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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:59:21 BDT
Yes, it was. :-)

And yes, I am on GR, under my name ...

Posted on 9 May 2013 21:13:15 BDT
carocaro says:
Hi Gille, sounds like your in fine fettle ;)
Roy, excuse my butting in, the problem is 'all tarred with same brush' I'm thinking and it works both ways. Readers are discussing books and occasionally other loosely linked things, along comes a writer behaving as a fly poster and spams saying his writing is good, his story the next best thing to sliced bread, 7 out of 10 times, one of the readers look at the Look Inside feature and to be honest the quality of writing is often school age, or maybe the storyline has a good start but needs serious work from a proofreader who knows what they're doing, or even a full edit. So we say what we find, and it is open to the writer and we also warn each other. Then the writer often returns and says we readers don't know what we are talking about. Rather a cheek, they know nothing about us or our qualifications. Sometimes we readers pick up on a good story, usually by word of mouth from another reader, or in discussion with writers often about the topic they've written about. Word of mouth from others we have got to know and trust goes a long way towards our own choosing. Then some like specific genres and wouldn't read others even if pushed. Simile: If a pizza salesman was to stand on a corner saying look at my pizza, this is the best pizza for you, don't touch the others have mine because i know they are good and i know you will like it most. 99% of us would panic inside, and run away from the pressurising salesman, whether his pizza was good or not! Same with the many many self publishers who over promote their books.
As to the yes no down votes...ignore them, most people do. Their are a lot of voyeurs who love to push buttons to see a reaction. Complain and you hand it them on a plate...think Rome, gladiator games and thumbs up or thumbs down, they love blood and will often encourage us to spill our own:)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 21:13:49 BDT
carocaro says:
With you shortly, so am I.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 21:19:17 BDT
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gille liath says:
Ello dahlin.

Can't say I'm enjoying the way the sharks seem to be taking over the aquarium at the moment.

The last thing people like RES or the other guy want is a discussion about books; the only ones they've ever read are their own.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 21:23:39 BDT
Luvverly jubberly! :-)

Posted on 9 May 2013 21:32:58 BDT
carocaro says:
Hi Gille...hey has spring got to you yet? I'm off to Haweswater next week, don't know whether to take thermals or just waterproofs...oh and no Haweswater isn't me talking dirty;)
This is the problem with some people thinking these threads are here as their advertising medium. It would be okay for others who may have read these writer's books, and are genuine posters not sock puppet ones, to say they have read and a comment on strengths and weaknesses and leave it then to see if others enquire more. That though is as far as it goes unless they use the MOA...meet our authors, where dear authors you have to be patient and wait for bait to swim into your emporium. If they do you can be sure they like your genre at least...if you have said what it is!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 21:38:23 BDT
gille liath says:
It just makes me so mad when they start getting self-righteous about their (non-existent) right to spam. Ugh, the steaming great hypocrites!

It was pretty warm over the weekend, but going cold again now. The trees are at last starting to go into leaf, though, and the hills are flushing green.

Didn't you go there a few months ago (I seem to remember making the same joke then :) )? You obviously liked it...

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 22:27:11 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 22:40:22 BDT
No harm in butting in Carocaro, everyone is allowed their say. I do not 'tar with the same brush' thats unfair. Part of what you say is valid. At the sametime surely you realise so many people refuse to join discussion because of the adverse greeting they receive. Yes no votes? Would you be prepared to stand at the bar of your local pub and have a complete stranger sneer and disagree with every word you say just for the sake of listening to his voice, of course you wouldn't, common sense would tell you to walk away. Me, I try to take care where I post and will continue to 'fly post' if you want an intelligent chat there are other ways of reaching me. Like I said, I do most of my conversing by e-mail. What a great opportunity you have missed to have my venerable company, along with hundreds of others.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 22:41:15 BDT
carocaro says:
Comfy, beds, nice walks and yes this is a return. First time was a present for Christmas instead of a box of something not useful. We decided to see it in green, not snowy. We had a reduction on the two days for one, as last was a weather shocker and as long as it was before end of May so we took their kind offer, as it is quite a way we added an extra night. I shall wave when I drive by:) Sorry, re poor humour, must be age creeping in if I'm repeating myself.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 22:45:11 BDT
carocaro says:
Roy, your comments are becoming offensive. You may take offence, but poking comments at someone's name is no way for any of us to take you with respect, seriously. Nothing wrong with the name Gille, in France, Ireland and parts of Celtic Britain it is a well known and liked name.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 22:47:07 BDT
carocaro says:
Okay, I am smiling at your pious, venerable company:)

Posted on 9 May 2013 22:58:05 BDT
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Posted on 9 May 2013 23:14:46 BDT
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carocaro says:
One doesn't have to be holy to be those though Roy:) Most pious and venerable man i knew was my old Housemaster at school, but his cane on my rear end failed in his intended path of my redemption, gave me a penchant for kink mind. Wonder if he ever thought of that? Probably his thing anyway. Our school still had corporal nourishment for several years after it was banned in local co ed schools, amazing they got away with it.
Night now, and mind your BP with the wind up merchants :)

Posted on 9 May 2013 23:22:10 BDT
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Posted on 10 May 2013 20:54:07 BDT
A good read for romantics and crime readers THE CROW WOOD FARM MURDERS by JAMES STATTERThe Crow Wood Farm Murders

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2013 21:01:06 BDT
I Readalot says:
This is not the place for self-promo. If you read the OP it states that self-promo is only allowed in the MOA and provides the following link to it - http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2013 22:02:39 BDT
monica says:
I read the book description, JAMES STATTER of CROW WOOD Farm Murders. There's something called a 'hyphen' that you might want to look into.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2013 10:44:04 BDT
Thank you carocaro.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2013 21:52:03 BDT
Steven says:
anyone who posts a promo post in the very thread which outlines that promo is banned in this forum really isn't worth engaging with.
I can see Roy's point that mistakes happen but come on... surely you'd at least read the first post of a discussion your about to contribute to. to take Roy's pub example further, spamming like this is like a stranger barging up to you at the bar, interrupting your conversation with some unwelcome comment then getting abusive when they aren't welcomed in to the conversation with open arms.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2013 23:48:04 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2013 08:22:37 BDT
I Readalot says:
Point made I think S Morris. I know you are simply referring to Roy's post because since he made that remark another person has self-promoted in this thread and you see his point as relevant in the grand scheme of things, however he seems to have missed that completely. Even when I have contributed to a discussion before I always skim through any new posts to see how things have changed/progressed. A Reading the first post in a discussion is the minimum a new poster should be doing, best to read a few of the most recent ones as well. Nerd isn't really an insult either, Bill Gates is a self confessed one and so is Simon Pegg - to name but 2 - think we are in very good company.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 22:34:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2013 22:57:25 BDT
Steven says:
don't worry about it-- judging by Roy's post he has some issues he needs to work through-- my post was generally supportive of what he had to say i.e. I accepted that mistakes happen and just raised an alternative point.
now, the interesting thing about Roy's post is that he accused me and others of having nothing better to do even though the fact that it took me 3 weeks to see his post shows that I obviously did have other things to do hence the delay in reading his post. Roy on the other hand responded to my post soon after I posted it suggesting that the one with nothing better to do than hang around on this forum is actually him.
oh well... ;)

Posted on 12 Jun 2013 11:45:44 BDT
I wish I had the time and energy to get involved in arguments with people I will never meet or agree with. You lucky people. P.S. carocaro -I was amused by your post saying that your school 'had corporal nourishment for several years after it was banned in local co ed schools'. Corporal nourishment eh? Sounds nasty!!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 15:24:02 BDT
Chris says:
"don't you bunch of saddos have nothing better to do". Surely that should be *do* you bunch of saddos have nothing better to do. Can't speak for anyone else, but no would be my answer:).
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