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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:51 am

:hmm:

On the danger of sounding like a GOH, forum life was simpler with the previous version. :pardon:



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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:04 am

scrmbldggs wrote: On the danger of sounding like a GOH, forum life was simpler with the previous version.
That's right. It was much easier in the 1970's. I'd write a letter, commenting on another member's letter and post it by mail to Pyrrho. Pyrrho would cut my letter out and glue it to the bottom of the last person's letter and photocopy it. Pyrrho would then staple all the photocopied topics together and post them back to all them members, each week.

Moderation, back then simply required a thick black marking pen as Pyrrho blanked out offensive words.

Also the topics were simpler


"Apollo 13 : Will it make it back?"
"The micro chip for computers and other American fantasies"
"Why do girls think they deserve similar rights. They don't actually work do they?
"Affordable colour television for everyone? Impossible!"
"Escaped Nazis. How to spot them and make a citizens arrest"
"Cold war is over. Soviet Union will be leading political idealism in 1980's"

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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Scott Mayers » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:34 am

scrmbldggs wrote::hmm:

On the danger of sounding like a GOH, forum life was simpler with the previous version. :pardon:



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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:44 am

Scott Mayers wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote::hmm:

On the danger of sounding like a GOH, forum life was simpler with the previous version. :pardon:



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What's GOH for us non-texting practitioners?

Are you saying you're taking those selfies strictly for your own enjoyment? :-P


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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby TJrandom » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:03 am

Woot....

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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:39 pm

Scott Mayers wrote:But I'm guessing that at least it might be able to be an interesting means to determine somethings else!!

It won't be maths-related, will it? :heh:
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:12 pm

I've installed an extension that allows users to "collapse" forum categories. Look for the icon in the right end of the category title bar. Haven't set it up for the Skeptic style yet.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby JO 753 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:36 pm

I forgot to put [url][/url] on a a link yesterday and it still worked. To be sure - we dont need to do that anymore?
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Austin Harper » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:15 pm

Links work without the [url][/url] tag but if the link is very long it will be displayed truncated.

For example, here is the link to the New York Times subscription page without using [url][/url]:
http://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/Mu ... MP__=4FWFR

And here it is using [url][/url]:
http://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/Multiproduct/lp88U46.html?campaignId=4FWFR&CAMP__=4FWFR

You can also use

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[url=http://www.example.com]text[/url]
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:03 pm

The text following the .html in URLs is analytics tagging and can be removed, too.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:14 pm

Up your dates, buddy! Image
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:51 pm

Before or after I back my ups?
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:36 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Before or after I back my ups?

Just after your BOHICAs.
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Gonna be hard to fit those in.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:14 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:13 pm

I moved a topic offline that was essentially a promotional post for a climate change petition. After discussions with the topic author I have agreed that substantive discussion of the petition is acceptable but that merely promoting the petition and urging people to sign it is not. They can try again without the blatant advertising.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby JO 753 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:03 am

citizenzchallenj iz back! Haz to be. Who else coud it be?

I still hold out sum meager hope that he will buy me a Tesla S P90. I mean if hez serious, getting my car off the road woud cut total global warming gas production by at least 30%.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Angel » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:45 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gord » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:55 pm

Angel wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

olive oil~ it's natural

What's KY then? Supernatural?
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Postby Angel » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:11 pm

Gord wrote:
Angel wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

olive oil~ it's natural

What's KY then? Supernatural?

Unnatural.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:21 pm

Angel wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

olive oil~ it's natural

Actually, sesame seed oil is slipperier. I had a friend who made Ron Jeremy look like a pencil dick and his wife swore by sesame seed oil. I took her word for it.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby TJrandom » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Angel wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

olive oil~ it's natural

Actually, sesame seed oil is slipperier. I had a friend who made Ron Jeremy look like a pencil dick and his wife swore by sesame seed oil. I took her word for it.


Google `sex oils`... coconut seems to be top of the natural list.... who knew? :oops:

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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:29 pm

:hmm: Thanks for the updates... 'n stuff.
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Postby Gord » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:59 pm

Angel wrote:
Gord wrote:
Angel wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Gonna be hard to fit those in.

KY

olive oil~ it's natural

What's KY then? Supernatural?

Unnatural.
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as nothing is impposible with God. ;)
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Naturally.
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Postby Pyrrho » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:40 pm

I'm trying a thing that allows users to build their own list of words they don't like and replacements for them.

In your User Control Panel, choose the "Censors" tab. From there you can add words and replacements.

http://skepticforum.com/ucp.php?i=260

Conceivably you could even use it to translate NOOALF to proper English.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:42 pm

But as LOSRALF requires the disingenuous misspelling of words in a new way each time they're used it would remain visible garbage on the screen however assiduously we build our lists.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Test Dummy » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:44 pm

Quiet, I'm testing this thing Pyrrho installed.
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Postby Test Dummy » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:45 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:But as LOSRALF requires the replacement word misspelling of words in a new way each time they're used it would remain visible garbage on the screen however assiduously we build our lists.

It doesn't seem to work on usernames. Not sure if that's a bug or a feature.
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Postby Pyrrho » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:47 pm

Well it will show whatever your replacement word is in your quotes of posts, so hilarity is sure to ensue.

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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Test Dummy » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:51 pm

What about Scunthorpe?
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I guess you got a problem. Looks like it will censor words within words. Ah, well, maybe it can be tweaked to avoid that.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:17 am

To be thorough, one also has to put in plurals (and tupos!).

But it works beautifully. For a test I picked two pet words of a certain user (p-r-o-d-u-c-t-i-v-e and t-r-a-j-e-c-t-o-r-y), and I just might keep it like that ( :no:).

"I have just started a new thread, so this discussion can take a much more unabashed banana henceforth."


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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:17 am

Test Dummy wrote:Quiet, I'm testing this thing Pyrrho installed.

I think you're a shill for Big Moderation. Image
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The module uses a Javascript regex routine, so I guess the regex can be adjusted. I'll have to study on it.
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Postby JO 753 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:31 am

I coud read everybudyz posts in NQaLF!
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Postby JO 753 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:32 am

But then if they really rote in NQaLF, I woudnt know it.
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Postby Austin Harper » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:06 am

I don't think you need to worry about that happening, JO.
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:00 am

:roll: :lol:

I know.

You know that Twilite Zone episode in wich the Earth turnz out to be an asylum for the human rase?

It may not hav aired on Earth kuz they didnt want you to suspect the truth.
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:11 pm

I've replaced the word "yes" with "no" and the word "no" with "yes".

Let's see how that works for me....
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Re: Updates and stuff

Postby Gord » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:11 pm

Gord wrote:I've replaced the word "yes" with "yes" and the word "yes" with "yes".

I think I broke it, Pyrhho! :befuddled:
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