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    I don't see a place to bank $ and how do people steal from you? I've seen this thief thing talked about, but nobody really tells you anything about it? What is it and how do people do it to you and how do you do it to others and how can you tell if someone is even stealing from you?


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    no one has pointed you toward the FAQ yet? go here to go to bank or thief click on the store right next to the arcade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimeWoman
    Just an FYI--Ignorance has nothing to do with unwillingness to learn. I am pasting the definitions for "ignorant" as per dictionary.com:
    1.Lacking education or knowledge.
    2.Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
    3.Unaware or uninformed.
    It's a common misinterpretation. The shame is not in being ignorant, but a willingness or complacency to remain so.
    OBX--np...now we all know. Brad--and you have been illuminated as well. Great googly moogly, it's a fine day. Smiles.
    Thanks for the definition, but I already knew the textbook definition of "ignorance" as I alluded to in my previous post. I was simply stating that my personal definition of "ignorance" varies slightly from the modern accepted terminology. Because the word "ignorant" has evolved to carry a negative connotation, I consider an "ignorant person" to be someone who is closed-minded and intolerant, or unwilling to learn (especially someone who fails to learn from their own mistakes). This is simply all I was trying to say, I'm sorry if it was misconstrued into a statement about my own ignorance.



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    "modern accepted"?? Without a usable standard definiton for words, how would we be able to communicate effectively and get our point across with clarity and minimizing misunderstanding?? Of course, you must have some sense of how difficult that is for many, given that you read these posts...Some people display ignorance in articulating their message. Now, the definition for idiot is: A foolish or stupid person. Offensive? derogatory? negative connotation? Absolutely, but appropriate for specifying a person who insists on remaining ignorant. LOL.. I apologize if it seems as if I am harping on technicality, but I LOVE the english language. English is a fabulous and dynamic language. Within it, is a specific word for everything, and if not, one is created. A thesaurus may list words that are similar, but often there are slight differences in nuance, appropriateness and acceptibilty in it's context for conveying just the right thought, idea, emotion. Smiles.
    Oh...if you are a parent, you might agree that, at times, ignorance CAN be bliss...LOL



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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    hmmmm.....this went way off subject didn't it?
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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    Yes boss.... because #1. Only John or I could have provided that information as all of it is customizable through the user CP (well... actually, only John since he made changes this week and I hadn't looked it up yet), and #2. Perception of text is up to the beholder. OBX's response,
    Quote Originally Posted by OBX
    he is a admin he has all that info sorry for being an ignorant mod.
    while accurate (he could not have known that info) Could be interpereted in a number of ways: sincerity, sarcastic jest, or slightly insulted that PW rebuffed the offering of what knowledge he had and was able to post immediately while the thread waited for others' attention....

    Thanks OBX for chiming in with the immediate ... You did just what we do here, you gave some immediate information and, in doing so, bumped the thread to where someone else could see it and add their 2 cents ....

    On the other topic, if you have kids you also need to know that the meaning of the word "ignorant" has changed in its popular usage... it is an insult that is related to its original definition, certainly, but holds, as Brad mentioned, a negative connotation that goes beyond "lack of knowledge" to "you're stupid and you have no hope of overcoming it so I'm just that much better than you" ... kids are nice, huh? Too bad the young don't all share our ardor for the thesaurus...(BTW, this sparked an interesting conversation 'tween my friend the linguist and I in reference to the verbal habits of our students... thanks )

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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    My intent in forums is not malicious, just to be clear on that. I can appreciate OBX being self deprecating, but didn't want to believe he was ignorant in the popular negative connotation, and in a round about way attempted to let him off the hook on that one. (I figure, if one has moderator rank, they would indeed be willing to learn and boost their reputation as a natural consequence of increasing knowledge gained and shared).
    I am very aware that kids have their lingo or use english in a way that suits them. If I have to assume or misinterpret what a person means, doesn't that then add to the possiblity of misunderstanding? And don't misunderstandings often escalate into unnecessary heated disagreements? I don't imagine we have too many kids (let me clarify, persons under the age of 18) posting here.
    Gotta say, it's been an interesting dialogue here. End call. Smiles.



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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    We do have quite a number of young'uns on CPF.... we find that kids are probably more unwilling to consult the manual that came with their phone than adults! ... especially because their parents come home with the free, basic phone and the kiddos want to pimp it out...

    Suddenly I feel old.... the only thing I got to pimp out were book covers....



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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    Let's face it, the manual isn't the most comprehensible thing out there, but you have a point. There are many, many people out there who don't bother with manuals, rules, etc. We live in an increasingly I want it and I want it now, the rules don't apply to me and to heck with anybody else mentality. Manual? I don't need no stinkin' manual! Don't even get me started about parents who give in to their kid's whims. My 19 yr old is appalled by some of his peers who get everything handed to them by mumsy and daddy..not by the fact thaey have stuff he doesn't, but by the exaggerated sense of entitlement they display as a result. "nuff said, stppeng down off my soapbox. End call. Smiles.



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    Re: Member/rep status and rank, rep power; CPF$ banked vs in pocket

    i'm gone for 4 days and i miss this great conversation! since i came in on the tail-end, i won't comment too much. but i do want to say that in my opinion, everyone has made some pretty valid points. it made for some great reading.

    our world is ever-changing, influencing every aspect of our lives. it doesn't matter if you are talking about politics, language, technology, or entertainment. without our innovative and adaptive nature, we would not be here debating english as we probably would not be speaking it. nor would we be discussing cell phones, a technology that would not have been invented.



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