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Has a higher authority objected? 

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and as a result my posts have gone under 100 - it took me ages to get there, lol!!  



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It's not helping my get to 1500 campaign either!

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Apparently a higher authority has objected.  Ian & Franna were on the chat last night and some national newspaper reporter has cobbled together a story that Geldof's fans are turning against him, though no one has seen it.


And this forum is supposedly under threat again.....


Ah well, see you all at the Franz Ferdinand/Pulp forums....



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It wasn't just Ian and I.  The chat was pretty full last night.  Just because you never show up ArrGee, doesn't mean no one else does.


None of the fans had seen the article.  I do not know whether Ian, Tina, BG, or other likely "higher authorities" have.



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It wasn't just Ian and I.  The chat was pretty full last night.  Just because you never show up ArrGee, doesn't mean no one else does. None of the fans had seen the article.  I do not know whether Ian, Tina, BG, or other likely "higher authorities" have.-- Edited by franna at 13:48, 2005-12-05


I didn't mean to imply it was just Ian and yourself.  As for never showing up.  I have tried the chat thing once or twice, but it seems to insist I download something onto my PC (which I refuse to do).  I tried it just now and got this java thing that took down my browser!


I haven't seen the article either, but I doubt the Daily/Sunday Telegraph would be too worried about some fans moaning that a concert was cancelled.  Only thing in Sunday's papers was the Bobby Geldog item....


http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16444375&method=full&siteid=64736&headline=bobby-geldog--name_page.html



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I was there too. I wonder what this article was, I've not discovered it anywhere. Hopefully it didn't happen in the end???

ArrGee can you not get another browser - download one or something?

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I was there too. I wonder what this article was, I've not discovered it anywhere. Hopefully it didn't happen in the end??? ArrGee can you not get another browser - download one or something?


I have internet explorer!


I get -


Internet Explorer - Security Warning


Do you want to run this software?


Name : jIRC applet


Publisher: JPilot Software Company


Given that I don't want any viruses or stuff (and no matter how much you assure me it's safe....) I'm not running it!


Anyway, trouble makers like me shouldn't be on forums like this.  I'll have to ban myself and everyone who participated in these cancelled concert threads.



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I get what sounds like a very similar message ArrGee and I always say yes to it and have had no problems.  I can send you a copy of what I get if you want.

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I don't get it on my Mac version of Explorer. Far superior.

Surely you could just give yourself a severe warning instead of banning yourself

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Surely you could just give yourself a severe warning instead of banning yourself


Be careful!  I might ban you for that because, err, I didn't like the tone


Final warning.  You've made a thousand posts or more and there must be at least one bad un in there to justify a ban.  I'm sure you toadied to the Clash fans.  I'll check it now.  But one more comment out of line......



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What I stated yesterday on the chatroom, was that in the new year there will be changes to the forum. It's not under threat, it needs to change its format to be a little more like the BoomtownRats.co.uk forum.  Which is to say, that we can look at who is posting etc.,

If any of you have any ideas on this please feel free to let us know.


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What I stated yesterday on the chatroom, was that in the new year there will be changes to the forum. It's not under threat, it needs to change its format to be a little more like the BoomtownRats.co.uk forum.  Which is to say, that we can look at who is posting etc., If any of you have any ideas on this please feel free to let us know. Ian



Hasn't the BoomtownRats.co.uk forum gone into disuse?   Why do you want to know who is posting?  How can you ever know who is truly posting? 


It's easy enough to get a list of all the emails and ip addresses of those who are currently posting.  The majority of the posts on the cancelled concert threads that were deleted were from members of this Golden Circle. 


This is quite a small forum, and restricting posters doesn't seem like a good idea.  There are only thirty or so who are truly active.  


It would be easy enough to make the whole thing private, but it would have the effect of closing the membership.  If people provide an email address to get access, who would want to register them one by one?  And would people register? 


I suspect it will just die like the BoomtownRats.co.uk forum.  If that forum was still active, I'd post there in preference to here given my limited interest in Geldof's solo and humanitarian work.


A Franz forum started by a friend just last week already has approx 10,000+ posts and 600+ users, though sadly 500 of them make mouse and tango look copious in comparison .  The Pulp forum  I visit takes the opposite approach proposed, lets anyone post, and is incredibly self policing.


I would have thought it would have been in the best interest to have more people involved in the forum, and having to live with some of the criticism






"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. "

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Hee hee ArrGee, some more posts must have been deleted. My posts have gone down to 990

Ian that is what I understood, that you were going to reformat the forum. I can't really give any advice, as I only go on 2 or 3 other forums. One is @U2 the others are medical/support/advice related. I couldn't really say how they are run. The only thing I could suggest would be to look around at other forums, and do some research? Maybe emailing one or two administrators could help?

I agree with ArrGee I can't see how you can monitor who is posting, people aren't always honest!

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I went down to 97 posts, now I've gone down to 92.  I've given up getting back to 100, I'm aiming for zero now, lol!! 


 



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Hee hee ArrGee, some more posts must have been deleted. My posts have gone down to 990 Ian that is what I understood, that you were going to reformat the forum. I can't really give any advice, as I only go on 2 or 3 other forums. One is @U2 the others are medical/support/advice related. I couldn't really say how they are run. The only thing I could suggest would be to look around at other forums, and do some research? Maybe emailing one or two administrators could help? I agree with ArrGee I can't see how you can monitor who is posting, people aren't always honest!


Ah, that may have been my doing   I was checking which threads went and what could have been wrong.  They didn't look too bad, but essentially these threads went



  • Bristol Announcement

  • Norwich and Sheffield announcement

  • London Date

  • Cancelled Concerts - London/Bristol/Norwich/Sheffield...(a.k.a. London cancelled)

  • Publicity? Could do better myself

  • Get Wel Soon

  • not happy

And some idea of the level of activity on the Rats forum since July.  Two pretty familiar posters (********* is the guy who runs it!)






Airport
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 07/17/05



 Re: Airport
 Julie Koretz
 07/19/05



 I'll be at the airport as well
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 Re: I'll be at the airport as well
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 Homes under the hammer
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 Where is trivia corner part 1?
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 Blog - http://theboomtownrats.blogspo...
 ArrGee
 10/11/05



 Thirty Years ago today....
 ArrGee
 10/31/05



 Re: Thirty Years ago today....
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 10/31/05



 RE: Thirty Years ago today....
 ArrGee
 10/31/05



 Some Fun
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So why did the get well soon thread disappear? We only wanted to express our sympathy LOL. I understand the others now things have been explained a little. Ah well.

Rita try posting a whole message one word a post, you might built up a few that way It might be a difficult to read though!

ArrGee I've not posted on the Rats forum for ages. Neither has anyone else come to think of it.

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Now if I did that Jules don't you think ArrGee would ban me for sheer stupidity, lol 

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So why did the get well soon thread disappear? We only wanted to express our sympathy LOL. I understand the others now things have been explained a little. Ah well. Rita try posting a whole message one word a post, you might built up a few that way It might be a difficult to read though! ArrGee I've not posted on the Rats forum for ages. Neither has anyone else come to think of it.

There were two 'get wel(sic) soon' threads.  Maybe it appeared sarcastic

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Now if I did that Jules don't you think ArrGee would ban me for sheer stupidity, lol 

Crikey, if I banned posters for that, there'd be no one here

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If you banned for stupidity I'd have gone months ago.

Rita keep up the posts with 2 emoticons if you want to rebuild.

I wasn't being sarcastic with my get well wishes, Kaz wasn't either?? I hope no-one was!

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If you banned for stupidity I'd have gone months ago. Rita keep up the posts with 2 emoticons if you want to rebuild. I wasn't being sarcastic with my get well wishes, Kaz wasn't either?? I hope no-one was!

Maybe Bo Rat was   I just thought it was funny.

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I think Bo Rat is rather harmless and the names he is using (presumably the same person) are rather clever!

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I think Bo Rat is rather harmless and the names he is using (presumably the same person) are rather clever!




 


Ergo my comments on the Track of the Day thread.  Though on this day, I reserve the right to contradict myself.  I didn't really have to give an explanation of the tracks I chose today.


Besides same as who?  Bobi G?  You think so?   I think Bobi G and Lady_Zylpha are destined to end up together!



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Yes Bobi G, he did make some comment somewhere as though it might have been one and the same. Are you doing a bit of match making there ArrGee

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