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    Suitability of forum?

    I'd like to post a serious message about non-computer stuff.

    Specifically, I've developed a cheap NON-COMMERCIAL filter for aquariums as part of my hobby of tooling around with domestic ecolgy. (S.U.F.E.)

    I'd like to involve loungers in a discussion of this filter - instructions for construction and evaluation of its suitability. This is absolutely non-commercial - it's such a simple idea that there's no money to be made out of it - but I am deeply interested in learning how others see it.

    1) Is there a place for such discussion in the lounge
    2) If so, which forum?

    Thanks

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    At present, we don't have a "general hobbies" type of forum in the Lounge. All forums are computer-related, except for Cooking, Puzzles and Scuttlebutt. Perhaps one of the various rec.aquaria newsgroups is more suitable (e.g. rec.aquaria.marketplace, rec.aquaria.misc, rec.aquaria.tech)
    If you prefer the Lounge, Scuttlebutt seems to be the best place for it.

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    > If you prefer the Lounge, Scuttlebutt seems to be the best place for it.

    I do, and I will. Thanks, Hans.

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    There's optimism! Expecting anything serious to come out of Scuttlebutt

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    > Expecting anything serious to come out of Scuttlebut.

    Oh, but I do. To my (anglo) mind, Scuttlebut is general chit-chat about anything. The current forum seems to be a good place to post "news of the weird" and graphic humour. One ought always to be able to toss in a topic for general discussion, providing it doesn't violate politicl or commercial principles. Hence my enquiry.

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    Loungers are very good at hijacking the subject of any thread in any forum, witness <post#=432127>post 432127</post#> in a thread aboud deleting posts, in this forum...

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    That's typical behavior for people involved in any type of conversation, isn't it? <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> Lighter moments provide comic relief and then the serious topic can be addressed once again! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


    "Peace begins with a smile. "-- Mother Teresa

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    "Fair <img src=/S/cop.gif border=0 alt=cop width=15 height=24> Guv'"

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    I wasn't criticizing, just stating something I noticed <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    Oh, I know you weren't Hans. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I was just expounding on the fact that people just can not resist tossing out funny stories, or bits of information that aren't even part of the current topic at hand. It is just human nature to do so!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> So no matter where chrisgreaves decides to post his "more serious topic", he will have people <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18> it from time to time!! Fact of life, isn't it? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    He's not averse to <img src=/S/pirate.gif border=0 alt=pirate width=22 height=18> a thread himself, so he can hardly object <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    No, we wouldn't do that <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22> <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20> <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    Besides, how can you pirate a thread that's already been pirated???
    I mean, take this thread about pirating as an example. It very well might have started out as something completely off topic. But by now, who can remember what that might be? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    Thanks for reminding me. I bought a light socket this afternoon!

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    Re: Suitability of forum?

    > He's not averse

    I thought that pirates used "avast"; or is "averse" poetic license?

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