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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Im talking about the rediculous ammounts of posts that come up time and time again about:

What tunes to spin to (groan)

How to get Coloured flames (louder groan)

What fuels to use for ddifferent fire stuff - spinning and breathign mainly (you get the picture by now)

So why do we just not have one Sticky and official thread for each of the repetative posts, in the relating forums?

This means, when anybody is lookjing for answers, they will see straight away the relating post at the top.

If you are unsure how to make sticky threads...please go here .

ubbangel

But is that not a good idea?


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Posted:And you think people will read these Stickies? Next thing you know you'll be suggesting people do searches! wink tongue

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Posted:what the heck has happened to your spelling UCOF?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:It went away when you stole it.

Now gimmie back my spelling..

(appologises to Mech...)

*something about pots and kettles*


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simian


simian

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Posted:i haven't seen anyone post about colored flames for aaaaaaaaaages anyway

(apart from on spherculism but that doesn't count)

anyway, this topic has been moaned about previously. Please do a search.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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UCOF
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Posted:and search for what exactly?

see...nothing.

smile


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:Can I complain about litter and Dog muck for a bit of diversity?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:I think if the threads were clearly labeled like "Music to Spin To" - "How to make sparkly poi" etc. they'd get read... The FAQ's probably don't get read much as they're a bit vague in their title.

That, or I'll have to post in every thread and tell people to look at my signature wink


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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native
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

native

sleeping with angels
Location: anaheim CA usa

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Posted:i think it is just because there is more and more new people every day... most of them post a thread or 2 and are never heard from again

SLEEP WITH ANGELS muckieha

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:i am guilty of asking such questions. i gave myself a good kicking.... *rubs posterea*

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

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Posted:i do recall a coloured flams FAQ floating around somewhere, but i think it died because of people asking questions :s

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:How about a welcome note in the pm box of new members with a few helpful links/bits of info on it? Not only on subject matter like flames/wicks/fuel but also on Searching//Pm'ing etc. i.e. the FAQ on your doorstep...

The FAQ does the job but as mentioned above but it seems that most people just skip without thinking.

You would defo read it if you were directed to My Home right after registering.

Stickys are also a great idea...

A combination of the too,

Useful info from the start in your inbox and sticky threads with useful evolving discussions?

just me own 2 hundreths of a euro.


Love is the law.

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The Real Fryed Fish


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Posted:ok so how do i get coloured flames and sparklies again??????

ubblol sorry i had to...........


You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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NOn


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Posted:Written by: Durbs

I think if the threads were clearly labeled like "Music to Spin To" - "How to make sparkly poi" etc. they'd get read... The FAQ's probably don't get read much as they're a bit vague in their title.

That, or I'll have to post in every thread and tell people to look at my signature wink



or... you could have a sticky post that says to look at your signature... and then the signature could refer to the sticky post that in turn referes to the search link to the questions..... or not.

well i think it's a grand idea, at least if they are sticky then they are also at the top of the list and so in THEORY people will read them.... but then again the questions seem to crop up in every single one of the categories, so to be extra sure maybe you need them as stickies in every one....

I don't think I'm helping here, probably just confusing the matter *shut up NOn*

can the forum be programmed to generate a 3D fist that reaches out of the screen and biffs the person trying to post any such questions?


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:That would be a particluarly excellent idea.

ubbidea


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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Posted:These have existed to a certain extent for a while now, but questions still get asked. I'll update them a bit more, but I haven't got the time to go through everything.

But I promise you something. The obvious questions will continue. People will not read sticky threads, they will not read welcome PMs. People on the internet are impulsive and eager to post. Damn them!!!


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UCOF
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Posted:*giggles*

Well, its the first time I managed to do that!!


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Posted:Written by: NOn
can the forum be programmed to generate a 3D fist that reaches out of the screen and biffs the person trying to post any such questions?



Better comedic value if it biffs UCOF!!! wink biggrin biggrin


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Oh.

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:Well now people can say 'Have a look at the sticky' instead of 'Do a search'

mixin it up a little will help to brighten up our days.... smile


Love is the law.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

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Posted:Or perhaps tell them to do a search, then when they say "nah, i still can't find anything" THEN we tell them that there was a sticky all a long and we are just cruel bastards!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:
Evil yet mischevious. I like it.


Love is the law.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

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Location: Wales

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Posted:spank you bad people! Don't be so mean to newbies... We newbies are gorgeous! ubblol

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Posted:Written by: Unborn Children on Fire

Oh.

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Sorry Jon! hug hug hug


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