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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's there to help you talk to them but being there tells you that you can't
Rachel (Myth)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 4:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

deafness related?
seperation by distance related?
some place in particular relevant?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Rachel (Myth) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 04:31 pm:

deafness related? no
seperation by distance related? yes
some place in particular relevant? in one respect, yes
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has this anything to do with automated answering services?
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does 'you' refer to everyone? A specific group of people? Are they trying to access a service?
Does 'can't' refer to 'talk to them'?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:09 pm:

Has this anything to do with automated answering services? nope, but come to think of it, don't get me started on them!

By Katy (Katy) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:18 pm:

Does 'you' refer to everyone? yes A specific group of people? no Are they trying to access a service? no is the least confusing answer
Does 'can't' refer to 'talk to them'? yes
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

them = a group of people?

see email
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 05:47 pm:

them = a group of people? yes for svv of group

see email nothing has come through yet
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ntl servers must be playing up. It took ages to "send" and since then I have sent emails to myself and even after 5 minutes they haven't returned to me.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Message has just come through Simon. Have replied, but it's not right. Sorry!
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As a matter of interest the message you received was a resend. I wonder if you will ever get the original. (the mails that I sent to myself have not come in)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it":
one item?
a unique item?
something tangible?
something visual?
a machine?
a building?
a message?
software?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:22 pm:

Is "it":
one item? yes
a unique item? no
something tangible? yes
something visual? yes
a machine?
a building?
a message?
software? no to rest
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

them = aliens?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:29 pm:

them = aliens? no :)
Paul S (Psdubl07)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

drive-throughs relevant?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Them =
a fixed / static group?
a group that are alive?
a group of more than 5 / >10 / >100?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:35 pm:

Them =
a fixed / static group? yessish
a group that are alive? yes
a group of more than 5 / >10 / >100? not usually more than 5
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Paul S (Psdubl07) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:35 pm:

drive-throughs relevant? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the group in one location?
do we know who they are?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:44 pm:

is the group in one location? yes
do we know who they are? no, and no need to get anything more than generalities
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they on this planet?
Europe, America etc?