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#1 Grim Reaper

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 05:51 PM

Welcome to the new Deathlist forum

Here you can post comments about the DeathList, ask questions about DeathList, suggest candidates for next year's list or leave abusive messages (which will of course be deleted - unless they are entertaining enough!).

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#2 Grim Reaper

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 08:47 PM

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!

#3 honez

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 03:01 AM

Quote

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:
Five zombies. Four bullets. Two zombies.

#4 Stayin Alive

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 06:39 PM

Please remember: if your post is about a name on THIS YEAR'S list, please visit the 2005 Names Forum and post your message there.

Thanks.

#5 The Yeti

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:28 PM

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
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#6 The Yeti

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:35 PM

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))
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#7 The Yeti

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 12:52 AM

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
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#8 The Yeti

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 06:56 PM

Recognise anyone ... ?
Yourself maybe ?
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

#9 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:08 PM

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:

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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
Pardon me but I got to run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here

Excuse me while I disappear

#10 The Yeti

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:45 AM

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 !
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.




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