Talk:attention whore

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History from Wikipedia. Yanksox 22:39, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


This is a transwiki and may be dubious, but I went ahead and cleaned it up for posterity anyway.

The term gets lots of google hits and, without holding it up to too strong a WT:CFI light, seems basically reasonable. (I concede, though, that it currently has very few hits outside the, er, blogosphere.) And although I realize everyone here on WT loves to hate Urbandictionary, their page on the term is actually pretty detailed and self-consistent. —scs 23:06, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


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As above. DCDuring TALK 13:53, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Keep, common set term.Lucifer (talk) 03:27, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Prove it or at least provide some evidence. DCDuring TALK 22:23, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep, this one's pretty commonly used. --Hydrox (talk) 22:08, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Not the issue. "Red car" is even more common. DCDuring TALK 22:19, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the delayed reply, but "attention whore" is a rather common term in some online communities, while "red car" is just an obviously arbitrary combination of an adjective and a noun. --Hydrox (talk) 00:58, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Dishwasher soap may be a common expression among grocery store personnel, but it is also as arbitrary a combination of terms as the term in question. DCDuring TALK 02:32, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
While I don't see why dishwasher soap could not appear in a Grand Dictionary of Retailing Business, in general interest works it might be more suited for description in a subsection of an encyclopedia, like Wikipedia, where as attention whore is generic enough and, more crucially, definiable in a few words, that I would consider it more suitable for a dictionary, espcially an on-line one. Google Search for the term attention whore yields a whopping 5.8 million results. --Hydrox (talk) 21:36, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Seems straightforward to me. Delete. DAVilla 05:43, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep. This also occurs as a verb. Astral (talk) 20:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Very weak keep per the reasonable doubt test. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:30, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep Attention whore is a common word. it's not a standard but rather a slang which means exactly "A person who's willing to do something extremely drastic just for all eyes to be on them." People use it most of the times when it's necessary. in fact you can obviously see how often it's used by high schools kids. just keep it there you lose nothing. Abc2k (talk) 18:16, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep Keep it. it's a common word. why someone bothers to delete this? you wanna hide the facts.? it doesn't matter this word get deleted from here or not still vast majority of people would use this despite how you think. Dotcomman (talk) 18:24, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Are you two the same user? Also, nobody's questioning its existence; as above red car and red bus are common, so what? The lose nothing argument doesn't work either; we jeopardize what limited credibility we have by including incredible (that is not credible) entries. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:10, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

you meant you and me? no you are a bigot I ain't so we both can't be the same. okay you keep your red bus and white car but it doesn't mean people abstain using this word. this is not a matter of credibility of this word. it's about usage among people. red car actually means the red adjective describes the noun. so in this case car is the noun and red acts as an adjective but attention whore isn't like can't define it by taking out each word separately. both two words have an unique mean. Dotcomman (talk) 13:13, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Dotcomman, language like this is completely inappropriate (and I mean the way you call people names in your post here). I've given you a short-term block. Please be more civil in future. -- Eiríkr ÚtlendiTala við mig 15:25, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I meant are Dotcomman and Abc2k the same user. Also to qualify my very weak keep, it's because of the verb. I think the noun is sum of parts and can be worked out from attention + whore, but I don't see how to do that for the verb, which I suppose is derived from the noun attention whore, so I'd tend to favor keeping attention whore the noun. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:35, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep - It's difficult to tell which of the five meanings of whore would apply to the compound "attention whore." At the least, it's confusing, so attention whore should be kept. Alternatively, a compound meaning could possibly be added so that it's clear what meaning "whore" has in compounds, though I'm not sure if that would work in practice. --BB12 (talk) 22:54, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

attention whore Kept. — Ungoliant (Falai) 03:25, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

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Verb. Is this used in any verb form other than the -ing form? Is the -ing form used as a verb (progressive) or just as noun or adjective? It could be that we should only have attention whoring as a noun. DCDuring TALK 19:50, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

I tried "to attention whore", "is attention whoring", "was attention whoring", "attention whored", and "been attention whoring" in bgc and ggc. No durable cites on any of them. If anything, the verb is a rare back-formation. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:28, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Cited by Astral, apparently (see the citations page). So, it passes? - -sche (discuss) 07:35, 13 October 2012 (UTC)