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Q: For the Knowledge- Seeker -ga Are you there?? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: For the Knowledge- Seeker -ga Are you there??
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: johnfrommelbourne-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 12 Nov 2003 03:33 PST
Expires: 12 Dec 2003 03:33 PST
Question ID: 275017
Dear Know,
           I have been unable to use my account for a long period
although Google-Answers technical people thought they had fixed it
once. Hence I have not been unable to answer question clarification
you put to me. Finally they did fix it or it began working again at
least and for this I am grateful and learnt a bit about what American
customer service is all about. I.E It is as good as we hear down here
in Oz. Anyway perhaps a bit late to go back to the question in
question although I  must thankyou for your input re: my mothers
attempts to sell some of her pastries and cakes.

What I may do now if you can wait a little is structure a suitable
question with a suitable price that is right up your alley, so to
speak. I.E When next I have a question that I think suits you I will
direct to you alone. Hows that??

 There may be questions from me to GRs at large in the meantime that
you may in fact grab but rest assured at some stage I will actually
direct a question your way. Hows that?? Now grab this small fortune
and I will see you next time as above. John From Melbourne
Subject: Re: For the Knowledge- Seeker -ga Are you there??
Answered By: knowledge_seeker-ga on 12 Nov 2003 18:45 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there John!

Yes, I'm here, and isn't this a nice surprise! Wow, too bad about your
account being messed up, but I'm glad you got it straightened out. We
miss our regulars when they aren't around. :-)

Since something about me makes it physically impossible to take your
$2.50 without giving you something concrete for your money, I figured
I'd pass along one of the more interesting websites I came across in
my travels this week.

Check here and perhaps you will find that you have a confluence right
in your own back yard.


At the risk of compromising my double-secret anonymity and having you
stealthily track me through the bush, here's the confluence closest to


And yes, I'd be happy to answer any question you direct my way. 

Thanks for following up. I appreciate it. 

johnfrommelbourne-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for that knowledge -seeker.  Yes I spent ages checking out the
site on confluences and found it most interesting. I dont know how you
will do all of my country with its 750 odd confluences and only 257
completed. We are very big as you know and I can usually say that with
some conviction to almost everyone else in the world that I talk to
except of course you are from a country even bigger!! Still as just
one continuous land mass uninterrupted by water and islands it is a
big country by any standard.  I see your group has done all of my part
of Australia right through the kangaroo country that I am from. Do
they or your group realise that the rest of Australia that you have
not done is still nearly the same size as Europe!!! Further the areas
not done are populated by kangaroos,emus, wedge-tailed eagles and
perhaps a few aboriginals.It was only in the 70s that they found
people there who had never seen white people before! This is
wilderness of the extreme kind that even 95% of Australians will never
see. Most of us tough Aussies here get lost and scared once we get
outside the comfort  and familiarity of our big cities, i.e Sydney
about 5 million and Melbourne about 4 million. Other than a few other
state capitals of around one-2 million each thats the core of
Austalias populaion of 18 million. Are you a co-ordinator of the
project by the way??
just what is your role in it then??

 John From Melbourne

Subject: Re: For the Knowledge- Seeker -ga Are you there??
From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 14 Nov 2003 04:14 PST
Good Morning John!

I'm glad you enjoyed the Confluence website. Actually, no, I have
nothing to do with the Confluence Project. I stumbled across it in a
comment made by Robert Skelton one day, checked it out, and thought
the whole idea of it was very cool. And yes, I must say, they do have
their work cut out for them in Australia.

It might interest you to know that I spent 1969-71 living in the
middle of your kangaroo country -- Alice Springs. It was a pretty
rough and tumble frontier town back then! Having the adventurous
parents I did meant that we spent a great deal of time traipsing about
the desert, swimming in waterholes, and sleeping under the vast
southern sky to the snuffling of dingoes, kangas, and cows. I also
went to school with aboriginal children who came in off the desert
just for the school day wearing their only "real" clothing -- their
school uniforms. Yes, Alice was quite the eye-opening experience for
this suburban American girl. :-)

Thanks for fun discussion John. Brought back great memories. 

Take care,


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