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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #500 on: November 04, 2023, 10:34:25 PM »

This one, which is unfortunately locked:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21833.msg2288943#msg2288943

That whole “rivalry” never became a thing FWIW. 
That thread is certainly an interesting reread.  Especially this bit:

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If there were a true need to mass-delete posts, it could be done with a fairly simple SQL query (something like 'drop all from table POSTS where USER_ID = 336' or so). But we tend to not mess around with the database directly due to the risk of unforeseen consequences, and the above-mentioned thread integrity issues.
That certainly turned out to be prophetic.

I’m honestly surprised he wasn’t the first to test those waters given how he much he apparently wanted his account deleted.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #501 on: November 05, 2023, 08:25:39 AM »

To paraphrase our fellow member triplemultiplex: "you said it, you can't un-say it"

One can do their own clean-up at their own discretion; to at least make it seem that everyone else had merely put words in your mouth. Had that at another forum whereby the user went back and cleaned out about half of his 20,000 posts. That's what happens when everyone else discovers a prevaricator whom would make Baron von Münchausen take notes.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2023, 08:33:49 AM by formulanone »
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #502 on: November 05, 2023, 12:36:49 PM »

If there were a true need to mass-delete posts, it could be done with a fairly simple SQL query (something like 'drop all from table POSTS where USER_ID = 336' or so). But we tend to not mess around with the database directly due to the risk of unforeseen consequences, and the above-mentioned thread integrity issues.

That certainly turned out to be prophetic.

I had to smile at that one, given who user 336 is.

I’m honestly surprised he wasn’t the first to test those waters given how he much he apparently wanted his account deleted.

Self-help doesn't include the opportunity to punish others for real or perceived lack of respect.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #503 on: November 05, 2023, 01:01:09 PM »

If there were a true need to mass-delete posts, it could be done with a fairly simple SQL query (something like 'drop all from table POSTS where USER_ID = 336' or so). But we tend to not mess around with the database directly due to the risk of unforeseen consequences, and the above-mentioned thread integrity issues.

That certainly turned out to be prophetic.

I had to smile at that one, given who user 336 is.

I’m honestly surprised he wasn’t the first to test those waters given how he much he apparently wanted his account deleted.

Self-help doesn't include the opportunity to punish others for real or perceived lack of respect.

When someone used one of his images on Facebook the response was quite different.  Rather than go after the person who was posting said image he went after the groups who were at the time unaware there was a copyright.  I’m told there was a “misunderstanding” with how to deal with Facebook copyright issues but it resulted in a lot of good highway groups become really cautious with post approval.

The issue on GN I had stemmed from how I credited the Ridge Route Preservation Organization on our Ridge Route corridor blog.  My baseline understanding was that I didn’t credit specific people.  The thing that irked me was that I provided my email to hammer out the issue but the individual in question chose to be insulting instead on several blog replies.

The takeaway for me is that this individual perceives insults, lack of respect and slights where none actually exist.  Seemingly what happened here fell into a similar category.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #504 on: November 06, 2023, 10:43:41 AM »




(how did I quote from a locked thread?  Magic, obviously)

Looks like your magic got the timestamp wrong.  Fixed below:

If there were a true need to mass-delete posts, it could be done with a fairly simple SQL query ...
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #505 on: November 06, 2023, 09:19:54 PM »




(how did I quote from a locked thread?  Magic, obviously)

Looks like your magic got the timestamp wrong.  Fixed below:

If there were a true need to mass-delete posts, it could be done with a fairly simple SQL query ...
Must have misread the post time.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #506 on: November 21, 2023, 06:07:19 PM »



What is Texas?

I've been asking myself that question for decades and I just can't quite figure it out.

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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #507 on: December 08, 2023, 09:58:04 PM »

Do you have a number that isn’t rectally derived?
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #508 on: December 08, 2023, 10:01:21 PM »



What is Texas?

I've been asking myself that question for decades and I just can't quite figure it out.

Texas isn’t a place, it is a people. 
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #509 on: December 08, 2023, 10:08:05 PM »



What is Texas?

I've been asking myself that question for decades and I just can't quite figure it out.

Texas isn’t a place, it is a people.
T is for Texas (apologies to the Everly Brothers).
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #510 on: December 09, 2023, 12:38:16 AM »

Have you tried running this idea by Vladimir Putin to see what he thinks of it?

Poiponen13 should become a soccer ball.  I think this is needed.

As vdeane suggested, Poiponen13 should approach Putin about Russia getting rid of territory.
He can do that while being a soccer ball.
While giving him a header?
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« Reply #511 on: December 09, 2023, 12:50:46 AM »

Ole Putin sure enjoys a good header.
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« Reply #512 on: December 12, 2023, 04:59:05 PM »

Ole Putin sure enjoys a good header.

More understandable in my opinion than the ones who enjoy footers.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #513 on: December 13, 2023, 02:56:18 PM »




You see, people have very limited faith in your ability to create topics of interest.
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« Reply #514 on: December 16, 2023, 04:08:59 AM »

Is this what normal people argue about instead of control cities?
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« Reply #515 on: December 16, 2023, 09:39:29 AM »

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« Reply #516 on: December 18, 2023, 01:51:42 PM »

However, unlike the forum tincture nazis, I'm on the fence about NJ-style outline squares on guide signs.  It doesn't bother me too much.

As one of the aforesaid tincture nazis, I thought about this comment when reading about fimbriation.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #517 on: December 18, 2023, 02:20:23 PM »

I would agree with you. The Great Lakes and Plains regions are subregions of the Midwest.

But someone's subjective feelings don't override objective reality. If someone from Pennsylvania tried convincing me they lived in the South, I wouldn't be out of line to tell them that they are factually incorrect.
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Re: Your Favorite Forum Quotes
« Reply #518 on: December 18, 2023, 09:54:11 PM »

Is this what normal people argue about instead of control cities?

LOL, clicked back for the context and it exceeded expectations!
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« Reply #519 on: December 27, 2023, 12:23:50 PM »

I take the jtbe plans and others and improve on them.

One difference between his plans and mine is that I keep the red white and blue interstate shield on the entire network. Instead of autoroute 87 I keep the interstate shield into Quebec, for example lol e

My plans replaced them with interstate shields

I take the jbe

I think Fritz just had a stroke?

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« Reply #520 on: December 27, 2023, 12:31:38 PM »

I take the jtbe plans and others and improve on them.

One difference between his plans and mine is that I keep the red white and blue interstate shield on the entire network. Instead of autoroute 87 I keep the interstate shield into Quebec, for example lol e

My plans replaced them with interstate shields

I take the jbe

I think Fritz just had a stroke?

Nah, that was just “Coat to Cost”’mode kicking in.
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« Reply #521 on: December 28, 2023, 06:52:52 PM »

Instead of autoroute 87 I keep the interstate shield into Quebec, for example lol e

I think Fritz just had a stroke?

Maybe he was distracted by the thought of buying butter.
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« Reply #522 on: December 29, 2023, 07:02:44 AM »

"Speaking as your neighbor to the south... what is there to do in Tulsa anyways? Any concerts?"

I might be battle-worn on this Friday morning, but this one brought a smile to my face.

Something parallel to "Check it out.  I think you'd dig Provo.  You could do well there."
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« Reply #523 on: December 29, 2023, 08:19:30 PM »

"Speaking as your neighbor to the south... what is there to do in Tulsa anyways? Any concerts?"

I might be battle-worn on this Friday morning, but this one brought a smile to my face.

Something parallel to "Check it out.  I think you'd dig Provo.  You could do well there."

To quote John Mulaney, “I once asked (Tulsa native) Bill Hader where you go to have fun in Tulsa, and he said Dallas.”
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« Reply #524 on: January 03, 2024, 03:18:26 PM »

Gaviota Pass has slide and sewer issues that keep the two rest areas closed. NB is currently open, but who knows how long that will last.

https://www.edhat.com/news/caltrans-announces-gaviota-northbound-rest-stop-now-open/

Caltrans has formally announced the northbound Gaviota Rest Area is now open following a major renovation to its wastewater and electrical systems.

I knew I wasn't pulling the sewage thing out of my rear end.


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It is very difficult :)

That can be fixed by adding more fiber to the diet.
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