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09-01-2019, 12:22   #1
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AMA forum in 2018, a year in review.

Hi guys,
We had a bumper year for AMAs in 2018 with 29 taking place in the forum altogether - it was our second busiest year ever coming second only to an enormous 32 AMAs in 2015! We really had a great range of applicants and topics and we'd love to see similar again this year. We have two possible AMAs with people who had to postpone late in 2018 so hopefully we'll have something new up soon.

In the meantime, I've compiled a few lists of the more popular threads below and all of the 2018 AMAs are listed at the bottom in case you missed any or would like to re-read your favourites. I'd encourage everyone to think about doing one if they think they have something interesting to talk about. You can PM me, email me on niamh@boards.ie or fill in this form any time.

[All numbers and order of 'popularity' were correct at the time of gathering the stats together on 8/1/2019 but may change over time]

Top 5 Most Read AMAs of 2018 in reverse order

5. Commercial Pilot - 36,387 views
4. Car Salesman - 40,221 views
3. Someone who's had an affair - 60,644 views
2. Country barman - 85,270 views
1. Swinger - 175,645 views


Top 5 Most Posted in AMAs of 2018 in reverse order

5. Christmas FM - 209 posts
4. Commercial Pilot - 228 posts
3. Someone who's had an affair - 266 posts
2. Country barman - 331 posts
1. Swinger - 503 posts


Top 5 most read AMAs of all time

5. [2018] Country barman
4. [2017] Ex-prisoner
3. [2014] Prison Officer
2. [2018] Swinger
1. [2017] Irish escort


Top AMA Requests of 2018 if you fit the bill in any way for any of these, please think about applying
  • Mortician/Undertaker
  • Child protection worker for Tusla
  • Lottery winner (a life-changing amount, not €27 on a Quick Pick )
  • A dark web expert | A nun (these were mentioned in the same post, hard to know which one the Thanks were for so I've added both)
  • M.T. Cranium from the Weather forum
  • A monk or buddhist who lives a very spiritual life
To add you rown suggestions of the type of people you'd like to hear from, please post in this thread.


List of all 2018 AMAs
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09-01-2019, 19:01   #2
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I made 2 attempts to read Irish Escort/Swinger but that bug that makes Touch and Desktop forget where you finished off make long threads unreadable on here....for me anyway. If a thread is already pages long when I see it I just don't bother even clicking in anymore.
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That shouldn't be happening, how long ago did you attempt to read them? Touch should remember where you left off and on desktop you need to hit the small arrow next to the thread title to get to the next unread post.
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That shouldn't be happening, how long ago did you attempt to read them? Touch should remember where you left off and on desktop you need to hit the small arrow next to the thread title to get to the next unread post.
I know about the arrow.

Ah, I seen it mentioned in feedback awhile ago by someone and it's partly my fault as the time between my clicking in to some threads can be a good while and the site "forgets". Touch is much worse than desktop, 10 days (ish) and it's back to page 1.

And I just won't bother trying to find where I was then so I just leave it and that has developed into "Ok, this thread is already 15 pages long, I'm not even gonna read it at all."
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Well at least when they are closed you know they aren't getting any longer I suppose!

You're right the cookie that remembers where you left has an expiry date, so if it's a long time between reads you'll be redirected to the start.
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Some AMA's would be interesting if only there wasnt a pile on of abuse.

There was one by a traveller girl before - she was interesting - but it was destroyed by muppets repeatedly roaring at her about where she got her money from.

Whereas the escort one was far less interesting but no one seemed to care about her not paying tax on the income.

Anyway.

Id like to see ones from:
A blacksmith.
A private investigator
A member of the clergy
A judge
A stand up comedian
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Some AMA's would be interesting if only there wasnt a pile on of abuse.

There was one by a traveller girl before - she was interesting - but it was destroyed by muppets repeatedly roaring at her about where she got her money from.

Whereas the escort one was far less interesting but no one seemed to care about her not paying tax on the income.

Anyway.

Id like to see ones from:
A blacksmith.
A private investigator
A member of the clergy
A judge
A stand up comedian
A judge would probably get more abuse than that girl!
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A judge would probably get more abuse than that girl!
Quite possibly - maybe with ones likely to cause abuse the questions could be pre moderated?
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Some AMA's would be interesting if only there wasnt a pile on of abuse.

There was one by a traveller girl before - she was interesting - but it was destroyed by muppets repeatedly roaring at her about where she got her money from.

Whereas the escort one was far less interesting but no one seemed to care about her not paying tax on the income.

Anyway.

Id like to see ones from:
A blacksmith.
A private investigator
A member of the clergy
A judge
A stand up comedian
You're right we didn't care and it was the most interesting AMA so far.
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You're right we didn't care and it was the most interesting AMA so far.
Do feel free to request similar AMAs - isnt that what this thread is for?
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I'd like to see a Home Carer in AMA.
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I'd like to see a Home Carer in AMA.
We had two carers on in 2016 in conjunction with National Carers Week, Emme. If you'd like to read them, you'll find them here:

- Now Ye're Talking - to a Family Carer for her husband

- Now Ye're Talking - to a Family Carer for her son

Of course, if anyone has a different carer experience they'd like to do an AMA about we'd be happy to facilitate it.
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