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Postby Mrfrodo » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:48 am

<b>Seren</b>: Something you said...<BR><BR>"The spirit of the book resonates with my heart. "<BR><BR>...rang true for me. It's almost not the books themselves that are great, but some sort of liminal shimmery floating thing you see through them. They're gateways. Full of flaws a novel (though I wouldn't calle LOTR a novel)but somehow very very alive.<BR><BR><b>ErynofLasgalen</b>: <BR>"I too appreciate greatly Tolkien and Buffy. Have to admit though that your Gollum/Spike association has me puzzled... Puzzled but really curious! I'd love to hear more about it and maybe even discuss the whole Whedonverse/Tolkienverse (errr ok Middle-Earth )"<BR><BR>Is there no Buffy/LOTR thread? Ooh, project!<BR><BR>The Gollum/Spike parallel - Gollum/Spike as whipping boys, kicked and beaten - Sam sees Gollum as a "thing", that beating or killing him isn't really wrong. Gollum is Frodo's shadow self, Spike is (one of) Buffy's. <BR><BR>There's the more general link between Frodo/Buffy and Gollum/Spike through darkness and pain: "you belong in the shadows, with me", says Spike to Buffy. Frodo slips into the dark, and embraces it in the end (in a way Buffy shies away from, perhaps to her loss).<BR><BR>This is something I'd absolutely love to discuss further. I started a Buffy/Tolkien thread on a Buffy forum, which has been fascinating - I'd love to discuss it from a more Tolkieny point of view.<BR><BR><b>Jeanelf</b><BR><BR>"Here's the answer I got from Innocent Evil, a great mod:<BR><BR>"You can manage your subscriptions by clicking on the page w/ an arrow pointing left icon in the top left corner of each post screen. You'll be taken to a "subscription management" page."<BR><BR>I hope that helps you. I'm going to try it myself in a couple of minutes...<BR><BR>Works like a charm. Now that I'm subscribed here as I should be, I can see it again! Thanks for asking! We both learned something today!"<BR><BR>Jeanelf, I'm afraid I couldn't work out how to apply the instructions. Could you explain again. Appologies for being dense. Where is the page with the icon you mentioned?<BR><BR>Thanks!<BR><BR>Oh, and I had a couple of questions - I asked them in my welcome thread, but it probably makes more sense to ask em here...<BR><BR>1) Is there a list of banned words? Because I used the word featured in the Pogues album "Rum, (xxx) and the lash" (or the noun formed by adding a "y" to a certain Biblical town whose second word is "gomorrah"<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> and it was edited from my post. This puzzled me a little, and made me think perhaps my standards are a little on the naughty side compared to the forum rules, so I'd love a little guidance on this, not wanting to break the rules until I've earned the right to argue the toss. <BR><BR>2)Is there a quoting function? As in, so one can quote another's post without copying and pasting, and so the phrase quoted appears in some kind of brackets, or in bold or whatever?<BR><BR>I think my Pippinish mind has exhausted itself for the moment. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby jeanelf » Fri Jan 02, 2004 8:23 am

Good morning, adoptees and fellow adopters!<BR><BR><b>Mr.frodo</b>, the icon is the little paper sheet with the arrow that appears on the upper right hand corner of the post that you've made. You can see it if you just pull up a thread where you've already posted and click on it. Let me know if you don't find it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>As far as I know, there's not a "list" of banned words as such, but the Terms of Service (which you can click on on the upper right hand side of the screen) states the following: <i>Tolkien Online is a "family friendly" site. We welcome people of all ages to our forums. Because of this, keep posts "clean". Do not engage in sexual innuendo, excessively crude talk, violent or threatening talk, foul langauage, or personal attacks. Posts containing any of the above may be removed or edited without notification. Threads which degenerate into disruptive battles, "dirty" talk, or which in any other way violate a "family friendly" atmosphere may be removed.</i> They may have considered the usage of that word or the way it was used in conflict with the above. Use your judgment about what would be appropriate for a pre-teen, etc. who may be here.<BR><BR>The only way I know to quote someone is to cut and paste...the B, I and U keys above the reply screen will do that for you for the text box that will appear when you click on them, or you can simply put a "bracket, I, end bracket" before what you'd like italicized, and a "bracket, slash, I, end bracket" where you'd like the italicizing to end and so forth! <BR><BR>Please feel free to ask any sort of questions you'd like until you understand/get the answer you need. That's what we're here for! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hope everyone had a very pleasant start to the year! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mrfrodo » Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:36 am

<b>Jeanelf</b> - thanks for being so helpful, I know which button it is now. It doesn't quite do what I was after - another forum I'm on has a kind of personal home page that, when you go to it, it shows you which of your subscribed threads has a new response, and allows you to link direct to that. Is there a comments and suggestions section here? I'll go look for one and suggest that maybe. Though it might be a lot of hassle, in which case I'm sure the current system will do perfectly well. Just means I can't be a lazy slug!<BR><BR>About the language issue, I'll be extra careful until I've got a handle on what's acceptable. I imagine pre teens in different parts of the world (cross section of which no doubt represented here) have different levels of knowledge and experience, so I'll play safe.<BR><BR>Oh, and I feel properly parented here...my mum's called Jean <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby jeanelf » Fri Jan 02, 2004 11:04 am

You're welcome, <b>Mr.frodo</b>! Your suggestion sounds good; you can make it at the Tolkien On-Line Threads or the Premier Membership Threads. They're both listed at the bottom of the forums page. The Mods and/or Jon or Ted check them often. Who knows; your answer may already be there; there's loads of stuff!? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Have a great weekend; I'm heading "off home," to quote Samwise, in a little bit; skipping out early today! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Novice » Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:12 pm

What a flurry of activity in the short space of time since I was here last! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Lovely activity though, as it involves some interesting new people to meet.: <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Seren, MrFrodo, welcome from me too. I've enjoyed reading through your introductory posts and getting to know you a little. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>MrFrodo, although you can't see all the updates to your subscribed threads on that subscription page, you do get notificiations emailed to you when a thread you've subscribed to is posted to, so you never do lose track of activity in the threads you're interested in.<BR><BR>Premier Membership gives you some additional functionality (if you add your own username to your Buddies list, you can track yourself around as Buddies keeps track of visited threads and most recent posts). Alternatively, if you make a habit of signing your name in a unique way at the bottom of each post you make, you can use the search function to find every post you've made.<BR><BR>I hope everyone's had an enjoyable introduction to 2004. May the new year heap good things upon you and joy threaten to bubble over. Jean-jeanie, you never did come back to hear Sam tinkling on the piano. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby wilko185 » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:49 pm

I finally updated the second post. Apologies to any adoptess who still aren't listed, but I think I'm caught up now. And welcome, all <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Re MrFrodo's question about "banned" words, there are some words on the filter, and some others which aren't but should be, as the mods seem to always have to edit them out of people's posts. And the ones in the filter maybe shouldn't be, eg try posting this from LOTR:<OL>Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard of the City, a <b>c@ck</b> crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war...</OL><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>In general, TORC is very family-friendly. Anything stronger than "damn" or "hell" is probably out.
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Postby Mahima » Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:31 pm

A Big-big welcome to <b>soul_warrior, Chizala, seren, and Mrfrodo.</b><BR>I see you all have been busy in the holidays while I have been taking a holiday (bad me!). <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>It's GREAT to see more bookworms around. <BR><BR><b>Mrfrodo</b>, there are ways to quote. You can use [ Q ] text [ / Q ] without the spaces and the text in between. Though, mostly people just use italics [ I ] text [ / I ] to quote from other's posts, and indicate thus. The way <b>jeanelf</b> has when quoting rules from the TOS.<BR><BR><b>Eryn</b>! GOOD to see you back. Where have you been, woman? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mrfrodo » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:31 am

Mrfrodo, there are ways to quote. You can use [ Q ] text [ / Q ] without the spaces and the text in between. Though, mostly people just use italics [ I ] text [ / I ] to quote from other's posts, and indicate thus. The way jeanelf has when quoting rules from the TOS.
<BR><BR>Testing....<BR><BR>EDIT: Hm, I don't seem to be able to make it work. I'll stick with italics for now.<BR><BR>On the plus side, without an automatic quoting function, I shall actually have to learn people's names and remember who said what!<BR><BR>Can anyone recommend me their favourite current thread? Somewhere I really should visit?
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Postby prettygaladriel » Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:19 am

<BR><BR>Favorite current threads? well, a Third Word Aside- the bookworm's lounge (link in most of our signatures) is definetly worth checking out. You'll find a few familiar faces there too<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Novice » Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:50 am

Mrfrodo, many people include their favourite threads as links in their signatures (assuming they have premier membership; but even those who don't often add them to the bottom of posts).<BR><BR>....so, if there are any posters you particularly enjoy reading, want to get to know better...click in the links found in their sigs. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mahima » Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:26 am

<i> without an automatic quoting function</i>???<BR><BR>??? noooo <b>MrFrodo</b>, its not an automatic quoting function or anything like that. You will still have to do a copy-and-paste operation, and still remember who siad what! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> [ Q ] puts the text in italics with << in the beginning and >> at the end. Though I can't figure out why it didn't do anything at all to your text. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Italics and Quote are just some html functions given to post at TORC like all the smilies you see. While you are posting, below your window, a link will come up which says "<b><u>symbols</u></b>". Click on this link and a pop-up window will give you the details of the HTML functions available.
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Postby CaMinx » Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:33 pm

A belated Welcome Mr Frodo! I am sure you will enjoy this web-site! The people are very nice!<BR><BR>Happy New Year! <BR><BR>Been off the boards for a bit, I love all the new signature pics I see!! Novice, you and your family look wonderful!!
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Postby elatan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:32 am

G'day all. I guess I'm supposed to post here if I'm looking to be adopted. I'm familiar with forums so don't worry about showing me the basics, plus I've read most of the introductory posts. However this is still a large forum with a lot of idiosyncrasies. Your help would be much appreciated with this site's unique features (alliances/guilds, role-plays etc).<BR><BR>A bit about myself. As most of the Aussies have guessed that is where I'm from. Melbourne, Victoria to be exact. Also partly the reason why i asked for adoption here. Anyway, I've just finished my last year of school, being 17, and hope to do medicine in the coming year or as soon as i can get in. I'm reading LOTR for the fourth time and read it for the first time half a year before the Fellowship came out. I didn't even know they were making the movies till about a month or two before it came out. I love all the detail involved and hence i love the silmarillian, unfinished tales and the hobbit. haven't managed to get hold of HoME, but i hope to soon. <BR><BR>i also have a special interest in maps, as the walls of my bedroom will tell, but i cannot get my hands on a map of numenor (anyone have any idea???). <BR><BR>well that's about all for my first post. Looking forward to my time here!
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Postby jeanelf » Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:01 pm

Welcome, <b>elatan</b>. Glad to have you aboard! I'm curious as to what brought you and some of the other adoptees here lately to TORC. Search engine? Word of mouth? Have you been lurking? Just curiousity on my part... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Anyway, whatever it was, we're glad to have you here. <BR><BR>Many years ago, I had many LOTR-related maps and posters, dating back to the 70s, but I never remember seeing one for Numenor. You might try the "collectible" forum as well; they know a lot about those sorts of things over there and there may even be a map thread...<BR><BR>Welcome to our world; I hope you are a frequent visitor. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby jeanelf » Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:08 pm

By the way, <b>Wilko</b>, I just went to the top of the thread and once again marveled at the great job you've done updating and providing info. Thanks for carrying the load. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby elatan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:15 pm

jeanelf: it was an article in the newspaper (the age) that actually brought me here. this specific group cause i saw some aussies here. well i hope that quells some curiosity.
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Postby prettygaladriel » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:59 pm

<BR><BR>Hello and welcome, <b>elatan</b>. Might i have been one of the aussies that caused you to choose this thread? I'm from Sydney, New South Wales. Anyway, it's nice to meet you<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Looks like we're getting more famous, if you saw TORC in an article. I find maps rather fascinating as well, though i admit i don't have much of a collection....have you ever tried careography? (is that how you spell it?) <BR><BR>Have fun wandering around the boards<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Novice » Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:54 am

Elatan, Melburnite here. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Welcome....good choice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>...no reflection on the other adoption threads, of course. I missed the article in The Age; but then, I rarely get to read all the different sections - the front news section usually is all I can manage on an average day.<BR><BR>Anything in particular you want to ask regarding RP and the Guilds/Alliances? I think the READ FIRST threads at the top of each forum give a good general guide, but if you have specific (or perhaps non-specific <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> ) queries, this is the place to air them.<BR><BR>Hope you're enjoying TORC. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby celebalqua » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:42 pm

Well hello<BR>After reading the introductions and latest postings of just about all the adopters I was very pleased to see the words G'day.<BR><BR>I have lurked around TORC for about a year, but finally signed up last December. My friend who I usually discuss my Tolkien concerns, in particular the PJ movies, has sadly left me to go to a better place, and so I decided to have a go at these forums.<BR><BR>I am also in Melbourne Australia, have been reading Tolkien since I was 17 (20 yrs!), and try and pick up at least one book of his each year. <BR><BR>I am a mother of three kids, aged six, five and three, wife to a kid aged 34! I work and am studying my matsers.<BR><BR>I love reading, in particular SF, I don't usually read any fantasy other than Tolkien but I don't class this as fantasy any way. <BR><BR>I have made ten contributions, all to the movies (LoTR) forum, I have not been flamed yet and I even started a thread that had several responses. But I am ready now to get a bit more active (If I can find the time)<BR><BR>So hello out there!
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Postby Mahima » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:20 pm

Welcome to the Gateway and to TORC, <b>elatan</b> and <b>celebalqua</b>! More Aussies joining us, I see. Neat. Anyone of you ever planning a trip to India, do let me know. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>I am a mother of three kids, aged six, five and three, wife to a kid aged 34! </i><BR><BR>LOL!!! That is SO true, <b>celebalqua</b>! I have been married two years, and whenever questions about a child come up, I retort that I am already raising one! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Well, hubby dear claims the same.. so I guess its mutual. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>I work and am studying my matsers</i> <BR>Me too! I'm doing my masters in Business Management, what field have you chosen?
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Postby celebalqua » Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:23 pm

I have been trying to view the last page of this forum but of course I am getting that pesky error message that always seems to pop up when you've made a post and might actually get a reply.<BR><BR>
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Postby celebalqua » Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:29 pm

Hi Mahima thanks for your welcome.<BR><BR>I have a degree in applied Mathematics but am doing my masters in Education. At the moment I teach senior physics at the secondary level.<BR>I really am enjoying the study, it is completely online which is very convenient and all discussion is done on forums like this. <BR>
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Postby Novice » Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:45 pm

Another Aussie! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> And a Melburnian to boot! <i><b>Woo-hoo!</i></b> <BR><BR>Welcome celebalqua! Where do you abide? I'm in the inner south-east suburbs - I have 2 wee ones (the crew in my sig pic <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> ) and my beloved is unfortunately not a Tolkien fan. In fact, he's slightly baffled by all the hoo-ha over the films but seeing he's indulged 16 years of me reading the books repeatedly he's more or less reconciled to the fact that Tolkien lives with us.<BR><BR>Hmmm, physics teacher eh? My daughter is just entering year 5 so we are now commencing the big research effort for a good high school - we need to stay within the public system and the options aren't good. Our main problem is that we don't really know what the criteria are in assessing the options: What do we look for? How do we assess a curriculum? How do we know the school is faithful to it? How does it encourage a thirst for learning and academic excellence? Does it take care of the whole person? How good is the staff?....<BR><BR>As you can see, my evaluation criteria are piling up. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>But that's outside the scope of this thread! Excuse me...hijack over. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby soul_warrior » Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:12 pm

ok i seem to need abit of assistance with what's perhaps a very blonde question ......but.....ummmm........in rp's.........what's a "BUMP"
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Postby Novice » Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:44 pm

A 'bump' is when you post a simplistic reply to a thread -- sometimes as simple as typing in "bump!" -- simply for the purposes of bringing a thread to the top of a forum.<BR><BR>In general, bumping is frowned upon unless you actually have something to contribute to the discussion going on. Posters have been known to bump their own threads in a desperate attempt to get responses, but really, if others are interested they will find the thread; if they are not, then bumping won't help.<BR><BR>Occasionally old posters will bump a thread for the benefit of a newbie who is interested in a particular topic but doesn't know of the existence of a thread, but more often the oldie will provide a hot link instead.<BR><BR>Bottom line: resort to bumping only when absolutely essential.<BR><BR>...and thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer a question! It's been a while...I feel like a genuine, dinkum adopter again! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby celebalqua » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:15 pm

Hi Novice, thanks for the welcome<BR>I understand your pain in having a non tolkien partner, mine thinks I am very odd, though I have to say that his fettish for trains (he's a gunzle) is as bad. My darling just rolls his eyes, it has been a very trying time in the lead up to ROTK, as I have watched the DVDs so many times. He does say that he has an appreciation of the films from a production point of view after watching the documentaries, but he refuses to watch the films, and as for the books, well forget it.<BR><BR>As for were we are situated, we are in the inner west of Melbourne.<BR><BR>And as for schools it is so hard to know what to look for. I am in the industry and I had heaps of sleepless nights trying to make the decision for primary. <BR><BR>Here are a few pointers..<BR>Class size - absolute most important question to ask. teacher to student ratio is so important and not just in the senior yrs.<BR><BR>Pastoral care - do they have a structured program, ask them about it, ask how they track a student, what their policies are about bullying, poor behaviour, resilience.<BR><BR>Do they have teachers dedicated for special needs (at both sides of the spectrum). This is usually a good indicator of a quality school.<BR><BR>Curriculum and extra curricular are always well down on my list, Remember a good school producers life long learners, who can turn their hand to anything. <BR><BR>With all this still the most important factor I have ever seen for student success is what happens at home. Families that are interested in learning, who read and parents who take an active role in their kids study always seem to produce successful young adults. Your definition of success is a part of this.<BR><BR>Well I hope that helps. Tell me where do you usually hang out at TORC? I see you've invested in the PM, is it worth it with the exchange rate?
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Postby elatan » Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:15 am

I have found some friends over in the aussie guild lol. thanks for all your help.
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Postby Novice » Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:35 pm

elatan, glad you found the Guild. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Mostly young 'uns there, I think, so you should be able to find some mates.<BR><BR>celebalqua, I've jotted down your suggestions for school selection in my diary...I'll be commencing the arduous process as soon as schools open...another couple of weeks. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>As for where I frequent on TORC:<BR>I lurk (ie read alot but don't really post) in Movies (Tolkien) and Talk; I post in Books (Tolkien) but not as often as I used to (not enough hours in the day!); I've been housekeeping the Virtual Tolkien Study Group forum since its inception 18 months ago and although I don't have the time to participate in the discussion threads as much as I used to, I still feel very loyal to it as I was the one who pushed the idea to the admins in the first place.<BR><BR>I also post in the Prancing Pony and am involved in 3 roleplay stories (actually, Rally the Eldar is in the guilds and alliances forum). I had NEVER participated in any kind of roleplay before joining the first RP here in July 2002, although I've always been a writer (in fact, I write for a living, amongst other things) and the kind of RP done on TORC was a revelation, as it is collaborative story telling rather than gaming. Alot of the writing is patchy; some is dreadful, but some is superb!<BR><BR>This adoption thread is an offshoot of the Bookworms Lounge (link is in Mahima's signature) which is now in its third incarnation. It commenced as a thread looking for a friend (wilko) who had gone AWOL and on his reappearance transformed into a convenient thread for a group of friends in different time zones to keep up with one another. I redecorated it and many TORCers now inhabit the lounge though few of the originators are still there.<BR><BR>I also now post in the Kitten Heels (link in my sig) - it's a rather lighthearted RP thread, where RL conversation is also welcomed.<BR><BR>As for Premier Membership - at the current exchange rates I think I pay about $7 a month, which I think is a pittance in exchange for the gratification of supporting this site. Amongst the returns for the money, one gets the signature space - for pics, links, quotable quotes <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>...but more significant is the capacity to mark threads as favourites, so one can navigate quickly to where one wishes; and to keep a Buddies list which allows one to stalk one's favourite TORCers <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> ie find their most recent thread choices and most recent posts, see whether a Buddy is logged in. Ostensibly there's an instant message capacity, but it has never worked properly for me.<BR><BR>All in all PM is an expression of support and loyalty, I guess.<BR><BR>BTW - received your email re the 5th anniversary and will respond as soon as I have another moment. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>EDIT for typos....
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Postby striderchick » Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:32 pm

welcome to all the new adoptees..<BR>from aussie? i'm justfrom across the tasman, in new zealand<BR><BR>striderchick
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Postby prettygaladriel » Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:42 pm

<BR><BR><b>celebalqua</b>, hello and welcome! another aussie, eh? wonderful...so am i<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> from NSW on the east coast, to be exact- home of the opera house and best beaches on earth, except maybe in Queensland<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>If you're planning to stay on TORC, or if you find it has become an addiction (very likely) i'd highly recommend getting a PM. At $7 a month, it's a cheap and easy way to show support for an amazing site. Add the bonus's that Novice outlined and you'll soon find yourself having a great time<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>Thinks for a moment</i><BR><BR>I sound like i'm TORC's official spokesperson<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><b>Striderchick</b>, congrats on the 200 posts<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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