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Old 07-27-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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Hi all. Can we in the thread topics just refrain from the catty back and forth that will get a thread closed, PLEASE. A thread that was moving a long just fine was closed likely because a few people went off on calling names and talking about reporting people. That's just asking a moderator to step in and close it. We already know some mods are heavy handed and close threads at the drop of a hat, so can we not do anything to ENCOURAGE what in my opinion I consider censorship. Thanks.

 
Old 07-27-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Hi all. Can we in the thread topics just refrain from the catty back and forth that will get a thread closed, PLEASE. A thread that was moving a long just fine was closed likely because a few people went off on calling names and talking about reporting people. That's just asking a moderator to step in and close it. We already know some mods are heavy handed and close threads at the drop of a hat, so can we not do anything to ENCOURAGE what in my opinion I consider censorship. Thanks.
Good point. It is interesting that despite the age of most of us regular Retirement Forum posters, there is still as much blatant, childish, and gratuitous name-calling as there is. One such case was just deleted this morning right here in the Chat Thread. At least the Chat Thread is unlikely to be closed!

Another case, a week or more ago but not in the Chat Thread, involved someone suggesting that if there are still Nazis, they would welcome someone else to join. I couldn't believe my eyes!

Good luck with your plea for rationality and restraint, but I have been here for over five years and I am not too optimistic about the offenders heeding it.
 
Old 07-27-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Good point. It is interesting that despite the age of most of us regular Retirement Forum posters, there is still as much blatant, childish, and gratuitous name-calling as there is. One such case was just deleted this morning right here in the Chat Thread. At least the Chat Thread is unlikely to be closed!

Another case, a week or more ago but not in the Chat Thread, involved someone suggesting that if there are still Nazis, they would welcome someone else to join. I couldn't believe my eyes!

Good luck with your plea for rationality and restraint, but I have been here for over five years and I am not too optimistic about the offenders heeding it.

I think at any given time anyone can get caught in it.
 
Old 07-27-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Hi all. Can we in the thread topics just refrain from the catty back and forth that will get a thread closed, PLEASE. A thread that was moving a long just fine was closed likely because a few people went off on calling names and talking about reporting people. That's just asking a moderator to step in and close it. We already know some mods are heavy handed and close threads at the drop of a hat, so can we not do anything to ENCOURAGE what in my opinion I consider censorship. Thanks.
This is the Chat thread, which means anything goes, sort of. You won't find an unbroken sequence of posts (other than maybe three) on any one topic, and that's pushing it. As for cattiness, that's always present, and a few who decry it bring to mind the black kettle, lol. If you want to start a topic with any hope that it will continue (at least for a few minutes), begin a new thread. We could use a few new ones.
 
Old 07-27-2015, 04:10 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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This is the Chat thread, which means anything goes, sort of. You won't find an unbroken sequence of posts (other than maybe three) on any one topic, and that's pushing it. As for cattiness, that's always present, and a few who decry it bring to mind the black kettle, lol. If you want to start a topic with any hope that it will continue (at least for a few minutes), begin a new thread. We could use a few new ones.
Right. I think just about anything is on topic here in chat. But if you want to start a thread about a particular subject or problem, you can start a new thread on it.

But, as for personal attacks and name calling, people in the chat thread can hit REPORT just as they would on any other thread and a moderator will take a look. There are still rules about being civil and polite.

I'll admit, when I first joined CD, I did NOT read the TOS. There are rules that say that you should NOT discuss moderator action. So, to be on the safe side, do not second guess what the mods did--not out loud on the forum, anyway. If they did something you disagree with, you can always message that particular mod who took the action.

Ok, back to the regularly scheduled program? Hot weather coming here starting tomorrow--FINALLY getting the car a/c repaired--first thing in the morning.
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Has anyone tried nutmeg in their coffee with cream? Delicious. I also read it's "good for men," but dh doesn't drink coffee. I'll sneak it into his salad, lol.
What do you mean "good for men" ???

Pardon my ignorance.

Grows hair on your head? Takes away hair in your ears and nostrils? Prevents "man boobs"? Gives six-pack abs? Improves our golf score? Adds inches to a certain part of our anatomy?
 
Old 07-27-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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What do you mean "good for men" ???

Pardon my ignorance.

Grows hair on your head? Takes away hair in your ears and nostrils? Prevents "man boobs"? Gives six-pack abs? Improves our golf score? Adds inches to a certain part of our anatomy?
Aphrodisiac.

I don't know what it'll do to me, but I love the taste in coffee. Some of the coffee shops here have nutmeg and cinnamon shakers to flavor coffee with. My Italian nana used to add nutmeg to her meatballs, it was the "secret" ingredient.
 
Old 07-27-2015, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Besides that (quoted from care2 .com)

"....Nutmeg aids sleep. When we were children, our grandmother would give us a glass of milk with a pinch of powedered nutmeg. “It will help you sleep better,” she would say. And it did.

A dusting of nutmeg adds aroma and enhances the taste of your food. It also gives you trace minerals that keep the immune system strong. Potassium, calcium, iron and manganese are among key minerals found in nutmeg.

Just a little nutmeg, ground and mixed with water or honey into a paste, can make skin look clearer and brighter within a few days, reducing scars and alleviating acne. You can also add nutmeg to your face scrub for the same benefits.

For centuries, nutmeg has been used as a medicinal spice that brings relief from digestive problems. So grate a little nutmeg into your soups and stews for a boost of flavor and a healthy gut!

The star spice in dental care has traditionally been clove. But few might know that nutmeg too has proven antibacterial properties that protect the teeth and gums. Nutmeg oil has eugenol, which brings relief from toothache. That’s why you often find it listed among the ingredients of toothpaste. Combined with cinnamon,

it makes a powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial paste.

Nutmeg keeps the brain sharp! It contains a natural organic compound called myristicin, which is known to shield your brain against degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s.

The essential oil of nutmeg brings relief from muscular and joint pain. Apply it to a localized area of swelling and discomfort, and feel the pain melt away.

..."
 
Old 07-27-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Wow - you are a fountain of information. I knew some of the properties but didn't realize the extent. Thanks!
 
Old 07-27-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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newenglandgirl: Thank you for all the info on nutmeg. I never knew most of what you wrote. I've got to start using it.

In Barnes & Noble they offer cinnamon for your coffee. I've never tried it but now I think I will.
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