I don't know whether this means much to you but the republikofmanc forum has an option for you to affiliate your forum with theirs. Maybe it's worth talking to them about doing something like this, may get a few of their members over here as well as there.
I saw that when I was having a quick look around, might come in handy but I guess I'd have to talk to Scott.
As for opening up the forum, we can do it for a week or so to see how it would work so if you guys are up for it, I'll try to do it tomorrow. Cause Atletico scored now so it might be a fun game after all
I don't know how he feels but seems he's run a site like this before I think Ed would be an ideal choice. When he starts rambling on about .....
Not a Proboards site but the principal is the same, settings are settings and do pretty much the same, nothing complicated. You could split it between a couple of people who drop in regularly. Every time you stick your head in just check new member / spam / troll and deal with appropriately.
Laptop is broke, although I have a desktop (which i very rarely use), it's a pain and awkward. My phone ain't really user friendly for these kind of sites either especially for match days. Am not bothering with getting a new one until summer at the earliest. Plus our football is a bit up and down so I pop to the local instead for most of our match days. Combination of factors but wasn't aware of what was happening here. Not been on much due to those reasons.
Of course there's various reasons for people not using the forum as much and I think the point is if there were more active members you wouldn't notice when others went to sleep every once in a while. Whereas at the moment it's a handful of people posting regularly to keep the forum alive and if one of us doesn't post it seems almost dead.
I myself am guilty of disappearing for a while recently, but I think we all know the reason for that. In my absence though I still logged in to see how everybody was getting on because I missed this place. I signed up over in that Republik place and it is ok with a lot of familiar faces over there. I would still prefer to keep posting here though and as the lads have said if Jie needs a hand there is no problem with that for me pitching in with whatever tasks she may need.
You can lead a man to reason, but you cannot make him think.
Jie - I will not desert you ever. I went and had a look at Republik, I am also registered on the Official United web site but hardly ever go there as it is not user friendly. I find that this forum fits me like a glove. I particularly like Rach1986's Premiership prediction game. So if you need cheering up here is just a sample from my Award Winning Joke Book........ " How do you start a Pudding Race ? ....... Sago A real Rib-Cracker that one eh!
So OK, my humour seems to be un-appreciated here so why don't you offer me an extra star to go over to republik and scare some members back over here ? Actually my surveilence tells me that they secretly come on to here just to sample my Jokes, especially audouc who likes this one more than Haggis, neaps and tatties :-
When I was about 8 years old and living in the Salford docklands my 6 year old brother Dennis answered a knock on our front door. Outside were 3 Collectors for the Salvation Army who said to him " we are collecting for the Old Aged Home ". My brother gave them my Granddad !!!!!!! What a hoot It's the way I tell them ...