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Old 08-08-2019, 10:42 AM
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GQ board description is out of date


When you go to the top SDMB page, the description you see for General Questions is:

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Got a factual question for the Teeming Millions (and possibly Cecil) to consider? Post it here.
Since there is no longer a real possibility of Cecil answering questions originating in the GQ forum , I would suggest that the parenthetic comment there be removed.

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Old 08-08-2019, 11:08 AM
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Also, maybe update the number to Teeming Hundreds?
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:34 AM
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Also, maybe update the number to Teeming Hundreds?
Hundreds is less alliterative.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:56 AM
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There's also the matter of posters starting threads asking questions that don't have a factual answer.

They're seeking opinions and/or advice.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:01 PM
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There's also the matter of posters starting threads asking questions that don't have a factual answer.

They're seeking opinions and/or advice.
Well yeah but thatís already addressed accurately in the board description (and the Rules/FAQs go into sufficient detail if people bother to read them). As long as thatís being reported/enforced properly thereís not much else you can do.
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:09 PM
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As noted in a recent thread, you can ask Cecil a question. Just don't expect a response.

And the sames goes for questions for the teeming.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:03 PM
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While there is currently no new content available on the site, the door is not entirely closed to possible return at some currently unknown time in future. As long as that possibility remains I think things should stay as they are.

Yes, glory days, well, they pass you by, as some philosopher said. But I'm still here and you're still here and we still have co-conspirators here. Cecil has friends. We can either sit down in the dirt and wail and bitch about how things aren't or make the best of what is and keep finding meaning and purpose in what we have. I invite all of you to join me in this effort. Bring your friends. Make new friends and drag them over too.

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Also, maybe update the number to Teeming Hundreds?
Hundreds is less alliterative.
Huddled Hundreds, then?
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Huddled Hundreds, then?
Despairing Dozens.
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As noted in a recent thread, you can ask Cecil a question. Just don't expect a response.
I can call Cecil from the vasty deep!
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Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will he come when you do call?

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Old 08-08-2019, 03:25 PM
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CecilCecilCecil!

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Old 08-08-2019, 03:34 PM
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Tuba, you forgot to look in a mirror and spin around while saying it.
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:46 PM
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Are you Beany?
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:44 PM
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It keeps the option open for a reboot of the franchise at some point in the future, with someone younger playing the role of Cecil Adams.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:17 PM
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Have you ever read one of my posts? Fat chance of me being able to do that!
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Well yeah but thatís already addressed accurately in the board description (and the Rules/FAQs go into sufficient detail if people bother to read them). As long as thatís being reported/enforced properly thereís not much else you can do.
That's the problem. It's not being enforced. Sometimes, the first post, or even the thread title, basically says "I need advice about X".
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That's the problem. It's not being enforced. Sometimes, the first post, or even the thread title, basically says "I need advice about X".
So a thread is possibly in the wrong forum. If no one reports it or the mods feel it belongs there, what harm is it doing you?
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So a thread is possibly in the wrong forum. If no one reports it or the mods feel it belongs there, what harm is it doing you?
It's a message board. It doesn't harm me. I just think it's silly and slightly annoying when posters with join dates from 10, 15, almost 20 years ago post in the wrong forum. :shrug:
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Cecil has friends.
Of course he does. 'Nuff said!

Last time I talked to him, he told me that we was working on getting the Fyre festival back off the ground and turning it into a reality.
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Of course he does. 'Nuff said!

Last time I talked to him, he told me that we was working on getting the Fyre festival back off the ground and turning it into a reality.
Maybe combining it with a Woodstock revival?
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Maybe combining it with a Woodstock revival?
...Call it Fyrewood!

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While there is currently no new content available on the site
I've been out of the loop, and I was surprised to see no new content after some time last year; what I don't see is a mention of this in a sticky or FAQ. What did I miss?
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:09 PM
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I've been out of the loop, and I was surprised to see no new content after some time last year; what I don't see is a mention of this in a sticky or FAQ. What did I miss?
This.

A note from Cecil Adams about The Straight Dope

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