Loc: Pacific NW, USA
What Giz said...<br>As someone who comes here when there are not very many other posters around it has been nice to have more traffic and I think that post did just what it supposed to do. Brought them out of their shell. And people kept checking back. I certainly didn't read the whole thing in one sitting. Fun but time to move on to new fun. <br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
I agree with MG too, but on the other hand I can understand why someone could see the whole lurkers thread as a way to pad post numbers. There are some people who live and die by the "seniority" supposedly granted by numbers of posts--not me, of course (I know, I know, you're probably all ROTFL right now at that statement, but believe me, I've participated in enough boards, starting with MacNN, to recognize that the number of posts means very little of substance).<br><br>Anyway, I guess I want to assure Sean, at least, that there was very little intentional padding in the lurkers thread. It was just plain old laughs and silliness. And as is usually the case, there was some actually pretty interesting, maybe even profound stuff in among the silliness.<br><br>I admit that a Mac board is not the first place one would normally think of when trying to find profundity, but then afaik that's the nature of play. It's the consequence of silliness that makes the arts important. Now, my life's work is paying attention to the arts, the literary arts, and taking them seriously. So I guess you could say that I'm paid to attend to silliness. So maybe I have a higher tolerance for it--silliness--than most (although, given some of my colleagues, I'd say that tolerance and literary studies don't go hand in hand like Adam and Eve strolling out of Eden at the end of Paradise Lost). So I wouldn't want to judge someone else's response to the thread by my own response, which is almost pure delight.<br><br>Still, as I said up above somewhere, I can find delight in lots of things, and if the long thread bothers folks, let it be locked (that's a good compromise idea between deleting, which Stan seems unwilling to do, and just letting it ride, which he also seems unwilling to do).<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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i am sorry you failed to understand my post and resorted to a personal attack. if you had read my post completely, you would have found the following: "[color:"blue"]that being said, i realize this is my preference and shouldn't be forced upon other members of the forum.</font>" i was merely asking whether or not there was a policy that was being abused and that could be enforced. i am happy to have the opportunity to speak my mind and find your response of attacking me to be completely immature. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
this whole forum is fun actually...<br>i hate to admit it, but i do sometimes think that stuff about iran, iraq that alot talk about gets very boring. <br>it is always a good day. at MC there are too much serious stuff about..<br>so i was always lightened up..<br><br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
You are right. That group over at MC are either too full of themselves or too busy trying to be negative. As a young person, you have kept up a positive attitude and haven't been drawn into the "bashing."<br>Some of them make me sick.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
You are certainly welcome, too. Hope you stick around.<br><br>Cheers, iRock<br>There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and [Unix] BSD. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.<br>Jeremy S. Anderson
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