Author Topic: What defines a Bowline? - : a practical perspective  (Read 6524 times)

DerekSmith

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2011, 12:53:28 AM »
Hi Derek

Please would you demonstrate the practical nature of this thread so that everyone can see the discussion move forwards?

Regards

Glenys

I would love to Glenys, but this topic has been utterly hijacked by posters hell bent on destroying it.  Surely behaviour such as this cannot be tolerated.  This is bully tactics of the very worst form and I am astounded that it is being allowed to continue.

I do not find it acceptable that one member can define what is, or is not, permitted on this board, and then hijack anything they deem to be unacceptable or bears a title they object to.

I fear that any further posting will simply antagonise an already impossible situation so I will withdraw from posting while you and the moderators decide how we can go forward.

Derek

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 12:55:20 AM »
P.S.  We'll be waiting a long time to see any practical knotting solutions coming out of this misplaced thread.  

   I am not going to ask your opinion each time I will decide to publish something I judge as a Practical Knot, to the Practical Knot forum. I know better than you if the knot I am gong to publish is a Practical Knot or not, I know better than you what a Practical knot is, and I know many more Practical knots, or knots in general, than you ! If you own the place, it is time to prove it. Set up another "voting" farce, and move ALL my knots and pictures and posts to the "Knot  Theory" forum, or wherever you think they belong - because you repeatedly have said that those knots I post are not Practical Knots.
  Go on, I will NOT be waiting a long time, listening your nonsense ! You think you own the place, and you own the sacred practicality that I am trying to pollute...Prove it ! If the removal I suggest will be complicated, try your other beloved solution : Ban me from the Forum, indefinitely !
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 03:53:26 AM by xarax »
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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 12:58:50 AM »
P.S.  We'll be waiting a long time to see any practical knotting solutions coming out of this misplaced thread.  

   I am not going to ask your opinion each time I will decide to publish something I judge as a Practical Knot, to the Practical Knot forum.
This intentionally misplaced thread isn't about any of your offerings.

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Ban me from the Forum, indefinitely !
Come now, xarax, you don't want that.  The moderators would get so bored. ;)
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 01:44:56 AM by roo »
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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 03:37:21 AM »
This topic is strictly about Practical knots.

Derek.

Would you be amendable to editing the topic title to say
 "What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology: a practical perspective?".
This may help to distinguish this practical discussion from the other theoretical one
for those who use the Show unread posts since last visit to scan new posts/topics.

Really, now, let's keep track of the debate : it is precisely DEFINING
that is the subject issue (regardless of definging WHAT), and the
exercise of exploring definitions is a philosophical one, aside
from any practical aspects.  The suggested change is no change
at all --it completely misses the point.


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Re: What defines a Bowline? - : a practical perspective
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 05:06:23 AM »
I agree with the title change to take out the word "topology".  You know you didn't have to pay attention to my non-constructive posts above, right?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 05:14:03 AM by knot4u »

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2011, 05:30:39 AM »

Really, now, let's keep track of the debate : it is precisely DEFINING
that is the subject issue (regardless of definging WHAT), and the
exercise of exploring definitions is a philosophical one, aside
from any practical aspects.  The suggested change is no change
at all --it completely misses the point.
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Re: What defines a Bowline? - : a practical perspective
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2011, 10:36:11 AM »
@roo: Will you please stop reporting posts as off-topic.

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2011, 11:13:35 AM »
@knot4u

A quick tip: If you do not have something constructive to offer in a thread, don't post.

Consider this a first warning...

This should be a private message. By the way, the original poster changed the title because of the point I made regarding mathematics.

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2011, 01:40:22 PM »
@knot4u

A quick tip: If you do not have something constructive to offer in a thread, don't post.

Consider this a first warning...

This should be a private message. By the way, the original poster changed the title because of the point I made regarding mathematics.

No - the original poster (me) changed the title because of all the off topic noise, in the hope that we could then get on with the discussion.  I see that this is now further compromised because Dan doesn't even like the word 'define' in a title of a Practical Knot thread.

I give up, and have agreed with Mel to shut this thread down until some sanity returns to you all.

Derek

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Re: What defines a Bowline? - structure, characteristics, topology
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2011, 02:10:20 PM »
I give up,...

   Welcome to the camp of black sheeps, or black wolves !  :)
This is not a knot.