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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

I have to freely admit that I could not have been more wrong about both CBn and AJB - my banning from CBn has m,ade me see things much more clearly. AJB is the more tolerant, respectful place to discuss all aspects of the literary and cinematic James Bond and I was very wrong ever to criticise an online site I see more and more every day as "home sweet home"

Thanks for being such a great place to discuss James Bond, The Spirit of AJB.  ajb007/martini

Ah this forwum has spiwit!!

Stwike this waskal verwy woughly moderwaiter!!

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

I have to freely admit that I could not have been more wrong about both CBn and AJB - my banning from CBn has m,ade me see things much more clearly. AJB is the more tolerant, respectful place to discuss all aspects of the literary and cinematic James Bond and I was very wrong ever to criticise an online site I see more and more every day as "home sweet home"

Thanks for being such a great place to discuss James Bond, The Spirit of AJB.  ajb007/martini

Everything isn't always 'black & white'....both sites have bad and good points....there is definitely a place for both sites....here at AJB we may not be a 'literary centic' site....but we hope to incorporate the literary side of Bond more in the future...so persevere with your threads and posts...you may manage to drag a few of us along  ajb007/martini

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The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

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I enjoy both sites, but don't post on CBN half as much as I post on here. Nothing against CBN though, it's a great site, but AJB is smaller, less confusing, and has a more familiar feel. Cosy, like home  ajb007/bond

Was on bondmovies.com at one point too. Still a member there, but not posted in a long while. But another good site nonetheless

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AJB has the most intelligence of any Bond site. ajb007/shifty

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Dalton & Connery rule.

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chrisisall wrote:

ABJ has the most intelligence of any Bond site. ajb007/shifty

Yep, that intelligent that the members call it ABJ  ajb007/lol

Sorry for making light of your typo, couldn't resist  ajb007/biggrin

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Jarvio wrote:

Sorry for making light of your typo, couldn't resist  ajb007/biggrin

ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/embarrassed  ajb007/lol

Dalton & Connery rule.

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Im a member of cbn as well but this was my first forum I never go on cb n

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

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xboy614 wrote:

Im a member of cbn as well but this was my first forum I never go on cb n

Well, don't. Keep up the good work. Trust me, you're not missing very much over there!  ajb007/smile

The place is run by a group of neo-Stalinists.

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I don't keep my promises.

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No kidding , but we aren't here to bash CBN (leave that to off chat section)

I love a ride in the country, don't you?

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One last bash for CBn and then I'll call it a day.

Amen to that sentiment.

I don't keep my promises.

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Whatever you're gonna do I wish you'd get on and do it.

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minigeff wrote:

Whatever you're gonna do I wish you'd get on and do it.

What's happened to you, Mr Grump?

Thought we were friends and all that...no need to fall out over a little bit of CBn bashing!  ajb007/smile   ajb007/tongue

I don't keep my promises.

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
minigeff wrote:

Whatever you're gonna do I wish you'd get on and do it.

What's happened to you, Mr Grump?

Thought we were friends and all that...no need to fall out over a little bit of CBn bashing!  ajb007/smile   ajb007/tongue

Sorry old bean, was having a salmon day.

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minigeff wrote:
SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
minigeff wrote:

Whatever you're gonna do I wish you'd get on and do it.

What's happened to you, Mr Grump?

Thought we were friends and all that...no need to fall out over a little bit of CBn bashing!  ajb007/smile   ajb007/tongue

Sorry old bean, was having a salmon day.

That's fine mate. We all have more of thiose than the salad (days) variety!  ajb007/smile

I don't keep my promises.

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I think that the Literary section needs a revamp here - I've managed to bring out of lit Bond members to show you all that they do in fact exist! Would be nice to see this section of AJB expand and develop over the years and I'd gladly head this project - let's make it another reason why James Bond fans come to AJB besides the films and collecting/memorabilia!

I don't keep my promises.

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I think that if anyone wants to see any area of AJB grow, then they have to do the work.

I don't think the Mods can do anything to make any specific area more popular, and I guess it's down to the members 'voting with their feet' as it were to make an area more popular.

Take props for instance, since FE's arrival, we've had a massive reduction in people showing off their amazing work, and an increase in official merchandise and even more so with clothing.

I'd like to see more props like we used to have, which is why I've tried to keep things alive by donating items for competitions etc. it doesn't seem to have done much as far as a constant interest goes, but when a competition is run, it usually gets some attention.

At the end of it, people loose sight of the fact that its not 'their' forum, it's OURS, without our input, the forum would die.

To paraphrase the film 'in pursuit of happiness';

"You want something? Go get it, period."

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minigeff wrote:

I think that if anyone wants to see any area of AJB grow, then they have to do the work.

I don't think the Mods can do anything to make any specific area more popular, and I guess it's down to the members 'voting with their feet' as it were to make an area more popular.

Take props for instance, since FE's arrival, we've had a massive reduction in people showing off their amazing work, and an increase in official merchandise and even more so with clothing.

I'd like to see more props like we used to have, which is why I've tried to keep things alive by donating items for competitions etc. it doesn't seem to have done much as far as a constant interest goes, but when a competition is run, it usually gets some attention.

At the end of it, people loose sight of the fact that its not 'their' forum, it's OURS, without our input, the forum would die.

To paraphrase the film 'in pursuit of happiness';

"You want something? Go get it, period."

Well, this is what I have been in the very process of doing with many of my posts and topics in the Literary James Bond "specialist!" forums here on the great AJB. I want to make this forum (where Skyfall almost has the same number of topics posted, almoast unbelievably!) another reason for why Bond fans come to AJB. It is what I continue to do - to raise awareness of the original Fleming novels and their continuations...Thius is why I seek most sincerely the moderation/presidency of this section. I may yet win you all over on this one yet!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

I don't keep my promises.

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I think becoming a mod is ultimately down to Si who's either too busy, not interested or a mix of both to be around as much as some would like. Nothing against the guy, we all have lives outside of AJB, but he's the only one who's gonna promote you. You get asked, it's not up to a vote etc.

I'd suggest you just continue to encourage conversation in the lit forum and see how it goes.

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minigeff wrote:

I think becoming a mod is ultimately down to Si who's either too busy, not interested or a mix of both to be around as much as some would like. Nothing against the guy, we all have lives outside of AJB, but he's the only one who's gonna promote you. You get asked, it's not up to a vote etc.

I'd suggest you just continue to encourage conversation in the lit forum and see how it goes.

Yes, well, that's what I'll do then. Pity SiCo isn't around too often - perhaps he will return, more elusive than the Scarlet Pimpernel himself!

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I don't keep my promises.

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I've only been here for a short while but I don't see what the OP is talking about. This is one of the more respectful and friendliest forums I've been on.

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

Well, this is what I have been in the very process of doing with many of my posts and topics in the Literary James Bond "specialist!" forums here on the great AJB. I want to make this forum (where Skyfall almost has the same number of topics posted, almoast unbelievably!) another reason for why Bond fans come to AJB. It is what I continue to do - to raise awareness of the original Fleming novels and their continuations...Thius is why I seek most sincerely the moderation/presidency of this section. I may yet win you all over on this one yet!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

I'm checking out for a while - I want to concentrate on my The Bondologist Blog.

I may return here or I may not.

I prefer CBn to AJB.

I've had my fill of this place. It's clearly not been designed with literary James Bond fans in mind!

It's been an experience.

Goodbye.


As for you being a mod:

If I remember correctly, You have been the one stating some months ago, how great and better CBN was compared to AJB, I'd say that this lowered your chances dramatically to become a mod  ajb007/biggrin

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Bondtoys wrote:
SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:

Well, this is what I have been in the very process of doing with many of my posts and topics in the Literary James Bond "specialist!" forums here on the great AJB. I want to make this forum (where Skyfall almost has the same number of topics posted, almoast unbelievably!) another reason for why Bond fans come to AJB. It is what I continue to do - to raise awareness of the original Fleming novels and their continuations...Thius is why I seek most sincerely the moderation/presidency of this section. I may yet win you all over on this one yet!  ajb007/smile  ajb007/martini

As for you being a mod:

If I remember correctly, You have been the one stating some months ago, how great and better CBN was compared to AJB, I'd say that this lowered your chances dramatically to become a mod  ajb007/biggrin


Well, we can all be wrong at times, can't we. I've admitted HOW VERY WRONG I was about AJB and CBn. I'm a big defender/fan of AJB - it is indeed THE VERY BEST James Bond forum online - posts answered quickly, threads respected, friendliness, great moderators etc.

My self-appointed candidacy for the overseer of the Literary James Bond sub-forum still stands - I'd love to help AJB out and get more people coming here for the Literary Bond forums as well as those many people that come here for the collecting and film forums.

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I don't keep my promises.

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Well said silhouette man, i for one enjoy reading what you have to say
in these  days of people writing self promoting garbage ,your litery knowledge
is refreshing to read keep up the good work

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always shaken wrote:

Well said silhouette man, i for one enjoy reading what you have to say
in these  days of people writing self promoting garbage ,your litery knowledge
is refreshing to read keep up the good work

Thank you very much for your defence, kind sir. Please visit my blog if you'd like more of my views on the Literary James Bond, by the way. It's linked in my signature.  ajb007/smile

I don't keep my promises.

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SILHOUETTE MAN wrote:
always shaken wrote:

Well said silhouette man, i for one enjoy reading what you have to say
in these  days of people writing self promoting garbage ,your litery knowledge
is refreshing to read keep up the good work

Thank you very much for your defence, kind sir. Please visit my blog if you'd like more of my views on the Literary James Bond, by the way. It's linked in my signature.  ajb007/smile

And there goes the "self promotion"  ajb007/rolleyes

Aevo rarissima nostro simplicitas
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

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