On 12 Mar 2017 at 3:09pm Concerned of Lewes wrote:
What is your view of the continued and frequent use of this forum by a few wishing to bang on about their own political allegiance. It has zero to do with the local area or local issues?
On 12 Mar 2017 at 3:30pm Nevillman wrote:
If a thread is clearly labelled as referring to a national issue and you are not interested in it, can I suggest you do not read about it and meanwhile post about a local issue that is of interest to you. Personally I think the views of local people on national issues is of interest but respect your opposing view. I do not respect your right to attempt to deprive other people of expressing their opinion on national issues on this site.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 3:36pm Concerned of Lewes wrote:
If I went on a political forum and kept starting threads about crochet, do you think I would be welcomed?
On 12 Mar 2017 at 3:48pm Pedro wrote:
Unlike most forums, its not split into subject/topic areas. Most forums contain "off-topic" sections where anything and everything can be discussed freely (including crochet). If this forum could accommodate that would you then stop tediously complaining daily? Or would you find something else to nitpick at?
On 12 Mar 2017 at 3:54pm Lewes wrote:
Do you have to be so rude pedrro?
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm Pedro wrote:
Considering the personal insults and names i've been subjected to on here (for months on end), I think suggesting someone is being a tedious nitpicker, is fairly restrained!
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:05pm Ken wrote:
It tickles (and sometimes saddens) me that some people seem to spend every waking minute making themselves feel important by posting political drivel on this forum. Me, I prefer a good walk, good conversation, day in the garden, cafes, pubs etc you know, the things that normal people do.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:23pm Inthegutter wrote:
Each to their own, ken, but for the record I do all those things as well. I just find the time (often while commuting) to discuss things I find interesting on this forum.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:24pm Dodd wrote:
How tickled you are, and I'm glad to hear it.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:34pm Pedro wrote:
Ken, this isn't a dating forum, you don't have to list your generic safe interests
But yea, "political drivel" isn't always perhaps the best use of time, but it surely has to be better than frustrated anti-political drivel.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 4:40pm Mark wrote:
This town has a strong tradition of political discussion and activism. If Tom Paine was still about I'm sure that he would be ranting on here every day. Activism is what we celebrate at Bonfire. It's part of our history and the forum's content reflects that.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 5:57pm Jester wrote:
Well aren't you the perfect picture of lewes ken. Perhaps you should send photos of your life to viva lewes.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 6:17pm Antony M wrote:
Well you the perfect picture of lewes ken. Perhaps you should not send photos of your life to viva lewes.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 7:13pm Politics wrote:
@mark. So waffling on is activism? We are truly doomed with that attitude. Bet none of the droners on hear dare go near a real debating platform. They would get munched up proto.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 7:38pm The Greek wrote:
"Zero to do with the local area", well that is incorrect. NATIONAL politics affects Lewes too.
On 12 Mar 2017 at 8:11pm Clifford wrote:
Jester wrote: 'Perhaps you should send photos of your life to viva lewes.'
I really can't stand Viva Lewes. So much so that I bin it as soon as it arrives. Smug, glossy, 'My companion opted for the charred fungus...' What made me laugh when I read it was that half the town seem to be giving therapy to the other half (£50 a time?). There's that local, isn't it?