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- Sep 21, 2011
All those people that slow down to look at a motorway car crash for instance, are rubber neckers.?
I've not heard the term "rubber-neckers" before so I don't know what it means, but I do like it!It appears that Jon has added an ignore feature for the rubber-neckers, so that should help.
Then I either have a false memory or an incorrect interpretation (or both) of something you once wrote. Didn't mean anything by it.I was an Access guy, right from Access 1.0.
No offence taken whatsoever. It was a false memory, but I think I know where you got it from. Ages ago, I mentioned that I no longer do Access for work. The 5 years ago consultancy was with an old client of mine who calls upon me from time to time. I've been a programmer for many years, but then morphed into marketing over time, writing books and all sorts of other disparate nonsense.Then I either have a false memory or an incorrect interpretation (or both) of something you once wrote. Didn't mean anything by it.
I am the go-between, the filling in the sandwich. Person A wants X, Person B wants Y. It is not often that I can provide something that caters to both. Regarding the money, there have been some great contributors to this forum over the years. @NauticalGent for example has been very generous, so you can send some thanks his way (and from me). There are others who are behind the scenes who are more anonymous and I respect their wish to remain so. The plugin costs are relatively small compared to the ongoing hosting and administration costs.I think your decision to allow some flexibility in what can be filtered out is very admirable - especially since it will likely be money out of your pocket.
GasMan nailed it. The meaning can also apply to those who do not want to look at something, look anyway and then want to be upset at what they saw. The WC is that to a lot of people - me included - but I often take a deep breath and tell myself "no one told you to read that *stuff*, numb-nuts", and order is restored.'ve not heard the term "rubber-neckers" before so I don't know what it means, but I do like it!
When you said WC, I thought you meant the toilet, because WC means toilet in the UK! And when you said it was your only source of entertainment, I thought perhaps you took the Sunday paper in there and maybe a sandwich!leaving the WC as my only source of entertainment
But it might be worth it for some members to consider, that if I am seeking opinion too improve the forums and instead they want to give me hostility and threats, it will act as a deterrent in me asking for an opinion. And it could come to the point of leave before you are shoved. You know who you are.
I hear you NauticalGent and I know what you are referring to. Just understand that I also have a side to the story and sometimes when I take some action it might on first appearance seem overzealous or unfair, I can assure you that other factors may be at play that maybe you don't know about.A word of caution on that Jon if you will hear it. One of the things I love about this forum is the tolerance level - a level that has its limits and although I do not agree or even like some of the measures you have taken, I still respect the fact that your tolerance is relatively high and your skin is tough.
Please do not let your personal feelings get in the way of a healthy forum...
I assumed as much, just wanted to address the elephant in the room.Just understand that I also have a side to the story and sometimes when I take some action it might on first appearance seem overzealous or unfair, I can assure you that other factors may be at play that maybe you don't know about.
I agree but I don't come here to discuss it. I come here because I have an interest in Access. If the forum becomes primarily something other than an Access forum then I shall probably leave.Very well said.
Additionally, I always chuckle when I hear people say they are never interested in any politics. A person may think that, but it's never true IMO. If you are interested in any aspect of your daily life at all, you're interested in politics. They are one and the same. One drives the other and affects everything about our lives. Period.