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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:59 am

...do you know of another forum in Cyprus, livelier?
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Robin Hood » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:37 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...do you know of another forum in Cyprus, livelier?


I do! Although until a few weeks ago this was a lively site but now it is almost on life support. If all you guys want to talk about is Cyprus and things Greek/Turkish I can't see it recovering. You have too small an audience! Try looking beyond the horizon at what is happening outside Cyprus/Greece/Turkey, in the rest of the world ....... at one time Syria was very popular ...... not a post on here for weeks!

Before you drop on me from a great height and claim it is a Cypriot site ..... why is the Forum language English? :roll: :wink:

If you want a lively site ..........you need lively subject a subject people in general have an opinion on. :roll:
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:43 am

Robin Hood wrote:Before you drop on me from a great height and claim it is a Cypriot site ..... why is the Forum language English? :roll: :wink:



I was following this forum from the first few weeks it was born.
Not much activity, just the owner discussing the CY prob with a few guys surprisingly most of them TCs. I became a member years later...
There were MANY Cyprus forums back then, the most active ones were Cypriana's forums (in English as well) plus a few in Greek and some in Turkish.During the Anan Plan I was participating at a Greek Cypriot forum (in Greek language) together with Bananiot. All of them in there were against the Anan Plan, the only ones who were having some doubts were me and him hence we were turned into their "black Sheep" :lol: There was also a Turkish forum in mainland Turkey (using English for communication) where mainland Greeks were discussing with mainland Turks for Greek-Turkish matters many of which included the Cy Problem.
However this forum prevailed because in Google search it would always jump up on top. Clearly the owner was paying for that, making it up from ads.
The reason it's in English is because-like I said-it was meant to discuss the Cy prob between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Other sections of the forum were added later.

The forum is obviously dying, i give it maximum a year before it closes down.
Everything dies when it has finished servicing it's purpose, nothing to worry about....
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:50 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...do you know of another forum in Cyprus, livelier?


Here's a couple that I still have in my bookmarks.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/kal ... unity/info

This one is owned by the son of a TC politician who's a professor at MIT. It's email based
https://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/cyprus

Don't know how active they are though...
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Robin Hood » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Before you drop on me from a great height and claim it is a Cypriot site ..... why is the Forum language English? :roll: :wink:



I was following this forum from the first few weeks it was born.
Not much activity, just the owner discussing the CY prob with a few guys surprisingly most of them TCs. I became a member years later...
There were MANY Cyprus forums back then, the most active ones were Cypriana's forums (in English as well) plus a few in Greek and some in Turkish.During the Anan Plan I was participating at a Greek Cypriot forum (in Greek language) together with Bananiot. All of them in there were against the Anan Plan, the only ones who were having some doubts were me and him hence we were turned into their "black Sheep" :lol: There was also a Turkish forum in mainland Turkey (using English for communication) where mainland Greeks were discussing with mainland Turks for Greek-Turkish matters many of which included the Cy Problem.
However this forum prevailed because in Google search it would always jump up on top. Clearly the owner was paying for that, making it up from ads.
The reason it's in English is because-like I said-it was meant to discuss the Cy prob between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Other sections of the forum were added later.

The forum is obviously dying, i give it maximum a year before it closes down.
Everything dies when it has finished servicing it's purpose, nothing to worry about....


Surely ...... all it needs is a change of business plan. A re-launch to appeal to a wider audience? I won't join in Cyprus Problem discussions because I am not a Cypriot and I therefor am bound to upset one side or the other. IMO: If Cypriots have not managed to find a solution after 43 years ..... then there will never be a solution that is acceptable to both sides.
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Londonrake » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:46 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...do you know of another forum in Cyprus, livelier?


Yes, although it would be unfair and objectionable to Admin to "advertise" it.

Reasons cited above are valid I think. I know the UK isn't flavour of the month in here (except of course when slagging off its colonial/imperialist past. As though Brit posters were there, bayonets in hand :roll: ) however, some will have noticed that there's been an election recently. Quite a stunning series of events, probably with profound consequences for all sorts of things. EU/Brexit likely transformed, etc. In here though it didn't even get a mention AFAIK.

Diversity tends to be the key to sustaining a Forum.

There are some good posters in here, IMHO (where's Tim lately?) but also an element that seems to regard every OP - particularly from "outsiders" - as nothing more than an opportunity to post a ridiculing, smart-ass one liner. I'm not at all thin skinned but was pretty appalled at the level of hatred (animosity being too mild a word) getting thrown about at times.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Before you drop on me from a great height and claim it is a Cypriot site ..... why is the Forum language English? :roll: :wink:



I was following this forum from the first few weeks it was born.
Not much activity, just the owner discussing the CY prob with a few guys surprisingly most of them TCs. I became a member years later...
There were MANY Cyprus forums back then, the most active ones were Cypriana's forums (in English as well) plus a few in Greek and some in Turkish.During the Anan Plan I was participating at a Greek Cypriot forum (in Greek language) together with Bananiot. All of them in there were against the Anan Plan, the only ones who were having some doubts were me and him hence we were turned into their "black Sheep" :lol: There was also a Turkish forum in mainland Turkey (using English for communication) where mainland Greeks were discussing with mainland Turks for Greek-Turkish matters many of which included the Cy Problem.
However this forum prevailed because in Google search it would always jump up on top. Clearly the owner was paying for that, making it up from ads.
The reason it's in English is because-like I said-it was meant to discuss the Cy prob between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Other sections of the forum were added later.

The forum is obviously dying, i give it maximum a year before it closes down.
Everything dies when it has finished servicing it's purpose, nothing to worry about....


Surely ...... all it needs is a change of business plan. A re-launch to appeal to a wider audience? I won't join in Cyprus Problem discussions because I am not a Cypriot and I therefor am bound to upset one side or the other. IMO: If Cypriots have not managed to find a solution after 43 years ..... then there will never be a solution that is acceptable to both sides.


Did you forget that for 30+ years they had Denktash on the steering wheel until they revolted? Denktash was always a partitionist. And then for another 4-5 years the other ex TMT Famagusta regional leader Eroglu who was also a partitionist?
Therefore it was not 43 years it was more or less about 8. All progress was done between Chistofias and Talat and between Anastasides aqnd Akinci during this relatively short period.
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby Robin Hood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:31 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:
Pyrpolizer wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Before you drop on me from a great height and claim it is a Cypriot site ..... why is the Forum language English? :roll: :wink:



I was following this forum from the first few weeks it was born.
Not much activity, just the owner discussing the CY prob with a few guys surprisingly most of them TCs. I became a member years later...
There were MANY Cyprus forums back then, the most active ones were Cypriana's forums (in English as well) plus a few in Greek and some in Turkish.During the Anan Plan I was participating at a Greek Cypriot forum (in Greek language) together with Bananiot. All of them in there were against the Anan Plan, the only ones who were having some doubts were me and him hence we were turned into their "black Sheep" :lol: There was also a Turkish forum in mainland Turkey (using English for communication) where mainland Greeks were discussing with mainland Turks for Greek-Turkish matters many of which included the Cy Problem.
However this forum prevailed because in Google search it would always jump up on top. Clearly the owner was paying for that, making it up from ads.
The reason it's in English is because-like I said-it was meant to discuss the Cy prob between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
Other sections of the forum were added later.

The forum is obviously dying, i give it maximum a year before it closes down.
Everything dies when it has finished servicing it's purpose, nothing to worry about....


Surely ...... all it needs is a change of business plan. A re-launch to appeal to a wider audience? I won't join in Cyprus Problem discussions because I am not a Cypriot and I therefor am bound to upset one side or the other. IMO: If Cypriots have not managed to find a solution after 43 years ..... then there will never be a solution that is acceptable to both sides.


Did you forget that for 30+ years they had Denktash on the steering wheel until they revolted? Denktash was always a partitionist. And then for another 4-5 years the other ex TMT Famagusta regional leader Eroglu who was also a partitionist?
Therefore it was not 43 years it was more or less about 8. All progress was done between Chistofias and Talat and between Anastasides aqnd Akinci during this relatively short period.


For this reason ..... I don't comment on the Cyprus Problem. :roll:
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:15 pm

Here we go .... :D

- More evidence to shake the planet's apes.


"Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline."

But the age of the Trachilos tracks isn't the only mysterious feature about them: where they were found is also key. Until recently, the fossil record suggested that hominins originated in Africa and didn't expand into Europe and Asia until about 1.8 million years ago. But these prints indicate that something with remarkably humanoid feet was traipsing through Greece millions of years earlier than conventional wisdom holds.

Interestingly, this find lines up with another recent discovery that could rewrite human history. Back in May, a study described 7 million-year-old bones of a hominin species called Graecopithecus freybergi, which were discovered in Greece and Bulgaria. That find represented such a huge discrepancy from the current thinking that the researchers pondered whether it meant that the human and chimp branches of the family tree originally split in Europe, and not Africa. The new study might correlate that conclusion.


http://newatlas.com/fossil-footprints-h ... ion/51163/
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Re: Greece is the Motherland of Humans.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:47 am

The print morphology suggests that the trackmaker was a basal member of the clade Hominini, but as Crete is some distance outside the known geographical range of pre-Pleistocene hominins we must also entertain the possibility that they represent a hitherto unknown late Miocene primate that convergently evolved human-like foot anatomy.
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