Talk:More Like

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[edit] Specific to Homestar Runner?

My impression is that this is a pretty common phrase, and not really specific to Homestar Runner. Should it have its own page? Trey56 22:26, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I think the large number of appearances shows it's a favorite comeback of TBC in their work and thus deserves to be documented. OptimisticFool 22:39, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
A large amount of appearances can also mean that it's a very common expression. I don't think there's anything very unique about saying "more like" at all, since it doesn't have the same running gag factor as Crap or Best/Worst X bucks I ever spent.-Brightstar Shiner 22:50, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I think this is another I'ma. It's a really common expression and not really that specific to H*R.It's dot com 01:34, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree with OptimisticFool. I think this is more of a mashing type article... sure it's common in certain dialects, but i know that i for one rarely hear the "more like" construct outside of the H*R universe, and that to me it seems to be used more often than normal by strong bad and others. keep — DeFender1031*Talk 01:49, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree with Dotcom. It's not really a Homestar specific phrase.-DAGRON 18:37, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
DeF: I hear the "more like" construct frequently outside the H*R BoW. When I get a chance I'll find some examples, unless someone helps me out and does it first. — It's dot com 22:14, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I think you missed my point. Yes, it is used outside of the context, but like mashing, it is a dialect thing, one which is more common in southern US apparently... that's all. — DeFender1031*Talk 22:18, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
It is a dialect thing, but I live in the northern US (Ohio) and I hear it all the time. It's used in the same way as "like" or "yeah" to emphasize something (i.e. "More like, you're acting like a two-year-old") and isn't specific to H*R. -Brightstar Shiner 23:33, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
More like I've been saying this my whole life. And I'm older than you. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:52, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I compare this to Seriously and Best/Worst X Ever. Common, but TBC use it a lot, lot, lot... and it is therefore worth documenting. Keep. OptimisticFool 23:57, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Maybe not directly related to the notability discussion, but what was your evidence that it's specific to the southern US, D? -DAGRON 15:08, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

is this discussion going on still? if so I say delete. This is a really common phrase no matter where you are. I don't think it's really notable. --Acam30 02:58, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, it's common.. and no, it's not regional.. but it's hilarious! It's a downright juvenile comeback and (forgive me for repeating myself) TBC use it a lot, lot, lot! They even give a "More Like" line to Strong Mad, who generally doesn't do comebacks.. he usually just gives a one syllable response to everything. Besides that, it genuinely seems like something Mike and Matt enjoy saying to each other as evidenced by the flag day DVD commentary. I love this recurring theme; I'll consider it a downgrade to the wiki if it gets deleted. In conclusion: MORE LIKE, YOU GET ME A DRINK! OptimisticFool 03:39, 1 June 2008 (UTC
Hmmm... I'm starting to see your point optimistic. But what you said before about Seriously and Best/Worst X Ever is alittle different. Seriously is Homestar's "catchphrase" and that's been made pretty clear.
Whoa wait scratch some of dat... I didn't even look at the article before I started writing... my bad. There are a lot more examples now aren't there... wow my mind just completely got changed. I vote for keep. I didn't realize before how much it was used. I really need to read first before I write. --Acam30 18:11, 1 June 2008 (UTC) (aka a very scatterbrained person)

Summary so far: the main argument for deleting is "This phrase is common and not unique to Homestar Runner," and Trey56, Brightstar Shiner, It's dot com, DAGRON, and Qermaq seem to hold this view. The main argument for keeping is "Yes, this phrase is common, but it appears so often (19 by my count) that it's notable." OptimisticFool, DeFender1031, and Acam30 hold this view.

Both arguments are strong, and the number of users on each side is pretty equal, so if the current status remains as is, I'd say that this article should be kept due to a lack of consensus to delete it. Trey56 16:06, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I just added another one. I now think this article should be kept based solely on the sheer number of times TBC have gone to this well, despite the fact that they didn't originate the joke. — It's dot com 16:23, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I find that argument compelling as well. I would be fine with this page staying. Trey56 16:30, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I know the argument's over now, but I see your point. While I still don't love this page, I'm fine with it staying. -Brightstar Shiner 19:19, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 2000th Article

is this the 2000th article? TheThin 22:06, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

The concept of the 2000th article is enigmatic. Different articles will settle into that role, as old ones are deleted, merged, become redirects, etc., and eventually the dust may settle and people will be so focused on the 3000th article no one will care about the 2000th. Translation: Don't obsess over this. The way articles exist, there will never be one 2000th article. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:30, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
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