Talk:2517: Rover Replies

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Hi! I have added most of the description, but this is my first major edit so could someone please review it? Thank you! SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 16:19, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

I checked out the linked account. First reply to it that I saw was dramatically lamenting about the rover account being a mockery of "proper scientific communication", second reply I saw was sneering at the rover and claiming SpaceX would build Mars bases or something while NASA was "playing with rocks". I don't want to read any more comments. All I can say is that my experience with the rover replies was not the wholesome experience that was promised. 17:09, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

I too am disappointed. Poor Rover is not getting the enthusiasm that Rover deserves... Thisfox (talk) 05:12, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
Maybe we should take this as a call to action and go give the rover the love it deserves. 14:56, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

I think the title text may also be assuming that the rover is using its phone to post the tweets. Barmar (talk)

Also, Perseverance has a camera mounted on a flexible arm as opposed to previous rovers' mast mounted cameras, allowing it to take pictures of itself. That could give the impression that it is taking selfies with a phone. I understand that the next generation of rovers will be equipped to make duckface. 12:49, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

I'm torn between the anti-conspiracy response being basically "We don't want you trollers here, let us have our happy shiny place" at an intruder or "This is considered holy ground, and we shall all be back trolling elsewhere shortly..." directed at a shitposting-padawan who hasn't learnt the subtleties of (mis)behaviour from the more experienced ones. 20:46, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

I hadn't considered it before, but I am now fully supportive of it pointing out that the conspiracy is not actually wrong, merely incorrectly attributed, or even just that the factory isn't on Mars. 18:07, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

This comic follows exactly same template as 202:_YouTube, 1836:_Okeanos, 2159:_Comments. Also it is kind of related to these review comics 1803:_Location_Reviews, 1869:_Positive_and_Negative_Reviews, 937:_TornadoGuard. Even less related but still a similar structure 1689:_My_Friend_Catherine, 1085:_ContextBot, 1031:_s/keyboard/leopard/, 2015:_New_Phone_Thread. Probably not enough for a separate category such as Internet comments but maybe in the future. CryptoNut1269 (talk) 17:43, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

"We're not doing it here" could mean either that it is a comical reply mening it is not NASA that has the factories or that NASA doesn't have them "here" (on Mars). Could someone with better English skills expand if you agree on my interpretation. BR 06:38, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

"Missouri (Earth)" may also be a reference to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (see CD