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#1225615
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Mrebo said:

We’ve seen how rowdy U.K. football fans, can only imagine how the Trump fans are over there.

Not cool mate; The Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish are sound - it’s a vocal minority of idiots that follow England that’s the problem (on the national level, anyway).

Trump fans? Hmmnnn… I’m sure there are some - though don’t really see or hear from them (unless being paid to do in the media). Has Trump brought some fans over with him? 😉

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#1225610
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Deep Space Nine
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Started re-watching some episodes from DS9 lately, thought this was rather apt…


 

Really was a quality series - discussing some topics ahead of it’s time (or what was to come - terrorism, freedom, religion, politics and the more negative aspects - and results - of war). Some superb guest and recurring actors really helped the show too - and some great layered and detailed writing too, of course.
 

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#1225605
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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‘Nappy pin securely in place, Trump baby blimp takes to the skies’…

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/baby-blimp-cheers-takes-to-skies-protest

&

‘I, Donald Trump, look forward to not meeting anyone in Britain, England’…

'British people like me a lot. The police build barriers to stop me getting mobbed’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/12/trump-looks-forward-to-not-meeting-anyone-in-britain-england

^ May be satirical, it’s increasingly hard to say 😉
 

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#1225601
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Possessed said:

I was recently mad at cows because I went on a huge beef jerky binge that lasted a week (and I’m talking real beef jerky, not some soft jack links I mean real hard almost leathery beef jerky but with a great flavor) and after a week my gums were so sore I could barely eat. The cows fault? Absolutely.

Wrong thread? Or trying to make some sort of point?

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#1225595
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STAR WARS: Last Jedi (The Anti-Cringe-Cut)
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Same here - a shame as there are some intriguing things you have listed in your Change List - though that mocking of Rian Johnson didn’t help in your trailer, either. Feel free to disagree with him, state why, and make as much of an Edit you’d have preferred it to be with whatever footage there is etc - yet this repeated ‘no… no… no…’ mimic thing… it’s a ‘no…’ for me.

That said, there’ll no doubt be people who will like it. An you’ve obviously put some time and energy into it, whilst making some bold decisions - good luck.
 

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#1225592
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Random TV Thoughts
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After the timing issue of it missing the deadline for last season’s awards I’d have thought he would have received a nomination (and the show more nominations).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/70th_Primetime_Emmy_Awards

What about Twin Peaks? The 2018 Emmys’ bizarre snubs - The Guardian

There does look to be some quality on in there (and some I’ve haven’t seen or heard of).
 

I hope Elizabeth Moss wins for her performance in The Handmaid’s Tale - absorbing, layered and worth watching for that alone (it’s quality show overall too).
 

Quality idea for a thread, DC 😃

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#1225519
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Markdown
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I think you’re inferring something different from what I posted.

I’m seeing you have pop at some of us mods across the site - I’d suggest you reconsider this - and stop.

If you have an issue with any of us then PM us and attempt to address it. Don’t continue this across the site - and take threads further off-topic - something of which (taking threads off-topic) you have been previously and repeatedly asked not to do, and later warned for.

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#1225505
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Public Message
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Possessed said:

What if I suspect I myself am turning into a spam bot?

If you like instrumental rock be sure to check out my band camp page, my newest album is up there.

See what I mean!?!?

Cracking - though a bit different than having to explain to the authorities, boss/IT dept or family etc - as to why you have visited child porn sites - or child prostitution sites.

Or as one earlier Russian language spam link this week… translated to a ‘infant sex site’.

Some of these links were also the same/similar spam urls previously titled ‘stationery & office supplies’ (albeit in Russian).

See what I mean?
 

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#1225461
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Public Message
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While a few people are likely reading this - and just in case they haven’t seen the update to the Site Rules & Guidelines

There has been an amendment to Guideline No.5:-

5. If you see any spam or spambot posts on the site please report/PM them to a Moderator asap (as you hopefully would if you saw anything else suspicious on here). Do NOT reply to, or quote, the spam or spambot - and do NOT click on any link they post.

 
Thank you.

 

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#1225375
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Public Message
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dahmage said:

In response to oojason: (https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/action/reply/id/61688/quote/1225338)

respectfully, having 8 different people start PMs would be even worse. These things are always best discussed in the open, but you are right in that in can derail threads and make them ugly. That is what this thread (https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-New-The-New-Thread-Thread-Thread/id/60401) tries to solve: an open place to discuss the merits of a thread, without cluttering up the real threads.

and guess who has been trying to solve this problem for ages? TV’s Frink.

when you have a forum that has no search, we have to resort to insane organization in order to keep things functional. that is part of why this forum is unique in how much we complain about new threads, and pointless threads.

The thread creator can always edit his OP to let people know he’s addressed any issues, or adapted their thread to give a clearer insight as to what it is about - if they so wish/think it’s warranted. A bit like Handman did in his thread.

It’s not like there’ll be much call for this anyway - the vast majority of threads are fairly self-explaining by nature. I don’t think there will be situation where 8 (or 12 - which the number Frink used to voice the same concerns shortly before your post) members are going to PM the mods and thread creator with issues as to the make-up of a thread before it is already addressed after the first couple of PMs. For many there may not even be an issue with the make-up of a thread - and just want to participate.

Or we can just carry on… with people giving their opinion as to whether a thread is valid or not, redundant or not etc - and taking it off course, or derailing it, and resulting in another promising thread going by the wayside. It also has an effect of deterring others from creating new threads - or just not participating in the certain sections of the site at all.

This my attempt to try and remedy this - if Jay, Wook or Anchor don’t agree - or come up with a better way/plan (which is more than likely) there well may be a change to it. At present I think we’re all of a mind we’d like to see more quality debate, more threads on specific issues or subjects of interest, and more members participating in them (especially outside The Cantina).

If someone wants to post in a thread something along the lines of - ‘I think we already have a thread on this very subject mate, here - (insert link)’ then great, do so - politely or courteously etc - and leave it at that, or PM the OP & the mods to discuss it further. We’re not going to have debates in-thread as to whether something is redundant or not. If a thread doesn’t interest someone - let it be, if it does interest them - great, nice one.
 

Re the organisation of the forum… yes, there’s no functioning search - yet there are pointers on how to search for threads on here. There are now also About and Help sections, new Feedback & Assistance forums, and also Index Threads for pretty much every section of the site to help members find certain threads too. Some forum categories have been created so topics are more in tune with each other and threads should be easier to locate as well; ie Media, Culture and Cantina. There are also numerous members on here who lend a hand to help their fellow members out in many differing ways - including Frink.

That there is a ‘new thread new thread thread new new’, or whatever the later incarnation is called, is cool - for those that know what it does. It doesn’t really help new members as they likely wouldn’t know what it is or does - or may not have clicked on it. To be honest I didn’t until late last year - and mistakenly thought it was another thread re Frink, and never clicked on it.

For those that do know it’s purpose (and also not)… there is also an issue in Frink stating his opinions whether a thread is redundant or not - it is not for Frink to pick which threads are or not. Nor is it then getting into why - or why not not - a thread is redundant etc, in that very thread which has the action of derailing it / taking it off further topic.
 

As stated in Handman’s thread, Frink has been asked not to derail threads, which eventually lead to a warning(s) for continuing to do so - though for obvious reasons I’m not discussing this matter further in here.

 

If you have any further concerns or questions dahmage, please feel free to PM me - as is anyone is welcome to do and I’ll do my best to provide them with an adequate answer.

Thank you.

 

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#1225338
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Possessed said:

Hey you aren’t allowed to ask questions about the thread, you’ll have to pm a mod to find that out.

That’s not what was asked.

oojason said:

The same applies to everyone else - if you have an issue with the make-up of a particular thread please PM the the thread creator and moderators to discuss it - and not in the thread itself.

Thank you.
 

In a bid to try and hopefully have fewer threads looking like this one, and possibly putting others off in starting their own threads. To stay on topic - give more of chance for a thread to grow into something decent, interesting or a laugh.

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#1225310
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Markdown
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Vive la difference 😃

I like that this site is somewhat unique in comparison to many other forums out there (whose similarity looks a bit bland after a while) - for me it’s sort of a representation of the members here - we’re all a little different on here than most people found on other many sci-fi or even SW forums around 😉

Having to use a different code for embedding images and the like? I’m okay with it - a reminder that there are alternatives out there and not everything has to be done ‘this way’.
 

Site upgrades, back-ups and improvements - as well as the general running of the place - takes it’s toll and eats up considerable time and effort; not withstanding the unseen issues and bugs with applying updates.

I’m a bit out of the loop on programming, yet think this still applies today…

It’s likely why upgrades and the like are done in batches - with a fair amount of time given inbetween changes to give time to find any issues that occur (and it can take a fair amount of time before they are noticed or detected - and on occasions they’ll go unnoticed until they affect another upgrade or change). Even if there was an error somewhere in the code - it still has to be located, and a fix found and issued.
 

Yes, 9 years for that ‘unread posts’ feature is quite a long time - yet it’s not fundamental to the function of the site, and whilst it may be of use for some, we have managed without it for 9 years. It is, though, apparently on the list of things to do.

For over 15 years Jay has been maintaining the site (in whatever format) - pretty much on his todd and at considerable cost - outside of time and commitment to family, friends, work, social life, other interests, sitting in a dark room rocking backwards and forwards, etc.

That the feedback ‘Markdown Sucks’ earnt a reply of something along the lines of “too bad get used to it.” is likely just the New Yorker way of saying ‘it isn’t going to change anytime soon’ - though without the stereotypical New Yorker swear words usually expected in such retorts 😉

 
That’s just my uninformed two-penneth on it.

 

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#1225306
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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DuracellEnergizer said:

oojason said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

The Canadian Duality Flag

should be made the official Canadian flag. The one we’ve had since 1965 is so meh.

Is that to symbolise and represent the French-based population of Canada?

Oui.

I missed that reply in amidst other posts in here - cheers.

Is there some weight behind this for it to become reality? A debate in Parliament, or maybe a future referendum on it?
 

New Zealand had been debating whether to adapt/change their flag, which resulted in a referendum on it:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_flag_referendums,_2015–16

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#1225305
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The Something Political Thread (Was: Random Political Thoughts)
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Another potentially decent thread gone awry.

Frink - in the future… if you have questions or issues with a thread then PM the OP and mods to discuss it - otherwise it just screws up the threads themselves (like this one). This eventually leads to people possibly being more reluctant to make new threads as they may not meet your definition or standard of what a thread should look like - or want to avoid a conversation/thread looking like this one.

You’ve been asked not to derail threads before - yet here we are… yet again. It’s no surprise you got a warning for it.
 

The same applies to everyone else - if you have an issue with the make-up of a particular thread please PM the the thread creator and moderators to discuss it - and not in the thread itself.

Thank you.
 

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#1225106
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World Cup 2018
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Croatia edged it for me - we stopped playing, dropped too deep - which gave Croatia space to play - and then couldn’t get back into the game - nor could we form an effective counter-attack.

Superb cross for their 1st goal, and nice bit of movement/anticipation from Mandzukic for the 2nd.
 

We’ll have the 3rd/4th Place Play-Off to look forward to ZigZig. Doh!

TM2YC sums it up well (I knew it’d be that scene before clicking on the link 😃).
 

Good luck to Croatia on Sunday.

Where’s my diary…
 

Edit - 26.5 million (40% of the UK population) tune in to watch England’s World Cup 2018 semi-final heartbreak on ITV - with many more watching at public venues etc