I don't expect I can help, don, but I am curious. Are you having difficulty sending/receiving messages or are you troubled by the content of the messages being sent/received? Because the latter may take some time to correct.
I've sent about 3, nothing major, just good humoured stuff, but had no replies. Now maybe they didn't require a reply but when I have received a PM I've replied and had a short conversation. This proves everything is good. But if you create an original message you have no idea if it's arrived or indeed been read. I don't use the PM thing very often and I'm cool if someone doesn't get back to me, it's just I'm never certain I've done things correctly. I also access this place mostly through my phone which in itself creates a whole new world of problems.
I wondered about that, as well, Donavan. I haven't sent any but have received a few. I've sent replies, but I don't if the replies go through or not, and I don't want the original senders to think that I am ignoring them. I wouldn't want to get a reputation for aloofness more so than what I already have.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here--this is the war room.
I followed a link to the old Back Porch forum and came across a post from longinglook that seems appropriate for our new digs (emphasis mine):
"Facebook is like a big, global cocktail party with lots and lots of people. Forum folk, the girl you were friends with in fifth grade, your old boyfriends, the lady who works down the hall, dear, distant friends from college, your Aunt Frankie - all kinds of people. It's nice, but kind of superficial; a mile wide and an inch deep. You can drift in and out as you like and no one notices.
The Ape forum is like a dinner party, with a mixture of familiar and unfamiliar people. It can be is very fun and interesting at times, (and what a lovely host!) But then some awkward guest says the wrong thing and makes it all uncomfortable for everyone for a while.
Brian's right, the backporch is more intimate. Like hanging out with your pals at a bar after work. Sure, some of them get on your nerves from time to time, but you still like them anyway. So, I would not be in favor of getting rid of it."
sticksman1: I'm fine Mare, thank you for asking... and hope you are too?
Jul 7, 2021 14:55:57 GMT
Mare: Yes, thank you, sticksman1 ! I'm in a nice, smooth patch. My best to you and yours!
Jul 7, 2021 15:53:57 GMT
bluedemon25: No ones going to comment on the new Colin song/music video out? I liked it. I know it's not about puns, body parts, or sports, but I thought it'd get excited mention from someone.
Jul 8, 2021 0:55:05 GMT