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Post by witchfinder on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:40 pm

First topic message reminder :

Around the autumn of 2007 I came across the MSN message boards and found one entitled "UK Politics" which I joined and enjoyed for over three and a half years, then around April 2011 MSN decided in their wisdom to close down that particular message board.

Over time the MSN message board posters had become like friends, and though I had never met any of them, they became as familiar as the regulars I have a pint with in the local village pub, one or two were fairly nasty and quite vile, most were very pleasant people.

Fortunately, one of the redundant MSN bloggers (Ivan) decided to start his own political blogging site, and many of the old MSN posters followed him to his newly created site, and after a competition to find a name, it was agreed to call it "Cutting Edge".

I have to point out that Ivan ran things in a very fair and democratic way, the members decided the rules, they chose the name and logo, several of us were appointed as moderators and common sense prevailed.

Unfortunately the host of our board was "ProBoards" whom I would definately NOT recommend to anyone, they pulled the plug and closed Cutting Edge down saying that we had broken the rules.
To this day we still do not know what rule(s) were broken, and by whom, we wrote very polite emails to ProBoards asking for an explanation, but we got no answer other than "you broke the rules".

And so here we are WELCOME

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by AW on Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:51 pm

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These are mine.

I wonder if Blasphemer/Clive will join us. Does anyone know?

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Bellatori on Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:03 pm

AW wrote: I wonder if Blasphemer/Clive will join us. Does anyone know?
 
I was hoping so. If he keeps his eye on the forums he should know where to look.
 
I also wondered about the late Henry James. He seemed to disappear and I always enjoyed his view from the afterlife Smile

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by AW on Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:10 pm

Yes, Henry's posts became fewer and fewer and then fizzled out. Shame, a good man, and highly intelligent.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Sam Hunter on Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:11 pm

AW wrote:I wonder if Blasphemer/Clive will join us. Does anyone know?
I don't know whether he was looking in after he was banned. I did invite banned people to join the exodus, but it's obviously difficult to know whether they're there
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by William R on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:36 pm

Sam Hunter wrote:but it's obviously difficult to know whether they're there
Even using your special abilities as a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]? Suspect
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Sam Hunter on Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:37 pm

That would just be an abuse of power, Will.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Dan Fante on Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:51 pm

Bellatori wrote:
AW wrote: I wonder if Blasphemer/Clive will join us. Does anyone know?
 
I was hoping so. If he keeps his eye on the forums he should know where to look.
 
I also wondered about the late Henry James. He seemed to disappear and I always enjoyed his view from the afterlife Smile
I was about to ask about Clive. I agree about Henry James too. He was funny. We should keep bumping the thread over on Amazon for a while. It's a shame there's no personal message facility over there. I'll do it now and again as I quite like the music forum. I liked the crack on the Religion forum too but the banning of people was getting ridiculous. Especially when you consider what was ok - Holocaust denial and homophobia, for example.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Thinking...do be patient on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:32 pm

Just joined. I will find some time to look around and maybe contribute something.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:24 pm

New members - please open your welcome message, which you will find on the bar near the top of every page. Thanks.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Thinking...do be patient on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:42 pm

I've opened mine...sadly no gift vouchers. Sad

My potted profile for today is that I'm staying in and having a quiet night.
Coincidentally that's one of my interesting hobbies.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Thinking...do be patient on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:47 pm

I've also added a photo from a walk in The Lake District somewhere around here.
So you can see that I can be "fun to be around".
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:43 pm

Dan Fante wrote:-
the banning of people was getting ridiculous.
 
On this forum, an administrator or moderator can ban a member for 24 hours, but anything longer (3-day ban, 7-day ban or a permanent ban) can only happen if three or more of the moderation team agree to it. In an urgent case, such as if the forum was being flooded with material which could get us closed down, Shirina, our global moderator, could permanently ban a member, but so far she hasn’t had to do so.
 
In the two-year history of this forum, only four people have ever been permanently banned – someone who only posted adverts for his business, a hacker, a BNP supporter who plastered the forum with racist remarks and other obscenities, and the administrator of another forum who was causing trouble for us both here and on her own site. A couple of trolls have been going out of their way to try to get themselves permanently banned, but neither has quite succeeded in doing so as yet.
 
Some people get annoyed, usually with me, for merging very similar threads or moving them to the most appropriate boards, and several have chosen to leave Cutting Edge as a result, but that’s a different story!
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Thinking...do be patient on Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:16 pm

Thanks Ivan for helping me with my recent 'logging in' problems.
Always remember to credit me with that top line, and quote it when I get banned!

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Hello

Post by Drew Jones on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:02 am

Hi, I'm over from the amazon forums on the recommendations of a few others. Going to see how this one grabs me.

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Kazza on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:13 am

Hello Drew, good to see you here. The more the merrier. And we have emoticons.rabbit

(Khoyles, btw)


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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:07 am

Welcome, Drew!!

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Thinking...do be patient on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:09 am

Apparently if you buy all Adam & The Ants sheet music from Amazon, they'll throw in a stand & deliver, and it wont cost you all your money or your life.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Dan Fante on Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:59 am

Thinking...do be patient wrote:Apparently if you buy all Adam & The Ants sheet music from Amazon, they'll throw in a stand & deliver, and it wont cost you all your money or your life.
Laughing Dad joke.
And nice to see over here, Drew.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:48 pm

Hello Drew and AJ
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Myth on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Well hi, I was pointed in this direction after losing my patience with the Amazon forums for about the last time

A forum that times out every time you post is a bit of an embarrasment and more than frustrating so I figured I'd give this place a try

Anyway I'm Steve (or Myth I guess)

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Welcome Steve (or Myth).
 
You can get timed out on this forum if you take too long over a post, as I found out to my cost. Mad 
 
I would advise anyone posting a message of more than just a few lines to write it elsewhere and then to copy it to here.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Myth on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:41 pm

I'm used to phpBB so I know the general rules to it, the Amazon forums would time out when I typed a four word reponse at times though it seemed like every other post was being sent off into the nether never to be seen again

Don't imagine me having much trouble or at least a similar issue as I know my way around phpBB I actually moderate on another forum that uses it as well

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:54 pm

Welcome aboard, Steve!
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by buckspygmy on Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:34 pm

I have been asked to say hello, so hello.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:41 pm

Right back at yer Very Happy
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Dan Fante on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:15 am

Hello again  Razz 
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:11 am

sunny 
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:50 pm

Kiss and make up?  Oh.  Errr.  A limp handshake, perhaps ?
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Jsmythe on Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:21 am

G'day Ivan and all

Happy 1,000th day !

May there be many more.
 Very Happy 
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:18 am

Right back at yer!!
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by TriMonk3y on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi everybody,

A good friend pointed me in your direction.

A wee bit about me.

Scot of English extraction. Pro-indy, Pro-Europe, Pro harmony & integration, broad belief in social democracy, anti-nuclear, anti-war. I guess I'm probably a humanist. Other than that I am a triathlete and ultra runner, am married with 3 canine children, and do some exploring in a motorhome when we have chance.

Look forward to joining in.

Lee
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:14 am

Welcome, Lee! I hope you enjoy the forum. Smile

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:12 am

Nice to have a new member Lee - welcome flower sunny
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Post by Sharon on Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:26 pm

Hi, I found this forum via Twitter. I'm a Labour Cllr in Southampton.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:42 pm

Welcome, Sharon!
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by stuart torr on Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:49 pm

Welcome everybody, I hope you join in well and stay, and speak your mind. Laughing
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Post by socynical on Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:45 pm

Good evening. I'm a newbie. Via Twitter Ivan invited me to join. I hope at some point I can add some piercing observations, unless it's a Kipper and then I tend to get insulting.

I belong to another Forum: Flythenest inhabited by like minded people and with lots of good links. I can see I'm going to be busy.  Very Happy
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:51 pm

Nice to meet you! Hoping to hear your views once you've settled in

flower sunny
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by stuart torr on Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:06 pm

Welcome to the forum Socynical, very nice to have another lady present, look forward to hearing your views however unladylike they may get. Laughing thumbsup lol!
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Post by moonbeam on Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:28 am

Welcome, socynical! I hope you enjoy the forum.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by patakace on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:15 am

stuart torr wrote:Welcome to the forum Socynical, very nice to have another lady present, look forward to hearing your views however unladylike they may get. Laughing thumbsup lol!  

Trust you extend the same feelings toward a curvaceous lady with blue blood .
And a beautiful blue perm .
You will recognise me as I am always photographed holding a rolled up Daily Telegraph , ready to wallop any socialists I come across after I have encouraged them to " Grow Up "
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