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sarcasm font

An additional markdown to denote that a message is sarcastic. For example a section could be surrounded in dual question marks.
??Good game guys??
That portion of the message would then be printed in comic sans.
This would allow for much clearer communication of sarcasm over the written medium and reduce miscommunication. Similar to the way twitch uses kappa to denote sarcasm this would give discord a bit of it's own language that does not translate poorly to the outside world.

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  • SiilkSiilk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lime green bold comic sans is the only true sarcasm font. And yes, discord needs that badly.

  • SireSire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    for the system to recognize a sarcastic statement without input from the poster would be a rather large issue. many online translators miss slang terms, they also do not differentiate between normal text and sarcastic text. so have this as an automatic function is very likely not to work well.

    so although this idea does have merit, it would likely need to adapt to that likely fact. sarcasm is as it is used, can be for nasty or pleasant outcome. if pleasant it can be very funny and we some times can not adjust and idea or discard it because it maybe used for a nasty purpose.

    so this idea likely needs some way to the sarcasm to be picked out by the system such as /s as wundrweapon pointed out...but should be at the beginning. this /s {or other symbol} would tell the system that the following text is sarcasm and should then be automatically handled as such.

    i have seen many arguments in a game i play start solely due to the fact some sarcasm is missed in a text form. this idea would effectively reduce that effect.

  • 見鳥見鳥 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    people usually just use "/s" at the end of their sarcastic remark and everyone's happy

  • steelsmitersteelsmiter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like a /sarcasm command that opened up a dialogue box with the following
    Literal message: Thing you said
    Intended meaning: some bullshit.

  • DanBennettDanBennett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You denote a sarcastic message already by typing it in italics. E.g. "Well that was a *good game*..." is obviously sarcacstic (words surrounded by astrix are italic).

    There's no other way to do this with Markdown. And changing the font based on text isn't a good idea and can be abused or get quite buggy.

  • ELRinleyELRinley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Code - Alt-codes aren't gonna get widespread use no matter how much you spread the word. Try for a hardware solution to that, I'd like to see some ideas because I'm sick of these limited-ass boards we're stuck with.

    All in all, Markdown is about the only way any kind of sarcasm marker is gonna wind up seeing widespread adoption.

  • ELRinleyELRinley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ^stashy - it isn't that I need to give visual aid for most people to recognize my sarcasm, it's mainly for people who don't register sarcasm, especially through text. In that case, there's nothing you can do but try to make it clearer.

  • wundrweaponwundrweapon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea, but for now, just end your statement with "/s" as that effectively means "end of sarcastic comment"

  • FlamingFlowairFlamingFlowair commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good idea, but it should come with the ability to switch it on permanently.
    The irony mark could be good too !

  • ^stashy^stashy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you need to give visual aid that you are sarcastic, please do not use sarcasm. Ever.

  • Kuro UsagiKuro Usagi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    horrible idea for lazy people. use /s or don't be sarcastic when you can't pull it off without explaining the joke

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