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I didn't open this thread yesterday, because I though it was just some kind of joke, and that's because of the vague and ambiguous subject line.

So, what do you figure, guys? How many more times will I have to say this before it sinks in? Five thousand times?

Clear subject lines. Clear and unambiguous subject lines. Tell members what your thread is about BEFORE they open it. BEFORE they open it.

Clarity over cleverness, please. First and foremost, be clear. If you can be clever while first being clear, more power to you, but first and foremost, be CLEAR.


I didn't open this thread yesterday, because I though it was just some kind of joke, and that's because of the vague and ambiguous subject line.

So, what do you figure, guys? How many more times will I have to say this before it sinks in? Five thousand times?

Clear subject lines. Clear and unambiguous subject lines. Tell members what your thread is about BEFORE they open it. BEFORE they open it.

Clarity over cleverness, please. First and foremost, be clear. If you can be clever while first being clear, more power to you, but first and foremost, be CLEAR.





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All you really have is what you can take and what you can defend.

The rest is more or less illusion.
 
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The older you get, the faster time goes...
 
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"No matter where you go, there you are."



And that has to be the most coherent post I've ever seen from bendable.


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High expectations brings disappointment while low ones can only bring pleasant surprises, and finding out you were wrong by having things go well puts you in a far better mood.
 
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High expectations brings disappointment while low ones can only bring pleasant surprises, and finding out you were wrong by having things go well puts you in a far better mood.


An outlook I subscribe to.

I word it somewhat differently, but the point is the same:

"Pessimism is the only logical approach. If things turn to shit, it's no more than you expected. If things go well, it's a pleasant surprise."




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You can’t put logic to crazy.



 
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Underpromise & overdeliver...


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Look out for #1. Don't step in #2.
 
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If your horse doesn't want to go there, neither do you.



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and, when learning something,

Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth.
 
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If your horse doesn't want to go there, neither do you.

Huh, I always thought I came up with that


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The Truth Hurts

You can Never go back




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If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

All else being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

Life doesn't always go as planned, but it does go.

Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff.

Time with your kids is brief, make the most of it.




 
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My dogs have been good judges of character.


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