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  • Message 101

    , in reply to message 100.

    Posted by Barefoot - a Bit of a Handful (U14258080) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    er the Pope - there may be horses in beef burgers but at least we won't have any more Ratz-in-burgers.

    (courtesy of Twitter via OS)

    bc

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  • Message 102

    , in reply to message 96.

    Posted by La Bez (U14670366) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Hello Bluebell
    welcome I look forward to to getting to know you, wherever we land up

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  • Message 103

    , in reply to message 102.

    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I have just been outside in a snowstorm, to dig up a clump of snowdrops for a friend, and six geese flew over, honking.

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  • Message 104

    , in reply to message 103.

    Posted by borchesterbouncer (U14738918) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I have just been outside in a snowstorm, to dig up a clump of snowdrops for a friend, and six geese flew over, honking.  It must be a sign...

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  • Message 105

    , in reply to message 96.

    Posted by sleetfortears (U15611729) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I'm another long time lurker on the morning thread who will miss you all terribly. If I can come with you I will sit quietly in a corner with OW's beautiful hounds as long as Fluff doesn't make me laugh too much.

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  • Message 106

    , in reply to message 105.

    Posted by politeLadyPortia (U7099336) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Another one who cannot believe this nor the heavy handed,inept way the news has been broken... I would be modded if I said more. I am not as frequent a poster as some of you as RL can and does get in the way.
    I can say that I am grateful for the friendships made her both in RL and cyberspace... and the support and help so frely given when needed..
    Thanks Ow I would certainly be one to join you as like many I find Peets somewhat problematical. I am a member but it will not recognise me...
    Right back to RL issues...
    PLP

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  • Message 107

    , in reply to message 106.

    Posted by auldhairy (U14258268) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Snow stopped here about 2 hours ago and it not laying on the ground; light rain on and off now. Board closing is sad news indeed so I'll drown my sorrows in beer at 4pm (not long to wait). Where to go next? I'll go with the majority of you very nice people so It's a wait and see..

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  • Message 108

    , in reply to message 58.

    Posted by Rwth of the Cornovii (U2570790) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I'm hoping we get a liberal pope. For all sorts of reasons. 

    I wonder if the Catholic Church is short of money, as is the rest of the world, and he's distancing himself from problems in doing the things they used to do. When he was elected it seemed as though the cardinals were using up the last candidate of the old guard, and the younger ones would be very keen on electing an African pope next time. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

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  • Message 109

    , in reply to message 108.

    Posted by peacecandle (U14863223) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Sent off to tayler - had to give it a go...



    Dear Taylor,
    Thank you for your kind reply.

    I’d like you to bring this e mail to the attention of whoever makes the decisions.
    I’m in a panic, but have tried to put my thinking cap on to make some reasoned points too.

    For me, and I suspect for many others, it is like suddenly having a 24 hour helpline that you need very much closed down. Mental Health and no doubt services in other fields are shrinking. Support that you had weekly and on call
    Has shrunk. Helplines, both NHS and voluntary, are closing.

    The BBC has a social remit, there are many R4 programmes that offer helplines at the end, yet you are closing a service that does not demand helpline time – we help each other.

    We do pay for it monthly with our licence fee. I’d like the BBC to consider transferring some aspects of ML into another part of the BBC site, with the protections that the BBC offers through moderation, which, frankly, is a key part of the service not available in the social media generally.

    As a listener to R 4, R 3 all my life, I feel outraged that we have not been consulted about the closure, given a chance to make alternative suggestions, etc.

    A good deal of ML users are older – not people who use many social networking sites – they aren’t an option. I’m open about my problems – but how many people use ML who need it badly and don’t dare to speak out - all sorts of problems are brought there. It is a service used by many who are housebound. Advice is given on technical problems, all aspects of daily life – dealing with elderly relatives – children with disabilities.

    Clearly some of us have the ability to set up alternative chat rooms for various issues – but that’s not the point. In ML one can read across different interest groups, and cross reference people towards somewhere in TVH or TB. Threads like the MH thread are read by many who don’t contribute. We regularly have people come in who don’t know where else to turn – we advise, comfort etc…at no cost to BBC helplines – I’m sure its true of cancer copers and similar.

    As I said before, many complex needs are met for people who wouldn’t openly admit to isolation or health issues, not just those of us who openly discuss issues in TB or TVH. I feel that whoever made the decision to cut ML has not thought these aspects through. People browse and read when they don’t write.

    If certain aspects of ML can be transferred/amalgamated to other BBC sites, then what we may see is an increased number of people using the BBC having access to the benefits of ML.

    I feel as if whoever made the decision have only looked at aspects such as DTA. Some people may be disappointed losing the chance of discussing the programme, but forums for this can be set up elsewhere. Social needs take a different kind of website, one the BBC has been offering in ML.

    Yours sincerely

    [Personal details removed by Moderator]

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  • Message 110

    , in reply to message 109.

    Posted by Lynnie P (U3585914) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I can't quite believe this....I just bobbed in while I was picking up my work emails and now I find this. It was so bald...no warning at all.

    You are all my constant companions while I struggle on with my work...which bores me rigid and tires me out but is very necessary to the family finances. ah well...I will work a lot better, but I will certainly have the blues.

    I will now try and find out what else we can do.

    PeCan, love, I really understand and support what you have done in writing to Tayler but it is way out of her hands, I would guess.

    Love to all my kitchen mates.

    LynnieP x

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  • Message 111

    , in reply to message 78.

    Posted by Rwth of the Cornovii (U2570790) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Dirigibles, please register with Peets place, you are the most distinctive absence from there at the moment. I'd hate to lose you.

    Schloomummy, don't be too concerned about my using your post to answer everyone else. Other people had posted similar, and I just used it as a hook to hang the further thoughts on. I shouldn't have posted as much as I did, but thought that kind thoughts needed reward.

    I don't think we realise how many people who read our posts are interested in the kindest way about our welfare. So what if a few have a bit of pleasure in schadenfreude, most people wish nothing but good and like to know what is going on. I received some very kind comments from posters here during my husband's last illness and it was useful to debrief each evening. It helped me to put things into perspective.

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  • Message 112

    , in reply to message 106.

    Posted by San Fairy Anne (U14257911) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I have read all the Closing Down Thread where there are some really good posts ( Slightly Foxed springs to mind) which I managed to read between the tears. It's like a Bereavement only worse because it was deliberate, no way can one say "it's part of the natural order of things however sad, sudden or unfair". A person or person has decided to do this without finding out how it would affect people. I bet who ever they are they have never read any of the threads themselves. What is more they won't read any of these either.

    This is a brutal, cutting out of a huge and important part of many lives which may have disastrous consequences, though I pray not. (It must be serious as I don't "do prayer" in the sense I think most people mean it and what is more I do not use the phrase "/I/ /bet/"............ ever.

    Other people have said all the things I would say, only better in the other Thread.

    All I will say is that we will have to work hard and flexibly and without taking umbrage or what ever to find one place to migrate to. When I think how difficult it is to coordinate a Meet without people misreading/misinterpreting........... this offers so many possibilities for misunderstandings.

    I am another who finds Peet's a bit difficult ( I was not one who liked Time Order, shock horror!)
    but if that's where we all meet up so be it.

    I do not use FB ( having seen the dreadful effects it has had on some people's lives), I cannot cope with Twitter as I like good punctuation and properly spelled words ( although I cannot spell myself I cannot be doing with all those abbreviations). Anyway why is the BBC encouraging us to use commercial messaging "services"?

    As for Blogs, well if on wants to be a puppet only doing what the puppet master wants.......

    Here's hoping we can work out a good alternative "Home". SFAnne™

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  • Message 113

    , in reply to message 109.

    Posted by politebirder (U4482231) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Well done, pecan.

    Tayler is a good sort but has no power.

    The Beeb has become a great, faceless, heartless and stalinist institution, imo.

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  • Message 114

    , in reply to message 112.

    Posted by Lynnie P (U3585914) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I agree so much with your post SFA - it says everything I want to, only better. I hate time order, I find it muddly and confusing - I tried it initially but left the MB because i couldn't get on with it. I like the way we have things arranged now - under subject headings, so that you can find everything you want easily - particularly with "My Discussions".

    Oh dear. I am so sad. This is such a lifeline to me (sorry to be so egocentric - it has just been such a shock!) - I feel utterly bereft.

    LynnieP x

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  • Message 115

    , in reply to message 108.

    Posted by fondawine but fonda still of Mustardland (U1232922) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Hello all, risen from my bed of pain (yeah right, drama queen) and logged in to see this awful news. I found this board about the same time as $quigs shortly after the demise of the old blue boards and it was a lifeline for me as I was housebound caring for my DD whose MH was very poor and a constant source of worry at the time. I've made so many friends on here, RL and cyber and can't imagine life without a bit of mustard. I am in Peet's but don't mind where we go as long as we stay together.

    Rapidly losing all sympathy with the Beeb. TV is full of reality, talentless and quiz shows and repeats. Radio increasingly seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator (Count Arthur Strong anyone). Never thought I'd say it but Rupe's offerings are becoming increasingly attractive.

    Shirl

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  • Message 116

    , in reply to message 115.

    Posted by La Bez (U14670366) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    The new board that smeesue has set up looks like a viable alternative

    mustardland.boards.n...

    easy to register and she has set up Bull and TVH areas. Someone has already opened a new MH thread in there, I think I saw that someone had done so in peets as well

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  • Message 117

    , in reply to message 115.

    Posted by auldhairy (U14258268) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Beer on here.

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  • Message 118

    , in reply to message 117.

    Posted by peacecandle (U14863223) on Monday, 11th February 2013



    I cat peed myself for ID reasons. and am re posting below. I think its worth trying to keep aspects of ML as it is. If we all go off in different directions site wise we will lose the breadth of threads

    why dont we have a go at writing - including valuable things SfA said.?

    taylerarchershost@googlemail.com

    Dear Taylor,
    Thank you for your kind reply.

    I’d like you to bring this e mail to the attention of whoever makes the decisions.
    I’m in a panic, but have tried to put my thinking cap on to make some reasoned points too.

    For me, and I suspect for many others, it is like suddenly having a 24 hour helpline that you need very much closed down. Mental Health and no doubt services in other fields are shrinking. Support that you had weekly and on call
    Has shrunk. Helplines, both NHS and voluntary, are closing.

    The BBC has a social remit, there are many R4 programmes that offer helplines at the end, yet you are closing a service that does not demand helpline time – we help each other.

    We do pay for it monthly with our licence fee. I’d like the BBC to consider transferring some aspects of ML into another part of the BBC site, with the protections that the BBC offers through moderation, which, frankly, is a key part of the service not available in the social media generally.

    As a listener to R 4, R 3 all my life, I feel outraged that we have not been consulted about the closure, given a chance to make alternative suggestions, etc.

    A good deal of ML users are older – not people who use many social networking sites – they aren’t an option. I’m open about my problems – but how many people use ML who need it badly and don’t dare to speak out - all sorts of problems are brought there. It is a service used by many who are housebound. Advice is given on technical problems, all aspects of daily life – dealing with elderly relatives – children with disabilities.

    Clearly some of us have the ability to set up alternative chat rooms for various issues – but that’s not the point. In ML one can read across different interest groups, and cross reference people towards somewhere in TVH or TB. Threads like the MH thread are read by many who don’t contribute. We regularly have people come in who don’t know where else to turn – we advise, comfort etc…at no cost to BBC helplines – I’m sure its true of cancer copers and similar.

    As I said before, many complex needs are met for people who wouldn’t openly admit to isolation or health issues, not just those of us who openly discuss issues in TB or TVH. I feel that whoever made the decision to cut ML has not thought these aspects through. People browse and read when they don’t write.

    If certain aspects of ML can be transferred/amalgamated to other BBC sites, then what we may see is an increased number of people using the BBC having access to the benefits of ML.

    I feel as if whoever made the decision have only looked at aspects such as DTA. Some people may be disappointed losing the chance of discussing the programme, but forums for this can be set up elsewhere. Social needs take a different kind of website, one the BBC has been offering in ML.

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  • Message 119

    , in reply to message 111.

    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Rwth, that is terribly sweet of you. I registered there as Daisy several years ago, but have never got the hang of it,
    Peacecandle, that is an excellent letter, thank you for showing us.

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  • Message 120

    , in reply to message 119.

    Posted by peacecandle (U14863223) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Can't think of anything else. Loss.

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  • Message 121

    , in reply to message 118.

    Posted by douglas the rabbit (U13762692) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Agree with PB that "the Beeb has become a great, faceless, heartless and stalinist institution, imo".

    Sadly the powers that be have clearly had an irony bypass, but it's not lost on me that this decision comes at the culmination of R4's Orwell season...

    Good try, Pecan and I admire you for writing with such clarity and passion to Tayler, but I get the impression that O'Brien's - I mean Nigel's - decision is not out for consultation...

    I keep reading posts from you all and thinking how much I cannot bear for you not to be part of my life any more... (Wave to new arrivals, BTW. We always knew you were out there...)

    I blame Murdoch. I always blame Murdoch. And Thatcher. I always blame her too...

    Wanders off muttering...

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  • Message 122

    , in reply to message 120.

    Posted by politebirder (U4482231) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    DTA is getting stuck in:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    and other threads.

    Sad comment in TVH from a poster who said s/he might as well top her/himself:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    I am becoming more angry by the minute.

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  • Message 123

    , in reply to message 121.

    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    You're right to blame Thatcher, DtR -"they" are Thatcher's Children.

    [Sorry i know we don't do politics here]

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  • Message 124

    , in reply to message 123.

    Posted by borneomom (U4770405) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Oh crumbs. Have been out of action due to horrible flu and could not believe my eyes when I saw the baords will be closed, so abruptly.

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  • Message 125

    , in reply to message 124.

    Posted by Pan Mustardland is where the heart is Shoshana (U14836935) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I have some anti bees to pick up for my hurty finger

    But now I have something much much worse

    a hurty heart

    Mustardland is being dug up

    really upset

    Pan x

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  • Message 126

    , in reply to message 121.

    Posted by sleetfortears (U15611729) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Thank you douglas for the wave. I don't know the words to express how much reading the morning thread has sometimes meant to me. It is encouraging to know how much care, compassion and decency are out there - as well as the humour.

    I felt guilty for being amongst the many lurkers whose presence was not seen as sufficient reason to keep the board alive. Just because I've always been too much of a coward to post.

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  • Message 127

    , in reply to message 126.

    Posted by mrs trellis (U14533794) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Just come in to see this awful news - and the Pope heading for the hills too.
    What a shabby, petty decision.
    Let's hope we can find another kitchen soon and stick two fingers up to the damn BBC.
    Mrs T

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  • Message 128

    , in reply to message 126.

    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Welcome sleetoftears - I hope you will follow us wherever we end up.

    Just a thought - I think quite a few here *only* post on the Ebats (appologies if this isn't true) so perhaps the Organist's kind offer could be for an EB's site.

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  • Message 129

    , in reply to message 128.

    Posted by Dirigibles was here (U7278225) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I would be happy to be among friends with an Earlybird Forum, Grace, if such a thing were possible.

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  • Message 130

    , in reply to message 126.

    Posted by Buckminsterfullerene (U14591289) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Hello you lovelies,

    Just got in, open up ML and get hit with news of closure.
    Haven't had time to read any other threads besides the kitchen, but whenever some firm decisions / plans have been made, I will follow you there.
    Glad the support bowl, pebbles and cloud of witnesses are unending, hugs to anyone who needs them.

    Buckie

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  • Message 131

    , in reply to message 126.

    Posted by Her First Steps (U3518248) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    "I felt guilty for being amongst the many lurkers whose presence was not seen as sufficient reason to keep the board alive."

    Don't feel guilty, sleetfortears. I'm sure the decision has been made for purely financial reasons, whatever official version we are being given.

    "Early White Monday Morning" has turned out to be Black Monday with a vengeance. I'd hate to lose touch with all the lovely people I've got to know over the past 6 years or so. Like many of us, I started posting at a time of personal crisis and used it originally as displacement activity, then for advice and finally because it's a great source of cyber friendship.

    I'm not surprised at the closure which I've been expecting ever since Keri stopped being involved, but I'm not sure what to do next. I've occasionally looked at Peet's Place but got the idea it was a bit "blokeish" and never recognised any of the posters. Smeesue's page looks good and I'm amazed at how much work has gone into it so quickly. Maybe I'll register for both and see what pans out.

    Which reminds me - I'm glad you got some antibee's, Pan, and I hope both you and your finger soon start to feel better.

    One thing's for sure - I won't be visiting the official Mustardland Facebook page, tweeting or having anything at all to do with the closed shop that is "blogs". Corporate blogs are the pits. The joy of this messageboard is that we talk TO each other, not AT each other.

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  • Message 132

    , in reply to message 126.

    Posted by Cheshire Cat (U14533219) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Les MiserabLes.

    What the *briefcase* is going on?
    A new lunar year - the Pope resigns and ML boards get shut down .
    NOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo!

    I am in Peets too and will support whatever site the majority go with.
    This is too good a community to allow it to die without a fight or alternative solution.

    POWER TO THE POEPLE (okay, ML's in particular).

    WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

    KEEP THE MUSTARD FLAG FLYING

    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON POSTING

    DON'T PANIC, DON''T PANIC

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  • Message 133

    , in reply to message 132.

    Posted by Cheshire Cat (U14533219) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    (cough and shuffles feet)

    er, that should be 'PEOPLE' not 'POEPLE'


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  • Message 134

    , in reply to message 132.

    Posted by CC Growing old disgracefully (U13344869) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    As they say in Liverpool I am "Gobsmacked" to hear that ML is closing

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  • Message 135

    , in reply to message 131.

    Posted by Lili Bolero and the band played on (U10534540) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I am absolutely stunned at this message from 'Nigel Smith'.

    As some of you may know, I am doing a Master's at the moment, and I was hoping to use some of ML communication (once I had the appropriate people's permission) for part of my Dissertation. I will continue to post on Peet's, as I have always done, and hope to salvage something of my plans by speaking to people at the Tate Meet and the Doris Day Meet.

    I now have to think of a damage-limitation strategy for my studies. I think I will keep a paper copy of this thread, and hope I can get permission from the contributors retrospectively. (I would not quote anyone without their express and written permission).

    I feel we have lost so much over the last 12 months, and I am truly sad. I hope that we will be able to keep the Earlybirds in one place, wherever that may be. It may help if those of you who say that they 'can't get on with Peet's' could explain exactly what they find a problem with it. If we had some constructive feedback, perhaps there would be a way to change whatever it is that is troubling.

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  • Message 136

    , in reply to message 135.

    Posted by SussexCornflower InTheFinalCountdown (U13833966) on Monday, 11th February 2013


    Evening All.. back home and catching up...

    Lili's message is disconcerting... Will read what's going on before posting more.

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  • Message 137

    , in reply to message 136.

    Posted by SussexCornflower InTheFinalCountdown (U13833966) on Monday, 11th February 2013


    I have just registered at Peet's but it won't accept my post.

    I am in the list of Members.




    What chaos..

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  • Message 138

    , in reply to message 134.

    Posted by Countybeseeingyoufaux (U14530645) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I thought it was 'our' BBC. Saved the world because of the World Service and so iconic throughout our lives from Chamberlin's announcement to 'We're Millionairs'.

    I remember the first time I made a live broadcast. About six years old on a Sunday can't remember but the King's Singers were there.

    So we grew with the belief that the BBC is the best in the world. H2G2 , the new interactive.

    All the lives of all those people are flashing by. The pensioner needing help when her husband had just come home after a catastrophic stroke. The mother who started to piece things together about her son's condition.

    The people alone at Christmas. The people who have given their expertise, creativity, time, effort and genuine practical help in the spirit of the BBC.

    Listening to 'The Archers' tonight will choke me because.. well you know. I believed.

    Thinking of you all. Head is hurting trying not to cry.

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  • Message 139

    , in reply to message 138.

    Posted by SussexCornflower InTheFinalCountdown (U13833966) on Monday, 11th February 2013


    I can't get Peet's to work. I seem to be a Member but it won't let me post or log in.



    Have just signed on in Sue's site (see her link in #13 of OW's thread).


    We need to decide where the Earlies are going to meet each day. Happy to go with OW's offer of a new site if that's what others want.

    What does everyone think?

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  • Message 140

    , in reply to message 139.

    Posted by politebirder (U4482231) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    You are right, Suss.

    As I see it, the Earlies could be:

    A separate site

    A thread in sue's

    A thread in peet's.

    We need to decide.

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  • Message 141

    , in reply to message 140.

    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I am comfortble with Peet's although the layout will take some getting used to (I'm too young to remember time-order)*

    I'm not sure about Sue's but I would be happy to go with OW.

    What I think is a shame is that wherever we go we are unlikely to get any 'lurkers' who then become posters.


    *OK stop laughing at the back.

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  • Message 142

    , in reply to message 140.

    Posted by Pan Mustardland is where the heart is Shoshana (U14836935) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I'd like an Earlies site - I did register with Peet's but I like the familiarity of Mustardland.

    Just got onto the Archer's site and had a pop up opinion poll - never been so keen to fill anything in!

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  • Message 143

    , in reply to message 142.

    Posted by My Mum is turning in her grave (U13137565) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I tried that Pan but i didn't get a 'pop-up'. I even disabled my cookies - whatever that means!

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  • Message 144

    , in reply to message 142.

    Posted by borchesterbouncer (U14738918) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I'd like an Earlies site. I have registered at smeesues and Peets but I fear that the earlies might get lost there. I will really miss the My Discussions function on here.

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  • Message 145

    , in reply to message 144.

    Posted by SussexCornflower InTheFinalCountdown (U13833966) on Monday, 11th February 2013


    Thanks to Lili who asked Peet to help me. I have now managed to post there.

    Also posted on Sue's site.



    We have a couple of weeks to think this through among us.

    Perhaps we should do a few test threads in both Peet's and Sue's and see what the general consensus is?





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  • Message 146

    , in reply to message 143.

    Posted by Betsi clwc clwc (U11288289) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I'm lurking from a delighful guest house in the wilds of Mid Wales as I visit my elderly rellies. If OH and I are as happy as they are in their 90s we will have done well. My aunt seems to be reverting to a second childhood, very sad.

    What is this news. I'm another who has made some excellent friends here in ML who have often given me advice and support in RL.

    I'm not sure how much contact i shall have in the next few days as broadband is eratic around here. Please don't leave me behind and move without me.

    take care all.

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  • Message 147

    , in reply to message 146.

    Posted by one who posted here once (U4064841) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Random poster wishing to acknowledge all the history of this thread. Hope ML doesn't get too scattered, but there seem to be an awful lot of new locations being mentioned. (not coming out as I intended.)
    Ah well. Sad day.

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  • Message 148

    , in reply to message 135.

    Posted by smollett (U2226513) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Lili, do you use Firefox? If so you could try adding Scrapbook (not sure if this link will work so you may need to copy and paste it)

    https://addons.mozi...

    that lets you save pages from a website, so you could save a thread or more from here.


    If you don't, there's this:

    archive.org/web/web....

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  • Message 149

    , in reply to message 148.

    Posted by Lili Bolero and the band played on (U10534540) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    Thank you, smee. I don't use Firefox - tried it for a while, but it mangled my ancient PC. How does the other site work? Do I have to choose things to save? Or is it already on there? (Bit of a Techno-Numpty, if I'm honest).

    Sussex - glad that Peet managed to sort you out!

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  • Message 150

    , in reply to message 148.

    Posted by shloo_mummy (U8244894) on Monday, 11th February 2013

    I haven't tried either Peet's or Smeesue's site yet, but I do agree with the idea that having the early birds as part of a broader site does mean that newbies will find the thread. One of the wonderful things about this thread is the huge range of different people here, and I would like to think we end up in a place where others can find us.

    I also hope, once it is settled, that the beeb will deign to flag a link to the new ML community on the archers pages.

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