View Poll Results: Is the forum too heated in your opinion?

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  • Yes, too hot!

    14 30.43%
  • No, could do with more heat!

    2 4.35%
  • It's just fine as it is.

    28 60.87%
  • I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure!

    2 4.35%
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Thread: Forum "temperature"

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Itchy trigger finger?

    The forum can't be that bad, then - if you're running out of rep, again... unless it's negative rep....

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Juju View Post
    Itchy trigger finger?

    The forum can't be that bad, then - if you're running out of rep, again...
    David told me he can't let it build up, the pipes get blocked and that can be dangerous.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    Where are all the voters?

    I thought this was a contentious issue, but we've only got 16 people voting

    Come on, you lazy lot, get out there and VOTE!
    We're all waiting to see how hot this thread gets first.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    Amazingly, I've just run out - again, twice in two weeks.
    No point in voting then.

    Huh, run out of rep, you're not much use. *Goes off to other thread to vote for Donna as Moderator*

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheTramp View Post
    Yeah. Thanks. Why do people do things like this to me when I've just eaten!!
    Is there any time of the day when The Tramp hasn't "just eaten"?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy McGregor View Post
    Is there any time of the day when The Tramp hasn't "just eaten"?
    When he's asleep????

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy McGregor View Post
    Is there any time of the day when The Tramp hasn't "just eaten"?
    It's a pattern: Eat, Forum, sleep, eat, Forum, sleep... etc.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    It's a pattern: Eat, Forum, sleep, eat, Forum, sleep... etc.
    You forgot 'Dance'...

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    I find that more intelligent and/or better educated people tend to be better at making their point whilst conforming to rules about politeness, language, and suchlike. It comes with a wider vocabulary, an aptitude for lateral thinking, and that kind of thing. Though such people often struggle to communicate well with stupid people, which balances things out a bit.
    Not "stupid people". "Less intelligent" and "less informed about the subject" are better ways of expressing it. The communications gap is illustrated throughout history where even well informed and highly intelligent people have failed to grasp what geniuses are telling them. Knowing is one thing, communicating is quite another. Teaching and selling are gifts in themselves.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    I like David's idea of trying to find other solutions before we get to the point where all the sheep either leave or become lurkers.
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    I think we've actually passed that point.
    Just looking at the poll it's a pretty healthy majority for "everything's fine"

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    Teaching and selling are gifts in themselves.
    He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by WittyBird View Post
    He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

    George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists"
    "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. And those who can't teach can kiss my lily white...."
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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    No, in fact. I was asking BigDjiver to remember that he's not the only intelligent person to be concerned with getting people to come to dance. In other words, please believe there are other intelligent people around." It's not really an attack of any kind...
    I have come to this thread quite late. My thanks to Ghost. I regretted ESG's post. I saw it as playing the man, not the ball. A "professional foul" that broke up the "game".

    I took that as a personal attack. I have worked in and around IT for decades. I would have to be very stupid indeed not to have seen that there are many, many dedicated, intelligent, hard working and well informed people out there. I am also aware that everybody has weaknesses, blind spots, and makes errors. I regret to say that I believe Ceroc HQ fits into both categories where the database and marketing are concerned.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdjiver View Post
    I took that as a personal attack. I have worked in and around IT for decades. I would have to be very stupid indeed not to have seen that there are many, many dedicated, intelligent, hard working and well informed people out there. I am also aware that everybody has weaknesses, blind spots, and makes errors. I regret to say that I believe Ceroc HQ fits into both categories where the database and marketing are concerned.
    Speaking as one of those people involved (albeit peripherally) in the areas of Ceroc's management that you criticise (and criticise again, and again and again and again, and again) I could - should I chose - take that personally too. But I choose not to. If posting as I did put an end to the rather dull "game" - your word - of moaning about how Ceroc isn't marketed right, then my only regret is that I didn't post it earlier.

    Basically your reaction to what's posted - just like everyone else's reaction to what's posted - is entirely within your control. You can make of it what you will.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    Basically your reaction to what's posted - just like everyone else's reaction to what's posted - is entirely within your control. You can make of it what you will.
    Controlling / changing your reactions is a skill-set though. What if the person the comments are directed to doesn't have the skills?

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Controlling / changing your reactions is a skill-set though. What if the person the comments are directed to doesn't have the skills?
    The Forum is a harmless self-contained arena in which to learn those skills - so it would be a good place to start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Controlling / changing your reactions is a skill-set though. What if the person the comments are directed to doesn't have the skills?
    I think that just proves a point.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Just looking at the poll it's a pretty healthy majority for "everything's fine"
    Depends how you interpret the data. At the moment it's

    • Yes, too hot - 32.14%
    • No, could do with more heat! - 0%
    • It's just fine as it is. - 60.71%


    But note that (as of now) no-one has voted for "too cool". So, another way of looking at it is that nearly a third of people are dissatisfied with the atmosphere, and that no-one thinks it's too luvey-dovey.

    Whereas you'd expect a more even distribution if people had a range of opinions. So, at the least, it shows some bias towards "too much heat".

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames View Post
    But note that (as of now) no-one has voted for "too cool".
    Sorry - I did on the other poll, but missed this one. I've fixed that now.

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    Re: Forum "temperature"

    Quote Originally Posted by El Salsero Gringo View Post
    Sorry - I did on the other poll, but missed this one. I've fixed that now.


    I knew the fact of observation would alter what's being observed - there's always at least one smartass - but it's still a valid point.

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