On Fri 1 Feb at 7:24pm Clifford wrote:
I've decided to stop with Lewes Forum. I used to love seeing the right wing know-nothing Bonfire morons. I enjoyed the middle-class Remainers who though the EU was some nice dinner party conversation for fluffy liberals, not realising it was acapitalist project. Lewes Forum has become boring and I'm lraving.
On Fri 1 Feb at 7:37pm nancy wrote:
I bet you'll come back to check on the responses. x
On Fri 1 Feb at 8:04pm Hyena wrote:
Didn’t have you down as a clubber Clifford.
On Fri 1 Feb at 8:18pm Green Sleeves wrote:
You can't beat a good old dramatic forum flouncing.
On Fri 1 Feb at 8:46pm Wizardsleaves wrote:
Well Clifford, as one of the more deluded posters and by far the dullest,,you won't be missed. We just need greensleaves to over dose and hyena to have an accident and there might be a slim chance of survival for this desolate forum. I bet you do check the responses with you knickers in a proper twist.
On Fri 1 Feb at 9:08pm Green Sleeves wrote:
I couldn't think of anything more awesome than overdosing on cannabis.
On Fri 1 Feb at 10:56pm jojo wrote:
flouncy-flouncy I say. A toys out of the pram kind of moment?
On Fri 1 Feb at 11:10pm Metatron wrote:
Clifford I for one will miss your no nonsense posts. One of the few on here not to have an ego.
On Sat 2 Feb at 9:25am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Blimey, Clifford, one of the few sensible posters on here and you're off. We may have disagreed about Brexit, but at least you had good reasons for your views.
Wtf is happening to this forum?
On Sat 2 Feb at 9:52am Green Sleeves wrote:
Just for the record, for those that were displeased with my previous comment, it's nigh on impossible to fatally overdose on cannabis, hence why I joked about it.
Anyways, don't go Clifford! I'll miss your conspiracy theories about George Soros, neoliberalism and Goldman Sachs.
On Sat 2 Feb at 9:56am Mark wrote:
It has become dull, ANC since registration was introduced. A great loss. And Clifford does have reasons for his views which lifts him above many others but the reasons are a bit thin. Of course it's a capitalist project but that's not the entire question answered. We're further down the neoliberal path than mainland Europe. Zero hour contracts would be illegal in most of the rest of Europe. Membership of the EU provides a check on the advance of laissez-faire capitalism. Are we to think that Brexit will turn us into a cosy social democracy overnight? Brexit is far more likely to produce a bonfire of social legislation. I write these words in an attempt to convince Clifford to stay and ARGUE. This forum needs all of the cranky old folk it can get. It's in its death throes.
On Sat 2 Feb at 11:17am Tom Pain wrote:
Death throes? More like the last stages of rigor mortis. Group think doesn't allow for individual thought,so I wonder if all forums will end up this way as everyone will self censor before committing a heretical thought to e-print that might get them accused of hate speech.
On Sat 2 Feb at 11:42am Green Sleeves wrote:
Surely the blame (for this forums so-called demise) can't still be put on the forum requiring registered usernames? Virtually every forum I've ever come across requires basic registration, so can't see the fuss.
Most forums also have some reasonable moderation. Why are people whining so much? I guess they feel irked that they can no longer attack minorities without being called out for it, banned or called racist, homophobic or bigoted. What snowflakes.
On Sat 2 Feb at 2:31pm Nevillman wrote:
Leaving this forum is no way to improve it. I do enjoy your posts but as with your views on the EU you are more keen to leave what is a potentially useful forum for discussion than remaining and do something about it. Your views on the EU and the reasons you give for it are utterly misguided but it I would prefer to read them on here than not. The EU stopped the rampant capitalism of TTIP. When we are having to negotiate our own trading deal with the USA, do you really think we have a hope of preventing it? Stay and argue Clifford.
On Sat 2 Feb at 4:44pm Ferret wrote:
What it does show is how cowardly the worst offenders actually are. Hiding behind unregistered names, believing they are undetectable, to make foul comments of one kind or another is not the bravest thing to do. Good riddance to all. And if people like Clifford feel they've got nothing to say any more, then fine. Leave the forum to people looking for their lost cats, or reporting traffic issues and local events.
On Sat 2 Feb at 5:08pm Penguin wrote:
If that was your final post, I’m glad you went out with a joke! Made me chuckle anyway. So wrong on Brexit, and from your post, equally wrong on Bonfire (or at least the vast majority of it.
On Sat 2 Feb at 10:39pm oldbutintouch wrote:
In the immortal words of Johnny Bristol, hang on in there , baby. Things can only get better (or was that tony Blair?
On Sun 3 Feb at 8:31am Clifford wrote:
Yes, of course I came back to read my own post. To all the posters I've crossed swords with over the years and learnt something from, and to all those I've read with a mixture of amusement and despair - thanks for an interesting time.
On Sun 3 Feb at 9:25am David Stanley wrote:
Am I the only one who has noticed this is the most interesting post in weeks!
On Sun 3 Feb at 10:38am stig of the dump wrote:
Of course, there's nothing to stop anyone creating their own "Lewes forum" website if you don't like this one.
On Sun 3 Feb at 10:58am Tom Pain wrote:
As you say G S " they can be called out as" ..... whatever your favourite bogey man is. Let's have it out in the open, no need to ban people. Noting that the amount of posters has plummeted since enforced registration is not whining, it's just stating a fact. In a free speech environment you are going to hear a lot of things you find objectionable - call them out. The totalitarian regime of Soviet Russia used the technique of paying lip service to minorities to stifle free speech. A good cause used to justify repressive measures is very difficult to counter and is a very potent weapon in the hands of unscrupulous people. The Nazis used the same technique, they all do and here we are falling for it. Control freaks exist in every society everywhere,they haven't gone away.
On Sun 3 Feb at 2:40pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Come along Clifford old boy. You’re better than this hissy fit. Save that for FB!
You know as well as I do most on here are sitting in their underpants in their mothers parlour when they post their drivel on here.
On Sun 3 Feb at 6:29pm David Stanley wrote:
Call me saucy but sometimes I even go commando!
On Mon 4 Feb at 11:35pm Peasant wrote:
If only it was as easy to leave the EU..... as it is to leave the LF