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A discussion in another thread made me wonder about statistics related to the fora. It didn't take much looking to find this:

https://thefora.org/index.php?action=stats

So, as the subject says, what about these stats do you find interesting?
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ciao_yall on January 18, 2022, 06:01:34 AM »
morning, and congrats Parasaurolophus!

Yesterday, GwP and probably could have made QBABM had I stuck with it and remembered tutti.

LB - carbonate-exhilarate or carbonate-exhilaration. Lots of b4ss solutions as well.

Anyway, happy solving!

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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Langue_doc on January 18, 2022, 05:54:58 AM »
Good morning!

Pangram and genius so far. Last word yesterday was lilt--I'm sure I entered it much earlier.

article/exhibition

Happy solving, all!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by cathwen on January 18, 2022, 05:52:27 AM »
Good morning!

Beta with pangram and a 2fer.

My last word yesterday was moonlit, found only after looking at hints.  I had unlit, and kept looking for a combination with moon, but for some reason my brain did not connect moon and lit.  Sigh…

I am eager to see what everyone’s LB answers were yesterday.  Mine was cable-exhilaration. As OneMoreYear says, it seems that multiple solutions are possible.

Happy puzzling!

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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by marshwiggle on January 18, 2022, 05:42:29 AM »

It amuses me a little when on a forum some see themselves as threatened by trolling but not by groupthink.


I'm not a "poll person" but this sounds like the basis for an interesting question regarding which people see as more unhealthy for a forum. (As I've pointed out in the past, based on my non-systematic observation, the threads that actually get the most views are the "controversial" ones. And since views vastly outweigh postings, it suggests that the silent audience is very much interested in the "controversial" discussions.)
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by mahagonny on January 18, 2022, 04:07:35 AM »

Re: the case for it being a hallowed serious academic forum. I recall that the old forum, from which this one was spawned, featured a popular thread called 'when will there be impeachment of the POTUS.' I did participate in it too. I was a Trump hater before I became more of a Trump not-quite-hater-certainly-not-lover-something-in-between. In retrospect, the presence of something like that doesn't exactly convey dignity.


Being that it was begun the minute he began serving his term, perhaps before. So, if you can walk the walk, you can talk the talk. Otherwise...let it go.
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by mahagonny on January 18, 2022, 03:00:54 AM »
[keeping calm after another insult]

Well, that's a little loaded, i.e. supposed to be, or is? I think it gets close to a  liberal echo chamber at times, with several dominating. And not to drop names, but old Writingprof left for that very reason, without drumming it into our skulls. Yet I suspect there are some who have issues with the current radical left voices dominating a handful of parts of life in the USA who might be very interesting to hear from.

It amuses me a little when on a forum some see themselves as threatened by trolling but not by groupthink.

I believe this thread is for things relevant to a thread, but intentionally kept away from it. That's why I used it. 'We're done speculating about the 2024 race" ?  OK, I'll put it here. We are not done doing it in our minds. Don't kid yourself.

I think people are likely to be in a bad mood because President Biden is having his approval-rating* troubles. I notice the forum is quiet lately.

As for celebrating MLK Day, we are now at the odd stage where he's almost an unwoke problematic presence to the radical left. They don't quite know what to do with him.

ETA: What did you think of the links I posted? I'm sincerely interested.

Re: the case for it being a hallowed serious academic forum. I recall that the old forum, from which this one was spawned, featured a popular thread called 'when will there be impeachment of the POTUS.' I did participate in it too. I was a Trump hater before I became more of a Trump not-quite-hater-certainly-not-lover-something-in-between. In retrospect, the presence of something like that doesn't exactly convey dignity.
Love him, hate him, struggle to figure him out...he's been a force. Changed our history. on a certain level I guess I accept him. If you look at the neo-Marxist insanity coming from a mob on the left today though, it should it least occur to you he might not be the darkest cloud in our sky.

*slippage (tanking) that I predicted
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by kaysixteen on January 17, 2022, 10:50:52 PM »
Do you really like to make dumb-dumb trollish remarks, on what is supposed to be a serious academic forum?
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General Discussion / Re: What's your weather?
« Last post by mamselle on January 17, 2022, 09:03:03 PM »
Tsunami warning for the entire west coast secondary to the Tonga underwater volcanic eruption.

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRgeQvQooSA

Due earlier today (8-9 AM in PST) in its first impact, but the threat will continue throughout the day.

The coastlines from Alaska all the way south are affected.

The volcano is analyzed here:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54HbfqDbK4

M.

A second, more extensive explosion has sent a larger wave into the island of Tonga itself and has created much more serious effects than the first one did.

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzDN-1Z9vqM

Those in other places, especially in Australian, cannot contact most of their family members because the cable tying them to the communications grid was ruptured in the explosion:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ntHnoESXA

The sonic boom was heard in Alaska; the transmission waves have reached sensors in the NE coast of North America.

M.
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General Discussion / Re: The vinhale thread?
« Last post by mamselle on January 17, 2022, 08:40:07 PM »
Me again, sorry for the delayed double...!

Vent: I missed the part in the CFP that said there's an online site to upload an abstract to, and emailed it.

Inhale: No-one wrote to tell me it was wrong and that it wouldn't be accepted, so I re-did it (the length was different on the online site than what the letter had first made it sound like...) and sent it in.

Vent: I also sent an email to the coordinator, to let them know, apologizing, and saying it was fine if I'd goofed up and it wouldn't be accepted, I understood.

Vent: No answer, so I sent the amended abstract in as it should have been, on the site.

Inhale: It was not closed down, and it accepted the abstract, so at least there's a hope it might go in, still.

Inhale: And if not, I have more than enough work to do this spring and it won't kill me not to have a paper to work on as well.

Inhale: And if it's accepted, I'm pushing harder than before to see it into publication, somehow, someway.

The little twerp whose paper last spring it rebuts is going to hear about it....(interthreaduality).

M.

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