On Fri 6 Mar at 5:07pm Nevillman wrote:
Pretty quiet news wise on this site lately and I'm not finding arguing with Tom pain as intellectually challenging as I'd like. I've been banned from even viewing the 'Lewes present' Facebook site for criticising the appalling censorship on it so have been feeling a bit out of touch. Today I borrowed an identity that is still allowed on lewes present to check out the latest news that Mick Symes is allowing to appear on it. Huge hoohah over a car preventing a bus from going round the nevill estate. Symes is totally outraged. The photographic evidence suggests that the car is not blocking the road so a big debate about that from the worthies on the site. In retrospect maybe I'm not missing as much from my ban on access to Symes site as I thought.
On Fri 6 Mar at 11:48pm Basil wrote:
I feel like we're in the last days...
On Sat 7 Mar at 7:30am Mark wrote:
This is true. I might have to switch to Lewes Political. I've been pig-headed about not doing that because this forum is a Lewes thing. It's unique and it's part of the culture and fabric of the town. THAT is not a Lewes thing. It's a Zuckerberg thing.
On Sat 7 Mar at 7:31pm Blatant Liar wrote:
That’s what happens when you post left wing bo lox on LP, banned for life !!!! And a good thing to, you and Emma Howard are condemned to wander the netherworld of The Lewes Forum for eternity …
On Sun 8 Mar at 9:09am Nevillman wrote:
I got banned from Lewes present for complaining about the censorship on the site when the administrator, Mick Symes decided he didn't want people advocating tactical voting. I didn't want to advocate tactical voting myself, how people voted is to them. I objected to the idea that one person can decide what politically people can post and read on what appears to be a community site. Symes tried to do what no political censor ever normally has to do, that is, justify the political censorship. His argument came down to 'it's my site and I can say what I like'. There really is no other argument he could make.
I got banned for this. If you regard opposing political censorship as being left wing then I truly fear for the future of democracy. I would have objected whatever political view Symes had been attempting to censor as I would hope that everyone else would.
Symes is beneath contempt as far as I am concerned. He has proved himself totally incapable of administering a public community forum. It's a shame that this forum seems to have declined in popularity to replace it. The power of the Facebook brand I suspect.
On Sun 8 Mar at 4:41pm Blatant Liar wrote:
That tactical voting thing was ridiculous
Newell fisher must have taken a month of work the amount of ‘links’ he put on there
It just cluttered up a local forum. Must people can count. We didn’t need fishers constant patronising posts
One was enough
I’d have banned him too if I was admin
On Mon 9 Mar at 8:43am Nevillman wrote:
To avoid the enormous effort of scrolling past posts you aren't interested in you are prepared to let someone decide what political posts will be allowed on what appears to be a community forum then blatant? Can you not see the implications for democracy of this attitude?
On Mon 9 Mar at 10:42am 35+Male.Nev wrote:
Start you own group then. Simple
On Mon 9 Mar at 12:01pm Nevillman wrote:
Unfortunately I lack the wherewithal to start another group. I also think it would be hard to get people to leave the Symes site and move over. Not enough people seem to care that they are allowing one individual to decide what posts can and can't be shown. If he was to change the name of his site to reflect the fact that it is his personal site rather than a lewes community site it might be easier but there is no sign of him doing this. I cannot debate this with him on his site due to my ban so I shall continue to do so on here.
On Mon 9 Mar at 3:20pm Sleeveless wrote:
I don’t do Facebook but am able to browse the Lewes Present site. It makes good entertainment, although a little scary when you realise that for many people it is reality!
On Mon 9 Mar at 7:17pm That Bloke wrote:
Rearrange these words into a well known phrase or saying:
Life get a
On Mon 9 Mar at 9:11pm Green Sleeves wrote:
A get life.
On Tue 10 Mar at 8:23am Blatant Liar wrote:
There are other Lewes FB pages
‘Lewes’ and ‘Political Lewes’ to name but two
Why don’t you put a few vaguely interesting posts on either and try and boost their popularity.
There’s about two regular posters on both, probably the same two
Mick Symes tolerates stuff on LP that I certainly wouldn’t especially fishers nonsense
Have you ever thought LP is so popular because of Mick? Now there’s a thought to ponder …
On Tue 10 Mar at 9:38am Nevillman wrote:
I would prefer to stick with this site blatant. Hopefully it will revive. It's possible that the lewes present site is popular because people enjoy Symes' self righteous pomposity but it wouldn't affect the fact that he has proved himself to be incapable of running a community Facebook site due to his lack of commitment to freedom of speech. It sounds like you shouldn't run one either.
That bloke. You are attempting to close down discussion by belittling the people who have contributed to this thread. Pathetic. Maybe you need to consider who needs to get a life.
On Wed 11 Mar at 9:59pm Tom Pain wrote:
My Lords, ladies and gentlemen,welcome to the pot and kettle bout, in the blue corner......
On Thu 12 Mar at 8:46am Nevillman wrote:
Your post, as ever Tom, has me wondering exactly what you mean. Who are you comparing to whom and for what? Good to hear from you though and I apologize for being a bit rude in my first post in this thread.
On Thu 12 Mar at 5:45pm 35+Male.Nev wrote:
I guess due to "wherewithal".
On Fri 13 Mar at 1:56pm Tom Pain wrote:
Whomsoever the cap fits Nev, no need to apologise ,no offence taken, neither of us are snowflakes.35plus.... That's too cryptic for me, are you a crossword expert?
On Sat 14 Mar at 11:15am Mark wrote:
Nothing that Tom Paine says ever ever makes sense to me. I've given up trying.
On Sat 14 Mar at 11:17pm Tom Pain wrote:
Very sensible Mark, I'd hate to see you having to think too hard.
On Sun 15 Mar at 2:01pm Nevillman wrote:
To be fair Tom, it is very hard trying to work out what you are saying a lot of the time. Do you ever read your posts before sending them? I'm not convinced even you know what you're trying to say.