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And What Have We Done?


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Initial post: 24 Dec 2013, 12:11:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013, 12:33:29 GMT
⏔E R says:
January

The year started really rather badly with the shocking news that a Kindle had been dropped through somebody's letterbox even whilst they waited keenly to open the door and sign for it! This shocking news brought much consternation to Kindle owners everywhere, and the furore over this random act of perfectly reasonable post office efficiency lasted for many months.

March

Forum members decided to launch a regular club to read and review their choice of books. Sadly it was found that despite the diversity enough nourishment could not be found on this planet to support such a venture. Explorers spoke of a galaxy far away and the Leflower was built to take all participants across the cosmos to this brave new world.

The uncharted journey was an epic, battered by storms and continually blown of course the ship travelled slowly and painfully toward it's destination. Many perished on that long journey where old friendships were broken. New allegiances were formed however and eventually the ship put down on the planet Goodreads.

The first to alight were the handful of rats that had stowed away on the ship, these creatures scuttled into the undergrowth and began an improbable breeding program feeling their destiny was to rule this strange planet.

Slowly the rest of the travellers began to disembark from the ship, those natives who observed this event dismissed the ragged feeble folk as insignificant, realising not that this was the very cream of Amazon and that their influence would soon be felt.

The early days were tough, some found themselves unable to survive on the musty thin atmosphere of this new planet and pined for their old haunts. Some who had felt influential on planet Amazon found that without the welfare state they could make no impression. The rats soon found that their bizarre breeding program was working against them and they fought each other for what unsatisfactory titbits were to be found.

Soon however nobility found it's place in history and the determined began to build a benevolent empire. Forging forward they sheltered the weak and found food for the hungry, building a fine and fair civilisation. In the early days many cracked under the pressure of needing to behave well and others returned regularly to Amazon to let of steam.

Well the rest is history as they say, and those brave natural leaders who made those first steps so long ago can now be found bringing happiness to others on GR where property prices have now gone through the roof.

April

This was the month when an ex prime minister died and a great debate about her merits as a statesman was begun. As may have been predicted there was no real conclusion to be drawn from this debate, except that some liked her and some really didn't. My personal favourite was the suggestion that her funeral should be privatised, I have the feeling that she would have liked that, as long as a profit could be made.

May

Are Amazon paying their taxes in the UK? This was a very popular subject and seemed to attract some quite clever people who pointlessly and tirelessly spouted nonsense to support one opinion or another. Once again no conclusion could be drawn from the debate, except perhaps that it was probably just as well that the participants never actually met.

June

This was the big one, the "can a Kindle be read in bright sunshine?" debate, this one had raged for many months and saw the Kindle compared to everything from paper books to the label in Steve Jobs underpants! Many elaborate preparations were made to decide the issue one way or the other, expensive scientific instruments were prepared and guidelines laid down! Sadly however when the sun finally shone the Kindles slipped gently from the tan lotion lubricated fingers and all participants dozed peacefully.

July

"The night of the long knives" The banning of posters begins, this was a terrible time for the forum and all of the important subjects that could have been pointlessly discussed were forgotten. Wave after wave of accusation and recrimination buffeted the tiny planet and anyone who could scrounge the fare made the now routine journey to a new life on planet GR.

Oh I'm bored with this now, and yes I know.....

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Posted on 24 Dec 2013, 12:21:08 GMT
CBRetriever says:
at least you've missed the OMG the Chinese have hacked my account debacle over at amazon.com

Posted on 25 Dec 2013, 00:04:37 GMT
BeeWee says:
What about Claggate and the great flounce of the year Eric?

Posted on 25 Dec 2013, 02:16:44 GMT
Caain says:
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Posted on 25 Dec 2013, 02:25:34 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2013, 02:31:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Dec 2013, 02:55:38 GMT
Caain says:
BRAND NEW - SET OF 4 WOODEN SPOON SET - GREAT FOR ALL TYPES OF COOKING & BAKING - HIGHLY DURABLE - NON STICK POTS & PANS FRIENDLY
Eric, a wooden spoon for each season:) happy stirring up... !

Eric, ( a truce ? :o) my sincere wishes to yourself and loved ones this Yuletide
Regards,
Caain x

Posted on 25 Dec 2013, 03:25:01 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
A truce is always offered at this time of year and is probably the best time to take it ensure relative peace. Until easter.

Posted on 27 Dec 2013, 14:17:11 GMT
⏔E R says:
I suppose one of the really big issues, which I have neglected to mention is the Waterstones Screensavers, and the long and complicated struggle to remove them. In my defence though I think it started long ago in 2012, but it continued right through until July 13, so it should certainly have got a mention.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2013, 02:18:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Dec 2013, 02:20:40 GMT
Caain says:
Eric - so, my proffered "truce" has been blown away with current weather conditions... at least I made a sincere attempt ;)
Caain

Posted on 28 Dec 2013, 19:46:13 GMT
⏔E R says:
I think we've kind of got used to our Kindles now and just use them to read books and things like that. Back in those far off days though we were more interested in the technology and would clutch our electronic readers staring intently at them. Should the screensaver, when it made it's appearance, not meet with our approval we would become pretty angry.

It's nothing new, when paperbacks were first introduced there was much disquiet over the technology. Arguments about paper quality, the security of bindings and the design of the covers raged for many years. It's not entirely clear what started the first world war but some have suggested that Penguins choice of fonts may have been a factor.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013, 01:27:50 GMT
Hiyah Caain...x
I hope that, despite everything, you still managed to have a very good Christmas?
Just wanted to send you all my best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year...x

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013, 23:10:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Dec 2013, 23:58:49 GMT
Caain says:
Hello suzy7 - thank you for your post o:)
Christmas was very short ( but truly marvellous this year!) all within my capabilities, ( just under two glorious hours) spent with toddlers... I was up and raring to go - so I thought!...and I did) though I did pay a high price afterwards... physically... still paying for it and wouldn't change it for winning lottery ticket! :)
Suzy, trust you had a lovely, warming (not too painful) and caring Christmas x
Suzy, I'll post my new wishes in the "new year"
Again, thank you - take care, don't over do it like I did o;)
Caain x

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Posted on 2 Jan 2014, 06:37:34 GMT
⏔E R says:
And the Paperwhite shadow, that was a big one.

Happy New Year, hope you don't got to work till next week!

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Posted on 7 Jan 2014, 11:40:36 GMT
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Anything more?surely we've something else?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014, 10:48:17 GMT
I've just thought of something Babs!

November - Eric Rambler thought he would be clever and created a new Amazon account in the name of 'Fast Eddie.' He then conveniently disappeared from this forum while his alter ego Fast Eddie was posting here. Fast Eddie openly admitted that he was here to wind people up, and managed to cross swords with many during his time here. Fast Eddie aka Eric was eventually banned by Amazon, and on the day he was banned, Eric started posting again and is gently worming his way back in with his silly threads and controversial posts. Eric quite obviously left this out from his original list!

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⏔E R says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014, 11:33:12 GMT
I'm replying to you Babs, because I was reading through a very old thread in which you were having a conversation with Linz, and noticed that your name had changed to Ange.

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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014, 12:41:32 GMT
CBRetriever says:
multiple people can have the same name on Amazon unfortunately - we-re haveing a spate of different people named Amazon Customer posting over at the US forums and when there are two of them in the same thread with totally different problems it can get rather confusing

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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014, 12:54:09 GMT
CBRetriever says:
the Amazon Customer bit isn't deliberate - it seems to be more a default thing, but it's very confusing, especially when one of them is being really rude and we think the 2nd or 3rd or 4th instance is the same poster (btw, i just saw one in the amazon;co.uk help forum as well)
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