Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Cypress trees half brown

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:31

Sadly most conifers, including cypress, will not regrow new greenery once an area has turned brown. 

Cyprus Totem Browning

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:30

Sadly most conifers, including cypress, will not regrow new greenery once an area has turned brown. 


Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:22

And if you have some under ripe pears, try this ... wonderful with cold cuts at Christmas, or given as presents 

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 13:19

I know, I like to think I'm quite thick skinned, but I have been quite shaken by some stuff I've received ...  ... enough for my OH to suggest that I took a break from the forum ... however that would be letting them win ... and Daniel and Nora have been really understanding and professional and dealt with the problem when I reported it and forwarded stuff to them.  I think the safeguards they've put in place work, even if they make some things a bit more awkward than they used to be. 

And most of the time most of the people on here are just lovely 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:43

Too right Fairy!

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:41

B3 ... don't think the tic tac beetle (which was a funny joke ) compares in any way with the wumming that we've had here in the past ... some have had to put up with real unpleasantness for no reason other than someone has 'taken agin them' or seen them as an easy target.   I think I'm right in saying that police were involved in one instance, 

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:19

WUM = Wind Up Merchant ... someone whose intention it is to cause trouble on a forum by winding other posters up

Flamer = someone who intentionally inflames arguments in a forum

Trolls = unpleasant forum posters who target individuals 

and then of course, we had some Sock Puppets too  (posters who create multiple identities or pretend to be other posters in order to cause trouble on a forum)

Delete Post And Other Issues

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 12:08

Back in the days when there was more access to the edit facility, there were some  people who used it to cause mayhem, posting unpleasant stuff, sometimes really really unpleasant stuff, upsetting people.  

Then when they were reported to the Mods it would be found that they'd edited their post and replaced it with something  innocuous and claimed that other people were bullying them etc.

It's a shame that the edit facility has to be limited in this way, and that it shows when we've used it, but it's to protect us all from Flamers, Wums and Trolls. 

Last edited: 30 August 2017 12:09:27

Ruby Chard or Beetroot

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 11:00

Raisingirl   ... I went to a traditional Pitmans college on leaving school a very long time ago (pre computer of course)  ... when I returned to work after raising the family and doing stuff at home for years I did a refresher course to get good office IT skills ... my typing speed was too fast for the teaching programmes .... it caused much amusement because I had to slow down in order to pass the modules and get the certificates 

Last edited: 30 August 2017 11:00:40

Unidentified invasive weed

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:37

Your earlier post had a reply ... perhaps you didn't see it 

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