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#19261 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 06:58 AM

That's great to hear Maark. Enjoy that breathing room!!
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#19262 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 08:49 AM

Thanks ^^ We're celebrating a little by going out tomorrow to get lunch and have a potter around town. Wife got herself some tickets for a concert in October and I'm looking to go to a convention in Birmingham in August. Should be good times ahead now!
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#19263 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 02:29 PM

View PostAbyss, on 27 February 2024 - 05:29 PM, said:

Azath, can you please create your own thread and just post whatever quotecrap salad you feel like sharing there and not anywhere else?


Well, you're the moderator, so I'd suppose I have to do what you say or get banned.

If the primary issue is that lengthy quotations make it difficult to see shorter posts, it seems like spoiler tags for excessively long quotations would be sufficient. Perhaps for any quotation beyond the equivalent of a paragraph of reasonable length, or some other length limit if you think that's too much (max line number and max word count, for example). It's suboptimal, since the main point of providing the most relevant or interesting seeming quotations, minus filler, is to help save you the time it would take to read all of a lengthy article, and clicking 'spoiler' takes extra time. But my quotations are usually related to a specific topic or ongoing discussion, so while I could move the quotations to a separate thread and link to them within my posts in other threads, having to go from that thread back to the original thread would take even more time.

I'm perplexed that you seem to think my quotations are 'crap'. You seem well-informed enough to understand that the sources I'm quoting are generally either well-established media or legitimate experts. Perhaps my tendency to elide credentials (which are easily found in the links using your browser's search function) has led you to assume otherwise. Or perhaps you mean you don't find them interesting. Or perhaps 'crap' is referring to the arrangement; perhaps you find the removal of the connective filler, unnecessary details, etc. and the jumps from point to point frustrating to read.

However, I'm getting the impression that you really just want me to stop posting altogether, but you're reluctant to ban me outright without a warning.

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#19264 User is offline   Abyss 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 03:16 PM

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 01 March 2024 - 02:29 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 27 February 2024 - 05:29 PM, said:

Azath, can you please create your own thread and just post whatever quotecrap salad you feel like sharing there and not anywhere else?


Well, you're the moderator, so I'd suppose I have to do what you say or get banned.....



Skip the victim game, i'm not playing. If i was waving the modgod stick you would know it. This is not the first time i have mentioned it to you either, and i didn't play the mod-card then either.


I dislike your entire approach of dropping large quotes into threads, with minimal or no constructive comment, and unclear what is quote or comment. You have something useful to say, say it. You have a link you think is relevant, post it. The rest is, in my opinion, clutter. I do not think you should leave, i am not threatening you with a ban, i do think that you should create your own thread, where anyone who is interested in your clutter can see it and the rest of the forum is spared.





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#19265 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 03:36 PM

View PostAbyss, on 01 March 2024 - 03:16 PM, said:

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 01 March 2024 - 02:29 PM, said:

View PostAbyss, on 27 February 2024 - 05:29 PM, said:

Azath, can you please create your own thread and just post whatever quotecrap salad you feel like sharing there and not anywhere else?


Well, you're the moderator, so I'd suppose I have to do what you say or get banned.....



Skip the victim game, i'm not playing. If i was waving the modgod stick you would know it. This is not the first time i have mentioned it to you either, and i didn't play the mod-card then either.


I dislike your entire approach of dropping large quotes into threads, with minimal or no constructive comment, and unclear what is quote or comment. You have something useful to say, say it. You have a link you think is relevant, post it. The rest is, in my opinion, clutter. I do not think you should leave, i am not threatening you with a ban, i do think that you should create your own thread, where anyone who is interested in your clutter can see it and the rest of the forum is spared.







I've been putting all quotes except extremely short ones in

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quotation brackets


for months now, as suggested, and (with the exception of quotes from other forum members) including a link at the end of each quotation (even when quoting multiple times from the same source). Anything inside [ ] within those quotes is my edit or commentary. (For extremely short quotes, like 'blah blah', of course I've been using ' ', though I could start putting those in quotation brackets as well.) And my recent posts have all included my commentary on those quotes immediately before or after them. If there's anything else I could reasonably do to make the distinction between quotation and commentary clearer, feel free to let me know. I could put the quotes in italics as well for example.

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 04:59 PM

Or you could stop or cut way back the quotes. In case you haven't noticed it's not something the rest of us do often.
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#19267 User is offline   Mentalist 

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 09:38 PM

People tend to react a lot better when you paraphrase whatever it is you are trying to quote. When you throw a number of multi-paragraph quotes one after another, it's not always clear how one set of arguments flows from another.

Anyhow, making me happy is the fact that it's Friday, and the snow is melting again.

also, topical:


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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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#19268 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 13 March 2024 - 08:50 AM

An ally! Guitarist knows someone up the road from me and it turns out they've also seen fuckery going on here and have reported it in. We might actually get somewhere...
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#19269 User is offline   Cause 

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:28 AM

I will finally get to see the city of Dresden, No not Dresden but Chicago.

Any recommendations?
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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:55 AM

View PostCause, on 18 March 2024 - 02:28 AM, said:

I will finally get to see the city of Dresden, No not Dresden but Chicago.

Any recommendations?


One of my favoritest cities in the US, it's been waaaaay too long since I've been back.

If you're flying in, if workable take the train from the airport to as close to your destination as possible. Cabs are expensive, slow.


Go see Sue. She's worth it.

Three dots and a Dash tiki lounge. Take careful note of the address. When you get there, walk to the back alley behind the address and look for the doorman. Arrive early, thirsty, maybe not too hungry, it's more snacks and apps than dinner. INSANE drinks, massive rum list.

The Girl and the Goat is exceptional food. Go. Eat everything.

The Bongo Room serves some of the bestest breakfasts/lunch/brunch you will ever consume. Great neighborhood to wander in too.

Pick a Blues club w live music, go. Dont overthink it, even the less known ones will have an act worth seeing.
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Posted 24 March 2024 - 01:39 AM

Ok, this took my mind off the shit in the world for a few minutes.

Watch the video at the end. :)

https://www.goodnews...were-his-flock/

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Hopefully a trend and not a blip:

https://www.goodnews...ops-dominating/

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 12:48 AM

I seem to have survived my financial limbo with a positive outcome.

Time to start planning that budget PC build I've been thinking about again.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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#19273 User is offline   Cause 

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?
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Posted 02 April 2024 - 08:52 PM

View PostCause, on 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM, said:

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?


I mean, take your pick: https://www.onlyinyo...attractions-in/
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#19275 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 09:25 PM

View Postworry, on 02 April 2024 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostCause, on 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM, said:

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?


I mean, take your pick: https://www.onlyinyo...attractions-in/


lol

There are some archeological sites. "Angel Mounds" so aptly named after all those Christian mound builders who thrived before Columbus came... oh wait.

And the Eiteljorg Museum of Native and Western Art. Named after the great Native American businessman... no of course it was just some rich white guy.

They've hosted some interesting contemporary Native American art (not sure if this is currently on display):


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Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship




And this temporary exhibit:

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Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States – often in extraordinary numbers – since the American Revolution. For some, the Native American commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Native Americans serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures and confined them to reservations?

Native peoples have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Native American military service.

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Posted 03 April 2024 - 09:13 AM

View Postworry, on 02 April 2024 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostCause, on 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM, said:

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?


I mean, take your pick: https://www.onlyinyo...attractions-in/


So ... "no" then?
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Posted 03 April 2024 - 06:06 PM

View PostCause, on 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM, said:

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?


If it’s Southwest Indiana, yes, then we can grab a beer.

Indiana dunes national park is pretty awesome.

Indy can be cool.


Northern Indiana, just keep going to Chicago.

Southern Indiana, keep going to Louisville.
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Posted 05 April 2024 - 03:21 PM

View PostSlow Ben, on 03 April 2024 - 06:06 PM, said:

View PostCause, on 02 April 2024 - 06:55 PM, said:

Is there any reason to spend a weekend in Indiana?


If it’s Southwest Indiana, yes, then we can grab a beer.

Indiana dunes national park is pretty awesome.

Indy can be cool.


Northern Indiana, just keep going to Chicago.

Southern Indiana, keep going to Louisville.



What if its smack dab in the middle central indiana as in indianapolis

Grabbing a drink would be awesome if at all possible. Im in the area 12-18

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Posted 06 April 2024 - 03:53 AM

So in sum: "Slow Ben - the only reason to pass through Indiana". ;) :beer:
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Posted 06 April 2024 - 02:24 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 06 April 2024 - 03:53 AM, said:

So in sum: "Slow Ben - the only reason to pass through Indiana". ;) :beer:


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Indiana Gov[ernor Who-Gives-AF?] issued a state of emergency declaration on March 26, effective until 11:59 p.m. on April 9, to prepare for an increase in visitors that could complicate emergency responses.

Indiana ... Under State Of Emergency Ahead Of The Eclipse—Here’s Why (forbes.com)


Guess aside from the Indy 500 (no need for emergency services there, I'm sure racecar fans are very responsible about speed limits and intoxication) they're not accustomed to having visitors....

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