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Joinerman
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: I've got to say it Reply with quote

Difflock is dying,

Since a certain member has gone & we all no who don't we it's not the same on here nowadays, i for one miss the old sod but he did liven things up on here & if your looking in mate well what more can i say.

So slag me off the rest of you if you want I've got broad shoulders & only saying what i think.

There said it now.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This explains the lack of contact over the drop-pin-fairlead. There was some thingy-compertition or other that needed prizes, and he asked for one, and I had a 'complete' available (One of 3, other 2 now gone on to better things).
Not that fussed, but can cross it off my "I wonder what happened with....." list Smile

Unfortunately the; "I wonder what happened with" list is still noticably large Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

p.s.

I thought the 'scene' was generally being killed by;

1) Rules handed down by Europe
2) MSA
3) We am all skint Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: I've got to say it Reply with quote

Joinerman wrote:
Difflock is dying,

Since a certain member has gone & we all no who don't we it's not the same on here nowadays, i for one miss the old sod but he did liven things up on here & if your looking in mate well what more can i say.

So slag me off the rest of you if you want I've got broad shoulders & only saying what i think.

There said it now.



i shall pass on your concerns next time i speak to him .

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: I've got to say it Reply with quote

Joinerman wrote:
Difflock is dying,

Since a certain member has gone & we all no who don't we it's not the same on here nowadays, i for one miss the old sod but he did liven things up on here & if your looking in mate well what more can i say.

So slag me off the rest of you if you want I've got broad shoulders & only saying what i think.

There said it now.


Its not just me then,

Its gone so quiet on here that i have started to visit the MOT testers forum more, as it seems to be more interesting these days

"Ive failed a rusty brake pipe today"

WOW.

I for one would like to see Ged, (oops i mean "a certain member") come back, plus a few others that seem to have stopped posting after he left.

I dont have broad shoulders, ive got sloping ones Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are a few later thats thrown their hand in .
ged
barny
si [xrhino]
colin
i can`t say ive missed anyone else , thats not to so they don`t count because they do .

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spannerman69 wrote:
there are a few later thats thrown their hand in .
ged
barny
si [xrhino]
colin
i can`t say ive missed anyone else , thats not to so they don`t count because they do .


And there are others that dont post as frequently as they used to after the brown stuff hit the fan.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

get the " certain member" back even I miss his post's
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

17,000 registered users and its dying because someon left?

You'd think he was the pope!!!

Ps, yes I did like his banter also........

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont post much in the lounge/gallery area, however it has been so quiet recently I have visited difflock much less. You were nearly allways garunteed a laugh by looking in the social area, if not a laugh then there would be something of interest to see even if just pictures of a weekend offroading etc these posts are getting rarer and further apart.

Not only is the social side of the forum going down hill but it's had a knock on effect on the tech sections, most posts are new people asking for advice and a number of faces that are answering them, unfortunatly the questions tend to be simular and i think alot of people get bored of answering the same old questions. With the old faces at least there was more variety in questions and answers alike. Personally I think the custom builds is the most alive section on the forum which is great, but these builds which require huge commitment and capability in the workshop must scare off newbies which would filter into the social side once they are settled, losing the old faces is resulting in less newbies progressing, as it were, into the social area- a viscious cycle you might say.

I may be wrong but this is just my opinion.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd think he was the pope!!!




Perhaps that's where he is then.


Gone to Italy for an interview
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DD wrote:
17,000 registered users and its dying because someon left?

You'd think he was the pope!!!

Ps, yes I did like his banter also........


DD, i take it youve not heard then.
Black smoke has been emitted from the sistene chapel, by all accounts Ged has had the Musso fired up on diesel


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing now that was too funny for this time of night . stolen and sent on . Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Wink

Brilliant !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: I've got to say it Reply with quote

[quote="Joinerman"]Difflock is dying,



bold statement. maybe we should not sit here & let it happen Exclamation



Pope Gedi the 1st.

got a certain dark ring to it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I know nothing about his ring, dark or not. Embarassed
If i had to kiss it, i hope it is just on the finger.

But missed for the banter. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ivorbiggin - That is possibly the most disturbing picture I have ever seen Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some observations.

Firstly, as far as I'm aware, GED left Difflock of his own accord. Secondly, Difflock has an average of 5 - 7 new members registering a day and, thirdly, this is a technical forum and the last time I can see that you made a helpful technical post was Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 7:25 pm.

As a final point, there are two sides to every story. Since GED left a lot of old members have returned to Difflock and started posting again.

Difflock is dead, long live Difflock

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamidris wrote:
There was some thingy-compertition or other that needed prizes,


AFAIK the event was cancelled.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian - you and the other mods really need to have a look at the profiles of the new members that you get every day and don't post - a large amount of them are just spammers for SPAM sites Rolling Eyes


As for the old members that have started posting again...









Think they've stopped again...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xpajun wrote:
Ian - you and the other mods really need to have a look at the profiles of the new members that you get every day and don't post - a large amount of them are just spammers for SPAM sites


I'm not counting those and I'm well aware of them as it's me who trawls through them daily to see what Admin need to remove before they get a chance to carry out their trolling activities.

As I said in my post, it was just my observations. I didn't say that I was right or wrong and it has absolutely no reflection on the person in question.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forums ebb and flow and Difflock is bigger than one person.

When I took over 50% of the business and forum there were many who thought it would be dead within months. Both Founders have come and gone, many huge characters have come gone and returned.

Reports of Difflock's demise remain greatly exaggerated.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I don't think it is directly related to 'that certain someone', more rather all the bitchy chat that has been on here recently, all about the same yawny subject.

I, like the next man like a good bit of agro but even I'm bored of that chat now, especially as it seems to be negatively impacting on the site as a whole.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for reminding me, I must give him a call later and catch up!

Who remembers the lad who dominated Difflock around 2003/4 who had a Lightweight and a Range Rover who called the Prom Queen? He posted around 100+ a day. I met home once at Parkwood Off Road with Simon and Peter and someone with an Ibex, 'twas a good day out.

My point is, as much as I like Gedi, people come and people go.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LTWT... Elwin

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remeber that name even if i dont remeber the guy him self.

Forms come and go up and down with the eb of the tide. We have had slow bitchy time like this in the past if any one remebers the dummy spitting compitition in 2001/2002.

No one man is indispencable and yes i like Ged, i know him personaly and im proud to know him. But he has left and the world still spins. For better or for worse thats every ones individual opinion. But whats realy hurting the flow on difflock is people saying its dieing.

If you dont like it leave. If you dont want to leave be positive with your contributions and make this site great again.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dummy spitting ...

Mr Culbert himself got docked a few posts back then Laughing

What about Mr Plop (iirc)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got into trouble a few times, i even left twice Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News from the Vatican,

Pope ged I, has had the Merc ML popemobile modified.
Apparently this one runs on veg oil


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardD wrote:


What about Mr Plop (iirc)


Ah yes:
http://archive.difflock.com/discus/messages/6/1865.html

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