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Title: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 24, 2008, 08:05:21 PM
I know the administrators here regularly go through and clean up/delete threads but it's a little discouraging to return to the forum and see one's post totals declining.  :?

Maybe the threads could be cleaned up while maintaining the number of posts from each member?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 24, 2008, 09:15:14 PM
Laz,
If it were possible, I'd give you all mine because I gave up long ago trying to catch up to Cp.   :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 25, 2008, 10:03:01 AM
I know the administrators here regularly go through and clean up/delete threads but it's a little discouraging to return to the forum and see one's post totals declining.  :?

Maybe the threads could be cleaned up while maintaining the number of posts from each member?
Laz, you have apparantly discovered a slight glitch in the system. I will let our resident genious Administrator know about it.
Thank you for your alertness.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 25, 2008, 12:09:19 PM
I don't think it is a glitch, as it has to be intentionally programmed to reduce the post total when a thread is deleted. There really isn't a good way for me to fix this, other than to just recommend stopping deleting old discussions.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 25, 2008, 02:40:57 PM
You could post to this thread over and over till you hit hero again :shh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 25, 2008, 04:20:13 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 25, 2008, 04:20:54 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 25, 2008, 04:21:16 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Blame it on Lazarus.   :-D 

LARRY, you can delete these last two posts, if you want.  I've gone over the edge; trying to catch Agatha.  :evil:

I was wondering how may posts one must have before they reach the status of Blabbermouth? :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 25, 2008, 04:56:33 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Blame it on Lazarus.   :-D 

LARRY, you can delete these last two posts, if you want.  I've gone over the edge; trying to catch Agatha.  :evil:

I was wondering how may posts one must have before they reach the status of Blabbermouth? :-D
Raven, and Wondering, I'll let only you two you in on the secret. It can happen at any time. The computer automatically evaluates each posting on certain criteria that only the BIG Computer in Brussels knows. If the post is acceptable to the computer, 1 point is accrued. If a post is not acceptable to the computer, points are subtracted. (Laz must have had a bad day) If a really, really good post is made, the computer will automatically award the rating of "Blabbermouth."
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 25, 2008, 05:41:44 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Blame it on Lazarus.   :-D 

LARRY, you can delete these last two posts, if you want.  I've gone over the edge; trying to catch Agatha.  :evil:

I was wondering how may posts one must have before they reach the status of Blabbermouth? :-D

WHAT?

I am certainly glad to know this!  :mrgreen: But you will never make it, brother! I have 500+ (some have been deleted through culling old posts) under another name, so I will always have that "pad." Keep striving ... it is character building!

Personally, Blabbermouth Level is my goal.  :rofl:

  :joy:

Now, let's see, how many posts do I have ?  WOW! ... and you have ........  :hiya:

How about the number on "that other forum"? Can we count those?   :uhoh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 25, 2008, 06:00:23 PM
I'll let you in on a little secret, Raven.  :evil:

The quickest way to rachet up the number of posts on a forum is to have very short responses, such as:

"Oh, yes!"

"Great post, brother!"

"I second that!"


It adds up quickly!  :yay:

BUT ... if one esteems his brother/sister more than himself, well ... we won't let competition overtake us, AS IT HAS SOME PEOPLE!  :rofl:



Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 25, 2008, 06:32:10 PM
Personally, I think "Windbag" would make a great status.  :tootin:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 25, 2008, 06:33:30 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 25, 2008, 08:02:44 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Blame it on Lazarus.   :-D 

LARRY, you can delete these last two posts, if you want.  I've gone over the edge; trying to catch Agatha.  :evil:

I was wondering how may posts one must have before they reach the status of Blabbermouth? :-D

I have to take what I can get. :)

Or, I'm all about the simple pleasures in life.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 25, 2008, 08:04:04 PM
I'll let you in on a little secret, Raven.  :evil:

The quickest way to rachet up the number of posts on a forum is to have very short responses, such as:

"Oh, yes!"

"Great post, brother!"

"I second that!"


It adds up quickly!  :yay:

BUT ... if one esteems his brother/sister more than himself, well ... we won't let competition overtake us, AS IT HAS SOME PEOPLE!  :rofl:




Sounds like good advice. :)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 25, 2008, 08:05:52 PM
Personally, I think "Windbag" would make a great status.  :tootin:

They must have emoticons for everything now.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Arnie on June 25, 2008, 08:12:10 PM
 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 04:42:58 AM
WHAT?

I am certainly glad to know this!  :mrgreen: But you will never make it, brother! I have 500+ (some have been deleted through culling old posts) under another name, so I will always have that "pad." Keep striving ... it is character building!

Personally, Blabbermouth Level is my goal.  :rofl:

  :joy:

Now, let's see, how many posts do I have ?  WOW! ... and you have ........  :hiya:

How about the number on "that other forum"? Can we count those?   :uhoh:

That would be cheating.   :-D  But since we are all into quality, rather than quantity, here, I'll let you get away with it.  As if I have anything to say about it. :roll:

I think we're having too much fun right now. :nono:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 04:54:32 AM
Watch out, that computer in Brussels might take notice!   :wink:

or has it already  :?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 08:00:26 AM
Watch out, that computer in Brussels might take notice!   :wink:

or has it already  :?

That computer is not called "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" is it?  :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 08:21:56 AM
That computer is not called "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" is it?  :lol:

How politically incorrect can you get!?  The proper term is "Big Sibling," or possibly "Big Person," but that could be interpreted as a disparaging remark about one's size, so maybe we should change it to a "Supervisory Member of the Human Race who Watches out for our Best Interests."  The goverment would love that one. :roll:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 08:26:42 AM
How politically incorrect can you get!?  The proper term is "Big Sibling," or possibly "Big Person," but that could be interpreted as a disparaging remark about one's size, so maybe we should change it to a "Supervisory Member of the Human Race who Watches out for our Best Interests."  The goverment would love that one. :roll:

I was trying to be politically correct by adding "Big Sister". I guess I just can't get it right :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 08:54:27 AM
How politically incorrect can you get!?  The proper term is "Big Sibling," or possibly "Big Person," but that could be interpreted as a disparaging remark about one's size, so maybe we should change it to a "Supervisory Member of the Human Race who Watches out for our Best Interests."  The goverment would love that one. :roll:

The SMHRWBI. Yes, that rolls off the tongue easily enough to be official.... :-P

(I had to get at least one point out of all this.  :-D)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 09:30:07 AM
 :rofl:





(Hee Hee... got another post)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 26, 2008, 09:30:56 AM
I was trying to be politically correct by adding "Big Sister". I guess I just can't get it right :-D
Wondering, you can't say "Big" sister. That would sound disparaging towards the generously sized ladies.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 09:34:08 AM
 :fear:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 09:35:24 AM
Wondering, you can't say "Big" sister. That would sound disparaging towards the generously sized ladies.

I'm losing all the way around. Except I've added about 6 to my post count from this thread :roll:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 09:36:39 AM
I'm losing all the way around. Except I've added about 6 to my post count from this thread :roll:

Make that 5 including this one  :hiya:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 09:36:51 AM
 :yay:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 09:41:00 AM
Uhhhhhhhhh ... Larry  :? You have a new title?  :rofl:  That is MY goal! How many posts until I get to be THAT?  :flying:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 09:47:08 AM
Uhhhhhhhhh ... Larry  :? You have a new title?  :rofl:  That is MY goal! How many posts until I get to be THAT?  :flying:

 :rofl:

Careful, Agatha, he may have the power of The SMHRWBI to pronounce you Windbag.  :shh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 09:47:45 AM
Uhhhhhhhhh ... Larry  :? You have a new title?  :rofl:  That is MY goal! How many posts until I get to be THAT?  :flying:

I just noticed that too.  Pretty funny!   :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 09:48:40 AM
 :shh:  We all know that the power behind men comes from....  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 09:50:48 AM
I just noticed that too.  Pretty funny!   :wink:

Newbie girl, I think you better read your own title...

I'll be sad enough knowing I am now a senior, thank you very much. (Any discounts with that?)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 09:51:45 AM
I'm sure the... SHMWPHGWTPI, or whoever they are, have the ability to help you out, Reaching.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 09:55:11 AM
:shh:  We all know that the power behind men comes from....  :wink:

Thank you, I feel better now.   :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 09:57:05 AM
Newbie girl, I think you better read your own title...

I'll be sad enough knowing I am now a senior, thank you very much. (Any discounts with that?)

Oh boy...  I was afraid you all would find out.   :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 09:58:14 AM
:rofl:

Careful, Agatha, he may have the power of The SMHRWBI to pronounce you Windbag.  :shh:
... and I am supposed to be AFRAID of that? Oh! Have mercy on me Mr. SHMWPHGWTPI ! I'm scared!  :joy:




Uh oh, Reaching - do you also have a new title? Where on earth are these things coming from?  :evil: I have no admin. privileges over here, so it ain't me!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 26, 2008, 10:03:28 AM
Hmm, I don't know whether say "Thank You" or hit the Big Bad Ban Button.  :-D

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 10:04:14 AM
Uh oh, Reaching - do you also have a new title? Where on earth are these things coming from?  :evil: I have no admin. privileges over here, so it ain't me!

Larry was getting a bum rap...scan the titles on page 4 and I'm sure you can figure it out.  (uh-oh, I feel my 'Fluent' title being replaced...)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 10:05:12 AM
 :uhoh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 10:05:58 AM
Hmm, I don't know whether say "Thank You" or hit the Big Bad Ban Button.  :-D

Tread lightly... 8-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 10:06:52 AM
Hmm, I don't know whether say "Thank You" or hit the Big Bad Ban Button.  :-D


Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Do yall have one of those?  :hiya: Bye!  :puppy:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 10:06:59 AM
I see that I have lost my hidden status too.   :-(  I guess big brother is watching now.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 10:08:44 AM
What do you mean, Newbie? You still show as "hidden" to me.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 10:12:32 AM
I see that I have lost my hidden status too.   :-(  I guess big brother is watching now.

Newbie,... Newbie? Are you there? I can't see you!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie2 on June 26, 2008, 10:14:30 AM
I can't see Newbie either.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 26, 2008, 10:23:31 AM
I don't know how I feel about contributing, however inadvertantly, to the new Blabbermouth designation.  :|
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 10:27:27 AM
I don't know how I feel about contributing, however inadvertantly, to the new Blabbermouth designation.  :|

It's made my day. Thank you all for the laughs, they were much needed. Now back to the housework & homeschooling...

God Bless.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 10:35:29 AM
It's made my day. Thank you all for the laughs, they were much needed. Now back to the housework & homeschooling...

God Bless.
No kidding! To say nothing of the fires, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, droughts, rattle snakes and killer bees! We needed a laugh - and we surely got one! Bless each of you! Many hugs and kisses from a classic blabbermouth! xox Agatha
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 11:24:03 AM
What do you mean, Newbie? You still show as "hidden" to me.
I never before saw it on my screen and now it is on my screen like all the others only in italics?  Does that mean something? 

I can't see what you see.... only that mine used to read (1 hidden) and now it is in red italics as newbie.  I guess I'm just an old blabbermouth! 

I just thought it was a good thing being female and all....  and learning a hard lesson by being tracked down by one such brother that may be working for the other side....

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 11:25:47 AM
It's made my day. Thank you all for the laughs, they were much needed. Now back to the housework & homeschooling...

God Bless.

Amen to that!!   :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 11:42:46 AM
I never before saw it on my screen and now it is on my screen like all the others only in italics?  Does that mean something? 

I can't see what you see.... only that mine used to read (1 hidden) and now it is in red italics as newbie.  I guess I'm just an old blabbermouth! 

I just thought it was a good thing being female and all....  and learning a hard lesson by being tracked down by one such brother that may be working for the other side....



Why you couldn't see yourself before in italics, I don't know... I can see myself in italics! But when I logged in as Dalfie2, I couldn't see you at all (just the hidden notation). Italics usually means you can see it, but nobody else can.  I did make some changes today, but nothing relating to your hidden status as far as I know. I respect that you chose that option, and it won't change as long as I have any say in things! (well, not on purpose anyway!)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 12:01:18 PM
Hmm, I don't know whether say "Thank You" or hit the Big Bad Ban Button.  :-D



O how quickly ye forget... it is pretty hard to ban one who can access the database....  :wink:


Especially one who has accidentally banned themselves once, and had to figure out how to undo it....
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 12:08:53 PM
Why you couldn't see yourself before in italics, I don't know... I can see myself in italics! But when I logged in as Dalfie2, I couldn't see you at all (just the hidden notation). Italics usually means you can see it, but nobody else can.  I did make some changes today, but nothing relating to your hidden status as far as I know. I respect that you chose that option, and it won't change as long as I have any say in things! (well, not on purpose anyway!)
Well that's cool Dalfie.  Maybe it is a reflection of the updates and changes?  Sometimes a change in one area will affect another in a strand ....  as you know...  computers  :|   Love to have them working fine but when there are problems... oh boy! 
Hey, thanks for checking it out!  I'm cool with whatever! 
God Bless,
newbie   :-)

update:  whatever you did???  I'm back to hidden...  ;)   I think the new designations are creativly fun.  :)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 12:11:11 PM
Not a problem... I'm the sort of person who doesn't like identity-revealing surprises. I know, what I choose to reaveal and what I don't doesn't usually make sense, but... its the right of the individual to decide that. :)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 12:14:15 PM
No kidding! To say nothing of the fires, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, droughts, rattle snakes and killer bees! We needed a laugh - and we surely got one! Bless each of you! Many hugs and kisses from a classic blabbermouth! xox Agatha

Rattlesnakes?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Arnie on June 26, 2008, 01:15:28 PM
Larry;

I see that you changed your title above your picture...  :uhoh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 02:28:50 PM
To the extent that I am responsible for this departure from dignity, and descent into unbridled jocularity (I love that word), I do hereby apologize, I think.  :-D  While I've been hard at work all day, you folks have been having a party.  :-o   What will the Big Computer in Brussels (BCB) think?

I see that I have a new title, too.  I guess I should feel special.  I'm curious as to what "specialist" actually means in the context of this forum.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Arnie on June 26, 2008, 02:32:50 PM
I see that I have a new title, too.  I guess I should feel special.  I'm curious as to what "specialist" actually means in the context of this forum.


I am sorry Raven. I can not help you with that one, because I am only a beginner  :roll:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 03:08:13 PM
welll.... did you like "newbie" better?


I guess you missed Larry's brief designation of "Blabbermouth", Raven......

Specialist... I'd say it means you're getting really good at posting... would you prefer "Verbose"?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 03:10:54 PM
To the extent that I am responsible for this departure from dignity, and descent into unbridled jocularity (I love that word), I do hereby apologize, I think.  :-D  While I've been hard at work all day, you folks have been having a party.  :-o   What will the Big Computer in Brussels (BCB) think?

He is our friend and occasionally indulges us when we sink to such depths of depravity! The key is to snap out of it and return to our sober selves!

Jocularity! Great, mighty wonderful word!  8-)



 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 03:13:39 PM

I am sorry Raven. I can not help you with that one, because I am only a beginner  :roll:

Well, I see that Dalfie is a specialist, too, and she's one of the ones who sleuths out all the technological glitches.  But, me, I'm technologically challenged.  If I press a button or click the mouse and it works, great; but if not . . .  :fear:  I'm still trying to figure out what I'm a specialist of:  possibly verbosity. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 03:16:11 PM
He is our friend and occasionally indulges us when we sink to such depths of depravity! The key is to snap out of it and return to our sober selves!

Jocularity! Great, mighty wonderful word!  8-)



 

Thank-you for that enlightenment, but how did you jump from 700+ to 900+ posts in less than 24 hours?  Must be that friendly computer in Brussels.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
Notice how you (Raven), me, and Agatha are all Specialists? But Agatha has more stars? This means that soon she will be promoted to something else.


I don't think Larry likes the BCB.... even though BCB made Larry a SMHRWBI, Larry wants to use the BBBB on BCB.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 26, 2008, 03:19:27 PM
welll.... did you like "newbie" better?


I guess you missed Larry's brief designation of "Blabbermouth", Raven......

Specialist... I'd say it means you're getting really good at posting... would you prefer "Verbose"?

I'm afraid I did miss that; what a pity.  Sorry, Larry.  I was hard at work all day, you know (some would question the two words "hard" and "work" when applied to my daily activities, but it puts bread on the table.

And now I'm going home and I'll probably miss out on more jocularity.  Such is the life of a verbose laboring man.

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 03:23:37 PM
He is our friend and occasionally indulges us when we sink to such depths of depravity! The key is to snap out of it and return to our sober selves!

Jocularity! Great, mighty wonderful word!  8-)



Well, if you must all snap out of it, that is fine.. Y'all just avoid this thread. Jocularity is about all I'm good for this week, so I'll avoid the serious discussions.:)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on June 26, 2008, 03:27:03 PM
Thank-you for that enlightenment, but how did you jump from 700+ to 900+ posts in less than 24 hours?  Must be that friendly computer in Brussels.

Well, I put in a request with a Specialist to combine my total posts, minus those that were deleted because they were either irrelevant or ancient.   :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 03:57:55 PM
Well, I put in a request with a Specialist to combine my total posts, minus those that were deleted because they were either irrelevant or ancient.   :wink:

I think I should get credit for all the posts I started but never completed after I took a second look at what I wrote. Shouldn't knowing when to keep your mouth shut be worth points :salute:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 04:01:41 PM
O how quickly ye forget... it is pretty hard to ban one who can access the database....  :wink:


Especially one who has accidentally banned themselves once, and had to figure out how to undo it....

Seriously? That's funny!  :lol:

(I like Professional much better than Fluent ... and Newbies Revivalist is something to aspire to...  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 04:10:09 PM
I think I should get credit for all the posts I started but never completed after I took a second look at what I wrote. Shouldn't knowing when to keep your mouth shut be worth points :salute:

If that were the case I'd be flirting with the Blabbermouth title...

Laz should be credited with bonus points for opening this thread.  :-D Unbridled jocularity, very descriptive of what happened today.  :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 26, 2008, 04:58:55 PM
Larry;

I see that you changed your title above your picture...  :uhoh:
Lewis, I'm afraid if our Resident Genious Administrator Trouble Maker doesn't restore us all to our proper status before the pastor gets back in town my new title will be "Former Moderater."  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Arnie on June 26, 2008, 05:23:17 PM
Lewis, I'm afraid if our Resident Genious Administrator Trouble Maker doesn't restore us all to our proper status before the pastor gets back in town my new title will be "Former Moderater."  :-D



Mine will not be beginner or newbie but tinytot  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 05:31:19 PM
Lewis, I'm afraid if our Resident Genious Administrator Trouble Maker doesn't restore us all to our proper status before the pastor gets back in town my new title will be "Former Moderater."  :-D

Now, I think that would be underestimating the fairness of our Esteemed Forum Pastor. I am sure that all trouble will be directed at the appropriate personage (which I believe common knowlege has identified as BCB).


Everyone is to their proper status, we updated them to a little more appropriate terminology for a forum such as this.  (Well, except Larry, he's got some extra SHMWOSDHI, which, by the way, is simply a small edit to his personal profile, effecting him and him alone).

(FYI - said proper status.... were not the original titles either)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 05:34:48 PM


Mine will not be beginner or newbie but tinytot  :-D


Now, see Lewis, you're a genius! I was thinking that a great scheme would be: Beginners, Kindergarten, Primary, Juniors, Earliteen, Youth, Collegiate......
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 26, 2008, 05:38:50 PM
Lewis, I'm afraid if our Resident Genious Administrator Trouble Maker doesn't restore us all to our proper status before the pastor gets back in town my new title will be "Former Moderater."  :-D

It was nice knowing you, Larry.
...
It appears RGATM is relishing her capabilities today, and probably letting off a lot of stress with it.  :-)  And I for one prefer my new status as Professional over Senior Member. I want to savor the few years remaining to me before I can properly claim that status.  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 05:40:23 PM
I'm with you Reaching4Him... No offense to Newbie, who we all dearly love, but I never liked the status newbie. I never liked the elevation of humans with the hero titles, and I certainly didn't gravitate towards being a senior either. :)

If someone has a better idea for "Beginner", I'm all ears! (eyes) I just figure that Beginner is positive... I mean, who doesn't love a classroom of 0-4 year olds? But novices, fledglings...... amateurs... all has a different connotation.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: wondering on June 26, 2008, 05:45:30 PM
I'm with you Reaching4Him... No offense to Newbie, who we all dearly love, but I never liked the status newbie. I never liked the elevation of humans with the hero titles, and I certainly didn't gravitate towards being a senior either. :)

If someone has a better idea for "Beginner", I'm all ears! (eyes) I just figure that Beginner is positive... I mean, who doesn't love a classroom of 0-4 year olds? But novices, fledglings...... amateurs... all has a different connotation.

I like initiate :-)

One of the definitions is
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1. Initiated or admitted, as to membership or a position of authority.

another is
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2. One who has been introduced to or has attained knowledge in a particular field.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 26, 2008, 05:49:50 PM
I thought about that one a long time... If nobody other than me thinks of something... welll... bad.. with that word, then I'm ok with it.

I keep thinking of definitions that have to do with secret societies...
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 26, 2008, 08:30:11 PM
How about rookie?   :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 27, 2008, 05:57:10 AM
I'm with you Reaching4Him... No offense to Newbie, who we all dearly love, but I never liked the status newbie. I never liked the elevation of humans with the hero titles, and I certainly didn't gravitate towards being a senior either. :)


I felt the same way from the beginning (especially about the "hero" designation), but, being a relative newcomer to this forum, it didn't seem right to make any waves.  I figured there were well thought out reasons for all these designations.  But, instead of "senior" maybe the politically correct term "seasoned," or "well seasoned" might be appropriate.  Then there is always "veteran," "seasoned veteran,"  "fossil" (just kidding-- :-D).  "New Recruit" might work for new members, although maybe that sounds to militaristic.  However, we are all in the "Lord's Army."  Onward Christian Soldiers . . . .
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 27, 2008, 06:38:56 AM
I'll say the "Revivalist" designation fits Newbie well.  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 27, 2008, 07:26:15 AM
I felt the same way from the beginning (especially about the "hero" designation), but, being a relative newcomer to this forum, it didn't seem right to make any waves.  I figured there were well thought out reasons for all these designations.  But, instead of "senior" maybe the politically correct term "seasoned," or "well seasoned" might be appropriate.  Then there is always "veteran," "seasoned veteran,"  "fossil" (just kidding-- :-D).  "New Recruit" might work for new members, although maybe that sounds to militaristic.  However, we are all in the "Lord's Army."  Onward Christian Soldiers . . . .

Well thought out??? LOL... Actually, I think those are the default status levels that are programmed into the SMF software.


Here's what the levels currently look like....


Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

what the 1 star/# means, is additional star per that many posts.  The thought behind the levels is the amount of verbage such a high quantity of posts would contain... ;)  We've tried to avoid levels that refer too strongly to a specific arena, such as sports. However, it seems to be difficult to find 7 or more words that somewhat go together without strong connotations!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 27, 2008, 07:29:26 AM
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Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

I totally dig it.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Lazarus on June 27, 2008, 07:32:58 AM
It just occurs to me that by titling this thread "No More Hero" it might have sounded like I was suggesting that title be discontinued. Actually I wasn't. My thread title just had to do with my having "lost" my recently bestowed hero title after some posts were deleted.

But, I like the new system and if I've unintentionally inspired it then my week has been worthwhile.  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 27, 2008, 07:44:54 AM
Changing it has been on the back of my mind for awhile, and ever since you started this, I've had the words, "we don't need another hero" in my head. I gotta get rid of it! I don't listen to that sort of music.

I didn't take your comment as criticism, it was just the catalyst needed to spur some long needed action.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 27, 2008, 08:28:27 AM
Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

Good job, Dalfie! :yay: And thank you for the status system explanation.

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 27, 2008, 09:38:55 AM
I'll say the "Revivalist" designation fits Newbie well.  :-)
Are you talking to me?  I'm so confused with my 'newbie' name being thrown around that I don't know who is talking to me or not.  If you are then thank you but I must say I have a long way to go....  I hope that some day I can live up to the designation in a real life way. 

God Bless,
newbie (rookie in the faith) baptized in 2000 only

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Laz said:  It just occurs to me that by titling this thread "No More Hero" it might have sounded like I was suggesting that title be discontinued. Actually I wasn't. My thread title just had to do with my having "lost" my recently bestowed hero title after some posts were deleted.

But, I like the new system and if I've unintentionally inspired it then my week has been worthwhile. 

I like it too and understood perfectly what you were saying and thought it kinda thought provoking and glad that things have been updated.  :)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on June 27, 2008, 12:35:43 PM
Don't everybody get too happy with their status. There are still more threads I have to delete. We'll probably all be demoted in one fell swoop when the pastor gets back. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on June 27, 2008, 03:20:13 PM
Well thought out??? LOL... Actually, I think those are the default status levels that are programmed into the SMF software.


Here's what the levels currently look like....


Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

what the 1 star/# means, is additional star per that many posts.  The thought behind the levels is the amount of verbage such a high quantity of posts would contain... ;)  We've tried to avoid levels that refer too strongly to a specific arena, such as sports. However, it seems to be difficult to find 7 or more words that somewhat go together without strong connotations!


Thanks for the info.  I  had no idea how this all worked.  Very interesting.  If you ever change them again, I put my tiny vote for "veteran" somewhere in the mix.

Wow, that was fun.  I had no idea I could change the font size.  Gives me a feeling of control. :roll:  I told you I was technologically challenged (or blissfully ignorant, depending on your perspective).
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 29, 2008, 07:57:40 PM
Don't everybody get too happy with their status. There are still more threads I have to delete. We'll probably all be demoted in one fell swoop when the pastor gets back. :-D

Don't be so sure about that, Larry....

RGATM has not been banned yet....   :evil:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 29, 2008, 07:59:44 PM
Thanks for the info.  I  had no idea how this all worked.  Very interesting.  If you ever change them again, I put my tiny vote for "veteran" somewhere in the mix.

How about after 7500 posts?  :lol:

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Wow, that was fun.  I had no idea I could change the font size.  Gives me a feeling of control. :roll:  I told you I was technologically challenged (or blissfully ignorant, depending on your perspective).

Uh oh... I'm not sure if that sounds good.... ;)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on June 30, 2008, 01:19:26 PM
Maybe at 2000 posts you should then reverse the count and eliminate at zero.   Someone pmed me the other day and said that my posts passed 4000 and then suddenly reversed back below 4000. I do not pay much attention to count.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 30, 2008, 01:23:28 PM
Maybe at 2000 posts you should then reverse the count and eliminate at zero.   Someone pmed me the other day and said that my posts passed 4000 and then suddenly reversed back below 4000. I do not pay much attention to count.


If you'd like to start over, Cp, we could always facilitate it... but browsing around this forum nobody would believe it! You currently have more posts than anyone else.

Your count dropped because Larry and Pastor O'Ffill are deleting old discussions.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on June 30, 2008, 02:06:32 PM

If you'd like to start over, Cp, we could always facilitate it... but browsing around this forum nobody would believe it! You currently have more posts than anyone else.

Your count dropped because Larry and Pastor O'Ffill are deleting old discussions.

Oh to be a Newbie again. Sigh.  :-D

Incidently, I think Newbie needs to change her pin name. When pushing 3000 posts how can you be a Newbie ?  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 30, 2008, 03:21:53 PM
Oh to be a Newbie again. Sigh.  :-D

Incidently, I think Newbie needs to change her pin name. When pushing 3000 posts how can you be a Newbie ?  :-D

I can and will if you all want me to?  How many want me to change my name?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on June 30, 2008, 03:35:12 PM
I can and will if you all want me to?  How many want me to change my name?

No! I seriously dislike when people even change their avatars.  (That's why I don't have one yet, I haven't found the ideal one.)

Agatha, I love your sunflower, but it was like you dyed your hair blue when you changed it from the wheat sheaf (or whatever it was called.)

Our avatars & handles are the only thing we know each other as ... OK, I will get used to it if you change, but it won't be the same for a lonnnnng time.

- my 2 cents -
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on June 30, 2008, 03:56:32 PM
I'm fine with Newbie. I think of you as Newbie ____ (insert your first name there).
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on June 30, 2008, 09:18:17 PM
That's 2 for... and no response from the rest. :lol: 

So, I guess I will always be the resident newbie and if Jesus doesn't come back for another 20 years or so maybe I will change it then.   :wink: 

And, reaching, I used to like changing my avatars often, but our of respect for your wishes, I will stay the same.  I'm really fine with it either way....

Some that I talk to on the phone still call me newbie on the phone even when they know my name.  I get a kick out of it.   :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 01, 2008, 04:19:06 AM
I have those who still call me Dalfie too. They just say its how they think of me!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 01, 2008, 05:25:18 AM
No! I seriously dislike when people even change their avatars.  (That's why I don't have one yet, I haven't found the ideal one.)

Agatha, I love your sunflower, but it was like you dyed your hair blue when you changed it from the wheat sheaf (or whatever it was called.)
- my 2 cents -

Better ?  :whiskers:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 01, 2008, 06:07:32 AM
Better ?  :whiskers:

Um, it was a dark background...  :oops:

I was getting a little used to you with the blue hair, so if you want to change back to the sunflower I won't complain. I don't want to be known as the resident avatar police.  Same to you, Newbie, I got used to your green lady & like her & already forgot what you had before, so if you want to change I'll keep quiet. But Dalfie, if you ever get rid of that kitty I'll be terribly disappointed. It just looks so content & begs to have the bridge of it's nose rubbed.

I usually see the avatars and don't look at the names when reading comments, it's just a little strange adjusting.

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 01, 2008, 06:48:25 AM
... and where that black background went, I have no clue!  :-( There must be a cyber thief with a background fetish!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 01, 2008, 06:54:14 AM
Agatha, I preferred the sunflower.

Reaching4heaven... would you like the kitty?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 01, 2008, 07:03:42 AM
I LOVE the sunflower. Reaching, on "that other forum" I change flower avatars almost weekly, depending upon what is blooming in my garden. Right now there are orange day-lilies, and that is the one showing "over there." But in great anticipation of the mammoth sunflowers to bloom pretty soon, this one is my favorite.

Sorry for messing you up, dearest. Some of us just can't take the same avatar all of the time.  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 01, 2008, 07:23:43 AM
Agatha, I preferred the sunflower.

Reaching4heaven... would you like the kitty?

I've been trying to find something that would fit my name, but the way it's going, I might have to settle for anything...and change it often.  :-D  I'll pass on the kitty - she's Dalfie.  I would like to pet her a time or two, though.  :-)

Agatha, I love sunflowers too. We had one stray mammoth from who-nows-where growing outside our window last year - spectacular. Thanks to a busy chipmunk (who we enjoyed watching) we now have 6 growing. Other than that, I'm not so good at flower growing...but they are growing on my tomato plants!  :yay:

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on July 01, 2008, 07:32:10 AM
I usually see the avatars and don't look at the names when reading comments, it's just a little strange adjusting.

REaching,
I do the same.  Look for the pic rather than read.... It is so much faster when scrolling.  :)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on July 01, 2008, 11:52:06 AM
I can and will if you all want me to?  How many want me to change my name?

I was not serious, Newbie just having a little fun.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on July 01, 2008, 11:55:21 AM
I was not serious, Newbie just having a little fun.
Fun sometimes does not translate on these threads.. :|..  So that would be 3 that want me to keep it the same as we all get used to the status quo and change is an adjustment.  :) 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 01, 2008, 03:22:58 PM
  :-D  I'll pass on the kitty - she's Dalfie.  I would like to pet her a time or two, though.  :-)


Oh.. I meant that when I go your way next, I can bring you the kitty. The real kitty. He's a sweet boy. Of course, I might drop him off at Agatha's on the way by ;)

(In reality, I can't just drop him off... puppies on the other hand.... )
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 01, 2008, 05:08:06 PM
This is the grim and ghastly raven, reporting from the wet blanket division of the bureau of appropriate names and avatars (where did that word come from?--I learned it from my teenaged son, of course  :roll: ).  For what it is or is not worth, I'm more interested with the content of the posts than the pictures or names.  Having said that, though, I'm glad that no one is changing their names on a regular basis.  It would cause too much confusion.  I have to say, though, that I am partial to pictures of flowers, birds, animals, etc., and if I could figure out a way to put Lewis' Mountain Bluebird into my picture of Moraine Lake, I'd do it.  One might wonder (or maybe not) why someone who has chosen the moniker of "raven" doesn't use a picture of a raven )I've got a good close-up picture of one that my son took in Bryce Canyon a couple of years ago).  The simple fact is, they're not very colorful, and mountain lakes are.  Now, if I could get a decent picture of a Painted Bunting . . . . 

Newbie, keep your name if you like it.  Who would know you if you changed it?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 01, 2008, 05:46:32 PM
well, Raven, ask your teenage son about adding a bird to your lake...  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 01, 2008, 06:16:53 PM
Oh.. I meant that when I go your way next, I can bring you the kitty. The real kitty. He's a sweet boy. Of course, I might drop him off at Agatha's on the way by ;)

(In reality, I can't just drop him off... puppies on the other hand.... )

I was debating if that were the case, but then I thought never! She would never give away that adorable cat! And one's enough for me at the present time. May I ask where the name Dalfie came from? I had assumed it was the cat until you said "he."

Puppies? We have a large one - 63 pound 13 mo old yellow lab. I'll trade you if yours are smaller.  :roll:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on July 01, 2008, 08:24:29 PM
This is the grim and ghastly raven, reporting from the wet blanket division of the bureau of appropriate names and avatars (where did that word come from?--I learned it from my teenaged son, of course  :roll: ).  For what it is or is not worth, I'm more interested with the content of the posts than the pictures or names.  Having said that, though, I'm glad that no one is changing their names on a regular basis.  It would cause too much confusion.  I have to say, though, that I am partial to pictures of flowers, birds, animals, etc., and if I could figure out a way to put Lewis' Mountain Bluebird into my picture of Moraine Lake, I'd do it.  One might wonder (or maybe not) why someone who has chosen the moniker of "raven" doesn't use a picture of a raven )I've got a good close-up picture of one that my son took in Bryce Canyon a couple of years ago).  The simple fact is, they're not very colorful, and mountain lakes are.  Now, if I could get a decent picture of a Painted Bunting . . . . 

Newbie, keep your name if you like it.  Who would know you if you changed it?

I like Lewis' Mountain Bluebird too.  A bit out on a limb though....  tough little guy to hang on like that.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Arnie on July 01, 2008, 09:23:37 PM
I chose the mountain blue bird, because we have two families of them nesting in our back yard, and it is my favorite color.  I live 2 miles high, and this is probably the most colorful bird we have besides the humming bird. We also have magpies, crows, ravens, hawks, eagels, sparrows. All the male blue bird are almost entirely blue. The eastern and western blue bird have orange on them.

I would have used a picture with mountains. But most have snow on them. And our winter season is too long up here. I really don't want to be reminded of snow all the time since I can look out my window and see huge snow packs in the mountains around me. And it still gets into the 30's every night. We will be seeing snowflakes again by the middle to end of August.  :roll:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 02, 2008, 05:09:27 AM
I was debating if that were the case, but then I thought never! She would never give away that adorable cat! And one's enough for me at the present time. May I ask where the name Dalfie came from? I had assumed it was the cat until you said "he."

Puppies? We have a large one - 63 pound 13 mo old yellow lab. I'll trade you if yours are smaller.  :roll:

A long long time ago, in a land far far away (well, somewhere close to you, if my guess is correct), I was in 8th grade.

My father had taught my brother and I an ancient and dying language, Alfalfa.

I, in turn, taught this archaic language to my friends.

We spoke it with much delight. The same cannot be said for our in-the-dark friends, for in spite of their cajoling, we would not reveal the Alfalfa secret. We even developed a separate secret written language so as to make it harder for them to figure out.  However, with the passing of time, we found that addressing each other with big long names (e.g. Salfamalfanthalfa) was just a bit too cumbersome... So my name shortened to Dalfie.

Needless to say, when my father stumbled upon this forum a year or so ago, he recognized me... immediately.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 03, 2008, 09:33:31 AM
A long long time ago, in a land far far away (well, somewhere close to you, if my guess is correct

You may PM me on your guess if you like, of course I would want to know your general where-abouts if you want to know if your guess is right.  :-D

I like the archaic language. My husbands family talked backward to each other when they were kids but I've told him often enough to knock it off so I haven't heard it in awhile. I have enough trouble trying to speak proper English let alone speak it backward.  :-P

The kitten decided to run across the keyboard while I was reading your message the 1st time, promptly turning off the computer - want another cat?

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on July 03, 2008, 01:52:13 PM
Dalfie, is your alfalfa language a form of pig Latin? I had an uncle by marriage who spoke a wierd pig latin with his brother. They usually spoke it in a low tone or semi whisper out of the side of their mouth. I was impossible to understand for the "outsider." Once they explained it to me it is actually very easy. Years later I learned it is how the "carnies" talk so the local yokels don't understand. (Carnies are the folks who work in traveling carnivals).
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on July 03, 2008, 02:12:43 PM
No! I seriously dislike when people even change their avatars.  (That's why I don't have one yet, I haven't found the ideal one.)

Agatha, I love your sunflower, but it was like you dyed your hair blue when you changed it from the wheat sheaf (or whatever it was called.)

Our avatars & handles are the only thing we know each other as ... OK, I will get used to it if you change, but it won't be the same for a lonnnnng time.

- my 2 cents -
Concerning the term "Avatar." I don't know how this came into internet use and I don't know how many people are aware of ts actual meaning.

From the Oxford American Dictionary of Current English:

avatar 1. (in Hindu mythology) the descendent of a diety or released soul to earth in bodily form. 2. incarnation. 3. a manifestation or phase.

 This word is in use among the devotees of certain people who claim to be reincarnated gods i.e. avatars. There are quite a few of those around.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 03, 2008, 05:40:13 PM
I find the term avatar somewhat creepy, Larry. When I first ran into it, I thought I'd found a pagan forum! (I had googled the definition of the term).

As for Alfalfa, it is different than pig latin (nothing rearranged), and nothing is spoken backwards... spoken fast, it sounds like absolute gibberish to.... well... other people. ;)   There are several forms of these languages around... I've heard a few of them. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my husband interested in speaking it, so I am woefully out of practice. (I'm hoping that once we've taught our son to spell, maybe I can bring back the old language :) ).


Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on July 03, 2008, 06:32:53 PM
I find the term avatar somewhat creepy, Larry. When I first ran into it, I thought I'd found a pagan forum! (I had googled the definition of the term).

As for Alfalfa, it is different than pig latin (nothing rearranged), and nothing is spoken backwards... spoken fast, it sounds like absolute gibberish to.... well... other people. ;)   There are several forms of these languages around... I've heard a few of them. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my husband interested in speaking it, so I am woefully out of practice. (I'm hoping that once we've taught our son to spell, maybe I can bring back the old language :) ).

Avatar...  such a strange origin!  Creepy.

nelfewbilfielfe  ?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 04, 2008, 04:11:27 AM

nelfewbilfielfe  ?

 :?  Here we go again, speaking in tongues without an interpreter. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 04, 2008, 07:40:17 AM
That is way too random for me, Newbie!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on July 04, 2008, 07:50:19 AM
That is way too random for me, Newbie!

 :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: lily-of-the-field on July 04, 2008, 10:07:45 PM
I also scroll by the avatars.  Easier on the grey matter.  Hope I can be forgiven for changing my avatar a little too often.  Yes, multiple personalities.  Avatars must reveal at least a glimpse of the personality: Agatha is very sunshiny and no doubt is so in real life.  Newbie is deep in thought.  Larry looks affable and honest.  Cp is a lion trying to pass as a little kitten ; ) Dalfie looks, hmm, like the cat that swallowed the canary?  ; ) Jim, are you a ferret?!  Raven has a view I'd like to see from my window.  Lazarus, I can't see quite what's going on in your avatar.  Would love to know which painting it is from. 

I've just posted #667, which looks better than #666.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 05, 2008, 09:25:06 AM
Cp is a lion trying to pass as a little kitten ; )

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I think you pegged a few more of them,too.  :-D Dalfie & the canary observation seemed to fit this thread.  :-D (Jim is an O'possum. I think an old post said it came over his dog kennel fence.)


Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 21, 2008, 06:56:35 PM
Reaching4heaven... would you like the kitty?

Your  flowers are  beautiful, but I mourn the loss of the kitty.  :cry:

Just where does one find pictures to use for avatars on the internet? Besides the musicians and actors  :roll: available on the set-up page?  Never mind, I just saw the addition of flowers, etc/ to chose from.  :yay:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 21, 2008, 07:10:47 PM
Aren't they beautiful?  8-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 21, 2008, 07:35:19 PM
you can do a search online for free avatars... its usually good to include the word "flowers" or "animals", and watch the url closely... so you don't stumble on something you'd rather not have burned in your memory.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 23, 2008, 02:35:19 PM
This is serious!  I can't believe this thread is still going. :-o
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 23, 2008, 03:07:08 PM
This is serious!  I can't believe this thread is still going. :-o

Little did Laz know what he was starting...  :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 23, 2008, 04:58:03 PM
R4H - I just LOVE your avatar. You chose very well. It was worth the wait, sister!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 23, 2008, 07:27:40 PM
R4H - I just LOVE your avatar. You chose very well. It was worth the wait, sister!

Thank you, I feel beautiful...flip of the hair clouds.  The only problem is now I don't recognize myself... :-P

Someday I'll capture one of the great sunsets in this area and share it, but for now I'm satisfied.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on July 24, 2008, 03:30:21 PM
Thank you, I feel beautiful...flip of the hair clouds.  The only problem is now I don't recognize myself... :-P

Someday I'll capture one of the great sunsets in this area and share it, but for now I'm satisfied.

I like both of your pics but then I love blue. I'm so happy my favorite color has such a noble meanning in the Scriptures.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 24, 2008, 05:25:24 PM
I like both of your pics but then I love blue. I'm so happy my favorite color has such a noble meanning in the Scriptures.

I'm sure you appreciated Lewis' Mountain Bluebird, then.  But is there any hope for someone who's favorite color is green.  Does it have any good Scriptural meaning?  It has always been my favorite color, but it has become more meaningful since I moved to a place where white can dominate the landscape for nearly 5 months.  I'm sure our friend, Lewis, in Colorado, can identify with this. 

So, I suppose I should have a Green Jay for my Avatar, but I haven't found a good image, and haven't digitized any of my slides, yet.  Emerald Toucanet would be nice, too.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on July 24, 2008, 05:52:16 PM
Raven - your lake has a lot of green in it. Have you ever seen a Rufus hummingbird? Talk about deep emerald green! Wow! That is one beautiful hummingbird - but he surely is mean. 

Typically I am very decided about things relative to color and style, but it took close to 15 years to decide upon a color for the walls in my house (24 feet in some places). Ladders and scaffolding are not my favorites to balance upon  :fear: , so once it was painted, that was it. Only the cleansing fires of the final judgment would change them. It turns out I decided upon a soft very dark moss green. Outside of yellow, it is my favorite color. Well, so I guess that makes it my second favorite color!  :roll: 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 24, 2008, 07:06:43 PM
Green is my favorite color too.

Brown is my least favorite color... I have a difficult time finding an avatar that I like that doesn't clash with the forum... Oh yes, I don't like it if my avatar doesn't color coordinate.... which was why I liked my big kitty so well! However, that avatar isn't on this computer and I haven't taken the time to go get it. (That and I like a change now and then!)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on July 24, 2008, 08:15:40 PM
Laz,
If it were possible, I'd give you all mine because I gave up long ago trying to catch up to Cp.   :-D

I like the pm # cancellation. When you have over 750 pms and such and such hours and days logged in, one wonders if he has spent all that time effectively. I have considered backing away from the forum and letting Newbie catch up but I can't seem to stay away very long. I guess I am overly expressive. Maybe Dalfie, that could be my title. It is amazing over the years how many have come and gone on the forum. Some stomp off, some are snuffed by the moderators,  and some fade. Then some like me just keep on keepin on.

I think the threads on health are definitely productive, especially when we are not debating about Jesus eating fish and the like.

I had one very generous lady on the forum donate several hundred $$ worth of very nice clothing to me as the result of contact on the forum. Thank you my friend.  I have mailed out various books to a few folks I met on the forum.  What has been disappointing are two or three who came on the forum, we became good friends and then do to theogical fall out became far less than friends at least on their end. After a while a person sees a distinct pattern on the forum. While there are variations the same trends occur.

As usual its past my bedtime.

I think Larry and I go back the furthest. Perhaps that's why he tolerates me while carring the machete as moderator. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 25, 2008, 05:29:26 AM
Raven - your lake has a lot of green in it. Have you ever seen a Rufus hummingbird? Talk about deep emerald green! Wow! That is one beautiful hummingbird - but he surely is mean. 


You've confused me, Sybil.  Rufous Hummingbirds have a rusty (rufous) colored back, although the females have green on their backs.  In your part of the country you should have Broad-tailed and Black-chinned Hummingbirds, both of which have green backs.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 25, 2008, 05:52:48 AM
The male rufous hummingbird may be green. Where I grew up, they were almost always a brilliant green. (Allen's were more rare).

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Rufous_Hummingbird_dtl.html


http://www.hummingbirds.net/rufous.html

Quote
Plumage
Adult male: Non-iridescent rufous crown, tail, and sides; back may be rufous, green , or some of each; bright orange-red gorget, white breast. Green-backed Rufous cannot be reliably separated from Allen's in the field without extensive experience and a good view of the spread tailfeathers through a scope.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast, streaked throat, rufous sides and base of tail feathers, white tips on outer tail feathers. Very similar to female Allen's and Broad-tailed.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 25, 2008, 07:31:45 AM
I guess I am overly expressive. Maybe Dalfie, that could be my title.

 :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 25, 2008, 07:49:06 AM
Raven - your lake has a lot of green in it.

Have you ever seen Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe? Beautiful! (Nothing against Raven's avatar, it's a beautiful view, too.) (Green is my favorite color,too. It's not the white of snow that makes me miss it, but the brown of deserts...that lasts longer than 5 months! Although most springs are lively with varying shades of green.) A few years ago we visited the Lake Tahoe camp meeting and a friend and I climbed Mt Tallac whish is near-by. I don't remember how high it was, but I got altitude sickness on the way and had to take things very slow for the last leg for lack of air. The trail goes to a saddle between 2 peaks before continuing onto the peak and a breath-taking view of Lake Tahoe but an even more spectacular view to endless wilderness looking the other way. It was August when we hiked up and there were still snow patches to cross. When we reached the saddle I'm sure my jaw dropped at the array of wildflowers strewn across the unexpected meadow with numerous lakes and snow covered mountains in the distance. I want to go back again! (If I do there will be a change of avatar if a camera can do the view justice.)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 25, 2008, 07:56:22 AM
Typically I am very decided about things relative to color and style, but it took close to 15 years to decide upon a color for the walls in my house (24 feet in some places). Ladders and scaffolding are not my favorites to balance upon  :fear: , so once it was painted, that was it. Only the cleansing fires of the final judgment would change them. It turns out I decided upon a soft very dark moss green. Outside of yellow, it is my favorite color. Well, so I guess that makes it my second favorite color!  :roll: 

I think I'm working on 5 years for color decisions in the living room. I've visited houses in the woods & just love how they've decorated to match the surroundings so I decided to make the best of things and decorate according to our environment & activity loves. The only problem would be wall paint - it's white now. Come visit & help me decide if I should use sage colors or the color of the dirt that blows in every crevice with the dust storms & dust devils.  :-P
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 25, 2008, 08:40:25 AM
Have you ever seen Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe? Beautiful! (Nothing against Raven's avatar, it's a beautiful view, too.) (Green is my favorite color,too. It's not the white of snow that makes me miss it, but the brown of deserts...that lasts longer than 5 months! Although most springs are lively with varying shades of green.) A few years ago we visited the Lake Tahoe camp meeting and a friend and I climbed Mt Tallac whish is near-by. I don't remember how high it was, but I got altitude sickness on the way and had to take things very slow for the last leg for lack of air. The trail goes to a saddle between 2 peaks before continuing onto the peak and a breath-taking view of Lake Tahoe but an even more spectacular view to endless wilderness looking the other way. It was August when we hiked up and there were still snow patches to cross. When we reached the saddle I'm sure my jaw dropped at the array of wildflowers strewn across the unexpected meadow with numerous lakes and snow covered mountains in the distance. I want to go back again! (If I do there will be a change of avatar if a camera can do the view justice.)

I used to work at Pinecrest Camp (before they sold it to the Baptists and moved to Leoni Meadows) and hike up to the top of Mt. Ralston at least twice a week during the summer.  I had a great view of the whole of Lake Tahoe, including part of Emerald Bay.  We took the campers on boat rides right into Emerald Bay.  Beautiful country; no question about it.  And the Rufous Hummingbirds came and checked out my red windbreaker, hoping for something to eat.  I'm afraid I disappointed a lot of them.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 26, 2008, 09:47:20 PM
I've just upped and changed my photo, since that seems to be the order of the day. :wink:

I don't know, my son looked cuter. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on July 27, 2008, 03:29:31 AM
I've just upped and changed my photo, since that seems to be the order of the day. :wink:

I don't know, my son looked cuter. :-D

And I suspect that you're not as ornery as a mother polar bear can be.  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 27, 2008, 05:43:41 AM
She's a momma... don't mess with her baby, or you might be surprised!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 27, 2008, 08:55:48 AM
I surprise even myself sometimes.  I'm generally afraid of dogs that have teeth, but one snarled at my son on one of our walks and I was just about ready to tear him limb from limb if he got any closer.

I guess you never really know a person, huh. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 27, 2008, 10:31:44 AM
I've just upped and changed my photo, since that seems to be the order of the day. :wink:

I supposed you were longing for some cooler days...we've finally dipped below 100. A roll in the snow would be rather refreshing at this point.

And I've been waiting to see what cp will turn up as...  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 27, 2008, 01:32:44 PM
I have no idea what the temperature is here in JA (never checked)....I just know I'm boiling up. :cry:  I guess this is the closest I'll get to snow for a while, but it doesn't hurt to dream. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 31, 2008, 05:45:22 AM
Cp turned up as something indeed...I'm just trying to figure out what that 'something' is!   :uhoh:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 31, 2008, 06:14:08 AM
Cp turned up as something indeed...I'm just trying to figure out what that 'something' is!   :uhoh:


You and me both!  :?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 31, 2008, 11:23:26 AM
Cp turned up as something indeed...I'm just trying to figure out what that 'something' is!

Maple syrup making is my guess. If we can't come help & get a sample, rub it in...  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 31, 2008, 11:44:40 AM
How on earth did you come to that conclusion, r4h?  All I see is a huge vat of some sort and a whole lot of smoke!  Yes...my monitor works just fine. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on July 31, 2008, 12:03:59 PM
How on earth did you come to that conclusion, r4h?  All I see is a huge vat of some sort and a whole lot of smoke!  Yes...my monitor works just fine. :-D
No, I think its a smoker. He is smoking some venison or some fish he has caught.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 31, 2008, 12:15:36 PM
How on earth did you come to that conclusion, r4h?  All I see is a huge vat of some sort and a whole lot of smoke!  Yes...my monitor works just fine. :-D

Previous posts about the making of maple syrup that have probably been erased. While most people might have cringed at his descriptions of dragging buckets of soon to be syrup through snow drifts, I was ready to don snowshoes & help. What an adventure!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on July 31, 2008, 12:18:22 PM
No, I think its a smoker. He is smoking some venison or some fish he has caught.  :-D

No, no, really, he was talking about maple syrup this winter/spring, not cutting holes in the ice to fish... Could all his talk about not eating meat be a....um....smoke screen?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on July 31, 2008, 03:34:10 PM
Cp needs to get here and clear this up fast...who knows what someone else will come up with?

:rofl:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on July 31, 2008, 07:27:58 PM
He mentioned in another discussion that that is maple syrup making... I guess so... I've never lived where one could make maple syrup.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on July 31, 2008, 07:51:13 PM
He mentioned in another discussion that that is maple syrup making... I guess so... I've never lived where one could make maple syrup.

Hold on !  Larry.   :-D

That's syrup making  in the moonlight. I didn't think that was the best photo with such a small picture. I'm going to be away from the computer probably most of the next 10 days working a literature booth at the fair but I'll replace the photo with a daylight picture. Yes, r4h, I was looking at snow shoes today. Anybody have a good used set for sale ? This would help alot as it was a bit more exercise than I needed. I wouldn't call it a killer  but it was tough sometimes. At one boil I was up 59 of 60 hours strait ( two 30 minute cat naps) splitting wood, hauling sap, (that's the hard part, 3-4 ft of snow) stoking the fire, adding the buckets, burying buckets in the snow to keep them cool, testing, filtering, bottling and cleanup. Now you know why it costs a minimum of $40 per gallon and $80 for certified organic. It would never be worth it if a person didn't like the process and alot of hard work. I had caluses on my fingers that would put make any guitar picker to shame.
     This kind of reminds me of my hunting and fishing days, LARRY.  :-D  I liked every aspect of it from being out in the nature with the blizzaeds and storms, to processing the game, to cooking and eating it. I love to cook. I still love being out in nature. Now I have have something that tastes good, is relatively good for you (with considerable moderation) and is a simple but many faceted process involving nature. Another good part is that nothing has to die but the appetite for too much sweet.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on August 01, 2008, 05:45:28 AM
I was looking at snow shoes today. Anybody have a good used set for sale ?

The places that rent snow shoes are also the best places to buy used ones. Sales are in the spring after snow-shoe season, of course, so it's probably too late to grab a pair, but it never hurts to check.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on August 01, 2008, 07:19:12 AM
The places that rent snow shoes are also the best places to buy used ones. Sales are in the spring after snow-shoe season, of course, so it's probably too late to grab a pair, but it never hurts to check.

Thanks !
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on August 01, 2008, 01:05:59 PM
Hold on !  Larry.   :-D

That's syrup making  in the moonlight. I didn't think that was the best photo with such a small picture. I'm going to be away from the computer probably most of the next 10 days working a literature booth at the fair but I'll replace the photo with a daylight picture.

Thanks for clarifying that for us, Cp.  We almost got carried away there. :-D

I now notice that Larry's amiable countenance has been replaced by what appears to be some evil-looking chemical concoction.  What on earth??!!  :fear:

Or is that a close-up of somewhere else in the galaxy?  I might have to look into changing my monitor....Oh dear!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on August 01, 2008, 02:40:01 PM
I now notice that Larry's amiable countenance has been replaced by what appears to be some evil-looking chemical concoction.  What on earth??!!  :fear:

Or is that a close-up of somewhere else in the galaxy?  I might have to look into changing my monitor....Oh dear!

Our congenial SMHRWBI exploded? The smiling face will be missed, it always brought a calming effect when discussions got hot. I guess the bug for change is contageous.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Agatha on August 01, 2008, 02:54:22 PM
That thing is straight out of heaven! How beautiful! I love your new avatar, Larry.

Colporteur, I had to read back a few posts to see what on earth is going on at your house! Great, my brother! Keep it up!

 :whiskers:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on August 01, 2008, 03:22:39 PM
Thanks for clarifying that for us, Cp.  We almost got carried away there. :-D

I now notice that Larry's amiable countenance has been replaced by what appears to be some evil-looking chemical concoction.  What on earth??!!  :fear:

Or is that a close-up of somewhere else in the galaxy?  I might have to look into changing my monitor....Oh dear!
No. it is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) (i think) of my brain. Notice the empty spaces? Thats from too many movies and fiction reading when I was a child. And the colors? Thats left over food coloring from too much ice cream and sodas when I was a child.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on August 01, 2008, 03:56:33 PM
No. it is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) (i think) of my brain. Notice the empty spaces? Thats from too many movies and fiction reading when I was a child. And the colors? Thats left over food coloring from too much ice cream and sodas when I was a child.

Ok.. NOW you're freaking me out.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on August 01, 2008, 04:30:27 PM
No. it is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) (i think) of my brain. Notice the empty spaces? Thats from too many movies and fiction reading when I was a child. And the colors? Thats left over food coloring from too much ice cream and sodas when I was a child.

 :lol:  ahem...sober up here...mine would be no better & very probably worse.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on August 02, 2008, 09:56:22 AM
No. it is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) (i think) of my brain. Notice the empty spaces? Thats from too many movies and fiction reading when I was a child. And the colors? Thats left over food coloring from too much ice cream and sodas when I was a child.

Oh dear...it gets weirder by the minute! :rofl:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on August 02, 2008, 05:12:04 PM
Oh dear...it gets weirder by the minute! :rofl:
You are right Ruth.
 Larry, enough of this foolishness!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on August 02, 2008, 07:01:22 PM
Multiple personalities?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on August 02, 2008, 10:04:38 PM
Multiple personalities?
No.  Second childhood.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on August 03, 2008, 01:52:07 PM
No.  Second childhood.  :-D

We all need that, Larry. :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on August 04, 2008, 05:37:33 PM
Now you know why it costs a minimum of $40 per gallon and $80 for certified organic. It would never be worth it if a person didn't like the process and alot of hard work. I had caluses on my fingers that would put make any guitar picker to shame.
 

And I thought our price of $48.00-$51.00 for certified organic syrup was bad.  Someone is raking in the dough.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on August 04, 2008, 05:41:11 PM
No. it is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) (i think) of my brain. Notice the empty spaces? Thats from too many movies and fiction reading when I was a child. And the colors? Thats left over food coloring from too much ice cream and sodas when I was a child.

It looks like the evil eye to me.  :evil:  Actually, I think it's a nebula, right, or is it an unusual galaxy?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ruth on August 05, 2008, 07:14:29 PM
It looks like the evil eye to me.  :evil:  Actually, I think it's a nebula, right, or is it an unusual galaxy?

 :lol:  What will they think of next?!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on September 05, 2008, 08:57:41 PM
Here's what the levels currently look like....

Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

Dalfie,

Is it possible to change the level of an individual to "BANNED" when they are? When I was first on the forum I was reading a lot of old posts & it would have been nice to see that someone was banned instead of an active member, it would have saved me time in trying to understand their posts.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on September 06, 2008, 03:45:47 PM
Dalfie and Reaching,
It used to be that the color changed on their name.  Instead of the red letters (showing active status), they were in black letters if I recall correctly. 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on September 07, 2008, 07:32:21 PM
The only reason a name turns black is if their account is deleted... we typically don't delete banned accounts. I think if you view someone's profile, it will tell you if they are banned or not.  Someone will have to verify this for me, since my settings are different than many ;).
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on September 08, 2008, 08:14:21 AM
The only reason a name turns black is if their account is deleted... we typically don't delete banned accounts. I think if you view someone's profile, it will tell you if they are banned or not.  Someone will have to verify this for me, since my settings are different than many ;).
Hi Dalfie,
From what my computer shows, I cannot see a difference in the member list or the profile that they have been banned... 
Could a designation be put under the name and the level status removed?  Or just having the level status removed? 

newbie   :?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on September 09, 2008, 01:11:26 PM
The status levels from posts are automatic... there is one other thing that could be done, but I will have to consult with the SMHRWBI before I can make any grand proclaimations.  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on September 09, 2008, 01:46:41 PM
The status levels from posts are automatic... there is one other thing that could be done, but I will have to consult with the SMHRWBI before I can make any grand proclaimations.  :wink:

Very cool.  Thanks!!   :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on January 10, 2009, 11:11:46 PM
Has anyone reached (Philanthropist 5000+ posts) - yet ?

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on January 11, 2009, 04:45:13 AM
Has anyone reached (Philanthropist 5000+ posts) - yet ?



Cp is working on it.  He should be there in a few days.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on January 12, 2009, 07:25:18 AM
Cp is working on it.  He should be there in a few days.  :-D

I think I like "Revivalist" better. I may have to consider post 4999 as my last post. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on January 12, 2009, 07:39:31 AM
I think I like "Revivalist" better. I may have to consider post 4999 as my last post. :-D

I think it would be better to persuade Dalfie to change the name...any ideas?

Quote
Here's what the levels currently look like....

Beginner 0+ posts, 1 star/10
Scholastic 50+ posts, 1 star/10
Professional 100+ posts, 1 star/100
Specialist 500+ posts, 1 star/100
Enthusiast 1000+ posts, 1 star/250
Revivalist 2500+ posts, 1 star/500
Philanthropist 5000+ posts, 1 star/500

Perhaps make Revivalist 5000+ and replace it with something else...

Give you something to work for.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Dalfie on January 12, 2009, 07:59:32 AM
Tell you what. I'll change it... but I won't tell you what I'm changing it to, so you'll just have to post and find out!  :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on January 12, 2009, 03:55:45 PM
Tell you what. I'll change it... but I won't tell you what I'm changing it to, so you'll just have to post and find out!  :lol:

 :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: colporteur on January 12, 2009, 04:49:58 PM
Tell you what. I'll change it... but I won't tell you what I'm changing it to, so you'll just have to post and find out!  :lol:

 Hmmm ! Perhaps I should not have complained.  :-D


Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on September 23, 2009, 09:16:00 PM
5001 posts = LONG WINDED or SORE FINGERED :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on September 24, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
or both  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on September 24, 2009, 08:22:44 AM
I guess when you have that many posts, they get somewhat tired of you... 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: dedication on October 31, 2009, 10:39:10 PM
I still don't understand the star system.

Why does Dalfie and Reaching4Heaven have only one star, even though they have more than a 1000 posts, while Ed has two stars with less than 300 posts and some, like Ruth,  have four stars who have less then 400 posts?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on November 01, 2009, 10:21:10 AM
I still don't understand the star system.

Why does Dalfie and Reaching4Heaven have only one star, even though they have more than a 1000 posts, while Ed has two stars with less than 300 posts and some, like Ruth,  have four stars who have less then 400 posts?
I'm not Dalfie but I think it has to do with the level of designation and then stars for each one as a sub-level so we don't run out.

level (professional) and then followed by a number of stars 
when you max out the stars at that level then you get a new level status and starts over with one star, then two, etc...

i hope i described this in a way that is understandable   :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: dedication on November 01, 2009, 07:02:55 PM
Thanks Newbie,  so the stars have to do with amount of posts submitted as does the label under each name.
I was under the impression it was more of a popularity rating.  That's the way it works on some other forums -- if people like your posts and give you a high star rating you have lots of stars, or people don't like your posts and give a low star rating and your star score goes down.   But that's not the case here --  thanks again for clarifying this, it does make sense now.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 01, 2009, 10:25:32 PM
Thanks Newbie,  so the stars have to do with amount of posts submitted as does the label under each name.
I was under the impression it was more of a popularity rating.  That's the way it works on some other forums -- if people like your posts and give you a high star rating you have lots of stars, or people don't like your posts and give a low star rating and your star score goes down.   But that's not the case here --  thanks again for clarifying this, it does make sense now.
Dedication, just to make sure everything is on the up and up, why don't you ask Dalfie what it would cost for you to get bumped up a couple of steps. See if she goes for it. But don't tell anyone!   :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on November 04, 2009, 07:08:13 PM
 :nono:

Thou shalt not tempt thy Dalfie. Your title might change again...  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 05, 2009, 12:33:04 AM
:nono:

Thou shalt not tempt thy Dalfie. Your title might change again...  :-D
You're probably right. As a technical genious she probably doesn't think about money anyway. Dont they usually just sort of do their thing and get rich without even trying?  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on February 09, 2010, 03:47:44 PM
Quote
Quote from: Agatha on June 25, 2008, 06:00:23 PM
I'll let you in on a little secret, Raven.   :evil:

The quickest way to rachet up the number of posts on a forum is to have very short responses, such as:

"Oh, yes!"

"Great post, brother!"

"I second that!"

It adds up quickly!

BUT ... if one esteems his brother/sister more than himself, well ... we won't let competition overtake us, AS IT HAS SOME PEOPLE!

Sounds like good advice. :)

Yep.  :wink:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on February 09, 2010, 03:50:02 PM
I was actually trying to look up an old topic on competition instead of racking up more points. But since there was an easy one laying around I didn't resist the temptation. Does anyone know where that topic is? Perhaps it's pre-hacker? Thanks.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: God is Good on February 10, 2010, 10:44:26 PM
I didn't know we were playing a numbers game. :-D

Yes. Numbers are very important to God.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on February 11, 2010, 07:36:23 AM
I was actually trying to look up an old topic on competition instead of racking up more points. But since there was an easy one laying around I didn't resist the temptation. Does anyone know where that topic is? Perhaps it's pre-hacker? Thanks.
I think this is all we have now... it might have been pre-hacker thread as you have suggested... 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on February 11, 2010, 11:01:42 AM
Thanks, Newbie. A few of us have been searching & we have come to the conclusion that it is gone.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on February 11, 2010, 11:17:32 AM
Thanks, Newbie. A few of us have been searching & we have come to the conclusion that it is gone.
I thought it might be on the Standards or Christian Entertainment boards. I do recall we had some rather intense discussions on the topic of competitive sports.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on February 11, 2010, 07:49:10 PM
Thanks Larry. I looked there, too.  :-(  Intense discussions are good when one has a mindset to learn.  :-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on February 12, 2010, 11:25:42 AM
Thanks Larry. I looked there, too.  :-(  Intense discussions are good when one has a mindset to learn.  :-)
Yes, its hard to learn if we already know everything.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on February 13, 2010, 04:53:55 PM
 :-D

Or if our common sense gets in the way of Spiritual discernment.

 8-)
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 12, 2010, 02:26:45 PM
back in the 400's again - sigh
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on October 12, 2010, 04:18:26 PM
back in the 400's again - sigh
sorry ED... maybe this time you will earn them like the rest of us   :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on October 12, 2010, 08:56:08 PM
 :fear:

With a strong feeling of forboding I came here to see what Ed had to say this time.... :wink:  :lol:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 14, 2010, 08:06:31 PM
point ....... click........tap keys....post............

Isn't that the way everybody does it ?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on October 14, 2010, 08:09:15 PM
You have a happy clicker sometimes.  :wink: Or maybe sleep deprivation makes you extra clicky.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 14, 2010, 08:10:16 PM
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The photos above were from Google images, but photo below was from Opry Land Hotel Arboretum from before the flood, next month it will reopen.  Pictures then if we are still in the area.

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 14, 2010, 08:17:54 PM
locate........save in picture folders..........photobucket.................copy ......img ........paste.........then............point........click..........tap keys..............post


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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on October 14, 2010, 08:26:44 PM
those are nice pictures Ed.... is there a bible verse to go with each one?   or a pleasant thought?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 14, 2010, 08:39:27 PM
Yup   when i see beautiful plants .....................................................

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                This is my Father's world,
   and to my listening ears
   all nature sings, and round me rings
   the music of the spheres. 
   This is my Father's world: 
   I rest me in the thought
   of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
   his hand the wonders wrought.

   This is my Father's world,
   the birds their carols raise,
   the morning light, the lily white,
   declare their maker's praise. 
   This is my Father's world: 
   he shines in all that's fair;
   in the rustling grass I hear him pass;
   he speaks to me everywhere.

   This is my Father's world. 
   O let me ne'er forget
   that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
   God is the ruler yet. 
   This is my Father's world: 
   why should my heart be sad? 
   The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! 
   God reigns; let the earth be glad!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: El on October 15, 2010, 11:35:15 AM
those are nice pictures Ed.... is there a bible verse to go with each one?   or a pleasant thought?


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I think  I have one that fits them all, Newbie   GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE!!!!
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on October 15, 2010, 02:11:59 PM
wonderful  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 15, 2010, 08:55:12 PM
HERO EVERLASTING

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Isaiah 40:26  Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.[/glow]

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Isaiah 43:1  But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Isaiah 44:24  Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Hosea 13:14  I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Revelation 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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Christ's true followers will represent Him in character. They turn aside from worldly policy and are being trained for everyday service in the cause of God. In active service they find peace and hope, efficiency and power. They are conscious that they are breathing the breath of heaven, the only atmosphere in which the soul can live. By obedience they are made partakers of the divine nature. The doing of the living principles of the law of God makes them one with Christ. And He has pledged Himself to raise them up at the last day. Because He lives they will live also. He will raise them up as a part of Himself.  {21MR 347.4}

     He declares, "As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me" [John 6:57]. This is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day" [verse 40]. Christ became one with us in humanity in order that we might become one with Him in life everlasting. Thus our life is united with His life. He proclaimed over the rent sepulchre of Joseph, "I am the resurrection, and the life."  {21MR 348.1}

2nd Peter1:
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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on October 16, 2010, 11:57:29 AM
very uplifting Ed and yet, it makes me feel very very very small   :oops:
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on October 16, 2010, 12:37:31 PM
small enough to fit in His pocket and be preserved I hope.

I updated the last post of mine before this one.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 01, 2010, 04:38:33 PM
autumn leaves anybody ?

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 01, 2010, 04:46:07 PM
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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Raven on November 01, 2010, 05:10:25 PM
I'm not sure what these pictures have to do with "no more hero," but they are beautiful, Ed--especially that last one.  Taken from your back porch, of course?  :-D

Here's my best effort for fall colors, taken on the lake below us.  It looks like this in early October.  Virtually all leaves are gone, now.  :-(  Had an inch of snow yesterday.  :uhoh:

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 01, 2010, 05:26:22 PM
No fair.................. you remember page 1 of the topic.      :-D

Maroon Bells in the fall - Colorado, one for the Hymilaias.

But a bunch coming up are from my "back yard"  The Blue Ridge Parkway.      The Lake & forest from your literal backyard are georgeous.

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autumn moon  02 / 09 / 09

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Go to this guys site and click to enlarge - really over the top    

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All about numbers right  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: V. Hahn on November 04, 2010, 06:48:31 AM
Wow...beautiful. I wish autumn lasted a little longer...
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 06, 2010, 07:48:49 PM
post some autumn jpg's    :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 06, 2010, 08:05:40 PM
Take a deep breath, open a free photobucket account, go to Google or Yahoo and get some autumn jpg's and save in photobucket album, copy and post the img link, and Voila -  autumn lasts longer as a JPEG   :-D

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 14, 2010, 12:32:38 PM
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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 14, 2010, 12:34:25 PM
But that dear readers is how this topic ......................"no more hero"...................got it's name.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 14, 2010, 12:54:44 PM
BTW 93 posts to go.   
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 14, 2010, 06:57:50 PM
BTW 93 posts to go.  

Not to discourage you Ed, but didn't Sysiphus say something like that?  :-D



Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 15, 2010, 02:42:50 PM
92 inches to the top of the hill .......92 inches to go.........take one down........pass it around .........

  Squerrrrrrunch.........BOOM.......plop....plop.........plop...................plop 

2  million inches to the top of the hill.........2 million inches to go ..............ALL RIGHT WHO MADE THAT ROCK ROUND !     :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 16, 2010, 06:03:18 PM
Beep  Beep click beep........hello ABC Network Mr Ty Pennington of Extreme Make Over Home Edition.............I would like to donate some land for the newest new project, but there is a hill included in some demo.........yes the address is 1313 mockingbird lane Tarturus ...... see you soon, nice doing business with you.....Mr Pennington.


91 inches to the top of the hill ......91 inches to go..........   :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 16, 2010, 08:13:35 PM
Beep  Beep click beep........hello ABC Network Mr Ty Pennington of Extreme Make Over Home Edition.............I would like to donate some land for the newest new project, but there is a hill included in some demo.........yes the address is 1313 mockingbird lane Tarturus ...... see you soon, nice doing business with you.....Mr Pennington.


91 inches to the top of the hill ......91 inches to go..........   :-D
Ed, I have to admire your persistence. On the other hand, persistence didn't hepl Sysiphus a bit.   :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 18, 2010, 05:40:08 PM
Then it's good I'm not greek and the dead don't know anything.  Zeus always was a dunce.   :-D   Probably one of the fallen host mascarading as a god.  :evil:

Isn't there supposed to be a meteor shower in December  ?   I posted a few links showing a past meteor storm in the other forum across the web.  

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extra stars with 600+ seems anti-climactic since I already got there once.

This is just fun time posting .   Hope the rock rolls less that those big red concrete balls used to decorate Target Store entrances...........  mega Atlas Stones ......... for sure.        Peanuts + one of them = peanut butter with lots of dirt in it and no jar.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 20, 2010, 05:02:54 PM
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atlas style physique

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lifting atlas stones

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atlas stone competetion

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more men lifting atlas stones

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a lady lifting atlas stones
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 20, 2010, 05:07:22 PM
Sort of takes the "sissy" out of Sysiphus huh . 
 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 20, 2010, 05:08:53 PM
  But I suspect it puts Arthur and itis  together too well later on in life.  :cry: 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 21, 2010, 12:10:10 AM
Ed, which one of those guys is you? I promise I will never tease you again! :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 21, 2010, 02:18:42 PM
U........ R....... off the hook  :-D

I am not the first one - young, buff, lean, natural sunburn protection >   me = none of the four.   :roll:   

The 2nd one - young, no glasses, no whiskers >   me = none of those three.     :roll:

The 3rd one - less hair than me, no whiskers, I don't own a kilt    >   struck out again     :roll:

The last one -  ain't NO way.    >    I sing baritone / Bass     :-D


The left elbow ....... forearm is healing.

now if i could get re-employed .......... and afford it .............. a strength oriented gym...... such a membership would be enjoyed.


or better yet afford to personally build a house and a strength oriented home lifting / bodybuilding gym on a nice rural acreage.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 21, 2010, 02:30:33 PM
However I do have a physique picture .    

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Mr Apple shape > heavy weight division - not exactly IFBB Mr Olympia

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 21, 2010, 04:21:59 PM
However I do have a physique picture .    

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Mr Apple shape > heavy weight division - not exactly IFBB Mr Olympia


That is a masterpiece of art worthy of the Louvre. Don't eat it Ed. In a few years it might be worth a lot.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 21, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
His bite is even, and his "cuts" are deep.    But I think the judges want abs - not teeth  :-D    found him on Google...........the jpg followed me home ............can i keep him.

In my hay day   - 6ft 240 lbs  wide shoulders, strong arms, back & legs,  ( no definition )  was built as a tractor, not a race car.

That picture of the bodybuilder with the toboggin cap  ( I have never seen such a wide shoulder width and muscle thickness even on the mass monsters in the bodybuilding mags - suspect jpg morphing .)

But the physically strongest person I ever met in person, was the late Paul Anderson when he did an exhibition at Brevard College in Brevard NC while I was still in high school.   

He had 25 college football players on a long wood table and bent down with his shoulders under it, then stood up, drove a large nail through a 2X4 with one swat of his hand,  dumbell pressed a 265 lb dumbell 5 times while looking at his watch on the other hand and counting out loud, then switched hands and did the same with the other arm. 

I carried that dumbell to his station waggon in the parking lot, and it weighed every ounce of 265 lbs. .................puff....puff.....puff..........huhhhhhh   huhhhhhhhh..............puff.....puff......

I was so glad to set that thing down when I got to his vehicle.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 22, 2010, 12:46:57 AM
The last time I saw muscles like the guy in the first picture was on a prize winning steer at the county fair. I have very strong suspicions that he had a lot of help of the same type that the steer had. Maybe even more. Human growth hormones, Steroids, a set of weights and a lot of determination might make any 90 pound weakling look like that.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 22, 2010, 12:58:26 PM
The last time I saw muscles like the guy in the first picture was on a prize winning steer at the county fair. I have very strong suspicions that he had a lot of help of the same type that the steer had. Maybe even more. Human growth hormones, Steroids, a set of weights and a lot of determination might make any 90 pound weakling look like that.  :-D


Also going to the supermarket it can be found the visually similiar results of anabolic steroids, look for the cans of small olives, and dried prunes .

dried prunes >  kidneys on autopsy

small olives >  why they can wear the tiny speedos in public -  =  synthetic andropause - ouch - middle aged natural aging changes are bad enough .

The few with spectacular genetics can do it naturally, and with little work in the gym.      I sleep studied a guy like that once  - 5"8"    305 lbs - almost no visible body fat, worked for the local city park service in the area.     His overall physique and arms and calves looked like a comic book character because he carried so much muscle.    He said his family in general was like that.

He said he just worked hard doing his everyday work, he gave up on the gym because he just grew without all that.     He had long muscles like that photo too.

The longer the muscle relative to the bone structure the thicker the cross section of the muscle can become and all that growth retain usability .

A really short biceps / triceps only allows for a 17-18 inch naturally acheived male upper arm with work & working out , rest, food, genetic limits - etc.

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A short biceps with palms up flexing .    Notice the gap between the end of the biceps and this woman's inner elbow.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 22, 2010, 01:23:46 PM
Even a young Larry Scott - naturally possessing longer muscles - despite being shorter - could build arms in the 20 inch circumference range - despite being a hard gainer - having difficulty keeping his weight up.

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Lots of organized intelligent hard work and years were required.

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similiar pose decades later

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 22, 2010, 01:37:15 PM
sampson proved that physical strength does not make a hero .

king saul proved that physical presence and carisma does not make a hero.

Jesus proved character and union with God, DOES make a hero.  

Hollywood, DC & Marvel Comics, TV, IFBB, AAU, NABBA, NFL, NBA, Olympics, et all - they got it worng.   And copying their lead, millions of young men have misdirected their lives trying to build a hero from the outside in.

The Bible got it right, and those who follow it have rightly directed their lives building a hero from above flowing down to work from the inside going outward - they just didn't resemble Hollywood et all - for the most part.

But I am still tired of looking like ............ .     (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz141/EFSutton/Emoticons%20and%20Images/whitegorilla89455602.jpg)


NOT -    (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz141/EFSutton/Emoticons%20and%20Images/3159793493_c70e41f024.jpg)      - HAPPY


Maybe when I get -  (http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz141/EFSutton/Emoticons%20and%20Images/whitegorillasnowflake1.jpg)   - enough i will do something about it.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 25, 2010, 09:02:59 PM
It's evening after the Thanksgiving meal.    Walking helped .............. at least walking is available.   
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 29, 2010, 04:14:15 PM
Back to stars ...........................................................

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 29, 2010, 04:17:54 PM
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ed's back to doing stars again ....................... what do we say what do we do ?

Relax ......... we just tell ed ........ >


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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on November 29, 2010, 04:25:35 PM
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oh............ who's moderator Kitteth ......... ? 


That's the beauth of it grasshopper................................. there aint one.........................ed'll pull the rest of his hair out trying to find who aint there........ :-D



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Hummmmmmmmmmmmmm

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photobucket makes these conversations with myself much more fun.

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on December 15, 2010, 11:06:09 AM
I don't speak German and till I get that caption translated - no go.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on December 15, 2010, 11:31:29 AM
Quote from: Ed
photobucket makes these conversations with myself much more fun.
for us too  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on December 16, 2010, 12:31:56 PM
I had an img file of a chimp with sunglasses and a leather motorcycle jacket, but the caption is in german.   Do you speak german ? If I PM'ed the caption would you tell if it's "kosher" or not ?

>>>>>>>>

It's later.......................Google translated .............................BAD MONKEY   BAD  BADDDDDD Monkey.......................photobucket image deleted.................bad monkey gone where ever bad monkey img files go in cyberspace.      No theology on where bad photobucket monkeys go.

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on January 18, 2011, 03:15:03 PM
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Memo to sisyphus     Change of pace :   Push the rock DOWN the hill.


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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: ColporteurK on April 17, 2014, 12:44:53 PM
Laz,
If it were possible, I'd give you all mine because I gave up long ago trying to catch up to Cp.   :-D

Hey Newbie you passed me way by and I'm the new kid on the block. Treat me gently.   :lol:   It is possible to go from being a hero to just being a he. :-D

If I'm not mistaken this thread has the highest number of hits on the forum. What does that say about us ?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on April 17, 2014, 09:05:35 PM
Laz,
If it were possible, I'd give you all mine because I gave up long ago trying to catch up to Cp.   :-D

Hey Newbie you passed me way by and I'm the new kid on the block. Treat me gently.   :lol:   It is possible to go from being a hero to just being a he. :-D

If I'm not mistaken this thread has the highest number of hits on the forum. What does that say about us ?

It says that we still need a Saviour!!   :-)

I don't have as much debate fight in me anymore either... so many things that I used to think mattered, don't much matter anymore and are a waste of time and energy.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on April 17, 2014, 10:42:52 PM
If my posts were short I would have lots more numbers, but once says what's important from the heart now the numeric stats don't matter anymore.

Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: ColporteurK on April 18, 2014, 06:36:56 AM
  I still have  a generous amount of fight in me just not enough desire and time to engage every battle. I am m learning how to channel my energy and save up for the big ones.  :-D   Don't loose all of your grit. Some heavy duty stuff is coming down the pike.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: sdazeal on April 18, 2014, 06:58:35 AM
  I still have  a generous amount of fight in me just not enough desire and time to engage every battle. I am m learning how to channel my energy and save up for the big ones.  :-D   Don't loose all of your grit. Some heavy duty stuff is coming down the pike.

Same here, CP. I figure God is working in people on the basics, and am trying to find out where we are in history so I can insert my efforts in the right place. I do know that EGW wrote about "the Sabbath being more fully proclaimed" about this time. That is interesting because I keep hearing sermons, even from conservative preachers, that tell us to "concentrate on Jesus and everything else will follow, do not talk about the Sabbath. Only talk about Jesus." I get it, but not sure what that means to the "proclaiming the Sabbath" counsel.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: ColporteurK on April 18, 2014, 10:39:27 AM
  I still have  a generous amount of fight in me just not enough desire and time to engage every battle. I am m learning how to channel my energy and save up for the big ones.  :-D   Don't loose all of your grit. Some heavy duty stuff is coming down the pike.

Same here, CP. I figure God is working in people on the basics, and am trying to find out where we are in history so I can insert my efforts in the right place. I do know that EGW wrote about "the Sabbath being more fully proclaimed" about this time. That is interesting because I keep hearing sermons, even from conservative preachers, that tell us to "concentrate on Jesus and everything else will follow, do not talk about the Sabbath. Only talk about Jesus." I get it, but not sure what that means to the "proclaiming the Sabbath" counsel.

Yes, there are two ways that the Sabbath could be proclaimed more fully. One is that something that has been missing about the Sabbath would be proclaimed. The other, and this carries more weight with me, is that the message of the significance of the Sabbath would be proclaimed with more power, more effectiveness, and more widespread. We know that for sure the second application applies. Most of the world still is relatively uninformed regarding the full significance of the Sabbath. Mrs. White said she saw people everywhere running from house to house with  Bibles in their hands to proclaim our message. In most instances not only are our people not running from house to house to proclaim the message, they are not going there at all and in fact need our message themselves.

I believe we are at the point where the church appears to fall just previous to the strait testimony and the heaviest part of the shaking and on its heels the NSL.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on April 18, 2014, 01:18:52 PM
If my posts were short I would have lots more numbers, but once says what's important from the heart now the numeric stats don't matter anymore.
Yeah, if it went by characters w/in a post rather than posts you'd probably be leading the pack  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on April 18, 2014, 01:21:20 PM
  I still have  a generous amount of fight in me just not enough desire and time to engage every battle. I am m learning how to channel my energy and save up for the big ones.  :-D   Don't loose all of your grit. Some heavy duty stuff is coming down the pike.

seems there is something still lacking for a careing fight.... latter rain

whether we like it or not, we are all considered laodicea and I believe this is because we are not yet endowed with the full measure of the HS.
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: newbie on April 18, 2014, 01:22:59 PM
  I still have  a generous amount of fight in me just not enough desire and time to engage every battle. I am m learning how to channel my energy and save up for the big ones.  :-D   Don't loose all of your grit. Some heavy duty stuff is coming down the pike.

Same here, CP. I figure God is working in people on the basics, and am trying to find out where we are in history so I can insert my efforts in the right place. I do know that EGW wrote about "the Sabbath being more fully proclaimed" about this time. That is interesting because I keep hearing sermons, even from conservative preachers, that tell us to "concentrate on Jesus and everything else will follow, do not talk about the Sabbath. Only talk about Jesus." I get it, but not sure what that means to the "proclaiming the Sabbath" counsel.

Yes, there are two ways that the Sabbath could be proclaimed more fully. One is that something that has been missing about the Sabbath would be proclaimed. The other, and this carries more weight with me, is that the message of the significance of the Sabbath would be proclaimed with more power, more effectiveness, and more widespread. We know that for sure the second application applies. Most of the world still is relatively uninformed regarding the full significance of the Sabbath. Mrs. White said she saw people everywhere running from house to house with  Bibles in their hands to proclaim our message. In most instances not only are our people not running from house to house to proclaim the message, they are not going there at all and in fact need our message themselves.

I believe we are at the point where the church appears to fall just previous to the strait testimony and the heaviest part of the shaking and on its heels the NSL.

There is something missing in the full measure of Worship on the Sabbath too...  there will be a time however when I believe we will be in wonderful communion with the Saviour on the Sabbath and experience such love and peace that we have never had before... 
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: ColporteurK on April 18, 2014, 02:27:52 PM

 Probably never will the Sabbath be of more value than when it costs a great deal to enter into it and observe it at week's end.  Some experience various levels of persecution right now but relatively few I suppose sacrifice a great deal. Don't you think the experience of the faithful will be richer when the whole world is focusing on the Sabbath from one of two perspectives ?
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on June 25, 2014, 07:51:27 AM
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I was wondering how may posts one must have before they reach the status of Blabbermouth?

I think I reached that before age 2.  I'am pretty sure I was talking before that.   :-D

Especially following my big sister around and then telling on her - OFTEN -  :-D

I guess you might say Ed is "silence challenged."   :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: reaching4heaven on January 09, 2016, 01:51:26 PM
I guess you might say Ed is "silence challenged."   :-D

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Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: ColporteurK on January 09, 2016, 02:15:18 PM

Not sure that is exactly right. Could be literarily non-expressively challenged.  :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Larry Lyons on January 09, 2016, 10:56:52 PM

Not sure that is exactly right. Could be literarily non-expressively challenged.  :-D
I would say that Ed probably would  score high on the obscomp scale. Obscomp is a designation for obsessive compulsive personality trait as measured on the MMPI. (Minnesota Multi-phasic Personalty Inventory). These folks make good auditors and treasurers and researchers among other professions that require thoroughness and perfection.

No Charge for you Ed. :-D
Title: Re: No More Hero
Post by: Ed Sutton on January 28, 2016, 02:35:28 PM
And due to the pre birth cerebral palsy damage there is a syndrome or condition that impels them to tell every detail - ask Ed the time, you get biography of the watchmaker, history of the factory, the logistics of watch delivery and marketing plan and inner workings of the watch and then the time according to the watch and world clock time zones. ( in run on speech and sentences too )     :-D