As you can see, I've created a new sub-sub-forum, here, for showcasing all the excellent and rightfully stickied threads that were beginning to clog up this sub-forum. Thanks to edelweiss and others for suggesting it! And apologies to Uhlan for scaring him.
If everything was set up as intended - fingers crossed - only staff members should be able to create new threads in there but anyone can read and post in the existing ones. This is because it's intended as a curated showcase for a sharply limited number of threads that are of hopefully lasting interest; for a start I've included the old sticky ones plus a couple of others (and stickied a few about antiques restoration in their place on the main sub-forum).
I did try to find a way to have these threads show up in both the main R/M and Showcase forums but, as far as I can tell, the existing software doesn't support that kind of jiggerypokery, so at least for now the showcased threads have to be removed from the main sub-forum in order to be displayed in the Showcase. I hope this works out favorably, overall.
Post any feedback about this here, please, including suggestions for other threads to include in the Showcase, although no promises in that regard as I do intend to keep the number of threads there to a minimum.
"There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is." — Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
Thanks. Much more tidy and I'm sure the mobile users especially will appreciate it. One addition you might pin within the showcase is a cross posting of the antiques reviews, listed in this thread. Cross posting that thread will index threads within the R&M room.
In a sense, I have just done that in posting this but a stand alone pinned post in the showcase would make some sense, to me anyway. Rather than importing dozens of random individual threads, they can just be added as links in that pinned "write-up" thread and continue both in the regular review section but as a pin in the showcase. All would be able to add thread links to those analysis (or manually added by youse guys at the top but the parent thread would allow additions by all, as it exists elsewhere. Is that confusing enough?
You scared the hell out of me, you sob :) I don't have backups of those posts. Apologies accepted and you did a great job. Much better now and everything is nice and tidy. Kudos! I think I may have to let you live a bit longer....
RufusScorpius: Gumbo without rice is nothing more than soup. Prove me wrong..
Jan 27, 2021 0:41:13 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I like gumbo, I just don't care too much for rice in soup type dishes. I would like gumbo more without the usual rice.
Jan 26, 2021 23:16:18 GMT
christain: Just cooked the best pot of Creole Gumbo EVER. Chicken, sausage, shrimp, plus all the veggies. Outside, over an open fire in a cast-iron pot...oh, hell yeah.
Jan 26, 2021 22:26:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: The shoulder surgery is fairly straightforward, it's the recovery that is a real horror show. Not looking forward to it, truth be told
Jan 22, 2021 18:14:51 GMT
christain: Sorry to hear you are still having medical troubles, Rufus. But, hey....you've got a strong wife and healthy girls. Let THEM do the paddling.
Jan 22, 2021 3:15:42 GMT
cjman919: Sorry if im using this wrong but im just looking for a kusarigama somewhere idk why its so hard to find one thanks for the help
Jan 22, 2021 1:51:08 GMT
RufusScorpius: Sounds like a great deal of fun, which I won't be enjoying any time soon. I'll have my shoulder in a sling for 6 weeks at least, then therapy for 4 or 5 months after. Maybe early fall I can get out camping or someting.
Jan 21, 2021 17:04:32 GMT
christain: No need for a rope swing there. There's one spot where there's a deep pool of crystal-clear water with a cliff to jump off. Little fish nibble your toes while you swim. It's literally like another world. Wonderful.
Jan 20, 2021 19:26:42 GMT
seth: Sounds great Christain. We used to do that when stationed in Florida. We'd canoe in the maze of the blackwater river--always find rope swings and such people had set up.
Jan 20, 2021 15:43:42 GMT
Ouroboros: Porch damnit.
Jan 20, 2021 14:22:59 GMT
christain: I plan on me and the wife going boating on the river at Beavers Bend, Oklahoma. You can float your cooler behind you and pull up on a sand bar and camp out. Great fun.
Jan 20, 2021 4:16:08 GMT
seth: yeah trying to plan summer camping trips now--I can't wait
Jan 18, 2021 15:27:32 GMT
RufusScorpius: Mmm, campfire, fresh fish, some 'taters gathered from the woods... paradise....
Jan 18, 2021 14:08:25 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Don't camp too close to the forbidden forest! A word of advice brother.
Jan 18, 2021 10:12:35 GMT
christain: If I were still in my teen years, I'd be camped by a fire on the edge of my pond with lines in the water...hoping to catch breakfast. If not, then go foraging the woods for nuts and berries. Not the easiest, but you'll live.
Jan 18, 2021 6:42:02 GMT
christain: A campfire and a good bottle of Scotch sounds pretty on-time right now. But only if I have a waterproof tent. The weather here is as unpredictable as a new wife. Watch out for the forest Elves and Gnomes.
Jan 18, 2021 6:34:48 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: My old friend! Well... you will always be welcome for a spot at my campfire. I am preparing to brave the forest again for some more research.
Jan 18, 2021 6:12:56 GMT
christain: Hey, Rufus! Sorry I haven't been on in a while to chat. Just too busy with the holidays and suffering a few medical setbacks. It really bites getting old, but I can still perform. My wife may have a different opinion, but I'm referring to swordplay.
Jan 18, 2021 2:45:15 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oh, yes. "Real life" I played that game once. Outstanding graphics, but horrible game play.
Jan 17, 2021 13:33:58 GMT
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