New alternative chat site: The Slate
After following this forum for a few years as a recent incomer and enjoying the banter and insight that it offered I have been sorry to see the decline in the quantity of contributions recently. I feel that it’s possible that if a forum were introduced where anyone could post a comment anonymously, without the need to register, it may stimulate debate. Others have told me that they agree with this and although Nick has said that he does not want to operate such a forum he has enabled me to set one up and generously offered to post a permanent link from this site.
I know that Nick has had unfortunate experiences with some contributors and its entirely possible that the new site will fail, either due to a dearth of interest, or lack of sensitivity by posters. I feel that it’s worth a try to get something started however.
Now if anyone has views on whether dogs should be banned from the golf course or cats kept indoors during the nesting season; feels that Clachan Bridge should be demolished in favour of a causeway or wants to canvas opinion for a new casino in Balvicar, they can comment on line and remain anonymous if they like. The only rule is that anyone posting shows the same respect to each other as they do when meeting face to face in the post office.
This is a link to the alternative forum http://the-slate.freeforums.net
It seems quite simple but I have no expertise whatsoever in internet matters and so I would appreciate it if anyone could let me know of any problems. Once on the website click ‘chat’ then ‘create thread’ to start a new topic. You will need to enter a guest name and that seems to be it. If any difficulties are encountered I will try to help if you message me, my ‘name’ is Little Blue.