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How do you surf the forums?

  1. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Hubberville,

    Just curious- How do you surf the forums? Do you have multiple windows or tabs open at once? Or do you use feed to scope comments made?

    The main reason I ask is so to understand better about what's going on in the forums, as a whole.

    I'm working on a side project and could use some help.

    The project consists of a two main points. (1) Basis- there are 100,000+ members. (2) There are a handful, that are on constantly, some sporadically, some only for hours and some don't get on for days.

    I would like to get a gist of how many people are actually in the forums? Ones that post almost regularly, so as to assess the value of the forum.

    I would rather not say why I'm doing this project, but please note that it is rather important, so I can streamline my use of the forums.

    As you already know, I am all over the forums, and I'm always watching something or another. With almost 13000 posts in under 4 months, I would definitely say I'm an active user.

    For those who are new Welcome and to the Veterans' Hello. I spend all day working on hubs, creating new ideas and building more information on society. I appreciate all feedback.

    Thank you for your time.

    Cagsil

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Cags, I simply check out the feed and see what's happening in the forums and if it is interesting enough to comment on. If I am really struggling to fill my time I will check out the forums section directly and see if a subject matter jumps out and I want to comment on it.

    2. yoshi97 profile image83
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Active user? I'd say you're an addict? haha! smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you enlightened one? roll lol lol

        1. yoshi97 profile image83
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Always willing to help. cool

    3. DogSiDaed profile image61
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I use the forums quite a lot, I tend to comment then later just browse the 'posts by me' and look for any response or other interesting issues raised. I usually just use one window and flick around though. I'm less active right now because of a work overload mind, it'll be until early to mid February before I'm fully active.

      Edit: Off to bed, be back to check up tomorrow evening!

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. smile

  2. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I got most of my posts before the sandpit etc. Long old time ago I was trying to keep up with Misha...

    I just look at the first page of forums, click what I like. If im looking for a topic I might go into hubber hangout or something.

    ~thranax~

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image80
      Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is how I do it as well.

      lol @Ron
      I saw something soooo much worse than that on another forum today...that photo just makes me laugh

  3. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    an easy way is to just check out the number of posts next to the avatar. i'm continually opening and closing tabs and multitasking while at the forums. Some news .. some to just validate others comments by checking other sites.Tabbed browsings awesome!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, this would be an easy way, providing I had an entire list of all the hubbers, but I don't. And, I'm not going to ask HubPages for it, because that's their business. So, I am left to find other ways of doing it. Hence, this thread, which DREW you out. Which was my point.

      Thank you very much for responding. smile

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    http://voidmanufacturing.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/lg_naked_fat_man.jpg

    pretty much like this

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Was that really necessary. It's actually quite disgusting. roll

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, God I so hope that isn't really you Ron!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The pic's a couple years old.  I've put on some weight since then.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yikes, and more yikes!!!

        2. mega1 profile image79
          mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ooo, baby, no more banana bread for you then, sport!

          yahahhaha!

      2. elayne001 profile image48
        elayne001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like my neighbor, but I can't be sure.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Looks like my Husband, but I can't be sure LOL big_smile

        2. readytoescape profile image59
          readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It looks like he might have eaten your neighbor, probably ran out of Kit Kats.

    3. hublim profile image76
      hublimposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would be considered an occasional hubber, by the relatively low number of forum posts I’ve made.

      I tend to look at the forum posts from the new style homepage, I’ve not used the new feed feature to a great extent until now but I'm still getting used to the look and feel of it.

      I guess if you were looking to gauge people forum involvement, you could also look at your fans, sorry followers, hubtivity and look at their forum activity from there.

      Would the new hub feed be able to help you out? From a quick browse at the filters, and a fair bit of effort it could be customised to give a broad view of forum activity.

      I became a Cagsil follower after seeing your comments in the forums.

      Best of luck with your project.

    4. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahahahahaha you nearly made me wet my pants hahahahaha

    5. aguasilver profile image88
      aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's just great! lol

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, I thought it was quite foolish. roll

        1. aguasilver profile image88
          aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are right, and it distracted from your topic, but it was such a gross photo, so I had a laugh... sorry!

          1. blondepoet profile image75
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            A bit of humour to brighten the day never hurt anyone.

            1. aguasilver profile image88
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Quiet right.....wink

  5. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Ron...

    Why?

    ...

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can't stay away from the kit-kats.

    2. myownworld profile image79
      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol exactly! why??

  6. Dao Hoa profile image61
    Dao Hoaposted 7 years ago

    1) I go from forum to jump to last post.
    2) Then wrote something and jump back to first post.
    3) Then to the first page of forums and find something else I want to participate.
    4) Repeat #1.
    smile smile smile

  7. elayne001 profile image48
    elayne001posted 7 years ago

    Do you post for love or money? I didn't think you would get paid for posting - do you post in the forums as well as comments on hubs?

    Personally, I check out the forums on a daily basis, but only comment occasionally if something relates. I'd rather be writing a hub or creating some art.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not quite sure I understand this question - no, you don't get paid for posting in the forums, nor for making comments on Hubs.

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I post for both reasons, (1) love for others and (2) money.

      Yes, I do read hubs throughout the day, as well.

      Thank you. smile

  8. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Well, I tried using the Customizable Home Page so I could easily monitor the forums I'm interested in, but that didn't work because I have to do too much scrolling down.

    I alternate between clicking on the forums I like one by one(Need Help, Knowledge Exchange, Report a Problem, Hangout and Makeover), and scrolling down the "latest posts" - but that gets painful when the religious forums are humming.

    I only ever have one window open.  I'm usually on the forums while at work, so I have multiple work-related windows open at the same time.

  9. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    @misty   lol lol lol




    Thank you everyone. smile

  10. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Anyone else? smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    read the topic, if it interests me I enter, but one window and one post at a time. big_smile

  12. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    Sorry Ron, Just couldn't let that one slip by.

    Very Funny Pic.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Burrrrrrrrrraappp,, did you say something?

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    My eyes hurt now.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry what was the question Cags? Ron distracted me with that picture...my eyes hurt now lol

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If that one bothered you, you should probably avoid the "underwear" thread for awhile.

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I tried to avoid it, but it turned out really not so bad - all talk!  which is a GOOD thing! lol

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So far.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I was already in there..no pictures from when I posted Phew! lol

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ha I KNEW you would show up here now.  hahaha  lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Mega I told you to take that radar off of me lol

  15. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I don't surf them. I dive

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wooo hooo!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hehe

  16. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmm......? lol lol

  17. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    question:   How do you surf the forums?

    answer:   carefully

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Carefully is really a method, for how you surf? What decisions you come to about joining a forum thread or how you view the threads?, such as feed or from the forum thread main page?

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I use a boogie board. big_smile

    1. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not with 2 kilos of green stuff stashed away?.........

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Just 2? Nah, I show up ready to lose the power of speech then hang ten! big_smile

        1. blondepoet profile image75
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good policy Denno

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile

  19. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Boogie board - luuuuuuuuuuv it!

    I look at the first page of the forums, if there is anything interested, I'll go take a peek.

    I stay far away from most controversy. smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Jane. smile

      1. blondepoet profile image75
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Aww you never thanked me Cags. Sob sob.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well, you really didn't answer the question, like Mega? But, Thank you for responding, I guess. smile

          1. blondepoet profile image75
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sigh ok I tried...

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How do you pick what forums- the feed or forum main thread? smile

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Personally, I pick the forums where I feel my photo is most useful.

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you then. I can see you have poor judgement. But, that's okay. smile No problem. lol

  20. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    He is gonna be a big boy when he grows up. smile

    1. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well he aint exactly what I call Tom Thumb ROFL.

  21. blondepoet profile image75
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    On a serious note although it is hard now, I just see which one looks the most exciting and bang I'm there. I stay away from serious shit, as I have strong opinions and may say something and never STTTTTTTTOOOOOOOPPPPPPP

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Okay. hmm

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    He wants to know what you're wearing.....  big_smile

    1. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you talking to little 'ole Tom Thumb here?

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I believe he was the runt of the family, too.

        1. blondepoet profile image75
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well I would say it's pretty plain to see what he is wearing an it aint a pretty sight LMAO

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            And that was After his all-lettuce diet. big_smile

            1. blondepoet profile image75
              blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              He needs a good woman

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I think he ate her. big_smile

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I had to; I'm too damn fat to schtuup her!

                2. mega1 profile image79
                  mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol

  23. aguasilver profile image88
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    I have multiple tabs open (Chrome) and flick back and forth thought the 'forum' link, and 'yours' as well as answering comments and checking others hubs...

    I spend too much time on them, but then again I get inspired by what people say,especially in opposition to topics, and get hub ideas from them...

    all sounds a bit serious, sorry is that OK?

    1. aguasilver profile image88
      aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Guess not, Cag's doesn't love me! Boo Hoo sad

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I'm off his Christmas card list, too.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Who said you were on it to begin with Denno? smile lol lol

      2. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why is that?

        Thank you John. smile

        1. aguasilver profile image88
          aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Cagsil, I can sleep in peace now! smile

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am sure you could do that regardless. lol lol

            1. aguasilver profile image88
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, you're right.... I sleep like a baby... wake up every two hours screaming!

              Nite Nite!

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Good night. smile

      3. blondepoet profile image75
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Doesn't love me either I'm going to find my mojo adieus

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You know better than that Blonde. lol lol big_smile

  24. blondepoet profile image75
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Did I mention I also pick interesting unusual topics in the forums? The one about how to kill a zombie was right up my alley.
    I never go to religious ones may as well beat your head on a brick wall in those ones.
    BANG CRASH KAPOWWW

  25. profile image0
    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, I think we could all agree, or maybe I could just agree with myself; this guy should be this thread's mascot! big_smile

    1. aguasilver profile image88
      aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Listen Denno, have you ANY idea how many innocent sheep were killed feeding this guy!

      1. profile image0
        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ack! Now this is PERSONAL! mad

        1. aguasilver profile image88
          aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why would you think that?

          http://idrawpictures.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/wolf.gif

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It lacks ferociousness. lol

            1. aguasilver profile image88
              aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good, I like sheep!

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              Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              He has his tail between his legs. He;s not sooo baaaaad! big_smile

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Right, it's not a killer type. It's lame. It lacks grit. lol

                1. aguasilver profile image88
                  aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Cags, if I didn't know better I'd say you were trying to put me down.... bad boy! anyhow, I'll off to bed and you kids can play a bit without us grown-ups around!

                  Beware of sheep in wolves clothing!

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Nice. big_smile

                  2. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Not you, just the art work you provided. smile

  26. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    it can get controversial as bp was saying - but its super to wake up every morning and you never know what somebody is going to say or do in here - like Ron - he is sooooo unpredictable!  I luvs it!

    1. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love him too damn life is too serious, I hate serious....

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I pick the forums that have interesting titles; that's pretty much it.

  28. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    random inklings

  29. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    oh, mutton honey, I fear for your little hide - wun, I mean, run as fast as you can - follow that gingerbread man.


    cagsil:  getting curious now, several girls seem to think you do not love them, who DO you love, in addition to your mom? who? or is that just WAY too personal?  (but since I already know you don't love me, its ok for me to irritate you some more today!)

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm wunning, woohooo, it's so wibewating not having to say my awwwsss.

    2. blondepoet profile image75
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with my buddy Mega. Yea, tell us Cags? Don't be shy now. We are all over 18 here.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am sure you're age is over 18.....roll  I'm not sure you want to go down this path any further....it could get psychological? lol lol

        1. blondepoet profile image75
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Behold I show no fear.

    3. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Then I would say their perception is skewed. smile lol

      I have a general love for humanity. Why do you ask?

      I find it interesting that you've made this statement and I've not one clue on makes you think that you're irritating me in any manner?

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well, just in case I do, I am not apologizing, just admitting that I might - that is, irritate, you - as I uh, oh hell - never mind.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, okay. smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Do I?  If there is a good tide.

  31. profile image0
    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Ohhh, Psychological. This could get fun.....

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, we could start with you, but it's easier with women. A lot of men are witless to begin with. lol

      And, you don't have to take my word for it, ask any women. lol

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, hands down. lol

      2. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sexism personified - in a very charming way, of course.  And whatever you're saying with that statement it does not sound flattering to anybody . . . detracting from original question here - 40 strokes at the whipping post (too harsh?  ok, 60, then)

  32. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    just let me get comfortable on my beanbag here, and then psychoanalyze away - or not, whatever.

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mind if I pull up a beanbag chair and watch?

  33. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    keep your ears open, too, sheep!  This could get kinda intense, though!  or not, whatever!  (yawns)

  34. profile image0
    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I'ma waitin' Want any nuts?

  35. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    hmmmmmmm?   oh   awwergic I tink!

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, yeah. That's wight.

  36. Isabelle22 profile image60
    Isabelle22posted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure yet as I'm only new but I'll let you know when I work this all out.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Isabelle, how are you? smile

      1. Isabelle22 profile image60
        Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Cagsil sorry that is all the imput I have at present.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No problem. big_smile lol

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Pull up a beanbag chair and relax. big_smile

      1. Isabelle22 profile image60
        Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A bean bag, now there's a thought.

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          We're waiting for Cagsil and Mega to begin their discussion. And, yes, they are comfortable as Sin. big_smile

          1. Isabelle22 profile image60
            Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh I agree 100%, my boarder got a bean bag that looks like a giant basketball for Xmas. Guess who sits in it every night?

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              Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How many guesses do I get?

              1. Isabelle22 profile image60
                Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                In this case only one.

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I have only one question is there a pet in the house? smile lol

                  If so, there's a good chance the chair is own by the pet. lol

                  1. Isabelle22 profile image60
                    Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Buzz incorrect lol.

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            roll

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              Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What? They are! big_smile

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                "Comfortable as Sin? roll lol lol lol

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    brb folks

  38. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I wasn't guessing. I just had to ask one question, so I could eliminate the number of option, for which, could occupy the chair. And, since you were so nice to provide any answer to my question, then it leaves me with only one guess. That would be YOU are the one who occupies it most often. lol

    But, thank you. smile

  39. CrystalStarWoman profile image86
    CrystalStarWomanposted 7 years ago

    I haven't really had much time to check out the forums and I'm not quite sure how they work, so I tend to click on the main forums link and have a scan down the 'latest activity' list to see if anything catches my eye.

    I hadn't even clicked on the new 'Feed' link until reading this thread, but now I think I may do so more often, probably have a couple of tabs open and go back and forth...

    My main problem is that I tend to come on here last thing at night, or in the early hours - when I really should be getting to bed, as I just don't have time in the day, or even in the evening - despite being on my computer all day long!

    One last point - I see the same people commenting on the forums (fora?!) all the time and you all seem to belong to an elite group so, as a newbie, it can feel a bit daunting and slightly scary trying to join in.

    I feel like an intruder lol

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't let some of the windbags(LOL) scare you from interacting within the community. I know some of the people can be a little nerve racking to say the least, but most are really good people. smile

      1. CrystalStarWoman profile image86
        CrystalStarWomanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the encouragement smile

        The time zone factor is a bit of an issue too, as I am in the UK, it's 1:40am here!

        I'm off to bed now, but will make the effort to join in more... tomorrow tongue

        Sweet dreams everyone!

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good night and sleep well, and be safe. smile

  40. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    And, Thank you. smile

 
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