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Threads being moved

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:41 pm
by rockfreak
When I checked the "First Time Visitors" section which heads off the list of categories I noticed with interest that some of the threads that were previously on the "CH Stuff" site had been moved on to the former section. Including threads like "God in the Quad". Now why should this be, I wondered. Are the moderators perhaps Born Again Christians who hope to bury the robust discussions we have been having about religions matters on a section which they believe will be less visited? Is this section to be a repository for all embarrassing comments which may in some way demean the glorious name of Christ's Hospital? Perhaps these threads were there in the first place and I didn't notice. This might be a possibility at my age. But clearly they are in the wrong place. When I first pioneered the Politics thread there were complaints from some quarters that my thread was somehow inappropriate as CH stuff. Are the moderators subtly brushing some threads under the carpet or am I just paranoid?



On second thoughts maybe they were there on First Time Visitors all along. Maybe there are other people as confused as me about computers to get things in the right place. In which case, apologies to the Moderators. A Funny Thing happened on the way to the CH Forum.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:26 pm
by J.R.
Not sure I know the answer.

Julian might.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:20 am
by Mid A 15
rockfreak wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:41 pm
When I checked the "First Time Visitors" section which heads off the list of categories I noticed with interest that some of the threads that were previously on the "CH Stuff" site had been moved on to the former section. Including threads like "God in the Quad". Now why should this be, I wondered. Are the moderators perhaps Born Again Christians who hope to bury the robust discussions we have been having about religions matters on a section which they believe will be less visited? Is this section to be a repository for all embarrassing comments which may in some way demean the glorious name of Christ's Hospital? Perhaps these threads were there in the first place and I didn't notice. This might be a possibility at my age. But clearly they are in the wrong place. When I first pioneered the Politics thread there were complaints from some quarters that my thread was somehow inappropriate as CH stuff. Are the moderators subtly brushing some threads under the carpet or am I just paranoid?



On second thoughts maybe they were there on First Time Visitors all along. Maybe there are other people as confused as me about computers to get things in the right place. In which case, apologies to the Moderators. A Funny Thing happened on the way to the CH Forum.
To the best of my knowledge, having followed the thread with interest from inception, 'God in the Quad' started and remained in 'First Time Visitors.'

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:22 pm
by rockfreak
Sorry! It's probably just down to me having le vieux tete up le vieux derriere as I get older.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:44 pm
by rockfreak
Have I got the gender of "tete" right (see above)? I did French for six years at CH and was recently struggling to give the most basic directions to some French tourists in London.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:02 pm
by J.R.
rockfreak wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Have I got the gender of "tete" right (see above)? I did French for six years at CH and was recently struggling to give the most basic directions to some French tourists in London.
Does gender enter the equation ?

I haven't actively spoken French for years, but I knew exactly what you meant.

And while on the subject of politics and the French. Any bets on the Sunday election result ?

OK - You all know I'm basically a right winger. So - If Marine Le Pen wins, that'll be the end of the now very COMMON market.

Ooops - I fear another Brexit referendum coming on. BIG YAWN !!!

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:41 pm
by rockfreak
If France wants Frexit, surely they'll just face the same problems that we are going to have with Brexit. The mindblowing attempts to unravel forty years of legislation. The so-called populist right failed in Austria and Holland; if they fail in France that will be the end of any so-called "domino theory" of EU disintegration. I still maintain that freedom of capital is more of a problem than freedom of movement. It has created massive inequality, damaging speculation (as the uber rich throw their excess wealth about rather than investing it in anything useful), and as the rich get richer so the poor get poorer and emigrate to the richer countries with predictable social upheaval.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:36 pm
by michael scuffil
Have I got the gender of "tete" right

Seeing you ask, no. :)

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:47 am
by sejintenej
michael scuffil wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Have I got the gender of "tete" right

Seeing you ask, no. :)
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Don't worry, John, even the French get it wrong sometimes

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
by michael scuffil
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:10 pm
by sejintenej
michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.
I guess that you are lucky; my laptop died permanantly and I had to get an HP. What a disaster; the old one had all the accented letters, tildes, circumflexes, umlauts etc as keys as well as French, Portuguese and English spellchecks preloaded. (I don't know about Spanish). Makes a difference when a third of correspondence is in a foreign langauge. HP forgot the lot!

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:10 pm
by J.R.
sejintenej wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 1:10 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.
I guess that you are lucky; my laptop died permanantly and I had to get an HP. What a disaster; the old one had all the accented letters, tildes, circumflexes, umlauts etc as keys as well as French, Portuguese and English spellchecks preloaded. (I don't know about Spanish). Makes a difference when a third of correspondence is in a foreign langauge. HP forgot the lot!

The joys of technology !!

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:45 pm
by LongGone
michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.
I seem to remember him telling us that a circumflex was a sign for a missing 's'. So pâté-->paste, hôtel-->hostel etc.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:25 am
by jhopgood
sejintenej wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 1:10 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:36 am
and he forgot the circumflex ê as in la tête

Yep. As Arthur Rider said, hats have heads, phantoms have hoods and hotels have roofs.
I guess that you are lucky; my laptop died permanantly and I had to get an HP. What a disaster; the old one had all the accented letters, tildes, circumflexes, umlauts etc as keys as well as French, Portuguese and English spellchecks preloaded. (I don't know about Spanish). Makes a difference when a third of correspondence is in a foreign langauge. HP forgot the lot!
I have a little flag at the top off the screen which tells me which language the keyboard is using. Pretty useful as I normally write in English on a Spanish Keyboard.
By clicking on the flag I can switch languages.
My French daughter in law has a French keyboard which infuriates my son, when he forgets to switch to the English keyboard.
I use Apple but my son is stuck in a Microsoft warp.

Re: Threads being moved

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:44 pm
by alterblau
The circumflex has been dealt with well.

Now what about the same sign ( ^ ) when it is placed under the line of letters, meaning that something written above the line must be inserted? What is this sign called and why?

(I learned this from The Oil in a Latin class, so I suppose there is some vague relevance for this forum. Also I am happy to show off.)