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by EdH / February 10, 2008 12:42 AM PST

I know it is not permitted to post in languages other than English without providing a translation, but what about posting in "code"; using words or oblique references to insult or run down other members?

There is quite a lot of this in SE, especially from one member who uses this technique to fly under the radar of the Mods. Is this permitted? Seems to me like it should be a TOS violation.

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(NT) Noted
by JP Bill / February 10, 2008 12:07 PM PST
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JP you have been here longer than me
by WOODS-HICK / February 21, 2008 5:22 AM PST
In reply to: Noted

do you know what edh is referring to. I told him I would help him. how does one see a 'code' that only one member recognizes. it has to be very obvious unless this 'code' is used by someone familiar with it. in my job we use many words for lighting equipment that mean something mainly to another worker or co-workers in different departments. did you have similar words (slang, nicknames) in your job? military is loaded with them.

if you spot any 'coders' (is that a word?) post something to me in a reply.

see you back at SE.

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Latest example....
by EdH / February 10, 2008 10:45 PM PST

Sounds like gibberish, unless you know that it is a personal attack on someone (in this instance, me).

Why is this allowed to go on?
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something like this
by WOODS-HICK / February 21, 2008 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: Latest example....

For example, there is the story of the person who picked Bible verses at random. The first choice was;

"and Judas went out and hanged himself"

The person picking the verses thought this a bit odd, and so chose a second verse at random;

"Go thou and do likewise"

It helps to understand the passage that you are quoting. Vague suggestions do not cut it

that is the end ofit. what do you think? I hope he takes the hint I gave him. I asked him if this 'code' and if he was being "oblique" like you suggested. check it out. wow when you know what you are looking for it jumps right of f the page. it seemed obvious but maybe because you warned us.

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Actually, the material I posted is a well known, and
by Kiddpeat / February 21, 2008 1:49 PM PST
In reply to: something like this

frequently used example of the silly results which can be obtained by taking Bible verses out of context. It is always meant to be a humerous explanation of what can go wrong. Since, in this case, we were discussing the issue of taking a partial 'Bible' verse out of context, the material fits perfectly.

It is strange that Hicks would think this is some kind of code. One wonders what he must be thinking to reach such a conclusion.

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I post almost everyday in SE & have never seen anything
by WOODS-HICK / February 21, 2008 5:06 AM PST

like you describe. if there is some code; are you the only one that sees it or recognizes it from code you have used yourself.

I will keep my eye out for this "code".

will set this as homepage for a few days so I do not forget.

I will also reply to JP because he posts there almost everyday.

thanks for the heads up. let me know if I can help in some way.

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