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    a) thread is closed after only 2 days?

    b) is it possible to quote 2 posts together?

    c) could the number of visitor be raised to say, 20?
    my profile keeps saying Kalster is last visitor and the number increased to 20,
    does this mean he visited my profile 20 times? to do what?
    could order be not alphabetical, but newest to oldest?

    d) when or why leave a visitor's message?

    e) is the use of colours considered kitch?

    f) could the OP have a power to veto-write-off indecent posts?

    g) could we have a sticky somewhere for new members explaining all this and more?

    h) a moderator engaged in a brawl in a thread should not have power to close it

    i) could someone e-mail Jagella there's a new dispensation?

    j) p.s. if you quick-reply and don't go advanced, very often Autosave doesn't work, and you can't save


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    kalster was probably vetting you because it has been a while he banned someone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    kalster was probably vetting you.
    Sorry, pal , I 'm new what is vetting? you mean something like KGB or STASI ?
    really I do not understand, what can you vet in a profile?
    can you find drugs or contraband in a profile?
    Please do not visit my profile, there is nothing to vet.
    I sent just one wish-you-well message to Admin, as I could not enter his thread
    Can moderators tap, hack private messages?

    Do you know if he might be banned, or lose is badge if he really did such a mean thing?
    are you not afraid of being banned?

    sorry,
    friends, I asked how to multiquote, is it possible?

    btw, spurious, a wizard is higher than an isotope?
    p.s. your profile shows last five visitors, not one, you are more important?
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    I'm attractive to a more people it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formal View Post
    your profile shows last five visitors, not one,
    I didn't say you had more visitors, I said that your profile shows five. Are you attractive to your profile?
     

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    I prefer a frontal view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    I prefer a frontal view.
    full?..stop!
    hey, friend, are you hijacking? The question is how to multiquote?. don't forget!
    aren't you afraid? someone with a " ...badge and a lot of talk" might storm in and cry: "stop this spurious monkey business!" and
    you'll be busted, sorry, banned! thus.... thread closed..."move along,folks..."

    (p.s.,wasn't the 'new Admin thread' closed yesterday)?



    edit: I found out,I didn't see things !: kalster says he closed it by mistake ,
    it seems you too were right, my friend, what did you call it ? "withdrawal syndrome"?
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    To find the multiquote treasure I suggest you move your mouse pointer around in the right bottom of the post you want to quote. You might find an answer popping up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    To find the multiquote treasure I suggest you move your mouse pointer around in the right bottom of the post you want to quote. You might find an answer popping up.
    I got it.ta.
    couln't you say it a couple of pranks ago?
    please answer other points you can.
    please go to the thread "could anyone explain..einstein.." it's third in the index, an d tell me if red is inappropriate and too garish.
    I can wait 10 more minutes.
     

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    I can wait longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    I'm attractive to a more people it seems.
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    I prefer a frontal view.
    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    I can wait longer.
    I really got it. so you can feel both ashamed. and proud you did at least one thing right
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by formal View Post
    a) thread is closed after only 2 days?
    It is not closed at the moment. If you are referring to the previous one from the previous owners, I think they removed it before they left.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    b) is it possible to quote 2 posts together?
    Yes. Just copy the text you need and paste. Highlight the text and click the Quote button. Then, change the first bracket to point to the original poster by adding = and the name of the poster. Don't think there is another way to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    c) could the number of visitor be raised to say, 20?
    my profile keeps saying Kalster is last visitor and the number increased to 20,
    does this mean he visited my profile 20 times? to do what?
    could order be not alphabetical, but newest to oldest?
    The visitor number increases as more people visit your profile. I was just curious about who had liked three of my posts. I only visited once. Not sure what the order is.

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    d) when or why leave a visitor's message?
    When you feel like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    e) is the use of colours considered kitch?
    As long as you don't overdo it. The bit you had in red in the Einstein thread is still ok.

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    f) could the OP have a power to veto-write-off indecent posts?
    This is generally not thought to be a good idea. This is an open forum and it is the moderator's job to do the moderating. If you don't like a certain member's posts, you can put him on your ignore list or alert a mod if it really gets out of control.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    g) could we have a sticky somewhere for new members explaining all this and more?
    Maybe not a bad idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    h) a moderator engaged in a brawl in a thread should not have power to close it
    What do you mean by brawl? Moderators are free to engage in debate just as any other member. Closing a thread or other mod actions need to conform to forum standards though. If you have an isue with a mod action, feel free to voice your concerns via PM to one of the mods or the Admin.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    i) could someone e-mail Jagella there's a new dispensation?
    Don't know who this person is, but I am sure he did get an email.

    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    j) p.s. if you quick-reply and don't go advanced, very often Autosave doesn't work, and you can't save
    Maybe this can be looked at.



    Don't mind spurious. He was just screwing around. I am not itching to ban anyone.

    I am thinking of moving this into the current Meet the Admin thread, minus spurious' antics and your responses to them. Agreed?
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    No. I disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formal View Post
    1) a) thread is closed after only 2 days?
    2) c) could the number of visitor be raised to say, 20?
    my profile keeps saying Kalster is last visitor and the number increased to 20,
    3)does this mean he visited my profile 20 times? to do what?
    4) could order be not alphabetical, but newest to oldest?
    5) can a moderator read any member's private messages?
    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    6)It is not closed at the moment.
    7)Yes. Just copy the text you need and paste.
    8)The visitor number increases as more people visit your profile.
    9)I was just curious about who had liked three of my posts.
    I only visited once.
    10)Not sure what the order is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    d) when or why leave a visitor's message?
    When you feel like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formal
    e) is the use of colours considered kitch?
    As long as you don't overdo it.


    22) Don't mind spurious.
    23)I am thinking of moving this,... minus spurious' antics and your responses to them. Agreed?
    * / **) how do you manage to do this ? with just one quote or multiquote?.
    As you see,I must put numbers in a quote and reply to them all at once
    .........................
    1) I suppose you know very well to which thread I was referring, saying: "is new Admin's thread closed?,for good?". No comment
    2) you didn't reply
    3),9) you visited my profile before I sent a post to "einstein.." , so:, I liked nothing
    9)You should fix the system, surely there is a glitch somewhere:
    when I first noticed it said : last visitor(s) Kalster , 4 visits
    then it said.....................:last visitor(s) Kalster , 5 visits
    if you visited only once it should have shown 5th-visitor's name, 5 visits, right?
    and then 10,15, 20 visits.After I started this thread it showed last visitor Arcane..M.., 21 visits
    now it shows: 3 last visitors, 24 visits
    4)you didn't reply
    5)please reply to this,too.
    6)yes, I broke the news to the kind helper, who was surrogating a moderator.
    I read in your post "accidentally I closed the thread "
    pardon me if I lack imagination, how can one possibly "close ...the Adimn's thread (of them all) ..by mistake?.I'll guess,...hmm..sleepwalking?
    10) try to find out,please

    h)1) suppose you abuse me in a post and I click the report-button. It raises a red flag on your desk, right? Are you ever going to ban yourself?
    2) suppose you start a debate with me and run short of arguments and find yourself in a blind alley, what is the only way out?
    .....again, 's just a guess...lock the thread?
    Do you think it is fair?

    22)Spurious has been kind and humorous.I like him and thanked him.His antics had the ring of truth.
    "nihil vetat ridendo dicere verum"
    23)sort your differences between yourselves. Thank you for your kind attention.
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    it would appear that you seem to have a problem but i have a hard time figuring out what's really bothering you
    do you suspect kalster of being a megalomaniac ? that would be news to him and anyone who knows him
    besides kalster isn't an admin, and only one of a group of mods - unless it's a clear-cut case of spam or abuse, reported posts DO get discussed before any action is taken
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    I was the suspicious person.
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    1) No I didn't. That is why I asked.
    2)As far as the Visitor box is concerned, I really don't know how it works or how it can be changed. I'll have to ask the Admin.
    3)Not that I can remember. I signed on and saw that someone had liked three of my posts; someone I didn't recognise. Nothing to it. Why so suspicious?
    4)Answered in 2)
    5)No we can't.
    6)Not sure how I did it. I must have accidentally ticked the "close this thread" box.

    * / **) how do you manage to do this ? with just one quote or multiquote?.
    As you see,I must put numbers in a quote and reply to them all at once
    I tried to explain in it my previous post. Click the Quote button on that post so you can see how I did it.

    h)1)I am not the only mod. The reported post shows up in the mod section for all the mods and Admin to see. As mods, we don't have limitless power. We are also bound by the rules of conduct and breaking them will produce a reprimand.
    2)Depends on the situation. Like I said, we take part in discussions just like any other member, but we are not allowed, of course, to abuse our powers at will or in the way you are asking about. We are only allowed to close a thread when it has gone way off topic, it has degenerated into a troll-fest or related situations. Like I said, if you have a grievance, feel free to report the post and all the mods and the Admin will see it. Alternatively, you could PM any mod or the Admin as you wish.

    22)He can be quite humorous on occasion, sure.
    23)We don't have any pending differences I am aware of. I was merely trying to get your questions into the thread where you apparently wanted to post them in the first place. The exchange between you and Spurious would have been unnecessary clutter in that event. I will leave it here though.
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    WOW.....the cavalry is here!


    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    it would appear that you
    Whom was intended by you?
    (note: I was told that limited use of red is appropriate)
     

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    It's pretty easy to accidentally close a thread. I've done it a couple of times myself. At the bottom left of the moderator's page is a box labeled "close this thread." If you click on the page anywhere on the same line as the check box, not necessarily in the check box, it will close the thread.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    . Alternatively, you could PM any mod or the Admin as you wish
    That is of course the last thing I could do now, after I stirred this hornet's nest. Your colleague marnix is already ferretting,chasing after me from post to post. He has even dared to remove my post to the Admin, can you believe that?
    Which of course I deem the worst of possible abuses.

    Probably the best thing for me to do is to abandon this forum

    Thank you Sir, for your kind attention
    forgive me if I was somewhat ironical, I was brought into a humorous mood by my dear sedulous-apish friend
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by formal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    . Alternatively, you could PM any mod or the Admin as you wish
    That is of course the last thing I could do now, after I stirred this hornet's nest. Your colleague marnix is already ferretting,chasing after me from post to post.

    Probably the best thing for me to do is to abandon this forum

    Thank you Sir, for your kind attention
    forgive me if I was somewhat ironical, I was brought into a humorous mood by my dear sedulous-apish friend
    Why not? You haven't stirred anything.

    I am having a hard time understanding your suspicion towards the mods. Did you have a bad experience somewhere? We are here to help and ensure the quality of the forum. A few questions by you doesn't raise any red flags or anything.
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    I was the person to coin the suspicion angle for humorous reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey View Post
    I was the person to coin the suspicion angle for humorous reasons.
    Maybe, but I think it goes a bit deeper than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    Did you have a bad experience somewhere? .
    You probably read hastily my post, Sir. I told you marnix has removed my thread to the Admin, did you read that?, and did you see he came here?
    (I'm using red so this time you don't miss it,sorry)

    You might say " all this happened after you started the thread" and you would be right.
    As I said when I introduced myself in the "einstein thread" ,
    I joined some time ago and looked around,
    and before I browsed as a guest.
    I saw awful things and was scared of posting, so I left.
    Then I read the new Admin's thread and hoped it would be all right, but I see little has changed: the same bullying and uncouth manners everywhere.
    Good day
     

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    Well, then you are one guy in a thousand with that weird view. Even after all your posts, I still don't understand why you overreact to the extent that you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formal View Post
    You probably read hastily my post, Sir. I told you marnix has removed my thread to the Admin, did you read that?, and did you see he came here?
    I am not posting this a third time.

    Put me in a new "miserable-users list" ...
    (probably the remainder 999 didn't read about this, I was simply outraged a bit deeper than this,
    btw : were you or marnix by any chance among the villains who opened the list, or was it just donald duck and mickey monkey who did it?)
    ....and have a good day.
     

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    Well formal, it has come to my attention that you are either peterpan or phyz, both of which have been banned for trolling. Now you are getting banned for trolling and for creating sock puppets to circumnavigate the ban. Good day to you sir.
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