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Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:46 pm
by sherri
Seeing memor come back & ask about scrappy-it was a bit of a blast from the past.
It made me curious so I scrolled down a list of the various boards on this site.

To put it into perspective, Global was the last one to post on 3 of them, & in one case, the post was made 7 years before his death. The other was made 6 years before he died and even the third was 3 years before.
In a way, it's nice to see his name still there but it does lead me to wonder- is there any need for a board where the last post was made over 10 years ago?

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:03 pm
by jeff
As the man with the wooden leg said "......It's a matter of a pinnion!"

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:12 pm
by ralph
sherri wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Seeing memor come back & ask about scrappy-it was a bit of a blast from the past.
It made me curious so I scrolled down a list of the various boards on this site.

To put it into perspective, Global was the last one to post on 3 of them, & in one case, the post was made 7 years before his death. The other was made 6 years before he died and even the third was 3 years before.
In a way, it's nice to see his name still there but it does lead me to wonder- is there any need for a board where the last post was made over 10 years ago?
I looked in on one of the Boards about 2 years ago, and found an old school friend that I had not seen for 50 years, had looked up a post I had made some months before and left a message for me. I at once left a reply and also sent and email through the Boards, but sadly they must never have looked back again and so no contact was made. I felt quite gutted :(

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 pm
by andysfootball
sherri if you are that bored you could knit the grandkids some jumpers

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:09 pm
by jeff
Ralph,I had a similar experience recently.

For a number of years I had been trying to find OH's great grandmother Lucy but she seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth. I put out a request for info on another site, Brit-Gen about four or five years ago without too much success.

Then back in September, I was doing a spasmodic trawl on that site and came across someone also looking for Lucy. Now Lucy had a rather colourful background, having left her husbad and two daughters and gone off with another chap, taking another daughter with her, and then getting married to him bigamously in the next town, albeit across the other side of the Tyne in Tynemouth.

The respondent in question was related to Lucy's first daughter by her second "husband", making her something like a second half cousin a couple of times removed.

However the strangest bit about this is that the cousin emigrated to Australia and has taken up Australian citizenship and lives on the outskirts of Melbourne. Had we known before we went over earlier in the year we might well have met up as on our journey down from bega to Melbourne at Easter we passed not more than ten miles from her house.

So my more realistic response to Sherri's post is perhaps to keep it all going as you never know what is going to turn up!

I must admit I find it quite fascinating to look back and see some of the old topics and how people reacted to various bygone situations, and also to use the site as part of my ongoing family history explorations.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:51 pm
by max Headroom
sherri wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Seeing memor come back & ask about scrappy-it was a bit of a blast from the past.
It made me curious so I scrolled down a list of the various boards on this site.

To put it into perspective, Global was the last one to post on 3 of them, & in one case, the post was made 7 years before his death. The other was made 6 years before he died and even the third was 3 years before.
In a way, it's nice to see his name still there but it does lead me to wonder- is there any need for a board where the last post was made over 10 years ago?


Perhaps a 3yr statute of limitation should be imposed then give em the arse or knit jumpers.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:14 am
by sherri
andysfootball wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 pm
sherri if you are that bored you could knit the grandkids some jumpers
I didn't say I opened the boards or even looked at any thread titles in them. All I did was look down the list of boards on the board index. Took me all of about 20 seconds. Shorter than it has taken to type this reply. You'd be better off telling everyone not to bother posting at all, not even on this board, if you're worried about 20 seconds.
I don't knit.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:38 am
by andysfootball
you once said you did knit in a post about 9 years 3 months ago titled "hobbies"

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:40 am
by sherri
Find it. Bet I didn't.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:43 am
by andysfootball
March 2010 to be exact

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:48 am
by sherri
Show us a link.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 am
by max Headroom
You mean there is more than one of you ? god help us.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:43 am
by sherri
And neither one of us ever said it, max. Andy has got himself confused. :D

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:17 pm
by max Headroom
I hope he doesn't start arguing with himself again, confusion is normal most people who fly often are subjected to that nasty radiation.....Can you get Cancer from flying?
Flight Crews Have Higher Cancer Risk. Pilots, Flight Attendants, More Prone to Some Cancers. ... Most found an increased risk of breast and skin cancer among those who make their living in the skies. But what has eluded scientists is the exact cause and effect: Is it the higher altitudes that boost risk?The longer you are on a flight, the more radiation you receive. The higher you are in altitude, the higher the dose of radiation. ... Whether you fly or not, a person's average dose from cosmic radiation is 0.33 mSv (33 mrem) or 11% of our yearly exposure to all natural sources of radiation.The longer you are on a flight, the more radiation you receive. The higher you are in altitude, the higher the dose of radiation. ... Whether you fly or not, a person's average dose from cosmic radiation is 0.33 mSv (33 mrem) or 11% of our yearly exposure to all natural sources of radiation.

So when you see andy with a glowing red nose it is probably not from the grog and he is on a health kick so he is traveling by ship.

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:49 pm
by andysfootball
full moon tonight?

Re: Are they needed?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:22 pm
by max Headroom
andysfootball wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:49 pm
full moon tonight?
No missed out 2nd Jan was last full moon.