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I am lost. I see a lot of posts with quotes and then simply "DIBS" posted as the reply. Would someone please explain. Yes, I am sure someone will now post a reply simply saying Dibs.

I do know the meaning of dibs as a means to lay claim of something. I do not, however, understand the context in which it is used on the forums. Thank you for any enlightenment.
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Dibs. (J/k)

Something to do with claiming the souls of new users who discuss games in the chit chat forum? I mostly ignore it, so I'm probably garbling it.
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You've wandered into the bastard step-child of BGG, namely Chit Chat. Some of us have been stuck down here for years. (They won't let us out.) When a new Soul unexpectedly shows up, we race to claim it. Kind of like a den of spiders. Only with bacon. And submarines.

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And not like anyone ever keeps track of these things...

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Let me see if this correlates correctly. Essentially, I am being called a freshman or freshmeat by some senior members?

Thanks!
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Just realized, BGG needs an app, just for Chit Chat, for soul claiming, that way we can track who owns whose souls. Of course, anybody who has posted in Chit Chat when the app is implemented should be assumed to have had their souls claimed.

The "DIBS" button appears once a person first posts in chit chat and only appears within chit chat. Once claimed, the button to claim no longer appears and you can't claim your own.
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GaMed wrote:
Let me see if this correlates correctly. Essentially, I am being called a freshman or freshmeat by some senior members?

Thanks!


:smacks lips and drools:

Ah......yes. And who are you calling a senior!!



My lawn==get off!
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Thunkd wrote:
Dibs. (J/k)

Something to do with claiming the souls of new users who discuss games in the chit chat forum? I mostly ignore it, so I'm probably garbling it.


Nice try, Bryan. This all originated some time in 2008 when a lurker posted on Chit Chat and stated something to the effect that most people avoid RSP because of the, you know, um...lack of friendliness, and Chit Chat because they eat souls over there.

After that, it didn't take long for us regulars in Chit Chat to take the ball and run with it.....and keep it up for 7 years now!

kiss
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EgorjLileli wrote:
GaMed wrote:
Let me see if this correlates correctly. Essentially, I am being called a freshman or freshmeat by some senior members?

Thanks!


:smacks lips and drools:

Ah......yes. And who are you calling a senior!!



My lawn==get off!


Presenting my correlation from the perspective of being in High school/ College, I generally mean someone who has been present longer.

If taken as something more ambiguous, that was not the intent.
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Whenever I see an abbreviation I don't understand I make something up. It still annoys me, but it also makes me laugh a bit.

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Love Dibs! I'm always tempted to get some whenever I go to 7-Eleven.

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GaMed wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
GaMed wrote:
Let me see if this correlates correctly. Essentially, I am being called a freshman or freshmeat by some senior members?

Thanks!


:smacks lips and drools:

Ah......yes. And who are you calling a senior!!



My lawn==get off!


Presenting my correlation from the perspective of being in High school/ College, I generally mean someone who has been present longer.

If taken as something more ambiguous, that was not the intent.


I'm not saying that EgorjLileli gets special discounts because of her age, but she's certainly been here a long time.
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What's the going rate for souls nowadays?
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Dibs. (J/k)

Something to do with claiming the souls of new users who discuss games in the chit chat forum? I mostly ignore it, so I'm probably garbling it.


Nice try, Bryan. This all originated some time in 2008 when a lurker posted on Chit Chat and stated something to the effect that most people avoid RSP because of the, you know, um...lack of friendliness, and Chit Chat because they eat souls over there.

After that, it didn't take long for us regulars in Chit Chat to take the ball and run with it.....and keep it up for 7 years now!

kiss


Probably should seek medical attention for that.
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Ok so what happens if a soul never gets claimed?
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bakermouse wrote:
Ok so what happens if a soul never gets claimed?


You mean like when someone slips through the cracks, and they go unnoticed for a little bit. Well that's easily fixed by applying a little bit of -- DIBS -- on the hole and the problem is fixed...

None shall escape...

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EgorjLileli wrote:
Nice try, Bryan. This all originated some time in 2008 when a lurker posted on Chit Chat and stated something to the effect that most people avoid RSP because of the, you know, um...lack of friendliness, and Chit Chat because they eat souls over there.

After that, it didn't take long for us regulars in Chit Chat to take the ball and run with it.....and keep it up for 7 years now!
kiss

You have a much better memory than me about this. I guess since us ol' timers were here before the soul claiming started our souls are safe. Of course, some people will say I had no soul to start with.
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agentkuo wrote:
Whenever I see an abbreviation I don't understand I make something up. It still annoys me, but it also makes me laugh a bit.

Don't Insult Baby Seals.


I do the same.
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J.L.Robert wrote:
Love Dibs! I'm always tempted to get some whenever I go to 7-Eleven.



I like how you think! Molto Bello!
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MABBY wrote:
GaMed wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
GaMed wrote:
Let me see if this correlates correctly. Essentially, I am being called a freshman or freshmeat by some senior members?

Thanks!


:smacks lips and drools:

Ah......yes. And who are you calling a senior!!



My lawn==get off!


Presenting my correlation from the perspective of being in High school/ College, I generally mean someone who has been present longer.

If taken as something more ambiguous, that was not the intent.


I'm not saying that EgorjLileli gets special discounts because of her age, but she's certainly been here a long time.


Hey!! Watchit, sonny!
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