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I keep wondering why more people do not post. We have LOTS of members and yet toooooooo many simply lurk, there is no clique, no club of those who post, just people sat where ever they are and hitting the keyboard.

I know that lots of you have had a go at ALBF about his posts.

But at least he has been posting on here and getting replies, which is the ONLY way a board survives. And when one loses regular posters like Chancer, then that is VERY BAD, and very SAD too.

Me, this is as much as I can manage for hours. My pad is useless and often won't even show the board, and due to recent surgery, cannot sit here at my pc for more than five minutes without being in great pain, and that frankly puts me off.


So you lurkers, PLEASE post, or this board will probably end up dying.



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Get put of by replying to posts and then being ignored. The forum is as cliqueless as France is classless.
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Lehaut, were you Johnnynomates at school, wat everyone ignored😅?
Most of my posts go unrequited, but do I worry, nahhh, just dream up more crup to post, though I must say that the important stuff usually gets excellent replies.
Just look at yesterday, Norman was kind enough to search through his extensive collection of Mantovani LPs and find a real classic oldie that he appears to have played and played and played and played................😇
Ticking over, just about.
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Me too, I have posts that don't get replies, so I should feel offended or something........ I don't think so.

 And really, how is there a clique????

I truly get sick of that old soldier. I really really do.

On any board, there are people one gets drawn to, as in life, like the cut of their cloth, like the way they post,  just something about them. As in life, it does not mean that they reciprocate either!

There are people on here I am very fond of. And as in life, I do not agree with some of their posts, as I am sure that they do not agree with me.

And chez moi, there are many things that my and my old man do not agree on, and the kids, well, it seems the older they get, the less we agree on anything at all.

I have never met anyone on here. There are some I would like to meet up with, and cooperlola did just that, what an adventure that surely was. For me, if I ever do it, it would mean that I could end up with some meetings with joy and some with regret. And I shall never know unless I ever do it!


And new posters, well, I personally like ALBF, OK he comes out with some daft stuff, but as I had never seen him post anywhere before as I said, just like something about him. And he got the board posting......and that is a very good thing.

Ah well, lurkers please post, if you have been lurking for a long time, surely you understand how this works.



And that is me finished, my five minutes up, too long sat.

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OK Idun - accept your challenge.
You wrote - Me, this is as much as I can manage for hours. My pad is useless and often won't even show the board, and due to recent surgery, cannot sit here at my pc for more than five minutes without being in great pain, and that frankly puts me off.

So WHY have you got a useless Ipad - order one online for heavens sake - and then you can post as much as you want.
Ah - I'm sorry you're not well - don't like the sound of that 'painful surgery' -
wot you dun to yuself me old butt ?

Maybe the Ipads aren't such a great idea;  not a clue cause I don't want, don't need, and not inclined to spend a lot of money just to flash around something expensive to get lost, get broken, or stolen.   Not for me.
Only have a mobile phone, never switched on - for emergency use only.
Call me old-fashioned...do I care, nope !!!
Chessie



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IPads are superb but they can get full and the batteries can get old.
So, save anything you want to keep on the cloud and do a factory reset and get rid of all the crup that has accumulated and slow it down.
Not sure if the batteries can be changed.
























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Here's a thing, Chessie.
I need a new computer of some sort. I've been looking around. A new laptop will leave me little in the way of change from £1k. I bought a cheap one a few years ago, and to be honest I would have been better off flushing the money down the toilet, as it won't even update Windows...bearing in mind I've barely used it since new and have nothing stored on it whatsoever. It has about as much memory as me, and I can't remember what I had for dinner an hour ago.
A new iPad, on the other hand, will cost me £399. It will do everything a laptop will do, more or less, and it's much more portable and flexible. If I were to get an Android tablet, I'd probably be able to spend a fair bit less. So, it's absolutely nothing to do with flashing it around (it never leaves the house, and if people visit, I don't answer the door waving my iPad). It won't get lost because I know where I put it. It's no more likely to get stolen than any other electrical item in the house, so if we get burgled it's a goner, but the same would be true of a laptop. It's just that if I buy a new machine, I'll get better value by purchasing an iPad.
And I have friends like you...have a mobile phone but never turn it on...but they've still got one. Who's the mug? If you have no use for a mobile phone, don't bother getting one! A few of our friends were waiting for us a few months ago and we'd had a bit of a problem. Out of politeness, we tried to call and let them know not to wait for us, but 3 out of 4 who had mobile phones had them turned off. To me, that's not only odd, but in some ways it's quite rude. Why? Well, if you give me your mobile number and don't switch your phone on, it's like saying "nothing you might ring me for can be important" whereas if you switch on your phone because you need to phone me, you'd expect me to answer because you think that your reason for calling IS important. Mi do hope that, if you ever have to use your mobile in an emergency, you don't have the misfortune to be trying to call someone like you.
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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I have a mobile phone, though I managed for years without one, and only really got one to start with when I rented a place without a phone, and that just for emergencies.  I bought an iphone whilst travelling in Oz as the wifi was naff, or expensive, and so do use it, but mainly for photos, email and some searching, keyboard is too small for me, and it won't text properly, and usually sits on the desk, whilst I type away at my MAC which I much prefer.  I also bought an ipad for when I travel, but I cannot do as much as I can with my MAC which admittedly I cannot travel with.

One good thing about the phone is that I can redirect calls from our landline and block those numbers I do not know, they are usually spam.  But then, I often don't answer it as I am not always near it and when it is in my bag I can't hear it.  I do use it to make calls, as is in next to me on my desk wherea the  landline isn't, and the mobile phone is useful when travelling too!

So the pros and cons of mobile phones.  But I could certainly live without one if need be.


Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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