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    Randomex
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    “If a guy says no because you didn’t go to sem consider yourself lucky. You could’ve ended up married to the shmo.”

    If a guy says yes because you went to sem consider yourself unlucky.

    You could end up married to the “.

    in reply to: ISRAEL SITUATION QUESTIONS #1042958
    Randomex
    Member

    PAA:

    (Eftachbchinor: I have been keeping to the mandate you gave me, but I think the mandate itself would mandate that I respond here.)

    This, I assume?

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/your-coffee-room-report-card-comments/page/3#post-545243

    in reply to: Why Do You Post? #1043486
    Randomex
    Member

    A / 3 / ? / ?

    Also, what Ivory (and, partially, Oomis) said,

    and for intellectual stimulation.

    Thanks for explaining that subtitle – I’d wondered about it.

    in reply to: About our troll-in-residence #1042897
    Randomex
    Member

    Correction: The FIRST line from my original response.

    in reply to: Have some respect, please! #1043870
    Randomex
    Member

    PAA:

    As far as I can tell, your post’s practical implications are that I should not make a certain bracha upon seeing the President of the United States or any member of the US’s judicial system.

    It does not, however, tell me anything about the respect the Torah requires me to demonstrate (if any) for an official of a Western democratic government, whether in their presence or not.

    in reply to: Why was bp yidd blocked ??? #1044160
    Randomex
    Member

    Look at this:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/westboro-baptist-church/page/2#post-546250

    After this thread (later time-stamp), in which he demonstrates that he is BP Yidd, he still tried to use this name to make it look like someone agreed with him about NK. LOL.

    (At first I assumed he’d been blocked for that post, but then I checked the time-stamps to make sure.)

    in reply to: About our troll-in-residence #1042894
    Randomex
    Member

    The original line from my original response:

    “No. (I don’t teach full-time either.)”

    in reply to: shidduch problem #1042842
    Randomex
    Member

    PAA:

    I was genuinely surprised by your post, and managed to figure out what you were referring to without following the links (having already read the second link, I was familiar with the first one). Sorry about that. (Thanks for not mentioning the response(s) I owe you.)

    (At least he didn’t say anything about me not actually being able to keep posters straight…)

    in reply to: Posters not to speak lashon hora about #1042848
    Randomex
    Member

    Good for you, Writersoul. 🙂

    I know who edited is, and I have leads on edited (and

    therefore possibly edited) and edited.

    in reply to: Phrases that are offensive to our fellow creatures #1042686
    Randomex
    Member

    “Leaves of Grass,” anyone? QED.

    in reply to: #Dating a guy who works a behind the counter job #1044245
    Randomex
    Member

    hashtagposter:

    “moving back to the divorce question… I think that is even less thoughtful, because like I said it’s not a choice situation.”

    When it comes to marriage, we must deal with people as they are, whether they could have chosen to be different or not.

    (You can try listing the factors that determine who you would or would not consider going out with, and asking yourself if the guy had a choice about them.)

    in reply to: Yeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Kluger (Ch'san Sofer) #1042765
    Randomex
    Member

    Lior:

    It was a gag. Squeak was talking about it as though it was a marriage.

    in reply to: #ad maasai! #1042872
    Randomex
    Member

    I partially disagree with Hashtagposter’s teacher’s principal.

    I would not have said that they should not make a kabbalah at that time. Reacting to positive stimuli might well be useful in the future, but one does not dictate to Hashem the way in which He is to communicate with us, and not reacting to a negative stimulus is wasting it.

    [realizes]

    I need a good idea for a kabbalah.

    in reply to: Lashon Hora in the CR #1073856
    Randomex
    Member

    Another case where there is no problem of ona’as d’varim – exposing someone as a troll is negative, but it doesn’t hurt their feelings.

    in reply to: Lashon Hora in the CR #1073855
    Randomex
    Member

    Here are the words of “Chofetz Chaim | A Lesson a Day,” Day 14 (emphasis added):

    All forms of lashon hora are prohibited even when no names are mentioned, if it will be possible for people to determine who is being discussed.

    Well then, if people will not be able to determine who is being discussed, it sounds as though speaking negatively about a Jew is permitted. (This directly contradicts Little Froggie.) Note, however (same source):

    If names are omitted but the story will reflect badly on an entire group of people, it may not be spoken.

    Of course, the same question applies here – are the users of a certain website considered a specific group of Jews?

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    Dash points out that someone else may know who the poster you’re talking about is. I assume this is quite rare.

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    Little Froggie correctly points out that if your words will cause someone distress, there is a problem of ona’as d’varim even if there is no problem of lashon hora.

    However, this does not apply to all cases, such as

    when someone doesn’t use the CR any more.

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    Showjoe answers yes to the original question, to which I say: Says which posek? I wouldn’t just assume this.

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    Even assuming that a poster has the same din as a person in real life, to’eles must be considered. (I don’t know how to’eles would interact with ona’as d’varim here, where everyone can see everything.)

    in reply to: ISRAEL SITUATION QUESTIONS #1042946
    Randomex
    Member

    Regarding Dovid Hamelech:

    1) That was Torah. It would not apply to davening (I assume).

    2) Even if we were talking about learning, I do not think it likely that anyone today learns in such an absolutely uninterrupted way (and perhaps the person’s spiritual level matters as well – no one today can be compared to Dovid, as DaasYochid said).

    3) As DaasYochid said, even if we were talking about such a case, the person’s learning could have been disrupted by the attack.

    Regarding “shluchei mitzvah einon nizakin”:

    Perhaps this applies only to people on their way to do a mitzvah (or coming back from one?), but not to people actually doing a mitzvah (certainly when they did not travel to do it).

    in reply to: ISRAEL SITUATION QUESTIONS #1042945
    Randomex
    Member

    147:

    “Meanwhile it is important to understand in no uncertain terms, that YWN took the absolute correct decision in publishing the gruesome picture of the attack.”

    Says you.

    “We have to comprehend the full atrocity of this massacre, and the world has to witness the carnage in picture, each picture being worth 1000 words.”

    Even assuming this is true, it didn’t have to be done by YWN specifically.

    in reply to: Have some respect, please! #1043864
    Randomex
    Member

    showjoe:

    “also, from the way i see it, to disrespect a king back in ????’s day was a much bigger disrespect and severe than it is now.”

    Not in the Torah’s eyes. The Torah’s views do not change.

    (I don’t know how the Torah sees unqualified rulers or those who seized power and do not rule by the will of the people.)

    catch yourself:

    Nevertheless, you are not permitted to speak disrespectfully of that person. You may not like the fact that a certain individual holds office, but at the very least, his office demands respect. The higher and more important his office, the more this is so.[…]

    The time has come for the Torah community to eschew all derogatory references to government officials and political figures as anathema to the ideology set forth in the Torah.

    A: Source, please (I’ll deal with Pharaoh below).

    B: Assuming you have a source, what are the necessary levels of respect you are referring to, and which offices demand them?

    Even ??? ???? was commanded by ???”? to speak respectfully to ????. (Emphasis added.)

    Speaking to someone is different than speaking about them.

    That someone was “to be addressed with respect” does not mean, or even imply, that “we are not to speak of him in a deprecating manner”.

    As an aside, you do not do your children a favor when you inculcate them with hatred, racism and bigotry.

    I think that’s important enough to have its own thread. (Of course, you’re assuming the adults know that their attitudes

    comprise unjustified hatred, racism, and bigotry…)

    in reply to: What is the stupidest thing invented? #1042811
    Randomex
    Member

    Can a concept be “invented?” If not, that would remove pet rocks and terrorism from consideration.

    Zman has had at least one related article. The “useless machine” is a machine which does nothing but deactivate itself once activated.

    (A switch turns it on. The machine opens

    and a hand comes out and switches it off.)

    in reply to: Mishpacha vs. Family First #1043711
    Randomex
    Member

    I suspect that the reason there are no magazines specifically for teen boys, or even simply for teens in general, is the idea that to have a magazine with a target audience that openly includes teenage boys is to sanction bittul Torah – it’s not okay for teenage boys to read your magazine instead of learning, but if you market to them, you’re essentially saying that it is!

    (Of course, I doubt anyone actually thinks teenage boys don’t read anything but seforim, but still, you can’t make something specifically for them.)

    Does anyone think this theory is off the wall?

    in reply to: Mishpacha vs. Family First #1043710
    Randomex
    Member

    It’s hard to say which is more popular

    when you can’t buy one without the other.

    Lior was talking nonsense, but BP Yidd answered the

    question accurately as far as his answer went.

    Hashkafa-wise, I don’t know if “centrists” would

    feel entirely comfortable with Mishpacha/FF, but anyone more

    to the right certainly would (unless they were some kind of extremist).

    in reply to: KESER CHAYA 2014!! #1047940
    Randomex
    Member

    According to my sister, Keser Chaya moved a few months ago to Rechov Yirmiyahu, between Shamgar and Bar Ilan. This is close to the Geulah neighborhood, the big Belzer shul, Rav Shefa Mall, and Center One/The Central Bus Station (Tachanah Merkazit).

    in reply to: We are new #1042921
    Randomex
    Member

    come back, we can direct any new posters to this thread.)

    in reply to: descriptions under name #1042669
    Randomex
    Member

    A man came to the Kotzker Rebbe and told him that while

    he had several problems, his biggest was parnassa. When

    the Kotzker told him to daven for better parnassa, the

    man said that he didn’t know how. The Kotzker then asked

    him how he could have said that his greatest problem was

    his parnassa, when not knowing how to daven is a far greater problem.

    in reply to: shidduch problem #1042840
    Randomex
    Member

    If you don’t want to marry this girl, I don’t think you should be worrying that she might be your bashert. I also don’t think most people are qualified to read “signs,” or Hashem’s intention in a given situation.

    Popa:

    I think the question is about the possibility of a specific disinterest in marrying the person who is one’s bashert. I don’t think disinterest in getting married at all should count in that case.

    (Of course, you were probably joking anyway.)

    in reply to: What's the strongest thing you've overcome? #1042655
    Randomex
    Member

    I can’t say what it was (and I highly doubt you’ll think of it).

    I stopped the second Yom Kippur after I started.

    (If I think of anything stronger, I’ll try to remember to post it.)

    in reply to: We are new #1042919
    Randomex
    Member

    A poster’s profile, which may have some (mis?)information about them, and always has lists of the threads they’ve posted in

    (by chronological order of their last post in each one)

    and the threads they’ve started

    (by chronological order of when anyone last posted in them)

    can be found at

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/profile/USERNAMEHERE

    or by clicking on their name next to any of their posts

    (except in certain rare cases*. Also, if their name has a space in it, you’ll need to replace the space [or %20 in some browsers] with a dash: – ).

    Your own name also appears at the top of every page when logged in.

    On the subject of the user “Popa_bar_abba”:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/1-on-your-shidduch-list#post-537657

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/about-our-troll-in-residence

    _________

    If all this seems too much, just dive in! You’ll(probably) be fine. 🙂

    *

    See here:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/changed-usernames

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/linked-usernames

    in reply to: About our troll-in-residence #1042887
    Randomex
    Member

    I should’ve said something about Popa’s posts often being funny per se, and not only because you imagine someone taking them seriously.

    (If anyone disagrees with the point of my original post, though – the concept of reading Popa as theoretical trolling – they haven’t said so yet.)

    Also, what I meant was “How does the fact that you find the experience of trolling funny (as is evident from the appreciation you express for Popa) make you feel about yourselves? Discuss!”

    in reply to: Subtitle log #1197800
    Randomex
    Member

    Judging by Little Froggie’s words >here<, it seems Eclipse’s subtitle used to be “The Human Spellchecker.” (Now it’s just “The Human.”)

    in reply to: ALL ABOARD- PROJECT IMPROVE #1045648
    Randomex
    Member

    Ha ha ha ha ha (ha ha ha ha)

    I, I, I, I, I, I, I

    (Anyone?)

    in reply to: ALL ABOARD- PROJECT IMPROVE #1045647
    Randomex
    Member

    SIDI:

    I would advise against trying to cut nails when they aren’t

    at a length that makes it necessary to cut them. It’s hard enough

    not to cut them too short when they are at cutting length.

    (I almost suggested asking someone to demonstrate the use of a nail clipper, but realized that you probably don’t bite your toenails.)

    in reply to: ALL ABOARD- PROJECT IMPROVE #1045646
    Randomex
    Member

    PAA:

    “I tried to outsmart the Moderators by posting it on my profile page but all the Hebrew letters just converted into question marks.”

    You could have put it there in English. What made you think anyone would see it and realize what context it was meant for, though?

    (I did see your post mentioning it in another thread, but perhaps you wouldn’t have posted that if you had been successful. After all, the mods would probably be curious about why you hadn’t simply posted the answer normally.)

    probably not

    in reply to: Searchin for a ????? #1042789
    Randomex
    Member

    So I guess “??? ??? ??? ?? ??????” is to be interpreted as

    referring only to the time when he was actually buried?

    (Also, when was Tziporah buried there, and by whom?)

    in reply to: SUC Grand Member Master List #1177878
    Randomex
    Member

    Well, it seems no one knows (or cares much).

    So, should I announce my old identity, or start

    posting as myself in the same style and see if

    anyone makes the connection?

    in reply to: descriptions under name #1042667
    Randomex
    Member

    How can that be your biggest problem if you don’t even have a subtitle?

    That reminds me of a little story about the Kotzker Rebbe.

    Does anyone else want to post it, or shall I?

    in reply to: #1043796
    Randomex
    Member

    cinderella:

    “No one I know has ever been said no to because of their seminary.”

    How can you know that no one ever turned down a shidduch with someone you know because of what seminary they went to?

    (How could even they themselves know?)

    in reply to: Men Dyeing Hair #1042448
    Randomex
    Member

    As Ivory said, ask a posek. Please do post the answer, though.

    ivory:

    “If a man gets white hair at age 22 for example, how is his date fooled if he dyes it darker?”

    It looks as though he has dark hair. If he will not be

    allowed to continue dyeing his hair after the marriage,

    he will not look the same as he did while dating her.

    barlev: Wearing a toupee will be difficult with tefilin etc, but I assume it’s also ?? ????

    Google finds discussions about toupees and tefillin, but

    I see no mention of a problem with wearing them.

    Perhaps, Barlev, you should refrain from assumptions in future.

    Also, the OP knew that there was an issur for men to dye their hair – otherwise, why would they ask if it was allowed under certain circumstances?

    in reply to: We are new #1042912
    Randomex
    Member

    Note: SIDI™ wrote his post without seeing mine (despite mine having an earlier time-stamp).

    in reply to: Life Under a Truck. A tale of broken mirrors, mangled bumpers, and other #1044401
    Randomex
    Member

    “(He built a wall in the middle of the drift pan)”

    This still needs explaining.

    in reply to: How to answer questions regarding a shidduch #1042621
    Randomex
    Member

    Related to the OP, is it acceptable to refuse to answer questions from an anonymous caller?

    Yes. I’ve done it. Not because I really care giving the information but lihachis.

    I hope the answerer was joking. I’m pretty sure that it’s not acceptable to do acceptable things for unacceptable reasons.

    As for the question, why would it matter if the asker wants to

    remain anonymous? (If you’re not comfortable with it, then the

    question becomes whether you have any obligation to talk to them.

    If you don’t, then let them play by your rules or not at all.)

    in reply to: We are new #1042910
    Randomex
    Member

    I’m Batman. ]:)

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    The truth? Intellect, curiosity, and too much free time.

    in reply to: #Dating a guy who works a behind the counter job #1044224
    Randomex
    Member

    He [MLK] also said “Life’s most persistent and

    urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'”

    in reply to: We are new #1042908
    Randomex
    Member

    To start a new thread, click “ADD NEW” at the top of the thread list. If you can’t find it, click here:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/?new=1

    More information on various subjects:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/just-testing-the-various-allowed-markups

    More techniques:

    You can link to a website by typing in the name, starting with www. Links are generally not allowed – the exceptions are links on the Yeshiva World News or the Coffee Room, and pages on hebrewbooks.org.

    You can also create a link in text that does not match the link,

    like this:

    <a href=http://www.yourwebsitehere.com>your text here</a>

    Note that you must type http://www. before the site’s name if you want to do it like this. The link will not work otherwise.

    “Escaping”:

    If you want to type text like this – "<em>Bob</em>" – without having it turn into “Bob,” etc., you do it like this:

    <code>Your text here</code>

    or just by putting this symbol ” ` ” (it’s above Tab on the left side of the keyboard) on either side of your text.

    (When you write this way, all the letters take up the same amount of space.)

    in reply to: We are new #1042907
    Randomex
    Member

    SIDI:

    Looks like it’s actually a job for you (except that you didn’t include linking and escaping).

    wehavegotitallworkedout:

    What he meant by “don’t troll” basically is “be honest.”

    You should be aware that other people might not be.

    Links:

    The two official rules/tips threads threads:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/rules-of-the-ywn-coffee-room-please-read

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/moderation-memos-posting-tips-and-important-links

    A discussion of CR etiquette:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/the-ten-crommandments

    Underneath each post / Editing:

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/how-to-edit-a-post#post-544009

    in reply to: Mod1097's former subtitle #1042412
    Randomex
    Member

    SIDI:

    I was unsure, and should’ve put a question mark in the original post.

    in reply to: #Dating a guy who works a behind the counter job #1044219
    Randomex
    Member

    Lior probably means Warren Buffett.

    I’d suggest dating them and finding out in person

    how intelligent they are. If you notice that they

    tend to be unintelligent, you can turn down such

    people in the future.

    Randomex
    Member

    That. Was. Amazing. I highly recommend the experience.

    If you’ve ever heard Klal Yisrael compared to a symphony orchestra…

    I don’t think you can really understand the metaphor unless you’ve actually been to a performance by one. (Of course, I can’t be sure whoever came up with the comparison ever had.)

    P.S. There were a number of “ignoramuses” present. There were even a couple of Popa’s “non-ignorami.”

    Randomex
    Member

    HaLeiVi, I didn’t write that song in your notation system – I just copied it from your post in the original thread. I would’ve credited only the system specifically to you if that had been the case.

    in reply to: KESER CHAYA 2014!! #1047919
    Randomex
    Member

    My sister says that she’s heard the place has changed since she was there, and that you should call their office and ask for numbers of girls you can speak to.

    Specifically, she says they have more academics now than they used to – it sounded like it might have been a “sem with no work” when she was there – but that it’s probably still less than other sems.

    in reply to: New bear cub (definitely not a sheep) #1042297
    Randomex
    Member

    Mazel tov!

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