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by melonfool
December 8th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 474

Re: Reference Library?

It seems to me that it would be helpful to have a reference point to which people can be directed to obtain the required information rather than have a @War and Peace' contribution, as Mel has referred to these posts. Dod Please don't pretend to quote me and misuse my comment - I was very specifica...
by melonfool
December 8th, 2018, 1:14 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Language
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Language

I tend to think you'll never offend someone by *not* swearing, where you might offend, or turn away, someone by swearing. So why do the latter?

I say that as a very sweary person myself. I can manage to avoid it on here, mainly, and without feeling worse off for it

Mel
by melonfool
December 7th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Moderators fiddling

If people feel they need to write long posts to be understood and to get across what they wish to say that is an entirely different matter - the issue here was only the embedded quotes which are not helpful. It's quite rude to take the thread off onto your personal grievance Actually what is "...
by melonfool
December 6th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Moderators fiddling

If people feel they need to write long posts to be understood and to get across what they wish to say that is an entirely different matter - the issue here was only the embedded quotes which are not helpful. It's quite rude to take the thread off onto your personal grievance, which you mention frequ...
by melonfool
December 6th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Room 101
Topic: Moderators fiddling
Replies: 23
Views: 550

Re: Moderators fiddling

If you're replying on a phone it's really difficult to do selective quotes, especially if there are a number of embedded ones - far easier to hit the " button and let the software do it (and let a mod tidy up later :lol: ). I did happen to see the post referred to - it was about the same length...
by melonfool
December 2nd, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: Radiators

Thanks B - that site doesn't have the right combination either. I was thinking I would give up, but the problem with that is that I still need to replace the rad that is behind the side board, if I replace it with a traditional one but smaller, I can know the btu of the one I buy but have no idea of...
by melonfool
December 2nd, 2018, 12:54 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

XFool wrote:Are we allowed to ask, merely out of curiosity, the username of the person concerned here?

Is it in anyway related to the person who, earlier in the year outed themselves as a self confessed Troll?


It's not that poster.

Mel
by melonfool
December 2nd, 2018, 12:52 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: Radiators

It's a very small house, I can stand in either room and see all three radiators so yes, they need to be the same style. I don't have thermal valves. Do they come standard on new ones then? Or is this something I need to investigate separately? They are not something I have ever had or used, just use...
by melonfool
November 30th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: Radiators

Another important aspect with radiators is that their efficiency is very dependent on the ability of air to circulate round them, thus putting a sofa or a sideboard (does anyone have them these days? BH Um, it is my placement of my sideboard that means I need to change the rad for a smaller one! Cu...
by melonfool
November 30th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

I hesitate to add more confusion, but if it is such an issue to delete all references to a user, would it be possible to leave everything in place but change the username with a mass find-and-replace process? From, for example, "kiloran" to "Ex-Userxxx" where xxx is just a seria...
by melonfool
November 30th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

Clariman says posts are removed manually. I have made over 4,000 posts. How long would that take him? That is not 100% correct. Perhaps what I wrote was not clear. A user's ID and posts can be removed in their entirety in a straightforward way. Where it becomes manual, is checking everywhere that t...
by melonfool
November 29th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

Surely the real idea is that it will start a process whereby you will be gradually forgotten. For example there were some prolific posters on TMF who did not migrate over here and I have mostly forgotten about them, or recall them but can't recall their TMF name. One can gradually disappear in that...
by melonfool
November 29th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

I didn't say anything about "as time permits". I am aware of the timeframes required, I didn't happen to mention them. Yes, I used the informal description. If you want to know the full GDPR details I'm happy to provide them. But you're right, it does not involve performing brain surgery t...
by melonfool
November 28th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Comfort Cafe
Topic: Autism
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Autism

Not sure if it was urban legend or not, but some big American software companies went on autism recruitment drives, not only employing the autistic workers but "minders" trained to cope with their idiosyncracies and (basically) shielding them from the "everyday stuff" that they ...
by melonfool
November 28th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Comfort Cafe
Topic: Autism
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Autism

No surprises really that someone who is going to have difficulty with fuzzy stuff like communication/interpersonal relations should go into a career that does not rely on them - in fact the digital nature (on/off, the program does exactly what it is programmed to do etc) is a real turn on. Meatyfoo...
by melonfool
November 28th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Comfort Cafe
Topic: Autism
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: Autism

I too work in IT.... sys admin... Say n' more! :D Forgive my question, and of course you may choose not to answer, but I am curious as to what led to your being diagnosed in the first place. XFool I work in HR, as people here know, and I am often told I am 'not like other HR people'. I am a lot les...
by melonfool
November 28th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Radiators
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: Radiators

Thank you, I'll keep the B&Q ones in mind. I went in there yesterday* and had a quick look and they only seemed to sell vertical anything. So I didn't hang around in that area. Their website is awful and they are not good value (though I get 7% discount through work). I'm not 100% keen on the ga...
by melonfool
November 28th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Deleted thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Deleted thread

A poster has previously had all their posts, including quotes, removed. It didn't seem to be a big deal but I'm not sure how it was done. As well as the points made, this is a data protection issue. If someone's username can be shown to be linked to their own details (as I believe mine can, for exam...
by melonfool
November 27th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is this a racist joke?
Replies: 49
Views: 1527

Re: Is this a racist joke?

So if I make Jewish jokes in the presence of my Jewish friend and they tell me they are offended but I deem that they are just being over sensitive, is that OK? The opposite of that would be that anyone can elect to be offended by anything and we all have to accept that no matter how bizarre and ex...
by melonfool
November 27th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is this a racist joke?
Replies: 49
Views: 1527

Re: Is this a racist joke?

Back in the days of the cold war, everybody had a nation which was the button of their jokes. We had the Irish. The Americans had the Poles, as did the Russians. The Poles had the Egyptians. And so on. The Jews have the Arabs, who no doubt have their own. It still goes on and will do until the end ...

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