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Thread: Mery Christmas Everybody
25/12/2020 08:47:57

A very Merry Poly Denominational Mid Winter Festivity (AKA Christmas), to each and everyone one of you.

The forum remains to be a haven of sanity in these turbulent times, thanks to everyone on here, and made possible by the dedication of the few.

Take the good, and the lessons, of the past, and keep looking forward.

All the very best,

Daniel

 

Edited By Daniel on 25/12/2020 08:49:04

Thread: Applause 4 Arc
16/12/2020 11:38:24

I'm not usually one for this type of thread but,

Arc€urotrade have absolutely astonished me, this time.

Following Ketan's recent thread regarding Euro sales, I thought

I would also slip in a small order before the dreaded date.

Just to add to his workload, if you follow me devillaugh

I placed the order on Saturday afternoon, and it's arrived this morning

(Wednesday)....!

I live in deep rural France.

Well done ARC.

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: My workshop improvements
16/12/2020 06:47:28

Nice idea for a thread Steve.

I'll get some photos of my space.

Thread: Electric vehicles
22/11/2020 08:34:05
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/11/2020 12:53:59:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/11/2020 12:00:28:

Electric cars are superior to petrol in every way apart from one - the battery.

.

.

Scalextric sorted that one out devil

MichaelG.

laughlaughyes

Very good

Thread: Plans for updating the archaic forum?
11/11/2020 20:28:19

I also feel the need to add;

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Yes, it's not the most flamboyant glittering software out there, but it does work in so far as we need it to.

Change for the sake of change is what has brought our world to what it has become.

BE VERY AWARE

ATB,

Daniel

Edited By Daniel on 11/11/2020 20:29:02

Thread: Grumpy old men
11/10/2020 19:01:22

laughlaughcheeky

11/10/2020 13:06:32
Posted by jimmy b on 11/10/2020 11:45:02:

People that are incapable of typing "Ebay" and "Paypal"!

JIm

+1 for that.

It really irritates me laugh

11/10/2020 08:53:05

When people say "I got something for free".

AAAaaaarrggh............

 

Or worse: "I won it for free off of ...."

Edited By Daniel on 11/10/2020 08:54:33

Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues
03/10/2020 11:52:04
Posted by Nicholas Wheeler 1 on 03/10/2020 10:41:44:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 03/10/2020 10:21:54:

....." Model Engineering is a terrible term for what happens in many of our workshops, but it's the one we're stuck with."....

So when, exactly, did you visit my workshop, Nicholas ?

I cannot recall it.

devil

Thread: Taking Leave
21/09/2020 12:27:53

That sounds like a better plan Andrew. yes

19/09/2020 15:44:37

Full concurrence with the above sentiments from me also.

Have a break, then come back.

Look after yourself smiley

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: How to Delete your account and Delete Profile
19/09/2020 15:40:31
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/09/2020 10:13:34:
Posted by Daniel on 19/09/2020 08:11:05:

[…]

As an example, I have a good friend who is "conducting" an ongoing experiment with just this.

He has no internet, no mobile phone, etc and very little contact with the outside world. He has nothing

to hide (AFAIK), but only wishes to be left alone, so to speak.

While writing this post, I thought I would have a quick look, by typing his Christian name and

the name of his Parish into Google. Found him immediately, with photos !!

[…]

.

That’s interesting .....

It would suggest that although he wishes to remain unknown, his ‘friends’ must be talking about him


MichaelG.

Yes Michael,

I think you're absolutely right.

To try and attain internet invisibility would also require no-one mentioning your name, anywhere.

In my friend's case, no newspaper articles about training goats and no itinerant yourt camps laugh.

The simple reality is, these days, it would be extremely difficult to not be picked up by one or other

radar.

Perhaps one would have to behave like the man who makes no mistakes ?

It's a development of live, for better or for worse, that we probably have to adapt to, methinks.

ATB,

Daniel

19/09/2020 08:11:05

Hi Pence,

Having read your two threads on the subject, i would like to offer the following kindly advice;

Just Stop Posting

While you continue to create new threads, and participate in them, you are keeping yourself

at the forefront of visibility to Bots and Algorithms, who will do their jobs and maintain your

visible presence on the web. They will continue to announce your presence and, in their desire

to be a seen as a diligent Bot/Algorithm, will continue to return to you with relevant search

results and your personalised advertising.

Any notion we may harbour, as to our personal invisibilty or anonymity these days, is long

gone, I'm afraid.

As an example, I have a good friend who is "conducting" an ongoing experiment with just this.

He has no internet, no mobile phone, etc and very little contact with the outside world. He has nothing

to hide (AFAIK), but only wishes to be left alone, so to speak.

While writing this post, I thought I would have a quick look, by typing his Christian name and

the name of his Parish into Google. Found him immediately, with photos !!

The best advice, which has already been given, is to just move on.

That way, you will just melt away out of sight more quickly.

ATVB,

Daniel

Thread: Scaling back forum activity
12/09/2020 11:46:55
Posted by Cornish Jack on 12/09/2020 10:42:16:

I have real concern in revisiting this particular thread - it should have been moderated CLOSED some time back.

I neither know, nor would care to know, Mr Lever, but his self-promoting conceits leave quite the nastiest residual 'taste' I can recall on this forum.

To smugly bleat on about his exceptional talents being denied the (free) oxygen he clearly feels that they deserve, on the forum he, so unfairly, denigrates, is almost beyond belief. To then, further, use that same despised forum to advertise his pathetic need for further gratuitous 'exposure' says even more about his character than I could express without justifiable moderation!

Justin, Neil, whoever, preferably, delete!

rgds

Bill

I would, sadly, agree to your sentiments Jack.

His behaviour is horribly underhand.

I wouldn't vote for a deletion though, personally.

Let people have their say.

"Give a man enough rope, etc...."

ATB,

Daniel

11/09/2020 10:02:04

Okay, but it would be naive to think that such a commercially driven forum (for all it's positive attributes), should ignore conflicts of interest with it's paying advertisers. Without which niether the magazine, nor this forum would exist.

Personally, I still find the balance to be quite reasonable, all things considered.

I also feel it important to support Neil and Jason in the sterling work they do, often in difficult circumstances.

My apologies, if this post lacks relevance.

smileysmiley

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: New Moderators
31/08/2020 16:42:41

Yes,

Well done both of you, for taking on the roles.

That's no small undertaking.

Bon courage laugh

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: Any idea what this is guys & gals
24/08/2020 07:17:00

True to form, I spent a while Googling Grostling Iron blush

As is usual for me, it took a fair while for the penny to

drop.

laugh

We shouldn't take ourselves too seriously ....

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: Neil's Back
18/08/2020 07:25:11

Hope everything is in order for you, Neil.

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: Coping with deafness
02/08/2020 06:44:26

+1 for Bill's suggestion.

While reading the thread, the same idea occured to me.

A wireless doorbell could even sound in your house, perhaps ?

As could a smoke alarm.

Both these thongs should not be going off every ten minutes.

ATB,

Daniel

Thread: Addition to wobbler steam engine
31/07/2020 18:49:25

Great work David,

It's a wonderful looking lamp.

I also really like the wooden former. Good job.

yes

ATB,

Daniel

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