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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    ... to date you have "done" nothing. ...
    And I never will. Not if there is the slightest chance that you might benefit from it. I won't lift a finger ever again, no matter how tricky you get. I'm useless to you. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it. But I'm sure you'll find somebody else to exploit. Sad world.

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    Mike, I totally fail to see your point unless it is to antagonize everyone.
    Have you ever read a magazine? Do you know what an inset is?

    Well, never mind. When you said...
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    while talking about the future, please do not forget about the present!
    ...I already figured that that was a no. I already regretted trying to think. There was really no need for a pinhead to rub it in.

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    No, I don't think I've ever actually read a magazine. I hardly ever see them at all. Last time I read one must have been about thirty-five years ago, before I knew any English, so no, I don't know what an inset is. That is why I had hoped you would clarify your point. Neither did I know I impressed you as a "pinhead", but, of course, all knowledge is good and it's always helpful to know how one comes across. To illustrate my regrettable dumbness, I have to say that Bill "exploiting" someone is another piece of knowledge that had escaped me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Bill "exploiting" someone is another piece of knowledge that had escaped me.
    He's manipulative. And an overbearing pinhead. You don't impress me with those traits, though you are indeed a bit foolish in having befriended him. Of course, I held to the same folly for some time myself, but he's proven quite determined to disabuse me of any good regard for him.

    What's the sense behind his above personal attacks? I offend his sense of entitlement, as though I owe him something. So here is an underhanded attempt to connect my sense of self-worth to his appraisal of my productivity. It's a pretty good trick if one happens to be vulnerable to it.

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    No, I don't think I've ever actually read a magazine. I hardly ever see them at all. Last time I read one must have been about thirty-five years ago, before I knew any English, so no, I don't know what an inset is. That is why I had hoped you would clarify your point.
    Well, I can understand that. Most magazines are pretty silly, actually. If you're curious, insets, or sidebars, are a fairly common feature in some stylized publications, a way to liven up the page. (Although, flipping though an issue of Cemetery Dance that I happened to pick up here, it all looks pretty straightly presented anyway.) I was talking about employing a secondary category to achieve several things at once, including possibly resolving some of the complications which had come up on the other thread.
    But it's moot now in any event: My last point was that I had not in fact intended to force the idea on anyone.
    So what was the sense in quoting me to start with, placing my thoughts specifically, in contrast? --
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    Maybe we should make it Dutch Hill's 100 Greatest Novels of All Time and as an inset also show thedarktower.org's 20 greatest suspense novels. To promote the site as a place where fans of mystery and weird tales congregate, yet also show that special interest doesn't limit who we are. Just an idea.
    Good thought.
    OR... perhaps the inset I suggested should be thedarktower.org's 20 greatest suspense stories. That would allow better representation of Poe and Lovecraft, and we'd get to show how we rank the best SK shorts among them alongside ranking his best novels in context of world literature.
    OR, perhaps we should just be happy that....

    A) the guy who came up with this idea followed through on it with limited "official help".
    B) also, is responsible for the tabulating and correlation of the info obtained.
    C) That said "publisher" has even agreed to make the list a "public Internet record"


    And then just be thankful that our collective opinion will be shared for the sake of "Internet/Publishing Posterity"??????

    What do you think, folks? JMHO

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    What I think is there is a fatal lack of understanding between you two, which leads to all sorts of misinterpretations. I suggest you just ignoring each other, at least before you realize that neither of you is a manipulative asshole. Now neither can say anything without it leading to the other's burdening it with tons of far-fetched implications and interpreting them in the worst possible way, which eventually leads to flaming (as above), that looks entirely uncalled-for to an innocent bystander.

    I like all suggestions, and am always open to them, but I am away now, with limited access to computer; back on Wednesday.

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    pathoftheturtle and Merlin1958-knock this feuding off. You are derailing the thread.
    One and only warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    pathoftheturtle and Merlin1958-knock this feuding off. You are derailing the thread.
    One and only warning.
    My apologies to all concerned. For my part, I am done with the whole thing and have moved onward and hopefully, upward.

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    only three days left before the voting starts!!!

    Please have a look here, it's important and urgent:

    http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...032#post804032

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    The voting rounds have started in Dutch Hill.

    DON'T MISS THEM!!!

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    I just voted.

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    Good. You can wear this pin till the next round starts.


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    :!: Attention Please

    the current polls in DH will be closed in 36 hours from now

    if someone hasn't voted yet, please do!

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    New polls up in Dutch Hill

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    Voted!!

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    While there are some unfortunate, IMHO, groupings these polls are proving to be very exciting and entertaining. Turn out is encouraging as well, but we ultimately need everyone's opinion!!!



    Please VOTE!!!

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    Round 1-2 polls closed

    Round 1-3 polls up

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    one more vote is needed here

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    round 1 polls closed, round 2 polls up

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    thanks, Carole
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    The bottom half of the List has been completed!

    Don't miss the voting on the top half!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    The bottom half of the List has been completed!

    Don't miss the voting on the top half!
    At this point, I would suggest getting a preliminary list over to, Brian So he can do what he does.

    (Brian James Freeman)

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    Do! You know best!

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    The last polls of the final are posted. It's especially interesting to note that in these last rounds only dystopian novels compete.

    The Superfinal is in a couple of days. The winner of the final will meet To Kill a Mockingbird, the book that got most secondings.

    PLEASE VOTE

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    Dear friends,

    the superfinal needs more votes

    less people have voted there than in all other polls of the Top 100 contest, and this poll is the most important.

    please vote

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