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Where Have All The Forumites Gone?


Bing.alau
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This forum certainly goes very quiet between Friday nights' Postcard Puzzle and the rest of the week. Where does everybody pop off to? Maybe we should get Brumas to put a second edition on Mondays or Tuesdays?

Are we running out of subjects to natter about?

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Quickbeam

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Jock1e

"No doubt things will buck up a bit when the decent weather arrives."

Don't hold your breath, it's become gradually less and less relevant to more members since the major changes which saw a lot of the regular posters disappear. When you look at most of us now, you see that we all have very definite time slots for activity which are becoming less punctual all the time.

I think the simple fact is that we're witnessing the general demise of internet forums as Facebook & Titter thrive in their ascendancy, but I won't be moving into Twittering class circles myself.

Once the rearguard gets all shot up, we'll all be doomed to wander the ether in a perpetual search of a friendly web page...

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exdragon

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Love it - 'Facebook & Titter', thanks, Quickbeam!

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Quickbeam

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...titter ye not, t'was a genuine typo!

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exdragon

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Yes, I guessed it was, but it just about sums up a lot of the t(w)ittering, doesn't it!

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Forum Editor

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"it just about sums up a lot of the t(w)ittering, doesn't it!"

Yes, it does. One of the reasons I have not joined the Twitter crowd is because I cannot understand the appeal of reading about the minutiae of a complete stranger's life, and I cannot see that anyone else would want to read about mine.

Ditto Facebook - if I want to contact people I know I can do it by email, by phone, or via Skype; it's enough, I just don't have enough time for Facebook or Twitter, apart from anything else.

I have worked in offices where people seem to spend almost as much time on social networking as they do on actually working for a living.

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pabby

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Where Have All The Forumites Gone?

Perhaps the site should have a small sub section for obituaries.

The majority of posters in the speakers corner section are well over 60 and the 2 main " usual suspects " are certainly entitled to a free bus pass.

You could have the option to write a memorial message, light a candle or bury old scores.

tic

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Jock1e

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[Perhaps the site should have a small sub section for obituaries.]

We have but it looks like you have to be a celebrity to join.

None of our long departed forum members have come back to complain so maybe they prefer it that way.

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Aitchbee

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Are we running out of subjects to natter about?

I can quite easily think of a dozen or so ... off the top of my head ... to keep the ball rolling ... if push comes to shove.

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Bing.alau

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Aitchbee. It seems we need intellectual subjects. Classical music might be something to talk about for a change. I quite enjoy a bit of it on my car radio. But I know nothing about composers etc.

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Aitchbee

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Bing.alau - that's a good start. Goreckie... or whatever his name was ... always makes me cry 'inside' when I listen to it. Nobody can explain the power of music.

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