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  • stats Total Members: 620
  • stats Total Posts: 1,959,887
  • stats Total Topics: 23,095
  • stats Total Categories: 7
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Welcome to Fifty Plus Forum
Here at Fifty Plus Forum, the free forum for the over 50's, we aim to provide the Over Fifties community with a great place to meet and chat together and get help & advice too. Our forum is completely FREE and secure, so you can join like minded people in a fun and safe environment, to share your thoughts, discuss any topic and enjoy good company. We have been in operation since 2009, have over 600 regular members now and we're still growing. We pride ourselves on our Freedom of Speech policy so you can post about anything you like so long as it's not offensive.

Classified as a BIG forum by the Admin Zone Directory of Forums our members have generated over 1.8 million posts so far on over 22,000 topics ranging from Politics to Paradise, Film and TV, Computers, the Internet and Software. Photography and DIY. You name it, we've more than likely discussed it.

Come on in and meet folks like you. Chat, Debate, Discuss, ask for help and guidance, whatever you need to talk about, you'll find it here.

Simple operation
The forum is very easy to navigate and use. We have several main categories with sixty or more topic sub-categories to post in; from Health and Well being through Fun, Music, Chat, Debate and Computer problems including all manner of help topics such as DIY, Cookery, Gardening, Genealogy, Arts & Crafts, Photography and Computer help, Money Matters, not forgetting TV and Cinema discussion areas. We also have regular prize winning competitions and lots of members who are happy to help with all manner of problems in and around the home, you can post a question and it will usually be answered very quickly.

Here are some of our Members Only features:
  • Multiple discussion areas for Chatty, Serious and Debatable topics.
  • Personal Blog Area - Write about your experiences
  • Competitions - We have regular competitions with some super prizes on offer.
  • A completely private messaging system - unlike e-mail, you can send and receive safe and secure messages to/from fellow members - no spam - no viruses GUARANTEED!
  • Integrated Gallery - Show off your photos to fellow members
  • Topic bookmarking and advanced search facilities
  • No Advertising within the forum pages
  • No Dating or other matchmaking gimmicks
  • No Liking or Karma gimmicks
Membership Meetings and Outings
We have had loads of forum meets both large and mini-meets. These are organised meetings where members can come together and enjoy a real life chat amongst friends over a drink and or a meal.

Privacy
Fifty Plus Forum is a private forum for the over Fifties. We value our member's privacy more than many other Social Networking forums and as such no information about our membership is used for any advertising or product promotions. No posts are visible to the general public other than our Front Page area. We take the security of personal data very strongly, unlike some other forums and social networks, so if you decide to leave us, we don't hang on to your personal details and we will never EVER sell your details for marketing purposes, that's a promise! We do encourage forum sponsorship and our members have benefited from several major company sponsors over the years.

We welcome Guests to the forum but all you can see is this page, the articles and the topics some of our members have chosen to place on our public front page area, the rest of the forum is for members only, you can join us just to read if you like, there is no obligation to post anything aside from replying to your welcome topic and posting at least once a year to maintain your account, though we would prefer it if you joined in the fun. A forum is only ever alive if members join in. One post is all it takes to see the full forum.

Joining the Forum
To join the forum, click HERE or the REGISTER button above, fill in your details, include a valid e-mail and a note about how you found us. We'll then verify your details with you. It only takes a few moments. Once you've signed up, post a reply to the Welcome message and you'll then have full access to the forum.

NOTE: If you have recently applied to join us and have not yet received your welcome e-mail, please check your SPAM/JUNK mail folder, you'll need to click the link in that mail to validate your account.
Please also see the notes on the FORUM page.


ATTENTION RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS
Please DO NOT REGISTER FALSELY to gain access to our membership for research purposes, we'll just ban your account and remove your posts. We are more than happy to help researchers and students but only if they ask nicely first. Please use our Contact Us form and tell us about your research, we may already have a topic in progress and we are willing to include links to surveys etc.

* What's happening on the forum...

ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND POSTS! Wow!  :chuffed:


Do you enjoy reading novels?  Fancy an interesting discussion about a book you have read?  How about joining our recently formed, but now well established Book Club?

We have read several novels. We've have had some interesting discussions about our chosen novels and the characters and plots and settings.  We are light hearted in our approach and enjoy discovering other posters' reactions and thoughts.  There is no hard work involved, just a fun chat about a novel we have all read.

Come on in!


Do you enjoy photography? Then come right along in, we have dozens of threads covering a wide range of subjects. There's surely one that you could contribute to. We have birds, animals and wild life, sunrises and sunsets, a range of 'whimsy' picture threads with colours as their themes (these give you a chance of exercising those little grey cells) and a 'watery selection' of rivers, fountains etc,

So - come on in - and bring your camera with you! You might even win a prize in one of the photographic competitions that we have from time to time..."


As we're now classified as a BIG forum as our members have made nearly two million posts on all kinds of subjects and topics.


It's been said that people like to see what's in a forum before they join. Other forums that are open to the public (and search engines) offer this facility but we don't. What goes on in this forum stays in this forum, sorry, that's just the way it is.

* What our members say about Fifty Plus Forum

We thought you might like to read some of the nice things our members have said about Fifty Plus Forum over the years.

"This forum is the one I go onto most and value the most. "

"This is the most level- headed forum"

"The forum serves a useful purpose for us all, I think.   As well as a source of tips and advice from experts, it's good to chat and to blow off steam when there's no one around to scream at!"

"I don't log on as much as I used to but to know you are there is a real comfort."

"I love the layout for Fifty Plus Forum looks so lovely, fresh and bright.

"Full of admiration for this lovely new and uplifting design"

"FPF is my link to the outside world. I'd feel isolated without it"

"I love FPF and I think the mods do a great job and there's no other forum I'd rather be on."

"FPF is THE best forum as far as I'm concerned! +-+"

"I think you would have to search a long way to find a forum for older people which is as good as FPF."

"This is still the best Forum for me and I look in every day even if I dont post much.So thanks very much Hal and co >:d<"

"Still the best Forum for over 50s!! Jump in and enjoy!  ;D"

"I like it here though,best forum of the lot...imo... :OK:"

"And thanks to the mods for providing the best forum ever  :)"

"...thanks Hal for the best forum."

These testimonials have been taken from genuine posts made in the forum and have been edited / truncated to remove personal and unnecessary details only.

Some discussion topics open to the public.

  • post Re: Fun quiz. Can these questions guess your birth order.
  • It said I was the oldest but I'm the youngest with 16 years gap between me and the next one to me.
  • post Re: Fun quiz. Can these questions guess your birth order.
  • It said I am the oldest - wrong! Two sisters and a brother all born within 3yrs 3mths of each other, then I came along 13 years later.
  • post Re: I'm 60 time for India
  • It will be different!! Carry some toilet paper in your handbag because even if you find a toilet there will either be noine or a little lady outside selling you some. Quite often it is in a field behind a hedge-if you are lucky.
  • post Re: I'm 60 time for India
  • Hi and welcome. I was tempted to call you bleep for short! Hope all your dreams come true
  • post Re: I'm 60 time for India
  • You will need plenty of patience. Travel through India can be extremely frustrating.

    You might want to put your travel plans in the hands of an Indian travel company who will make all the arrangements, book tickets etc.
    to save what can be a real ha...

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  • post Is It Actually Possible to Be Allergic to Exercise? - 25 February
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  • The M247 Sergeant York was officially designated as a ?self-propelled anti-aircraft gun? but was for all intents and purposes a tank chassis with anti-aircraft guns attached to the top. The vehicle was named for one Alvin York, a famous and highly decorated WW1 hero who captured over 100 German soldiers pretty much single handedly. Unfortunately for the U.S. tax payers [...]The post Forgotten History: The M247 Sergeant York and Its Propensity to Lock Onto Latrines Instead of Enemy Aircraft appeared first on Today I Found Out.
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  • Travis P. asks: Is it true that Eskimos have dozens of words for snow? It’s impossible to say precisely how many words for snow certain native peoples of the far north have. Why? To begin with, we are talking about a group of related languages, not just one, and even within these languages there are variations from specific region to [...]The post How Many Words for Snow Do Eskimos Really Have? appeared first on Today I Found Out.

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