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10-07-2017, 10:16 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(10-07-2017 09:34 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 08:54 PM)Fireball Wrote:  ...yeahhhhh, not opening that. If you really want us to see it, put it in hide tags.

I will try to learn how to do that. As it was, I found it challenging just figuring out how to post it here at all, since it was just something saved in my docs file. I am tech-challenged.

And Fireball:
"To the OP and other new members - There is a lesson to be learned here, directly related to the OP topic. Get familiar with the community and the members here."

Please try to be patient as we try to do that. I just looked at the stats and did the math. There are over 1,200,000 posts here. Even at just 10 seconds per post, reading each post here would take over 3,300 hours. Just now I used the search feature for "best of TTA," "best of," "best," all trying to see if there was ever a thread on the subject of members' favorite TTA posts, ever. To no avail.

No, not what I meant. Just go with the flow. There is actually a small number, like 300, or thereabouts, who post on any sort of regular basis, as near as I can tell. Watch for awhile and see who the nice people are, who the assholes are, etc. It won't take going through 1.2 Megaposts, believe me. Or are you playing games? I don't, and I don't engage in gaming people. Like I said, just look around. Kick the tires. Have a good time here, I know I am. It's great bunch of people, with the occasional pimple. You'll meet them soon enough.

As far as "best of", I think that the only threads you will find along those lines are the "Favo(u)rite pics..." threads. One for religion, one for everything else. Great reading!
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10-07-2017, 10:21 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
Thanks!

I'm not a gamer either. And I really do love it here!

Having a blast on the puns and wordplay thread right now!

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11-07-2017, 05:14 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(10-07-2017 08:57 PM)Fireball Wrote:  The thing to remember is that some people aren't really all that savvy with the internet and forums, and could be misled by this sort of hazing.

pfffft ....




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11-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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(on a barely related note - apparently the length of days and nights here, in Brazil, doesn't change nearly as much as it does in Europe. Add this to the lack of clearly defined seasons and no wonder they need carnaval - must be freaking boring!)

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11-07-2017, 05:55 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(11-07-2017 05:14 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 08:57 PM)Fireball Wrote:  The thing to remember is that some people aren't really all that savvy with the internet and forums, and could be misled by this sort of hazing.

pfffft ....




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11-07-2017, 06:00 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(11-07-2017 05:51 PM)Vera Wrote:  [Image: 051ae2acada6bc5459160bcf234b4cc91c3d95-r...ge.jpg?v=3]

(on a barely related note - apparently the length of days and nights here, in Brazil, doesn't change nearly as much as it does in Europe. Add this to the lack of clearly defined seasons and no wonder they need carnaval - must be freaking boring!)

Shoulda gone with this one instead?




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11-07-2017, 06:11 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(11-07-2017 06:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Shoulda gone with this one instead?
Whatever paddles your boat, Girly, my dear Angel


Also, that's how it is done in my neck of the woods (even if I've found new woods for the time being). And it's not really hazing, it's an oath to never forget those they've lived with for five years (it's a movie about a school where they all live together), to forgive their friends' errors, never betray them and always help each other.

One of the them dies in the movie. Drowns. Was hard to watch.




(Interestingly (or not) enough, guy at 0:54 is guy who plays Pontius Pilate in Mel Gibson's torture porn)

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11-07-2017, 08:49 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(11-07-2017 06:11 PM)Vera Wrote:  
(11-07-2017 06:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Shoulda gone with this one instead?
Whatever paddles your boat, Girly, my dear Angel


Also, that's how it is done in my neck of the woods (even if I've found new woods for the time being). And it's not really hazing, it's an oath to never forget those they've lived with for five years (it's a movie about a school where they all live together), to forgive their friends' errors, never betray them and always help each other.

One of the them dies in the movie. Drowns. Was hard to watch.




(Interestingly (or not) enough, guy at 0:54 is guy who plays Pontius Pilate in Mel Gibson's torture porn)

Relevant to another discussion, note that Vera's use of "my dear" here is an example of a non-obnoxious usage. At another forum I infest, one of the guys (a car forum, yet, always starts his replies to a post with "Dear XXX, XXX etc.," addressing whomever has replied to the topic, along with some smarmy verbiage about the topic at hand. Faaack, it's annoying.
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11-07-2017, 09:07 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
I imagine some of how we address people is cultural. Here in the South (too) many people call each other "Honey." I catch myself doing too. Some is apparently training. I got annoyed at a particularly perky employee at my local drug store calling me by my first name at the front cash register (hello, you don't know me...). He "knew"my name because I used my drugstore points card. So recently I changed my profile online for their store to show my first name as "insert name here." He's lucky I didn't do a lot worse. I may yet. (Suggestions welcomed.) But that was enough to confuse the hell out of him the next time I shopped there.

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11-07-2017, 09:15 PM
RE: Forum Etiquette
(11-07-2017 08:49 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Relevant to another discussion, note that Vera's use of "my dear" here is an example ...

(11-07-2017 09:07 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  I imagine some of how we address people is cultural. Here in the South (too) many ...

On topic, it's rude to derail important threads like this.

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