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My pet peeve.

Quoting Dave Shaddix




Speaking of accuracy, spelling is EVERYTHING. Misspelled words are the pet peeve of a great many people.


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| October 25, 2009, 7:31 pm
Yup.
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| October 25, 2009, 7:47 pm
Quoting Heather LEGOgirl
I will add an "Amen, brother" on the subject of spelling and grammar. It's a sure ticket to the dustbin of MOCpages if your commentary and descriptions sound as though they've come from a three year old. We don't expect you to be perfect, but running a spell check will save you a lot of grief.

I've always been about grammar and spelling, and you are right, it detracts from a MOC. I just downloaded Mozilla Firefox, and even now it's telling me that "MOC" is misspelled, saved a lot of time from switching back and forth to a word processor...
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| October 25, 2009, 7:54 pm
Quoting Heather LEGOgirl
I just downloaded Mozilla Firefox on your recommendation and I LOVE the inline spell check feature! Alex Eylar will never correct me again! :)

Glad to be of service, ma'am. *tips cowboy hat*

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| October 25, 2009, 8:19 pm
I just uploaded a creation. As usual I clicked on the folder I wanted it to go to, but this obstinate (censored) went straight to photos. Can I get it out of there and displayed or do I have to delete it and upload again?
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| December 10, 2009, 12:44 am
 Group admin 
Quoting robert ball
I just uploaded a creation. As usual I clicked on the folder I wanted it to go to, but this obstinate (censored) went straight to photos. Can I get it out of there and displayed or do I have to delete it and upload again?


Sorry, Robert. Can you explain it a bit further. If I understand you right, you finished putting together a page. Then where were you taken when you selected the folder to list the new page in?

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| December 10, 2009, 11:06 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Sorry, Robert. Can you explain it a bit further. If I understand you right, you finished putting together a page. Then where were you taken when you selected the folder to list the new page in?

Well, I uploaded it as I did the others, but this time it went, not to the folder I had selected, which was Nova Starr, but into that photos section in the Organize Menu. I think I'm just going to delete it and upload the thing again. I feel now that I missed a prompt along the way.
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| December 10, 2009, 11:13 am
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Quoting robert ball
Well, I uploaded it as I did the others, but this time it went, not to the folder I had selected, which was Nova Starr, but into that photos section in the Organize Menu. I think I'm just going to delete it and upload the thing again. I feel now that I missed a prompt along the way.


Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. If you run into the problem again as you give it another shot, let us know. If I can't help, there might be someone else who can. Or if it's an actual glitch that keeps re-surfacing, we can at least make note of it, and I can pass the word along to Sean.


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| December 10, 2009, 1:40 pm
Okay, this time it went through to the right place! Durned if I can figure out what I did wrong, but I'm glad it got turned around. Sorry to be a pest. I'm really sure now I did miss a prompt. Thanks for being patient, Mark.
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| December 10, 2009, 2:23 pm
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Quoting robert ball
Okay, this time it went through to the right place! Durned if I can figure out what I did wrong, but I'm glad it got turned around. Sorry to be a pest. I'm really sure now I did miss a prompt. Thanks for being patient, Mark.


Not a problem at all. Glad it wasn't a glitch in the Matrix!

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| December 10, 2009, 4:34 pm
speaking of spelling mistakes, maybe i should make a moc on that issue.but i digress. I have a question that has been plaguing my inner being for quite a while: How do i tell people at my high school that i build (or is it play) with legos? Im afraid of what their reactions will be because i don't want to be branded as a nerd/geek/dweeb/spazz/etc. High School is sorta brutal, and i don't know how to explain my hobby. can someone help me with my dilemma?
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| December 10, 2009, 10:55 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Me too! Because then it might have had to be "reloaded", and we certainly don't want that!

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/matrix_revisited.png



HAHAHAHAHA!!!!


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| December 11, 2009, 8:02 am
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Quoting brick freak
speaking of spelling mistakes, maybe i should make a moc on that issue.but i digress. I have a question that has been plaguing my inner being for quite a while: How do i tell people at my high school that i build (or is it play) with legos? Im afraid of what their reactions will be because i don't want to be branded as a nerd/geek/dweeb/spazz/etc. High School is sorta brutal, and i don't know how to explain my hobby. can someone help me with my dilemma?


This thought is coming from someone who, during high school was...an artist...a dancer (tap, jazz, and ballet)...a baton twiler (oh, yeah...BIG TIME!)...and built with LEGO. Talk about a candidate for a beat down!

Still, I didn't hold anything back from anyone about my hobbies or interests. If they had a problem with it, then it was THEIR problem. And, I think it was the confidence in myself that I maintained, that seemed to keep me from getting the holy fudge kicked out of me.

Of course, each person has to decide for themselves if they want their personal interests seen by others and (inevitably) judged, so it's entirely your call. And by the way...you don't "play" with Lego...you're "studying in the field of plastic engeneering"...much more impressive!

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| December 11, 2009, 8:51 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

This thought is coming from someone who, during high school was...an artist...a dancer (tap, jazz, and ballet)...a baton twiler (oh, yeah...BIG TIME!)...and built with LEGO. Talk about a candidate for a beat down!

Still, I didn't hold anything back from anyone about my hobbies or interests. If they had a problem with it, then it was THEIR problem. And, I think it was the confidence in myself that I maintained, that seemed to keep me from getting the holy fudge kicked out of me.

Of course, each person has to decide for themselves if they want their personal interests seen by others and (inevitably) judged, so it's entirely your call. And by the way...you don't "play" with Lego...you're "studying in the field of plastic engeneering"...much more impressive!

I never thought of it that way. Thank you so much.i believe the best thing i've done to combat that feeling was to join Mocpages, and for that i thank everyone here. I'm probably gonna have to tell at least one person in my life about my studies with plastic engineering, so i'll keeep that your advice in mind. Oh, and about baton twirling, i gotta lot of respect for those people. How they can throw a baton and avoid thier face or other body parts is beyond me.
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| December 11, 2009, 9:44 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
And by the way...you don't "play" with Lego...you're "studying in the field of plastic engeneering"...much more impressive!

My mom says I 'play with lego' in public... It's actually somewhat embarrassing. I just say: "HEY! I'm BUILDING! It's different.."

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| December 11, 2009, 9:47 am
Quoting Doctor Maxim
My mom says I 'play with lego' in public... It's actually somewhat embarrassing. I just say: "HEY! I'm BUILDING! It's different.."
Yeah, moms can be like that. It's always a little embarassing when your mom tells all her friends about your hobby. Like those people need to know? Oh, i also use the word 'Building'. it makes you sound more sophsticated when you use that term.

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| December 11, 2009, 9:57 am
 Group admin 
I use the term "building" too. My wife calls it "tinkering" which I find only slightly offensive, but I deal with it.

Like Kelso, I feel qualified to speak on this subject. I was a social "outcast" when I was younger due to my ice skating. Luckily skating panned out as a valid career for me soon after and I was able to justify myself... not that I needed to of course.

As far as who in your life you're going to tell, ask yourself who you believe your "true" friends are first. Your true friends aren't going to judge you for indulging in this hobby. If they have a problem with this aspect of your life, then they weren't your true friends to begin with. Your real friends will say, "that's cool. What kind of stuff have you built?"

Now, I know that high school can be rough, so I'm not downplaying that aspect by any means. But I work with cops and all of them know about my obsession with the brick (that was Brick with a B Kelso...). Sure I took some flak for it at first, but then I shared some of the amazing things on this site with them (Kelso's ships, Arthur Gugrick's mosaics, Aliencat and Eggy's castles and so on) and everytime they said "WOW, that was done with lego?"

It kind of put it in perspective for them that Lego is a lot more than just a kid's toy. When you decide to share this part of your life with your "true" friends, just have some of those pics on standby to help them put it into perspective as well.

Oh, and if anyone says "Man, that's stupid." Hit them back with "And painting your chest blue and going to a football game in 20 below without a shirt on is smart?"


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| December 11, 2009, 5:20 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
I use the term "building" too. My wife calls it "tinkering" which I find only slightly offensive, but I deal with it.

Like Kelso, I feel qualified to speak on this subject. I was a social "outcast" when I was younger due to my ice skating. Luckily skating panned out as a valid career for me soon after and I was able to justify myself... not that I needed to of course.

As far as who in your life you're going to tell, ask yourself who you believe your "true" friends are first. Your true friends aren't going to judge you for indulging in this hobby. If they have a problem with this aspect of your life, then they weren't your true friends to begin with. Your real friends will say, "that's cool. What kind of stuff have you built?"

Now, I know that high school can be rough, so I'm not downplaying that aspect by any means. But I work with cops and all of them know about my obsession with the brick (that was Brick with a B Kelso...). Sure I took some flak for it at first, but then I shared some of the amazing things on this site with them (Kelso's ships, Arthur Gugrick's mosaics, Aliencat and Eggy's castles and so on) and everytime they said "WOW, that was done with lego?"

It kind of put it in perspective for them that Lego is a lot more than just a kid's toy. When you decide to share this part of your life with your "true" friends, just have some of those pics on standby to help them put it into perspective as well.

Oh, and if anyone says "Man, that's stupid." Hit them back with "And painting your chest blue and going to a football game in 20 below without a shirt on is smart?"


Amen, brother!

I've always found football a pointless game... Big sweaty dudes tackling each other...
I watch it every now and then though.
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| December 11, 2009, 5:24 pm
Have you tried infecting her?

Perhaps you could arrange for Heather to come around and make a few arguements for joining the horde.
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| December 11, 2009, 5:32 pm
oh yeah i was reading further up and the topic has eventually changed.....
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| December 12, 2009, 12:48 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
Have you tried infecting her?

Perhaps you could arrange for Heather to come around and make a few arguements for joining the horde.


Yeah... that'll go over well. Believe me, I've tried to get my wife involved in this, it's just not happening.

Quoting Architect of Vonthako

(BTW, why is that word even filtered?)


because people use it as an insult. It's not like it gets deleted, just moderated. 90% of the time, when used in the proper context, it gets through.
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| December 12, 2009, 4:34 pm
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