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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by peacetrain, May 28, 2014.

  1. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    My thoughts entirely RRB :)

    By staying around it's nice to offer help & support to those who are struggling or newly diagnosed, we have to remember that we were all there ourselves at one time.
     
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  2. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Ewwwww! Think I'm with Andy12345 on this one.
    Hug or laugh best? I dunno lol!
     
  3. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. peacetrain

    peacetrain Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love Mr Mercury but I think this may be just as appropriate:



    I'm sure I saw some members in there :). Huddled together in a group:
    Noblehead
    Spiker
    Squire Fulwood
    Daibell

    Meant in jest boys! ;-)


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  5. desidiabulum

    desidiabulum · Well-Known Member

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    Historical note: A number of good and prolific posters left the forum in November 2012 in protest at what they saw as heavy-handed and injudicious moderating, followed by a good number of other active posters who were their friends and supporters. I am reluctant to post this because I may get some of their long-term opponents attacking me for even mentioning the fact, but someone had to point this out, for the historical record if nothing else.
     
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  6. peacetrain

    peacetrain Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've only ever been on one other forum. I guess differences of opinion are bound to surface. I'm sorry it happened. I didn't mean open old wounds. Sorry.


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  7. desidiabulum

    desidiabulum · Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. Just a historical note. I think it's good for forums to constantly renew themselves with new people and ideas rather than feeling trapped in past arguments and personalities. The forum belongs to whoever uses it.
     
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  8. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This happens on most forums I think, sometimes more than once. Nobody wins really. I moderate on a hobby forum where this has happened, you just have to shrug and move on, there's no accounting for human idiosyncracies sometimes. We're lucky - some forums are effectively unmoderated and seem to comprise continuous flame wars in every thread.
     
  9. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Great Popsy there you are, hugs and kisses to you , just sharing your cold around lol ;) x
     
  10. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope to stay a while, where else can i discuss all things diabetic whenever I want. Certainly helps me whether just browsing or commenting. Thanks all :)

    Type 1, pumping nova rapid
     
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  11. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Like all history the facts get distorted. My recollection is they left as they couldn't dictate the terms of the forum, some have since returned so it's no big deal Desidiabulum and hardly worth mentioning in what, up until now has been a positive and jovial thread.
     
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  12. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I've heard there were "troubles" just before I joined but hey ho, past is the past ! A forum is only as good as the members. Remember, those that post are only a fraction of those that just read these threads. You've no idea how many people you've helped, made laugh or annoyed along the way :)
     
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  13. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Yup, I looked in once before and did not like what I was reading, so went away for a long time. Shame really, as it was just a snapshot of a few moments in time, but made me miss out such a lot of good craic, and good advice.
     
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  14. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I dip in now and then but can rarely be bothered to post anymore as it just isn't worth the aggravation, I know what works for me and thats good enough.


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  15. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    You don't need to post regularly landlord ! Just keep the beer and bar food flowing :)
     
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  16. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, been a bit busy with the sailing recently, drink and sailing don't mix too well, but I'm sure my bar staff have been doing the necessary.


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  17. peacetrain

    peacetrain Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And if it works for you it may work for someone else too. Readers can try all different options and see what they like best.


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  18. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    That's lovely you have staff to keep your bar open ;)
     
  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    You don't have to say sorry at all, you haven't opened any old wounds, your thread has given most members a happy thread to post on. I have found it very enjoyable to read and comment on, thank you:D
     
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  20. peacetrain

    peacetrain Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,
    I suppose it's good to have some distractions from the drudgery of daily life ha ha


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