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    admin
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    Hi all I hope you had a good weekend. I thought it might be a good idea to make some flyers. So if anybody is out and about at an event or something they can pass on a flyer to other good neighbours.

    United in Normandy Flyer

    Thank you :good:

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    brian61 in Normandie
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    I think that it is time to bring this topic to the top again. It is so easy to print off the sheet then cut into strips and keep in your wallet. Always useful for putting on UK reg. car windscreens etc.

    It would be nice to see some newcomers on this site asking general info/advice type questions. Can Admin do something to bring this site up on general google searches etc :mail:

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    brian61 in Normandie
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    Are others using the flyer ?

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    No, I’ve not used the flyer – not by putting it on car windscreens, at least. It always irritates me when I find scraps of advertising material stuck under windscreen wipers because I usually don’t notice until I’m in the car and ready to drive off and then I have to get out again and remove it. I rarely feel very kindly towards whatever’s being advertised.

    It’s occurred to me that I could make a car sticker though and put that in the back window of my car. I could encapsulate it to make it a bit more robust. Hmmmm… :yes:

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    brian61 in Normandie
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    Bringing this to the top again

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    I don’t have a colour printer, but if Admin wants to print some off and spend the time cutting them up, we’ll gladly have some in the shop. PM me for the address……HH  :good:

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    Yes, a bit of a leg up for UiN must be a good idea – it’s a good site that’ s easy to navigate and is particularly sensitive to its users. However, as Katsura has said, bits of paper on windscreens sometimes (in my opinion) tend to have the opposite effect to that intended and in all practicality just end up littering the parking areas where they have been used as promotion – this can cause an environmental issue in that they have to cleared up and inevitably somebody has to be paid to do it.

    I don’t know by how much the membership has grown since the site’s inception but it must be acknowledged that the only way that progress can be made is, at the end of the day, through cash flow and that means advertising. I do remember, quite some time ago chatting to a French businessman who was keen to reach more of the English community in his area and I did suggest using this site – whether he did anything about it I really don’t know – I haven’t seen him since. But the principal is there. The French are notoriously bad at self promotion and just expect everything just to look after itself – so talking to French colleagues in depth about advertising on an English site might be a star<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>t if your French is up to it.</span>

    With regards to members or new members using the site for information, I’m not sure that this should be a site’s principal aim. Certainly information is useful but the actual forums themselves can give very mixed advice which mayor may  not be completely accurate. There are endless sources of information on life in France all over the internet, most of which are extremely accurate and drawn up by professionals. However, using a forum to voice personal experiences is invaluable and can often avert a whole catalogue of disasters.

    Most of us who came to live in France must have arrived here with a certain basic knowledge of the country and indeed for many of us just a deep desire to live here. The sharing of these experiences on a forum can give the forum itself real zest – sharing the knowledge of things done, places visited and all the general stuff that makes France, by and large, such an agreeable country to live in. As much as information, these are the things that a newcomer to the site who is maybe thinking of moving here, will want to read about.

    Finally, it’s so good to know that when you’ve had to have a good old fashioned rant once again in your local Orange shop, that you can share the experience so that at least, somebody else can emphasise with a “know the feeling!”

     

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