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    Avril
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    New user

    hello,

    This looks like a great place- but everyone knows so much. Is it OK if anybody doesn't really know too much? I'm really scared that people might think that I'm stupid or something.

    Avril

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    Re: New user

    Hi, Avril. Welcome to the Lounge.

    We're all learning here, even those of us who have been learning for a looooonnng time <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/granny.gif border=0 alt=granny width=20 height=20>, so feel free to ask questions and don't worry about what anyone will think.
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    Re: New user

    Welcome to the forum.

    Just remember that every one of those people that seem to know so much once knew less than you do now, and the only way they got to know so much was by asking questions. Around here, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
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    Re: New user

    "that people might think that I'm stupid or something"
    Remember that the only stupid question is the one that you did NOT ask.

    Welcome aboard. <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26> <img src=/S/flatcat.gif border=0 alt=flatcat width=61 height=21> <img src=/S/threadhead.gif border=0 alt=threadhead width=28 height=31>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New user

    Hi Avril
    Will you still be around after mid-day? If so, welcome. If not, good try!

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    Re: New user

    Fear not.

    Pile right in and ask a question.


    We're a bunch of people who LOVE to provide answers!





    (For the rest of you): I want you all to know that I have been VERY nice and have not made a reference to "Avril Fool" or anything like that. Especially today.

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    Re: New user

    >Around here, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

    OK. So. How are you so SURE that I wasn't born this clever? (grin!)

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    Re: New user

    Tangis ulcus

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    Re: New user

    Hi Avril,

    Nice to see you've been made welcome. I admit to approaching this site very much as you have. It doesn't take long to feel comfortable, though.

    I think the name is most fitting *Lounge*, just like being at home with a bunch of friends, no-one gives, or takes offence, and the conversation has a habit of wandering off track - sometimes way, way off track. But I love this place and would not have it any different!

    Enjoy and learn, but most importantly share your knowledge.

    (Excuse any mistakes but the spell check has given up on me!)
    Granville

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    Re: New user

    >Tangis ulcus

    OK. I'll bite.

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    Re: New user

    Tangis Ulcus = right on, you're absolutely correct.
    <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26>You hit the nail on the head.
    <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New user

    >Will you still be around after mid-day?

    (ie, April 1)

    I'm not a Latin scholar (despite being married to a Latin American).

    But I suspect that what Avril meant was "You've hit the nail on the head" (as Brian has pointed out).

    The intention was that Avril came onto the board as a complete helpless newbie. Then a white knight leapt in to tell her how stupid she was- and perhaps to refer to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.looflirpa.com/Q209354b.htm>the manual</A>.

    But she forgot how good the forum was.

    Before Loofa could leap in and give the good advice, real people came in and gave some great genuine advice.

    Which spoiled the setup, but which showed the nature of the lounge far better than anything else possibly could.

    I don't think Avril really had realised this.

    Both situations (in the and in the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=28392&page=1&vie w=expanded&sb=5&vc=1>Word forum where things which really happened to people. But not to Avril.

    Thank you- and apologies- to those who came on in good faith. And gave good replies.

    Check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.looflirpa.com>www.looflirpa.com/</A>. It has some links you may enjoy. And they are safe.

    Try some backward spelling if you're still not sure.

    Now Avril has to find a Latin phrase for "egg on your face".
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    Re: New user

    I'm stumped. Who is this "Deah Lian" who got hit on the head?

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    Re: New user

    Okay, Dave. You said the only stupid question was the one not asked (or words to that effect) so here's my question: HOW!!! (please) do I put the flag next to my signature, Also, tried using Brush script, "big" etc. and none of them worked? Why? <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15> What am I doing wrong. <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New user

    Look at this: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=pics&Number=26672>Addin g pics to Signature</A>
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/Eileen_sig.gif>

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