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September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

It seems that the ‘core’ of regular contributors has now diminished to a total of 3 with a further small number of ad hoc posts from one or two ‘fringe core’ members.

I have not posted much of late as I wanted to see the level of  traffic generated without my input. As I suspected JKW and Bob are the only other 2 regular contributors. I don’t quite understand why that is. I belong to the XRH site, the JLR site and the Muenster Garrison site. The first two achieve regular contributions from across the country, the latter has a really healthy discussion group based on reminisces of times served in Muenster and BAOR generally. None of the other forums I mention have any dominant posters and politics are only rarely discussed. Lots of fun posts, photos, memes and light hearted stories abound but reminiscing is the central theme of each of them.

Is that perhaps the ‘missing link’ on this site? Just a question. Something is clearly stopping folk posting because as Freddie often says many, many, more folk read the posts than those who post. I feel as  though I am actually emailing JK and Bob rather than posting on an open forum with a few hundred members. I might add the 3DG fb page isn’t that well supported either these days and I think a couple of the erstwhile contributors there have taken their bat and ball home lol. Perhaps it’s all just a sign of the times......whatever that means!

The loss of just 3 regular contributors to this forum would make the time and effort of keeping it going questionable in my personal opinion I fear and after all is said and done we owe Freddie a huge debt of gratitude for persevering in keeping the site going during often difficult times. I’m not sure in his place and circumstances  I would still be doing so.

Anyway, to whosoever finds the time to read this post I wish you well, it would be such a fillip to hear from old friends, even if they just said hello and told us how they are faring in life or even told us why they don’t post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

Yes David, worrying times if more don't take part. Us 3 that you mention must be boring the ar*e of those "lurking" in, so maybe we 3 should take a back seat for a while , in the hope it'll encourage others to tell their stories . I have my doubts, but worth a shot - any thoughts, from anyone ? John(JKW)

September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

PS I'm on holiday at the moment, staying in the Lodge on Loch Lomond hotel, a fabulous place with a view over the Loch to rival anything we've ever seen - still found time to post though !! John (JKW/

September 17, 2019

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September 17, 2019

Guys I'm off to Florida on Saturday for a couple of weeks and will monitor the site . At the moment with all the who-hah on Brexit I've switch the Brussels Broadcasting and sky news off ,its bad enough with Irish media . I've not much to contribute other than logging on and reading posts ,only one comment is " what is it with the Lib Dems ,are they stupid or what ???

September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Well we are on holiday as well so that makes the team complete lol. Truth be told we are mostly on holiday these days. Stayed in that same hotel John, did the obligatory boat tour as well, like you say stunning view. We drove from Loch Lomond to Fort William, THE most stunning scenery en route, passed Jimmy Saville’s highland cottage, had to keep stopping to look at the hills and glens. When we arrived at Fort William it was raining in sheets. Stopped for a coffee and asked the owner how long the rain was forecast. Days he said, days and days. We finished our coffee and started the 5 hour drive home!  Happy days!

September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019

David been there and got the midge bites,oh it was raining toooooo

September 21, 2019

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September 21, 2019

Just got back after a fabulous week away - unbelievably the Scottish weather mirrored our own, hot & sunny apart from one slightly drizzly morning which soon passed. A long drive though - in earlier days I'd have done the 5 1/2 hour slog North in a one but, now being a "little old man",  broke the journey each way with a stop at a Premier Inn at Carlisle. What a difference in hotels though, & views (!?!)  from the window too, but the Premier served its purpose, giving me a decent nights sleep at the half way point before continuing the journey. Anyway, during the absence of the 3 of us "posters", I've not noticed a flood of new ones writing in ! John (JKW)

September 29, 2019

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September 29, 2019

Looks like the "sabbatical" didn't produce too many contributors !! Ah well, looks like the "three regulars" must continue as before, still in the hope of more lurkers coming in from the shadows. John (JKW)

September 29, 2019

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September 29, 2019

Hello from Florida ,the wi-fi in the hotel isn't all that good ,and we've been getting our monies worth around Disney so long days out. I've found out one of our members Bob Lewis is/ has been in hospital for the last 3  weeks ,so if your on Bob get well soonest

September 29, 2019

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September 29, 2019

Hello from Florida ,the wi-fi in the hotel isn't all that good ,and we've been getting our monies worth around Disney so long days out. I've found out one of our members Bob Lewis is/ has been in hospital for the last 3  weeks ,so if your on Bob get well soonest

September 30, 2019

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September 30, 2019

Wifi can't be that bad Bob R, it posted your message TWICE !! Get well soon Bob L, we need you on here too ! John (JKW)

October 2, 2019

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October 2, 2019

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