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Title: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 20:31:32
With the current circumstances surrounding the club bringing the best and worst out of members. I’ve been having a little peek at those who are currently online from time to time. It is interesting to see how long members have been members and how many posts they’ve made etc. Fake Name is an interesting one. Joined July last year, been on for long periods today with no posts, makes me wonder who these people are and what they get from the forum.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 20:42:03
Fake Name, why not make your first ever post in 12 months to take away suspicious minds😀


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:07:58
Lee Power keeping an eye on things.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:11:53
Checking out the libellous post :(


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:12:46
Checking out the libellous post :(

He’ll have a mass defence against him then, bit like a class action.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:13:30
Nothing too obvious but I believe the email address is [email protected]


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:14:32
 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Batch on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:27:05
Quote from: swindonmaniac
Nothing too obvious but I believe the email address is [email protected]


thanks, I've been meaning to get in touch and tell him what a cracking join he's done


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:30:03
Same here now I know how to contact him I can book him as a guest speaker  :pint:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:36:29
Same here now I know how to contact him I can book him as a guest speaker  :pint:

I think you’ll find that the email address was hidden.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Fakename on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:47:13
Hi everyone, I mostly have this on another tab throughout the day and check in now and again. As the name suggests I'm not the most imaginative and prefer to lurk rather than contribute myself. :) Sorry if you were expecting something else :D


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:50:33
I think you’ll find that the email address was hidden.


Tongue in cheek LL it keeps you sane on here :nod:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:51:19
Hi everyone, I mostly have this on another tab throughout the day and check in now and again. As the name suggests I'm not the most imaginative and prefer to lurk rather than contribute myself. :) Sorry if you were expecting something else :D
Evening Lee.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:53:01

Tongue in cheek LL it keeps you sane on here :nod:
If you were sane you wouldn't be on here !!.🤐🤐.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:53:12
Hi everyone, I mostly have this on another tab throughout the day and check in now and again. As the name suggests I'm not the most imaginative and prefer to lurk rather than contribute myself. :) Sorry if you were expecting something else :D

At least you know your keyboard is working👍


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 21:53:49
If you were sane you wouldn't be on here !!.🤐🤐.


Hmmm that's very true :clap:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 22:20:53
Fake name is back.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Ginginho on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 06:20:35
Welcome, Fakename. If in fact that is your real name.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 07:33:38
At the other end of the spectrum, there appear to be instances where the forum member could focus on the quality of post rather than the quantity.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: TownEnder on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 09:17:46
At the other end of the spectrum, there appear to be instances where the forum member could focus on the quality of post rather than the quantity.
You Can Always Press the 'Ignore' Button.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 09:39:01
You Can Always Press the 'Ignore' Button.

And I have the said individual on ignore, can’t be bothered with the ‘attention seeking and victim’ style of the posts.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Loobug on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:15:19
I probably fall into the category of ‘long time lurker’. Can’t remember when I joined the forum but I’ve supported Swindon since Oct ‘85. (Sunderland in the Milk Cup). I like this site because it is a good source of gossip without the absolute loons the come with Facebook. I don’t post very often because I generally have a hectic life (kids / work) and tend to minimise my distractions and notifications.  I only ever met one forum member, who I travelled to games with after I moved to Kent, sadly he passed away a few years back. I used to imagine that you all knew each other and it was a bit of a clique but have discovered that is not some much the case. I’m sure I’ve met some of you and not realised though. I lived in Swindon as a youth and have been going to home and away games ever since - about 5 or 6 a season typically. This site is second and not to the BBC as my go-to websites (sad, I know)


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:29:44
2011😀


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Clark Griswold on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:35:41
At the other end of the spectrum, there appear to be instances where the forum member could focus on the quality of post rather than the quantity.
Fucking WOW, the utter irony in extremis.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:45:40
Fucking WOW, the utter irony in extremis.

Good to hear from you my friend


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: That Nestor Lorenzo Heade on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:51:59
I confess to be one of these lurkers.  I joined this forum 12 months ago with a torrent of "Clem is great" messages (based on my own experience of meeting him, coupled with fear and frustration with the current regime) which were mostly met - probably understandably - with cynicism and mistrust.  Obviously a hell of a lot has changed since then including that Clem is much more circumspect in his response to messages of good luck with a fairly standard "thanks mate all will be OK when we take control of the club" - which seems appropriate given the complexity of the current circumstances.

I am grateful for this forum as it is a reliable source of information, as well as explanation of some of the more complicated and technical elements of the takeover.

I am also grateful to the Trust who have worked tirelessly on this and have secured some great media coverage in the last few weeks.  

Above all I am a Town fan of 35+ years who just wants this to be over and is cautiously very excited about what might lie ahead, laced of course with morbid fear of the alternative.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:54:34
I don't think the post was created to knock anybody that dosen't post frequently more to highlight that a poster with a strange name had been online constantly for a year without posting a single message.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:54:48
I confess to be one of these lurkers.  I joined this forum 12 months ago with a torrent of "Clem is great" messages (based on my own experience of meeting him, coupled with fear and frustration with the current regime) which were mostly met - probably understandably - with cynicism and mistrust.  Obviously a hell of a lot has changed since then including that Clem is much more circumspect in his response to messages of good luck with a fairly standard "thanks mate all will be OK when we take control of the club" - which seems appropriate given the complexity of the current circumstances.

I am grateful for this forum as it is a reliable source of information, as well as explanation of some of the more complicated and technical elements of the takeover.

I am also grateful to the Trust who have worked tirelessly on this and have secured some great media coverage in the last few weeks. 

Above all I am a Town fan of 35+ years who just wants this to be over and is cautiously very excited about what might lie ahead, laced of course with morbid fear of the alternative.

Did you ever ask Clem what his favourite cheese was?


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: That Nestor Lorenzo Heade on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:57:42
Did you ever ask Clem what his favourite cheese was?

No I was too busy harassing him with my essays about what was wrong with STFC and what needed to change. 


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: That Nestor Lorenzo Heade on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 10:59:00
I don't think the post was created to knock anybody that dosen't post frequently more to highlight that a poster with a strange name had been online constantly for a year without posting a single message.

Fair enough but I wanted to offer my gratitude for this forum nonetheless, given I contribute very little to it.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:02:08
Fair enough but I wanted to offer my gratitude for this forum nonetheless, given I contribute very little to it.
TBH mate I think you have the same trust/mistrust/hope/despair issues as we are all currently feeling.

You have already posted far more than several lurkers anyway so you are less a lurker than an occassional poster now, you have been promoted :)


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:07:53
I recall lurking for about 5 years before becoming a valued contributor.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: TownEnder on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:45:55
And I have the said individual on ignore, can’t be bothered with the ‘attention seeking and victim’ style of the posts.
Fair Enough !!.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Walthams on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:55:44
Many years ago when I posted under a different name, this was one of the best forums around.
I use to be in the private section as well, so I know how you make opinions of others.

Unfortunately it now has a handful of posters who rule this site (please do not have different opinion to the click).
Not having a go, but one of the reasons why many do not bother to post.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:57:02
I think you make a valid point


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 11:59:46
Many years ago when I posted under a different name, this was one of the best forums around.
I use to be in the private section as well, so I know how you make opinions of others.

Unfortunately it now has a handful of posters who rule this site (please do not have different opinion to the click).
Not having a go, but one of the reasons why many do not bother to post.

As has been said by myself and other posters, some have been hounded out and won’t ever be seen again sadly.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:02:03
As has been said by myself and other posters, some have been hounded out and won’t ever be seen again sadly.

And have been blocked for speaking their mind.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:14:53
And have been blocked for speaking their mind.

Any examples? I am not sure that many have been banned.



Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:16:47
Any examples? I am not sure that many have been banned.



Geoff the ref


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:19:59
Geoff the ref

I am not sure that speaking his mind was the reason why he attracted the ire of the admins, but I could be wrong on that. 


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:32:55
Geoff the ref

A case of wilful ignorance there! He was banned (weren't you both temporarily banned?) for spamming the shit out of this forum. IIRC, the ban was lifted and he chose not to come back?



Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: river monster on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:36:58
I've read this forum since it's birth (20 odd years ago??)  Joined as a member a few years ago.

As I live in Kent its been a good place to get Town news/views/gossip and fellow fans views. I post when I feel I've got something worth posting really..


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:37:57
One thing about this forum is that it never really grew into something big. We have a total of 1,293 members, not many compared to similar sized clubs. Don’t often see new members sign up, just wondering why it never really took off.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:37:57
I used to imagine that you all knew each other and it was a bit of a clique but have discovered that is not some much the case.

I think if you go back 10/15 years that was probably more the case, but those groups have drifted apart socially and linked to that, don't post here as much.

It's a bit like a long-running show where almost the entire cast has been replaced. I can only think of Scrubs as an example though, which doesn't bode well  :facepalm:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:38:32
A case of wilful ignorance there! He was banned (weren't you both temporarily banned?) for spamming the shit out of this forum. IIRC, the ban was lifted and he chose not to come back?



The ban was lifted, he was told in no uncertain terms not to carry on and he carried on so we permanently banned him. Then he goes all woe is me with the messages etc.

He was told, directly by more than one mod to stop the bullshit. He didn't. We move on.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 12:40:42
A case of wilful ignorance there! He was banned (weren't you both temporarily banned?) for spamming the shit out of this forum. IIRC, the ban was lifted and he chose not to come back?



As you put it I never spammed the shit out of the forum just engaged in a little banter before you all decided to gang up


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:02:24
Ok fella.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:04:04
No worries


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: chalkies shorts on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:14:19
Many years ago when I posted under a different name, this was one of the best forums around.
I use to be in the private section as well, so I know how you make opinions of others.

Unfortunately it now has a handful of posters who rule this site (please do not have different opinion to the click).
Not having a go, but one of the reasons why many do not bother to post.
That was mostly the reason I fucked off for a while - as well as falling out of love with STFC. I suppose like most forums there is an almost approved view and those that deviate can cop it occasionally. Although, I'm centrist left, there is a view that labour is good and anyone who votes tory or who has a right wing view is a child eating mutant cunt. Far from the case, the ones I know are decent but with a different view of the world but its like a playground - denounce the devil.
Also, again like most forums there will be a clique or two. There are plenty of "independents" though which make it worthwhile


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:26:54
I guess I am an occasional poster - I tend to post only on football / STFC related issues.
I have been a fan since my Dad first took me to the CG in January 1967. I don’t live locally now and for a while family issues limited attendance at games, but have had a season ticket for about the last 7 or 8 years, and if we eventually start the new one under new ownership will do so again.
I was introduced to the forum by the late Neville W (RIP Terry) whom I knew well. I was a lurker for many years before posing - my user name relates to the last  pay off final at Wembley, when I told my mate that HA was on the pitch warming up and he said “not Harry Agombar!


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:30:31
I'm an independent and also think Tories are cunts. Don't buy into Labour is good point at all. If Labour were, and when they were in government, they got it too. They've been highly criticised on here.

Had some right old ding dongs with the cliquey gang back in the day. I found it entertaining. They used to go in all guns blazing. Never been less cliquey on here as now. I'm of the view in that I don't get into arguments/abuse, as frankly I'm too old for it/don't care or have time anyway.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: chalkies shorts on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:37:14
I'm an independent and also think Tories are cunts. Don't buy into Labour is good point at all. If Labour were, and when they were in government, they got it too. They've been highly criticised on here.

Had some right old ding dongs with the cliquey gang back in the day. I found it entertaining. They used to go in all guns blazing. Never been less cliquey on here as now. I'm of the view in that I don't get into arguments, it for that stuff as frankly I'm too old for it/don't care and don't have time anyway.
Yep, you are indeed an independent who thinks the Tories are cunts.............., absolutely your right, but you're not hunting with the pack with your views.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 13:40:07
Yep, you are indeed an independent who thinks the Tories are cunts.............., absolutely your right, but you're not hunting with the pack with your views.

Shame you left when you did. Glad to see you return.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: knobchuck on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 22:21:21
I used to lurk, but decided to sign up to get in the discussion.

Haven't really had anything important to say, but at least im (trying) to pitch in now


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, July 18, 2021, 23:30:41
Can I check whether I am part of the clique please?


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, July 19, 2021, 00:51:49
Hunk is Lee Power!  :sherlock:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, July 19, 2021, 00:57:39
Can I check whether I am part of the clique please?

Yes an no you’re not.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: 4D on Monday, July 19, 2021, 01:12:03
I've been on here 12 years now.  :suicide:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, July 19, 2021, 09:14:21
Yes an no you’re not.
I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad!  ???


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, July 19, 2021, 09:30:57
One thing about this forum is that it never really grew into something big. We have a total of 1,293 members, not many compared to similar sized clubs. Don’t often see new members sign up, just wondering why it never really took off.

Wasn't there a prolonged time where no one could sign up due to a technical glitch, that will be the reason why it never really took off and not because its just loads of middle aged (and older) men wittering on...


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: joeydubya on Monday, July 19, 2021, 10:29:54
Very long term lurker here - frequent reader but always forgot my password!


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 19, 2021, 10:52:42
Very long term lurker here - frequent reader but always forgot my password!
Glad you found it, now get posting!!.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 19, 2021, 11:10:46
hello lurkers.

lurk, post, it's all good


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Monday, July 19, 2021, 11:21:35
Joined the TEF in '06 and have been lurking ever since  :toocool:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, July 19, 2021, 11:32:26
Joined the TEF in '06 and have been lurking ever since  :toocool:

I joined in 2006 too (must have been a good year for new members ;) ),  had a break for a while but have come back recently as trying to get some more info on WTF is going on


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: PHIL!!!! on Monday, July 19, 2021, 11:37:15
I joined in 2006 too (must have been a good year for new members ;) ),  had a break for a while but have come back recently as trying to get some more info on WTF is going on
Haha a fine year indeed. Much the same as you though. I'm in an STFC group on Whatsapp, so get a lot of info from people on there, but always nice to come back to the ol' TEF for more info.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Loobug on Monday, July 19, 2021, 14:18:25
One thing about this forum is that it never really grew into something big. We have a total of 1,293 members, not many compared to similar sized clubs. Don’t often see new members sign up, just wondering why it never really took off.

We need a bit of ‘marketing’ maybe, to freshen it up a bit. There used to be a few females on this site if I recall but I’m not sure if there are any left now, at least not ones that post. I can’t imagine what puts them off :-)


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, July 19, 2021, 14:23:14
What happened to Joteddyred? She once helped me get tickets to Pox


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, July 19, 2021, 14:24:56
Think she got annoyed with everyone disagreeing with her and stopped posting


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, July 19, 2021, 14:28:46
Haha a fine year indeed. Much the same as you though. I'm in an STFC group on Whatsapp, so get a lot of info from people on there, but always nice to come back to the ol' TEF for more info.
Is that 'Phil...Phil ? The Phil I know?'


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: THATCHAMRED on Monday, July 19, 2021, 14:58:58
I'm a lurker, I find it far more informative than the Adver I don't do social media so I lurk on the TEF I do miss Reg though RIP reg
 


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: 4D on Monday, July 19, 2021, 15:09:59
What happened to Ells?


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Zurich Red on Monday, July 19, 2021, 16:05:54
Is that 'Phil...Phil ? The Phil I know?'

No, unless you know 2 Phils  ;)


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Monday, July 19, 2021, 16:09:15
No, unless you know 2 Phils  ;)
There is only 1 Phil in my life !

Haven't seen you post - Happy to see you still around!   :banana:


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Zurich Red on Monday, July 19, 2021, 16:16:36
Haven't seen you post - Happy to see you still around!   :banana:

I'm probably the number one lurker, but thought it best to keep a low profile given the link between Switzerland and the current plight of STFC.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 19, 2021, 17:03:32
I'm probably the number one lurker, but thought it best to keep a low profile given the link between Switzerland and the current plight of STFC.
Lurk round to Powers house and tell him he's a cunt.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 19, 2021, 17:04:59
Lurk round to Powers house and tell him he's a cunt.
He doesn't live in Switzerland any more he lives up North somewhere in Yorkshire I am told.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 19, 2021, 17:34:07
He doesn't live in Switzerland any more he lives up North somewhere in Yorkshire I am told.
Did hear that and am off up there on holiday next month, so could possibly tell him myself !!.


Title: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 19, 2021, 17:35:51
he only communicates through the medium of shitting in a bag and throwing it at his house, a kind of 'brown braille'


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, July 19, 2021, 17:39:40
he only communicates through the medium of shitting in a bag and throwing it at his house, a kind of 'brown braille'
Just let me have the address.......


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Jimmy Quimm on Monday, July 19, 2021, 23:10:55
Maybe you could knock on his door and ask him what the fuck is going on😀


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, July 19, 2021, 23:19:38
He doesn't live in Switzerland any more he lives up North somewhere in Yorkshire I am told.

He said on TalkSport on Friday he was ‘at home in Switzerland’.


Title: Re: TEF Lurkers
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, July 19, 2021, 23:31:03
He said on TalkSport on Friday he was ‘at home in Switzerland’.

I was at home in Australia, when I was there in ‘91. Loved it so much I could have lived there permanently, so technically I was ‘at home’ in Australia, I just do not live there. Besides it is in his interests to throw as many people off the scent of where he really does live especially if he has indeed moved back to the U.K.