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Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 08:14 pm:   

I've only just worked out that the adverts are linked to the subject of the thread, very clever, particularly the joiner who recognises the right terms for windows. But as we are down to five regular posters, this can't be very profitable.

Where have you all gone - is face book really that wonderful?
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 09:07 pm:   

face .... boooook!
face .... boooooooook!
now repeat the chant after me ...
face .... boooooooooooooooook!

of course it isn't addictive, it's a ****dy all-consuming cult.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 09:11 pm:   

I'm pleased to say I have never tried it. I'm addicted enough to this website. Who'd want to look at me anyway....
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 11:14 pm:   

On a serious note, I have had some cold call advertising recently sent to my e-mail address, the sender clearly knowing that I lived in se23. This is a little worrying to say the least as theres no automatic way of telling where I lived from my email address. I phoned them and apparently there is a list in circulation with a number of email addresses on it and this is being used by some local businesses for direct advertising by email. It would suggest that somehow someone or some organisation has inadvertantly or otherwise put such a list into circulation, the personal details probably given in good faith and not for general distribution. Has anyone else experienced this?
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 11:16 pm:   

was it for some tailoring? If so, I got one too. Bit spooky
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2007 - 11:31 pm:   

I didn't even read this thread before posting a link to Facebook on another thread. But I think there is space for both forums and Facebook. The nice thing about forums is the anonymity, the nice thing about Facebook is getting in contact with long lost friends, but mainly playing Scrabble.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 04 September, 2007 - 09:13 am:   

I received a call from Foxtons at work yesterday trying to book a time for a letting appraisal. Suffice to say I had not replied to their mailshots, so not a clue how they got my work number.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 04 September, 2007 - 09:38 am:   

Yes, tailoring was one of them!

PS Any chance of getting an idiot's guide to Facebook, as I haven't a clue what its all about.
Use glove puppets if necesssary.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 04 September, 2007 - 10:13 am:   

mmm - in simple terms it is like a massive "mingling" party.

You enter what details you care to share about yourself and Facebook then helps match you to others with the same or similar details. It helps you locate old friends (through schools, work, teams, etc.), you can join groups of people interested in the same things as you, etc.

Rather than just being about chat, it has games you can play with friends, it allows you to share photos, video, music, etc. All of these are as public or private as you want.

You can also ignore those you aren't interested in.

In one place I have a way of keeping up with friends from all over the world, and a place to meet others interested in wine, blogging, forest hill, photography, etc.

Pretty addictive once you start as it is updated all the time with what your friends are doing and saying.

Worth dipping your toe in the water (you don't have to complete in-depth details until you want to) and unfortunately you have to join before you can see exactly how it works.

Not a replacement for this site though as it doesn't handle in-depth discussions like this all that well, and doesn't have the 'public' appeal and access that a site like this needs.
Joined 12-02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 04 September, 2007 - 11:45 am:   

Join facebook with caution though as it is strangely addictive... especially once you add the scrabble application... many a work hour lost through scrabulous!
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 10 September, 2007 - 04:32 pm:   

Plenty of people are back now holidays are over so we are well up on the 5 'regular posters' (us people who did not have a nice holiday in August). In the meantime some of us have experienced the loss of Forest Hill in Facebook Neighborhoods. I am told it should be back within a day. In the meantime I am hanging out on Facebook in a small town in Denmark called Middelfart. I think this town should be twinned with Upper Dulwich Bottom.

If you are on Facebook you can join the following local groups:
Forest Hill, SE23 Appreciation Society (530 members)

We Love Honor Oak Park (64 members):

Forest Hill and Proud - has fewer members (207) than the other Forest Hill Society group but less spelling mistakes:

We even have a virtual pub:
Can you smoke in a virtual pub?

Finally you can get the latest news from the Forest Hill Society by using the Blog Friends Application and becoming my friend: