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Closing Down the B.I.D.K.A Site

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback & Suggestions' started by Steve Lancashire, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Steve Lancashire

    Steve Lancashire Active Member

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    Hi All, (lights blue touch paper) then stands well back

    Bit controversial this I know, but does anyone have any good reasons why the B.I.D.K.A Site shouldn't be taken down completely? Hardly anyone goes on it, if they do nobody posts replies, we can't host videos or photographs, and the is no British Show so what's the point.

    No fault of Mike OS or Artur, just a natural progression into a sad demise. But if it goes then we can all move on and people dont need to waste their time posting stuff no one is going to read or reply to.

    Thoughts anyone?
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    Hi Steve I for one will be sad to see it close its always been one of the best if not thee best in the UK and I would much rather post on this forum than on Farce book , maybe try and revive it one more time try and get some sponsors on board maybe a raffle or two etc etc then if its a lost cause so be it tks Jim
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    Hi Jim,
    Yes in its day it was 'one' of the best, with the emphasis on 'was' but that was years ago. As soon as the British Show lost the support, and Mike OS called it a day in about 2013 it has withered to where it is now. I think all the sponsors have dropped out, and thete are only a handful of people who post anything, and there are no replies.

    I also agree, I hate Farce Book, but even the dealers now do most of their business via FB, Steve Punchard for example hasn't updated his website in years, sad sign of the times.

    It's just so frustrating.

    Cheers,

    Steve
  4. blueeyes

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    how about asking for a show of hands to see who actually visits the site but I fear its looking ominous
  5. Steve Lancashire

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    Hi Jim, according to the figures at the bottom of the home page, there are still 6,005 members and about 10 admins.

    The fact that you are the only one reading this and none of the Admins have picked up on it, what does that tell you.

    Show of hands, looks like it just me and you mate
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    sorry state of affairs right enough what about a shout on Farce book lol see if they can be coaxed back must be something we can do as a last try ?
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    Paul Fitz BIDKA Member & Show Shareholder

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    This site was never the same after the departure of Paul Butler
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    Everything is susceptible to change,forums are a thing of the past I'm afraid time to move on, social media is King now. Still i log on maybe once a month to have a quick look
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    JOHN .A BIDKA Mentor & Show Shareholder

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    Worth keeping the site open for the information on the Forums,it would be sad to see bidka go.
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    Would be sad, true. But it is DEAD and without fresh contributions it will remain so. Ive messaged some of the admins but got no reply.

    We are all partially to blame in some way, and I f'@#$%&*€£ hate Farcebook!!
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    +1 on farce book hate it
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    Looks like it is just you me and Jim on here:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Im always hear lurking in the background :thumbup:
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    That makes four of us then, we are on a roll:chuckle::chuckle:
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    4 out of 6000+ o_O
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    4 and counting I hope
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    I look occasionally. Unfortunately my discus adventure beginning coincided with bidka's decline. I silently watched the last competition with interest and that certainly contributed to me being bitten by the bug. Now I'm all in with a fish house and everything!!

    This place is a mine of useful information, it's almost encyclopedic! It would be awful to lose my best reference book! I guess the number of posts reflects the world we live in, though Facebook doesn't do it for me either.

    While 6000+ might be a bit much, maybe we can make it to 10...

    Sumo
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    5 and counting lol
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    Kinnell if we keep this up at this rate we'll be holding a meeting:chuckle::chuckle::chuckle:

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