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by jdaw1
02:38 Sat 23 Jun 2007
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Cockburn 1908, 27, 55, 60, 63, 70, 85; Taylor 08, 27, 50, 85
Replies: 10
Views: 8036

Cockburn 1908, 27, 55, 60, 63, 70, 85; Taylor 08, 27, 50, 85

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG , and sort-of SVW. A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockburn, this was edu...
by jdaw1
02:22 Sat 23 Jun 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Timothy Taylor Landlord
Replies: 27
Views: 12288

Correspondence with Peter Eells

Peter Eells Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited Knowle Spring Brewery Keighley West Yorkshire BD21 1AW 11th April 2007 Dear Mr Eells, Earlier this year I visited The York, a fine pub near Angel tube station in London, wherein, with a friend, I thoroughly enjoyed six pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord. A beau...
by jdaw1
20:52 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10497

Clean, simple, easy to read, high-contrast: fantastic.

Clean, simple, easy to read, high-contrast: fantastic.

Graphic designer gone mad and a pestilence on the users who we hate anyway: bad.
by jdaw1
20:24 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

Shhhhh! Nobody had noticed.

Shhhhh! Nobody had noticed.
by jdaw1
20:09 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

A pecking order has been established

Well, excellent. A pecking order has been established. My introduction thread has sixteen replies, not including this one. The introduction thread used by everybody else (Well, here we are), has a mere fourteen. Ha!
by jdaw1
19:55 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 37627

machine readable TNs

Actually, having this section machine readable would be a great joy in the future. And the time to work on that is now. • As for webmasterlyness, there’s no harm in a standing policy of you changing thread titles to conform to generally-accepted practice. Propose: Title = YYYY House, where House ∈ {...
by jdaw1
19:21 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

my usual avatar makes me not-a-team-player type person

Oh joy!

I recognise that my usual avatar makes me not-a-team-player type person. But, well, I can’t be bothered to locate a cat picture that speaks to me, or of me.
by jdaw1
19:01 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10497

Square parentheses

Or, when deleting one's own stuff, replace it with something like “[Mildly raunchy picture deleted on the suggestion of …]†. And perhaps leave in a link to the picture. And, to be emphatic, there’s nothing wrong with mischief. :-) Back to the main point: when I said My preference would be nothing. ...
by jdaw1
17:45 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

Blackberries and avatars

KillerB wrote:Sod 'em, we're having avatars.
You’re not wrong.

Though you could have tighter size (width≤80, height≤60, bytes≤5k) restrictions. And ban moving avatars, which I think terrible. (Yes, I know I’m alone.)

Also, a thread on this subject on a different BB, FWLIW.
by jdaw1
17:38 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

help Blackberry users by not having avatars

Blackberry is a fair comment. But making Blackberry users wait until the thing is loaded, before having to turn the page, is harder on them. Instead have a giant length, so the whole things loads whilst being read.

Another way of helping Blackberry users is not to have avatars.
by jdaw1
17:29 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Decanting through a filter: an experiment
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Decanting through a filter: an experiment

Does decanting through muslin leave a taint of cotton dust? I’m pondering an experiment to be performed on a magnum of Noval 1963. Seal to be photographed and then removed, and the bottle left standing in the cellar. This allows things to settle after the bottle-shaking wax cutting. On tasting day, ...
by jdaw1
17:07 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

100 my preference; 50 suggested as a compromise.

Everyone has broadband. 100 my preference; 50 suggested as a compromise.
by jdaw1
16:59 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Turn page at 50, not 15
Replies: 19
Views: 3891

Turn page at 50, not 15

The phpBB default is that a thread turn the page at 15 posts. Please could that parameter be changed to 50. Fifteen so breaks the continuity of a conversation.
by jdaw1
16:58 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

permission to reply to that thread

If I can't be given permission to reply to that thread, delete the whole thing. Sorry: bad idea.
by jdaw1
16:57 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10497

Each to his own alibi

Fantastic idea! Can we each supply our own? Bottled gases, Uruguayan bonds, Pension reform — each to his own alibi.
by jdaw1
16:50 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

I can't reply to my private thread

I can't reply to this thread. My being able to would be the whole point.
by jdaw1
16:43 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10497

a bottle might not look like ‘work’

My preference would be nothing. Don’t waste the space. And, for those logged on from work, a bottle might not look like ‘work’.
by jdaw1
16:41 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Buy and sell
Replies: 0
Views: 1140

Buy and sell

Please could there be two buy-and-sell zones?
• Dealers and auctions (letting people know what others are selling)
• I need; I sell (to deal with the poster)
Better names might be, well, better.

Edit: failed to see Uncle’s thread on same subject. Doh!
by jdaw1
16:38 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time zone labels
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

New time code is “G:i D d M Y†

OK. New time code is “G:i D d M Y†, which removes the offending item.
by jdaw1
16:29 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: 100!! Make that 200!!! Errmmm... 666 GET A PRIEST! Call 911!
Replies: 23
Views: 4940

TPF has been listed in ODP

TPF is now listed in The Open Directory Project (though might take a few hours to appear). When google next takes a copy of the ODP’s free data it will appear in the Google directory. Both of these will help the search engine rankings.
by jdaw1
16:22 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time zone labels
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Definitely cosmetic.

Definitely cosmetic.
by jdaw1
16:17 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

Can posting rights be restricted by thread?

Of course I shouldn’t copy the work of others. Even I know that.

Can posting rights be restricted by thread, rather than by forum area? If yes, then there can be a single “Private threads† area, and everybody gets their own. If not, don’t bother.
by jdaw1
16:09 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Time zone labels
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Time zone labels

I have requested that times be shown as “D d M Y, G:i T†, all of which except the last parameter are working fine. But, even though times are shown EST (well, except that a summer time adjustment would be nice), they are labelled “GMT†. Shurely shome mishtake?
by jdaw1
16:05 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing jdaw1
Replies: 20
Views: 12093

‘private thread’?

Maybe admin would allow me a ‘private thread’, to which only I can post. That would ensure than things I don’t want lost aren’t lost, and allow me to link to them from within this board.