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Much like our beloved Nigel, the sewing circle is no longer in action. The Singapore Forum will be kept up so the wealth of information collected over the years can still be found and used, but there won't be anything new.

Thanks to everyone that made The Singapore Forum, in all it's guises, a fun, informative and comfortable place to hang out while dodging work.

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It might be time.....

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It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 25th Nov, '13, 14:11

....to swap contact details of people you want to keep in contact with off board, if you haven't already.

Not much point in keeping this board alive with the lack of posts. I'll either take it down completely or leave it as read only so the information on the forum can remain and be of use to someone who chance upon it.

There is a Facebook Singapore-forum page if anyone wants to follow and like it.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Fat Bob » 25th Nov, '13, 15:36

Can you post the link to the Facebook page? By searching I just get the Forum at Orchard. Which I'm going to on a regular basis as my physio is there, so I don't really need any more info on that!
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Joseph27 » 25th Nov, '13, 17:49

Facebook post would be good - there are some people on here I have had great conversations with and arguments but hell we have been here for so long I hate to just hate seems names like Fat Bob ab Baloo
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 25th Nov, '13, 20:24

At the top of the forum, in the banner, there is a Facebook icon.

Click on it.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Tas » 25th Nov, '13, 22:30

Shame, it's been great way to meet some fantastic people. But it is true, we've formed any friendships in real life now to sustain that contact via other means, but would not have been possible without the mechanism this forum provided. I miss the conversations but as the population decreased they have not been substantial and your time to maintain is not worth it. There is some excellent local and travel information so yes, a read only archive would have some value. Thanks Baloo. Will miss the site.

But WTF gonna do without the ladies club!!
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby sluggo » 26th Nov, '13, 03:43

Hate to see this happen but it is probably time. Thanks Balou for all your works. Bye everybody.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby BoD » 26th Nov, '13, 04:29

But..but. there are only 29 days to Crimble!!!
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 26th Nov, '13, 04:58

Hadn't thought of TLC. Keep forgetting it's there. Does it have any traffic ? If I lock the site down it will be inaccessible.

It does seem a bit Grinchish to pull the plug at Christmas. The anniversary of the reincarnation of this board is in January or Feb. maybe the anniversary can be the official closing.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Satellite » 26th Nov, '13, 06:56

oh some info in the ladies forum is quite useful! Looks like I have to fish it out before you shut it down!
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Satellite » 26th Nov, '13, 07:01

If I were to post on the Singapore Forum facebook page, would my postings be seen on my facebook page? :?:
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 26th Nov, '13, 08:01

Satellite wrote:If I were to post on the Singapore Forum facebook page, would my postings be seen on my facebook page? :?:


Click on your Facebook page and have a look. I'm not sure how Facebook works.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Spike » 26th Nov, '13, 11:06

BoD wrote:But..but. there are only 29 days to Crimble!!!
Bah humbug :evil:

Perhaps we should have a post Christmas farewell dinner. Or better still, come to my major birthday bash at the Tanglin Club on 18th Jan 2014. PM email addresses please so I can email invites.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Pinklepurr » 26th Nov, '13, 11:29

:( Very sad to lose TLC...I am sure it was the most active part of the forum of late. Sad to lose the rest too but it seems to be the way of the world.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 26th Nov, '13, 12:48

I honestly have no idea of what's happening in TLC. Is it active ?
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby nev » 26th Nov, '13, 13:27

Yes TLC active, at least more active than the main forum.

I'll be sad to see this forum go :(
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Lichtgestalt » 26th Nov, '13, 15:14

Time to shut it down and move it to Facebook. It was good but it's time to let it go
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Bender » 26th Nov, '13, 16:21

Although I'm on facebook, I don't use it and still don't "get" it. So I guess it's goodbye from me.

It was fun though.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby daffodil » 26th Nov, '13, 18:33

It's been fun, met some lovely people through one of it's many formats and actually learned a thing or two! Now whether those learnings were useful is quite another matter... ;)

But yes, gone rather quiet and seemingly the only active forum is the TLC, I will miss it for sure.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Tas » 26th Nov, '13, 18:40

Thanks too for the ladies club, many found it incredibly useful place to discuss some items of sensitive nature and get broad and sensible perspective. The international flavour of contributions was special too. The private nature of it allowed airing of topics that did not belong in public, there will be nothing like it again in replacement and helpfulness at times. And yes there was silly gossip, but it was quietly and silly stuff without deroragotory put downs to allow some lightness. Overall it a achieved its broad goal, and will miss that.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Pinklepurr » 26th Nov, '13, 19:19

I have to admit that I will miss it a lot. FB is OK but at least here we all have something in common, whereas over there it is anything and everything. I will miss those here, I only know a couple of you on FB, and always find it a bit sad that I never got to meet up with you all in person (except one or two from the old days at the other place). TLC will be dearly missed.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby baloo » 26th Nov, '13, 19:29

if people are interested I could setup an old fashioned mailing list, or even a Yahoo Group.

Dunno. Agree it's a shame but I don't see many other options
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Lichtgestalt » 26th Nov, '13, 23:25

You could setup a closed group on FB. Wouldn't generate more traffic but wouldn't cost money either
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Tas » 27th Nov, '13, 06:17

That a good suggestion, forgot you could have non public groups.
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby daffodil » 27th Nov, '13, 06:30

If the issue is lack of traffic rather than cost, not sure how a FB group would change that situation.

Hey PP - been to Melbourne a few times for work in the last couple of months and will most likely be there again in Feb, time to put a face to the name methinks! :)
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Re: It might be time.....

Postby Jedi » 27th Nov, '13, 07:11

Yes sadly, it is time. I've liked the facebook page. The Google group could be useful.
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