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Best posts made by eobox91103
RE: Frequent "lost connection"
This connection problem absolutely must be fixed. I'm sure admins notice that the traffic on the forum has gone way down with the new system, both because of the connection issues and the clumsiness of the interface.
Once connection issues are resolved, I suggest two more fixes:
- Restore the "mouse over" functionality that lets one read the initial post when mousing over a title.
- Restore the "frozen pane" at the top of the forum screen so one can go immediately back to the torrent section/search features rather than clicking once to get to the torrents, and then again to select a search option.
Good luck as you work on these issues.
RE: Sex-Ed for 18-24 Group
And guys think that they have to have perfect bodies, huge cocks, and cum liters to be "normal."
The worst take-away from porn as an educational tool is that the models never talk to each other--they're being told what to do by a director. In real life, communication is what makes sex even greater.
RE: What kept you from completing suicide?
Had never thought of completing suicide... If I ever thought of that, I would just need to think of all the great people I have around me (my boyfriend, my parents, my brother, my closest friends...).
I had a boyfriend some years back who committed suicide. The wreckage that leaves among family and friends is overwhelming. I've had some dark times now and then, but I could never have my legacy be that kind of destruction.
Suicide is not a grand Shakespearean "to be or not to be" existential decision. It's about ending one's pain. But it doesn't solve anything--it's surrendering to the pain and darkness because one cannot see any alternatives.
I am not passing negative judgment on those who attempt/complete suicide--I still love my lost boyfriend very much. It is, though, tragic that he, and many others, did not see an alternative to resolving their pain.
RE: Scotland officially bans free speech
@homppeliboy Welcome to posting on the boards. Unfortunately, you've noticed the worst thing about them: There are a few trolls on here who, when they disagree with your viewpoint, will start insulting the poster, rather than making arguments. This is the classical fallacy of arguing ad hominem...which essentially means that when someone can't make a reasonable argument, they just start calling people names. At that point, the forum thread has lost any value and is best ignored.
I hope you post on other threads that don't get similarly corrupted.
RE: National Debt Exceeds $123 Trillion, or Nearly $800,000 per Taxpayer
That's still a huge number. If only the Americans had elected Donald Trump as President in 2016: He promised to pay off the debt within eight years. (https://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/275003-trump-i-will-eliminate-us-debt-in-8-years )
Instead, the person who was in the White House from 2017 to 2021, with the consent of a Republican Senate, increased the national debt by 36%.
RE: Hey everyone! Bore da!
Send some snow our way, Ill take some pictures in it haha
We can send snow, but maybe we can also send you some you some vowels. With place names like Cwmystwyth and Bwlchgwyn , it seems like you might have a shortage of them...
(Just kidding/teasing; my family is from the England and I remember nice visits to Wales when I was a wee lad.)
RE: extracting screencaps from videos
@vmalar The thumbnail maker will do those collages. There was another application (whose name I've forgotten) would also so collages and had tremendous flexibility, allowing one to select specific frames in the video to appear in the collage, the size of the thumbnails, etc....but it doesn't work under Windows 7 or later. (I don't know about the Mac environment.)
VLC Media Player also permits one to snap a specific frame out of a video at full size. If I'm posting a torrent, I like to use that to give an example of the quality of the video. Some older material isn't very crisp, and this way people can set their expectations accordingly.
RE: Costly Mistake for Homophobe Actress
@flozen Wow, that's progress! Looks like her beliefs and her job were at odds.
Ms. Omooba had to be living under a rock if she wanted to be an actress and a homophobe at the same time. There are LOTS of LGBT people in cinema, theatre, music, and dance. Some of them might have been her friends...
Latest posts made by eobox91103
RE: What is this red banner wishlist?
@lololulu19 I don't see a banner when I click on that torrent. I wishlisted one at random and then opened it, and didn't see a banner. So, I don't know what this means.
I use "wishlist" to mark where I've looked--If I search for new torrents, I'll wishlist the two newest ones. If I come back to the website a day later, and search down the list, when I come to the "wishlisted" torrents I know I've seen everything since my last visit. I use it as more of a bookmark.
RE: Images being replaced on torrent uploads - annoying
Annoying IMAGE on torrent problem.
Often, when I upload a torrent.. the GOOD image I upload with it - which is typically the COVER of the box - is replaced by a dozen or more crappy images from the video. That makes it fairly "invisible" in the BROWSE gallery.
It would be nice if when people uploaded additional images, they did NOT bump the uploader's image out of the main image spot.
It would also be nice if the uploader were able to change the order of the images on the torrent.. just in case someone uploaded a BETTER image than the uploader did.
I share your frustration. The system awards a bonus point for each image added by a member, which encourages "image spam" from some people. It might be good to put some sort of limit on bonus points to discourage indiscriminate image posting.
It would indeed be better if new images uploaded by other people came at the end of the image series, not at the beginning. I like the idea of having the original torrent poster be able to change the order of images, but this should go along with a system of "new images go last" so that the OP doesn't need to constantly check uploaded torrents.
Another way around this problem is that if the original post has ten or more images, nobody can add additional images--including the OP. While it can be tedious to snatch multiple images from the video file (VLC media player can be used for this), it does stop the problem of other people adding images.
RE: "political" discussions in comments
... filled with negativity, and when called out for a specious argument resorts to caustic insults of other forum participants. There are a couple of other minions/trolls who do the same thing with impunity.
Thank you for demonstrating my point.
RE: "political" discussions in comments
@eobox91103 said in "political" discussions in comments:
You are conflating the Torrent side of the site (which is non-political - and it's in the rules), and the Forum side of the site - which actually has separate staffers (more than one)...
Ah, OK, that explains it. When I saw the phrase "a thread was removed from a post" it sounded like the forum to me.
I'm still curious what was deleted. Perhaps the OP will resurrect it as a forum thread.
RE: "political" discussions in comments
Thank you for your thoughtful posting.
Recently, a thread was removed from a post because it had become the focus of "political" comments to do with a major geopolitical conflict.
I am curious what that post said. Perhaps you could describe in in "neutral terms" (whatever that means).
The moderator who removed the posts did so on the grounds that "this is a positive community."
This sounds out of character with the only forum moderator I'm aware of, who is filled with negativity, and when called out for a specious argument resorts to caustic insults of other forum participants. There are a couple of other minions/trolls who do the same thing with impunity.
I can see the point of discouraging disruptive or bad-tempered comments (I think the thread concerned was neither of these things).
I fully agree, although their are many toxic comments permitted here.
At the very least, much more clarity is needed about what is and is not acceptable.
I would like to see that, too. Perhaps someone can provide some intelligent clarity here, without resorting to insulting either of us.
RE: Mike Lindell is right. This election is fraudulent.
@manhandler said in Mike Lindell is right. This election is fraudulent.:
Russian disinformation analyst, comfortably seated in a basement somewhere in the Moscow suburbs.
At least the Muscovite trolls can be comfortable in their basement; were they in the US, they'd be surrounded by cannibalistic pedophiles.
RE: Headline of the week
The Metro is a newer UK outlet.
I can only imagine sequels to this article, headlined as "Boris Johnson expresses his pleasure that he and Joe Biden came together, saying 'both of us are relieved'" and "Baltic citizens look forward to arrival of EU seamen."
Perhaps the editors were aware to the double-entendre of the original headline--if so, kudos to them for being clever. Often, though, it seems that headlines are inadvertently clumsy. A quick web search on "humourous headlines" reveals a treasure trove of items, such as:
- Man accused of killing lawyer receives a new attorney
- Population to double by 2040; babies to blame
- Students cook and serve grandparents
- Attorney accidentally sues himself
- Cop makes arrest in bathroom after smelling crack
RE: Mike Lindell, Another Billionaire, on Infowars.
@jsl76 Just did a search for "Adrenochrome Patent" and came up with several results, official results, including the government patent office.
Adrenochrome is indeed a real thing, although its pretty much useless. As for patents on how to make it: That doesn't mean much. A patent is issued on the basis of novelty, not utility. If I were to patent a nuclear-powered toaster, it would be because I was the first to design one--not because the device had any benefit or would ever be built.
RE: Headline of the week
@raphjd <This is not a political comment.>
This has to be one of the funniest headlines in years: We have both "Joe Biden giving Boris Johnson a hand with his sausage," and the same fellow "beating off the EU."
This rivals my favourite from some years back--and article about how one could pickle gherkins and cucumbers at home. The title of the article? "You can put pickles up yourself."