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Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 07:50:49


Moros 
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There's a discussion going on on the wiki on how to call the superbonus page (http://wiki.warlight.net/index.php/Talk:Super_Bonuses). Here's a list of arguments I heard so far, and I would like to know your opinion.

Super bonus:
  • Superbonus isn't a word
  • Creating new words is improper


Superbonus:
  • Creating new words is not illegal.
  • Superman is also without a space, as are all words that start with super.
  • Super is not an adjective but a prefix, therefore it must be attached to the word.


Please tell me what you think on the subject, I think superbonus is spelled without a space.

Edited 9/15/2013 07:51:07
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 08:17:26


Green 
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I think the word 'superbonus' has been created though usage and I think 'super bonus' is indeed a misuse of the prefix 'super'. Although I guess 'super' has also become an adjective through usage...

Why not compromise and go for something no one likes, for example 'super-bonus'?
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 08:29:58


professor dead piggy 
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Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 08:38:56


skunk940 
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Superman is a noun. The name of a person. The same example could be used if you called yourself Fredbob. It would still be one word. But as super is describing a bonus as being big instead of it being named superbonus then it should be 2 separate words. Super bonus.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 10:09:54


powerpos
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creating new words isn't improper, it is highly effective on keeping language fitted to our needs, some even suspect that that is how our languages came into being :o
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 12:45:47

{rp} Kvich 
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'Superman' is a name, where the word 'super' could be used to describe things, such as, "I'm feeling super today."
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 13:08:08

Qi 
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Macrobonus. Regional bonus. Megabonus. Kingdom bonus. Empire bonus. Etc. Why must it be super at all, as if all larger bonuses are equal? I've always disliked super bonus and superbonus as words, for multiple reasons.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 13:09:30


Green 
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^ I Qite agree.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 14:38:03

黃昏{TJC}
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I believe we can do it with a hyphen(super-bonus). My spellchecker says that's correct.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 14:41:56


[WM] Anonymous 
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Yeah...even shakespeare said it... to b(onus) or to superbonus...that's the real problem of warlight..
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 15:06:05

Seahawks 
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when one uses the word superbonus in warlight, they arent referring to a bonus that is super, which would be a super bonus, they are referring to a specific type of bonus which makes it one word, with super as a signifying part of the bonus, so superbonus or super-bonus
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 16:27:38


Moros 
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And you can't trust spell-checkers on this one, since spell-checkers will approve any two words with a hyphen between them, such as flabbergasting-catfish. It sees them as two different words.

And you can say: "My day was super!"
But you can't say "I have had a super day!"
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 18:29:40


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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Moros I have a better question. Why do you change your name to moros. Every 20 days?
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 18:38:00


[WM] Anonymous 
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Hellbender's question seems more legit
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 18:43:18

Seahawks 
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woah how do you do that
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:06:35


Sir Dolphin VI 
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Why, obviously he doesn't want to accidentally change his name to something stupid like "JumpingBobTaco", so he changes his name every twenty days so that he won't have the option to change his name for twenty more days! It's an ingenious strategy; I'm going to change my name right now.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:12:15


Walter White 
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We can compromise by calling it a "Super-Bonus".
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:22:16


Ska2D2 
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Of course you can say "I have had a super day" What on Earth is wrong with that? It's perfectly correct.

You can say you've had a bad day, in the same way you can have had a super day.

When you say 'have had' like this, you are using what is called the present perfect tense.

Edited 9/15/2013 19:27:49
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:30:14

Qi 
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Moros
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:35:38


Ace Windu 
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Creating new words is improper

No it isn't, that's silly.

Super is not an adjective but a prefix, therefore it must be attached to the word.

No, super is also an adjective.

Adding a hyphen is nonsensical compromise.

"Super bonus" or "Superbonus", either one works. But you're better off, as Gui said, using something other than super. Super sounds a bit juvenile to me.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 19:48:50


Moros 
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Super sounds a bit juvenile to me.

Well, super as a prefix is not only used to describe that something is awesome, but also as an indication that something belongs to a level above the rest (as it was in the original Latin definition). E.g. superintendent, superannuation, supernumerary, supervisor etc. All without hyphens or spaces.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 21:35:48


Walter White 
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If "super" sounds juvenile, we can make it sound a bit more adult by saying "collective" bonus :P
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/15/2013 21:42:50


Incaman
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Hahahaha that would sound too "communist" or maybe even too "borg". I can't believe this thread is still going on :D
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 15:01:15


Moros 
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It's poll time! Let's vote and see which one most people prefer:
http://poll.pollcode.com/u52w1
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 15:04:28


ChrisCMU 
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I agree with Qi.

I vote for Megabonus.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 15:10:21


Moros 
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But megabonus is already a name for a collection of superbonuses (as in the European borders map). And it brings the same issues as super.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 16:32:36


ChrisCMU 
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Never heard the megabonus phrase used on here.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 18:11:10


Moros 
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Okay, but please tell me how exactly megabonus solves all the issues superbonus apparently brings up.
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 18:12:13


x 
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metabonus
Super bonus vs superbonus: 9/16/2013 18:51:35


ChrisCMU 
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I guess what I am saying is I didn't realize this was even an issue at all.
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