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Postby jarndice » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Am I the only member of the Forum who gets annoyed at people coming on the Forum and laying out a problem without so much as a by your leave,?
Its a bit like turning up to a dinner party and going straight into the Dining room and starting out with the main course instead of meeting with the Host and Hostess and chatting about family and other shared interests first.
I suppose I am showing my age but it strikes me as good manners to introduce yourself before eating the caviar.
We love answering questions but we really would like to know a little about you first.
If I am out of order I apologise and withdraw my moan.
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Postby doc larsson » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:59 pm

lol jarndice

i never eat caviar done oysters once ffs !

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Postby jackalope » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Its as much your forum as anyone's, feel free to vent on something if you feel it needs it.
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Postby doc larsson » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:47 pm

well said jackalope

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Postby Tiggr » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Good manners would be highly desirably for everyone.

It's a poor show that good manners are not Hip/in fashion/cool/whatever.

If everyone was more considerate towards others, the world would be a better place.......

They should teach good manners, common sense and consideration toward others in school.

But then, I know people with Masters degrees and high IQs with no idea when it comes to common sense.

I've wasted my breath on all the above matters many times, but no one takes any notice.
Never mind eh ?
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Good afternoon, Harumph, Harumph!
I asked nicely for an Introductory Thread. Hopefully, a follow through is in the works. ;o) I agree with you but must watch my manners.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:53 pm

Oh Painless what happened, ?
Was it only yesterday that a Gentleman wore a hat NOT A BLO*DY BASEBALL CAP :crazy: and a lady white gloves. that children were seen but NOT heard and that when one had a free evening one would play bridge while listening to the wireless. and on Sunday the family got dressed in their best clothes for Meeting/ Church/ and a decent roast with a home made pudding.
It used to be so easy,
My father used to blame the Russians for the worlds troubles we cannot even do that anymore. :(
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:13 pm

Jarndice, my Friend,
Time has moved on. We live in a new Age of Magnet Fishers and People who solve disputes with Automobiles. There is a lot of Good and a lot of Promise in the upcoming Generations ( particularly if they build model tanks ) We must assist with crossing the Generation Gap if we expect the youth of today to see us as anything but holdovers from a vanished Time. I have removed myself from the Rat-Race and try very hard to avoid reading political news. I am sure I am not alone in this whether young or old.
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P.S. Who has a proper hat but few places to wear it anymore. ( The local Rodeo does not count )
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:22 pm

goodmannerslike usingtheright grammarandpunctuation marksandcapitallettersANDNOSHOUTINGpffff
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Postby jackalope » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 pm

Shhhhhh...... no yelling aloud.

That said you guys must remember that how we and those a little older then I am were raised quite differently then "kids" these days. You can not blame someone of something they were never taught. Patience gentlemen, patience.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 pm

Oh for goodness sake here comes some young whippersnapper telling me how to rite propor , :wtf:
Let me tell you sonny I was misspelling and leaving out commas before you were born. :haha: :haha:
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Postby tomhugill » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 pm

jarndice wrote:Am I the only member of the Forum who gets annoyed at people coming on the Forum and laying out a problem without so much as a by your leave,? .



No not really

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Postby Vanguard » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:01 pm

They should teach good manners, common sense and consideration toward others in school. I'm sorry Tiggr, but I believe that all of the above isn't down to schools it should be taught by the parents. This is half the problem parents ( not all ) don't do the fundamental things that are required to install all the above virtues in thier children. My other half is a teacher and believe me the kids have no basic idea of the above ( not all ) the school day is spent just trying to get the class into order let alone teach. I was told to be polite mind my manners respect your elders and be thoughtful to others, good manners cost nothing and get you everywhere my parents told me and how right that was. I agree though the world would be a better place if everyone had the good old fashioned sense of good moral standards.
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Postby jackalope » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:51 pm

jarndice wrote:Oh for goodness sake here comes some young whippersnapper telling me how to rite propor , :wtf:
Let me tell you sonny I was misspelling and leaving out commas before you were born. :haha: :haha:
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You tells em! LOL! :haha:
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Postby Tiggr » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:26 am

Vanguard wrote:They should teach good manners, common sense and consideration toward others in school. I'm sorry Tiggr, but I believe that all of the above isn't down to schools it should be taught by the parents. This is half the problem parents ( not all ) don't do the fundamental things that are required to install all the above virtues in thier children. My other half is a teacher and believe me the kids have no basic idea of the above ( not all ) the school day is spent just trying to get the class into order let alone teach. I was told to be polite mind my manners respect your elders and be thoughtful to others, good manners cost nothing and get you everywhere my parents told me and how right that was. I agree though the world would be a better place if everyone had the good old fashioned sense of good moral standards.


You are right Vanguard.
The biggest mistake we make with our kids is this :
Offering them choices when they are 2 or 3 years old.
I cringe every time I hear a mum with her toddler in the supermarket "what would you like for tea Cristianou ?"
Once the child realises they are in control you're stuffed.

Most of us including me are crap parents.
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Postby Vanguard » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:53 am

I'm sure you're not a crap parent Tiggr you know the standards of manners and politeness so I'm sure you or have done it without even thinking or knowing it. It comes as second nature to most just unfortunately not all.. Perhaps the forum could be altered so when we sign up we have to do the introduction before being allowed to post on the main forum. I know you shouldn't have to do this but it would get over the issue :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:01 pm

I quite agree, the number of problem questions I've read that new people have posted without saying hello over the years, been given help and advice, not even a follow up or hardly a thank you. Then not another posting. It is quite rude.
Mind you, after saying all this, so is saying hello and getting no replies. . . .

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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:42 pm

So, just to summarise, when joining the forum one must wear a hat, be at least 52.5 years old, and never start dinner with the main meal? :thumbup: :haha:

Just so that you all know, there is no way to send people to this part of the forum when they sign up, though I will see if there is a way of adding the suggestion to an email that new members get.

Editttttt.....Ok, the welcome email has been changed to strongly recommend that new members introduce themselves, and to thank members when they receive advice, as well as letting them know that we are a polite forum. :wave:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:37 pm

You forgot wears a flat cap and loves driving slowly all over the road on a Sunday. . . .

Can't fault Mr wibblywobbly, he sent me a private welcoming message as soon as I joined the forum :clap:
my hero. . . .

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Wouldn't accept my reply though >:<
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Postby wibblywobbly » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:41 pm

That's not true at all...I drive all over the road 'every' day!
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