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Wolvo

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I really miss the old tad [frown]
tad

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I also miss the old tadpole.com site
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So do I
Scottishguy

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I have to say I do miss some aspects of it myself.
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It was the craziest, maddest site ever - you just never knew whether you were talking to a real person.  But I do miss it, because it was so easy to find people there. Since it shut down, I've had to venture onto the Facebook donor groups, which I didn't really want to do.
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Quite true, I was never sure if I was real or not [wink] and most people on there were DWP- shame we never got the books - Tadpole the early years, tadpole when it started to go wrong, and book 3 - Bad, mad and dangerous years, why I closed the site and shot myself. [biggrin]  

Still it had to close- in the end it was hurting a lot of people - me thinks

I don't like the facebooks - too open to the world, when it is a private matter. 

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It was the craziest, maddest site ever - you just never knew whether you were talking to a real person.  But I do miss it, because it was so easy to find people there. Since it shut down, I've had to venture onto the Facebook donor groups, which I didn't really want to do.
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The unique thing about the original Tadpole was that it (for reasons unknown) fostered a culture of open discussion that has yet to be replicated by any other site (even those that have attempted to "clone" it by using the same format and hosting company etc.

While there are many similar sites to Tadpole (often set up by ex members) these function mainly as "notice boards" for posting ads and replying.   

An important function no doubt but not a like for like replacement and a failure in one important sense if the goal is to replicate Tadpole.

Even sites that claim to wish to encourage discussion rarely (if ever) see discussions get "off the ground".

This often leads to a rather "sanitised" atmosphere. 
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I will start again as my reply just disappeared. 

I've not seen anybody trying to clone Tadpole - to do that you just set it up exactly the same format with all the right trolls etc.  Starting discussion and donation type sites is not the same as cloning.


But really, You can't replicate something set in a time period. When Tadpole first started it was a time when there were not many private donation sites about and everyone was learning, it produced a pool of people interested and connected, it had its day, and things are different now, don't see how it could be replicated without the same members again, and even then they would not be interested/post as their knowledge and requirements have changed. & how do you replace Frank- not that one would want to. [tongue]  

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The unique thing about the original Tadpole was that it (for reasons unknown) fostered a culture of open discussion that has yet to be replicated by any other site (even those that have attempted to "clone" it by using the same format and hosting company etc.

 
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Fair enough points.

However. I'm not sure that when the OP said he missed Tadpole he was talking about the trolls.  

It certainly wasn't what I had in mind when I posted (which I rarely do any more)

I think Tadpole had a certain "atmosphere" about it that is missing from the copy cat sites.

I think that the trolls *detracted* from that rather than being the thing that caused it.

The fact that this thread is the one thread that people feel tempted to contribute to is testament to that.

Also Tadpole Town was not just about Frank. There were a number of different "characters" on their that each made a contribution. Without being trolls at all.


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I set this site up when the old .co.uk site shut down after trying to contact the original owner.
It had nothing to do with the .com site that was still trading at the same time as this one.i agree the dot com site was getting out of hand with too many bullies ets and needed to close in the end, but i hope this site is helping people.
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I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that the original .co.uk site was owned and run by Frank (FQ) and was set up by him because at the time the .com had been closed a couple of times for what was stated as maintenance. It was set up as a site for use when the .com site was closed. The owner of .com was not the same as .co.uk.

& I doubt that Frank would have been in a position or want to sell the site.   

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I set this site up when the old .co.uk site shut down after trying to contact the original owner.
It had nothing to do with the .com site that was still trading at the same time as this one.i agree the dot com site was getting out of hand with too many bullies ets and needed to close in the end, but i hope this site is helping people.
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NO it was owned by a woman actualy and nothing at all to do with FQ i did try to contact her but i guess she just had enough with the flack she was getting along with the .com site
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It was 'UpNorth' donor and his constant page upon page of spam which caused the closure of Tadpole.com and although it was once a busy site, I believe the owner revealing private details of members for the world to see was so, so wrong. Most donors there were unprofessional in that if the recipient was AI only, and most were, when she refuses NI he will get butt sore and make the working arrangement very difficult for her, even if she's paying him! Must be a pride thing.

People should also be warned that sites such as these do not provide the haven of anonymity, when compared to the FB sites, that we think they do. Anybody can pretend to be sincere when setting up a donation site. I hope this site and the donordaddy one CLOSE soon, or will it take an UpNorth job for that?

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Do you have some proof to back that claim up? It is easy for people to pretend to own something. I have to disagree with you with regard to FQ having nothing to do with it; appointed or not he certainly was all over the .co.uk site like a bad rash, I believe it was his idea. & it was a good idea because suddenly the .com site would close without any notice and recipients would suddenly lose contact. 

So one has to ask why was the .co.uk site closed way before the .com site - does not make sense.

& I agree with gagnant regarding the owner giving revealing private details either first hand or by allowing the information to stay on the site as completely wrong, particularly so if the person has a medical condition.

I don't however think FB sites are the way to go, it's ok if you know what you are doing and if the FB is set up correctly, but it can open up private details to a donor, or recipients parents and friends. 

Upnorth was a pain in the arse on Tadpole.com but he was only one of many and it was not about him, he was a johnny come lately, and the site was overdue to close. On the poll at the end about 50% of those that voted wanted the site to close. Quite a lot when you remember that a lot of old good members had already let there feet do the voting. 



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NO it was owned by a woman actualy and nothing at all to do with FQ i did try to contact her but i guess she just had enough with the flack she was getting along with the .com site
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Who has a medical condition? - if you're referring to fat L and her allegations (lies) against Frank, she had it coming I'm glad it wasn't deleted. Leaving his career and marriage in tatters because SHE felt dirty and couldn't live with what SHE had done. You should have seen her in court, couldn't look anyone in the eye. Sign of weakness.
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