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Quoting: Colin Hall
As for the number of people who donít post,[and I personally find it hard to envisage 299,988 people franticly searching the data base], I find there are two sorts of things in life: real stuff and made-up stuff. The Army, as we blue-suiters are well aware, tend to make stuff up as they go along, and the Navy? Well, great story-tellers, but they tend to forget more than they learn due it incahol outage. Nice enough blokes though, and full of stamina. Matelots were the only people I know who could land on their heads after falling off the Bugis Street toilet roof..
Both the Army and the Navy have there share of characters, though the Army was once described by Sir Edward Grey[1862-1933] as "a projectile to be fired by the Navy".
Anyway, back to the made-up stuff [Iím working on the assumption here that if Terry can bore the pants off us, I can at least amuse you while the said pants are down]. Real stuff is like electrical wiring, whereas made up stuff is pure imagination, like Catch 22. In the former you can be brilliant and useful, but the latter is pretty much hit and miss. How the creative process works no one really knows, but it is mostly about absorbing all those things from the School of Hard Knocks, letting them ferment in your subconscious, then writing them down when an idea pops into your head from nowhere. Unless words are strung together, and you are delightfully lyrical or just a boring old fart, then you might as well go and read the phone book.
It would seem 299, 978 of us are happy with the phone book.
Ether that or theyíve gone to sleep after reading this!
well after your post I thought Iíd do a quick sql search on the database and it †transpires 2764 different members have posted in these forums since their inception on 17th June 2004, practically 2.5 years ago or half the life of Forces Reunited, seems something or someone †must be scaring most of them off!
EDIT: And over 300,000 searches have been made by almost 100,000 members, so thatís pretty clear what most people come on the site for!
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