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I've been recently using the [and-then-i-began-to-cry](which GMan created) tag and Jeff recently has been untagging my questions. What's wrong Jeff? Do you have no feelings?

It's ok. You can cry on my shoulder. You don't have to hide the pain.

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@Jona :( sad face –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 3:33
    
I like your tags. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Apr 29 '10 at 6:44
    
@Len sniff thank sniff you. –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 6:48

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Meta is relaxed, but creating ( and using frequently ) these types of tags is simply chaotic, and will ruin what little fabric Meta maintains, IMHO. I understand and appreciate the need for fun, but the manner in which fun is appropriately incorporated must be massaged and explored - playing with tags probably isn't the best method of letting loose.

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but it's all on joke questions anyway. –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 3:34
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If you ask me, when the joke questions outnumber (or even compete with) the serious questions, we begin to see the horizon of a serious problem. Just my opinion though. –  Jonathan Sampson Apr 29 '10 at 3:36
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What was that about having fun massaging and exploring? –  user27414 Apr 29 '10 at 3:55
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@JonB Have you ever written something only to read it a minute later and think, "Oh man, somebody's going to read that differently..." :) –  Jonathan Sampson Apr 29 '10 at 3:58
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massaging? @Jon, are you offering or requesting? –  quack quixote Apr 29 '10 at 6:43
    
Where's the fun in crying? –  Ivo Flipse Apr 29 '10 at 6:50
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Drinking the victim's tears. @ivo –  random Apr 29 '10 at 7:59

Because real programmers don't cry.

They express their sorrow using infinite loops which makes the computer's CPU melt.

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@ChaCha you are evil –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 3:52
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while true; do say "I cried"; done –  Josh K Apr 29 '10 at 3:53
    
@Josh: You missed a semicolon on the last line :) –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 29 '10 at 4:15
    
@George: Actually it works with or without the semicolon. ;) –  Josh K Apr 29 '10 at 4:32
    
@Josh: In what language? jQuery?!? –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 29 '10 at 4:47
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@George jQuery isn't a language, it is a library. –  Tyler Carter Apr 29 '10 at 4:51
    
@Cha @Geo it is for this reason people should not use memes they do not understand :) –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 5:13
    
@Earlz: Who doesn't understand? –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Apr 29 '10 at 5:39
    
@George if you have to ask.... lol –  Earlz Apr 29 '10 at 5:47
    
@Josh - Real programmers write ++++++++++[>>++++++++++<<-]>>[->+>+>+>+>+<<<<<]<<++++++++++[>+++++++>+++>>+>>>>‌​+<<<<<<<<-]>+++>++>->++++>+++++>+<<<<<[.>.>.>.>.>.>.>.<<<<<<<]. And they write it correctly the first time. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Apr 29 '10 at 6:16
    
...unlike I did. Change ++++++++++[>>++++++++++<<-]>> to >++++++++++[>++++++++++<-]> to shave a few characters and cycles. –  Super Long Names are Hilarious Apr 29 '10 at 6:22
    
@Josh, ; right after true is a bug. do say won't be executed :) –  Nick Dandoulakis Apr 29 '10 at 7:24
    
@Nick, @All: I'm not sure what you're talking about, but it works in bash.... so yeah.... –  Josh K Apr 29 '10 at 13:10

Because multiple uses of the tag without matching [In-The-End-I-Decided-It-Was-Futile] tags creates Tear-Overflow errors and floods the servers.

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