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Offline ada

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word association threads
« on: March 01, 2007, 11:32:47 PM »
Nils, please put a ban on further word association threads. They are pointless, fatuous and soooooooo boring.

One word association thread you can ignore. But now a second one has cropped up. There is absolutely no need for this unchecked proliferation.

You have the power! Please make this stop!

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Re: word association threads
«Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 12:52:09 AM »
some people enjoy these threads. This is just your opinion so its not fair to end them. There's only 2 of them and the second almost nobody uses anyway so why do you care it barely uses any space.
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 01:42:54 AM »
some people enjoy these threads. This is just your opinion so its not fair to end them.

You are of course entirely right  :)

 But there was absolutely no need to start another of these stupid pointless threads. It should be expunged.
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 01:48:23 AM »
i agree with that
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 09:12:49 AM »
Oh...now theres three... :o

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Re: word association threads
«Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 09:41:31 AM »
I did question the reason for second one when it started; it is still unclear. If people want one, then let them have it. Two seems like carelessness, as a great writer once wrote...

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Re: word association threads
«Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 06:45:17 PM »
Boulez...

Or anyways, I think the second one should be deleted.  The first one is cool, anyways.
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 09:06:45 PM »
Oh...now theres three... :o

In that case..

First base.   ;D

*cough*  Actually, I tend to think that it's kind of OK to have two, but anything more than that is overkill.  We could say that one is for the general usage, and one is for Alistair and others who like to use "big words."  A couple of people have wanted for the disscussion to stay on thier level, and with two going, it means that there is a good chance that our average high-schooler will be able to participate in one of them.

But of course, if we had three...

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Re: word association threads
«Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 08:04:17 PM »
i think they're fine, i just hate that you cant delete it from your "show new replies to your posts" page because it always comes up and its so annoying!
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007, 08:05:21 PM »
i think we should only have that huge one thats almost 120 pages. the other(s) should be deleted.
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Re: word association threads
«Reply #10 on: March 09, 2007, 10:52:47 PM »
Alistair and others who like to use "big words."
Some say that "size matters" and, in certain contexts, perhaps it does, but as far as words are concerned, I have no more care for the size of those that I use than I do for the length of pieces that I write or the numbers of notes in them or the length of individual phrases in them, as long as everything is appropriately proportioned so as to make decent sense; now, in this paragraph, there is one word that happens to contain thirteen letters but, at the same time, there are not far short of 100 words in it that contain only one syllable, so I don't see the point of separate "big word" and "small word" assocation threads...

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Re: word association threads
«Reply #11 on: July 26, 2007, 05:14:43 PM »
I only post in that type of posts mainly of boredom or to confuse (or as I say: Discombobulate) others with long words. I think the others should be deleted and only one left...but now the posts are being used less and less.

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