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General Discussion / Re: Logging in comments
« on: 21 October, 2021, 02:14:35 PM »
Please ignore previous - I just opened up the thread and saw Pam's and my five little green squares and Lee's five red ones. Also our rankings as moderators and admin. But I'm still trying to find the "reply panel" to continue Lee's instructions about opening up the posts.  I'll keep looking and resort to email if all else fails!  Btw, I like the ability to edit on the run - this is my third attempt at posting this one!
Last question for now - how/when do we graduate from being Newbies? ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Logging in comments
« on: 21 October, 2021, 02:12:07 PM »
OK, so where have my "five little squares" gone???

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General Discussion / Re: Avatars on this MB
« on: 15 October, 2021, 02:48:35 AM »
My new 'Hash House Harriers' avatar looks good - thanks Lee! We're all waiting now for our lockdowns to be eased sufficiently to let residents go outside and exercise so we can get back to "Hashing" around the local mountains again - it must be getting closer because our infection numbers are plummeting thanks to 'prisoner-like' lockdowns for the past 3 months.
And now I can see that when we use the emojis we initially get a text indication but once the post has been actioned it auto turns into the relevant emoji so all good! I'm doing a 'big smile' emoji now, which I see as 'semi-colon D' but you'll see as a big smile - magic, huh!  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Some text changes?
« on: 15 October, 2021, 02:42:41 AM »
Oops, just trying out the new avatar (Vung Tau is the town/city/island state where we live in Vietnam at least until Scotty from Marketing lets us back into Australia!). I'll post this and look for the other thread about avatars. Feel free to ignore!

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General Discussion / Re: Some text changes?
« on: 14 October, 2021, 03:45:30 AM »
I never proactively use 'Scouse' these days, either, Pam - except when communicating with ex-Army people who wouldn't know me by any other name. I never in living memory used "Martin" during my 12 years of service - so it's all about recognition and putting a face to a name, that's all, and at the moment there's someone called 'Martin' being credited on this site and not a single new reader will associate that name with me.  Same as "usernames" on this MB - new folk won't have a clue what MR stands for and it doesn't matter, as long as they learn to associate it with me!  8)

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General Discussion / Re: World News
« on: 14 October, 2021, 03:38:16 AM »
Gotta say that living life upside down/back to front works great during lockdowns - and arguably even better than listening to canned music because ours is all "live": 24/7! A lot of you guys got married and produced offspring relatively early so you've done the "raising a child" thing and will hopefully know what I'm talking about - but I was always too busy running around the world and jumping out of "perfectly good" aeroplanes so have only recently got into raising a child but have to say it was worth the wait. We were the only family members available to care 24/7 for our niece Minh Anh (aka "Sunny") when her dad (Linh's brother) died unexpectedly of Sepsis a few years ago. She (Sunny) has lived with us ever since in the beachside town of Vung Tau - 2 hours due east of Saigon (HCMC). We've been locked inside our apartment for the past 3 months solid - only allowed outside when they deliver the daily food order, and only for long enough to pick it up and bring it inside.  But if I could have picked my ideal companions to share lockdown it would be the two I've got: wife Linh and niece Sunny (we're now her legal guardians with mum's consent, although it's only valid in VN until we can get back to Oz when the borders re-open and start the same process down there). Happy days indeed!

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General Discussion / Re: Familiarization
« on: 14 October, 2021, 03:29:05 AM »
Shudda known someone would jump in and nick the 208 patch! Where's the emoji for "clap clap, well done that man!"  ;D

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General Discussion / Avatars on this MB
« on: 14 October, 2021, 03:26:29 AM »
Just testing to see what my avatar looks like online and thought I'd check out the emojis at the same time:  :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

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General Discussion / Re: Guest Book Issues?
« on: 06 October, 2021, 06:47:59 AM »
That's great - thanks Lee, and "well done that man"! I don't even need to worry about the password because it comes up automatically.  So here's to chapter 987 and a new "life" as m space r - aka, "mr spaced out again"!

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General Discussion / Re: Guest Book Issues?
« on: 06 October, 2021, 04:33:25 AM »
Success  Still login as linhmartin with pw as you suggested. Posts now displayed as m r (with space). All your previous posts now display as m r

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General Discussion / Re: Guest Book Issues?
« on: 05 October, 2021, 09:44:50 AM »
Thanks Lee - I'll send you an email to propose keeping it simple and replacing the # with a space. Too frightened to show you on here in case the dreaded 'system' remembers that someone's already used it and won't allow anyone else!!!

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Not sure which post on this "house prices" thread I'm replying too, but thought I'd mention some good news for us. We've been stuck in Vietnam for more than 18 months now, thanks to Scumbag's border restrictions (for everyone except his mates, celebrities, and "elite" sportspeople!). But a mate is buying an apartment in the same block as ours in Chatswood (Sydney) and the price is double what we paid for ours, which means we can sell when we go back and move to a bigger place in a cheaper suburb if we've managed to get a visa for our niece Sunny (we're legal guardians in Vietnam but doesn't yet apply downunder - lots more rules down there!).

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General Discussion / Re: Guest Book Issues?
« on: 05 October, 2021, 04:35:02 AM »
Yeah, no problem here, either. Once I get my username unregistered for MB I'll hopefully be able to start again with MR - thought I'd mention that on here so no one else gets stuck with a MB signature they don't want! (your username automatically becomes your MB signature, so make sure you're using the one you want when you register...).

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General Discussion / Re: Guest Book Issues?
« on: 24 September, 2021, 01:27:22 PM »
All fixed now, Ken. Lee's installed a new one.

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General Discussion / Re: I'm not Racist but...
« on: 21 September, 2021, 09:09:06 AM »
Ha ha - if you wanna know how to humiliate the French, just ask Scumbag - oops - Oz PM Scott Morrison!  ;D ;D

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