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My Brick Separators are starting a Family Or "WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY OF THEM!"

chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
edited January 2016 in Collecting
Ok how many "LEGO Part 96874 - Brick and Axle Separator v2.0" do you have?
at last count i have about 14, thats if i not lost any.
which i may have, as i tend to put them to the side and forget about them.

i fear i going to find little baby ones.

now dont get me wrong, it is a great tool. and i have no end of praises for how great this tool is.
and i understand why there in any set with more then 500 odd part's
but what can you do with them in build?
can them be of use. other then what them are made for.
or am i going to end up with a stock pile? that i will only ever need to use 2 of at any one time.

what do you do with your ones?
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    ^ man that thread is old.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @chrisalddin There are many threads on this forum that are old.  The point being made is that sometimes its good to look for a relevant thread and post in it instead of starting a new one.  For example if we all started a new thread about what we had just bought the forum would be littered with similar threads.  However there is one such thread and it is old but people just continue to post to it as it serves the purpose.  
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    this i know,
    the point i was making is that Old Threads can be missed when you look.
    *bangs head on table*
    tallblocktookiki180703
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,442
    If you post in an old thread they come back to life, and are just as prominent as new threads.
    SumoLegomadforLEGOPitfall69LegoFanTexasLego_StarAndorAdzbadboy
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Search before you materialize a new thread
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited January 2016
    BACbrix said:
    Search before you materialize a new thread
    *bangs head on table some more*
    admin please close this and end the Chrisalddin bashing please
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    chrisalddin said:

    *bangs head on table some more*
    admin please close this and end the Chrisalddin bashing please
    Bashing? That's what you're doing. Leave that poor table in peace.
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  • Brick_BreakdownBrick_Breakdown TorontoMember Posts: 90
    Lego should start giving differnt colours of them instead of the standard orange I would love to see a seperator with a batman logo come from the batcave that would be cool.
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  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Lego should start giving differnt colours of them instead of the standard orange I would love to see a seperator with a batman logo come from the batcave that would be cool.
    What colours would you like? Remember, they're orange so they stand out in most collections, so an alternative is likely to being something lurid. Perhaps sticking to orange might be better.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @chrisalddin ;I think you should consider it educating not bashing.  I am new to forums as well.  I haven't spent much time on one till more recently.  There is a certain  etiquette to be followed and we are only gently nudging you in the right direction.  
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,801
    Lego should start giving differnt colours of them instead of the standard orange I would love to see a seperator with a batman logo come from the batcave that would be cool.
    Yes, it would be great. That idea has been discussed before too. Now where was it ...?
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    @chrisalddin ;I think you should consider it educating not bashing.  I am new to forums as well.  I haven't spent much time on one till more recently.  There is a certain  etiquette to be followed and we are only gently nudging you in the right direction.  
    which would be ok if i had not been chatting on forums and even running some for the past 13 or so years. there for i know the good, the bad, and the ugly side of forums.
    you are right there is an etiquette, i can also tell you having been a admin to some forums in my days, that said etiquette can and will go out the window from time to time. i can also tell you that we are all human, no one is infallible.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,801
    And all forums are different when it comes to etiquette. One of the rules here is to make sure you use good grammar and avoid too many spelling mistakes. Everyone makes typos and errors, and they are normally ignored. But some seem to continually fail to use constructs such as capital letters that are taught to children at the age of about 5-6.

    Another rule is about personalised, blog style posts.

    If you ask a question, without searching first, that has already been answered then you will normally be pointed to that thread, since it is pointless having another discussion in isolation to the other times the subject has come up.

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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    and then. there are members who try as hard as they can. using endless tricks to try and pick up all there mistypes. mistakes and use the limited skill they have after going to a what was called in the 90's as a "special school" for children with learning disability's.
    now i not trying to make excuses here.
    what i am trying to point out is that the world is not black and white. and that some times you have to bend. or you come off as the bad guy.

    ps, most of the people i when to school with ware a lot more worse of then me.
    MeadleLeeJern92
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Uhhhhh I hope you were trying on purpose to use as many spelling and grammar mistakes as possible.....
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    I too am a poor speller, but I feel it is a curtesy (sic) to others to spell check my efforts before hitting the post comment button.  If you take your typed remarks into tons of software on your computer, your spelling and grammer (sic) will be corrected.  Yes, it is a effort to cut paste, correct, cut, and repaste (sic), but it will give you a polished result that others can read without wincing.  The red skiggly (sic) under your mistakes are a hint that all is not well.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited January 2016
    BACbrix said:
    Uhhhhh I hope you were trying on purpose to use as many spelling and grammar mistakes as possible.....

    umm no. firefox spell check ok it? and "Naturalreader" program read it as ok. it all sounded like the right words.
    i was never able to wrap my brain around how grammar works 100%. i do the best i can. and i think the teachers at my school may have gave up at some point in trying to get me to fully understand grammar.
    just so you know when it came to end of school exam tests. the school did not put you in any exam test's the teachers did not think you could pass or even come close to passing, (to save the school money.)
    the only end of school test i remember doing was math level 1. BTW i got 100% in that (50 questions.)
    i would have failed English level 1.
    for any one interested the exam was called (The Associated Examining Board "Achievement Tests in Numeracy Level One.")
    that is the name that i have copied right off the Certificate i got for passing.
    at the time i took the test i was the 1st in the school's history to get 100%. so i was told at the time.

    edit.
    hi i am a fan of Lego, i have problems in my brain with English. can i go back to my Lego loving now?
    Lee
  • empireempire BC, CanadaMember Posts: 43
    Fighting about spelling and grammar on a Lego forum of all places, lol.

    They could throw in an extra fig per set with the amount of plastic they waste on brick separators.
    tallblocktoomadforLEGOkiki180703
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    empire said:
    Fighting about spelling and grammar on a Lego forum of all places, lol.

    They could throw in an extra fig per set with the amount of plastic they waste on brick separators.
    Now that would be awesome!

    Lee
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,927
    edited January 2016
    The resurrection of old threads makes for popular sport.

    Zombie Threads!

    (@Huw - any chance you can merge this topic into the other Brick Separator topic?)

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/21222/what-triggers-when-a-set-gets-a-brick-separator-in-it-price-part-count#latest
    tallblocktookiki180703VorpalRyu
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    SumoLego said:
    The resurrection of old threads makes for popular sport.

    Zombie Threads!
    Zombie! Runaway!!!!!!!!!
    *Scooby Doo runs pass me going quite fast!*
    ware did he come from?
    LeeVorpalRyu
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,790
    I've always had the impression chrisalddin is doing his best in typing his posts. Occasionally I have to make a little extra effort to understand something, but whatever - it's no big deal, and he's mentioned more than once that a disability is involved. 

    As for the element separators, I understand some people on the forum are involved in providing Lego for kids in hospital. Maybe some spare element separators would come in handy there too?
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  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited January 2016

    klatu003 said:

    If you take your typed remarks into tons of software on your computer, your spelling and grammer (sic) will be corrected.
    The poster has a spell-checker and recently started looking at a new grammar-checker.

    Perhaps you've received better advice than he has.

    Perhaps you'd like to share that, and your own experience, with him and recommend the software that you use?
    chrisalddinkiki180703klatu003
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    and then. there are members who try as hard as they can. using endless tricks to try and pick up all there mistypes. mistakes and use the limited skill they have after going to a what was called in the 90's as a "special school" for children with learning disability's.
    When you first posted, I groaned, and I'm sure many other people did too. That wasn't because you're dyslexic but because you just appeared to be somebody who couldn't be bothered. However, with something like this, there's very often more to it than meets the eye - as we, or some of us, now know - and that those appearances can be deceptive.

    I know quite a few people had digs at you, some less subtle than others and I include in that the people who just "liked" those who actually did the digging. It was a shame when nobody could be sure of the circumstances, and even more so when your circumstances became available to anybody who could be bothered about looking.

    The point is that I wish people would, in general, give a little bit more elbow room to people who aren't doing what people "normally do". OK, so after a while it may get tiring, but in the interim, it's worth trying to discover if there's, as I said, more to a situation than meets the eye.

    The other day I said something to somebody about aiming low because it caters for most scenarios. The thing is that it applies to people too. (There's an irony there that the "somebody" would understand.) There might be a whole slew of reasons for something that somebody doesn't like. Considering LEGO bricks require a certain amount of dexterity, it's unlikely that there are many quadriplegics here, but on a different forum you might have been stringing posts together by poking a keyboard with a stick between your teeth.

    I hate that word "normal" in this sort of context, that somebody isn't becaving the way they "should". Yes, it can be defined mathematically, but it's generally just one group of people trying to tell another how they should be or how they should behave. The same is still true if that first group is a bunch of "professionals". The thing is that we're all just people in a sort of multi-dimensional spectrum. In the grand scheme of things, we're all just the same collection of water and chemicals.
    now i not trying to make excuses here.
    NOR SHOULD YOU.

    You're as abnormal as the rest of us. You'll have the right number of heads, but you've probably got less than the average number of arms, legs, fingers, toes etc -  as all of us do (people have 0, 1 or 2 arms; the average is not 2). If we have a problem with your typing then we should be able to work around it.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    I've always had the impression chrisalddin is doing his best in typing his posts. Occasionally I have to make a little extra effort to understand something, but whatever - it's no big deal, and he's mentioned more than once that a disability is involved. 

    As for the element separators, I understand some people on the forum are involved in providing Lego for kids in hospital. Maybe some spare element separators would come in handy there too?
    this is a great idea.
    i also contemplated giving them away to the Kids in my family and the next door neighbors kids.
    tallblocktookiki180703catwrangler
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    chrisalddin said:

    i also contemplated giving them away to the Kids in my family and the next door neighbors kids.
    They're LEGO pieces. They've got studs and anti-studs and axles. Use them somehow. A few people have done just that.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    TigerMoth said:
    chrisalddin said:

    i also contemplated giving them away to the Kids in my family and the next door neighbors kids.
    They're LEGO pieces. They've got studs and anti-studs and axles. Use them somehow. A few people have done just that.
    hmmm football field stands?, if they was green then you could use them as hillside.
    or even. very simple arms. that about the best i can come up with
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,294
    my sister said that the brick separator tasted good oO
    Lee
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    chrisalddin said:

    hmmm football field stands?, if they was green then you could use them as hillside.
    or even. very simple arms. that about the best i can come up with
    Somebody used a line of them, side-by-side, to make a wing with an unusual profile on something.

    Somebody used them as the blades of a strimmer.

    Somebody used them as claws on a hand.

    Lots of people have used them as some sort of projection on a spacecraft.

    People have used them as handles.
  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    Fauch said:
    my sister said that the brick separator tasted good oO
    She ate the whole thing?
    Leekiki180703
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,450
    Lego did do green separators in two sets - the Horizon Express being one, but I can't remember the second. It may have been the Palace Cinema.

    I'd quite like different colours too - yellow, pink, purple, light blue maybe.
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @Paperballpark I think you are right about the latter as I have one green one.  Must be from the Place Cinema.  Different colours would be awesome.   

  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I believe it was the Palace Cinema. It was definitely a modular and I think I remember pulling it out of that one thinking they had finally changed the color. But nope, right back to orange after that. 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    good to note that, as i am getting Palace Cinema soon.
    don't quite know what you can do with 1 green one. maybe i use that one only when i need one.

  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    @TigerMoth  Good suggestion.  I use the Office products, but on trying the post from @chrisalddin the software cleaned up the spelling, but not the lack of capitalization at the start of sentences.  My problem is spelling.  I found a thing on the internet "Ginger Software."  When I pasted chisalddin's post in I got back out 

    "And then. There are members who, try as hard as they can. Using endless tricks to try and pick up all their mistypes. Mistakes and use the limited skill they have after going to a what was called in the 90's as a "special school" for children with learning disabilities.Now I am not trying to make excuses here. What I am trying to point out is that the world is not black and white. And that sometimes you have to bend. Or you come off as the bad guy. PS, most of the people I when to school with ware a lot worse off than me.

    Interesting that it did not replace "ware" with "were" in the last sentence. 

    Good luck @chisalddin.




  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,294
    Fauch said:
    my sister said that the brick separator tasted good oO
    She ate the whole thing?
    looked like she was sucking on it
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Ginger Software was running for all of 20 seconds before it crashed.
    but thanks for the idea.
    this pc is temperamental at the best of times.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    I think I prefer his version. It's not too hard to skip out-of-place full-stops; it gets harder when the software then uses them to generate the caps!

    One day...
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  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    @Paperballpark I think you are right about the latter as I have one green one.  Must be from the Place Cinema.  Different colours would be awesome.   

    Yes I also got a green brick separator in my Palace Cinema. I noticed that the brick separator in the movie poster for what appears to be a Lego horror movie about a brick separator is green, so maybe that's why the one included with the set is green. I think the green one is my favorite. I have a bag filled with at least 30 separators I have no idea what to do with. I've thought about throwing them in with Bricklink orders, but probably no one wants them. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    On the mention of spelling errors, when I do make one, I always blame my dyslexic keyboard, because I typed it out fine, dammit, it's the keyboard's fault (mild dyslexia, only really an issue when I'm tired).
    xiahna
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    VorpalRyu said:
    On the mention of spelling errors, when I do make one, I always blame my dyslexic keyboard, because I typed it out fine, dammit, it's the keyboard's fault (mild dyslexia, only really an issue when I'm tired).
    When I'm tired (lets call it skill level) my skill level go's way down.
    i also seem to come out with some dam stupid stuff at times when I'm tired.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 905
    Ah, it did upset me a bit with the whole grammar thing. Of course it can be frustrating to read posts that aren't perfect but it's about being understood. I've heard and read lots about this and I can agree with (see below). Some people have their own story and I admire that. As long as one can be understood then I'm fine. Language is evolving and we shouldn't be so rigid. 

    http://pawilson.ca/g

  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 905
    edited January 2016
    Can't copy and paste the link from my phone. The article is called 'Grammar, it's about being understood, right?'. 
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited January 2016
    This thread seems to have drifted to talking about grammar and whether or not it is acceptable.  I have no problem with the grammar of peoples posts, but I find it hard to believe that the software people claim to be using to improve their posts is as bad as it is.  If it is then start using Dragon Naturally Speaking - it would make your life a lot easier to say the least.
    Anyway, the grammar of peoples post is not as annoying as people starting lots of new threads when there are already existing ones, the reason that @CCC orignally posted and presumably got 'likes'.  No amount of spelling related/poor schooling/grades etc excuses people being too lazy to use the proper threads in my opinion (it can feel like they think the forum didn't exist before they arrived which is a bit rude).
    And it has to be said a first impression of someone starting several new duplicate threads when they are a brand new member does irritate far more than their spelling and doesn't get them off to a good start (whether they have been on other forums in the past or not).  I recognise that I haven't been around long, but I do try not to be annoying (honest).
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,450
    IIRC, the reason the green separator was included in the Palace Cinema was indeed because of the movie poster. The reason it was included with the Horizon Express was because there were a lot of orange bricks in that, so an orange one wouldn't have stood out so much.
    Pitfall69Yodalicioustallblocktookiki180703
  • LegoPegasister2015LegoPegasister2015 Westchester, NYMember Posts: 132
    I haven't counted recently but I estimate I have about 60.
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