The active population here seems to be slightly biased towards Central Europe, amirite?



  • ...or so it seems to me.

    There's at least one Croatian, one Czech, and quite a bunch of Poland dwellers.

    Thus I wonder why not have a section where we all can write in our native languages, given that mutual intelligibility would be rather high. :smile:


  • SockDev

    I'm fairly sure the bias is towards the US; there's a lot of Americans here. Also quite a few British.

    But yeah, there's a fair few Central/Eastern European residents too. We're a truly international community :smile:


  • BINNED

    @wft said:

    Thus I wonder why not have a section where we all can write in our native languages, given that mutual intelligibility would be rather high.

    From my initial attempts at blindly guessing at Polish - not really, no.

    Except for @cartman82 (who you forgot / didn't know about), you all write in complete moon-language gibberish as far as I'm concerned.


  • SockDev

    didn't @PJH create a worldwide map of us based on (generously rounded) our GeoIP locations?

    where was that?



  • Then why can I read and understand Croatian? ;-)


  • BINNED

    @wft said:

    Then why can I read and understand Croatian?

    Because you're a freak? :P


  • SockDev

    @accalia said:

    didn't @PJH create a worldwide map of us based on (generously rounded) our GeoIP locations?

    where was that?


    Here I think:
    http://what.thedailywtf.com/t/geoplotting/8508/5?u=raceprouk

    Though I believe that's just a sampling of 100 users


  • SockDev

    yeah, but he did a big map of everyone too....



  • @wft said:

    Thus I wonder why not have a section where we all can write in our native languages, given that mutual intelligibility would be rather high.

    Why bother? We all speak Americanese anyway...


  • SockDev

    @accalia said:

    yeah, but he did a big map of everyone too....

    Found it!

    Also :hanzo:d @PJH :smile:


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @accalia said:

    yeah, but he did a big map of everyone too....

    Later on in the thread.

    http://what.thedailywtf.com/t/geoplotting/8508/93?u=pjh



  • I was reading a book trying to trace the origin and influence of the Proto Indo European language, and it turns out it probably came from northern Central Europe, and became influencial most likely because those people were early adopters of horse riding (horses were herded for food for thousands of years, BTW) and perhaps also invented the war-chariot before the Babylonians although the evidence on the origin of the chariot is still pretty foggy.

    Unfortunately, after they adopted horse-riding, they also became wagon-nomads which almost completely removes them from the archaeological record. Since they don't leave behind recognizable settlements or really anything to dig up except rare kurgans.


  • BINNED

    Is it just me or is there no data on that map?

    Hell, I don't see any parameters in the URL either. Dahell?


  • SockDev

    Works for me.

    Make sure you have JavaScript on, all that jazz…



  • @Onyx said:

    Is it just me or is there no data on that map?

    NO_REPRO



  • Also:

    :laughing:


  • BINNED

    @RaceProUK said:

    Make sure you have JavaScript on, all that jazz…

    Stupid... that's not an ad, you idiot! I think I'll have to default this damned thing to off, it's starting to block a bit too eagerly.

    And that pin is either not me, or the precision reduction really shifted the damned thing :laughing:

    Or the data just sucked. That is also a possibility.



  • @Onyx said:

    no data

    If you're using Chrome, it won't let you load the non-https pin and shadow images from the https map.



  • There must be a polar bear stalking the hedgehog and the fox!


  • BINNED

    @hungrier said:

    If you're using Chrome

    Webkit, but not Chrome.

    Maybe that's why the adblocker caught it though?



  • Works fine in Chrome here.



  • ZOOM, ENHANCE, ROTATE!

    </CSI>



  • Those maps are like random 100 users. Probably 90% are just random lurkers or one-offers.

    Things ARE a bit biased towards Central Europe at the moment, it feels. But that's because we are loud motherfuckers who like to have our bullshit opinions heard.


  • SockDev

    Not the homeip one; that's all users, I think



  • You're right, I just tried it with adblock off and it does work. I figured it was a mixed-content thing but I guess not.

    Now the issue becomes: why does adblock block map pins?



  • All users where the "last seen" and/or registration IP is set, yes.


  • SockDev

    @cartman82 said:

    But that's because we are loud motherfuckers who like to have our bullshit opinions heard.

    you know i always thought that was more descriptive of 'muricans than anyone else...

    at least those from the former confederate states never shut up about the war and how they should ahve won and.... -sigh-

    it's been far too long people! just let it go and move on! please!



  • @hungrier said:

    Now the issue becomes: why does adblock block map pins?

    Again it works fine here :laughing:



  • @accalia said:

    never shut up about the war


  • SockDev

    it's applicable, no matter what war you are talking about.



  • The sole exception: flame wars thread in the "no-blakey-allowed" zone.



  • More precisely, what does my (and @Onyx's, presumably) adblock have against map pins?


  • SockDev

    honestly, i'm seriously beginning to regret creating that thread... feels like i accidentally gamified that sort of war and we're having more of them as a result...


  • SockDev

    If you hadn't created it, inevitably someone else would have…



  • @accalia said:

    at least those from the former confederate states never shut up about the war and how they should ahve won and.... -sigh-

    I hear more about the Confederates from the Yanks than I do from Southerners.

    :trollface:

    EDIT: Thank you Discourse for posting before I was done..


    Filed Under: Flamewars++?


  • area_deu

    @wft said:

    Thus I wonder why not have a section where we all can write in our native languages, given that mutual intelligibility would be rather high.

    Nein, danke.


  • area_deu

    I doubt that.


  • BINNED

    @accalia said:

    at least those from the former confederate states never shut up about the war and how they should ahve won and.... -sigh-

    it's been far too long people! just let it go and move on! please!

    Don't worry, we still fight about WWII here. And before you say that's not as bad: no, people still fight about whose relative was on whose side, and still divide themselves along those lines, apparently.

    Ummm... yeah... guys, most of you weren't even born, what in the holy fuck are you talking about?



  • @accalia said:

    feels like i accidentally gamified that sort of war and we're having more of them as a result...

    WHUT? :laughing:


  • SockDev

    @mott555 said:

    I hear more about the Confederates from the Yanks than I do from Southerners.

    -shrug- i honestly don't care which side of that war you're on.... i'm just sick of people picking at the scab so that it can't heal....

    That's not aimed at you, mind. just in general.



  • polish has so many Ws and Ys I feel like I'm reading an explanation of the pumping lemma!


    Filed Under: Grammar jokes!



  • @Onyx said:

    we still fight about WWII

    At least we can all agree on blaming the Germans for that one :trollface:


  • BINNED

    It's ok. We got the first one rolling.

    And honestly, I suspect local idiocy would ensue no matter what. I'm honestly surprised we had a nearly 50 years period of not shooting each other here.


  • BINNED

    @Onyx said:

    I'm honestly surprised we had a nearly 50 years period of not shooting each other here.

    We have Eurovision to thank for that. As a continent, we've replaced shooting each other with voting on terrible songs



  • @mott555 said:

    Americanese

    Cajunese.

    I do things good more often than I do them well.


  • SockDev

    @Onyx said:

    And honestly, I suspect local idiocy would ensue no matter what. I'm honestly surprised we had a nearly 50 years period of not shooting each other here.

    If by 'here' you mean 'Europe', then Kosovo would like to have a word…


  • BINNED

    @RaceProUK said:

    If by 'here' you mean 'Europe', then Kosovo would like to have a word…

    No, I mean the Balkans.

    And "nearly 50 years" was WWII - early 90s.

    Also, yes, that was before Kosovo, so you missed one.



  • @mott555 said:

    I hear more about the Confederates from the Yanks than I do from Southerners.

    You know, some people have reasons to be proud of where they live. Like food, culture, etc. But for some reason we're only known for one historical aspect of our culture that only 5% actively participated in.

    You'd think we gassed thousands of innocent people and marched across Europe or something.



  • Trying to figure out if some world traveler got the names backwards.

    Unless he landed on the southeast side of Iceland and the west side of Greenland.


  • BINNED

    @xaade said:

    You'd think we gassed thousands of innocent people and marched across Europe or something.

    Never mind, it's not only the Croats. More people seem to be stuck in WWII. :rolleyes:


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