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Who is still around I see...... Fester, Ally, Imani, Trojan, Paul, Harry, Seanjamdown, Chemode, Tank, done donald

Last night I was reading two new posts by Imani and was going to play them again - I see that Imani's posts aren't here today? so I was wondering who is still around? did the 'other' Specials thread work out? - I look forward to new posts and hope this Forum always stays up - it is quiet compared to the 'old day's'- even then - "A self selecting group of music smarties and politically aware members" as my clever kid summed up this site (when reading over my shoulder one day) thanks to all for the hours of reading and referencing that your posts continue to share/they always lead to even more great music to discover and you lot are talented and funny! more than anything it has been my connection to home.


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I agree that the forum is as lively as it used to be. Sign of the time really. Message boards in general have given way to Facebook and Instagram, or whatever else the young 'uns are using today.
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When you look at the stats, most of the posts still get plenty of views so there must be a lot of people reading, even if they are not posting. That is unless the same 3 or 4 people are reading the same posts several hundred times each!

I quite like trawling through some of the older posts when there are not many new posts. And time and again I go back to a number of the comprehensive discographies that Sugarman has posted in the past to check how my record collection is coming along.
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I check in almost every day, hopeful of new "news", updates on bands I love and the general gossip that the board has.
Its true that its nowhere near as busy as it was but its like a cosy couch...nice to sit on for a while.

Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool
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chemode wrote:


Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool


The "other" site????
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lm the same as Chemode, l check in most days just to see if there are new posts. lve not been on as long as most, mainly because l didnt realise there was a forum like this until l signed up. l try to start a post when there is something to chat about.it is quiet at times, but sometimes it wakes up when there is something to discuss, like earlier in the year when The Specials(well, 3 of them) released the new album.
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I still check in most days, more or less reading new and old posts. It's funny, outside of the new release from The Specials I thought there would've been a lot more debate/discussion of Brexit etc. Maybe everybody is just sick of hearing about it......
Loads of heads haven't posted in a long time who I used to enjoy reading their random stuff....

But it's still a great place to be!!! Cool
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Trojan wrote:
chemode wrote:


Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool


The "other" site????


http://thespecials2.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=24282&highlight=site
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Hi Mary, I deleted my posts (not for the first time). Apologies.

On quite a few occasions I've seen threads started by members, and whilst many people view them, no-one contributes to the discussion. I'm 'guilty' of that myself. Whilst no-one's obliged to respond, after seeing this for a while it's a bit disappointing. After all, what's a forum for if it isn't to discuss things? It'd be nice.

Though if there's nothing to be said, it can't be forced.


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chemode wrote:
Trojan wrote:
chemode wrote:


Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool


The "other" site????


http://thespecials2.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=24282&highlight=site


I remember that. Is the site still going?
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I've no idea.... i'm not sure it had a lot of interest.

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Trojan wrote:
chemode wrote:
Trojan wrote:
chemode wrote:


Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool


The "other" site????


http://thespecials2.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=24282&highlight=site


I remember that. Is the site still going?


The last post on there was in November 2017, its still active - but clearly not very active.

I stopped checking it a few months back
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Maybe we've all just got old ? Wink
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Fester wrote:
Maybe we've all just got old ? Wink


Or apathy has kicked in Sad

Pre 2009, we were nostalgic, in 2009 we were (mostly) ecstatic, and unfortunately I think Terry & Co took too long to get new material out there.

The new album is also lacking a Roddy composition or 2 just to link it to the previous sound.

I fear any new Jerry material will also suffer from the lack of contribution from other ex-Specials.

re the Other site - not aware of it.


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I always look in a couple of times a week hoping for news of a double album Dance Craze or the like.
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I look in every now and then. I ain’t got much to say and most of what I do have is nonsense. x.

I miss the laughs, I also realise not everyone appreciated the humour so i(we) stopped posting.
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Ally wrote:
I look in every now and then. I ain’t got much to say and most of what I do have is nonsense. x.


Absolute nonsense Ally Wink
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Halfy wrote:
Ally wrote:
I look in every now and then. I ain’t got much to say and most of what I do have is nonsense. x.


Absolute nonsense Ally Wink


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- haven't had this for some time now this is proper nonsense....
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And Kirk still fights on............ Shocked
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