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Is it just me

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by willie45, May 1, 2018.

  1. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Or is this forum really tedious at the moment?

    Not the honourable members, of course, but it seems less than interesting.

    If so, why?
     
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    We could ask Nige to do a canter round the forums. ;)
     
  3. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he could give us one of his shoes for good luck :)
     
  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Perhaps many people are too afraid of causing offence by being un-PC.
     
  5. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Roger's computer died.....
     
  6. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Not into PUFs then Willie?
     
  7. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Is your name Brian?

    There are too few regular members is part of the problem.
     
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I am regular. The porridge and granola see to that, not to mention the beans.
     
  9. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I found the urban dictionary helpful in this instance. :)
     
  10. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    That is a major part of the problem and of the regular 16 or so, 12 all have the same views. It ends up most people just whooping each other on which is very tedious. I don't exclude myself from that category.
     
  11. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about left wing views vs right wing views?
     
  12. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    Not really. There's a forum orthodoxy, though, that I find tedious. I don't necessarily disagree with the orthodox views on here but it's a bit boring just egging each other on. You know the sort of thing. Someone posts a view and then everyone joins in, each one trying to agree more than the next. I sometimes consider joining under another name and posting stuff for a laugh, and then I remember it's trolling and even more irritating. Plus I can't be bothered

    PS I'm not knocking the people who share these orthodox views. I'm one of them. Just wish we had some more alternative posts.
     
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  13. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    You wouldn't be the first ;)
     
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  14. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I suspect you might be right :)
     
  15. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I think @Learning has a tough time on here :D
     
  16. frank1

    frank1 Well-Known Member

    Thinking about the thread that someone posted on the other day started in 2013. There was a few members on there but are no longer on here. How did they manage to escape.
     
  17. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I once tried doing that quite a few years ago. There was one poster who was really getting on my tits (no longer here) so I created another account that had a play on his username. I got an email from someone to do with the forum, telling me that whilst he agreed with me, and was quite funny, I really wasn't allowed to have 2 usernames. My problem was I created it at home and my IP's matched!
     
  18. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I really must disagree, Willie... ;)
     
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I don't have strong views on anything. I just watch, listen, learn, titter, get mildly annoyed, have a glass of wine and maybe contribute my view, which is usually pragmatic.

    Then I go and take some pictures... Willie45!

    Much easier to find me animated on FB, but I actually know a lot on there - and they know me, so we can josh each other! On here, 'joshing' tends to be taken the wrong way by some and it all gets very complicated.

    Actually, when I moved from London to come here, the thing I missed most was a good discussion/argument/tease on some subject or other. I found that people tended to take me seriously here on the Island! Apart from one guy, who recognized wit - and so Council office life was tolerable, sometimes at least.
     
  20. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Cripes, I think we have seen too much of the opposite; people disagreeing and unable to disagree in a reasonable manner and turning to personal abuse. Maybe I have to take a certain member off Ignore, just to entertain people?
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2018

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