Firstly, no, I don't see any single post function as a Visitor. I took a couple of screen shots. For some reason the mouse pointer does not capture with the screen shot. In this one the mouse is over the the line "reply posted on 24-1-2007 @ 12:30 PM by SkepticOverlord" The pointer went from its normal arrow to a vertical line, but no information popped up anywhere on the screen and there was nothing clickable:http://www.torbtown.com/screen_shot.jpg
In this one the pointer is over your link to the original image. The pointer changed from its normal arrow into a little hand with finger pointing and a url popped up at the bottom of the screen:http://www.torbtown.com/screen_shot_2.jpg
I'm not seeing any "single post" function anywhere... or any ID / Tracking numbers for posts, or anyway to find that information... as a Visitor. I'm not looking very hard, either, just at the screen shots linked above. If that information is buried somewhere, great. If you have to be a Member to obtain that information then that rules me out as I've been banned.
As you may recall, I asked for verification regarding ID / Tracking numbers, so far you have been the only person to offer that verification. I believe I thanked you for that. Allow me to thank you again. Thank You.
As you also may recall, I conceded the point that the chances of me missing that at that time are almost (but not quite) 100%. I conceded the point Twice. Allow me to do so a third time: The chances of me missing that information at that time are almost 100% and the chances of you (or someone) inserting that information at a later date are almost NILL.
I'm a web master. You have web masters. There are web masters here at RU. There are web masters reading. All web masters are Gods of their respective domains. We can re-write every single bit on our servers and rearrange our respective realities on a whim. This ain't static hard copy, it's active content.
Regardless, I'll concede the point a Fourth time. The information was very probably there and I just missed it. That seems to be the most likely scenario. Neither you nor I can prove otherwise so arguing about it is pretty much just a great big waste of everyones time and a nice little diversionary tactic that I personally am getting kind of bored with... aren't you?
Yes, I'm well aware of the hows and whys and time honored custom of "sequential partial quoting". As I said, many people do it. I've done it myself. I still find it to be lazy, crass and vulgar. The key word is "partial". It takes things out of context. I don't care if you or other people do it. Some people like it and prefer it and find it helpful. Others don't. I'm one of the others. I'm not going to do it here. I feel that it is rude and cheap. We all have our personal preferences, right? It's not a big deal and certainly not something worth bickering over.
However, to illustrate the point, allow me to do it to you:
TheSkepticOverlord wrote: merely responding to what stands out as important (to me).
important to you... just you. You are merely (and only) responding to those things that are important to you and you alone. No one else matters. It's all about you...
See? Taking things out of context and replying to them and making issues out them seems wrong to me. I don't want to play that game. It's not fair.
I recall the Fair Skeptics forum having the Creative Commons Copyright button on the posts. Even if it didn't (and it very well may Not have) ALL content on your site is licensed under a Creative Commons that states it's okay to use the stuff as long as you give credit where credit is due, right? So just give credit and link back to your site.
If that is not an option then let's simply ASK the few people who participated for Permission to use their stuff. It was less than a dozen. The Libra, Armap, Cheepnis, Lost Shaman, Jeff Ritzman, myself, you, and Springer... a few other stray posts here and there... less than a dozen. Cheepnis is easy to find, he still spams me on a regular basis. I'm here, Lost Shaman is here, you are here, I'm sure you can find Springer and ask him, yes? The others are probably still at your site, easy for you to locate and ask...
You say you are not sure what releasing that information would reveal or prove.
Well, Let's Find Out.
Let's Be Sure.
Let's deny a little ignorance, seek a little truth, and Be Sure.
You have it within your power to release the data and Be Sure.
Wouldn't you Like to be Be Sure?
The choice is yours.
Onward: (and this one I do want to quote, special just for you TheSkepticOverlord:
TheSkepticOverlord wrote:I didn't indicate we thought your goal was, only that we didn't intend to suffer the discussion of made-up stories about us, within our domain.
If I am reading this correctly (and I probably am Not) the implication is that I was banned (and the forum was closed and locked) for fabricating a story about ats, is this correct?
That's a pretty heavy accusation, don't you think?
I'm curious what it is that I "made-up".
And finally, your last little out of context quote / reply.
At That Time, Way Back When, Jeff Ritzman stated that he had found other images (plural) from the same vantage point, And No One Else could find any anywhere. Not me, Not Anybody. Now perhaps some surfaced After I made my statement to Jeff... But At That Time? No.
Again, I made that statement Then to HELP Jeff save face in case anyone should confront him on it. You seem to have neglected to include that in your "sequential selective quoting", the HELP phrase, the HELP concept, the Trying Really Hard To Be A Team Player gist of what was going down then. Why is that?
On another note:
I'm really surprised at you on many levels. You have a Golden Opportunity here. Not only that, a Money Making Golden Opportunity. And it's being handed to you on a silver platter. And you seem to be either unaware of that or unwilling to take it. Very surprising indeed.
Maybe Nobody gets it... Maybe I'm the only one... nawww, can't be. I ain't that smart.
Good night, good luck, and have a pleasant tomorrow.
Expendable Guy. The show is no good without them.