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Old 24-11-2010, 04:10   #136
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The onset of winter must be a terrible thing in some parts of the world and to be without a boat as the long nights close in must be rather unpleasant. ....

YES IT IS!!!!
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Old 24-11-2010, 05:51   #137
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I stand corrected, and enlightened.

This appears, rightfully, to be one of my less well received ideas.

Obviously, I’m just an old fashioned “fuddy duddy” who over-values language and grammar (even tho’ unable to consistently practice such).

Thanks for all the insightful, and witty, comments.

I hope the Moderator & Helpers haven’t wasted too much time on the issue.
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Old 24-11-2010, 06:06   #138
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This appears, rightfully, to be one of my less well received ideas.
Gord, I respectfully disagree.

In my view, respectful communication about communication is a hallmark of a healthy community.


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Obviously, I’m just an old fashioned “fuddy duddy” who over-values language and grammar (even tho’ unable to consistently practice such).
This question, along with that of quality of photos submitted by members, comes up regularly in magazines of various Alpine Clubs. I prefer the conservative side, but many people feel it cramps their style.
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This appears, rightfully, to be one of my less well received ideas.

Obviously, I’m just an old fashioned “fuddy duddy” who over-values language and grammar (even tho’ unable to consistently practice such).

Thanks for all the insightful, and witty, comments.

I hope the Moderator & Helpers haven’t wasted too much time on the issue.
A repentent sinner

For that you get awarded the "Grand Order of the Emoticon", that allows you to wear this:-




on your head
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Old 24-11-2010, 06:13   #141
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Obviously, I’m just an old fashioned “fuddy duddy” ................

Old fashioned "fuddy duddy", using a computer, on the internet.........I like this
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Well that was fun and made for interesting reading.
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Wow....If an emoticon hurts someones feelings in a forum how do they survive in society.
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You put it out there for discussion and it was discussed
While no ban was implemented, perhaps a few are giving second thoughts on HOW to use them.
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Inappropriate Moticons is a redundant oxymoron.
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WHAT?
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This is an extremely interesting thread and the first time I've seen a proposal such as this. Gord I commend you on your thought about this, you have made some interesting and excellent points.
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Talking about symbols, your avatar could be parsed as being offensive by the same people that are offended by .

By the standards proposed by Gord, it doesn't matter what it means to you, the author, only matters what it means to the most easily offended person that looks at it.

I vote against this type of censorship.
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We're here at the permission of our censors for better or worse.
What's acceptable is only in THEIR opinion.
Personally, I don't find this whole thread having ANYTHING to do with sailing which is why I've had posts deleted in the past.
How ironic is that?

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And speaking of emoticons, where is the one for "Gone Sailing"
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And speaking of emoticons, where is the one for "Gone Sailing"
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