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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Conference trolls

XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭✭✭
@Science24, I hope I am too shy to be a troll. He he. But this is the first time I have come across this term.

"Some people avoid giving papers to escape this horror. One of us remembers the joy she felt at a conference when the fire alarm went off just as she finished presenting, saving her from questions altogether. "

Here you have the link: https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/nov/11/dont-be-a-conference-troll-a-guide-to-asking-good-questions


  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Me too @Xanthippe , The one I have been to lately was very exiting, but all the questions were in the "The tough-but-fair question" as there isn't enough room to ask other kind of questions. You know, for us they will present in hurry just to save time for questions, we love to answer them ;)
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,215 mod
    I'm one of them @Xanthippe ! The mere thought of standing up in front of people is enough to make me scurry into a hole and hide!
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Only in the first one @amatsuscribbler , I am sure you will do better afterwards.
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Posts: 2,215 mod
    edited September 2016
    No @science24 . I need a permanent hole in the ground!
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