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by Psamathe
21 Apr 2018, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: French attack on Vegetarian food descriptions?

If someone has no desire to eat meat why on earth would they want to eat vegetables made to imitate a meat product? I would agree. But I wonder if the problem stems from there being few words to describe some vegetarian format foods. e.g Sausage shape is convenient for certain meals but everybody k...
by Psamathe
20 Apr 2018, 1:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Windrush fiasco
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: The Windrush fiasco

My impression (from news reports) is that May achieved what (as Home Secretary) she set out to achieve - her culture of hostility to immigrants. I see the landing card issue as a trivial detail as without that hostile "prove you are innocent" culture they would have far less importance. An...
by Psamathe
20 Apr 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying on-line
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: Buying on-line

One thing that bugs me about a lot of online shopping is that they often send stuff "next day" - when I don't need it next day. Which, as I live rurally means a courier van has to drive out, find me, etc. Better use Royal Mail where the post person visits most days anyway (or visits neighb...
by Psamathe
20 Apr 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Junk Mail
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: CTC Junk Mail

brynpoeth wrote:Does the ctc use e-mail? :?

Does not seem to reply to e-mails sent to it and does not act on e-mails it receives (in my personal experience).

Ian
by Psamathe
20 Apr 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Take the average nesting depth from the poll and it would be an increase (i.e. nesting depth*votes averaged: (6 x 1)+(4 x 3)+(2 x infinity) ..... The mean is not a valid average when infinity is involved. Use the mode (1) or median (2) instead. It was a daft response (trying to be a bit more light ...
by Psamathe
20 Apr 2018, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5547
Views: 157404

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Looks like honouring our commitments is already more expensive that MayBot led us to believe The government has also deliberately excluded a £2.9bn commitment to continue paying foreign aid through the EU’s European Development Fund (EDF), the National Audit Office (NAO) points out. Although the mai...
by Psamathe
19 Apr 2018, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying on-line
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: Buying on-line

For me a big aspect to buying online is one that did not apply in the OP question - Mick was already in the bricks & mortar shop and they had what he wanted. For me a major benefit of buying online is that I don't have to bother to travel to bricks & mortar, spend time, find they do't have w...
by Psamathe
19 Apr 2018, 2:29pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

My poll is only advisory, of course... I also don't see how the current standings (5 for 1, 3 for the current setting and 2 for unlimited) can be interpreted as suggesting an increase. I said " I can't see any consensus for a reduction " not suggesting an increase. You also wrote "th...
by Psamathe
19 Apr 2018, 12:22am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Based on your personal opinion or the results of the poll (which if anything suggest an increase!). I can't see any consensus for a reduction. Based on reducing the workload of the volunteer moderators. Not my reason but it's an understandable one. My poll is only advisory, of course... I also don'...
by Psamathe
18 Apr 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Based on your personal opinion or the results of the poll (which if anything suggest an increase!). I can't see any consensus for a reduction. Based on reducing the workload of the volunteer moderators. Not my reason but it's an understandable one. My poll is only advisory, of course... I also don'...
by Psamathe
18 Apr 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Graham wrote:
Graham wrote:I have just changed that parameter down to 2 ( from 3 ).

Based on your personal opinion or the results of the poll (which if anything suggest an increase!). I can't see any consensus for a reduction.

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Apr 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Well, I find the previous post bitty and hard to read, with too much repetition and not standing alone, as well as hard to reply to from a mobile. Probably as I messed around with the quotes, re-quoting with different nesting depths to illustrate my point. I think mobiles are a separate issue. Not ...
by Psamathe
18 Apr 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Personally, the way nested quotes are formatted makes it pretty easy to "read back" to put the post in context and ignore deeper nesting where not relevant […] I think the current limits provide a good balance. Do you really find pages full of repeats like https://forum.cyclinguk.org/view...
by Psamathe
18 Apr 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Quote Depth?
Replies: 39
Views: 761

Re: Quote Depth?

Personally, the way nested quotes are formatted makes it pretty easy to "read back" to put the post in context and ignore deeper nesting where not relevant. So limiting the depth would probably more often result in quotes that have no context (as the quoted post needs the post that it was ...
by Psamathe
17 Apr 2018, 3:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 70
Views: 3449

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

.....IMO, The Faded Sun trilogy is as good as the best of the Foreigner books. .... Not come across it; now it's ordered and hopefully on it's way (10p+p&p 2nd hand). Thanks for the recommendation. Ian Did you get these? Have you read any? I'm curious what you think. Got the trilogy (in a singl...