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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:08 pm 
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I am a member of another website (English language) and they are very, very insistent that all posts remain "on-topic".

Now my posts are "on-topic" but because of the "overly imaginative" nature of my posts it drives other members to make "off-topic" posts. Therefor I have been given two (2) previous warnings and now a "final" warning.

In so far as I never consider my posts over-imaginative and I have no idea how to bridle my posts I have stopped visiting this site.

If there is any sane person in the entire world who thinks my posts are "overly imaginative" please speak now or forever hold your peace!!!

Now, I think I'll go and get measured for a new suit and so I will speak to you all later.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:29 pm 
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Forum administrators who manage things to keep them "on-topic" have apparently never been involved in a real world conversation, or if they have been, they've been the annoying person that everybody tries to ignore and/or wishes would go away.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:32 pm 
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It's only a matter of time before you grace the cover of Psychiatric Times

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:21 pm 
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Bob B wrote:
It's only a matter of time before you grace the cover of Psychiatric Times



They'll have to wait until the new suit is ready.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:33 pm 
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If there is any sane person in the entire world who thinks my posts are "overly imaginative" please speak now or forever hold your peace!!!


Define sane.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I would have thought that any topic would be considered 'on topic', as long as it was in 'correct and proper' English, on an English language site. (??)

Perhaps your next, less imaginitive, 'on topic' post should contain instructions on '100 ways to pull a rod from your arse'.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:20 pm 
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Packard wrote:

If there is any sane person in the entire world who thinks my posts are "overly imaginative" please speak now or forever hold your peace!!!

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Overly imaginative? The man who gave me (this sweet old grandmotherly type), the nick, "evil grandma?" Couldn't be!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:06 pm 
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I find you just imaginative enough - any more and you'd be crazy and any less you'd be boring.
You must have wavered from this optimal yet unmistakably precarious level of imagination in your posts.
If I've seen it once, I've seen it a thousand times...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:45 am 
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Now, I think I'll go and get measured for a new suit and so I will speak to you all later.

So give us the 411 on the new threads. Are you planning an open casket ceremony soon or what?
BTW, any site worth their salt would put you on double secret probation before actually booting you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:36 am 
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Bob B wrote:
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Now, I think I'll go and get measured for a new suit and so I will speak to you all later.

So give us the 411 on the new threads. Are you planning an open casket ceremony soon or what?
BTW, any site worth their salt would put you on double secret probation before actually booting you.


Now, I think I'll go and get measured for a new suit...

This was actually a paraphrase from a scene in "David Copperfield". Young Davie has sought refuge with his overly stern great aunt. After a confrontation with Davie's evil stepfather and step aunt, his great aunt asks Mr. Dick whatever should they do about Davie. And Mr. Dick said, "I think we should get him measured for a new suit of clothes."

That's as close as I can remember. It's been a long time since I read David Copperfield, but I've used this phrase often since.

I found a plot summary for David Copperfield and it included the quotation:

That was the beginning of my aunt's adoption of me. She wrote to Mr. Murdstone, and he and his sister arrived a few days later, and were routed by my aunt.

Mr. Murdstone said, finally, he would only take me back unconditionally, and that if I did not return there and then his doors would be shut against me henceforth.

"And what does the boy say?" said my aunt. "Are you ready to go, David?"

I answered "No," and entreated her not to let me go. I begged and prayed my aunt to befriend and protect me, for my father's sake.

"Mr. Dick," said my aunt, "what shall I do with this child?"

Mr. Dick considered, hesitated, brightened, and rejoined, "Have him measured for a suit of clothes directly!"

"Mr. Dick," said my aunt, "give me your hand, for your commonsense is invaluable." She pulled me towards her, and said to Mr. Murdstone, "You can go when you like; I'll take my chance with the boy!"


(This reads very much like a Readers Digest version, but the quotation sounds about right.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:15 am 
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Off topic!!! Off topic!!!! Alert!!! Alert!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:16 am 
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bellybabe wrote:
Off topic!!! Off topic!!!! Alert!!! Alert!!!


Dang! I've done it again!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Dang! I've done it again!!!
OK, not quite Britney Spears, but it's close enough that I'm feeling another completely irrelevant off-topic Packard tangent brewing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:58 am 
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I have been a part of many forums that are over moderated...its never a fun place to be.

One is very informative on reefkeeping...so I do remain a member, however do not contribute nearly as I would if it were a friendlier spot.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:02 pm 
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By contrast, LightCafe is the lawless wild west. Sixshooters at the hip; rules be damned.

(And a good bit more fun too.)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:52 pm 
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By contrast, LightCafe is the lawless wild west. Sixshooters at the hip; rules be damned.


Then perhaps it is time for a new avatar:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:09 pm 
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Miguel, try to leave a little more breathing space along the foot line of your models. In this capture you have actually amputated part of you model's left foot. Other than that nit, I think you and Ciaran have the beach shots down pat. Nice work. :D

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Miguel wrote:
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By contrast, LightCafe is the lawless wild west. Sixshooters at the hip; rules be damned.


The perhaps it is time for a new avatar:
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Now that is just WRONG! :shock:
Yellow boots with heels would have worked better.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:38 pm 
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I think there is a double standard going on here. Other members have waxed poetic about things (like the lawless west) without having their fine image besmirched in PhotoShop.

Harrumph!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Trying to forget some of your younger days/roles, huh?
No Photoshop. Zardoz, one of Mr. Connery's worse movies I think.

With memorable lines such as:

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The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life to poison the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth... and kill!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Hmmmmmmmm.. methinks this totally off topic topic is totally
Image now.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:42 pm 
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Anne wrote:
Hmmmmmmmm.. methinks this totally off topic topic is totally
Image now.

:roll:


Yes, it seems again that we have wandered gently off-topic. I don't know why this happens to me. It all starts innocently enough...

(Zardoz was a classic that has yet to be recognized for its artistry--with apologies to Frank Baum).

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