Has Runners World Forum died?

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04/06/2012 at 08:52

My chocolate and beetroot muffins are fab too.  No kk, you can't taste the beetroot, but it does give them a very moist, rich texture.  I hate beetroot so when I get it in with my veg box I always make muffins.  Also a good way of getting veg into children.

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 08:58

I think it would be one of those things, if you didn't tell me it was in there I'd say yummy! If you did I'd spit them out

04/06/2012 at 09:08
Well if there is a TOTP it would explain why there is souch noise. I had assumed it was people who were bored. Like running there is a lot of useless junk posted sometimes. Mostly from the ususl suspects. I prefer quality rather than quantity.

Other forums I'm a member of have post counts but only posts outside of off topic (clubhouse) get counted.
04/06/2012 at 09:28
SuperCaz wrote (see)

you can't taste the beetroot, but it does give them a very moist, rich texture ...  Also a good way of getting veg into children.

Indeedy. The beetroot also neutralizes the calories in the chocolate so they are quite safe to eat in large quantities.

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 09:32
Muttley wrote (see)
SuperCaz wrote (see)

you can't taste the beetroot, but it does give them a very moist, rich texture ...  Also a good way of getting veg into children.

Indeedy. The beetroot also neutralizes the calories in the chocolate so they are quite safe to eat in large quantities.

PSC    pirate
04/06/2012 at 09:39

beetroot - yum! But not in large quantities - seems to upset the body's colour palatte.  Red wee is a bit distressing!

04/06/2012 at 10:31

It's better than black...

 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/509622/gallery/urine_chart.jpg?width=350

 

04/06/2012 at 10:39

I lurve beetroot but it does unfortunate things to my waste products. Sarah's pee colour chart doesn't cover the day-glo pink that I experience. As for the other one, let's not even go there.

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 10:39

What about asparagus wee?

04/06/2012 at 10:43

I have heard that asparagus makes one's pee stink. And that it, ahem, affects the smell and taste of another product that only men can generate but obviously I have no way of directly knowing that ...

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 10:45

It's possible to make that stuff taste worse.

seren nos    pirate
04/06/2012 at 11:04

the forum just moves in cycles like everything...........the people who were there when you started.........they were probably at the stage where they had found the forums boring and so moved on.....but at the time everything was fresh and new to you.........so now you are the ones who are fionding it old , stale and boring.so just liek magazine subscriptions you cancel and move on.........the newer people on the forum as still enjoying the forums........

the forum is not here to provide everyones entertainment needs........the real life should be doing most of that so you can just dip in her for information, discussion or to chat with friends..........

and you can still do all that.....

but if you really feel that this place is stagnant and boring.best to accept that its the same as it always was.but you have changed and developed and grown older so you probably need something differnmt form the forum than you needed 5/10 years ago

also many running clubs have facebook groups now so you can talk about running and ask questions and arrange runs without ever having to come on a runners website nowadays............and you know the people are all real..........not some saddos juat on a windup mission

04/06/2012 at 12:42

It's definitely much less busy than it was.  With social media technology evolving, it was bound to happen; Facebook etc has filled the gap and provides everything a forum does; the medium changed and, to a great degree so did the message.   I mean does anyone still send telegraphs or use the Pony Express to keep in contact?  They ended - not because both of these media didn't serve a purpose, but because something better came around.

The great thing about forums is they were never a self-selecting group - anyone could join in and you got exposure to views you'd never consider; perhaps didn't even know existed.  You got to make friends with people you'd never have met without forums

I've met some fantastic people... I've meant to meet, but never quite got around to meeting some fantastic others - this wouldn't have happened without this forum and so I class it as a beneficial tool.

The down side is it's a stalker's paradise and petty, vindictive people all too often use the anonymity of their forum life to try to mischief make and use it as a tool for rallying like minded support for bullying purposes - the evolution of Facebook made this easier - as instead of facing down disagreements out in the open they turned to Facebook lobbying to build hate campaigns against people - by telling lies about them.  I'm not sure if I was ever a victim of that, to be honest I couldn't give two fucks if I was - but I know some people who were victims and it wasn't nice for them...

I've recently come back to the forum after 5 months away from it and am now just about to drift off again into semi forum user obscurity... it was fun, but when I was a teenager so were skateboards - technology moves on - and so do people 

Edited: 04/06/2012 at 12:44
kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 14:57
Dreamtwister wrote (see)

I was going to post something but after reading the last few posts I decided to stick a beetroot up my arse, stick my face into some ginger cake and do something alot less boring instead!

 

Most guys just stick to the nurses uniform on the weekends

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 15:03

So leather and whips are out then?

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 15:04
Corinthian wrote (see)

The down side is it's a stalker's paradise and petty, vindictive people all too often use the anonymity of their forum life to try to mischief make and use it as a tool for rallying like minded support for bullying purposes - the evolution of Facebook made this easier - as instead of facing down disagreements out in the open they turned to Facebook lobbying to build hate campaigns against people - by telling lies about them.  I'm not sure if I was ever a victim of that, to be honest I couldn't give two fucks if I was - but I know some people who were victims and it wasn't nice for them...

 

Um.... please don't get this confused with the forumite FB group anyone. I'm guessing that Corinth is talking about personal facebook users.

04/06/2012 at 15:19
kittenkat wrote (see)
Corinthian wrote (see)

The down side is it's a stalker's paradise and petty, vindictive people all too often use the anonymity of their forum life to try to mischief make and use it as a tool for rallying like minded support for bullying purposes - the evolution of Facebook made this easier - as instead of facing down disagreements out in the open they turned to Facebook lobbying to build hate campaigns against people - by telling lies about them.  I'm not sure if I was ever a victim of that, to be honest I couldn't give two fucks if I was - but I know some people who were victims and it wasn't nice for them...

 

Um.... please don't get this confused with the forumite FB group anyone. I'm guessing that Corinth is talking about personal facebook users.

Confirmed... though, it's another group I took great pleasure in declining to join - anti-social contrary minded twat that I am 

 

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 15:25
Corinthian wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)
Corinthian wrote (see)

The down side is it's a stalker's paradise and petty, vindictive people all too often use the anonymity of their forum life to try to mischief make and use it as a tool for rallying like minded support for bullying purposes - the evolution of Facebook made this easier - as instead of facing down disagreements out in the open they turned to Facebook lobbying to build hate campaigns against people - by telling lies about them.  I'm not sure if I was ever a victim of that, to be honest I couldn't give two fucks if I was - but I know some people who were victims and it wasn't nice for them...

 

Um.... please don't get this confused with the forumite FB group anyone. I'm guessing that Corinth is talking about personal facebook users.

Confirmed... though, it's another group I took great pleasure in declining to join - anti-social contrary minded twat that I am 

 

it was purely set up because i've got all sorts of people on FB including my mum, some of the more um... amusing conversations that I have with people here are not for general publication

kittenkat    pirate
04/06/2012 at 15:25

Especially the fact I have a cock.

04/06/2012 at 19:20
That's nice for you, I'm looking for a cleaner also!
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