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Old 22 August 2015, 16:31   #121
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There's nothing that needs changing John IMV. We need the characters, we need the people that make thousands of posts just as much as we need the lurkers that post occasionally. The site is an encyclopedia mixed up with banter. The occasional insult with subsequent reprimand is needed to make sure everyone knows the limits and maintain civility.

I maybe don't post often these days as my focus in life has changed, but there's no doubt I'd be back if I had Rib questions to be answered and I still keep a watchful eye over any cruises heading my way. The format suits me perfectly and I can make my own decisions on who to ignore.
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Did ANY of this actually make sense??
I'm not sure that analogies work very well when they're stretched this far, but I think I get the rough gist of your argument.

Thanks for taking the time to write it all, I share your frustration with small screens and but thumbs. In the meantime, anyone got contacts at the BBC who might like a script for a new soap?
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Old 22 August 2015, 18:27   #123
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Well I think Anchor man's theory works.

BUT they aren't cops they are bouncer's.

Anyway - what we've seen recently is regulars getting arsey. The bouncer stepping in and saying 'Oy calm down and play nice so we don't have to ban you' and then the locals saying 'Sod this, I don't like the bouncer's I'm away down to that new Weatherspoons that's opened up. But they drop by the old place now and then to see if the bouncer has been sacked yet. When he hasn't and some tourist comes by and sags 'do you sell beer in this pub' and gets a wee bit if cheek back saying 'its a pub, dya think we sell beer' the old timer then chips in and says to anyone who will listen... 'That's exactly why I go down to Weatherspoons these days - far less abuse from the staff" then another local says "what you going to Weatherspoons for its warm beer and no atmosphere blah blah"
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Old 23 August 2015, 03:44   #124
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You can't please all the people all the time, old saying and very true. Equally true is if you don't refresh your relationships they will wither as some of the people you pleased once gain new interests or perspectives and leave.

Ribnet is what it's always been, a collection of interested people with a shared passion who sometimes want help, or want to share their wisdom and experience to the first group

For me it has and I hope will always pride that service, the rest is just handbags flying as folk try to bend it to their will.

And for the record I think the mods to an excellent job that is rarely thanked, having the time and patience to deal with keyboard warriors is commendable 👍


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And for the record I think the mods to an excellent job that is rarely thanked, having the time and patience to deal with keyboard warriors is commendable 👍



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Old 23 August 2015, 17:06   #126
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I can't remember if a question was asked on this thread about welcoming members on here? But if it was and no one else has put their hand up then I will do it if no one else has already volunteered.
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Old 24 August 2015, 14:34   #127
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I can't remember if a question was asked on this thread about welcoming members on here? But if it was and no one else has put their hand up then I will do it if no one else has already volunteered.
Alex beat me to it but I also would be willing to take on the task as well
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Old 24 August 2015, 14:40   #128
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Alex beat me to it but I also would be willing to take on the task as well

You do it dude, I thought that it was a great idea, I remember when I joined. I used to ask the Mrs to read my posts before I posted lol.

I can cover if you are away
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You do it dude, I thought that it was a great idea, I remember when I joined. I used to ask the Mrs to read my posts before I posted lol.

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Okay Alex, but have to wait for the 'officials' but on the understanding that you cover if I am away from'base'.
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Okay Alex, but have to wait for the 'officials' but on the understanding that you cover if I am away from'base'.
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