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There is a nickname for this when used online, "Netiquette!"

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Hi all

I cannot believe that Nuke's thread has had only 161 views since March 2004, there are now 4329 members and only 161 of them have read this sticky post.

Anyway my reply will push it into todays list and maybe someone else can keep it there.

If you would like to enjoy a jokey look at Forum etiquette then click on the link below (it may take a while for those on dial up, but very funny):

WARNING! Contains some naughty words which we've all heard before.

http://uploads.ungrounded.net/188000/188612_Posting.swf <<<click here...turn up your volume its a flash movie!

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Hi Mike

Just watched the posting thingy.....very good, don't know where you find them all. Actually it's the first time I've read this sticky!!!

Won't be reading anything on this site now for a couple of weeks, off in a few minutes time..Yippee :lol:

Merry whatsit :reindeer: ....sugarplum
 

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Hi all

As we seem to have another thousand or so new members I thought it time to push this thread back into todays posts ..........


Mike
 

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nukeadmin said:
Your message reflects on you
Your posts reflect on your personality and allow others to know who you are. What you say and how you say it will help you get the assistance you need. Take time to post your message making sure that you will be clearly understood.
Hi all

Just bumping this to the top, but also pointing out this quote which, I think, is to my mind is most important. I have formed a picture in my mind of most of the regulars on the forum, no doubt you will have too. There are the funny, the fainthearted, the unsure, the assertive, the inspirational, the argumentative, the comfrontational and the downright rude.

How do you think you come over to your readers :?:

Mike
 

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Now that would be informative Mike if you cared to share your mind pictures :lol:

Only joking honest :lol:

From Helen (The stirrer)
 

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After first opening the quote facility,delete the text you do not want using your keyboard delete, making sure you still have the quote command start and finnish, and job done :wink:
 

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HelenB said:
After first opening the quote facility,delete the text you do not want using your keyboard delete, making sure you still have the quote command start and finnish
Then click on PREVIEW to make sure you have got it right before clicking SUBMIT....odds on it will need a second go to get it right....it does for me anyway :lol:

Give it a go now...quote these words only..... Eureka i've got it!

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Thanks for that although I did actually know that. I thought you could e.g. highlight the text and then click on quote or something. Nukey seems to be able to whistle through quotes so I am wondering if there is a secret.
 

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Well you can always highlight the text after selecting quote and do a block delete, how fast do you want :roll:
 

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Stay on topic
Post your messages in the appropriate Thread. By reading a number of the messages before posting one yourself, you will be able to get a sense of the ongoing themes of discussion in that thread.
"Ay up" we have broken this commandment...shame on us :lol:

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Yes I know Mike. was going to spit the posts off, but then I thought at least these extraneous posts are keeping the thread to the top and hopefully more people will see and read and you never know learn a thing or three :wink:

So I decided to leave it for today and split it tommorow if I don't get lost at reservoir on my first days sailing course, and then move it into general

Am I forgiven :lol:
 

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I'm sorry but I did "sense the discussion by reading through" Nukeys post and my questions directly refer to his message - in a round about sort of way using surreal thoughts and brain wave tranference. Thus, I beg to differ. :roll:
 
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