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Re: BBC Mastermind questions

Feb 16, 2010 - in General Collecting Forum
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I watched the programme and got all of them in real time except the last one. I hesitated between two of the Four Wise Clerks and landed on the wrong one.

I was thinking c'mon guys, this is too easy. Several others in Unquendor agreed on our forum.
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Re: Alexander Autographs

Feb 9, 2010 - in Signatures and Autographs
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They seem to have their exchange rates all haywire ...
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Re: The wonders of eBay

Feb 7, 2010 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Mad, bad, or dangerous to know ...
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Re: Backend change

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Well, I've noticed an unpleasant change. The edit-window, when it contains more than a certain amount of text, jumps back to (or at least towards) top at anything you do (any button you push, basically).

This is a problem I have found occuring in two phpBB fora on IE 7.x or 8.x (in slightly different manner) under Windows. In one forum I have encountered it in, it has disappeared quickly, in the other it now persists for over a year and seems to be impervious to the admins’ attempts at tracking it down.
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Re: Parma Eldalamberon 14

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Just want to express my appreciation that the re-publication of PE #14 was announced here (as well as on the usual Yahoo-groups), and that I was able to pre-order straight away, this time.

Also my thanks that the issue is reprinted in the first place. Now for the others - one down, three to go, in my case!
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Re: Should TCG formally join other organizations?

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Well, TS Smial will be fine with me,

- but I am thinking it might be possible (and possibly less hassle) to 'join' the ITF (International Tolkien Fellowship) independently. There are no real rules about what type of organisation can or cannot join, nor really what the rights and duties of affiliated organisations are. Basically, it was set up as a structure for Tolkien Societies across the world to inform each other about what is going on and discuss matters of joint concern.

It still is largely informal, consisting of an e-mail-group, a forum and meetings of officials or representatives at Oxonmoot (or sometimes at other larges gatherings attended by many TSs). Originally of course TSs (and societies like MythSoc or the Inklings Gesellschaft) were seen as the possible members, but a consensus has formed that some organisations that are not strictly societies, but have originated from serious (and basically voluntary) fandom can be accepted. Walking Tree Publishers is as yet the only such of more or less permanent standing.

It may take a bit of discussion whether TCG should be accepted as a ‘regular’ in the ITF, there hasn't yet been any affiliate that is basically an internet community, whithout any other formal structure behind it than ‘owner-administrator’. But once in, there are in fact less requirements and obligations than on a TS Smial.

Joining it would basically mean that Rowns would join the e-group and forum, and if needed he could appoint one or two others as officers of TCG - there are some respected members here who regularly attend Oxonmoot; or it could be a way of getting Beren to join ITF, which IMHO should have happened some time ago.
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Re: 2004 Deluxe Edition reprints

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My copy of the HC Deluxe LR (bought about a year ago) is a 2nd printing, it has the additional corrections (including Fréaláf, hamfæst, swift falcon) and the right Ring inscription, but still the old index.
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Re: The wonders of eBay

Dec 20, 2009 - in Collector's Marketplace
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¦:(

Whatever ...
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Re: Tolkien Research 2009

Dec 19, 2009 - in Research Questions
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:D
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Re: The wonders of eBay

Dec 19, 2009 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I can only repeat Wellinghall.

This looks like an automatically generated sales talk, composed from information from the net, without someone checking for basic correctness. The misdescription of facts plainly on display is repeated from in the previous item in this topic's gallery in almost identical manner. But with the priceless (!) addition, that in this case 'Revised Edition' is printed prominently on all three dj's on display! Someone has been thoroughly asleep while putting this up for sale.
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