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Topic: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

Is it just me or have many of our older members vanished never to return here on AJB? Every time I click on member names they seem to be from a few days ago/late last year. While it is great to see so many new members joining, I do wonder where all of our older members have went to.

Also, is there a two-fold approach here at AJB between the Collectibles and the Rest of the forum?

Do we need to attract more members to the Literary Bond discussions?

Just a few random thoughts I thought I should note down here on AJB.

Last edited by Silhouette Man (9th Feb 2013 15:29)

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Re: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

I suppose it depends upon which 'older' members you mean...?...

A two-fold approach...?...not sure what you are getting at.... ajb007/confused

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Re: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

Well, there seems to be a split between the collectables sub-forum and the rest of AJB - some members only post in either one or another.

By 'older' members I mean Willie Garvin and Marik Hazard etc.?

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Some people only come here for the Collecting Forum, that's true..but then I've been told that AJB has got a great reputation for the wealth of knowledge its members share  ajb007/martini

I know that Willie Garvin was taken very ill a couple of years back and he was spending all of his time in trying to get well...not sure about Mark Hazard off the top of my head though...no idea about etc either  ajb007/wink

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Re: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

Define old? Would you consider me old (I won't take offense)?

As for the forums, I don't venture into the Literature or Collecting forum. I have no collections and can't afford to start collecting. Was never much on reading after I departed high school.

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I am definitely not as old as granny Miles  ajb007/biggrin  but I am here!  ajb007/wink

And still kicking  ajb007/biggrin

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Perhaps "long-term members" might be a more flattering phrase....?   ajb007/smile

(I believe I qualify under "older" as well....   ajb007/lol   )

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Bondtoys wrote:

I am definitely not as old as granny Miles  ajb007/biggrin  but I am here!  ajb007/wink

And still kicking  ajb007/biggrin

I'm not THAT old...I just had a big paper round - that was all uphill  ajb007/crap

And you are still here....for now  ajb007/shifty

ajb007/tongue

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Sir Miles wrote:

I know that Willie Garvin was taken very ill a couple of years back and he was spending all of his time in trying to get well..

Sorry to hear about Willie. Out of all the members, he was the one I respected the most. His posts were invariably well thought out, articulate and intelligent. He seemed like a very nice man, I really hope he is better now.

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Moore Than wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

I know that Willie Garvin was taken very ill a couple of years back and he was spending all of his time in trying to get well..

Sorry to hear about Willie. Out of all the members, he was the one I respected the most. His posts were invariably well thought out, articulate and intelligent. He seemed like a very nice man, I really hope he is better now.


I hope Willie is better now to. I remember him being discussed after he had taken ill. He came back a few times when he was able to.  Actually, just checked. Willie hasn't posted here since 2011. He was semi-active in the summer of 2011. Hoping he makes a return.

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Sir Miles wrote:

Some people only come here for the Collecting Forum, that's true..but then I've been told that AJB has got a great reputation for the wealth of knowledge its members share  ajb007/martini

I know that Willie Garvin was taken very ill a couple of years back and he was spending all of his time in trying to get well...not sure about Mark Hazard off the top of my head though...no idea about etc either  ajb007/wink

Sad to hear that re Willie Garvin - I wish him a speedy recovery.

EDIT: Sorry,  I meant long-term members, not O.A.P.s!

Thread title was Lost in Translation!

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I hope he got/gets better too...he is a remarkable man  ajb007/martini

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I got a message from him a few days ago. . .he said he peeps in every now and then.

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If you speak to him again, HB....please give him my best.

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Hardyboy wrote:

I got a message from him a few days ago. . .he said he peeps in every now and then.

Thank you, Hardy. Delighted to know that Willie is still around, that is the most important thing. Like Sir Miles, please give him my best wishes.  ajb007/smile

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Moore Than wrote:

Thank you, Hardy. Delighted to know that Willie is still around, that is the most important thing. Like Sir Miles, please give him my best wishes.  ajb007/smile


Add me to the list to please. I wish him the best and look forward to his return.

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Re: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

Yes, I wish Willie Garvin all the best and I hope he can rejoin us all soon!

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Re: Where have all of our long-term members gone?

I still drop in from time to time. As well as my cousin Luke. But usually only around the time that there's a new film out, or an announcement of some sort. I believe based on my join date that I was part of the original crew from Bond20.com!

What ever happened to SiCo? He doesn't appear to have posted for almost a year! Did he see Skyfall?

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jamesbondagent007 wrote:

I still drop in from time to time. As well as my cousin Luke. But usually only around the time that there's a new film out, or an announcement of some sort. I believe based on my join date that I was part of the original crew from Bond20.com!

What ever happened to SiCo? He doesn't appear to have posted for almost a year! Did he see Skyfall?

He is the Missing One - but I am told on good authority that he will return soon...here's hoping and fingers crossed!  ajb007/wink

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
jamesbondagent007 wrote:

I still drop in from time to time. As well as my cousin Luke. But usually only around the time that there's a new film out, or an announcement of some sort. I believe based on my join date that I was part of the original crew from Bond20.com!

What ever happened to SiCo? He doesn't appear to have posted for almost a year! Did he see Skyfall?

He is the Missing One - but I am told on good authority that he will return soon...here's hoping and fingers crossed!  ajb007/wink

I wouldn't bet too heavily on Si returning anytime soon...but you never know...

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SiCo and hardyboy haven't posted in while, Sico since feb 2012. Sir Miles told me that once he was away for 3 years!!!

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James Suzuki wrote:

SiCo and hardyboy haven't posted in while, Sico since feb  2012. Sir Miles told me that once he was away for 3 years!!!

                             


Hardyboy has been posting recently, though no Sico as yet.

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Barbel wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:

SiCo and hardyboy haven't posted in while, Sico since feb  2012. Sir Miles told me that once he was away for 3 years!!!

                             


Hardyboy has been posting recently, though no Sico as yet.

Yes, we can only live in hope that SiCo will return soon to AJB!

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Even though I am the author of this thread, I omitted to say that I was a semi-regular member of AJB between 2003 and 2005, I returned briefly almost five years to the day in 2010 and I came back as a regular member in September 2012, so I'm one to talk about where all of our long-term members have gone to!  ajb007/lol

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