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Old 2nd December 2021, 02:15 AM   #3321
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
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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Originally Posted by Poem View Post
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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Originally Posted by The Man View 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.
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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Old 12th December 2021, 08:03 PM   #3327
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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.

Be prepared!
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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"

"And we, who are not human, can afford to be humane."
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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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