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JoelS



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PostSubject: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:53 pm

Maybe we need an icon for 'em!
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:07 pm

Like an emoticon that denotes threads are going off task?
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:48 pm

Here's your warning:

Attention, all threads wander aimlessly, thus enhancing the value of the room as a whole. Please report all on topic threads to a moderator! Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:54 pm

jhuggett wrote:
Like an emoticon that denotes threads are going off task?

Yeah, something like that.

It's not that I mind thread drift, but if/when a good discussion gets going and someone goes off on some crazy tangent, it would be handy due to the distraction factor.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:56 pm

Sorry Joel, can't help myself Twisted Evil Just can't pass up the opportunity to be a wise ass lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:03 pm

You mean... thread content is supposed to be generally related to the thread title?

Hmmm... interesting concept. The thread creator would be something akin to a God... whose role it would be to determine those contributions worthy of salvation... or eternal damnation... sort of like TJ and Puff Daddy do now.

On the other hand, there are bound to be those posters who will subscribe to the Theory of Evolution, where threads are allowed to develop via random mutation... where mysterious forces guide the process along to an unimaginable final product... a product so terrible, so mind-numbingly horrible in its nonconformity... (never mind, you get the picture).

Personally, I think we should appoint a committee to study the value of implementing such a policy, along with its long-term potential for damage to the ozone layer. Or else, maybe, we could just pray together for guidance... the Creationists, that is, because the Evolutionists are all going to Hell... along with lawyers, murderers, pedophiles, and the guys who make those really bad "reality shows."

Either way, I'm with you guys... that is, as long as you don't decide to do something that would just piss me off! On second thought, I don't really care... do whatever you want... plant your first "thread drift" waning flag right here, baby... 'cause I'm an avalanche that can't be stopped... I'm in high gear, rollin' down a steep grade... I'm a high-flyin', rip-roarin'...... Uh, never mind, pardon the interruption.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:07 pm

sunny Gate,you're too much! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:22 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:39 pm

Wow, and even Gate's rant there was on topic! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:54 pm

Anyone tell me how to properly serve seared tuna? I am leaning toward a green garnish/side, but my cookbook suggests rice...
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:53 pm

gatewheel wrote:
to determine those contributions worthy of salvation... or eternal damnation... sort of like TJ and Puff Daddy do now.

And to show you just how determined we are to keep the threads from wandering, well, just look at our record. Over 1200 posts and I've done exactly NOTHING!! And lets keep it that way. Cool The only way moderating on this site could be better would be if we got paid for doing the whole lotta nothing we do clown

Tuna on a bed of greens, by all means. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:00 pm

Thanks Puff...I thought so.
















(sorry guys, some newbie humor..you make me feel right at home here)
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:28 pm

Geeze folks. I'm not talking about moderating at all.

You know those little icons? These: cat @ Neutral Evil or Very Mad Sad Smile Something like that.

Ok, I give up.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:59 pm

Sorry JoelS,fun is always at someone's expense....and this board looks like a lot of fun,so far.Wandering is the norm,as all things tend to gravitate toward chaos;I feel secure knowing we are at least in line with the laws of physics(if not social decorum).....don't give up!
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:12 pm

Hey Joel, the only reason I mention the moderating thing is because it would seem that someone would have to follow every post in every thread, constantly monitoring whether or not a thread was staying on topic or wandering. I'm not at all trying to poo poo your idea, just don't know how feasible it would be. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:20 pm

Puff, as we are a group of gentlemen, I'm sure we could moderate our own threads. I can envision folks proudly marking THEIR OWN off topic posts, hehehe.

Now, more about the tuna, please. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:44 pm

showme1or2 wrote:
Puff, as we are a group of gentlemen, I'm sure we could moderate our own threads. I can envision folks proudly marking THEIR OWN off topic posts, hehehe.

Now, more about the tuna, please. Cool

Exactly!

I am a member of another forum (non pipe related). And folks there have gotten into the habit of adding "THREAD DRIFT WARNING" to the start of replies that drift off the main topic. It makes it much easier to follow if your interest is in the original topic and not the sideline. It works quite well.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:04 pm

Since the "thread creep" smiley was brought up, there actually is one. It's a little smiley guy holding up a sign that says "HIJACKING!!!". Soooo.. when you see a thread going waaaay off the reservation, you post that smiley and everyone gets the idea. Works pretty well on other forums I visit, might work here if it's that big of a problem. Just my $.02. I have no issues one way or the other. Thread creep can be quite entertaining.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:18 pm

Hey, works for me. If J Huggie wants to implement that I'd be most happy to apply it to most (hell, all) of my posts. I can play well with others Very Happy

DISCLAIMER!: I'm not tryin to come off as a moderator in my daily posts, I'd like to just blend into the woodwork as far as that goes. I'm just bein me and stating my opnions. I don't view the mod thing as any kind of priveledge or think that my vote carries any greater weight than anyone elses. This isn't my house, it's a public park. As I stated from the very beginning, I was offered the moderator position from the first day cuz there wasn't anyone else around Laughing I gladly accepted only to aid Huggie the admin if and when we start getting spam attacks, trolls or the very rare over the top flame. I ain't gonna be editing or worrying about anyone else's posts save for the exceptions I already mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:31 pm

If someone has a good icon to use I'll put it in no problem. I looked around for a bit but haven't found anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:05 pm

showme1or2 wrote:
Now, more about the tuna, please. Cool

OK, one of my own personal favs:

Grilled Ahi tuna on baby greens with balsamic blackberry glaze

For 2 people:

For the glaze:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions
Add vinegar and berries to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid has been reduced by about 1/2. Strain berries out through a fine mesh strainer and return liquid to pan. Bring liquid back to a light simmer and stir in cornstarch mixture, a little at a time, until liquid thickens. Allow to cool.

Season Ahi steaks with salt and fresh ground pepper and sear to medium/medium well on hot barbecue or indoor grill. Toss baby greens with a little extra virgin olive oil, just a little, and a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper or red pepper flakes if you dig a bit of heat with your sweet! Lay tuna steaks on top of bed of greens and drizzle the glaze over the top of the entire plate.

Mucho bueno!!

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:18 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
[1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

I'm sold. Mucho gracias.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:49 pm

Joel:

I sometimes forget that everyone may not be aware of the fact that Iím FOS, and I apologize if you havenít yet been provided ample evidence of that fact (not sure exactly what the Hell thatís supposed to mean, but it started out as an apology). Anyway, if I gave the impression that I was making light of your proposal, Iíd like to say that (when I stopped laughing) such was not my intent. (j/k)

Seriously, though, pay no attention to meÖ Iím just a little stressed-out because my wife is forcing me to be nice to people over the Holidays. Most of the time my posts are just an annoying distraction... but, occasionally... OK, infrequently... oh, alrightÖ once, I actually posted something that wasnít an annoying distraction, very similar to the post above. OK, I know, that was an annoying distraction, too... but it wasnít nearly as bad as most of my posts. Anyway, since I haven't wealth, knowledge, wit or insight (or free tobacco samples) to offer the board... and I have no real-life friends to annoy... TJ told me I could just sit in the back of the classroom, shooting virtual-spitballs at the teacher when her back is turned. In a gadda da vida, baby!
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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:52 pm

That annoyed me so much it distracted me from my tuna Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Thread Drift Warnings...   Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:26 pm

Thread Drift Warning!

What's FOS? I don't know that one.

Tough here too. My 6yo is sick and can't go to school. Making for tough days!
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