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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13850 on: July 11, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.
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« Reply #13851 on: July 11, 2016, 10:18:55 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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« Reply #13852 on: July 11, 2016, 10:37:56 AM »
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13853 on: July 11, 2016, 10:59:45 AM »
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That's by far the worst.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13854 on: July 11, 2016, 11:15:41 AM »
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That's by far the worst.

We need a browser extension that would scan a thread for keywords like "guns" or "obamacare", and assign a danger score. Above a certain threshold there would be a big warning advising not to engage.

Seconding.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13855 on: July 11, 2016, 11:30:11 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13856 on: July 11, 2016, 11:55:12 AM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13857 on: July 11, 2016, 12:31:37 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13858 on: July 11, 2016, 12:47:50 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Ugh, this topic keeps showing up in my new replies list without any meaningful content.

Stop posting! Everyone subscribed to this thread gets a notification and can see your replies!

Look at what I did.  Everyone I'm sorry I sent out a forum wide post, please forgive my error.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13859 on: July 11, 2016, 01:21:26 PM »
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Perhaps my favorite "forget to use BCC" ever was from a secretary at my dance school. She sent an email to every single client. Did not BCC, so all the emails appeared, but since they were in the "to" line, you mostly didn't see them.  Her boss replied all with "In the future, make sure to use the BCC line, if you haven’t already gotten some snippy responses about sharing people’s email, they will be coming.". 

Not only did he stupidly use reply all, but because his email was the reply, every single address now appeared in the text of his email, AND the "to" line. 

Idiot. Way to make the mistake you were shaming for.

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Stop quoting the whole thread, too

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13860 on: July 11, 2016, 01:37:59 PM »

Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13861 on: July 11, 2016, 01:48:51 PM »

Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I do my best to trim quotes if I'm on my computer, but it's a PITA on mobile and I don't usually do it then.

As for the subscription options, you can certainly turn off email notifications, but you cannot remove a thread from the "show new replies to your posts" section unless you have not been quoted and you go delete every single post you've made on the thread.
It's fucking stupid, but that's just what the forum software provides (or rather, doesn't provide). There is a plugin for the forum software to address the issue, but it's implemented horribly and the server takes a massive performance hit. There's several threads on this issue.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13862 on: July 11, 2016, 02:04:16 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13863 on: July 11, 2016, 02:15:10 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13864 on: July 11, 2016, 02:16:46 PM »
Quote from: frugalnacho link=topic=2540.msg1148967#msg1148967 date=1468268110
[quote author=infogoon link=topic=2540.msg1148947#msg1148947 date=1468267456
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

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Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.
[/quote]

Meh, it's not that hard.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13865 on: July 11, 2016, 02:40:04 PM »
*LOL* 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13866 on: July 11, 2016, 03:42:48 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

Meh, it's not that hard.

You'd be surprised how people manage to screw things up

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13867 on: July 11, 2016, 03:43:09 PM »
At least people aren't top-quoting.



Stop quoting the whole thread, too

I hate when people don't trim quotes.

There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

Or fucking up quoting altogether.  Quotes is hard.

Meh, it's not that hard.

It's pretty easy.  Just click the little gray box next to "insert quote"

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13868 on: July 11, 2016, 03:53:45 PM »
``dragoncar said

It's pretty easy.  Just click the little gray box next to "insert quote"

``
Yeah see, easy
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13869 on: July 11, 2016, 06:59:25 PM »
A colleague just realised she came to work in mismatched shoes (two different black heels) so she immediately walked out to buy a new pair.

I'm not sure anyone else would have realised, given that it's 11am and she only just noticed...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13870 on: July 11, 2016, 08:50:15 PM »
I finally have a good one from the co-workers. A manager, a VP and I were wrapping up a meeting and we started talking about how my wife's pregnant, and how people are waiting longer to have kids (were 31).

They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13871 on: July 11, 2016, 08:52:04 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13872 on: July 11, 2016, 08:55:17 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13873 on: July 11, 2016, 09:11:09 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

VP=Vietnamese people

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13874 on: July 11, 2016, 09:14:17 PM »
They both said something to the effect of "It's better to wait to have kids because your career is more advanced, so you can buy your kids whatever they want and you never have to tell them 'no'." lol

Casually racist *and* financially irresponsible, that's gonna be hard to top.

Am I missing something here? There wasn't any race mentioned anywhere....

VP=Vietnamese people

Around here 'Manager' is a derogatory term...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13875 on: July 11, 2016, 09:23:00 PM »
Maybe he read it as "buy your kids wherever you want" (instead of whatever they want)?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13876 on: July 11, 2016, 09:35:01 PM »
Maybe he read it as "buy your kids wherever you want" (instead of whatever they want)?

White babies cost a premium. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13877 on: July 11, 2016, 09:57:08 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13878 on: July 11, 2016, 10:06:19 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 10:08:50 PM by johnny847 »

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13879 on: July 11, 2016, 10:20:47 PM »
Yes, but if you edit it right away, that never appears.

SOMETHING NOT RACIST <-- Soon to read "Not" when I edit it in the next 30 seconds

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13880 on: July 11, 2016, 10:21:40 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »

Sometimes you can edit a post quick enough, and that doesn't show.  It will always show if more than a few minutes have passed, or if a reply is posted.  If lind had the tab open, muller edited it, lind hit quote, lind's quote would now have the new text, and there wouldn't necessarily have the edited by text.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13881 on: July 11, 2016, 10:23:28 PM »
Just so everyone's not confused, by the way, replace "kids" in what I quoted above with the plural n-word.

(BTw, I edited this post too!)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13882 on: July 11, 2016, 11:15:31 PM »
Wow, looks like an edit went in *just* as I clicked quote, and I missed that it didn't say the original thing it said when I saw it.  The word "kids" was definitely not the first thing that appeared in that comment...

Now I'm even more confused, as armueller2001's post doesn't say it was edited.

Edit: When a post is edited, you'll see a little thing under the post that says  « Last Edit: [time] by [forum handle] »

Sometimes you can edit a post quick enough, and that doesn't show.  It will always show if more than a few minutes have passed, or if a reply is posted.  If lind had the tab open, muller edited it, lind hit quote, lind's quote would now have the new text, and there wouldn't necessarily have the edited by text.

Oh that's weird. I didn't realize it gave you a short time window to edit without it showing as edited.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13883 on: July 12, 2016, 12:10:32 AM »
Just so everyone's not confused, by the way, replace "kids" in what I quoted above with the plural n-word.

(BTw, I edited this post too!)

Just the second one, I assume? 

That's definitely a weird thing to say.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13884 on: July 12, 2016, 01:57:32 AM »
Where has armueller gone?  The n word is not something that will typically autocorrect but let's not jump to conclusions without a mat

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13885 on: July 12, 2016, 02:00:03 AM »
Where has armueller gone?  The n word is not something that will typically autocorrect but let's not jump to conclusions without a mat

maybe depends on how often you type it in your device?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13886 on: July 12, 2016, 07:05:58 AM »
There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13887 on: July 12, 2016, 07:42:58 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.

What? The grocery store takes Visa too...

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13888 on: July 12, 2016, 07:44:14 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.
I'll admit to going to a restaurant because we had no buns. It's the inevitable result of no willpower+passing tons of restaurants on the walk to the grocery store. I am determined to try to make buns next time, however.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13889 on: July 12, 2016, 07:53:05 AM »
CoWorker: Well, we had to go out for dinner last night.
Self: You HAD to?
CoWorker: Yeah, we took out ground beef to make burgers, but then I realized we had no buns.
Self: So why not just run to the store and get buns?
CoWorker: Oh, if I used debit it would put us in overdraft and I don't want to pay the fees, but the restaurant takes VISA.

Facepalm & walk away.
I'll admit to going to a restaurant because we had no buns. It's the inevitable result of no willpower+passing tons of restaurants on the walk to the grocery store. I am determined to try to make buns next time, however.

Too long to do--it is not a 30 minute endeavor.

Related, my wife and I didn't want the frozen salmon burgers again and all our spinach had gone bad. So our options were grilled cheese or soup. Neither seemed that appetizing in the heat, so we went out for tacos, which doesn't make any sense either. In our defense on that one, we did have a time crunch and had to get to the pharmacy before it closed (and yes, the tacos are faster than the grilled cheese).

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #13890 on: July 12, 2016, 08:30:00 AM »

Too long to do--it is not a 30 minute endeavor.

Related, my wife and I didn't want the frozen salmon burgers again and all our spinach had gone bad. So our options were grilled cheese or soup. Neither seemed that appetizing in the heat, so we went out for tacos, which doesn't make any sense either. In our defense on that one, we did have a time crunch and had to get to the pharmacy before it closed (and yes, the tacos are faster than the grilled cheese).

These take an hour, but come out well. We've been happy with them. They could pass as slider buns in a pinch, but yeah, they take an hour.

 http://www.breadworld.com/recipes/Quick-Pan-Rolls
SoccerLounge posted this recipe for 40 minute buns (which sounds like a workout video) in another thread: http://www.girlversusdough.com/2015/08/10/40-minute-super-soft-hamburger-buns/

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« Reply #13891 on: July 12, 2016, 08:43:31 AM »
And both of those have been bookmarked. Thanks folks!

But the hour is still sometimes too long for my wife. Last night for instance--we both got home around 7:30PM, she hadn't had a chance to eat her lunch, and on top of that it was a certain time of the month... Yeah, food needed to be served NOW.

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« Reply #13892 on: July 12, 2016, 08:46:28 AM »
What? The grocery store takes Visa too...

Some do, some don't depends which store you go to. Regardless; around here the menu would change to chili or spaghetti or something else we had on hand.

Or burgers without buns? That is a thing...

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« Reply #13893 on: July 12, 2016, 08:46:52 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

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« Reply #13894 on: July 12, 2016, 08:49:03 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.

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« Reply #13895 on: July 12, 2016, 08:53:58 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.

I suppose you have me there, I don't make my buns, I just buy them in the grocery store  (or used to) and then would put them on a grill for a little bit before consumption.

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« Reply #13896 on: July 12, 2016, 09:11:42 AM »
Oh c'mon! You don't need buns to enjoy your burger. I rarely use buns nowadays as I don't really enjoy their taste. I either use lettuce to hold it together or just eat it with a knife and fork. You can even mix it with a salad.

You're making your buns wrong then.  Buns are the BEST part of the hamburger.
Alas, I cannot have the carbs that often.  So 3/4 times I have burgers, they must be bunless.

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« Reply #13897 on: July 12, 2016, 09:15:20 AM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.

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« Reply #13898 on: July 12, 2016, 01:35:54 PM »
There also has to be a way to change subscription options. I don't get a notification of anything from this forum but private messages.

I think the "official" way is to lock a thread and link to the new version. That way anyone who doesn't want to keep seeing it in "new posts" can avoid it.

I'm tempted to make a new account sometimes because I've posted in way too many threads I don't care about that keep. on. going.

I say we *nuke the whole thread from orbit... It's the only way to be surr
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« Reply #13899 on: July 12, 2016, 01:41:51 PM »
Coworker who just bought a new house, owns a huge truck (that he has admitted to paying 750 a month on and never uses it except to commute the 50 miles to work), whose wife leased an Audi without telling him, just was bragging about his week of vacation in the Hamptons...

God, I'm glad I am not his wallet. It must hurt so much.

That's not a bad idea. In fact, maybe it could be done once a year - as a housekeeping task. Mods?