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Thread: Is it too quiet in here? More chat needed?

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    Default Is it too quiet in here? More chat needed?

    Keehotee's post over on his current poll says "The Arcade's turned into the games machine in the corner of the Pub - nobody's talking in here any more - true or false?"

    I've been thinking about this, and trying to think of a way to promote more 'chat' here in the GAGB forum. IMO the UK Geocaching community could do with a well-developed Off Topic forum: The GC.com one is generally too USA-centric and most topics over there are of little interest to UK residents.

    So, in an effort to stimulate a broader range of chat/trivia/debate I've started 4 new Off Topics. As we already have the Pub Quiz and the Arcade up and running it seemed a reasonable idea to continue with that 'pub theme', so there's "the Snug", "Moan into your pint", "The Jokers at the bar" and "The Culture Vultures". Other posters may like to create their own 'pub corners' to cover other stuff.

    Whether these options will divert any of you from the games machines for any length of time... that remains to be seen!

    :cheers: Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    IMO the UK Geocaching community could do with a well-developed Off Topic forum
    IMO the UK caching community could do with [using] a forum where it can discuss on-topic caching issues without the thread being closed by Groundspeak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan White View Post
    IMO the UK caching community could do with [using] a forum where it can discuss on-topic caching issues without the thread being closed by Groundspeak.
    You're in the right place then!

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    Absolutely, this place has been long known as a place for reasoned bedate and as long is things don't degenerate into personal attacks I can't see any threads getting closed in the near future.:cheers:
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    Absolutely, this place has been long known as a place for reasoned bedate and as long is things don't degenerate into personal attacks I can't see any threads getting closed in the near future.:cheers:
    No handbags at dawn, then?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    No handbags at dawn, then?

    LOL, perfectly acceptable as long as all housebricks are removed first
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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    Absolutely, this place has been long known as a place for reasoned bedate and as long is things don't degenerate into personal attacks I can't see any threads getting closed in the near future.:cheers:

    You're quite correct. Mainly because hardly any on-topic threads get opened in the first place

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    perhaps you could try opening one then?

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    Well Done Mrs Blorenge. Although I tried to start a "help" me line about advice about boxes, hoping that would inspire a debate about the various pro's and cons of everyone's favourites and the response was quite poor. I was going to ask if anyone had any reccommendations for footwear as I am thinking about buying some walking boots, but I don't know if anyone would bother giving me their advice...unlike the "real" pub where every Tom Dick etc will spout forth about their favourites. They are very reserved in here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by active cacher View Post
    Well Done Mrs Blorenge. Although I tried to start a "help" me line about advice about boxes, hoping that would inspire a debate about the various pro's and cons of everyone's favourites and the response was quite poor. I was going to ask if anyone had any reccommendations for footwear as I am thinking about buying some walking boots, but I don't know if anyone would bother giving me their advice...unlike the "real" pub where every Tom Dick etc will spout forth about their favourites. They are very reserved in here!
    If you do want advice on boots I would suggest Scarpa, and don't forget that socks are as important as the boots themselves.

    As far as the rest is concerned, my own feeling is that I'll post if I have something to say, but there is no point in talking just for the sake of talking.

    Rgds, Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    If you do want advice on boots I would suggest Scarpa, and don't forget that socks are as important as the boots themselves.

    As far as the rest is concerned, my own feeling is that I'll post if I have something to say, but there is no point in talking just for the sake of talking.

    Rgds, Andy
    Yeah, fair enough: Everyone has the right to sup their pint, or whatever, in peace.
    <MrsB wanders over to the Snug to chat about boots>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    Yeah, fair enough: Everyone has the right to sup their pint, or whatever, in peace.
    <MrsB wanders over to the Snug to chat about boots>
    That wasn't intended as a criticism of anyone else, merely explaining why I haven't been very active recently.

    Rgds, Andy

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    Well I didn't know there was an arcade, or any polls and I've not noticed the other aforementioned threads yet. I'll have a look for them and see if I can kill some time over there.

    Is there a way that these new things can be thrust in our faces a bit more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amberel View Post
    That wasn't intended as a criticism of anyone else, merely explaining why I haven't been very active recently.

    Rgds, Andy
    That's fine...

    Not everyone will want to chat, just as I'm sure some will ignore the Off Topic most of the time anyway.

    Everyone can just say "hi" if they feel like it, or something catches their eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Well I didn't know there was an arcade, or any polls and I've not noticed the other aforementioned threads yet. I'll have a look for them and see if I can kill some time over there.

    Is there a way that these new things can be thrust in our faces a bit more?
    Nah, just put the co-ords into your gps n follow the arrow...

    But seriously, one of our forums is Polls, and you may have to scroll down the main forum page a bit to see it, depending on your screen resolution. The arcades are new, but there is a link to them in the line of links across the top of most if not all forum pages. However, I do take the point that it's not very prominent, and perhaps Ian (studlyone), one of our joint webmasters, who added the arcades, will be along in a bit to suggest something a bit more prominent to help more of you waste more of your time, hehe...!
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