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#314869 - Thu Jul 27 2006 02:01 PM What's happening?
okluschen Offline
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Just saying hi

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#314870 - Thu Jul 27 2006 04:26 PM Re: What's happening?
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Hi back, Okluschen. Your post will probably get moved up to the Welcome Center - so if it seemingly dissapears, don't be alarmed.
Welcome to the forums.


Edited by ktstew (Thu Jul 27 2006 04:27 PM)
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#314871 - Thu Jul 27 2006 08:58 PM Re: What's happening?
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Welcome to the forums!

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#314872 - Fri Jul 28 2006 12:53 AM Re: What's happening?
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Welcome to the forums
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#314873 - Fri Jul 28 2006 06:10 AM Re: What's happening?
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Welcome aboard.
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#314874 - Fri Jul 28 2006 11:58 AM Re: What's happening?
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Welcome
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#314875 - Fri Jul 28 2006 05:01 PM Re: What's happening?
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Everyone used the word welcome. Have you any originality?

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#314876 - Fri Jul 28 2006 05:06 PM Re: What's happening?
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Well, the other option is not to use that word at all. I reckon that's the option I'll choose ...
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#314877 - Fri Jul 28 2006 06:11 PM Re: What's happening?
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I like the bear picture.
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#314878 - Sat Jul 29 2006 06:07 AM Re: What's happening?
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I also like the bear avatar - but think your manners are deplorable. These people were merely trying to reach out to you - a new comer. It's a big world and this is an international sight filled with accomplished people. I hardly think you have the right to pass judgement on anyone. I agree with Gats... in this case it would be just as easy to say 'get lost.' But generally we're not in the habit of doing that here.
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#314879 - Sat Jul 29 2006 06:28 AM Re: What's happening?
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Not much is happening, but we do have a few animals out back. We have an entire zoo in here.

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#314880 - Sat Jul 29 2006 07:48 AM Re: What's happening?
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That avatar was also removed, the first wasn't appropriate for this site AND copyright, the bear one is copyright and linked to another website. Please read the notice about avatars.

Thank you.
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#314881 - Sat Jul 29 2006 08:55 AM Re: What's happening?
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I was just joking about the whole welcome thing. The only bad thing about the internet is that it is hard to acurately convey your intensions. I think this whole avatar thing is just more of a burden than anyhting else, so I'll just forget about it. Sorry, again, if I offended you.

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#314882 - Sun Jul 30 2006 05:24 AM Re: What's happening?
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It was still a odd thing to say to people especially when they are resonding to the rather strange topic title "What's happening?" - what is happening where, when? "Just saying hi" is also not paticulary original but no one here was rude enough to mention it. People often just say "Hi" and that is fine, we in turn welcome that person to our forums.
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#314883 - Mon Jul 31 2006 11:13 AM Re: What's happening?
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No, no, you misunderstood. At least where I come from, what's happening is like saying what's up or how are you doing. I wasn't in need of knowing what was happening on this web page or indicating something was wrong.

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