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Message 26233 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 6:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 26227.  

I'm curious. Is there a web site that will translate either of those phrases? And is there a link to a page about the bowl's discovery and why it is considered unique?


Don't worry to mush, it's just a hoax..
and like i wrote before somewhat off topic.

But if you anger to know what it means and share the feelings Champollion have had in 1822 then be my guest to decrypt this phrases and have a good laugh when you did.

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Message 26240 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 10:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 26213.  
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So why is it that Germans seem to want to show off their non-existant Latin skills ?? - myself included, mea culpa (I hope at least this is right ;-).

Oh hell, I didn't want to show off, i can't! *laugh*
And yeah, the mea culpa was right, but no need to apologize... :)

Alex.

P.S.: Oh, question to the native english-speakers: What does the idiom "putting a bell on the cat" mean anyway?
P.P.S: Got it! A friend of mine said:
<euro-au> you can hear cat comming and it's harder for them to catch birds
<euro-au> the idea is to negate their super-stealth powers
"I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent
millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it
should be stopped."
-- Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1901.
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Message 26252 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 12:46:12 UTC

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Message 26267 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 14:36:34 UTC
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Translating it to "B├╝cherdeutsch" (something, a friend from Finnland told me about) it sure would be something like "Ich modere, also bin ich" - translated back to English that would be "I rot, therefore I am" - I wonder if that's really what it means ;-)
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Message 26279 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 16:53:01 UTC

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Message 26308 - Posted: 7 Sep 2006, 21:38:31 UTC
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I do not feel that moderators should have to use a specific avatar at all, afterall moderators are individuals and not word filter robots, part of the server side scripts or programs.

Making the text "Forum moderator" stick out or have an additional icon or a different background color for the "Author" column entry should be sufficient to ring the bell when they appear, the personal choice of the avatar should not be limited.

Maybe use a small animated bell icon :-)
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Message 26378 - Posted: 8 Sep 2006, 15:50:58 UTC - in response to Message 26267.  

Translating it to "B├╝cherdeutsch" (something, a friend from Finnland told me about) it sure would be something like "Ich modere, also bin ich" - translated back to English that would be "I rot, therefore I am" - I wonder if that's really what it means ;-)


Well English/Merkens, who by definition hardly speak a foreign language (its not in their culture), think they can get away with Babelfish.....happen to have a diploma Hoch-Deutsch and Duden is in my Library....it should be "Ich moderiere"

Every Tizio, Caio e Sempronio wants to be a moderator..... treat each other with respect and none are needed.

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Coelum Non Animum Mutant, Qui Trans Mare Currunt
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Message 26383 - Posted: 8 Sep 2006, 18:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 26308.  

I do not feel that moderators should have to use a specific avatar at all, afterall moderators are individuals and not word filter robots, part of the server side scripts or programs.

Making the text "Forum moderator" stick out or have an additional icon or a different background color for the "Author" column entry should be sufficient to ring the bell when they appear, the personal choice of the avatar should not be limited.

Maybe use a small animated bell icon :-)



I thought the forum moderators were just that, 'moderators' nothing else.
Their real member name should be used for any opinionated and general chatting. With the moderator account to be used for any moderating. At least that is the way it used to be here at Rosetta@Home.
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Message 26388 - Posted: 8 Sep 2006, 19:39:34 UTC

So institutionalizing a moderator allows him to do what hardly anyone else can do, forget who he is and act like a robot? Well, if it works like that, we should ask the Berkeley guys to add such a functionality to the BOINC forum software :-) I happen to know a guy who creates bots like that for a 3D chat environment, maybe he can help.
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Message 26443 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 15:14:31 UTC - in response to Message 26388.  
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So institutionalizing a moderator allows him to do what hardly anyone else can do, forget who he is and act like a robot? Well, if it works like that, we should ask the Berkeley guys to add such a functionality to the BOINC forum software :-) I happen to know a guy who creates bots like that for a 3D chat environment, maybe he can help.



They should forget who they are when being a moderator (as much as they can). They should not take sides, or have an opinion of their own ;-) They should moderate to what bakerlab/Rosetta@home expect off them.
Hence they need a Mod identity.


Of course that never quite happens :-) But an easy way to notice it is an authorative moderator or Admin (or project/dev etc) would be to have a Rosetta branding. And they have their real identity to not be a robot with :-)

Like you walk into a shop or cafe and you know who the staff are.


P.S. Though it does not mean they all have to be the same, maybe the Rosetta logo with differing text.
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Message 26587 - Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 9:14:22 UTC

How about this... and this...
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