Forum reaches many areas

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Tom Canning, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have always been concious of the "reach" of the forum but it has never touched me until to-day when Verrieres PM'd me with an "E-Mail" from a man who was just "lurking" - he is in fact revising a book on the deceased veterans of the village of New Cumnock in Ayrshire.

    This book was made up to commemorate the lives of the many men who left the village to fight - and die in WW2 by a man now 90 years old and it was for his family's benefit only with a very small publication alas it had four men missing.

    One of whom was my cousin Pte. Charles McCann who was killed at Raurey with the 11th battalion of the DLI - whose details were given to our friend Verrieres some time ago and this is the detail which the "lurker" had spotted and so the wires have been humming and another gap in a publication has been filled in this now charitable effort for Cancer Research.

    So well done to Verrieres and the Forum in general.
    Cheers
     
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I like all the background stuff that goes on. One gets to hear quite a few tales of research success behind the scenes, all quite heartening.

    I like it when stuff's chatted about in the open too though.

    However people use the site; if the end result is positive, or a nagging question gets answered, then I'm quite chuffed.
    Kind of justifies WW2T's existence.

    ~A
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Adam,

    It's amazing how many times WW2Talk threads have been identified when I search on Google looking for information.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Must be doing something right. Well done to all concerned.
     
  5. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    Must be doing something right. Well done to all concerned.
    Seconded.
     
  6. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    And it's all down to the good folk here who provide their time and knowledge for nothing. And a bit of help from Mods/Adamin I suppose!
    That's why I enjoy my time here.

    Mike
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As Adam says, alot goes on off forum.
    The forum is the 'public face' but lots of info gets exchanged off forum by email, phone call, personal meetings etc etc.

    Long may it continue.
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The balance is right with the highly specialist research areas along with vast general areas of interest.

    Well done to all forum members and Admin/Mods
     
  9. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    I agree, as a result of conversations (off line) with friends and colleagues I have had cause to twice seek info on others behalf via the good populus of 'talk'. And twice I've had success, directly and also through links or contacts provided by members.

    Adam... you should be "Well Chuffed" matey. Congrats and thanks to ALL concerned with 'talk' from the folk who "lurk"...:)
     
  10. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    And it's all down to the good folk here who provide their time and knowledge for nothing. And a bit of help from Mods/Adamin I suppose!
    That's why I enjoy my time here.

    Mike

    Seconded! Well done everyone. :)
     
  11. Michael Enright

    Michael Enright Junior Member

    There is undoubtedly something very welcoming about this site. I have engaged in helpful, constructive and good-humoured conversation. There are sites out there in Ether-land that are prone to very toxic behaviour.

    I consider myself very fortunate indeed to be a part of this forum which seems to have found the magic formula of goodwill, good manners and great stories.

    Michael
     
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  12. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Well said Michael, my thoughts exactly.
    I still feel something of a newby but feel very welcome and comfy here. Some great research has been offered (with great results) on a couple of my threads and I have been able to make small contibutions to a few others. I feel like I have a new circle of friends from around the world.
    I have had my knuckles rapped once or twice (and for good reason) but all in a very friendly manner. After checking emails WW2Talk is always my first visit on the web to see new posts and follow progress on others.
    Fascinating. Can't think what I did with my time before I joined!

    Mike
     

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