Has Runners World Forum died?

Tumbleweed blows through....

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04/06/2012 at 19:32
Corinthian wrote, kittenkat wrote, corinthian wrote. Wtf DID write the bloody thing!!
05/06/2012 at 00:40

Weird responses when some of us were trying to post something sensible!

Oh well, that's forums.  Or is it fora?

See you some of you in an event somewhere. Perhaps.

[Exits clubhouse]

T Rex

kittenkat    pirate
05/06/2012 at 07:51
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Corinthian wrote, kittenkat wrote, corinthian wrote. Wtf DID write the bloody thing!!

Write what? The Bible, War and Peace??

05/06/2012 at 08:42

Blisters - have you seen http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/triathlon/pirate-summer-social-/193456.html?  It's an oppurtunity for you to meet your inspiration to Tri

Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

I'll sort location out in a few weeks when we've a better idea of numbers, but it'll be somewhere central.

Just to be clear, you dont have to be a pirate / doing Ironman to come along.  I know there are lots of other people who post on the tri forum, so if you want to come along youre most welcome.

05/06/2012 at 11:46

No real need for swearing, Dreamtwister

I think there are a few factors here.  As others have noted, people these days have plenty of other means to discuss, argue, vent or insult - ten years ago, this was really the first well-structured discussion forum many of us had seen.  Also, the world's politics are perhaps less polarising than they were 10 years ago.

I still like the forums but almost entirely for running-related matters, which is really what it's here for.

05/06/2012 at 11:59

why are people getting uptight about a forum?....if you dont want to read the non running threads....DONT. (radical new idea eh?)

and heres another thought....if you want to read the threads strictly about running....READ THEM........genius.

in reply to the original question, yea, it does seem to be less busy on the "new discussion" side of things,  but like many others i tend to post frequently on the same few threads and look for relevent sounding ones if i have a question to ask or some sort of opinion/advice to give.

05/06/2012 at 13:13

I think that may be a wider issue. I don't think anyone is particularly uptight. There are people reading too much into what people have written which says more about the reader than the writer.

Generally more people seem a lot more stressed but that's what happens in a recession. Maybe the politicians need to be a bit more polarised, but I think were on the brink of civil/European war as it is. Last August was quite worrying.
05/06/2012 at 13:23

On the brink of a civil war ????  

What are the sides going to be ? (need to know you see, as if neighbour is on opposing side, think I may get in a bit of a pre-emptive strike).


05/06/2012 at 13:36
Watching Sky news and reading the Daily Mail, it'll be Chavs verses the rest.

When you have people willing to go out on the streets to stop 'rioting' and looting because the police are too worried about how they will look in the media it's a sad state of affairs.

If Greece, Spain etc collapse we will see a huge influx of migrant workers and there's nothing we can do because of the European rules. When the Chavs can't get any work because the Europeans are working for less than minimum wage and the government closes even more facilities to pay for the unemployment. That's when it will get nasty.
05/06/2012 at 13:44
Stop being so bigoted TimR. You are slightly less obnoxious licking up to the women in here than you are looking down your noses at people and labelling them Chavs. No offence
05/06/2012 at 13:55
kittenkat    pirate
05/06/2012 at 13:57

You always know that when people say 'no offence' they're about to be offensive!

05/06/2012 at 13:57
I'm sure that I should be looking up to people who get out riot, loot and make a difference to the world. I mean at least they're not stuck indoors moaning about life on forums.
05/06/2012 at 14:00
For the record, I've never labelled anyone a chav.
05/06/2012 at 14:12
As for being bigoted, you should read my post at 13:13 then read the first line that I wrote in my beautiful synopsis of the forthcoming civil war.
kittenkat    pirate
05/06/2012 at 14:14

I think the Queen should turn chav.

05/06/2012 at 14:14
Well, I say beautiful, I think it is anyway.

How's my post count coming on. I've got nothing planned today. How many do I need to win and what do I win?
05/06/2012 at 14:18
I'm not sure she can. To me a chav is someone who spends money on shiny things to look richer than they are, but completely misses the point and ends up being tacky and looking tasteless.

The Queen spends huge amounts of money and still manages to look like she's been down Marks'.
kittenkat    pirate
05/06/2012 at 14:20

She just needs to bling it up a but with some huge gold chains and a fake Burberry cap.

05/06/2012 at 14:31
I've largely stopped posting on here. There's one or two posters who get on my nads and a few too many trolls and forum queens. Now I largely post on chicken-rearing forums.
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