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ashlad
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, More... is fine, as long as it's not needlessly complicated, like CATCH Bird Flu and the feather of the fowl that pecked y'ALL.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't see the issue with archiving this thread and creating a new thread that continues discussion of the hate and misery we either did all experience or that we are currently experiencing. I also see no issue with leaving it for eternity. Whether I archive it in one page or never, the fact remains that whatever was talked about on page 37 will forever remain buried, because no-one's goign to go back through the whole thread. One advantage to archiving it at some point is that if you ever did decide to go back through to try and find a discussion, you only have 71 pages to look through and not 192 or whatever number the page count happens to be at.

If the issue is that it'll get archived at exactly 71 pages, first let me explain that there is no automatic script that does it. I just see it reached 71 and I lock it and move it. There are two ways around this process if the number 71 is going to bother you that much. First would be to stop posting in here and create the new thread now. If this thread never reaches 71 then there's no horrible number to have to deal with.

The second option is to blow through the 71st page so fast that by the time I catch it, it's already up to 72. I'd recommend making those posts at least relatively worthwhile, or they're likely to get deleted, which may result in the thread reverting to 71 pages.

If you guys really want to keep it and just let it grow forever let me know in the poll i'm about to make.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are two ways around this process if the number 71 is going to bother you that much.


I could care less about the number 71. I just don't particularly want it archived. There's something of a matter of principle to allowing this and no other thread surpass 71 and be the longest thread on the board that I had in mind. I also don't care that much.

By the by, from time to time I scan through this thread starting on page 1. It's here as a reminder of the best decision I ever made: getting out.

If other people like the archiving at 71 pages so much that they feel it ought to apply to this thread as well, then so be it. I just wanted to put my plug in.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you put that plug in, bitch.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not the one with a cork collection.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or thousands of stacks of rolled pennies. Gross.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashlad wrote:
I'm not the one with a cork collection.

I'm gonna do somethin' with 'em!

*OH SHIT*

Not that!
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find it yourself.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*punches 'Hatte in the stomach 42 times*

*punches 'Hatte in the stomach 29 more times*
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's okay to tell your stories and why be so adamant about being angry, that time is long gone for you.


Not long enough.


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Yeah, More... is fine, as long as it's not needlessly complicated, like CATCH Bird Flu and the feather of the fowl that pecked y'ALL.


Sorry about that, I'd actually misunderstood the key element of the title as being a cure to sickness as opposed to the words "catch all". Obvious in retrospect. I have a fever and the only cure is... was what I latched on to, creating a hybrid of current events and hair of the dog. It was a miserable failure, and it only now has the words Catch All in it because it was renamed by Glistam.

I'd actually support a total rename of that thread, if that isn't too confusing. The one I picked should have had a coat hanger taken to it in a dark alley somewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to give you a key piece of my confusion. By "catch all" I thought the old threat title meant Navy corpsman catchall, i.e. Motrin. I didn't realize it was the official catch-all thread.

I'm done explaining now, I just didn't get it. ; )
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*pats Mishlai on the head*

It's okay, someday you'll get it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a web site that I thought some of you might want to check out. I like it. It is kinda like myspace or face book for people who are or were in the navy so check it out.

http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/index.jsp
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something Navy-like just happened to a coworker of mine. She had ordered a 24-inch ruler from Staples. Said ruler just came in. It arrived in a box that was 24" x 35" x 36". There was nothing else in the box but the large-style bubble packing material.

We are left to speculate on how large a box the invoice will arrive in tomorrow...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that is Navy like. While we were in Marseilles during the Iron Man cruise, I ordered an expensive bottle of champagne. When the shipment came in, I got an expensive bottle. No champagne. The cork was in the bottle, it was still wrapped and everything. Just no champagne.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My company paid me overtime for 6 hours to drive out to a remote plant and spend 30 seconds tightening the packing on a valve. Except for the overtime it felt very navy-ish.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trassin wrote:
Except for the overtime


Quit yer whinin', punk.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four more posts...

*jumps clear*
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more until Glistam sets us up the bomb!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TWO!
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