• thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)


    Aw shucks! I’ve been bloomin’ difficult! I have to thank everyone telling me, ooh,  5 times “no DON’T feed them” and I used to know what a troll was ! Or so I thought….

    I have a clue what a sock-puppet is now –I thought it could be a good-person (I know, right?) like Cumquat who shows up once or twice and vanishes. Also @bluesqueakpip[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Bluesqueakpip @idiotsavon @craig @jimthefish

    Right. I’m a taaad slow. I wasn’t aware that that person had actually been on other threads -most of my thread boxes aren’t ticked. And I get it: if we respond that’s their win, not ours.

    I always thought talking, nicely, would help. Would change …..something. Thing is, a troll’s a troll. L…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Website comments (2)


    I think I guess the owner of that little gem, which actually makes me think that you might be right and that we’ve been getting visited by some botskis of late. Which is kind of a compliment, I suppose….

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @Craig I don’t know if it concerns me, personally, it certainly doesn’t surprise me. The episodes by other writers were in my opinion much better. (Though I will say that his episodes for this series are among his best work).

    Rosa – it’s tempting to assume the time traveler elements were Chibnall, most of the setting the other writer, but both…[Read more]

  • @Craig

    Isn’t that the second one to say that, or words to that effect?

  • idiotsavon replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Thank you @craig (and @jimthefish.) Running and modding this site must take a considerable amount of time and energy, especially recently!

    I absolutely love this forum because it’s open to all while maintaining standards of civility and intellectual rigour, and a genuine sense of community.

    It’s sad but no surprise that occasionally commenters…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig. Sadly the nutters are drowning out real conversation and making reasoned discussion increasingly difficult and many people are afraid that if they are critical they just sound as though they are siding with the nutters. You are doing a wonderful job of keeping this forum sane and safe however. lets hope it quietens down over the festive…[Read more]

  • @craig

    Thanks Craig. Also, remember to put a shilling in the meter between Xmas and New Year 😉

  • @pedant I get it. I really do. But personal attacks like  “You’re pathetic” etc doesn’t help the tone. And if it changes one mind, and it allows for other posters (of some note) to read, and to realise there are people who can use measured argument and discussion then it’s not feeding, to me. One feed is all they get from me. A drip feed: it’s…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig  @blenkinsopthebrave

    I understand you don’t wish to have us discuss or talk to certain posters. But if attacks occur then a smart and sensible response should be permitted by us. As long as we try to stay above that cranky and furious level -remaining level-headed, I suppose. I hope you don’t delete the comment on this page because it…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    I think @margaret-blaine above had some excellent points.

    One of the things I found useful when joining was reading as many posts as possible -to get a sense of the site, its posters, academic or not, those who are published writers or not, involved with music as a career, or with experience in acting and script-writing.  Over…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    I know we are at the end of a series, when contributions slow down, but it does seem that the activity on the site has slowed down considerably in comparison to what it used to be like.

    I am not entirely sure why this should be so, but this site has been running for a number of years, and we have had so many regular contributors who,…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @craig    Thank you, that was very cute.

  • @craig – Third the motion.


  • thane16 replied to the topic Website comments (2)


    On @Kevinwho‘s Backing Away From the Premise are some comments by Magickirin.

    Could they be removed please? If it’s possible (I know you’re busy). The nasty stuff about being a “female apologist” as if all females (gay or not) are somehow not just “unequal” but inhuman, virtually, no better than animals, is just grotesque.

    Stunts the…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)


    Thank you! Also, ‘I seen you been busy’ (behind the scenes).

    Also, I have to read your script/screenplay.

    Lovely jubbly!

    Puro and Thane


  • Final ratings

    ( @craig – I cannot for the life of me work out how to get this to embed. Is there some secret -lace to get embed code that actually works?)

  • @nerys, @ichabod, @craig

    I suppose this discussion really should be over on the Films thread, but I also suppose spoilers are less of an issue when it comes to Blade Runner, as it seems unlikely than there is anyone with internet access who is not aware of the film.

    For me, it will always be the original theatrical version with the voice-over. I…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

    @ichabod There was a pretty key difference in the two films, and I’m sort of reluctant to discuss it without some sort of spoiler tag (for anyone who hasn’t seen the director’s cut of Blade Runner). If you haven’t seen it, and want to, then don’t venture beyond this point:






    In the original theatrical release with…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @craig  The more I watch that fireplace the more I love it. Next year…. Doctor Who themed Christmas at my house. My search for Tardis blue ornaments and shiny things begins now. It is too late this year but next year it will be a blue Who Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration and for giving me a Who themed activity for those long Who-less months.

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