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Author:  LeMaitre [ Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The End of an Era - Closure of WWIIReenacting.co.uk

Correspondent wrote:
if any blame lies anywhere, it is with the person that started the FB group page, and the WWII Re-enactment members that left, deserted even, this to go to the FB group.

https://www.facebook.com/wwiireenacting/

Author:  30thcammo [ Sun Aug 04, 2019 20:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The End of an Era - Closure of WWIIReenacting.co.uk

Still cant find another reenacting alternative. Tried to post some questions here, waste of time. The re-enacting facebook page looks just as dead.

Author:  Correspondent [ Sun Aug 04, 2019 22:50 pm ]
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Depends on the questions I have found, if folks don't know about something they wont reply, no point really if they cant help of course .. there is 'interest' of sorts though, you only have to look at the number of views a post or topic gets ... for example my renewal of the folding table plans topic, it had 8306 views when I re-started it again and now has 8552 ,.. someone is looking at the site at the very least .. you are right though, there isn't or doesn't seem to be an alternative .. !!

Author:  General Ignorance [ Thu Aug 15, 2019 14:28 pm ]
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If this site was to continue then it needs to go back to basics, knock the hundreds of different sections on the head & have a few (preferably one) forum / section to begin with. This focuses posts & makes it look lively again. If people start posting then other "new" sections can be introduced as they are needed.

This however seems irrelevant as offers of help seem to have been ignored since the original posting was made months ago.

maybe it's just time to accept that this forum has had it's day & put it out of it's misery.

Author:  Correspondent [ Thu Aug 15, 2019 16:05 pm ]
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The strange thing about it is, as I have said before, that if you look at the number of views topics get, there is an awful lot of people looking in to see whats going on ... so there is obviously interest still in the site ... Your idea to 'pare it down' is a good one and may help, but as you also say with the offer of help being ignored as it seems to have been, have to wonder whats going on and if it would be worth it ... ??

Author:  Maddog [ Mon Aug 19, 2019 18:22 pm ]
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Correspondent wrote:
The strange thing about it is, as I have said before, that if you look at the number of views topics get, there is an awful lot of people looking in to see whats going on ... so there is obviously interest still in the site ... Your idea to 'pare it down' is a good one and may help, but as you also say with the offer of help being ignored as it seems to have been, have to wonder whats going on and if it would be worth it ... ??


Unfortunately I think that a lot of the views are bots, would be happier if it wasnt. :(

Author:  HaugM55q [ Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:14 am ]
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30thcammo wrote:
Still cant find another reenacting alternative. Tried to post some questions here, waste of time. The re-enacting facebook page looks just as dead.


I really miss this forum as it was in its heyday. I really do.
I may not have posted much (my period interest and the groups I am a member of are rather niche), but I regularly checked the forums from time to time. But I must admit that I did it less and less over the years.

But you are right - there seems to be no other viable alternatives. It is the end of an era.
I don't believe you will ever get the same amount of activity and visits in this day and age on an internet forum.

Author:  NOMAD [ Wed Oct 23, 2019 0:22 am ]
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I agree but I keep looking on here just incase someone starts a chat on a subject

Author:  Correspondent [ Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:01 am ]
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I keep trying .. !!

Author:  General Ignorance [ Fri Jan 17, 2020 17:04 pm ]
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I can't help but see the bitter irony that even this thread is being ignored & neglected by the site admin.

As far as I can tell, people have offered to take on the admin of the site & try & resurrect it, but the current Admin / owner can't be bothered to reply.

Probably best to let it die.

Author:  Correspondent [ Fri Jan 17, 2020 21:50 pm ]
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I got a crash report when I tried to log on the other day ...( yes I still do log on )... happened a couple of times, .. I e-mailed Chris, not sure if he got it or not but the site was up again the next time I tried to use it ... !!

It would help of course if people used it rather than rely on FB ... there have been observations here that FB doesnt exactly tick all the boxes regarding info and stuff, yet people stay with it for some reason .. ??

Author:  Pfc-Grunt [ Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:13 am ]
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I would prefer to keep using a web site like this one. Fb is awful.

Author:  Correspondent [ Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:37 pm ]
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Tha answer is relatively simple if you think about it ... existing members just need to come back here and start using it again ... whereas not everyone likes or wants to be on FB, on a forum like this it is open to all ... admittedly in the current situation newcomers may find it slow or hard to register, but for all the old hands, it is here to be used .... !!

Author:  NOMAD [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 am ]
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I keep looking on here but I don't have a lot to say or post

Author:  maquis [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 16:31 pm ]
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All that ever appears on the FB page, is stuff for sale, hardly a worthy replacement.

Author:  Correspondent [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 21:32 pm ]
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Unfortunately for the hobby, to a minority of 're-enactors' all its about is money these days .. not a lot in their hearts or heads, its just about their wallets ... !!

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