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  • stats Total Members: 932
  • stats Total Posts: 1,278,436
  • stats Total Topics: 17,739
  • stats Total Categories: 7
  • stats Total Boards: 74
  • stats Most Online: 168
Welcome to Fifty Plus Forum
Here at Fifty Plus Forum, the free forum for the over 50's, we aim to provide the Over Fifties community with a great place to meet and chat together and get help & advice too. Our forum is completely FREE and secure, so you can join like minded people in a fun and safe environment, to share your thoughts, discuss any topic and enjoy good company. We have been in operation since 2009, have over 1,000 members now and we're still growing. We pride ourselves on our Freedom of Speech policy so you can post about anything you like so long as it's not offensive.

Classified as a BIG forum by the Admin Zone Directory of Forums our members have generated nearly a million posts on all kinds of subjects and topics.

So come on in and meet the folks like you. Unlike some other forums and social networks, we take the security of personal data very strongly, if you decide to leave us, we don't hang on to your personal details.

Simple operation
The forum is very easy to navigate and use. We have several main categories with 50+ topic sub-categories to post in from Health and Well being through Fun, Music, Chat, Debate and Computer problems including all manner of help topics such as DIY, Cookery, Gardening, Genealogy, Arts & Crafts, Photography and Computer help, Money Matters, not forgetting TV and Cinema discussion areas. We also have regular prize winning competitions and lots of members who are happy to help with all manner of problems in and around the home, you can post a question and it will usually be answered very quickly.

Here are some of our Members Only features:
  • Multiple discussion areas for Chatty, Serious and Debatable topics.
  • Personal Blog Area - Write about your experiences
  • Competitions - We have regular competitions with some super prizes on offer.
  • A completely private messaging system - unlike e-mail, you can send and receive safe and secure messages to/from fellow members - no spam - no viruses GUARANTEED!
  • Integrated Gallery - Show off your photos to fellow members
  • No Advertising within the forum pages
  • No Dating or other matchmaking gimmicks
  • No Liking or Karma gimmicks
Membership Meetings and Outings
We have enjoyed a great start to our forum meets and have had loads of forum meets so far and several mini-meets. These are organised meetings where members can come together and enjoy a real life chat amongst friends over a drink and a meal. See a recent public blog entry below.

Privacy
Fifty Plus Forum is a private forum for the over Fifties. We value our member's privacy more than many other Social Networking forums and as such no information about our membership is used for any advertising or product promotions. We do not sell e-mail addresses and no posts are visible to the general public other than our Front Page area. We do encourage forum sponsorship and our members have benefited from several major company sponsors over the years.

We welcome Guests to the forum but all you can see is this page, the articles and the topics some of our members have chosen to place on our public front page area, the rest of the forum is for members only.

Joining the Forum
To join the forum, click HERE or the REGISTER button above, fill in your details, include a valid e-mail and a note about how you found us. We'll then verify your details with you. It only takes a few moments. Once you've signed up, post a reply to the Welcome message and you'll then have full access to the forum.

NOTE: If you have recently applied to join us and have not yet received your welcome e-mail, please check your SPAM/JUNK mail folder, you'll need to click the link in that mail to validate your account.
Please also see the notes on the FORUM page.

Some discussion topics open to the public.

  • post Re: An Entirely Fictional Yarn
  • Dunno how I've missed this. I can't remember when I last read anything so funny.

    A sincere 'Thank you' Mr Duffer sir. Can we have some more please?

  • post Re: Daft SPAM e-mails
  • Caedmon is right. These people are not as "Daft" as their messages make them out to be. They are not "daft spammers" they are dangerous scammers - and their emails definitely do catch some people out. A lot of the bad English usage is not always intent...
  • post Re: Daft SPAM e-mails
  • post Help advice commiserations wanted,
  • I have just posted on the Dilemmas and Discussions board, please read and comment
  • post Re: An Entirely Fictional Yarn
  • It is very remarkable for this post. I have never read a good post this.

* What's happening on the forum...

Six years... Yes SIX years we've been running now. So Happy Birthday to us  ;D

Christmas has been and gone, we're into the new year and prizes have been one in our Advent competitions. We hope you all enjoyed the festive season and are back into the swing of things. Hope the weather and ailments have not treated you too badly so far. More snow is forecast for the whole of the UK so keep warm and check on your neighbours just in case. Happy new year to you all.


One of the most popular pastimes on long dark days and even darker nights, is watching TV then coming onto the forum to discuss the shows we enjoy. Soaps like Eastenders, Corrie, HollyOaks and all the Aussie dramas get their storylines discussed here. So too Strictly Come Dancing, an Autumn/Winter favourite for many, we even have our own Strictly Scoreboard so we can keep track of the points, positions and who leaves the show. So if you enjoy telly watching and want to chat about the shows you watch, come on in, pull up a sofa and join us.


The Summer Holiday competition has been won with a lovely story. Autumn breezes in and old memberships where members have not returned in over a year or have ever posted are being removed. If you joined over a year ago, never posted and never came back since joining then sorry, but your account will be deleted. It makes our mailing list much shorter. What's the point of having lots of members who never use the site or it's facilities so some old unused memberships have now been removed. If yours was one of them, sorry but you're welcome to re-register.


ONE MILLION POSTS! Wow!  :chuffed:


Do you enjoy reading novels?  Fancy an interesting discussion about a book you have read?  How about joining our recently formed, but now well established Book Club?

We have read several novels. We've have had some interesting discussions about our chosen novels and the characters and plots and settings.  We are light hearted in our approach and enjoy discovering other posters' reactions and thoughts.  There is no hard work involved, just a fun chat about a novel we have all read.

Come on in!


Do you enjoy photography? Then come right along in, we have dozens of threads covering a wide range of subjects. There's surely one that you could contribute to. We have birds, animals and wild life, sunrises and sunsets, a range of 'whimsy' picture threads with colours as their themes (these give you a chance of exercising those little grey cells) and a 'watery selection' of rivers, fountains etc,

So - come on in - and bring your camera with you! You might even win a prize in one of the photographic competitions that we have from time to time..."


As we're now classified as a BIG forum as our members have made nearly a million posts on all kinds of subjects and topics.


It's been said that people like to see what's in a forum before they join. Other forums that are open to the public (and search engines) offer this facility but we don't. What goes on in this forum stays in this forum, sorry, that's just the way it is.

* Article of the Day

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* Today I found out...

  • post Weekly Wrap Volume 79 - 28 March
  • This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Jiggly History of Jell-O For over a century, Jell-O has been a part of American culture and, according to a 1904 edition of the Ladies Home Journal, ?America?s Favorite Dessert? (conveniently enough named such in an advertisement paid for by [...]The post Weekly Wrap Volume 79 appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post Podcast Episode #370: Where the Streets Have No Names - 27 March
  • In this episode, you’re going to learn about a country where the streets literally have no names and how they get along just fine despite this. [TRANSCRIPT] Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also find more episodes by going here: Daily Knowledge PodcastThe post Podcast Episode #370: Where the Streets Have No Names appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post The Most Dangerous Profession - 27 March
  • Whenever there is a list released of the world?s most dangerous jobs, tree loggers, steelworkers, electrical power-line installers, and fisherman usually are the professions that populate the list. But none of those things are nearly as dangerous as being propelled out of a long cylinder tube, flown through the air completely untethered, and attempting to land safely on the ground. [...]The post The Most Dangerous Profession appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post This Ain?t My First Rodeo - 27 March
  • Keith D. asks: I was just wondering who came up with the expression “This ain’t my first rodeo”? For the uninitiated, “This ain’t my first rodeo” is roughly equivalent to telling a person that you’re more than prepared for a given situation or that it offers little challenge to you. It’s more often than not used derisively, usually in situations [...]The post This Ain’t My First Rodeo appeared first on Today I Found Out.

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