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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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Elvin's Darkside
posted February 14, 2018 09:48 PM

fred79 said:
heh. ghost thinks all sjw's are gay.


what you mean to tell me they're not?
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Stevie
Stevie


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posted February 14, 2018 10:29 PM

artu said:
But it is still you that promotes to the rank, so "I promoted to" is used and correct, you can Google it in quotation marks and see official usage if you like.


Wrong again.
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Celfious
Celfious


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The highest shadow.
posted February 14, 2018 10:36 PM

Fred you're banned

Stop posting lol jk
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artu
artu


Promising
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted February 15, 2018 02:43 AM

Stevie said:
artu said:
But it is still you that promotes to the rank, so "I promoted to" is used and correct, you can Google it in quotation marks and see official usage if you like.


Wrong again.

You're such a post-truth creature again.

Ta-da

promote

verb (transitive)
1.
to further or encourage the progress or existence of
2.
to raise to a higher rank, status, degree, etc

3.
to advance (a pupil or student) to a higher course, class, etc

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Stevie
Stevie


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posted February 15, 2018 02:52 AM
Edited by Stevie at 02:59, 15 Feb 2018.

Not wasting my breath. I know you're wrong.

artu said:
Ta-da


Hahahaha.



Granite is less dense.
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artu
artu


Promising
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted February 15, 2018 03:05 AM
Edited by artu at 03:13, 15 Feb 2018.

Yes, the dictionary, thousands of examples from Google, even the editors of New York Times are all wrong:

Baldwin, later promoted to sergeant, was killed at the Battle of Stones River on Dec. 31, 1862.

It's not that you can never admit when proven wrong. If the object of the sentence is the rank itself, it's legit to use "subject promotes to object."

Harry promoted John. John got/was promoted. John promoted to chief assistant.

What is actually dense is replying as if I'm claiming "I was promoted" is wrong, both are correct.
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fred79
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posted February 15, 2018 03:16 AM

Kipshasz said:
fred79 said:
heh. ghost thinks all sjw's are gay.


what you mean to tell me they're not?


of course not. most of them are straight. aren't most people straight? therefore, most sjw's are straight. it's simple logic. i think.

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Stevie
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posted February 15, 2018 03:30 AM
Edited by Stevie at 03:32, 15 Feb 2018.

artu said:
Yes, the dictionary, thousands of examples from Google, even the editors of New York Times are all wrong:

Baldwin, later promoted to sergeant, was killed at the Battle of Stones River on Dec. 31, 1862.


Baldwin, (who was) later promoted to sergeant (by a superior), was killed at the Battle of Stones River on Dec. 31, 1862.

What's in the parenthesis is implied. It's called a posthumous promotion, where to deceased is being promoted, not promoting himself to a rank. That's a bad usage of the verb that even common sense would flag right away, he couldn't "promote" since he's dead.

artu said:
If the object of the sentence is the rank itself, it's legit to use "subject promotes to object."


You can never "promote" to a rank, you "are promoted".

artu said:
Harry promoted John. John got/was promoted. John promoted to chief assistant.


Last one's not a correct usage of the verb.

artu said:
What is actually dense is replying as if I'm claiming "I was promoted" is wrong, both are correct.


You're dense for not realizing that Google is correcting your own example to proper forms.

Anything else?
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artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted February 15, 2018 04:02 AM
Edited by artu at 08:15, 15 Feb 2018.

Baldwin, first promoted to sergeant, and then he was killed. Google is not "correcting" anything, it is autofilling the more common usage. I already copy-pasted the dictionary, the verb promote defines both the act of promoting someone else (3rd meaning) AND the act of raising to a higher rank. Anybody with common sense would have got that comparing the two meanings. There are countless examples, if you dont only read the autofill but actually go ahead and click on the thousands of results for "I promoted to" you can simply read them, instead of beating a dead horse. Now, either you are wrong or those hundreds of examples which includes books, professional articles, blogs by native speakers are wrong, which one do you think is the case?

Not to mention, it's not always someone else who promotes you, especially if you use the verb as a figure of speech. Nobody promoted poly to batcrap crazy, poly promoted to batcrap crazy. You play a computer game, you are a knight and then you promote to paladin. In chess, a pawn promotes to a more valuable piece if it reaches the other end of the board, etc: When a pawn reaches the opposite side of the board, it promotes. from Rules of Chess. Notice how it doesn't say "it gets promoted."

In short, there are literally countless examples with the template "X promoted to -insert rank-" The dictionary article supports the usage. You just assume it's wrong because "to get or to be promoted" is more common than the first one and you are not used to it:

I was a Children's Librarian for six months before I promoted to Community Library Manager.

https://www.martawiggins.com/about

I have worked for Target as an Executive Team Leader since graduating from St. Cloud State University in 2008. I have background in Assets Protection, Logistics, and Human Resources. I promoted to Store Team Leader in 2012 and have been able to continue my passion of recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-fitzgerald-86694873

...... right after I promoted to Ranger.

http://www.texasranger.org/E-Books/Oralb%20History%20-%20Weathers,%20Carl.pdf

I hope to promote to Advanced Unit Leader by the end of the year, and my income will increase even more!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf72151872.tip.html

United States Air Force Military Officer Resume Example: In eleven years of military service I promoted to E-6, Technical Sergeant

https://www.livecareer.com/resume-search/r/military-officer-81824065

Hello everyone, I am in the process of obtaining a direct commission as a nurse in the Army Reserve. ... I promoted to O-2 ten months earlier than my peers who started at the same time.

http://allnurses.com/government-military-nursing/army-reserve-rank-1109253.html

I promoted to SGT on 1 Nov 2010. I had maxed out my military education, civilian education, deployment time

http://community.armystudyguide.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/9731043041/m/7597044026

On the day I promoted to technical sergeant, I looked out into the crowd and saw only strangers. What should have been one of the proudest moments of my life was empty without my children.

http://www.ramstein.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/726895/the-devil-inside-interrupted/
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Tsar-ivor
Tsar-ivor


Promising
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Soli deo gloria
posted February 15, 2018 11:29 AM

I can hear the sound of German jackboots, wrap this shenanigan up before we have to repell a grammar nazi invasion.
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fred79
fred79


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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 15, 2018 01:05 PM

are you actually attempting to explain my own joke to me? lol.

dude, the "", should have given it away.

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fred79
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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 15, 2018 01:11 PM

i'll fight you. should be easy, you being a peaceful mediator-type and all. btw, you STILL have an hcm you haven't opened yet.

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fred79
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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 15, 2018 04:10 PM
Edited by fred79 at 03:36, 16 Feb 2018.

hey, panda's back! where ya been, you muscley muscle man?




panda ignored me. bad panda, no bamboo for you.









that's all from me for tonight, ladies. i'll leave ya'll to it.
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Celfious
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The highest shadow.
posted February 16, 2018 05:44 AM
Edited by Celfious at 05:47, 16 Feb 2018.

Does anyone have Mikey Cyrus number


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fred79
fred79


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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 16, 2018 05:48 AM

anyone else pissed because google removed their "view image" option? this really puts a damper on my object/texture collecting for my patch.

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Dies_Irae
Dies_Irae


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Careful, I'm contagious!
posted February 16, 2018 10:15 AM

fred79 said:
anyone else pissed because google removed their "view image" option? this really puts a damper on my object/texture collecting for my patch.


It's only a minor setback. You can just go the page, then right-click on the image to select the option to view the image in a seperate tab. Same result, but with an extra step instead of a shortcut.
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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 16, 2018 12:42 PM

every single workaround that people have discussed, doesn't work for me. the "view image" tab was the only thing that worked for me.

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artu
artu


Promising
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted February 16, 2018 03:37 PM

We're being hacked or something, users with non-sensical names, they are all members since 1970 and from "disgraceful."
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fred79
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SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted February 16, 2018 03:41 PM

that's what i was thinking.

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Drakon-Deus
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posted February 16, 2018 03:43 PM

fred, I told you it would come to this. I was right. The bots are taking over!

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