Discussion in 'Solo travellers' started by Starseeker, May 16, 2009.
Hi, how do i get a password to get into solo meets section please.
you can only get the password from other solo travellers after they have seen you are a lone M/H'er.:Cool:
so, it looks like you will need to attend a few normal MHF meets and get yourself known to the gang.
basicly it 'by invite' only to keep it safe.:thumb:
How boring! Whats up with 'em?
Most will be way past the 18-30 club set anyway!
Thanks guys,hope to attend one of the meets this summer,do many solo`s attend,motorhomefun meets?.
You could ask Jim.....
I have been to three meets/shows so far this year. I will be at the Lincolnshire show, manby, end of June, then going to Parc Verger on the way back from a trip to Croatia.
Other than that not sure as to the rest of the year, Except end of december, planning a trip to Libya for about four weeks.
Look forward to meeting you some where, some time.
as Jim explained, this is an open forum and as such anyone can read the posts. member or guest.
if the meets section of the solo travellers forum was open then anyone could also read that.
highly unlikely, but if a member was to go to a solo meet after posting their intention on here then that publicly acknowledges their house will be unattended for the duration.
anyone knowing that member and has a grudge or is a bit light fingered will know the house is unoccupied and an open invite to be burgled/vandalised.
as i said...highly unlikely but it could happen and that is one reason why Jim decided to make it a closed forum.
You mean like when many members openly state they are off to Morocco, Spain, France or wherever for a couple of weeks or so?
Whats the difference?
Maybe we should make the Computer section closed as that indicates someone has pc equipment in the house?
Personally i think it's bordering on paranoia!
very good point.....oh:
I don't think that is the reason. A solo traveller may well have left a partner or older children at home whereas a family or couple going away to a meet have almost certainly left their house empty.
I personally see no reason to separate singles, do they not want to integrate with the rest of us, or do they just want a dating agency. As previously said anyone posting their intention to attend a show notifies the general public of the possibility of an empty house. Trips, rallies meets etc are all attended by singles and couples not all couples do everything together. Sue walks the dogs, I play radio or am on the computer, does that make us singles. all seems a bit silly to me.
The solo travellers section is not separate, its a forum like any other to discuss items pertinent to solo travel, Plenty of solo travellers meet funsters on regular meets.
Some solo travellers expressed an interest for a facility that enabled them to meet up and enjoy travelling with other solo travellers. So a password protected sub-forum has been added. So a lone traveller, who MAY be vulnerable in some way, can arrange to meet other solo travellers. As the facilitator, I am trying to do what I can to ensure that the people seeing those messages are at least known to others and the posts are not seen by all and sundry. Paranoia? I don't think so. Boring? I would not be so rude as to suggest such a thing even if I thought so
If it's going to continue to generate this kind of antipathy I'd bin it... hasn't exactly brought out the best in some folks...oh:
Do me a favour and remove all of my contributions here and in the meets section.
wow slow down Graham, this is a friendly forum, supposed to be fun, whilst I cannot see the point of a password protected singles forum I can see the possible advantages of a seperate forum. I intended no offence with my post. It really is no skin off my nose, I was hoping someone might explain why such a thing was needed, I have never made distinction between couples and singles. I treat people as friends and expect the same in return. Lighten up all of you. Supposed to be fun.
Roger...you'll have noticed that I have slowed down.... I'm now at a full stop.
In that case then......it's the entire forum which needs protecting and made secure!!
If I may be allowed to try and explain it to you Roger, as how I see it anyway.
Some people who are single for one reason or another, maybe by divorce, or by the death of a loved one, will maybe feel a bit left out at "meets" or "rallies" where the majority of those attending will be in "couples" or "families".
Now I know I have NOT attended any of the FUNSTERS "meets" but from the comments of the posts on this site I know that those attending go out of their way to welcome any and ALL new visitors/members.
Still, there are those who will still feel a little bit out of their depth being on their own.
The point of the singles forum was, I believe, a place where singles and solos could converse on matters that are more pertinent to their standing.
Being happily married for 40 years I don't really wish to hear about other people's divorces. Nor do I wish to see/read posts about other losing their loved ones. Being human of course if they were posted I might be tempted to have a look anyway. I am trying to be honest.
Out of sight, out of mind.
A separate forum for singles/solos causes no problems for the rest of us, so good luck to them and if it means that more singles/solos get together and arrange to "meet" together before a site arranged "meet" then I can only think it would be a good thing for them.
Anyway, if I have missed the point altogether, then I apologise to all.
As you say Roger, let's all lighten up and live and let live.
My old Dad used to say that it was "nice to be nice".
Whilst i appreciate you try to cater for everyones tastes etc i don't quite see how being 'solo' makes you any more, or any less "vulnerable" than families or couples on the mb who often display to all and sundry their current or proposed itinerary. Vulnerable to what exactly? Thieves.....or pervys?!!
Speaking as a 'solo traveller' and 'solo' person i reckon im pretty well qualified to comment in this department.
1) My House and contents are all fully insured.
2) Any female who wants to 'perve' me is more than welcome!
Why should anyone want to come to a mb forum and expect a 'secret section'?
The KGB were finished with twenty years ago! All seems very furtive to me.
Ever likely when they bunker themselves down in a 'secret singles section' with such silliness as passwords required by outsiders.
You have to ask yourself who really are the outsiders? The secretive singles, or the rest of us?
Bulletguy, like you said its difficult to cater for everyone. Thanks for your opinion and input, it's very much appreciated.
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