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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 00:25 #6152

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I Have been around here since before the closing of "Unemployment Movement"

I have done all I can to help members on here & Build the Forum;
But with growing Personal problems and No Support from the Forum Owners; I have no
alternative but to call it a Day:
I remain available at my e-mail address if anyone wishes to contact me;
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till then hope the best for you all
Paul
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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 08:38 #6153

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NOOOOOOOO!

I respect your decision but, NOOOO!
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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 09:58 #6154

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Really sorry to read this Paul but respect your decision. We all go through up`s and downs and sometimes decisions have to be made. This forum has grown well since UM closed and I truly hope this one doesn`t fold due to not having good admin support or mods to oversee things. It`s not something I could do due to my persistent pain and ongoing problems but I try to contribute where necessary, although I just don`t have the full capacity to take on each and every problem that arises and can only answer questions I know the answers to. Which I`m sure every other member can relate to.

You wrote: No Support from the Forum Owners....

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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 11:46 #6158

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Good luck paul hope to catch up at some point somewhere I am hot on your trail, lol

This is about site owner not paul who has done a great job considering he had both hands tied behind his back fo so long.

This is why any community led project needs safeguards in place to stop this happening.

You start the ball rolling but make sure when you want to drop out that the ball can continue rolling.

You do not walk away and just leave it to die a slow death unless you have no regard for the community and the only motivation to do something like this was a vanity project. rather than a real attempt to make a difference.

Still it is difficult sometimes for some to understand that there are human beings on the other side of the keyboard and considering the whole gamut of people who might use a service such as this site to get help advice and just a sympathetic ear at times can make all the difference.

So to abandon those without any thought for the future is not only irresponsible it also reflects the way society on the whole treats the down trodden as a commodity, something to be used then tossed away, it only confirms what they believe all along, that no one really cares.

Not saying anyone here is going to be traumatised by WC shutting down but it is a possibility with welfare sites.

I was banned originally with my first post on this site, so I did not get involved early on, I made a new account, but said nothing of it.

Occasionally I went to the frontage but the way the site was set up and the immediate ban did not forbade well for the future.

Anyway after some time I eventually logged in and started to chat again, but noticed there was a lack of activity.

I now know that a lot of other members were also banned from WFC and only just found out they have another site so that why this site was not as active as it should / could have been.

Top tip I reckon is if your going to start off organising a welfare support community, let the community decide what is the best direction, let the community decide the rules, let the community take it wherever it leads, regardless of your own ego, the sum of the whole is greater than it parts, your role should be to provide the initial inertia and let the community provide the momentum.

The site owner has logged in recently it would not have taken a moment to make an announcement like paul has, so some discussion at least could take place as to the future.

Maybe paul might not be able to stop himself for one last time to protect the site owner from negative comments and I respect his decision if that is the case, I will at least have the honour of being his last task on here if he comes out of retirement for one last time.

So I presume with no one at the helm, no one can join, but the existing users can have a field day unless site owner pops in and then hopefully give some answers or just pull plug.
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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 12:54 #6159

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dboy wrote: The site owner has logged in recently it would not have taken a moment to make an announcement like paul has, so some discussion at least could take place as to the future.

I notice too that new members are still joining, so that has to be a positive, even though membership is slow and many members don`t post as often as we do, but without moderation and community members keeping the site active by participating in debate or asking questions, it could end up just being an information platform with no real heart. That would be a shame after such a glowing start.
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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 17:33 #6177

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OMG! Please tell me this website is not closing, if it needs a £ from us all maybe a whip round is needed ?

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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 19:40 #6178

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jobber wrote:
OMG! Please tell me this website is not closing, if it needs a £ from us all maybe a whip round is needed ?

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Well only just found another site where a lot of the old UM hang out doing a great Job keeping the fight going respectfulbenefits should WC vanish overnight.

I think I am the only one not to have known about the site to be honest but I post it just in case .

Would like WC to continue but no site owner about it doesn't appear to be gong anywhere which is a shame all the sites should show support fo each imo and join forces linking back to each other, not branching off and becoming islands.
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Its time for me to Go 13 Feb 2018 21:35 #6179

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Many thanks dboy,this will be good to know that there is another decent place we can all hopefully re-group as this is all a "work"in progress.
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Its time for me to Go 17 Feb 2018 15:24 #6212

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OK Few Points, New Members need to get there first 2-3 posts "Approved" By a Moderator or Admin; This will no longer happen, so new members won't be able to access the forum;
A Number of new members on here unable to access this forum, have already registered and successfully posted on other forums
Signs of the times?
I Have only come on today to make this point, I have still QUIT
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Its time for me to Go 17 Feb 2018 17:21 #6213

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Paul wrote: OK Few Points, New Members need to get there first 2-3 posts "Approved" By a Moderator or Admin; This will no longer happen, so new members won't be able to access the forum;

Thanks Paul. Wondered why the last few newbies had not posted. :( Where is Admin? Really hoping, as well as others, for some clarification on what`s going to happen?
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Its time for me to Go 17 Feb 2018 17:54 #6214

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Well I won't be following to a new site. So good bye to anyone left.
Toads - Philip Larkin
Why should I let the toad work, Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off?
Six days of the week it soils,With its sickening poison -
Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion...
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Its time for me to Go 17 Feb 2018 18:34 #6215

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Such a pity that it has come to this :( why is there no support for this much needed forum?

Sad to see you go Paul xx
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