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Discuss The Archers - yes, this really is Thread 103. Are you going to vote for feet, stations of the cross, or a hologram? Will Natasha ever return? Will Russ ever leave?

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DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 19:33:42


Exciting times - this thread will witness our star 100,000th post star in this long-running unbroken chain of threads.

New and old posters welcome. Don't spoil with any future plotlines.

And if you need a beginners' guide see here:


Carry on...

Wheresmyvagina Wed 01-May-19 19:35:20


KingscoteStaff Wed 01-May-19 19:36:15

Nicely protocolled.

GabrielleNelson Wed 01-May-19 19:49:08

Thanks, DDD! Sorry to have been AWOL.

MikeUniformMike Wed 01-May-19 20:01:45

Bunting, underpants and money.

DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 20:08:59

No problem, Gabrielle. I'm reserving my hard stare for the likes of grumiosmum casually sitting around on the last thread chatting while post 990 passes by... angry

Mike - what's the underpants reference?

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 01-May-19 20:17:33

Thanks D^3

Will there be a prize for the 100,000 post?

DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 20:30:11

Will there be a prize for the 100,000 post?

I don't know, Bore - you're the one with the crystal ball. grin

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 01-May-19 20:35:35

The 🔮 can be very selective in what it chooses to reveal. It is a law unto itself!

Fink Wed 01-May-19 20:45:35

Thanks DDD. I was contemplating volunteering to set up the new thread, but then I realised that we would go over 1000 posts with me asking how to link to it (again grin ), plus we would have gone well over by the time I thought of any kind of witty title.

I was at work earlier. Just catching up now. George unexpectedly turned up with a new game when the last lot of money went missing, didn't he? The one Alf took the blame for. I can't remember if it was a computer game or something else.

LassOfFyvie Wed 01-May-19 20:58:23

I like Leonard.

And if Susan can keep her mouth shut, boop for Susan.

JessieMcJessie Wed 01-May-19 21:07:21

Can I just say, DDD in defence of Grumio’sMum that if you are using the mobile site on iPhone it doesn’t give any indication of post count on a thread so most of us never have any idea what number of posts we have got to. In fact I’ve often wondered how you keep track and whether you MN from a desktop.

JessieMcJessie Wed 01-May-19 21:11:38

Threads in “I’m on” have a number listed against them but that is only the number of posts since you last opened the thread.

DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 21:30:02

Fair enough, Jessie. I probably should have made it clearer that as well as hard stare my tongue was firmly in my cheek. grin

JessieMcJessie Wed 01-May-19 21:38:11

But how DO you keep count?

DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 21:46:23

I'm mainly on the desktop, but on my phone (android), it shows the total post count.

If you asking how I know that we are coming up to 100,000 posts, that's down to a spreadsheet that I've maintained for the last five years blush where I note the total posts as each thread is succeeded by the next.

Motoko Wed 01-May-19 22:02:24

Someone's underpants have also gone missing, from their washing line. It was mentioned tonight when Susan was talking to Clarrie.

It seems pretty obvious it's George who nicked the money, as he's suddenly got a new game that he'd been told he needed to save up for.

BagpussAteMyHomework Wed 01-May-19 22:36:28

Isn’t is amazing how quickly new people get assimilated into families in Ambridge? Leonard has hardly known Jill five minutes and already Leonard is scampering around in the attic with Freddie.

birdsdestiny Wed 01-May-19 22:38:57

smile It was a nice scene though .

JessieMcJessie Wed 01-May-19 22:42:37

I loved Fred and Len. I think for Freddie he opened up a bit because he knew that Len was a trusted quantity because endorsed by Jill, and Len felt that it was OK for him to talk to Freddie like that because he is getting closer and closer to Jill, but at the same time he came without all the prior Archer knowledge that might have made him too close to the family to advise impartially. Plus Freddie probably enjoyed having a kindly grandfather figure to talk to.

DadDadDad Wed 01-May-19 23:15:51

It probably helps that Leonard appears to have more emotional intelligence than the entire Archer family put together.

BagpussAteMyHomework Wed 01-May-19 23:25:47

but what about the fake watercolours? shockshockshock

EBearhug Thu 02-May-19 03:26:37

Checking in!

thislido Thu 02-May-19 04:37:49

Thanks for the new thread.

GeorgeTheBleeder Thu 02-May-19 08:10:17

Thanks for the new thread. Looking forward, as always, to the wild MN partying when we reach the next milestone. 🎉🎉🎉

Tentative BOOP for Freddie and his new best friend. I like this strand of showing the heir LL through new eyes. Just wish the script could be less stilted / flat / predictable.

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