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#421

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:15 PM

might be a reference

probably indicating


I think that's your answer right there ;)

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#422

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

 

might be a reference

probably indicating


I think that's your answer right there ;)

 

I thought it's copyright infringement like i shouldn't have mentioned ".xls extension" and "Microsoft Office Excel"


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#423

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:24 PM Edited by Monkeypolice188, 15 March 2017 - 07:27 PM.

They deleted a contribution in gta wikia i made and idk why, it was in the XLS article and here it is:

Spoiler


What relevance does a Microsoft Office programme have to a luxury 4-door SUV in GTA? And how does it indicate superiority? Considering "XL" has synonyms with extra-large in cars, XS can refer to extra small or generally just excess, LS can refer to luxury sport, I'd say its just a mashup of car terms, or just a careless attempt at classifying a car.

There's a whole debate on what XLS stands for, because its used as a model name for numerous cars. http://www.toyotanat...-xls-stand.html

Seriously, people complain about having their content removed, but when a piece of information includes "probably", "possibly" or "maybe a reference", it should either be SERIOUSLY thought about, CITED, or just removed.
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#424

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:26 PM Edited by universetwisters, 15 March 2017 - 07:26 PM.

tbqh if I saw that as a "reference", I'd delete it immediately and then complain about it here. That's not a reference, that's just a six degrees of separation-esque line of drivel.

 

That's like saying "The SUV is a reference to the Dilbert comics because the Legendary Motorsport description mentions board meetings and Dilbert goes to board meetings in comics" or some other equally silly thing.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

tbqh if I saw that as a "reference", I'd delete it immediately and then complain about it here. That's not a reference, that's just a six degrees of separation-esque line of drivel.
 
That's like saying "The SUV is a reference to the Dilbert comics because the Legendary Motorsport description mentions board meetings and Dilbert goes to board meetings in comics" or some other equally silly thing.

An excellent way of putting it. Putting that in my content bucket. Love it. :)
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#426

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

 And how does it indicate superiority?

I searched for the verb "excel" in dictionary.com and it said: 

 

verb (used without object)excelled, excelling.

1.
to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; doextremely well:
to excel in math.
verb (used with object)excelled, excelling.
2.
to surpass; be superior to; outdo:
He excels all other poets of his day.

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#427

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

@GrudgefromSanAndreas

First I was gonna congratulate you because I thought you did that edit sarcastically, trying to mimmick them; then I was gonna disapprove of it because although funny, you shouldn't make the Wikia even worse with vandalism; then I saw you were legitimate about that edit; now I think you're challenged.
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#428

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

Now i realised i was too rash and imprecise! I should've written:

 

"The name might be a reference to the program Microsoft Office Excel and its extension ".xls". Judging by the meaning of the word "excel", the XLS is superior to other SUVs in most aspects" (i'm not sure about durability)

 

or

 

"The name might be a reference to the word "excel", meaning "to be superior to sb/sth", and the extension ".xls" used by the program Microsoft Office Excel"

 

Seems like i'm like Epimetheus lately


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#429

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

Maybe you shouldn't be trying to force a connection between a fictional vehicle and office software and do something more productive with your free time.

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#430

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:41 PM

I still don't understand how excel links to the SUV we have in-game. The car is hardly excelling.
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#431

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

Well, it's either, like Irrational said, sarcastic or rather ironic


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#432

Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:15 PM Edited by GrudgefromSanAndreas, 15 March 2017 - 09:22 PM.

Nevermind 

Monkeypolice188 you're probably right with your [post='#423']answer[/post]


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#433

Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:46 AM

A long time ago, someone in a different thread posted a screen pic of the beta topic with everything erased, and the words: "Guys help, I was trying to make an edit!" Or something like that. Funny as hell, but did it really happen?

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#434

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

A long time ago, someone in a different thread posted a screen pic of the beta topic with everything erased, and the words: "Guys help, I was trying to make an edit!" Or something like that. Funny as hell, but did it really happen?


You could probably check the history for all the beta pages and see which one would fit that criteria.

Also is merely having a picture of a car on lifeinvader enough to have that car listed in an infobox?

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

How do you check the history?



Probably not.

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#436

Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

How do you check the history?

 

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