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postmanphat wrote:I'm a newbie here and you can probably expect a spike in new registrations (if you haven't seen it already) from users jumping ship on your sister site, forum.football365.com

Presumably this forum is owned by Ole media too? Well over on F365 they've dicked about with the forum software to such an extent that inter-post ads block whole pages, certain functionality doesn't work, buttons don't work, the page drains battery and data like you wouldn't believe due to adverts all over the place constantly reloading. To get a half usable experience you have to install all kinds of ad-blockers and scripts. It's ridiculous. The activity on what was once a thriving forum has fallen dramatically... after a couple of false dawns in terms of people independently knocking up forums for the beleaguered userbase, but have never really taken off.

It's a shitshow so yeah, you'll probably end up with a few friendly refugees :thumbup:
We had a problem with spam once. Hundreds of Russian spambots would join every week and while their chat was better than that of most posters here, there was an awful lot of it. Through a well planned and executed campaign I managed to put enough pressure on admin to get the issue resolved. That was the day I saved the board from spam.

We too had a thriving and very well used lifeboat forum set up by one of the users but it was shut down by the mods here who were fearful of attacks and that it would become more popular than this place. Nothing could have been further from the truth however - we just wanted to be left alone to enjoy chatting about rugby and other interesting topics.
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Sympathy nibble - 😂😂😂. You are so full of shit, your nickname is pampers
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Hong Kong wrote:Sympathy nibble - 😂😂😂. You are so full of shit, your nickname is pampers
Give him some credit, his first sentence was actually accurate.
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Thai guy wrote:that it would become more popular than this place. Nothing could have been further from the truth however
This is quite true as well
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Farva wrote:
Thai guy wrote:that it would become more popular than this place. Nothing could have been further from the truth however
This is quite true as well
Selective quote of the year. You are on fire.
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Edit: not required
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Cheers HK!
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Do not express opinions against the general bored view, otherwise you should be fine.
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and if you can slag off Globus at least one in every three posts you will be considered a hoot.
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Anyone other kiwis/SH folk notice even though the time on your profile is set to NZ or equivalent it is still an hour forward?

Showing 00.59 here and its 11.59

Might be a day light savings thing
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Thai guy wrote:
postmanphat wrote:I'm a newbie here and you can probably expect a spike in new registrations (if you haven't seen it already) from users jumping ship on your sister site, forum.football365.com

Presumably this forum is owned by Ole media too? Well over on F365 they've dicked about with the forum software to such an extent that inter-post ads block whole pages, certain functionality doesn't work, buttons don't work, the page drains battery and data like you wouldn't believe due to adverts all over the place constantly reloading. To get a half usable experience you have to install all kinds of ad-blockers and scripts. It's ridiculous. The activity on what was once a thriving forum has fallen dramatically... after a couple of false dawns in terms of people independently knocking up forums for the beleaguered userbase, but have never really taken off.

It's a shitshow so yeah, you'll probably end up with a few friendly refugees :thumbup:
We had a problem with spam once. Hundreds of Russian spambots would join every week and while their chat was better than that of most posters here, there was an awful lot of it. Through a well planned and executed campaign I managed to put enough pressure on admin to get the issue resolved. That was the day I saved the board from spam.

We too had a thriving and very well used lifeboat forum set up by one of the users but it was shut down by the mods here who were fearful of attacks and that it would become more popular than this place. Nothing could have been further from the truth however - we just wanted to be left alone to enjoy chatting about rugby and other interesting topics.
I'm not 100% sure I'm not a bot.
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Hello Posters. English,British, Sale fan. That is the introductions done with now and I now have a login to join the discussion. I have been reading live match topics and the brexit posts here and decided to register. I've disagreed with a number of opinions expressed here but rarely ever had the urge to join a forum to counter views before.
Hopefully its all good chat.
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Good luck. Just immediately put me on "ignore".
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and would toga stop registering, denying it's his latest incarnation, then being identified as such within 6-10 posts. Get over it - you are not wanted.
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I really didn't think that was Toga.
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Toga wouldn't have bothered claiming to be a Sale fan or creating a pointless backstory.

The only recent poster who has seemed Togaesque is ChipSpike.

And why is he not wanted anyway?
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Who, Toga? Regular meltdowns, he's a shit bloke with some very unpleasant opinions, turns everything into a deeply personal shitfight, and had a Dozy style threatening of mods episode when he was banned a while back.

His presence is a major negative for the board.

Anyway he came back again under a new login.
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JM2K6 wrote:Who, Toga? Regular meltdowns, he's a shit bloke with some very unpleasant opinions, turns everything into a deeply personal shitfight, and had a Dozy style threatening of mods episode when he was banned a while back.

His presence is a major negative for the board.

Anyway he came back again under a new login.
Any 'new' English poster who comes in and posts 50+ times a day is likely to be Toga. Armand Aleg was clearly him. Not 100% sure about Blind Hookah but filled some of the normal M.O.
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I can say, in all truth, I've never, ever posted as another. Globus I am and shall stay that way. I have now had two holidays. No moaning from me.
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blindcider wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:Who, Toga? Regular meltdowns, he's a shit bloke with some very unpleasant opinions, turns everything into a deeply personal shitfight, and had a Dozy style threatening of mods episode when he was banned a while back.

His presence is a major negative for the board.

Anyway he came back again under a new login.
Any 'new' English poster who comes in and posts 50+ times a day is likely to be Toga. Armand Aleg was clearly him. Not 100% sure about Blind Hookah but filled some of the normal M.O.
he also immediately applies for a new user name after his latest incarnation has been zapped. Ah well
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I made it past the admission process, feeling chuffed! 8)
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Welcome Noob :thumbup:
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Thank you Mr Plum.
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Thanks for the account approval.
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They let any dross in nowadays.
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PCPhil wrote:They let any dross in nowadays.
I know, I hardly had to fill out any forms or anything. Just paypal my $50 joining fee through to the moderator and bam, here I am!
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This site is falling apart. We don't need the likes of yous cluttering it up any more so please literally fokof noob poeste and I mean like in literally.
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Average Joe wrote:
HOW TO JOIN - Attention all would be new posters
This site is falling apart. We don't need the likes of yous cluttering it up any more so please literally fokof noob poeste and I mean like in literally.
How bout you piss off and we can recruit someone who isn't a complete knobend in your place.
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I wipe from the left to the right.
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6.Jones wrote:I wipe from the left to the right.
6roucho’s back! :thumbup:
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mr bungle wrote:
6.Jones wrote:I wipe from the left to the right.
6roucho’s back! :thumbup:
I sincerely hope he is. Much missed.
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Hello all. New poster, French-Irish Connacht fan. Looking forward to joining the stimulating discussion on Irish rugby matters and endorsing the prevailing views of the opinion makers here....
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Chandelle wrote:Hello all. New poster, French-Irish Connacht fan. Looking forward to joining the stimulating discussion on Irish rugby matters and endorsing the prevailing views of the opinion makers here....
ah merde le cousin de TNT...
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Chandelle wrote:Hello all. New poster, French-Irish Connacht fan. Looking forward to joining the stimulating discussion on Irish rugby matters and endorsing the prevailing views of the opinion makers here....
Fantastic, an arrogant, swarmist with a chip on his shoulder. You’ll do well.
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PCPhil wrote:
Chandelle wrote:Hello all. New poster, French-Irish Connacht fan. Looking forward to joining the stimulating discussion on Irish rugby matters and endorsing the prevailing views of the opinion makers here....
Fantastic, an arrogant, swarmist with a chip on his shoulder. You’ll do well.
I've managed with a similar persona. It keeps the spirits up. Much as I prefer to down them. (I actually don't drink spirits, or sherry for that matter.)
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We are 3 minutes from a new Globus thread I feel.
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IMO, we should prevent new posters from joining the board. They're all terrible.

Then we just need to ban the existing ones and this place will finally be decent again :thumbup:
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JM2K6 wrote:IMO, we should prevent new posters from joining the board. They're all terrible.

Then we just need to ban the existing ones and this place will finally be decent again :thumbup:
Tbh I miss the usual flood of posters prior and during a RWC, made the place properly mental.
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