FF-UK North Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by FatBurt, May 28, 2005.

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  1. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Otto has created a trend


    Who is interested in a Manchester/North West FF?

    If so how do we sort it and what do we do.

    Let me know and we'll take it from there!
  2. Evil_Otto Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 28, 2004
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    Have I created a monster?! ]-}
  3. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Yes and it's based in Manchester at that [face_worried] be thankful it's not a true Manc and has been tempered in the Lakes :D

  4. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Aug 23, 2003
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    Yup, we had all these Chapters before and they died a miserable death... sorry to be so negative about Chapters but I never thought they worked and don't hold much hope for them in the future really to be honest... sorry.
  5. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Even if we don't get a chapter up and running it'd be nice to know who is in my area who is a fan!
  6. Baza Jedi Master

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    May 24, 2005
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    I'm a Manchester lad but since I only joined the boards the other day I wouldn't be wild about committing myself to another FanForce chapter.
  7. Evil_Otto Jedi Youngling

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    Your best bet is to advertise your group as primarily a Star Wars group, "but all Sci-Fi and film fans welcome". That way you'll probably have a better response, 'cause not all Sci-Fi fans are hardcore Star Wars fans. Take me, for example, I'm not a hardcore Star Wars fan, but rather a fan of Sci-Fi and movies across the board.
  8. Raj_Vader Force Ghost

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    Mar 28, 2005
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    Not a hardcore Star Wars fan ?!?!?!? Blasphemer!! Burn him at the stake!!!!! :p

    Another good place to advertise is the local comic book shop - that way you're bound to hit the kinda fan who'll keep your chapter alive unlike us '05'ers who only signed up for ROTS [face_whistling] :D
  9. Ramble_Boba Force Ghost

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    May 13, 2002
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    Yup, we had all these Chapters before and they died a miserable death... sorry to be so negative about Chapters but I never thought they worked and don't hold much hope for them in the future really to be honest... sorry.

    I still think there is a good reason to have a northern board, I will go to my grave thinking that
  10. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 25, 2005
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    I'v been on the board awhile now,but was wondering if we did have a Chapter in the NorthWest
  11. Welshguy Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2002
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    Wow, all these new chapters springing up.

    I feel sorry for the guy who becomes the next RSA.

    8-}
  12. Raj_Vader Force Ghost

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    Mar 28, 2005
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    aha! So thats why Nik is against them...... :p
  13. Ramble_Boba Force Ghost

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    The chapters haven't come up yet, and I fear most will fall apart if they do try. I give the advice to anyone thinking of starting one to have patiance (I can't spell, but you know what I mean, if you don't I don't care).

    And also Mr WelshGuy, if that is your real name, I would feel more sorry for the RSA when I start drinking Bruce's finest whisky again....And the suppliers, Tesco's, is opening up 5 minutes down the road from me, and I am getting a job there, which means discount.....

    Oh god help the new RSA
  14. Welshguy Jedi Master

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    At the risk of over stepping my boundaries here, but I agree with Nic.

    There's a lot of excitement and hype in the air right now after the release of ROTS, but in a few months when everything has settled down again, will there really be the demand for so many regional boards?

    I hope there is, I honestly do, but I just can't see it. There just isn't the long term demand to have so many small chapters.



    Edit: Ramble_Boba: Actually, my real name is Englishguy, but I keep that very, very quiet!
    Ahhh drunk posters, so much fun!

    I'm sure the new RSA (whoever he or she may be) will have fun with that. But it shouldn't be too much of a problem, a vigilant eye and a calm nature will work wonders.
  15. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Aug 23, 2003
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    I'm sure the new RSA (whoever he or she may be) will have fun with that. But it shouldn't be too much of a problem, a vigilant eye and a calm nature will work wonders

    Awwww... *puts steel toe capped boots back under bed* :p
  16. Evil_Otto Jedi Youngling

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    I'm just doing it to socialise, not because of ROTS.
  17. Ramble_Boba Force Ghost

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    Otto, we know that, sure englishguy and Nic know it. The problem is that it would need to keep active, and many other people may only come around because of ROTS. Trust us, lots of people came around during AOTC, but the numbers dwindled. In fact I will be amazed if any new chapters start considering now we have come to the last film so new blood will be low. I always felt that this forum would start to really die after ROTS, only left with the die hards.
  18. Welshguy Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2002
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    That is one of my major concerns, how this forum will hold up post ROTS. I feel we should be strengthening our fan force by consolidating our main chapter, rather than splinter it into regional forums.

    No one is trying to say that you have anything other than good intentions Otto, and indeed if the demand was there, then I would be the first to call for a new chapter. But we have to look to the future and the long term if we are going to continue and grow as a successful and vibrant chapter, and having new posters seconded to regional forums may not be in the best interest of the FF-UK as a whole.

    Edit: STF: Don't put it too far out of reach, you never know when we might get attacked by Trekkies!!

    Ramble_Boba: Whats even worse is my middle name is McSwagger.
  19. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 25, 2005
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    It's a shame theres not many wanting to join or stay on,it would be great if we set a chapter up for the north west
  20. Stuey Force Ghost

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    May 30, 2002
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    I've always seen the chapters as mainly being there to organise local meet-ups. the fanforce is meant to involve meet-ups and this is often better handled on a local scale.

    i don't think they will steal posters away from the main forum. having said that the london forum has activity from people who never post here, but that was a one off

    i'm sceptical but supportive of the rise in interest in chapters, if it leads to even a few meets it can't be a bad thing
  21. Ramble_Boba Force Ghost

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    May 13, 2002
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    Be great to have a chapter for every part of the country, but it wouldn't happen.

    I hope that people will stay on now, and we shall soon find out what will happen with that. But for now I agree totally with Welshguy, sense he speaks. The community will grow stronger if we are centralised in a forum, and in time then maybe we could really see about other chapters. I myself one day would like to see a return of the Northern board, which is a large area but will give a better chance for those who can't always make it to the London meets. But I myself do not think it is the right time to start that, it will only be something I suggest when I can see that it would have the strength to stay alive, unlike my previous attempt
  22. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 25, 2005
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    Thats why I'm for a chapter so we can have meetup's :)
  23. Ramble_Boba Force Ghost

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    I to encourage more meet ups, that can only be a good thing.
  24. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 25, 2005
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    Well it would be nice to meet other like minded fans,But can't say I'd be up for going down to London all the time
  25. orn-free-tada Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    i would be all for a manchester/northwest fanforce.
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