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Offline class37025

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1410 on: May 18, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
luckily I don't use faceache, twit features or any of the other 'social media' platforms si I don't have that problem.

if someone wants to contact me they can phone me, e-mail me, or if on this forum, PM me, the reason for my post.

when I log on to the forum, alerts tell me if I have any PMs, so I can then check / read/ reply.

also, I get an alert on my e-mail account if I get a PM on the forum.

my points was, is it too much to expect people, when they log on to the forum, not to  :censored: ignore PMs ?
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1411 on: May 18, 2019, 01:13:41 PM »
Totally agree with you. We've obviously been dragged up proper :)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1412 on: May 18, 2019, 02:49:18 PM »
luckily I don't use faceache, twit features or any of the other 'social media' platforms si I don't have that problem.

if someone wants to contact me they can phone me, e-mail me, or if on this forum, PM me, the reason for my post.

when I log on to the forum, alerts tell me if I have any PMs, so I can then check / read/ reply.

also, I get an alert on my e-mail account if I get a PM on the forum.

my points was, is it too much to expect people, when they log on to the forum, not to  :censored: ignore PMs ?
I apologise, it is annoying when you send messages out and get no reply, I have never had a problem on here though, but I have been trying to contact a group who need donations to fund new wheel sets for a preserved loco. posted on the group and sent pm's which have been read and still no reply. so as far as i'm concerned the loco can rust to the rails and I will offer my funding elsewhere.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1413 on: May 18, 2019, 03:57:51 PM »
is it just me, or does anyone else feel it's pure bad manners to ignore PMs ?

I was always trained that e-mails/PMs should be read and at least acknowledged at the start of each shift, or as they arrived during a shift.

so to log on, read various threads, and later log off without responding in any way to a PM sent a couple of days ago is acceptable now ?

 :censored:

sorry, but more likely to result in any offers of help being withdrawn and further contact severed  >:D

it takes a couple of seconds to read a PM and reply

'sorry, very busy, will get back to you'

or am I expecting too much in this day and age ?
Is this a general problem or just one person, if the latter wouldn't a personal message be more appropriate
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1414 on: May 18, 2019, 05:58:24 PM »
 :hmmm: This is my first activity (reading or posting) here since Wednesday evening. But I've been logged in here - on several machines - all the time between then and now.
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1415 on: May 18, 2019, 06:19:40 PM »
I too leave myself logged on all the time, but my point is that where someone is off line, then logs on for a while, then goes off line again, it gets up my nose when they cannot be bothered to at least acknowledge a PM, especially if they are after something, be it a model, info or whatever.

and if they are not responding to PMs, there doesn't seem much point in sending them another PM.

perhaps when they do decide to reply and say, " yes I'll take that class whatever" I should just ignore them.

but I wasn't brought up / trained like that.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1416 on: May 18, 2019, 06:54:15 PM »
I have to agree that it is bad manners to ignore a PM, or an email that is asking for help or information etc.  I presume you know that the person concerned is receiving the PM's. I have been corresponding with a newish member of the forum for a couple of weeks by PM and latterly by email and even if I can not immediately reply, I reply as soon as I can. Likewise, the forum member also acknowledges my PM/emails. I too, must have been dragged up correctly.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1417 on: May 22, 2019, 02:49:39 PM »
I've served in HM Armed Forces to defend the free and liberal society we enjoy in the UK. I've worked in the NHS and currently work in higher education, both themes that benefit this society. You see, I love this society of ours. Sure it has flaws and imperfections, but there's no other society I'd rather be a member of!

But what the :censored: is it coming to when this happens?



Please: this is a societal matter and not a political matter!
“We are indebted to those soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland,” UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said. “The welfare of our former service personnel is of the utmost importance.”

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1418 on: May 22, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
RIP Thomas the Tank Engine, the poor blighter has developed a North American accent. Apologies to anyone from/in North America, but it's just wrong.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1419 on: May 25, 2019, 01:09:34 PM »
Still trying to shake off what I believe to be a bout of bronchitis and now, this morning, something in my left calf has gone and I'm limping around like a limp thing with a gammy leg.
This getting old stuff really sucks :(

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1420 on: May 25, 2019, 02:02:04 PM »
This getting old stuff really sucks :(
Beats the alternative

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1421 on: May 25, 2019, 03:50:17 PM »
This getting old stuff really sucks :(
Beats the alternative
As George Burns said when Michael Parkinson asked him what it was like being 98.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1422 on: May 28, 2019, 08:25:03 PM »
more bad luck for me the wife Clare is now in hospital
she went to the doctors this morning as she had a abscess on her behind that was very painful
doctor sent her to A and E they drained the abscess but she needs a small op to seal up the hole to stop it filling up again

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1423 on: May 28, 2019, 08:53:58 PM »
I hope it's a quick job John and she is soon on the mend. I take it you have one of those swimming rubber ring thingys waiting for her? ;)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1424 on: May 29, 2019, 09:26:55 AM »
I hope it's a quick job John and she is soon on the mend. I take it you have one of those swimming rubber ring thingys waiting for her? ;)

yes just had a phone call to say she is having it done at 10.00
she will be out today but will not be able to drive till tomorrow so as i don't dive that means a taxi home
so her car will be in the hospital car park for 2 day so the parking bill is going to be £££

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