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Whatever / Oops, this one nearly got past me - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALAN
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:14:39 PM »
Many happy returns of the day and welcome to the ranks of the septuagenarians.

I hope you had a great one.

Kindest regards
Jack, June and Andrew

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Whatever / Happy Birthday, Hobbit
« on: October 24, 2019, 06:26:00 AM »
Hi Pen

October 24 is such a special day.   

Do you know why?

It’s United Nations Day.


But more importantly -




Have a great day and a
relaxing long weekend.


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Words / Professor Anne Curzan’s Talk on What Makes a Word Real
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:07:20 PM »
When I was looking for material in the topic More or Les (was Bloody Plurals) I came across a video in which Professor Anne Curzan discusses what makes a word “real”.  I thought it might be of interest to forumites who do not follow the “Les” topic.

https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_curzan_what_makes_a_word_real#t-58693

I hope you finding it as interesting as I did.

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Whatever / Happy Birthday, LES303
« on: November 18, 2018, 02:13:07 AM »
Have a very happy birthday, tomorrow
And enjoy the day despite your sorrow
Paint Brisbane red with your celebration
Party with gusto and a just a little moderation
You'll want everyone to remember, the 19th of November
 
Barry would want you to enjoy your day
In, even if you must, a quite restrained way
Remember most forumites will have your back
They would, even if your horse tips get out of whack
Hobbit will especially be wishing you well
Don’t know if the shy ones will come out of their shell
All the curious ones want to know why ‘303’
Yippee, if we knew that what a great day it would be

Let us all say then with a rousing cheer
Every good wish, Les,  for this coming year
Scorpios may have these characteristics but Cancers have the answers.  ;)




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Whatever / Many Happy Returns Rogue Mother
« on: November 16, 2018, 12:13:42 AM »
Hi R-M

Hope you are getting breakfast in Bed.

Wishing you all the best and have a great day.

I appreciate the wisdom and information in your posts.


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Whatever / Conversations, Jokes, Sketches and Information Sharing.
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:27:59 PM »
There is a new Martin Walker book out: A Taste for Vengeance: Bruno, Chief of Police 11. Also keep an eye out for In a House of Lies (John Rebus 22) by Ian Rankin to be published in October.

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I have noticed when searching the forum that it appears that I only get the first post in each topic that satisfies the search criteria even though many posts in the topic obviously satisfy the search criteria.  Has anyone else had this problem?

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This Forum / Statistics about when Forum Members were last active
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:52:42 PM »
 :-H
So did they actually de-register or simply stop playing without any words of farewell?

You can get an idea from the weirdest of places.  This set me thinking because I had noticed members had not been active for several years and were still registered.  To get a better picture I put together two tables about when people were last active.

YEAR LAST ACTIVE BY PERIOD OVER WHICH ACTIVE
                                     31-   361-   1801-      
YEAR   TOTAL    0-1    2-7   8-30    360   1800   3600   3601+  


2007      31     17      2      3      9      0      0      0
2008      22      9      0      0      8      5      0      0
2009      36     10      2      4      7     13      0      0
2010      14      3      0      0      6      5      0      0
2011      29      5      7      4      6      7      0      0
2012      28      7      5      4      3      7      2      0
2013      25      9      4      0      2      7      3      0
2014      22      3      3      0      6      6      4      0
2015      10      3      1      0      2      3      1      0
2016      21      6      0      2      7      2      4      0
2017      13      4      1      1      1      0      4      2
2018      64      2      0      1      5     24     19     13
2007-18  315     78     25     19     62     79     37     15

KEY:
Total      – Number of members recorded as last active in that YEAR.
“0-1”      - Number last active (NLA) within 1 day of date of
             registration (DOR)including those recorded as never active.
“2-7”      - NLA within 2 days to a week from DOR.
“8-30”     - NLA within 2 weeks to 1 month from DOR.
“31-360”   – NLA within a month to roughly one year of DOR
Etc.


YEARS LAST ACTIVE BY NUMBER OF POSTS
                   0      1-5    6-10   11-100  101-1000  1001+
YEAR    TOTAL    Posts   Posts   Posts   Posts   Posts    Posts

2007       31       13      14       1       3       0        0
2008       22       10       6       1       4       1        0
2009       36       15       6       4       6       4        1
2010       14        6       1       4       3       0        0
2011       29       15       7       0       4       3        0
2012       28       12      11       1       3       1        0
2013       25       10       7       1       6       0        1
2014       22        6       5       3       7       0        1
2015       10        5       3       1       1       0        0
2016       21       10       4       5       1       1        0
2017       12        3       5       1       1       2        0
2018       65        6       6       6      21      18        8
2007-18   315      111      75      28      60      30       11


Analysis of these tables raised a number of questions of which I had almost no definitive answers although I could make some guesses which I will do in a subsequent post.  This is for no  purpose other than idle curiosity.  There is no doubt that if Les and I were cats we would have been killed long ago. ;D

There is one question to Alan which is more than idle curiosity.

Do you have any plans for further improvement of the forum in which we, the members. could be of assistance to you?  

It might be as simple as a restatement of guidelines which we transgress, sometimes unknowingly.

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Words / Possible Missing Word(s), Standard Puzzle, 22 March
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:35:30 AM »
I was a little surprised to have "arsy" and "arsey" rejected in yesterdays "assuredly" puzzle.  I would not expect them to be common in the Chihuahua sense of the word if they aren't as widely used in other countries as they are in the Australian vernacular.  I couldn't, of course, test the other possible variation given in the Macquarie Dictionary "arsie" because "i" wasn't one of the letters.  I guess an American variation might be "assy".

The term is most often used in Australia as an adjective to a noun reflecting on the legitimacy of the the marriage of the subject's parents and is an ironically affectionate way of saying "you lucky fellow"

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Whatever / IOS 7
« on: September 22, 2013, 03:18:05 PM »
 I often use my Ipad when playing Chihuahua.  Although there are a few disadvantages compared with using a desk computer or laptop, such as not being able to do a manual or selective reshuffle, the mobility it provides is a great compensation.

However, since is upgraded to IOS 7, I have had a further problem.  I appear to have lost the ability to automatically login when I re-open the browser.  This happens in both Safari and Chrome.  I suspect I have somehow set a control which deletes the relevant cookie when upgrading.

Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, have you found a solution.

Cheers



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