Why no Christmas? - Page 2 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Dec 30, 2012, 07:30 PM
I don't want to "Switch Now"
pmackenzie's Avatar
FWIW, I did not see anything special for the Christmas header or Terry.
I am still viewing in Classic mode, perhaps they did not want to replace the scowling Terry scolding me to "switch now" on that one?

As to the supposed "War" on Christmas, if there is one it is doing very badly.
We just had a month or more of wall to wall Christmas in our culture.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 30, 2012, 07:31 PM
Trons and Fumes
wrightme's Avatar
I did see that some images were being blocked by some countries, maybe that was the case here.
Dec 30, 2012, 07:50 PM
Waiting for the paint to dry.
ctrout's Avatar
Maybe, but I'm taking it as- call it X-mas.as many nowadays will to keep under the radar.
Anyone making money will keep using it to stay that way and it sucks as a replacement for such an even as Christmas.
Dec 30, 2012, 07:55 PM
I don't want to "Switch Now"
pmackenzie's Avatar
FWIW, they have been using the abbreviation "X" or variations of it for 1000 years to replace the name Christ in print.

It is another part of the largely imagined war on Christmas that there is a secular agenda to do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
Dec 30, 2012, 07:57 PM
Intentionally left blank
Quote:
There is a reason for the season...
Yes, it is the winter solstice. Spring is on the way.
Unfortunately hijacked by christians and move a couple of days.
Dec 30, 2012, 08:00 PM
Waiting for the paint to dry.
ctrout's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmackenzie
FWIW, they have been using the abbreviation "X" or variations of it for 1000 years to replace the name Christ in print.

It is another part of the largely imagined war on Christmas that there is a secular agenda to do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
I guess my sons name is now X lol.
I guess it saves money not to print it.lol
Dec 30, 2012, 08:23 PM
I don't want to "Switch Now"
pmackenzie's Avatar
In reality, it could simply stem from laziness on the part of early type setters.
A lot easier to use "X" in a document with multiple instances instead of the fully spelled out name.

I bet even your son would do it if he was texting about it.
Dec 30, 2012, 08:48 PM
Waiting for the paint to dry.
ctrout's Avatar
Lawyers short text form court.
X Y and Z
Its funny. I have "grand dad" the PA Judge, and Dad 20 years of Sunday school at the crystal
Son- Nope. I text all day long and none of my friends nor I do that.

Should know not to argue. lol
Dec 31, 2012, 09:11 AM
Trons and Fumes
wrightme's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodstock 1
RCG dresses itself up (the logo and header) for various US holidays. Even though the membership is global, no-one seems to be offended much by this. Why then is Christmas ignored? Yes, not every member is a Christian (I am sort of in the agnostic "not sure" category), but isn't this taking political correctness to an absurd level? I bet a massive majority of members celebrate the day (as I do).

This is almost as absurd as people selling "Holiday fir trees" ...

Chris
Woodstock, can you see the "New Years" Terry? He has a party hat, a noisemaker, and a drink glass to toast the new year in.
Dec 31, 2012, 09:21 AM
I don't want to "Switch Now"
pmackenzie's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrightme
Woodstock, can you see the "New Years" Terry? He has a party hat, a noisemaker, and a drink glass to toast the new year in.
Not sure if you are joking, but there is nothing unusual about Terry for me right now in any of the display modes.
Dec 31, 2012, 09:52 AM
Trons and Fumes
wrightme's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmackenzie
Not sure if you are joking, but there is nothing unusual about Terry for me right now in any of the display modes.
No, I am not joking in the least.

Terry has festive garb for New Years Day.

If you are not seeing it, you either have settings on your computer that aren't letting the new image be loaded (like some already mentioned in this thread), or something between you and the RCG server is blocking it.

I suggest opening a topic in SS/C to let the administrators know.




There seems to be a predisposition in some, to believe that others are 'pulling their leg,' instead of assuming others are simply telling the truth.
Dec 31, 2012, 10:01 AM
I don't want to "Switch Now"
pmackenzie's Avatar
Sorry if I offended you, not my intention.

Shift + reload made no difference, still the regular header.

Not sure this warrants a post in S/C, everything else is working fine.

FWIW, I am running Seamonkey.
Also just tried in Internet Exploder 8, and same old Terry.

Could have something to do with the country settings, might try that.

Pat MacKenzie
Dec 31, 2012, 10:12 AM
Trons and Fumes
wrightme's Avatar
I could not find it, but I recall a mention in SS/C about some such images being blocked in countries other than the US.



I took no offense, and my aside was intended more at others, than at you.
Jan 09, 2013, 01:50 PM
Suspended Account
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasmine2501
It really bothers me that we can't seem to do that. Having a Christmas tree at city hall doesn't mean anything nefarious.
I understand what you are saying but if you allow one, then people will want Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and God/Buddha/Allah/Flying Spaghetti Monster only knows what else types of displays everywhere, too. There's not enough room and it's too much of a hassle, especially if the religious factions start fighting over it. Easier to just not allow anything, especially in public, city, government buildings. Sure it sucks, but that's the way it is.
Jan 09, 2013, 01:55 PM
Rocket Programmer
jasmine2501's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by harryhenderson
I understand what you are saying but if you allow one, then people will want Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and God/Buddha/Allah/Flying Spaghetti Monster only knows what else types of displays everywhere, too. There's not enough room and it's too much of a hassle, especially if the religious factions start fighting over it. Easier to just not allow anything, especially in public, city, government buildings. Sure it sucks, but that's the way it is.
There are places where they figured that out. They set up a system where nobody is ever happy, so at least it's equitable. They basically have a lottery for holiday displays - last year the atheists won a lot of spots, and nobody was happy with that - so at least it was fair


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion NO Banana Hobby sale for Christmas? zeus3313 Hot Online Deals 2 Dec 07, 2012 09:13 PM
Discussion If the GOP is so worried about Voter fraud, why no ID's for GOP primary? redhotpearl Life, The Universe, and Politics 55 Mar 12, 2012 10:34 PM
Discussion Why no medal/aluminum props Airdog67 Electric Plane Talk 20 Mar 01, 2012 04:38 PM