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Re: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum

Post by loosebanana » 25 Jul 2015 19:18

I think it's a brilliant idea, we are all connected here on BE and technology these days allows us to talk more freely, and the thing is we all like each other. Otherwise we wouldn't be here.

I'm an IT expert just setting up a business so I will see about getting a trial run up together.

Watch this space. Might take a month or two but could be a useful place to hang out along with all with all our homies on the forums.
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Post by loosebanana » 25 Jul 2015 21:01

Well my vision is just an adjunct to BE, really, and it would help me to learn some new stuff like making things work on apples and pears (wait no, I meant android).

I've received enormous help since I've been on BE and this is the only way I know how to give something back.
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Post by faith2be » 25 Jul 2015 22:51

Hi folks, just adding my tuppence worth.
I live in a place where there are few if any fellow BE'ers, so face to face contact isn't possible. I do like the idea of a sort of chat with visual, but I'm ok with it being as informal as maybe using the "BE meeting" thread to say - hey, anyone fancy going on skype tomorrow at Xpm? But I'm also thinking it may work best within our "home threads".

Something to ponder anyway. I brought the skype option up in the meeting thread once, but noone responded.
Thanks for the discussion anyway.
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Post by tj_okay » 27 Jul 2015 00:17

good idea pjgirl... on a related matter i've often thought a place for real time chat ( typing) would be good on here especially for people who may be posting on the SOS thread and need to talk urgently.
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Post by loosebanana » 28 Jul 2015 10:25

Yahoo groups have been closed down PJ, shame as I used to enjoy the 'fight rooms'.

The problem with setting up a chat area here is not the technical challenge but the fact that the site runs smoothly as it is, I kind of like that. If it ain't broken don't mess with it!

Anyway I am formulating the plan...

I will in no way connect the chat site to BE without Tobin's permission, and would not want to see our merry little band departing BE, so I will give it more thought.
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Post by sweethope » 23 Aug 2015 13:01

Hello Mods :\:

Can I make a suggestion please? Can the title of a thread be changed at all? Over in the relationships thread 'Being single, ALONE!! It sounds frankly a bit depressing. Single is good, but alone implies saddness for me, others may disagree. Hope you understand my point of view. I did notice myself when I posted in the past it was very quiet ;)

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Post by Topcat » 23 Aug 2015 14:11

Thanks for the suggestion Sweets. I'll mention it to the others and get back to you ;)?
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Post by Finley » 23 Aug 2015 14:43

Good idea Sweethope ;)? I'm single but definitely not lonely and I wouldn't want to be part of a 'couple' now :D
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Post by Topcat » 24 Aug 2015 10:36

sweethope wrote: Can I make a suggestion please? Can the title of a thread be changed at all? Over in the relationships thread 'Being single, ALONE!! It sounds frankly a bit depressing. Single is good, but alone implies saddness for me, others may disagree. Hope you understand my point of view. I did notice myself when I posted in the past it was very quiet
Thanks for the input Sweethope and Finley. It has been suggested that the lonely sounding "Staying Single/Being Alone" be amended to the solo by choice alternative of "Staying Single/Living Alone".

What do you think?
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Post by DannyD » 24 Aug 2015 11:43

I think it still says 'alone' which is slightly reminding/suggesting 'lonely' (may be the word connotation?). Why not just 'staying single'? (Staying single and proud?)

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Post by Finley » 24 Aug 2015 11:48

I agree Danny - just 'Staying Single' or 'Single and Happy' would be better. Reckon I prefer just plain old 'Staying Single' really xx
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Post by sweethope » 24 Aug 2015 12:21

Hello Mods and fellow posters :\:

How about 'Being single' or simply 'The singles thread'.

You could be single and living with a zoo of animals which means you are not alone :D and that said I would love to live with a zoo full of fluffy animals :D

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Post by sweethope » 24 Aug 2015 12:26

EDIT...decided I don't like the title 'the singles thread' for obvious reasons ;)

I tend to agree with you there! ;)
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Post by Topcat » 24 Aug 2015 19:01

The Thread was known as "Staying Single" in 2009 so it has been decided to revert back to that title. Hope that meets with your approval ;)?
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Post by sweethope » 24 Aug 2015 22:44

Sounds a wee bit cheerier and positive TC ;)?
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Post by weewillie » 26 Aug 2015 23:32

Hi there.
I mentioned in a reply post a couple of days ago that I enjoy working with images and inserting short Inspirational/Encouraging verses on them.

I've begun to wonder if this is a subject that would be of interest and considered worthy of extending into a regular thread?
I've a fair number of these images, regularly working on them. It keeps me out of mischief and perhaps more importantly, keeps me from under me better half's feet. (she's taller than me and a viscous bully, you know. lol)

Would perhaps, other members enjoy reading and posting in some images or even simple text quotes for the benefit of others?


Absolutely no offence taken if this thought is not such a good idea.

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As a side note, I enjoy working with images and placing inspirational/encouraging quotes them. I've a lot of them.
Last night I was looking through them and my eyes fell on the one below. It's a good one, it helped me, still does, I've included it. Hope it's of some small help.

Very best of good wishes.
Warmest regards.
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Pity, the images are faaaar too large for the forum.
I'd to resize it waaaay down. Hope it's clear enough.
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Post by DannyD » 27 Aug 2015 04:59

There's a thread called 'interesting quote I saw today', which appears to be locked. Might this be usefully opened for weewillie?
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Post by Sheila » 27 Aug 2015 07:10

I've unlocked that thread, I can see no reason why it should be locked.
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Post by weewillie » 29 Aug 2015 00:08

Thank you for your positive replys' DannyD and Sheila....(and for unlocking the thread)
Actually, I was a bit concerned that as a new member, I might be looked upon as being a bit forward.
However, I'll enjoy posting and hopefully reading other new posts.


Hmmm, should replys have been "replies", I keep forgetting, but you get my meaning.

Errrm, should "replies" be followed by a "?" because I was only thinking out loud. :)



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Re: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum

Post by DannyD » 22 Oct 2015 17:18

Idea for a new thread: sometimes I want to post something on a thread, only to find it's full of congratulations to someone - the Palace springs to mind. It's wonderful to celebrate continuing success, but I'm wondering about having a 'Congratulations' thread?
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