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Author Topic: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster  (Read 8967 times)

mouser

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The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« on: June 27, 2015, 10:44 AM »
The regulars on a forum like this one, make it what it is -- they create a tone and personality and make it a fun place to hang out.  This place is a little family to those of us who spend time here.

But it occurred to me today that infrequent visitors may not realize how nice it is for us when we see a "first time poster" -- a person who has decided to make their first post on the forum.

It's especially nice for us coders when we see a new person post about a program we've written -- whether it's to say they like it, or report a bug or suggest a feature.

It's just always a really nice thing to check the forum and see that someone new has decided to join the conversation.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 10:59 AM »
 :Thmbsup:

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 02:20 PM »
Agreed and :Thmbsup:!

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 06:23 PM »
 :Thmbsup: :-*

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 07:28 AM »
It does give joy to see the first timer with us :Thmbsup:


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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 05:50 PM »
Looking good guys and gals. :)

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 01:09 AM »
You can't make me talk xD

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 02:03 PM »
Welcome mr. nova.

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 06:18 PM »
OH MY GOD

I am as good as fresh, already love u guys and am also nuts.

Some time we're gonna have with this one, group hug! :P

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 06:50 PM »
Welcome to the site, n8wachT (that's hard to pronounce!)

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 07:20 PM »
Welcome to the site, n8wachT (that's hard to pronounce!)

Thank you, and I can imagine. It's dutch for 'nightwatch.'
So if it helps, just call me 'night.'  ;D

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 12:37 AM »
The problem with that idea is sometimes -- many times with me -- the joy turns to a kind of anger later when the admin, mods, and regular members find out they have a real nutcase on their hands -- like me.

You see, I like to ask that nasty question, why, and some companies don't like that question.  But I just keep asking and I have many ways to ask the same question and because I don't give up I am sometimes successful.

But I am probably not such a bad fella, if I am not going after your company because your company did something not so cool.

Actually, my latest project is to drag the ISOC into some sort of true democratic style of doing business within the membership ranks, and that is one tough job.

I've recently come to realize that tech people are not so good at using democratic processes because they are too used to dealing with the average gal/fella that knows zip-zero-nada about some sort of tech issue they are having and the people trying to help usually feel more comfortable just ordering that average gal/fella in what needs doing to get something fixed/done.

Then that tech person finds themselves in an organization like the ISOC and they just keep on ordering, instead of changing their thinking to that of a person really into the democratic methods of doing business.

By the way, the six decades old is true with a few extra years added.  Used to fly, by the way.  Life Member of the VFW.  Still have one of my old TRS-80s stored in that closet over there.  Tons of software for the TRS-80, too.

And I'll bet I just did that intro thingy in the wrong location/thread, right?  Sorry.

Oh, by the way, those verification codes -- the letters are all supposed to be upper-case?

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 02:05 AM »
Welcome to the site 6Decades -- good of you to join us  :Thmbsup:

I had the extreme pleasure of using a TRS-80 while I was learning to code and it was a great computer to use.  And the keyboard was tactile heaven.  I still remember some of the old games we wrote for it using the very cool block graphics.
(The Radioshack color computer was also a joy to code).

I think in general verfication codes may be shown in capital letters but they usually don't care if you type in lowercase or uppercase.

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 04:25 AM »
I went back to the screen grab for another look with regard to when I was doing the registration thing and I now see that it wasn't the lower-case I used.  I thought that "W" was an "E" almost on its back.  In fact, I remember now thinking at the time that was sure to fool a machine.  I'll bet that is actually a "W" slightly tilted on the left side, right? 

TheTrickyW_DonationCoderForum.jpgThe joy of seeing a first time forum poster

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 06:17 PM »
@6DecadesOld:
...I'll bet that is actually a "W" slightly tilted on the left side, right? 
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From my perspective, I think the answer to your question might depend on how many shots of whisky one has had.

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 07:53 PM »
@6DecadesOld:
...I'll bet that is actually a "W" slightly tilted on the left side, right? 
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From my perspective, I think the answer to your question might depend on how many shots of whisky one has had.

Or how you fell from the bar stool...  :P

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2017, 10:08 PM »
The problem is that I have always considered the writing of the letter as a double-V and not as a double-U, but I am not from Denmark or a couple of those other countries in that area.

By the way, Shades, that idea there about falling off of a bar stool prompted me to think for a moment and I do not ever recall falling off a bar stool and it hit me that those that do are safer than those that don't.

Now you are probably wondering what in the heck am I on about, right?

Well, I think there are two sorts of drinkers -- those that easily get drunk and stumble all over the place -- or fall off bar stools -- after 6 or 7 beers or so or the same regarding shots of hard drinking stuff ..... THEN there are those, like me, that can just drink on and on and on and appear to be okay until the very end when BAM -- I either make it back home and fall into bed, or I find some corner and pass out.  I'm not really the stumbling kind, and that ain't no good.

Of course, with age I have drastically reduced the drinking business and almost never get into it now.  If I do I am usually careful about how much I consume.  Just have to do that when you are older and wish to make it to 100.

But I do remember some earlier days and sometimes when I was on active duty I remember some of us going on for an entire weekend and I don't think that was too good for myself or my friends.  But when some folks are younger they can be mighty stupid about some things and on that one I had a few mighty stupid moments.  That's one reason it is always good to cultivate friendships in the local law enforcement ranks.

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 04:00 AM »
Just captured this by @gamezntoyz from: Re: How to make a local copy of an ancient Web forum?

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 05:49 PM »

Hey guys,


Carl Stone here from South Roxana, Illinois here in the United States.
I recently downloaded the Find and Run Robot and found it to be a very
intuitive software tool for quickly finding and running specific programs.

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 07:47 PM »
Hi Carl, welcome to the site  :Thmbsup:
(I'm in Champaign IL by the way).

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 09:59 PM »
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Hi Carl, welcome to the site  :Thmbsup:
(I'm in Champaign IL by the way).

Cool, nice to meet you man!!
Yeah I was born and raised down here on the
IL. side of the river across from St. Louis, MO.

I lived in Missouri for a while when I was married,
I worked over there most of the time so I figured
why not live over there.......then the divorce happened.

I'm semi-retired from industry right now trying to get
my own small shop going to do my own thing as somewhat
of an artisan of sort, making cutlery and other things out
of recycled steel and other recycled materials as well.
It's been slow going though since the banks and investment
firms aren't lending for new business start-ups.

Much like yourself, I've had to get creative.  Lol  :-[

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Re: The joy of seeing a first time forum poster
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2017, 09:45 PM »
this is my 2nd post today and i joined today 7/11/17