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Ian Tindale Hat

A bit of warning please!
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This is inspired by the beautiful [Ian Tindale] rant about inconsiderate people on the tube (London’s metro system)

But it’s somewhat deflated by the deletion of that rant.

Please, Ian, wear a hat that says “I’m Ian Tindale” when you travel on the tube. I do try to be considerate when I’m using the tube. I wish others did too, and I do identify with the rage at inconsiderate users.

It wasn’t me, but I’m sorry anyway.

From now on, I will be especially considerate and courteous to any person wearing an “Ian Tindale” hat, and I encourage everyone else (except [Ian Tindale] who would quite rightly be outraged) to do likewise.

Frankx, Oct 16 2019


       I'm Tindalus!
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 16 2019

       'course we'll all feel stupid if it turns out the bugger's dead.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 16 2019

       Aye, true. But this is not poking fun at absent friends. I genuinely identify with the rage felt at inconsiderate tube passengers.   

       Ian, hope you’re ok.
Frankx, Oct 16 2019

       He'll be the only one NOT Leaning. Standing straight as a pin. I miss him already, too.
blissmiss, Oct 16 2019

       What we really need at the HB is a militant wing, who can go out into The Real World and drag people back. I'm prepared to provide logistical support, a dog and 30ft of tow-rope.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 16 2019

       //go out into The Real World//
But it's scary out there. There are NORMAL people! Much safer in here.
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 16 2019

       I'll let my trained ninja cat, Frisco, help you, Max.
blissmiss, Oct 17 2019

       Deal. We'll head him off at the pass. I have no idea what a pass is, but that's what they always do.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 17 2019

       I would offer the services of my untrained but very enthusiastic dog, but I remember that [Ian] hates dogs, so I'd better not.   

       Gah! This is getting like a death in the family. What are the three and a half stages of grief?   

       I had imagined trying to rope [Ian] into a somewhat implausible real-world project some time next year ... or maybe the year after, but if he's gone, then I can't. I'm going to need someone with an unusually deep and detailed knowledge of how sight and sound work. Well, it might work without that, but it wouldn't be so good.
pertinax, Oct 17 2019

       //What are the three and a half stages of grief//   

       1. Denial (he can't have deleted his account; must be a software glitch)
2. Loss (I can't link to "2 cups of coffee any more!")
3. Lunch (well, it's a shame he's gone, but now I'm hungry)
3.5 Moving on ("WTAGIPBAN, but I've got a vague recollection of a 'baker posting two cups of coffee way back when.")
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 17 2019

       I wish we had seen it coming and could have negotiated a deal with him, to get him to stay. (shady payoff, promise to be more attentive to his post of music?)   

       Anyway, I've known some of the bakers since 2001. That is a very long time. They are family. I grieve a little when anyone deletes their account. I'm sorry I ever did it. Taking internet shit personally is hard not to do, but a great exercise in personal growth. Hence I'm on a social media vaca. I know I'm missing stuff, like kitty photos and FarmerJohn's art, but sometimes you just got to let go and go and play with paint or play your flute or go for a Fall walk. Ok, end of blah-blah. Love you all, just so you know.
blissmiss, Oct 17 2019

       //baker posting two cups of coffee way back when.// That one's been preserved in his name.
xenzag, Oct 17 2019

       [bliss]... that sounded kind of definitive, Please tell me you’re not about to disappear too?
Frankx, Oct 17 2019

       All anyone needs to do to take a break, is to take a break. The great Wagster stopped posting some time ago, but all of his ideas/annotations remain, and that's the way it should be. I think it's quite a selfish act for anyone to delete their entire account, taking not only their ideas, and annotations, but those of everyone else too.
xenzag, Oct 17 2019

       True [xenzag], but the creator of any idea is free to delete it at any time, along with all the comments. It’s sad that anyone feels the need to delete their account, but whatever they’re feeling, adding shame and guilt isn’t going to help.
Frankx, Oct 17 2019

       My comment isn't about 'helping' or not helping. Of course anyone can burn down their own home, but when it contains other people's shared items of furniture, it's a selfish action. Aside from Ian's own fine ideas, many of those annotations were highly creative, and all went into the digital shredder. Blatantly Not Obvious Prediction...... na - someone else can post it - it could be good.
xenzag, Oct 17 2019

       [Frank], I'm taking a break from Fb not the bakery. It was taking up too much time and energy and I was taking things personally from people who don't even know me. That's kind of stupid, me thinks.   

       When I deleted my bakery account, it was because my feelings were hurt tremendously and it was a knee jerk reaction, of which there was no way to reverse. Some knee-jerks you are able to correct. Deleting your account here is not one of them and your only recourse is apologizing, if you opt to return.   

       We all feel things differently and with varying degrees of intensity. I put way too much importance on what a few bakers thought of me. I was very young and naive. I'm a hardened bitch now, and now know none of you are any better than me, or better off than me, or smarter/prettier/sexier than me...hahahahaha right [po]?   

       (That's a joke in case you didn't recognize it.)
blissmiss, Oct 18 2019

       //I've known some of the bakers since 2001// - Ha! - newbie!
hippo, Oct 18 2019

       we still need a yes emoji for an annotation.
po, Oct 18 2019

       // I had imagined trying to rope [Ian] into a somewhat implausible real-world project some time next year ... or maybe the year after, but if he's gone, then I can't. I'm going to need someone with an unusually deep and detailed knowledge of how sight and sound work. //   

       Well, I have the same first name, and I understand those topics better than the average normal person (but, I think, nowhere near as well as him, and maybe no better than the average halfbaker). Might be the closest you'll get.
notexactly, Oct 19 2019

       [Pert] find him on twitter, he might still be up for it.
po, Oct 19 2019

       I should have trumpeted my no deletion policy Treon Verdery's [beanangel] (beanangel300) No deletion policy:   

       I Have ceased deleting anything I post on the internet.   

       What if it has merit? It might cause at person to think of something new An AI could make use of it Perhaps we have all pondered the risks of being well known, leaving everything up gives people more opportunities to think.
beanangel, Oct 20 2019

       The decision on how far I want to go with what I want to say, totally stands with me. I am totally accountable for what I say in public. Luckily minds can't be read yet.
wjt, Oct 20 2019

       Thank you, [notexactly], I may yet take you up on that (if that whole thing ever happens). Would you care to provide a suitably obfuscated contact detail on your profile page?   

       Thank you, [po]; I've not ventured on to Twitter before, but maybe I'll venture there in quest of [Ian].
pertinax, Oct 20 2019

       [Pert] anyone who remembers inglydingly will know his penchant for cryptic names - give me a shout if you want pointing in the right direction.
po, Oct 20 2019


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