Which forums do you visit

and in what order

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BK
19/09/2002 at 13:34
This was a question asked on the old site. I'm wondering if things have changed. I'm also curious if some forums are thought of as a bit cliquey?
19/09/2002 at 13:37
I tend to start at the top and work my way down - but skip beginners, gear, health and events until I get up to date/bored with the others. And I don't read the marathon one either as it just makes me feel guilty for not giving London a try. So basically: general, training, URWFC
19/09/2002 at 13:39
I think i started the last thread on this. Most people start with the URWFC then go up to the General and work their way down.
I don't know about other people, but i usually miss out the aches and pains thread and the marathon thread and sometimes the gear thread - depends on how busy i am.
Sometimes i read the URWFC bits and wonder what on earth they are on about, but i guess it's because i haven't met many of you to be in with the in crowd!
19/09/2002 at 13:43
Usual order:
Training
Events
URWFRC
General

rarely:
Health&Fitness
Gear
Beginners
Bugs

never:
FLM

One or two URWFRC threads incline towards cliquiness (is that the appropriate adjective?) IMHO
Then again, others might think the same about one or two of the Training threads I suspect...
19/09/2002 at 13:44
I start with training , then general, gear, events, FLM, and if I am really killing time the URWFC. The trouble is with that forum is that threads move so fast (on so many tangents), and it takes an age just to catch up on everything that is going on with only 10 messages per page. So I rarely bother unless I am inticed by an interesting thread subject.

Gareth
BK
19/09/2002 at 13:45
Interesting concept 'in crowd'. I always thought you were in it DS as you were posting when I started. I post too much and still don't feel part of it
19/09/2002 at 13:49
I systematically look top to bottom. Can usually skip Gear and FLM thread and totally ognore Temporary Web-site bugs.

Health and Injury had been a big help to me in the past and I like to help out where I can.

The Unofficial Forum gets me through the week esp. Fridays !
19/09/2002 at 14:12
I also check out most topics, apart from bugs. I think that the site probably is a bit cliquey (sp?), particularly the URWFRC - but then I suppose clubs are like that. I think there is a tendency to feel that everyone else knows each other, which can put some people off. I'm not sure what the reality is on that.

It was interesting to read on one of Ron Grover's threads that he had received a lot of email's direct from people who wanted to respond to his views but didn't want to post because they either didn't want to "waste space" or look stupid.

Personally, I don't mind being regarded as both stupid and a waste of space.

Must say as well that it is sad to see posts that drop off the table with no replies at all, so I do sometimes scout around for those and at least post something in reply.

Neil
19/09/2002 at 14:13
Dangly Spice - I'm with Blue Kness. If there is an in crowd, then you're definitely in it.

Neil
WildWill    pirate
19/09/2002 at 14:21
1) Training then top to bottom missing out bugs
2) repeat 1

Will
19/09/2002 at 15:08
Same as Wild Will, unless I'm pushed for time when I'll maybe look at the training, general and URWFRC. Some of the threads on the URWFRC move so fast that you often don't have time to read from start to finish. I'll also try and respond to any thread where I feel I can offer something useful.
19/09/2002 at 15:09
I look at them all to make sure that none of you are being naughty!
19/09/2002 at 15:11
Ooh Rob!!!!
BK
19/09/2002 at 15:18
So being called the thought police probably didn't go down to well then Rob
19/09/2002 at 15:21
Rob,

Do you really keep an eye on the forum? If so it would be interesting to hear more from you. In particular, why didn't you chip in on the thread about the content in RW?

Neil
19/09/2002 at 15:32
Tim

Regarding everyone being supportive of you. Have you not been following the "Tim is such as @rse" thread? It's quite a laugh.

Neil
19/09/2002 at 16:02
General, Events, (sometimes) FLM.

I've never been to URWRC but it seems to come highly recommended so I may give it a whirl
19/09/2002 at 16:06
I do them in order, usually at lunchtime, then log back in a few times during the day to see if there have been any updates. FLM, Gear and Bugs get missed if I'm pushed for time, because you can miss a day and catch up the next.

I did notice someone asking on Bugs for a chatroom. Going by the speed of the threads, we've got that already! Any more and I will get the sack!

Some threads I have to miss (if they are over 30 posts the first time I see them) purely from a time point of view, but I do log on at home sometimes to catch up with them.

If only I worked at RW - I could log on at work and legitimatley get paid for it!
19/09/2002 at 16:10
Blue knees I know you are not my friend right now (sigh) but I don't think RWUFRC is cliquey. Some of the most prolific posters are the newest. Everybody is so friendly and everybody is welcome - if it got cliquey it would lose its specialness actually. The more the merrier - running world domination please!!

And remember it grew out of the old FLM 2002 forum. That forum grew so important to the posters that we had to have somehwere to meet afterwards (post FLM). I expect 2003 FLM will get similarly intense.

All the fora have their place.

19/09/2002 at 16:33
URWFC
General
Training
Health & Injury
That keeps me going for hours, my you got mail sign pops up every 5 mins so it hard to keep up.

Gaz......
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