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Should members be forced to reveal first and surnames?

yes
- 28 (47.5%)
no
- 31 (52.5%)

Total Members Voted: 59

Voting closed: September 17, 2019, 02:33:06 pm


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Brad P

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Re: Who are you?
« Reply #140 on: September 17, 2019, 04:38:32 am »

I don't. You are, I suspect, over-sensitively mistaking for "abuse" both gentle teasing arising from your forum name and sardonic self-denigration from a man who has very recently undergone surgery for removal of cataracts.

Your description of Rob as a troll is more abusive than anything he has written.

Jeremy

Gently teasing.  Wonderful. Feels great. Thanks!

Cataract surgery, sorry, I get that.  Iíve been up for that for six years. 

Back to the original point. Michael Reichmann sometimes teamed up with Jeff. They made this site in my view with a few others. I miss them both, and donít know who you are.

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« Reply #141 on: September 17, 2019, 12:55:58 pm »

if there were a "like" button, Jeremy, I would assertively click it for your (no proper order adjectives necessary) reply. Thank you for your presence~
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« Reply #142 on: September 17, 2019, 12:58:29 pm »

if there were a "like" button, Jeremy, I would assertively click it for your (no proper order adjectives necessary) reply. Thank you for your presence~

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« Reply #143 on: September 17, 2019, 01:09:21 pm »

Thank you for that heads up, Mr. Blagojevic, though I have been unable to wrap heart and intentions around the use of it~(Way back in Kinder School, notes would be sent home with me along the lines of "Patty's curiosity often results in her inability to curb disturbing  her neighbors with questions and exclamations." Cellaring over long time has not helped in that regard I'm afraid.)  ;)
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« Reply #144 on: September 17, 2019, 02:56:09 pm »

if there were a "like" button, Jeremy, I would assertively click it for your (no proper order adjectives necessary) reply. Thank you for your presence~

Thank you, Pat (and Slobodan).

Michael Reichmann sometimes teamed up with Jeff. They made this site in my view with a few others. I miss them both, and donít know who you are.

He did; they did; I suspect all of us who have been around this site for more than three or four years miss Michael (Jeff, happily, is still with us).

I moderate the forums here. I pretend to no great photographic expertise or even ability, but I occasionally take snaps that are worth looking at and have been known to pass reasonably perspicacious comment. If you want to know more about me, just search for my name using Google: just like Tigger, I'm the only one.

Jeremy
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« Reply #145 on: September 17, 2019, 04:32:30 pm »

I don't. You are, I suspect, over-sensitively mistaking for "abuse" both gentle teasing arising from your forum name and sardonic self-denigration from a man who has very recently undergone surgery for removal of cataracts.

Your description of Rob as a troll is more abusive than anything he has written.

Jeremy


Thanks, Jeremy, but it's sort of surprising that my post could have been read as it apparently was read; maybe it's another example of the differences that come with the shared language that may not always have the same meaning, depending on which side of the pond etc.

And yeah, not only does the mirror now tell unwelcome truths, but I find that new people I've met during the past four or five years of the growing soft-focus effect are not half as attractive - or even recognisable - as they were in the period of built-in Softars. I'm not joking; I'm also relieved that one person I'd asked to sit for me, refused. Talk about living in a fool's paradise! The truth would have hit me in the face in Photoshop as soon as I opened the file.

Rob

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« Reply #146 on: September 17, 2019, 05:07:03 pm »

Jeremy, your voting results match Brexit  ;D

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« Reply #147 on: September 17, 2019, 06:14:30 pm »

Jeremy, your voting results match Brexit  ;D
Does anybody know if the Russians tampered with the voting machines?   :o
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« Reply #148 on: September 18, 2019, 04:34:22 am »

Jeremy, your voting results match Brexit  ;D

Don't know about any of that, but one thing's for sure: he attended the same medical school as my granddaughter: Edinburgh!

Rob (aka PGDDY)

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« Reply #149 on: September 18, 2019, 11:27:25 am »

He did; they did; I suspect all of us who have been around this site for more than three or four years miss Michael (Jeff, happily, is still with us).

Indeed we do.  Badly. 
Nothing has appeared on the internet to replace his style, knowledge and skill. :(
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« Reply #150 on: September 18, 2019, 12:12:03 pm »

Don't know about any of that, but one thing's for sure: he attended the same medical school as my granddaughter: Edinburgh!

Sadly not so, Rob. My medical degrees are from Cambridge. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh because, well, I had to become a Fellow of one of the Royal Colleges and I rather liked Edinburgh. (And I was one of the 90% who failed the exam for the London one and couldn't be bothered to take it again.)

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« Reply #151 on: September 18, 2019, 02:03:43 pm »

Sadly not so, Rob. My medical degrees are from Cambridge. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh because, well, I had to become a Fellow of one of the Royal Colleges and I rather liked Edinburgh. (And I was one of the 90% who failed the exam for the London one and couldn't be bothered to take it again.)

Jeremy

Don't let it get you down, Jeremy; I'm sure Cambridge does a good job too!

:-)

Rob

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« Reply #152 on: September 18, 2019, 05:34:47 pm »

Don't let it get you down, Jeremy; I'm sure Cambridge does a good job too!

:-)

Rob
Cambridge is a great place. It has both Harvard and M.I.T., but Harvard Medical School is in Boston, not Cambridge.
I even think there may be another Cambridge, on the other side of the pond. No doubt named after ours.   ;D
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« Reply #153 on: September 18, 2019, 06:59:52 pm »

Cambridge is a great place. It has both Harvard and M.I.T., but Harvard Medical School is in Boston, not Cambridge.
I even think there may be another Cambridge, on the other side of the pond. No doubt named after ours.   ;D

No doubt. We're a prescient lot, with the ability to see several hundred years into the future.

Jeremy
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« Reply #154 on: September 18, 2019, 07:52:35 pm »

No doubt. We're a prescient lot, with the ability to see several hundred years into the future.

Jeremy
I guess that's why your PM is emulating all the most successful management techniques of our President.   :D
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« Reply #155 on: September 18, 2019, 09:57:58 pm »

Cambridge is a great place. It has both Harvard and M.I.T., but Harvard Medical School is in Boston, not Cambridge.
I even think there may be another Cambridge, on the other side of the pond. No doubt named after ours.   ;D
Actual conversation with a Cantabrigian visitor:
Me: Harvard is in Cambridge.
Him: No, he left as a young man.
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« Reply #156 on: September 18, 2019, 11:22:26 pm »

Actual conversation with a Cantabrigian visitor:
Me: Harvard is in Cambridge.
Him: No, he left as a young man.
I like it!
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« Reply #157 on: September 19, 2019, 09:26:52 am »


Dear me! This thread has certainly got off-topic.

Getting back to the topic, my view is that all discussions should focus on the rationality and truth of the evidence or argument presented. Revealing one's identity does not necessarily contribute to this. In fact, it can have adverse effects.

A lie told by a person with a PhD will tend to be accepted. A truth told by an 'officially' unqualified person will tend to be rejected.
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« Reply #158 on: September 22, 2019, 04:09:09 am »

Dear me! This thread has certainly got off-topic.

Getting back to the topic, my view is that all discussions should focus on the rationality and truth of the evidence or argument presented. Revealing one's identity does not necessarily contribute to this. In fact, it can have adverse effects.

A lie told by a person with a PhD will tend to be accepted. A truth told by an 'officially' unqualified person will tend to be rejected.

You need to change your friends, Ray.

Let the best sat nav be your intuition. It really is, if you polish it by frequent use.

;-)

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