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Old 2nd December 2021, 02:15 AM   #3321
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The concept has been discussed many times in the past. And the consensus is that long-term members didn't like the idea of turning conversations into a popularity contest.

That said, there is a literal popularity contest on this forum - the Foolmewunz Memorial Language Awards, the thread for which you will find in Community. The Nominate button at the bottom left of a post allows you to nominate that post for an award, which is decided monthly and the winner of which gets a nifty banner beneath their name. It's not the same as a Like button, though - it should be used to express appreciation of the language of a post, not to simply express agreement with it.

This is one of just many ongoing traditions that await your discovery. Soon, you too will discover the joy of dicksing your own potatoes!
Much appreciated info arthwollipot. Ta.

Dicksing your own potatoes???

No way to edit an opening post?
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Old 4th December 2021, 07:38 AM   #3322
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Much appreciated info arthwollipot. Ta.

Dicksing your own potatoes???

No way to edit an opening post?
If I recall correctly the editing window, for any post, is two hours.

ETA: Within that window the edit button will appear first on the lower right.
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Old 5th December 2021, 10:08 PM   #3323
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If I recall correctly the editing window, for any post, is two hours.

ETA: Within that window the edit button will appear first on the lower right.
And again, that window is for historical reasons. When this forum was owned by the James Randi Educational Foundation and used for challenges where there was literally a million dollars at stake, they didn't want people to be able to claim that they did or didn't say something earlier in the thread and justify themselves by going back and editing older posts.
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Old 5th December 2021, 11:24 PM   #3324
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
And again, that window is for historical reasons. When this forum was owned by the James Randi Educational Foundation and used for challenges where there was literally a million dollars at stake, they didn't want people to be able to claim that they did or didn't say something earlier in the thread and justify themselves by going back and editing older posts.
I think it still is helpful, since many posts elicit specific responses, and changing the thing responded to can be dishonest, and even when honest it can be confusing. In fast moving threads, its a good idea, I think, to make even quick edits obvious with an "edit to add" notation, unless one is just cleaning up typos or polishing language.
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Old 11th December 2021, 03:53 PM   #3325
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Hello all from mexico city.

Hello all from mexico city.

This forum do have very very interesting information in all their posts.

Possiblyment my future posts could have too a some words of interest for the members of this forum.

My native idiom is not the english idiom, but i will do all the possible for to communicate well.

Thanks, and regards.

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Old 11th December 2021, 10:48 PM   #3326
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Welcome to the forum, TiercelR. Your English seems to be good enough to make your meaning clear.
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English is a very forgiving language really, despite its fearful reputation.
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Old 27th December 2021, 08:03 AM   #3328
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Hello fellow humans.

I promise I'm not an alien (unless you're from somewhere other than Earth, in which case I am. Also Hi!).

I haven't even eavesdropped for a while before this so this should be fun! I prefer to jump in headfirst and ask questions later - unless I've already ratonalised everything and don't bother asking questions because I've assumed the answers already.

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Old 27th December 2021, 08:48 AM   #3329
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Originally Posted by nezumi View Post
I promise I'm not an alien (unless you're from somewhere other than Earth, in which case I am. Also Hi!).

I haven't even eavesdropped for a while before this so this should be fun! I prefer to jump in headfirst and ask questions later - unless I've already ratonalised everything and don't bother asking questions because I've assumed the answers already.

Be prepared!
Welcome, nezumi. As far as I know my paternal grandfather was an anchor alien. Born here on Earth (as well as the USA) while his parents had to go back from whence they came. Also I don't recall any kind of bot test when signing up.

So human or not, wellcome everyone.

To quote Caesar from "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes"

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Old 27th December 2021, 10:26 AM   #3330
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As far as I know I was born on earth or a facsimile of it (some might make a case that New Haven is,like the mouth of a Klein bottle, not exactly in or out and its somewhere is not quite anywhere) but have been told often enough to return to earth that it's a little ambiguous where I have been since, so welcome, fellow traveler.
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Old 3rd January 2022, 12:14 AM   #3331
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Welcome to the site everyone!!!!!
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Old 6th February 2022, 08:01 PM   #3332
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Welcome to the site everyone!!!!!
Hi, my ban is lifted so I'm back a LITTLE BIT.
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Old 6th February 2022, 08:25 PM   #3333
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Hi, my ban is lifted so I'm back a LITTLE BIT.
Not for long I bet.
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Old 7th February 2022, 12:29 AM   #3334
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Hi, my ban is lifted so I'm back a LITTLE BIT.
I think you mean your suspension has expired. Bans are permanent on this forum.
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Hi, my ban is lifted so I'm back a LITTLE BIT.
Just under 12 hours.
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Old 7th February 2022, 08:34 AM   #3336
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Not for long I bet.
I was right! Where's my million dollars!?
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That didn't take long, did it? Eager for a new learning experience, Caroline, eager as always to get the terminology just right, tests for the difference between a suspension and a ban. In this cruel world of plots and deceivers and shills and malevolent medicine and virtue signaling libwoke cabals it's hard to be certain what the enemy really means. Now you know for sure. Well done.
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Old 10th March 2022, 08:53 AM   #3338
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Sorry about my English in advance: it's not my native language.
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Old 10th March 2022, 09:01 AM   #3339
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Hello, I am a new member.
Sorry about my English in advance: it's not my native language.
So far so good. Plenty of people here are not native English speakers, and when they make sense they easily do better than plenty who are.
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Hello, I am a new member.
Sorry about my English in advance: it's not my native language.
Not to worry, aniri, it is my native language and I still have to apologize for my mangling of it.


Welcome everyone.
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And remember you can always check out all the past introductions and welcome messages in the original "Welcome new posters! Introduce yourselves here!" thread.
I tried, because clicking on links few others probably bother with floats my boat, but it came back with
"No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator". You are hereby served notice, kind admin.

Some intriguing stuff not far upthread about plots and deceivers and shills and malevolent medicine. Sounds like I'd better steer clear.

I've been on forums like forever, it feels weird to have a New Blood currently right above where some day I'll be allowed an avatar. But New Blood I am. Is there an initiation rite I should be made aware of, or will it happen when I'm least expecting it?
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Old 24th March 2022, 08:41 AM   #3342
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I tried, because clicking on links few others probably bother with floats my boat, but it came back with
"No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator". You are hereby served notice, kind admin.

Some intriguing stuff not far upthread about plots and deceivers and shills and malevolent medicine. Sounds like I'd better steer clear.

I've been on forums like forever, it feels weird to have a New Blood currently right above where some day I'll be allowed an avatar. But New Blood I am. Is there an initiation rite I should be made aware of, or will it happen when I'm least expecting it?
Hiya and Welcome Aboard!

If you are asking about when you change from New Blood and can have an avatar, it is based on your post count. Rack up like 50 posts I think, and you can upload or choose one.
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Old 24th March 2022, 08:47 AM   #3343
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I've been on forums like forever, it feels weird to have a New Blood currently right above where some day I'll be allowed an avatar. But New Blood I am. Is there an initiation rite I should be made aware of, or will it happen when I'm least expecting it?
As Thermal said, that title will change automatically the more posts you have. Also, you can request that title be customized. There is some thread in the Forum Management area for that but I can't recall it's exact name.
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As Thermal said, that title will change automatically the more posts you have. Also, you can request that title be customized. There is some thread in the Forum Management area for that but I can't recall it's exact name.
I think it is Custom Title, please? or something like that.
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Old 24th March 2022, 08:54 AM   #3345
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Yep, In "Forum Help & Member Support".
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Old 24th March 2022, 09:20 AM   #3346
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Thanks.

I'm fine with New Blood till I ain't. Actually I could use some new blood, mine is not so hot.
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Thanks.

I'm fine with New Blood till I ain't. Actually I could use some new blood, mine is not so hot.
I gotta ask, is "905" a Who reference?
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Yep! And I also live a few miles away from Roger Daltrey, though alas we've never met.
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Yep! And I also live a few miles away from Roger Daltrey, though alas we've never met.
Very good. If I'd thought of that, I might have used it instead of dasmiller.

Several years ago, I was on a business trip to Florida and I was having a beer in the hotel bar. I was the only customer, and the bartender (a very young woman) said, "Hey, do you know a band called Who?"
"You mean 'The Who?' Sure, why?"
"They were here last night."
"In Orlando?"
"No, here at the bar." And she fooled around with her phone for a minute and pulled up a picture of herself with Pete Townshend (if I remember correctly). I think she had no idea who he was, and had only a vague idea who The Who were, but one of the other customers that night had recognized them.

Of course, for the next couple of days, I hung out there whenever I had the chance, but they never reappeared.
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My niece, who's not that young nor one to feign ignorance for a laugh, had never heard of Bob Dylan until I mentioned him one day. How she managed this feat is beyond me.
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Yep! And I also live a few miles away from Roger Daltrey, though alas we've never met.
When I saw "905", I thought ah ha, a Fellow Ontarian! 905 is an area code for the chunk of of Canada I live in.

But welcome anyway.

About 1970 a friend of mine had her apartment robbed and her Bob Dylan record stolen along with her record player. She had to spell Dylan for the PC she reported the incident to. He asked is that spelt "D i l l o n"?

Plus ça change.
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Is "dasmiller" a Who reference?
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Is "dasmiller" a Who reference?
nah, I think I've posted the (not terribly interesting) story behind the name elsewhere.
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I think there's a thread somewhere inviting people to explain their user name and/or avatar.
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Old 25th March 2022, 12:49 AM   #3355
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I chose 905 because one of the verses wore a groove into my head way back when:

Everything I do's been done before
Ev'ry sentence in my head
Someone else has said


It comes to mind whenever I'm working on something. Can't say it helps with writer's block.

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Originally Posted by 905 View Post
Yep! And I also live a few miles away from Roger Daltrey, though alas we've never met.
I was fortunate enough to shake hands with The Who's second drummer a couple of weeks ago.
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Is "dasmiller" a Who reference?
Very tenuous connection, I know someone who was, until recently, a very good Keith Moon style drummer in a Who tribute band, who is a freelance millwright.
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Very tenuous connection, I know someone who was, until recently, a very good Keith Moon style drummer in a Who tribute band, who is a freelance millwright.
I was thinking something like that might be behind "dasmiller" specifically him being a guitarist that imitated Townshend's windmill guitar strums. Perhaps dasmiller can retcon what his handle means.
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I was thinking something like that might be behind "dasmiller" specifically him being a guitarist that imitated Townshend's windmill guitar strums. Perhaps dasmiller can retcon what his handle means.
Let's see, the 'da' could be for Daltrey, I like the 'mill' for windmill, but I kinda need the m for Moon. Hmmm . . .
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
When I saw "905", I thought ah ha, a Fellow Ontarian! 905 is an area code for the chunk of of Canada I live in.

But welcome anyway.

About 1970 a friend of mine had her apartment robbed and her Bob Dylan record stolen along with her record player. She had to spell Dylan for the PC she reported the incident to. He asked is that spelt "D i l l o n"?

Plus ça change.
First thing that came to my mind was a St. Louis area Liquor stores from the 70's...

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Old 7th April 2022, 04:58 AM   #3360
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I'm not really new... I joined a long time ago but haven't been here in a while, apart from a brief visit during the US election last year.

I've been going through a trip down memory lane today, remembering the good old days of the JREF forum and 9/11 conspiracies (Click the link in my sig! I dare you!). I wish I hadn't visited "In memoriam...". So many names I remember... even the foes like Rob Balsamo!

I ended up falling down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out how this became the ISF forum. I found out years ago, but never tried untangling the web until now. Bloody hell is that a long story. I'm glad Darat stayed in the end; he deserved better than to be treated like that.

Anyway, I didn't contribute much (official "popcorn gallery" member from the 9/11 forum), so likely noone remembers me. It still brings back many memories though of fun times before the great chisms. It's really hard to process when you learn one of your idols had a very backwards attitude on acceptable behaiviour at skeptics conferences, but I digress.

So... I guess this is a post to say hello! I remember you!

Especially (and in no particular order): Darat, Lisa S, Orphia Nay, boloboffin, Gravy, kookbreaker, Oliver, Sabrina, LibraryLady, Arkan_Wolfshade, some of who are long gone from the forum, a few others I haven't mentioned who are long gone from life (RIP), and probably 1,000 others who's usernames I can't recall.

It's good to see some of you are still active.

EDIT: Wow, 1994 posts... what the heck did I say with them?

EDIT AGAIN: And Scrut! How could I forget Scrut?! Good to see you still think you're the smartest person in the room!
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