Chit Chat forum?

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Chit Chat forum?

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Don't kill me please. I know this is not "World of Chit Chat" but I was looking for a section where to post a question, not Spectrum related, but couldn't find one? It's ok if there isn't one. Just used to the idea that Spectrum folks can talk about many things, not just our beloved computer. :D

/me gets coat
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+3code wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:09 am
Perhaps viewforum.php?f=24
It’s still Sinclair related though. When I used to use to visit WoS it was mainly the ‘chit chat’ forum which got the most use. I expect many of us are of a similar age (40-50) so will have similar childhood memories and retro likes and dislikes. I’m 100% up for a chit chat forum, as long as it stays politics free. I don’t come to sites like this to see people bicker and get arsey with each other.
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There is Other Retro Stuff:

viewforum.php?f=31
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stupidget wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:40 am
I expect many of us are of a similar age (40-50) so will have similar childhood memories and retro likes and dislikes.
Unless they start talking about obscure British children TV shows of the late 70s no one in the rest of the world has ever heard about... :P

Chit chat? No thanks, I prefer to keep things as they are now.
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zxbruno wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:00 am
Don't kill me please. I know this is not "World of Chit Chat" but I was looking for a section where to post a question, not Spectrum related, but couldn't find one? It's ok if there isn't one. Just used to the idea that Spectrum folks can talk about many things, not just our beloved computer. :D

/me gets coat
Aye sorry Bruno, it has to be vaguely Sinclair related, or something that fits in other retro computing. We decided against a chitchat forum a while back. Who knows, maybe one day it could be reintroduced, but I wouldn't be up for it at the moment.
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Such section would inevitably lead to political/religious/etc topics and we all know how well these go down on forums. No thanks.
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Alessandro wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 am
Unless they start talking about obscure British children TV shows of the late 70s no one in the rest of the world has ever heard about... :P
Sorry. I hold my hands up to that one.
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As @R-Tape mentioned above, we decided against it. The forum now is (in the main) very easy to moderate - which is due to you guys! We are just concerned that moderating a chitchat section could be a time consuming exercise, and what with other stuff that goes on (normal life included) we just don't have the time.

I do think that people like us (majority males, of a certain age) do have important things to discuss, that maybe we wouldn't discuss with friends and family, but that is for the future. It is in my head though. Maybe a private group on one of the chat platforms, that wasn't officially linked to SC, that other people moderated. Just a vague thought.
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez »

I remember that discussion.

At first, I didn't agree with that decision (Chit Chat has some interesting threads), but as time went by, I realized it was a good move. We're focusing only on Spectrum (and others retro computers) stuff. And this is good for the whole forum.
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