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Old 05-27-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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I was viewing this site in a web browser recently and noticed I am creeping up on 3K posts. Makes you wonder.

I thought it would be interesting to change that statistic. Something like you see at factories: "745 days without an accident". Or in a Simpsons episode passing a trailer park: "696 days without a tornado".

Here it could be, "27 posts without starting an argument". But that would probably require more work from The Mod Squad.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:43 PM   #2
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Here it could be, "27 posts without starting an argument".
Better yet, "27 posts without coming across as an @sshat".
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:48 PM   #4
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I figure if I don't get at least one nastygram a week from a moderator I'm not posting enough.
I'm guessing if you keep making these comments you'll no longer have to worry about posting here. The number of mod interventions directed toward you isn't a badge of honor.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #5
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I just figure they don't like me. That means they have common sense.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:35 PM   #6
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With 10,000+ posts, I feel like I am rambling on and on.

We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

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Old 05-27-2015, 03:54 PM   #9
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I just figure they don't like me. That means they have common sense.
we're just misunderestimated
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M Paquette, the best example ever of that kinda story is one my boss likes to trot out every now and again: Mark Twain's "Old Ram"
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Better yet, "27 posts without coming across as an @sshat".
This is my first post here. Hope I don't fu--

Darn it.

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Oh wow…I've been here 5 years and only have 1,501…make that 1,502 post. I better start logging in more.
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Some of those still working, with prolific counts posting from work, that haven't been caught by their corporate IT departments is impressive. I guess some were lucky enough to have limited work on their plates and companies that trusted them not to use work resources.
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We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

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Some of those still working, with prolific counts posting from work, that haven't been caught by their corporate IT departments is impressive. I guess some were lucky enough to have limited work on their plates and companies that trusted them not to use work resources.
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Some of those still working, with prolific counts posting from work, that haven't been caught by their corporate IT departments is impressive. I guess some were lucky enough to have limited work on their plates and companies that trusted them not to use work resources.
Guilty as charged! The nature of my j*b is to be busy as all hell for days/weeks on end, then twiddling my thumbs while testing/analysis happens, and decisions are made as to what comes next...
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I post more from work than home. At home I have a lot more stuff to do, hahaha.
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Corp IT depts have a lot more to worry about nowadays, like spam, hacking, etc.


Plus they spend revenue, not make it.
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Some of those still working, with prolific counts posting from work, that haven't been caught by their corporate IT departments is impressive. I guess some were lucky enough to have limited work on their plates and companies that trusted them not to use work resources.
"corporate IT departments"... <snicker>
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"corporate IT departments"... <snicker>
they are a lot thinner than they used to be...back in the day

we had one of the first LANs in town in 1988 - talk about overkill on network control and micromanagement....geez I'm glad those days are over
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