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Er, hello...
Posted by: Weevil (91.111.25.---)
Date: August 14, 2010 09:50PM

I'm Weev and I've just signed up.

I'm not a spammer. Promise.

Hello all, it's nice to be here :)

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: PrinzHilde (
Date: August 15, 2010 12:04AM

Oh, look! No shoes!

<wonders if offering one of SkidMark's pies is a good test for spammers>

<wonders if you pass the test if you accept or decline>

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Llyan (201.197.69.---)
Date: August 15, 2010 12:30AM

I'm new too, and I promise not to mention shoes. Except for how I just mentioned them. And how I just alluded to them again. Oh, bother, it is awkward making new acquaintances.

<Sidles over to pie and surreptitiously stuffs face>

Ah, pie. Hello all!

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: BibwitHart (
Date: August 15, 2010 12:50AM

<Places carefully wrapped hello onto the table>
Pleasure to meet you both!

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: MistyCat (
Date: August 15, 2010 03:52AM

It's nice shoes to see some shoes new and interesting arrivals shoes in the fforum. I'm sure that shoes you'll be able to shoes ignore the spam and shoes find lots of shoes entertaining things to shoes discuss.

You've probably shoes already managed shoes to shoes move towards the shoes state of mind shoes where you can proudly shoes stand up and shoes shout, "There's no such thing as...."

What was it there's no such thing as again?

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: SkidMarks (
Date: August 15, 2010 11:04AM

Hi Weevil & Llyan! I see that you have already found the pies. If you have lurked you will already know that the sweet are to the left and savoury tot he right, but please be careful as I am investigating the possibility of getting rid of spam and shoes by baking them in pastry, ready for disposal.

Do you think that making them in some way, so that people don't mistake them for edible pies would work?

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Weevil (91.111.25.---)
Date: August 15, 2010 11:39AM

Thank you for the welcome nice people.

<points to that pie>

I like how you've done a lace-up crust on that one, SkidMarks.

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: CannibalRabbit (
Date: August 15, 2010 12:09PM

Hi guys, welcome.

<suggest marking new pie types for differentiation:
sneakers - "s"
shoes (other) - "s"
spam - "s">

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: MistyCat (
Date: August 16, 2010 09:56AM

<tries other pie marked "S".>
<decides sandal pie is better without sock crust.>

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: SkidMarks (
Date: August 16, 2010 01:10PM

I like the ideas and will mark the pies accordingly - or perhaps if that is too long use "S"

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Weevil (
Date: August 16, 2010 10:15PM

And these ones over here are the suet crust pies? The ones marked with an 's'?

SkidMarks, would you number Superman amongst your influences, I wonder?

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Violetmoon (
Date: August 17, 2010 01:41PM

Welcome Weevil and Llyan! Please pardon the shoes, the maid hasn't been in to put them away. Something about maternity leave.

There are pies and pirates and goodness-knows-what over in the Treehouse. Feel free to stop in (please leave your shoes at the door) and play awhile. The *only* rule there is no speaking (which includes no spamming), so we have a lot of fun.

I think the treehouse thread tripped over some shoes and landed on page 2.

We have also been having fun with a 20 questions game, and the rules change a lot. Makes it more entertaining, I think.

So here is some lemonade to go with whichever pie you wanted. Enjoy!

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: EgonSpengler (
Date: August 17, 2010 03:19PM

Welcome! Feel free to start inane threads of nonsense. This is what we do. Hopefully once spam has been stopped/removed/consumed it'll be more obvious what happens here.


<Returns to resurrecting threads buried deep under spam.>

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2010 03:20PM by EgonSpengler.

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Bonzai Kitten (
Date: August 21, 2010 08:18AM

Hello, and please forgive my late welcome... I'm afraid I didn't see you under all the tinned meat products.

Part time Quantum Elephant hollower

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Time Is Out Of Joint (
Date: August 23, 2010 12:10PM

Hi guys!!
Try the pate, it's delish.

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: olsmum (
Date: August 24, 2010 07:10PM

..and an another newbie on the me...
hello, etc :)

spam spam spam...
ever think of having a captcha on the signup process? or..what we're subjected to at work...reverse captchas...such a joy!! but then, it *is* an anti-spam paranoia is a job requirement...


did someone say pie??

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: Violetmoon (
Date: August 24, 2010 07:30PM

Welcome olsmum!

There is pie everywhere! You might want to gently taste whatever you find, to check the ingredients. You never know what might be in the pie...

You'll get a proper welcome here in a bit from an official welcomer-type person. She or He will give you proper directions and warnings. I'm a newbie too and am mostly only good for confusing things. Glad you found us.

As for spam - our admin has had other duties usurping his time, namely a darling new baby. We've just had fun throwing the spam around until he had time to clear it out.

See you in the Treehouse -

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: SkidMarks (
Date: August 24, 2010 07:47PM

Hi there olsmum,

as you know from your company captcha's are not foolproof - especially when the are lots of poorly paid 3rd worlders doing the donkey-work!

Anyway, good to meet someone not selling shoes, and bot-traps.

You will find us a friendly bunch, but if you see anyone with a pointy stick, they are nice, too, honestly.

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: MuseSusan (
Date: August 25, 2010 03:41AM

Violetmoon, as you have admitted that you are mostly good for confusing things, I'd like to formally invite you to join the Super Secret Official Welcomers Club. It is a noble and long standing institution (which I just made up five minutes ago) whose purpose is to make newbies feel completely at home by confusing things utterly. Will you join?

Re: Er, hello...
Posted by: EgonSpengler (
Date: August 25, 2010 08:35AM

Welcome Olsmum,

As mentioned before, be gentle with the pies as they've become recalcitrant of late. The Treehouse facilities are all clearly indicated on the Map, which is in the sub-basement of the alternate swimming pool building, cunningly placed in the middle of the Maze, which of course is now behind the disused donut dispensary.

There are plenty of games about to play, half of which I don't understand, and which I had mentally replaced with spam.

Have fun!

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