This is all trolling, stuff Richard made up. If anyone here takes Richard seriously enough to want a detailed refutation, let me know.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <punditster@...> wrote: It may be true that the Yahoo Neo search function is not ready for prime time. But, I started years ago keeping a data base of my own posts and any replies I received at alt.m.t. and FFL - any serious author would probably do that. Most of my on-topic messages will go into the book I'm writing. I've also got a folder marked "FFL dumps' - that's where I put most of the dumps on me from Judy. I probably haven't had a conversation with Judy for at least ten years. Go figure. There's not many dumps in there from Barry - he hasn't had much to say to me since I made fun of his guru, Rama, which is funny, since I kinda liked what Rama was teaching. Then Barry posted some foul comments concerning my birth circumstances, which is really funny, because apparently Barry is from Texas. Go figure. One thing I've noticed about Judy, is that she hates people to post fibs, but what she hates even more is when people catch her in a fib - witness the recent denial from Judy concerning the inane comments she posted about the TMer bija mantras not being the nick-names of the Hindu gods, although I quoted her verbatim from her own statements, along with the URL so everyone could go read it for themselves. Figure that one out! http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/364364 http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/364364 Years ago I caught Judy in a couple of big fibs and ever since then she's hated me - one time Judy claimed that a baby had died inside the New Orleans Super Dome during Katrina, which was untrue; before that I caught her fibbing about John Kerry being in Cambodia at Christmas in 1968. Judy will absolutely never admit that she made an error or repeated a fib, even when her own words are staring her in the face! A few days ago Judy even denied she was doing business from her home office and posted that I was lying. Everyone knows that Judy works from her home, she even said so in a previous post! Fact is, everyone "lies" to a certain extent - it goes with the territory if you're posting as an anonymous respondent, but most people when they get caught making an error will at least dialog about it. Judy was probably just trolling and lying - if anyone wants to get more details they can contact me directly. LoL! On 11/27/2013 8:01 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote: I think most understand why Barry is inveighing against a functional Search feature: if there's an accessible record of past posts, it's more difficult for him to lie with impunity Of course, catching Barry in his many, many, many lies is hardly the only use for Search on FFL and similar forums. He knows that, but he's happy to sacrifice all other uses in the interests of being able to lie without fear of rebuttal (especially about me, as he does in this post). Lying is his M.O., his way of being-in-the-world; if he can't lie, he feels exposed and defenseless. He's basically an inadequate human being who needs to be able to lie to bolster his fragile self-esteem. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "TurquoiseB" wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, > Bhairitu wrote: > > > > Well, I went to the web site, logged in an posted a couple pictures of > > what the Neo interface looks like on a mobile device for those that > > don't own one. Except that was a couple hours ago and it still hasn't > > shown up. Bad Yahoo! > > Yahoo is bug city, that's fersure. But when you think about it, all of > Judy's "criteria" for "discussion-oriented forums" are in fact criteria > for ARGUING. > > Most *discussions* could take place very easily with a few top-posted > lines in reply to someone else's post. It's only nitpicky, "my ego is > right and yours is wrong," line-by-line refutations that require the > kind of interface she wants. Same with Search. Who *needs* to look up a > bunch of comments on a chat board, except for someone whose ego is > heavily invested in "winning" some imaginary "battle" by arguing on that > forum? Just to expand on this a bit, the very perceived *need for* a good Search function on discussion boards strikes me as suspect, and contributing to an atmosphere of argumentation. On *most* (by far!) forums that I've participated in over the more-than-35-years I've been in computing, no one would have ever felt that they "needed" a Search function. The reason, of course, is that for most people such forums are Here And Now, and largely In The Moment. People say stuff, other people respond, and on the whole within 24 hours any perceived affronts and disagreements are forgotten, and folks have moved on to the next Here And Now, In The Moment discussion. Fairfield Life is not like that, and I firmly believe it's because one person brought Living In An Eternal Past Of Grudges And Never-To-Be-Forgotten Affronts to FFL with her from alt.meditation.transcendental, where she ran the exact same routine for years. For her -- and for those who have sadly tried to emulate her in the time since -- the Search engine is a mechanism for Putting People Down or Putting Their Enemies 'In Their Place.' *She* doesn't like the Neo Search interface because it makes it harder for her *to* live in the past, and to do anything and everything she can think of to try to get other people to live there, too. *She* dives into the Yahoo Search function to try to "get" the people she doesn't like, and find something they said in the past that she can use to try to convince other posters to dislike them in the present. I think it's silly, and more than a little pathetic. Being somewhat of a long-winded writer myself, I am *not* fond of the real genesis of "top posting," which is the belief that Twitter and Facebook and such media have trained people to have short attention spans, and thus *only* write short posts or replies. I still think there is a place for longer, well-considered posts. Or replies. What I *don't* think there is a place for is the petty, vindictive flame wars that seem to be de rigeur on many forums. promoted and encouraged by social misfits who seem to feel "alive" only when they've either enticed someone else into arguing with them, or enticed them into putting down someone they dislike. THAT -- the nastiness factor, and the pettiness factor -- is the aspect of FFL that people have been complaining about recently, far more than Neo and its shortcomings. Neo arrived at the same time that a few people regained the ability to spew their argumentative, ego-driven crap here non-stop. If Neo's limited Search capabilities have slowed that crap-flood down in any way, I say good for Neo.