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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 17:04
Unusual quote under my name


The quote , "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice" is printed below my name, whereas other users have "Hazard to Self, International Hazard", etc.
printed below their names. Why am I singled out?
Did some forum administrator decide I was special?
Perhaps I did too much theorizing, or maybe someone found my posts very creative?
I did not put that quote in.
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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 17:08


Hey you should feel special! I'm just .. well shoot what am I? Let's find out. Anyway, I'd just nod and smile if I were you.
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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 17:09


Perhaps it means something?



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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 17:19


Quote: Originally posted by Anders Hoveland  
The Why am I singled out?
ROFLOL.



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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 17:33


It's an orange sign.



“If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search.
I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.”
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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 18:16


Um, I think some members may feel that your posts are lacking in practical application, and are of a too theoretical nature, to the point of being not much use. Evidently at least on of the moderators feels that way, and (s)he [how do the mods break down in gender anyway??] humorously changed your description.

Only a few members have this, with some it is a mark of respect, with others, otherwise. Organikum used to be "clandustrial priest" and is now "resurrected," Iamafish is/was "undersea enforcer," 12AX7 is "post harlot," etc.

An old member called Navarone got the status "horny bunny" for his posts on making aphrodisiacs which he evidently wanted to slip to someone.

edit: I'd like to know why Picric-A is "LIAR"!

[Edited on 27-6-10 by Oxydro]




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[*] posted on 26-6-2010 at 20:26


Could be worse, there's a pic that goes with that ...

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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 04:52


Quote: Originally posted by Oxydro  

edit: I'd like to know why Picric-A is "LIAR"!


I believe it has to do with this thread (or an earlier one I can't find): http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=12719 (scroll down a bit)




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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 09:05


Quote: Originally posted by kclo4  
Perhaps it means something?



NO doubt.
But I'd certainly like to see the pic.




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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 09:41


The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is
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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 09:46


Quote: Originally posted by Oxydro  
Um, I think some members may feel that your posts are lacking in practical application, and are of a too theoretical nature, to the point of being not much use. Evidently at least on of the moderators feels that way, and (s)he [how do the mods break down in gender anyway??] humorously changed your description.



[Edited on 27-6-10 by Oxydro]


I understand that the mods have been broken down by age and sex


into categories.
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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 18:19


Quote: Originally posted by quicksilver  
Quote: Originally posted by kclo4  
Perhaps it means something?


NO doubt.
But I'd certainly like to see the pic.


There's a number that fit, but I'll limit it two. The 1st from a chem eng friend, she says it's popular among her male compatriots

theory-practice.png - 344kB

and one from a friend doing grad work at Johns Hopkins, relates to the beautiful dreams of theories ...



118.jpg - 23kB
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[*] posted on 27-6-2010 at 19:30


I think it would be better the admins spent their time deleting these absolutely stupid posts than playing around with them. If the poster is serious, ie he's not a troll, his posts are better suited to a psychiatric forum.

I do take the point that if every post of every idiot was deleted nothing much would be happening so in that sense I guess we can understand the situation. The admins have long since got exasperated with this being a forum for amateur science, and accepted it for what it has become, light entertainment with occasional visits from 'special guest fools' to help everyone pass their time

[Edited on 28-6-2010 by len1]
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[*] posted on 28-6-2010 at 01:12


Quote: Originally posted by watson.fawkes  
The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is

The most interesting thing that I read lately! Thanks for the link.

Quote: Originally posted by Oxydro  
Evidently at least on of the moderators feels that way, and (s)he [how do the mods break down in gender anyway??] humorously changed your description.

Luckily moderators do not have the power to edit titles or else you can be sure a lot more members would have the honour or having personalized tittles of all kinds. :P
As far as I know only the administrators can do that, so that the affected can feel even more special.
About the gender of the moderators, it is hard to tell. I was to decent to ask, so I can't say.
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[*] posted on 28-6-2010 at 06:16


Making people laugh is a wonderful gift.
... "Theory & Practice" is pretty damn funny.




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