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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    Rules: [1] You don't necessarily have to be entirely right, but you do need to have a point. [2] Rule 2 isn't really a rule at all.
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    Strictly speaking, you can't be "oblivious" of something you never knew or were not aware of, because "oblivious" means to have forgotten.
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    It is important to miss the main point of the post you are resonding to, instead focusing on a tangential aspect of the text or topic, but without completely opening ones self to being accused of being off topic.
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    10 Apr '16 16:48
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It is important to miss the main point of the post you are resonding to, instead focusing on a tangential aspect of the text or topic, but without completely opening ones self to being accused of being off topic.
    "Off-topic" ought to be hyphenated, as I have demonstrated.
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    10 Apr '16 16:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    "Off-topic" ought to be hyphenated, as I have demonstrated.
    Strictly speaking, to 'demonstrate' something you need to clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence, something you didn't do in your reply.
  6. Standard memberSeitse
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    Great, FMF has been hacked by Bob. Or was it viceversa?

    Just like Lex Luthor and Superman, i.e. sides of the same coin, almost
    indistinguishable.
  7. SubscriberFMF
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    10 Apr '16 17:15
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Strictly speaking, to 'demonstrate' something you need to clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence, something you didn't do in your reply.
    You almost have a point, but I meant "demonstrate" as in "protest against" but the word "against" was left out in order to allow the next poster something to point out.
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    10 Apr '16 17:23
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Great, FMF has been hacked by Bob. Or was it viceversa?

    Just like Lex Luthor and Superman, i.e. sides of the same coin, almost
    indistinguishable.
    Quick get some of your Kraptonite!
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    10 Apr '16 17:25
    Originally posted by FMF
    You almost have a point, but I meant "demonstrate" as in "protest against" but the word "against" was left out in order to allow the next poster something to point out.
    So you are suggesting that your faults are there as a means of you helping people?
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    i still don't get it,
    never did, never will...
    that won't stop my pedantry,
    which is akin to a laxative pill...
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    Originally posted by divegeester
    So you are suggesting that your faults are there as a means of you helping people?
    It would be more precise to say people are empowered to help themselves.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Apr '16 17:53
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i still don't get it,
    never did, never will...
    that won't stop my pedantry,
    which is akin to a laxative pill...
    Not to be pedantic, but your verse is off-topic (hyphenated).
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    10 Apr '16 18:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    Strictly speaking, you can't be "oblivious" of something you never knew or were not aware of, because "oblivious" means to have forgotten.
    I always thought "oblivious" meant that one was unaware of something, but I suppose one could become oblivious by forgetting too.
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    Marriam-Webster

    ped·ant\ˈpe-dənt\
    noun
    : a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details

    Full Definition
    1 obsolete : a male schoolteacher
    2 a : one who makes a show of knowledge
    b : one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
    c : a formalist or precisionist in teaching

    I'm not pedantic, or am I?
  15. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    Originally posted by josephw
    Marriam-Webster

    ped·ant\ˈpe-dənt\
    noun
    : a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details

    Full Definition
    1 obsolete : a male schoolteacher
    2 a : one who makes a show of knowledge
    b : one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
    c : a formalist or precisionist in teaching

    I'm not pedantic, or am I?
    Quite possibly sir, though in your 'Full Definition' you omitted to put a 2 before the a & b which made the post ambiguous and aesthetically displeasing.
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