On 22 Mar 2009 20:11:47 GMT, jcressey_at_msn_dot email@example.com
What is going on here ? It would appear that sewgirls has linked
themselves to our group. This is not a great idea as I presume OM
does not wish to have her post appearing there.
Perhaps sewgirls might like to explain this as I suspect they are
drumming up quantities of posts (showing as made to their group) for
some commercial reason.
Be interesting to see if they are even checking here to see what was
One or two people on alt.sewing complained about this some time back.
It seems that they are a monitored group, allowing only their members to
post, but they ADVERTISE that they pick up everything on the Usenet
except spam and foul language. They also appear to carry a great deal
of advertising. If you will Google (or whichever search engine you
prefer) for sewgirls, you can read all about it. Incidentally, when I
checked on them last time, when the alt.sewing people complained, they
seemed only to carry that list. Now, however, I see that they are also
copying the quilting, machine embroidery and yarn boards to their cosy,
safely monitored, exclusive, advertising-rich site.
A pity they cannot be sufficiently grown up to read the real thing.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.
On Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:19:09 -0500, Olwyn Mary
This happened on my local group and we discovered that it was a forum
just like sewgirls. What was in it for them was the more 'posters'
they appeared to have, the more advertising revenue they could
In the end some of the men physically threatened the owner of the
forum and pdq he unlinked our group. It's too bad, I noticed the post
because the format for forums is different from usenet and the average
forum poster does not realize that their post would appear here with
no lead in.
Maybe we should all start posting at sewgirls and tell them we don't
like it ? I resent being made use of and I like to know where my
posts are going.
On Mar 22, 4:33=A0pm, lucretia borgia
It appears to be a fairly common practise. Posts show up on the
commercial sites appearing as if we posted there. Try googling
yourself (or me - since you might be disappearing) on the Web.
Revenge of the spammers, I say.
No, they have have our conversation, including JinxMinx' great suggestion of
using the F word (I have to say F word, my computer Rene has given up
cursing for Lent), but not Sheena's post. But of course, everyone can read
Sheena's post in our subsequent posts.
Yup, they were there when I looked this time.
Obviously they don't live up to their promise to keep things "clean." Or
else, they don't consider fuck off to be a curse.
If your rene, your computer won't curse, feel free to send them to mine
and she'll be delighted to forward them. She has no problem typing
cursewords. After all, she's been living with a kid who learned the
vernacular in the finest way, right on the street.
I never swore until I hit adulthood, and the older I get, the more brazen I
get with it! Swear words are just creative groupings of alphabet letters to
emphasize a point, like underlining or highlighting is to the written word.
Although I must say, now that Baby is starting to babble, I'm trying to at
least keep swearing in check around her. I'd hate to have her first word in
public to be the *F* word!
Jinx...that reminds me when DD was a toddler...about 2 I guess. I had a
bad habit of leaving cupboard doors open, and DDH had the stupidity to
bang his head on said red kitchen doors(they were high up). Shortly
after such an episode I heard my sweet innocent little blond daughter
singing "goddam door, goddam door".
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:30:28 GMT, Gillian Murray
I was so good driving my younger grandsons around but one day a 'shit'
slipped out. We arrived at the house and Nicholas said to his mother
"Granny said shit" and Joanna muttered, 'Jeez, we're lucky that's all
she said " lol Funny how they instantly home in on things like that
as opposed to good table manners or whatever.
My friend's teenagers owned the cutest little yellow cockatiel who once
landed on my nose and asked me for a kiss. When I said something like get
lost, he told me to go F**k myself. Neither of the kids would own up to
teaching him that.
What amazed me was how appropriately he used the phrase when he was annoyed
"Jinx Minx wrote
Sorry about the lack of snip, but I wanted to keep the offensive language
in! My first husband, bless him, still says "Sugar!!" when annoyed, because
he didn't want DS to say S**t!!! (his then favourite curse) and so very
conscientiously changed it. 30 years later, and he still does it.