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Offline Haybo

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 05:57:01 PM »
I too prefer this site to all of the others...the FB groups are good because you are often using that application anyway, but this group is my go to group.  I know alot of the people are the same, but this feels gentler.

I came off the FB groups because the user behaviour was making me sad.  I let the moderators know why I was leaving because it felt like people were disrespecting the intention of the site and that was sad for the admin team.  They were very gracious and let me back in as I need to get back ‘in the zone’....did I mention I go back out in 4 days......

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 07:04:03 AM »
I too love this site - I'm a lurker rather than a poster.....particularly like reading the holiday reports.....if you shared the fact that you'd had a not so good meal on the FB page you would have 48 posts telling you you don't know how steak should be cooked!
We are back in Turkey doing a little tour between Antalya and Dalaman in October, 5 nights will be spent in Kalkan so I intend to be a roving reporter this time

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2018, 09:04:24 AM »
Good for you Alibobs.  I have often done holiday reports, but over the last couple of trips I have bored my self just writing them as we tend to do the same things over and over!!  I travel out to Kalkan on Sunday so I will try and motivate myself... although I am travelling with a Kalkan newbie so who knows what will happen!

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 03:50:18 PM »
Hi Haybo.......I tend to write similar blogs as all of my holidays to Kalkan are fairly repetitive. Wake up early, take in the view, laze by the pool, Efes, pick up essential supplies, shower, down to Bezirgans for pre-dinner drinks, choose restaurant, meander down Town, browse shops, eat dinner,  stop off for a drink, back to villa, G&T on roof terrace enjoying the night sky (but NOT the laser lights).....off to bed and repeat the next day.

I really enjoy reading everyone's holiday reports and there is always something to write about. Looking forward to reading your next instalment.

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 11:07:17 PM »
Keith, that is pretty much how my report will read except I have my pre dinner drinks at Minibar not Bezirgan 😂😂😂

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2018, 11:59:14 PM »
Hi Everyone,

It was really interesting and a little emotional reading this thread. Just to be clear there are no plans to close this forum if anything I would love to see it come back to life.

EK proudly launched many years ago as the original Kalkan site and over the years many more Kalkan sites have appeared eg KTLN, Friends of Kalkan, KalkanForum etc which is great for Kalkan in general.

Since the rise of social media giants many forums and traditional websites have struggled to keep posts as it’s so simple for people to post via the Facebook App especially for the generations where Facebook has always been a thing, although as you say it’s not the easiest platform to search.

So, what next? I’m happy to invest in EK to bring it more current, mobile friendly etc however a forum is only as busy as its members so please post on here, promote EK and encourage those that may never of heard of us to join the family.

If anyone has any techie problems with EK just drop me a line.

Jon

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2018, 07:13:50 AM »
Jon...good news re keeping EK going. As mentioned I for one do not use FB so without this forum I wouldn't get any info/updates etc. 
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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2018, 09:43:37 AM »
Hey Jon! ...where you bin? :D
People Of Britain.. Didn't realise Mugabee was from Yorkshire till I read his name backwards...... just sayin ????

 ta ta for now
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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2018, 10:27:50 AM »
This has always been a great site. I’m not one for writing holiday reports as I just want to get on with my holiday with friends and family. I do read some of other people’s and marvel at what they pack into them. I suppose we do a lot as well but never have time to think about telling others. Sorry. I don’t do Facebook or twitter as I don’t like what I see, as much of it is about upsetting other people with opinions that should’ve been kept to themselves. Recently my Wife helped a few dogs that looked unwell or injured by contacting our daughter and she contacted Kapsa on Facebook. The replies to her and relayed to us were very quick and grateful. I guess we do post on some stuff. Hope the site keeps going. Always loved the cctv but waiting for it to return on Ktln. Been to kalkan twice in the last 14 weeks and look forward to our next visit. Regards. Ray

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2018, 02:30:53 PM »
Hi BL and everyone else, it’s good to be back  :)

I took a bit of a break from EK and other commitments due to a spell of ill health but fighting fit and looking forward to bringing EK back with all its great members help.

Send me a PM of what you would like to see on here and let’s see if it’s possible!

Enjoy Kalkan everyone! Here’s to another 11 years!

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2018, 06:32:26 PM »
I too would never touch Facebook, so if this forum dried up , I would have no outside contact with Kalkan and that would be really sad . The names and characters of everyone are such fun and I have my favourites.
When we first started using the forum we did a top 10 of restaurants for a couple of years but then realised this was mean as everyone likes different things .
We returned after about 3 years this year and it was like coming home. We have already booked for next year and I promise I will try harder but we are really boring pool, sea ,drink and eat 😁
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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2018, 06:36:12 PM »
So how do we encourage others to move from Facebook to here  ??? :)

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2018, 08:10:58 PM »
This used to be an informative site, but it’s now basically a travel blog. And as others have intimidated once you’ve read one....
If I need any info now FB is usually the go to place. Many more users so many more opinions and recommendations.

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 08:26:08 PM »
And.........what's wrong with a travel blog? I still find this site easier to navigate if I'm looking for specific information. Facebook may have better presentation but this is, in my opinion, the better platform for sharing information and spreading the word about Kalkan. As previously stated this forum encouraged us to take our first holiday to this special place and I hope that others will be given the same opportunity.

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2018, 01:13:37 PM »
Nothing wrong with a blog at all if that’s the kind of thing you like. I merely said it’s not as informative as it was. It’s very well set out, just doesn’t get many informative posts now. FB has taken up where this left off (for information ) and most people looking for that have migrated there.
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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
I much prefer this site, I hate to say this but the people on here are more 'professional' for want of a better word. How many posts on the FB pages are 'what is the rate of exchange today?' asked over and over again! Er try google or Bank of Turkey.The killer for me however,was someone sitting in Botanik bar in the evening asking were there any nearby restaurants to eat in as she hadn't seen any when walking around! Unbelievable. Someone did reply and say'perhaps if you looked up from your phone you might actually see your surroundings'. EK was the original site and has served many over the years with sound advice to sensible questions.

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2018, 08:06:27 PM »
Perhaps there needs to be some clearer FAQs for people on here then, for example the exchange rate, top restaurants etc. Facebook is certainly busier but I do get bored reading the same posts over and over I have to admit :)

As for photos - great idea, Ill make it easier for people to upload them

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
Hi All

Ive now made EK more mobile friendly, so if you are browsing from an Android or iPhone the forum should be much easier to read. If you are browsing from a tablet you have the option to switch back to the full screen (non mobile) version at the bottom of the page.

Hope you like this change :)

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Re: End of the Forum?
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2018, 10:02:46 AM »
Without Facebook there would be no Jeremy Kyle show....mmmmm! Come to think of it!!! >:D

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« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2018, 10:15:04 AM »
Good idea...


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