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Herdad

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i didt know this place still existed

PostThu Mar 08, 2018 1:41 pm

I was around these parts when this board was first born many moons ago.
Gradually falling off over time.
nice to see a few of the old usernames
CHBORO
CAPYBARA
TERMINALJUNKIE
are just a few i recognise from back in the day.
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Capybara

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Re: i didn't know this place still existed

PostThu Mar 08, 2018 6:07 pm

Nice to see you, whoever you are.

This board has only been completely wiped out once, unlike others ...
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 7:35 pm

...and might not be around for much longer :(
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Capybara

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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 7:52 pm

:eek: :O :'(
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tunstall

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Re: i didt know this place still existed

PostSun Mar 11, 2018 8:35 am

Must admit it's very quiet

Hardly anyone posts on here any more

I think most are on some kind of social media
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Barney Rubble

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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 11:54 am

Yeah, the place literally only exists for the 5 a side. If that could be done through an app it would be pretty dormant in here.

I'm as guilty as most for not contributing, but there seems to be zero Boro talk, no other sports talk. B17 predicts gets updated once in a while ( :embarrass: ) and even the gaming forum is pretty quiet now.

Pity really as its a good format for a message board and not chock full of clickbait like t'other place. I guess it's like everything else and time and technology have moved on.
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Capybara

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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 12:17 pm

I see there's 185 registered users, including some who have never posted. Is it worth contacting them and encouraging them to give us another look? The superior functionality over other boards and non-confrontational nature must count for something.

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Re: i didt know this place still existed

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 12:34 pm

I think the thing is a lack of content; it's easy to get involved if it's busy - if it's not, then people don't - which means it's still not busy.

The lack of a good mobile version doesn't help; but there's a lot of time, effort and money needed to fix that; so it's not going to get fixed unless there's a good reason to do so.

Tough situation :(
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Capybara

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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 1:25 pm

Oh. Not being a mobile user I wasn't aware of that.

But there's 37 who have at least looked at it i the last 5 minutes.
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PostMon May 07, 2018 8:06 pm

I still lurk, but also guily of not posting too much. I think I am going to try and contribute more. It would be a shame to see it go as there is a good crowd on here.
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tunstall

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PostTue May 08, 2018 6:24 am

what other message boards (if any) does everyone frequent?

i used to use FMTTM, but i eventually got so sick of it i just drifted away - the swear filter, the pricks who post on it and that Rob Nichols idiot just drove me away

i use COB now - that has quite a few lunatics, but its half decent banter, and kinda busy
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Capybara

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PostTue May 08, 2018 8:58 am

tunstall wrote:what other message boards (if any) does everyone frequent?

FMTTM but nothing like as much as I used to.
tunstall wrote:the swear filter

It's daft, but not a game-changer.
tunstall wrote:the pricks who post on it

Yet you use COB?
tunstall wrote:and that Rob Nichols idiot just drove me away

Rob is a genuinely decent bloke, who doesn't deserve what he gets over there sometimes.

This place knocks all the others out of the park on layout and functionality, etc, so it's a shame it gets so little traffic.
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Re: i didt know this place still existed

PostTue May 08, 2018 9:15 am

As it stands; likely to turn it off over the summer.
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Capybara

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Re: i didt know this place still existed

PostTue May 08, 2018 9:46 am

What would be required for it not to be turned off?
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Re: i didn't know this place still existed

PostTue May 08, 2018 12:19 pm

Capybara wrote:
tunstall wrote:what other message boards (if any) does everyone frequent?

FMTTM but nothing like as much as I used to.
tunstall wrote:the swear filter

It's daft, but not a game-changer.
tunstall wrote:the pricks who post on it

Yet you use COB?
tunstall wrote:and that Rob Nichols idiot just drove me away

Rob is a genuinely decent bloke, who doesn't deserve what he gets over there sometimes.

This place knocks all the others out of the park on layout and functionality, etc, so it's a shame it gets so little traffic.



haha

yeh, COB has a lot of mad men, but at least you can tell em to fuck off - and its the only Boro board where a few lads who i actually know (and have known for a long time) post...

as for the swear filter "over there" - it once wouldn't let me post the word "Arsenal"

Rob Nichols makes me cringe - especially when he's shown on TV as the "voice of the Boro", he certainly doesn't represent me or any of the Boro lads i know...but some of the treatment he gets on COB is way OTT (not that i think he actually gives a toss or even sees it), obviously some of the lads on there have deep psychological issues with him
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Capybara

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PostTue May 08, 2018 3:08 pm

tunstall wrote:Rob Nichols makes me cringe - especially when he's shown on TV as the "voice of the Boro", he certainly doesn't represent me or any of the Boro lads i know...but some of the treatment he gets on COB is way OTT (not that i think he actually gives a toss or even sees it), obviously some of the lads on there have deep psychological issues with him
The "voice of the Boro" thing is, I'm sure, not a title he would claim. He's someone the media know because he runs the fanzine, and in the absence of any coherent fans' organisation such as a trust or something, they'll go to him.
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Capybara

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PostThu May 10, 2018 1:32 pm

Boro85 wrote:As it stands; likely to turn it off over the summer.
If it really must go I hope you'll give us some notice. There's some links on Live German Shunting I rely on.
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PostThu May 10, 2018 1:51 pm

Capybara wrote:What would be required for it not to be turned off?


I've been covering the domain name costs elsewhere; and the hosting has been on a freebie webserver that I've been promising to give back for sometime. So if we were to keep the site going longer; we'd need to move hosts and come up with a way of paying for hosting.

...if we were to do that; we might as well upgrade to something mobile friendly; which becomes a time commitment also.

To be honest; there just isn't a big enough reason to keep this place going now; it's so quiet; if I'd seen any glimmer of a reason to keep it going then I would; but if people aren't going to use it regularly then there's nothing much I can do to change that. It's a shame; running this place has been a big part of my life for the last X number years!

Capybara wrote:
Boro85 wrote:As it stands; likely to turn it off over the summer.
If it really must go I hope you'll give us some notice. There's some links on Live German Shunting I rely on.


Yes; I'll likely give a months notice when I decide.
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Capybara

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PostThu May 10, 2018 4:37 pm

Cheers. I guess we don't realise what goes into keeping something like this going. It is indeed a shame to be losing it and a pity more people don't contribute. Thanks for everything you've done so far.
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Re: i didt know this place still existed

PostFri May 11, 2018 6:55 am

yeh, it will be a shame to see it go

but, to be honest, its been on its knees for a long, long time

people just kind of drifted away and very few post on here now
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PostTue May 15, 2018 2:45 pm

Anyway it can be backed up like the good old fmttm was - something to do with catflaporama or something wasn't it? Funny googling stuff and really old.stufd appearing every now and then
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PostMon May 28, 2018 4:23 pm

I am another who should post more to be honest... and I also do not appreciate what is involved behind the scenes to keep it running... I do not post on any other sites that are Boro related.

Willing to try and keep posting more and encourage my friends to post more and re-sign up if it helps.

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