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BigDavyG Feb 5th 2007 4:17 pm

Why do threads keep getting closed....
 
.....I've noticed that a lot of perfectly fine threads have been closed recently, particularly in meet and greet.
Is there any reason for this or is there now a maximum word count per thread ???

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 4:19 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=391673
stickied on meet and greet - 1 week. :)

Bob Feb 5th 2007 4:39 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by BigDavyG (Post 4366535)
.....I've noticed that a lot of perfectly fine threads have been closed recently, particularly in meet and greet.
Is there any reason for this or is there now a maximum word count per thread ???

aye, time limited in Meet and Greets...

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 4:41 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 4366655)
aye, time limited in Meet and Greets...

We seem to get so many who come and say 'HI', get lets of hellos, and are never seen or heard from again...

BigDavyG Feb 5th 2007 4:46 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 4366655)
aye, time limited in Meet and Greets...

A bit bloody stupid

Bob Feb 5th 2007 5:24 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by BigDavyG (Post 4366693)
A bit bloody stupid

it's to stop them being a chat fest though...

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 5:26 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 4366819)
it's to stop them being a chat fest though...

well maybe if they weren't closed we could encourage the newbies to stick around by having a chat fest with them? :)

BigDavyG Feb 5th 2007 5:29 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by irnbru4u (Post 4366825)
well maybe if they weren't closed we could encourage the newbies to stick around by having a chat fest with them? :)

Ta-da :thumbsup:

britvic Feb 5th 2007 5:29 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 4366819)
it's to stop them being a chat fest though...

Thats understandable, just dont get it why so many dont pop up else where in the forums :confused: bit fed up of welcoming newbies to be honest when they dont stay around.

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 5:31 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4366840)
Thats understandable, just dont get it why so many dont pop up else where in the forums :confused: bit fed up of welcoming newbies to be honest when they dont stay around.

Same here - I find it hard to muster up any enthusiasm for welcoming anyone these days.

What is it with these people - are we really THAT scary? :confused: Or boring? :eek:

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 5:33 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366847)
Same here - I find it hard to muster up any enthusiasm for welcoming anyone these days.

What is it with these people - are we really THAT scary? :confused: Or boring? :eek:

I would like a poll to be stickied in the meet and greet forum to find out what it is :huh:

Maybe if we encourage chat between the poster and others they won't feel intimidated to post anywhere else :confused: :unsure:

britvic Feb 5th 2007 5:45 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366847)
Same here - I find it hard to muster up any enthusiasm for welcoming anyone these days.

What is it with these people - are we really THAT scary? :confused: Or boring? :eek:

They might not realize how fast pace this site is compared to other Expat sites :zzz: There was not the meet & greet when I joined and I certainly did not get all the nice welcomes, but I stayed around :) and I'm glad I did, just to think of the laugh's this place has brought me, better than anything on the TV, not to mention the friends I have found that came with it, now I just have to check in every day just to see whats going on :o :D

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 5:50 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4366902)
.........now I just have to check in every day just to see whats going on :o :D

"check in every day" :confused: :blink: ... more like hanging around for hours :p :D

TruBrit Feb 5th 2007 5:50 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 
you don't think my avatar puts them off...nahh surely not the lovely mr cowell :wub: :wub: :wub:

britvic Feb 5th 2007 5:52 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366919)
"check in every day" :confused: :blink: ... more like hanging around for hours :p :D

lol :lol: I pop in and out all day long then, Tea time, Expat time :p

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 5:53 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 
Hello ladies :)

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 5:56 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4366902)
They might not realize how fast pace this site is compared to other Expat sites :zzz: There was not the meet & greet when I joined and I certainly did not get all the nice welcomes, but I stayed around :) and I'm glad I did, just to think of the laugh's this place has brought me, better than anything on the TV, not to mention the friends I have found that came with it, now I just have to check in every day just to see whats going on :o :D

Same here, I think most of us 'oldies' never had a meet and greet forum and yet we somehow managed to survive the initiations that went on :D
Yes me too I just check in for 10 secs each day :o

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 5:57 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366929)
Hello ladies :)

Hiya!! :)

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 5:57 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366929)
Hello ladies :)

Hello :)
maybe we can figure out for one time and forever "the case of the disappearing newbies"

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 5:59 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by irnbru4u (Post 4366954)
Hello :)
maybe we can figure out for one time and forever "the case of the disappearing newbies"

I think Joisey has a lot to answer for...:rofl:

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 6:00 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366962)
I think Joisey has a lot to answer for...:rofl:

:D It's that mouse it scares people.

;) :D

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:01 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 
Maybe they are happy just to lurk and wouldn't become a member at all if the M & G wasn't there.

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 6:02 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by irnbru4u (Post 4366968)
:D It's that mouse it scares people.

;) :D

Should come with a health warning + instructions for keeping her quiet :lol:

(press ESC..:cool: - works for your demented skier too ;))

britvic Feb 5th 2007 6:02 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366929)
Hello ladies :)

Hello me darlin :) just had to make more Tea :o

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:03 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366962)
I think Joisey has a lot to answer for...:rofl:

Why?

Elvira Feb 5th 2007 6:03 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366982)
Why?

Sorry - forgot - you are a reformed character! :)

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:04 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4366981)
Hello me darlin :) just had to make more Tea :o

Hello sweetie pie. I now know what a frozen fish finger feels like.:o

The heating is on...I'm all wrapped up but I'm freezing cold.:(

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 6:04 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366979)

(press ESC..:cool: - works for your demented skier too ;))

:rofl:

TruBrit Feb 5th 2007 6:05 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4366981)
Hello me darlin :) just had to make more Tea :o

pour one for me pls vic, black no sugar....

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:05 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4366985)
Sorry - forgot - you are a reformed character! :)

Eh? Reformed? Why would I want to do that?:confused:

britvic Feb 5th 2007 6:07 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366988)
Hello sweetie pie. I now know what a frozen fish finger feels like.:o

The heating is on...I'm all wrapped up but I'm freezing cold.:(

So do the long hot summers make up for you putting up with that terrible cold in your part of the country :ohmy:

TruBrit Feb 5th 2007 6:07 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4366988)
The heating is on...I'm all wrapped up but I'm freezing cold.:(

sadly the days are warming up here all too fast.....i've just been sitting outside catching a few rays and reading my hello.

britvic Feb 5th 2007 6:08 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by TruBrit (Post 4367000)
pour one for me pls vic, black no sugar....

You are posh ain't ya :p

TruBrit Feb 5th 2007 6:09 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4367013)
You are posh ain't ya :p

china cup or mug will do but weak not too strong ;)

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:10 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4367008)
So do the long hot summers make up for you putting up with that terrible cold in your part of the country :ohmy:

Not today they don't. :ohmy:

britvic Feb 5th 2007 6:11 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 4367001)
Eh? Reformed? Why would I want to do that?:confused:

You better stay just the way you are, straight talking Yorkshire Lass :)

Irn-bru Feb 5th 2007 6:11 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by TruBrit (Post 4367018)
china cup or mug will do but weak not too strong ;)

Keep my tea bag in longer will you, and some splenda and milk :thumbup: I have the choccy biscuits - penguins for everyone?

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:12 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by TruBrit (Post 4367018)
china cup or mug will do but weak not too strong ;)

Strong for me...drop of milk...no sugar. As long as it's clean and not chipped...I'm not fussy. :)

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:13 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by britvic (Post 4367024)
You better stay just the way you are, straight talking Yorkshire Lass :)

:) Thank you :)

Now where's Elvira and what was she on about? :confused:

Jerseygirl Feb 5th 2007 6:15 pm

Re: Why do threads keep getting closed....
 

Originally Posted by irnbru4u (Post 4367025)
Keep my tea bag in longer will you, and some splenda and milk :thumbup: I have the choccy biscuits - penguins for everyone?

I have penguins too and dark chocolate disgestives.


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