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    Hey, I'm kind of a n00b, can you tell me how to send private messages to members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiringBlanks View Post
    Hey, I'm kind of a n00b, can you tell me how to send private messages to members?
    thanks
    Way to hijack a thread!

    New members are prevented from posting private messages until they reach a certain threshold of posts.

    Learn some etiquette and post your messages in the correct forums and in appropriate threads. You won't last very long 'round here, if you don't.

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    For the love of all that is good. The forum desperately needs an auto-filter, that'll block threads posted by new members about things like this, and of course, inform them why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    For the love of all that is good. The forum desperately needs an auto-filter, that'll block threads posted by new members about things like this, and of course, inform them why.
    How about setting up a membership tutorial and quiz they must complete before activating their accounts...
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    Great way to scare them away and make signing up even more tedious than it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Great way to scare them away and make signing up even more tedious than it is.
    Only potential trolls will get scared away.
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    No, you will scare away legitimate users, too. A lot, I would reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Great way to scare them away and make signing up even more tedious than it is.
    So what? Now I have to splatter smilies around like some idiot kid before you can spot a bit of sarcasm?

    Yeah... you really should look into buying a sense of humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
    So what? Now I have to splatter smilies around like some idiot kid before you can spot a bit of sarcasm?
    Hmmm. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. I can't see your face, your reactions, your tone of voice, or any other body language signs.
    I can only see what you wrote and the context, and that doesn't help very much at times!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Hmmm. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. I can't see your face, your reactions, your tone of voice, or any other body language signs.
    I can only see what you wrote and the context, and that doesn't help very much at times!
    Don't kid yourself with this response... I'm sure a lot of people picked up on the very obvious joke. There is a thing called deadpan humor where people don't feel the need to use outrageous facial expressions and silly inflections in their voice to get the joke across... you simply discern the humor through the absurdity of the scenario presented in contrast to their historically normal sensibility.
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    And I'm sure a lot wouldn't!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Don't kid yourself with this response... I'm sure a lot of people picked up on the very obvious joke. There is a thing called deadpan humor where people don't feel the need to use outrageous facial expressions and silly inflections in their voice to get the joke across...
    <jokingly>
    I have Scandinavian relatives and I would say their palette for humour is as different from NA as their palette for food. They like pickled fish with hard liquor first thing in the morning, and are slapstick throughout the day. I think they consider deadpan humor morose or introverted; something you take refuge in if you are no good at elaborate practical jokes.
    </jokingly>

    <seriously>
    You could always put an initial form letter in the PM box explaining the issue. A lot of places do that kind of thing; it is no trouble, I think.
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    For the matter of humour... I have this running gag about the weather where I live. Because I am between a major water falls, and two giant steel smelters, near the shore of a huge lake, the weather patterns here are different than even 30 miles away...

    So on a day when it's raining all around us but not here I will start talking very technically about "The Brantford Weather Deflector"... saying how it's working perfectly. Or if it rains the gag turns to "See what happens when you let Microsoft feed it automatic updates, the entire sensor array goes off line" ...

    Now all my friends get the gag and several will join in asking ludicrous questions like "Did you ever find that 3 pound block of titanium you needed?" or such...

    We have a lot of fun with it.

    But... occasionaly someone won't get the joke, takes the whole thing seriously and then gets all upset when they finally get clued into the joke. "It's deadpan humour, they're just carrying on..."

    We tend to call these people "Humour impaired" and wonder how anyone could be sucked in by something so obvious...

    Really... exactly how humourless have we all become???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTater
    Really... exactly how humourless have we all become???
    So humourless that we report moderators for making jokes via private messaging!

    Okay, I admit that I chuckled at CommonTater's joke, but Elysia does have a point in that, especially in a text based medium, humour can be difficult to project and discern. After all, I recall joining a message board where one of the anti-spambot measures was a question concerning the topic of the message board... changing it to a question concerning the rules of the message board would not be too far off, so someone who does not imagine how absurd an entire quiz of such questions would be might take it seriously.
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