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F. Randall "Randy" Farmer has been creating online community systems for over 30 years, and has co-invented many of the basic structures for both virtual worlds and social software. His accomplishments include numerous industry firsts (such as the first virtual world, the first avatars, and the first online marketplace). Randy worked as the community strategic analyst for Yahoo!, advising Yahoo properties on construction of their online communities. Randy was the principal designer of Yahoo's global reputation platform and the reputation models that were deployed on it.

Mar
22
awarded  Scholar
Mar
22
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
I decided not to use the phrase, as suggested by many of you. Thank you all for the helpful feedback. But, this very post will appear in the background of a video made at the conference! I will post a link when it is up. Thank you again!
Mar
22
accepted Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
Mar
15
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
"Ansehen? Ich geb' dir was zum Ansehen!" feels right (in english, at least.) I'm trying to show how people-reputation (we call it Karma) on the web can engender strong offense, professional and personal.
Mar
15
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
Thanks for the bounty, Takkat!
Mar
15
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
Hmm. I like the ironic phrasing (though I am not at all German) - my topic is reputation systems, so what would be the correct form of "Ansehen? Ich geb dir gleich Ansehen!" [Apologies, I used translate.google to get something that looks like Reputation in and out.
Mar
13
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
+1 Delightful response!
Mar
10
comment Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
The slang phrase has many grammatical errors - and as such suggests an unsophisticated speaker. It is likely he took offense at a comment that insulted his intelligence. A polite form of the expression would be "The words you spoke are an insult, sir! Prepare for fisticuffs." But, I'm not interested in the formal version, but something that reflects the easy offense by someone lacking cultural sophistication.
Mar
10
awarded  Supporter
Mar
10
awarded  Student
Mar
10
asked Is there a colloquial/slang equivalent of “'them's fight'n words” in German?
Mar
10
awarded  Autobiographer