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  1. Madjam1966

    Madjam1966 Oct 7, 2018

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    This is a great, friendly and relaxed forum. Having been on others where the moderators and/or members are controlling and pompous, this place is a refreshing change.

    An example of crazy over-moderation is this one:

    https://www.christopherwardforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=50598&start=45

    Such a shame as it used to be as good and friendly too. I can only assume they are losing face/members is also down to the fact it was outed that the brand owns, funds and runs the forum (which hardly makes it 'independent' which is how it is marketed).

    Anyway, well done to folk here and thanks to all for making membership easy, friendly and informative.
     
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  2. mayankyadav

    mayankyadav Oct 7, 2018

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    Not reading all 4 pages but let me ask - are you the guy who posted cat videos ? It was best that it was deleted there and I hope auch videos are deleted here as well.
    A guy needing cat videos to lighten his mood can go to youtube!
     
  3. Traveler

    Traveler Oct 7, 2018

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    There’s a ChristopherWard forum ?!
     
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  4. queriver

    queriver Oct 7, 2018

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    When members have titles like Senior Forumgod and Senior Guru, not really a surprise the CW forum is a pompous place. :eek:
     
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  5. haqq777

    haqq777 Oct 7, 2018

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    I don't know the context of said cat videos and have never been on Christopher Ward forum ever, but I am of the opinion that there is nothing wrong in posting something light-hearted as long as it is in the correct section of the forum. For example funny cat videos to share here with fellow members would be absolutely fine (in my view) if it is in the Open Discussion section. Not everything in life should be dull and dreary. A little amusement is good for the soul. Full disclaimer: I have multiple cats. Cheers.
     
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  6. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Oct 7, 2018

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    8 out of 10 cats is a UK Comedy “Quiz” show. It has nothing to do with Cat Videos by the way.
     
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  7. sah

    sah Oct 7, 2018

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    I am extremely grateful to OF. They have guided me from my first vintage Omega repair to my most recent purchases. While I am still a novice, I have been confident in my watches with the solid advice received from this forum.
     
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  8. Madjam1966

    Madjam1966 Oct 7, 2018

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    No. I'm no longer a member of this forum. It's too full of self importance and an 'administration team'/clique who dislike new members. Very strange place.
     
  9. kov

    kov Oct 8, 2018

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    Sounds familiar ::rimshot::
     
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  10. ext1

    ext1 Oct 8, 2018

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    I too am very grateful to OF. Other than the daily knowledge gains and good advises I've read, it's also helped me become more comfortable about posting/interacting on the internet too, I used to have an irrational fear/discomfort about that. It's also gotten me into more rabbit holes than I expected too though!
     
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  11. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Oct 8, 2018

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    8 out of 10 cats isn't about cats ... it's a comedic panel show based around surveys. The title comes from the old Whiskas cat food commercial that claimed "eight out of ten cats prefer it" .
     
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  12. hugoafonso

    hugoafonso Oct 8, 2018

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    Tottaly agree with your words!:thumbsup:
     
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  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Oct 8, 2018

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    Do they have a vintage section yet ?
     
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  14. kkt

    kkt Oct 9, 2018

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    I don't mind limited amount of off-topic amusements but the people who provide this forum pay the bills because they want a watch forum. Cat videos are a potentially endless source of bandwidth and additional cost that has nothing to do with watches. Limited numbers of off-topics still photos, fine. Potentially endless quantities of videos, I'd say not. I am not the caretaker of a cat now, but I have been in the past. And I am not a moderator or owner of this forum, so my opinion is just that of another forum user.
     
  15. haqq777

    haqq777 Oct 9, 2018

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    Videos hosted by third party (Youtube, Vimeo etc) and not embedded in posts do not take up bandwidth and certainly do not cost extra. Also, by the same token, there are various other similarly arbitrary topics we can pick as well that have nothing to do with watches and yet are allowed on the forum albeit in a designated section (e.g what did you eat, what are are you drinking, trip pictures etc). I see the forum as a helpful, friendly community that transcends watch discussions - even though you are right; it is a watch forum at the end of the day. Certainly respect your opinion on the matter.
     
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  16. kkt

    kkt Oct 9, 2018

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    Third party hosting of images, videos, etc., is ephemeral. Countless valuable websites are now useless because the images, videos, etc., were hosted by third parties who have changed their service terms or gone away completely, and often we can not tell by the surviving post what point the image or video would have been making. I'm very thankful that the owners of this forum have made it so easy to embed images and videos here so that the archival value of the posts will survive the next time Photobucket changes their terms of service.

    But cat videos, really? Youtube is your friend. Unless there are cats with watches videos, why look here?
     
  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 9, 2018

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    Love the Panda eating popcorn GIF ..
     
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  18. haqq777

    haqq777 Oct 9, 2018

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    lol, I'm with you. Anything with Pandas is awesome! :thumbsup:
     
  19. haqq777

    haqq777 Oct 9, 2018

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    You did not hit reply to me so I am assuming your post is aimed at me. Anyway, try Imgur next time for pictures and Youtube for videos. Haven't failed me since 2009.
    Believe it or not, some of us really don't have the time nor the inclination to actually sit down and search for cat videos on YouTube. Personally, I have a limited amount of time that I have after work, family and life in general. So when I come over to the forum, I really don't mind if there is something amusing or funny - even if unrelated to watches. It lightens me up which is how healthy online communities and social interactions are supposed to work. I am very grateful to members here at OF who I have found to have great sense of humor as well as very civil and knowledgeable. In the same light, forums are meant for exchanging and sharing ideas and discussion. Why do you think there is a General Discussions section and this Open Discussion thread here?
     
  20. Millenary Watches

    Millenary Watches Nov 13, 2018

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    Can do nothing but agree!:)Well done and thank you!