On 8 Mar 2015 at 3:41pm townie wrote:
Starting to get pretty ar$ed off with the vocal minority venting their political views on here. THIS IS A LOCAL. LEWES FORUM. Please go away and vent your sh1t elsewhere.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 4:42pm Voter wrote:
I agree. A reasonable amount of political stuff is fine, and topical, especially f there is a local angle to the post, but there are clearly a few people who think that by bombarding Webbo's Lewes Forum daily with National Politics, and posts as long as essays, they are somehow serving a purpose. It ends up being a talking shop between the few, and simply drives the rest of us away, even if we agree with the posts. I would ignore these epic thread, and pick out the more interesting threads, but there are so many endless political ones my screen is unsearchable.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 6:43pm Biggles the baffled wrote:
Nobody is forcing you to read it you pair of kn--heads.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:02pm Southover Queen wrote:
I'm with the knuckleheads... I lose the will to live after just one of Paul's essays. I love politics and welcome a good scrap with an opposing view, but honestly can't be bothered trying to pick out the odd pertinent point from the never ending flow of dodgy "facts".
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:10pm Algy the Assertive wrote:
Now look here Biggles old chap . It's just not cricket to call chaps knuckle heads .
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:25pm SNOT wrote:
See it as a public service. Just imagine how bad things could be in Lewes if SOT wasn't allowed to rant and rave on here. He's be ranting and raving outside Waitrose.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:32pm Old Bloke wrote:
Just imagine how bad it would be if everyone were as warped as SNOT.
Supremely apt screen name
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:34pm SNOT wrote:
Yes Old Croak you've probably noticed how similar SNOT is to SOT.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:36pm liberal wrote:
How do you think people feel after reading your more condescending posts SQ?
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:39pm Piddler wrote:
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:42pm Democrat wrote:
I like to read SQ condescending or not !
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:44pm Jimmy Riddler wrote:
Some of these replies are riddles - Vote UKIP
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:49pm Tipex wrote:
I agree. A bit of politics is fine but every second post? There are plenty of political forums out there - this is a Lewes one so let's keep it local.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:52pm Buggles wrote:
Biggles, I don't read them, unfortunately this does not stop the the whole screen getting completely full up with the things. It is relentless. Do you not understand that could be quite irritating if one wants to read about local stuff? It is the Lewes Forum, not the Comments section on the Spectator Website.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 7:55pm Hardly wrote:
I agree. It's getting as bad as when fracking dominated every post.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 8:41pm Voter wrote:
At least Fracking had some sort of specific relevance to the area. When writing this, the first 60 posts are all 'political' . 75% of the first 200 posts are 'political'. Do any of these people discussing National Politics even live in Lewes?
On 8 Mar 2015 at 8:51pm Belladonna wrote:
So the national election doesn't affect Lewes? I would like to see more discussion of our local candidates and the policies they espouse. When are the local hustings for a start ?
On 8 Mar 2015 at 10:09pm liberal wrote:
Yes belladonna, agreed.
But do you promise not to tell us what to think again?
On 8 Mar 2015 at 10:46pm GhostofBarryFairweather wrote:
Lets just face it, if it isn't politics,or it's bonfire, or people asking stupid questions about the best place in town to live, rents, dissing a local business, slagging off local schools, hotels and or planning applications, complaining about council acts, missing or found animals. All quite futile and quite frankly boring subjects. So get over it.
On 8 Mar 2015 at 10:48pm Southover wrote:
I blame this longwinded DFL prick.Who unfortunately has rocked up in our fair town. ‘Roadkill’ jibe sparks storm
ISLINGTON Tory Paul Newman should have known that jokes on the internet can backfire.
Mr Newman, 42, maintains he was referring to his colleagues in Mildmay when he contributed what he thought was a witty riposte on a blog by national Tory pundit Iain Dale.
However, Islington Lib Dems seized on the comments.
Mr Newman, who works in insurance and is vice-chairman of Islington North Tories, wrote: “I have to confess that the denizens of Mildmay are almost bestially stupid. There is not a lot you can do with them… they live from roadkill and sleep under newspaper.”
He was, he says, referring not to the residents of the ward, but to his own political colleagues and their inability to deliver documents on time.
“I was having a laugh about my colleagues on a political website and the Lib Dems are trying to make something of it,” he said. “You would have thought they would have better things to do trying to run the council.”
Mildmay Lib Dem councillor Rhodri Jamieson-Ball took a different view. “It does not surprise me that the Tories haven’t got any councillors in Islington if they treat voters with this sort of contempt,” he said.
“The people of Mildmay are offended by these comments and I call on Mr Newman to apologise to them immediately, and, if he doesn’t, the national Conservative Party should discipline him.”
Councillor Lucy Watt, Lib Dem deputy leader of the council, added: “The Tory Party claim they are no longer the nasty party, but clearly nothing has changed. Senior members like Mr Newman are still making offensive remarks like this.
“The last time we heard from him he was arguing that Islington has too much council housing. Now he is insulting ordinary residents.”
On 9 Mar 2015 at 12:41am Pass the Post wrote:
I don't know what all this crap is about, if you don't like a particular thread don't read it no ones forcing you. If you really can't stand it and you've got the brains just start another thread.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 1:05am Villager (not la gay one) wrote:
Please would you remove ALL posts apart from MINE!
They're all extremely offensive.
I thank you for your prompt attention.
Wibbo does a difficult enough job without having toilet humour that started this thread.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 1:15am Voter wrote:
Belladonna. I agree with you. Unfortunately those aren't the kinds of political threads we are being deluged with. And as I am sure you will have noticed, why would anyone want to post an differing opinion from certain posters, if they are then going to be hounded and harassed rather than treated with respect, despite differing opinions. This is only an internet forum after all, not Newsnight.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 7:29am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm with Pass the Post on this one. No-one is forced to read any thread or post on here. There are a few posters whose posts I never read, because I know they won't interest me, and I never look at any threads about football.
When the forum gets dominated by a local issue, such as the sale of St Anne's, or bonfire, then someone pops up moaning about that.
Anyone who thinks the forum is boring might like to start an interesting thread of their own, instead of moaning about "boring" threads.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 9:31am liberal wrote:
Internet forums 101: Thread titles usually provide a clue to the nature of the thread content. If the title is offputting skip the thread. It isn't difficult.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 9:35am Democrat wrote:
On 9 Mar 2015 at 10:26am Forum User wrote:
The people who understandably say 'pass the posts' obviously have bigger screens. On mine the entire screen is packed with the same threads. Scrolling down through endlessly pointless political posts about Muslims, Stalinists, Fascists and other extremist drama is a waste of time.
On 9 Mar 2015 at 7:59pm Self Abuser wrote:
On 9 Mar 2015 at 10:21pm Clifford wrote:
What's wrong with Lewes people exchanging views on politics?
On 10 Mar 2015 at 7:31am SOT wrote:
Lewes has been a political town since Simon Montfort, at least, and Bonfire may be may things, but it was once a political statement opposed to Catholic aggression and supportive of Parliament. I see no reason to stop that tradition.
If you look back at the various threads you will find the vast majority are no more than provocative slurs started by some nameless troll who is probably drooling over a keyboard in an open prison in Tasmania dressed as Mary Queen of Scots with a carrot stuck in his ear.
Everyone knows who I am I know hundred of people in Lewes and if anyone wants to say hallo you are very welcome
It is an exciting election with all to play for so I will have a few things to say but I am all for calling out nasty and discourteous posts including mine.
On 10 Mar 2015 at 9:45am Old Bloke wrote:
Is that right Paul? Things like this perhaps?
Check it out here »
On 10 Mar 2015 at 11:29am Lewes resident wrote:
On 10 Mar 2015 at 6:34pm Newman is rude fecker. wrote:
My what what a nasty mind you have SOT.Shouldnt you be STT? So Typically Tory?
On 10 Mar 2015 at 7:36pm wrote:
Look, the thing is Paul, it doesn’t matter how many people you know in Lewes - you need to try and get some of them to like you.
btw – I’m a lot nearer to home than Tasmania, in fact I’m one of that ‘hundred of people’ you know. And no, I don’t like you. Nonetheless, I’m flattered that you think of me, and rustle up a dream about how I dress. Nothing questionable about that on a Freudian level.
As for you Old Bloke, don’t do that again please, that was as horribly disturbing as that time I got duped into looking at Lemonparty.org