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How do I indicate sarcasm/irony online?

Be explicit. By Poe's law, if you aren't explicit, it won't work. Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody [any view] in such a way that ...
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How can I indicate that what I'm saying is not sarcastic online?

I communicate a lot online, especially in chatrooms - often on Stack Exchange chat itself, or Discord, or similar platforms, and have been using these platforms to communicate for years. I'm often ...
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How can I notice if someone is speaking with sarcasm or irony?

As a person who's relatively socially confident, here's the "gut process" it feels like I go through: Tone of voice and expression: Is the person speaking in an exaggerated tone or rhythm that is ...
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How do I indicate sarcasm/irony online?

A convention for indicating sarcasm online tends is to end your sarcastic comment with /s. For example: Of course everybody in the world loves having their teeth pulled out. /s https://www.reddit....
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How can I indicate that what I'm saying is not sarcastic online?

I replied that "I agree. Especially if your anime were going to be filler-ridden anyway". I actually agree that Toei should have made it because they know how to make an anime with filler bearable or ...
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How can I notice if someone is speaking with sarcasm or irony?

It is very difficult to distinguish between sarcasm and irony. The 2 things you can do is Checking their face expression. If it seems like a smile or laugh-at or similar expression, mostly it is a ...
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How can I notice if someone is speaking with sarcasm or irony?

Beyond the tone and expression sarcasm can often be identified by context. Generally when people say very positive things about very negative situations they're being sarcastic. As in: I love it when ...
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How can I indicate that what I'm saying is not sarcastic online?

I just add (not sarcastic) or /notsarcastic at the end. It seems to work fine. A commenter suggested: I have personally used this technique in the past, and (not sarcastic) does work ...
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How do I indicate sarcasm/irony online?

I tend to use sarcasm a lot. Also, I text a lot. Merging the two can be... difficult to navigate. Fortunately, there exists a well-established (though not that well-known) group of characters for that....
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How can I notice if someone is speaking with sarcasm or irony?

I have an autistic friend who just can't hear or see the difference. So if I tell her a joke I have to preface it with "Here's a joke" or "I could be sarcastic and say..." I only know to do this ...
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