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Pony Talk => Introductions => Topic started by: gaultier100 on October 16, 2021, 09:01:55 AM

Title: Hello
Post by: gaultier100 on October 16, 2021, 09:01:55 AM
This is my second attempt at an intro post. I've been collecting G1 for about 5 years, am in the UK, and use the Facebook groups so the Arena is unfamiliar territory for me and so far, not a great experience in terms of ease and functionality. Frustration has been the primary feeling! So I'd love it if you guys could show me what other people love so much. Here's hoping.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on October 16, 2021, 09:25:37 AM
So what happened to the first one  :lol:

:waves: Hi, I'm also in the UK. I prefer this kind of forum, I find it a lot more direct and logical than Facebook, plus I boycott Facebook. I like because on here people have slightly more in-depth discussions.

This place has it's own structure and culture which you will get the hang of quickly and then it rarely changes.

I mainly just use the two links that you will find under "Hello gaultier100" next to where your avatar will appear, top left, if you add one. Then I first see who has replied to posts I am posting in, next I click the other one to show a list of new posts since my last visit.

I have to tell you that for me, the search function on here doesn't work well and never has done. So I use other sites like Taffeta's site for research or post questions on here in the Coral because I find people are really good at responding. The 'Off Topic' area is nice for general chit chat.7

Hope you enjoy!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Loa on October 16, 2021, 11:57:18 AM
Hi and welcome to the Arena!
Have fun here :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: TwistedRiver on October 16, 2021, 01:37:47 PM
Hello and welcome! I'm sorry that the Arena has been so frustrating for you. We're a really nice bunch here and only a little crazy.  :drunk:
If you aren't sure where to find something in particular I'm sure if you ask someone will be more than happy to lend a hand.
Like Artemisa said, here you are more likely to find long in depth conversations than you'll find on Facebook, and that is one of many reasons I like it here more.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on October 17, 2021, 01:06:43 AM
Welcome to the Arena!  :good:
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Griffin on October 17, 2021, 03:39:23 PM
Hello and welcome! :happy:

If you need any help with the site, please don't hesitate to ask! :) Are you on mobile? That could explain some of the frustration. I'm old school and still prefer using my laptop for most of my online stuff. :D

Facebook groups are great for some things but I personally don't like the way they're ever-moving, it's very difficult to find older discussions and to read long threads. And the format doesn't encourage lengthy comments and in-depth discussion as much. I like being able to read posts in chronological order, and I like clear structures. I don't even use the functionalities Artemesia's Garden mentioned - when I come to the site I simply click through all the individual boards to see which threads have new messages, and jump to the last unread message by clicking the 'new' icon. You can do whatever works for you. :)

I hope you enjoy the forum!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 17, 2021, 04:10:10 PM
welcome welcome.  not all of us use FB 
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Spinky69er on October 28, 2021, 07:50:50 AM

Welcome to the Arena :lovey:

I hope that you are finding your way around the Arena more easily now and can start joining in on all the fun :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: pinkkittywinks on November 09, 2021, 10:01:50 PM
Welcome to the arena! Your user name is familiar to me :wow:

Have you been to UK PonyCon at all?

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: achab1984 on November 22, 2021, 02:43:18 AM
Welcome to the arena! :)
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