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The Chatroom

Postby Balin » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:28 pm

It's been over a year. Time to freshen this up.

(As always, can a mod who knows how to pin this to the top of the page please pin this to the top of the page?)
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:08 pm

Aww, I thought this was a new puzzle!

The Chatroom = HAM = 'this'?
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:30 pm

The quiet person that I am, today is the first time I have reached 1000 posts on any one internet forum...
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Doriana » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:32 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Earnest » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:45 pm

LemonCurry you could have done a puzzle on this. Congrats! By the way we should make a pre-COVID Chatroom and a post-COVID one xD
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Post-COVID? You're an eternal optimist, Earnest. Even we thought we got rid of it, but then we made a bad decision with some desirable foreigners and became re-infected by Putin's seamen.

Also, how 'bout that electoral college? Without it, tens of millions of Americans would have had a good night's sleep last night and not alcohol poisoning. Thinking of you, my American friends, in this difficult and uncertain time.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:42 pm

Appreciate it, WiZ. I was spared alcohol poisoning by virtue of not having had alcohol but did wake up at 1 AM and was unable to sleep due to electoral stress. It has been an especially rough electoral runup.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Doriana » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:33 pm

Super stressed out about the election (and I'm not even American) to the point that I misread "electoral runup" as "electoral prenup". Keeping my fingers crossed for my American friends!
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:54 pm

"In case of dissolution, both parties are entitled to 50% of the states".
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:11 pm

"...arranged, as far as possible, in a checkerboard pattern."
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:05 pm

Doriana - I still remember during our meet-up in New York that our discussion veered into whether Trump had a chance of winning in 2016. We saw how that turned out. Hoping there's no repeat.

(And "electoral prenup" is far better than anything the U.S. political system currently spews.)
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:00 am

I don’t see what everyone’s so worked up about. Both candidates claimed victory! That sounds like a real win-win to me.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:05 am

My hearty congratulations to the Republocrat party as they lead America into a new age of prosperity with their unanimous mandate.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby irishelk » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:39 pm

The Chatroom has become untethered from its moorings! Row, fools, row back to the top of the page!

But seriously, thank you everyone for your well wishes to our lost and confused nation. I too am not sleeping much currently. But hey, reading a lot of bitter and sarcastic memes. So there's that.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby trebor » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:25 pm

Congratulations, America. You made the right choice.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Earnest » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:36 pm

Post-COVID? You're an eternal optimist, Earnest. Even we thought we got rid of it, but then we made a bad decision with some desirable foreigners and became re-infected by Putin's seamen. --> Yes that's globalization. Same in Italy after the summer...but I mean....media in Italy use to be pessimistic (not realistic) and 80% of the news is about COVID...anxious right? I want to be optimistic on that...at least try to stay. Hope not to contradict myself in a later post xD

BTW congrats USA!!!!


$POILER for Admins: maybe in order to position the Chatroom always on the top of the page you have to open the sources of the webpage and make the div<> element of the post called chatroom fixed on the top. Something like this maybe???:

div.fixed {
position: fixed;
top: 0;
width: 300px;
border: 3px solid #73AD21;
}
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:51 am

I'm relieved that it's over, and relieved at the result. Time to move on and fix things that are hard to fix. I wish Biden, and a hundred million centrists, courage.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby peter365 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 am

HI folks

I've worked my spell on this so it should remain at the top of the page.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Earnest » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:00 pm

I've worked my spell on this so it should remain at the top of the page.


how did you do that. If it is a spell PM me xD
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby peter365 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:11 am

Ha Ha for spell read moderator priviledges.

Happy birthday to WiZ
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby WiZ » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:59 am

Thank you, Peter.

It didn't take long for me to have to tick my first 35-44 box - I was browsing my Facebook feed for birthday messages and found a link to a COVID-related survey from an American university. Sure enough, one of the very first questions. Gender's still the same, though.
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Re: The Chatroom

Postby Balin » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:14 am

The Christmas puzzle is complete and will be up sometime Tuesday. It's styled somewhat differently than previous WCPs, so if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.
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