You can learn more about gri's weird world of grivitiniks, grivitoutiks, windings here:http://gri.megasmf.c...x.php?topic=69.msg93
I don't pretend to understand it all. I view it like traveling to another planet and trying to learn the language.
However I will report a couple of tidbits i have learned.
Here is the basic theory of grivitiniks, grivitoutiks
which you see in gri's posts.
I think the basic motivation comes from communications involving MULTIPLE forums.
Gri talks about the problem that occurs when a user makes a post on one forum thread, linking to a post on another thread (if you dig deeper into his forum there are much more complex reasons why this happens a lot there).
Ok so say gri makes a post here above on this thread, pointing to a post in his forum.
He uses this symbol (grivitoutik):
to indiccate that to discuss this issue more, you should do it on the LINKED site (forum), not in the current thread.
If he were posting a link and wanting us to discuss it here, he would use a (grivitinik) >>.
That's just a flavor of what's going on.
>Windings< are about having people subscribe to both threads on both forums so it doesn't matter any more where you post. But i'm not sure completely how they work. There are more complicated rules to on the grivitation forum but i don' understand them all yet.
From reading a bit on grivitation i feel almost like it was created after some cosmological signularity event involving gri getting banned from smf.. my working theory is that that event caused an entire new system of grivitation to be created.
The following thread MIGHT be a clue as to the origins but i am not sure.
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