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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby End2end » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:51 am

Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol:
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:02 pm

End2end wrote:Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol:
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Cue 10 posts on the best way to clean track, two posts with unorthodox methods of cleaning track, another 10 posts on why it should never be done that way, five posts to dispute that (becoming increasingly personal), then a final post by the mod locking the thread :D
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Postby End2end » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:19 pm

And whichever way is mentioned...it's all LABORIOUS! :lol:
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Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:52 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Cue 10 posts on the best way to clean track, two posts with unorthodox methods of cleaning track, another 10 posts on why it should never be done that way, five posts to dispute that (becoming increasingly personal), then a final post by the mod locking the thread :D


If it was that easy I'd have automated it by now :idea:
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Mountain » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:58 pm

End2end wrote:Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol:
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I have found the ideal solution. A small layout. :D Does not take so long if the layout is small.

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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Mountain » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:01 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:
End2end wrote:Yesterday I was cleaning all the track. No one wants to hear about that chore. :lol:
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Cue 10 posts on the best way to clean track, two posts with unorthodox methods of cleaning track, another 10 posts on why it should never be done that way, five posts to dispute that (becoming increasingly personal), then a final post by the mod locking the thread :D


And a further thread asking why the first thread had been locked!

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Postby End2end » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:01 pm

It's a necessary evil but it sure beats the frustration of Loco's stalling. :mrgreen:
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby End2end » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:24 am

There has been major outages all over the U.K. for Talktalk customers. I have been suffering it the last week or so but have heard from other customers that they have been suffering the same fate for over 3 months.
9 hours to download a 8.6mb file. Just to put that in perspective.. that's 2 FLOPPY DISKS worth of data! :o :roll:
My email service basically will not load AT ALL.

Speaking with Talktalk, it transpires that they have not invested enough into their infrastructure and with people at home at the moment the system is clogged. Make of that what you will.
Here's the U.K. wide outage map as I type this.
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I just wanted to bring this to the fore as one possible reason why are there not so many new posts.
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:55 am

No particular problems for me. I'm using Sky who have the email with Yahoo.

I seriously think that the novelty of being in an on-line forum has past. As a moderator on here for quite
a few years it's noticeable that we get very few troublesome types nowadays. Some were knowledgeable
but had 'difficult personalities' others were just intent on stirring things up.

A) we are screening new members better than ever.
B) Troublesome types have gone elsewhere
C) The hobby is drifting back to the isolated modeller who hides in the shadows.

Even that forum associated to a magazine is nowhere near as lively as it used to be.

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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:59 am

Which would you rather be doing, typing on a keyboard, working on/running your trains :?: No contest, I'm about to collect my coffee cup and disappear down into my railway world.
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Stainsacre » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:51 am

Bufferstop wrote:I'm about to collect my coffee cup and disappear down into my railway world.


Sounds great... really need to reestablish my railway world.
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Re: where are the members ???????

Postby Bigmet » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:23 am

Dad-1 wrote:...I seriously think that the novelty of being in an on-line forum has past...

Segmentation too. I have no idea how many UK model railway forums now exist, but there is quite a selection judging from those that I have linked to at various times. Most of the newer ones are 'specialist' with a focus on a distinct segment of the hobby.
End2end wrote:... with people at home at the moment ...

I think you hit on another factor there. Not bored in the office, but at home in the office and just getting the day's work done; rather than enjoying a little break with some hobby interest time.


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