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cold creek returns

katsar

just kidding lol

Ernest Bywater

the creek gets cold every winter, so watch for it.

Replies:   Joe Long
Joe Long

@Ernest Bywater

cold creek returns


Returns what?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Joe Long

Returns what?


chills in winter

Replies:   robberhands
robberhands

@Ernest Bywater

Returns what?

Maybe he returned his carelessly discarded female characters.

Ernest Bywater

Did my name get pulled out of the hat for the Let's pick on him contest today?

Katsar starts the thread, I reply to his post, then jplong replies to katsar's post but marks it as a reply to me, I reply to jplong's post, then robberhands replies to jplong's post but marks it as a reply to me. Is this some weird conspiracy? Neither of my posts get replied to, but everyone else's posts are replied as if they're mine!

Replies:   robberhands  Joe Long
robberhands

@Ernest Bywater

You function as an uniting entity to us. Be proud!

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@robberhands

You function as an uniting entity to us. Be proud!


Well, that's a lot better than being the target!

Joe Long

@Ernest Bywater

Because I hit the arrow on the last post of the thread instead of 'Reply to Topic'

Ernest Bywater

@Joe Long

Because I hit the arrow on the last post of the thread instead of 'Reply to Topic'


you need to buy a better bow if you get the wrong arrows.

Replies:   Joe Long  Ross at Play
Joe Long

@Ernest Bywater

you need to buy a better bow if you get the wrong arrows.


Well apparently I can highlight text anywhere on the page, in order to quote it, and then hit the reply arrow on a post anywhere on the page and it will be directed towards that commenter.

Ross at Play
Updated:

@Ernest Bywater

Well apparently I can highlight text anywhere on the page, in order to quote it, and then hit the reply arrow on a post anywhere on the page and it will be directed towards that commenter.

THIS IS A TEST ...
I highlighted words by jplong, then hit Reply to Post on a post by EB. I expect the system to accuse EB of using the words jplong actually wrote.

THE RESULT OF THE TEST
... was it appears EB said words he did not say.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
awnlee jawking

@Joe Long

Because I hit the arrow on the last post of the thread instead of 'Reply to Topic'


You'd make a lousy Cupid. About as bad as the current incumbent, in fact! :)

AJ

awnlee jawking

In another universe, I've been discussing the drying up of chalk streams due to overextraction. Perhaps cold creek needs a very wet winter too!

AJ

Ross at Play
Updated:

I really dislike the way the system inserts the name of the poster being responded to itself.
It does not allow us to control what we say!

I have suggested Lazeez has a second type of back arrow for Reply to Post, one which does not display the name of the person being quoted.
My reason for suggesting that is I've seen so many disputes break out SIMPLY BECAUSE a post intended to add information to a comment someone has made comes out looking like an accusation they missed or got something wrong.

Lazeez did make a change. He changed the Reply to Thread function so that it would quote any highlighted text when Reply to Thread is selected.
Technically, that is a suitable solution. In practice, it is not making any difference because it's TOO EASY to hit Reply to Post instead of scrolling down to Reply to Thread.

I think this will be my fourth, or fifth, for a change to the system so that it stops CREATING NEEDLESS DISPUTES:

1. When Reply to Post is selected the '@' symbol and the name of the person being responded to is inserted at the top of the text area.
2. When displaying posts it no longer inserts the '@' symbol and whatever name it has recorded as the person whose post was responded to.

At least with that, we will see what our posts will come out looking like and edit them as we see fit.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ross at Play

My reason for suggesting that is I've seen so many disputes break out SIMPLY BECAUSE a post intended to add information to a comment someone has made comes out looking like an accusation they missed or got something wrong.


I vote against.

That would make it difficult for an interested party to follow the conversation back up to the original comment to see its context.

AJ

Replies:   Capt. Zapp
Ernest Bywater

@Ross at Play

was it appears EB said words he did not say.


now I'm a marionette.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play
Updated:

@Ernest Bywater

now I'm a marionette.

No. A marionette is a puppet whose arms, legs, and head are controlled by a puppeteer.
You are a dummy. :-)

Capt. Zapp

@awnlee jawking

I vote against.

That would make it difficult for an interested party to follow the conversation back up to the original comment to see its context.


I agree with you AJ. A better fix would be to include the @(name) in the edit box so they can see who they are replying to.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Capt. Zapp

I agree with you AJ. A better fix would be to include the @(name) in the edit box so they can see who they are replying to.

So how about?
1. The link we do not see, but can use later to go back through a thread, was left as it is except it was displayed as '>>' instead of '@'
2. An extra '@' and the poster's name appears as ordinary text at the top of the edit box, before any highlighted words placed inside quotes.
That would allow us to see and control what our post will look like.
What I think is desperately needed here is something that will prompt those writing posts to consider do they really want their comments to come out with an implied finger pointing at someone else. We very often make posts pointed at the person who is, in fact, the only person we know will have no interest in our comments.

Ross at Play

How about that one, Lazeez?

doctor_wing_nut

@Ross at Play

No. A marionette is a puppet whose arms, legs, and head are controlled by a puppeteer.


And all this time I thought they were Marion Barry's backup singers.

: I

Replies:   Joe Long  Ernest Bywater
Joe Long

@Ross at Play

You are a dummy. :-)


Are you sure that's not a 'dumby'?

Replies:   Ross at Play
Joe Long

@doctor_wing_nut

And all this time I thought they were Marion Barry's backup singers.


The bitch set him up.

Ross at Play
Updated:

@Joe Long

Are you sure that's not a 'dumby'?

Yes, I'm sure.
Let's All Pick on CW Day was a few days ago. Today is Let's All Pick on EB Day.

Ernest Bywater

@doctor_wing_nut

backup singers.


are they the groups of people who sing while walking backward?

Replies:   helmut_meukel
helmut_meukel

@Ernest Bywater

backup singers.

are they the groups of people who sing while walking backward?


No, they are the people who sing while doing a computer backup.

HM.

katsar

wow started as a joke look what happend

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@katsar

wow started as a joke look what happend


well, what do you expect, no one had the proper forms to write their return reason on!

shinerdrinker

when I read your post, I was reminded by the old JoeCartoon animation "Gerbil in a Microwave" of the early interwebs...

"I'm beginning to dislike you."

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