Thursday, 3 September 2009

Death of a forum

Well, in the last few hours of the Somerset forum, I am feeling quite emotional. It feels like being evicted from a home I have loved and having to go out into the uncertainty of a new one (or ones). It's quite shocking really how it has taken over my life in some ways and overlapped into my real life in quite an unexpected way too.
I joined up in July 2008 after J got some ridiculous twaddle about God breaking our window printed and a journalist actually rang up to ask if it was true!! So I only really joined to demonstrate that I wasn't a sinner... So that wasn't entirely successful then!
Soon after joining up, WM decided to ring me and educate me in the ways of Photobucket. This seemed to provoke an insanely jealous response from Rosie. WM then decided that he "knew" me and started some sort of anti-teacher campaign, which was a bit odd and got quite personal. I even got his postings moderated and he still reckoned he was not in the wrong...
Then the whole bizarre story with my cat unfolded, which unfortunately was brought to a premature end by his death. What a superb cat he was. And he linked me to two forum members. We still haven't had a drink for him, guys!
And the rev - what a brilliant bloke! Such a good sense of humour, but well on the case all of the time.
Bumping into RL and her son in Wells was great and Indigo came second in our shop raffle. Shame we only had one prize!
Tom and Dave are the two relative newbies, but I think they will be hard to shake off - look forward to meeting you!
Its weird, but it feels like we have all been through a lot together, like one big forum family. Maybe it was our collective fight against the Nazis? Anyway, you are all great and I will miss the forum as the place we all first met, although I hope that I won't miss you all as we will all be in touch anyway.
RIP thisissomerset forum.


  1. I am sad to announce that the midsomerset forum breathed it's last breath at 10.18 am on Friday 4th September 2009 after a short illness.

  2. Well it survived 1 hour 18 mins longer than expected! Did they forget to pull the plug?

  3. I think they were having a problem working out how to kill it.

  4. Chainsaw? Arsenic in its tea? Gun in the mouth?

  5. I wonder if all that stuff - thousands of contributions - still exists out there in cyberspace somewhere? It may come back to haunt us. It will certainly hinder my future career in politics.

    Hello Am - yes, you can't shake me off easily!

  6. Well the Cat's just barred me from her forum Am - she didn't like it when I told her I hated smilies!

    And I thought the 'This Is' moderators were harsh!