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Fri 20 Oct 06 #1 
TeaBag
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Bear in mind, I have no idea how you do all this, but what if when you clicked on someones name and it not only told where they were from and their graphs, but how many facts they knew currently instead of having to go and look at rankings. I would like to eliminate all those that know less than 50 or aren't active from my friends list and it is a convuluted process of several windows open at the moment.

DONE

If you are getting sick of my suggestions, email me!

Another edit ... and what if it said and "Currently "6th" on Global Rankings" ... up to say the first 50. That would create some competition.

Too much to ask?

STILL WAITING FOR A SPARE MOMENT LIST


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Wed 25 Oct 06 #2 
Count Factacular
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Good idea, can't believe it wasn't on there already. Very slack of me. Tis done now.

The "currently 6th in global rankings" is a bit trickier, but I've put it on the list for when I've got a spare moment.


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Wed 25 Oct 06 #3 
Count Factacular
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By the way - I keep saying I'm putting things on the list - and you're thinking, yeah yeah, but there really is a list, and I really do put things on it! And move them up and down to prioritise them. And very very occasionally I actually cross something off the list.


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Thu 26 Oct 06 #4 
TeaBag
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Just checked it out and I must say, I am very impressed. Will keep thinking of things for you to put on your list that you will get to one day!


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Thu 26 Oct 06 #5 
TeaBag
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Thought of one .. Could you add a "Most ever members to complete a Brainoff ___" when you do get one that has been completed by the most.


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Sat 28 Oct 06 #6 
TeaBag
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And another thing .. when someone challenges you to a brainoff, is it possible that the email you are sent says "Cack has challenged you to a 15 question brainoff" so that you can work out whether you have time to complete it before commencing (might make sense to those working as well as playing).


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Mon 30 Oct 06 #7 
Count Factacular
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Ah, but then you might think "hmm, 15 questions, too much" and not play...!


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Tue 31 Oct 06 #8 
TeaBag
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Or you might think, I don't have time for 15 questions now, but I might after lunch when my boss leaves the office.


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Tue 31 Oct 06 #9 
TeaBag
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Thank god you are back up and running! Could you make it so that the text changes colour or boldness when you have read a message, so that you don't keep going back to check whether you have read it or not, particularly in forums such as brainoffs or contributions etc.


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Tue 31 Oct 06 #10 
Count Factacular
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Yes, am working on this


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Thu 2 Nov 06 #11 
drakaina
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Any chance we could see the date that members joined so we can compare how many facts they know with how long they have been a member?


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Thu 2 Nov 06 #12 
TeaBag
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and who is REALLY addicted!!!


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Sun 19 Nov 06 #13 
TeaBag
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Okay .. another suggestion .. when you click on someones name, can you see their MEMBERSHIP STATUS so you can know if they are a new member and send them a few introductory welcoming brainoffs?

And perhaps you could grade members like this

New Member
Member
Totally Addicted


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Sat 25 Nov 06 #14 
TeaBag
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More from me!

When you challenge people to a brainoff, would it be possible to challenge them to one that you can search such as New York, Jimmy Barnes, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland .. just to add a little variety ...


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Sat 25 Nov 06 #15 
Count Factacular
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I'm writing something to do that TeaBag, I've got it working for me but it needs a bit more testing before I unleash it on the world. Watch this space :)


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Sun 26 Nov 06 #16 
TeaBag
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Goodo!


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Thu 7 Dec 06 #17 
TeaBag
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Got another one Count, could you add an easy find box to the brainoff challenge page lists, similar to the Google search bar where you type somebodies name and it guesses the closest match. And could you add something to preview who you have selected. I have been sending brainoffs to people recently and missing who I meant to include. Hope that was as clear as mud. LOL


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Thu 7 Dec 06 #18 
Count Factacular
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Noted, and added to my big list of things.


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Fri 8 Dec 06 #19 
kevg
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for god's sake woman leave the poor man alone , unlike me he is only human !!!


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #20 
Count Factacular
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Hehehe... thanks for the solidarity kevg :)

It's driving me mad that I can't put all these features in - I really do think they'd all be good additions to the site - but right now I seem to be spending several hours a night just rewriting stuff to keep the site running at all! The database server is melting with all these brainoffs. Don't get me wrong, that's great... I'm just saying don't think that I'm ignoring these requests, I will get to them just as soon as I've finished firefighting...


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #21 
Count Factacular
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Also... just want to say thanks to all you regulars for helping build a community on the site and engaging the new members. It's great that you're doing this because it gives me time to work on improving the speed of the site and (hopefully) adding those new features...


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #22 
kevg
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hope you're making money fella !!!


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #23 
Count Factacular
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google are going to buy me out any day now


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #24 
TeaBag
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Hope so for your sake! LOL .. I will just keep thinking of things for you to add to the list! LOL I had one the other day .. can't think of it now .. it will come to me .. Oh, I know could you put somewhere a button where you elect that just people that send you brainoffs are added to your friends list, not all the others who may or maynot be active players .. I keep having to add non players to my ignore list because otherwise it is too hard to find my friends ..


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #25 
kevg
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you have friends !!!!!


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #26 
TeaBag
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Ummm ... yes kevvie .. you are one of them.


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Sat 9 Dec 06 #27 
kevg
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oh yes , sorry i forgot , i shall leave you two in peace now , bye


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Tue 12 Dec 06 #28 
guinness john

woo hoo - so it's now kevvie is it? whisper it quietly but i reckon youre in there old boy. thought id better have a look at the forums having completely missed the saturday hoo-har (so to speak).
tb - not sure that the specialist subjects may be the way to go - as it gets increasingly international there is going to be a wide disparity of views of 'what is general knowledge?'. i have no desire to know when whether the yankees won the world series in 1931 or in 1937 and im sure the americans dont wish to know that blackpool play at bloomfield road. however, in an international sense, both should that 'fenway' is the home of the boston red sox and old trafford is the home of man united.
is there a chance of categorising stuff so that the brainoffs are mainly made up of what i would call category A facts, ie, what you should know as a global citizen with another couple of B facts, ie random and probaby specialised ones in the brainoffs.
btw - i thought that before the cwmws had a fair point before the whole row blew up - is he or is he not cheating by looking at the category before he does a brainoff. that got lost in all the bile afterwards.
in some cases it is cheating - anyone can remember nine muses, but then again it isnt when there are 1000+ number ones to learn.
should the subject be deleted from the factopeida when it is its day on the brainoffs, or should there be brainoffs on say history, art and literature, geography' each day so theres no cramming. and does it matter? thoughts please, erudite ones.


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Tue 12 Dec 06 #29 
kevg
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good thoughts john , i hate to say it but i agree with you on all . cat a cat b etc is a good idea . if anyone wants to show their specialist knowledge they can do cat b specific . teabag , cazza , cack and susana are MY chums but i'll let you share them


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Tue 12 Dec 06 #30 
guinness john

dearie me. kev you must have had to choke on your typewriter saying that you agree. not sure about your choice of chums!!! they are all girls, sorry, laydeez. you cant have them all. thats just selfish


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Tue 12 Dec 06 #31 
kevg
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alright i'll share . i'll have su and caz you can have tea and cack , ok ????


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #32 
guinness john

erm, best not reply to that one!!! im sure they would all be offended to end up with me


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #33 
TeaBag
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John, really liked some of your ideas, particularly on brainoffs on whole subjects such as Geography, History, Sport etc. It is a bit of a forgone conclusion when the nominated subject only has 8 facts or around that.

PS. No need to split the friendship up so you both have a harem. I am sure that the girls would be happy to be friends with you both.


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #34 
Susana Sànchez
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Agree with you 100% JG.

Kev I`m not a chume, whatever it is, I`m just Susana.

JG Laydeez sounds like a bad word, in spanish sound horrible. If it is too much writing you could just put an S.

Count, very very sorry about my ignorance, until today I know this place exist, blame on me. But I`m so grateful with you for your support, really appreciated very much, thanks in deed. ¡Muchas, muchas gracias! But of course you really know who I'am.

Agree on that Teabag, thanks for the information.


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #35 
kevg
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a chum is a friend susana . it is an alien concept to an aussie as well


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #36 
TeaBag
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we know what a chum is! we call it mate!


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #37 
cazza
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Nothing is Alien to me Kev
and as for you taking and John taking im not a piece of meat..maybe i would rather John?..hmm


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #38 
cazza
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And besides idont remember offering to anyone....hmmm..or maybe i do...see i dont...lmao


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #39 
guinness john

quite right about john. he's a gentleman


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #40 
Bright But Idle
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Just because you rest on your elbows doesn't guarantee you're a gentleman.


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Wed 13 Dec 06 #41 
TeaBag
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What?


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #42 
Bright But Idle
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There's a saying 'round my way (OK maybe I made it up once, could have done) that goes "A gentleman always rests on his elbows" which is a slightly ...err... crude reference to ...ahem... when after, or while, two loving people have ...err... been nice to ...ahem... each other, then the man would ...err... let his elbows support him.
Hope this clears it up, feel free to use it in general conversation, I'm sure it will catch on. Well maybe not.


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #43 
kevg
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are you and john brothers , i had heard it before


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #44 
Susana Sànchez
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If these are the gentlemen please don`t introduce to the rude ones.


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #45 
Bright But Idle
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Susana: Sorry!

kevg: Nah, I'm from Dario Gradi's Red & White Army, not that lot from Salford.


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #46 
Susana Sànchez
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Bright But Idlle, just joking. Don`t take me very seriously.


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Thu 14 Dec 06 #47 
kevg
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people in crewe can use computers ?????? he has done a good job that man and full marks to his chairman


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #48 
guinness john

i hasten to add that a) i dont where a balaclava or know anyone who does (apart from me whe it was cold and me mum made me wear one to go the 150 yards to school ((as an 18-year-old i should have said something, but she wasnt to know i was in the ira))) and b) im from north cheshore, not the railway engineering/salt mining bit.
like dario gradi mind you


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #49 
Count Factacular
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By popular request (drakaina and TeaBag) I've added a note to the rankings page that shows (e.g. 'New Member - Joined Today at 11.00' or 'Member - Joined 15 Sep 05').

TeaBag, I've decided to hold off on the keyword-based brainoffs for now, for the simple reason that currently the factacular supercomputer doesn't understand the difference between Texas the state and Texas the band. Eventually it will and then it will be great to play with keywords. Right now though it's just a bit odd!!

Evenin' all


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #50 
TeaBag
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Good oh .. a new change .. how exciting!


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #51 
guinness john

keyboard based brainoffs?


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #52 
TeaBag
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Like "Itay" or "Mexico" or "Guinness John" - not subjects as such but facts that are covered by a wide range of subjects, like when you type something into the search section.


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #53 
Count Factacular
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Keyword based. I've got a magical something that will let me create a brainoff on a particular keyword (e.g. 'Texas'). But right now it gets confused...

Hang on, I'll try it...


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #54 
kevg
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oh! not black or white keys then


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Fri 15 Dec 06 #55 
guinness john

got you. god im slow


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Sat 16 Dec 06 #56 
Susana Sànchez
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I`m a computer dummy, fighting with the ghosts inside my machine. But sounds really great. Thanks Count very much. Also thanks to Drakaina and Teabag.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #57 
TeaBag
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ANOTHER SUGGESTION ..

Could you please add something to the profile page where you can nominate your sex. I.e. Male, Female or Unsure.

Thanks. A lot of confusion lately over the sex of some players. Not that it really matters, but it is nice not to insult people.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #58 
guinness john

i didnt realise you had a choice. i thought you just got questions.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #59 
TeaBag
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Oh you know we have insatiable curiousity.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #60 
cazza
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ummm you have an insatiable curiousity Tb..im just insatiable....!!


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #61 
guinness john

in which case ill happily nominate my sex. cazza!


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #62 
cazza
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hehe ooo John naughty boy!


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #63 
guinness john

well, the moosus is away.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #64 
cazza
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ohhh that could be dangerous for you....


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #65 
TeaBag
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Did I mention Windows Live Messenger at any stage ...


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #66 
cazza
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hmm think i did mention that a while back..


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #67 
guinness john

oh yes, i knew there was something id forgotten. maybe later, football time here.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #68 
cazza
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ugh and i dressed up an all..lol


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #69 
guinness john

erm dressed down i would suggest.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #70 
cazza
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well i wore my fur!!


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #71 
guinness john

cant see whether it is a fur bikini from here


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #72 
cazza
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no John ...its a fur i have on..the nickers and bra is lace i believe


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #73 
Susana Sànchez
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Cazz may I tell you that you are really quite undress. LOL Your fur in Australia great one LOL


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #74 
Susana Sànchez
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Count I really would not like that Google gets Factacular, it will not be the same,here we said Count here, Count there, Count overthere, and I'm just thinking that Goggle Chairman of the Board, will not pay us a lot of attention.

Count thanks a lot for all your kindness during this year, thanks for the patient you show dealing with us, and hope that you really had a terrific and fantastic 2007 year. THANKS


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #75 
guinness john

well i agree that the count is owed a debt of gratitude. on an unselfish basis (for once) i hope it is sold for lots of money to google so he makes some money out of it.


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Sat 30 Dec 06 #76 
Susana Sànchez
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Very nice of you John


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Sun 31 Dec 06 #77 
TeaBag
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If it was sold to google for zillions of dollars, would they appoint a new Count? We could nominate for that ..


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Sun 31 Dec 06 #78 
Susana Sànchez
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Agree on that Teabag


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Tue 2 Jan 07 #79 
Count Factacular
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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you good factfans, thank you all for the entertainment and quality banter over the last year, long may it continue !!

Fortunately (for you), unfortunately (for me), I doubt Google are going to make me an offer I can't refuse any time soon :)


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Tue 2 Jan 07 #80 
TeaBag
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Well, what a shame. We will just have to keep sending you more and more suggestions until it is such a good site that they will be banging their heads against a brick wall because they didn't earlier.

Quality? Hmmm Entertainment .. yes ..


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Wed 3 Jan 07 #81 
Susana Sànchez
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Yupi Yupi Yupi Bravo Bravo, I`m very sorry Count but also very happy. Just let Google dies from desire of having us, make thinks a little to harder from them please. Crazy entertainment, Great.


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Thu 11 Jan 07 #82 
Doctor Factenstein
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If Google aren't going to buy you out, why not add a "Donate" option to the "Show the Love" page. You never know - some people somewhere must have spare cash they might want to chuck your way.


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Fri 12 Jan 07 #83 
Susana Sànchez
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Great great idea Disco Stu


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