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by jdaw1
18:13 Tue 18 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

I haven’t started on grammar; I’ve been doing punctuation.

Grammar? I haven’t started on grammar; I’ve been doing punctuation.
by jdaw1
11:48 Mon 17 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

a correct step in my career is fascinating

Simon Lisle wrote:I thought admin assistant would be a step in the wrong direction in jdaw's career.Only an opinion
The implication that there could be a correct step in my career is fascinating. Please do say more.
by jdaw1
11:36 Mon 17 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2060
Views: 290020

collecting spelling crimes from all over TPF

I was replying to a post in this thread. If I were to start collecting spelling crimes from all over TPF, they would indeed require their own thread.
by jdaw1
10:19 Mon 17 Dec 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

I think its weakness was classic 1975, so no.

I think its weakness was classic 1975, so no.
by jdaw1
10:18 Mon 17 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2060
Views: 290020

You meant “bait†, of course.

Derek T. wrote:Here
Derek T. wrote:I wasn't aware this was another argument so lets not have one
...as bate for Jdaw. Unfortunately he did not bite :roll:

Derek
You meant ‟bait”, of course.
by jdaw1
21:27 Sun 16 Dec 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1975 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

1975 Quinta do Noval

Many moons ago, whilst wooing her daughter, I visited the future mother-in-law bearing 1960 and 1975 Quinta do Noval. The 1960 did not survive that weekend; the 1975 waited almost three years in an imperfect cupboard. Decanted, by said mother-in-law, some three hours before, and served with various ...
by jdaw1
17:39 Sun 16 Dec 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Vintage Port - newbie needs advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Make life easy on yourself

Make life easy on yourself. Own a plastic funnel, and some unbleached coffee filters. Stand for at least ten seconds; decant through funnel and filter; enjoy five hours later.
by jdaw1
17:34 Sun 16 Dec 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Hoping that 2008 will be a Vintage year
Replies: 18
Views: 2661

Well done.

I haven’t met LadyR, so can’t (yet) comment on fabulousness for myself, but everyone who has met her thinks she’s fab, which is good enough for me† . Well done. †  Good enough for me to believe she’s fab. But I don’t recommend marrying a woman without meeting her first, whatever people say about her....
by jdaw1
17:20 Sun 16 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

Smiley Packs

It is relatively easy for the creator to add what are called “Smiley Packs† to the BB. And they are easy enough to find online.
by jdaw1
12:18 Sat 15 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

the subject at hand was, in any event, me

  1. Haven’t we had that argument once already?
  2. I don’t care.
  3. It’s harmless here—the subject at hand was, in any event, me.
by jdaw1
11:48 Sat 15 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

Re: trainer’s pet

And no, it wasn’t dawn in any one place over the whole time that these posts were being made. A day on the planet Mercury, which may or may not be the planet Jdaw lives on, is approximately 176 earth days. So, during this entire episode it was dawn somewhere. I fully accept, without reservation, th...
by jdaw1
11:07 Sat 15 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

trainer’s pet

I fully accept your correction, and humbly withdraw my accusation, which was false and without basis in fact or truth, that you were acting as teacher’s pet. Your claim that you were actually “trainer’s pet† is accepted without reservation. And no, it wasn’t dawn in any one place over the whole tim...
by jdaw1
03:24 Sat 15 Dec 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Robsauce
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Sorry about the slowness of the approval

Hello there.

Sorry about the slowness of the approval—my fault—and I’m pleased that you are a known non-spammer. Hello and welcome.
by jdaw1
03:04 Sat 15 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

The story so far (handbags at dawn)

That sequence in full. Conky goes off-topic in graphic-laden posts near here ; JDAW grumbles in a post in the same thread since moved to here ; AHB, in the next-numbered post originally in the same thread since moved with the above to here says †Surely with your newly discovered Admin Superpowers y...
by jdaw1
22:37 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

Conky can, of course, edit his own posts!

Didn’t feel I could delete this whole thread without all parties consenting. (Differentiating deletion and separation.) No objection to deletion; no objection to leaving. Conky can, of course, edit his own posts! And, happily, I have been told that the mother-in-law’s is not port-free. But will be i...
by jdaw1
20:58 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

Alas can’t agree with that, sorry

Alas can’t agree with that, sorry. The “let's get back to Port and fun† is made insuperably difficult by being at the port-free mother-in-law’s. ;-)
by jdaw1
20:21 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2060
Views: 290020

Conky’s missing apostrophes

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7466#7466]Here[/url] Conky wrote:I think you will find thats when its with the permission of the author.

Dont start making your own rules up as you go along.
Three for the price of one.
by jdaw1
18:50 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Julian has Admin rights
Replies: 28
Views: 6704

established precedent

There is much established precedent for separating (not deleting, not rewriting) off-topic material. Consider it part of #3.
by jdaw1
18:41 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: KillerB's Footy team bought by a Scouser!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: KillerB's Footy team bought by a Scouser!!!!

this bloke was always trying to take Debs out in their youth, so he's always settled for second best! Unlike Debs, who surely did better by waiting. PS: Well I'm by far the best looking!. Did I ever say that I like the double punctuation at the end of this sentence? Makes the exclamation mark and a...
by jdaw1
18:39 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

I didn’t do this until someone else had requested

Edit: this was in response to a since-deleted post. Exactly because I don’t like distractions from the text, I didn’t do this until someone else had requested. Didn’t want to be accused of chasing my own agenda, sort of thing. But given an arm’s-length request, not prompted by me, I felt that I cou...
by jdaw1
18:28 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

Re: Conky’s flashy new emoticons

Conky wrote:Split from various posts near this one by jdaw1 at suggestion of AHB. Conky’s “that† refers to Martinez 1955.
Done.
by jdaw1
18:09 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Conky’s flashy new emoticons
Replies: 16
Views: 4753

pointlessly flashy epileptic-unfriendly emoticons

Actually, this thread is to list port for sale by retailers, not for pointlessly flashy epileptic-unfriendly emoticons with a target audience of illiterate teenagers.
by jdaw1
17:08 Fri 14 Dec 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Port for sale by retailer
Replies: 1106
Views: 214949

George Rhys offers port

case Dow 1962 £995:00 case 1 case Sandeman 1963 £995:00 case 2 cases Taylor 1977 £895:00 case 1 case Fonseca 1997 £450:00 case 1 case Taylor 1997 £400:00 case 12 bottles Malmsey Blandy 1964 £60:00 bottle George Rhys Southwick Court Fine Wines Ltd Southwick Court (London) Fine Wines Ltd DDI +44 (0)2...
by jdaw1
15:56 Thu 13 Dec 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ray Cook
Replies: 5
Views: 2401

Ray Cook

Ray Cook, aka Cookie, has signed on to TPF. Hello and welcome.