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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: I Have Posted A Link To This Board... Reply with quote

On a Forum that I have been involved with for some time, John has kindly allowed me to post a link to my board.

We're not in competition as our radio section is much smaller and originally our board came about because of the direction Radio 5 was going and just like Radio 2 they closed the messageboards but in doing so the section that was pleasent and where posters were friendly but respectful of each other had to go through the same problems of trying to stay in contact.

It would be great if we could support each others forums and swell the numbers so if you would like to at least have a read...

Here's a link...

Cheers

http://apoliticalparty.org.uk/GavinCorder/index.php

And no the forum is not political(I don't know why our forum's creator decided on this name for the site) Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black background and cat's eyes- looks a bit oppressive to me Smile

The Poltics section is quite politcal too. Exclamation
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry that you think that Rachel...

I think it might've been once but like all boards you can avoid sections and topics you are not keen on and I think that you may notice the areas that are most popular/unpopular.

I don't think I post in that area much...but like John and his board we are open to suggestions and have added sections at members requests...

Next time Gavin is around I must ask why he had the cat's eyes put on the home page(I think he has a cat as a pet)

Thanks for looking it over Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see Peta posted on your boards. Something that never, to my knowledge, happened on here.
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that was surprise and it was not for long...

I seem to remember it happened when the Radio 2 boards started again.

I think some members felt that people from the BBC were also popping over to read what was being said about their boards too(but not posting)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:

The Politics section is quite political too. Exclamation


Yes one tends to find that with politics forums Laughing

Had a look at the forum, the content is good but I don't much like the colour and can't look at it for long, I love the cats eyes though.
I may join soon in spite of the colour, thanks for the link.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I signed up at the same time I signed up here, and have been made to feel very welcome at both forums - as both were posted up on the Radio 2 board.

There are some really good threads at Gavin's, but not all are visible to non-members. I think Gilders will confirm that some only appear when you are actually signed on?

I do agree about the colour though and have mentioned it. I find it very harsh on the eyes and the text becomes difficult to read after a bit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look and it is very hard to read the quoted message where posters have used the quote button when replying, black text on a darkish grey background.
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made note about the colour scheme and if/when Gavin returns will see if something can be done...I have eye troubles(floaters)so if something is too light I can be affected so I appreciate what you are saying in the opposite direction.

Soulsister is also correct in that some areas are only readable to members to try and protect their safety.

But like John's board we try to be light in our touch and prefer to trust our members to behave.

Thanks for signing up Toggy.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I see Peta posted on your boards. Something that never, to my knowledge, happened on here.


Was nobody tempted to put it into pre-mod, stating that it was either off-topic or it contravened forum rules in some way? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I see Peta posted on your boards. Something that never, to my knowledge, happened on here.


Was nobody tempted to put it into pre-mod, stating that it was either off-topic or it contravened forum rules in some way? Cool


Laughing Nice one Colin!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Gildersleeve
Can you solve a mystery for me please?
I looked into Gavin's just now with the intention of registering, but thought I would check to see that "Horatio" was not there and found someone with my name registered there already
As this is in Poet's Corner, and poems are often what I post, I find this strange, any thoughts, for as far as I know I have not registered.
Maybe oldtimer's diesase has kicked in.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not received the activation email but it's not beyond the realms of possibility that I got the email address wrong. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just had a look and there is no way that I could join this with my dodgy eyesight! Sad
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie Su wrote:
Great Gildersleeve
Can you solve a mystery for me please?
I looked into Gavin's just now with the intention of registering, but thought I would check to see that "Horatio" was not there and found someone with my name registered there already
As this is in Poet's Corner, and poems are often what I post, I find this strange, any thoughts, for as far as I know I have not registered.
Maybe oldtimer's diesase has kicked in.

Thanks
Sadie Su


I'll make a note of your point and see what I can find out...

And that goes for you Toggy and Angela but again thanks for even looking the site over and us working together, at least new and old posters are able to stay in contact...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
I signed up at the same time I signed up here, and have been made to feel very welcome at both forums - as both were posted up on the Radio 2 board.

There are some really good threads at Gavin's, but not all are visible to non-members. I think Gilders will confirm that some only appear when you are actually signed on?

I do agree about the colour though and have mentioned it. I find it very harsh on the eyes and the text becomes difficult to read after a bit.
Same for me I'm afraid ..has put me off joining....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to sign on but it seems someone has signed on in my name.
thinking of joining as
The Genuine Sadie Su
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Genuine Sadie Su, Very Happy

Bad news that you were impersonated, the good news is we can delete the imposter who was deactivated anyhow and if you'd like to join(and thank you for doing so)the Genuine Sadie will be more than welcome. Wink

Some names at our site may be familiar to you already.

Toggy the problem might be the e-mail addy after talking with the other mods, if we can get that sorted you too can be a member.

I think a few members are or have been coming over here in the opposite direction Razz I hope so...

The change of the boards colour might be a bit of a problem from what I understand(There was an attempt to change the colour scheme a few years ago I am told)but we'll see.

If people sign up its a start and one day it may just happen.

Gavin kindly opened and paid for our site when Radio 5 went the same way as Radio 2(change of format)and the boards closed. He tends to leave us to run it ourselves and rarely interferes.
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Sadie Su



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great G
I am trying to register but finding it a bit like the crypton factor, as cannot understand the authorisation bit, sorry but ze leetle grey cells are having a hard time of it.
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, that's got me baffled too, I'm a mod and I still have to call on my fellow mods when it gets techical...I have been told that the way is open for you to join but this problem is a new one to me...I wonder if it's similar to Toggy's problem?

I must away and investigate...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie,
I suspect it is an answer to a question to stop spammers...Are you seeing a box with letters and numbers in it that you have to copy? As a mod who was automatically authorised I have never seen any of the things you mention Razz Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as the box with letters in it there was a question - to name the child of woe who was the offspring of Mr and Mrs Addams. Easy to look up if you don't know.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron,
I hate those boxes as I rarely get them right until a few attempts,
I've PM'd Sadie with the answer Razz Laughing
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Sadie Su



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that this is the moment that I give up I would have liked to register but heigh ho, not brainy enough
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you not picked up the pm I sent with the answer Sadie?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaarrgghh
I thought I was there but now it's telling me I have a deactivated account

Shocked Shocked Shocked
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The Great Gildersleeve



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange because your name is on the site and we've also started a thread to say welcome...hmmm Sad

After all the effort you've made it better be worth you being one of our members.

Back to the drawing board to see if we can fix things...

One of my fellow mods has already noticed you are on our members list but have disappeared somehow...isn't technology wonderful Rolling Eyes

We have Lara already to talk with you and asking if you'll be around at midnight Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gildy there are those that would give up but I'm an awkward old girl

Now that I知 old I値l do as I like
Wear unsuitable clothing whilst riding my bike
Washing up needed, well I値l go on strike
So there

Now that I知 old I値l do as I please
Have lots of cats and they all will have fleas
So I値l laugh at the Vicar, who痴 scratching his knees
Beware

Now that I知 old I don稚 care what you think
I値l put gin in my cocoa for my bedtime drink
And if you upset me I値l kick up a stink
Take care

Now that I知 old I値l leer at young men
Whatever I致e said I値l repeat it again
And again and again and again and again
You値l go spare

Now that I知 old I don稚 care how I look
I値l burn all my toast when my breakfast I cook
I値l sit on the pavement and quote from my book
Till you glare

Now that I知 old I値l play radio two
I won稚 ask permission from somebody who
Thinks he alone knows what we should all do
Let him swear

When I am gone folks will say 展ell by golly
Where痴 the old girl with her old shopping trolley
Was I in her will, did she leave lots of lolly?
She had flair

And up on my cloud I値l be having a smile
As the funeral procession drives me the last mile
For I値l come back and haunt you in just a wee while
Raise your hair
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie Very Happy

That's the spirit...

You've no doubt received another PM let's hope the idea works...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Excellent, excellent... I can relate to most of that!!
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Sadie Su



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes another message to register under another name, does this mean another password, I am slowly losing the will to live,
Grinds teeth, those that I have left
Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're all rooting for you, Sadie...you go girl.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can change the password but we don't think that you have to...once we get you registered again Angelic thinks she knows what's happened and fix the problem...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gildy I have tried but it tells me the email adress is registered to another user

Signing off for tonight before I go mad, may try again tomorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Sadie...we'll put our heads together...we'll not be beaten...

BTW I posted your poem on your welcome thread at our board and it's got a positive response Very Happy

Take Care...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of interest I just re-registered as toggy1 and it seems to have worked this time, all activated no problem.
I think I must have had a blond moment and put the wrong email address down before. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want to stay as Toggy1 or risk us trying to drop the 1? Very Happy

I hope we get Sadie sorted soon, It has had our best brains working on the problem Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I managed to register without any problem but being labelled with "More of a reader than a poster" below my name before I've had a chance to find my way around I consider to be less than welcoming.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Well I managed to register without any problem but being labelled with "More of a reader than a poster" below my name before I've had a chance to find my way around I consider to be less than welcoming.


I said it was oppressive, Ron, after another look and the apparent problems with registering, I've upgraded my assessment to "Satanic" Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness me! A forum that has sections on gardening, travel, food wine and beer, pets, sport. computing, culture and arts, general gubbins and chit chat, BBC, the feelgood factor .... satanic?

I can assure you that the members over there are extremely welcoming and friendly and there are some really interesting threads. Yes the colour is hard on the eyes, and yes I too was described as more reader than poster when I first joined, which personally didn't bother me seeing as I hadn't made any posts.

As Gilders has already explained the forum came out of the closure of the Radio 5 message boards, in the same way as this forum came from the original closure of the Radio 2 boards. If it's not to your liking then fair enough, but don't really understand all the negativity.
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