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argh! I think you may be right. How annoying and silly of me. I can't be bothered with changing it though.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 10:50:40 AM EST
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It is easy - in User prefs go to <diplay options> make <signature type> retroactive. <save it>, then go to your user info and change your signature. It's only one letter to edit and it's forever and past ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:05:30 AM EST
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* cough * what's in the past?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:13:45 AM EST
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Because it changes all previous instances of your signature and thus no-one will ever know about your misspelling, and I promise you will shall not bring it up again ;-) Well, not often, anyroad...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:43:09 AM EST
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I checked it though!  Hmph. Just glad I didn't have it tattooed on me.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:46:52 AM EST
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Excuse me for breaking in like this, but your comment made it imperative for me to share this little (true) story.  A park ranger, or whatever you call them in Wales, told us about the tattoo in Latin on his forearm.  He and some buddies had gotten drunk and then tattoed at a parlor in Thailand on their last night before leaving a tour of duty in Korea.  His tattoo was "Forever in Wales" inscribed in Latin.  About halfway through the process, the tattoo artist was suddenly moved to make small talk, asking "where did you come from?" to which the drunken soldier replied "Korea" which is now forever on his forearm as "Forever in Korea" in Latin.

Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 04:38:57 AM EST
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Oh dear.  That would annoy me so much.  My tattoos are very carefully chosen. If any were slightly off what and where I wanted them, I don't know how I'd cope!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 04:44:11 AM EST
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I would love to see your tattoos. Do they glow in the dark?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:23:51 AM EST
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Hmmm, no they don't glow in the dark. Should they?
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:28:59 AM EST
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They're already made. So, they should not!

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:42:27 AM EST
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he's just trying to entice you into his darkroom once again isn't he ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:44:13 AM EST
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Yes, the naughty man.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:58:08 AM EST
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J'adore quand les anglaises m'appelles "naughty man."

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 10:02:31 AM EST
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lol
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 10:11:20 AM EST
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I didn't want to disclose that ceebs. But it's obvious that I'll now have to use the braille method instead of sight reading.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 09:59:46 AM EST
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Now there's some wishfull thinking ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:04:52 AM EST
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Well quite. My tattoos are neither glow in the dark or braille.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:14:38 AM EST
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I think he'll only accept experimental evidence. you'll understand being a scientist. ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:22:47 AM EST
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I'll write a paper on it and he'll just have to accept that. If he wishes to experiment then I suggest he repeat the methodology in my paper and judge for himself whether his tattoos glow in the dark or work as braille.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:32:51 AM EST
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Because of the time pressures caused by my advanced age, we'll have to ask the regulatory authorities to allow allow for "fast track" utilization before your results are confirmed by another team's laboratory experiments.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:52:21 AM EST
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My results don't need to be confirmed by another team's experiments. I simply write up my own experiment and findings and include the methodology so that should anyone else wish to verify the accuracy of my conclusion then they can repeat the experiment for themselves.

Neither tattoo took more than half an hour so time won't be awasting too long, LEP.  There must be tattoo parlours near that deviant digital darkroom of yours.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 12:06:28 PM EST
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I'll borrow a tattoo gun for the next meetup ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:52:56 AM EST
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Ceebs. Thankfully, you have become my "intervenant" in this damned eternal quest to lure In Wales into my digital photo darkroom.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:36:06 AM EST
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I do so hope you have a Benny Hill accent when we finally meet, ;-)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:41:57 AM EST
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How about Woody Allen?

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:44:37 AM EST
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Well it's second best but I'll cope.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 11:50:47 AM EST
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And was it really supposed to be Forever in Wales?!
I had no idea I was so adored far and wide ;-)
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 04:45:45 AM EST
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LoL

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 05:13:40 AM EST
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I believe whether the signature can be changed is set at the time the comment is posted, but I might be wrong.

I have changed my signature several times and I'm now about to write the history of changes by experimenting with setting it to "retroactive" again, but someone who hasn't changed their signature before could do the experiment.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:48:12 AM EST
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Yeah it was retroactive, look through my earlier posts on this thread, it has changed all of them.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 11:51:53 AM EST
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The Miracle of Modern Science! Nothing mystical about it...

OK I've had a Bloody Mary, we've eaten the scallops and now I have to prepare my special rice to go with the lamb.

See you guys and gals in 2008 o/

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 12:37:34 PM EST
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You are right, but it's usually per aspera ad astra which means, by hardship to the star. Success is gained through difficulty.

If you don't mind my saying so it's a very appropriate signature. In bocca al lupo for your thesis!

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 12:38:47 PM EST
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Thank you!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 12:45:36 PM EST
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Apparently it's the motto of the state of Kansas.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 01:03:15 PM EST
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And in a slightly different take, the RAF - per ardua ad astra.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 02:16:18 PM EST
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