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Author Topic: What is a mouser? What does it mean to mouser someone?  (Read 15116 times)
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« on: August 15, 2008, 10:32:21 AM »

As many of our users are aware, DonationCoder.com has an IRC channel which allows users to chat in realtime with one another. Well, in this channel, we have developed a term which we wanted the entire community to become familiar with. This term is mouser (Verb). The definition of mouser is "To purposely leave a conversation, or gathering, without notice or intent of returning for at least a 2 hour period". An example of it's usage is "Man, that guy just mousered me.". Well, our administrator, mouser, is the founder and originator of this term. Mouser's personality often times finds him leaving a conversation, much like someone with ADD, for a random task such as fixing his air conditioner, getting dental work performed, or upgrading his homemade Book Case.

So, if you happen to stop by the channel, or have been "mousered" yourself, please post here and let us know!
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 10:47:37 AM »

You should update this page with the new term  cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 10:48:11 AM »

Hah! Good idea! When I get back from lunch I will do so!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 11:00:18 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 11:02:54 AM »

It should be noted i did not originate this term, DC Member KenR did, and i tried valiantly and unsuccessfully to keep it from entering the lexicon.

It should also be noted that i get accused of mousering someone after as little as a 30 second delay in responding! quite unfair i say.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 11:19:25 AM »

I'll have to update my Dynamic Apathy Seminar to include the term "mousering."

Or I would, but what's the point? Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 11:56:37 AM »

mouser: Actually, I originated it and Ken helped spread it smiley

BTW, I am updating wikipedia now with a link to this topic.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 12:56:57 PM »

I've been mousered!

Though I think 2 hours isn't an uncommon amount of time for mouser to just disappear in the middle of a conversation, I think I'd consider myself mousered if just 10-20 minutes passed without so much as a "brb" or "bbl."
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 01:20:36 PM »

Mouser, I hope you take it all in good fun. What good is having a benevolent dictator if he can't take a cream pie or two for lulz?
We love ya Dude!!

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Dude?

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Mouser?

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 01:24:09 PM »

of course -- we're just playing around -- it takes a lot more than that to upset me smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 01:43:15 PM »

Like joking about his lack of air conditioning skills.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 02:11:57 PM »

 lol I love this post!

Yes, mouser has been known to vanish, IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONVERSATION with NO WARNING, for 8 hours or longer. And then, when he finally makes it back and you ask wtf happened, he'll say "oh, I went to bed, I guess I should have said something."  cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 07:03:36 PM »

I think mouser needs a script to set up a message when he's not at the computer for some time Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 07:38:52 PM »

Okay, so I was the only one who thought it was a cat that was good at hunting mice...

*Sigh*
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 07:46:12 PM »

Okay, so I was the only one who thought it was a cat that was good at hunting mice...

*Sigh*

That's the noun, not the verb. Wink
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2008, 08:59:44 PM »

Okay, so I was the only one who thought it was a cat that was good at hunting mice...

*Sigh*

That's the noun, not the verb. Wink

Part of being a cat is to have a short attention span and to be easily distracted.

I guess that's why mouser disappears in the IRC channel so often...off chasing yarn balls in the middle of a conversation.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 04:55:42 PM »

None less than Michelangelo is said to have done something like that quite often - ending encounters by walking away mid-conversation. So it may be a trait of the genius!  cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 05:10:03 PM »

Or a madman. I am tempted to believe the latter with mouser smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 09:32:50 PM »

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Or a madman. I am tempted to believe the latter with mouser

Didn't I read somewhere that it's highly correlated with faulty air conditioning?

Apparently Web Log Radar was mousered see here


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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2008, 09:01:54 AM »

I've been mousered many a times, and am quite pleased to see the term "mousered" used to describe it. I'm so frequently guilty of this practice, I'd not be surprised to see the term "al'd" or "prawned". Thankfully I'm not nearly as influential and, as such, my wandering off for cigarettes or days at a time mid-conversation goes largely unnoticed. cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2008, 09:28:22 AM »

I'd like to suggest a refinement of the definition from: 

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"To purposely leave a conversation, or gathering, without notice or intent of returning for at least a 2 hour period".

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"To leave a conversation, or gathering, without notice or intent of returning for at least a 2 hour period".

I've never gotten the impression, and mouser's comments in this thread back this up, I think, that he does this intentionally!
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008, 07:25:30 PM »

Try mentioning his progress on his school work. He will INSTANTLY leave the conversation without a word
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2008, 07:36:00 PM »

Try mentioning his progress on his school work. He will INSTANTLY leave the conversation without a word

He will INSTANTLY do a mouser (translation by Phil  smiley)
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2008, 07:39:31 PM »

hahaha, touche!
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2008, 09:01:12 PM »

Try mentioning his progress on his school work. He will INSTANTLY leave the conversation without a word

A very sensible course of action in my opinion... Is that the time?!
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