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If this rule is unclear, I can enumerate this rule down to a more granular level:
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Thank you. Thank you so much.
  
I have been wondering, would it be possible to start a thread full of Aristocrats jokes? I have been very hesitant to start it since the whole goal of the jokes is to be as creatively obscene as possible.
  
I suggest not doing it.
  
I think I love you.
  
I think I've turned gay for you.

Go for it.
  
These all make sense, though I am slightly disappointed that the lovey dovey thread got locked. It was kind of nice to have a place to gush without anyone yelling at you, since it was clearly labeled and you didn't have to click it if you didn't want to.
  
Agreed.
  
I love the humour in the rules, it is one of the things that make this site so amazing.
  
Amgirl: It is better to restrict that excessive "lovey dovey" jumbo out of the Forum than to have it spill everywhere - again.
  
I thought that was the point of the thread, to have it there and no where else.
  
It didn't work before and it wasn't working now.
  
Frankly, I thought it worked a bit better than "not at all".
  
I don't.
  
You wouldn't.
  
With multi-user messaging, why would you still need a lovey-dovey thread?
  
To broadcast, of course.
  
It doesn't count unless people know it!
  
*shrug*
Sometimes you just like being sweet and it's nice to know you have somewhere to put it without getting mocked or made fun of.
And not everyone has the partner on this site.
  
People have partners on this site?
  
A few of us.
  
Real partners or internet partners?
  
It's still real either way, but a couple of the couples met online, if that's what you mean.
  
I guess.
  
I think there are only three interforum relationships as of right now.
  
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