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chadd17
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!rant is a logic operator, right? As in NOT rant. So why do I so often see them on actual rants?
And for that matter, who cares? If there's a [Read More] tag, you'll click if you want, regardless.
Why is this a thing?

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  • 12
    People saw them and thought it was like a hashtag type thing where you're specifying it's a rant by preceding the content type with a bang.

    Those people were wrong.
  • 0
    I think !rant is a kind of a meme. It spread fast while losing some of its value
  • 2
    There are a lot of bad/non-devs on here it seems
  • 0
    import random
    i = random.randint( 1, 2 )
    if ( i == 1):
    print( "Rant" )
    else:
    print( "not( Rant )" )
  • 4
    I instinctively opened this when I saw "[Read more]"...
  • 5
    this is ironic because yours starts with !rant but yours is a rant about !rant
  • 1
    not to mention the next rant uses it correctly
  • 0
    @Justananon not so sure, I looked at it that way at first. Without context there's not enough information to say the bang represents not.
  • 3
    We're working on adding post types to help organize and filter better: rants, questions, jokes/memes, collabs, other
  • 0
    Maybe for a rant it should be a shebang.

    #!rant
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