reply to post by Springer
Several of us had posted all the "known" words. Here was [one of mine]
Notice that I posted this only 35 minutes before you posted your statement that you hadn't seen a post with all these words.
However, I also wrote
this post by JustMike
, (replying directly to you after you confirmed that
"ideation" is a word in the solution) on Oct 26, where I said
Ideation, hey? I'm running that through the anagram machine now, along
"The mission, being a continually and self-evolving interface,"
Well, "a continually and" are there because we had been told they should be. (At this time we were still chasing the "mission" concept, though.)
You responded to this post...
I for one also wrote [this]
to ask you what was going on after you said
that you had not seen one post that contained all the known words. This was within an hour of your own post. I would have replied sooner but I was
busy working on the dollnean phrase.
Your saying that there were only three led me to write [another post]
confirms two words from Crakeur (and yes, "a" and "and" are both words, as you said
) and also details that yours ("ideation") and SO's
("continually") were confirmed.
This latter post was apparently unnoticed by other members in the ensuing discussions, just as my earlier was also unnoticed by yourself. In fact it
seems they all went unnoticed. I also am puzzled that you gave applause to a member for posting the four words that you said none of us had posted,
when we had posted them some time (ie hours or days) earlier. But okay -- fair enough -- if you didn't see our posts then it makes sense to applaud
someone for coming up with a response to you.
You can why we are getting frustrated, because our apple carts are becoming very easily upset: even after I posted evidence that made it clear that
there were four known words, others were posting that it was "not clear". This is because what you say takes precedence over what I (or any other
member) might say. You know the answer and we don't, so when you say something that goes against what we believed to be the case, those apples roll
To be honest, when you wrote that there were only three words and not four that had been confirmed as "known", I went back and checked all my notes
(spread across three rooms now
) and also many posts relating to this and began to wonder if you were trying to tell us that somehow we had
misinterpreted what you, SO and Crakeur had said. Finally, fed up and feeling that we were being given the run-around I got out of here at one a.m. my
Mr Springer, we only want to solve this thing. We probably want that result at least as much as you do, but some of the members who've been working
on this have reached the end of their collective tethers. It's true what another member said: most of us can't get to NYC anyway, but we want
to go. Dammit I wish I could but life ain't running that way.
I also understand that this is not the only thread you have to watch over and that you also have other work to do. And this is a huge
We all make slip-ups...I'm just giving you a perspective of how it affected this "little black duck". (Apologies to Warner Bros for that
Please forgive me for venting a bit. I've tried to be balanced and I don't "blame" you or anyone. I'm not even angry. No point in that.
Now I'll get back to work.
[edit on 28-10-2007 by JustMike]