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robBob 27.05.2021 18:35

Asking for a friend
 
Why is it that so many post threads where they include the fact "Asking for a friend"? Are they really asking for a friend? What does it bring? What is it supposed to indicate? Hey it's not me. It's my friend who badly needs to know!

bowlie 27.05.2021 18:41

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Likely many people have heard how toxic the EF environment is, so they depend on friends and acquaintances to pose their questions for them.

MusicChick 27.05.2021 18:48

Re: Asking for a friend
 
It means "I need to know but, please, be a bit kinder".

Cmon, guys, you can do it..

pilatus1 27.05.2021 18:56

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Is there anywhere on Langstrasse where someone can buy poppers, vaseline, and small rodents on short notice?

Asking for a friend.

curley 27.05.2021 19:13

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3310908)
Likely many people have heard how toxic the EF environment is, so they depend on friends and acquaintances to pose their questions for them.

doesn't work though, does it. Latest from post 4 all responding posts are phrased with "you".
You nutter, you moron, you gotta be kidding ..... you name it, it's all thrown at OP :D

Chuff 27.05.2021 19:26

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robBob (Post 3310905)
Why is it that so many post threads where they include the fact "Asking for a friend"? Are they really asking for a friend? What does it bring? What is it supposed to indicate? Hey it's not me. It's my friend who badly needs to know!

You are mince in human form.

LtSoftDrink 05.06.2021 15:14

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pilatus1 (Post 3310914)
Is there anywhere on Langstrasse where someone can buy poppers, vaseline, and small rodents on short notice?

Asking for a friend.

All I can say, after consulting with my friend, the “small rodent” part of your friend’s query can be particularly tricky. The recently introduced Cricetidae consensuality clause is certainly not without merit but has equally proved sticky when individuals are questioned.

NotAllThere 05.06.2021 15:20

Re: Asking for a friend
 
I have a friend who has no friends. What should I he do?

LtSoftDrink 05.06.2021 15:28

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3313770)
I have a friend who has no friends. What should I he do?

Tough questions, really tough! You, err, I mean he, could try to stalk, err, I mean make friends with a random .... who cares!
What really gets me, is that I can't handle strike through font or multi quotes :msnmad:

Urs Max 06.06.2021 01:15

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3313770)
I have a friend who has no friends. What should I he do?

Become a schizophrenic? They're never alone.
Quote:

Originally Posted by LtSoftDrink (Post 3313775)
What really gets me, is that I can't handle strike through font or multi quotes :msnmad:

The multiquote button is to the immediate right of the quote button. Alternatively, rightclick on the quote buttons of multiple posts and open each in its own tab, then copy/paste them together into a single reply. I often prefer the latter method and compose each reply before the copy/paste in its respective reply area, as it protects me from interfering with (and possibly breaking the BB-code of) the others. Also, preview is much more useful.

Strikethrough goes like this:
(s)stricken through(/s)
except the two bracket pairs need to be [] rather than ().

araqyl 06.06.2021 11:54

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3313770)
I have a friend who has no friends. What should I he do?

Quote:

Originally Posted by LtSoftDrink (Post 3313775)
Tough questions, really tough! You, err, I mean he, could try to stalk, err, I mean make friends with a random .... who cares!
What really gets me, is that I can't handle strike through font or multi quotes :msnmad:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 3313959)
Become a schizophrenic? They're never alone.

The multiquote button is to the immediate right of the quote button. Alternatively, rightclick on the quote buttons of multiple posts and open each in its own tab, then copy/paste them together into a single reply. I often prefer the latter method and compose each reply before the copy/paste in its respective reply area, as it protects me from interfering with (and possibly breaking the BB-code of) the others. Also, preview is much more useful.

Strikethrough goes like this:
(s)stricken through(/s)
except the two bracket pairs need to be [] rather than ().

Is this good for you, LtSoftDrink? Or should that be for your friend?

MusicChick 06.06.2021 11:58

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by araqyl (Post 3314041)
Is this good for you, LtSoftDrink? Or should that be for your friend?

Hahahaha.

I wonder what will come up next time somebody mentions "asking for a friend". Be easy on peeps, please, EFers.

Schweizerdutch 06.06.2021 12:48

Re: Asking for a friend
 
A friend of mine keeps asking questions on my behalf on another forum. I'd like him to stop. What can I do?

Asking for a friend, of course. Possibly the same one.

LtSoftDrink 06.06.2021 13:47

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 3313959)
The multiquote button is to the immediate right of the quote button. Alternatively, rightclick on the quote buttons of multiple posts and open each in its own tab, then copy/paste them together into a single reply. I often prefer the latter method and compose each reply before the copy/paste in its respective reply area, as it protects me from interfering with (and possibly breaking the BB-code of) the others. Also, preview is much more useful.

Strikethrough goes like this:
(s)stricken through(/s)
except the two bracket pairs need to be [] rather than ().

Thanks Urs, the multiquote button just does absolutely nothing for me my friend

Quote:

Originally Posted by araqyl (Post 3314041)
Is this good for you, LtSoftDrink? Or should that be for your friend?

Thanks aragly, fine with me my friend Schweizerdutch will certainly be equally happy
Question remains, why strikethrough functionality isn't included in the font section - and for some other fiddly reason I can't thank you directly => no thank/groan buttons

curley 06.06.2021 13:55

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LtSoftDrink (Post 3314075)
Thanks Urs, the multiquote button just does absolutely nothing for me my friend


Thanks aragly, fine with me my friend Schweizerdutch will certainly be equally happy
Question remains, why strikethrough functionality isn't included in the font section - and for some other fiddly reason I can't thank you directly => no thank/groan buttons

Yes it does, I'm sure. Maybe Urs forgot to tell you that the last one you want to quote you actually have to click quote.
Then the window opens and all the ones you chose are quoted.

LtSoftDrink 06.06.2021 14:11

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 3313959)
Become a schizophrenic? They're never alone.

The multiquote button is to the immediate right of the quote button. Alternatively, rightclick on the quote buttons of multiple posts and open each in its own tab, then copy/paste them together into a single reply. I often prefer the latter method and compose each reply before the copy/paste in its respective reply area, as it protects me from interfering with (and possibly breaking the BB-code of) the others. Also, preview is much more useful.

Strikethrough goes like this:
(s)stricken through(/s)
except the two bracket pairs need to be [] rather than ().

Quote:

Originally Posted by araqyl (Post 3314041)
Is this good for you, LtSoftDrink? Or should that be for your friend?

Quote:

Originally Posted by curley (Post 3314081)
Yes it does, I'm sure. Maybe Urs forgot to tell you that the last one you want to quote you actually have to click quote.
Then the window opens and all the ones you chose are quoted.

Thanks curley! another pearl of wisdom cast before swine my friend :D

curley 06.06.2021 14:33

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LtSoftDrink (Post 3314088)
Thanks curley! another pearl of wisdom cast before swine my friend :D

Wouldn't agree. The swine recipient made good use of the pearl.

I learnt early, the devil lies in the detail. :D

MusicChick 06.06.2021 14:44

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Sooo...does the crossed stuff stand for alternate reality :D

Can I cross an emoji???

Lemi :D

:eek: Not really

curley 06.06.2021 14:50

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3314111)
Sooo...does the crossed stuff stand for alternate reality :D

Can I cross an emoji???

Lemi :D

:eek: Not really

Yes you did, as if you cross it, it's no longer an emoji and shows as a simple html-error instead. :D

HIAO 06.06.2021 14:50

Re: Asking for a friend
 
Would any one be interested in becoming my buddy?

Asking for a friend.


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