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    Personally, I think that compiling all the Good Gig, Bad Gig stories and comments would make a great book (ebook) that could be sold to contribute to the costs of running the site.

    Over the years I have found them really entertaining (an informative)......

    Just an idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbp View Post
    Personally, I think that compiling all the Good Gig, Bad Gig stories and comments would make a great book (ebook) that could be sold to contribute to the costs of running the site.
    "Confessions of a Mobile DJ".

    Do you think we can get Robin Askwith to take the lead role in the screenplay for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbp View Post
    Over the years I have found them really entertaining (an informative)......

    Just an idea...
    Entertaining to read....some of them a nightmare on the night though to those of use who authored some of them. There's some real horror stories in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    "Confessions of a Mobile DJ".

    Do you think we can get Robin Askwith to take the lead role in the screenplay for it?


    Entertaining to read....some of them a nightmare on the night though to those of use who authored some of them. There's some real horror stories in there!
    Not just a nightmare on the night either Wayne. Things can get very hairy indeed when information falls into the wrong hands, shall we say..

    Better to keep said information to yourself.. at least until such time as no parties can be identified. Some would say a lot of things are best left unsaid completely. Be careful folks.

    Anyway with regard to the forum - it's not just here that's in decline. Countless numbers of other forum based communities have already gone. Ones I know of which are still flourishing are very techy based like Linux or electronics. It'd be sad if this place went the way of the dodo. As Gavin said - surely the costs of upkeep can't be that bad..

    Facebook - meh.. The network of mobile DJs who have their PLI with a certain company has moments where the signal to noise ratio is tolerably high but sadly that isn't very often. The willy waving, holier than thou folk - as far as I'm concerned that's not just a social media thing, it's been prevalent in the DJ world as long a I've been a part of it (since 1988). Other groups I'm a member of often descend into club DJs mocking mobiles & vice versa, but there's one very secret cabal I'm part of where everybody is a valuable contributor. None of us are elitists as such but we swap work, war stories & tips frequently there as well as have a good laugh.

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    I look in everyday, but I have to say that the number of times I have clicked on 'New Posts' and there aren't any easily outweighs the days when there are a couple, or somebody has posted a new topic.

    I am not a member of any DJ groups on the book of face and I'd rather stay that way (I don't count the DJ Equipment Buy & Sell group a 'DJ' discussion group as such, even though every now and then some 'chancer' will advertise their services and get pounced on by the bullies).

    As has been said already, this forum has been of great help to me over the years. The tips and advice have been welcomed, but it is the networking opportunities and meeting people in the real world that has been the best thing.

    As I said, I look in everyday (even though I haven't been active as a DJ now for just over a year), but it appears blatantly obvious that things have changed and social media has taken over everything (for the worse).

    'Confessions of a DJ' - I actually started writing my DJ memoirs a few years ago and that was the title of it. All the up's and down's, the X rated moments etc etc...

    If it is the end of the forum (I hope not, but it wouldn't surprise me), thanks to those that have entertained and helped me.

    Cheers

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    Would miss it greatly.

    it was a huge library of experience and knowledge as I was growing my business.

    Somehow, and I donít really know why, I donít check in as often or refer to it as much as in the past.

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    I pop in daily in the hope of a new Good Gig, Bad Gig story.

    When getting reestablished 8 years ago I found this group amazing help.
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    No! Don't go!

    I still pop in daily (and pay my monthly quid!) but not having actively gigged for a few years don't seem to have much to contribute, but I do where I can. And I'm always wary of overstepping the mark in discussions relating to NaD etc. that pop up occasionally so tend to keep shush on those.

    Facebook is the spawn of the devil for sure. It really does seem to be 80% bullies and idiots that actively participate, and unfortunately the kids coming into DJing at the younger end think that's the be all and end all because social media is all they know. I've pulled pretty much all business related pages and rarely use the platform personally - the occasional long distance family thing where it makes sense to use it for discussions / event planning but no more than that.

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    Well this is a first for years.I am on here all day and every day but I admit to never contributing.I would definitely miss it just as I will miss all the others that have or seem likely to fold but unlike most of you I actually would miss Facebook more.It is my goto daily routine for keeping in contact with just about everything.

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    I wish more would use forums like this as opposed to the book of face, they might actually learn something instead of just 'thinking' they know it all.

    I look in every few days (still pay my £1) BUT I think you are right, it really isn't used enough to make it viable.

    Stories etc are interesting but it is far from it's heyday where it was a fantastic source of learning and great for troubleshooting. I still remember the days when you had time off you could refresh your webpage and there be something new to read on here.

    You can't blame the like of MDJN for what they have done, they have grown huge and as a business have done really well. However the FB group, which I left years ago, is a complete joke.

    I would love to see this forum grow - can I see it happening ? Unfortunately not

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    I'm on here checking occasionally, but I struggle to find topics to post about. I've found a number of local communities have sprung up between Facebook and WhatsApp that tend to be quicker/easier for getting responses to queries (especially where they're related to local venues or events) and broader groups on Facebook fill the gap where I need wider knowledge. I do tend to find though that any harder questions on the MDJN group are met with silence so I've since resorted to msg'ing specific people who I suspect might know the answer to avoid the chance of getting 90 dumb and unhelpful replies.

    Sadly, part of the reason why I don't tend to read/post on here as much is that the forum is not great on a mobile. But I do get that it's probably not worth the investment of time/effort to make it usable on mobile...

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