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Post 321

Batty_ACE

So glad you made it. smiley - smiley I see Cal did the banner job I knew he would whilst I ran to the bank smiley - erm seeing as how they don't deliver..

I also see where Peta stopped by to say hi.

Rillington if you click on your "My Space" button you can see where people posted to your page. Those threads will work just like any other.

If you want to track your conversations on h2g2 while you're online click on my name above and at the bottom of my rather lengthy intro you'll find a like to a "popup thingie" - this will track your conversations so you can see them all in a separate window and track them.

I'd like to officially welcome you to the funny farm that is h2g2. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask. smiley - smiley


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Post 322

Rillington

and I thank you for your welcome.

Btw, if I reply to a personal emssage,. can anyone see it or is it just visable to the person who sent the emssage?


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Post 323

Batty_ACE

that is a "link" - not a "like"...

<bangs her head against Jack's smiley - handbag and mumbles* preview before post... preview before post... preview before post... </>


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Post 324

Batty_ACE

nothing is private on h2g2... there are threads that are considered "private" where it's just a couple of researchers chatting, but that is not locked down or anything - most just quietly step out if they happen upon one out of courtesy..


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Post 325

Rillington

ah right. Guess it is very different to sending messages to individuals on the forums I moderate and others such as DS.


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Post 326

Batty_ACE

it can be yes... I'm moderator on a few things so I understand the confusion of it..

Most researchers will not disturb what looks to be a private conversation, however it is by no means locked or hidden. The exception is the occasional newbie who may not realize this. I know if I happen upon what looks like a private chat I'll just quietly step out without reading and go my merry way.

I liken it to having a personal conversation at a party or in a pub... if people really wanted to hear they could but hopefully they won't bother.

If you want to chat privately with a researcher you would probably need to find out if they use one of the various IM programs and what their contact info is on it. Many of us are also in contact via email, IM, text, etc.


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Post 327

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Yeah, there are no private messages on h2g2. This place is based around the guide and, theoretically, most conversations should be about it (well, maybe way back in the mists of time!) so private messages would have initially seemed irrelevant. Of course, we now have an online community going on here but I can't see private messaging being introduced.

Mind you, a lot of researchers have h2g2 specific email addresses on their personal spaces.


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Post 328

Rillington

Thank you for that clarification. was just wondering that's all as it is till a bit new and different from what I am used to.




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Post 329

Rillington

I think your analagy to a conversation in a pub is a good comparison.

I know that on the messageboards I moderate that many of the people are in contact via MSN etc and they were from the days of the One Life gay messageboard. I never worked out how they got each other's email addresses given the nature of the BBC messageboards back then, given there was no 'personal space.'


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Post 330

Batty_ACE

I think you'll come to enjoy the community.. first off let me say the Guide is a wonderful way of wasting time as the entries are so interesting. Then of course there is the community side of it.. the pubs and various other areas where groups just flock to relax. I keep telling myself one of these days I'm going to get the energy to organize another Hootoo Pub Crawl.. I had meant to make it a regular event then RL just kept getting in the way of my h2g2 time.


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Post 331

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Oops, simul. Is it me or is HooToo having a bad day today?


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Post 332

Rillington

I know I haven't got off to a very good start but I am sure things will change and that the offence I caused earlier in the thread can be put behind us. I never meant to offend nor upset anyone and I apologise if I did.


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Post 333

Batty_ACE

h2g2 has always had personal space.. smiley - erm at least since I've been here and that is pre-BBC.. I didn't realize other areas didn't have it as so many use DNA technology..


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Post 334

Batty_ACE

I think you'll find very few here hold grudges, Rillington.

*holds her hand out in friendship and smiles*


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Post 335

Rillington

DNA was only brought in for the BBC messageboards during last year and the system before did not have any form of 'personal space' so contact details could never be left.


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Post 336

Batty_ACE

I didn't know that... I knew DNA was new as it came to the BBC with h2g2 but since I'm not on any of the other fora I didn't know about the personal space thing... guess Cal was right about learning something new every day - this day I got two of em. smiley - smiley


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Post 337

Rillington

btw yes you are right about h2g2 being a good way to 'waste time.' I remember recently reading something in the guide and I ended up looking at other sites on the net on the same subject and it occupied the rest of the day. I learned a load of stuff too!


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Post 338

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

It's a lovely feeling when one of your entries hits the front page.


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Post 339

Rillington

lol

I think that the BBC rolled out DNA across the BBC messageboards becuase the old system was overloaded and breaking down. Mind you, from what I can gather, certain parts of the new BBC messageboard system - notably the football forums 606, are already struggling.


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Post 340

Batty_ACE

It is a lovely way of remembering Douglas though... I think he'd be very proud of it.

Since I'm not British nor in the UK the other areas aren't necessarily something I'd follow... I'm not much on sports so football isn't of interest.. though I can tell you your brand of football is far more interesting to watch than our brand.. smiley - bigeyes all those well toned men in short shorts...


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