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 A place to lurk?

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Aug 29, 2002
I've read a few diaries here, as well as a few articles. You seem to have an editor who rearranges copy to suit himself, newbies who haven't a clue how to spell, and users who take delight in sarcasm. Maybe I'll hang around a while longer....

-- Mother mother ocean, I have heard you call - J.Buffet --


Editors, (none / 0) (#1)
by Ernest Bludger on Thu Aug 29th, 2002 at 09:26:22 PM PST
I think you'll find, not Editor. Which implies themselves not himself.


P.S. Barclay's Bank is a debacle. The first thing that happened when I arrived in the U.K was a Barclay's ATM ate my credit card at Heathrow. They completely absolved themselves from all responsibility on the basis that the machine was serviced by another company. They wouldn't give me the name or contact details of said company, and informed me that even if they could, they couldn't get my card to me. It was basically a "Fuck off, we don't care. Even if you have no way of getting money while you're in our country." As I said, debacle. Typical U.K. service. That's what happens when you don't have institutionalised tipping.

Barclays (none / 0) (#2)
by because it isnt on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 12:25:38 AM PST
are a bunch of twats, anyway. Get a proper bank. And why are you getting money out at Heathrow, anyway? I have a rule: IF YOU'RE IN HEATHROW FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES, YOU HAVE SPENT TOO LONG AT HEATHROW. GET OUT! Use barter or pre-paid return tickets or whatever, but GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN. Don't hang about Heathrow or you'll run into east end wideboy slaaaaaaaaaags. -- because it isn't

Settle down Mr Isn't! (none / 0) (#3)
by Ernest Bludger on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 02:09:32 AM PST
I was at Heathrow because I had just arrived in your fine country by air. And Barclay's isn't my bank - that's the whole point of my gripe. I just wanted to withdraw a few quid using the global banking network so that I could get the tube to town (or the express to Paddington). It was a stupid Barclay's machine that ate my card (that had worked just fine in the good ole US of A, my previous destination). Don't get me wrong, I certainly didn't want to hang around there.

They are a bunch of twats, that's for sure.

Geek talk. (none / 0) (#9)
by because it isnt on Sat Aug 31st, 2002 at 03:20:36 AM PST
The Heathrow Express isn't all that expressy. It's just a normal 'local commuter' kind of train * which goes at 60 MPH. If they really loved you, BAA would use a cross-country 125 MPH train. I don't know about the acceleration times, but I reckon they could get you to Paddington in 10 minutes rather than 15, if they really tried hard.

Anyway, that nice socialist Mr "Red" Ken has his eye on the Heathrow branch of the railway (currently owned by BAA rather than Failtrack). He wants to shuttle people directly from Heathrow to the shopping district or the financial district, thus saving people from the horrors of the morning Tube. So, perhaps there will be a cheap, fast Heathrow train in the future, rathet than the hideously expensive Express (15 min journey, 11) or the hideously slow Tube (1 to 1.5 hour journey, 3.60). -- because it isn't

Oh no! (none / 0) (#5)
by walwyn on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 08:20:57 AM PST
Barclays are a wonderful institution. They should not be blamed because someone, from Fourecks, has gummed up the ATM by sticking a, Foster's soaked, card upside down into the machine.

Dear silverjim, the definition of an editor is one (none / 0) (#4)
by Adam Rightmann on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 05:20:15 AM PST
who edits. That can range from correcting typos and grammar mistakes to verifying links to removing trolls to rearranging the composition of an essay so that the flow is more logical and meretrociously sound. If you have a problem with the work that we editors do to separate the wheat from the chaff, and turn straw into controversial gold, might I suggest another sight where the only things editors do is squash dissent?

A. Rightmann

Dear Mr. Rightmann editor sir, (none / 0) (#6)
by jvance on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 08:45:43 AM PST
the last phrase should read "might I suggest another site where the only thing editors do is quash dissent."

May I humbly suggest that, given my demonstrated superior editing skills, along with my penchant for being an asshole only to those who deserve it, I am better suited for certain tasks than others whom I shall not mention.
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

I thank you, kind sir (5.00 / 2) (#7)
by Adam Rightmann on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 09:17:25 AM PST
for the correction. A sophomore level mistake on my part.

At the next editorial board meeting, in November in the Bahamas, I will certainly suggest your name. However, I am but a mere editor, and much of the power brokering occurs late at night in the casinos, stripping parlors and other dens of iniquity of Nassua, to which I am very reluctant to go, so hold no hig hopes that I can accomplish anything against the wishes of the catamites, heretics and sodomites that comprise the rest of the Adeqacy management team.

A. Rightmann

SIr: (5.00 / 1) (#8)
by silverjim on Fri Aug 30th, 2002 at 04:58:55 PM PST
I certainly did not mean to suggest that I, a mere user, could hope to compete with your superlative writing and editing skills. Please, sir, take any article that I may post and do with it what you will. It will lie there, with metaphorical legs widespread, and submit to any of your savage editoral whims.

PS - I believe that you meant 'site' instead of 'sight', but perhaps you, in your editing wisdom, were merely testing me.

I am thy humble servant.

-- I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the sky - K.Kristofferson --


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