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Right, here's my ingenious idea:<br><br>
We all post three groups of subjects which we either a) consider ourselves to be well versed in and therefore, willing to dole out information about b) know reasonably well and are confident enough on to talk about in detail c) Know little or nothing of and actively seeking to learn about.<br><br>
Then, in theory, we all pm each other asking to be educated in a specific subject; of course, this will lead to counter-questions and discussions. This is the goal.<br><br>
If you've any questions regarding my hastily conceived idea do feel free to ask.<br><br>
Shall i start?<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Well Versed in</b></span><br>
British indie music of the 1980s<br>
Uruguayan Football<br>
Morrissey/The Smiths<br>
Joanna Newsom<br>
Oscar Wilde<br>
The Solar System<br>
North Korea<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adept at answering questions on</span></b><br>
The Russian Rev<br>
George Orwell<br>
Fernando Pessoa<br>
British 'Kitchen-sink' dramas of the 1960s<br>
General indie music<br>
The Middle-east<br>
Evolution<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Would like to know more about</span></b><br>
Space beyond our Galaxy<br>
General Physics<br>
Stargazing<br>
Napoleon
 

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Sounds fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. I don't see much difference in the first two groups and I wouldn't be sure which to place things in, so I've lumped them together.<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Can teach about:</span></b><br><br>
Cows<br>
Animal behaviour<br>
Honeybee cognition<br>
Krishna and Hare Krishnas<br>
Indian food and cooking<br>
Makeup application<br>
The Tudors<br>
Diabetes<br>
Snake & other reptile care<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Would Like to Know More About</b></span><br><br>
'Alternative' therapies, herbal medicine (not homeopathic)<br>
How to take decent photographs<br>
Religions other than Christianity and Judaism<br><br>
Will probably think of more and edit.
 

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I have barely any clue on how many things I know some things about, if you ask me about anything then you might get a pretty decent answer anyway.
 
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Nice idea, but I'm not sure what counts as knowing enough about something. But still it's cool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Things I know a little bit about:<br>
- Physics (unless you're a physics uni student and then I don't know any more than you!)<br>
- Cooking and some baking (not bread!)<br>
- Being a vegan in the UK! I figure most people here know about veganism anyway but if there's any UK vegetarians who want some practical information <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Things I would like to know more about:<br>
- Asian cooking - everything I know is from cookbooks, and vegetarian/vegan ones at that, so I'd like a more authentic insight<br>
- Baking bread!<br>
- Academic careers<br>
- How to swim good front crawl<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yeah, I don't really see a big difference in the first two categories, either. Should this just be for personal/hobby type information, or should professional stuff be included, too?<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Can teach:</span></b><br>
Chess<br>
Rabbit care, feeding, and litter training<br>
Juggling<br>
SQL database queries (mostly MS SQL Server, but can usually get by on other platforms, too)<br>
Ecometry software (if you don't know what that is, don't ask)<br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Would like to learn:<br></b></span>Music theory (reading sheet music, knowing which musical notes are which, etc)<br><br>
I'm sure I'll think of more later.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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Yeah, I don't really see a big difference in the first two categories, either. Should this just be for personal/hobby type information, or should professional stuff be included, too?<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Can teach:</span></b><br>
Chess<br>
Rabbit care, feeding, and litter training<br>
Juggling<br>
SQL database queries (mostly MS SQL Server, but can usually get by on other platforms, too)<br>
Ecometry software (if you don't know what that is, don't ask)<br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Would like to learn:<br></b></span>Music theory (reading sheet music, knowing which musical notes are which, etc)<br><br>
I'm sure I'll think of more later.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:"></div>
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Can you teach us how to juggle rabbits?
 
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Capstan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2870561"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Can you teach us how to juggle rabbits?</div>
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Ironically, yes, but it only works with a rabbit who doesn't mind being held in one hand. Since many rabbits hate being picked up, and will struggle to get free, you won't be able to juggle them.<br><br>
Edit: Ok, now you've got me thinking about how to teach this over the internet. There are 3 steps to learning bunny juggling:<br><br>
1. Learn to juggle 3 balls normally.<br>
2. Learn to juggle 3 balls in a 52512 pattern. This does NOT require learning the basics of site swap notation to understand what a 52512 pattern is, since this pattern is probably easier to explain in words than numbers.<br>
3. Juggle 2 balls and a rabbit in a 52512 pattern, with the rabbit as the 1 and 2's, while the balls are the 5's.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Can teach:</span></b><br>
Literature/Linguistics (only a little of the second)<br>
Critical Theories (Feminism and Transhumanism a speciality)<br>
Living at university (I suggest anyone who will be going to university asks me about this, I can be very forthcoming and tell you the truth, not the brochure!)<br>
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Would like to learn:</b></span><br>
Zen Buddhism (just tips and practice)<br>
Piercing yourself, how to
 
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If there's a school of VB, who's the headmaster?
 
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<b>I know a bit about</b>:<br>
Geology, especially Palaeobiology and the limestones of Dorset, England<br>
Vegan baking<br>
Cheap cooking<br>
Cats<br>
The life of Marie Curie<br><br><b>Would like to learn about</b>:<br>
Living in Australia<br>
Creative writing<br>
Crochet
 
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<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>What I Know About</b></span>:<br><br>
Pre-1980s grade B horror movies<br>
Weird fiction<br>
Natural vegan skin and hair care<br>
Basic wiring, plumbing, remodeling, and general home maintenance<br>
Interior decorating, sewing, upholstery<br>
Dog behavior<br>
Cooking, baking, and especially cake decorating<br>
Indoor and outdoor gardening<br>
Basic etiquette<br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What I want to learn:</span></b><br><br>
Everything I don't know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br>
But especially:<br>
Astronomy<br>
Getting started on a fitness plan<br>
History<br>
Learning how to become motivated<br>
What things like pansexuality and gender queerness mean<br>
How to write fiction<br><br>
I'm not currently receiving PMs from anyone but admins, mods, or contacts though. Maybe threads would be better? That way we can all learn all kinds of stuff.
 
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i feel uncomfortable saying i know a lot about anything in particular these days.<br>
i'm always up for learning more about iran<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Wit-and-Wisdom</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2870372"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Would like to know more about</span></b><br>
Space beyond our Galaxy<br>
General Physics<br>
Stargazing<br>
Napoleon</div>
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i may have answers to some of those <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
what kind of stuff do you want to know about stargazing, space, or physics?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2870506"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Rabbit care, feeding, and litter training<br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:"></div>
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any tips on litter training would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Well, I consideer myself an useless man but I know a little of:<br>
> spanish language<br>
> mexican history<br>
> maths (from elementary school to highschool level)<br>
And I would like to learn:<br>
> how to prepare cheap meals<br>
> medicinal plants<br>
> enthomology
 
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I know a fair amount about:<br>
-mental health<br>
-pshychiatric care<br>
-personality disorders<br>
-distance walking<br>
-Seinfeld<br>
-diabetes<br>
-parenting<br>
-Bravo TV shows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
-singing
 
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<b>Things I Know A lot About</b><br>
Russia!- Russian language, Russian literature, Russian politics/history<br>
Post-punk and old-school punk music<br>
Star Wars
 

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any tips on litter training would be greatly appreciated.</div>
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The most important thing you need to know about living with rabbits is that <a href="http://www.rabbit.org" target="_blank">www.rabbit.org</a> is the best reference in the world for <i>everything</i> bunny related. Here's their litter training FAQ: <a href="http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/litter.html" target="_blank">http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/litter.html</a><br><br>
But to sum up, litter training a bunny is surprisingly easy. They usually pick a favorite spot to go, so often it's just a matter of letting them pick a spot, then putting a litter box down on that spot. Then lure them into the box with treats. Once they come to associate sitting in the litter box with getting treats, it'll be their favorite place in the world, and they'll want to "mark" it regularly to keep others away, so that'll just become their place to pee. And that's really all there is.<br><br>
If they happen to pick a spot on the floor where you don't want to put a litter box, clean that spot thoroughly with vinegar, to get rid of the scent of the pee. Just cleaning it so you can't smell it isn't enough. You need to cover up the subtle scent that they can smell and we can't, which is why you need to use vinegar. Then try to lure them to a different spot next time.<br><br>
One other thing: Bunnies often back up just before peeing. If the edge of the litter box is too low, their butt can hang over the edge, and they can pee on the floor outside the box, even though they're sitting in the box. Most pet stores these days carry "corner" boxes, where two sides are much higher than the other two, which are perfect for dealing with this problem. It should be pretty obvious from watching your bunny which corner of the box they usually pee in, so you'll know which way to align the box, if it's not actually in the corner of a room.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dormouse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2871363"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>Things I Know A lot About</b><br>
Russia!- Russian language, Russian literature, Russian politics/history<br>
Post-punk and old-school punk music<br>
Star Wars</div>
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Oh, i know hardly anything of Russian politics post-Stalin. Care to inform us....
 

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Oh, i know hardly anything of Russian politics post-Stalin. Care to inform us....</div>
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Well, garsh, that's a long period of about fifty years! I wouldn't know where to begin!
 

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If there's a school of VB, who's the headmaster?</div>
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I'm the head master. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
Now THAT'S a topic I can teach a thing or two about.
 
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