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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => Having Fun! => Topic started by: Превед on June 19, 2015, 08:03:23 PM

Title: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Превед on June 19, 2015, 08:03:23 PM
Im drunk like a good Russian, end of school year, found my way home all by muself, warm and fuzzy nighy, all good, God its good to be drunk and happy in y own bed! Cheers!
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Judicial Investigator on June 20, 2015, 06:50:19 AM
well done!)

(http://4.firepic.org/4/images/2014-10/13/dkjbr0kshdi1.jpg)
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 20, 2015, 12:01:14 PM
Translation please?
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Judicial Investigator on June 20, 2015, 12:25:11 PM
sorry for translation)

Putin: "It is time to lift (or raise) Russia from its knees! Are you with me?!"
alcoholics: "Yes, of course", "no problem", "Go Russia!", "I voted for you!"
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 20, 2015, 05:07:47 PM
LOL!  Thanks for the translation.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: edubs31 on June 21, 2015, 01:14:50 AM
This is what happens when monthly postings drop to a few hundred a month, rather than a few thousand.

Call to arms former AP regulars!

Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 21, 2015, 05:37:16 PM
Well, it is early summer.  I guess a lot of people are on vacation.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: edubs31 on June 21, 2015, 08:11:12 PM
Well, it is early summer.  I guess a lot of people are on vacation.

I think a lot of people are just gone.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Sanochka on June 21, 2015, 10:58:14 PM
This is what happens when monthly postings drop to a few hundred a month, rather than a few thousand.

Call to arms former AP regulars!



Yes!  And bring some current photos of the Alexander Palace, please.  Postings of the palace and its interior by visitors have been non-existent for at least a year.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 22, 2015, 05:20:43 PM
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I think a lot of people are just gone.

Part of the problem is the loss of some of our more vocal members over the past couple of years.  Robert Hall, who tragically died.  Then there were others like Alixz, Bestfriendsgirl, and Elisabeth, who just up and left for reasons which are their own (while Alixz deleted her account when she left, the other two are still members here, hey, ladies, how about getting back here and posting again).

Yeah, we need more discussions here everybody.  
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Georgiy on June 23, 2015, 04:54:59 AM
I must say I used to be far more active, but life, responsibilities, family...they all catch up with you and you end up having less time sadly.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 23, 2015, 05:06:07 AM
We have discussed this before and it is sad. As Tim said, many of the more active members are gone. For my part I tend to be passive, in that while I am delighted to take part in discussions I rarely start any. Recently I was very disappointed to note that there was no mention of the trooping of the colour, no mention of the marriage of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and no mention of the birth of Princess Madeleine's baby (Nicolas). I fear that people have either lost interest or moved elsewhere.

Cheers,
GREENOWL
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: edubs31 on June 23, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
We have discussed this before and it is sad. As Tim said, many of the more active members are gone. For my part I tend to be passive, in that while I am delighted to take part in discussions I rarely start any. Recently I was very disappointed to note that there was no mention of the trooping of the colour, no mention of the marriage of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and no mention of the birth of Princess Madeleine's baby (Nicolas). I fear that people have either lost interest or moved elsewhere.

Cheers,
GREENOWL

I think it's the latter Greenowl, as I have mentioned before. I hovered over this site for a while but I'm only a relatively recent AP member (January, 2012). The thing is - assuming the metrics they post are accurate - this site gets more visitors now, on average, than it ever has. It is posts and "active" members that are only fraction of what they used to be, but I feel like the slowdown was inevitable.

Social media has gone from a somewhat popular platform - as it was in 2003/04 when the AP was launched - to being positively ubiquitous. I see several AP members that post things regularly on their Facebook pages and I assume do most of their conversing through their as well. Then you have the simple fact that since the AP has become such a huge database for information and platform for discussion through the years there is simply not nearly as much left out there to post about. Want to know about Danish royals? It's here! Want to know which perfume scents OTMA preferred? That's covered too!

As the FA is forced to constantly remind newer members, if you simply use to search function and put a little effort in you will likely find that there are already answers to your questions on here. 90% of what we discuss has to do with people/events that existed decades or centuries ago. There just aren't that many new revelations being unearthed, as one might expect once enough time passes.

The one area that has declined into virtually nothing that was the source of great discussion a few years ago was political talk. There were more posts on the 2008 US elections alone than on any other topic. I think a lot of good folks probably got annoyed and offended - as political talk will always do - and jetted shortly thereafter. Honestly though this is a history forum, not a current (non-Royal) events site. So far as I'm concerned it's just as well we aren't talking much about those social/political topics anymore...even if I'm as guilty in my involvement as anyone :-)

We are in the midst of a golden age of rare photos. And a big thanks goes out to some of those special few who give us these great new images to look at almost daily! My only disappointment with the AP crowd is how historical topics don't ever seem to catch fire. You get a good intellectual subject on assessing the reign of Nicholas II, or who deserves most of the blame for WWI, or ranking the Tsar's, that seems to get buried after only a few posts. I feel like topics such as those would have generated dozens or hundreds of replies a few years ago instead of just a handful.

Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 23, 2015, 09:45:48 AM
Unfortunately I agree with you Edubs 31, especially on your last point: "You get a good intellectual subject on assessing the reign of Nicholas II, or who deserves most of the blame for WWI, or ranking the Tsar's, that seems to get buried after only a few posts. I feel like topics such as those would have generated dozens or hundreds of replies a few years ago instead of just a handful". Is there any hope or will I just have to resign myself to the new situation and look elsewhere?

Cheers,
GREENOWL
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 23, 2015, 09:54:25 AM
By the way, I hope Превед has recovered by now!!
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 23, 2015, 12:08:21 PM
Yeah Social Media sites have grown a lot in the last ten years.  I guess we'll just have to live with it.

Still, I wish some of our long missing members would check in and let us know that at least they're still alive.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: edubs31 on June 23, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
Unfortunately I agree with you Edubs 31, especially on your last point: "You get a good intellectual subject on assessing the reign of Nicholas II, or who deserves most of the blame for WWI, or ranking the Tsar's, that seems to get buried after only a few posts. I feel like topics such as those would have generated dozens or hundreds of replies a few years ago instead of just a handful". Is there any hope or will I just have to resign myself to the new situation and look elsewhere?

Cheers,
GREENOWL

We could always start our own history topic and see how many people jump on board? What should the topic be?

I've been thinking about doing a ranking of every Romanov Tsar (as I have done in the past with American Presidents). Might generate some interest...
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 23, 2015, 05:07:01 PM
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We could always start our own history topic and see how many people jump on board? What should the topic be?

I've been thinking about doing a ranking of every Romanov Tsar (as I have done in the past with American Presidents). Might generate some interest...

That is a very good idea and we can but try! As you have probably noted from my previous posts, I am not a Romanov expert by any means but I will give the issue some thought and see if I can come up with a history topic....or perhaps someone else might have a good idea.

Thanks and cheers,
GREENOWL (Monika)

Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 23, 2015, 05:10:10 PM
Odd...the quote function did not work properly in my previous post, but I assume (and hope) that my post is understandable.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 23, 2015, 05:20:52 PM
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Odd...the quote function did not work properly in my previous post, but I assume (and hope) that my post is understandable.

That's okay, Monika, I just fixed it.



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I've been thinking about doing a ranking of every Romanov Tsar (as I have done in the past with American Presidents). Might generate some interest...

Works for me.
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Greenowl on June 24, 2015, 04:42:37 AM
Thanks Tim!

GREENOWL (Monika)
Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: Sanochka on June 24, 2015, 11:35:41 PM
Unfortunately I agree with you Edubs 31, especially on your last point: "You get a good intellectual subject on assessing the reign of Nicholas II, or who deserves most of the blame for WWI, or ranking the Tsar's, that seems to get buried after only a few posts. I feel like topics such as those would have generated dozens or hundreds of replies a few years ago instead of just a handful". Is there any hope or will I just have to resign myself to the new situation and look elsewhere?

Cheers,
GREENOWL

We could always start our own history topic and see how many people jump on board? What should the topic be?


I've been thinking about doing a ranking of every Romanov Tsar (as I have done in the past with American Presidents). Might generate some interest...



I've oftentimes wondered if any tsarist edicts are still in effect in Russia.  The Revolution couldn't have wiped all of the old laws off the books.  How much of modern-day Russian life is affected by laws rooted in tsarist decrees?

Title: Re: Drunk lika Russian
Post by: TimM on June 25, 2015, 10:31:46 AM
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I've oftentimes wondered if any tsarist edicts are still in effect in Russia.

I'm sure Putin will be eager to find out.  He's positioning himself to be a 21st Century Tsar, after all.