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pastille

18th January 2013, 13:44
Hear. Hear....

I posted a comment on the clueless thread explaining how I was "taken to task about the word tmesis.

My clue setting skills are not brilliant, but I enjoy trying..so there...boo hiss and a big raspberry to the grumblers.....x
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ab

18th January 2013, 13:50
Emrach, and, I hope, Redundantelf. I rarely get involved in discussions or even persiflage on this site, but there is no controversy here. You both have the full support of everyone who has commented so far, including me.

One person ignored the bit about "The judge’s decision is final; reasons may or may not be given at the judge’s discretion" and commented negatively. He has a right to do so. Everyone else so far, including respected clue writers such as Bullfrog, Aristo, Ixion, Paul and BBM2 have supported you. Emrach, set the word for Clueless, pick the clue you like and we will all sincerely congratulate the winner you choose. That’s what makes this forum pleasant. You have heard of Bullfrog and Aristo's experiences. Had they left as a result of them the site would have been much the poorer. You are among friends, this is a friendly site and we are not curing cancer, we are just playing about with words, for fun.
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emrach

18th January 2013, 13:54
Hi Aristo and Bullfrog Thankyou both for your comments.

I am not in the least bit bothered about anyone commenting on my clue and I would in fact appreciate any feedback on how a clue could have been better. I know I have still a lot to learn and I am not that sensitive!!

My problem is that RE has now left the site over this and I would feel extremely uncomfortable starting Clueless next week due to my involvement. Hope that makes sense.

So Bullfrog I would be grateful if you will take over. Thanks xxx
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redundantelf

18th January 2013, 14:10
Emrach

The post by theambler on the Clueless thread was about taking ME to task about MY choice of winner, not your entry - so you are entirely blameless.

I understand where he is coming from but I do believe there are better ways of expressing an opinion. As I said earlier, I had my own business for over 30 years which I built up from scratch - so I am not in the thin skinned category! (JJ and all that)

To that end, I am willing to reconsider my decision over this coming weekend but only if you agree to set next week's Clueless (and I'm not trying to blackmail you - only trying to make you see sense)
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emrach

18th January 2013, 14:11
AB Sorry our posts crossed and thanks for putting it into perspective -re your cancer comment made me smile, not often you get to say that!!! Bullfrog has agreed to start Clueless next week and I am comfortable with that. Hope you understand xxx

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emrach

18th January 2013, 14:49
Hi RE The world's gone mad try explaining this to my non crossword doing family!!

I know it was aimed at you but if it results in you leaving I won't enjoy setting Clueless. And I try as often as I can only to do things I enjoy. In the words of my daughter End Of Sorry if that is blunt but I am after all Glaswegian !!!! Right I am off to get the vino and beer for the weekend and naturally I will have to get lots in case it snows!! Take Care x
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redundantelf

18th January 2013, 14:53
Fair enough - have a good weekend
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pastille

18th January 2013, 14:58
I will succumb to your wishes...and admire your principals...
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emrach

18th January 2013, 15:00
You too RE Forget about clueless and have a think about leaving look at all the support you have. I for one would really miss you.
T xxx Take it you have by now realised my name actually begins with a T Emrach is a mix of my two daughters names - not hard to figure them out though. See I am back to gibbering on. Asda awaits.
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pastille

19th January 2013, 00:43
Just brining this u again....cause it speaks sense...
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