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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There's a new kind of spam in town.
    It involves posting innocuous messages, then coming back and editing in the offers of naughty passports, genitalia extensions & gurlz gurlz gurlz later on.
    Gonna have to create a setup where maybe 50 posts are required before gaining full edit powers.
    Gonna have to... but not currently proving intuitive.
    There may be some disrupotion to the edit powers over the next few hours... or maybe days.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    OK.
    I may have sorted that now.
    After 50 posts then the full edit forever permission kicks in, before that it's 5 minutes and no more.

    Shout out if I've cocked it up. Usergroups are a bastard to tweak.

    Oh, and Patrons get the full edit quota regardless of how many posts. So if any Chinese suppliers of dodgy passports etc. want to bung us some cash before we ban them they'll still be able to spam us up.
    As of yet, nobody has taken up this generous offer.
     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  4. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Iwas always puzzled where the english term post came from. English is a strange language.:ninja:

    Stefan.
     
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  5. SDP

    SDP Senior Member Patron

    I totally agree. Any language that uses the same word to describe many different things/objects/actions - in this case the word 'post' - has to be strange. Consider the following phrase "whilst I was standing by a post, I decided to post a post on the Forum". That's two different types of post plus post as a verb.
     
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Stefan me old mate we are a strange people too

    I was reading in Reading
     
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  7. HA96

    HA96 Member

    When I was inReading, I was ready for the next customer.

    Stefan.
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    You think English is easy???
    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2) The farm was used to produce produce.
    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
    5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    8) A bass was painted on the bass drum.
    9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10) I did not object to the object.
    11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row .
    13) They were too close to the door to close it.
    14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
    19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
    21) He saw the saw on the bench

    TD
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Post Office is not an office where posts are kept it is a mail office (not male which is a man)
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    WW2talk is a post office where posts are kept
     
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  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Only the English could have invented this language ???

    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
    But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
    One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
    Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
    You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
    Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
    If the plural of man is always called men,
    Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
    If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
    And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
    If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
    Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
    Then one may be that, and three would be those,
    Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
    And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
    We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
    But though we say mother, we never say methren.
    Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
    But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
    Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
    There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
    neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
    English muffins weren't invented in England .
    We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
    We find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
    And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
    And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
    Grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
    Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
    If you have a bunch of odds and ends
    And get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
    If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
    Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
    Should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
    In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
    We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
    We have noses that run and feet that smell.
    We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
    And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
    While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
    In which your house can burn up as it burns down,
    In which you fill in a form by filling it out,
    And in which an alarm goes off by going on.
    And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?
    And if people from Poland are called Poles
    Then people from Holland should be Holes
    And the Germans, Germs.



    TD
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Thats OK as you have a noun, a verb and an adjective - totally clear

    TD
     
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  12. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    So the short version is that we are now able to amend amend our messages after submitting them i.e. post post-post edits.
     
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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It is such a shame to hear of people who abuse a forum to further their own gains.
    If a long term member has left the forum for a long time and then returns with the intention of causing chaos and succeeds it causes problems for many including the moderators who have to pick up the pieces.
    Perhaps it is worth considering any members who have dropped out over a certain period be barred from returning under the same username and password.
    Am I correct in thinking that this would stop the problem of amending previous posts?
    Basically I am thinking out loud as I am no real computer expert.
    Regards
    Tom
     
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  14. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Moderators have the power to 'revert' posts to their earlier form/text and reinstate deleted posts.

    It's only really serious trouble, therefore, when some determined pain in the posterior spends a long time turning up and removing the text for each of his old posts and no moderator spots the purge while it is action.

    I don't know what the default is, but there is a setting to prevent multiple posts within a fixed period: you can limit to one post every minute or somesuch--I have a feeling that this might count for edits, but there might be a similar setting for them.
     
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  15. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    No wounder I got lost with the English language in the early 1980's. The cabins in the English department had flat roofs that leaked..
    Just imagine the teacher putting all of the info on the black board with chalk that TD has mentioned in his posts 28 & 30.

    Someone would have thrown the duster at him, or turned on the films of Kes, or Mcvicar! TD, Is it relevant for this thread???.
    I normally edit when I've made a cock up.. Sometimes it may take a month or so..
     
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  16. HA96

    HA96 Member

    is, I made a cock up similar to I made a salad? This was in a diary of a WW2 english officer.
    Stefan.
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Then there was the foreign student studying the English language who shot himself when he read that "Cavalcade" was pronounced a success.......

    Ron
     
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  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    never heard of I made a salad.
    cock up is to get something wrong. cock up - Wiktionary
    we may say 'to make a dog's dinner of something' if we make a mess of something
     
  19. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Owen,
    just called an ex-teacher at Canterbury university. he claims it is old fashion English from the 30ees. you are just too young mate
    Stefan.
    NB: I will dig up the page of this diary by the late Sir John Paul.
     
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