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On 15 Oct 2016 at 12:35am Boofle wrote:
I don't know why but it seems that people of Lewes are using this forum to b*tch and moan about everything, anything and anyone. I have a lot of pride in Lewes and I think it's a wonderful, beautiful town full of history that should be respected and looked after. But the people of Lewes (or rather the ones traipsing over the forum) are really making me doubt the integrity of this wonderful town. Is there anyone else who feels this way or am I being too sensitive!?
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 4:59am Mrs p wrote:
Boofle, please keep in mind that you can post under any name you like on this forum, and there is no proper registration , so people post under multiple names and get away with saying things they would never say in real life, so it makes it seem like there are lots of bitter people, when in fact it is just a few with too much time on their hands and nothing better to do with their time. Keep the faith boofle, lewes is a wonderful place with wonderful people
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 6:25am Earl of Lewes wrote:
And I bet that if you met most of these people in the flesh, they'd seem perfectly nice. People are just getting things off their chests. Take it all with a large pinch of salt.
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 7:41am Positive wrote:
Come on let's stay positive. We prosper as a national by being positive and taking on the many difficult challenges of life as it is today. Spread a little cheer and do a good turn to someone each day. Happy Autumn to all readers.
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 8:06am Fooble wrote:
Boofle can you imagine how dull this forum would be if it was full of local posts about art events, town updates and messages congratulating each other for managing to move to Lewes? Well I can, the fact is people have different opinions and aren't afraid to share them (especially on an anonymous forum). You're on a forum complaining about the people on it, which actually makes you one of the people you're posting about. Ironic eh!
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 10:23am Boofle wrote:
I'm not saying I'm better than these people or that they don't have the right to post whatever they want but I just think people should be able to voice concerns with out constant trolling etc. And I would really like to be able to go on a thread about bonfire and get some decent info rather than having to sieve through all the b*locks and testosterone contests. I guess I will have to go elsewhere for my bonfire society info.
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 11:12am Pedro wrote:
The anonymity of this forum allows people to speak freely, which is a good thing, but it does mean a small minority will try to ruin the experience by resorting to personal attacks and digs, rather than discussing the topic in hand.

A lot of keyboard warriors will talk trash, but yea, as earl of lewes said, they may be entirely different characters and possibly decent people in real life when they can't hide behind random usernames to launch puerile ad-hominem attacks. Its just a bit of an insecurity thing most of the time rather than some sort of deep-rooted sociopathological issue.
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 12:50pm Pepe wrote:
I love to spread dank memes whenever I can.
In real life I am an ........
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 4:00pm Englishman wrote:
I think positively. We are on our way to becoming an independent nation (out of Europe); we now have a good strong Christian leader (Theresa May) who is prepared to cater for all classes of the population. Things look good for the future.
Unless you are one of the whingers on this forum, who think that the world owes you a living. Think positively, do your bit for the community- and together we can surge ahead.
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 4:48pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Is 'Englishman' another version of 'Jennifer'? One of the disadvantages of anonymity is the number of trolls. There's an arrogance to the people who think they that they can fool lesser mortals with fake right wing posts. I only like it when it's done well and has some satirical value, like Jennofer. This forum also had a number of fake posters during the argument about the North Street development. There was someone called 'Lewes' who was passionately pro-Santon and claimed to be a local, but once the decision had been made we never heard from him again. His paymasters no longer needed him. Perhaps the best outpouring of bile came from our Scottish cousins, when they discovered that we'd burned Alex Salmond and launched an invasion. Like all Scottish invasions of England, it came to nothing.
 
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 5:34pm dat boi wrote:
Yee
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On 15 Oct 2016 at 9:59pm Gary wrote:
I have always found this forum a positive experience and always enjoy reading along and contributing from time to time.
Kind regards,
Gary
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On 16 Oct 2016 at 7:21pm @Pedro wrote:
Pedro who are these "keyboard warriors" you speak of?
Or are you chucking out another hackneyed phrase as you sit there wreathed in noxious fumes from the large a strange looking fag you're puffing?
On the other hand why not challenge them to meet up for a fight?
I'd come to watch it'd be far more interesting than you boring on about the wonderful qualities of drugs
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On 16 Oct 2016 at 8:12pm Rebecca wrote:
Boofle,
I completely agree with you. It is not you being over sensitive. This forum is so nasty. It is filled with horrible posts.
One example is to read the nasty horrible sarcastic posts written by Lewesians about Ringmer; it is a recurring theme on here for some mind baffling reason. Lewesians post completely damning comments about a lovely residential village outside of Lewes. It's utterly bizarre.
Read the horrible insults that Lewesians start throwing at each other on here, where they go completely off the actual subject and just start arguing.
I could give loads more examples.
I live in Glynde, having moved from Horsham to be nearer my elderly folks in Kingston. I never knew this forum existed until I moved to Glynde and on my first night I read through archives of posts and nearly did a U-turn back to Hailsham!
Whether it's because it's a small provincial town and people have nothing more to do or worry about than to hurl insults at other people I don't know. But it sure hasn't encouraged me to ingratiate myself in to Lewes town. I just stick to Glynde, Kingston, Firle, Ringmer, Laughton and other out-lying lovely villages that are all within the Lewes district and are full of lovely people who live in lovely peaceful countryside settings. From reading through this forum, I avoid Lewes town and Lewesians. I hate the negativity that this forum churns out. It's so destructive.
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On 17 Oct 2016 at 7:12pm Clapham South Hipster wrote:
I agree with some of the comments that Lewis is a dull place, it needs brightening up abit and moving forward with the times.


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