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by Cibator
Thu 25 Jul, 2019 22:19:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Upgrade Of Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Upgrade Of Site?

Without wanting to sound too much like a habitual moaner, can I point out another irritating feature of the site that should be capable of being easily fixed? I refer to the way several punctuation marks (such as quotes, apostrophes, etc) currently appear with extraneous characters in front of them....
by Cibator
Thu 11 Jul, 2019 21:45:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Message for Cibator
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Message for Cibator

Thanks, Darren, and well done! You'll find another reply on the actual thread, posted before I'd found this new one.
by Cibator
Sat 6 Jul, 2019 22:38:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Upgrade Of Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Upgrade Of Site?

Like this!
Cibator wrote:
Sat 6 Jul, 2019 22:37:28
Any post that includes matter quoted from an earlier one now has the quoted matter rendered illegible by rows of big black inverted commas.
by Cibator
Sat 6 Jul, 2019 22:37:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Upgrade Of Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Upgrade Of Site?

I've been away from the site for quite a while recently, partly because little seemed to be happening, and partly because other matters were engaging much of my attention. On my return, I've noticed we seem to have the "Most Recent Posts" feature restored, even if not quite in its original form. Goo...
by Cibator
Sat 6 Jul, 2019 22:25:36
Forum: They Found Atlantis
Topic: They Found Atlantis
Replies: 18
Views: 23633

Re: They Found Atlantis

Bravo, Darren! Thanks for clearing that up. Shows the value of teamwork - I wouldn't have had the first idea where to look (didn't even know there'd been a Daily Mail serialisation). Even with the rediscovered text now making relative sense, it's still a bit of a clunky sentence, don't you think? Es...
by Cibator
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 23:15:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!

Wonderful news! Does this mean there'll have to be a revised edition of The Devil Is A Gentleman? :smt077
by Cibator
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 04:44:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Churchill - Darkest Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 2740

Re: Churchill - Darkest Hour

Have a look here here (about 4-5 posts down) for an account of how Jim and I saw Gary O in something like his natural state back in the early 80s.
by Cibator
Mon 8 Jan, 2018 10:13:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 1942

Birthday Greetings

Here's wishing our favourite author a happy and memorable 121st birthday! And while I'm here: the site seems to have been very quiet this past twelve months or so. Few reviews if any, and most posts apparently concerned with the Convention. Is everyone too busy these days to comment on the books, or...
by Cibator
Mon 22 May, 2017 10:01:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A new 'Modern Musketeers' book. 'Blasphemy' ???
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Very interesting! Wonder what the themes that DW wouldn't have tackled might be? That cover is reminiscent of the one on my omnibus edition of M R James ghost stories - the path leading through a sinister-looking forest to .... what?? (And: I don't like to sound too picky, but the incorrect spelling...
by Cibator
Sat 4 Mar, 2017 21:49:32
Forum: They Found Atlantis
Topic: They Found Atlantis
Replies: 18
Views: 23633

Thanks, Charles. Sounds like it never was correct, then! (Although I've a nagging memory of seeing what would have been the proper version somewhere, many years ago.) The overall sense is clear enough of course, but it would have been nice to know how Menes made the jump from mining duties to the in...
by Cibator
Fri 3 Mar, 2017 20:54:49
Forum: They Found Atlantis
Topic: They Found Atlantis
Replies: 18
Views: 23633

I've just been re-reading this book in the Heron edition, and there seems to be an error in the text. On p268, Menes is explaining about the much-disliked obligation to work in the mines: "You can well imagine how loathed and dreaded this twice yearly period of duty in the mines became to our people...
by Cibator
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 06:47:22
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7788

I get the allusion, Darren. As for Yorkshire independence, I reckon a vote on that would be another Close result, although The Broad Acres should be able to Cope whatever the outcome. (But aren't all these jokes geting a bit Old?) :-D
by Cibator
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 06:41:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Mean Caesar - 2 unpublished short stories
Replies: 5
Views: 4531

I don't like to sound a negative note in among all this rejoicing, but I've just noticed .... haven't Bloomsbury spelt DW's middle name incorrectly?
by Cibator
Thu 23 Jun, 2016 06:53:42
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7788

The EU Referendum

Well ladies and gentlemen: today is a crucial one for the future of the United Kingdom. Please give this matter your most careful consideration, and be sure to vote. Your opinion does count! I think I know which way our favourite author would have jumped, but who knows what the right choice will tur...
by Cibator
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 11:44:01
Forum: Bill For The Use Of A Body
Topic: Bill for the use of a body
Replies: 9
Views: 17461

Hi Steve

No, I wasn't aware of that book, or the inscription (I'd have cited it otherwise). Rather gratifying to find one's speculations confirmed like that!

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