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Hello.....is anybody there?
« on: August 26, 2019, 03:46:19 PM »
Is it just me or has there been a significant decline in people using this forum? This has always been my go to place for updates on Kalkan but, it looks as though Facebook has taken the lead. Can't understand why as some of the comments are downright rude and so much more difficult to find relevant information! I recognise that the presentation on Fb is better but this still my favourite.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 05:21:04 PM »
I am certainly here!   Don't do Facebook.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 06:30:08 PM »
I’m certainly still here although i know you can access the old style forum I must admit that i dont like the new style so much.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 11:07:21 AM »
I'm here too  :-*

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 01:18:05 PM »
I'm here!

I've just returned from a 2 week stay in paradise - i just couldn't summon the energy to do a blog though so here are some highlights

- we rented a villa for 10 from Baransel - Villa Rigel, just above the D400 level with the second footbridge
- gorgeous villa but the steep road up is not for the feint hearted...we had a taxi driver refuse to go up it!!
- great meals in Fener, doy doy, Alternatif, Blue Marlin, Ahi , cinar and ohana's
- great boat trips with Yildiz 3 and to Kekova
- great jeep hire from Alper
- all in all - just GREAT!!

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 03:41:06 PM »
Hi Haybo, I,m still here & must agree with you, information & reviews have been rather sparse this year. We are going out for 4 weeks in September, although not a fan of doing blogs will endeavour to report on anything new. Totally agree with your comments on FB( and some other so called lover of Kalkan websites who shall remain nameless).

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 11:12:14 AM »
I agree with the above.

We don't do FB, because we don't trust Mark Zuckerberg to not sell the data and who knows what else?

Sadly, if you do a blog, you get responses from the 'usual suspects' (showing my age here!), and hundreds of views but little in the way of gratitude from anyone outside the regulars.

This ends up being demoralising and a feeling of why should I bother?  Not helpful to the regulars, I accept, a written response is good, a click on 'Thanks' is the next best thing, but most can't be arsed to do even that!

It seems there a a few of us in Kalkan in the next few weeks, so we shall see how things go.  (I'm hoping for none of the technological failures on our June visit: Smartphone, tablet, brain; perhaps I'll get all literary!).

Perhaps we'll find out later that we've been sitting next to another correspondent during September...

Just remember that hydration is important! >:D
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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 02:13:58 PM »
I'm reassured to see that there are still some people using the forum. I agree with what you say Chris_S regarding feedback to blogs but, I will look to write one when I'm out there next week.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 02:55:29 PM »
I agree with you as well Chris S. I'm not one of the prolific bloggers but enjoy reading all the blogs. Message to self 'thank everyone for the blogs'. Looking forward to your Sept blog and yes Rehydration is important.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 03:56:47 PM »
I used to love doing a blog and reading everybody elses but now i must confess im not overenthusiastic about the format of Enjoy Kalkan now. There dont seem to be so many oldies but goodies now telling us about their and i guess if theyre bored then they’re probably bored of everyone elses.
It seems so much easier to read Friends of Kalkan and then to jot your thoughts down there.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 11:14:46 AM »
Joycie: I wonder how much Zuckerberg gets from the sales potential of your thoughts?  He sells everything to someone else - it's called Data.  (In case you're wondering, you can't turn the permissions off easily, they're buried so far deep so you won't find them, that should tell you everything).

It seems to me that it's down to the people here to make EK more attractive for visitors.  Empty pages just don't do it.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 01:10:27 PM »
I’m not sure that Mr Zuckerberg would be overenthralled with my thoughts.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 03:03:41 PM »
Personally, he's not. ::)

But if he can sell it to someone for $0.0001, he'll be interested. >:D

How else do you get to be a billionaire offering a free service? :angel:

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 07:41:08 AM »
"...................  (In case you're wondering, you can't turn the permissions off easily, they're buried so far deep so you won't find them, that should tell you everything).


Why not tell us, then, if you know???

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 11:18:44 AM »
That's the trouble:
a) they're buried so deep, I haven't found them yet...
b) when they get used too much, MZ/FB move them somewhere else so you can't find them again.

Basically you have to follow all the links, however innocuous, or misleading for what you need to do.

That's about all I can do to help, I'm afraid.

There are websites out there that give advice on this, but FB changes things so often, most of them are out of date.

Keep searching is the best you can do.

ps.  Never, ever put a full face picture on FB either.

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2019, 03:10:32 PM »
Hi everyone,

It’s lovely to see people still using EK and I for one much prefer it to Facebook. I’ve been busy building a new EK over the last few months ready for next season...

Please do let others know and if there is anything you want to see or don’t want to see let me know... I saw people say the new look.... there shouldn’t be one unless I’ve done something wrong!

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2019, 03:56:10 PM »
FB really has gone rather bonkers over the summer - I was reading it just for entertainment value but I'm now finding it tedious.
I posted a blog on here last September and in May  when we visited - I had some really nice comments. Reading them back is interesting as I had forgotten most of what I posted😂? It's like discovering an old diary.
I'm not very good at doing things casually though - if I write a blog, I write a blog and find it stresses me out if I'm busy - I can't miss a day. Many call me a control freak - can't think why? 😂
We are out next week for two weeks, our daughter and her partner are coming with us, their first visit to Kalkan. I'd  decided I'm not going to write a blog this time but now reading this maybe I will try and post the odd report.........watch this space

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Re: Hello.....is anybody there?
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2019, 04:33:52 PM »
I for one would be grateful if you find the time to write an occasional blog during your next visit. People are definitely reading the forum and, as you have said, it is a bit like keeping a diary of cherished memories.

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2019, 07:32:17 AM »
FB really has gone rather bonkers over the summer - I was reading it just for entertainment value but I'm now finding it tedious.
I posted a blog on here last September and in May  when we visited - I had some really nice comments. Reading them back is interesting as I had forgotten most of what I posted😂? It's like discovering an old diary.
I'm not very good at doing things casually though - if I write a blog, I write a blog and find it stresses me out if I'm busy - I can't miss a day. Many call me a control freak - can't think why? 😂
We are out next week for two weeks, our daughter and her partner are coming with us, their first visit to Kalkan. I'd  decided I'm not going to write a blog this time but now reading this maybe I will try and post the odd report.........watch this space

If it stresses you out, don’t do it!! Holidays are for relaxing.

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 04:24:39 PM »
It’s lovely to see so many members reading the forum again, thank you  :)


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