Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I like to leave my mark, so to speak, when reading new stories in the Salon. That is, I tip a 4 for the effort of every single new clipping posted. (or intend to, if I miss some, no offence intended.) For follow up comments on the news I rate on a regular scale. Just a bit of a thanks to those (in particular Fran) who spend the time everyday doing the round up. And perchance a good way for those posting the Salon to know it is being read? (hint, hint...)
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Thu Feb 19th, 2009 at 12:54:34 PM EST
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Yes Fran, i used to do the same.  as i no longer use Firefox, giving 4s is a much more juidicious affair, without TribExt.  My solution was simply to stop, so that i still had time to go through the always read Salon.  Repeat, the always read Salon.

Many times in the past i've even commented in klatsch how valuable this was, or simply given thanks.  The thankfulness hasn't changed simply because i no longer say it so often.  I've especially tried to recognize when other FPers have taken the time/responsibility.

From another angle, i've actually been able to limit my search of other news, freeing some valuable time, on the theory "If it ain't hit ET, it ain't news."  (which of course included commenters bringing their own views of important stuff, Melancthon comes to mind, with beginning the respect list.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Feb 19th, 2009 at 01:19:32 PM EST
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Thanks for your support, there are days a really appreciate seeing your tips, they keep me going. :-)
by Fran on Thu Feb 19th, 2009 at 03:48:58 PM EST
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I used to do the same, but my tipping system is broken :-(

So, everytime you post a comment in the Salon, just think I'm giving you a 4....

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Thu Feb 19th, 2009 at 04:27:03 PM EST
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