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General Discussion / Re: Add a fb link to the MB and/or GB - yes/no?
« Last post by MR on 19 August, 2023, 04:59:43 AM »
It's now 3 weeks since I posted the below message asking for comments/offers of help but no response so can only assume it's a non-starter and will discontinue thoughts about facebook groups (probably smart to ignore fb anyway - the Zuck doesn't need our help to get any richer!). Now let's hope former posters can find their way here and get the chat going again that fell by the wayside coincidentally with covid's arrival and the need for new MB and GB - both of which have been rebuilt/renewed by our resident technical genius Lynn 'Lee' Burgess
General Discussion / Re: Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by MR on 19 August, 2023, 04:52:21 AM »
"Time and tides wait for no man (or woman!)". There are not many posts on this MB apart from those made by the same few, so we can only assume that former posters/colleagues have moved on with their lives and have higher priorities than swapping comments about the past. Or maybe they just can't remember anymore, like me! :-X
General Discussion / Message Posting by 208 People
« Last post by PamMcD on 17 August, 2023, 09:49:58 AM »
I am a member of a Facebook page run by the ex pupils of the schools in Terendak Camp.  It is a very busy group and I log in every day but never ever have any children of 208 members posted a single message.  I thought that some  of the 208 people may have died but their children are still around and I know several of them went to Slim School which was the senior school and also children od Mountbatten School which was the junior school.  I often join in and some of the kids remember Shades of Blue band.  It is strange though that children of 208 people don't bother.
General Discussion / Add a fb link to the MB and/or GB - yes/no?
« Last post by MR on 29 July, 2023, 02:48:49 PM »
G'day all
I've been flat-chat since getting back to VN from our recent trip downunder, so haven't really made any progress with researching the possibility of replacing and/or linking Message Board/Guest Book to a new facebook group. However, one thing that seems fairly obvious is that it's not entirely straightforward. On top of that is the difficulty of discontinuing either or both. Here's a copy of the advice I just read elsewhere:
How do I delete a Facebook group that I admin?
If you're a group admin, you can delete your Facebook group by removing all members (in private groups) or banning all members (in public groups) and then leaving the group, as long as the group creator has left the group or you are the group creator. When no members remain in the group, it will automatically be deleted.
Deleting a group is permanent and cannot be reversed. Alternatively, you can pause a group. Learn about the differences between pausing and deleting. .../ends
Given the apparent lack of interest since Lee valiantly rebuilt Pam's 208 Sigs site despite many obstacles that would have floored lesser people, I can only wonder if it would be worthwhile starting a facebook group that might never take off and therefore cause the originator some almighty headaches trying to get rid of it again!
Any comments/offers of help?
General Discussion / Re: Avatars on this MB
« Last post by MR on 16 July, 2023, 01:40:50 AM »
Not my business Pam (and see separate post mentioning avatars in the "Welcome back..." thread), but your "defiant" avatar looks pretty good to me - and definitely looks like the photos I've seen of you!
General Discussion / Re: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
« Last post by MR on 16 July, 2023, 01:38:21 AM »
Hi Pam. I notice your separate conversation with Lee about avatars so won't interrupt ("too many cooks..."). And mostly tied up with last-minute "goodbyes" and shopping for gifts now anyway (Linh and Sunny nearly gave me a heart-attack yesterday when they happily told me they'd spent $500 on gifts for family - gifting is a major VN cultural thing so I can't complain, even though my own expenditure yesterday was a tiny $4.40 for coffee!).
Our good news is that the migration lawyer we met on Thursday is confident she can get Sunny downunder on a student visa and then switch to a family sponsored child visa that will give her permanent residency (because her step-mum is already in Australia, having divorced her dad a few years before he died). And I bought a new tablet to replace the aging Samsung Tab 3 I've been using for the past half dozen or so years because now even the replacement battery won't hold a charge so it's time to move on... And of course we met Lee down in Adelaide, so all in all it's been a very successful/worthwhile and enjoyable visit downunder for all of us, despite the freezing cold weather (but back to VN and mid-30 temps in a coupla days - yeehaaaa!!!). ;D
General Discussion / Re: Avatars on this MB
« Last post by PamMcD on 15 July, 2023, 02:00:28 PM »
Lee such is my 84 year old memory that I don't know which photo you photo shopped.  It is embarrassing.Tere looks to be a defiant me cartoon type thing already in situe.
General Discussion / Re: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
« Last post by PamMcD on 15 July, 2023, 01:57:01 PM »
I would like to thank Lee for his expertise and also Martin for his organisational skills in getting us back to where we used to be.  Would be super if everyone rallied round like they did with the old MB, that was a really busy one with some interesting topics.

Lee or Martin, I still can't fathom out how to get my avatar on here,  any ideas or Apps you know about.  Anybody?

We used to have people from different outfits joining in our riveting conversations, but most have deserted us. This one looks easy so I might join in if there are some good subjects.  I will try and think of some.

Bye for now

General Discussion / Re: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
« Last post by MR on 12 July, 2023, 10:17:55 AM »
Lucky you, Terry! We're downunder for one more week of (relatively) freezing midwinter weather (16-20C) before heading back to a nice, comfortable 36C in VN!
Big appointment tomorrow with migration lawyers to see if we can get (our 10yo niece) Sunny down here a bit more permanently - at least until she's ready for uni or the workforce so her poor old mum can have a break from chopping dead pigs all night in the markets!
Got together with Lee down in Adelaide last week and we (and Pam) agreed that I'll have a go at creating a facebook page or group that Lee can link to this website - because hardly any of the former regulars have found their way back to this MB and one reason that's been quoted to me is that the registration process is rather confusing to some of our older colleagues - and although I'm very much a former facebook atheist I had to use it to communicate with the VNs in our hash house harriers group and now realise that registration is ultra-straightforward and it's also very easy to block the idiots who just want to see their name in print - which then leaves the pages open for the more sensible folk amongst us!
I'll see how things go when we get back to VN mid next week (I've already tee'd up an information exchange session with the local IT gurus at our watering hole, so that'll be a good start!). Say Hi to Fran for us!
General Discussion / Re: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
« Last post by Terry W on 09 July, 2023, 12:47:13 PM »
Lets hope we can attract our old comrades back ! Weather down here in Cornwall has been warm and sunny, sometimes hot, we are on a hosepipe ban, been on one for nearly 9 months so a couple days of rain would be welcome. hope to hear from more on this site.
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