on your desk Sis. Morgan. I was planning on seeing you while I was in Idaho, so I didn't leave a note explaining. Whoops.

Trav said...

Mmm... I'm not sure if someone already said this. I tried to read the whole list of comments, but my mind kept wandering.

The Brits put the full stop (that is, the period) on the outside of the inverted commas (that is, the quotation marks). It looks like this: "cheeky monkeys". Just in case you were wondering how it was done back on that little island we got our language from...

Ky ky said...

Ok bevers and now monkeys. this is getting out of hand. lol jk

Katie said...

Haha. These posts make me laugh too. Chandler, I took no offense; I'm just going to be more careful with spelling before I post now. I saw the ANONOMOUS too, haha.

AND! I now have justification for wanting to keep my full stop on the outside of the quotation mark. My last boyfriend was British. Must have something to do with it. Thanks Travis, eventhough I don't know you either.

Sky said...

Forget it, Katie; Trav read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves too many times. Don't listen to him. He's giddy because he's still breathing after the GRE.

Katie said...

Oh man. Okay. I'll stick with the rules for now.

And Matty... hahaha. Glad I didn't 'confess' too soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally abusing the anonymous thing right now because it's such a huge scandal. Look at me go!

Sky said...

Huh? What did you say? We're not listeeeeening anymore, Matt Esq.
Geez. Go do something worthwhile--like fill bottles full of seawater to bring back to us as Christmas gifts.