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Message 1345189 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 3:57:15 UTC - in response to Message 1344640.

in terms of stone it is kerb nor curb, but I'll let it go.

curbstone

"kerbstone" and "kerb stone" are not found. "kerb" says it's British and just refers back to "curb 5".

Since you and Winterknight are both British, you do have a point. But it's just you Brits being British. (Last word spoken with a strong British accent and the R thoroughly rolled.)

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Message 1345257 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:07:45 UTC

with a strong British accent and the R thoroughly rolled.)

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

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Message 1345495 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 19:36:22 UTC - in response to Message 1345257.

with a strong British accent and the R thoroughly rolled.)

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Kerb/Curb

That seems to make the same point my link did.

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Message 1345506 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 19:52:55 UTC

Here's another one I wish I could have used for the counting thread.



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Message 1345569 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 21:41:41 UTC

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Oh good grief. Could some kind soul take this young man to one side and explain ....

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Message 1345739 - Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 7:01:11 UTC - in response to Message 1345569.
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Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Oh good grief. Could some kind soul take this young man to one side and explain ....

That's difficult because of the different spellings of the derrière on both sides of the pond. (TBH, I only got it when pondering the last post ;-)

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Message 1345780 - Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 11:30:38 UTC - in response to Message 1345739.

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Oh good grief. Could some kind soul take this young man to one side and explain ....

That's difficult because of the different spellings of the derrière on both sides of the pond. (TBH, I only got it when pondering the last post ;-)

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*blink* thanks Gundolf. That one was clearly lost in translation.

Oh, and Chris, I'm sure the ladies around here wouldn't mind an attractive guy giving some language lessons...
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Message 1345826 - Posted: 12 Mar 2013, 14:11:44 UTC

Oh, and Chris, I'm sure the ladies around here wouldn't mind an attractive guy giving some language lessons...

Ok I'll put the word out and see if we can find someone ;-)

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Message 1346060 - Posted: 13 Mar 2013, 8:07:08 UTC - in response to Message 1345826.

Oh, and Chris, I'm sure the ladies around here wouldn't mind an attractive guy giving some language lessons...

Ok I'll put the word out and see if we can find someone ;-)




Hmmmm...Good idea;)
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Message 1346769 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 5:54:28 UTC

*3 I am a bit lost to.
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Message 1346812 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 10:49:24 UTC - in response to Message 1345780.

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Oh good grief. Could some kind soul take this young man to one side and explain ....

That's difficult because of the different spellings of the derrière on both sides of the pond. (TBH, I only got it when pondering the last post ;-)

Gruß,
Gundolf

*blink* thanks Gundolf. That one was clearly lost in translation.

Oh, and Chris, I'm sure the ladies around here wouldn't mind an attractive guy giving some language lessons...

I *think* I understand.

I'm not especially attractive, but I wouldn't mind getting together with a lady for some language practice.

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Message 1346871 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 15:18:42 UTC - in response to Message 1346812.

Only women are allowed to roll their "R's" around here :-))

Why's that?

Oh good grief. Could some kind soul take this young man to one side and explain ....

That's difficult because of the different spellings of the derrière on both sides of the pond. (TBH, I only got it when pondering the last post ;-)

Gruß,
Gundolf

*blink* thanks Gundolf. That one was clearly lost in translation.

Oh, and Chris, I'm sure the ladies around here wouldn't mind an attractive guy giving some language lessons...

I *think* I understand.

I'm not especially attractive, but I wouldn't mind getting together with a lady for some language practice.

Ah, to be a cunning linguist ...

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Message 1346921 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 17:21:18 UTC

Hmmm...wonder if that pic in Beets is photoshopped...;)
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Message 1347163 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 3:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 1346921.
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Hmmm...wonder if that pic in Beets is photoshopped...;)

Doubt it. Birds can twist heads half way around and when they get territorial the contests can result in some drastic flight maneuvers, especially if they lock talons. And the sun angle, shadows and highlights are consistent so if it is a photoshop job someone spent a lot of time getting it right.

<edit>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8365842/Pictures-of-the-day-7-March-2011.html
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Message 1347589 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 9:26:31 UTC

I see the count to thread has suffered from the dreaded "copyright" problem. For separate reason I recently did some research on this.

Artists and photographers who own copyright are annoyed with sites that use their images without a direct link back to their site, so Google get round this by making all photos "clickable" links, i.e click on the photo and go to the original artist website.

Unfortunately once we "hotlink" to those same pictures the "direct" link no longer exists.

From what the artist and photographers are saying they don't even like the way Google does it, saying that no more than a thumbnail should be shown and to see the original you must be forced to go to the site.

Whilst what we are doing may seem like harmless fun, these images are peoples livelihoods. I knew an artist many years ago who had an image stolen and used as a logo, he did not have the money to fight it and lost out.

I know the "count to thread" will be a little more difficult now but not impossible.



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Message 1347590 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 9:39:36 UTC

Seti of necessity has to be as squeaky clean as it can be. I found it increasingly harder to find photographs that were not copyrighted, which is why I basically dropped out of the "Count to" thread.

I suggest that the Admins here look into this whole business, and give us some official guidance upon what is, and is not, acceptable. There is no reason why the thread should not continue, but it will be a bit harder, and I think that will make it that much more interesting anyway.

Just my 2C worth ....

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Message 1347605 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 10:19:36 UTC

I agree. I don't find it hard to find a pic that hasn't got a copyright though.
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Message 1347741 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 15:31:22 UTC

Just because something doesn't have a copyright notice on it doesn't mean it isn't covered by copyright. After thinking about it some more, I'm actually more comfortable with posting some of those clipart images that say who they belong to and where you can find them, because then it's clear that whoever posted it here is not claiming ownership or authorship. Otoh, those same sites also make it quite clear that you can not use their images without paying.

Really, we should be restricting ourselves to sites that explicitly say their images are free for public use, or government sites which (I believe) are automatically in the public domain. Also, the game rules should allow for a text link (rather than just making the image an active link) back to the owner's site if that's what the owner wants for use of the image.*

I freely admit I have not been living within these guidelines myself, but if we make it a rule I will do so.


*Quick primer on how to use the URL tag for those who don't know (I think most of you at least know the simple method):

1. Type some preliminary text, if you want, then click the URL button above the text editing window.

2a. (Simple link) Paste in the link. Viewers will see the URL and it will be an active link they can click.

2b. (Complex) Move your cursor to the left of the right bracket ]. Type an equal sign = and paste your link. Move your cursor back to the right of the bracket and type the text you want to appear as a link. Viewers will see the text and it will be an active link to the URL you hid inside the tag.

2c. (Picture) Hide your link within the URL tag as in 2b, but instead (or in addition) to typing some text outside the tag, put your Img tags there.

3. Click the URL button again. You should get the closing tag with a slash / in it.

4. Preview! to make sure it looks the way you want it to. (However, if you want to test the link, right-click it and open in a new window or tab; even if your forum settings are set to automatically open links in a new tab, it won't happen when previewing a post.)

If you have already typed a bunch of text and then decide you want to go back and put a link in the middle of it, you'll have to type the tags manually instead of clicking the buttons. This forum system always puts tags at the end of your text, not where the cursor is. It's easy, though. Put the cursor where you want it and type [ URL ] without the spaces. For method 2b and 2c, put the = and the link address inside. At the end of your link, type [ /URL ] (again without the spaces). Then definitely preview to make sure the link works right and you didn't accidentally make the whole remainder of the post a link.

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Message 1347957 - Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 2:21:49 UTC - in response to Message 1347605.

I agree. I don't find it hard to find a pic that hasn't got a copyright though.

I am with you Julie it isn't hard.
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