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    Respectful suggestion

    Dear Tdol and Red5:

    May I most respectfully suggest that an unwritten rule be added to the written rules?

    An OP asked a question; the first reply (from a non-teacher like me) asked the OP a question; I then replied to the OP. A moderator deleted my reply because the OP had not yet answered the other non-teacher's question.

    From reading other deletions, I have learned that the new unwritten rule is: If a teacher/moderator asks a question of an OP, no non-teacher members should post anything until the OP answers the question. I have just learned today, however, that even if a non-teacher asks a question of an OP, we other non-teachers must wait for the OP to answer before we are allowed to contribute.

    Your humble servant realizes, of course, that he must obey the rules -- or else!

    Would it be possible, however, to include this new rule in written form in order to avoid any misunderstanding and to prevent anyone from wasting his efforts in replying only to be deleted? Ad hoc rules can be very confusing and cause ill feelings.

    I apologize humbly to Rover, and I will never, ever again reply to any thread if the OP has not answered someone's question -- even a question from a non-teacher like me.


    Thank you
    Last edited by TheParser; 03-Nov-2015 at 19:06.

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    Re: Respectful suggestion

    What is the thread? I would like to look at it.

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    Re: Respectful suggestion

    Thank you for your reply.

    As you know, I am computer illiterate, so that I cannot link to it.

    The title is "Get + object + past participle" and was published by Denismurs.

    It is currently on page 1 of the "Ask a Teacher" forum.


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    #4

    Re: Respectful suggestion

    It's back- the question has been answered, so there's no reason to leave it out in the cold.

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    Re: Respectful suggestion

    I have only just become aware of this discussion.

    Deleted posts are rarely 'gone forever'.

    I would have restored your deleted post myself, James, once Roman's question had been answered.

    I appreciate the time and effort you spend on your posts, and frequently 'Like' them.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Nov-2015 at 14:32.

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    Re: Respectful suggestion

    Parser, i don't think it has much to do with being/not being a teacher. I've been guilty myself of throwing out an answer or additional question before a previous pertinent question has been answered.

    The questions without quoted sources are a particular tripping point for me - I'll often chime in before we get a response about the source. I'm trying to train myself not to respond until source questions, etc. are answered, but it's easy to forget.
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