Thread: Retrojunk Articles: Superbe-Passé

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    A few days ago, forum moderator Vkimo had this to say about the word 'retro':

    "We need to find a different word to classify time periods in regards to nostalgia. Based on the definition, it's anything even ressembling the past. So by that logic, the TV show the Goldberg's is retro even though it's currently in production. Those funky throwback shirts at Target are retro too. But we shouldn't necessarily be representing that on the site. I think."

    I've come up with a solution. Superbe-Passé. These two words are French and translate into English as "great past". It could refer to items that are suitable for RetroJunk articles as they aren't simply in the "past" but in the "great/greater past". People can make up their own minds about whether the qualifications of Superbe-Passé require a significant fashion change or a minimum time vintage of a decade or two. But I do think that it is better than simply "retro" and the fact that it is French gives the phrase some pizzazz. What do others think?
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      Is nobody going to reply to this?
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        Quote by CareBearCheer
        Is nobody going to reply to this?


        There aren't that many users left on this site so some threads don't get any love.
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          So you want the site name to change?
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            Quote by randomuser2349
            So you want the site name to change?


            All I am saying is that if people like Vkimo wanta clearer definition of "old" then finding an alternative phrase to "retro" wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea. For example if you search "retro 2013" on ebay, you can find some old things, but even some new things that don't even represent a clear "throwback". As Vkimo said, definitions of retro imply that 2013 is a retro year. The term has been used and abused so badly that if you want to keep true to the idea of "old" things on this website, a fresh term would be needed to replace the stale "retro".
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              Yes, I see what you're getting at here but words like "retro" get the pile-on treatment because it sounds good to say and it looks good to the eye. Never mind the fact that it gets used for everything, applicable or not.
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                Quote by eddstarr88
                Yes, I see what you're getting at here but words like "retro" get the pile-on treatment because it sounds good to say and it looks good to the eye. Never mind the fact that it gets used for everything, applicable or not.


                Retro may sound good to say and all, but the fact that it is used so often means that this website piles on articles about 2003, 2005 etc. that just go to the back page. By the technical definition of retro, I could write an article about last week.
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                  Changing the site's name is the LAST thing it needs at the moment, from an administrative perspective. You would be just throwing away all the links, page rank, and search engine authority in one fell swoop. Sure, you could change the name, but not the web address, but how dumb would that look to a newcomer?
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                    Quote by Ghost
                    Changing the site's name is the LAST thing it needs at the moment, from an administrative perspective. You would be just throwing away all the links, page rank, and search engine authority in one fell swoop. Sure, you could change the name, but not the web address, but how dumb would that look to a newcomer?


                    You don't have to change the name on the site, but it could be a term you use. For example, if someone posts an article about 2006 you could say

                    "It's technically in the past but it's not superbe passe. Try posting an article about 1996 instead.

                    Make sense?
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                      Quote by CareBearCheer
                      By the technical definition of retro, I could write an article about last week.


                      You could, but it wouldn't be about retro things.
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                        By the technical definition of retro, I could write an article about last week.


                        You could, but it wouldn't be about retro things.


                        Actually, it could be. As Vkimo said, the technical definition of retro is anything that even resembles the past - and that is entirely the problem. Using Vkimo's example, imagine that last week Target released a t-shirt with a picture of Kurt Cobain on it. If I buy this t-shirt, it is technically retro today.
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                          How about "Certified Retro"? Certified means we establish and apply the "Retro" label based on a strict metering criteria. I call it the A.L.F principle, it's an acronym for

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                          ALF is an organization dedicated to establishing and upholding all things retro. They base all subject matter on the M.E.L.M.A.C Algorithm:

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                          As long as this is followed, you can't go wrong!
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                            Quote by vkimo
                            How about "Certified Retro"? Certified means we establish and apply the "Retro" label based on a strict metering criteria. I call it the A.L.F principle, it's an acronym for

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                            Licensed
                            Federation

                            ALF is an organization dedicated to establishing and upholding all things retro. They base all subject matter on the M.E.L.M.A.C Algorithm:

                            Must
                            Enclude
                            Legible
                            Matter
                            As
                            Canon

                            As long as this is followed, you can't go wrong!


                            You know, I like this. Let's start thinking about the criteria.
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                              Yeah I think "Superbe-Passé" stinks, I like "Retro" way better. "Certified retro" sounds cool, but I wouldn't change the name of the site.
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                                Quote by CareBearCheer


                                You know, I like this. Let's start thinking about the criteria.


                                Yeah....

                                You picked up on the sarcasm though... right?

                                RIGHT?
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                                  Quote by bklynbren
                                  Yeah I think "Superbe-Passé" stinks, I like "Retro" way better. "Certified retro" sounds cool, but I wouldn't change the name of the site.


                                  I think your username kind of stinks, but whatever.
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                                    Quote by CareBearCheer
                                    Quote by bklynbren
                                    Yeah I think "Superbe-Passé" stinks, I like "Retro" way better. "Certified retro" sounds cool, but I wouldn't change the name of the site.


                                    I think your username kind of stinks, but whatever.


                                    Lol, That's mean, your not much of a Care Bear at all...

                                    But come on, did you really think "Superbe-Passé" was a good Idea? It's sooo bad, I even tried to like, that lasted for about two minutes. I saw you mention it again in another thread, I'm like is this person serious?? "Listen everyone, I know what this site needs, a new French name! lol, and while we're at it lets all stop wearing deodorant too!!
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                                      Man I'm bored, let me see whats going on in Superbe-Passé.com lol, yeah right.
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                                        Quote by CareBearCheer
                                        if people like Vkimo wanta clearer definition of "old"

                                        Only because people like CareBearCheer keep trying to act like their opinions are facts.
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                                          Courage The Cowardly Dog is so not Superbe-Passé.
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