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Offline perfect_playing

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Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:15:17 PM »
Why do some users replace all posts with a full stop etc.? I read the forums a lot and there are some great posts with lots of valuable advice that have now been erased by the poster - it feels somewhat unfortunate to me as I'm sure other people would find this information helpful.
E.g. Mayla's posts

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 03:08:00 PM »
or posts by dima_ogorodnikov ..... it is really complicated, but the short of it is that there are prevailing irreconcilable animosities among some members stemming mainly from discussions in posts that deteriorated to extremely unpleasant encounters for some, so much so that some members swore not to have anything to do with the forum .... replacing all their posts with dots!

It is really a pity since some of their inputs, even in the non-musical sphere were quite informative and valuable.  As you get "older" here ;D, I am sure you will begin to understand what I mean and will notice that among certain members, the most trivial of comments may spark a CONFRONTATION.  Just take evasive action if you find yourself in such a situation!! :o ;D
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 04:18:22 PM »
or posts by dima_ogorodnikov ..... it is really complicated, but the short of it is that there are prevailing irreconcilable animosities among some members stemming mainly from discussions in posts that deteriorated to extremely unpleasant encounters for some, so much so that some members swore not to have anything to do with the forum .... replacing all their posts with dots!

It is really a pity since some of their inputs, even in the non-musical sphere were quite informative and valuable.  As you get "older" here ;D, I am sure you will begin to understand what I mean and will notice that among certain members, the most trivial of comments may spark a CONFRONTATION.  Just take evasive action if you find yourself in such a situation!! :o ;D
or just quote them a bunch, then even if they replace their posts, the quoted replies remain no?  :P

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 05:18:06 PM »
or just quote them a bunch, then even if they replace their posts, the quoted replies remain no?  :P
Yes, I believe so - having said which I think that the practice is rather dotty myself...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 05:48:11 PM »
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 05:55:49 PM »
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Здесь хорошо - or How fair this spot, if you prefer the usual English translation - being, of course, Rachmaninov's wonderful song Op. 26 No. 7...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 05:59:51 PM »
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I certainly agree.

I'd also add that's one of the greatest things of this forum: the right to really own your posts and have the freedom to do with them whatever you want, even converting into a dot and editing every time you want (I've also dotted some whose reasons are only mine, as theirs are the reasons why other members did with their posts. Forum owner, please, never quit this ability).

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 09:23:16 PM »
Yes, I believe so - having said which I think that the practice is rather dotty myself...

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So..............what's your point?
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 11:39:12 PM »
Здесь хорошо - or How fair this spot, if you prefer the usual English translation - being, of course, Rachmaninov's wonderful song Op. 26 No. 7...

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I was rather more drawn to Lady Macbeth's view of the subject.  ;D
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #10 on: January 21, 2015, 12:31:32 AM »
Don't change my post Bob.  Otherwise I'll replace it with a full stop or whatever British people call periods.

 ;D ::)

I believe the Mayla imploded.  People leave once in a while, but the amount of work involved in going back and editing every post like that...  ::)  That involves work and planning.  It's not just getting ticked off and deleting one thing.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 12:35:39 AM »
Your going to have to change your post pp.  You stole my joke.. About 40 minutes before I though of it. 

Now my joke's not as funny and just looks a bit stupid out there like that.  *Bob feels self conscious about this joke now.*  I'd go back and modify the post, but I don't... know... what... to replace that text with....
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #12 on: January 21, 2015, 03:03:39 AM »
Здесь хорошо - or How fair this spot, if you prefer the usual English translation - being, of course, Sorabji is a pile of crap.

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Thanks, did not know that.

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #13 on: January 21, 2015, 04:36:52 AM »
I just ba-rung it.

Thal


Well this thread is moving in an interesting direction.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #14 on: January 21, 2015, 07:51:33 AM »
The sad thing is the OP's think someone actually reads them (outside of the random-don't-matter assortment of usual suspects).  It's a pure absurdity.  Besides, why not an apostrophe?  They're becoming such an endangered species in these dark dark times.    
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #15 on: January 21, 2015, 10:03:46 AM »
At the risk of being forced to replace all my posts with dots, this is the most acrimonious forum I've ever belonged to. Remember what Thumper's father said please!

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #16 on: January 21, 2015, 10:55:16 AM »
Remember the Alamo!
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #17 on: January 21, 2015, 11:28:05 AM »
Remember the Alamo!

With all the enthusiasm it remembers Ossie Osborne.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 12:13:21 PM »
At the risk of being forced to replace all my posts with dots, this is the most acrimonious forum I've ever belonged to. Remember what Thumper's father said please!




I was wondering.  ::)



Darnit...
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #19 on: January 21, 2015, 05:08:10 PM »
So..............what's your point?
Insofar as I might be thought to have been trying to make one, it would be that typing posts - especially lots of them - and then deleting all their text and replacing it with full stops (as at least one member here has done) seems a rather - er - pointless exercise, if I may say so...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #20 on: January 21, 2015, 05:11:57 PM »
Insofar as I might be thought to have been trying to make one,

Point...............dot..................pun...................oh well.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #21 on: January 21, 2015, 05:12:22 PM »
Thanks, did not know that.
Yes, you did! The practice of deliberately misquoting other members' posts does you no favours and is perfectly clear in that the original post (together, in this particular instance, with j_menz's correct quotation thereof) remains intact. Perhaps the most charitable interpretation of your indulgence in such a practice is that you have some kind of blind spot.

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #22 on: January 21, 2015, 05:15:29 PM »
Point...............dot..................pun...................oh well.
And recognised as such in that same post wherein I wrote about a "pointless exercise".

By the way, do you suppose that Walton thought that Portsmouth actually had a point?

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #23 on: January 21, 2015, 05:22:23 PM »
I was rather more drawn to Lady Macbeth's view of the subject.  ;D
...which (given that you're clearly not referring to the one from the Mtsensk district) might never have arisen had electricity been around at the time; incidentally, the view to which you were drawn might arguably be seen as far more apposite had it been addressed to Mr Reginald Kenneth Dwight's candle in the wind...
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #24 on: January 21, 2015, 05:42:54 PM »
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This post is masterful, old chap. In a nutshell it sums up what all is about. Even better than 42.

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #25 on: January 21, 2015, 06:13:39 PM »
Blimey, Wolfi is back.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #26 on: January 21, 2015, 06:14:49 PM »
This post is masterful, old chap. In a nutshell it sums up what all is about. Even better than 42.
So one full stop is better than 42 of them, yes?...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #27 on: January 21, 2015, 06:15:50 PM »
Blimey, Wolfi is back.
Who knows? Susan might return...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #28 on: January 21, 2015, 06:20:08 PM »
So one full stop is better than 42 of them, yes?...

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Precisely!

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #29 on: January 21, 2015, 06:57:23 PM »
Precisely!
But you would surely agree - wouldn't you? - that going to the trouble of excising an entire collection of posts running into thousands and replacing each one with a mere dot is an incredibly time-consuming exercise and accordingly rather strange!...

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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #30 on: January 21, 2015, 11:55:24 PM »
Mr Reginald Kenneth Dwight

Sir, surely.
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Re: Replacing all posts with a full stop etc
«Reply #31 on: January 22, 2015, 02:57:10 AM »
Could be morse code.      . = e.  - = t


Maybe aliens?
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