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Oh, wait. Accidentally turned my monitor off.

Never mind.
I just figured you were using a Windows system.
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I just figured you were using a Windows system.
Wouldn't that be a blue screen?
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:40 AM
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Wouldn't that be a blue screen?
The Blue Screen is for rebooting only, the Black Screen is for sleeping.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:17 PM
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The Blue Screen is for rebooting only, the Black Screen is for sleeping.
And the red screen is for loading and unloading only.

Wait, no. That's airports.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:27 PM
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And the red screen is for loading and unloading only.

Wait, no. That's airports.
Or The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:55 PM
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:05 PM
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I knew it! The creature "Skywatcher" has stolen the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator!
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Darn it. My first modulator warning.
Did it hurt? It looks like it hurts.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:46 PM
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And the red screen is for loading and unloading only.
So what's the white screen for?
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:53 PM
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Is there any unresolved board business here? Reported to request thread closure.
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So what's the white screen for?
Loading and unloading software, of course.

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Old 07-17-2019, 07:21 PM
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:25 PM
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Well, damn, now I feel like I've gotta post here before it's closed.

Y'know, I feel like a seasoned Doper, but I've never been banned from a particular thread.
Or a topic. I think that'd be kind of a badge of honor... "I'd tell you about my re-creation of North By Northwest starring stop-action Pez Dispensers, but Tuba Diva says I can't mention it for 400 business days, so ask me again a year from October."
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The Blue Screen is for rebooting only, the Black Screen is for sleeping.
It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:31 PM
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Party pooper.
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Closing this thread is akin to banning every poster from posting in it, which would make Ace a man ahead of his time.
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Are you showing “disinterest” in the thread? That didn’t go well the last time someone tried.

Just saying.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:14 AM
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What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin' on here?
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:56 AM
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:36 PM
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So what's the white screen for?
Look, Betty, don't you start up with your white screen shit again.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:09 PM
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:16 PM
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Are you showing “disinterest” in the thread? That didn’t go well the last time someone tried.

Just saying.
I don't care for ATMB threads discussing moderation getting bumped time & again, especially for, forgive me, such painfully unfunny replies. I feel compelled to read them since they inform us on moderation decisions, trends and ..I guess precedent is the closest word. These warning protest threads are closed pretty quickly when the moderation decision is less popular, right?

Just saying.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:17 PM
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I really do feel that I should point out that this thread is getting rather silly. I'm still not clear on the red onion on a cheeseburger thing. Is it OK to put red onions on a burger iff there is tomato and lettuce (that being kind of salad), or under no circumstances are red onions to be used for condiment-y purposes? Where do shallots and chives fall under this scheme?

To the point, jnglmassiv, it's obvious that ace didn't follow mod instructions and it was very clear to most readers. You now are completely aware of the results so why reply ?
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:03 PM
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These warning protest threads are closed pretty quickly when the moderation decision is less popular, right?
I generally try to keep threads open as much as possible in ATMB. Threads are only closed when they become problematic or if they start circling around and re-hashing the same things over and over again with no hope of a resolution.

With all of the serious issues we have dealt with in here lately, if some folks want a bit of lighthearted Airplane humor, I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:24 PM
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Ace it said "Do not return to this thread."
I've noticed this admonition a few times with recent warnings. Is this this de rigueur, now?
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:52 PM
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I've noticed this admonition a few times with recent warnings. Is this this de rigueur, now?
No. I'm not sure why you think something you've seen "a few times" is now de rigueur.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:57 PM
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Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want this thread aborted.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:14 PM
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No. I'm not sure why you think something you've seen "a few times" is now de rigueur.
I'll take your word for it.

If it continues, it would seem that it would then be customary.
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I generally try to keep threads open as much as possible in ATMB. Threads are only closed when they become problematic or if they start circling around and re-hashing the same things over and over again with no hope of a resolution.

With all of the serious issues we have dealt with in here lately, if some folks want a bit of lighthearted Airplane humor, I don't have a problem with it.
Thanks for the reply. I disagree with it but I appreciate that you responded. There's an active Airplane thread in CS right now for this sort of stuff but ok.
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To the point, jnglmassiv, it's obvious that ace didn't follow mod instructions and it was very clear to most readers. You now are completely aware of the results so why reply ?
It's not that I'm replying, it's that I'm compelled to return to a thread to read new posts to see whether there's been any news from a staff member. It happens pretty often, a warning is applied, the teeming masses speak their minds about why it was wrong or right and staff returns to overturn the warning or further explain why it's upheld or both or neither. Those are ok since they're topical and About This Message Board.

In this case, there's no ambiguity, there's no unresolved board business, the warning stands as it will and should ...or perhaps not? It's been bumped and bumped again. Maybe a staff member posts "After a few spins around the mod loop, we've decided that OP could have reasonably misinterpreted the moderator instruction and the warning is lifted." While this probably won't (and should not) happen for this particular thread, I think that ATMB threads should be kept light and lean and focused on official business. And test threads. Not that I'm anything but totally disinterested.

In any case, it's been asked and answered.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:42 PM
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With all of the serious issues we have dealt with in here lately, if some folks want a bit of lighthearted Airplane humor, I don't have a problem with it.
Surely you can't be serious!
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I really do feel that I should point out that this thread is getting rather silly. I'm still not clear on the red onion on a cheeseburger thing. Is it OK to put red onions on a burger iff there is tomato and lettuce (that being kind of salad), or under no circumstances are red onions to be used for condiment-y purposes? Where do shallots and chives fall under this scheme?

To the point, jnglmassiv, it's obvious that ace didn't follow mod instructions and it was very clear to most readers. You now are completely aware of the results so why reply ?
I do know that it's unfashionable to tie a red onion to your belt. White onions only, or if you can't get them, yellow onions are acceptable. But no red onions under any circumstances.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:31 PM
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I do know that it's unfashionable to tie a red onion to your belt. White onions only, or if you can't get them, yellow onions are acceptable. But no red onions under any circumstances.
Garlic is also acceptable but only if you're in Romania.
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I'll take your word for it.
Thank you ever so much!

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If it continues, it would seem that it would then be customary.
Since it's not happening now as a regular thing, there's no way it could "continue."
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He is serious, and stop calling him Shirley.
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It's been bumped and bumped again.
To me, "bumping" happens when a thread is languishing and clearly well on its way to obscurity, then somebody posts even though it was clear that the community was prepared to move on.

By that definition, I don't think this thread has been bumped yet.
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I do get jnglmassiv's point, though - I too have been checking the thread to see whether there's anything actionable/noteworthy added to it, which I wouldn't bother to do if I knew it was just jokes.
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Since the discussion about the moderation is resolved and the jokes are bothering some people, I will go ahead and close this.
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