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The DOs & DON’Ts for new members…a semi serious thread!

  1. gbesq Feb 13, 2023

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    And another welcome, Jorque! How about posting a photo of your watch? We like pics!
     
  2. MRC Feb 13, 2023

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    I think I read somewhere that all the wildlife in Australia want to kill you. Wonder if that's true?
     
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  3. Aroxx Feb 13, 2023

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    Fred needs to go tier 2 and make his title “Champion of the Wayward Watch Newbie, Watch Slinger Extraordinaire, Defender of Men”.
     
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  4. janice&fred Feb 13, 2023

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    Without new members there won't be new opportunities to harass.

    Like the old west saying..."sometimes ya gotta prop 'em up so ya can shoot 'em down" :D
     
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  5. cej2007 Feb 13, 2023

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    If one has dyslexia like myself, this will read as you should anyway!
     
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  6. Aroxx Feb 13, 2023

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    Wait, I thought you were against the harassment? ::screwloose::

    Fixed:
    Fred, “Champion of the Wayward Watch Newbie, Watch Slinger Extraordinaire, Defender of Men, Hotshot Gunslinger, Slayer of the Unsuspecting”.
     
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  7. janice&fred Feb 13, 2023

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    you gotta read more carefully. I'm against harassing newbies. Once they are established is a different story. Established members like gbesq are fair game :D
     
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  8. Aroxx Feb 13, 2023

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    Yippee Ki-yay MF...
     
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  9. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 13, 2023

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    Fred, you need to teach @DaveK how to harass without feeling guilty. 22C085A5-A878-4842-83C3-1A0D30A0B799.jpeg
     
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  10. gbesq Feb 13, 2023

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    Bring it on, Costanza! :D
     
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  11. MRC Feb 13, 2023

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    If you read complete or part phrases at a time this will always fool you -- and you will be a lousy proof-reader. Professional proof-readers will often read backwards from the end to the beginning but the method I like ('cos I speed-read) is to have a text to speech program read it out loud. Bypasses the normal visual brain process and mistakes kile these really stand out.
     
  12. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 13, 2023

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    I’d also like to apologize for launching all those spy balloons, I understand they have caused people some concern :oops:
     
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  13. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 13, 2023

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    Mistakes KILE these. I KILE it! I hope this was a test and that I am not making fun of @cej2007 and his condition.
    Great tips though. Thank you. I proof read large documents for my boss before I retired. These tips would have helped. The documents were decisions on police misconduct complaints. It was amazing to read about some of the dumb things that cops did.
     
  14. janice&fred Feb 13, 2023

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    Not so easy to do. You Canuks are too polite :D
     
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  15. MRC Feb 13, 2023

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    It was originally due to fingers getting out of sync but I did spot it and decided it would be fun to leave it in and see how long before anyone noticed.
     
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  16. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 13, 2023

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    Canadians are the nicest people, until they put on a hockey helmet.
     
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  17. Twocats Married... with children Feb 13, 2023

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    I was always told to have a safe word...
     
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  18. Aroxx Feb 13, 2023

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    There is some pretty cool speed-reading software out there that converts text to take advantage of tricking your brain. This is one I tried although I didn't stick with it for various reasons. https://bionic-reading.com/

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    Ahhh thread drift.
     
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  19. cej2007 Feb 13, 2023

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    No worries. I know I have to reread things a few times that I have written to not make mistakes. Doesn’t always work. Same goes for reading. No offense taken but that is very considerate of you. Thank you for that.
     
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  20. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 13, 2023

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    I take offense to this!

    I have an ego that some might say is problematic.
     
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