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Great Britain Slow Traffic

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Zimbo, Aug 27, 2013.

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  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I can't be the only one who has noticed how quiet the UK&Ireland Forum has become. Like many, I haven't been posting for some time due to job demands, family commitments and, to be frank, social media. What's your excuse for not posting?
     
  2. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Been busy with family commitments recently, plus I don't tend to drink beer when it's hot as odd as it may seem. I get very dehydrated at work as it is. All of that and there really hasn't been any beers available locally that have moved me to mention them.
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Digging - bad internet and lots to do, also not a lot of beer.
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The large number of posts that I can't get involved with because they are about say London or Ireland
    and not a lot of money for ale at the moment :eek:
     
  5. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    There has been no threads related to tipping started :D
     
  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Can't talk now, drinking.....
     
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  7. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    10 days at GBBF plus recovery time
     
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  8. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    I've discovered girls.
     
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  9. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Girls? Never heard of that brewery.
     
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  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    No time like the present to introduce them to good beer.
     
  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    This would be good for a lot of people on this site!!! haha
     
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  12. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I fear that the concept may be beyond some, and the inability to tick them could be a real downer.
     
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  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I think he means gueuze.
     
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  14. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    On holiday in North Norfolk for the whole of August (apart from a quick dash home to have a pint with Ron) , plenty of OK beer to be found.Pint of Broadside and one of Little Sharpie last night , just the job to go down with a lemon sole,dauphinoise potaroes and samphire in the White Horse at Overstrand. Struggling to type this on my Blackberry :)
     
  15. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Havent noticed many interesting looking discussions from which the occasional visitor/poster has something too learn and too lazy to try and keep up with the Weekend Beerage thread where some of the interesting topics do show up. Also, being bluntly honest, the discussions popping up in the Germany forum are more of interest these days.
     
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  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Looks like we should try to make a bit more of an effort. If you don't mind me saying.
     
  17. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Well as Marquis points out, some of it is seasonal, but frankly my hypothesis is that it is also partly the "Weekend Beerage" type thread. The "Weekend Beerage" thread in this forum is a thinly disguised general purpose "what's up thread" that helps make a few regulars feel more connected with each other (or less lonely at night). After all intruders like me can always create threads in "your" regional forum but are much less likely to post in Weekend Beerage, and they can be ignored more easily if they do.

    However, the site has a rule against general prupose "whats up" treads in regional forums. One officially (and officiously) stated reason is that they often deteriorate into name calling and trading of insults. However, my hypothesis is that there is a second reason. They also tend to be exclusionary and narrow the range of topics to what the insiders want to discuss, while also providing people who have a sarcastic and/or cynical sense of humor with a place to vent and be appreciated, and/or tolerated. "Oh that’s just X sounding off again..."

    You can test my hypothesis out for your self by reviewing the Weekend Beerage thread for the last couple of months (which I've not done) and looking at how many of those topics could/would have made perfectly interesting threads in the regional forum. You can also take a look at the diversity of posters in the forum. Then draw your own conclusion about the validity of my hypothesis. Be interested to learn your conclusion.
     
  18. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I will now write all of my posts whilst riding a unicycle whilst dressed as alternating Batman villains
    a top a trampoline and will only ever drink beer with a name equally or more unnervingly strange than
    "Ringo Starr's Nutsack De-greaser"
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Why do we need to make an effort? Others can't really blame us UK-ers for why they're not posting here.
     
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  20. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Pretty Things.
     
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  21. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Damn. A couple Adnams Broadsides (if available) and collecting coconuts at Penzance should work, for a start.
     
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  22. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    *of

    You Americans should learn to talk proper like.
     
  23. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Thank you. I learned from Faulkner. Mostly just straight dialect.
     
  24. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    My other retort was, "It takes Brains", then I forgot. Cheers friend!
     
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