The idea came to me while editing one of my posts. I don’t like to do it, unless I have to .
So here are the rules: 1) When you add a post to the thread, you can only reserve the space, not actually post. (something like “[reserved spot/slot/post]”) 2) A reservation can be edited only one time. 3) No editing is permitted before there are at least, say, <edit> ... 37 </edit> reservations in the thread [ahhh, the anticipation! ] 4) No editing is permitted in the last 5 reservations 5) When you edit a post between two “empty” reservations, you can say whatever you like, as “unconnected” with the rest as possible (within the usual limits of consideration for other’s feelings). 6) When you edit a post after or before a “used” (ie edited) reservation, you have to “connect” with it. 7) It’s not forbidden to make more than one consecutive reservations, but the fun part is to “fit in between the others” 8) There is no restriction on the length of the edited posts, but try to keep it to a minimum. 9) The rules shall not be changed for any reason <edit> aymore . </edit>. 10) This is not a rule, but I thought it would be “kooler” to have a list of 10.
I know that there will be people to disregard the rules, and even simo-editing is unavoidable, but it can still be fun, or so I hope
BTW, I know this would be interesting only for those who are used to browse through the pages of a thread (anticipating that it will keep growing), but the “prize” would be that every time it would be different
I don't see why you think this thread will make it to 100 posts. Threads never make it past about, say, 60 around here. It's always an even when one makes it to a second page! I, personally, have never started a thread that got more than 15 posts.
I seriously doubt people are patient enough to wait until 100 posts (or even if this thread will make it to 100). You should listen to ElJay unless you want this to fail.
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Ok ElJay, then that leaves you responsible for the forum on the Ship. She is now complete, I think. She can take about 20 passengers in the first cruise trip. And Icarus, I name you head of the Public Relations with Foreign Customers Department What do you think?
Yes ElJay, that’s right. But the Ship it’s like … my best friend! I feel entitled to call her like that. Plus, given the size, we don’t really need a Maiter ‘D and even less a Head Waiter, we are a small company after all. And if necessary Evie3217 could take either position. I’d make it a rule, but …
I can't agree with Morbo, either. You can't just make 42 a prime number because you think it's nifty, and you can't demote 13 because you're afraid of it. The whole foundation of the Universe would be at stake!
That reminds me about this cartoon I used to watch. One of the main characters kept exclaiming "That's just Prime!" There was also a meglomaniac who ended all of his sentances with "yessss!" "We're going to Wendys for lunch, yessss?" "I'm going to kill you all, yesss!" "You cannot defeat me, nooooo, you can't!"
Both of you are obviously misinterpreting what Morbo said. He never said nor implied that 13 wasn't prime; he simply said it wasn't the elite number that all triskaidekaphobics make it out to be.
Meanwhile, what's with the random nonsense stories?
You see, this is just one example (among many, I might add) of what happens when we let just anyone play with that "New Topic" button. These so-called "games" are the scourge of the forums, and are likely to lead to all manner of evil. Including <sotto voce> dancing.
(I would like to add a suggestion that when we get to the editing phase, once you edit your post you reserve a new one at the end. That way the game will continue, and people will know to look at the thread.)
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Lois: Sometimes I feel like I'm married to a child. Peter: You better watch who your callin a child Lois, because if I'm a child, you know what that makes you? A pedophile, and I will not sit here and be lectured by a pervert!
Well, I guess you could say it started ok if you don't count the explosion that followed soon after.
I think I remember you from somewhere. I remember you said some things about some subject once that may or may have not hit close to home at one point in my life. I've seen you in a lot of places and I must say, you really do get around the internet! Haven't you written a bunch of poems and books as well?
One thing though, I noticed that you spelled your name backwards on these board. Also you missed adding an "o" in there and it's a "y" instead of an "i". Anonymous! No worries, we all make mistakes. Actually, who's to say you didn't do it on purpose just to keep me on my toes? Hah, back to your old tricks again, you never change
Yes, but you see, my blue lions were all sad, so I had to let them go. Then the purple giraffes wanted to go back too. I was left with the pink elephants and the green monkeys. So I said, we need a band, and there isn’t much space here. Thus, the pink elephants are not even an option. All in all, it’s a perfect opportunity!
Everything is music. When I go home, I throw knickers in the oven and it's music. Crash, boom, bang! Sometimes when I'm putting oranges in the sauerkraut, I think of my thoughts and they make me laugh. No?