New Thread on D-Day?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Kip, Jul 20, 2019.

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    It stands for Dustbin-Day hence my request for a Poubelle section :rolleyes::whistle:

  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    :pipe: .... I love this place

    BTW mine was a serious request! :huh:
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    We don't even have a Diamond T section. Pitiful.

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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Your wish...
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    So was mine :-P

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  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    We have one, you just can't see it. ;)
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Specsavers time then


    Note : there are other opticians of other names that are just as good as those mentioned above and have comparable prices for comparable quality I am sure.
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  9. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Couldn't help noticing we don't have a WW2 section...
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  10. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    I love the tags ... especially my own ... makes it easier to trace my threads in case I need to add or change info :cool:.
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    My mind has just been blown.

    Quantum, or something.
    Maybe even cosmic.
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  12. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Of course it doesn't have a WW2 section. This is the off-topic section of Mumsnet and I claim my £5 !
  13. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    A serious comment if I may.

    I'm guessing that the OP was simply saying that it would be nice to have a D Day section within the overall Forum. Good point except:
    D Day is a technical term for the Day on which the Operation starts so, if he means the Normandy D Day (in practice there were surely dozens of D Days during WW2) that means anything that happened on 6th June 1944 in NWE. That consequently excludes anything on 5th June or prior to 5th June and anything on or after 7th June.
    The term D Day has become conflated with Normandy in most peoples minds and hence the widely abused use of the term D Day.
    To have a SubForum dedicated to just one day would therefore be illogical and unworkable.
    Conclusion....use the Forum Search function to find what you want and New Posts or Recent Posts to keep an eye out for topics of interest.

    I would not want Kip to be put off contributing to the Forum especially as my father embarked from Southampton in early June 1944 in order to be parked up in his LST in the Solent and from where they set sail for Normandy on 5th June 1944. That means that anything that happened in Southampton on 'D Day' is of only passing interest but anything in the week or so prior to that would be of massive personal interest especially any film or photos taken of LSTs parked up in Southampton. Even the King paid them a visit....
  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    You're right.

    He came on a bit strong with the predictable backlash. I'd give him another shot if he'd like a take two.
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  15. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Certainly, and welcome to the Forum Kip, if you still feel like it. Now and then a little bit cynical, but all kind hearted and like you very much interested in all that happened during WW2, including D-Day to VE-Day.

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  16. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    Like Stolpi I use the Search thingy to find my own material. Quicker and easier than searching my own PC. I always go straight to Recent Posts so topic/section headings are not used much.

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  17. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    I never go to the topic/section headings in order to find stuff: that's what I use the Search facility for...and it's brilliant especially for locating my own threads and posts. I ALWAYS check New Posts and Recent Posts when I visit the site because that's a catchall and you never know what could crop up. The only time I go to any particular section is to start a new thread.

    Anyway, I sincerely hope kip returns: he's not signed on since his initial posts yesterday.
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  18. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I know tags are cool, but I can't even see a LINK to the tags when you are viewing the forum's "Home". That really does not help anyone new to the forum.
  19. CL1

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

    I find tags useful

  20. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    A quick search of Facebook confirms that Kip (I won't mention his surname on here - not appropriate - perceived privacy and all that) is a frequent poster on said Facebook. I've found his Facebook posts relating to Southampton history actually quite interesting so I hope he returns here.
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