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Muerrisch
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For my sins I belong to four other Fora, all associated in some way with my interests: badges, medals, the Great War in general.

I joined them during the period when I was very hacked off with the GWF.

The aspect that we have over all the others is momentum. Given that we have collectively a great deal of willing expertise, and given that we are in the main polite and have a sense of humour, there is a much better chance here of having a question answered, a need met, or a good old-fashioned discussion/ dispute/ teddy-out-the-pram session.

Interesting threads [seemingly interesting] on other sites wither on the vine, or die for lack of interest. Popping back to them once a day is usually unproductive for me. I am not knocking these other sites: they do what they do very well, but they are a bit quiet for my taste.

So I am stuck with you lot and [here's the difficult bit] you are stuck with me.

As Clint Eastwood said, 'life's a bitch, and then you die'.

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Having read a good number of your contributions, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Cheers,

Nigel

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As Clint Eastwood said, 'life's a bitch, and then you die'.

And he said "Personnel? They're ********".

But I know what you mean, Grumps. I've never really wanted or needed to join another military discussion board (technically I'm a member of the WFA one - but I only joined that so I could post a self-promoting thread about a talk I was giving). But, in an entirely different part of my life, I'm a member of two boards. Neither are perfect. One has a fair chatty and relaxed style but minimal content of interest. The other has little traffic but, when there is some, it is more often than not of use. Neither have the friendliness of the GWF and both are more heavily moderated (perhaps there's a connection there). If only the two could get together........

J

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I'm back from a week away, and discovered, when I logged on to VNP, no fewer than 44 new pages of posts. Every one a gem, naturally.

That must say something about this here forum.

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So I am stuck with you lot and [here's the difficult bit] you are stuck with me.

Yipee, this must mean drinks all round and a backlog of short/witty/grumpy comments :ph34r::P:lol:

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I've never really wanted or needed to join another military discussion board

To look on the flip side, that's the main point of my own membership of of multi-forums (about 11 or 12, I think, just counting those related to WW1 and/or WW2 discussion)...none of the forums I'm a member of are 100% perfect for my own needs as there are varying degrees of expertese to be found on specific subjects across them all (ie. if i don't get an answer to a query here, I'm very likely to get one on another forum where i know that a certain person with his/her own "chosen specialised subject" may linger).

Though I'm probably only reasonably active on about 5 of the forums that I'm a member of (maybe 10 or 11 posts per week between them all), I find that varying my browsing sometimes gives me answers to my own questions without me actually having to ask a question. As I don't spend a massive amount of time on any particular one forum, the friendliness of members and how heavily moderated (or not) a forum might be doesn't really concern me all that much...just so long as I get what I'm after out of it.

If someone can get everything they want or need from one single forum, then great. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for everyone.

Interesting threads [seemingly interesting] on other sites wither on the vine, or die for lack of interest.

Perhaps that's the advantage of a forum with a large membership (such as this one). There's a larger chance that some other members may share your interest and, therefore contribute. What's life-shatteringly interesting to one member may bore the socks off another (as I know only too well - my own specific Great War interests (seemingly) being shared by onle a very few others). For example, you won't find me getting too involved in any thread that has all the words "Somme", "British" and "1916" in the title, yet I'd bet that it'd be a massively popular subject on here.

dave.

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