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    Closing threads

    emsr2d2 closed this thread because the thread starter had had enough. I feel that a thread 'belongs' to all who have submitted posts. Anyone, including the thread starter, is free to leave at any time, but I don't think any member has the right to request the closing of a thread. (Actually, they have the right to request​ it, but not the right to expect it.)

    Mods, of course, have the right to close a thread for any of a number of good reasons. One member's umbrage is not, in my opinion, such a reason. I therefore request that this thread be re-opened.

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    Re: Closing threads

    I ummed and ahhed about that thread. Initially, I didn't close the thread but when I went back in to edit my post, it seemed to me that we had all had enough of it, so I clicked "Close Thread" that time. I didn't consider myself to be doing it at the OP's request though I realise that my wording might have sounded like I was. It has been reopened but it doesn't appear to be going anywhere from a language point of view.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Closing threads

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I it doesn't appear to be going anywhere from a language point of view.
    You are right.

    In light of what you have said, I shall post no further objection if you decide to re-close the thread.

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    Re: Closing threads

    I have no current plan to re-close it but I think we mods will be keeping a close eye on it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Closing threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In light of what you have said, I shall post no further objection if you decide to re-close the thread.
    I have just re-read this thread. The part I have quoted above seems both pompous and patronising now. I apologise.

    (I'd just accidentally dropped my last cigarette into my last shot of gin. I was not in a good mood. )

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    Re: Closing threads

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It has been reopened but it doesn't appear to be going anywhere from a language point of view.
    Things are flaring up, but I would leave it open for now.

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    Re: Closing threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Things are flaring up, but I would leave it open for now.
    That's just Piscean's drink - I vote to call it a "Flaming Plantation".

    Get it? Tobacco, gin, fire....
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    Re: Closing threads

    Be careful! Hell hath no fury like that of a smoking alcoholic deprived of his last gin and gasper.

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    Re: Closing threads

    I think you'd something stronger for a truly Piscean Flaming Plantation.
    Last edited by Tdol; 13-Jul-2016 at 13:53. Reason: more -> stronger

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    Re: Closing threads

    Ohh, that's a good name too - Hell's Furry, although it loses the tobacco reference somewhat.

    Customer: I'd like a Flaming Plantation, please.
    Barkeep: Certainly sir. Is Tanqueray and Marlboro okay?
    C: Naw, let's go with Bombay Sapphire and Gold Flake. Shaken, strain the ash, hold the filter.
    B: Yessir, one Flaming British Colonial Plantation coming right up.
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