The sad demise of the forums

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PeteT
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The sad demise of the forums

Post by PeteT » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 am

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of the last post that was added to this thread.

When I started my research about five years ago, the forums were an excellent way of learning about new subjects or for supplementing information gained about aircraft losses, crews or airmen. Information was grouped together in a thread which could be easily accessed and found again at a later date.

Nowadays, social media provides the point of access for enquiries, with requests posted all over the place and, if you ever want to find the information again, it is nigh on impossible.

...... so, just a new post to mourn the sad demise of the forums
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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by Bruno » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 pm

Hello Pete,

I can only agree :(
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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:38 am

Agreed with the comments.

As most will know, l've spent a number of years researching bomber command but about two years ago, between work and health issues, not to mention a drain on my time, l took an enforced break from researching & finding details for people, who don't really appreciate the efforts researchers go to find information for someone who has made a inquiry.

Hopefully, its just a lull and we can fire back up for the future.
We need to thank people like Bruno who has stayed the distance and persevered.
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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by smudgersmith218 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:13 am

Hi John,

Glad to see you are back.

You were missed mate. Thankfully Bruno did a great job in your absence.

Onwards and upwards.

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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by K4KittyCrew » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:01 am

Thanks Steve,
Nice to hear from you again, mate.
I'll see if l can introduce some more material.
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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by Ludford101 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:44 am

Just catching up on posts and can only echo the comments made I too find it more and more difficult these days to keep popping into the forum as much and should do better !! there are always a great bunch of people willing to help out with enquiries :) and I only hope that this forum stands the test of time....

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Re: The sad demise of the forums

Post by AlanW » Wed May 15, 2019 4:19 pm

I wonder these days if one of the reasons is the prolific number of facebook pages which are dedicated to all types of aspects of Bomber Command etc, that make it easier to find information, i found myself drawn to several good ones in my efforts to answer requests on them, but lately have found some of them a little tiresome because of the amount of people on them who pass on what i call "false information" with me putting them straight The forum i run for 50/61sqdn Assoc went quiet for a while but is starting to pick up now, so fingers crossed that the same happens here.
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