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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Dec '13 23:511 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I'd rather post on a topic I am familiar with. 😕
    Well, you imagine that you're a center file pawn and lead the way with a gentleman's opening move of P2-4....

    Edit: Should have been P-e4.
  2. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    01 Jan '14 00:00
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Well, you imagine that you're a center file pawn and lead the way with a gentleman's opening move of P2-4....
    1. e4! 😕
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 00:14
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    1. e4! 😕
    Yep. Goofed.... time for a break. Hope to see you here again by late March.
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    01 Jan '14 00:31
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Second surprise was that so many were mine; in recent months my threads seldom receive more than a dozen posts. Final sentence at the bottom was unplanned. It represents my conclusion that a break in the action made sense. Bet you a case of beer or bottle of fine wine that the Thumbs Down Total will reach at least six or seven or thirty one. lol All the best in 2014.
    Have you ever had a conversation, sustained or otherwise, that wasn't a selfie?
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 01:231 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Have you ever had a conversation, sustained or otherwise, that wasn't a selfie?
    "The forums are the core of the 'Red Hot Pawn' community. Feel free to just read, but please consider posting a comment. Most posts will develop into a conversation (called a thread), so be sure to check back and follow up on any of your earlier posts." -Russ

    In online public forums selfies are the coin of the realm: I posted several comments while you were sleeping, reading books or out of town; awhile later a few others and then you stopped by to read and comment. 1 selfie + 1 selfie = conversation.
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    01 Jan '14 01:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Sustained Conversations During 2013

    Of nine hundred RHP General Forum Threads during 2013, thirty one received ninety plus posts (pages 2-31):

    1) Why is this forum dying?: Grampy Bobby Thread 153985 209 Posts

    2) Nelson Mandela: drewnogal Thread 156786 167 Posts

    3) jimslyp forum killing champion: Sicilian Sa ...[text shortened]... recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.[/b]
    There were a lot of threads in the other forums with many posts.
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    01 Jan '14 01:43
    What I can't figure is why anyone is even interested in the number of posts in the General Forum. It's not a destination forum in the way of Debates or Science, it's just a big empty room where people wander in, look around, maybe say something but more likely not, and wander out again.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 02:161 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    There were a lot of threads in the other forums with many posts.
    Yes. The Spirituality and Debates Forums remain active around the year.
    All of the public forums are the core of Red Hot Pawn according to Russ.
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 02:20
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    What I can't figure is why anyone is even interested in the number of posts in the General Forum. It's not a destination forum in the way of Debates or Science, it's just a big empty room where people wander in, look around, maybe say something but more likely not, and wander out again.
    "What I can't figure is why anyone is even interested in the number of posts in the General Forum." -Kewpie

    One Red Hot Pawn Member seems to care immensely about the number of posts in this forum: Thread 157222
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    01 Jan '14 02:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Yes. The Spirituality and Debates Forums remain active around the year.
    All of the public forums are the core of Red Hot Pawn according to Russ.
    Do you think Russ enjoys reading your self-serving drivel?
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 03:36
    Originally posted by HandyAndy

    Do you think Russ enjoys reading your self-serving drivel?
    "Do you think Russ enjoys reading your self-serving drivel?" -HandyAndy

    Let's all be thankful that Russ and our volunteer forum moderators continue to demonstrate tolerance and flexibility toward all of us to the greatest extent that Red Hot Pawn Terms of Service allow. Here's wishing you and your family all the very best that this life has to offer in 2014. Also, a poem from RHP's Culture Forum "Poetry Corner" which I hope you'll enjoy.

    "The Gift"

    In 1945, when the keepers cried kaput
    Josef Stein, poet, came out of Dachau
    Like half a resurrection, his other half
    eighty pounds still in their invisible grave.
    Slowly then the mouth opened at first
    a broth, and then a medication, and then
    a diet, and all in time and the knitting mercies,
    the showing bones were buried back in flesh,

    and the miracle was finished. Josef Stein
    man and poet, rose, walked, and could even
    beget, and did, and later died of other causes
    only partly traceable to his first death.

    He noted - with some surprise at first -
    that strangers could not tell he had died once.
    He returned to his post in the library, drank his beer,
    published three poems in a French magazine,

    and was very kind to the son who at last was his.
    In the spent of one night he wrote three propositions:
    That Hell is the denial of the ordinary. That nothing lasts.
    That clean white paper waiting under a pen

    is the gift beyond history and hurt and heaven.


    -John Ciardi

    http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/gift/gift.html (italics mine)

    Note: Link site graphics lend an aura to Ciardi's words. After a reading in Boston, he autographed this poem in my copy of "Modern Poets" large size paperback, which is with my belongings somewhere in a musty box in my son's home near Boston.

    Culture Forum: Poetry Corner Thread 155045 (Page 7)
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    01 Jan '14 04:061 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Note: Time for a recess from this forum; hope to return late March. Thanks for our many enjoyable conversations.
    May your time away be strengthening, cleansing, bracing, invigorating... and free from any negative interactions with local law enforcement. 🙂
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Jan '14 04:53
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    May your time away be strengthening, cleansing, bracing, invigorating... and free from any negative interactions with local law enforcement. 🙂
    Thanks, Paul.
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    01 Jan '14 06:30
    i don't own any books by ciardi,
    much less anyone signed by ciardi...
    i do have a bible, signed by jesus,
    but it might just be a rarity...
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    01 Jan '14 14:06
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I'd rather post on a topic I am familiar with. 😕
    Are you camped out in Denver?
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