NEWCOMERS - ignore the first few threads. From a very dodgy start, this has miraculously managed to turn into a very pleasant chatty thread where everyone is talking together in a really friendly manner. Just like going to the coffee shop and enjoying having a chat with your friends.
I have been being receiving complaints for some time about the long ongoing thread mainly between Elle and Rusty and it seems to have come to a head in the last week. One or two users have even considered the possibility of leaving the Forum because of the dominance of this thread.
I have emailed Rusty and Elle and neither they, nor Ash and myself, want anyone to leave the Forum. To this end I have deleted the thread, together with the other long one. Rusty has asked to be banned to save him being tempted to join in another chatty thread but so far I have resisted, his input on crossword threads has been very welcome and it seems a shame to lose it.
In order to prevent the same situation recurring in the future, please note the following :
PERSONAL CHATTY THREADS ARE STILL ALLOWED ON THE FORUM BUT PLEASE KEEP THEM SHORT, LONG ONGOING THREADS WILL BE DELETED
Ash and myself want all users to continue using the Forum in the friendly spirit which exists at present, we send you our best wishes for the Bank holiday and hope you have some decent weather.