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Author Topic: End of the Forum? Absolutely Not!  (Read 14443 times)

Offline alantj

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End of the Forum? Absolutely Not!
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:23:56 PM »
Over a week since the last post during peak season.

Is it time to accept that the forum is pretty much dead, squashed like many others by the Facebook steamroller. A great pity, as I don't think the Facebook EK page comes even close to replacing the forum as it was a few years ag. For me Facebook has simply too much clutter and distracting notifications etc to be bothered with. 

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 08:52:08 PM »
Truth be told it has been dying a slow death over last few years only kept alive by a few loyal followers. It’s probably served it’s purpose but was good while it lasted.

For me it died when they banned all debate on the street dogs🙈🙈🤣

End of an Era

Who pulls the plug to close it down or does it exist for nostalgic reasons?

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Re: End of the Forum
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
Personally I will not use Facebook so if this is "dead" it's a great shame & people will miss out on a lot of useful & interesting information.

Looks like KTLN may go the same way as their new format does not seem to be attracting comments on the "chatterbox"!

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 09:42:49 AM »
I for one would be sorry to see the forum go.   I feel the regulars are friends and over the yars I have been able to get information on quite a lot of things, apart from enjoying holiday posts.

Even if I don't post much I check the forum virtually daily.   It suddenly went quiet but it has done this from time to time over the years.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 01:54:24 PM »
I guess it's up to us to use and promote it. I would really miss this forum and much prefer here than other social media eg "friends of kalkan", they seem to use the term friends loosely as there's so much backbiting on there it's untrue. People ask an innocent question and get shot down and I know some of the restaurant owners and employers aren't happy.

Come back Bazza, all is forgiven  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 04:06:16 PM »
The forum is so much better.. you can look up questions rather than keep reading the SAME  questions over and over!

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 04:09:59 PM »
I also do not use FB so as I am told by some, I miss knowing about what goes on. I will not join FB so if EK finishes thats my updates/information lost sadly.
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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 04:33:42 PM »
i tried to post something the other day and couldn't so guessed it had been disabled do ended up using the FB group for EK. I would've preferred it on here as it was something of a personal nature that I toned down .
Would be a great shame if it goes as I find it a mine of information & help.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2018, 04:52:12 PM »
I wondered why you’d posted in there Albie however it was the enjoy Kalkan FB group I think wasn’t it?
Best wishes to you and Janet and I’m sure you’ll be back in Kalkan soon.  :-*

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2018, 06:19:57 PM »
There does seem to be an element of snobbery that has crept in over recent years where EK is perceived as for "tourists"(wasn't everyone when they came to kalkan?)...well I am a tourist and not a snob so it suits me fine to dip in and out when I like... >:D
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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2018, 06:22:22 PM »
My first introduction to Kalkan was via this forum and it was what encouraged us to book our first holiday to Turkey and this special place. We haven't visited anywhere else since our first visit and will be back next year. I agree with previous comments that this is by far the best place to ask a question and to quickly find answers. Like you all, I regularly check for new holiday reports and feel that I have made a lot of friends via this forum. I hope that the downturn in activity this year is purely down to less 'regulars visiting Kalkan and thus, not sharing their experiences. In my opinion Facebook just doesn't deliver when it comes to finding answers to questions and it often results in lots of similar posts. This forum provides an opportunity to view things by subject and provides honest feedback and information. Let us hope that the current lack of activity is just a 'blip' and that normal service will soon resume. I for one am looking forward to reading your blogs and continuing with ...............Keith can............in Kalkan.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2018, 06:35:15 PM »
Hmmm thought I was locked out so will be interesting if this gets through

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2018, 06:40:07 PM »
It went through so.......you're obviously not blocked Its time 😊😊

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2018, 07:45:09 PM »
Not posted very often but a regular reader. It has also been excellent for information, for instance , we are out for our annual visit in two weeks and in need of a dentist. Found Dr Cenk Sahin on here.
I will miss it and certainly not joining FB. Very sad.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2018, 12:06:45 AM »
I'm a frequent reader of the forum though not a contributor. I look forward to my daily fix of reading everyone's blog and appreciate all the effort you put in for us to share your wonderful experiences of Kalkan.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2018, 08:26:15 AM »
Read it a lot but don’t post much. After a 3 year gap. Brought our 2 year old grandson and his mum and dad for their first visit in June. Loved it. Back again now. No baby sitting.  On patara at the mo. Adams for lunch. Baharat for dinner. My post. Short and sweet. Regards to everyone we know love kalkan.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2018, 08:39:48 AM »
As others have mentioned, I am an infrequent contributor but do log on most days for news, reviews and general Kalkan nonsense. With the KTLN webcam out of action, this forum is my little connection to Kalkan. All contributions are always greatly appreciated.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2018, 11:46:23 AM »
Well from the responses to is post shows one thing...EK is not deceased yet.

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Re: Enf of the Forum
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2018, 11:59:00 AM »
I don't post much as I've been going to other parts of Turkey lately.

But I do read  the forum , but don't always log in.

There is some very useful general info re Turkey as well as the Kalkan related stuff.

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2018, 12:39:55 PM »
Perhaps enquiries on the Facebook site could be directed to this site and an initaitive to keep the Forum over the winter? 


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