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  1. Dillon Levenque

    A Derail Thread

    Reading through an active thread and see a post that triggers a memory of a favorite image, clip, quote, etc.? The item you want to reference is now several pages back and you don't want to post something that would be so far after the fact? Post it here. You can’t be called out for derailing this thread; this whole damn thread is a derail! Because I don’t keep an eye on this Forum all the time I frequently arrive to see threads that I somehow missed earlier are now active and then when I click in I find they’ve been going on for days, I had an idea I might not be alone, so I thought I'd give all that a home. Anytime I am attracted to a new thread I always start at the OP and read a post at a time until I get current. I usually spot any derails or trolls by the third or fourth page. I tend to skip the trolls from then on. The problem is, there are frequently posts in there that click with me (often in the derails) but by the time I reach the current end of the thread they’re so far back even mentioning them would be a waste of time. I just move on. Much less frequently but every now and then, a thread I’ve been following gets locked (happened quite recently). Sometimes there will be a derail that got IBFL that I would like to respond to but can’t. Given all that, I decided to start a derail thread. It may or may not inspire posts; it will at least allow me to drop the two derail follow-ups I’ve been carrying around for a couple of days. ONE RULE: It’s a Forum Rule but rest assured it’s an OP rule for this thread also. DO NOT even come close to responding to a topic that was a subject (other than a derail) under discussion in any thread that was later locked. I can’t stress that enough.
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    What are you listening right know.

    Nothing to do with Valentine's Day, but I heard this on the car radio just as I was arriving home; hadn't heard it in forever. You know how there are songs that you just love so much that all it takes is the first few notes and you are instantly swept into the music? This is one of those for me. I know I played it on the feed thread, probably more than once. I have no idea why they called it Fisherman's Blues, it is the opposite of blues for me. When I hear that violin get going it's like my heart just soars. I love this song. They hadn't been 'boys' for a rather long time when they did this live version, but I love how the crowd is just so into it.
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    Looking for a BLACK male partner .

    You know, given the inevitable response to your 'do not respond' injunction, you sure don't flap easy. It's not at all uncommon for someone unfamiliar with forum style to really come unglued when provided with a little unexpected resistance. You didn't do that at all; you just asked what prompted the responses and even answered a question. You'd do well here; I hope you keep in touch.
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    Warm wishes to frozen SL users

    There was snow all over California the last few days thanks to a colder than usual storm. We had about five inches on the local Coast Range peaks, none of which exceed about 4000 feet. It's a different story in the Sierras. Donner got about ten inches on a fifteen foot base.
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    Five word Story Game

    of smuggled CMS* being moved *Five Star Story Game Rule 23b, Subsection IV, Paragraph 17 states that any widely recognized acronym [in this case CMS/Canadian Maple Syrup] may be used to represent a single word.
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    How about a new sub forum in "People"?

    I enjoy being able to discuss non-SL related things from time to time. It can be a community building thing, as Syo mentioned earlier: people get to know more about each other than they might otherwise. In addition it's often a source of shared fun: the various 'game' threads that are alive in this section are by no means "SL Only" for example, and look how much fun a bunch of us had talking about Jason Momoa in a couple of other threads. On the other hand I see no reason whatever to deliberately bring outside (meaning outside SL) politics into any section of these forums. There's already a well known place to do that. We all probably make casual politics-related comments from time to time and that's fine. I see no need to make it the purpose of a thread.
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    Inworld Store Closure - Similar to RL Blue Laws

    I'm not sure why you seem to be singling out Maddy in this thread, but that's your business. What I don't understand is where you're getting this idea that you have now tripled down on: your thinly veiled suggestion that she is anti-Semitic. You took issue with her quoting Henry Ford (who I learned, after googling, was in fact a raving anti-Semite), although the quote appears to have nothing whatever to do with religion. You put a little whipped cream on that by suggesting a "dog whistle". And now here you are again bringing up Henry Ford. Why would an atheist dislike the followers of one particular religion? That just doesn't make sense. I have spent a fair amount of time talking to Maddy and even more time listening and I have never heard her even hint at a religion or ethnic dislike. Ever. Believe me, I'd notice. As for your assertion* that she made the Amish lumberman uncomfortable, perhaps he enjoyed the chance to explain his beliefs directly as opposed to seeing them mis-stated by Hollywood (for example). Your point is based on an assumption you are not qualified to make. * You wrote, "The Amish gentleman may not have indicated his discomfort, or you may not have picked up on it...". By doing so you asserted the man felt discomfort. And by the way one of the other things I've learned about Maddy is that she's pretty good at picking up on people's feelings, and that's only with written communication. I'd guess she's even better at it with in-person situations, particularly with someone she's gotten to know a little bit.
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    Five word Story Game

    a Simone Biles landing, smiling
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    Five word Story Game

    without, alas, the matching helmet
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    Five word Story Game

    whole thing comes crashing down
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    You poor thing. Sorry; I'd have put a little more emphasis on that but after spending a few minutes trying to work up some honest pity I gave up. The snow-related Twain story I like best is 'Cannibalism in the Cars", about a blizzard so severe it stopped a train out in the middle of nowhere. Among other things it's a marvelous illustration of parliamentary procedure at its best.
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    A Derail Thread

    Thank you, Moira! That is precisely what the thread was created for, or at least the main reason. I wish I'd stopped by on Saturday. I"m not exactly sure what @entity0x meant; for one thing I'd always assumed that all of us are among the usual suspects. The part of my post quoted did point out that re-hashing a locked thread is a no-no here (because that's a forum ground rule) and I think for the most part that has been followed. Now we just need Iva in here with one of her non-sequiturs and we'll be good to go. Oh, but I jinxed it, didn't I? She can't drop one of those now because it wouldn't be a derail!
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    Warm wishes to frozen SL users

    I spent my first ten years (as opposed to my teen years) in Pasadena. Our branch of the family moved north after that, and the trend continues.
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    Five word Story Game

    that long dormant alt, xYfabuloso22babyYx
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    Warm wishes to frozen SL users

    Maybe not, depending. Anywhere west of the Coast Ranges is considered nice weather by most people. If you get into the Central Valley it's hotter than blazes and fairly humid with it, but anyplace within reach of the coast is fine. I've linked a comparison between Madison, WI and Los Angeles (which is by no means the best weather to be had along the coast). https://weatherspark.com/compare/m/8/12796~145341/Comparison-of-the-Average-Weather-in-Madison-and-Los-Angeles-International-Airport-in-August
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    Warm wishes to frozen SL users

    It's funny you should mention fashion. I just watched the evening news, featuring a 'live' report from earlier this afternoon out of Washington DC. Now, it's only forecast to be -2 F in DC tonight which is not even a patch on you guys in the Upper Midwest, but still. ANYTHING below freezing is cold. The guy was wearing a partially unbuttoned lightweight coat over a shirt and tie, no gloves, no hat! I'm sorry but that's just not how it's done. I did spend my one winter in the Twin Cities and I know how you folks dress when it's cold. I can only assume they had one of those giant outdoor heaters like you see along the sidelines in football games sitting next to the camera (which might explain why there was no snow on the street behind him). I mean, they wouldn't shoot it indoors and dub the street scene in as a backdrop. Would they?
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    looking for ghoul

    Ethan is almost certainly right. You've lost your 3000 Lindens, I'm afraid. You won't get them back, but you should report the scam just the same. You need to learn to do two things. First, go to your 'dashboard' page and look at your Transaction history (it's listed under 'Accounts'). You will see your 3000 Linden transaction there, along with a Transaction number AND the name of the avatar you paid. Screenshot or copy that information. Next, learn how to file an Abuse Report and do so. Be sure to include the information from your Transaction history. Until you've been here for some time, don't buy anything from individuals. Shop at stores or on the Marketplace.
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    Grant and corrupt a wish game

    Granted, with each day divided into 12 hours of SL, 8 hours of sleep, and 4 hours of exercise, contemplation, and maintenance. This is a starting regimen only; as the week progresses you may increase the SL time but do not exceed 23.6 hours of SL in any 24 hour period. I just wish that I could remember what else we need from the store as I'm pulling out of the driveway rather than as I'm arriving back home.
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    ✮ ¿Alguien qué hable español? ✮

    Puedes encontrar personas que hablan español aquí: https://community.secondlife.com/forums/forum/276-foro-en-español/
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    Grant and corrupt a wish game

    Granted (Sasy's wish) but the search algorithm is proprietary to LL and you'll never in life get it to work properly. I wish I wouldn't forget to stop by here; this is the first time I've even noticed this thread!
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    I knew I'd fetch at least one of ya with that remark :-). Having been cruelly victimized by many Oregonians in the course of multiple work visits in that state, I seldom fail to get a dig of my own in when given the chance. Oregonians once even had bumper stickers saying "Don't Californicate Oregon", long before The Red Hot Chili Peppers ever shared a garage. Truth is these days if you find me in Oregon it'll typically be somewhere east of Highway 97, on two-lane roads where I tend to drive even slower than the affable small-town locals.
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    Where are all my friends? Come on in and lets get comfy by the fire!

    While I'm perfectly happy with calling it California time, Maddy, it's also used by Nevada, Washington, almost all of Oregon (a smallish state north of us full of surly people who tend to drive too slow) and even part of Idaho. The official name is Pacific Standard Time.
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    Five word Story Game

    hitchhiking home from his visit
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    Five word Story Game

    Balderdash. Posts must be answered
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    What are you listening right know.

    They covered that Gordon Lightfoot song too, somewhere along the line :-).
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