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    Default RIP Anglers Forum

    Is it me or is this forum officially dead? Such a shame

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    Absolutely...this site use to really buzz such a shame as you say
    cheers kro.....

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    yep , proper ghost town these days

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    All the adverts killed it

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    All going the same way I am afraid.
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    Yep it is on its last legs, look at the cut and paste, today at time of posting, below

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    There are currently 146 users online. 2 members and 144 guests
    Most users ever online was 2,964, 09-07-2016 at 04:26.
    Mr-Bean-Laden, tezza74

    Its like the UK in general to many people taking out and not enough putting in, IMHO

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    I understand ,its the likes of facebook killing the forums , I cannot see why people would think Facebook would be easier to use and interact with ,over Forums with neatly laid out Topic then sub topics
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    Shame as this used to be a great forum, I have met some good people from here over the years, fished with many of them on the Yately Bash and Bubbles do’s over the years.

    Bought good bits of kit from people I never met or knew before using this site, all trustworthy fishing blokes, looking to sell to guys at a fair price.

    Terrible to see how it’s going

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    Says it all
    If the members keep posting it stays alive.
    Pop ups hacking and stuff havent helped either
    No input from the site owners doesnt help either

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    I think when the Porn bots took over a lot of people left the site

    The lack of Admin input trying to resolve it did not help

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    All the forums are the same now slowly dying , we lost the Black forum a while ago , no idea as to the answer .


    Im guessing Facebook is the Evil killer as I succumbed to joining a couple of months ago .
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    Unfortunately to use Facebook i have my privacy settings so high its not worth joining fishing topics, and to be honest I wouldn't trust Facebook with anything. Zuckerberg talks a good story about his privacy but doesn't protect the general public its all just talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by f15hie View Post
    Unfortunately to use Facebook i have my privacy settings so high its not worth joining fishing topics, and to be honest I wouldn't trust Facebook with anything. Zuckerberg talks a good story about his privacy but doesn't protect the general public its all just talk!
    ZUCKERBERG is a grubby little, money grabbing whore. Facebook is a plague yet most dont see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carver View Post
    ZUCKERBERG is a grubby little, money grabbing whore. Facebook is a plague yet most dont see that.
    there used to be a few of us on here, who work in IT. Facebook is a virus (or a plague... as you note), the sooner it's broken up the better. It's trying to be a layer on the internet, behaving like a free-ads rag that's being exploited by all and sundry and people believe the crap that they get served. Look at the app now, it's a market place, messaging, personal webpage, company webpages, their next target is Youtube. ... If I didn't have to use it for work, I'd be off it. I have an Instagram account, Whatsapp for work, but slowly killing the whatsapp.

    People in power who are supposed to regulate this, just can't (or likely don't want to) see how big this is of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    there used to be a few of us on here, who work in IT. Facebook is a virus (or a plague... as you note), the sooner it's broken up the better. It's trying to be a layer on the internet, behaving like a free-ads rag that's being exploited by all and sundry and people believe the crap that they get served. Look at the app now, it's a market place, messaging, personal webpage, company webpages, their next target is Youtube. ... If I didn't have to use it for work, I'd be off it. I have an Instagram account, Whatsapp for work, but slowly killing the whatsapp.

    People in power who are supposed to regulate this, just can't (or likely don't want to) see how big this is of an issue.
    In a nutshell, at least someone's got their eyes open.

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    Used to spend hours on here reading posts and topics, such a good laugh, its a shame its going this way now, can't say i help though as i visit now and again to see if things have improved. sign of the times

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    Been looking at a list of anglers who over a period of 20 years fished, on a regular basis, Burghfield Main Lake, Blue Pool and as was The Match Lake. I wonder if most are still fishing, I know some have passed away. My list contains 240 names along with permit numbers. Might publish the list sometime if there is room on site. Will have to wait and see. Don't let the Forum go like so many sites have done.
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    still here, popping in on occasion - hate the facebook machine.

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    Same, just in the hope that a couple of good threads will start a resurgence of interest

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    Such a shame, great place for banter, advise back in the day. Hopefully some things go full circle and this place comes back to life. But alas, like a lot of things all we have is the memories.

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