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Paul & Caitriona
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I am delighted the FBC is bringing so many Beardie People together who share all their stories and give advise freely, I also enjoy some of the Off Topic posts but have noticed a drastic increase in Off Topic posts.

I am therefore going to be a 'Spoil Sport' and ask members to remember that the site is about Beardies first and foremost!

Although it can be fun for a few to go off on one it reduces the genuine interest many others have and can result in the site not being used at all as the majority of topics will not be Beardie related.

So think about the site!! Control yourself!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Paul

I see many people have viewed your post but no response so I will be the first.
I am sorry if I made a mistake, no harm was meant. I just followed the thread!
As for the off topic posts, I thought they were a great idea. It seemed to release some tension on the site and also get people talking about themselves. Its always nice to know, who and what are beardie lovers/owners either novice or experienced.
You have a wealth of talent on the site and they are always there for people when they need help.
The situation regarding Archie has touched us all and I agree with Hazel/jackie whole heartedly.
I was going drop off the site for some time till matters settled down but just thought I had to say something.
I know I am a new member, and I think the site is great and the people wonderful, but I think I will go and spend some time with Gibson and come back later.

Thank you for a great site

Bye for now

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Nigel

Thanks for the feedback, as I said my concern is that Off Topic takes over the Real Topics of the site, having given some thought as to what you have said I think I might have the solution. I have created an 'Off Topic' Chit Chat that can be used for this purpose, i.e. somewhere where all members can go and talk about anything they want.

There are two things different for that forum, A: It is only accessible and visible to Registered Members and B: it does not show up on the Home Page. i.e. you will have to visit it by going to the Forum.

Hope this is a good compromise and provides everyone with what they are after?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Paul

Thank you for creating what seems to be a really good solution. Will you be making it clear on the front page that this facility is available as we only came across it by accident. Very sorry that we posted such large pictures - it was our first attempt. It is a brilliant site and despite all the problems in the last day we really appreciate the feedback from all the members.

Thanks again

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Excellent compromise Paul, thanks for creating it!

I can understand why you would want to keep the forum 'on topic', but I think one of the best things about this forum, is the sense of community and that very often comes from these 'off topic' moments Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Good Morning Paul

Thank you, your suggestion. The action is a great idea and compromise.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I somehow think this will be a big hit! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

OK, I have now added a link in the Left Navigation Menu called:

Off Topic Forum

From here it will take you straight to the Forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Paul

You have a tough job. Well done and thank you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Really good solution Paul, thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thankyou Paul. Great idea Cool

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Sorry things have not been going well.xx
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

by the way, i love off topic and on topic Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ooooh, sorry Paul, meant no harm.

I have until recently posted quite a lot of proper bearded collie texts and photos telling Millie's story, but I am not knowledgeable about dogs in general and beardies in particular and therefore not brave enough to add a comment on some topics.

I must confess to having recently found great relief from the loneliness of lockdown in the fun of the "nothing to see" thread. This site means a lot to me.

Sincere apologies, Joy

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 7:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Joyzie ... worry not ... this was a very old thread that seems to have been resurrected by accident .... you may continue to be Off Topic all you want Razz

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Phew! I had read it like Joy did, and wondered.....I had always assumed that Off Topic meant off the topic of Beardies....

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you Paul for making the effort to accommodate us. Had a quick look at the other site but my non IT brain gave up!

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