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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from Da Burra Shop in plastic vs wood windows   
    We had UPVC window frames on the Council Estate where I used to live in East London. They were a burglar's dream, so much so that my neighbour on the ground floor caught some toe rag trying to break into his gaff (It didn't help in that said Council sub-contractors had installed them incorrectly in the first place). From Day 1, the windows were draughty. Six years on and I hear that the same windows are being replaced.
     
    Perhaps not surprisingly, but every building survey I type up where UPVC window frames are installed come with the recommendation by the Building Surveyor (who, incidentally, is not on commission) to replace said ghastly windows with wooden ones, preferably with trickle ventilation or night latchers.
     
    As far UPVC frames lasting longer; then how do you explain that many a Listed Building still has the original wooden frames going back several centuries provided, of course, that one maintains said wood correctly in the first place?!
     
    Wood over UPVC any day.
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from Ghostrider in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    When Mareel closes for good?  Yep, deffo off topic ... but then hey, if ya can't beat 'em, you might as well join 'em.
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from shetlandpeat in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    I asked for my membership to be closed too - I too dislike being misquoted.
     
    It's sad.  But even I can't stand the way in which another member appears to be permitted to constantly break the rules of this forum and, on the surface, appears to get away with it.  If that's the way Admin wants to moderate this forum, so be it.  This is my only post in several weeks since I asked for my membership to be closed.
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from humptygrumpty in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    I asked for my membership to be closed too - I too dislike being misquoted.
     
    It's sad.  But even I can't stand the way in which another member appears to be permitted to constantly break the rules of this forum and, on the surface, appears to get away with it.  If that's the way Admin wants to moderate this forum, so be it.  This is my only post in several weeks since I asked for my membership to be closed.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Ghostrider in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    Don't worry, he'll be back as soon as he's done re-arranging road cones again.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Colin in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    I to have decided to make no more posts and, when I have gotten over my irritation at being 'slapped' for an 'on-topic' comment, might even unsubscribe. 
    Fed up of watching a 'stalker' trolling a few members posts and obfuscating any discussion with meaningless drivel.
    Furthermore, if I cannot comment on the position taken by another poster (even though it was indirect) then, what is the point of posting anything at all?
     
    I think that admin got it wrong..
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Ghostrider in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    Agreed, while its handy to have, and has its uses, its very difficult to follow and participate in a debate without being aware of everthing that's been said in it, especially if other contributors drag points and issues in to the debate from hidden post(s).
     
     
    Perhaps a little more pro-active moderating, where it is seen that an individual post has picked up on an obscure point on the outer peripheries of the thread topic, and launched in to a lengthy hard to follow ramble that is in effect a new side debate of minimal relevance to the topic of the OP.
     
    Yes, I know Mods have lives and livings to earn, just like the rest of us, and can't do the nursemaid bit 24/7, but its sad to see threads that were showing potential of producing a healthy and informative debate being derailed and dragged so far off on a tangent by a proliferation of virtually unrelated side debates the OP is wholly lost in the ensuing confusion.
     
    Few of us aren't guilty of slideslipping in to a less than on topic ramble from time to time, it happens, but when it becomes someone's MO, IMHO, that's a whole other issue.
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from Ghostrider in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    I asked for my membership to be closed too - I too dislike being misquoted.
     
    It's sad.  But even I can't stand the way in which another member appears to be permitted to constantly break the rules of this forum and, on the surface, appears to get away with it.  If that's the way Admin wants to moderate this forum, so be it.  This is my only post in several weeks since I asked for my membership to be closed.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to owre-weel in Manage, ignore pref settings   
    Copied from another thread. (Closed by admin)
    "this is yet another thread bogged down by your bickering. If you have no interest in someone else's posts then please make use of the 'Manage Ignore prefs' function you'll find by clicking your username at the top right of the page."
     
     
    I respect the right of admin to monitor and close threads and don't have a problem with them doing so, but I don't feel managing preferences, by hiding individuals posts is the best way forward. I for one want to see if someone is misquoting me etc.
     
    Nor do I believe that only seeing half of what is being said on a thread makes it worthwhile taking part as it would be like having a three way conversation on the phone but each can only hear one of the other two. Hardly worth taking part if that's the case. To be honest I don't know what the answer is, other than not take part. I'm not the first to feel this way. So as I feel the comments were directed at myself I believe the best way forward is to call it a day.
     
    I have enjoyed my time on Shetlink and have met some nice folk whilst taking part in many of the threads, but now feel its time to say farewell and wish you all the best.
     
    I would be obliged if you would now close my membership.
     
     
    Thank you
     
    Owre-weel
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Colin in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    Can I 'YAWN' as well, please.?
     
    My yawn is directed at even more waffle and sprootle from SP...
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to owre-weel in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    Noo is du happy du's got da last wird, or did du?
     
    Snooooozzzzzeeeee!
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Ghostrider in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    Here you go, use as frequently as necessary, they don't wear oot. Thankfully.
     
    http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Redneck_Hillbilly0504/YawnAnimated.gif
     
    http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Redneck_Hillbilly0504/Sleep.gif
     
    May also prove useful from time to time.....
     
    http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Redneck_Hillbilly0504/YouAreCrazy.gif
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Scorrie in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    I'm going to need more rope than I thought......
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Ghostrider in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    You don't believe in prisons then, as that quote describes them too.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Colin in Pass the hemp rope, please.   
    http://www.shetnews.co.uk/newsbites/8210-sandwick-break-in
     
    Anyone still feeling inclined to 'apologise' for the perps, snuggle up to them, ask them, nicely, why they did it and, blame society as a whole for not 'engaging' with them?
     
    OR
     
    Do we need more rope?
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from owre-weel in Currency Union?   
    Fine, close my account or ban me.  I'm sick to death of SP's constant personal attacks and Mods doing sweet FA about it.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to The Cheesemaker in The One Stop Shetland Shop   
    I like the idea of a one-stop Shetland shop.. and its something that we have talked about within the group that currently has a market at Bolts once a fortnight. Realistically though, it would take a lot of time, money etc to put together and all the individual producers are usually too busy running their own businesses to get that involved.
     
    The economics are difficult - to run that shop you mention would cost atleast £4-5k a month for rent, rates, electricity, insurance and staff to be open 6 days a week.  If it did food, drinks and crafts you'd need equipment, licenses (for alcohol - selling just Lerwick/Valhalla beer you'd never make it pay) and good display furniture.....Then there are margins.... a lot of local producers like to sell themselves as they can make more and are often not that attractive to retailers as they cannot offer a decent margin and stay well-priced due to their poor economies of scale and 'hand-made techniques'.   Then there is the seasonality of a lot of Shetland products - both supply and demand which would lead to some very difficult months with limited supplies... so we've got a lot of costs and limited opportunity to make money. 
     
    Scottish Govt funding is available to help the setting up of co-op type shops, but would probably only support the food side, which is a key policy priority at present and if you wanted to do such a thing, the Street would be difficult and Bolts already has Scoop
     
    In my view, Scoop does a great job sourcing a lot of local produce and that should be the first port of call for anybody looking to source something local, when there is not a market on.   But in respect of markets, as somebody who has attended/organised them over nearly 4 years now, it is sad to admit that they appear to be declining too.. why?..not sure, maybe too many other ways to make money than to produce/attend markets, too easy to buy everything in the supermarket, boredom.. same old stalls and nothing new?  don't know really.  But TIngwall ceased at Christmas after many years (our group is planning to resurrect it next month.. bigger, better), Vidlin has turned into teas rather than a teas/market and with the exception of Sandwick Carnegie and Baltasound, there is nothing else regular where you can access more than one or two food stalls. From the producers point of view, on some days, so little is spent with stallholders, that you would only do it for love, certainly not for money! Producers get put off and don't return.
     
    Sorry to sound a bit gloomy but whilst I would love to see the Shetland Shop.. I think it would take a lot more like-minded people than there are at present in the sector to get it established and take the idea forward for the reasons I have suggested.....  
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from mcconnachie in Mareel - Cinema & Music Venue   
    Did someone mention popcorn?
     

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    unlinkedstudent reacted to owre-weel in Currency Union?   
    Pete as usual you try to put words in people's mouths, I have never asked for an extensive, idiot proof report. So try sticking to the script.
     
    It seem that if someone doesn't agree with your view then you bore them to death with you add ons and make believe, putting words into their mouths and to be honest put people off taking part.
     
    But you won't put me off and just to make myself clear, I will not respond or answer any further comments you make regarding any forums where I am concerned. Of course Pete that will allow you to get the last word, something you seem desperate to do.
     
    Please get a life
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to owre-weel in Currency Union?   
    A typical politicians reply.
     
    Even you know that the details about the effects are only just becoming public and unfortunately they are still so muddy and contradictory.
     
    If politicians were to tell the truth occasionally, people would be able to make a balanced judgement. E
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to owre-weel in Currency Union?   
    No that is the problem. The first step should not be the vote, it should be the provision of accurate and honest information, to allow voters to make an informed discussion. Anyone voting prior to knowing what they are actually voting for are heading for a fall.
     
    It's clear that the only ones saying we can keep the pound are the SNP everyone else is suggesting differently.
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Colin in If you were a councillor...   
    Yes it was a little toungue in cheek but, seriously, if anyone has anything to say then, they should say it.  Others may not agree/like your position but, that's their problem not yours.
     
    Keeping quiet for the sake of not 'upsetting' others will only give you ulcers...
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to Heimdal in If you were a councillor...   
    I wonder how the 'Creative Links Officer' and 'Volunteering Development Officer' manage to fill in their days ? Can't be much sweat broken there.
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    unlinkedstudent got a reaction from CrunchieSquirrel in Travelers   
    Bogeyman?  The only "boogie" I can think of relates to Earth, Wind & Fire.  Oops!
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    unlinkedstudent reacted to trowie246 in If you were a councillor...   
    If I were a councillor I would go into each of the department offices and shadow people for a day and enquire what they did.  I would try and find out how much duplication goes on in the SIC and look more closely at the recharging of services between departments.  I would then examine what is statutory and what is non-statutory requirements of the SIC.
     
    We get in the region of £95 million in revenue grant from the Scottish Government.  We spend about £75 million of that on staff wages.
     
    If this isn't ringing alarm bells in councillor's ears than nothing is.
     
    Nobody wants to see anyone out of a job but the bottom line is that a combination of too many employees along with high salaries is draining the SIC.  They've cut all the front line staff that they can, it's now time to tackle those offices.
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