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Offline losgiganteskid

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Answer me this !!
« on: July 13, 2012 »
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  • Given that there are currently 201 persons who have subscribed to the forum of this website - some 36 persons (18%) have taken the time and trouble to subscribe but have not posted one single message - strange is that.  Why would you subscribe and not post - do they know something I don't ??

    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

    Offline chocoholic

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  • This is a very good observation - I am a subscriber, but confess I don't post very often.  However, the stupid thing is - I log-on every day in the hope of reading lots of interesting stories about Los Gigantes and Tenerife in general - and am disappointed when there are no new postings.  So, I can't complain when I don't do it very much myself can I????

    My only excuse is that as I live in the UK most of the time and Los Gigantes in December, January and February  (plus the odd week here and there) - so I don't have first hand knowledge of all the 'goings on' but would absolutely LOVE to hear all the gossip!

    Asturian

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  • I`m the same as choco,i log on everday looking to see whats goin on coz i only get out there once a year in August(counting down now) i do post every now and then.
    But rely on the locals for news and gossip ;)

    Offline flossie55

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  • I also never post on the site but like to read the site every day to see all the news.

    sossmalley

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  • Although we do own an apartment in Los Gigantes, we only come out 3/4 times a year and I use the message board to see what is going on in the resort while we are here in the UK.  It is nice to keep up with the gossip/news etc.  but what has happened to the NEWS site.  Oct 2011 news is a little old hat now!!!!

    Offline Dolly Diver

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    « Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012 »
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  • Our web master is currently redesigning and updating the whole site.  I have seen what he is up to and it is looking very smart

    When the new site is operational we are planning to start up the news page again, but the majority of news is "what's on locally" which will continue to be available on this message board.

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  • I am a member and do post occasionally, but what puts me off a bit is some of the stinging replies people sometimes get when they do post.

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  • The webmasters  in their infinite wisdom always delete anything remotely critical about anything. So why bother. I'm fairly certain that this will disappear shortly.

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  • I am a member and do post occasionally, but what puts me off a bit is some of the stinging replies people sometimes get when they do post.

    Agree Gladys, hence why I look regularly but donīt feel comfortable posting in case a difference of opinion 'upsets the natives'.  8(

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    Agree Gladys, hence why I look regularly but donīt feel comfortable posting in case a difference of opinion 'upsets the natives'.  8(

    Why would you think that? surely you have an opinion that may be of interest to other people, not everyone can agree, thats life. But it is only an internet forum, no one can poke you in the eye for your views :)

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  • Why would you think that? surely you have an opinion that may be of interest to other people, not everyone can agree, thats life. But it is only an internet forum, no one can poke you in the eye for your views :)

    In a small place like Los Gigantes I wouldn't be too sure about that  ;D ;D

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  • I too have often wondered why we don't get many postings on this site.  I belong to a couple of other Tenerife forums and they seem to have regular postings on a daily basis.

    I only visit LG twice a year but try to post something each time I return.

    Perhaps the locals think they haven't got anything interesting to say but believe me, when we are sitting back in England/Wales! with the rain pouring down, any news of our favourite place is welcome!!

    Let's hope the update of the site will put some new life into it.

    Offline LG Lover

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  • Blaggers - I totally agree with you, I am sitting in Wales with the rain pouring down yet again and desperate to hear what is going on at the only Hotel in Los Gigantes and how the closure is affecting the village, it is only the local people that can give us this information.  Please make us jealous and tell us about the weather etc.

    Offline chocoholic

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  • Chiquita I enjoy your musings - so please continue!  Thank you for posting the link to your blog - it's fantastic - very well written, informative and interesting (you clever thing)!  Now, if there were more people like you living in Tenerife posting on this forum it would be brilliant for us (not so lucky ones) back in the UK.   The article on the Green Corner was excellent - I live in LG when I'm over and I hadn't realised it had been taken over!  Where are the new owners from?
    Thanks again C x

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  • I agree  i am here at the moment and its nice to find out about things etc before you come.Just for people info as british tv is not good at reporting there is another forest fire up by barranco del inferno at the moment and on la palma i believe.

    Offline chocoholic

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  • Has anyone been hurt - are the fires still raging do you know?

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  • Fires are still going on as far as i know noone hurt but some places evacuated  for safety.

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  • Information on the fires is on our general chat page. http://www.losgigantes.com/board/index.php?topic=2830.0 I am updating it as news comes in.  It is very sad.  Tenerife forrests have nicely recovedred from the raging fires 6 years ago, only to be hit hard again now. 

    Although Los Gigantes is on the coast and safe from the fires we have been showered with fine ash all day.  There have been no reports so far of any injuries or worse.

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  • Thanks for the info dolly

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  • I too have often wondered why we don't get many postings on this site.  I belong to a couple of other Tenerife forums and they seem to have regular postings on a daily basis. ..........


    I have been talking to a member who joined this forum several months ago and introduced themselves.  Despite 587 people looking at the post, only one welcomed him (Oh yeah that would be me as I suggested he join!!)  He loves the area, is currently holidaying here with his family but did feel very disappointed that nobody could be arsed even to say hello. 

    I would respectfully ask that if you want more postings and people to join in you make them feel welcome rather than being an intruder.