would anyone be interested
Its been some time since we had a social and for the last four years we have had at least a Christmas one.
To try and make the numbers up I though combining the RW and Pirates would help
So to get the ball rolling who would be interested..Possible dates
Friday 30th November (before all the office do's)Tommygun2
1st December is the Pirate Social .... may preclude the 30th November for a lot of peopleI cant do the 7th December
Maybe earlier then but you guys who are going to Brizzle won't want or need another Christmas Social so I though we could have a RW/Pirate do for those of us who are in the Lodon area and Pirate that don't go to the official one.
Who says we wont want another one !!Most years that we haven't done London as the main venue we have done an extra and there are some of us that are ambidexterous and do both ..Can I throw Friday 14th into the mix?
I might be pursuaded
Can we throw Saturdays into the mix too as it's hard for me to get out of London on the train on a Friday? Please?
Saturdays are fine with me
*Fights way through eager crowds* I would be interested dates permitting.A day on the forum and 2/3 people showing interest, pretty poor (or more like a damning indictment of the enthusiasm on RW lately). For fear of sounding like KK WTF's with everyone, there is no soul to this place?Sure people come and go, some lose interest, some are more involved with triathlon but what about the 100's 1000's of people that post/read the forums every day?As some will know, I helped organise the support point at London Marathon for a few years, I stopped a couple of years ago in frustration at the lack of interest, apart from the hardcore of a couple of dozen that came along every year no one here seemed to gave a flying fck, yet at the same time 100's would happily accept our help never thinking it would be nice to return the favour.Personally it doesnt matter to me, I hardly spend much time on here, yet alone Clubhouse, it just makes me wonder..
Yep I know what you mean, as in the title "would anyone be interested". There used to be regular socials but they died a death. So I thought a once a year christmas one might spark a bit of enthusiasm
I'm already going to the pirate social.can't afford more than one
The problem is (IMO) that so many things get dragged off to Facebook and whilst I use FB as much as the next person and I am a member of several groups on FB but I look on the threads on there and (generally speaking) they are either the old syle darkside type threads or they are threads of people complaining how boring RW is, to my mind it is a bit of a viscious circle and somewhat self fulfillingThat said, you can't force people to talk in specific medias and these days if you want to organise a social you need to advertise on Twitter, Facebook (numerous groups), RW (Tri & Clubhouse), Email and carrier pigeon
I suspect things will continue to evolve tho
I can't get on FB at work but will put it on there when I get home.....
.. and twitter and email and pigeon and dont foget the Parish Council notice board
it's called dilution
when this forum was all brand spanking new - 10 years ago roughly - it was pretty unusual in terms of social media.. Facebook and Twitter didn't exist. Felch wasn't there. Tripetalk was just about starting. This place is where it started for many of us. And of course, it's why we all got to know each other at races and events - and much of that friendship carries on via here and other means but we don't necessarily need to be in each others faces all the time.
Anyone new to running and tri now has a multitude of social media to look at - there are a number of running and tri forums, plus FB pages etc etc etc. They won't all be coming to good old RW as they did as there was nowhere else to go. And of course people drop by the wayside for numerous reasons - that you can't stop that either.
And many can't get onto social media during the day now as companies have tightened up their access to these things - back in the day IT managers had no idea what staff were logging into - they do now! And when people get home, many can't be arsed with social media for family or other reasons so don't come here - you rarely see me on here in evenings and weekends. It's easy when I sit at a PC all day to dip in and out - at home, Twitter and FB is easier to use and post to.
times change - accept it
I would support all the socials if I could as you guys know from the days of the SW social. We just have no money for that stuff at the moment so I have to target the socials I really want to go to most. JW and London mara.
As for here, I just think a collective effort needs to be made on the general social banter, I'm going to be honest, the FB group has a vibe I really enjoy, that used to be on here.
I still have a soft (and hard spot) for this place and would hate to see all the social things slide.
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