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OK Ranters - in trying to keep some order to the DeathList forum we clearly need some guidelines for ranting.

 

Here they are...

 

Allowable rants are as follows:

Ones they contain at least one decent argument

Failing that...

they must at least have some amusement factor

 

Banned rants are as follows:

Purely abusive rants

Insane rants

 

It would be nice not to have to put a ban on unregistered guests posting (of course I dont mean the newly registered "Unregistered Guest" - youre just trying to be difficult :lol: ) or to have to warn registered ranters.

 

Special mentions for:

Weatherman90 - I dont care how old you are - youve made some good postings but a few wild ones as well - try to stick to the rules above

 

Karl-Erik Wadin Wesslén - Few of your posts adhere to the above guidelines so far so try a little harder please - and stop trying to provoke Weatherman90!

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Allowable rants are as follows:

Ones they contain at least one decent argument

Failing that... they must at least have some amusement factor

 

Banned rants are as follows:

Purely abusive rants

Insane rants

 

Well that me out on all but one point.

 

You b*stards.

 

Damn...

Better make that all counts. :lol:

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The 2004 List In Full :

(Ranking, Name, Age, Famousness Test)

 

1 Pope John Paul II 84 Popet

DEAD 08/08/04 2 Fay Wray 97 King Kong's Squeeze :angry:

3 Max Schmeling 99 Hitler's Boxer

4 Ronnie Biggs 75 Ambassador

DEAD 05/06/04 5 Ronald Reagan 93 (former) Idiot :angry:

6 Simon Wiesenthal 96 Nazi Hunter

7 Michael Foot 91 Tramp

8 Ernest Gallo 95 Wine maker

DEAD 30/12/04 9 Artie Shaw 94 Big Band leader :ghost:

DEAD 05/10/04 10 Rodney Dangerfield 82 Comedian :ghost:

DEAD 29/10/04 11 Princess Alice 102 Queen Mum's sister-in-law :ghost:

12 Albert Hofmann 98 Creator of LSD

13 John Mills 96 Actor

DEAD 02/08/04 14 Henri Cartier-Bresson 96 Photographer :ghost:

DEAD 24/04/08 15 Estée Lauder 98 Fashion leader :ghost:

16 Claude Levi-Strauss 96 Scientist

DEAD 28/03/04 17 Peter Ustinov 83 Writer, Actor & Raconteur :ghost:

DEAD 29/03/04 18 Alistair Cooke 96 Broadcaster :ghost:

19 Frankie Laine 91 Singer

DEAD 20/03/04 20 Queen Juliana 95 ex Queen of Netherlands :ghost:

21 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 93 Guru

DEAD 09/12/04 22 Lord Scarman 93 Judge :ghost:

23 Joseph Barbera 93 Cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera)

24 Gretchen Franklin 93 Eastender (Ethel)

25 Lord James Callaghan 92 ex UK PM

26 Byron Nelson 92 Golfer

27 Charles Haughey 79 ex Irish PM

28 Edward Heath 88 ex UK PM

29 Gerald Ford 91 ex US President

30 Alexander Solzhenitsyn 86 Author

31 Ian Brady 66 All round Mr Nice Guy

32 Bill Deedes 89 Journalist

33 Karl Malden 90 Actor

34 Yitzhak Shamir 89 ex PM Israel

35 General Pervez Musharraf 62 Pakistani President / Moving target

DEAD 07/08/04 36 Red Adair 89 Fire Fighter :ghost:

37 General Pinochet 89 Dictator

38 Eli Wallach 89 Actor

39 Arthur Miller 89 Playwright / Mr. Marilyn Monroe

40 PW Botha 88 Dictator (Deposed)

41 Dom Mintoff 88 ex Malta PM

42 Kirk Douglas 88 Actor

43 Vincent O'Brien 93 Horse Trainer

44 Herbert Lom 87 Actor

45 Arthur C Clarke 87 Scientist / Author

46 Kurt Waldheim 86 Nazi

47 Cliff Michelmore 85 TV Presenter

48 Mickey Rooney 84 Actor

49 Robert Mugabe 80 Dictator

50 Clive Dunn 82 Death List Favourite

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Before you start a new thread on a celebrity use the Search function at the top of the page FIRST to see if there is already a thread in existence ! (the one with the magnifying glass under the Search Deathlist box (which doesn't work))

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The 2005 List In Full :

(Ranking, Name, Age, Famousness Test)

 

1 Dead 2/4/05 Pope John Paul II 84 Poped his clogs :pop:

2 Ronnie Biggs 76 Ambassador

3 Dead 3/2/05 Max Schmeling 100 Hitler's Boxer (Maybe) :D

4 Dead 20/9/05 Simon Wiesenthal 97 Nazi Hunter :D

5 Patrick Moore 82 Star Astronomer

6 Brooke Astor 103 Philanthropist

7 Dead 4/9/05 William Rehnquist 81 US Chief Of Justice :angry:

8 Albert Hofmann 99 Creator Of LSD

9 Oscar Niemeyer 98 Architect

10 Dead 13/2/05 Sister Lucia 98 Fatima Visionary :pop:

 

11 Dead 17/7/05 Edward Heath 89 ex UK PM :o

12 Claude Levi-Strauss 97 Scientist

13 John Kenneth Galbraith 97 Economist

14 Dead 23/4/05 John Mills 97 Actor ;)

15 Ernest Gallo 96 Wine Maker

16 Norman Wisdom 90 Comedian

17 Al Lewis 95 Munster Grandpa

18 Dead 12/7/05 Gretchen Franklin 94 Eastender Ethel :ghost:

19 Elizabeth Taylor 73 Wife^x

20 Joseph Barbera 94 Cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera)

 

21 Alexander Solzhenitsyn 87 Author

22 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 94 Guru

23 Claire Raynor 75 Agony / Agony Aunt

24 Byron Nelson 93 Golfer

25 Dead 26/3/05 James Callaghan 93 ex UK PM :ghost:

26 Dead 10/12/05 Richard Pryor 65 Comedian

27 Milton Friedman 93 Economist

28 Dead 25/10/05 Rosa Parks 92 US Civil Rights Figure :ghost:

29 Hamed Karzai 48 Temporary Afghan President

30 Bill Deedes 90 Journalist

 

31 Diego Maradona 45 Hand Of God / Nose Of Idiot

32 Frankie Laine 92 Singer

33 Gerald Ford 92 ex US President

34 Jake Lamotta 84 Boxer

35 Michael Foot 92 Failed Politician

36 Tony Martin 92 Crooner

37 Jane Wyman 91 Actress

38 Dead 20/7/05 James Doohan 85 Trekkie Engineer :ghost:

39 Eli Wallach 90 The Ugly Actor

40 General Pinochet 90 Dictator

 

41 Les Paul 90 Guitar Maker

42 Olivia De Havilland 89 Actress

43 P W Botha 89 ex Dictator

44 Walter Cronkite 89 Journalist

45 Herbert Lom 88 Actor

46 Betty Ford 89 Clinician

47 Kurt Waldheim 87 Nazi

48 Peter O'Sullevan 87 Talkie Horsey

49 Fidel Castro 79 Anti-American

50 Jerry Lewis 79 Comedian

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Recognise anyone ... ?

Yourself maybe ?

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Please bear in mind that all rants will be assessed by Mr. Magere Heins magnificent 'Deathlist Rant Index'

 

 

 

RFC 616 - The DeathList Rant Index

 

 

DeathList Technical Working Group

Request for Comments: 616

Version: 1.03

Date: 24 October 2005

 

A Standard for the rating of rants, posted on DeathList Forum

 

Status of this Memo

 

This memo describes a method for the rating of rants on DeathList Forum and its subfora. Readers' comments are invited, either by posting them, or by PM'ing the author.

 

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

 

 

Overview

 

Rants, defined here as posts written with the purpose of venting anger, are regularly posted on DeathList Forum and its subfora. The quality of those rants varies greatly. The DeathList Rant Index (DLRI) is proposed as a tool for rating a rant.

 

 

General principles

 

To be a rant, a post must communicate anger about posts published on DeathList Forum or Deathlist as a whole. A post containing just random characters cannot be a rant. On the other hand, a well-reasoned criticism, written in immaculate English, can be, even if it is not recognised immediately. Normally, a rant will be written in anger, a mood in which the writer easily makes mistakes. These mistakes come in the following categories:

Content

Language and formatting

Stupidity

Scoring

 

Scoring starts at 0. For each of the listed elements a post is awarded one point if it is present in the post. All points are added and the total divided by the number of elements listed and multiplied by 100 and finally rounded to the nearest whole number. When an element is present more than once, this will not result in more points.

 

All possible DLRI values lie between 0 and 100. To count as a rant an index value of at least 10 is needed.

 

For scoring purposes the name of the ranter, the topic and the topic description are considered part of the post. Signatures are not considered part of the post.

 

 

Scoring elements

 

Here follows a list of DLRI scoring elements.

Content

The post states that the members of DeathList.net are sick. This includes any presumed diagnosis of physical or mental disease.

The post states that a relative or friend of the writer died recently.

The post states that a living relative or friend of the writer suffers from cancer or some other terminal disease.

If the post is written in a topic about a person, living or dead, the post states or infers that the subject is above criticism.

The post states or infers that the poster is morally or intellectually superior to the members of DeathList.net.

The post contains one or more obscenities.

The post states or infers a wish of a painful or imminent death on the members of DeathList.net.

The post states or infers a wish that the members of DeathList.net go to hell.

Language and formatting

Bad grammar, spelling, interpuction or formatting do not automatically form a DLRI scoring element. Posts in languages other than English cannot be scored for these elements.

The post contains five or more misspelt words. Obvious typos do not count as spelling mistakes, nor do accepted spelling variants.

The post contains two or more grammatical errors.

The post contains one or more instances of misuse of "there / their / they're / there're".

The post contains one or more instances of misuse of "your / you're".

The post contains one or more instances of "alot" instead of "a lot".

The post contains one or more instances of the pronoun "I" in lower case.

The post contains five or more instances of bad interpunction and capitalisation.

The post contains three or more instances of a multisyllabic word written in ALL CAPS.

The post is written in one case only (lower case or capital).

The post contains one or more instances of consecutive question marks (??) or exclamation marks (!!).

The post contains l33t5PE@K or AOLese.

The posts speaks about the poster in the third person

Stupidity

While all rants are stupid, not all stupid posts are rants.

The post contains one or more direct contradictions.

The post contains one or more statements that are widely agreed on to be false.

The post tries to rebut a statement that was not made in a previous post in the topic.

The post contains one or more email addresses.

The post contains one or more threats of physical violence.

As an example, let's take a recent post:

 

QUOTE

you people are sick!! Miep Gies is a brave women who risked her life to protect the Frank family!! even thinking about her dying is probably the sickest thing i have ever heard! imagine if someone was wondering if you were going to die!!! i bet you wouldn't like it! i recently had a death in my family and it wasn't the best thing in the world. we all knew he was going to die but did we ever talk about it or even cry infront of him?! NO!! I by accident came across this site and i am digusted! i had a family member who lived to 100 so saying someone isold so they will die soon is totally wrong! Miep Gies seems like she was put on this earth for a reason, to save Anne Frank's diary. just because she did her duty doesn't mean a f*****g thing! Go To Hell All Of You! >:0

 

[1] The post states that the members of DeathList.net are sick.

[1] The post states that a relative or friend of the writer died recently.

[0] The post states that a living relative or friend of the writer suffers from cancer or some other terminal disease.

[1] If the post is written in a topic about a person, living or dead, the post states or infers that the subject is above criticism.

[0] The post states or infers that the poster is morally or intellectually superior to the members of DeathList.net.

[1] The post contains one or more obscenities.

[0] The post states or infers a wish of a painful or imminent death on the members of DeathList.net.

[1] The post states or infers a wish that the members of DeathList.net to go to hell.

[1] The post contains five or more misspelt words. Obvious typos do not count as spelling mistakes, nor do accepted spelling variants.

[0] The post contains two or more grammatical errors.

[0] The post contains one or more instances of misuse of "there / their / they're / there're".

[0] The post contains one or more instances of misuse of "your/ you're".

[0] The post contains one or more instances of "alot" instead of "a lot".

[1] The post contains one or more instances of the pronoun "I" in lower case.

[1] The post contains five or more instances of bad interpunction and capitalisation.

[0] The post contains three or more instances of a multisyllabic word written in ALL CAPS.

[0] The post is written in one case only (lower case or capital).

[1] The post contains one or more instances of consecutive question marks (??) or exclamation marks (!!).

[0] The post contains l33t5PE@K or AOLese.

[0] The posts speaks about the poster in the third person

[1] The post contains one or more direct contradictions.

[1] The post contains one or more statements that are widely agreed on to be false.

[0] The post tries to rebut a statement that was not made in a previous post in the topic.

[0] The post contains one or more email addresses.

[0] The post contains one or more threats of physical violence. Warnings are considered threats.

The DLRI of this post is (11/25)*100 = 44.

 

regards,

Hein

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The 2006 List In Full :

(Ranking, Name, Age, Famousness Test)

 

1 Dead 6/01/06 Lou Rawls 71 Soul Singer (now just soul) :lol:

2 Alfredo Di Stefano 80 Football Legend

3 Ronnie Biggs 77 Brazilian Ambassador

4 Brooke Astor 104 Philanthropist

5 Charles Lane 106 Actor

6 Dead 15/05/06 Stanley Kunitz 101 Poet Laureate USA :lol:

7 Albert Hofmann 100 Creator Of LSD

8 Oscar Niemeyer 99 Architect

9 Claude Levi-Strauss 98 Scientist (Not Jeans)

10 Harold Pinter 76 Playwright

 

11 Haji Soeharto 86 Ex-President Indonesia

12 Ernest Gallo 97 Wine Maker

13 Dead 4/02/06 Al Lewis 96 Munster Grandpa :lol:

14 Patrick Moore 83 Star Astronomer

15 Joseph Barbera 95 Cartoonist (Hanna & ...)

16 Claudia 'Lady Bird' Johnson 94 Ex-First Lady USA

17 Milton Friedman 94 Economist

18 Byron Nelson 94 Golfer

19 Gerald Ford 93 Ex-President USA

20 Michael Foot 93 Failed Politician

 

21 Jane Wyman 92 Ex-Mrs. Ronald Reagan

22 Eli Wallach 91 The Ugly Actor

23 Dead 10/03/06 John Profumo 91 Indiscreet Politician :ghost:

24 Norman Wisdom 91 Gump

25 Kirk Douglas 90 Actor

26 Pieter Willem Botha 90 Ex-President South Africa

27 Dom Mintoff 90 Ex-Prime Minister Malta

28 Dead 28/03/06 Casper Weinberger 89 Politician USA :ghost:

29 Vera Lynn 89 Dover Lover

30 Abdelaziz Bouteflika 69 President Algeria

 

31 Kurt Waldheim 88 Nazi Ex-Secretary-General UN

32 Alexander Solzhenitsyn 88 Author

33 Billy Graham 88 God Botherer

34 Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay 64 Floating Like A Butterfly

35 Ingmar Bergman 88 Film Director

36 Margaret Thatcher 81 Rusting Iron Lady

37 Agostino 'Dino' De Laurentiis 88 Film Producer

38 Jerome David Salinger 87 Author

39 Claire Raynor 76 Agony / Agony Aunt

40 Jake Lamotta 85 Boxer

 

41 Mickey Rooney 86 Actor

42 Charlton Heston 82 Michael Moore's Best Friend

43 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte 91 Ex-Dictator Chile

44 Tony Curtis 81 Actor

45 Nelson Mandela 88 Free !

46 Dead 13/06/06 Charles Haughey 91 Ex-Prime Minister Ireland :ghost:

47 George Melly 80 Jazz, Man

48 Dead 24/06/06 Aaron Spelling 78 TV Producer :ghost:

49 Elizabeth Taylor 74 Serial Wife

50 Clive Dunn 84 Don't Panic !

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Just wondering, is posting in this topic any use at all anymore

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Just wondering, is posting in this topic any use at all anymore

Stop being such a dick.

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Did some fucking admin ACTUALLY go in and edit my signature???????????????????

​There is zero level of audacity around here.

Sir C

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Did some fucking admin ACTUALLY go in and edit my signature???????????????????

​There is zero level of audacity around here.

Sir C

Must have been one of those pesky mods.

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Did some fucking admin ACTUALLY go in and edit my signature???????????????????

​There is zero level of audacity around here.

Sir C

I don't think you even put a signature down there if that's what your talking about. :lol:

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On 28/01/2017 at 08:48, Paul Bearer said:

Must have been one of those pesky mods.

Don't you start to blame me :o I had no idea this sort of fun was happening and condoned from On High because I'd have been very much involved.

 

I think I've just contradicted myself there :huh:

 

Sorry, anyway Sir C. The Admin Gods messing with people's signatures really is a deathlist tradition and a badge of honour. They did it to me plenty. A LOT. Practically constantly. You've arrived :lol:

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23 hours ago, Boudicca said:

Don't you start to blame me :o I had no idea this sort of fun was happening and condoned from On High because I'd have been very much involved.

 

I think I've just contradicted myself there :huh:

 

Sorry, anyway Sir C. The Admin Gods messing with people's signatures really is a deathlist tradition and a badge of honour. They did it to me plenty. A LOT. Practically constantly. You've arrived :lol:

Do you not read dates on posts? 

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Lol at rogue date. Apparently not, Deathray :huh: And thank you for pointing it out so politely :)

 I am totally losing it. I'll give you, and MK, and Zorders, my mod login. Time for the younger and stronger members to start doing things properly. I'm fairly sure Paul DDT and DI will be absolutely fine with that and the usual "nothing could go wrong" disclaimer will apply. It'll be fantastic. Or terrible. We made Banshees Scream a mod once. It was both. 

 

 

 

 

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Admin charon, mod Deathray, you know it makes sense. :D

 

Also mod Cat for when things actually need fixed.

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I will shank you all. 

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10 hours ago, CarolAnn said:

I will shank you all. 

For those dyslexic guests looking in.

That is not what it says. :lol:

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Didn't bother updating the ranting rules while you were buried in the GDPR?

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Rant goes here.
It's become apparent that a fair number of you don't give a rat's ass about your privacy, etc etc.  The number of links I click on that take me to sources that 'install cookies if you agree' are annoying.  I know.... you just click 'agree agree agree' so that you can read this all important article/obit.  Well I don't agree.  Yes I've actually taken the time on a few occasions to click on the check boxes saying NO to all cookies etc being planted.  But that's a PITA.  Can we do better when providing links?  
SC

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No, because cookies are used by every single QO, every other major news contributor, social media, this forum, etc etc etc.

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