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Perennial Potting Shed threads

I don't post much but am finding myself on the forum more and more. Is there an explainer anywhere for the origins/use of the various threads in this section? I assume Curmudgeon's Corner is for moans and gripes, but some of the others seem to be more general chat threads, but with different names. Do they just tend to get used by different groups of users or are they more topic based than that?

Don't want to just barge into conversations out of context!



  • B3B3 Posts: 24,434
    I'd barge in. Many threads go way off piste anyway. The giggle thread tends to be political but not always.
    Moaning about cats or Brexit is banned in the curmudgeon thread and serious consideration is being given to banning discussion about cyclists😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,155
    The categories are all just a bit vague @CharlotteF, so just dip in where you feel like it. 
    Most forums have separate fixed threads for a lot of subjects which is a very good idea, and it would make it easier for people to get queries answered.
    It would save having hundreds of threads on lawns, dried out Acers and tomatoes  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I joined the forum around 2010 and there was a chatty thread called Hello Forkers back then for saying hello, making friends, chatting and mutual support as needed. 

    It’s carried on ever since, some folk have been here since then, some come and go, but all are welcome … it’s sort of like a village pub where you can drop in on your own and be sure of a companionable chat. 

    Now some of us know each other in real life, others have never met but we feel as if we have 😂  and others are just ‘forum friends’ …. 

    Sometimes there’s lots of folk chatting and sometimes there are fewer around, but just pop in and say Hello …. 😊 

    We start a new one on the first of every month otherwise the thread gets too big. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    I’m a late comer compared to some people,  I joined around 2013 maybe just into 14.
    I don’t contribute a lot to the chat thread,  I never feel I’ve got anything interesting to say.
    Looking at the amount of posts I’ve made, I must have contributed somewhere😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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