Fantastic then, it wasn't unusual to see every day scores of posts in the more popular threads. Many posts, including mine, were commented on over 1,000 times. There was a real buzz to it.
Like many others, my interest waned because of small-minded back-biting. In fact, I refrained from commenting when abut 6 months ago I was told I was 'talking through my ass' by Fred: a nice guy. His nasty riposte, so typical of certain others, is the reason folk are reluctant to identify themselves. Cunning Plan: call this forum, 'Posters Anonymous'.
Like most writers / journalists, I use a pen name; I have been doing so since 1984. Am I the only one removed for using a pen name? Yes! Explain that?
My only intention on this occasion was to warn my Torrevieja neighbours of a scam so they could hopefully avoid falling prey to it. The scammers will delight in Fred's action and will undoubtedly applaud some others. Elsewhere, this approach to what has become a real problem ~ including the police ~ was appreciated in the spirit intended.
Soon, there'll be less than a clique of 10. I won't be commenting ever again or recommending this forum; nor would I advertise in it. No doubt, you will quickly remove this reply.................