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Title: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: ianmackem on March 01, 2015, 10:44:47 am
This place used to be buzzing,come back people  :'(
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Al on March 01, 2015, 10:55:02 am
The whole board has gone quiet. Think everyone is waiting for everyone else to say something that has not been repeated some time before, but it gets harder and harder to find something ::)

Plenty of guests viewing, but they may be members who have not logged in, just to see if there is anything new. :-\

Oh well roll on summer, getting close now :)
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: tony welsh on March 01, 2015, 11:50:56 am
This place used to be buzzing,come back people
Think you can thank facebook etc for destroying these once very popular types of forum !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: TONY(DODGY) on March 01, 2015, 04:14:35 pm
This place used to be buzzing,come back people
Think you can thank facebook etc for destroying these once very popular types of forum !!!!!!!
Quite right about facebook, but to be honest I use facebook quite a lot..... Sorry
But I still check the messageboard on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Mike on March 01, 2015, 04:50:42 pm
This place used to be buzzing,come back people
Think you can thank facebook etc for destroying these once very popular types of forum !!!!!!!

Facebook + TripAdvisor are mostly to blame.

But the people that run this place don't help; it's not even the "Zante 2015" forum any more....it's "SMF" (whatever the hell that is) because nobody can be bothered to do a thirty second job changing the title.

This type of forum can still work well; the football one I help run is thriving, it just needs some interest and a bit of innovation from those at the top. But they're probably too busy on Facebook to realise ;).

It's a shame.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Oceanic Kevin on March 01, 2015, 06:09:24 pm
I can remember a time when it was fun, lots of banter, lots of members old and new posting every other day or every day.

Social media has done quite allot of damage, I will say this and some may not like me saying it but it got to a point where you couldn't say anything of a joke without certain members complaining or arguing and the site become boring and repetitive.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: zantejohn on March 02, 2015, 03:30:29 pm
Quite right Kev,  come back stavros all is forgiven.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Kaz on March 02, 2015, 06:53:40 pm
It would be good to see some folks coming back more regularly.  FB has a lot to answer for as does TA but a forum where people are of like minds about a destination does have its place but needs promoting by the owner of the board.  Can't remember the last time I saw forum admin logged in.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Gone Fishing on March 02, 2015, 06:56:29 pm
Im guilty of this - I haven't been on this site in a long while - Iv had the odd look as a guest from time to time but that's it.
 
I remember when it used to be buzzing on here - some good banter was had. It is sad to see it so quiet , but some of the topics that have been started are just silly - there are a couple of topics on at the moment that make me wonder what people are thinking about in the build up to their holidays ::)

We are giving Zante a miss this year, visiting our Daughter on the Balearic islands instead - but will be back next year.
 
To every one going this year - Have a brilliant time x
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: slapdash on March 02, 2015, 07:19:02 pm
Gone fishing,I've not been a member for long but have looked in as a guest for a long time!..You say"some of the topics that have been started are just silly"...Brilliant!..makes you wonder if they're safe to be abroad on their own!!!

Ps.What colour socks should I wear on Thursdays?? ;D
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Oceanic Kevin on March 02, 2015, 07:42:20 pm
Can't remember the last time I saw forum admin logged in.

I know he was out on Zante staying at Costas. I believe he was out there selling advertising space on the site. Seems pointless paying for advertising on here if its quiet.  :(
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on March 02, 2015, 07:47:27 pm
Yes I would just add I cant help but agree with all the comments,we have been going to Argassi for quite a number of years.
We always viewed  this chat as it was good to hear what was going on.

We started looking at another one on Go Zakynthos site but when we registered and posted  messages we found the regulars quite insular and never replied.

So it would be great to get the Argassi chat going again,well it is the the best resort on Zante.

Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on March 04, 2015, 07:46:06 pm
Hi we're off to Argassi 25th June going via Liverpool Thomas Cooks prices from Glasgow are extortionate  this year,so luckily enough we managed to get a great deal with easyjet,200 mile drive but still well worth it,and good flight times as well.
Anyone else  heading to Argassi.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: slapdash on March 05, 2015, 05:37:28 am
Hi we're off to Argassi 25th June going via Liverpool Thomas Cooks prices from Glasgow are extortionate  this year,so luckily enough we managed to get a great deal with easyjet,200 mile drive but still well worth it,and good flight times as well.
Anyone else  heading to Argassi.

..yep you're one of many that will be taking advantage of Easyjet from now on me thinks,Have a great time :).

Ps.Have you got your Shampoo organised? :laugh:.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: PhilW on March 05, 2015, 03:46:11 pm
If you think this Argassi board is quiet have a look at Vasilikos.  It's becoming a best kept secret!
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Gone Fishing on March 22, 2015, 05:56:38 pm

Ps.What colour socks should I wear on Thursdays?? ;D

Slapdash - so sorry its took me so long to reply ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,err blue me thinks LOL x
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on March 23, 2015, 09:10:40 am
Well is anyone going to Argassi june-july this year we're going 25th june for two weeks,thought we would struggling this year flights from glasgow with TC rediculous prices being quoted.
Luckily enough we saw someones post about easyjet starting to fly this year from liverpool the saving was unbelievable,so it was a bit of a no brainer.The flight times are good so the 200 mile drive is not so much of a problem,but the saving makes it easier as well.
Lots more drinking vouchers in the wallet.
So roll on the 25th looking forward to sitting at Denys few mythos,ouzos,brandys,think I best stop for now getting carried away here.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: gemlin3 on March 24, 2015, 07:51:18 am
We're looking forward to our first stay in Argassi this year.We've stayed in Kalamaki a few times and love it but joining friends and staying at the Meridien Beach in September. Can't wait  :)
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on March 25, 2015, 08:52:42 am
Hi folks I'm sure you'll enjoy Argassi,the Meridien looks a really nice hotel,there's lots of great restaurants.our favourites are Peppermint,Papilion and Simply Greek is good as well there's another one which is very popular and you really have to book is Ethnic.
I know I've mentioned it before but Waves beach bar run by Deny is a great place to relax during the day and in the evening,his food is very good and very reasonably priced.

Hope you in enjoy your holiday in argassi.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: gemlin3 on March 25, 2015, 02:26:11 pm
Thanks for the tips. So looking forward to trying somewhere new  :)
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: vanillaslice51 on June 11, 2015, 11:19:49 pm
yes it's a shame that the Argassi board has gone quiet...I always check it before we come to Argassi to find out if anything has changed. We absolutely LOVE Argassi and it will be our 12th year this year in July and we can't wait.  8)   Our favourite places are Peppermint, Papillon, Ethnic and Target Bar...the Greek night there is a must... :D    :laugh:
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: tony welsh on July 17, 2015, 11:52:05 am
I always look in most days and post anything relevent to help others especially. I do use Tripadvisor but not Facebook. Used to use the rival forum to this on Zanteweb but it's died a total death this season.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on September 30, 2015, 05:26:30 pm
Well we're off tomorrow morning 1st Oct back to Argassi staying at the Family Inn, we've been staying there for many years now and just love it, the family who own the hotel are great.
We were there end of June to July for two weeks  and had a great time, so going at this time of the year is new for us, might do the paragliding again which we did for the first time ever at the water sports down next to Denys waves beach bar. We're not the 18-20s club, we're the 60-70s club LOL.
Anyway flying from Liverpool again with Easyjet as TC from Glasgow is so expensive.
Really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Kaz on September 30, 2015, 06:22:03 pm
Have a great time.  We thought Argassi was really busy when we were drove through a few times in June and seemed more or less the same a couple of weeks ago. Good to see more people around the island generally this summer.  Weather the last couple of weeks was amazing, very hot the first week, a quick storm and then a more normal upper 20/ 30c  :)
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Christos on October 02, 2015, 01:47:07 pm
Argassi very quiet now. Avalon and Magik bar closed already with more to follow very soon. Beer Academy should be closing by 10th October, perhaps sooner.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on October 03, 2015, 06:35:06 am
Yes Christos it is quiet now,we were saying to the barman in our hotel about places that have closed already,he said Avalon might open at weekends .The weather still nice though about 26 degs yesterday although cooler in the evening.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Christos on October 03, 2015, 12:58:42 pm
Magik will open at weekends for the locals, as will Avalon. Think Avalon are having some work done before they re-open.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: sophia on October 03, 2015, 09:33:38 pm
Yey....I'm back.Not from Zakynthos, sadly, but Lesvos. Not going to go on about Lesvos though, will be back to Alykanas next September. Think when the end of the season comes this message board does tend to quieten down, I do like to read all the comments from members though so any news/info is great :)
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Bill on September 06, 2016, 09:26:20 pm
Most of the people who use to use this site are on facebook, they all still go to argassi but a few had fall outs with the guys running this site sadly, shame really as I have been told that a lot of people who book to go to Zante they check this site for advise so hopefully they will go and enjoy themselves and join the site and become a Zante lover like us all
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Elena on September 07, 2016, 02:31:45 pm
You are right Bill, lots of people I know have been impressed by the posts on this site and have booked holidays because the posts on here are usually genuine and tell it as it is, which everyone likes. Most of us who post on here are true Zante fans and only wish the islanders and businesses well. The occasional negative post is always justified, and it is only by having balance that the readers can be assured of the integrity of the site.
It's a shame that people don't post reviews much any more. They are always good to read as they bring such happy memories back - particularly on a good old British winter's day!!
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: alfa on September 29, 2016, 06:55:31 pm
It's a real shame the way the whole site has gone quiet over the years. The Argassi message board was one of the busiest ( if not the busiest) boards with lots of active members posting most days. There was always lots of helpful info as well as a lot of great banter. Unfortunately one or two members (who don't post nowadays anyway) objected to some of the humour & constantly complained to admin & as they were Kalamaki regulars their opinion counted more than others. When some of the Argassi regulars complained about this some were banned & others just gave up. The annoying thing about it all is that the main 'clique" of people that did the complaining have deserted the site anyway.  It's a real shame because this site is unique in its concept of a combination of Zante 'fans" who are willing to pass on their knowledge & there was always a flow of new members asking for that info. It had the friendly "chat room" atmosphere that Facebook & trip advisor just can't replicate. You certainly can't get away with the banter that was an everyday feature of JustZante on the likes of TA.
Ah well, if only we could go back to the "good old days".   :-\
It would be nice to see some of the old faces/names return.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: sophia on September 30, 2016, 11:15:04 am
Yes it'd be great if more people posted comments. I probably post too much ( can imagine visitors saying "not her again" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: when they see my name) , I always enjoy reading others comments though and so much relevant information can be posted on here.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Bill on October 02, 2016, 07:42:41 pm
I think as long as we are here it can only help newbies going to argassi, and I am sure Sophia when you are on about Zante you can never post to much  ;D
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Mike on October 02, 2016, 08:15:05 pm
Yes it'd be great if more people posted comments. I probably post too much ( can imagine visitors saying "not her again" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: when they see my name) , I always enjoy reading others comments though and so much relevant information can be posted on here.

Bloody hell not you again Sophia ;D.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: sophia on October 03, 2016, 04:43:30 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:Mike are you trying to give me a complex  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: The Bantams on October 04, 2016, 08:30:31 am
Think the problem is with places like trip advisor etc and then you get very complicting and sometimes very negative reviews and opinions that 000's of people see. There's a thread on the Kalamaki forum on there that has spiralled out of control that seems to be a personal vendetta against a certain hotel and a few restaurants in resort.

I'd much rather hear personal views on places like this, shame more threads aren't started or commented on.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: sophia on October 04, 2016, 04:33:37 pm
Noticed a thread recently on Trip Advisor re the best time to visit Zakynthos to avoid mosquitoes which escalated & had some unhelpful comments plus plenty of comments taken down due to being inappropriate...aren't some people strange? I mean to get into an argument about mosquitoes  :laugh:
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: Mike on October 05, 2016, 07:53:00 pm
Noticed a thread recently on Trip Advisor re the best time to visit Zakynthos to avoid mosquitoes which escalated & had some unhelpful comments plus plenty of comments taken down due to being inappropriate...aren't some people strange? I mean to get into an argument about mosquitoes  :laugh:

That's ridiculous.

I have in the past though got into many arguments with mosquitoes flying around my head at night-time ;D. Luckily (?) I suffered profound hearing loss a couple of years back so no longer a problem! Every cloud eh?
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: MagsTom on December 05, 2016, 03:55:44 pm
Just been looking at the message board, see very little mentioned for Argassi recently . So thought it's time it got a mention. We've booked to go next June to mid July staying again at the Family Inn really looking forward to it, it's such a relaxing easy holiday . Of course got Peppermint right next door as well. Also another favourite of ours is Waves beach bar catching up with Denny and his hospitality !!!!!!!!.
So it would be good to hear other peoples comments and get this message board going and roll on next June. It really helps during this cold wintry weather in Scotland.
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: sophia on December 06, 2016, 05:52:43 pm
Have passed through ( and stopped) Argassi many times whilst on holiday. I like it, the beach is very narrow there though isn't it?
Title: Re: Message board gone quiet?
Post by: les on June 05, 2017, 11:51:59 am
Have passed through ( and stopped) Argassi many times whilst on holiday. I like it, the beach is very narrow there though isn't it?
The beach that most people see down from the crossroads is a bit poor but there's actually a fairly decent stretch to the left (as you look at the sea) past the Kamara Beach Hotel by the bridge. There's sunbeds, decent sand & a shallow, sandy sea. its a nice place, especially for kids who like the sea.