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FHBWEB



Reged: Dec 03 2008
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Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered
      #11857 - Wed Dec 03 2008 12:45 AM

Sorry to jump on QTs board, but since it's a neutral ground, I can answer things here I can't on BT.

So if you want to ask me anything, please do so in reply to this post. Anything goes, except apparently window flashing, as JHOLE says I'm all wrong.

Other than that, you have my attention.

JP


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David_Doudv2



Reged: Nov 10 2008
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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11858 - Wed Dec 03 2008 01:04 AM

OK, what's the plan for Breaktime? what's the plan for the tavern? -

what's the possibility of banned posters regaining their privileges?

D


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bobl



Reged: Apr 30 2002
Posts: 176
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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11859 - Wed Dec 03 2008 01:25 AM

Kinda general, but what happened and why.

I kinda know what went on in the posts, but I don't understand what happened and why it happened the way it did.

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JHOLE



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11863 - Wed Dec 03 2008 08:33 AM

Nice.

I aint buyin it.

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calvinAdministrator



Reged: Apr 30 2002
Posts: 2391
Loc: NW Ohio
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11865 - Wed Dec 03 2008 08:54 AM

You are more than welcome to use this forum.
I have wondered why no communication between the administration and those banned and also to the board in general re. change of policy.

And this from Piffin, posted in the photo gallery move thread.




From: Piffin Dec-1 8:40 pm
To: FHB_WEB unread (120 of 138)

113243.120 in reply to 113243.117

JPV,
Believe it or not, there are a bunch of guys and gals who would like to work WITH you to save Breaktime and all the good it means for Taunton and for us.

but to work WITH somebody takes communications. Both ways.

I'm working on a theory that maybe you are stuck in a place where you can't figure out how to deal with things as they have gotten to be. Things just got out of hand and you don't know what to do now.

Let me tell you a story.

This goes way back in time to when all the bicycles were Schwinns and had fat tires, the girls wore bobby socks and saddle shoes, plaid skirts and sweaters, and NO body wore a damn baseball cap inside the building.

I was maybe 8-10 years old, can't remember that detail for sure, maybe even 12YO, but I was riding my bicycle along and managed to fall and break my eyeglasses.

No big deal, right? Well, no, not really. Except that I had taken them off my face and put them in my breast pocket.
Dad had told me to wear them
and to take care of them 'cause they were expensive.
I was really trying - I mean I thought they would be safer there than on my face for fooling around and doing active type stuff.
but I had disobeyed HIM!
He was a pretty good Dad in a lot of ways. Taught me all kinds of things and showed me how to learn more by reading and researching stuff.
But dang it all, he was hard as nails when he was disobeyed!
or when it cost him money.

So I was afraid to tell him that I had broken my glasses.
So I put it off for a day
He'll be in a better mood tomorrow

Then I just couldn't get myself to say anything
I'll just go read in my room tonight instead of watching TV and avoid telling him TONIGHT. That'll give me time to figure out how to tell him TOMORROW.

somehow I managed to get myself worked up in a ball of nerves until I had a hard knot in my stomach that got worse and worse each day I put it off. I'd had this silly accident on a wednesday, and it took me eight whole days to work up the nerve...getting sicker and dreading it more all the time.

And I couldn't see for sh!t either! I was getting a headache.

Finally I marched right in and told him, "Dad, I have something to tell you,
"I fell off my bike and broke my glasses"

"Well son, they were a year or two old and getting too small for you anyways, so it's about time for a new pair. Did you get hurt? How's the bike?"

Whew, what a RELIEF! I fessed up and got it out in the open. Man oh man that felt GOOD!!!

JP, I think you are a pretty decent guy and just overwhelmed with this darn forum, stuck by management with moderating it according to the marching orders from the top Lords Of Tauntonville. The ones who get to wear the gold braid on their caps and shoulder epaulets.

I'm also guessing that you are a techno-geek. You have some great skills with programing and working the software. You enjoy that, and the serenity of the cold logic there.
That's good! I don't use the work Geek as any kind of insult, just an observation of what seems to be.
But you don't feel quite so comfortable with 'folks'
They are less predictable. You can fix a runaway loop in the software but when it comes to a similar 'bug' in the forum, you are perplexed so you alternately ignore it or try the cntrl/alt/delete or sometimes the crtl/escape.

But you wanna know what fixes about 9/10s of all the problems PCs have?

You already know, don't you?

A simple restart.

Something like, "Hi, I am JPV, and I want to make this place hum right again. what can I do to get you all on board with me?"

Then listen before punching too many keys. Interact

Maybe even admit things that you've done that were less than pleasing to your own self. Lord Knows I have done the same - been a bad boy here and admitted that I had a part in letting things get too tense and out of hand.
No need to try to play a position - that takes far too much energy.

Just be you. Not what you think "they" want you to be. That clearly isn't working.
I'll help.
Lots of us will
Whaddya tink?

Welcome to the
Taunton University of Knowledge FHB Campus at Breaktime.
where ...
Excellence is its own reward!

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MikeSmith



Reged: Apr 29 2002
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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11868 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:03 AM

J-P

yes...how do you separate the wheat from the chafe ?

some of those people have been there for 10 years.... with maybe one time-out

others were trolls , there only to stir the political pot... but even the trolls , over the years , tend to mellow when they realize that they are conversing with real people that they woulsd like to get to know

i would thnk one of the major problems is the people who sign up for a restricted thing ... like the tavern... and then don't like the give and take ....

.. they complain to the management

i would think a little more acknowledgement from people who want to be admitted, that they are not going to have baby sitters , might be a start

and a different type of monitoring

what's the plan ?

myself.. i'd pretty much let all of them back in and then throw them out , one-by-one..., as needed, at the next slip-up

i'd also give time-outs for telling teacher...if they can't ignore simple slights , or minor disagreements, they don't belong there either... they should be ignoring a lot of the comments...
as soon as abusers get ignored they either settle down, or go ballistic... so.. it's not really that hard to identify who the real malcontents are


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Boss_Hog



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11870 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:21 AM

I'm kinda with Jhole - Why should we believe this is really someone from Taunton?

Anybody can get on here and make up a screen name. I could be the owner of Taunton and post here in about 5 minutes...

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JHOLE



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: Boss_Hog]
      #11871 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:23 AM

I think it's Just-Pretendin' instead of Jean-Paul.

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BucksnortBilly



Reged: May 05 2002
Posts: 61
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11873 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:25 AM

Good of you to show up... same questions as the others: what happened, and what are the new rules?

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CU2



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Loc: The burning tundra
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11874 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:27 AM

Prove you're who you say you are, please.

Email me at grant at grantlogancopper dot com.

I should be able to tell from your email address and promise to keep the address private.

Thanks


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CU2



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: Boss_Hog]
      #11875 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:29 AM

Oops - didn't read far enough before posting. I see you and jhole also smell something stinky in Helsinki.

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polcat11



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: JHOLE]
      #11878 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:54 AM

You ain't buying it?

Guess I'll have to strike you off my sucker list.


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calvinAdministrator



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: CU2]
      #11879 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:54 AM

Luka can go further into this machine than I can but from the initial registration it appears to be legit.

I wondered the same thing when first read the message-I mean it seemed odd that you would have to come here to discuss, this is no secret place.

So there's my well uninformed take on it-until the guy with the secret combination can look in the vault-seems legit.

Might as well wait and see b/4 pouring your heart out.

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polcat11



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: calvin]
      #11880 - Wed Dec 03 2008 09:57 AM

Why don't you ask Luka to just ask him? It's obvious he knows J-P in some form or another.

All the drama and cloak and dagger. Now this is really kiddy stuff.


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calvinAdministrator



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: polcat11]
      #11881 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:01 AM

why not ask him?
He lives on the west coast-maybe he sleeps late.

He'll find it soon enough.

Check your email.

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rightisnowleft



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Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: polcat11]
      #11882 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:03 AM

And it is not I if you was wondering......

Myself, I just want to know why people are getting kicked out for just asking what happened.

I think Piffin deserves and answer to his question.

Lefty-and proud of it.


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FHBWEB



Reged: Dec 03 2008
Posts: 36
Loc: Newtown, CT
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: polcat11]
      #11884 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:15 AM

hi everyone

Just checking in with my iPhone...

Can't reply now but will tonight after work

Sure it's hard to confirm any identity online, especially with people using my name recently (JPbutnotthePope ring a bell)?

I guess the best I can do is offer something FHB related -- hmmm.

John Spier has a nice article on exterior trimming in the next issue? Nah.

How about you just email me at jpvellotti (at) Taunton (dot) com

And fair warning. The spam filter is set on high for that email so I might not get to everyone. I'd rather use this forum instead

JP


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PIFFIN



Reged: Apr 30 2002
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Loc: Island in Maine
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: FHBWEB]
      #11885 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:28 AM

Hey, I just found this but have to run off to work right now -might be my last good weather for a few days so gotta git'n'do.

But I wanted to say Bravo for standing up and being here. Hope it works to the positive for all of us.

Catch you later

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CU2



Reged: Nov 09 2008
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Loc: The burning tundra
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: calvin]
      #11886 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:31 AM

It's him.

This is legit.


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JHOLE



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Loc: Oregon. Ohio
Re: Invitation: Your BT/Tavern questions answered [Re: CU2]
      #11887 - Wed Dec 03 2008 10:38 AM

Cool. Now that we have him with some small desire to be here...




















I say we kick his ass off.












Just kiddin.

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