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    Your favourite Escouts thread!

    I was thinking...what do Escouters see as their favourite thread? Could be a very old one, could be from last week!

    Which threads got a good discussion going, with some thought provoking stuff?
    In which threads did you learn something you didn't know?

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    So as the total opposite to Ricard's suggestion, the thread a few years ago about "boys only groups". Interesting to watch it unfold and then read all the different opinions. (By "opposite" I mean seeing the worst side of some people, not to mention contentious)
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    I still think of the impending birth of "Beanie" as my favourite thread

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    Interesting question. No simple one thread!
    But can I say what I don't like as well, as I am going to!

    GOOD
    All those asking for ideas, information or advice are good to see and comment on if I can and have reliable knowledge on! Helping others out always feels rewarding!

    On occasion there is a debate and some choose or appear to be swayed and also say so, that's good to watch. There are simply loads of these I am pleased to say! I have often come here just to search through the forums for ideas, links, pointers!

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    There are many strong opinions here, loud voices with some suggesting there's is the only and right way/opinion! I have seen lots of bad information given and even when this is proven the commenter will not accept they have made a mistake so definitely none of these threads! Wish sometimes more people would just call the info centre for a quick answer, and perhaps POR was not some ambiguous at times! (I should add when I see something which needs to be clarified I have emailed them and told them, rather then coming here to winge about it!)

    Also the ones with "Thread creep" can be frustrating, when someone asks one question and the commenter makes a huge assumption and answers a different question! Seeing threads get hijacked and go on for pages and pages of dribble dilutes the site and makes useful information or opinion really hard to find!

    and lastly the Provocative threads which I am sure are deliberately started to cause disquiet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRH View Post
    I still think of the impending birth of "Beanie" as my favourite thread
    And the preceding wagers and guessing that went with it.

    'Bout time Katie had another one so we can get another book going... (ducks for cover)


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTregartha View Post
    And the preceding wagers and guessing that went with it.

    'Bout time Katie had another one so we can get another book going... (ducks for cover)
    She did, and poor Millie did not have the same coverage.

    So with Lorelai (sorry, will always be Beanie to me) and Millie, i also remember a few other mentioning the birth of children but i think Katy maybe the only actual poster/member giving birth.

    With the sad passing of Jonathan we have also seen the other end of the spectrum.

    So i think it is high time we had a weding announced on Escouts. I did have high hope for Gavin but that seems to have gone whatists up. So Escouters we need some good news.

    and sorry to AL for this little bit of Thread Creep

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRH View Post
    So i think it is high time we had a weding announced on Escouts. I did have high hope for Gavin but that seems to have gone whatists up.
    I think I may have caused one Hiccup on the road to Matrimonial bliss for Gav after distracting him from the task in hand about a job he was doing for me....

    Oh and the thread is off the rails and rolling down the hill freely....


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    Quote Originally Posted by TRH View Post
    So i think it is high time we had a weding announced on Escouts.
    Oh yes - 'cos don't forget I can actually conduct one!!!

    Favourite thread, again Beanie for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Oh yes - 'cos don't forget I can actually conduct one!!!
    I managed to convince my explorers that as a DESC I can perform weddings between explorer scouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    I managed to convince my explorers that as a DESC I can perform weddings between explorer scouts

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    If you want to take it a stage further I'm sure I can give you some suitable (but non legal!) wording :-)
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    THIS is my favourite started by me
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