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Promoting the Narrow Gauge section in the Forum List

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by MartinBall, Jul 5, 2018.

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Narrow Gauge section should be promoted in Forum List to just under Heritage Rlwys in UK

Poll closed Jul 26, 2018.
  1. Agree

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  2. Disagree

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  1. Enterprise

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    It's certainly not conventional written English but might be appropriate in a text to friend. Students of linguistics are often taught that any grammatical construction and any misuse of a word are valid and care not for the subtlety and precision possible only with formal, codified language. It is no surprise that Professor Linguine supports our spectral friend but I'm with you. Careless, semi-literate, misspelt posts are often ambiguous or incomprehensible and can lead to the silly spats that clutter many NP discussions.
     
  2. ghost

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    "Spectral friend" ???
    I've reported your post as it is a direct attack/insult.

    Keith
     
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  3. Meiriongwril

    Meiriongwril Member

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    Mr Al and Mr Enterprise may well be experts on this forum and on railways but they are plain wrong about grammaticality. This is not the place to continue an off-topic discussion of course, but I recommend they find out at least a bare minimum about other topics before they sound off about them :)

    P.S. I've also reported Mr Enterprise for his ad hominem insult
     
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  4. Enterprise

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    I do not speak for Mr Al as you call him but I do not consider I am wrong about grammaticality. The dispute is about the appropriate grammar for this forum.

    P.S. I note you are humourless as well as apparently ignorant of the weakness of argumentum ad verecundiam.
     
  5. Enterprise

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    What a strange interpretation! Are you not "ghost"?
     
  6. ghost

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    No. I'm Keith, as it says at the bottom of all my posts. I don't hide behind a pseudonym.

    Anyway I have no interest in continuing this conversation. A thread designed to improve the forum, has been derailed and turned into a pointless debate about the English language. Never mind, I don't think anyone will ever bother to suggest improvements in the future.

    Keith
     
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  7. goldfish

    goldfish Resident of Nat Pres

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    I recommend you stay out of the sun for the rest of the day. It’s clearly got to you if you think that was either an attack or an insult.

    Simon
     
  8. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry you feel that way. I have a solution for you. Send the site owner a 'conversation' message about the location of the Narrow Gauge Section. He will have a view. He may ask the moderators; he may not. You have one of our views at #18.
     
  9. Conrad Windham

    Conrad Windham New Member Administrator

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    Hello All,

    I’m currently away, but will pick this up with the moderators in a couple of days when I’m back.

    Best Wishes,

    Conrad
     
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    The Nat Pres forum software is XenForo - a commercial Internet forum software package written in the PHP programming language using the Zend Framework. As such, any configuration can relatively easily be adjusted by anybody with appropriate access, so I'm sure all the typos and hierarchy could relatively easily be corrected if the will was there. As a self-confessed "Grammar Pedant" myself, I would like to see at least the Capitalisation Corrected! :)

    Personally, I would like to see the Narrow Gauge section given a higher profile - it is generally the only section I regularly view - but anybody who has that particular interest should be able to find it with little difficulty, regardless of the location in the list.

    [Update: I've just found out how to correct the forum/thread title typos and rearrange the hierarchy on the XenForo demo site. It took me less than five minutes and an admin login.]
     
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    Many thanks to the Owner for promoting this sub forum and fixing the other points.

    Much appreciated.
     
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  12. MartinBall

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    Yes, indeed - thanks!
     
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  13. pmh_74

    pmh_74 Well-Known Member

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    Grumble grumble, I used to look forward to rounding off with this section, now it is too high up!


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    fantastic!
     
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    coming to this discussion late (fortunately) I'd like to chip in to say it isn't logical to have a separate NG section. In my view there should be a Heritage Railways section with a separate sub-section for each operation (as is evolving anyway) including NG , plus a general discussion of heritage sub-section. Sections for discussion of topics such as NG, Steam/Diesel Traction, Historical etc outside of the Heritage Railways area.
    Having said that, I always just hit the "new " button so it makes little difference to me.
     
  16. pete2hogs

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    More importantly, shouldn't the text be green?
     
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