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Old 03.08.2006, 23:29
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Proposed feature: singles area

Since we seem to have quite a few singles events where it is clear that only singles should be present I've been thinking of bringing back a part of the forum which I killed off long ago due to lack of interest.

So at the moment I am wondering whether this is really a good idea or not. The question is - would such an area be used, or would it just be a total waste of time?

If I were to create such an area I would want someone else to moderate it. Would someone like to put their hand up for this?

Should the area be visible to members only (like off-topic) or should it be open to all to see?

What should it be called? What should the short description be?

Some guidance from single people would be appreciated...
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

I vote members-only and perhaps name it something different to prevent "Dating Spammers".

"Bar Fly" or something?
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Old 04.08.2006, 09:18
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I vote members-only and perhaps name it something different to prevent "Dating Spammers".

"Bar Fly" or something?
maybe we should let those people who are actually single make the suggestions?
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Old 04.08.2006, 09:20
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I vote members-only and perhaps name it something different to prevent "Dating Spammers".

"Bar Fly" or something?
How about "Solo Spot"?
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Old 04.08.2006, 09:23
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

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maybe we should let those people who are actually single make the suggestions?
hey I was hoping to give the impression I was single! Now it's all ruined. Just like the rest of my life. Aahhhhh.

Litespeed has a good suggestion. I hate people what are cleverer than what I is
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Old 04.08.2006, 09:48
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hey I was hoping to give the impression I was single! Now it's all ruined. Just like the rest of my life. Aahhhhh.

I was thinking the same thing. For a fleeting second I thought I was free!
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

As a resident single, I enjoy the events the Britta organises, however I'm not sure if we need a dedicated area. At least from my point of view, being single is a status, not a lifestyle choice.

So while I'd also be happy to moderate it at this moment, I'd also drop it like a hot brick as soon as I meet that special someone who feels sympathy for guys with red hair.

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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

I'm with Diem. Not the red hair thing, just that I don't think it needs a dedicated area. It makes the whole thing more formal than it ought to be.
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I'm with Diem.
Dude, I meant to say "when that special /female/ someone..."

Sorry

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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

Is there such a stigma in being single, boys?
Or in fact being together?
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

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Is there such a stigma in being single, boys?
Nope!

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Or in fact being together?
I have no problem with boys being together, but for me, being straight is a lifestyle choice, not a status :-)

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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

actually I enjoyed being single, back in the day.
there are upsides and downsides to having a "missus" - after all, premiership starts shortly
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

So are you saying it's a good thing or a bad thing when the footy's on?

Surely you need somebody to walk to the beer-fridge for you? Us singles have to risk missing a crucial part of the game (at least, those without Sky+ Live Pause of course )
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

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So are you saying it's a good thing or a bad thing when the footy's on?

Surely you need somebody to walk to the beer-fridge for you? Us singles have to risk missing a crucial part of the game (at least, those without Sky+ Live Pause of course )
I bet all the women here are really surprised that you're single, Daniel.
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Old 08.08.2006, 13:57
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

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So are you saying it's a good thing or a bad thing when the footy's on?

Surely you need somebody to walk to the beer-fridge for you? Us singles have to risk missing a crucial part of the game (at least, those without Sky+ Live Pause of course )
Don't be sexist my husband keeps the beer fridge stocked up for me when the footy is on!!
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

hmmmm... i think this is the part of the Forum
where i surely belong...

more singles to open a topic???
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

Well, being the one who offers most of the singles event, I should chip in my five rappen, too. First of all: I think you are doing a great job, and I think whatever additional work is done should be clearly worth it.

I post on the englishforum to get the word out. So, it makes sense to be visible to all. In addition, I have a mailing list which I use before going on the forum or which I would use if I did not want the event to be public. Maybe, there are also non-singles who have single friends and tell them that something is going on. I think creating a separate area would make it less likely for people to see the events.

So, as long as non-So30s are fine with the fact that there will be events that are not geared towards them (just like other events also aim at a certain audience - for example, I am just too slow a biker to participate in the race, but still wish you guys a great time), I would rather stay where people can see my stuff.

And, yes, if my singledom should ever come to an end, I would no longer post singles events.

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I bet all the women here are really surprised that you're single, Daniel.
I can hardly believe it myself!
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Old 09.08.2006, 12:28
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

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I post on the englishforum to get the word out. So, it makes sense to be visible to all. In addition, I have a mailing list which I use before going on the forum or which I would use if I did not want the event to be public. Maybe, there are also non-singles who have single friends and tell them that something is going on. I think creating a separate area would make it less likely for people to see the events.
My original idea was not to create another events area, but more a discussion area, or meeting place. Singles events could also be posted there if it seemed the right thing to do. The primary way people see events is also if they are linked into the calendar - so it doesn't matter where they go in the end.

But it was just an idea - but it doesn't seem to have received a good response anyway so I'll drop it.
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Re: Proposed feature: singles area

Nooooooooooooo dont drop it tats my singleness speaking

As a predominantly single person... (hey i have my good days... err weeks... err months... err pooooo ), I think it will be gr8 to have a singles section in whatever form, but we are not that populated enuf in the wonderful swissland to segregate it atm....

But we should definitely not drop the idea altogether and keep it in the back of our minds, considering the recent traffic and who knows where we would go...

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