Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Norseman on August 02, 2012, 09:29:29 pm

Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 02, 2012, 09:29:29 pm
Yet another topic I was reading has just been locked just as I was about to post

So I'll say this instead

There are about fifty boards other than Chit chat - it doesn't seem unreasonable to have one board for socialising

Maybe tighten up on it creeping onto other boards but let's leave Chit Chat Free & Open ........ no foul language or adult stuff - kids look in.

The boy at school who holds all the marbles can't play Ollies with anyone can he?

I go out of my way not to upset people ............. so don't get upset


Mayhem - including Chit Chat has brought me some new but excellent friends - Many of us could say the same.

Regards Dave .................. a bit of mutual respect is all that's needed.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wbeedie on August 02, 2012, 09:42:09 pm
How about a sub forum in chit chat maybe subscription only stormy waters , anything goes if you dont subscribe then you cant sea it (excuse the pun)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2012, 09:51:37 pm
I agree with your sentiments Dave but the problem is that there are certain subjects, politics and religion for example, upon which people hold strong opinions and which tend to generate intense discussion. Time and time again these topics degenerate into a flamefest with personal insults and strong language and I think it is quite right that they be nipped in the bud by the moderators. There are plenty of other places where views on these subjects can be aired but it was decided a long time ago that Mayhem would not be one of them.

Similarly, a fine line has to be struck with humour. There is always somebody willing to push the limits with something a bit risque and then somebody else can't resist topping that and before you know where you are things are well beyond the realms of family viewing. Unfortunately you can't have a situation where everything goes or that is exactly what happens. Regrettably a significant minority lack the judgement and self control to keep things on the straight and narrow which is why we have forum rules and moderators. Mayhem is in fact pretty laid back compared with many other similar forums in this respect.

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 02, 2012, 09:52:57 pm
How about a sub forum in chit chat maybe subscription only stormy waters , anything goes if you dont subscribe then you cant sea it (excuse the pun)


Tried that last week, but without subscriptions, but with the expected result !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 02, 2012, 09:55:32 pm
I agree with your sentiments Dave but the problem is that there are certain subjects, politics and religion for example, upon which people hold strong opinions and which tend to generate intense discussion. Time and time again these topics degenerate into a flamefest with personal insults and strong language and I think it is quite right that they be nipped in the bud by the moderators. There are plenty of other places where views on these subjects can be aired but it was decided a long time ago that Mayhem would not be one of them.

Similarly, a fine line has to be struck with humour. There is always somebody willing to push the limits with something a bit risque and then somebody else can't resist topping that and before you know where you are things are well beyond the realms of family viewing. Unfortunately you can't have a situation where everything goes or that is exactly what happens. Regrettably a significant minority lack the judgement and self control to keep things on the straight and narrow which is why we have forum rules and moderators. Mayhem is in fact pretty laid back compared with many other similar forums in this respect.

Colin



Decided by whom is the question on most member's lips I am informed ?

Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 02, 2012, 10:02:21 pm
Stormy Board - if so it would have to be age barred and guest invisible.

Personally I wouldn't ask for that because people might see it as a green light to post irresponsibly.
Here I'd just ask for Chit Chat to be moderated less - but in return for members show each other due respect - nothing unreasonable there.

Hi Colin - I am guilty of perhaps being a little risque on occasion and haven't ever objected to being moderated for that - I now reign my humour back so as not to upset anyone. Some (definitely not all) of the moderating just seems not always neccesary. I don't mean to upset the mods by saying that - and Ken will recall I actually asked him to moderate a particular thread recently. Perhaps it is offensive/agressive language that needs dealing with?

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2012, 10:05:19 pm
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Decided by whom is the question on most member's lips I am informed ?

The site owner Martin Davis in the light of practical experience over the last few years - is that good enough for you? Who informed you otherwise - perhaps we ought to know?

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wbeedie on August 02, 2012, 10:09:26 pm
Stormy Board - if so it would have to be age barred and guest invisible.

Personally I wouldn't ask for that because people might see it as a green light to post irresponsibly.
Here I'd just ask for Chit Chat to be moderated less - but in return for members show each other due respect - nothing unreasonable there.


Dave
The is a stormy board on Ships Nostalgia that works very well but they have pruned it a lot sometime recently  and it has lost its way , but it was basically a freeforall but the membership didnt cause too much bedlam and again it was age barred but it allowed for somew free thinking
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 02, 2012, 10:11:04 pm
The site owner Martin Davis in the light of practical experience over the last few years - is that good enough for you? Who informed you otherwise - perhaps we ought to know?

Colin


Now I would call that retort both provocative AND offensive, but then again, I'm not a member am I ?  mayhem yes.... other clubs NO !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2012, 10:15:57 pm
Dave, the problem is that not everyone is like you. The truth is that some members do not demonstrate respect for others and things just spiral out of control in no time at all. It takes very little to set things off. We have seen it time and time again and it has done Mayhem a lot of damage in the past. It's not a problem which is confined to Mayhem by any means.

Personally I find that strongly moderated forums are the best as members are not tempted to step out of line. Paradoxically that does seem to instill more mutual respect and politeness between members and keeps discussions more constructive and objective. Mayhem sometimes errs in allowing members to use it as a soapbox rather than as a means of rational debate. Obviously that is my opinion!

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2012, 10:19:37 pm
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Now I would call that retort both provocative AND offensive

Well, you did state 'on most member's lips'. There are  currently 2,156 of them - how many did you check with?  %)

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 02, 2012, 10:22:48 pm
Well, you did state 'on most member's lips'. There are  currently 2,156 of them - how many did you check with?  %)

Colin

They checked with me actually, Your Reverence !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 02, 2012, 10:25:58 pm
members are not tempted to step out of line.

Hi Colin - Maybe it is the mysterious line that is a contributor to the problem. I ask for a freer debate but less tolerance to offensive or aggresive posts because that stifles debate - I just think it could work well.

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 02, 2012, 10:33:12 pm
Dave, the problem is that not everyone is like you. The truth is that some members do not demonstrate respect for others and things just spiral out of control in no time at all. It takes very little to set things off. We have seen it time and time again and it has done Mayhem a lot of damage in the past. It's not a problem which is confined to Mayhem by any means.

Personally I find that strongly moderated forums are the best as members are not tempted to step out of line. Paradoxically that does seem to instill more mutual respect and politeness between members and keeps discussions more constructive and objective. Mayhem sometimes errs in allowing members to use it as a soapbox rather than as a means of rational debate. Obviously that is my opinion!

Colin
would you have us all wear the same uniform....its been tried by many....and its been proven not too work
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 02, 2012, 10:41:55 pm
Too true Dave - the mysterious line! Inevitably it varies from day to day and from moderator to moderator and maybe whether it is raining or not or if there is an R in the month. I'm afraid this is inevitable with this sort of forum which is run on an amateur basis by part time volunteers. I think you just have to accept that their heart is in the right place even if things go slightly pear shaped from time to time. The big problem is whether you try to nip things in the bud on the basis of previous experience and cause offence by appearing to act precipitately, or whether you cross your fingers and take a chance. Unfortunately the latter course of action has on several occasions almost led to the Forum being closed down so on balance I prefer the former.

If you look at it objectively, Mayhem is a model boating site and the model boating topics (which are what we are supposed to be about) very rarely cause any problems. It is the Chit Chat section where all the aggro takes place and that seems to me to be like the tail wagging the dog! Best to regulate the potentially controversial sections in the interests of preserving the value of the overall site methinks.

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: DickyD on August 02, 2012, 10:42:56 pm
They checked with me actually, Your Reverence !
Is this your idea of humour or are you just trying to start another wind up ?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 02, 2012, 10:44:17 pm
Is this your idea of humour or are you just trying to start another wind up ?


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Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 02, 2012, 10:57:24 pm
  Dave,...a nice try....you have my full support,
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: bikerdude999 on August 03, 2012, 12:30:58 am
Just as some others, I sometimes think an age-restricted section would be a good idea, with 1 rule, don't get personal, with the thing being if you do get personal about people, you're simply not allowed to view or post in there. And as much of a good idea I think that may be, it wouldn't necessarily keep the normal, publicly viewed chit-chat section free from childish and bitchy behaviour. I used to frequent a bike forum, and amongst it sections was 1 called something like, 'at the bar' which was over 18's only, and had no rules, but the normal boards were the worst of any forum I've ever been on. Every single thread, within 2 pages turned into an argument and mass of personal attacks and threats.

So while on occasion the moderating can seem excessive (and I do agree there are times when I really wonder why something has been moderated) but simply giving a section to allow people to go silly won't necessarily clean up other sections.

PS, the thing most annoying to me about chit-chat, is that threads aren't allowed to wind on and evolve into different things, you must stick to the original topic. Some of the best threads on other forums are the 1's that go on for hundreds (I think theres 1 that's now been going for around 2800) pages, because the topic changes and it's more like a conversation than 1 single subject, it's when you really get to know people and feel like you know them when you finally meet in the real world.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 01:19:11 am
I am of a like minded opinion,...of topics being allowed to meander where they will,...just like conversations when at the boat pond,or wherever,...you start off on one thing,and before you know it an hour or two has passed,and you,ve ended up a million miles from where you started,....its interesting,nobody gets bored, and like biker says by the time you,re finished ,its like you,ve known some of the posters for ever,.... :-)) :-)) O0
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 05:25:57 am
That really depends on the thread though doesn't it - name the part wouldn't benifit from straying too far off topic but for many others it wouldn't matter a jot.

I wouldn't mind this thread meandering as long as it occasionaly  remembers it's about enabling adult conversations and not stifling debate.......... and we'll have no discussion on that please {-)

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 03, 2012, 08:20:26 am
I have to agree with Colin regarding religion and politics they are too personal and should not be discussed on an open forum, ( look how many wars have been fought and lives lost over the same subjects ), but anything else should be able to be discussed in the Chit Chat section only so long as it does not offend or insult individuals, I don't think it matters how many times a person replies to an individual subject it only goes to  proves how popular it is. I also don't think sub-sections would work because isn't having a theme ie - A Bit of Support for Chit Chat within the Chit Chat section the same thing?.
I don't normally get involved with this type of discussion I tend to stick to boat/ship related themes, I only replied because I felt someone was being picked on unnecessarily and wanted to add my support.

Jimmy
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: surfs up on August 03, 2012, 08:31:30 am
That really depends on the thread though doesn't it - name the part wouldn't benifit from straying too far off topic but for many others it wouldn't matter a jot.

I wouldn't mind this thread meandering as long as it occasionaly  remembers it's about enabling adult conversations and not stifling debate.......... and we'll have no discussion on that please {-)

Dave

On that point I have just had cornflakes for breakfast.   %% {-) :embarrassed:
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 08:39:05 am
Quote  On that point I have just had cornflakes for breakfast.

I'm having Morrison's Hand raised pork pies for mine! :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: catengineman on August 03, 2012, 08:43:24 am
You'll be better off eating the packet they come in  %%
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: NFMike on August 03, 2012, 09:15:39 am
Although I'm fairly new here I've been internetting for many years. Part of the problem is that people think this is a public place and/or a democracy but its not. Its the online equivalent of someone's living room and we abide by the house rules or leave.
Over the years I've seen forums come and go and the ones that last and are popular seem to be the ones with policies and moderation similar to MBM. So I figure that makes them the 'right' ones.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 09:24:01 am
You'll be better off eating the packet they come in  %%

No packet, baked in store, num num's :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: John W E on August 03, 2012, 09:41:30 am
I do some times wonder if certain people on this model boat forum are genuinely and truly interested in model boats??  {:-{ as certain names very rarely show up on other topics other than chitchat

 aye
john
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 10:22:54 am
Quote  On that point I have just had cornflakes for breakfast.

I'm having Morrison's Hand raised pork pies for mine! :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Pork Pies for brekkies.....well, i suppose its no worse than having Black Pudding & tater scones.... {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 03, 2012, 10:32:54 am
Very good point John. I am really surprised that some people appear to be advocating an 'adults only' section. This is a model boating forum for heaven's sake! Martin has always been at pains to insist that Mayhem is a family orientated site suitable for all ages and quite rightly so. If you want to argue about politics and religion, use strong language or swap smutty jokes then get your jollies elsewhere!

As for suggesting that people should be trusted to moderate their own discussions, yes they should but in fact they can't! One reason is that everybody's view on what is and what isn't acceptable is different. We have found this time and time again in the humour section. There needs to be a degree of external moderation, however imperfect, to ensure that a certain basic standard in line with the Forum rules and ethos is maintained and I don't see how any reasonable person could disagree with that.

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Bob K on August 03, 2012, 10:46:14 am
Well said Colin.  Frankly I am getting cheesed off with the increasing volume of totally irrelevant and often personal innuendo clogging up this forum.   
It must be putting off a large number of model boat enthusiasts.  I suggest some people might like to consider moving to Facebook.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 03, 2012, 11:03:58 am
Colin,
I agree wholeheartedly that a degree of external moderation is necessary to ensure that the rules of the forum are not broken or even bent, but surely the Chit Chat section is just that a section of the forum where anything even things that are not boat/ship related can be discussed , again without breaking the forum rules. As for using Facebook I am not one for using that sort of social media, I really enjoy this site because of my hobby and totally enjoy the build threads the help and advice offered and also the non-boat related themes that pop up within the Chit Chat section, it just adds to the value of this site where grown ups can discuss various and often diverse subjects without fear of ridicule or resent.

Jimmy
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 03, 2012, 11:07:02 am

To the ‘friends of Mayhem’
– from Martin

Most of the 'rules' that we have here on Mayhem have grown out of gained experience, both bitter and sweet! I try to
take a pretty laid back / friendly / constructive approach to moderation on Mayhem,  hoping that all members are both
rational and adult in attitude.. Most members will have realised that I do allow discussions of a diametrically opposed opinion
and sometimes things do get heated beyond what I call tasteful and I or other moderators step in because we don't want
that kind of attitude in ' the Model Boat Mayhem clubhouse'.
 
But no matter how strong your opinion is, Mayhem may not be the most appropriate platform! I don't ever want Mayhem
or it’s members to ever look self-centred, arrogant, bigoted, xenophobic or a bunch of old farts.... how on earth is that
going to attract youngsters too our hobby?!

Those that know my "ethos" will realise that this site is all about, politeness, mutual respect, shared knowledge ….. oh! and model boats!
I basically judge a post by think how I would explain it to a 10 child, if I don't want to do that, I'm going to moderate it.

It has been suggested that the Chat-chat board is removed, as that is where 95% of the moderation, and subsequent
arguments about moderation occur. Rather than remove the chat board - other members have suggested that I simply
ban it's abusers. I am reluctant to do this…… but am considering it.


Kind regards and happy model boating!
 Martin    

PS. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law    ok2
  
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 03, 2012, 11:17:23 am
The way I see it we have several generations of modellers on here, all of whom have their own thoughts on what is "acceptable"

I think a little bit of humor does help to lighten the forum a little, but their are others who feel this is a model boat site and this is all that should be discussed and woe betide anyone who posts a witty comment in one of thier threads.

Me? I think on the whole the moderation on here has the perfect balance.  However in my opinion all of Olympics themed threads (positive and negative) seem to be moderated with an Iron fist
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: U-33 on August 03, 2012, 11:19:14 am
It all boils down to one simple fact...you join Mayhem, you abide by the rules. If you don't like it...well, there's plenty of other forums out there.


Rich
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Circlip on August 03, 2012, 11:34:05 am
Unfortunately, even though the title of the "Locked" post was infact politically biased, it took 49 postings for the "Moderater" to moderate and decide that it was against the rules of the forum. Strangely enough, the most paddle bashing was done by someone who seems to think the title should have in its content something to do with toy boats. %%

  Regards  Ian.

 
Quote
However in my opinion all of Olympics themed threads (positive and negative) seem to be moderated with an Iron fist

 No, divers boots.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Grumpy Dave on August 03, 2012, 11:39:25 am
As a grumpy old git I demand my say. Morrison pork pies are yummy. If you want a no holds barred site try OLLR (Old Leafsprung Land Rovers). U-33 just said the rest what I was about to.
Cheers Grumpy Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 03, 2012, 11:52:16 am

I like Morrison's Pies but prefer the famous Clarke's pies. I do like their fillings and find them much more tasty. I do find they sell out quicker than other makes though.

cheers

ken
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: surfs up on August 03, 2012, 11:57:13 am
Lunch time I think I may a pork pie O0
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Netleyned on August 03, 2012, 11:58:29 am
Time to change the thread title methinks

Who ate all the pies?  %% %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 11:59:02 am
Pehs,pehs lovely...pies to everyone south of Berwick upon Tweed....
Skirly pehs/pies are a fav, :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 03, 2012, 12:00:30 pm
There seems to be a bit of confusion in that people who are asking for a bit of moderation in the general sense are being taken as calling for a complete ban on chit chat and humour. That is not the case at all. I have no objections to chit chat whatsover but when it starts to dominate the site I think that you can have too much of a good thing. Mayhem should be a model boating site with a chit chat section - not a chit chat site with a bit of model boating appended!

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 03, 2012, 12:02:16 pm
Pukka pies.....mmmmmmmmm! :P
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 03, 2012, 12:03:15 pm
Now,

Just look at the last few posts, this is what makes this site, the humour and wit, it just re-enforces what I said earlier.
Don,t fix what isn't broken.

Jimmy
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Circlip on August 03, 2012, 12:08:09 pm
Neeps and Tatties.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 03, 2012, 12:11:33 pm

Neeps and Tatties.



Is that something from Star Trek?!?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 03, 2012, 12:17:18 pm

Since retiring I have never eaten so much food.  Never seemed to have the time when working, so the discussion of Pies is soooo appropriate.

There is a huge difference in the tastes of the different makes that it is worth a subject for discussion. However, one has to be careful not to 'slam' the bad ones in public.  Clarks pies must be famous within 100 miles of Bristol and have been making them since I was a teenager. A complete meal in a mouthful for a growing lad. Mind you, the price has changed a bit since then.     {-) O0

ken
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 03, 2012, 12:24:15 pm
When I worked in Wigan we used to buy beef steak pies from Greenhaulghs bakers, the steak was like oxo cubes and the gravy was  Hmmmm!!

those where the days.


Jimmy
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 12:28:17 pm
Pies aside folks, I too think Martin and the moderators have just the right balance, Mayhem should not be used as a platform for political and religious argument, nor do we need a special ares for smutty jokes and adult content. Back to pie now, the pork pie, when properly made is a truly wondrous example pf the pie makers art! :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Artistmike on August 03, 2012, 12:30:44 pm
Mayhem should be a model boating site with a chit chat section - not a chit chat site with a bit of model boating appended!

Colin

As a matter of interest Colin, of your last 100 posts, over fifty percent were in the Chat section......    8)

Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Artistmike on August 03, 2012, 12:32:04 pm
Pies indeed.... surely one means Pasties !  :P
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 12:39:06 pm
as Homer would say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm   Hollands Pies !!        (never asked what was in 'em, probably better off not knowing)
These weren't yer six fingered, banjo playing southern softie savouries  but real mineworkers 'snap'....  even the adult mineworkers ate 'em I'm told  !

 Hand raised on a washerwoman's wrinkly thigh and then baked to perfection in a scrap furniture fuelled oven (courtesy of the bailiffs)

Add to that a grand dollop of purée de petits pois ( mushy peas to me n thee) a soupçon of malt vinegar, salt n pepper et voila ...organism on a plate , the only downside to this masterpice of gastronomic delight being the startling effect it could have on passing horses, and probably global warming too !




(http://s15.postimage.org/rgy3eay2v/pi_peas.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rgy3eay2v/)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 01:08:27 pm
not a chit chat site with a bit of model boating appended!

Hi Colin

One chit Chat board versus over fifty other boards and people who only want to see model posts have the choice not to view the chit chat board.
I agree with you Colin regarding no adult sections, respect others views, accept moderation when you actually break a rule etc.

Everyone on here either builds, sails or both so why does it upset anyone where another member chooses to post if the posts are respectful?

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 03, 2012, 01:17:45 pm
Not arguing any more now that Martin has made his views clear. I think most of us are in general accord even if we do have our individual viewpoints.

Trying to finish off a review kit at the moment - in more than one sense of the word I'm beginning to think!

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 01:22:28 pm
They checked with me actually, Your Reverence !

No we didn't  %) %) %)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 01:25:08 pm
would you have us all wear the same uniform....its been tried by many....and its been proven not too work

Why not if it is the right uniform  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 01:27:00 pm
No we didn't  %) %) %)


Would that be the 'royal' WE then ?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: bikerdude999 on August 03, 2012, 01:32:56 pm
That really depends on the thread though doesn't it - name the part wouldn't benifit from straying too far off topic but for many others it wouldn't matter a jot.


Dave

I thought it would be quite obvious that a thread for instance, asking for pics of HMS Hood from 1932, should stick to topic.... but as this thread has shown, things can be fun to just talk utter rubbish.

And just for reference the longest running thread on the 'other' forum is actually now 4935 pages long, with nearly 50,000 posts, and 853,228 views. From a forum with not a huge membership, 9,000 registered members but only about 150 are/were active. Facebook killed that forum...
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 01:34:05 pm
It all boils down to one simple fact...you join Mayhem, you abide by the rules. If you don't like it...well, there's plenty of other forums out there.


Rich

Correct, and therein lies the answer for one and all, it is as obvious as the nose on your face.

We have been down this track/thread/discussion/argument etc etc etc before.

Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 01:39:29 pm

Would that be the 'royal' WE then ?

Naturally, we are decedent of Royalty  ;D ;D O0 {-) {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 01:43:58 pm
Naturally, we are decedent of Royalty ;D ;D O0 {-) {-)

Looks like our Olympic team should have brought over some real Dinkum pies with mushy peas for you guys , O0 O0 %) %) %)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 03, 2012, 01:47:28 pm
Pies aside folks, I too think Martin and the moderators have just the right balance, Mayhem should not be used as a platform for political and religious argument, nor do we need a special ares for smutty jokes and adult content. Back to pie now, the pork pie, when properly made is a truly wondrous example pf the pie makers art! :-)) :-)) :-))

Especially the ones with the egg in the middle
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 01:54:49 pm
Looks like our Olympic team should have brought over some real Dinkum pies with mushy peas for you guys , O0 O0 %) %) %)


Nah    I found the meat in the kanga pies a bit too stringy springy for my liking
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 01:58:54 pm
Naturally, we are decedent of Royalty  ;D ;D O0 {-) {-)

Have it your way, but that's NOT what I was told in History class
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pugwash on August 03, 2012, 02:19:04 pm
Decedent - dictionary meaning - one who is dying but usually used in law as one who is dead
- whats this got to do with you bunch and the royal family

Geoff
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 03:24:41 pm
Not arguing any more

I hadn't really thought we were arguing Colin and I  am not arguing with what Martin has said either.

I accept that my raising it won't change anything but at least it was an honest voice for those with a similar view to mine and now I'll say no more about moderation on Chit Chat or elsewhere.

What remains then is some very strong objections to Chit Chat itself causing Martin to mention closure. Not objections from  Martin or the Moderators - I am talking about from ordinary members ................ as I asked earlier -

Everyone on here either builds, sails or both so why does it upset anyone where another member chooses to post if the posts are respectful?

Regards Dave (a famous pie eater of considerable girth :embarrassed:)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 03, 2012, 03:44:25 pm
The comment wasn't aimed at you Dave - sorry!  :embarrassed:

I have a weakness for M&S pasties and steak slices....

Colin
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 03:52:37 pm
No Problem - it's always hard to convey exact meanings in a forum.

but face to face - well I mean - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSHaCzb3yYk  {-) {-) {-)

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 08:37:09 pm
Pies indeed.... surely one means Pasties !  :P
Nooooooooooooooo!...Pasties are something completely different,as in Cornish....half moon shaped.....pehs/pies...approx 4in dia x 2in high...on the outside and depending on the filling...between 1.1/2in ..to 1.3/4in..on the inside.....Scotch Pies...Flemings steak/gravy,...Wallace,s, Bel,s
and another Bells,...and to confuse a Pastie eater...a Wallace,s bridie..half moon shape...plain with 1 hole,..& ingin/onion...with 2 holes..oh...and the famous Bel,s Skirly pehs/pies ;then there,s the World famous Farfar/Forfar...Bridie  @1.1/2lbs in weight for the family sized one....although I know a couple of Fat B*****s,that can eat one each,and they don,t touch the sides on the way down....
.....well Dave perhaps your topic should be renamed
The Great Pie Debate {-) {-)....68+ posts and nary  an argument....great...and i,m amazed at how many like pies,...but as for M&S ...too steep for my meager pension,perhaps i should have moved down to the more affluent south,years ago,....but then again..i,d never understand a word they were sayin...if ye ken wat i mean... {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 09:00:49 pm
Decedent - dictionary meaning - one who is dying but usually used in law as one who is dead
- whats this got to do with you bunch and the royal family

Geoff
Now Now Puggie....keep everything on an even keel,...."you bunch"....what are our Aussie friends going to think.....probably the same as me....... ;D {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 09:06:33 pm
Nooooooooooooooo!...Pasties are something completely different,as in Cornish....half moon shaped.....pehs/pies...approx 4in dia x 2in high...on the outside and depending on the filling...between 1.1/2in ..to 1.3/4in..on the inside.....Scotch Pies...Flemings steak/gravy,...Wallace,s, Bel,s
and another Bells,...and to confuse a Pastie eater...a Wallace,s bridie....oh...and the famous Bel,s Skirly pehs/pies ;D
When traveling home from Prestwick, I used to pass a farm on the A70 twixt Coylton and Ochiltree called Tarelgin Farm. Now this establishment had a farm shop, and sold, indeed still sells the most amazing steak pies, they come in 1lb, 1 1/2lb 2lb, etc, packed full of the juciest chunks of steak I have ever had the good fortune to sink my gnashers into, and the gravy is to die for. These wonderous pies are made in house. They also have a smoker, a rickety old shed rather than a stainless steel piece of processing machinery, the products of which I have feasted on many times. Their black pud, square sausage and home made tatty scones are all expertly crafted on the premises. Tis a great pity I no longer travel that road, 'twas my first stop on the way home, to stock up on decent scoff and tasty treats. Here in England, most of the decent butchers have been put out of business by the big supermarkets. There used to be about 20 butchers in Wallasey, now there is only 2. Scotland has, however retained the high street butcher, and therefore the quality of Scottish food is excellent. I have put here a link to the afore mentioned vendor of fine Scottish scoff, free delivery on orders over 35 quid.
Hungry Regards,
Nick :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

http://www.tarelgin.com/cgi-bin/web_store.cgi?page=home.html
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 09:17:15 pm
Try Howards (maybe Cowards?) butchers in Frodsham high street Nick
Lovely pies and good value - the prices appear to have been Moderated %% {-) (someone has to uphold the topic :embarrassed: )
Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 09:19:26 pm
Try Howards (maybe Cowards?) butchers in Frodsham high street Nick
Lovely pies and good value - the prices appear to have been Moderated %% {-) (someone has to uphold the topic :embarrassed: )
Dave
A bit far for me mate <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: surfs up on August 03, 2012, 09:32:16 pm
I personally quite like a nice spinach and ricotta quiche myself  %)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 09:33:02 pm
007 is reported to have taken a job as a sheep farmer in West Wales so that when he's tending his flock, he can keep an eye on what the other sheep farmers are up to in the warm weather

So that makes him....wait for it..wait for it....a hot shepherd spy   boom boom    I'll get me coat !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Stavros on August 03, 2012, 09:33:19 pm
If anyone is in North Wales and passing through Conway the Pork Pies and everyother knid of Pies are to die for at Edwards of Conway Butchers on the High Street.

Oh and their Bacon and Sausage Butties well thats another story  O0 O0


Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 09:46:50 pm

Is that something from Star Trek?!?
just in case you are oblivious to the fact Martin...neeps are Turnips....preferably of the Swede variety....but up here in God,s other country,..neeps ..are also someone who has little or no useable grey matter...hence the saying...he,s just a neep....i once tried to explain this to 2 Swedish bikers that i met whilst touring God,s other country....Germany....but for the life of me,i could get across to them that i was,nt trying to take the p***
as for neeps & taters/potato,s ...best served with freshly shot Haggis,.....Yewgarth loves em....but not as much as me..and they are best washed down with a fine Single Malt...or if you,re tee-total,...a glass of cold coo,juice....
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Arrow5 on August 03, 2012, 09:55:28 pm
Or if you from the Burns Country a turnip is called a tumshy and so are glaikit fowk :o
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 09:59:57 pm
God,s other country

God's country is the Mersey Basin, where his people live, speak, and on occasion fill in anything that looks like a claims form  O0 {-)
If he laid his hand anywhere else it was the lake district and Helvelyn on his way to the Mersey

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:05:50 pm
God's country is the Mersey Basin, where his people live, speak, and on occasion fill in anything that looks like a claims form  O0 {-)
If he laid his hand anywhere else it was the lake district and Helvelyn on his way to the Mersey

Dave

Aw c'mon Dave

The Wirral is acknowledged to be the Maker's favourite, and we DO love a challenge....that's why we take our teeth out to eat a scouse pie ! 
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 10:12:05 pm
Decedent - dictionary meaning - one who is dying but usually used in law as one who is dead
- whats this got to do with you bunch and the royal family

Geoff

 {-) {-) {-) {-)oops, we can't spell  %% %%
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 10:13:02 pm
But doesn't the Mersey Basin include the Wirral?

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 10:13:36 pm
Nooooooooooo,yer a wrang.....when God was makin the world...he gave us the Highlands,he gave us the sweetest water,he gave us the beautiful beaches on the west coast,....and he gave us the best salmon rivers....then one of his angels said to him,...why are you giving the Scots all these beautiful things...to which God replied...."they don,t know who there neighbours are yet....... {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:15:30 pm
But doesn't the Mersey Basin include the Wirral?

Dave


Only cartographically speaking ( and that's NOT the signwriting on the rag man's wagon either)

Bill
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 03, 2012, 10:21:46 pm
and now for something completely different....me,being a pensioner..i have a bus pass,...which as everyone no doubt knows,entitle,s me to free travel,on local and regional buses,free of charge,...i can travel the length & breadth of Scotland....for nowt........and I can also take a bus to Carlisle,.....free of charge,....but strangely....not to any other English city....weird.....
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: chingdevil on August 03, 2012, 10:24:07 pm
Wullie

He gave you all that so you would be happy just once, because he knew you would all winge for ever :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P


Brian
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 10:24:26 pm
Have to disagree Bill - nothing to do with maps but geology and drainage. There is also a Cheshire basin but I don't think the Wirral falls in it (pun unintended)

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 10:24:40 pm
Dave,

Methinks what happens is the button on the bottom right, report to moderator, gets whacked quite a bit by ??????????????????????? hence moderation, which might take the moderators some time to see what the problem is if any.

Until that button is neutralised, which shouldn't happen, then we maintain the status quo, after all, we really can't expect the moderators to be across all threads to nip things in the bud ASAP.

All in all it's a good result.

Still think you guys don't know what a good pie is.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:27:46 pm
Dave,

Methinks what appens is the button on the bottom right, report to mderator, gets whacked quite a bit by ??????????????????????? hence moderation, which might take teh moderators some time to see what the problem is if any.

Until that button is neutralised, which shouldn't happen, then we maintain the status quo, after all, we really can't expect the moderators to be across all threads to nip things in the bud ASAP.

All in all it's a good result.

Still think you guys don't know what a good pie is.


"we really can't expect the moderators to be across all threads to nip things in the bud ASAP"

fait vos jours medammes et messieurs
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 10:37:46 pm
What remains then is some very strong objections to Chit Chat itself causing Martin to mention closure. Not objections from  Martin or the Moderators - I am talking about from ordinary members ................ as I asked earlier -

Everyone on here either builds, sails or both so why does it upset anyone where another member chooses to post if the posts are respectful?

I'm not out for mischief so I simply left behind the moderation question this afternoon - it was just going to annoy someone if I continued, but I asked the above question - but so far no one has said why any members respectable posts on Chit Chat are upsetting them in any way. Oh I can see why offensive posts do but I'm not on about those ones

Regards Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:38:31 pm
Have to disagree Bill - nothing to do with maps but geology and drainage. There is also a Cheshire basin but I don't think the Wirral falls in it (pun unintended)

Dave
 


maybe not..but at least WALLASONIANS take their vests off to have a bath !   so there  
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 10:42:22 pm

"we really can't expect the moderators to be across all threads to nip things in the bud ASAP"

fait vos jours medammes et messieurs

Out ere its all Greek or double Dutch {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 03, 2012, 10:43:34 pm
 


maybe not..but at least WALLASONIANS take their vests off to have a bath !   so there  
Wallaseyans, not Wallasonians, as in The Old Wallaseyans Club :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 10:44:58 pm
I'm not out for mischief so I simply left behind the moderation question this afternoon - it was just going to annoy someone if I continued, but I asked the above question - but so far no one has said why any members respectable posts on Chit Chat are upsetting them in any way. Oh I can see why offensive posts do but I'm not on about those ones

Regards Dave

Agreed, but unfortunately respectable is in the eye of the beholder, take pies for example {-) {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:45:50 pm
Out ere its all Greek or double Dutch {:-{ {:-{ {:-{


Specially for the less cosmopolitan amongst us.....Fait Vos Jours is Euro speak for  ' you wanna bet..wack ' ?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:47:32 pm
Wallaseyans, not Wallasonians, as in The Old Wallaseyans Club :-)) :-)) :-))

The Old Wallaseyans Club    aren't they the guys who play soccer with odd shaped balls ?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:49:33 pm
Agreed, but unfortunately respectable is in the eye of the beholder, take pies for example {-) {-)

So what's NOT respectable about pies ?  The PC (pie crust) brigade get just about everywhere nowadays !  >>:-(
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 10:51:12 pm
 


maybe not..but at least WALLASONIANS take their vests off to have a bath !   so there  

You bathe over there - when did that start?  {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 10:53:13 pm
You bathe over there - when did that start?  {-)

Same time as the Fish n Chip boat went metric !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 03, 2012, 10:53:54 pm
Agreed, but unfortunately respectable is in the eye of the beholder, take pies for example {-) {-)

But when requests are being made to end an entire board then we are certainly talking about very many respectable posts

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 11:09:04 pm
   
                                  Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate


Now why didn't I think of that highly original sub heading ?   fnar fnar chortle guffaw !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: reg on August 03, 2012, 11:19:45 pm
Dont forget Beer is not just a breakfast drink !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 03, 2012, 11:26:08 pm
   
                                  Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat- AKA the great Pie debate


Now why didn't I think of that highly original sub heading ?   fnar fnar chortle guffaw !
ere he goes agin me no unner stan dis  <*< <*< butt tink hiz luffin, iz ok den
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 11:28:39 pm
Dont forget Beer is not just a breakfast drink !

mental note to self.......hmmmm   location kept secret  hmmmmm !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 03, 2012, 11:35:13 pm
ere he goes agin me no unner stan dis  <*< <*< butt tink hiz luffin, iz ok den

Brits: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their past citizens.
Americans: Are justifiably proud of the accomplishments of their present citizens.
Canadians: Prattle on about how some of those great Americans were once Canadian.
Aussies: Waffle on about how some of their past citizens were once Outlaw Pommies, but none of that matters after several dozen beers I guess !
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 04, 2012, 12:12:03 am
Unfortunately, even though the title of the "Locked" post was infact politically biased, it took 49 postings for the "Moderater" to moderate and decide that it was against the rules of the forum

The moderators do not sit in front of their PCs 24/7, and sometimes many posts are made before one of us spots a problem and acts on it, if he thinks it necessary. The main thing is that action was taken, and the offending topic locked.

Peter.
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: derekwarner on August 04, 2012, 12:35:29 am
 {-)...what many fale to remember is

1. convict stocke in the First Fleet to OZ were torte to reade and rite on the long voyage from the old dart
2. mathmnmnmetial calculations ere aslo torte

This is howe we became such good clever people and as such wer fa superior and intiligont to those left behind {-)

Some becam bushrangers <*<.....somke bacame pie makers :}...& sme became makers of alses [we also invented refrigeration to kep the grog KOOL]  O0

But as ...armc40 says...after a few beers does it really matter?  %)

derek....proud direct decendent of John Nichols.....convicet escotred to OZ on HMS Scarborough of the First Fleet to OZ

PS ....sory about the spilling....looks like Martin has toruned it of :-X

Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 01:33:38 am
What remains then is some very strong objections to Chit Chat itself causing Martin to mention closure. Not objections from  Martin or the Moderators - I am talking about from ordinary members ................ as I asked earlier -

Everyone on here either builds, sails or both so why does it upset anyone where another member chooses to post if the posts are respectful?

Hi Peter as I said earlier on ............. I'm not out for mischief so I have simply left behind the moderation question - but I have asked the above question several times - but so far no one has said here specifically why any members respectful posts on Chit Chat could be upsetting them in any way. I want to keep offensive posts out of this  because I am against them too.

I think it is another question I will have to give up asking.

Regards Dave


Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 01:44:38 am
Drifting back into the foregrounded diversified side of this thread - pies
What about Sandwiches? ............ May I offer for your delictation ........
The Lemon Curd & Pickled Onion Sandwich  O0

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 04, 2012, 02:03:00 am
Bacon and Stilton, delicious! :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 04, 2012, 09:03:33 am

Just widening it out a bit... do you guys have any traditional meals, any particular day of the week?

For us, Tuesday, usually have friends over so big meal, Fridays is usually leftovers or freezer surfing night. Saturdays, Southern fried chicken, fresh unsliced bread and salad .......mmmmmm!   :P




(Topic named changed.)
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: Stavros on August 04, 2012, 09:08:40 am
Right then Mayhemers you have just read what Martin has said he has friends over on a tuesday so come on Martin we ALL need your address so we can ALL come down for a Meal.....as you allready have the Marque you had better put it up ready for NEXT tuesday  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))



Dave
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 04, 2012, 09:37:59 am
Ah,food again, a subject close to my heart (and belly). Here we go then, Sundays, some sort of roasted farmyard animal, Fridays, Jerk Chicken or Crispy Chilli Chicken,  Saturdays, enormous sandwiches made from 'Tiger Tail' french sticks containing 90% of whats on offer at the deli counter, Wednesdays, pie, home made, contents to be decided whilst in the supermarket, Thursday, beef stew and dumplings. The rest of the week, curry (fire brigade in attendance), home made fish cakes, pork steaks with apple sauce and mature cheddar, the list go's on.  Bacon butties feature regularly as snacks, especially during all night model boat building sessions. I may, should there be interest, post my pictorial instructions on how to make the perfect bacon wad in the 'build' section. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: scoop on August 04, 2012, 09:46:31 am
I only eat healthy foods  :o so I can look after my figure  %) :D :embarrassed: :-)) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) Only joking.........anything with a low sugar content finds it's way into my stomach  :-))
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: ACTion on August 04, 2012, 10:17:03 am
My diet varies enormously; Marstons Pedigree, Sam Smiths Best, Courage Directors, Jack Daniels, any good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - in fact I'll eat almost anything, straight from the bottle.
DM
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 04, 2012, 10:19:08 am
My diet varies enormously; Marstons Pedigree, Sam Smiths Best, Courage Directors, Jack Daniels, any good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - in fact I'll eat almost anything, straight from the bottle.
DM
:-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: The great .... and pie debate!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 04, 2012, 10:52:53 am
My diet varies enormously; Marstons Pedigree, Sam Smiths Best, Courage Directors, Jack Daniels, any good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - in fact I'll eat almost anything, straight from the bottle.
DM

  {-) {-) - must be a top contender for 'post of the week'! - Nice one Dave.    {-) {-)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 11:04:02 am
{-)...what many fale to remember is

1. convict stocke in the First Fleet to OZ were torte to reade and rite on the long voyage from the old dart
2. mathmnmnmetial calculations ere aslo torte

This is howe we became such good clever people and as such wer fa superior and intiligont to those left behind {-)

Some becam bushrangers <*<.....somke bacame pie makers :}...& sme became makers of alses [we also invented refrigeration to kep the grog KOOL]  O0

But as ...armc40 says...after a few beers does it really matter?  %)

derek....proud direct decendent of John Nichols.....convicet escotred to OZ on HMS Scarborough of the First Fleet to OZ

PS ....sory about the spilling....looks like Martin has toruned it of :-X




What were we saying about a few dozen beers ?
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 04, 2012, 11:47:13 am

What were we saying about a few dozen beers ?

No, No, No, Not a few dozen, as Derek said but just a few, Aussie beer will blow your brains out if you have a few dozen. O0 O0 {-) {-)

What happened about mature cheese and gherkin sandwiches <:( <:(
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 12:01:54 pm
Ah Well - with the change of title my questions is now well and truly sunk   :-X

I might as well enjoy this Black Pudding & Bacon Sandwich while I check out wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filibuster

The pie all children have enjoyed is  ........... The Mud Pie  :-))

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 04, 2012, 12:09:23 pm
Dave,

It is still afloat.

No matter how reasonable or presentable the commentary there will always be someone who will press the report to moderator button.

In oz, because we are polite and royalty, we call em party poopers.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 12:15:27 pm
If you could just lose the Spiders I'd be over there PDQ

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 12:18:03 pm
Try Howards (maybe Cowards?) butchers in Frodsham high street Nick
Lovely pies and good value - the prices appear to have been Moderated %% {-) (someone has to uphold the topic :embarrassed: )
Dave

Duz tha call that a pie lad ??   nay THIS is a pie !!


(http://s7.postimage.org/v95nudxfr/nostalgia_denby_dale_pie.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/v95nudxfr/)
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 12:22:52 pm
No, No, No, Not a few dozen, as Derek said but just a few, Aussie beer will blow your brains out if you have a few dozen. O0 O0 {-) {-)

What happened about mature cheese and gherkin sandwiches <:( <:(


(http://s13.postimage.org/zdwef9nkz/Gone_with_the_Wind_cover1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/zdwef9nkz/)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 12:52:19 pm

(http://s8.postimage.org/5x1wd5mo1/0xxxx.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5x1wd5mo1/)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 04, 2012, 12:55:59 pm
Whit naebodys said ocht aboot free range Haggis ,  Man it fair puts the hair on yer chest. Mind you nae sae popular wae the lassies ;D
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 01:45:01 pm
Whit naebodys said ocht aboot free range Haggis ,  Man it fair puts the hair on yer chest. Mind you nae sae popular wae the lassies ;D


mine's got enough already   thanks !
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 01:50:04 pm
'ere Wullie

I goggled your new avatar and there was me thinking it was a blue version of the Scottish emblem....you learn something every day I guess !

Bill
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 02:01:59 pm
Whit naebodys said ocht aboot free range Haggis ,  Man it fair puts the hair on yer chest. Mind you nae sae popular wae the lassies ;D
Your needing a trip tae specsavers Duncan...fresh Haggis is a few posts up,and washed doon wi a nice Malt....my preference being a 16 year old Lagavulin....or kald mulk....for the girlies...... {-) {-)...oh,and some skirly pehs......an some sweet cured herring in yogurt or wi soured cream...luvly....oh an i nearly forgot...my da,used to make Hough,...sometimes called brawn....1 x Pigs heid...big pot,an i mean Big....boil the heid wi bay leaves an garlic until a the meat is aff the bone,and the brains are oot,then pour through a collander,separate...the meat and ad to the thick liquid,and allow to set....then when set...jellified....cut into big chunks..douse wi vinegar...and enjoy
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 02:06:37 pm

(http://s18.postimage.org/5hu13j1b9/worlds_biggest_hamburger_Are_you_hungry_s466x700_9_580.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5hu13j1b9/)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 02:12:32 pm
'ere Wullie

I goggled your new avatar and there was me thinking it was a blue version of the Scottish emblem....you learn something every day I guess !

Bill
And!!!!!...everyone up here knows that the Lion Rampant is red on a yellow background....that emblem is what my late fatter had on his collar patch....when he was fighting on the Eastern Front.in 1944.....he was in the Galician Division....but also known as the 14th Grenadier der SS....my Avatar is in memory of him.....
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 02:22:12 pm
(http://s18.postimage.org/5hu13j1b9/worlds_biggest_hamburger_Are_you_hungry_s466x700_9_580.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5hu13j1b9/)

Now thats what i call a big" burger" {-) {-) {-) {-)or maybe 2 {-) {-) {-)oops
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: ACTion on August 04, 2012, 02:54:02 pm
I must be one of the few people who can have skewered a pickled onion, dipped it into molten chocolate and then eaten it.
I did it for a bet.
I thought "I bet that tastes disgusting", and I won!
My grandchildren were less than impressed, however.
DM

(Gentlemen, I give you Pickled Onion and Chocolate Cream Pie!)

Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 03:18:41 pm
I must be one of the few people who can have skewered a pickled onion, dipped it into molten chocolate and then eaten it.
I did it for a bet.
I thought "I bet that tastes disgusting", and I won!
My grandchildren were less than impressed, however.
DM

(Gentlemen, I give you Pickled Onion and Chocolate Cream Pie!)




Sorry but that's for beginners...advanced pieologists worldwide advocate the sampling of the  Rollmop Herring.. Mayonnaise and Strawberry Jam pie !

If Desperate Dan had taken copious servings of this delicasy , he'd still be around today !
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: davidm1945 on August 04, 2012, 05:34:06 pm
10-9-8-7-6 ..........

Soon - very soon....
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 05:39:46 pm
i just love all these Pie in the Sky stories.....or are they just Porkie Pies...pickled onion & chocolate.....i ask you.... {:-{ {:-{must be an English thing.... {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 04, 2012, 05:41:29 pm
 
Strangest thing I've eaten recently was Chilli Jam from America...... yes hot peppered chilli strawberry jam.
I can't really describe it, it tastes like you imagine it would but much better!
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wbeedie on August 04, 2012, 06:25:39 pm
Now how about Irn Bru that was made with chillis , or chillis dipped in chocolate the Irn Bru was fine never tried the choc dipped chillies though
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 08:25:28 pm

Strangest thing I've eaten recently was Chilli Jam from America...... yes hot peppered chilli strawberry jam.
I can't really describe it, it tastes like you imagine it would but much better!

if it tastes like what I  imagine it would......then i think my supply of loo roll would increase
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 08:56:48 pm
Marzipan - Yuk
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 09:01:44 pm
How the hell can chilli jam taste like Marzipan......you want to see an ear nose and throat specialist.....for if your sense of taste is that bad...i think you have a zinc deficiency...... O0
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 04, 2012, 09:10:22 pm
My wife has pre identified all of my deficiencies Wullie >>:-(
Including that the dog has more say than me ........and the dog is dead

I hate Marzipan
I cannot imagine ever swallowing an Oyster
Everything else is fair game if it is in front of me.

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 04, 2012, 09:27:32 pm
Marmite !
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 09:33:53 pm
I once tried that Aussie fav,Vegemite.....it ended up in the same place as tripe,..pressed ox tongue,stewed tea......the bin..... {-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 04, 2012, 10:27:31 pm
(http://s8.postimage.org/5x1wd5mo1/0xxxx.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5x1wd5mo1/)


 O0 O0 {-) {-) %% %%
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 04, 2012, 10:40:54 pm
Hope you intend to pay Dave the Norseman royalties on that pic, so adroitly purloined from the previous page ?    :police:
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 04, 2012, 10:41:33 pm
i just love all these Pie in the Sky stories.....or are they just Porkie Pies...pickled onion & chocolate.....i ask you.... {:-{ {:-{must be an English thing.... {-) {-) {-)

Definitely not AUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSStralian %% %% %%

And they wonder why we refer to them as...........................................  O0 O0 O0%% %% %%
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 04, 2012, 11:17:29 pm
Pom.......frittes perhaps...... {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 05, 2012, 12:49:49 am
Chilli chocolate is an interesting combination,and quite palatable, chocolatey with an after taste of chilli heat..... :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: wullie/mk2 on August 05, 2012, 01:50:07 am

Sorry but that's for beginners...advanced pieologists worldwide advocate the sampling of the  Rollmop Herring.. Mayonnaise and Strawberry Jam pie !

If Desperate Dan had taken copious servings of this delicasy , he'd still be around today !
but he is still around
(http://s18.postimage.org/93lp2nbl1/images.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/93lp2nbl1/)

Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: irishcarguy on August 06, 2012, 12:42:15 am
What ever happened to Dave's original question & pray tell how the whole tread morphed into a totally different subject which if I understand correctly is not allowed on the forum & the moderators will generally put the tread back on track in no uncertain manner. Why has the rules changed so suddenly here ?. I feel we need some discussion on the subject of moderation in general in a non confrontational way. Like Dave I sometimes fail to see the reasons for what has been moderated. Like all things in life somethings tend to go too far before they are questioned & then the real problems start. I just can't understand how a serious question can turn into a joke about pies !. Mick B.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 06, 2012, 12:48:29 am
oh dear dear dear
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2012, 05:31:27 am
Mick,

Have had those thoughts myself but on reflection, it serves no purpose to know why a thread/comment has been moderated, as the saying goes "ours not to reason why but to do or die".

The commentator being moderated has gotten the details/message.

So we don't need to know or add insult to injury.

Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 07:39:12 am
Is that why Wullie is so quiet ?
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Circlip on August 06, 2012, 08:19:26 am
As the moderaters are omnipotent, who moderates them?  %%

  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 06, 2012, 08:42:58 am
As the moderaters are omnipotent, who moderates them?  %%

  Regards  Ian

Captain Janeway
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2012, 09:38:06 am
Is that why Wullie is so quiet ?

Possibly, also may not be a happy chappie look at his "new" (current) scary avatar.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 09:46:22 am
Possibly, also may not be a happy chappie look at his "new" (current) scary avatar.
   What the Swedish looking one ?  Nothing scary there. :((
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 09:59:15 am
As the moderaters are omnipotent, who moderates them?  %%

Nope - more like Picard than Janeway. Remember he was assimilated into The Borg .................. and for non Trekkies - The Borg are a collection of species that have turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones of the collective the hive.
(http://s15.postimage.org/frmc8hh2v/Borg.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/frmc8hh2v/)
How many mods are there? Is there a ritual to undrgo on joining? How does one become a moderator Ian?

(http://s11.postimage.org/do9ufoqov/ritual.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/do9ufoqov/)
Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 06, 2012, 10:24:54 am

Very amusing.

Please treat us with respect.  It is Your Club after all.

Google is our guide.  Every word you utter can be traced back to us.

We are only  "Word-smiths"  and the whole World is watching.  Please be careful out there.

Kind regards

Ken Churchill
Global Moderator

Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 10:25:54 am
Cybernetic orgasims mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMH %% :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 06, 2012, 10:34:36 am
Being a moderator is a thankless task. You are constantly and unfairly criticised by uninformed individuals talking out of their posterior orifices, so whatever you do is wrong - which in a convoluted sort of way indicates that you have probably got it right.

Moderators are appointed by invitation and usually accept only very reluctantly. If you would like to be a moderator then you are unfitted for the job.

Without a degree of moderation the site would rapidly collapse due to a minority being unable to moderate themselves. Maybe it could be done better. However, it is very unlikely that you could do it better.

The moderators give their time for free with little or no thanks so be grateful!

Colin
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2012, 10:51:56 am
Also they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. O0 O0 O0 <:( <:( <:(

Rather than being critical/obstructionist we should be supportive and thankful for the privilege of having this forum.

To one and all, People, a Toast to the moderators, well done.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 10:53:53 am
What ever happened to Dave's original question & pray tell how the whole tread morphed into a totally different subject which if I understand correctly is not allowed on the forum & the moderators will generally put the tread back on track in no uncertain manner. Why has the rules changed so suddenly here ?. I feel we need some discussion on the subject of moderation in general in a non confrontational way. Like Dave I sometimes fail to see the reasons for what has been moderated. Like all things in life somethings tend to go too far before they are questioned & then the real problems start. I just can't understand how a serious question can turn into a joke about pies !. Mick B.

I sort of started this thread ............... well one called 'A Little Support for Chit Chat' after another topic got locked. I did it just to throw some light on objections to people using the board. Then the question turned to moderation but I gave up on that part as I was thinking I might upset someone. Some lads were joking about pies ..... and I didn't mind as that's why chit chat is a fun board - but then the topic name was changed and I felt straight away that that killed the original thread's purpose. Hey Ho not the end of the world.

But questions are strange things that have a life of their own and once asked - well they exist - as you have proved to returning to it after swallowing all that pie.

Here is what I last said to Peter Fitness about my question .......... in bold is what I object to

Hi Peter as I said earlier on ............. I'm not out for mischief so I have simply left behind the moderation question - but I have asked the above question several times - but so far no one has said here specifically why any members respectful posts on Chit Chat could be upsetting them in any way. I want to keep offensive posts out of this  because I am against them too.

I think it is another question I will have to give up asking.


Anyway Mick - keep swallowing the pies ......................

Dave
Just noticed some replies
Ken - I do respect you and I think the moderators generally do a good job. That last post was just meant to be light hearted - sorry if you took it otherwise.
Colin - I wouldn't be a mod for all the tea in China - I think you are quite right that I couldn't do it.

BUT let me say this last thing ................ the thread (see first post) was in defene of a board and about objections to it - only a few posts on this whole thread have been pertinent to the question.

Regards Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 06, 2012, 11:23:57 am
Colin Bishop has summed up the moderator's role better than I could, but I will add the following. Mayhem is Martin's forum, he sets the standards and we, as moderators do our best to uphold them. If any drastic action is deemed necessary we will usually give our reasons but, we are not going to explain, or enter into debate, every single time we moderate, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. Because of the time difference, many problems have been dealt with by the time I log on, and I fully endorse the actions of the other moderators, not because we are a trade union, but because we are maintaining the same standards. Judging by the very small number of complaints we receive regarding moderation, maybe, just maybe, we are doing a half decent job, but that's for Martin to judge.

Peter Fitness
Global moderator.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 11:36:23 am
Obviously what I thought was a bit of humour  wasn't funny if you happen to be a Moderator
I APOLOGISE UNRESERVEDLY for unintentionally upsetting the mods ............... take the post down if you like

Please nobody else comment on this thread about moderation - the thread is about peoples objections to chit chat - or your pies

Respectfully Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Circlip on August 06, 2012, 11:38:09 am
Quote
How does one become a moderator Ian?

   First requisite seems to be a pencil.

   Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 11:42:28 am
and today I will be mostly eating

(http://s14.postimage.org/gb4c7qwdp/humble_pie.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gb4c7qwdp/)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2012, 11:50:25 am
Obviously what I thought was a bit of humour wasn't funny if you happen to be a Moderator
I APOLOGISE UNRESERVEDLY for unintentionally upsetting the mods ............... take the post down if you like

Please nobody else comment on this thread about moderation - the thread is about peoples objections to chit chat - or your pies

Respectfully Dave

Dave,

Aren't they the same thing.
In other words aren't the ones who press the report to moderator button also predisposed to object to chit chat themes etc,
Respect is a commodity that is fast disappearing as is commonsense.
After all if it, chit chat,  gets out of hand it needs moderation.
So there we have it the never ending circle or a round pie. O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 06, 2012, 11:59:57 am
D'yer know....I'm beginning to suspect that the 'report to moderator' button is never actually pressed by a member of MBM in a similar fashion to 'disgusted of tunbridge wells' watching the WHOLE of a steamy film or drama and THEN complaining to the IBA.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2012, 12:03:38 pm
That would be an interesting statistic, how many non-moderator hits on the button as opposed to moderator instigated moderations.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 12:10:30 pm
Sorry it's nothing to do with moderation or pressing the button and I can't talk about moderation

There are calls for chit chat to be closed. People asking for that are not differentiating  between respecable and non respectable posts - just chit chat as a concept.

I don't understand why (with 50 other boat boards to look at) any member feels the need to try and close chit chat

That's it in a nutshell and no need at all to include the moderators.

Dave

re replies - I have on one occasion asked Ken to moderate a 'boat topic' thread where I didnt like how a minor was being addressed by adults
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 06, 2012, 12:22:37 pm

There are NO calls for  Chit Chat  to be closed down.

I like Chit Chat as I'm sure does everyone else.  The subjects are great and stretch the brain with it's varied  and sometimes humorous threads.

All we ask is that the laws of England be obeyed and that public decency be followed with decorum and good manners.

ken


 
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 12:29:15 pm

To the ‘friends of Mayhem’
– from Martin

It has been suggested that the Chat-chat board is removed, Martin    

    ok2
  

Sorry Ken - direct from Martin himself

and once again I agree with your last line - I can't make it any plainer that I am not talking about moderators.

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 06, 2012, 12:36:01 pm
 OK, putting it that way, set up a vote if that be the case and if it counts/or is permissible, but my view/vote is that chit chat stays.

Mayhem is made up of the sum of its parts which includes chit chat. O0 O0
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 12:40:11 pm
All that really needs to happen is
 
1. members on all boards talk to each othe respectfully and we remember it is a family forum
2. members concern themselves with their own posts and interests and not with where someone else wants to post

just a bit of mutual respect really

Dave
Title: Re: A Bit of Support for Chit Chat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 06, 2012, 12:50:19 pm

To the ‘friends of Mayhem’
– from Martin

It has been suggested that the Chat-chat board is removed, as that is where 95% of the moderation, and subsequent
arguments about moderation occur. Rather than remove the chat board - other members have suggested that I simply
ban it's abusers. I am reluctant to do this…… but am considering it.

  

And we've already had our first casualty.  This forum is mainly about model boats with a chit chat section as a nicety. Lets keep it that way.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 06, 2012, 01:18:28 pm
Quote
All that really needs to happen is
 
1. members on all boards talk to each othe respectfully and we remember it is a family forum
2. members concern themselves with their own posts and interests and not with where someone else wants to post

just a bit of mutual respect really

Dave

Perfectly right and no one could object to the sentiment, but unfortunately that isn't what actually happens.  Most people would also agree that all men should live in peace - but they don't. Human nature unfortunately gets in the way.

Just about everyone considers their own behaviour to be OK just as they reckon their own sense of humour is normal and that their standard of driving is above average.  ok2

Colin
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 06, 2012, 01:24:30 pm
 O0 but my reversing is attrocious and, as demonstrated above, I can get the old humour a bit wrong occasionaly.
On the other hand I am slow to anger, generally kind, and care about people so on balance I'm doing ok  O0

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on August 07, 2012, 05:53:36 pm
Having been away from the great Mayhem for a week building time machines and painting robot dogs blue, I was directed towards this thread by the original troublemaker ( you know who you are ok2 ). My thoughts.....these mayhem types dont arf make some good points.
Whatever members views are on the subject, they have been made in an informed and reasonable ( honestly!! ) way. Thank god for freedom of speech, keep it 'rules lite' and trust those involved, like Lord of the Flies, that worked out fine in the end :}
Anyway, Pies. Best pork pies I ever had were served at The Still and West Public House at Old Portsmouth in 1982. Watching the reserve fleet of Tribal Class Frigates coming in and out of Pompey harbour defending us against the might of the Soviet Navy, while tucking into a locally made pork pie, made me proud to be British.....best of times :-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 07, 2012, 06:13:02 pm
Having been away from the great Mayhem for a week building time machines and painting robot dogs blue, I was directed towards this thread by the original troublemaker ( you know who you are ok2 ). My thoughts.....these mayhem types dont arf make some good points.
Whatever members views are on the subject, they have been made in an informed and reasonable ( honestly!! ) way. Thank god for freedom of speech, keep it 'rules lite' and trust those involved, like Lord of the Flies, that worked out fine in the end :}
Anyway, Pies. Best pork pies I ever had were served at The Still and West Public House at Old Portsmouth in 1982. Watching the reserve fleet of Tribal Class Frigates coming in and out of Pompey harbour defending us against the might of the Soviet Navy, while tucking into a locally made pork pie, made me proud to be British.....best of times :-)
:-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 07, 2012, 06:26:52 pm
Having been away from the great Mayhem for a week building time machines and painting robot dogs blue, I was directed towards this thread by the original troublemaker ( you know who you are ok2 ). My thoughts.....these mayhem types dont arf make some good points.
Whatever members views are on the subject, they have been made in an informed and reasonable ( honestly!! ) way. Thank god for freedom of speech, keep it 'rules lite' and trust those involved, like Lord of the Flies, that worked out fine in the end :}
Anyway, Pies. Best pork pies I ever had were served at The Still and West Public House at Old Portsmouth in 1982. Watching the reserve fleet of Tribal Class Frigates coming in and out of Pompey harbour defending us against the might of the Soviet Navy, while tucking into a locally made pork pie, made me proud to be British.....best of times :-)

Many a true word is.........etc
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: surfs up on August 08, 2012, 01:25:33 pm
 Treats from mac Donald's (or what they call a pie)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 08, 2012, 01:45:53 pm
Hmm, more potato than bacon I'll wager..... :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: surfs up on August 08, 2012, 02:22:17 pm
Here are a couple of reviews

McDonald’s bacon-potato pie definitely breaks from tradition. Bits of bacon are suspended in a gooey substrate that is reminiscent of potatoes but not quite there.

Via http://www.divinecaroline.com/22245/102833-strange-mcdonald-s-menu-items-world#ixzz22xcB7vgF

It's gross and good at the same time. Think greasy mashed potatoes with limp ham-like bacon and you'll be on the right track. My stomach was not on the right track after eating it. You could say that it Ran-ran-ruined my appetite. Despite the stomach pain and grossness, I've found myself daydreaming of another mushy mouthful of this strange side item since returning from Japan.

http://www.japanator.com/post.phtml?pk=8780
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 08, 2012, 04:16:32 pm
but he is still around
(http://s18.postimage.org/93lp2nbl1/images.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/93lp2nbl1/)


Desperate Dan might still be around, but pie are square.  (Lesser known saying of Cunfusedus)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 08, 2012, 05:29:55 pm
Treats from mac Donald's (or what they call a pie)
That is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a pie. What, if anything, do the Japanese know about pie?
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on August 08, 2012, 05:31:59 pm
That is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a pie. What, if anything, do the Japanese know about pie?

3.14159  ??
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 08, 2012, 06:42:06 pm
3.14159  ??
That's how many, but what do they know?
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Yarpie on August 08, 2012, 07:16:24 pm
That is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a pie. What, if anything, do the Japanese know about pie?

R squared ???? :D
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 08, 2012, 07:39:40 pm
Left mi'self open for that one! :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: surfs up on August 08, 2012, 08:03:38 pm
3.14159  ??

Thats a small pie.
Try this one

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Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 08, 2012, 08:07:38 pm

Pie Thagurus might have something to say if he sees this thread.    {-) {-)


ken
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: armc40 on August 08, 2012, 08:11:24 pm
R squared ???? :D

L squared surery ?
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 08, 2012, 08:27:51 pm
Pies - Maths - The Olympics - I have it all

An Olympic Pi Squared

(http://s12.postimage.org/uzemv7fah/Square_Pie.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uzemv7fah/)

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 08, 2012, 09:43:33 pm
Dave AKA Norseman,

Oh my goodness what have you done, it is now starting to morf into cricket  "L squared surery ?" >:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >:-o >:-o >:-o %% %% %%
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 08, 2012, 10:05:29 pm
I have a rule for cricket
It may only be watched on a village green whilst hoding a proper pint - that makes it a cultural event and I have not then encountered a sporting event.

Dave
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 08, 2012, 11:12:19 pm
I have a rule for cricket
It may only be watched on a village green whilst hoding a proper pint - that makes it a cultural event and I have not then encountered a sporting event.

Dave
:-))
But on the other hand there should be a pie in the other hand.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtRuYE7pLXo
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 08, 2012, 11:25:32 pm
I have a rule for cricket
It may only be watched on a village green whilst hoding a proper pint - that makes it a cultural event and I have not then encountered a sporting event.

Dave
Ah, the crack of leather on willow on a summers evening, can't get more English than that.... :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Norseman on August 08, 2012, 11:35:01 pm
I have completely self moderated the reply I was about to send  :o :embarrassed:

Re pie the pork pie in hand - absolutely - but what about bodyline  {-)
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate! and now cricket
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 09, 2012, 12:30:11 am
See it happened  <*< <*< I am out of here  %% %% %%
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 09, 2012, 11:25:32 pm
Don't mention the war bodyline {-)

Peter.
Title: Re: The great Chit Chat .... and Pie debate!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on August 09, 2012, 11:45:16 pm
As often quoted by the Daleks, quickly,

Moderate, moderate, moderate {-) {-) {-) {-)