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Old 12th August 2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Forum New Announcement Thread

We need a locked thread with official, hard information. Is that possible? You can have this one and delete this post if you'd like.
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Old 12th August 2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Bit silly having a locked empty thread.

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Originally Posted by malicus View Post
Bit silly having a locked empty thread.

There is that.
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Are you expecting any news until after Wednesday? I'm not.
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Old 12th August 2014, 09:12 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
Are you expecting any news until after Wednesday? I'm not.
How as I to know to wait until Wednesday?
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Old 12th August 2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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It's in the sticky "Future of the Forum" thread, which is pretty much the thread you are asking for here.
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Yes, but that thread is umpteenzillion pages long. How are we supposed to find the useful bits of information in all of that?
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Old 12th August 2014, 09:47 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Yes, but that thread is umpteenzillion pages long. How are we supposed to find the useful bits of information in all of that?
I think if you just post a bunch of questions . . . one question per post . . . it will really help!



ETA: I agree with you and the OP. I'm not even wading into that mess anymore.
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Old 12th August 2014, 11:24 AM   #9
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They've already made it clear, in that other mess of a thread, that the JREF will make an official announcement, in conjunction with the new forum owner (if thats the decision). They didn't say *where* that announcement would be, but it seemed clear Sharon meant a big sticky post at the top of the forums with blinking lights and circles and arrows and such.

Wednesday is the deadline for them receiving input. There is no stated date for the announcement other than it would be (I hope obviously) sometime after the deadline for input.
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Old 12th August 2014, 11:46 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Yes, but that thread is umpteenzillion pages long. How are we supposed to find the useful bits of information in all of that?
Then go here: http://www.randi.org/site/

I'm sure part of the problem JREF has with this forum is not enough people on this forum actually read the actual JREF content.
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Old 12th August 2014, 11:52 AM   #11
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I suspect I have almost no posts in this section before these two or three threads.
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Old 12th August 2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RecoveringYuppy View Post
Then go here: http://www.randi.org/site/

I'm sure part of the problem JREF has with this forum is not enough people on this forum actually read the actual JREF content.
I'm certain you're right. I didn't even know how to get to there.
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Old 12th August 2014, 01:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Yes, but that thread is umpteenzillion pages long. How are we supposed to find the useful bits of information in all of that?
Exactly!
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Old 12th August 2014, 02:16 PM   #14
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I suspect I have almost no posts in this section before these two or three threads.
Just to be clear I wasn't referring to the JREF Topics forum (the forum this thread is on). I was referring to the stuff at www.randi.org. The actual JREF web site.
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Old 12th August 2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.


Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
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We need a locked thread with official, hard information. Is that possible? You can have this one and delete this post if you'd like.

I have reported your fine idea for consideration by people who are similar to me but who are not me.
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.


Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
^ This.
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If you can read this post, the forum is still here.
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If you can read this post, the forum is still here.
But what if I miss the subtexts and innuendoes?





(j/k, it appears to me that the transition of the forum is in good hands, and I'm just waiting to see how it all shakes out.)
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Then go here: http://www.randi.org/site/

I'm sure part of the problem JREF has with this forum is not enough people on this forum actually read the actual JREF content.
That web site is so bleeping ugly and hard to navigate that ...
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Originally Posted by RecoveringYuppy View Post
Just to be clear I wasn't referring to the JREF Topics forum (the forum this thread is on). I was referring to the stuff at www.randi.org. The actual JREF web site.
OK. I don't visit that.
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.


Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
Good advice!
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.


Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
That'll probably work.
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.


Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
Yeah, pretty much this. I'm in correspondence with my best buds on the forums and while we're best buds, we all have slightly different expectations and will judge whatever the result is by those expectations and criteria, I guess. One thing we all seem to be able to agree on, though, is that we've pretty much said what can be said (and then some). Now, it's down to decisions that other people are making and we'll have to see what they amount to, ultimately.

So, while I still care and hope that everything works out, I think campaigning for any of my particular interests is over. The multitude of threads are falling into the snarkiness and bitching we're so good at.
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I have reported your fine idea for consideration by people who are similar to me but who are not me.
Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
Here's the Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-moving Problem Resolution:

Step One: Log In
Step Two: Post some stuff
Step Three: Read some stuff
Step Four: Log out
Step Five: Keep doing this normally until one day you get a message telling you the forum has moved then follow the inevitable link to the new forum and return to Step One.

You already have all the information you need, i.e. the forum is going to do something soon. Follow my plan, sleep peacefully and things will be all right.

Step Two and Step Three are interchangeable.
Thank the FSM for your Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-Moving Resolution!

No worries now. I can go to sleep and rest easy knowing that things will
be all right. Just follow the Felterbush Plan.

Will there be people coming back here to pick up any stragglers?

Just askin', just in case.

Just saw how many times your plan was posted Howard.
You are the man. With the plan.

For a few minutes there was agreement between the posters.

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Thank the FSM for your Five Step Felterbush Plan for Forum-Moving Resolution!

No worries now. I can go to sleep and rest easy knowing that things will
be all right. Just follow the Felterbush Plan.

Will there be people coming back here to pick up any stragglers?

Just askin', just in case.

Just saw how many times your plan was posted Howard.
You are the man. With the plan.

For a few minutes there was agreement between the posters.
There's a shuttle running every half-hour.

But...Scrut's driving it so you may want to walk.
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