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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Daisy » 07 Nov 2017, 19:48

Rob Houghton wrote:is the above just a useless piece of scam advertising? I presume the poster is just a troll? :D


Yes, I thought so Rob, (just in case anyone thinks you're referring to Courtenay) and it has now all been removed from the various threads on which he posted.
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby sixret » 07 Nov 2017, 19:56

Thank you for your clarification, Daisy. :D
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Courtenay » 07 Nov 2017, 20:31

Daisy wrote:
Rob Houghton wrote:is the above just a useless piece of scam advertising? I presume the poster is just a troll? :D


Yes, I thought so Rob, (just in case anyone thinks you're referring to Courtenay) and it has now all been removed from the various threads on which he posted.


Oh, right, didn't see whatever it was... I was just about to respond to Rob with "Excuse me, who are you calling a troll, mate??" :twisted: :wink:
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 08 Nov 2017, 00:21

Sorry Courtenay! :lol: Yes - thanks Daisy - it was someone selling 'stuff' - not even sure what...some ap to watch videos? or maybe a device? Anyway - it was on a dozen or more posts. Its happily gone now!
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Jack400 » 08 Nov 2017, 19:33

It was definitely spam- glad I'm not the only one that hadn't the faintest idea what it was selling :lol:. Though, on principle, I wouldn't buy a product or service that was promoted like that anyway.
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Moonraker » 09 Nov 2017, 16:27

I've just wasted 5 minutes looking for what Rob was banging on about. Thanks all. :roll:
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 09 Nov 2017, 18:49

Happy to oblige, Nigel! :lol: :lol:
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Darrell71 » 11 Nov 2017, 23:35

:lol: :lol: I was wondering what Courtenay had done wrong too! :lol:
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Lenoir » 12 Nov 2017, 13:18

Poppy wrote:Enid Blyton was also mentioned on Pointless, just now. The "Question" was to name the authors of the books listed (which had numbers in their titles). Five Go to Smugglers Tops was the Enid Blyton one with a score of 52 (out of the 100 people).


I recently watched Pointless Series 5 ep 39 on a TV channel here. The jackpot category at the end was Famous Five book titles.
There were about 9 pointless answers including the one I had decided to pick, "Mystery Moor". The contestants had a good try but didn't get any correct answers. It would have a been a great category to get for anyone here!
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 12 Nov 2017, 17:49

I don't watch 'Pointless' but I presume that meant no member of the public mentioned 'Five Go To Mystery Moor'?! :shock: One of my favourite Famous Five books!
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Lenoir » 14 Nov 2017, 06:25

Yes that's right. It is tricky because you have to try and think which answer (in this case a book title) is less well known and try and think like the general public. I reasoned that the famous five are normally associated with islands, adventures and the sea, so a moor would be less well-known.
'Five have a mystery to solve' was another pointless answer.
But the contestants only had a vague idea of the titles and couldn't come up with any valid answers.
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Re: General Natter Room

Postby Rob Houghton » 14 Nov 2017, 11:29

Its funny how perceptions are so different. If I'd been a member of the public I would probably have put Mystery Moor as one of my top answers. Until I was about 25 I only knew Mystery Moor and Smuggler's Top - and these, as an adult, are to me the two most iconic titles, almost like legends in Famous Five book titles! :lol:
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