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Old 02-01-2011, 07:00 AM   #21
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:30 AM   #22
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What is going on with the system? When I first started reading this thread Dex's OP show #4999. Now it shows #5006.
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What is going on with the system? When I first started reading this thread Dex's OP show #4999. Now it shows #5006.
I think you misread. Looking at his posts here I see his "this is my 4,999th post" is seven back from his current count.

Note: Of course once Dex posts again the above count will be incorrect...
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^And your post count is 4049, but when you post again it will show 4050. It's called "addition". There is a difference between "post count" and "post number".
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I think you misread. Looking at his posts here I see his "this is my 4,999th post" is seven back from his current count.

Note: Of course once Dex posts again the above count will be incorrect...
Yeah, I see that my posts all show the same (current) number. I can't follow your link - is there some way to actually confirm what post is your 1000th or 5000th or whatever? Dex has blown by 5000. Are we ever going to know which was his real 5000th? Inquiring minds want to know.

Edit: what does the fact that a number of us are actually discussing something this goofy say about the effects of ER on the mind?
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Dex has blown by 5000. Are we ever going to know which was his real 5000th? Inquiring minds want to know.
It's this one: Judge in VA strikes down federal health care law

Nothing in the forum software actually captures any posting milestone. The reason I know it was #5,000 for Dex is by taking a look at all his posts by clicking on his user name, then selecting "find more posts by Dex" (that was the broken link in my prior post). Looking at that list I can see his comment about his 4,999th post, which would mean the one I linked above was his 5,000th.

Maybe more info than your inquiring mind wanted to know, but....
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Yeah, I see that my posts all show the same (current) number. I can't follow your link - is there some way to actually confirm what post is your 1000th or 5000th or whatever? Dex has blown by 5000. Are we ever going to know which was his real 5000th? Inquiring minds want to know.

Edit: what does the fact that a number of us are actually discussing something this goofy say about the effects of ER on the mind?
Here's some remedial assistance for all this higher math we are performing...I can almost hear Jeff Foxworthy's voice in the background

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Edit: what does the fact that a number of us are actually discussing something this goofy say about the effects of ER on the mind?
I have no idea what you're talking about. My mind is nerfectly pormal.
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Similar to the 5000th post thread. Is there a pattern here?
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Edit: what does the fact that a number of us are actually discussing something this goofy say about the effects of ER on the mind?
Nothing much going on in the world beyond this. Only regime change in Egypt, Angela Merkel attempting massive change in the EU structure, the US contuing into bankruptcy, crude over $100, frothy stock market...

But heh, big deal! Just hang out here and maintain a beautifully placid mind.

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So Dex has never returned to judge the replies . This reminds me of when I entered "The name Rin Tin Tin's puppy contest " . I thought for days and finally came up with in my mind the perfect name "Tinny " .I filled in the ballot and took it to my mail box . I was sure I was going to be a winner of the ten speed bike which would make all my friends green with jealousy . I waited ,no bike but the worst most crushing blow was no promised " Rin Tin Tin Ring " which all who entered would receive . I was crushed and this probably lead to my need for therapy later in life . Gary did give me his superman ring but it wasn't the same .
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When I was 7 1/2 and had just finished 3rd grade, I saw an ad in the back of one of my mother's science fiction magazines. The ad promised to send me an emerald, a ruby, and a diamond if I sent them $1.00, which was about 4 weeks' allowance for me back then (plus the cost of the stamp!). I sent a nice note telling them how old I was and how much I was looking forward to receiving my gems. The response was some nasty little pebbles in a box, and a condescending letter about the pebbles that even I knew was a bait-and-switch. I am very fortunate that this dismal experience didn't ruin me forever, even though I did have to wait more than 20 more years to get real gemstones. So I know how you feel, Moe.

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Thanks Amethyst ! Luckily Quaker Puffed Oats renewed my belief in humans . I did receive my deeds for my square inches of Yukon Territory courtesy of Sgt. Preston and I'm visiting my land in May !
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So Dex has never returned to judge the replies .
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Any consolation prizes ? Like Bollinger bands ! We use them at the gym for strength training .
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