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On 25 May 2009 at 7:21pm Long Distance Whelker wrote:
Dear Mr Webmaster,
There is something fishy going on with this forum as I notice that I am no longer able to use my full name, "Long Distance Whelk Fisherman" and have been forced to use "Long Distance Whelker" instead.
Why is this?
On 25 May 2009 at 11:31pm Webbo wrote:
Apologies LDWF but I had to reduce the length of the name field to prevent the post titles wrapping at the top of this page
How about Lng Dist Whlk Fshrmn?
On 26 May 2009 at 7:38am Terry Thomas wrote:
or just plain w-nker instead.
On 26 May 2009 at 8:56am demon 2 wrote:
terry terry terry the end is near floods war nuclear 2nd coming and that is just the start 2010-2012 go to on worlds last chance on the internet or utube and type worlds last chance and see for your self time is running out u have been told
On 26 May 2009 at 9:04am sashimi wrote:
Webbo, thanks for all you do to run this excellent forum. In the absence of a lively local newspaper, it fulfills a vital role. But one thing bothers me and maybe nothing can be done to sort it. If two people post at the same time, the second one bumps the first from the sequence. That's OK because the one that's been bumped can see what has happened and just repeat. But if you intentionally or unintentionally click on a much earlier entry, you cut out much of the debate in the thread. This has happened to 'Surveillance cameras on the Obelisk'. Is there any way you can make each new posting appear at the end of the thread?
On 26 May 2009 at 10:07am Webbo wrote:
Thanks Sashimi I have been pondering this for some time and its not a simple one because some people want to respond to a particular post in the thread rather than the last one.
I'd welcome some views on this though.
On 26 May 2009 at 12:56pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Could you not include some kind of quote button so that people can reply to a specific post (With that post quoted in their reply) but still have their post at the end of the thread?
On 26 May 2009 at 1:12pm I cant wrote:
Ask LDC to do something about it.
On 26 May 2009 at 1:46pm sashimi wrote:
Thanks, Webbo. The problem with people responding to an earlier entry that way is that they then hijack the whole debate and block other contributions. It's easy enough to copy and paste a quote from the entry you want to respond to and mention the author's name. Or is it just another technophobic age thing that affects just those of us brought up in the pre-mobile age.
On 26 May 2009 at 10:20pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
I think that having the ability to "block" another user is very useful. For example, a forum user who chooses to leave libellous and vexacious posts can simply be ignored by using this "tool".
On 26 May 2009 at 10:48pm Zebedee wrote:
I agree with sashimi. Allowing posts out of sequence can be confusing and/or tiresome, for instance, people make references to posts that don't appear on the current page, meaning loads of pointless clicking to find what they are on about (see the one about how to spell "Cliffe")
SOTP - if people make such comments then isn't it up to webbo to remove them?
On 26 May 2009 at 11:44pm Angry of Lewes (Retd) wrote:
a pet hate of mine exposed at last - posting mid sequence - irritating beyond belief
On 27 May 2009 at 8:10am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
"I think that having the ability to "block" another user is very useful. For example, a forum user who chooses to leave libellous and vexacious posts can simply be ignored by using this "tool"."
Now, Spinster, I'd have thought a woman of your calibre would have been able to just ignore posts from numpties and trolls without the need of a special button!
Re quoting, you can do it by highlighting the text you want to quote and using ctrl + c to copy and ctrl + v to paste. Doesn't give you the neat little header that says who you're quoting though, you have to do that manually.
On 27 May 2009 at 2:36pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Yeah, an automatic header showing who you're quoting would be handy, and maybe display the quote in italics or something.
On 27 May 2009 at 3:07pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I agree with Sashimi about the local organ (Sussex Express) which is in dire need of some viagra. How about a micro-site that looks like the Sussex Express site but called Lewes Express that links you to this site. Might (doubtful) get them to think about their poor rag. Recently they have not been able to spell Lewes correctly on their website!!
On 27 May 2009 at 6:46pm Ed Can Do wrote:
The Sussex Depress has certainly plumbed new depths since "Cakey" Eccles stopped writing all of it. The worst thing is they never print the names of the "25 year old man arrested for assault in Lewes high street on friday night" anymore and seeing who I know that had been nicked over the week was my main reason for ever buying it.
That said, the Rodmell Parish Pump remains about the funniest thing you could ever read on a weekly basis. Whereas most of the Parish Pump things are largely factual and informative, Rodmell's, written by Pauline Cherry is a rambling account of her life and opinions on current event, of little interest one would imagine to anyone but herself. I'd recommend having a look next time you get the Depress, it really is quite amusing.
On 27 May 2009 at 9:11pm Angry of Lewes (Retd) wrote:
ANOTHER pet hate exposed this time by ACT - patronising!!!
On 28 May 2009 at 8:20am Terry Thomas wrote:
Testing Testing 123
On 28 May 2009 at 8:24am Terry Thomas wrote:
It kinda works, apart from the subject name.

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