How did I get the name “knowall”?

You might wonder why I chose the nom de plume “knowall”…

It’s quite simple. When we moved to Spain, we would often have visitors who were interested in our new life. Some even wanted to try it themselves and they had so many questions to ask.
I would answer them as best as I could. I didn’t know it all then and I don’t know it all now!

I would say that with all these questions being answered people might think I’m a right know-all, so when I joined the Arboleas forum about 2005? – I chose the name knowall and used this avatar of “Baby Einstein” (Not my image, I really don’t know who owns it).

My intention was to post facts and reliable information and to challenge falsehoods. This made knowall a bit of a “Marmite” character. I was a moderator for a while, whilst the forum was owned by Jason Mitchell.

I only use the name knowall on this website and my own forum. I’m no longer a member of Arboleas forum, now run by Phil and Sharron Taylor.
I think that forums, generally, are reducing in popularity as there are much more up to the minute interactive social media.
My own forum has been going since 2010.
There is a lot of useful information there, but this website brings it all into one place.

So, now you know!

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