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Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?
August 10, 2017

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Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 10, 2017

Is everyone away on holiday or what !?! Not much action on the Forum has made me wonder, like the song, "Where have all the (flowers) posters gone ? John (JKW)

August 10, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 685
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 10, 2017

So now we know! JKW is a closet fan of Pete Seeger, him of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Maybe not?? The 'core' of the forum does seem to be dwindling as do the posts. I still wonder what the 'readers' rather than the 'writers' of  the posts think about it all. I know Freddy says there are many, many, more forum members who read the posts than those who actually choose to write anything but it would be interesting to know what they think of the topics we discuss. I know one such person clearly thinks we are all predictable and boring. The 'problem' we have is, those who do post regularly are all pretty much of a similar mindset on most topics discussed, ergo there isn't much real lively debate to be had. Not a surprising phenomena given our backgrounds I suppose and there is a certain degree of comfort to be had in knowing we all have similar values and expectations of the society within which we live. Anyway, I guess we old diehards will keep plugging away in the hope that at least the majority of the readership find at least a modicum of interest in some of the things we discuss.

August 11, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 11, 2017

I was beginning to wonder the same thing David! No sign yet of the aged Carabinier critic. Keeping head below the turret. I put a notice of the passing of Tony Tedstone on the Obituary page and no comments yet. I also put a note on 3rd Carabiniers Ich Dien Facebook page due to the short notice of the funeral as did one other and Sharon and 37 comments so far. Just saying! Freddy

August 11, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 685
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 11, 2017

Hi Freddy, so you put all the time and effort into keeping the site running, some of us, a few, try to support your sterling efforts by stimulating interest and keeping  the comms channels open, a few others dip in and out from time to time with welcome and interesting contributions. The site will only ever be as good as the contributors make it. If the diehards stop posting it will simply go the way of the SCOTS DG site which started off with boundless enthusiasm, promise  and loads of comments and contributions only for it to suddenly die a sad and forlorn literary death mired in apathy and abandonment. I welcome  comments such as those of Ted Tosh who states he reads all of the posts, Ted isn't a prolific poster but he does so from time to time( clearly when he feels he has something to say) and he at least lets us know he enjoys the discussions. The old adage "use it or lose it" is at the forefront of my mind!! In the past ten days or so none of the half dozen regular contributors have posted, for whatever reason, and the site quickly became stagnant and silent. It is ever so slightly irksome then for someone ( the aged Carabiniers critic), who has never posted, to condemn the posters and their posts as being boring and basically writing drivel. I'm not surprised he hasn't got back to you. I would so have welcomed the opportunity to have exchanged views and pleasantries with him!! I am sure lots of members dip in and out of the site, read what they might at first glance find of interest and then some, occasionally, find a topic  they want to post on. We could do with more traffic though, some fresh blood to stimulate conversation and keep the old grey matter working. It would be a sad day if the site did succumb to apathy and fall into disuse through a lack of posters!! Have a great weekend Freddy, I hope all is well with you and yours. Best wishes David.  

August 12, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1205
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 12, 2017

Ok my baying public ,3 granddaughters ,daughter,son,daughter-in-law and a feckin big German type dog visited us over end July and August. Just back from Cork airport seeing the last ones off to Liverpool,phew . Problem was the kids had iPads iPhones etc on my Irish internet and used most of our allowance up ,so monitoring the posts or thinking of any new topics was difficult,and rehashing posts on JC or the fish lady in Scotland has lost its appeal. Once I'm back to normality reading the paper or watching the news instead MTV or CCBC and my nerves are behaving themselves,well who knows ?????

August 12, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 685
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 12, 2017

Trathnona maith duit Bob, (don't know how to put the accents over the vowels lol) good to have you back. Family always takes priority I bet you have had a lively few weeks. Look forward to more pearls of wisdom from Eire. Hope all is well with you and yours, best wishes David.

August 13, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 13, 2017

Site statistics for the last 4 weeks. Members logged in 550 times site Googled 204 times Bing 92 times Yahoo 43 times Others 13 times Busiest day Wed 9 August 41 visits Quietest day Tues 25 July 19 visits  

August 13, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1205
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 13, 2017

Ok Freddie,as it's the 13 th August how can you predict 25 August as a quiet day , or are you just seeing who actually reads posts ??????? The questions that need to be answered is " who's on the what search engine " ??? Me I'm a Google fool ,why ? iPad,laptop and phone ,and it works world wide.

August 13, 2017

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 141
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 13, 2017

Well spotted Bob. Mea Culpa. Have put it right now. Was of course July 25th as the quiet day. The Google etc figures indicate searches by the general public who are looking at the site. Will see if there is a way to identify the source of the inquiries. Enjoyed your blue tits by the way. Freddy

August 14, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1205
Where Have All The “Posters” Gone…?

August 14, 2017

And there I was thinking you were having a "senior moment " as my grandkids say ,but on a more serious note keep up the great work of keeping us old folk talking 46 years after the demise of the Regiment.Hope to see you in Chester .


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