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Title: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: bamboonoclue on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 03:15:20
It appears that over the next few days or weeks our resident admin Flashheart, will reach 1000 days spent of his life on the TEF. That's some commitment of worldly pain only seconded by supporting our beloved club. It led me to look up a few other stats and as it happened the  Politics thread will soon surpass 10k replies and 1 million views.

The other thing I noticed from the site stats was that only in recent times was our most daily visitor count smashed. We had 958 on August 2 2019. Now that was pretty much the eve of our Champion* winning season but I was wondering what would've caused such a spiked to attract more guests that day? I looked and we signed Jaiyesimi on loan but can't see why that would be a bigger traffic day than say previous or more recent events (PdC as manager era, Admin/McCroary-Power battle, selling Ritchie, signing Doyle on a perm, Power vs Landing/Barry vs Morfuni case, and so on). So was there anything else on that day because it seemed a bit odd.

Anyway, I just thought it'd be a pointless thread yet decent to "raise another glass to Flashheart" on reaching this excruciating feat. Reg, you're next up but have some time to do but the Devil's number is your next achievement - I think  :hmmm:

 :pint:


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 06:28:55
I’m not sure ’Flashheart’ is even his original account.
Obviously he’d know better than I would...


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 06:31:08
Bangkok Red


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 06:55:13
Bangkok Red

Yes but was it a name change or a delete and rejoin


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:04:07
I work online and play online; I'm nearly always logged in. Except for when I turn my machine off at night when I sleep, but even then it gets left on sometimes for downloads and what not.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:52:24
#stalkerbambi


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:53:57
I work online and play online;

But which do you do harder!


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:54:45
http://thetownend.com/index.php?action=stats

For those who want to know where the stats are from. Lots of people I think would be right up there on these have deleted accounts and (sometimes) rejoined.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:57:19
http://thetownend.com/index.php?action=stats

For those who want to know where the stats are from. Lots of people I think would be right up there on these have deleted accounts and (sometimes) rejoined.

I don't think we can compare stats as we are not sure they are all being recorded in the same manner?  :D ;)

Quite shocked to see the male to female ration is 'only' 14.1:1


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 07:58:46
I don't think we can compare stats as we are not sure they are all being recorded in the same manner?  :D ;)

Probably best to compare the fall in excess free time?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 08:09:09
Quite shocked to see the male to female ration is 'only' 14.1:1
Do you often get rations? :D

I know of at least 2 female posters who have not disclosed their sex on here.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 08:28:21
Do you often get rations? :D

I know of at least 2 female posters who have not disclosed their sex on here.

Regular posters?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 08:29:11
How do you know if they’ve not disclosed?

Stalker?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 08:32:44
How do you know if they’ve not disclosed?

Stalker?

Venkman is a bird then.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 08:39:17
Can we guess?



Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: pauld on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 09:14:15
Do you often get rations? :D

I know of at least 2 female posters who have not disclosed their sex on here.
Up to them how they identify ;)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:03:46
Yes you can guess, I won't tell, and no they haven't disclosed due to exactly this type to reaction and what they percieve to be sexism against female posters by some members, at least 1 of of whom have already posted their thoughts.

And no I am not a stalker, they are both good friends of mine.

And yes Reg its me, well done  ::)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:28:13
Bamboo?
I can't think of anyone on here who's sexist  ???


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:42:54
Bamboo?
I can't think of anyone on here who's sexist  ???
You don't remember how Toni was treated when it became obvious that she was a woman? and similar happened to other poster joteddyred that used to post , a similar sexist spate of posts happened against her to start with.

There was another female poster not long after Toni that befell the same fate, is there any reason why some posters no longer wish to state their sexuality on here?

Just look at some of the previous few posts that will tell you pretty much all you need to know.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:53:40
4D posts like an old woman. Is it her?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:56:12
4D posts like an old woman. Is it her?
Well I was told Bob is short for Roberta!

And happy birthday for yesterday mate!


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:57:24
Well I was told Bob is short for Roberta!

And happy birthday for yesterday mate!

haha, how did you know!!

Thanks Mr V, appreciate that :) (although it was Tuesday)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:58:24
haha, how did you know!!

Thanks Mr V, appreciate that :) (although it was Tuesday)
Sorry :D


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:59:10
4D posts like an old woman. Is it her?

Sexist.

Bob's cabs  :D


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: StfcRusty on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:21:49
Yes you can guess, I won't tell, and no they haven't disclosed due to exactly this type to reaction and what they percieve to be sexism against female posters by some members, at least 1 of of whom have already posted their thoughts.

I had already guessed this a few weeks ago.

It's LL and 4D isn't it?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:29:50
Sexist.

Bob's cabs  :D

I'm only messing fella (as i know you are :) )


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:30:17
Sorry :D

no worries mate.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:46:04
Crusty posting his whims on political terms, again  :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: StfcRusty on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:48:19
Crusty posting his whims on political terms, again  :)

It was a joke mate.  Chill out.

Not tried the meditation yet, no?  :D


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:56:19
Was joteddyred given stick for being a woman or because she was incessantly negative with her posts?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:57:11
It was a joke mate.  Chill out.

Not tried the meditation yet, no?  :D

https://youtu.be/zn5ci099cFc


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:12:54
Was joteddyred given stick for being a woman or because she was incessantly negative with her posts?

I must confess that was my (admittedly vague) recollection.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:13:42
It was a joke mate.  Chill out.

Not tried the meditation yet, no?  :D

You insult Johnson, you insult his whole family, including 4D  ;) :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:19:18
Was joteddyred given stick for being a woman or because she was incessantly negative with her posts?

So every woman that goes to football knows nothing about the game, sits there shrieking throughout and I suppose you also think the reason we rally go is to watch 22 men running around?  It pisses me off that in 2010 some blokes still think women don't belong at football. 

It would be interesting to know how many female season ticket holders there are, I think people might be surprised, because there's an awful lot of females at the County Ground week in and week out certainly in the Arkells and DRS.  If we were to all stop going the attendance figures would decrease significantly.

On a personal note, having been brought up in a football mad household, I know more about football than most of the blokes who drink in my local and have taken money off a fair few of them on the basis of my knowledge.

And finally, there's plenty of blokes who sit near me who seem to have little or no idea of the rules of the game judging by some of the comments that they make!


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:35:12
I'm glad she no longer comments here.

That she's a woman is irrelevant.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Batch on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:35:42
I'm sad we turned her off posting myself


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:52:53
That was 10 years ago, she only left a year or so ago.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:57:18
I'm sad we turned her off posting myself

Concur.

When did she last post? Did I imagine it or did you know (..or know of her) outside of here because of youth football?

That said I personally don’t recall her getting any stick specifically for being a woman.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 13:57:56
That was 10 years ago, she only left a year or so ago.
Yes but I was just quoting an example that I remembered, there may be more, the date is irrelevant.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:02:41
I'm sad we turned her off posting myself

The gradual loss of our female regulars over the years has been sad to see.... and obviously a variety of reasons involved, just like with lapsed male regulars, it's just because there have always been fewer the loss has been noticed more.

When the reasons for quitting are to do with bullying rather than say growing up or having kids etc then the individuals concerned could do with having a bit of a think about it, but closed minds are difficult to open.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:07:18
Sue was my favourite female poster.

I'm sure most women kept themselves to themselves for fear of TalkTalk's seduction by a thousand cuts.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:17:01
Sue was my favourite female poster.

I'm sure most women kept themselves to themselves for fear of TalkTalk's seduction by a thousand cuts.

I don't remember a Sue.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Barry Scott on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:21:34
I don't remember a Sue.

It was Spacey pretending to be a bird. No doubt I remember the posts better than they were, but being Spacey I'm sure it was clever and subtle. I think Fred was being pulled at one point.

I expect the posts still exist in the database, might have a look.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:23:00
lolz


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:27:25
Concur.

When did she last post? Did I imagine it or did you know (..or know of her) outside of here because of youth football?

That said I personally don’t recall her getting any stick specifically for being a woman.

I know her, we went to school together.  She left because she was getting a lot of personal responses to her posts in the football related stuff I think - she had a bit of a Here we Go Again style to her posts and got jumped on a bit.

I know a few others who post.

It's a tough call on the bullying aspect - I don;t really take anything posted personally, it's an exchange of text with humour and emotion often implied by the reader.  I think the only time I remember being nasty by intent was towards someone in a match day thread about the three chaps that used to sit in the first block of the DR stand and moan every fucking game.  I appreciate the irony in me moaning about the moaners, but they really got my goat that day.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:31:58
It was Spacey pretending to be a bird. No doubt I remember the posts better than they were, but being Spacey I'm sure it was clever and subtle. I think Fred was being pulled at one point.

I expect the posts still exist in the database, might have a look.

My idea.

In the Merlin after a game ( I want to say Boston in the cup ) Spacey said he had a week off work and asked what he could do on the forum to keep himself entertained...

True Story.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:37:29
I'm sad we turned her off posting myself

Wasn't she one of the ones that would crop up in the football posts only when we lost or went a goal or 2 down and would just have a moan?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:43:08
I know her, we went to school together.  She left because she was getting a lot of personal responses to her posts in the football related stuff I think - she had a bit of a Here we Go Again style to her posts and got jumped on a bit.

I know a few others who post.

It's a tough call on the bullying aspect - I don;t really take anything posted personally, it's an exchange of text with humour and emotion often implied by the reader.  I think the only time I remember being nasty by intent was towards someone in a match day thread about the three chaps that used to sit in the first block of the DR stand and moan every fucking game.  I appreciate the irony in me moaning about the moaners, but they really got my goat that day.

One of her final posts was a rant about me always singling her out, which was complete and utter bollocks.

If anything the opposite is true as I actively chose to not engage with her the majority of the time. I didn't even make the initial comment that caused the kerfuffle. (I just agreed with it).

That's something else she had a habit of doing - playing the victim card. I remember her doing it a couple of times at least to other people (not me). "Just because I'm a woman" type stuff to people whose only transgression was to not agree with her on something.

Meh.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:43:50
Wasn't she one of the ones that would crop up in the football posts only when we lost or went a goal or 2 down and would just have a moan?
Yes she was, TBH I miss all the old posters who don't post now, good and bad...except for that one drunk racist that used to post, I forget his name now.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:46:42
Yes she was, TBH I miss all the old posters who don't post now, good and bad...except for that one drunk racist that used to post, I forget his name now.

Ironside?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:49:53
Ironside?
Yeah thats the fucker.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:50:13
I miss Dossy. Madder than a box of frogs.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:52:52
Wasn't she one of the ones that would crop up in the football posts only when we lost or went a goal or 2 down and would just have a moan?

This seems to have been the thread which broke the camels back so to speak, I blame Yates. http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=57849.0


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:52:52
I miss Dossy. Madder than a box of frogs.
Yeah him too, he was off his tits on crack most of the time I would think.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:54:01
http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=35605.210

This was the one where I was personally abusive, and meant it, still do, I think.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 14:57:43
Toni  :)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=23496.315


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: pauld on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 16:08:08
I miss Dossy. Madder than a box of frogs.
I don't. Jew-hating Putin fan, no thanks. He clearly had mental issues, but that didn't make some of the bile he spouted any less toxic


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 16:18:20
http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=35605.210

This was the one where I was personally abusive, and meant it, still do, I think.

Arriba was right to expect more from that team eh!


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: bamboonoclue on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 16:43:13
I seem to have totally missed who "Toni" was. Might be before I started posting but then I was a long time guest beforehand, mostly just came on to read the match reports or post match stuff.

That aside, It's a shame Ells no longer posts. She tended to post fairly good stuff and you could have a decent discussion from time to time.

Partly back on topic, so can anyone shed light on why Friday August 2nd 2019 was our biggest number of visitors? The guests can't all have been spambots?

Oh and gender reveal - I'm all woman  :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 18:05:57
I don't. Jew-hating Putin fan, no thanks. He clearly had mental issues, but that didn't make some of the bile he spouted any less toxic

Dosser was a proper misogynist... maybe why some miss him.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, June 18, 2020, 18:39:58
I miss Dossy. Madder than a box of frogs.

Was he the one who used to post on here shitfaced on cider?


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, June 19, 2020, 09:57:49
Was he the one who used to post on here shitfaced on cider?

That was all of us back in the day. LNTs used to be the best.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:48:00
Toni  :)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=23496.315

Quite embarrassing reading that back, to be honest.

Some great names from the past though.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:12:01
Reg was a smooth talker (typer)  :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 19, 2020, 11:38:28
Quite embarrassing reading that back, to be honest.

Yep.... usurped on the dating front by fB


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Chubbs on Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:43:08
Reg was a smooth talker (typer)  :)
I bet Ash (Bushy Boy) will cringe at some of his too :-)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: bamboonoclue on Friday, June 19, 2020, 23:47:34
I just read all of that thread. Fuck me with Fatbury's Love Stick. Maybe the "woman" was real but the account on here was definitely fake/on a big wind up. Still can't believe I read to the end  :doh:

JFW was funny though. Double ban!


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Friday, June 19, 2020, 23:53:11
I trod on JFW's foot in the King's Arms in Calne, back in the day.  ;D


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 00:34:06
My old man originates from there. Not the King's Head but Calne. Worked at the Lansdowne at one point.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 00:46:59
When? Reckon I'll know him  :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: bamboonoclue on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 01:23:35
Talking yearsss ago though and he was only about 14/15 I think when he did.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 05:23:20
Gotta love Calne. Anyone with anything about them will get out of there as soon as they can/are old enough to do so.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:20:27
So was Monday, Dec 6th 2004 the day the TEF was born, and was this the first post?

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=11.0

And what prompted the new forum anyway when there was already MOS (MyOnlySwindon) and the Adver forum? It took me over a year to join, so I was a late starter.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: 4D on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:23:38
Gotta love Calne. Anyone with anything about them will get out of there as soon as they can/are old enough to do so.

How is Calne these days?  :)


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:27:56
So was Monday, Dec 6th 2004 the day the TEF was born, and was this the first post?

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=11.0

And what prompted the new forum anyway when there was already MOS (MyOnlySwindon) and the Adver forum? It took me over a year to join, so I was a late starter.

2 main reasons.

1. The Adver forum was barely moderated and only during office hours and outside of those times it was getting spammed by WUMs, particular MHWG

2. To get away from STFC Gazzzzza


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Richie Wellen-Dowd on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:42:26
So was Monday, Dec 6th 2004 the day the TEF was born, and was this the first post?

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=11.0

And what prompted the new forum anyway when there was already MOS (MyOnlySwindon) and the Adver forum? It took me over a year to join, so I was a late starter.

There was another version online before janaage's post there, but only for about a week or so.

Here's another conversation about this with lots of posters not bothering to read what's been written and getting themselves confused  ;D

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=57243.0


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 07:47:37
So was Monday, Dec 6th 2004 the day the TEF was born, and was this the first post?

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=11.0

And what prompted the new forum anyway when there was already MOS (MyOnlySwindon) and the Adver forum? It took me over a year to join, so I was a late starter.

Kingston Robin is on our Watsapp Chat! As are a few others that used to post on that site.


Title: Re: 1k, 10k, 1m
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10:06:30
he's on here too ;)