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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Kudos is one of those strange words that looks plural in the singular and singular in the collective.

The word kudos first appeared in English-speaking contexts in the 1800s. By the 1920s, it began to appear as a plural noun. The -s ending in English gives the impression that kudos is plural, but in Greek, it’s singular.

But yes, it is correct, as in "look at how many people kudoed that message". The alternative could be "look how many people gave kudos to that message", but a) nobody talks like that, and b) on most message forums that allow you give/receive kudos, you can't give more than one kudos anyway. You can probably take it away but you can't give more than one kudos to a post, so from a forum point of view the word is collective.


If you crack out the OED, then there are two isolated usages of a verb related to "kudos" - "kudos'd" and "kudized". Both of these are apparently isolated examples from over 200 years ago.

"Kudoed" is no more correct or incorrect than "kudosed", mainly because "kudo[s]" as a verb is very new, though. I like the look and sound of "kudosed" better, mainly because you can retain the usual British English pronunciation of "kudos".
VA
valley
Kudos is one of those strange words that looks plural in the singular and singular in the collective.

The word kudos first appeared in English-speaking contexts in the 1800s. By the 1920s, it began to appear as a plural noun. The -s ending in English gives the impression that kudos is plural, but in Greek, it’s singular.

But yes, it is correct, as in "look at how many people kudoed that message". The alternative could be "look how many people gave kudos to that message", but a) nobody talks like that, and b) on most message forums that allow you give/receive kudos, you can't give more than one kudos anyway. You can probably take it away but you can't give more than one kudos to a post, so from a forum point of view the word is collective.


If you crack out the OED, then there are two isolated usages of a verb related to "kudos" - "kudos'd" and "kudized". Both of these are apparently isolated examples from over 200 years ago.

"Kudoed" is no more correct or incorrect than "kudosed", mainly because "kudo[s]" as a verb is very new, though. I like the look and sound of "kudosed" better, mainly because you can retain the usual British English pronunciation of "kudos".

I agree. “Kudosed” scans better.
JB
JasonB London London
Kudos is one of those strange words that looks plural in the singular and singular in the collective.

The word kudos first appeared in English-speaking contexts in the 1800s. By the 1920s, it began to appear as a plural noun. The -s ending in English gives the impression that kudos is plural, but in Greek, it’s singular.

But yes, it is correct, as in "look at how many people kudoed that message". The alternative could be "look how many people gave kudos to that message", but a) nobody talks like that, and b) on most message forums that allow you give/receive kudos, you can't give more than one kudos anyway. You can probably take it away but you can't give more than one kudos to a post, so from a forum point of view the word is collective.


If you crack out the OED, then there are two isolated usages of a verb related to "kudos" - "kudos'd" and "kudized". Both of these are apparently isolated examples from over 200 years ago.

"Kudoed" is no more correct or incorrect than "kudosed", mainly because "kudo[s]" as a verb is very new, though. I like the look and sound of "kudosed" better, mainly because you can retain the usual British English pronunciation of "kudos".

I agree. “Kudosed” scans better.


You’ve been Kudosed!
Have you washed your hands?

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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I seem to have spontaneously recalled from somewhere that there used to be a (minor cosmetic) option on this board that you could specify your own timestamp format (so instead of being forced to have 23 July 2020 8:34 pm you could have specified it 23rd July 2020 20:40, or whatever you wanted, you could have the board follow the (silly IMO) American format of MM/DD/YY just by changing an option in your settings).

Or is this something I've dreamt?
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
First I’ve heard of it.
PE
Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
I seem to have spontaneously recalled from somewhere that there used to be a (minor cosmetic) option on this board that you could specify your own timestamp format (so instead of being forced to have 23 July 2020 8:34 pm you could have specified it 23rd July 2020 20:40, or whatever you wanted, you could have the board follow the (silly IMO) American format of MM/DD/YY just by changing an option in your settings).

Or is this something I've dreamt?


That's a default option in phpBB as you can set it to reflect the regional settings for the audience of your board. I don't remember it ever being part of the custom software as that's aimed only at a UK audience.
ELM 2011: I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Pete posted:
I seem to have spontaneously recalled from somewhere that there used to be a (minor cosmetic) option on this board that you could specify your own timestamp format (so instead of being forced to have 23 July 2020 8:34 pm you could have specified it 23rd July 2020 20:40, or whatever you wanted, you could have the board follow the (silly IMO) American format of MM/DD/YY just by changing an option in your settings).

Or is this something I've dreamt?


That's a default option in phpBB as you can set it to reflect the regional settings for the audience of your board. I don't remember it ever being part of the custom software as that's aimed only at a UK audience.


The setting I have, wherever I can set it, is "c" - which renders 2020-08-07T01:51:49+01:00 as the timestamp.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Has darkness fallen early? Night mode has cut in already for me.
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
Oh yeah, that's a bit early. I think it wasn't properly taking BST into account so will now switch over at 21:18 tonight, which should be the end of civil twilight. Hopefully this will still work ok in October!
AS
Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
I don't remember anything specific with personalised dates, maybe Ikonboard did it in the early days? The to-do list I have does have standardising the "Today xx:xx" across the site, instead of it just appearing on the homepage.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Okay I've obviously either dreamt it then or somehow managed to mash some other thoughts together and ended up with... that of all things... Embarassed
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Happens to us all.

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