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The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...

Posted on 01/31/2004 9:52:08 AM PST by ecurbh

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!

And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.


TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
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To: HairOfTheDog
ROFLMAO!
14,751 posted on 03/15/2004 10:28:53 AM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: 2Jedismom
Happy Birthday!!! :)
14,752 posted on 03/15/2004 11:13:30 AM PST by Fedora
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To: Professional Engineer

14,753 posted on 03/15/2004 11:17:09 AM PST by Fedora
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To: All
The self-appointed un-asked-for diplomat, HairOfTheDog, may have just stuck her foot in something that will irritate the lot of ya when you catch wind.... sorry! I am still negotiating.... I think!

Get Yer Ya-Yas Out [FR Moderating Gripe Thread] ^


To: I Am Not A Mod
No complaints here! One only has to look at the foul language and wacky ideas on DU to see what we would be like without mods.

I have a question for the mods... I little bit ago, the issue came up that when threads get too big, they are too slow loading when the moderators have to get in them to delete posts.

We at the Hobbit Hole liked to run our threads to the limit, and hardly ever need moderating so it rarely has come up before, unless it is now a rule to not let it get too big. We were asked to start a new threads early the last two times... presumably because of this issue.

Folk there hate to move, but we don't want to be a bother either. Question is, how big is too big? We'd move without being told if we knew.

33 posted on 03/15/2004 11:15:40 AM PST by HairOfTheDog

To: HairOfTheDog
Question is, how big is too big? We'd move without being told if we knew.

There's no perfect answer to this question. We have found that about 5000 replies is where the effects of us operating on a big thread have a noticeable impact on overall site response.

Not sure exactly what is happening, but when a moderator opens a thread, even just to read it, we have a bigger impact on the thread than a typical user does.

So, even if we are not attempting to change anything, we slow FR down for everyone.

If you would create a new thread at about 5000 replies and contact us via abuse report, we can lock the current thread and force replies to the new one.

Thanks

84 posted on 03/15/2004 11:29:32 AM PST by Admin Moderator

To: HairOfTheDog
"If you would create a new thread at about 5000 replies "

That'll make you Hobbits have to move about once a week.

Times, they are a changin'.
94 posted on 03/15/2004 11:31:50 AM PST by Rebelbase


To: Admin Moderator
Wow... I had to ask! -But 5,000 is so small! If we are good can we go 10,000? Current thread is at 15,000 with not one known abuse report! ~smiles real friendly like~
97 posted on 03/15/2004 11:32:41 AM PST by HairOfTheDog


To: Rebelbase
I know.... they will kill me for even bringin' it up. I am negotiatin' though.... ;~D
105 posted on 03/15/2004 11:34:14 AM PST by HairOfTheDog

14,754 posted on 03/15/2004 11:54:07 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: My back yard; Wneighbor; 2Jedismom; HairOfTheDog; Bear_in_RoseBear; Rose in RoseBear; All
For those weak on details, these are the funny parts MBY left out and I remember. 2J and Wneighbor may have some of their own too.

Wn, MBY and I had to go pick up 2J at her parents motor home lot. We told 2J our EST would be 45 minutes. HAH! 5 o’clock traffic in Houston. We arrived 1 and ½ hour later. 2J was frantic after a lady brought her a cup of hot chocolate with caramel in it. To put it mildly, 2J is a little bit (I won’t say paranoid) cautious. She couldn’t push MBY back into the car and get in herself fast enough! IT IS ANOTHER 2J STORY! For sure!

On the way to the concert, we passed a car garage with 3 cars that made Wneighbor’s mascara run! She was a little worked up at the sight of ‘em. I think her words went something like, “OMG that’s a something something and a yada yada and OMG (squeal). It is hot in here (serious body fanning going on here). OMG Dana! I got chill bumps!” Yah, I think it went something like that! TOO funny! I had to get her a taco bell napkin out of the glove box and turn on the AC full blast!

The birthday surprise set up was too funny also. When 2J came out from her shower she was like in lala land or something cuz I said Happy Birthday and she said “Thanks!” and went on her way packing up her clothes totally ignoring the fact that the ceiling had red and orange streamers on it, 4 walls had Happy Birthday banners, and the table was decorated. Then Wneighbor comes in from going to check out the hot tub, being freaked out by creepy man, shivering from the cold, talking a typical 85 mph and in mid sentence says, “You fools! You totally pulled this off with out me knowing.”

Let’s see what else…

Oh yeah! 2J REALLY loves her bagels. We found out first hand. After only like 4 hours of sleep, we all got up and went to eat our “continental breakfast” in the lobby. 2J brought her own bagel and apple butter of course. I am certain she did not take one bite without giving a good, wholehearted “Mmmmmm!” after it!

14,755 posted on 03/15/2004 12:00:45 PM PST by PurpleQ
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To: HairOfTheDog
Hardly enough time to unpack.
14,756 posted on 03/15/2004 12:04:10 PM PST by Overtaxed (I'll show ya how to jerk a tooth)
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To: Overtaxed
I know!
14,757 posted on 03/15/2004 12:19:26 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: PurpleQ; 2Jedismom; Wneighbor; My back yard
2J REALLY loves her bagels. We found out first hand.

LOL, thanks for the report!

All of your reports are noticibly void of pictures! We want pictures!

14,758 posted on 03/15/2004 12:19:56 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Fedora
The local hunting / outdoor clothing store has a jackalope head mounted by the register. ;-)
14,759 posted on 03/15/2004 12:20:46 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Oh my...5000 posts? I really hope we can negotiate a few more than that!
14,760 posted on 03/15/2004 12:21:31 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: RosieCotton
I had to open my all-too-frequently-opened mouth!
14,761 posted on 03/15/2004 12:25:40 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: RosieCotton
I think I am gonna work up a new thread right now anyhow... and do a wait and see on the question at hand...
14,762 posted on 03/15/2004 12:47:06 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
mOVING AGAIN? sO SOON?
14,763 posted on 03/15/2004 12:47:20 PM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Have you heard anything back at all?
14,764 posted on 03/15/2004 12:48:31 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: RosieCotton
Nope.... Haven't heard back....
14,765 posted on 03/15/2004 12:49:34 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Fedora
ROFL There is a taxidermy shop in Lander Wyoming that has a couple hundred of these, with all kinds of antlers, for sale. The pole for the store sign is entirely surrounded, from ground to sign, but deer and elk antlers. I'm trying to find pictures.
14,766 posted on 03/15/2004 12:49:46 PM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: Professional Engineer
Yep..... pack up, just the things you really need....
14,767 posted on 03/15/2004 12:50:18 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
'Nilla lembas
14,768 posted on 03/15/2004 12:56:31 PM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: Fedora
He he he. Here ya go.


14,769 posted on 03/15/2004 1:03:19 PM PST by Professional Engineer (A friendly reminder: Hydrogen Hydroxide is everywhere. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!)
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To: PurpleQ
Wn, MBY and I had to go pick up 2J at her parents motor home lot. We told 2J our EST would be 45 minutes.

That ws sooo not fun. You must have been exhausted with that driving after your trip from Lorena.

She couldn’t push MBY back into the car and get in herself fast enough!

Well heck, I had stuff I wanted to leave for the Jedis. I thought the woman who 2J was running quick away from was her mother. That was real funny. 2j's a trip.

14,770 posted on 03/15/2004 1:04:24 PM PST by My back yard
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To: HairOfTheDog
You mean, we must go now?
14,771 posted on 03/15/2004 1:06:05 PM PST by My back yard
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To: My back yard
Well, we had to find a new verse for the title, since we have used up the old poem... How do you like:

Upon the hearth the fire is red,
Beneath the roof there is a bed;
But not yet weary are our feet,
Still round the corner we may meet
A sudden tree or standing stone
That none have seen but we alone.
Tree and flower and leaf and grass,
Let them pass! Let them pass!
Hill and water under sky,
Pass them by! Pass them by!

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
Apple, thorn, and nut and sloe,
Let them go! Let them go!
Sand and stone and pool and dell,
Fare you well! Fare you well!

Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We’ll wander back to home and bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,
And then to bed! And then to bed!

Think we will start with "But not yet weary are our feet..."

14,772 posted on 03/15/2004 1:35:29 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
I know we need to post pics...it's just that Wneighbor took all the good mooting pics. She needs to get "home" and get them posted! I took ALOT of Dwight pics ~sheepish shoulder shrug~ I only have 3 or 4 that aren't of him.... and his thrusting and gyrating.

I will get the three or 4 I do have posted tonight when I get home....
14,773 posted on 03/15/2004 1:39:03 PM PST by PurpleQ
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To: HairOfTheDog
Sounds good to me.
14,774 posted on 03/15/2004 1:47:10 PM PST by My back yard
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To: PurpleQ
Yeah, and send me the Dwight pics.
14,775 posted on 03/15/2004 1:47:59 PM PST by My back yard
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To: All
New thread posted:

The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... ^

14,776 posted on 03/15/2004 1:49:28 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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