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    I would like to ask a question

    I have never been on a forum before and now that I have joined this one I think that starting new threads may not be a good idea. I would like to know about starting threads and such... I am a newcomer and have lots of questions. I really do not want to bore anyone with old questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamid
    I have never been on a forum before and now that I have joined this one I think that starting new threads may not be a good idea. I would like to know about starting threads and such... I am a newcomer and have lots of questions. I really do not want to bore anyone with old questions.
    Starting a new thread is fine. We've just had WAY to many "Amber" threads on the Laci forum of late. (I actually agree; there have been too many. How many ways can you say "Amber?" )

    However, if you have a topic/question that has not been posted, start away. Jump in and get your feet wet. However, you might want to check back a few pages, first, (say, about 3-4, depending on the fourm) to see if this topic has already been posted/discussed recently. If that's the case, just make a post on that thread, asking YOUR question and/or stating your opinion, and that will "bump" that topic, to the top so everyone can see it, again.

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    Thank you because that was one more question what does "bumping" mean?

    Yeah I'm dumb!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket
    We've just had WAY to many "Amber" threads on the Laci forum of late. )

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    Is that possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamid
    Thank you because that was one more question what does "bumping" mean?

    Yeah I'm dumb!!
    If you post on an old thread it "bumps" it up to the top of the forum where it can be seen again. You're not dumb..you just got to hang around for awhile.
    I just make it up as I go along

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean
    I just make it up as I go along
    Yeah, you "spin" some good ones, lol! I think, it's time for.....
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    PIE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket
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    PIE!
    You should show Tamid how to bump the pie thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamid
    I have never been on a forum before and now that I have joined this one I think that starting new threads may not be a good idea. I would like to know about starting threads and such... I am a newcomer and have lots of questions. I really do not want to bore anyone with old questions.
    Yes, please, we NEED NO MORE BORING PEOPLE on this forum....

    Also, it's probably a good idea to stay away from RELIGION (not that there's anything wrong with that) threads!

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"

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    And my personal favorite for newcomers is:
    Don't take anyone's opinion as being the be-all, end-all of the universe. (I know, several posters will disagree with me....) If someone is rude, shrug it off. Life is too short to give rude people any power over you.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    What is a "sticky" thread?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheromom
    What is a "sticky" thread?
    From my understanding - a sticky thread usually contains only " news alerts" related to a current event. This is just my guess.

    DS

    Edited to ask

    Where exactly is Whidbey Island, Washington?

    I'm very familiar with the Islands in Washington State and don't seem to recall that one?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheromom
    What is a "sticky" thread?
    A "stickey" thread can be any thread the Mod's decide to place a "stickey" on. That keeps the thread at the top of the stack so that posters can find it easier. It's usually (but not always) one that has important news information, background on a criminal case, or a list of the specific players involved.

    But "stickey's" are not limited to that. Admin can place a stickey at the top of a forum to notify posters of important information, and to be sure they see it and read it. And, in the Jury Room, there is a stickey for prayer requests.

    Just depends.

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    I have a question too. Sometimes when you view a profile, it will say "Offline".
    Other times it will say offline, but will tell you when the last activity was.

    How come all profiles where the people are offline, don't show the last activity - only some do?

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    I believe it depends on how long ago that individual was last logged in.

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    Where exactly is Whidbey Island, Washington?

    I'm very familiar with the Islands in Washington State and don't seem to recall that one?

    We are the largest island right off the coast of Washington. Our biggest town is Oak Harbor. More people seem to know Oak Harbor than Whidbey Island. It is a very beautiful place! If you are a tourist in the area, you probably have driven over Deception Pass bridge. That would bring you to Whidbey Island.

    Thanks for the info.