First things first ... moment's over!
(Not that I really was deluded into thinking it was going to be any longer than a moment, but still ...)
For those unfamiliar with online course delivery, this little nugget gets tossed around discussion forums like beads at Marti Gras.
Now, discussion forums are supposed to take the place of real time in-class discussions.
When was the last time you heard someone say, "Good point" during a class? Repeatedly?
But online, everyone seems to feel a compulsion to cheer lead for each other's grading.
"Good post!"'s twin on steroids, the answer that begins: "Comatose Carl, I really liked how you covered all the points [that were required ] and explained their importance to wombat care and feeding [except he didn't]."
Seriously, Skippy? Do you somehow think this sort of lame grade grubbing advocacy is going to result in a reverse back-spin lob into your grade point average? Frankly, you and Carl are having difficulty stringing together coherent sentences, never mind actually making legitimate contributions to the discussion. So, you damning with feigned praise only undermines your own credibility. But, please, do try to blind me with your saccharine and thinly veiled message that I should be wowed by CC's mediocrity.
Didn't work ... just pissed me off!