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BS: You're not welcome on this thread

11 Sep 17 - 08:05 AM (#3876493)
Subject: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

You know who you are...

This is the negative counterpart of positive thread 'All welcome on this thread'. Wonder if it will get more or less posts?

DtG


11 Sep 17 - 09:11 AM (#3876498)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

You'll lose...


11 Sep 17 - 09:18 AM (#3876499)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Iains

About time we had a nursery section. Might be able to have adult discussions now on the other threads, with sensible people.


11 Sep 17 - 09:26 AM (#3876502)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

You're not supposed to try to be funny in this thread, Inanes.


11 Sep 17 - 09:43 AM (#3876507)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Iains

OOOOOOOOH!! Sorry sir(touching forelock)

Have a starter for 10:
                  
    Tweedledum and Tweedledee
       Agreed to have a battle;
    For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
       Had spoiled his nice new rattle.


11 Sep 17 - 10:11 AM (#3876512)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Didn't take long did it.

Not interested in the other thread, Iains?

DtG


11 Sep 17 - 01:06 PM (#3876551)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: frogprince

I'm gonna post on it anyhow: nyaa, nyaa, nyaa !


11 Sep 17 - 03:16 PM (#3876577)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: punkfolkrocker

bah.. this thread is still too happy clappy for my liking... 😠


11 Sep 17 - 03:59 PM (#3876583)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Backwoodsman

Is it I, Lord? 😎


11 Sep 17 - 04:13 PM (#3876587)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Gurney

I never go anywhere that I'm not welcome. So there!


11 Sep 17 - 04:53 PM (#3876591)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

I would never go anywhere that I am welcome!

So there to you too :-P

DtG


11 Sep 17 - 05:18 PM (#3876596)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

Knock knock

Who's there?

Whale kipper whelk

Whale kipper whelk who?

🎶Whale kipper welcome in the hillsides...🎶


11 Sep 17 - 05:41 PM (#3876602)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: FreddyHeadey

"less posts" !?
Is that ok?


11 Sep 17 - 05:55 PM (#3876605)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

Dave meant "will it get posts, more or less?" Didn't you, Dave? 😈


11 Sep 17 - 07:14 PM (#3876614)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Mr Red

🙈


11 Sep 17 - 07:31 PM (#3876618)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

🙈🙉🙊



🖕



😈


✌️


11 Sep 17 - 07:53 PM (#3876620)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

:^\ Is this what passes for imagination outside the MOM thread ?

Go quantum or go home.


11 Sep 17 - 10:01 PM (#3876636)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Rapparee

Y'all have planar homotopic relations!


12 Sep 17 - 03:02 AM (#3876649)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

I did, Steve. Few, er, I think I got away with it...

DtG


12 Sep 17 - 04:34 PM (#3876750)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: keberoxu

Mudgeon your curs, sirs,
Mudgeon your curs!


12 Sep 17 - 04:43 PM (#3876752)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

I love that. Must try to remember it. My ghast has never been so flabbered.

DtG


13 Sep 17 - 06:56 AM (#3876823)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

A resolution from Congress is now upon the President's desk for signing.
It states that Nazis, White Supremacists and the Klu Klux Klan are not welcome in America.

Will Trump have a signing ceremony?
Will Donnie sign it?
Will Neo Nazis ne unwelcome here?
Who will be dehumanized next?

Stayed tuned to everyone's favorite show 'The old and the cluless'


13 Sep 17 - 07:40 AM (#3876830)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

What about half-Polish Gnomes aging disgracefully?

Will I be welcome when I visit next year?

DtG


13 Sep 17 - 08:49 AM (#3876839)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons

You won't be a visitor. You're a cultural import.


13 Sep 17 - 01:11 PM (#3876887)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Tattie Bogle

I'm definitely not welcome: my last post has vanishes without trace!


13 Sep 17 - 03:23 PM (#3876904)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

The lady varnishes?

:D tG


13 Sep 17 - 03:26 PM (#3876906)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

Is she called Trace? That's what my 148th girlfriend was called...


13 Sep 17 - 09:06 PM (#3876936)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

All these damn hurricanes floods and power outages are sabotage by the looney left. Everyone knows climate change is fake and is really revenge by the Clintons which proves they are the sorest losers in history, well in modern history anyway. Even Air Force Once is encountering turbulence never seen before. Its as plain as night following day that the electronic interference from Hillary's e mails and Bengasi communiques is causing all this chaos in the atmosphere.

Don't get me started about Obama's black Supremesi.


13 Sep 17 - 09:45 PM (#3876938)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: olddude

Smile when you say that partner... I got me six shooter that says different


14 Sep 17 - 07:22 AM (#3877000)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

I'll see your six shooter and raise you 4 thermonuclear 75 lb. tactical devices.

Don't forget the wall is still in play. Great ideas were discussed over dinner about taking all the debris from Texas and Florida and using it to pile a wall high and wide. Every manner of toxic waste and sanitation by products could be transported from all across this great nation to build the most powerful deadly wall ever made.


14 Sep 17 - 11:35 AM (#3877050)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: frogprince

A waste pile would be fine for the Mexican side, but, remember, we've been promised that, on the American side, it will be a really, really, yugely beautiful wall.


14 Sep 17 - 08:21 PM (#3877137)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

The thought of huge steaming piles of deadly filthy waste will be even more beautiful to the Trump base than an architectural work of art.

You have to know the people we are dealing with.


15 Sep 17 - 04:27 AM (#3877171)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

There is a story in the UK news this morning that a group of researchers have collated a set of 'lost' words that they would like to see reintroduced to the English language. I think this one is quite apt

Donald Trump might be interested to know that 'to betrump' once meant to deceive or cheat

:D tG


15 Sep 17 - 05:31 AM (#3877178)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons

Presumably from the same etymology as "trumped up charges"


15 Sep 17 - 10:17 AM (#3877187)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Gallus Moll

less posts? or fewer posts?


15 Sep 17 - 10:18 AM (#3877188)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Gallus Moll

--- I have a mental picture of some of you guys having arguments with yourselves in empty rooms!!!!!


15 Sep 17 - 10:20 AM (#3877189)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Been there and done that GM :-)

DtG


15 Sep 17 - 05:01 PM (#3877230)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

You can say "less posts" if you like. Personally, I wouldn't. My usage is always what I'm comfortable with. I might nitpick if some clown is picking me up on my use of English here on Mudcat and I can invariably demolish them on their own use. Iains shall remain nameless. But we're not here writing for learned journals. We can say less posts if we like. Loads of people talk that way. And the fewer said about it the better. 😂


16 Sep 17 - 05:29 AM (#3877269)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Iains

I can invariably demolish them on their own use
And the fewer said about it the better.


16 Sep 17 - 05:33 AM (#3877271)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Are we in a different dimension or something, Steve?

:D tG


16 Sep 17 - 07:50 AM (#3877285)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Mr Red

--- I have a mental picture of some of you guys having arguments with yourselves in empty rooms!!!!!

I was going to disabuse you of that but my alter ego .....................


16 Sep 17 - 10:13 AM (#3877293)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Jim Carroll

"I have a mental picture of some of you guys having arguments with yourselves in empty rooms!!!!!"
"but my alter ego"
Schizophrenics don't do empty rooms
Jim Carroll


16 Sep 17 - 01:10 PM (#3877304)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Tattie Bogle

The "fewer" comment was the one of mine that was not welcome, so never made it to the board! So there are fewer comments than there should be! (More or less!)


16 Sep 17 - 07:46 PM (#3877324)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

I couldn't care fewer, Tattie Bogle.

Damn.

Should that be "I could care fewer..."


17 Sep 17 - 03:37 AM (#3877332)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Mr Red

there are more schizophrenics than you think ............


19 Sep 17 - 08:44 PM (#3877735)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Steve Shaw

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm schizophrenic
And so am I




God forgive me...


20 Sep 17 - 04:25 AM (#3877771)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

Nothin but earthquakes and hurricanes in the news over here 24/7 for the last 3 weeks. The scars will bleed for decades.

My brother Steve is a short wave broadcaster and just went off the air in the highlands of PR, perhaps forever.


20 Sep 17 - 07:42 AM (#3877804)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Nigel Parsons

"Less or fewer".
A tricky one that. 'Fewer' refers to a smaller number, 'less' to a smaller amount.
Some will try to clarify it as whether it relates to a number (in which case it's fewer). But this falls apart with sentences like "I have less/fewer than ten pounds", where, even ignoring the fact that 'pounds' can also relate to weight, both words may be accurate.
If I pull a handful of coins from my pocket, I may be checking the value I hold, and could say "I have less than ten pounds."
Alternately:
If I pull a handful of coins from my pocket, I may be checking whether I have enough coins for the meter (or for the pinball machine), and could say "I have fewer than ten pounds."

As with many of these linguistic problems it often helps to find alternate wording, either as a replacement, or to clarify the meaning.
In the two examples above I could have said (respectively):
"I have not as much as ten pounds"
or:
"I have not as many as ten pounds"

So the way I remember is that if I could replace it with 'not as much' I say 'less'. If I could replace it with 'not as many' I say 'fewer'.

Cheers
Nigel


20 Sep 17 - 08:04 AM (#3877807)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Sounds a good measure to me.

I always had problems remembering which to use between 'and I' or 'me and'. Then someone told me to take away the bit before or after 'and' to see which to use.

My friend and I went to the folk club
I went to the folk club

Good enough for me and Bobby McGee
Good enough for me

Amazing what sticks in the old grey cells at times

:D tG


20 Sep 17 - 10:02 AM (#3877829)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

At this very moment the Arecibo radio telescope is being destroyed.


20 Sep 17 - 10:11 AM (#3877832)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

:-( Closure or hurricane? Or both?

DtG


20 Sep 17 - 03:52 PM (#3877886)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Vashta Nerada

Retirement - languishing due to lack of funding.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/worlds-largest-radio-telescope-faces-retirement/

With the NSF's budget essentially flat since 2010, the agency cannot afford to run all its telescopes indefinitely, continue building new ones and still pay the country's scientists. But researchers who use Arecibo argue that it has a useful life of novel discoveries ahead of it, even if is not as shiny as the newcomers, especially in some areas where it makes a unique contribution.


20 Sep 17 - 03:54 PM (#3877887)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Ooooh. What a shame :-( That sort of news is definitely not welcome but you are Vashta!

DtG


20 Sep 17 - 07:20 PM (#3877899)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Joe Offer

"Not welcome on this thread"?????

How does one type a razzberry? I want one with a really wet spray....

-Joe-


20 Sep 17 - 09:03 PM (#3877906)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Tattie Bogle

Sadly, thete are to be fewer (not less) telescopes then?
Possibly more raspberries? Loganberries might make a bigger, wetter spray?


20 Sep 17 - 09:21 PM (#3877910)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Acme

It looks like the sciences have been underfunded for all of this decade, and it isn't going to improve during this administration. Trump is determined to knock us back into the stone age.

If you can't find a wet raspberry emoji, Joe, maybe you can put a link to the fart sound from a whoopee cushion. That conveys more or less the same discontent.


21 Sep 17 - 12:05 PM (#3877990)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Backwoodsman

Ten...
Nine...
Eight...


21 Sep 17 - 06:19 PM (#3878041)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

Maria is blowing Arecibo around and Harvey has soaked the ground around a 6 billion dollar telescope being vacuum tested in Houston.
The future of telescopes is far reaching. :^/


21 Sep 17 - 07:40 PM (#3878052)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

Don't you think knowing the education level of an individual and their technical language makes communication more effective?

Otherwise things get dumbed down for a broader audience and one gets swiped in the face for dumbing down.

Being as fallible as I am, (I find names and identities challenging) it is a solvable conundrum. I have a BA and an incomplete patchwork quilt of an MA.


21 Sep 17 - 08:42 PM (#3878057)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: olddude

I bet if a group of sexy wild women
Show up dave wwould say welcome on this thread


21 Sep 17 - 09:34 PM (#3878065)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Donuel

Here is a great comment regarding dumbing down from down under https://newmatilda.com/2017/09/20/rigour-or-rigor-mortis-the-dumbing-down-of-debate-and-intellectualism/

Or we could explore the wild sexy women. Which are you for?


22 Sep 17 - 01:34 AM (#3878075)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Teribus

Acme - 20 Sep 17 - 09:21 PM

"It looks like the sciences have been underfunded for all of this decade, and it isn't going to improve during this administration. Trump is determined to knock us back into the stone age."


As one high up in the list of problem posters on this forum according to Joe Offer I read the above and the following question immediately came to mind. Why does Acme mention actual underfunding for a decade and omits to name the President responsible for that underfunding (Barak Obama), but does name the current President (Donald Trump) to blame him for any continued underfunding that has not yet happened?

This will now be the third time I have posted this question, which I think is a perfectly reasonable question, given what was written in a section of a forum that describes itself as "BS/General Discussion Threads". The previous two postings resulted in the question being deleted. My question above asks for an explanation of something that appears to be biased and irrational, the question is not couched in terms that could be described in any way as "unkind, impolite, argumentative or snooty." I suppose whether this stands or not is a measure in the actual belief in the right of freedom of speech.


22 Sep 17 - 02:50 AM (#3878079)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

How would I interact with those sexy wild women though, Don? Maybe I, like others I could mention, would just want to argue with them :-)

DtG


22 Sep 17 - 03:04 AM (#3878080)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

I am sure Acme is is perfectly capable of responding herself, tezzer, but the her statement

"It looks like the sciences have been underfunded for all of this decade, and it isn't going to improve during this administration." is a truism that cannot be disputed.

If it is the line "Trump is determined to knock us back into the stone age." then that is simply her opinion and, as we have often said before, everyone is entitled to their opinions. If you believe that Trump is doing a good job then you are entitled to that opinion as well but you may find yourself in a dwindling minority.

So, just what is so biased and irrational about her statement that gets you heated up enough to demand some sort of explanation? Neither you nor anyone else on here is in a position to demand anything. As I have commented before, you just seem to want to fight and it is your attitude that gets posts deleted and threads closed. Not content.

DtG


22 Sep 17 - 03:12 AM (#3878081)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: akenaton

Don't hold your breath Teribus, thread after thread is ruined by deletions affected by people who have no real understanding or even interest in how the political system works.
Their interests are peripheral, basically the media view repeated again and again, any discussion of real social or political issues are curtailed or obliterated by three people who have a very narrow agenda. I believe that only Max is capable of insuring freedom of speech here, but he himself has always been a shadowy figure and hard to categorise.

This should be a great forum given the combined knowledge of the participants, but most of the threads that we are invited to participate in are pathetic childish and boring, simply because freedom of speech is looked upon as "a danger".


22 Sep 17 - 03:29 AM (#3878082)
Subject: RE: BS: You're not welcome on this thread
From: Dave the Gnome

Sorry Dan - I called you Don. You are still welcome anywhere though :-)

DtG