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by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

Ahso!;1318237 wrote: I don't see where anyone has suggested more rules, instead what I've been advocating is less infractions and replaced with more gentle guidance.

what would be your advice?


OK, you win.
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

Ahso!;1318233 wrote: Does there come a time when what you guys want to talk about become important enough to move the distraction elsewhere?


Probably not except under the most extreme circumstances.

Oh, knickers, you were addressing YZIG, not me. Sorry.
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1318219 wrote: Thats why I didn't direct the question your way.<br/> <br/> <br/> You see, this is symptomatic of the problem. FG is an internet discussion forum, and has, in the past, positively buzzed with enthusiastic participants. An "I didn't ask your opinion" mentality is out of place....
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1318206 wrote: Some have argued its the implementation of those rules.<br/> <br/> <br/> If there're going to be more rules, then I'll be off to pastures new. I'm not trying to be nasty, that's just a fact. It's touch and go at the moment, although I am currently trying to post more.<br/> <b...
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Conservation The Environment
Topic: Fish pie - packaging.
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Fish pie - packaging.

<t>Well, there's a cardboard box - recyclable.<br/> <br/> You know these microwavable things - the stuff's usually in a plastic tray, often black, sealed with a film of plastic.<br/> <br/> This tray is made of cardboard, black outside, with a very thin plastic film on the inside surface. 1/50th. of ...
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: A fish pie.
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

A fish pie.

The packaging is interesting. See other thread.
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: i am new here
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

i am new here

G#Gill;1318171 wrote: So has[ B] unwintrista /B] ! Tut. :r olleyes:


(Windsor Davies) "Oh dear how sad never mind".
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: A fish pie.
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

A fish pie.

<t>In a hurry this morning, so I bought a Young's "Admiral's Pie". "Now with 25% more fish" it says on the box.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Weight 340g (℮). It's a good thing it's not called a "fish pie" - more like a potato pie!<br/> <br/> 45% potato<br/> <br/> (partially reconstituted dried potato 94%,...
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1318065 wrote: Now I'm confused. I thought all this talk for the past couple of weeks has been addressing the fact that there aren't many gardeners left and the idea is to figure out ways to get some old ones back along with some new ones. I think someone put it in terms of 'stopping the bl...
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

<t>Zapata;1318064 wrote: Humph! I had to look up "great hairy twonk" and I must say it sounds a bit on the questionable side of flattering:<br/> <br/> <br/> It could be, however it's used 'ere in general terms of camaraderie.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Zapata;1318064 wrote: Urban Dictionary says:<br/> <...
by Bill Sikes
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: i am new here
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

i am new here

unwintrista;1318119 wrote: shopping very much.


Oh, *really*!

Humph. I see the link's gone. Well Done,. whoever did that.
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Just stupid stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1314

Just stupid stuff

Quote:

Police are waiting to interview two men who have had surgery after shooting each other with an air rifle in Victoria's west.

I don't understand that, is it an euphemism? The article seems to go on to say that they were in fact shooting each other's arses.
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1318053 wrote: Most long term successful forums do thread splitting and advise members when they're getting out of hand instead of remaining silent and waiting for the problems to get to the point of warning and issuing infractions.<br/> <br/> <br/> Apart from the obvious comment, most gard...
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

Ahso!;1317994 wrote: I asked Spot about using that one and he said its for formal debate only.


How much "traffic" does it get? I'm not sure I can get there.
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!

<t>Royd Fissure;1318036 wrote: Is it Bill? Or is it so slow that mere mortals, with our brief lifespans, aren't able to see it?<br/> <br/> <br/> I think that trends over the last 50 years - admittedly a tiny period in terms of the hundreds of thousands (maybe more) of "unaided" human development - c...
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

<t>Zapata;1318028 wrote: : - 6 I would like to apologize, after reading this entire thread, for contributing to its derailment, if the intent of Bill Sikes was to simply wonder why FG wasn't "sparkling" and to lament said Sparkle's demise, (as has been indicated by some) and NOT a plea or encouragem...
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1317957 wrote: one thing that happens when the practice of thread hijacking is commonplace is that those threads appear to become an exclusive conversations.<br/> <br/> People lurking may come to believe the forum itself is exclusive.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yet when few people post, the forum sta...
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: 7th graders discovery on Mars
Replies: 3
Views: 784

7th graders discovery on Mars

P'raps it's what the "Beagle 2" thing fell down. I'd always assumed that the Martians had carried it off somewhere.
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Cool Sunglasses?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Cool Sunglasses?

<t>argumentchew;1317853 wrote: I just got this Spy Optic snips Is it cool?<br/> <br/> Just show your sunglasses to us ! : )<br/> <br/> <br/> I have no opinon on "coolness". They could be cool, or tacky, I know not.<br/> <br/> I do not use sunglasses.<br/> <br/> The Young Master, 8 1/2, has some *rea...
by Bill Sikes
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!

<t>coberst;1317858 wrote: The process of natural selection requires many generations to effect a change.<br/> <br/> <br/> But we are no longer generally subject to change by natural selection, and have not been for a century or three. For the human race, natural selection is over.<br/> <br/> <br/> <...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

G#Gill;1317790 wrote: I really, truly, hope that the rumours that have been bandied about, that these unmentionables are going to be introduced to the UK, are unfounded. ! : -5: -5: -5


Did you post a coment in a newspaper urging that they be banned? Just wondering.
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Torch batteries.
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Torch batteries.

chonsigirl;1317767 wrote: I light a candle, a pretty scented one. Plenty around here. : )


What??
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Torch batteries.
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Torch batteries.

A number of molluscs in the garden have just been spared by the failure of my torch batteries.

When have *your* torch batteries gone "flat" at an inopportune moment? What happened?
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Taser Guns
Replies: 47
Views: 4459

Taser Guns

Ahso!;1317751 wrote: You quoted me too quickly. I actually did just that.


Yes, I know. I have quickly replied in "your" new thread!
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Problems, Solutions Feedback
Topic: Discussion on thread drift and splitting
Replies: 69
Views: 5157

Discussion on thread drift and splitting

<t>Ahso!;1317744 wrote: Bill, I hope you don't me using this post to continue<br/> <br/> <br/> Hell's bells, if I may say that.... I psoted a reply, which now looks completely out of context, to your original post, mentioning the possibility of "thoughtful psoters", just a minute ago!<br/> <br/> How...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Taser Guns
Replies: 47
Views: 4459

Taser Guns

<t>Ahso!;1317739 wrote: However, splitting a thread that has gone off course such as, say, your Sparkle thread, could and should be split so that anyone attempting to read it could maintain a sense of continuity in the conversation.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well. I must say that although I posted the first ...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!

<t>coberst;1317730 wrote: Darwin advises us that the species that cannot adapt fast enough will become toast.<br/> <br/> <br/> And yet progress in human evolution has very largely stopped over the last 50 years or so - and the brakes are still being applied. It could be, however, that science gives ...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

AussiePam;1317581 wrote: Did you know that the vuvuzela plays one note only, and it's Bb !!! I think there is something in that for all of us!


I hope that they don't "catch on". I find the noise of these vulvasuelas *really* ghastly.
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Photography More
Topic: One of the best I've seen in years.
Replies: 0
Views: 635

One of the best I've seen in years.

World's richest mining countries - Telegraph

A contrast on many levels.

If you like, post a link to a good 'un.
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Most Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran
Replies: 34
Views: 2204

Most Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran

<t>TruthBringer;1317139 wrote: SIZE="3"Most Americans and Europeans Support Impending Attack on Iran <br/> <br/> Remember Hitler’s maxim that the bigger and the more outrageous the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe it? Following the results of a recent poll we once again get an object...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Just stupid stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1314

Just stupid stuff

fuzzywuzzy;1317460 wrote: a DEAD RABBIT. : -5: 5: -5: -5: -5


A dead rabbit?? I didn't know you had rabbits in Australia...



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by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Just a'wondering about Breast milk
Replies: 61
Views: 2711

Just a'wondering about Breast milk

<t>fuzzywuzzy;1317555 wrote: I wonder if men are extremely repulsed by something that essentially shows a woman in her own happy healthy domain?<br/> <br/> <br/> How strange to wonder so. I don't, for instance, wonder whether women are "extremely repulsed" by blokes tinkering with their cars, or bet...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Just a'wondering about Breast milk
Replies: 61
Views: 2711

Just a'wondering about Breast milk

<t>Betty Boop;1317247 wrote: I know some women that -snip- were just dismayed that post feeding they found themselves much reduced in size to pre pregnancy.<br/> <br/> <br/> That's 'cos the things've been all bulged out and changed shape, not got smaller!<br/> <br/> Eventually, I have been told, the...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Just a'wondering about Breast milk
Replies: 61
Views: 2711

Just a'wondering about Breast milk

<t>fuzzywuzzy;1317185 wrote: Have you ever tasted Breast Milk.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, out of curiosity, it tastes like milk.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> fuzzywuzzy;1317185 wrote: Is it linked to the suppression of women breast feeding in public?<br/> <br/> <br/> I do not understand the question.<br/> <br/...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Taser Guns
Replies: 47
Views: 4459

Taser Guns

<t>I am glad that the Inquiry has come to a reasonable conclusion.<br/> <br/> I am glad that the government is reviewing the possibility of pressing charges against four RCMP officers involved in Robert Dziekanski’s death.<br/> <br/> I do not think that "Tasers" are deadlier than guns.<br/> <br/> ...
by Bill Sikes
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Health Wellness
Topic: What other mental illness, besides DID, would cause a person to say 'we' when they me
Replies: 34
Views: 4546

What other mental illness, besides DID, would cause a person to say 'we' when they me

<t>Mariposa Traicionera;1317348 wrote: a coworker today. She obviously has mental health issues of some sort. She always feels persecuted, like people are out to get her, takes things the wrong way, etc. Today I noticed for the first time that, when referring to herself, she often uses the pronoun '...
by Bill Sikes
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: 12 Volunteers Needed
Replies: 53
Views: 4449

12 Volunteers Needed

<t>AussiePam;1316741 wrote: <br/> <br/> Members need to be able to speak, to express themselves without always looking over their shoulders. We need some "creative chaos" if you like, some fire. Why are we all so afraid of an occasional flare-up? If all possible risk is excised or sanitised, then it...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

<t>spot;1316725 wrote: "suggested" where other people would use "implied"<br/> <br/> <br/> Words are words - if in doubt, it's possible to ask for an explanation. Once you have that explanation, you can then look for consistency.<br/> <br/> Another *free* helpful hint from Bill Sikes. I should put m...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

Odie;1316724 wrote: can I have a gun?: -5


I don't think that's quite necessary! However, a "splurge gun" might relieve the tension without causing massive disruption..... see "Bugsy Malone".
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

Odie;1316719 wrote: and for the third time, I said it B]was suggested: rolleyes:


You need a megaphone, and a stick.
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Did Earth coalesce from 2 medium sized planets?
Replies: 94
Views: 6762

Did Earth coalesce from 2 medium sized planets?

You would do well to watch a scientific TV programme called "Wonders Of The Solar System", presented by Prof. Brian Cox. It is *excellent* viewing (and learning), and available on DVD. Go on - I thoroughly recommend it!
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

<t>flopstock;1316664 wrote: I think PM should be abolished. The backstabbing would then be forced off site.<br/> <br/> <br/> I very much agree with this, and AFAIR have said similar before. However, I think it would just reduce the problem, rather than eliminate it. There are always ways and means.<...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

littleCJelkton;1316659 wrote: forums, chat rooms, social networking sites, and blogs are usually not things I expect to sparkle.


You are either being obtuse, or purposefully too literal. You must have heard of "a sparkling personality". or "a sparkling wit", I'm sure.
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Shame on you Obama!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Shame on you Obama!!!

Royd Fissure;1316690 wrote: If you consider that BP had an option of telling everyone to get stuffed


That is something forgotten by many. It's good for "O", and ought to be good for BP, considering hos some firms have in the past abrogated their responsibilities.
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

<t>Ahso!;1316595 wrote: You're right, Bill. My apologies! I was addressing the general discussion, not you specifically. My bad!<br/> <br/> <br/> Oi! But thank you, anyway. I may have got all shirty and ascribed things to your psot that weren't intended. Perhaps I should've asked, instead of hectore...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: What Did You Eat for Lunch Today?
Replies: 416
Views: 29319

What Did You Eat for Lunch Today?

A pasty.
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?
Replies: 687
Views: 80660

Doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?

Betty Boop;1316536 wrote: Thread is re-instated for those that could no longer view it.


Coo! BB, howe pleasantly unexpected! I shall peruse and try to formulate a proper post about whatever it is that needs posting about.
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

<t>Originally Posted by Bill Sikes <br/> <br/> And the forum constantly bleeds more posters. As I said before - "It doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?".<br/> <br/> (nonquote)<br/> <br/> It can also be shaken out. When your Champagne has lost its' sparkle, what you've got left is unappet...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

<t>Ahso!;1316534 wrote: If this LULU person is any indication of what former members think, you're wasting your time. She believes she is justifiably bitter about her FG past experience. Why in the world would you want to invite all that bitterness back - times, what, 50? Seriously!<br/> <br/> <br/>...
by Bill Sikes
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.
Replies: 67
Views: 5809

Forum Garden's 'Hot Topics' of the week.

<t>Originally Posted by Bill Sikes View Post<br/> <br/> And the forum constantly bleeds more posters. As I said before - "It doesn't often sparkle here these days, does it?".<br/> <br/> Ahso!;1316523 wrote: Sparkle fades.<br/> <br/> <br/> It can also be shaken out. When your Champagne has lost its' ...

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