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  • Happy Anniversary! One Month!

    Greetings to one and all as Super Conference Weekend unfolds.

    As they say, time really flies when you're having fun, and I'm stunned to discover that it has already been a month since we finally launched this message board. Hope you're all enjoying it as much as we at T&FN are. Even if it is negatively impacting our ability to concentrate on the job at hand!

    On the behalf of the staff let me say that the board has far outperformed our expectations. The quality (and variety) of posts has been absolutely first-rate. And the day doesn't go by that some sharp new face doesn't appear on the scene.

    We're also glad to note that we've had to ding almost no posts/threads. Hopefully we can leave things as they are, virtually unmoderated, yet without being stuffy.

    One request I would make, being the anal sort (or maybe it's two requests):
    1. Please try not to change the direction of a thread. If you want to go off on a tangent, simply start a new one.
    2. Try not to introduce sub-threads. Like if somebody is talking about the greatest milers, don't say "I think Carl Lewis was best in the 100."

    Thanks for joining us!

    gh

    ps--since this talks about stuff a month ago,should I have posted it on the Historical side instead?

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    Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

    I didn't realise (btw...I can spell, I'm a Brit in LA and spell in English English, not American English) this was so new. However, I'm going to have to go into some kind of T&F detox program next week in order not to get fired!

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    • #3
      Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

      >However, I'm going to have to go into some kind of T&F detox program next week in order not to get fired!<

      Don't worry about that. I'm forming a addicts' support group for people who do get fired.

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      • #4
        Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

        In terms of behaviour (a little humour for marknhj here] modification, how about you ask the guy over on the Ryun/Keino thread (I won't embarrass him by mentioning his name) to stop eating up bandwith by copying huge portions of previous notes with his replies. Thenk you!

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        • #5
          Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

          >In terms of behaviour (a little humour for
          >marknhj here] modification, how about you ask the
          >guy over on the Ryun/Keino thread (I won't
          >embarrass him by mentioning his name) to stop
          >eating up bandwith by copying huge portions of
          >previous notes with his replies. Thenk you!


          OK.

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          • #6
            Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

            OK, Mr. S, you're a good sport. Twas nothing personal.

            Actually, I find that this board operates so quickly (at least on a dedicated line) that unless I'm reacting to something farther up the line there's no need to copy any words at all: the posts just flow from one to another seamlessly.

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            • #7
              Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

              For the seriously addicted there is a similar forum on www.iaaf.org. Hit the community then forum buttons....oh damn there's my boss, gotta go!

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              • #8
                Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

                Been there, tried that. While I really enjoyed the international feel, I felt that the whole thing has fallen victim to what happens to so many boards: a small group of posters turn it into a private conversation, which eventually chokes off all opinion but there own.

                And you can go blind from all those stupid smilies! Thankgoodness this board doesn't have that function.

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                • #9
                  Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

                  ps--was good to see one of the IAAF stalwarts Pavvka, recently make his debut here.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

                    Jefferson Buffalo, I have the same problem ! I am supposed to be working for a living but I keep being drawn to this T&FN Message Board as if it were a GIANT magnet! I am going to eventually get in trouble for this !

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                    • #11
                      Re: Happy Anniversary! One Month!

                      well, as long as everyone gets there job done without diminished performance....

                      if you're doing it doing lunch or breaks, then you should be ok...

                      or if your employer is a kind generous soul, then things should be cool..

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