Skip to comments.“Do not post to me”
Posted on 08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this.
1. It's impossible for us to enforce.
2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.
3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.
4. Thick skin helps.
5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply.
Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps.
Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would not.
Admin Lecture series ping.
Was that a random act of pinging?
I thought Slings had the Not-a-Ping-list.
I’m so confused.
You left out my tagline.
You’re singling me out, aren’t you? I’ll report you to the mods! I’ll get dontposttome to post to you. If I get really mad, I’ll resurrect nopardons and MiaT and tell them you’re really a rudybot who just needs a little coaxing.
We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.
Hey, that could be a new way to bump a thread.
It’s better than “It’s Bush’s fault.”
“I just kept posting to others I posted to until I was privately asked not to post to them either by the same poster! ... There’s a lot of heat in this “kitchen” at times, but there’s also a door...”
***Good post. I needed a place to change my tagline back.
And while there is this open discrepancy about not-a-ping lists, I think this one is a start.
nobody; no one in particular; Just some boob; jerk; JoeSixPack; myself; bozo; all; y’all; shut up; slings and arrows; sunken civ
Could not find anybody named ‘all y’all’
Could not find anybody named ‘buzzoff’
Could not find anybody named ‘kissoff’
Could not find anybody named ‘goaway’
I thought I was the Threadkiller : )"
LOL! I thought I was the "threadkiller".
Any "issues" we should know about there, muawiyah?
“the user was demoted in rank (lolololol)”
That is funny!
Adding threadkiller, don’t post to me, to the not-a-ping list for this thread
threadkiller; dontposttome; nobody; no one in particular; Just some boob; jerk; JoeSixPack; myself; bozo; all; yall; shut up; slings and arrows; sunken civ
Could not find anybody named all yall
Could not find anybody named buzzoff
Could not find anybody named kissoff
Could not find anybody named goaway
Could not find anybody named ‘STFU’
Please do not not ping me.
29. To: calcon (#0)
Well, they recognize the “bozo filter” works...but maybe they don’t have the programming “smarts” to implement Neil’s brilliant creation.
Goldi-Lox posted on 2007-08-30 12:40:44 ET Reply Trace
Coming from a small website who’s ‘greatest hits’ are predicated on copying threads from this site....thats pretty amusing and pathetic at the same time.
(I’m doin fine rusty, thanks for asking)
Free Republic is for sane minded people with their heads screwed on straight! Others can look elsewhere.
But, where am I supposed to go? Never mind, don’t answer that!
Sure we care. We just don't know WTH you're talking about! ;^P
What do you do follow me around the forum and lurk on my posts?
See post 468. :)
You’re a little weird. I like that. ;’)
let’s get a “threadkillers ping list” together. Although, I gotta admit, killing off a 470 post thread is pretty good.
What's this all about?
Zotland the Craven
Some guidelines for posting on this thread.
Some highlights of this thread.
The September Chronicles (redux) Ping!
FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off the ping list.
This is a low volume ping list (every few days).
Read: The August Chronicles (redux)
Well, not quite. It's the Undead Thread now.
Come on over!
That wouldn't work this month...
I miss a lot of the day to day posts, but I still like to lurk now and again. ;-) But since I’m not around every day, sometimes the moving van leaves without me!
It’s usually a pretty good method, though!
Yup. Although the choices for this month's threads were more numerous than they have been for a long time, the primary Zotted threads had tons of run-on text. This had a lot more posts, and quite recent activity, but I thought it would be more fun.
But just remember, all, we're not paving the Admin Moderator here! Just smile and salute when you post.
My sentiments exactly....
Then again, it's a holiday weekend.
“Ive been here a while and never had that problem. Does that mean (sniff) no one cares?”
Actually, we hate you but we are too lazy to do anything about it.
I gotta go ride home. ;-) TTFN!
FR is one of the most bare bones websites of its stature that I’ve ever seen.
I called it early this morning....Friday of Labor Day Weekend...
In fact, Why the heck am I still here? I have a den and hallway to paint this weekend!
I’m here. Is this the new undead?
At least until October.
Wish to add (Dont immanentize the eschaton)
Then again, a review of the layout would be of service to our more recent arrivals. Most of them don't know where in space we are.
You might even want to join in. The Habitats A and B are open to entrepreneurship. Many people have set up shops there for handmade items and small restaurants. A good interhabitatnet café would be a charming way to entertain the rest of us. I'd have to warn you that the selections of coffee beans is pretty limited, since we have to grow our own, but spices of all kands abound for adulterating various types of beverages.
Cheese and wine are also possibilities. We have a lot of time on our hands; it takes four years to make an orbit out here.
History of the Flying Castle:
Well, it started with the castle, of course. And at first, it didnt fly. It was just a castle.
We had a moat, a courtyard, a great hall, magnificent rooms, a tower, and of course, dungeons.
Actually, they werent really dungeons. They were caverns and tunnels and excavations under the castle, usually ending where the fractured rock gave way to more solid substrate.
You see, we happened to build the castle upon the site of an old meteor crater. Based upon the strange phenomena that attend this location, I suspect it wasnt an ordinary meteor, but an interstellar craft of some type.
Of course, nothing of the original ship would have survived a fiery reentry and collision except possibly some nano-structures, with their own alien instructions and purposes.
And the influence of those alien devices may have contributed to the instability of the founding troll, j.j.fate. Certainly, something did.
Anyway, after the troll was accorded his appropriate fate, and the asphalting was completed, we didnt want to give up the partying, so we sorta set up camp.
That our shoddy construction was inadequate was made abundantly clear by the arrival of an adolescent with a pet Tyrannosaurus Rex. We needed a bit more room for both of them.
Accordingly, we started construction on the castle, excavating the moat and the underground areas, and just stacking up the building stones until we had a castle.
One thing about the castle is a little different. The walls of the courtyard are extremely thick, and they house a double row of stacked, cozy rooms rather like monks cells. Each has a bed, a bathroom, and an entertainment/communication kiosk. They also have a delivery system that supplies packages of no more than about six cubic feet.
This makes the tiny rooms sufficient for workers, students, artists, single visitors, and friendly folks who need a bit of solitude. Ive estimated that with eight levels of these rooms, and the size of the courtyard, we could house about three thousand guests.
And then of course, the main castle has more spacious accommodations; swimming pools, theaters, libraries, dining halls, kitchens, bars, and so forth.
And that is just the castle. But why did we make it fly?
Why We Made It Fly:
In the original Undead Thread, we were running out of space. Not physical space, but mathematical space.
We were limited to a thread length of 65,535 posts. We started worrying about it.
The only option seemed to be that we would have to pick up everything and relocate.
But how do you move a castle?
We moved the Flying Castle to Loch Ness, and sent a beer truck over to Ireland for a large quantity of Guiness.
Then we flew to the Norwegian Sea, where we picked up the Thrust Ring as part of our new ambitions. We carried it across the North Pole, and on to Kauai, Hawaii for a bit of rest stop and refitting procedure.
It was there that we began the process of replacing our jet engines and hot air balloons with Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor/Rocket Engines. You see, we were preparing to go into space.
Why? Im not sure I can even answer that question. It was suggested, and apparently voted on by acclamation, so here we are.
Anyway, we began gleaning Uranium from the ocean currents to fuel our reactors, modifying and improving the process as we went. I wont describe it in too much detail except to say that it combined aqueous ionic separation using electrical attraction and laser impulsion, with the physical separation processes of mass spectrographs and Hilsch tubes. Essentially, it functioned like a horn of plenty operating in reverse. A lot of ocean water went in the big end, and separated isotopes came out the small end.
We used the process to gather useful materials such as Uranium, Irridium, Gold, Silver, Platinum, and other exotic substances for our engineering projects and processes.
Actually, the gold we didnt really need in large quantity, but it was easy to pull out of the ocean, and we could exchange it for other useful materials such as the basic structure for the additional habitats, and the steel used to complete their construction.
You see, we needed three structures of equal mass in order to maintain our balance and induce artificial gravity once in space. We also needed the additional room and surface area to supplement our growth of foodstocks and oxygen-producing organisms.
Habitats A and B are designed like large cruise ships, with multiple decks and large open spaces where livestock, grain fields, fishponds, rice paddies, and hydroponics production facilities are spread around, interspersed with synthetic villages, towns, and market places.
Habitat A follows a more or less southern European plan, with meandering narrow streets and stairs linking different levels, while Habitat B is distinctly Oriental in flavor, with crowded markets, and open cafés in glad profusion.
It becomes easy to forget that we have established a world within a world. Essentially, we had to, to make sure that we could provide for ourselves out in the vast loneliness of interplanetary space.
To help with the illusion, each Habitat has its own time zone, separated by eight hours from its neighbors. The Flying Castle Habitat follows West Coast American time. Habitat A is on Greenwich, and Habitat B is set to Hong Kong Time.
Daylight Savings? Forget about it.
But this world within a world has advantages to its smallness. For one thing, one can easily travel from one habitat to the next by means of the spherical elevator cars.
Our Transportation System:
It was realized that as soon as we decided to close up our Habitats, we would have a problem with free movement of people and materials. Accordingly, an integrated transportation system was developed to facilitate such movement. It can be seen that it was influenced by such systems as the Star Trek Enterprises turbo-lift system, although that seems to have roughly normal cubical elevator cars.
Our cars have to rotate within their shafts in order to deliver the passengers in an upright posture to the new locations, so the shafts are cylindrical, and the elevator cars are spherical.
Think about it. In space, each habitat is rotating around a central point, and each is one hundred and twenty degrees of orientation different from its neighbor. (Three times one hundred and twenty equals three hundred sixty, a complete circle.)
When you travel from Habitat A to Habitat B, the spherical elevator car, in addition to accelerating and decelerating as it snakes its way through the twists and turns of the arms and structures connecting the habitats, slowly rotates to reorient the passengers to what is up and down at the arrival point.
Utility carts and delivery wagons can also be sent this way, although piping and other delivery systems compete with that. Our Castles integrated delivery system to the tiny rooms within the courtyard walls is also tied in. One can cruise the equivalent of the internet, which is isolated to the Flying Castle Habitats, and have items packed up and sent into a package delivery system which will bring them right to your room.
Across the literally miles of tubing and interconnections that tie these systems together, that delivery may take several minutes to arrive, but it is all automated.
This is one of the efficiencies that promotes productivity here. Whatever it is you wish to produce or consume, your raw materials or tools are only moments away. If an idea occurs to you to start making something unique, you can be set up and in production within mere moments. Its fascinating to see the rapidity with which a graphically illustrated tee shirt or other bit of amusement can spread around the Habitats.
Also note that time of day is irrelevant to availability of materials. Someone is always awake.
In space, everything gets recycled.
We know this, but we don't think about it. Prior to taking off for space, we had to think about it.
We had an advantage. We were designing systems that would never have to operate in zero-gee. At least, we hoped so! If we didn't have either thrust or rotation, a non-functioning toilet would be the least of our problems.
The Castle would literally come apart. Our apparent gravity keeps things in place, and our systems were designed to work that way.
So just like terrestrial systems, our water reclamation works by gravity, pumps, and filters. Like systems that were designed a hundred years ago, the first stage involves separation, settling, and the addition of chemicals to speed the process.
In the Castle Habitat, there is an additional stage of biological filtration and separation that is not available on A and B. Their systems are purely mechanical and energy intensive. (At least we have nuclear energy, so don't worry!)
The Castle system takes advantage of the swampy area to the left of the main Castle gate. Treated water which has not reached its final filtration level is released into that ecology to nurture the wild plants. You will notice that they are thriving, just as Irma Bombeck predicted.
It is important that we do this, as there is no other way that a natural ecology could be sustained. Many small creatures depend upon that ecosystem, as confined as it is. From frogs and snails to lizards and songbirds, the nutrients move up the food chain. It is a safety valve for us, and we monitor the health of these organisms.
Most of the rest of the natural world we have captured here is watered by the nearly continuous condensation that occurs on our transparent canopy. The forest and meadows are satisfied with this because they have other methods of getting nitrogen for example. Eventually we may need to take more direct measures, but for now the systems maintain themselves fairly well.
Aquifer collection stations rim the exterior of the Castle Habitat, where naturally filtered water is then mechanically filtered, checked for pathogens and contaminants, and then resupplied for consumption. The entire Flying Castle Habitat is a functioning still for producing clean water!
The separated solids are returned to productive use by a system of double biological separation. First they are tilled into special fields by machines which blend them in like kneaded dough. Selected grasses are sown and eventually harvested.
The collected grasses are then tilled into regular fields as so-called "green manure", meaning pure biological material that is intended to fertilize a second tier of crops.
This is the material that brings the nutrients back to our pastures and orchards. In several stages, possible contaminants are separated out for more intensive treatment.
Metals, for example, are separated in a variety of ways to be recycled in the forges and kilns of our factory levels.
It was, but I almost felt sorry for the poster. ‘Twas the one that does the anti-hillary stuff. A nasty Englishman I believe, admonished her and took a stripe away...and then apologized for having to do it (lol). There’s another site with the same feature, but I actually happen to enjoy portions of their analysis. Intelligent and witty...can’t knock that.
No feet on the couch.
No popcorn on the floor.
No wet suckers anywhere.
No gum under the chairs.
Use the coasters.
Clean out the drain thinging in the bath tub after hair washing.
Cannot use the microwave to warm the dino treats.
Do not leave my beeber on stune..
LOL — you got it!
Gee Sin.. I had to torque that up to font size 8 to be able to read it again.
I’d hate to have the Mod Master pinch my head off.
Just trying keep the “thread space” down for scrollers...