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Old 12-10-2002, 07:48 PM   #16
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Quote:
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heh, the daft texan tried to "clarify" my challenge... but like i said to him at the time, that guy couldn't clarify butter... I had no idea what he was talking about.
no, i'm afraid acid is right but one thing for sure, butter sure is good though..
 
Old 12-10-2002, 07:49 PM   #17
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ok, now i'm VERY scared. I went to google to find a page about clarifying butter and the first one i loaded had an LQ banner on it! first one i've EVER seen off this site!

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/tips/how...fy-butter.html

http://thirtythreeandathird.net/butter.png

 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:47 PM   #18
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
heh... ok a challenge:- The first "lurking" existing member to make their first post here gets an... erm... biscuit, yeah that'll do!
hmm... well... I lurk more than I post, does that count? It's only because I'm still a novice and don't know enough to be helpful most of the time though.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 05:41 AM   #19
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well no, as you have already made 121 posts elsewhere...
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:14 AM   #20
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You guys are too modest
Could it be that your advice and expert assistance is so good that 7000 members found the information they needed without having to post?

Jim
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:20 AM   #21
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yes but... why even register? what can someone get out of registering here but not using the benefits? there's are thousands of non-members who, i assume, read the advice here and go away happy.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 08:25 AM   #22
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There could be a variety of reasons:

1) They are new to Linux and registered just in case they needed to post at sometime in the future

2) They are new to Linux, found the forum, decided it was a good source of information and registered out of courtesy

3) They came, they saw, they registered, decided Linux was too difficult to install and ran away

4) They were abducted by aliens from the planet MicroSquit

We may never know...............

Jim
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:16 AM   #23
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
yes but... why even register? what can someone get out of registering here but not using the benefits? there's are thousands of non-members who, i assume, read the advice here and go away happy.
Registering gets you a lot of things besides the ability to post. If you don't register you can't take a quiz, subscribe to a thread, get the community bulletin , etc. Also, the board cannot track which messages you have read if you haven't registered so you lose all the view new post type functionality.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:19 AM   #24
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well, either way, i've still got a biscuit here...............
 
Old 12-11-2002, 04:42 PM   #25
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Originally posted by abacad

4) They were abducted by aliens from the planet MicroSquit

Jim
So then they're life, Jim, but not ... as ... we ... know it.

Sorry.

Bert
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:37 PM   #26
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How about a prize for the members who post the most!
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:40 PM   #27
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Lurking is caused by a deep sense of stage fright. When fright is so bad that it overcomes you even when you have a pseudonym...... gotta crack those newbies out of the shell
 
Old 12-12-2002, 02:46 AM   #28
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notnownotever,

I'm with you on that one. It is a daunting prospect the first time on the site when you read some of the threads a lot of which include a fair amount of banter. So whilst you may have something to contribute, you can also get the feeling you are intruding into a 'private' conversation. Personally, I think this is probably one of the friendliest forums I have ever been on

Jim
 
Old 12-12-2002, 08:08 AM   #29
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How about a prize for the members who post the most!
That won't ever happen and would cause members to post when they really don't need to post just to get their post count up.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 02:59 PM   #30
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Originally posted by trickykid
That won't ever happen and would cause members to post when they really don't need to post just to get their post count up.
And then you'd have a bunch of clones of me around here, not knowing anything, but have a really high post count. Then when you answer a question, people take you more serious than others, and you jack their system up because you don't have a clue what you are really doing.

Cool
 
  


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