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  • stats Total Members: 945
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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.


ATTENTION RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS
Please DO NOT REGISTER FALSLY to gain access to our membership for research purposes, we'll just ban your account and remove your posts. We are more than happy to help researchers and students but only if they ask nicely first. Please use our Contact Us form and tell us what you want to ask.

Some discussion topics open to the public.

  • post Re: Daft SPAM e-mails
  • Quote from: joysie21 on Fri 03-Apr-2015 | 21:27PMIve had a couple lately one from a army caption also one from a court stating I had 31 days to attend court which went in my spam box then I delete them

    How can we stop th...
  • post Re: Daft SPAM e-mails
  • Ive had a couple lately one from a army caption also one from a court stating I had 31 days to attend court which went in my spam box then I delete them

    How can we stop them as my friend says she can block hers coming through but doesnt tell me how to
  • 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

* What's happening on the forum...

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

We've had over 2000 registrations since we started and now have a regular 900+ membership. April has had quite a few new members already so we grow a little day by day.

Did you get an Easter Egg on your doorstep? well the Easter Bunny has been out and about leaving little gifts in one little village. Hope you were one of the lucky recipients or that your little ankle biters or even grand-anklebiters had a lovely choccy Easter. Now for the diet! ;D


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.


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.

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* Today I found out...

  • post Podcast Episode #391: Saving Basketball - 27 April
  • In this episode, you’re going to learn about the tiny tweak to the game of basketball that saw it go from a dying sport, to one of the most popular professional sports in the world. [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 #391: Saving Basketball appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post The Wild and Wacky World of Mating in the Animal Kingdom - 27 April
  • Karen A. asks: How prevalent is homosexuality in animals? Are there any animals besides humans that have members that are exclusively homosexual? While it is sometimes claimed that only humans engage in bisexual or homosexual relationships, this is far from the truth and the practice is actually quite common in the animal kingdom. For example, nearly 10% of male sheep [...]The post The Wild and Wacky World of Mating in the Animal Kingdom appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post The Truth About the Surprisingly Recent Invention of the Tea Bag, and the Women Who Really Invented It - 27 April
  • Mark A. asks: Who invented tea bags? Legend says that brewing tea dates back to around 2737 BC, when tea leaves fell into water being boiled for Emperor Shennong of China. There does not appear to be any hard evidence of tea being discovered this way, but evidence we do have suggests that brewing tea did indeed likely start in [...]The post The Truth About the Surprisingly Recent Invention of the Tea Bag, and the Women Who Really Invented It appeared first on Today I Found Out.
  • post This Day in History: April 27- Union Soldiers and a Steamboat - 27 April
  • This Day In History: April 27, 1865 The greatest commercial maritime disaster (just edging out the Titanic by death-toll) occurred on April 27, 1865 when the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank on the Mississippi River near Memphis Tennessee. Approximately 1,700 passengers, most of them recently discharged Union soldiers on their way home, lost their lives. The Sultana was considered a [...]The post This Day in History: April 27- Union Soldiers and a Steamboat appeared first on Today I Found Out.

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