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Edward Grim
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0 posted 06-11-2007 08:31 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Why is my thread closed? I received no email either. There is no reason for my thread to be closed like that.

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1 posted 06-11-2007 08:40 PM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

I wasn't sure why it was closed.  But when I read it, I thought to myself "is there any purpose to this thread?".  It could have been to show that no one can really know anything and that all answers are pointless.  But if you're going to believe that then why post in forum which presupposes answers?

Of course I'm assuming that you were making a philosophical statement ... you might have just been playing around.  You've been known to do that.     

And there's always the possibility I've misunderstood the post completely.  

Stephen  

    
Edward Grim
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2 posted 06-11-2007 08:54 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

I was asking what people's most important questions are in life in their own minds. Which questions intrigue people the most.

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It could have been to show that no one can really know anything and that all answers are pointless.


Because I said that the answers are futile? I said that because I didn't want people to try and answer the posted questions. I just wanted to know what people ask themselves.

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Of course I'm assuming that you were making a philosophical statement


I was.

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you might have just been playing around.  You've been known to do that.


Yes, I have been known to joke around but where in the "guidelines" does it say that if there is suspicion of someone joking around their thread can be deleted? There's my question.

And what happened to this email I'm supposed to get when my thread is deleted? This is the second or third time one of my posts has been deleted and didn't receive an email. I didn't care the first times because they were just replies but this is an entire thread.
Edward Grim
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3 posted 06-11-2007 09:11 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Ok, a simple "moved to the Lounge" might have been courteous before I got all mad about it. Thanks for "assistance."

“Well all the apostles, they’re sittin’ on the swings, sayin’ I’d sell off my savior for a set of new rings.”
Huan Yi
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.

The simple fact is you, as all of us in the West,
are comfortably immersed in a social isolation
and insulation from harsh realities
that gives value to mere word play.

For all the difference between you and another
your own age in Iraq you might as well be
on different planets.

The truth is that Western Civilization affords
its citizens a long childhood.  We all suffer
from it which makes the ultimate questions
all that much more difficult to face much less answer.

All major religions have dealt with the
ultimate questions of the meaning of life
and the fact of death; so have philosophies.
We are here, and yet only briefly, those facts
have posed the questions.  That you should
disparage the millenniums of efforts at answers
however flawed is hardly to your credit.  


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5 posted 06-11-2007 10:12 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Why do they leave a locked edition of the thread behind in this forum?
Edward Grim
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6 posted 06-11-2007 10:42 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

To bother me.


HAHAHA

“Well all the apostles, they’re sittin’ on the swings, sayin’ I’d sell off my savior for a set of new rings.”

Essorant
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At least they do it in moderation
Stephanos
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8 posted 06-11-2007 11:25 PM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

Can I throw a tomato now?  


Stephen
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9 posted 06-11-2007 11:32 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

First, Edward, you were sent an email. It's your responsibility to keep your email address current and to make sure Forum missives aren't sent to a spam filter. In this case, I didn't expect a response from you. Many times, however, I will and when I don't get one the standard procedure is to suspend your posting privileges. That usually elicits a quick answer. You can avoid that potential embarrassment by making certain our email can get through to you. A working email address is and always has been a requirement for Membership.

Second, the thread was closed and left in place because others had already responded and I didn't feel like emailing everyone to let them know where to follow through on the thread. If you look at the closed thread, it specifically says "Transferred to pipTalk Lounge" right at the very top.

Finally, and for the record, I moved the thread because this forum at least pretends to be a bit more on the serious side. You can protest all you like, but with questions like "Where do babies come from?" and "Why can't you answer this question?" only a naïve idiot is going to believe those are the "most important questions" in your life. Maybe we need a forum set aside for aspiring standup comedians, but it ain't going to be this one.

I sincerely hope that answers all your questions?
Edward Grim
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10 posted 06-12-2007 12:09 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

Well, I do apologize for how hotheaded I got. I'm guessing I got that way because I'm a hot head. Alas, one more thing to improve.  

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First, Edward, you were sent an email. It's your responsibility to keep your email address current and to make sure Forum missives aren't sent to a spam filter. In this case, I didn't expect a response from you. Many times, however, I will and when I don't get one the standard procedure is to suspend your posting privileges. That usually elicits a quick answer. You can avoid that potential embarrassment by making certain our email can get through to you. A working email address is and always has been a requirement for Membership.


Forgive me, but I have to disagree. I was not sent an email, by you at least. And I've had the same email for the past five or six years now, (grim_snivi@hotmail.com). I received an email from Jim telling me that my thread was closed and that was the only email I received. In the beginning, pip emails were sent to my junk box but I made it so that they go to my inbox. Also to be sure, I checked my junk email and no pip email. So you're either mistaken, pullin' my leg or just didn't send it. Who knows?

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If you look at the closed thread, it specifically says "Transferred to pipTalk Lounge" right at the very top.


Did not see that. Once again my illiteracy gets me in trouble. (The last incident was a stop sign. Luckily I'm not colorblind.)  

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Finally, and for the record, I moved the thread because this forum at least pretends to be a bit more on the serious side. You can protest all you like, but with questions like "Where do babies come from?" and "Why can't you answer this question?" only a naïve idiot is going to believe those are the "most important questions" in your life. Maybe we need a forum set aside for aspiring standup comedians, but it ain't going to be this one.


Ooh, ok. Your tone changed quite a bit. I'll remember that sarcasm and light humor are not allowed; please excuse me. I didn't mean to step on your trumpet.

(Hear that Karen, don't be funny!)


“Well all the apostles, they’re sittin’ on the swings, sayin’ I’d sell off my savior for a set of new rings.”
Ron
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There's nothing wrong with humor, Ed. Like everything else, however, there's a time and place. If you go to church, a funeral, or even just to school with the ONLY intention of being funny, you'll likely find yourself soon unwelcome. When other people take something moderately seriously your attempt at humor can sound an awful lot like ridicule.

There was nothing inherently wrong with your thread. It was just posted in the wrong forum. We have plenty of playgrounds here for those who want to play.
Edward Grim
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12 posted 06-12-2007 12:44 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

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If you go to church, a funeral, or even just to school with the ONLY intention of being funny, you'll likely find yourself soon unwelcome.


I don't exactly genuflect when I sign in to pips, Ron. Nor do I see any dead bodies or a football team. It's an online forum, you're bound to get some people who don't consider it a collective of geniuses toiling over the facts of life. Yes, a lot of the discussions can be very in-depth and serious but there's always room to lighten things up. That's just a me thing I guess. No disrespect intended.

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When other people take something moderately seriously your attempt at humor can sound an awful lot like ridicule.


I can see your point, but I usually add light humor to serious questions. And I've seen people on hear use humor in their posts, so why am I the only one that poses an issue? I'm not trying to ridicule anybody; I'm just being who I am.

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There was nothing inherently wrong with your thread. It was just posted in the wrong forum.


Well again, I'm sorry about that. I should've picked a more suitable forum.

“Well all the apostles, they’re sittin’ on the swings, sayin’ I’d sell off my savior for a set of new rings.”

 
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