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  1. Dumnonia
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    21 May '13 18:59
    So your sat at home thinking up more pointless crappy word assosiation threads to polute the RHP forums with. What else do you lot do when you finally manage to slinky yourself off of the hospital bed you've had especially moved into your front room?
  2. Dublin Ireland
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    21 May '13 19:04
    Originally posted by divegeester
    So your sat at home thinking up more pointless crappy word assosiation threads to polute the RHP forums with. What else do you lot do when you finally manage to slinky yourself off of the hospital bed you've had especially moved into your front room?
    Nurse, Nurse, NURSE!!!

    I can't reach the remote control....................................thanks.
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I don't even look at them but I do wonder what the attraction is, how people don't get bored of such a mindless repetitive activity and why there are four of them.
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    21 May '13 21:18
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    I don't even look at them but I do wonder what the attraction is, how people don't get bored of such a mindless repetitive activity and why there are four of them.
    What's that saying?...Oh ya, "to each his own".
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    21 May '13 21:36
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees

    What's that saying?...Oh ya, "to each his own".
    Absolutely: "Suum Cuique" in the Latin means, "To each his own" or "To each its own is beautiful". Though the following site definitions are historically accurate, internet public forums have obviously changed to meet many new demands.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/forum
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    22 May '13 11:39
    Hope you find employment soon cuz it sounds as though you're getting depressed on the dole.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 May '13 16:001 edit
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    I don't even look at them but I do wonder what the attraction is, how people don't get bored of such a mindless repetitive activity and why there are four of them.
    The Word Association Game has been with us for years. It's nothing more or less than a harmless
    diversion for like-minded souls with a few minutes to spare between chess moves. WAG is not boring
    and repetitive -- any more than 365 sunrises every year are boring and repetitive. Mental exercise
    is never a bad idea under any circumstances. Thinking "outside the box" is a plus.

    Two of the copycat games, the A-Z and the Z-A, were created by Phlabibit and Red Night, respectively,
    as attempts to ridicule and stymie the original WAG. Obviously, their nefarious plans backfired.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    22 May '13 16:472 edits
    Originally posted by HandyAndy

    The Word Association Game has been with us for years. It's nothing more or less than a harmless
    diversion for like-minded souls with a few minutes to spare between chess moves. WAG is not boring
    and repetitive -- any more than 365 sunrises every year are boring and repetitive. Mental exercise
    is never a bad idea under any circumstances. Thinki
    as attempts to ridicule and stymie the original WAG. Obviously, their nefarious plans backfired.
    "Word Association Psychology"

    "It is believed by some that this game can reveal something of a person's subconscious mind (as it shows what things they associate together), however some are skeptical of how effective such a technique could be in psychology. However, more often than not, most of the fun of the game comes from observing the erratic links between words, where the amusement comes from wondering how someone else's mind managed to make such an association.

    "Often, the game's goal is to compare the first and final word, to see if they relate, or to see how different they are, or also to see how many words are repeated. Likewise, players often review the list of words to see the pathways of associations that go from beginning to end. Certain popular psychologists like Derren Brown have shown an ability to predict people's word associations, and some suggest that humans actually find it very difficult to disassociate words such that they become more predictable when told to do so. For instance, the aforementioned Derren Brown once predicted two words in a sequence of "disassociated" words made by a professional psychologist (after failing twice). Notably, the man disassociated the word "school" with "tie", where the actual association is quite clear.

    "Word association has been used by market researchers to ensure the proper message is conveyed by names or adjectives used in promoting a company's products. For example, James Vicary, working in the |1950s,| tested the word 'lagered' for a brewing company. While about a third of his subjects associated the word with beer, another third associated it with tiredness, dizzyness and so forth. As a result of the study, Vicary's client decided not to use the word.

    "In the early years of psychology, many doctors noted that patients exhibited behavior that they were not in control of. Some part of the personality seemed to have an influence on that person's behavior that was not in his/her conscious control. This part was, by function, unconscious, and became so named the Unconscious. Carl Jung theorized that people connect ideas, feelings, experiences and information by way of associations.....that ideas and experiences are linked, or grouped, in the unconscious in such a manner as to exert influence over the individual’s behavior. These groupings he named Complexes.

    "The quest for the early analysts was how to access and free the contents of the unconscious. Early methods of this treatment included hypnosis, dream analysis, and word association. || Word association research started as a psychological science with Darwin's cousin, Sir Francis Galton,|| who thought that there might be a link between a person's I.Q. (intelligence quotient) and word associations. A typical association is such: if I say "cat", you might say "dog". This indicates that you associate dog with cat, a common association. A common "association test" would be list of trigger words that the person being tested would respond to as quickly as possible. Often these responses were timed, and it became obvious that certain words could cause a considerable delay in the individual's response.

    "Sir Francis was unable to find a direct link between intelligence and word association, however Jung became curious about the time delay that occurred in responding to certain words. Jung theorized that the delay between stimulus and response indicated some sort of block in self-expression. One type of block might be that too many possible answers rush to the surface and create a sort-of expression log-jam, and that one is unable to answer until one sorts out all the possible answers. Another possibility is that the individual feels “uncomfortable” with the response, or that the response is “inappropriate”, thus they resist expressing the answer. This resistance to answer is part of the phenomenon that Freud described as repression."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_Association

    Note: These Studies Definitely Support Andy's Own Conclusions. (gb)
  9. SubscriberKewpie
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    23 May '13 01:41
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Two of the copycat games, the A-Z and the Z-A, were created by Phlabibit and Red Night, respectively,
    as attempts to ridicule and stymie the original WAG. Obviously, their nefarious plans backfired.
    Interesting that the creators or all three Word Association Game threads appear to have disappeared, or at the very least lost interest in their offspring.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '13 02:041 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    Interesting that the creators or all three Word Association Game threads appear to have disappeared, or at the very least lost interest in their offspring.
    Noticed the coincidence, too. Only possibilities I've been able to think of are loss of interest in chess; personality conflicts; and terminal illness. Mathurine left after saying a sad farewell. Blackkamp, Hopscotch, Catfodtim, Ducer and Phlabibit disappeared without a public word. Let's hope their situations will improve; these forums are diminished without them.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 May '13 02:46
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Noticed the coincidence, too. Only possibilities I've been able to think of are loss of interest in chess; personality conflicts; and terminal illness. Mathurine left after saying a sad farewell. Blackkamp, Hopscotch, Catfodtim, Ducer and Phlabibit disappeared without a public word. Let's hope their situations will improve; these forums are diminished without them.
    They had something in common, Bobby. All of them had your number.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '13 07:17
    Originally posted by HandyAndy

    They had something in common, Bobby. All of them had your number.
    All individuals of good will, with eclectic tastes and unique styles.
    None was ever given to thinking by the numbers on one page.
  13. Dumnonia
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    25 May '13 08:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Blackkamp, Hopscotch, Catfodtim, Ducer and Phlabibit disappeared without a public word.
    People stop posting for a variety of reasons. Most who make a drama about it do it for only one.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 May '13 11:54
    Originally posted by divegeester

    People stop posting for a variety of reasons. Most who make a drama about it do it for only one.
    "Only possibilities I've been able to think of are loss of interest in chess; personality conflicts; and terminal illness"; banned from the site and death. What other relevant reasons are you aware of that Russ or the rest of us should know? No need to be timid or to tease without purpose or provocative without a predicate. Please speak up. Thanks for the thread. (gb)
  15. Wat?
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    25 May '13 13:411 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Word Association Psychology"

    "It is believed by some that this game can reveal something of a person's subconscious mind (as it shows what things they associate together), however some are skeptical of how effective such a technique could be in psychology. However, more often than not, most of the fun of the game comes from observing the e These Studies Definitely Support Andy's Own Conclusions. (gb)
    Altruism, by your post I respond to, summons my questioning of the motivational processes for your post relative to psychology; which, by the way, is largely inaccurate to the most degree; and demonstrates your pro-social behaviour as a defence mechanism against your own aggressive nature.

    Semi-somnambulism is demonstrating itself in your apparent continued state of believing you are awake: 'the automated approach' - if I may simplify, dictated in your continued apparent automatisms which are primarily indicated in your sub-concious self...... indicative, and independent of, your 'automated writing'.

    -m.
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