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November 23, 2006 5:22 AM   Subscribe

How's my niceness? Log on to... Apparently - there is not enough 'nice' in the world (not this nice, or this one) - but the generic 'nice', when someone just does something nice. These guys (shocking website - but anyway, I'm being nice), are trying to do something about it. Its fairly simple - their 'nice team' will roam around and give out tokens to people that they see being generous, polite, courteous etc and then, you'll be able to track these tokens on the web, and watch the spread of 'niceness'. I give it a week or two before someone registers nastytokens.com.
posted by mattr (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
that's nice.
posted by quonsar at 5:24 AM on November 23, 2006


Have you tried 'sudo renice +20' ?
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:01 AM on November 23, 2006


Whether or these people are nice is a matter of much debate over here.
posted by public at 7:32 AM on November 23, 2006


Who cares about being nice?
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 7:43 AM on November 23, 2006


Go and die in a freezing storm.
posted by randomination at 7:57 AM on November 23, 2006


God, the one time I had something almost clever to say... thanks for RUINING THANKSGIVING, Devils Rancher.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 7:59 AM on November 23, 2006


That's a nice post you got there, mattr. Now. Wish it into the cornfield, son.
posted by hal9k at 8:03 AM on November 23, 2006


So who do I have to kill to get one of these tokens?
posted by brundlefly at 8:12 AM on November 23, 2006


Now, now, niceness is its own token.

Barkeep, insulin for everyone!
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:39 AM on November 23, 2006


Since PDF's aren't nice, here is the BBC report.

Kinda nice idea, but somehow I doubt I'll ever hear of this again.
posted by MetaMonkey at 10:08 AM on November 23, 2006


thanks for RUINING THANKSGIVING, Devils Rancher.

I'm here to help.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:14 AM on November 23, 2006


You know what's not nice? Designing a page that opens a new goddamn window for every link.
posted by hifiparasol at 10:20 AM on November 23, 2006


This strikes me as an excellent opportunity for street wars-style gaming:
Anyone with a token is a "terrorist". Players must hunt down and capture terrorists to obtain their tokens. Acquiring a token is evidence of a capture. Prizes are awarded for most tokens, as well as for the first person/team to locate and capture the nice-token masterminds (presumably by interrogating the people they've taken tokens from).

That'd teach those nice-niks...
posted by Humanzee at 10:54 AM on November 23, 2006


Nice makes things run slower.
posted by Robert Angelo at 12:53 PM on November 23, 2006


Yeah, I got your nice right here.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:04 PM on November 23, 2006


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