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nikelodeon79
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PostPosted: 2008.01.27(Sun)19:29    Post subject: Request that a post be moved/removed Reply with quote

In relation to this topic: http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=49701

I would request that the following response be removed or moved to Site Issues for responses:

hockeykid wrote:
I don't believe that 99 percent are helpful then theres me that is just here.... watching. Twisted Evil


If I am understanding the post correctly, hockeykid is insinuating that the members of this board are not helpful. I don't feel it would be appropriate to respond to that post while it's in the Intro forum. I wouldn't want to confuse a new member by having controversy in their very first topic!

Thank you.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.27(Sun)20:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember to breathe.

This sort of thing always sorts itself out soon enough.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.28(Mon)3:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I read that, I think they missed some punctuation which may have helped avoid misunderstanding.

I think what they wanted to say was that 99% of the members on the board are helpful, then they're not as they're just watching (and I had to read it a few times to finally realise that's what they meant).
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PostPosted: 2008.01.28(Mon)8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAllain is right about the punctuation, I think.

Here's what I think happened: (I sound like Monk, don't I?)
Uncle Willie had just said:
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Everyone here is very very helpful, and I hope you enjoy!
and then hockeykid said:
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I don't believe that 99 percent are helpful then theres me that is just here.... watching. Twisted Evil

hockeykid was making a joke. What he meant to say was this:

"I don't believe that (everyone here is helpful.) Laughing 99% of the members are helpful, and then there is me ... the 1%. I'm just lurking and watching. Twisted Evil "

I'm sure the use of the evil grin was meant to show he was joking, but this just goes to further reinforce what Marcos and a few of us are always saying about the importance of punctuation. A missing comma can lead to some misunderstandings and bad feelings.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.28(Mon)9:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus, I do need to remember to breathe. Laughing I've been a bit testy lately, in case anyone didn't notice!! Embarassed

Thanks for clearing up the confusion, guys!!
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PostPosted: 2008.01.29(Tue)13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Nikelodeon, it's considered poor form to complain about a post in a public manner. If you think someone's post is offensive or mean, alert a moderator (I couldn't find a report post option, so just PM a mod with the post) and let them handle it.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.29(Tue)14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I chose to address this post publicly because I felt as if discussion would ensue regarding the post, and I felt it would be better suited to the Site Issues forum rather than the Intro forum. I wanted to come to the defense of the good people of this board, but didn't want to do it with the post in it's current location. In retrospect, I perhaps should have just PMed a mod. Please feel free to remove this topic as it has apparently proved more controversial than the post that prompted it.
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