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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:25 pm

I was getting despondant about the site recently (moaners) and actually thought of closing it down altogether, so I asked Robert if there was any point anymore since the introduction of social networking and paid image uploading sites etc.
I was actually well surprised and chuffed with his response.




Social networks were a novelty when they started but honestly it has almost become anti-social networks at this stage. Huge number of people are using them but they have become so impersonal, commercialised and are a complete privacy nightmare. Forums are much better communities, more focussed on specific topics and usually have less noise. There is far less privacy concerns and data gathering going on. Ultimately, Facebook turns it users into the product they sell to advertising companies in a scary way. Best stick with this.

I don't think forums are going anywhere. IRC was here long before most things and it is still being used. Sure, it's use has declined but I think Facebook is declining too with all the new communications platforms such as WhatsApp and Snapchat.

This isn't just a forum though, it's also a kind of archive of memories and photos. This is a great community site and you've done well so keep it going.
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:50 pm

I must agree with what Robert has said. Personally my motivation was was to try to inform the members and contributors on the website in whatever forums issue tickled my fancy.Following the reading of some recent posts in the "Somewhere to chat " , area as an example, I take the view that when one voices an opinion on a public site like this, one must accept that it most likely will be subjected to challenge with the possible back up of of factual reference to reinforce such. I'm not sure that this concept is realised by all contributors. In fact I believe that conflicting views are anathema to some of that may be part of the the older generation contributors.To address the issue termed by some as "legalese", that is the wording of certain posts in a legalistic manner. When describing actions taken by the state, inter alia, ( i'm sure some of you listen to Joe, if not remember your latin),to give life to issues that have recently caused lively debate between members, it is necessary to word posts carefully because of the importance of the information given in the form of writing. This information is on public view and therefore may influence readers decisions and actions in their daily lives. Accuracy is of paramount importance to me and should be to all.
Strum, I enjoy the cut and thrust of debate, I have experienced to date on this site. I thank you for your time to administrate it. :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:57 pm

Portal pictures are great - how do you find them Strum.

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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:06 pm

I enjoy the site, as I've said before if I don't like a post just like the TV I use me little fingers to change over.Keep up the good work strum Thanks.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:09 pm

GT - I was the one who used the term 'legalese' and I used it in it's correct form.

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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:18 pm

I must agree with what Robert has said. Personally my motivation was was to try to inform the members and contributors on the website in whatever forums issue tickled my fancy.Following the reading of some recent posts in the "Somewhere to chat " , area as an example, I take the view that when one voices an opinion on a public site like this, one must accept that it most likely will be subjected to challenge with the possible back up of of factual reference to reinforce such. I'm not sure that this concept is realised by all contributors. In fact I believe that conflicting views are anathema to some of that may be part of the the older generation contributors.To address the issue termed by some as "legalese", that is the wording of certain posts in a legalistic manner. When describing actions taken by the state, inter alia, ( i'm sure some of you listen to Joe, if not remember your latin),to give life to issues that have recently caused lively debate between members, it is necessary to word posts carefully because of the importance of the information given in the form of writing. This information is on public view and therefore may influence readers decisions and actions in their daily lives. Accuracy is of paramount importance to me and should be to all.
Strum, I enjoy the cut and thrust of debate, I have experienced to date on this site. I thank you for your time to administrate it. :D
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Sinead wrote:GT - I was the one who used the term 'legalese' and I used it in it's correct form.

Sinéad


And your point is?
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:25 pm

Sinead wrote:Portal pictures are great - how do you find them Strum.

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My Camera Sinéad. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:34 pm

Strum wrote:
gingertom wrote:zingerberi capillus et bene moratus.


That's funny GT, believe it or not I went back to the basic Latin I learned the other day cpoied to notepad.

I love it! :D

Off you go now folks, your first lesson. :D


Every verb in Latin has a pronoun enclosed.

So, these are the endings of the verbs in the first conjugation:

Singular Plural
1st person -o -mus
2nd person -s -tis
3rd person -t -nt

The stem for “to love” is ama.

So…
amo = I love
amas = you (singular) love
amat = he, she or it loves
amamus = we love
amatis = you (plural) love
amant = they love


Super duper.........maybe I should use "nemo iudex in causa sua"............no man should be a judge in his own case!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:41 pm

Ah no GT, we had a cross post there and I deleted mine to edit it, you're too quick. But I was going to take the "love" reference out of it for the basics. Cheers. :D

amo = I
amas = you (singular)
amat = he, she or it
amamus = we
amatis = you (plural)
amant = they


Amo still have that chant in my head. Amas amatis tu? :D
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:31 am

I see.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:02 am

gingertom wrote:I see.


Thank God you do !
I did Domestic Science in school instead of Latin. The nuns thought it would be more use to the girls in those dark days of the sixties. Pots and Pans for me. :oops: :oops:
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Re: Site.

Postby Dancer » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:30 pm

Strum wrote:I was getting despondant about the site recently (moaners) and actually thought of closing it down altogether, so I asked Robert if there was any point anymore since the introduction of social networking and paid image uploading sites etc.
I was actually well surprised and chuffed with his response.






This isn't just a forum though, it's also a kind of archive of memories and photos. This is a great community site and you've done well so keep it going.



Sure haven't you got me on here..........I'm not even from DL hellllo what more of an accolade do you want !? dnc2

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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:01 pm

We have Dancer :lol: and your amazing smilies :lol: now, about that Pink Elephant :shock:
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:06 pm

GT wrote 'To address the issue termed by some as "legalese",' and then asks what is my point.
I was giving clarification, there were not 'some' just me in the singular form.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Todays portal Image. Schoolboy with a Hockey Stick, or not a stick at all, a photo blemish? Looks like a Presentation Cap and I think they were founded in 1908? Can't be a Hurling Stick with a Boy in uniform haha! :lol:


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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Looks like a shooting stick. Where is that it is so elegant.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:24 pm

Rocker wrote:Looks like a shooting stick. Where is that it is so elegant.


Sorry Rocker, I forgot to add, Ross's Hotel, bottom of Mellifont Ave, now an Apartment block.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:30 pm

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:Looks like a shooting stick. Where is that it is so elegant.


Sorry Rocker, I forgot to add, Ross's Hotel, bottom of Mellifont Ave, now an Apartment block.


Touch of class about that place. I think some of my relations worked there over the years.
Ha, now I've got out the magnifying glass and can see the name on the building :oops: :oops:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:32 pm

Looks like the lad had Polio, see the straps on his leg. Black Chauffeur in the Car?



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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:24 am

Hmmmm

I'm not convinced this is Melifont Avenue.

The foreground is compelling and I realise there has been significant reconstruction on that end of the street but . . .

1. There was always a sizeable gap next to the hotel, including the entrance to a back lane running parallel to the seafront.
2. Mellifont Ave is straighter than the road in the photo.
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:32 am

Looking again at the old OSI maps, if you "demolish" that elegant-looking building next door to Rosses, the streetscape does indeed line up. ( The road is straight but the facades are dog-legged as in the photo)

So here some questions -
What was that house next door?
When/Why was it demolished?
How come it never got re-built?

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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:41 am

It was there in the 60s . .
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Re: Site.

Postby Dancer » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:39 am

Micheál wrote:
So here some questions -
What was that house next door?


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Emm....was it the Mystery House ? :D :lol: evillaugh
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Re: Site.

Postby Gerald » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:41 pm

Today. The young lad has grown a bit.


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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:30 pm

Dancer wrote:
Micheál wrote:
So here some questions -
What was that house next door?


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Emm....was it the Mystery House ? :D :lol: evillaugh


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Gerald wrote:Today. The young lad has grown a bit.


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