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The keyboard player (Brian Cox) got his PhD in particle physics and now does shows on BBC when he's not teaching at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester!

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Old news. He's beem on the tellybox for years. His lectures are incredible.
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Old 15.06.2021, 14:48
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Old news. He's beem on the tellybox for years. His lectures are incredible.
Watched one on Saturday morning that included a bit about SETI.
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Only way to stop this mess is to stop posting. Not just on this thread.
Yet you racked up almost 2k posts since you re-registered
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:10
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Yet you racked up almost 2k posts since you re-registered
Your eight posts in nearly ten years is very admirable!
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:42
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Yet you racked up almost 2k posts since you re-registered
Who were you before JackieH?

Can we set up some kind of list with previous nicknames (and dupes)?

I only remember that Richdog became chuff...
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:43
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Who were you before JackieH?

Can we set up some kind of list with previous nicknames (and dupes)?

I only remember that Richdog became chuff...
And V____ became...
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:45
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Who were you before JackieH?

Can we set up some kind of list with previous nicknames (and dupes)?

I only remember that Richdog became chuff...
We're not allowed to talk about it... They want to be forgotten but at the same time want everybody to know that they've been here for years.
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:46
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More like Lord Of The Flies.
More like Keeping up with the Kardashians.
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Who were you before JackieH?

Can we set up some kind of list with previous nicknames (and dupes)?

I only remember that Richdog became chuff...
She has a keen interest in gardening and flouncing.
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:50
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Yet you racked up almost 2k posts since you re-registered
Welcome back to the board. It's been almost ten years. I hope you've achieved some of your goals that you had enquired about a decade ago.
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:52
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.

At least that would be more entertaining.
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:57
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.

At least that would be more entertaining.
Not the worst idea in the world, but could we all use fake names? I'd like to call myself Tom or Richard.
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Old 15.06.2021, 16:57
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.


How so? I thought this is a mud wrestling contest.

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Old 15.06.2021, 16:58
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.

At least that would be more entertaining.
Watching paint dry would probably be more entertaining.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:00
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Watching paint dry would probably be more entertaining.
I would be up for watching the battle of Neuchatel. My money's on you.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:01
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Watching paint dry would probably be more entertaining.
Depends on who was painted.
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10. In the introductions section, we have a new signup, Hotspurs FC, who has just arrived in Baar as a childcare professional, tells us he likes Tennis and would like to "get to know a few others around here."

I'm struck that this mod change thread has 600+ posts and yet, only one user -Sigh (thats his user name, not an ironic comment) - has welcomed Hotspurs FC to the forum and to Switzerland.

It's noteworthy how absent us new joiners are from the thread here. It's other-worldly to read, as a new joiner, because I think we'd probably like the whole team to be replaced with a different group, in the hopes of there being more empathetic team-players in the role, as it pertains to the treatment of new joiners. That's not to say we'd be right, but our perspective would be very different to those on this thread, undoubtedly.



Not 1 mod was either friendly or welcoming to us recent new joiners, and us new joiners find their behaviour (spiteful, mean-spirited, cutting messages, and liking nasty posts that mock us and our posts) at odds with how we'd like them to handle matters.



Of course, it goes without saying, that there'll always be a whole host of different thoughts on whether the role of a mod should extend beyond policing, whether they should draw clear boundaries between their behaviour as a mod v's poster, and posters who've been here a long time will, perhaps, be more generous in trying to understand the mod's, than we're inclined to be, having had a poor first impression.


It'd be nice to see the level of care from current and former mod's about themselves on this thread, extended to being courteous and thoughtful to new joiners, and appreciative of the handful of posters who consistently add decent content to the forums to help others.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:01
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.

At least that would be more entertaining.
That's just because you already got the outfit.

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Depends on who was painted.
Exactly. I would have watched a Picasso dry anytime if he had painted the thing for me.
In fact I would have given the drying process my utmost attention no matter how long it would have taken.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:08
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I wouldn't be opposed to an annual EF mud wrestling contest.

At least that would be more entertaining.
I don't like dirt too much. Can I instead throw mud from the royal box at the EF peasants down below?
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:12
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It's noteworthy how absent us new joiners are from the thread here. It's other-worldly to read, as a new joiner, because I think we'd probably like the whole team to be replaced with a different group, in the hopes of there being more empathetic team-players in the role, as it pertains to the treatment of new joiners. That's not to say we'd be right, but our perspective would be very different to those on this thread, undoubtedly.



Not 1 mod was either friendly or welcoming to us recent new joiners, and us new joiners find their behaviour (spiteful, mean-spirited, cutting messages, and liking nasty posts that mock us and our posts) at odds with how we'd like them to handle matters.



Of course, it goes without saying, that there'll always be a whole host of different thoughts on whether the role of a mod should extend beyond policing, whether they should draw clearl boundaries between their behaviour as a mod v's poster, and posters who've been here a long time will, perhaps, be more generous in trying to understand the mod's, than we're inclined to be, having had a poor first impression.


It'd be nice to see the level of care from current and former mod's about themselves on this thread, extended to being courteous and thoughtful to new joiners, and appreciative of the handful of posters who consistently add decent content to the forums to help others.
I agree with your post but it would be good to make clear which new joiners you are representing.
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