Less use of the forum?

Airwave!
Airwave! Member Posts: 2,424
edited 7. Apr 2015, 05:29 in Community Chit-chat archive
I get the feeling from looking at the threads and the dates they get answered that less use is made of the forum these days? I can't spend time on the net like I used to so don't visit that often.

A few years ago, if you posted then someone would get back to you straight away and the thread would run its natural path. Are there less arthers around or have they all found a miracle cure? Whats taking them away from here? Have things changed?

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  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,561
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think FB has to take the blame for some of it Airwafe. :ebasket:
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,256
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I just think its the way things go, the ups and the downs, its the same on another forum I go on..hopefully things will pick up soon :easter-tug: ..
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Airwave you've hit the nail on the head there. Sometimes life is just too busy to post!

    KathT has a definite point too facebook is relevant I think as people can do ALL their social networking in one place :(

    Perhaps we all need to make more effort???

    I have been AWOL a lot the last year with the youngest's leukaemia.

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think you can be forgiven for not being around that much, Frog, after all you had something a little more urgent to deal with than the worries and fears of strangers, yes?

    The forum is undoubtedly quieter but seeing as how we are all poorly people it's hardly surprising. Say Hello continues to be ignored by the majority, as do a couple of other boards. Working Matters and Benefits is useful and informative but only relevant to those who are working and claiming. CC has lost its sparkle and LWA is one long moan-a-thon; that is hardly surprising, though, because we are all living with debilitating and painful conditions. There is also the fact that the majority of the membership is female and we have other things to do such as running families and households. Talking of which, it's time to empty the washer and re-fill, complete the breakfast washing up, make the bed and iron some more of his work shirts. 'Im indoors is healthy and watching sport on the telly. Nice life if you can get it. DD
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I see many new posts on LWA every day and they all seem to be adequately answered by the regulars.

    Myself,I seem to be either very busy or hit by fatigue nowadays but I do try to read most of the posts, just cannot get my thoughts together to reply.

    The cafe is always busy :D

    Elizabeth xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am without a doubt guilty of not supporting like I should :oops:
    For a time I admit I was concentrating on myself. And then I just couldn't get my head back in the game so to speak. . I will try better though.

    I don't do bum face book.. can't stand the thing. Nothing but trouble of you ask me..

    :D :happy-easter:
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I certainly don't post as often on lwa but I do try and support others,I post on cc quite often and in the cafe but I miss the boys from the good old days.Mig :bunnysuit:
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well I miss a lot of the girls from the old days. Some lovely, caring people they were too.

    Elizabeth
  • bimble
    bimble Member Posts: 42
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I read the forums most days but don't feel I can usually contribute as I only have OA in thumbs so don't know anything about other types of arthritis and can't offer advice. I often find the topics interesting to read though.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tkachev wrote:
    Well I miss a lot of the girls from the old days. Some lovely, caring people they were too.

    Elizabeth

    They were up all night too weren't they Elizabeth??!! We used to have a night owls and early birds thread going!!!

    Bimble - even if your arthritis is 'only' in your thumbs you must feel free to contribute. Support is always welcome and pain is pain eastern_basket:

    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Succinct and correct, Frog - I like your style. :wink: DD

    :happye:
  • applerose
    applerose Member Posts: 3,621
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm posting less as I don't usually get on here till nearly bedtime. I call in to the cafe first and am usually too tired to look any further. And my eyes aren't too good at the moment so can't stay on long. I try to comment on other threads at the weekend. Other forums I've been on have been the same - up and down.
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think all points are right, I do try and get on here everyday for at least an hour but lately it's been every other day. And I've not been around the last couple of weeks due to not being great with this bloomin flare up!. Also Hospital, G.P & vampire appointments do cut down the time one can spend on here. It's just great to have somewhere you can pop-in to check out how your friends are doing and to chat and catch up. Also for when you need advice or just need to chat to someone who understands what your going through. This place is my sanctuary. :bunny:
  • Kitty
    Kitty Member Posts: 3,561
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It's very rare I visit lwa. I only know about my own conditions and don't feel qualified to comment on such things as PSA, OA, or any of the drugs I've never used. Pretty useless really.

    :chocolate-bunny:

    :easter-tug:

    :easter-egg:
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Toni,
    I had read about the health problems, hope all is well. I've just given myself a few mins from cutting the grass, the easter bunnies didn't eat it all!

    Stay cool.

    Its a grin, honest! 8)

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