Revisitation of past mistakes .
Back in August of 2 ought 11 a post was made by Tom128 http://forum.moonzoo.org/index.php?topic=4.msg10868#msg10868
to which I responded to http://forum.moonzoo.org/index.php?topic=4.msg10870#msg10870
and Ireneant responded back to http://forum.moonzoo.org/index.php?topic=4.msg10894#msg10894
The topic was melt flow features ( of which I knew nothing about ) and related impacts ( that were nether impacts , or related ) but that didn't stop me , I had crayon in hand and was off to the races .
The pic in question .
And the polite response .
To which I never got back too . ( mistake #1 ) However in my defense , at the time I did not think I could muster an appropriate response inside of a week if at all and not massacre the attempt .
In the picture above I marked 3 craters thinking they caused all this and then were backfilled with material . ( mistake #2 ) As you can clearly see in the picture below I marked everything but a crater .
And as you can also clearly see I did not provide an ample picture to see the whole of the melt pond (mistake #3) expecting she knew every crater by heart (mistake #4) . A slightly broader picture may have lent light my observation . ( which she correctly guessed at anyway ) .
Such as this .Nac http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc/view_lroc/LRO-L-LROC-3-CDR-V1.0/M143641913RC
So , you may ask " What did a five sandwich eating hillbilly like placidstorm learn from this ? "
Well , from hanging with smart folks , through forums , podcasts , smart folks links and such ...
#1. First and foremost if you're a hillbilly like me get a browser that comes with SPELLCHECK . I'm pretty sure I've poked someone's eye out by now .
#2. If a scientist opens a dialog with you its rude not to respond ( even if you're a dummy , like me ) .
#3. If you're trying to sell a point , look at it from all the angles you can . (There is almost always more to the picture) .
#4. Take all the advice a scientist gives you . ( they really are smarter than a fifth grader ) .
Some of this stuff sticks out like sore thumb after 9 months on the moon , others .... not so much . 9 months ago I'd say " Moon ? Yea we got one but moonless nights make for better hunting the next morning ."