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Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:56 pm

Attention- all members, new and old. This is an announcement regarding our long tradition of idiotic, distracting banter. We have, pretty much, since day one, been very accommodating towards posts that have nothing whatsoever to do with the original post. Some of the finest thread hijacks on the internets have been born right here, on this site. I for one, am proud of this fine tradition.

However, it has been brought to my attention that not everyone has the same attention span as me (chihuahua smoking crack) or love of extremely witty, inspired humor.....oops....that last part should have read "ridiculous, immature, distractions." I mis-typed it, somehow.

From now on, I'm asking for everyone to honor any request to *not* hijack, distract, change the topic of, fondle, or otherwise abuse, innocent posts that are genuinely aimed at gathering knowledge and information.

I hope that the people who want to keep *every* thread on this site completely serious, and laser-focused on attention to detail, can understand that......well.......it ain't gonna happen. But I want the merry band of thread-jacking pirates to use some discretion, too. (You know who you are!)

If someone feels that a particular thread is going "off the rails", please try asking the people involved to stop whatever they're doing to ruin the thread for you. If that doesn't work, PM myself or one of the other mods, and we'll take a look at it.
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:20 pm

Yes sir....sorry.

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:40 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:From now on, I'm asking for everyone to honor any request to *not* hijack, distract, change the topic of, fondle, or otherwise abuse, innocent posts that are genuinely aimed at gathering knowledge and information



aha! a loophole!

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:46 pm

spatman wrote:
Joshua Smith wrote:From now on, I'm asking for everyone to honor any request to *not* hijack, distract, change the topic of, fondle, or otherwise abuse, innocent posts that are genuinely aimed at gathering knowledge and information



aha! a loophole!

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Hey wait a minute there Mr. Spatman, aren't YOU a moderator?



Sorry, I just had to "cop a feel".
Joshua Smith wrote:From now on, I'm asking for everyone to honor any request to *not* hijack, distract, change the topic of, fondle, or otherwise abuse, innocent posts that are genuinely aimed at gathering knowledge and information

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:47 pm

spatman wrote:
Joshua Smith wrote:From now on, I'm asking for everyone to honor any request to *not* hijack, distract, change the topic of, fondle, or otherwise abuse, innocent posts that are genuinely aimed at gathering knowledge and information



aha! a loophole!

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:48 pm

Pez7378 wrote:Hey wait a minute there Mr. Spatman, aren't YOU a moderator?


hm, good point...

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:51 pm

Two against one! I think we can take him! :axe:

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:52 pm

I'm just a voyeur waiting for the copping of the feels. I lurves me some good groping of the mods! :bootyshake:
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Maverick » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:53 pm

huh? ? ? ? Isn't this the thread about the monkey seen diving off the coast of Albuquerque, New Mexico? If not sorry to Hi-Jack. :crybaby: There no you can't say nothin' I said i was sorry ](*,) ](*,)

Yeah lets try to keep things on track guys, (and Gals) we know who we are :violent3:
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by coachrenz » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:00 pm

I know it is too late now, but, I was going to set the over/under on the hijacking of this thread at 3.5 posts.

But, I didn't, as I didn't want to be the one to hijack it.
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:01 pm

Penopolypants wrote:I'm just a voyeur waiting for the copping of the feels. I lurves me some good groping of the mods! :bootyshake:


hey, i'm a mod, and you never groped me!
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:03 pm

coachrenz wrote:I know it is too late now, but, I was going to set the over/under on the hijacking of this thread at 3.5 posts.

But, I didn't, as I didn't want to be the one to hijack it.


I don't know what took you so long, it took us at least a few seconds to plan our attack!

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:10 pm

Maverick wrote:huh? ? ? ? Isn't this the thread about the monkey seen diving off the coast of Albuquerque, New Mexico? If not sorry to Hi-Jack. :crybaby: There no you can't say nothin' I said i was sorry ](*,) ](*,)

Yeah lets try to keep things on track guys, (and Gals) we know who we are :violent3:


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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:19 pm

spatman wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:I'm just a voyeur waiting for the copping of the feels. I lurves me some good groping of the mods! :bootyshake:


hey, i'm a mod, and you never groped me!


You just wait until you bend over to put on your dry suit.... :bootyshake:
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:32 pm

Penopolypants wrote:You just wait until you bend over to put on your dry suit.... :bootyshake:


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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:40 pm

spatman wrote:
Penopolypants wrote:You just wait until you bend over to put on your dry suit.... :bootyshake:


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I am the dry suit groping ninja! :smt027
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:43 pm

You just have to be sure and scrape all the old, loose stuff off before you recoat; otherwise you won't get a decent bond. My grandpa liked to use chemical strippers, but I prefer to do it by hand.
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:45 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:You just have to be sure and scrape all the old, loose stuff off before you recoat; otherwise you won't get a decent bond. My grandpa liked to use chemical strippers, but I prefer to do it by hand.


Uh, Josh, dude, you're posting on the wrong forum. This is NWDC not TOH.

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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:47 pm

josh needs something to do, i guess..

we need new smilies on this board...

hey josh, hook us up with some different smilies, you worthless, hijacking allowing mod, you. maybe your overlord, mr tang, can help your vitamin D deficient brain wrap itself around this request.

or i could help, in exchange for a plate of medjool dates and a gaggle of nubile divers.
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Joshua Smith » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:22 pm

spatman wrote:josh needs something to do, i guess..

we need new smilies on this board...

hey josh, hook us up with some different smilies, you worthless, hijacking allowing mod, you. maybe your overlord, mr tang, can help your vitamin D deficient brain wrap itself around this request.

or i could help, in exchange for a plate of medjool dates and a gaggle of nubile divers.


OK, you volunteered- show me some smilies, tough guy!
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by spatman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:50 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:OK, you volunteered- show me some smilies, tough guy!


my research machine is fired up and running, start gathering my dates and divers, punk.
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by scottsax » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:06 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:My grandpa liked to use chemical strippers
A chemical stripper stole my wallet once...
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Post by CaptnJack » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:21 pm

I'll take the fondling, anything else can stay between Nailer and Pez :prayer:
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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by Pez7378 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:50 pm

The Question.........

A system consisting of an electron and its anti-particle, a positron, bound together into an "exotic atom". The orbit of the two particles and the set of energy levels is similar to that of the hydrogen atom (electron and proton). However, because of the reduced mass, the frequencies associated with the spectral lines are less than half of those of the corresponding hydrogen lines.


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Re: Hijacks and off-topic posting

Post by airsix » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:48 pm

Positronium, if memory serves.


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