Members no longer posting. - Ships Nostalgia
04:31

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Members no longer posting.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 6th April 2019, 21:56
lakercapt lakercapt is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1952 - 1998
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
My location
Posts: 2,679
Members no longer posting.

Have I missed something but some of the regular posters have been absent for a while and wonder what has happened to them.
I have not seen "Keltic Star" for a while nor "Binnacle to name but two."
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6th April 2019, 23:38
Samsette's Avatar
Samsette Samsette is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakercapt View Post
Have I missed something but some of the regular posters have been absent for a while and wonder what has happened to them.
I have not seen "Keltic Star" for a while nor "Binnacle to name but two."
KS was a strong poster as was Seamen38 so, what has become of them.
There are quite a few others, also, and I hope they will return. The Stormy Weather section has been reduced to just one thread, which is a pity, 'cause I enjoy more livelier stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 7th April 2019, 12:46
hawkey01's Avatar
Super Moderator
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1964 - 1998
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
My location
Posts: 6,581
Lakercapt,

Binnacle was on the site on the 4th April 2019.
Keltic Star has not been around for a very longtime. His last visit was 13th January 2018.

Seamen38 not listed as a member.

Hawkey01
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7th April 2019, 13:07
Annmckinnon's Avatar
Annmckinnon Annmckinnon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 187
I posted a similar comment not so long ago regarding absent members ,they seem to vanish into thin air
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7th April 2019, 13:24
Barrie Youde Barrie Youde is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,915
A bit like the Merchant Navy, really.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 7th April 2019, 17:13
Hugh MacLean's Avatar
Hugh MacLean Hugh MacLean is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Royal Navy
Active: 1976 - 1988
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,442
Seaman38 [seaman38] is still a member - last post 11 March 19.

I guess the site is not as interesting as it once was. Fragmentation of members to other sites, some old hands no longer with us, some boring topics being posted. It will either pick up or slowly go the way of many others.

Hugh
__________________
"If Blood was the price
We had to pay for our freedom
Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
Paid it in full”
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 7th April 2019, 23:42
Farmer John's Avatar
Farmer John Farmer John is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,846
We are getting older, and certain times of the year most of us are asleep.
__________________
"The kitten and the snail got off the bus!"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 8th April 2019, 06:54
Dickyboy's Avatar
Dickyboy Dickyboy is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1964 - 2009
 
Join Date: May 2009
My location
Posts: 8,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh MacLean View Post
Seaman38 [seaman38] is still a member - last post 11 March 19.

I guess the site is not as interesting as it once was. Fragmentation of members to other sites, some old hands no longer with us, some boring topics being posted. It will either pick up or slowly go the way of many others.

Hugh
I agree (For what it's worth)
Some threads have become boring, but one of main complaints is how quickly almost any thread can be turned into a political argument.
There are many grumpy old sods who would prefer to bemoan the state of the world than chat about their lives at sea.
It should be a happy trip down memory lane, much of which could be repeated over the years.

It could also be said that it's all been said, so what's the point in staying in the forums?
__________________
Good advice is usually ignored, but that's no reason for not giving it. Miss Marple.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 8th April 2019, 11:01
spongebob's Avatar
spongebob spongebob is offline
Spongebob
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1961
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,909
I went back through my posts recently trying to find one I made about ten years ago and as I trolled through I was amazed at how many then frequent posters had dropped out.
Passing away, old age, boredom what ever , we are thinning our ranks as time becomes our leveller rather than other sites taking our fancy.
Those sea going days are long gone for many, I signed off my last ship almost sixty years ago, I have well nigh exhausted my stories but I will hang in here until the ship or I founder.
Keep posting .

Bob
__________________
spongebob,
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 8th April 2019, 12:25
RNW RNW is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 508
Bob, I am one of those who have stopped posting, not because I am disinterested, I look at the site daily, I just don't have any new stories to post.
But now I do !!
I live in Australia and a friend I made in Dover at the PWSTS in 1969 who lives in Blackpool has contacted me to say he has been given a visa to live in Australia.
Can you imagine what a reunion this will be when we meet.
We live in a very special world wide circle of like minded people. We all love the sea and it's people.
RNW
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 8th April 2019, 15:05
Harry Nicholson's Avatar
Harry Nicholson Harry Nicholson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
My location
Posts: 768
All things change. Ten years ago the Brocklebank forum buzzed with traffic - alas now it is rare to find a new post. Even so, SN is worth hanging onto - what else is there for an 80 yr old in the wilds of North Yorkshire who must keep an eye on his PSA?
Now my broken arm is mended, I'm driving again, making enamel art with a kiln, and writing memoir. I can recommend scribbling down your memories, even though most immediate family go glassy-eyed - it's amazing what lurks in the mind (better than what's on telly, at least).

It's inevitable that our happy band will diminish, impermanence is the way of things. Meanwhile, it will be soon warm enough to sow the runner beans.
May you all be happy.
__________________
Welcome to my blog:
http://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 8th April 2019, 21:55
spongebob's Avatar
spongebob spongebob is offline
Spongebob
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1961
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,909
Harry, I am about to plant out my Brocolli as autumn sets in down under, the PSA is on a Lazy rise and all is well
At least we have had the internet facility through which to enjoy one another's company and stories , a luxury denied all those Agincourt Longbowmen who had to fade away without sharing their tales and unable to leave an indelible mark on the scroll.
( providing SN doesn't go to ground)

Bob
__________________
spongebob,

Last edited by spongebob; 8th April 2019 at 23:26..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 8th April 2019, 22:38
Engine Serang Engine Serang is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1970 - Present
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,035
In bed with a flu for a week.
And nobody gave a damn.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 8th April 2019, 23:07
Dartskipper Dartskipper is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Maritime Enthusiast
Active: 1970 - 1987
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 4,793
I wondered about all that coughing and sneezing...….
__________________
Roy Kennedy
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 8th April 2019, 23:09
Dickyboy's Avatar
Dickyboy Dickyboy is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1964 - 2009
 
Join Date: May 2009
My location
Posts: 8,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
In bed with a flu for a week.
And nobody gave a damn.
Hope you're better now E S. Influenza is horrid innit?
I've had it a few times, and twice it developed into pneumonia which resulted in hospitalisation and very seriously ill. No one locally noticed, but they wouldn't coz I never told anyone.
__________________
Good advice is usually ignored, but that's no reason for not giving it. Miss Marple.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 8th April 2019, 23:47
Farmer John's Avatar
Farmer John Farmer John is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,846
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
In bed with a flu for a week.
And nobody gave a damn.
Was it in the "Bicycling Times"?

(read "Diary of a Nobody").
__________________
"The kitten and the snail got off the bus!"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 9th April 2019, 00:13
spongebob's Avatar
spongebob spongebob is offline
Spongebob
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1961
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,909
ES , sorry to hear of your set back but it is a timely reminder to me to attend the local doctor and receive the latest concoction of antigerm ,free for over sixty fives, as our winter looms.

Get well and posting

Bob
__________________
spongebob,
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 9th April 2019, 09:40
Engine Serang Engine Serang is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1970 - Present
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by spongebob View Post
ES , sorry to hear of your set back but it is a timely reminder to me to attend the local doctor and receive the latest concoction of antigerm ,free for over sixty fives, as our winter looms.

Get well and posting

Bob
I beg your pardon BOB. The Memsahib and myself trooped along to Boots last October and had our Flu jab, Euro 20 each, as we do every year.
Must have caught a different strain or perhaps a touch of swine flu.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 9th April 2019, 10:41
stein stein is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 14,907
Trotterdotpom, a frequent poster for many years, I have not seen any of his comments lately.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 9th April 2019, 11:23
spongebob's Avatar
spongebob spongebob is offline
Spongebob
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1961
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,909
Yes, we miss his cut and thrust, even feared it at times , but don't take too many liberties.
He is lurking in the background

Bob
__________________
spongebob,

Last edited by spongebob; 9th April 2019 at 21:26..
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 9th April 2019, 11:26
OilJiver OilJiver is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1973 - 2009
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 973
Yes Bob. A master of the one liner.

(Come on John – just give us a quickie).
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 9th April 2019, 12:24
Ron Stringer's Avatar
Ron Stringer Ron Stringer is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1960 - 1966
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
My location
Posts: 6,287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
The Memsahib and myself trooped along to Boots last October and had our Flu jab, Euro 20 each, as we do every year.
Demand a refund!
__________________
Ron
_____________________________________________

Never regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. Don't worry about old age - it doesn't last.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 9th April 2019, 13:01
lakercapt lakercapt is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1952 - 1998
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
My location
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
I beg your pardon BOB. The Memsahib and myself trooped along to Boots last October and had our Flu jab, Euro 20 each, as we do every year.
Must have caught a different strain or perhaps a touch of swine flu.
Wow we get it for free at many locations!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 9th April 2019, 19:37
Chris Isaac's Avatar
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1962 - 1980
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
My location
Posts: 3,886
The site has just run out of steam.
We have no more stories to tell.
The gallery postings have become boring.
We need a new injection of seafarers, the trouble is that there are no “new” seafarers. When we left the sea it all just died.
Today’s seafarers do not have the adventures and fun that we enjoyed and remembered.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 9th April 2019, 21:02
Pat Kennedy's Avatar
Pat Kennedy Pat Kennedy is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 13,993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Isaac View Post
The site has just run out of steam.
We have no more stories to tell.
The gallery postings have become boring.
We need a new injection of seafarers, the trouble is that there are no “new” seafarers. When we left the sea it all just died.
Today’s seafarers do not have the adventures and fun that we enjoyed and remembered.
Maybe that is part of the reason but my own view is that many members became disenchanted with the new, seemingly disinterested, ownership of this site, followed by lots of Korean spam which seemed to go unchecked for a long time. Then there was the problems with the gallery, disappearing photos etc, and the schism which saw a lot of frequent posters move over to the Ships History site.
I still like SN, and look in every day, but I must admit to getting bored with some of the input these days.
I suppose it is up to us to start new and hopefully, interesting threads.
__________________
"Life is a waste of time, and time is a waste of life. Get wasted all the time, and you'll have the time of your life!"
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"No Longer Required" by Bill Linskey Steve Hodges Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 4 29th October 2007 01:58



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.