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Old 06-03-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I believe the only way to keep the "Status" visible is not using the "Status" option at all. Instead, if you replace the "Senior Member" with whatever you wish to say (same you would in your status), it will stay visible to everyone for however long you wish it to be. That's how Old_Cold's quote stays visible and so does mine. Caladium's new quote will stay permanently too, until she changes it.
That's how I did mine.

It was after responding to a post by someone who'd been in city after city and never managed to make any friends, and wondered if moving to yet another city was going to make socializing any better ...

I don't think about it much, so I haven't bothered to change it since then.

 
Old 06-04-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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However...cattknap has both ' Senior Member' and a Status showing so it can't be from replacing one for the other.
And I put in a status while senior member was showing and never made any changes.....one day, it was just there and Senior Member was gone.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Blogs on City-Data - apparently not many of us have one.

I recently got curious about blogs as part of our profile pages on City-Data. I note that most posters in the Retirement Forum do not have one. You can tell by clicking on the user name; in the drop-down menu that starts with "view profile", the last item will be "view blog" if there is one, but "view blog" will not appear if one has not been created by that user.

I never did have one until yesterday, when I decided to save an old post on which I had given a fair amount of thought in the History Forum; it has to do with Eurocentrism in history and education.

I was able to view TuborgP's blog, but I was told I "could not access this page" when I tried to view Anifani's blog. I believe we can set our blogs to "friends only", and that may or may not be the reason.

I rather imagine that, for most people, if they have a blog at all it would be on a subject that they consider serious and that it would be something carefully considered. Any thoughts?
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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I recently got curious about blogs as part of our profile pages on City-Data. I note that most posters in the Retirement Forum do not have one. You can tell by clicking on the user name; in the drop-down menu that starts with "view profile", the last item will be "view blog" if there is one, but "view blog" will not appear if one has not been created by that user.

I never did have one until yesterday, when I decided to save an old post on which I had given a fair amount of thought in the History Forum; it has to do with Eurocentrism in history and education.

I was able to view TuborgP's blog, but I was told I "could not access this page" when I tried to view Anifani's blog. I believe we can set our blogs to "friends only", and that may or may not be the reason.

I rather imagine that, for most people, if they have a blog at all it would be on a subject that they consider serious and that it would be something carefully considered. Any thoughts?
Wow I haven't posted in awhile need to go back and remember what I said.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Wow I haven't posted in awhile need to go back and remember what I said.
Actually I didn't read anything you said; I was just trying to understand how the whole blog thing works. I did notice you had a number of different blog posts - it sort of looked like various posts which you wanted to save. Does anyone have an essay which is especially close to your heart?
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:42 PM
 
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Actually I didn't read anything you said; I was just trying to understand how the whole blog thing works. I did notice you had a number of different blog posts - it sort of looked like various posts which you wanted to save. Does anyone have an essay which is especially close to your heart?
I believe I saw where you had responded to one of my blog posts some time ago. That's a good question about the essay. I really have to think about that one. If an essay can be long the clear winner is Thomas Friedman The World is Flat. If it must be short meaningful with no wasted thoughts or word it would be; Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten from Robert Fulgrum.
For anyone not familiar with it.

http://www.heartwarmingstories.net/everything.htm

One of the great things about retirement is I can have my cookies and milk in the afternoon and then lay down with my blanket and take a nap. Hard to not love that.

Hmmm having had the longest time impact on me probably Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and some of his discourse.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I believe I saw where you had responded to one of my blog posts some time ago. That's a good question about the essay. I really have to think about that one. If an essay can be long the clear winner is Thomas Friedman The World is Flat. If it must be short meaningful with no wasted thoughts or word it would be; Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten from Robert Fulgrum.
For anyone not familiar with it.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

One of the great things about retirement is I can have my cookies and milk in the afternoon and then lay down with my blanket and take a nap. Hard to not love that.

Hmmm having had the longest time impact on me probably Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and some of his discourse.
Thanks for responding, but I had failed to make my question clear. We were talking about blogs on City-Data, and by asking if anyone had a favorite essay, I meant one of your own which you had perhaps posted as your blog, or part of your blog, here. Of couse if the essay by another author is old enough to be no longer under copyright, one could, I suppose, post it to one's blog in its entirety. My own blog, newly created but out of old material, is a very short little essay, actually, which had its original form as a post of mine.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default I salute some wonderful people:

It's time for the first annual Escort Rider Retirement Forum awards. In no particular order:

1. Best at having the facts correct: BLS2753 and MadManofBethesda

2. Best English language skills: Anifani821

3. Best at finding and posting factual links: Lenora

4. Most knowledgeable about Medicare: Ariadne22

5. Best combination of common sense, crusty good humor, and calling a spade a spade: Curmudgeon

6. Kindest: Anifani821

7. Best at seeing the big picture: Markg91359

8. Best analytical mind: Lenora

9. Best writer of fascinating longer posts about family dynamics: Kevxu

10. Best bawdy, rip-roarin', laugh-out-loud sense of humor: Mathjak107


I was going to nominate myself for most likely to give offense, but then I realized there were one or two people ahead of me. LOL

Last edited by Escort Rider; 06-09-2013 at 12:23 AM..
 
Old 06-09-2013, 04:22 AM
 
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i would like to nominate tuborg for "highest ability to stay out of forum arguments.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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It's time for the first annual Escort Rider Retirement Forum awards. In no particular order:...

9. Best writer of fascinating longer posts about family dynamics: Kevxu

10. Best bawdy, rip-roarin', laugh-out-loud sense of humor: Mathjak107


I was going to nominate myself for most likely to give offense, but then I realized there were one or two people ahead of me. LOL
I am honoured and humbled.

But at the risk of sounding ungrateful, I have to say the award you covet has more candidates than an Italian election.
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