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Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 25 Jun 2008 09:28


Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 25 Jun 2008 09:31

Can someone please explain why all of a sudden we seem to be talking in the third person ?
I'm sure I'm not the only one who is finding this somewhat disconcerting.
I'm all for love and peace but we seem to be getting large doses of sugar and spice at the moment.
Not aiming this at anyone in particular just beginning to wonder where all the usual folks have disappeared to ?
Have a good day.

Lin x

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 25 Jun 2008 09:32

Yes - one has noticed this trend.

xxxx mick

Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 25 Jun 2008 09:34

Morning Mick thanks for reply wasnt sure if one was visible.

Lin x

Blue Moon

Blue Moon Report 25 Jun 2008 09:38

Morning Lin,
in my opinion variety is the spice of life and the sugar and spice is better than bitching and backstabbing.

Hi Mick,~~~

Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 25 Jun 2008 09:48

Hi Blue, yes I know but just wondered where so many folks have disappeared to ?

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 25 Jun 2008 09:54

~~~Hi Lin.....
can you elaborate for me..
Ive been away for a day...(and nite)~~~

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Jun 2008 09:58

good morning to all ~~~~

lots of new names and new styles, a lot of 'oldies' conspicuous by their absence also.

I do find it a little disconcerting, reading 'third person' threads in as much as I wonder whether they are talking about a 'third person' their OH or friend lol.

but in the spirit of it....

Rambling Rose wishes you all a good day, she does...I do!


Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 25 Jun 2008 09:59

Hi Opthelia~~~~~~~ I'm usually around in the early mornings so read through threads, just thinking that there are quite a few new faces but also quite a lot of older members of GR that dont seem to be about so much now.


*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 25 Jun 2008 10:03

I I know what you mean..
well..there have been lots of babies born of late..
The threads do do a little bit bare at the moment..

Blue Moon

Blue Moon Report 25 Jun 2008 10:10

Sorry about that Lin,if the phone rings the internet cuts out.....

I don't know Lin,perhaps its the Domino effect,
one leave to another chat site and the rest slowly follow.

Prince of Dreams

Prince of Dreams Report 25 Jun 2008 10:41

One wonders whether one is in the old or new category can't say I have noticed the difference, but most of it floats over my head anyway lol make love not war!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 25 Jun 2008 10:44

I have been away from the internet since last Thursday evening.

Once upon a time, after not having visited the site for such a length of time, there would have been more than a hundred pages of threads to skim through. However, this morning, I only had to whiz through less than 30 (this applies to the general board).

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 25 Jun 2008 10:57

Its hard coming up with new material Joy ; )

running out of steam maybe...

X Lairy- Fairy

X Lairy- Fairy Report 25 Jun 2008 11:03

Hi Lin
I think some of the oldies dont post anymore coz some just dont like change.
There are still alot here , but they only post on peoples threads that they know and feel comfy with.
There will always be new members and changes , something we all have to get used to it lol
Have a good day :-)
MM i thinks there was more materiel because there was not lots of different members ( ie everyone knew who each other was)
its just not like that anymore :-)


UzziInSunshine Report 25 Jun 2008 11:16

wanders in ~~~~~ to all

wanders out again

ps sends kisses to Prince lol


AnninGlos Report 25 Jun 2008 11:50

Hi Lin, I see what you mean but some of we oldies are still around and posting. I have learnt to accept changes and try to ignore the niggles that bother me (putting it down to being a grouchy old woman). Personally I would rather see sugary posts than some of the evil ones of the past.

Just have to mention one of the ways of speaking that really grates with me though. Why do people ask a question when they are stating a fact? Not just on here but in the media too. why do they say 'how good is this?' when they mean 'this is good'?



Sue Report 25 Jun 2008 12:03

*usual person stumbles onto thread*

I have to admit I find reading those posts very difficult. Might be my age, might be my dying brain cells, might be cos life's too short!

Waves to everyone ~~~~~~~~~~

Sue xx

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 25 Jun 2008 12:15

~~I put it down to...people from all different walks of life..different personalities..different ages..We all have a different perspective on looking at a consequence of our life experiences...
As in life..there will be clashes..diiferences of opinion..which causes debate..sometimes..`conflict`
I purposely did not come on here brain was..overloaded!

This board sometimes `mirrors`..what is happening out in real world..its not ALWAYS sweetness and light..I am not an `oldie`..this is when we start to divide..and put `labels` on people..
harmony is a difficult thing to master..sign of the times..~~


Clueless Report 25 Jun 2008 12:44

~~~~~~~ to all...just seen this Lin...each to their own is my opinion...I personally find it a little difficult to read the ''third person'' posts but what I don't like I don't read. We are all differant and free to be so...