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    Has there really been no new users on this site since 4th may last year? Might explain why it seems to be so stale around here.

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    Lots of good posters* no longer post here and you can see why.

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    Tactically blocking is the way to go on these boards.

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    New users tend to be attracted by trolls and WUMs but, sadly, we don't have any of those on this forum

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    We have had a few multi log in loons, does that count?

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    RIP Saintsweb.

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    Not the same on here anymore without a daily Alpine rant!

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    It`s the annoying "characters" that spoil this place....

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    What happened to Deppo and Bearsy? They/he cracked me up. If banned, why so?

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    Deppo banned. Bearsy left but still posts sporadically.

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    So many posters have come and gone over the years. Some posted 30 times a day and then just stopped one day and never came back.

    They either found something better to do with their lives or died, I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    Deppo banned. Bearsy left but still posts sporadically.
    Bring back Deppo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGTL View Post
    So many posters have come and gone over the years. Some posted 30 times a day and then just stopped one day and never came back.

    They either found something better to do with their lives or died, I imagine.
    don't rule out a serial killer

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    Too much arguing and snide remarks between the same old posters. Gets very tedious. Is why I only read in the hope of news and transfers. Sadly that also gets ruined too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGTL View Post
    So many posters have come and gone over the years. Some posted 30 times a day and then just stopped one day and never came back.

    They either found something better to do with their lives or died, I imagine.
    I have been with the site for around 18 years if you include it previous guises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek2003 View Post
    I have been with the site for around 18 years if you include it previous guises.
    Only 18? Feels like so much longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSaint View Post
    Only 18? Feels like so much longer...

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    There is a bit of imposed group think around here, if you don't have the same view point as a certain group you get hounded till you give up. Then you have those irritating trolls who believe so much in their freedom to spout off, but forgetting just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    But most significantly its probably because we currently suck and what new people are going to get drawn in discuss the misery that has been watching the last season and a half!

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    I preferred the old site that Keith ran, but that is because there was less mongs on forums back then and more humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O_RLY View Post
    I preferred the old site that Keith ran, but that is because there was less mongs on forums back then and more humour.
    Plus you could post goatse and tubgirl and not get banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Force View Post
    There is a bit of imposed group think around here, if you don't have the same view point as a certain group you get hounded till you give up. Then you have those irritating trolls who believe so much in their freedom to spout off, but forgetting just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    But most significantly its probably because we currently suck and what new people are going to get drawn in discuss the misery that has been watching the last season and a half!
    You've just described every single forum that's ever existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O_RLY View Post
    I preferred the old site that Keith ran, but that is because there was less mongs on forums back then and more humour.
    so did I but ironically Keith’s site was far more tempestuous than this one, some really outrageous arguments and fallouts along with some extremely hilarious moments. Strangely, this forum has been cleaned up to such an extent that it has become sterile and over modded imo.

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    I had a pm from someone who has been waiting for approval for over 8 months. Seems like the mods are on a permanent holiday.

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    Do you still have to pay a tenner to have unlimited posts on here? That could explain it. Seems a bit of a joke to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Force View Post
    But most significantly its probably because we currently suck and what new people are going to get drawn in discuss the misery that has been watching the last season and a half!
    Is the forum at its busiest when we are utter ****e and things are going to hell in a handcart?

    Twitter and whatsapp is eating people's time I suspect. No more, no less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadesmith View Post
    Do you still have to pay a tenner to have unlimited posts on here? That could explain it. Seems a bit of a joke to be honest.
    its a fiver a year I think. Not exactly a kings ransom is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez View Post
    its a fiver a year I think. Not exactly a kings ransom is it.
    Yeah, but that's not really how life on the internet works. It could be £5.00..it could be £55.00..you're hardly going to miss either. over the course of a year But I suppose people perceptions are that signing up to an internet football forum would be free, once you start asking for cash, then a lot of people are just going to think forget it. Do many other forums charge? (genuine question, I've never come across one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadesmith View Post
    Yeah, but that's not really how life on the internet works. It could be £5.00..it could be £55.00..you're hardly going to miss either. over the course of a year But I suppose people perceptions are that signing up to an internet football forum would be free, once you start asking for cash, then a lot of people are just going to think forget it. Do many other forums charge? (genuine question, I've never come across one)
    Indeed. No saints fan I speak to at work who is under 30 has heard of this place. They have different media. Posters here probably die off at same rate as Brexit voters.
    Most renew fiver just out of inertia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    don't rule out a serial killer

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    I hear MLG found Jesus. And Sour Mash found Allah.

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    Too many posters with multiple usernames


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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    I hear MLG found Jesus. And Sour Mash found Allah.
    Oh yeah forgot about him. Think he may have run off with his Moroccan rent boy

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    I remember the “good” old days, no subs, ultimate bants, less bannings, muppet show was funny as. Only way to revive this is to cancel subs and allow anyone to join.


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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Oh yeah forgot about him. Think he may have run off with his Moroccan rent boy
    Edit.

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    Edit.

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    I'm fine. Really. He's a good boss.

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    Benjii should post more on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadesmith View Post
    Yeah, but that's not really how life on the internet works. It could be £5.00..it could be £55.00..you're hardly going to miss either. over the course of a year But I suppose people perceptions are that signing up to an internet football forum would be free, once you start asking for cash, then a lot of people are just going to think forget it. Do many other forums charge? (genuine question, I've never come across one)
    Who do you think should pay for the forum? Genuine question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by St_Tel49 View Post
    Who do you think should pay for the forum? Genuine question!
    Mexico

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    Too many posters with multiple usernames


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    Like who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by St_Tel49 View Post
    Who do you think should pay for the forum? Genuine question!
    Well, I suppose in a way that's not my concern. I use about 15/20 other football forums, and none of them ask me to pay. So rightly or wrongly those forums have decided not to ask me to pay. They are no better or worse than this forum, so as a consumer five pounds may be minimal...but why am I going to pay it when I can get the exact same for free from multiple other forums?. I'm not saying this forum shouldn't charge btw..that's their prerogative..but as a consumer you can see why I would't be motivated to pay a fiver, when other sites have chosen to offer the same service for free. I'm just trying to add a constructive comment as to why this site may not be attracting many new members really, i'm not after a tear up

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    I use it a lot less than I used to. I suppose with social media, growing up and every thread being hijacked by the same people I lost interest.
    Still have the app on my phone and browse a bit. Shame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez View Post
    its a fiver a year I think. Not exactly a kings ransom is it.
    It's not the sum its the hassle of paying, I can't be arsed to work out how to pay and I'm sure potential new posters are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fan The Flames View Post
    It's not the sum its the hassle of paying, I can't be arsed to work out how to pay and I'm sure potential new posters are the same.
    You should try cancelling a recurring payment, absolute nightmare.

    That all said, I'm struggling to understand what the overheads are for running a forum but 10p a week is literally pennies so if it's genuinely needed to maintain the site it's a small price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Mexico
    Yes and can we get them to buy a couple of players as well. The club should shutdown until they cough up, no more players wages until Mexico or the UK government sign us some quality recruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Billy View Post
    so did I but ironically Keith’s site was far more tempestuous than this one, some really outrageous arguments and fallouts along with some extremely hilarious moments. Strangely, this forum has been cleaned up to such an extent that it has become sterile and over modded imo.
    Correct. I remember it well.
    We have to be careful, drive out the characters like Alpine and the site becomes sterile and bland.
    TBH, the problem is when people get personal. IMO that normally means they have lost the argument.

    On that bais I have won a lot of arguments over the years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Like who?
    I don't know, just following the company lines pal.

    Mess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek2003 View Post
    Correct. I remember it well.
    We have to be careful, drive out the characters like Alpine and the site becomes sterile and bland.
    TBH, the problem is when people get personal. IMO that normally means they have lost the argument.

    On that bais I have won a lot of arguments over the years!
    God I remember some epic arguments on Keiths site.

    As you say, this whole infraction business is great, but they get dished out like Shane Long offsides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egg View Post
    You should try cancelling a recurring payment, absolute nightmare.

    That all said, I'm struggling to understand what the overheads are for running a forum but 10p a week is literally pennies so if it's genuinely needed to maintain the site it's a small price.
    Hosting on a decent, reliable server. I know the problems Steve and Baj had with the previous service and it was a case of either upgrade to a better service and start charging people, or shut it down and not bother with it any more.

    Personally, I'm glad they opted for the former. For all its faults, this place is a lifeline for a long-distance fan like me to keep in touch with other Saints fans, as I rarely get to matches any more.

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    I joined just to talk about the footy and hopefully read the latest news and transfer talk but it seems nearly every thread goes off topic and people end up arguing. I wouldn't be surprised if that has something to do with it. People come here for footy gossip. If they want to be personally abused, they'll buy a saints ST instead ��

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