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Food now on the FOO no-no list? What about the rest?

     
8:55 pm on Feb 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Guys, I don't think we want to get back in the recipe dumps of 2002 when when had dozens of food and recipe threads ;-)

Foo is for the tech related ;-)

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You lock a recipe thread, while at the same time you've got thread about what to properly call ice hockey [webmasterworld.com] still open? Sports are somehow more tech-related than cooking?

What about all these other TOTALLY non-tech-related threads that were never touched?

[webmasterworld.com ] (Friday Word Game)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Adopting a baby)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Limericks)
[webmasterworld.com ] (non-tech Latin translation)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Fun cars)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Bands getting ripped off)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Superbowl predictions)
[webmasterworld.com ] (DG's baby goats)
[webmasterworld.com ] (Deep sea life found)
[webmasterworld.com ] <--(Star Trek cancelled, posted by Brett himself)

And that's only since Feb. 3rd...

...what's the deal? Sports, trivia and television is OK, but cooking isn't? Is it time to revise the "banned subjects" list for FOO and add "food" to religion, race, gender and politics?

8:42 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No Valentine flowers yesterday, Marcia? Sorry. I gave my wife a dozen and took her out to dinner, too. Take care and have a good one. (please, I'm just kidding around with ya)
8:46 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Guys, I don't think we want to get back in the recipe dumps of 2002 when when had dozens of food and recipe threads ;-)
Open mouth, insert Foo.
Foo is for the tech related ;-)

Should have stopped when he was ahead.
Tech related stuff, got it. Like cars, barbeques and lawn mowers.

[edited by: grandpa at 8:51 am (utc) on Feb. 15, 2005]

8:50 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Tech related stuff, got it. Like cars, barbeques and lawn mowers.

Don't forget sports and Star Trek... ;)

8:56 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No Valentine flowers yesterday, Marcia? Sorry. I gave my wife a dozen and took her out to dinner, too.

(note to self: beneath contempt)

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Mivox

I have followed this thread with interest. I suspect that you are being a little slow on understanding here

Foo ..was started as a place where we could discuss about tech life that didn't really fall under other categories.

1. You have to understand that Webmasters do watch tech programmes like Star Trek, and not "girlie" programmes like cooking ones. So that is within the TOS

2. You have to understand that Webmasters only eat "real" food (hamburgers, steak, cow pie) and not "girlie" stuff like rabbit. Someone once said in the UK that "real men do not eat quiche" - they certainly do not eat bunnies. So that is clearly outside the TOS

3. Webmasters do drink beer (often in larger quantities than is good for them) so I suspect (do not take this as authorative) that posting a beer recipe may be within the TOS.

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cornwall

You have to understand that Webmasters only eat "real" food

Bunnies are real food, the only reason we don't need recipes for bunnies is that we eat them raw, they're much to small to bother cooking. :)

Apologies to all vegetarians present the above was an uncalled for carnivore joke and probably in exceedingly bad taste - please remmeber that British humour is different

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surely everybody here has at least one O'Reilly cookbook right next to their computer?

... confused of london

12:17 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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cornwall i have never know Mivox to to be slow on anything, maybe you should read the thread again :)

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12:33 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>Webmasters do watch tech programmes like Star Trek, and not "girlie" programmes like cooking ones
>>not "girlie" stuff like rabbit
>>in the UK that "real men do not eat quiche"

On the other hand, "most real Webmasters wear bras" so that all proves nothing. Sorry Cornwall, but I'm afraid your argument is fallacious and lacks any substantive credibility.

Mike Grehan, however, has been known to drink "girlie drinks" so I'm not quite sure where that leaves us.

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cornwall.. maybe you should read the thread again

OK, I have been off and read the thread again (and a damn fine read it is too)

I stick to the conclusions of my post above. In fact my memory was jogged by one of the earlier posts in this thread that proves my point about tech life...

...the 100 plus thread on shaving and the wonders of Mach3, remember that one (real webmasters have long memories too). Point of that thread was that real webmasters use raw steel, soap and water - not hot wax or cremes that wimps use.

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"most real Webmasters wear bras"

How did you know... of course only on weekends... on my head... for special ceremonies.

12:48 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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OK, I have started a technical discussion in FOO. It is about football, and not even one time does it mention the word cooking.

Super Bowl defined [webmasterworld.com]

Far be it from me to disregard the TOS.

>>I gave my wife a dozen and took her out to dinner, too.

And pray tell us Mark, what did you give your girl friend at lunch?

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LOL. Where's 1Lit [webmasterworld.com] when we need her/him?

FWIW, I often think some of the Foo threads are way OT, and some of the more personal ones make me squirm. But I tend just not to open them if they don't interest me. Lawman and others do an excellent job of keeping the politics and contentious stuff away.

I also agree that it's Brett's ball and he can make any rules he wants. We can always play somewhere else except nobody else has such a good ball :(.

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On the other hand, "most real Webmasters wear bras" so that all proves nothing. Sorry Cornwall, but I'm afraid your argument is fallacious and lacks any substantive credibility.

Sorry Marcia, you misunderstand me, I never mentioned what webmasters mode of dress.

If you are correct the "most real Webmasters wear bras" then "bras", under the TOS would be a perfectly acceptable topic in Foo.

I suspect you would have to provide some proof that this statement was in fact true. I have carried out a thorough search in G, and am unable to verify it. Perhaps you have been peeking into the Real Webmasters locker room?

1:21 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmm

Real webmasters shave using steel, soap and water and real webmasters wear bras, now I would have thought that these two statements were pretty much unrenconcilable, until I thought about it for a while.

The only conclusion here is that real webmasters are transvestites.

Ohh well thats my career over then, I've got no chance - I don't shave and I don't wear a bra.

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I'm pretty sure your Super Bowl thread is well within the TOS, Marcia, as it deals with the relative performance of steel vs. aluminum. Metallurgy is right up there with Star Trek as something that Real Webmasters would find interesting and relevant. ;)

Real Webmaster: "Pass the sulfuric acid, I'm gonna throw this piece of steel in there and see what happens... Wow, cool, look at those bubbles! OK, now hand me the nitric..."

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Brett, me boy, if you hear a loud noise outside one night, don't worry, it's just the mob with flaming torches arguing over who's going to ring the doorbell. ;)
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Cue a couple of verses of Python's Lumberjack Song ...

"I spam the SERPs, I wear a black hat, suspendies and a bra!"

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I've never knowingly eaten a bra.
2:52 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>"most real Webmasters wear bras"

Marcia, you must have made really good use of your time at that Pubcon you attended... ;)

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This thread is starting to sound like it should be moved to Foo.

Perhaps you should include recipes as a sub section of your tech thread such as.....

"Have you seen the new all in one and held personal computer?(and here is my new recipe for ultra drunken chicken)"

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bbq [google.com]
sauce [google.com]
but the winner is BEER [google.com]

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@IanTurner

<-- we don't need recipes for bunnies is that we eat them raw, they're much to small to bother cooking. :) -->

LOL - to skin or not too skin :)

@All

to avoid *hot* topics like this can't we all eat egg and chips? :o)

<US>Chips == Fries</US>

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4:32 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I gave my wife a dozen and took her out to dinner, too.

And I sent my guy two dozen roses to his work, gave him a collection of blues CD's and drove cross country to be there to actually spend Valentines day with him. If you're gonna take a dig at someone Mark and prop yourself up to be the man of the day, at least make sure you did something to boast about. (And please know that *I* am *only* kidding with *you*) ;-)

not "girlie" programmes like cooking ones

Never forget that webmasters can also be female and that they can kick ass and go toe to toe with many of the men in this forum.

real webmasters use raw steel, soap and water - not hot wax or cremes that wimps use.

Speak for yourself. This real webmaster revels her cremes and waxes. ;-)

I say as long as it doesn't touch politics or "hot topics" that we should be free to post what we want in foo. As mivox said, if bandwidth is a problem, then block the robots. Webmasterworld is supposed to be a "community" and for many of us, it is our "office" since we work in solitary conditions. Office breakrooms consists of free discussion. That is what I've always looked at foo as being for webmasterworld.

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>>"most real Webmasters wear bras"

I have to admit that working at home as I do, I often don't bother to put my bra on in the morning. But then again, I'm not a Webmaster, so I guess that's okay?

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Real webmasters shave using steel, soap and water and real webmasters wear bras, now I would have thought that these two statements were pretty much unrenconcilable, until I thought about it for a while.

The only conclusion here is that real webmasters are transvestites.

Or that female webmasters shave their legs... but really Ian, what would YOU know about shaving anyhow? I've seen your face! (Unless it's you rlegs you're shaving...)

Now cornwall, I can certainly see an argument that a real webmaster wouldn't use a cookbook, but we don't have a tradition of cookbook recommendation threads around here.... surely real webmasters would stand around swapping tips for charring dead animals in a flavorful way?

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Anyway - it's been a fun thread :-)

Newbies, please read the charter to Foo. The topic swath it carves is wide and deep, but the general idea is to keep it within reason.

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