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« Reply #120 on: Nov 03, 2012, 10:11PM »

RICHARD IS HAVING SOUP
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« Reply #121 on: Nov 04, 2012, 05:15AM »

For a first-time visitor (and hopefully future member!), seeing post titles like "Obama is the worst president ever" alternating half a dozen times with "Romney is the worst president ever" in the "most recent posts" at the bottom of the home page can't instill much confidence in (and certainly isn't representative of) the overall tenor of this site.

I agree entirely and, like Bruce, would love to be able to modify the "recent posts" function in the way you suggest. It sounds like such a simple thing! We (the Admins) can create or modify entire boards with just a mouse click, but, for some reason, this particular function is a coding issue, for which we (the Admins) don't have permission. I'm sorry. :(
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« Reply #122 on: Nov 04, 2012, 05:07PM »

Bruce, Thomas, Christine, et al: thanks for your responses. Your work here is very much appreciated!  Hi
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« Reply #123 on: Nov 04, 2012, 05:16PM »

Bruce, Thomas, Christine, et al: thanks for your responses. Your work here is very much appreciated!  Hi

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« Reply #124 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:01AM »

I would love to do what you want, but I don't have the option to make a board "opt in".  If I could, I could make the default to hide PP and only when you join and ask to belong you will get PP.

I hope Richard is following this and can make the appropriate adjustment.

I am, and one of the new bits will be that new users will get a default set of boards, with the ability to add others upon reaching level 2 of membership.

Actually, I'm cooking soup. The eating is for this evening.

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« Reply #125 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:07AM »

Thank you, Richard.  Hope you are OK; you have been dealing with a lot of health issues.
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« Reply #126 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:08AM »

Soup is good! :)
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« Reply #127 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:14AM »

RLB, sorry to hear vaguely about your health problems; though I don't know you, I have benefited much from your lil forum here. I hope it's nothing too serious, and wish you all the best.

Thanks for reading through these suggestions and thinking of your own ways to improve the forum. I think it's swell.
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« Reply #128 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:15AM »

Thank you, Richard.  Hope you are OK; you have been dealing with a lot of health issues.

Why are you making that public?
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« Reply #129 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:20AM »

Why are you making that public?

Because he did in another thread.
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« Reply #130 on: Nov 08, 2012, 08:28AM »

Why are you making that public?

We do NOT reveal secrets here! Bad dog.  No Biscuits.

As Bruce said, Richard himself posted about his health issues...

http://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,64746.msg907473.html#msg907473
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« Reply #131 on: Nov 08, 2012, 09:44AM »

well  you   are  very sick  too 
  and post  election depression is treatable
   with  therapy and medications
trombone  playing is  an excellent stress reliever  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Why are you making that public?
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« Reply #132 on: Nov 08, 2012, 09:50AM »

SOUP   SOUP  SOUP   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Pant Pant Pant Pant Pant Pant Idea! Idea! Idea! Idea! Idea! Idea!
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 glad  you  are slurping well   !!!!!!!!!!!!
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  the new classified  ad   thread  style  --i guess  its  working
 and  ABSOLUTELY  NO DETECTABLE  SCAMMERS  !!!!!!!!!
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 more transparency in the  want to buy   //for sale   is good
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  many  forget   POLITICS is listed in =CHILD BOARDS   !!!!
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 HEY RLB  --- Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it! Sing it!






I am, and one of the new bits will be that new users will get a default set of boards, with the ability to add others upon reaching level 2 of membership.

Actually, I'm cooking soup. The eating is for this evening.

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« Reply #133 on: Nov 08, 2012, 10:13AM »

well  you   are  very sick  too 
  and post  election depression is treatable
   with  therapy and medications
trombone  playing is  an excellent stress reliever  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



No depression.  I'm looking forward to 2014 and 2016!
Playing is usually a stress reliever except 12 tone stuff is starting to stress me out!
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« Reply #134 on: Nov 08, 2012, 02:20PM »

I like the changes Richard proposes. However, I do not think it is a solution to the member behaviour that David was complaining about, viz

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I've never understood the value in insulting someone with whom we disagree. It reveals a sadistic intent within us while doing nothing to buttress our argument. It makes US look bad. It's a childish reflex that results in destructive behavior. It doesn't seem impossible to me for a group of adult music lovers to discuss a range of topics on which they may agree or disagree without resorting to insults.

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It is a fact that insulting language is now used extensively in the Purely Politics area and I feel this is better handled by the moderators banning the trouble makers, rather than trying to appeal to their better nature - which they obviously do not have. I cannot for the life of me see why the mods do not use their powers and apply the TOU. Is there maybe some argument in mods corner about what constitutes a breach of the TOU? Checking duplicate accounts would be a good starting place.

As I have said previously, I have never seen a valid reason for the Purely Politics area subject matter being separate from Chit Chat. Creating that section in the first place only encouraged more political discussion. Compare the old forum, prior to Purely Politics, and you will see what I mean.

I am much in agreement with the complaints that BiggieSmalls has about this forum. If I was American, I would not like any of my mates to know that I belonged to a forum that has such embarrassing topics and where the members use such insulting language. Aussies are much rougher spoken than most but even I am surprised at what is presently allowed on this forum. I particularly would not recommend the forum to any youngsters because I think some of the behaviour constitutes bullying, which we are busy trying to cut out in Australia. Run "Show unread topics since last visit" and you will see what I mean about that topic list; almost making it look like they are the main content. It is not just the immediate past election in the US that has caused this.

There are really only two or three members who are creating the main problem and think we all know who they are. They are not much better than trolls. Deal with it mods!

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Aha! One gone already. Thanks guys.
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« Reply #135 on: Nov 08, 2012, 03:05PM »

that  12   stone    --i mean tone  stuff   its   about as  bad   as the cycle  of  flats 
                         and the booze  scale 


No depression.  I'm looking forward to 2014 and 2016!
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« Reply #136 on: Nov 09, 2012, 08:12PM »

I had an idea that's a completely business-oriented approach to this problem. It will end the insult problem with no rules changes, no recoding, and no getting rid of PP.

The problem:

1) The mods get sick of babysitting PP.
2) Everyone seems to think he or she could do better, which I doubt.
3) Members are poorly self-regulating.
4) Some people seem hyper-sensitive and complain about posts that aren't really bad at all.

I can solve this problem, just by opening a thread.

The name of the thread is "Rogue's Gallery".

It works like this:
1)Anyone who wants to can quote a post that falls into the category of the type of content that drives people out of the joint. It doesn't have to be a TOU violation, just the type of non-productive junk that sometimes pollutes the forum.
2)The quote has to be complete, and made without comment.
3)No one is allowed to comment in this thread (besides quoting posts), except the perp is allowed one defense.
4) All entries have to be later than the creation of the thread, so people can't go 'grievance-mining".
4) Mods can simply delete posts that break the above rules.

This solves all of the problems above. The mods can simply scan the thread occasionally and see if any of it concerns them, and enforce the simple rules. The 'amateur mods' who seem to abound here can do their damnedest. People will self-edit their little masterpieces and avoid that one last twist of the knife to avoid inclusion in the gallery. And the crybabies who think they're unfairly treated will appear foolish when they include posts that there's no serious problem with.

What think?
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« Reply #137 on: Nov 09, 2012, 08:26PM »

I'd like some soup.
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« Reply #138 on: Nov 09, 2012, 08:52PM »

its been a spaghetti  week  !!!
truitt started it    w  a batch of  bow tie stuff
  well   its hard to imagine  but it tasted  like  chef  boyardee   --
been awhile  since i  was on a spaghetti  binge 
  so  fired up the  crock pot 
which is   what  you put the remains in     after    gorging 
  billo  ate   three bowls     --it was   the  spinach 
mushrooms   -----
   all gone
so this  morning billo  says
  hey can you make some more spaghetti  ????????????????
bunch of  ground chuck --
 and a stash of dried  oyster [elephant ear]     and a dried port
  into  the  spaghetti  boiling water 
boom they  went bach  into     shape 
   angle hair  [got overcooked    too much going on to watch]
hunts plain sauce --spice it up   ---------whole garlic cloves  olive oil  butter
   jarlsberg  swiss 
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  billo  eats  four bowls  sam eats  two bowls  and took a bag home
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carol  made  soup   earlier this week w amish chicken stock 




I'd like some soup.
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« Reply #139 on: Nov 09, 2012, 10:06PM »

Carrie made some stellar butternut squash soup a couple weeks back. I'm jonesin' for more.

It's the season.

A good cream soup is never insulting, nor will it ever depress me!
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