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Old June 20 2009, 01:30 AM   #16
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I'm trying to figure out what gomme is.
Aren't you a bartender? Gomme sugar syrup.

(sorry, can't be arsed to figure out how to do the e acute at the end of gomme)

Try it, you'll like it.
I looked it up. I'm quite familiar with sugar syrup, and I use it all the time. But gomme, at least according to wiki, contains gum arabic, which I am unfamiliar with.

The sugar syrup I use is just sugar and water.
The gum arabic makes the sugar syrup a bit thicker, or rather "silkier" in terms of mouthfeel.
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Old June 20 2009, 08:41 AM   #17
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Aren't you a bartender? Gomme sugar syrup.

(sorry, can't be arsed to figure out how to do the e acute at the end of gomme)

Try it, you'll like it.
I looked it up. I'm quite familiar with sugar syrup, and I use it all the time. But gomme, at least according to wiki, contains gum arabic, which I am unfamiliar with.

The sugar syrup I use is just sugar and water.
The gum arabic makes the sugar syrup a bit thicker, or rather "silkier" in terms of mouthfeel.
I still have no idea what it is.
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Old June 20 2009, 05:24 PM   #18
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Old July 12 2009, 08:53 AM   #19
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You know, I got to ask:

Avatars...Does that fall under the political hot button issue? I took my avatar down a while ago, but I really have to wonder about skirting around the issue.
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Old July 12 2009, 08:57 AM   #20
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You know, I got to ask:

Avatars...Does that fall under the political hot button issue? I took my avatar down a while ago, but I really have to wonder about skirting around the issue.
I wouldn't know without seeing the avatar in question or at least getting a description of it. You can post it here if you like.

Considering TLS's current avatar, I can't imagine yours would be worse. That's not a challenge to out-do him by the way.
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Old July 12 2009, 09:03 AM   #21
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You know, I got to ask:

Avatars...Does that fall under the political hot button issue? I took my avatar down a while ago, but I really have to wonder about skirting around the issue.
I wouldn't know without seeing the avatar in question or at least getting a description of it. You can post it here if you like.

Considering TLS's current avatar, I can't imagine yours would be worse. That's not a challenge to out-do him by the way.
Naaa, it was the McCain, Palin one but I took it down too because it wasn't relevant anymore.

But my question still stands, since hot topic issues or political/controversial subjects are off the books, does that mean avatars as well? Because that can stir up a lot of crap as well.
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Old July 12 2009, 09:08 AM   #22
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Naaa, it was the McCain, Palin one but I took it down too because it wasn't relevant anymore.

But my question still stands, since hot topic issues or political/controversial subjects are off the books, does that mean avatars as well? Because that can stir up a lot of crap as well.
I'm sure the Mods watch for that, though. A troll is going to find any and every way to troll someone without being noticed by the staff. If not posts themselves, then avatars, signatures, locations and user titles.

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Old July 12 2009, 09:20 AM   #23
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Naaa, it was the McCain, Palin one but I took it down too because it wasn't relevant anymore.

But my question still stands, since hot topic issues or political/controversial subjects are off the books, does that mean avatars as well? Because that can stir up a lot of crap as well.
I'm sure the Mods watch for that, though. A troll is going to find any and every way to troll someone without being noticed by the staff. If not posts themselves, then avatars, signatures, locations and user titles.

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Well then why hasn't TLS been removed for the last few avatars he has had since he has been removed from TNZ?
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Old July 12 2009, 09:35 AM   #24
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Naaa, it was the McCain, Palin one but I took it down too because it wasn't relevant anymore.

But my question still stands, since hot topic issues or political/controversial subjects are off the books, does that mean avatars as well? Because that can stir up a lot of crap as well.
I'm sure the Mods watch for that, though. A troll is going to find any and every way to troll someone without being noticed by the staff. If not posts themselves, then avatars, signatures, locations and user titles.

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Well then why hasn't TLS been removed for the last few avatars he has had since he has been removed from TNZ?
I'm sure they could explain why.
I'm not privy to what they discuss.

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Old July 12 2009, 09:38 AM   #25
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I'm sure the Mods watch for that, though. A troll is going to find any and every way to troll someone without being noticed by the staff. If not posts themselves, then avatars, signatures, locations and user titles.

J.
Well then why hasn't TLS been removed for the last few avatars he has had since he has been removed from TNZ?
I'm sure they could explain why.
I'm not privy to what they discuss.

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I would like to know if avatars ARE off limits. I got a few I would like to use but...
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Old July 12 2009, 10:01 AM   #26
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Avatars are a Board-wide issue, not a Misc issue. There are definitely limits to what can be put in Avatars, Sigs and Locations; if there's a problem, Bonz, Spiff or an Admin will ask you to remove it. Or you can PM one of them with exactly what you want to use and let them check it out first.
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Old July 12 2009, 10:05 AM   #27
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I would like to know if avatars ARE off limits. I got a few I would like to use but...
So, what you want me to do is give you a yes or no answer establishing a precedent for a definitive new rule regarding political avatars without seeing exactly what it is you intend to use. Sorry, no.

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Old July 12 2009, 10:17 AM   #28
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I would like to know if avatars ARE off limits. I got a few I would like to use but...
So, what you want me to do is give you a yes or no answer establishing a precedent for a definitive new rule regarding political avatars without seeing exactly what it is you intend to use. Sorry, no.

Locutus, not born yesterday.
What I want to know is, does the political discussion/controversial topics apply to avatars as well?
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Old July 12 2009, 10:45 AM   #29
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If it's the current avatar you're now using, I have no problem with that (it's about the same as TLS's, only more humorous than serious), but we're not going to make some hard rule. If people start trying to out-do each other with political avatars and it becomes a problem, then it's going to get cracked down on. If someone goes way over-the-top with an avatar or sig then we'll ask them to remove it. Drawing a definitive line in the sand only gives people an excuse to inch as close to that line as possible, which isn't acting on good faith, it's being an ass that barely tries to stay within the rules.
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Avatars are a Board-wide issue, not a Misc issue. There are definitely limits to what can be put in Avatars, Sigs and Locations; if there's a problem, Bonz, Spiff or an Admin will ask you to remove it. Or you can PM one of them with exactly what you want to use and let them check it out first.
But the rule-of-thumb is: If you find it necessary to ask, it probably is over the line.
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