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12 September 2005 @ 05:54 pm
Mod Post: In-Joke Poll  
Due to the responses in this post: http://www.livejournal.com/community/fm_alchemist/3063070.html

the mods have decided to put the "in-joke posting" issue up for public vote. If this issue matters to you at all, please spread this around. Everyone who cares, please make sure you take the time to actually vote.

You will have 24 hours from when this poll was posted to cast your vote. Any votes cast after 6pm PST tomorrow will not be counted.

Thanks for your time ^.^

Poll #569390 Community Vote: In-Jokes

Should in-joke posts be considered on or off topic?

On-topic. I want to be able to post/read topics like this on the community.
114(45.8%)
Off-topic. I don't care to post/read topics like this on the community.
75(30.1%)
I do not feel strongly about the issue either way.
56(22.5%)
Other (please explain in comments)
4(1.6%)


EDIT: I just realized I forgot to say how we're defining in-jokes here. The definition we're going by is "a reference to the FMA fandom that does not directly include anything from the canon."
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Nights Mistress: Simonnights_mistress on September 13th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
Well to be fair, you were once a newbie. And seeing as though we're only slowly getting Full Metal Alchemist out here, I have absolutely no damn clue where "Moofy" came from. I don't even know who it refers to.
Kyt: Ed - Prettykytyngurl2 on September 13th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
Moofy = Wrath, and I think the post is in the memories somewhere. bushbaby_sama has been doing a great job with them! :)
Kao-chankao_sama on September 13th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
I would be sad if jokes with Lightbulb or palm tree Envy were not allowed anymore.
As for Moofy, I personnaly had no idea who it was before joining this community, but I read about it in the faq. Everything is just written ^^;
ACacdragonmaster on September 13th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as said above, Moofy is anime Wrath. That and names like Bruce, David, Cheryl, and Hoju came into existance because there either wasn't a name for the character, or people didn't know of the name at the time. And incidently, many of them have spread well beyond fm_alchemist now- I've heard the Adult Swim forums now make regular use of the Bruce/David/Cheryl set of names, for example.

Really, those names are less in-jokes and more just a natural part of the fandom. Character doesn't have a name but we want to discuss him? Give him a nickname! And they stuck. *shrugs*