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For fear of sounding ridiculously "yay team", I really want to thank you guys for having such a great forum, answering posts so regularly, and for offering such a huge wealth of knowledge and help.

I've been doing old-school html for way too long ~ probably because I was out of the industry for a while and then returned ~ and have been trying to wrap my head around CSS for quite a while now. I was frustrated because I just wasn't getting it... granted, I wasn't spending quite enough time working on it. I bought a pile of books, studied my ass off, and tried... and I did start to learn, but progress was painfully slow. Then I found this forum, and my learning curve has just rocketed.

I'm now completely converted to CSS. I'm really enjoying everything that I'm learning, and I'm amazed at how pleasant, helpful, patient, and encouraging the Gurus are here. Honestly, you guys saved me from giving up and deciding I'm a complete idjit.

I'm looking forward to learning enough CSS to warrant offering help to future newbies as you've done for me.

Tyssen, Gary, PineappleHead, and the rest of you guys ~ if I had a billion dollars, I would find you, and I would give you each a big suitcase stuffed full of money and a tray of home-made brownies. I am so incredibly grateful to you. Thank you so much.

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Then I found this forum, and my learning curve has just rocketed.

I hadn't done much with CSS before I found this forum, but like you, I've probably learnt a large proportion of what I know right here and for that thanks must go to other gurus on the board (some of whom aren't around as much anymore).

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thanks must go to other gurus on the board (some of whom aren't around as much anymore).

Like you both I've learnt an enormous amount here. While I was using CSS before I can definitely say that my knowledge (for what it's worth) has doubled since I started visiting here.

I too miss some of the oldies like Dave and Antibland - don't see too much of old Wolfie either these days.

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

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Aye, same here. I've got Dave's MSN, and he's occasionally on, but some of the big names have all but dissappeared - Wolfy, AB, Stu, co2, dJomp hasn't been around for aaaaages, gleddy? fatfreddy? Hell, even Big John used to be a member of these boards, his last post was Dec 2005!

All these were people I learnt from, it's a shame they disappeared, but us big guns carry on their legacy Laughing out loud

Thanks for the warm offer lamb, if ou ever DO get a billion pounds, I expect a suitcase full of money Laughing out loud

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All these were people I learnt from, it's a shame they disappeared, but us big guns carry on their legacy

Yes; when you and all the current regular/senior members were new to this board and CSS, you looked up to the senior members of the time because you knew next-to-nothing and they seemed to know everything. They have now mostly moved on but in the meantime, you have all increased your CSS skills exponentially to the point where most of you probably now know more than they did at the time. As someone who has sat back from a slight distance and watched the board grow in recent years, I would say that this is certainly the case, and that the current crop of senior regulars know far more collectively than at any other time in the board's short history (correct me if I'm wrong Tony).

People move on because they get tired of the same old basic questions and ignorant 'take, take, take' attitude from certain sections of the membership, but again, the current crop of senior regulars are better at dealing with this sort of [email protected] than in previous years. My way of dealing with it is to stay away from the sort of posts that can be answered by up-and-coming regulars, but I notice that Hugo still tirelessly spends his time helping people across the board, if you'll excuse the pun. Each to their own - he's a better man than I.

What is keeping this board strong at the moment is a powerful sense of community and good humour, and a degree of specialisation between the senior helpers that allows everyone to continue learning from each other, even at a 'senior' or advanced level. Long may this trait continue Smile

Thanks Lamb - whoever you are Wink Laughing out loud

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thanks must go to other gurus on the board

I should've mentioned that it's not always been gurus (on this board anyway) that I've received help from. :oops:

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This is really great to hear... it's nice to know that you guys were in my shoes once. It reminds me that CSS will eventually become as simple to me as basic HTML.

Hugo's been incredibly helpful too. I should have thought to mention him earlier, but I trust that those who've been there for me know who they are and know to include themselves in the suitcase of cash and pan of brownies. Or a pint if you'd prefer. I'd better start buying lots of lottery tickets to make this happen. I can see it now... the bewildered looks on people's faces to open their door and find some unknown blonde nerd hauling a huge fat suitcase with bills fluttering out of it, yelling "Brownies or pint? What's it gonna be?"

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"Brownies or pint? What's it gonna be?"
That depends. Are we talking a pint Guinness or of Bud (blech), brownies from the recipe of Alice B. Toklas or of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook?

The suitcase full of cash may be any legal tender as long as I can find a Nigerian to move it to one of my safe accounts. For a commission, of course. Though he may have to front some of the transfer fees. And maybe pay my lawyer. Did I mention the officials that must be bribed? He'll be reimbursed as soon as the suitcase arrives.

And, you're welcome.

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I can see it now... the bewildered looks on people's faces to open their door and find some unknown blonde

Pwhoah Laughing out loud I'm up for that, Wink

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Gary ~ Pint would be Guinness. Absolutely. Unless you... uh... prefer (shudder) Bud. The Brownies are always my Gramma's recipe (they rock) and then we can load them up as you see fit to knock Alice on her ass.

PineappleHead ~ You're hilarious. Oh... and I didn't say naked. Besides, maybe I'm a big heifer with a face like a the backside of a pigmy sloth. Maybe I'm a blonde deformed monstrosity from Planet Lardass! Maybe you'd just end up standing in your doorway screaming in horror!!! Oh this is too fun. I really must stop.

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PineappleHead ~ You're hilarious. Oh... and I didn't say naked. Besides, maybe I'm a big heifer with a face like a the backside of a pigmy sloth. Maybe I'm a blonde deformed monstrosity from Planet Lardass! Maybe you'd just end up standing in your doorway screaming in horror!!! Oh this is too fun. I really must stop.

You're a girl.

Who came to my house.

That's pretty much the closest a female has got to me in my habitat.

(Yes, I'm a geek Laughing out loud)

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Ah well, if I ever make it to Milton Keynes (which is entirely possible since I have international flight benefits) it would be fun to meet one of my new nerd friends... but not terribly exciting for you as I'm newly married and completely smitten. But I'd visit you nonetheless! Then all your neighbours would talk cause they'd see some blonde (okay, who's not from Planet Lardass) entering your house and assume that you're some super-stud and your reputation would go through the roof. And meanwhile, we'd just play video games like the nerds we are. Laughing out loud

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Then all your neighbours would talk cause they'd see some blonde (okay, who's not from Planet Lardass) entering your house and assume that you're some super-stud and your reputation would go through the roof. And meanwhile, we'd just play video games like the nerds we are. Laughing out loud

Apart from the being married bit, you just described my perfect woman Laughing out loud

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Aw, thanks! O:)

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We have an angel smiley?

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I take it the devil gets used more often. Laughing out loud

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Evil for people who don't read the stickies, :twisted: for when I'm feeling particularly evil.

We should get all the emoticons on the "reply" page, then I'd be more likely to use them. I don't want a popup window!

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how did this thread go from "Thank you so much!" to borderline cyber sex?

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Ummm, if it seemed that way, I don't think it was intended as such on either side. I think we were both pretty much laughing throughout the whole exchange. Smile

Besides, we were most recently talking about the emoticons! :roll:

This thread is pretty much kaput anyways. Nuff said.

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So THAT'S what they call it nowadays... Cool

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Well I dunno... I think that if anyone thinks that friendly exchange is anything close to cybersex, it says more about the mind of the reader than that of the writers. Wink

I know you're just teasing though, Deuce. All in good fun.

This post has strayed severely from it's original intent, so I'll just end it with a reminder as to what it was all about: Thanks for all of the wonderful help with the coding, and also for the fun. Smile

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To get back on topic...if I had a billion, I'd buy a hammer. Then I'd hammer in the mornin'. I'd hammer in the evenin'.......

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:?

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...care to explain what is so side-splitingly funny?

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Howard's post Laughing out loud

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Yes ...and?

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It was one of the more silly protest songs of the 60s. From Peter Paul and Mary, iirc.

If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning,
I'd hammer in the evening,
All over this land.

I'd hammer out justice,
I'd hammer out freedom,
I'd hammer out love between,
My brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

You could not attend a gathering of three or more college age kids without that stupid song breaking out. Hey! So it was one of the few songs I could play on my guitar. Sad

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