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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Oh dear, I was afraid you might ask that... I'll refrain from identifying non-message board people (there were a few family members and partners present), but I think the personnel is as follows. Back row, from left: Paul a.k.a. Demented Hyaena, then Karen (can't remember what she called herself, but perhaps someone else will) and partner, Gareth in the middle, Gino, E/V, and (Percy Bysshe) Shelley. Verity is on the left of the diamond of which I form the head. I believe the lady standing between Paul and Karen on the left may be one of us too, but inexcusably her identity escapes me. It isn't Village Duckpond, is it? I've forgotten exactly who was there. Perhaps someone else can help (E/V? Gino?).


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Evie
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a lovely day.  The lady between Paul and Karen (Dyson - screen name Minnah) is 'Caspian's Mum', and I am ashamed to say I can't remember her real name - Gill?  She was lovely.  I think Village Duckpond must have been taking the photo, as she is not in the picture.  There were a couple of others there earlier, who didn't stay for dinner in the evening.  That was a lovely day.  Can't believe it was nearly 7 years ago!


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minnah! I could remember it was six letters long with a double letter in the middle. The name of her cat, I believe. Yes, it all comes back to me now. Duckpond behind the camera.


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Evie
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great photo.  And you list of those no longer posting is great too - I think about most of those people fairly regularly, and still miss their presence and input.  Russian Doll too, and Desperate Housewife (Less Well Groomed) and  Philip Tom - I am at least in touch with him still, which is lovely, but I do miss his posts.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's hard to say how much being a part of this board and its predecessors has changed me, because I joined the first BBC board when I was 20 (and a few months), and anyone changes quite a bit anyway between the ages of 20 and 28, hopefully by growing up.
I never realised you were so young! I don't mean that in a patronising way - (because that does sound very patronising!) I always pictured you as someone in their mid 30's, nice to put a face to the name though -great pic!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evie wrote:
It's a great photo.  And you list of those no longer posting is great too - I think about most of those people fairly regularly, and still miss their presence and input.  Russian Doll too, and Desperate Housewife (Less Well Groomed) and  Philip Tom - I am at least in touch with him still, which is lovely, but I do miss his posts.


I was looking through some of the old threads recently on the now defunct BBC board. Made me feel very nostalgic. It would be lovely to meet up with that old gang again.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was looking through some of the old threads recently on the now defunct BBC board.
Can the old beeb board still be accessed then? I thought it had been removed.  I know the MSN board got removed - not that it ever worked properly (for me at least) when it was there!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can still be accessed via http://bigreaders.myfastforum.org/ftopic282-10.php


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, it was nice to read through the old posts on there! It was much better in those days so many characters and diverse tastes and everyones opinion counted! A lovely place!!  Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone's opinion counts here, there is just a smaller pool of people so we don't get the same level of response to our posts.  This is a relatively closed community, in the sense that loads of people found their way to the BBC board because it was the BBC, whereas here it's more a case of whether people stumble across us.  It's a different kind of board.

I'm not being defensive, I miss the BBC board hugely - it *was* better, and it is so sad that they put a stop to it.  This is more a way of everyone who wants to staying together and continuing to talk about books.  Sorry if anyone feels their opinion doesn't count - I see no evidence of that, though, even though the board is quiet.



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