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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:21 pm

oneeyeddick wrote: Image
thermo in the Box under the sun about 2 in the afternoon.

Good reason to head for the shade


and I bet the person that owns that clock is returning it after the burn for a refund

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:28 pm

whate'er.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:01 pm

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote: Image
thermo in the Box under the sun about 2 in the afternoon.

Good reason to head for the shade


and I bet the person that owns that clock is returning it after the burn for a refund
The clocks's setting is accurate, at 5:10 on thursday, in 2006.
There was a small piece of reflective crap on the back of the box, but it didn't cover the whole thing.
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Post by AntiM » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:58 am

A reminder: Keep the snark down to a dull roar in the Q & A, the introductions and Share resources. Serious answers first please, hold the snark until the question is answered in a useful manner. When tickets get going, please don't bury the legitimate posts with responses to the miracle posts. The current 2010 ticket thread is wide open, but we'll get to the serious threads soon enough.

If you feel a post is in the wrong place, drop me or 007 a PM. Same for cross-posting.

Please do not respond to spammers or threads promoting a commercial transaction, report them in the death to spammers thread, or case studies. Whichever floats your boat. Please do not clutter up the feedback forums with chatter.

Open discussion is just that, open.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:38 pm

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Post by AntiM » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:09 am

I thought I would bump this for the newcomers and the forgetful eplayans.

There are certain forums where informative answers and replies are the most useful. This would be the Q&A, tickets and the Share Resources.

I know, the ticket forum gets the begging posts. After a serious reply about the low income and scholarship programs, if a conversation springs up, so be it. But if someone is selling a ticket, helpful replies are the most appropriate. Share Resources is having too many snarky replies for the sake of snark. No, I don't want to squash conversations, but I also do not the threads hijacked by comedians. I posted a couple mod notes on a couple threads. Seriously, Share Resources is one of the few forums where the old posts are thinned because that's where the limited time posts belong (sales, rideshare, RVs). If I have to wade through three pages of witticisms, trying to decide of the thread has merit, again and again, I get cranky. Keep it Open Discussion or Experiences or Politics and Philosophy.

Q&A has been pretty much on track, thank you.

I do not have an efficient way to address the eplaya population as a whole, so I'm trying it here. Just show some restraint, please!

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Post by AntiM » Thu May 27, 2010 11:34 am

A bump for the newest newbs and a reminder for us all.

Hey, I don't even have the urge to strangle someone, virtually of course, today.

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Post by AntiM » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:27 am

Time for my monthly bump.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:42 am

getting bumped even once a month, would be nice..........
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Post by Fire_Moose » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:00 am

You need a good bumpin' Yggy?
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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:17 am

well, yes, yes I do...............
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Post by Fire_Moose » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:25 am

Aw, you poor thang. Why not come on over here for some suga....suga
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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:39 am

*chuckling*..........
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Post by FIGJAM » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:46 am

Careful yg. I suspect there may be antler danceing.
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Post by FaeTora » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:51 am

I think there maybe many people who could use a bump once a month.
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Post by goathead » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:52 pm

Not only good for you, but also fun.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:55 pm

the Goat knows..........
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Post by goathead » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:59 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by AntiM » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:29 am

Just remember to put a sock on it before you bump.

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Post by goathead » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:48 am

But there is only one.
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Post by goathead » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:50 am

or do you know something I don't

:lol:

do I have long forgotten socks?

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:20 am

Because some people didn't get the memo:

Answer the newbie questions seriously first. This is important in Q&A, Share Resources and the 2010 threads. Help, then snark.

Thank you.

If a poster annoys you consistently, please choose the "ignore" icon below their avatar. That way you never have to read their posts again unless you choose to do so. It is called "plonking" and I encourage folks to use it.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:50 am

Too bad "plonking" doesn't automatically connect all of the socks attached to that person's address.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:38 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Too bad "plonking" doesn't automatically connect all of the socks attached to that person's address.
If you want to plonk someone and desire to know their socks for plonking purposes, I have no problem doing that via PM as long as the info is not shared beyond that.

But really, you can usually tell with most socks if you've been around the board long enough.

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Post by Sockster » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:47 pm

Easier with some than with others, though.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:50 pm

Easy for me! :wink:

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Post by gyre » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:50 pm

I still don't understand the sock thing, unless you need to make a specific anonymous comment.

Just seems boring.

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Post by geekster » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:34 pm

Well, for example, there is one particular user who would at times have an entire thread filled with conversations with his own socks. The practice dates all the way back to Benjamin Franklin who would pen "letters" to his own paper under various names in order to pretend certain positions were more popular than they really are. People also do it on line when they feel they need support or validation of some viewpoint, their sockpuppets stand by to chime in at just the right moment.

One of the most recent examples is a person blogging by the name "Tom Johnson" in the blogs at Discover Magazine.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/inter ... m-johnson/
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:09 pm

AntiM wrote:Easy for me! :wink:
Well duh! You have a crystal ball :lol:
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Post by FaeTora » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:25 pm

geekster wrote:Well, for example, there is one particular user who would at times have an entire thread filled with conversations with his own socks. The practice dates all the way back to Benjamin Franklin who would pen "letters" to his own paper under various names in order to pretend certain positions were more popular than they really are. People also do it on line when they feel they need support or validation of some viewpoint, their sockpuppets stand by to chime in at just the right moment.

One of the most recent examples is a person blogging by the name "Tom Johnson" in the blogs at Discover Magazine.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/inter ... m-johnson/
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