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UK Member's. This is Your Forum.

Discussion in 'UK Forum' started by deewal, Apr 18, 2009.

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  1. deewal

    deewal Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2008
    In a house.
    As the rest of ECF now has been taken over by the USA and the forum is mostly only interested in their present woes and petitions and arguments, it may be a good time to build up and use this forum for us UK and EU members.
    As our input is not wanted or welcome by the US forum we should start to use this forum much more. That way we will be able to address the issues and questions that are only relevant to the UK and EU.
    deewal
     
  2. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK


    ~ Now I'm 100% in agreement there -
    perhaps Smokey Joe could make it outside the Today's Posts, like the Frenchspeaking group is. Nothing they post is viewed by the whole of ECF. What do people think?

    There are 87 of us so far, btw.

    :)
     
  3. BarryK

    BarryK Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2008
    Essex ENGLAND
    I certainly agree with deewal that this UK forum is grossly underused and I think that ECF is a much less nice place to be now, than it was a year ago.

    There are far too many newbies who can't be bothered to do their homework by searching the forums, consequently the same old questions keep being asked time and time again, and the worse thing about this is that a lot of the advice given is, totally conflicting.

    In the modders forum, the wheel keeps being re-invented and, apart from a few, very notable contributors, who are meticulous in explaining their experimental results and answering newby questions, most of the posts seem to be designed to inflate the postee's ego. (no doubt I shall be accused of doing that very thing here, but don't bother, as I really don't give a toss ....)

    As the volume of posts is now so large (and, for the most part, much less helpful) I can no longer afford the 2 hours or so a day it takes to get through the mass of post the site is now generating, consequently I would love it if this UK forum could be used by UK members (and other's of course, who are interested in what we are doing) to air all the subjects relating to e-smoking, that are of interest to us in GB and Europe - I think we'd need a few sub forums, mods, hints and tips, home recipes and a general chat section, plus a few other maybe.....?

    How about it SJ?
     
  4. BettyRedondo

    BettyRedondo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2008
    Bournemouth England
    I have to agree with the previous posts, it would be nice if this little corner of the forum was used more. The forum has grown so much since I joined and the friendly support we all enjoyed so much seems to be turning into a lot of sniping, ego massaging people who must be heard (I know that it is a bit of a sweeping statement but it is how I perceive it, even if I am wrong). Perhaps like Caesarea says if SJ could take our little group outside it would be better , not so we can have a go at other members from outside the UK/EU but so this area could relate only to matters affecting our area. I am going to give this a go, I hope you other UK members will do too and perhaps we can get some good discussions going with less of the 'tat' :)
     
  5. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
    See the Discussions Facility within the UK Members forum. If we use that for our specific UK interests/topics, we will not be boring the rest of ECF to death

    ;)
     
  6. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
  7. lordmage

    lordmage Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2008
    Dundalk,Maryland, USA
    I am sorry you fell that way but in respect to Uk and Eu members wishing to have thier own section. i will only say one thing that is have fun with it but please dont assume every yank is the same. some taste better with a honey rather then vingear. ps please forgive i stink at spelling. so of yank can come across in the wrong way i will give you that but so can everyone else in the world regardless of where there from. take Trogg for example... but kate can speak to him better then I.
     
  8. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
     
  9. tmark

    tmark Full Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    London, UK
    Anyone pick up the kind of positive reference to e-cigs in Saturday's Guardian? Would supply link but I think I can yet.
     
  10. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    Interesting point, Deewal. Uk visitors are the 2nd highest group of ECF users so it may well be a good idea to bring the forum "out"
     
  11. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
  12. tmark

    tmark Full Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    London, UK
  13. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
    Think the Guardian is e-cig friendly...that's not the first reasonable reference..

    Thanks for drawing attention to it.

    C
     
  14. deewal

    deewal Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2008
    In a house.
    AudioBoo / Electronic Cigarettes & E-cigars

    This is all i could find. The guy's name (who is selling it) is Adrian i think and there is a photo of him . It's not Anti but i wish he had been a bit more explanatory about the Big difference between the Smoke that comes from a Cigarette and the Vapour that comes from the E-Cig.
     
  15. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    Joe has started a National Forums area now but it looks like only Australian, Canadian and UK members are important enough to be given a room ;)
     
  16. karenrcg

    karenrcg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2008
    Derbyshire, UK
    I'm obviously a bit slow seeing as how I didn't even realise there was a UK forum here:oops:
    I could do with a map of this place cos I keep getting lost!!
     
  17. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member


    I'm just moving any user-created national forums out of the social forums into the national category. It didn't seem sensible to accord the same thing to the US social forum since the majority of the users of ECF are US based anyway - if I get objections I will, of course, reconsider.
     
  18. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    The fact that I've only just found this place just goes to show the overwhelming size of the ECF forum today!

    Although exponential growth is good in many ways - especially for general acceptance and spreading awareness of our 'dirty habit', it has certainly made this forum a lot more impersonal.

    Good move all round! :)
     
  19. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    I think you should give the US a room Joe. There are a lot of them and to push the rest of us out because of that could be seen as a racist move. The main board should be internationally friendly and all nations should have a designated room if you're going to do it right.
     
  20. katink

    katink Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2008
    the Netherlands
    Well, I would say 'nations that have enough members here' (and ask for it perhaps?). I hardly think the 3 russians, 6 japanese, or 5 dutch would have much to discuss in their 'own rooms' for instance ;)

    Edit: A related question for Joe: When on the main-page, and asking at top-right for 'new posts' - you get all the new posts on the forum (well, except the seperate rooms now). That's fine, the way it should be.
    When you go to any sub-forum, and then choose 'any posts' at the top-right - you again get ALL posts from the forum. This is less fine, I think.

    Would it be possible for the software to give 'all the posts' in the sub-section you went to? I think that would really help in keeping overview of what comes in new - as it is now, before I can weed through the 15 or 17 pages of new posts to find what interests me, after which I can say 'mark forums read' - so much time has elapsed, that many posts have been made while I was weeding... so in fact I would need to do 'all posts' again leaving all posts I don't want to read in, without marking them out, to catch those new posts that came inbetween.

    This would be evaded if I could go to each sub-forum I find interesting in turn, and then just weed through new posts on that part... then go to the next, etc.

    (Hope this sounds understandable...)
     
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