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  1. Subscriberhakima
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    25 Feb '24 01:15
    Drinking while sewing will likely cause thread drift.
  2. Standard memberDavid Burton
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    29 Feb '24 08:50
    @divegeester said
    My brother in law drinks oversized mugs of hot water with a little bit of milk in.

    Herbal teas are a big choice in our house though, in fact I have a Twinnings “metabolism” with me now.
    doctors have confirmed that by switching from a morning coffee or decent brew to herbal tea you can loose up to 85% of what little joy you have left in your life.
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    26 Feb '24 12:37
    I'm thinking of writing a book on how to safely go down stairs.

    It's a step by step guide.
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    28 Feb '24 08:161 edit
    In the"Quotes you like" Thread 170521 Torunn posted this:

    "When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people." ~ John Steinbeck


    Is it really so?
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    28 Feb '24 08:20
    In fact I think the quote hits on a truth, that we often ignore: We are constantly changing. But we ourselves think of ourselves as absolutely stable. We also change our history in our memeory to fit with our current state.

    But if we think (and I do hope we do) we change our views (even if by minute quantities). If we talk we also do.

    Some conversations will reinforce our thoughts and views and some will change considerably. But for most people there are few moments of sudden change (Damascus experiences) where the direction changes by a vast angle.
  6. Standard memberSuzianne
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    23 Feb '24 01:591 edit
    @wajoma said
    Could the number of thumbs up/thumbs down given by each member be recorded at their profile. Then the person with the most could win a prize, like a life time subscription. This could also deter negative nellies like suziman (name disguised) from smashing the dislike button out of vindictive, malicious spite.

    We'd see a ratio e.g. say 80% positive to 20% negative, this ...[text shortened]... ay to you sir' or if we saw 80% negative to 20% positive we could say 'WTF is this bitc--s problem?'
    So you (like a couple of other Forum Regulars), are looking to shame people.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but people who red-thumb your posts simply disagree with your posts. It is not "spite", vindictive, malignant, or otherwise, which is you trying to minimize their disagreement.
  7. Standard memberSuzianne
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    23 Feb '24 08:192 edits
    @divegeester said
    Yes it was terrifying; a handful of ageing males sucking up a females claim about buying a high powered sports motorcycle when she’s never ridden a bike before and I was the only one offering sound motorcycling advice.

    That’s the thing with the internet; old guys can try to be hero’s when there’s a lone female around.
    A bit full of yourself, aren't you?

    I did, in fact, buy a 400 after taking some lessons and learning how to drive. This was always the plan, but you just couldn't resist swiping at me, as you always do. You, as always, had to make it about you, and you got embarrassed for your trouble.

    Let me also remind you that you are always the one bringing it up again and again, for further embarrassment of yourself every time you bring it up.
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    23 Feb '24 08:25
    @divegeester said
    The fear of that is why Indonesia Phil was booted. Hakima also.
    Hakima was an inactive member. (In both forum and games). I sent a group PM to 5 inactive members letting them know that I was preparing to do a spring clean of inactive members and that if they wanted to remain in the club all they had to do was show some form of activity in either games or the forum. 3 of the 5 did just that and remained with the club. Hakima and 1 other did not, and were removed.

    Phil was indeed kicked but for an entirely different reason than the one you present. (Which he is aware of). I do however hold no grudge towards him and wish him well in his writing.
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    23 Feb '24 08:45
    @divegeester said
    Who cares it was years ago and your club was a boring as heck even then.

    In I’ve been in dozens of clubs in my 16 years here. I’m still in the science fiction club which hasn’t had a new thread in several years and it’s still more fun than the potty under the bed.
    How's your own club doing? I hear the last forum post was made in 1987.
  10. Subscribermoonbus
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    23 Feb '24 10:281 edit
    The clan system is fundamentally different to OTB league team chess, and the more it is made to function like OTB league teams, the less sense there will be in continuing to have the feature at all. The great advantage in the clan system, compared to league teams, IMO, is this: in league team chess, the team with the most highest-rated players will probably come out on top, whereas in the clan system, it hardly matters what the players' ratings are: a clan with mid-range players or even wholly composed of beginners could, in theory, have an even chance against a clan with all 2000+ players. It's a great idea, in theory, and I would welcome changes to the clan system which would keep this feature, whereby the clan with highest-rated players would not almost inevitably come out on top.

    The caveat is that the clan system can work only insofar as matches are fairly paired, and this presupposes that individuals' clan ratings are accurate. Ratings are accurate only if all of the following conditions hold: a) only clan games are used to calculate clan members' ratings, and b) every game counts towards ratings calculations of clan players (no voided games), and c) every player plays to the best of his ability and does not 'ditch' playable games, and d) every game result counts towards the final tally for both clans in every match (no voided games).

    How this is to be implemented, as someone else already mentioned, is 'the devil in the detail' part, but presupposes a common level of sportsmanship in not 'ditching' playable games. Frankly, I do not see any enforceable mechanism for ensuring that playable games are not 'ditched'; voluntary cooperation ("sportsmanship" ) is sine qua non. Furthermore, the winner-take-all scoring system makes no sense. After the debacle of the 2016 season, a number of proposals to correct flaws in the clan system were proposed, and the clan captains voted to keep things as before (as they still are). Those were reasons why I left the clan system and chose to play in a club instead.

    My 2 cents.


    PS home-made Tiramisu -- yum !
  11. Standard memberSuzianne
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    23 Feb '24 19:19
    @divegeester said
    You made me spill my wine 😂

    Omg I mentioned an alcoholic beverage, now I’m gonna have Suzianne busting my balls when her shift down the Phoenix sorting office is done 🤦‍♂️
    Please don't mention me and your balls in the same sentence.

    Just. Don't.
  12. SubscriberVESPIN
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    24 Feb '24 03:26
    @divegeester
    Last response. No Dive I'm not upset, at the moment, about something you said. You are entitled to your opinion and your say like everyone else.

    It's the negativity and toxic wording or topics that flow from your head to the forum that makes everyone can't stand you. People dislike you far more than they ever did Lemon. He was actually liked.

    Lets play a game what do you say? From years ago I think you are on my buddy list from our games a decade ago?
  13. Standard memberSuzianne
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    24 Feb '24 05:00
    @fmf said
    It's the negativity and toxic wording or topics that flow from your head to the forum that makes everyone can't stand you.

    "Everyone"?
    Everyone who has a spine.
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    24 Feb '24 16:14
    @divegeester said
    I’m not surprised you were bullied at school.
    Cough cough self projection.
  15. Subscribershavixmir
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    25 Feb '24 05:06
    @averagejoe1 said
    Do you fellers just avoid these stories, as you continue to defend open borders? Should I waste the time of the Forum from now and and post the most interesting killings by these invaders, that the MA governor wants us to invite to take that 3rd bedroom in the back.....and take what in the hell else they will take?

    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/who-is-jose-antonio ...[text shortened]... . I can't link it for you, I am very sad.

    Let's see if Shav would like to execute this animal.
    Me?

    How many slime cretin in the US aren’t illegal?

    If 1 in every 100 people is a complete bastard, then 1% of border crossers will be a complete bastard, but 1% of non-border crossers will be a complete bastard too.

    Also. Stop calling people fukking illegal. What the hell’s wrong with you.
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