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Old 01-02-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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At the risk of sounding incredibly stupid, what is the meaning of "Corfid?" Seeing how I'm a Corfidian, I probably should know, but I don't, so can anyone enlighten me?
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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I've always wondered about that, too.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thank goodness it's not just me.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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In the "About" section of the website, it reads:

Why did I choose the name Corfid?
I loved to play one of the best computer games ever, The Bard's Tale. It was one of the very first role-playing games and I played it without end. An official clue-book has been released and in this clue-book one of the characters (the Bard) was named 'Corfid op Orfin', so ever since I called one of my characters in role-playing games Corfid.
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:29 PM   #5
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That is so totally un-Gordon Lightfoot-ish. Perhaps someday there will be a definition in Webster's:

Corfid: a Gordon Lightfoot-based web site
Corfidian: a Gordon Lightfoot fan who is a registered member of Corfid
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Gitchigumee:
That is so totally un-Gordon Lightfoot-ish.
Well Gitchigumee it just goes to show that the ONE thing we ALL have in common here is a love of all things LIGHTFOOT. Once we stray from that common ground our interests are quite varied and rarely overlap.

It's quite noticeable since most times when the arguments start they have nothing to do with Lightfoot, LOL.

Anyway in this setting diversity is pretty cool.

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And since the guy who plays as "corfid" built this website you can see my point.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:06 PM   #7
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Of all the things we could have in common how nice it is Gordon Lightfoot. A very talented and well respcted "MusicMan". I still can't believe I have found a nice group of people that I have something in common I enjoy so much that feel the same way I do(I don't think that was a very good sentence).
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #8
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There's always nice people out there Rose,they just seem very hard to come by lately.

Hmmmm...maybe if we all move to the mid-west we can find more?? :D
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:58 PM   #9
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Hi Boarderstone, we were in Phoenix 8 times last year. We found the people there to be wonderful. Our little dog got stung by a bee and we had to find a vet fast. She has a bad reaction to bee stings. We usually have about 15 minutes before she will probably die. Usually I look for the vet before we leave incase we need one but did not get a chance the last time we went. People we asked on the street all tried to help us. It took a few stops to ask more people but finally found the vet in time. We love this little dog so much. Someone dumped her and we found her in the street dodging cars. We are prepared to pay a high price if she needs a vet when we are on the road. The vet and his staff were so awesome. Our dog needed quite a bit of medical attention and he only charged us $50. We definately had extra Angles watching over us that day. Anyway, this long story is trying to say that I am usually lucky and find nice people everywhere I go. My Phoenix experience remimded me there are still people out there who are really trying to make the world a better place by being kind. :D

Please don't move to the mid-west. I like knowing there is a Lighthead only a state away. Maybe when we are there this year we will get to meet eachother if you have time. I will let you know. Thanks for listening (reading). :D :D
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:46 AM   #10
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You two make a fine pair, and should get out more! All you had to do was be a little adventuresome and explore the site better because at:-
http://www.corfid.com/gl/about.htm
Florian explains all
in a paragraph nicely headed
"Why did I choose the name Corfid?"
Or after googling you could try to make sense of
http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache...s&ct=clnk&cd=4
a web page headed
"THE LEGEND OF SKARA BRAE - A Neverwinter Nights Mod"
wherupon you can inded read
"Corfid op Orfin. Elven male bard. ---------- Before NPC has found the parchment of Lord Garrick, Corfid is singing the lines of the Bard's Tale II song (floating over his head like Mecandes.)"
which ends reassuringly sanely with:-
"[Update Journal: The Mad God's Temple Investigate the cult of the Mad God at Tarjan's ruined temple in the center of Skara Brae.]"
and moreover:-
"1. Scratching his ear thoughtfully, the elf ponders your question. "I don't know. But I do know that in recent years it has been said that a secretive underground cult exists which claims to worship the 'Mad God'. They are percieved as somewhat harmless and misguided small-minded vagrants, but one has to wonder why they are tolerated at all." A sudden thought seems to occur to the bard. "A hundred years ago, Tarjan had a temple erected in his honour right in the Gran Plaz at the heart of the city. It has since fallen into ruin of course, but you may find more clues there..." [Update Journal: The Mad God's Temple Investigate the cult of the Mad God at Tarjan's ruined temple in the center of Skara Brae.]
1. "Thank you, this has been very helpful," you say.
2. Leave. ---------- After this conversation has taken place and journal updated, Corfid could go back to singing his song."
Exactly I could not have said it better myself
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:53 AM   #11
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Mr. Fowles,

If you would be so kind.....please stop hyperlinking incredibly long addresses. Perhaps you could use the
available option to rename the address in a more condensed form, such as "The Legend of Skara Brae".
A link such as that will take you to the very same place without skewing the formatting of every post in the thread. I'm aware that not all users are affected by hyper-hyperlinks but I doubt that I am the only one.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:59 AM   #12
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I always thought it was a made-up, unique sounding name. If I were to have my own website and forum, I'd come up with a made-up word.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:08 PM   #13
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To John Fowles:
With all due respect,Sir John-I found your replies in this thread to be a bit harsh.I didn't see the section enetitled,'about' either.(Oh silly me!) Does that make ME stupid also?
This isn't like you Sir John,
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:35 PM   #14
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What did I miss ? Apparently, some posts have been deleted.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:37 PM   #15
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Well it seems some of us got up on the wrong side of the bed today!!! Just a couple of brief comments:

You're right, Borderstone, us midwesterners are very nice people, and humble too.

I believe there were some jabs poked at each other, and if any were intended for me, I'm happy to say that I am blissfully ignorant.

I appreciate all the info given in clearing up the Corfid question.

As to other remarks recently posted, I think we should all keep in mind the fact that we have much varied computer skills, and what may seem obvious to some, is not to others. It doesn't mean anyone is dumb, or anyone else is pretentious.

I'm moving on to the General Discussion. Have a great rest-of-your day everyone!
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:50 PM   #16
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Originally posted by Gitchigumee:

As to other remarks recently posted, I think we should all keep in mind the fact that we have much varied computer skills, and what may seem obvious to some, is not to others. It doesn't mean anyone is dumb, or anyone else is pretentious.

I'm moving on to the General Discussion. Have a great rest-of-your day everyone!
I'm glad you got the info you requested. I certainly don't claim to be a computer guru, but if the above references pertain to my request to Mr. Fowles to avoid hyperlinking long addesses, then perhaps he could PM me with an explanation on how to circumvent the "wrap-around" differences between Mozilla Firefox and IE....no tutorials please.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:56 PM   #17
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To John Fowles:
With all due respect,Sir John-I found your replies in this thread to be a bit harsh.I didn't see the section enetitled,'about' either.(Oh silly me!) Does that make ME stupid also?
This isn't like you Sir John,
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Ur Umm As some of you might have expected I am not prepared to sit back and take unfair criticism without a detailed response so please bear with me
Patybear there seems to be huge amounts of confusion here.
You have publicly castigated me for the "harsh" tone of my "replies", I note your use of the plural.
I also noted that there is a possibility that some posts have been deleted. none by me I assure you
I declare that this is only my second reply
and despite what some may think I always try to be helpful even if some are averse to my tutorials
in this case I thought a timely reminder, sorry Ron, that there is a lot of good information scattered around Florian's site was justified as
some newer members may nor be aware of all features here hence ,my suggestion that GG and WC and yourself should be more adventurous I do not see how that could be interpreted as harsh.Moving on to To Ron's hyperlink criticism rather than reply to him by a PM I will instead for everybody's benefit state quite uniquivocably that as far as long links go I am always conscious that they do not always appear as intended ,indeed one of the plus points about this board compared to the Newsgroup is that hitherto I have found the UBB automatic handling of links as plain text converted to pukka hyperlinks is usually impeccable whereas the NG will often completely foul them up
If there is any doubt I usually use the excellent and free forwarding service provided by http://www.notlong.com
to make snappy and easily remembered short hyperlinks such as:-
http://www.corfid.notlong.com
which directly opens the table showing the latest postings on all three forums here.
Because of my concern and following earlier criticism that my ocasional display of overlarge pictures created scrolling problems
especially for viewers persevering with old limited resolution monitors.
I routinely use the "preview" facility to try to avoid any problems .I was therefore very surprised at RMD's reaction and initially I failed to understand how he had a problem
In fact I made the following pair of screenshots using my favo(u)rite
freeware screen capture program(me)screenhunter

Yes I can make my own short hyperlinks here quite nicely thank you


monitor set at 800 by 600 pixels



monitor set at 1024 by 768 pixels

So I maintain that it obviously was not that problem that caused Ron so much grief
No the key was in his latest reply where he admits to being one of the growing number of surfers intent on shooting down Microsoft by using Firefox. Frankly I am almost 100% satisfied with Internet Exploder (and I have yet to try out IE7 that I have dutifully downloaded and understand features many of the better and newer features of Firefox.
What I do know is that I do a lot of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) operations to upload files to my websites and by far the nicest method is to configure and use Internet Explorer, and my researches so far indicate that Firefox is unable to do that without installing some obscure program or plugin.
Fortunately this computer has Firefox too so I tried opening this topic using Mozilla's creation
and found as I had begun to suspect another reason not to use firefox


image reduced in width from its original 942 pixels to 640 to avoid scrolling problem

Point of interest here I recently wanted to use Word to print a set of 2 inch square "thumnbnails " and discoverd that 1 inch equals 96 pixels so I used my favo(u)rite thumbnail program:-
BatchThumbs to rapidly make a batch of 192 pixels square "thumbnails" which worked a treat.
Obviously Firefox's putting the hyperlink all on one line whilst being pretty dumb means it was not possible to get a single screenshot of the whole thing but I think you'll get the picture (to coin a phrase!!)
I think the best thing to have come out of this discussion was by the topic starter who eruditely pointed out
QUOTE]Originally posted by RMD:
Quote:
Originally posted by Gitchigumee:

As to other remarks recently posted, I think we should all keep in mind the fact that we have much varied computer skills, and what may seem obvious to some, is not to others. It doesn't mean anyone is dumb, or anyone else is pretentious.

then perhaps he could PM me with an explanation on how to circumvent the "wrap-around" differences between Mozilla Firefox and IE....no tutorials please.
[/QUOTE]

Thus my answer Ron as I intimated above is Do Not Use Firefox!!!
as a student of good web page design a few years ago I am well aware that different browsers interpret HTML web page code differently but if Firefox is supposed to be thebee's knees
surely this problem should not arise
I am as I suspect Ron is using Firefox version 1.0 so just possibly version 2 does not feature this rificulous problem
OK regarding GG's comments
I unreservedly apologise if I am coming across as pretentious
and I certainly do not think that anybody is in any way dumbfor not having my long experience with computers, which goes back to my first brilliant self-assembled "Uncle Clive" Sinclair ZX80 in 1981


I think I am a latent teacher and a large part of my enjoyment and thanks for still being alive is that I can try to impart some of my knowledge to others, as a way of paying back for all the computer and internet help that I have received over the years, hence my determination to write up relevant topics as tutorials that I appreciate some deride (most unfairly)
OK I must get off my soapbox now!!
John
There you got two superb freeware tips,a review of Firefox, a mission ststement and an apology.
what more do you want?!??

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Well if you get 72 virgins for dying a martyr in the name of Islam then I reckon reading this post of John's from start to finish must earn you at least a couple of hookers.

The Tedium Train of Pretentiousness (dressed up as wisdom has sooooo many carriages).

All aboard ...sorry that should read
" all are bored..."
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Well if you get 72 virgins for dying a martyr in the name of Islam then I reckon reading this post of John's from start to finish must earn you at least a couple of hookers.

The Tedium Train of Pretentiousness (dressed up as wisdom has sooooo many carriages).

All aboard ...sorry that should read
" all are bored..."
Tedium you are a fine one to speak young sir
It had been so long since the Sydney hooligan had spouted his vitriol against me or anything come to that that I had high hopes that one of his New Year resolutions was to be nice to me and everybody by refraining from posting any more irrelelevant blatherings here
Dang well there goes that theory!!
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After reading some of the more mean-spirited posts found in this thread, I have to ask myself: Who would have thought corfid.com would be the wrong place to ask what the term 'corfid' means?! I wouldn't have ever believed it, but...

I guess Gitchigumee and I ("a fine pair") have learned our lesson: Google. Always Google! There are no 'dumb' questions--just questions that you *really* regret asking!
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hmmm, I guess I missed some posts too. I didn't see anything mean=spirited.
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98% of the posts were perfectly friendly, but I thought there were a couple of sarcastic jabs taken in a couple of posts.....I hope I am wrong--maybe I misunderstood a comment or two.
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98% of the posts were perfectly friendly, but I thought there were a couple of sarcastic jabs taken in a couple of posts.....I hope I am wrong--maybe I misunderstood a comment or two.
It's the "Brit" - "Aussie" dynamic....no worries...they have a friendly go-round at each other all the time...I love reading them...makes me laff out loud...I guess being another 'colonial' I get the humour more readily...

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... Who would have thought corfid.com would be the wrong place to ask what the term 'corfid' means?!
thanks for that
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Well, as long as everyone else is unphased by it, I can live with that. I wasn't personally offended by anything, really, but I didn't understand a lot of what was being said on this thread.
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