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Thread: oooooooooooooooo, Spooky!!!

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    has anybody read the latest newsletter from Konstantin? where he (she? somebody help me. i am soooooooooo embarrassed i don't know the answer to that question!)

    anyway ... where the topic is how much fabric to buy?

    i've been wondering why i use the "system" i do when i hit the stores, and now i know. i am channeling Konstantin! mystery solved.

    what a relief to know there is somebody else out there who will brave the stares of the folks waiting behind me in line while the poor sales people are measuring out yard after yard after yard to calculate the damages to my wallet.

    :lol:



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    I musta missed it? Did it come out today? Maybe I didn't read it all like I thought I did. I buy either all I can afford, or all I can carry, or all I can get away with, depending on the day.

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    well, there's another mystery solved. we have all been wondering who's been breaking into the fabric shops at night to make off with all the good stuff!

    pssssssst!!! your secret is safe with us.

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    If its in todays, mine hasn't come in yet. I'll let you know when I ead it.

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    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/b/079/ajt/15508
    That what you lookin fur?

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    that isn't the one. the one i got starts off talking about deciding how much fabric to buy. i was laughing all the way through because K uses almost exactly the same "system" I use. it was downright wierd.

    i wonder if it's a bit scary to know there might be another mind on the loose out there that works even a little like mine does. we could be in biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig trouble. LOL
    :shock: :mrgreen:

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    Do you have a link to that one? The last one I got was about using non-quilting tools for quilting...this fabric one sounds too good to miss! You DO give the best 'reviews' Patrice! lol :lol:
    sue

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    i'll have to post the link when i get home. i don't have it here.

    thank you.
    :-)

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    weird. the last one i got 3/28 was about quilting and turning quilts

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    The one I got was about cutting half square triangles....

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    Is there a way to see the archives for the Quilted Paradise newsletters? I can't seem to find one.

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    Norah, I went to my old mail and sorted it to pull up only quilted paridse
    I looked at the first few and didn'y find it.
    I think maybe she's(patrice) dreaming. but don't tell her I said that!

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    not dreams. sleep deprivation.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    and cheap drugs. shoulda scored from the guy on the other corner.

    bummer
    8)

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    You might see different "last" issues of the newsletter depending on your internet service provider and the place in the list.

    About a year ago, I noticed that a lot of e-mail is not being delivered. Because of all the spam out there, legitimate newsletters also get trapped in spam filters or simply get discarded by the internet service providers.

    This gets especially bad if you send a lot of messages in a short period of time containing identical link to the same web page.

    If a large e-mail provider (like Yahoo or AOL) receives 100 (or so) identical e-mail messages in a day, they would stop accepting any more e-mail from that source. So any subscriber after that gets cut off and doesn't receive an issue at all.

    As a result, I started spreading the delivery of each new issue over about one week interval, so there are no peaks and e-mail doesn't get blocked.

    On top of that, I started shuffling the issues so that they don't all contain the same exact link to one page. So this week, someone might receive an issue that you'll get next week, and at the same time, they'll get your issue next week. And if you signed up recently, you might even get an issue from two months back if there are a lot of other subscribers in the list using your service provider. As long as an issue is not marked as time-sensitive, it might get shuffled around a bit.

    It's pretty complicated and took me a while to figure out how to do that without getting confused about who received what, but it turned out to be working pretty good.

    There are several attempts by large internet providers to standardise e-mail authentication so that legitimate newsletters can identify themselves and end up being delivered without problems. But until that happens, we have to keep doing some shuffling. Otherwise, most people wouldn't get the newsletter at all.

    It's really a pain in the a$$ to maintain a list this way. But there is currently no way around it.

    I hope that clears it up.

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    Well I'm sure glad you cleared that up, I was getting pretty confused there. (keep your comments to 10 lafs or less)

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    Hey Admin,
    You done good! I couldn't keep the pace of that system up, I'd forget. Being nearly 59 (two weeks, say it ain't so) I forget to much to often.

    I'm wondering if I could assist with the archiving of the newsletters. But then I think I'm not bright enough in this changing world of computerese. I would love to offer my assistance in typing anything you'd like, though, if you have an archive site. I'm pretty good at following directions, (with written and drawings, honest, I can read!)

    Course now, my good friend Patrice is a computer guru, she could help draw up the directions and tell me how to follow them. Right, pal???

    Seriously, anything I can do to help with this great group just let me know. I love most of the folks here now. It's a pleasure to be able to learn things while having fun and you know I enjoy the newsletters I email you about them.

    Patrice, can you copy and send the one with the forumula for the yardages??? I bet it came to me while I was away from the puter for awhile.........dang.

    Thanks all!!!

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    Man. AMNIN, I'm glad I don't have your job. It hurts my head to have to figure out complicated things. We appreciate all you do. Really. Do you have a name? And do you have an archive, or should I have been saving all of those newsletters?

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    Norah, yes my name is Konstantin :)

    I had a partial archive, but because of the shuffling, an archive would become a spoiler for some people because there is a possibility of a newsletter in an archive to become the "future" issue for someone who'd signed up recently.

    I'm working on a comprehensive archive now, so as soon as I figure out a way to make it all work, I'll release it.

    For now, the best way is to keep adding the issues you receive to the bookmarks in your browser. That way, you can always re-visit any of the pages.

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    Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I knew I should have saved them to disk!!!

    You are a wonderful person, Konstantin!! Thank you!! God will repay your kindness.

    Sharon

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    am i the only one who noticed how adroitly K avoided saying whether he's a he or a she? clever duck, that Admin. i bow to the master. LOL

    if i don't forget, i'll post the link when i get home today. it's been a long week here at the office, so my brain is fried, but i'll try to remember.

    i think sharon had better start a To-Do list for me because i have already forgotten everything she wants me to do. make a note, also, of the other things some folks are still waiting for from me. i know i owe Debbie something (and have it written down so i do remember what it is. just haven't been able to get to it yet.) and i need to research something (not written down, but i remember what it is. just can't remember who it's for. but that's written down somewhere, too.) if i owe anybody else, i think you'd better remind me. (unless i owe you money, in which case you are out of luck. i'm going fabric shopping tomorrow. nanner, nanner, nanner)

    and i am going to laugh at kathy 11 times per hours until i get my teddy bear and chocolate. make that 12 times per hour. i really need that chocolate fix.

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    LOL Patrice, I'm a he. Konstantin is a Russian male name, derivative from Greek Constantine :) I didn't think there was a mystery about it. But there you have it :)

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    Oh, boy, Tim is going to be thrilled!! You've been a mystery to us for weeks, you haven't been reading everything, have you? Now then, tall, dark, and handsome or tall, blue-eyed blond, do tell us what to expect in our next newsletter???

    Looking forward to each and every one, no matter what is in it,
    Sharon

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    Tim should be happy to know that he is not alone in his love for quilts and his tolerance (well, sort of) of women. Thank, Konstantin, for putting up with us. :-)

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    It's about time Tim had some competition around here. he's been getting spoiled by all the adoration.

    maybe he'll start bringing us flowers and candy to keep up.
    or baste our quilts for us. (naaaaaaaaaaah ... that's probably pushin' it.)

    :wink:

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    Patrice Dear, did you not get the newsletter in which he showed in a video clip the proper way to make a quilters knot? Nannnner nannner nannner
    I knew he was a man!!!!! & Patrice didn't!!! :lol:

    Now, brag about fabric shopping again!!! :twisted: IF YOU DARE!! :lol:

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