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Re: Introduction - Part 2
I was actually looking for a FAQ on your board, but since I can't seem
to find one, looks like I'm going to post nonetheless.
Are there any special requirements here to post? Do I need to be British?
Do relatives count? Does it help that I love Typhoo Tea, scones with
clotted cream and mint sauce (not necessarily all at one sitting)?
Just checking as I would not want to post and offend anyone here.
Bad enough that they allowed me to stay on the GMS Board.
...happily locating new boards to post on since the day before
I am Colonel Lawrence
(or as HeadLouse likes to refer to me
The British Invasion Squadron.
The first thing to learn is that you will not find a list of rules and
regulations on this board.
The 'Queens Regulations' are automatic with posters that remain here for
Essentially you can come for as long as you want, say whatever you want
and I don't believe anyone has ever been PP'd.
Well Lord Howell gets personally p'd, but we pretend not to notice.
The worst that can happen to you here is that you get sent to Coventry,
or slightly worse Newcastle.
I only know of one person who was sent to Coventry and they refused go
and one who voluntarily went to Newcastle and has been regretting it ever
Rather than have a rule book we work on 'common' rules (like common law)
and everything is judged based upon the views of the man who rides
around Clapham Common all day on the Penge double decker.
One practise (not rule) that most members observe is the 3 r's.
We Rec., Read and Rite responses to almost everything.
You have to be really 'weird' or on the board alone not to get rec'd.
Everyone (except HL) has a strict rank, that means absolutely nothing.
Most have a nickname; Piel is Pat, Mrs Peel, Moneypenny and HL's bit of
stuff (that last one was a joke!! very sorry Pat).
I would guess that the most popular indigenous member (no you don't
HAVE to be British, although it sometimes helps comprehension) is
Sapper iccy who funnily enough was the first chap you met (over on GMS).
His fame comes from posting all of 'The Ballad of Reading Goal' and then
all of 'War & Peace' for the infamous 7th April Victory.
Everyone also likes MizBlue (Mizzie) our champion immigrant poster and
cake baker and generally allround nice person.
HeadLouse (HeadLice last week, Eslington a few months back) is our
Yes you may read whatever you like into that!
I can't mention everyone, but somewhere (anyone know where) we have the
Panto list and the Roll Call?
Look out for RSM Ciggles (ciggs really, but iccy thinks the extra 'le'
makes her more feminine.
Then there is codey (codesmith the codebreaker), Kiss me Kate, Ascalon
(Sword Wielding Dragon Slayer).
Recent overseas vistors have included EdMaurus and WRG (WorldRecordGuy).
We battle with some (e.g. GMS) but generally get on pretty well.
JoelSenior broke a non-proliferation pact recently and thus got sent
to Coventry (but refused to go).
If you like 'The Ballad of Reading Goal', then more British poetry is on
the Oscar Wildness Board.
You may like my original 'Thomas The Tank Engine Goes To London' (a real
Hope this all helps a little.
Post some stuff - see what happens.
BIS and BISS (sssh! the Secret Squadron)
(Larry or L. to his friends)
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