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Old 20-08-2020, 18:09   #101
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I recall years ago I posted a bargain of 3 DVDs for £30 in ASDA, it was a national offer. Someone decided to grass me up to ASDA head office and try and get me sacked.
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Old 20-08-2020, 20:24   #102
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Yes, very weird.

I seem to remember someone (DeadYankee?) getting phone calls to his workplace too, in attempts to discredit him to his employers.
Equally weird is disclosing information to strangers on a forum that allows them to track you down.
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Old 20-08-2020, 20:36   #103
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Equally weird is disclosing information to strangers on a forum that allows them to track you down.
its more weird when they piece it together from your location and odd comment in other threads of your job. Some serial killer **** there

The forum has had some nutters over the years that apple freak, the "bluray war" nut jobs. I had someone have a "essay rant breakdown" at me for not liking a game he liked (hopefully he is in a padded cell with lobotomy)
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Old 20-08-2020, 23:45   #104
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Equally weird is disclosing information to strangers on a forum that allows them to track you down.
Nice to finally find out it was my fault all along! Skirt too short.

Just posting to say I’m sorry to see what’s happened. Hope it recovers. And to say it isn’t me that’s been abusing Colin, in case you were wondering.

The politics of populism has made online interaction impossible for anything vaguely political. It’s a global disease, not one of this forum. So, whilst I do very much blame some individuals for their trashing of the Covid threads, this was all inevitable.

Don’t dismiss the content on the Digital Fix site. It’s quality and made by good people.

Bye again
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Old 21-08-2020, 07:21   #105
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Equally weird is disclosing information to strangers on a forum that allows them to track you down.
whoah ... victim blame, much?

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its more weird when they piece it together from your location and odd comment in other threads of your job. Some serial killer **** there
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Nice to finally find out it was my fault all along! Skirt too short.
Hey, hi DY. It would appear that you've got a google alert set up for your username ... so we can summon you, like a forums superhero!
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Old 21-08-2020, 08:22   #106
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whoah ... victim blame, much?
it's just common sense
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Old 21-08-2020, 09:08   #107
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Sad to see it's come to this. I used to love this place so much but stopped posting years ago when the infighting got too much. Every thread was ruined by some idiot from Newcastle (Dizzy?) and the inevitable pile on that happened when he posted.

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Old 21-08-2020, 10:12   #108
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hehe ... yeah, Tizza ... he's long gone.
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Old 21-08-2020, 12:12   #109
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whoah ... victim blame, much?



Hey, hi DY. It would appear that you've got a google alert set up for your username ... so we can summon you, like a forums superhero!
Ha. No, I had a PM in my emails so I stopped by to say hello

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Old 21-08-2020, 12:52   #110
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Ha. No, I had a PM in my emails so I stopped by to say hello

Hello
We're trying to make it nicer again. Stick around, we've missed you.
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Old 21-08-2020, 13:22   #111
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I stopped posting in the General forum a long time ago more due to a lack of empathy in some posters than anything else. Always felt you needed to be stronger with some people who seem to find it amusing to poke the bear with a stick rather than have reasoned debate with anyone. The current COVID threads are a case in point.
I think it was a food bank thread that finished me off when I’d posted about the good work our local food bank did and the general response was “ lazy people like free food- who knew..)
I hope it stays open Colin, I’ve been here for many years, but it has needed a slightly firmer hand for some time


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Old 21-08-2020, 15:41   #112
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hehe ... yeah, Tizza ... he's long gone.
That's the one.

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Old 21-08-2020, 16:22   #113
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I stopped posting in the General forum a long time ago more due to a lack of empathy in some posters than anything else. Always felt you needed to be stronger with some people who seem to find it amusing to poke the bear with a stick rather than have reasoned debate with anyone. The current COVID threads are a case in point.
I think it was a food bank thread that finished me off when I’d posted about the good work our local food bank did and the general response was “ lazy people like free food- who knew..)
I hope it stays open Colin, I’ve been here for many years, but it has needed a slightly firmer hand for some time


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The only thing I wish about food banks is that they were all organised by the church or local mosque or whatever.

During lockdown the local Muslims got together and created a huge help at home scheme for the village. Absolutely brilliant.
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Old 28-09-2020, 16:01   #114
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hehe ... yeah, Tizza ... he's long gone.
I had many a run in with Tizza, including him offering to fight me.

I lived locally to him, so we had a chat and .... turns out he’s actually a lovely bloke, just easily wound up. He fixed my mums door lock for free when she lost her front door key -wouldn’t even take the price of a pint, let alone the actual cost of the lock and his time.
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Old 29-09-2020, 15:47   #115
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So who won the fight?
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I had many a run in with Tizza, including him offering to fight me.

I lived locally to him, so we had a chat and .... turns out he’s actually a lovely bloke, just easily wound up. He fixed my mums door lock for free when she lost her front door key -wouldn’t even take the price of a pint, let alone the actual cost of the lock and his time.
That’s brilliant 😊
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So who won the fight?
My mum. She’s rock.
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I'm glad the General Forum is still open.......too many pleasant memories of the place, would have been heartbroken if it had gone.

Good luck Colin, and please keep up the good work, you bring a lot of joy to a lot of people.
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I don't visit anywhere near as often as I use to, but having read through this thread it is good to see that the General Forum has survived.
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I've always liked it, when I first joined I ignored the 8 pages of posts in there and just hit the bargains.

I've always found it to be a great place for advice, bit of light hearted banter and debate.

I'd guess on average, we're a more intelligent group with some decent life experience, it's great to know there is a sympathetic ear if you've got cancer or advice on renovating your home.

The place has offered great advice over the years, buying a bike, running, getting a mortgage, etc.
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