Do you find greentexting outside of 4chan to be acceptable? I mean obviously pic related is fucking retarded, but if they're using it to detail a story or an event or to imply something or whatever would you find it irksome?
It's definitely easier for quotes but I usually try to avoid doing that since it looks really out of place.
I do but never in long strings (I do like using > as a bullet point though). It's mostly just in things like game chats every once in a while to see if I can b8 out any other channers in the game. Who knows, what might could be friends over our shared culture? Hasn't happened yet of course but I'm holding out.
>Do you find greentexting outside of 4chan to be acceptable?
It's a quote function, you fucking mong. It predates all the way back to usenet days. It only matters when people are abusing it and making themselves look like tards in the OP. There is nothing wrong with using it for quoting or light abuse, because it wasn't made on fucking 4chan. Kill yourself.
>those people who use greentext arrows in the YouTube comment section
It's fine when used properly, as a means to indicate quotation, and I can even stretch it to being alright in some other appropriate mediums. In a 4chan-related IRC, for example, where everyone understands the usage and it doesn't leave lasting records.
Anywhere public isn't good, and you sure as fuck shouldn't write greentext stories outside of here.
The > symbol used to be used to quote people in emails and stuff. It's fine for the purpose of quoting but 4chan-style greentexting outside of 4chan is just dumb and brings me one step closer to snapping.
It's fucking retarded when you are commenting on stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with 4chan, and honestly I can't even use it just for quoting with a straight face because I realize the vast majority of people nowadays link ">" to 4chan so I try to use other means of quoting, it's not like there aren't any.
Maybe it's just that usenet was never really popular in my country so I knew ">" from here and nowhere else but I doubt it, I think most people think of you as a retard trying to emulate 4chan when you use ">" outside here.
No. (Using > in quotes is a different thing and acceptable in newsgroups, emails, old-style forums, Usenet, etc. because that's older than 4chan.)
"That would be implying..."
could be replaced with
"As if X was/were/[insert any other suitable verb or phrase here]..."
"That's a funny name. It reminds me of..."