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Title: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on October 01, 2017, 11:15:23 AM
Sad

Used to be busy here, remember from the C4 days.

How can we generate more interest?

I suggest reducing number of sub topics for example, amalgamating Entertainment with Music, merging Random Banter, the News, the Hutch and Not So Quite News together, gadget and sport together and get rid of the rest.

Why?  Because few people want to jump from sub topic to sub topic to see what new has been posted.  Or rather, just have most of it on one page.





Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Je on October 01, 2017, 11:44:38 AM
Been dying a death for ages. Bickering might put any new folk off - its not much of an invitation. If people put their pov without getting personal about each other would be a better place.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: barky on October 01, 2017, 03:12:46 PM
forums have been losing out significantly to facebook, twitter etc for a long time now
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Guzman on October 01, 2017, 06:18:31 PM
Personally i dont get whats so great about Facebook anyway?.  Facebook seems to be mainly about.....look at me...look at my life....look what i wore last time i went out......look at what i made for dinner for tonight.....look at this photo of the latest book im reading.......why do so many people out there give a dam????.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: barky on October 01, 2017, 06:42:15 PM
^ never done any of that on facebook myself (although someone on here is slightly guilty of similar)
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Je on October 01, 2017, 09:51:16 PM
Facebook is a stalking and identity theft tool isn't it... like Linkedin? Or is there another use no-one told me about?
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Return of the Mac on October 01, 2017, 09:56:00 PM
Don't do Facecrap :)
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: tequila_nic on October 02, 2017, 10:51:07 AM
Been dying a death for ages. Bickering might put any new folk off - its not much of an invitation. If people put their pov without getting personal about each other would be a better place.

This

Nic
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Q13.1 on October 02, 2017, 12:30:53 PM
^ never done any of that on facebook myself (although someone on here is slightly guilty of similar)

Me by any chance? ;) I did declare here I was off to start my own cult.
Seriously seeing all the conflict here, including that instigated by me, I found it to be very upsetting and best avoided.
Now I lose sleep when I get booted off groups over there when I upset sensibilities.
Also I am finding it progressively more painful to use the keyboard,
so writing extensively is not a desirable option.

At Facebook I have met a lot of sincere people who I would call friends. been there since the start of the year and only been let down by one of them who was abusing my other (lady) friends despite me warning him off doing this and another guy who didn't let me down but so off his rocker the poor soul he keeps disappearing.

I have brought a lot of people together, through the groups I run and belong to, our common interest is taking pictures (everyone is a togger these days) and for a surprising number of us  we use this hobby as a diversion from pain, depression etc and among those I have brought together they appreciate the fact that they are not alone and have met others in the same boat. Also, we are all non-judgemental.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Je on October 02, 2017, 12:51:41 PM
Also I am finding it progressively more painful to use the keyboard,
so writing extensively is not a desirable option.


You tried voice recognition? Its 'there' now...
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Return of the Mac on October 02, 2017, 12:53:27 PM
You tried voice recognition? Its 'there' now...

yeah...quite a handy tool.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on October 04, 2017, 09:22:27 PM
I'm all for Facebook.

It's a tool, that's all, and like any other tool it can be put to good or bad use.

So what if people post pictures of food or videos of cats all day? It is also a powerful conduit for making friends, finding friends and even losing friends...

If you find everything on there twee and annoying you are befriending the wrong people, following the wrong pages and belong to the wrong groups.

It's not the fault of the person who posts a picture of a bacon sandwich; it is your fault for following them. You don't have to, y'know.

And if you can't find interesting stuff on FB you are an idiot.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on October 12, 2017, 12:20:02 PM
Been dying a death for ages. Bickering might put any new folk off - its not much of an invitation. If people put their pov without getting personal about each other would be a better place.

Disagree

Bickering has been going on since the C4 forums.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Visitor on October 17, 2017, 04:27:23 PM
There are a number of forummers who visit the forum but  just don't post.

Saphreya, Ghostrider, Clax, V8, sven, miasgran, Sally, Q, Whitesage, PFF (until recently), froggyherts


They constitute a quorum, I'd guess, or at least are more than the number of people who do regularly  post.

Why visit here and not post?
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on October 17, 2017, 05:11:20 PM
There are a number of forummers who visit the forum but  just don't post.

Saphreya, Ghostrider, Clax, V8, sven, miasgran, Sally, Q, Whitesage, PFF (until recently), froggyherts


They constitute a quorum, I'd guess, or at least are more than the number of people who do regularly  post.

Why visit here and not post?

I was having a break to be honest. It started when I got a new position and I did not have much time for wasting.

I only check back in the hope to find that you have died in a hilarious misadventure.

You really are a disappointment, to yourself and others.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on October 18, 2017, 07:21:59 PM
There are a number of forummers who visit the forum but  just don't post.

Saphreya, Ghostrider, Clax, V8, sven, miasgran, Sally, Q, Whitesage, PFF (until recently), froggyherts


They constitute a quorum, I'd guess, or at least are more than the number of people who do regularly  post.

Why visit here and not post?
Largely because nobody has brought up any interesting topics

I often come on and not post because nobody is posting anything interesting in the News section but only to find it later it has been posted in the Random section

That's why I think if we reduced the number of sections and say put Random stuff with News, we can avoid that problem
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Q13.1 on October 18, 2017, 09:25:40 PM

I often come on and not post because nobody is posting anything interesting in the News section but only to find it later it has been posted in the Random section


WTF don't you start an interesting topic instead of relying upon others to have done it for you? Are you not up to the job? Christ every section of this place was filled with me and my topics. You can do the same you know you don't need any special priveleges to be able to. You think fewer sections is the answer? No the bloody answer is YOU contribute, YOU start threads, YOU keep them alive. OMG!
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on October 20, 2017, 09:45:22 PM
WTF don't you start an interesting topic instead of relying upon others to have done it for you? Are you not up to the job? Christ every section of this place was filled with me and my topics. You can do the same you know you don't need any special priveleges to be able to. You think fewer sections is the answer? No the bloody answer is YOU contribute, YOU start threads, YOU keep them alive. OMG!

I hold the record on the C4 Forum for a topic I posted that reached 144 pages.  Except it went higher than that, the counter stopped.  Bug in database.   

I don't post topics largely because I can reference what I wanted to say in another topic already posted.

I thought that was better practice than posting new topics that are closely related to another topic already posted?
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Ghostrider on October 29, 2017, 11:56:49 AM
There are a number of forummers who visit the forum but  just don't post.

Saphreya, Ghostrider, Clax, V8, sven, miasgran, Sally, Q, Whitesage, PFF (until recently), froggyherts


They constitute a quorum, I'd guess, or at least are more than the number of people who do regularly  post.

Why visit here and not post?
There used to be a good cross section of posters with differing views that i may not have agreed with but respected in the main.

Now it is the same people arguing the same few points over and over and they generally decline into childish insults within a few posts.

I still check on the forum most days to see what the rabble are up to. :D
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Return of the Mac on October 29, 2017, 12:03:37 PM
There used to be a good cross section of posters with differing views that i may not have agreed with but respected in the main.

Now it is the same people arguing the same few points over and over and they generally decline into childish insults within a few posts.

I still check on the forum most days to see what the rabble are up to. :D

I blame Sven. I am more of a reactionary forummer. Otherwise I am harmless. Most here have an issue with my opinion...hence I get abused and ridiculed by them. I fightback... :D

This was why I asked the chief offender to take his stuff to the hutch area of this forum. It must be  very boring for others to watch these childish manbags flying all over.....

I hope  to see more of your posts in the future.  :D
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on October 29, 2017, 09:42:21 PM
I blame Sven. I am more of a reactionary forummer. Otherwise I am harmless. Most here have an issue with my opinion...hence I get abused and ridiculed by them. I fightback... :D

I agree, Putinbots are harmless.  They fightback with 'Alternative Facts'  :)

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This was why I asked the chief offender to take his stuff to the hutch area of this forum. It must be  very boring for others to watch these childish manbags flying all over.....

I hope  to see more of your posts in the future.  :D

Agree GhostRider, pls come back, make this forum live again

And can we get rid of the sub sections, the less the better, can't be bothered to check the lot

More emicons pls, hello, is forum regulator listening? 
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on October 29, 2017, 10:04:59 PM
There used to be a good cross section of posters with differing views that i may not have agreed with but respected in the main.

Now it is the same people arguing the same few points over and over and they generally decline into childish insults within a few posts.

I still check on the forum most days to see what the rabble are up to. :D

I would love to cease the insults but when faced with such intentional stupidity presented as opinion, I have to break out the hilarious.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Groper on November 06, 2017, 09:46:46 PM
I would love to cease the insults but when faced with such intentional stupidity presented as opinion, I have to break out the hilarious.

Please don't cease on the insults.  Your insults are imaginative and adds to the vocabulary of insults.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 07, 2017, 12:11:02 PM
Sven's abuse is the only reason I come here now....oh and ROTM's incredible insights of course..
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 07, 2017, 12:13:50 PM
Sven's abuse is the only reason I come here now....oh and ROTM's incredible insights of course..

I knew it!

Apart from ROTM's incredibly bad insight. That surprises me!

Anyway, erm what did I use on you?

Ah yes. Hippie girlfriend, hairy armpit licking fetish, get sucked off by that guy who calls you "my main man" in your sleep, erm what else?

You are not a paedo or a cottager, I remember that much. And you have pretty sound and balanced opinion.

How else did I abuse you?
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 07, 2017, 12:53:32 PM
I knew it!

Apart from ROTM's incredibly bad insight. That surprises me!

Anyway, erm what did I use on you?

Ah yes. Hippie girlfriend, hairy armpit licking fetish, get sucked off by that guy who calls you "my main man" in your sleep, erm what else?

You are not a paedo or a cottager, I remember that much. And you have pretty sound and balanced opinion.

How else did I abuse you?

The abuse goes back a long way, Sven, and I think I've blanked most of it out...  ;)

The hippie girlfriend thing was pretty vanilla as was being sucked off by that guy...although obviously that led to many  a wet dream afterwards. You've always been quite civil to me, Sven. You did make a comment some time ago that you'd given up on abusing me because I never got upset!  :ROFL:
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 07, 2017, 01:44:06 PM
The abuse goes back a long way, Sven, and I think I've blanked most of it out...  ;)

The hippie girlfriend thing was pretty vanilla as was being sucked off by that guy...although obviously that led to many  a wet dream afterwards. You've always been quite civil to me, Sven. You did make a comment some time ago that you'd given up on abusing me because I never got upset!  :ROFL:

Yeah, if someone proves themselves to be reasonably balanced and adult with their opinions, then just either largely ignore or play along with the abuse, I don't usually continue.

I don't even need to agree with the opinion. All I ask is that the opinion can be backed up with a course of reasoning.

Anyone with a brain but no life could read back through all of my hilarious typings to see that theme being very strong.

When people try to shame/belittle/outwit me, that is when I go for them. Especially if it is clear that the abuse is getting to them!

...although obviously that led to many  a wet dream afterwards.

For you or him?
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Q13.1 on November 08, 2017, 01:54:34 AM
I think forum numbers are dropping because all of our sperm counts are too.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 08, 2017, 08:26:01 AM
I think it's a simple case of eveything that can be said has been said. You can only say Trump is a c**t so many times. You can only applaud or deride Brexit so many times. You can only blame or defend Islam so many times. You can only deny or acknowledge global warming so many times.

It's all been said, and I suspect you'll find most current afairs forums, apart frm those reserved for those in the 'inner circle' are dying a slow death. Being able to express your views on public forums is a great thing in principle, the fact that it changes nothing whatsoever is of course a discussion for another day.

Besides that, RB is not a very friendly place. It's like a gaggle of slappers fighting over a handbag.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 08, 2017, 11:46:18 AM
I think it's a simple case of eveything that can be said has been said. You can only say Trump is a c**t so many times. You can only applaud or deride Brexit so many times. You can only blame or defend Islam so many times. You can only deny or acknowledge global warming so many times.

It's all been said, and I suspect you'll find most current afairs forums, apart frm those reserved for those in the 'inner circle' are dying a slow death. Being able to express your views on public forums is a great thing in principle, the fact that it changes nothing whatsoever is of course a discussion for another day.

Besides that, RB is not a very friendly place. It's like a gaggle of slappers fighting over a handbag.

I am very friendly!

It's just that a number of people here are so contemptible, that they are not worthy of friendship. Even their dogs hate them.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 08, 2017, 12:17:49 PM
I am very friendly!

It's just that a number of people here are so contemptible, that they are not worthy of friendship. Even their dogs hate them.

That's because they sexually harass their dogs. In some cases they arse rape them, because they can't find a human mate who can cope with the hate and the smell.

I told you this place was unfriendly....  >:D
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 08, 2017, 01:04:55 PM
That's because they sexually harass their dogs. In some cases they arse rape them, because they can't find a human mate who can cope with the hate and the smell.

I told you this place was unfriendly....  >:D

Very true.

This is why I find these people objectionable. I care for my dog, but absolutely not in a sexual way. More in a hunting psycho clowns at night way.

I am also happily married to my Finnish wife, who likes to lurk in tree branches and before surprising and murdering passing russians.

As these other forum people have only hate and dog harrassment in their lives, they find the joyous worlds of happy marriage, appropriate dog relationships and clown or russian killing to be baffling and upsetting.

Take Ali for instance. He sits on Norwich high street grifting for pocket change every day, due to some indian beggar children stealing his job. Understandably he feels rejected and depressed. So when he comes here and sees people who have joy in their lives, he lashes out!
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 08, 2017, 01:45:58 PM
Very true.

This is why I find these people objectionable. I care for my dog, but absolutely not in a sexual way. More in a hunting psycho clowns at night way.

I am also happily married to my Finnish wife, who likes to lurk in tree branches and before surprising and murdering passing russians.

As these other forum people have only hate and dog harrassment in their lives, they find the joyous worlds of happy marriage, appropriate dog relationships and clown or russian killing to be baffling and upsetting.

Take Ali for instance. He sits on Norwich high street grifting for pocket change every day, due to some indian beggar children stealing his job. Understandably he feels rejected and depressed. So when he comes here and sees people who have joy in their lives, he lashes out!

I salute your wife for doing that. Bloody Russians, coming over here - and Sweden no doubt - buying football teams, expensive properties and strutting about like they own the place. Stinking of cabbage and vodka...

As for Ali, I have some sympathy. My job was taken by Romanian folk singers and I was reduced to playing the spoons and working as a rent boy to make ends meet. That was a while back though. The old arse aint what it used to be...  :(
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 08, 2017, 01:50:20 PM
I salute your wife for doing that. Bloody Russians, coming over here - and Sweden no doubt - buying football teams, expensive properties and strutting about like they own the place. Stinking of cabbage and vodka...

As for Ali, I have some sympathy. My job was taken by Romanian folk singers and I was reduced to playing the spoons and working as a rent boy to make ends meet. That was a while back though. The old arse aint what it used to be...  :(

Yes, well she survived breast cancer, so swore to live life to the full by ending the lives of others. When it was pointed out that western society takes a dim view on murder, she found a loophole in the law which allows for Finnish people to "indulge in patriotic action".

Ali would love to work as a rent boy. At the moment he accidently gives it away for free, as he tends to pass out face down in Norwich's cardboard village.

The only time he gets his jollies, is when Q gets on the train in a drunken stupor so finds and cuddles up with Ali in tramp central.
This happens surprisingly often.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 08, 2017, 01:55:25 PM
Yes, well she survived breast cancer, so swore to live life to the full by ending the lives of others. When it was pointed out that western society takes a dim view on murder, she found a loophole in the law which allows for Finnish people to "indulge in patriotic action".

Ali would love to work as a rent boy. At the moment he accidently gives it away for free, as he tends to pass out face down in Norwich's cardboard village.

The only time he gets his jollies, is when Q gets on the train in a drunken stupor so finds and cuddles up with Ali in tramp central.
This happens surprisingly often.

Jesus, that's messy. I think Q lives in Plymouth too, which makes it worse. They don't normally let Janners out of the town after dark.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sven on November 08, 2017, 02:10:42 PM
Jesus, that's messy. I think Q lives in Plymouth too, which makes it worse. They don't normally let Janners out of the town after dark.

Yeah, there is loads of sordid stuff going on with the other forum members.

I only joined here after moving to Sweden, as we at Leelad.net knew all about the horror of the homo erotic aging men-alcoholic-tramp sex circles.

I wanted to comment, but not accidently write to them in their "code", then find Charles Martel in a pair of rubber boots and a dressing gown at my door.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: New World on November 08, 2017, 02:25:19 PM
Yeah, there is loads of sordid stuff going on with the other forum members.

I only joined here after moving to Sweden, as we at Leelad.net knew all about the horror of the homo erotic aging men-alcoholic-tramp sex circles.

I wanted to comment, but not accidently write to them in their "code", then find Charles Martel in a pair of rubber boots and a dressing gown at my door.

Yeah, Charles had a touch of the Anders Breiviks about him. I quite liked him though, because I was very Euroskeptic for a while, before I realized that the cunts who wanted out were even worse than the cunts who wanted in.

Yeah I miss Charles. Do you remember Panther? He was the voice of reason. He hated me because I was a prolific peddler of conspiracies, and he was an MI5 plant. I actually think he was David Aaronivich. Either that, or he may have been that dude who died then cralwed in side a holdall in handcuffs in that London apartment a few years back.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Return of the Mac on November 08, 2017, 08:12:41 PM
Sven's abuse is the only reason I come here now....oh and ROTM's incredible insights of course..

Thanks for that compliment NW.  ;)
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Guzman on November 09, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
I think it's a simple case of eveything that can be said has been said. You can only say Trump is a c**t so many times. You can only applaud or deride Brexit so many times. You can only blame or defend Islam so many times. You can only deny or acknowledge global warming so many times.


Im going to say a phrase here that use to get said rather often on chavscum, and that is "quoted for truthery" (is that even such a word?).

This is what i have honestly found on here, when it goes through phases of threads and posts only being made about current affairs and politics.  The same opinions, buzz words, subjects and political concepts just keep getting rehashed and rehashed.

This is why during my return on here last years summer, there have been times i have tried to make threads about subjects that arnt as commonly talked about, and some even bizarre, and even when its come at my own expense.   I can do news and politics in small doses (which is an improvement on how i was on chavscum, when i could hardly do it ever at all lol), but i cant really do it or tolerate it in large doses.
Title: Re: Forum numbers dropping
Post by: Sir Rocis de Liver on November 14, 2017, 12:16:26 PM
I hold the record on the C4 Forum for a topic I posted that reached 144 pages.  Except it went higher than that, the counter stopped.  Bug in database.   

I don't post topics largely because I can reference what I wanted to say in another topic already posted.

I thought that was better practice than posting new topics that are closely related to another topic already posted?

The old Channel 4 News Forum record thread was one on Grammar.
It reached nearly 700 pages.
People kept getting suspended then coming back.
Thatís a factual fact.