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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 May '14 11:05
    This thread serves as an earnest base for a discussion.

    The rules:

    * be clear!
    * don't disguise things.


    So there is an art to questioning.

    The grammatic or syntactic structure is not making a question a question.

    A question which is a statement in disuse is not furthering the communication.

    If you want to I invite you to discuss the thesis above.

    Enjoy
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    11 May '14 11:15
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    A question which is a statement in disuse is not furthering the communication.
    May I assume you mean disguise and not disuse?
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 May '14 11:32
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    May I assume you mean disguise and not disuse?
    yes.
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    11 May '14 14:25
    Given the nature of Internet forums like this one (i.e., anonymity, hidden agendas,
    insincerity, pretense, satire, and so on...) is a meaningful discussion even possible?
  5. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 May '14 14:57
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    two good points drew.

    * Ignoring disrupting posts can concentrate discussion
    + ignored disruptors are discouraged to continue disrupting.
    - ignored posters could increase posting frequency or disruptive potential.
    ->ignoring will be harder

    * A bit of lightheartedness and humor will increase the emotional interest in the topic and thread.
    + increased interest and better understanding
    - becoming clownesk and thus disruptive
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 May '14 16:59
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    This thread serves as an earnest base for a discussion.

    The rules:

    * be clear!
    * don't disguise things.


    So there is an art to questioning.

    The grammatic or syntactic structure is not making a question a question.

    A question which is a statement in disuse is not furthering the communication.

    If you want to I invite you to discuss the thesis above.

    Enjoy
    "Großvater Robert, wir werden es mein Weg tun, oder wir werden es am ganzen...
    jetzt oder jemals nicht tun. Ihr Freund, das Wägbare Lachen laut" lol
  7. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 May '14 17:02
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Großvater Robert, wir werden es mein Weg tun, oder wir werden es am ganzen...
    jetzt oder jemals nicht tun. Ihr Freund, das Wägbare Lachen laut" lol
    Grandfather Bob we will it do my way or we will it in the whole --- now and never do. Your friend the ponderable laugh loud.

    Google translator? This was not really German. But you made your point quite clear: Now I am the Kind of the copy thread!
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 May '14 17:19
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Grandfather Bob we will it do my way or we will it in the whole --- now and never do. Your friend the ponderable laugh loud.

    Google translator? This was not really German. But you made your point quite clear: Now I am the Kind of the copy thread!
    "Grandfather Robert, we will do it my way or we shall not do it at all...
    now or ever. Your friend, Ponderable laughing out loud" lol

    Same translator I used a few days ago in conversation on this forum with lolof and C. Hess.
    Hope you enjoyed my feeble attempt at humour in another language.

    http://translation2.paralink.com/English-Swedish-Translator
  9. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    11 May '14 17:20
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Given the nature of Internet forums like this one (i.e., anonymity, hidden agendas,
    insincerity, pretense, satire, and so on...) is a meaningful discussion even possible?
    Yes. Hard to find at times, but possible.
  10. Standard memberlemon lime
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    12 May '14 06:37
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    This thread serves as an earnest base for a discussion.

    The rules:

    * be clear!
    * don't disguise things.


    So there is an art to questioning.

    The grammatic or syntactic structure is not making a question a question.

    A question which is a statement in disuse is not furthering the communication.

    If you want to I invite you to discuss the thesis above.

    Enjoy
    Is there an art to answering questions?
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    12 May '14 10:371 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    This thread serves as an earnest base for a discussion.

    The rules:

    * be clear!
    * don't disguise things.


    So there is an art to questioning.

    The grammatic or syntactic structure is not making a question a question.

    A question which is a statement in disuse is not furthering the communication.

    If you want to I invite you to discuss the thesis above.

    Enjoy
    Who would deny that a question that is a statement, may be a rhetorical question?

    "The rhetorical question is usually defined as any question asked for a purpose other than to obtain the information the question asks." -- found somewhere on the internet
  12. SubscriberPonderable
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    12 May '14 10:52
    Originally posted by JS357
    Who would deny that a question that is a statement, may be a rhetorical question?

    "The rhetorical question is usually defined as any question asked for a purpose other than to obtain the information the question asks." -- found somewhere on the internet
    In the fine art of questioning the rhetoric question has no place IMVHO.
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 May '14 12:18
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    In the fine art of questioning the rhetoric question has no place IMVHO.
    How much humbler than humble is very humble?
  14. SubscriberPonderable
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    12 May '14 12:31
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    How much humbler than humble is very humble?
    Just above insignificant which is about a "Muggeseckele" above unimportant.
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 May '14 15:06
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Just above insignificant which is about a "Muggeseckele" above unimportant.
    Is a muggeseckele smaller than a smidgen?
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