On 13 Feb 2009 at 9:55pm MD wrote:
75% for, 25% against. That, 3 people for it and 1 against at minimum.
Can a running total of the total amount of votes cast be shown?
On 13 Feb 2009 at 11:17pm The Webmaster wrote:
I have changed thre poll so you can see the number of votes now
On 13 Feb 2009 at 11:21pm zola wrote:
Thanks Webby....That's much better.
On 13 Feb 2009 at 11:40pm Sceptic wrote:
How strange...Its is now 45% Yes,and 55% No!!
What IS going on!!
On 13 Feb 2009 at 11:59pm Every Little Helps wrote:
On 14 Feb 2009 at 8:01am local2 wrote:
Just goes to show even the webmaster can be paid off to change the poll!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 9:39am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
How reassurring that 65% of people in Lewes see the light!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 11:35am Pearlie wrote:
I think you'll find that there is a game afoot that only wizards can play.
On 14 Feb 2009 at 12:04pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
You may find that the webmaster will do a double somersault for a slice of stale pizza from under the sofa but I doubt, and I blindly believe and trust, that he has the ability or would ever do anything like manipulating a poll. However I have heard rumours that he has the powers of deleting the internet so be careful whom you point your finger at.
On 14 Feb 2009 at 12:53pm geoff wrote:
I for one, am fascinated by this spectacular turn of events. I wonder how Tesco Supporter and SpongeBob feel about it. In a matter of hours, hundreds of enthusistic Tesco debate Poll-sters have come out of the cracks in the pavement, and we have a battle on our hands that makes the 'X-factor' final seem even dull by comparisson. We watch with bated breath at what will happen next.......
On 14 Feb 2009 at 1:53pm Spongebob wrote:
On 14 Feb 2009 at 2:49pm Agony Aunt wrote:
Interesting that the poll has shifted since Friday afternoon.
I wonder if the mid-week (and daytime voting) is by blue collar and unemployed persons, whereas weekend voting by more intelligent white collar workers!!!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 3:04pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
Agony Aunt - cheeky!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 3:44pm Wet Wipes wrote:
Spongebob, cheer up, it could all swing round again. Why don't you wipe your tears away with some rose petal tinted, organic, eco-cotton tissues from the shop that sells Air-Mile friendly non french Kent twine.
On 14 Feb 2009 at 3:55pm Spongebob wrote:
Aw fanks wet wipes...might just do that !!!!!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 6:53pm concerned lewes citizen wrote:
I have not come across anyone in my circle of friends etc who want a larger Tescoes.Lewes is the lovely unique town that we wish it to remain.I for one would hate Lewes to turn into one that looks like anywhere else you care to mention .I feel it would be the slippery slope into Burger king, Macdonalds and any other crappy outlets you care to name.We do not want it!
On 14 Feb 2009 at 7:09pm Spongebob wrote:
Oh yes WE do
On 14 Feb 2009 at 7:22pm lEWES CITIZEN wrote:
mOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE THEN! :| :| :|
On 14 Feb 2009 at 7:33pm Concerned Lewes Citizen wrote:
Well said Lewes Citizen.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 8:13am Spongebob wrote:
Well why don't you move lEWES CITIZEN....Stratford upon Avon would suit you fine
On 15 Feb 2009 at 9:11am Lewes Laugher wrote:
Nice to see such a high level of debate.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 12:52pm Rookie wrote:
The poll is worthless. It is too easy to vote as many times as you want.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 1:01pm Spongebobs square pants wrote:
Since Spongebob is living in the sea with a lobster, a clam and a host of other fishy friends, I'm not sure why he would be so utterly desperate to get an extension to Tescos. Regardless, his arguement (let's call it that) Is that people who already live here and don't want this particular change, should move. Where to exactly? The point is that there is an attempt to defend a town that isn't like everywhere else, which is why it is so nice. Do you see, Spongebob? So the person who should think about moving....is you. Because there are already loads of towns with all the big shops you desire, and it would make more sense.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 1:19pm Interested 2 wrote:
Really Rookie? I can't,cos I tried....If you have access to more than one computer I suppose you could...How are you doing it then?
Also,it's not as though Tesco is slap bang in the middle of town is it?
Tucked away where it is,it isn't doing much harm to lovely Lewes.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 2:00pm Spongebob wrote:
My arguement is, that myself, along with many others, would like the opportunity to go to a shop that sells stuff that i want to buy. The high street doesn't live up to that challenge at the moment and probably never will.
If people don't want the Tescos expansion, they simply don't have to go there, they can keep shopping in the wealth of diverse shops in our high street.
It's all about choice and i would like the choice of either going to the high street and paying inflated prices, or going to a new Tescos and buying cheaper stuff.....THAT WOULD BE MY CHOICE JUST AS IT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE NOT TO SHOP THERE.
If you think Tescos is going to ruin Lewes, then think again. A deep recession, lack of choice, inflated prices and the parking scheme will do that, NOT TESCOS.
And for the record about moving towns, i was merely responding to lEWES CITIZEN and his/her comments which recommended i move. People don't like it up em when it's given back do they ?
On 15 Feb 2009 at 3:24pm Rookie wrote:
All you have to do is to adjust the security setting to block the cookie that voting puts into your computer. If you don't know how to do that then you just delete it after voting.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 4:23pm Poll Fiddler wrote:
so how do you know that then, Rookie?!
On 15 Feb 2009 at 4:37pm Lewes Citizen wrote:
It was not my intention to be rude .I apologize.I merely wished to point out that many of us wish Lewes to remain the beautiful town it is.It does make sense that anyone not liking our little town as it is should consider moving!Common sense really.It would seem you have not grasped the fact of, larger Tescoes closing of small shops etc unable to compete.Result ?Moving in of rubbish outlets the like of which I mentioned previously.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 4:42pm Spongebob wrote:
please tell me what small shops will not be able to compete lewes citizen, and how you know this for a fact.
Personally, i find that anyone who doesn't want change and improvement in "our little town" should considder moving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 15 Feb 2009 at 6:18pm cato wrote:
There is no arguing with ignorance so do not waste your energy Lewes Citizen .Some people just cannot or will not listen to reason.I know that I will fight to keep Lewes the lovely town it is,that is why I and many others moved here to avoid towns like Spongebob and the like, would prefer.Of course it will affect local shops if almost everything can be purchased in one place.Use your loaf!
On 15 Feb 2009 at 6:27pm A Friend Lewes wrote:
Look at the voting on here Spongebob.1,089voted no.Only 606 yes!!!!Thank goodness for that eh!
On 15 Feb 2009 at 6:33pm concerned lewes citizen wrote:
Well Well Well.Says it all really.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 6:52pm Spongebob wrote:
Of course "A feiend Lewes"....i don't suppose you saw the votes when it was 70-30 in favour and then, as if by magic, the poll reversed almost within the hour.
Funny that when i emailed webby about it, he knew nothing too.
Cato, it's not a question of ignorance, it's about choice. Please please tell me how it will affect other shops.
Of course the high street can keep its twee, quaint status selling crap to peaple with over inflated wages and egos providing the sheep in the town keep following each other and buying the crap.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 7:04pm Rookie wrote:
Basic computer knowledge innit?
On 15 Feb 2009 at 7:07pm Tesco supporter wrote:
Unfortunately I think you're wasting your time Spongebob, there are too many narrow minded people on this forum. They honestly seem to think that that things like Tesco and the parking situation are to blame because our High street isn't doing well. I have tried walking around our shops so many times, I do actually like Lewes High street, but I can honestly say that apart from the chain stores ie: Argos, WH Smith etc. there is nothing there that I need to buy.
For those of you that think this town will end up like Crawley and other towns mentioned, wake up, there isn't enough room for a shopping centre here. As I have said before the only hope for this town is the people that a superstore would attract from other towns, these people might actually walk into our town and use our 'twee' shops.
I'd love to know how many of you 'anti Tesco' brigade can honestly say that you don't shop there?
On 15 Feb 2009 at 7:18pm cato wrote:
Would not touch Tescoes with a barge pole!Go to Waitrose when food is reduced.Go for quality not crap!You do not have to be moneyed to enjoy living in Lewes, just intelligent enough to appreciate our lovely town.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 7:28pm one of the anti tescos brigade wrote:
With you there cato. tesco supporter you must live in cloud cucoo land if you really believe people would WALK into town leaving their cars after using tescos.The nice thing about lewes is that you do not need a car .Pretty damn good taxi firms available.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 8:14pm Interested 2. wrote:
1.Taxis cost money.
2.Tesco's is ok where it is,it isn't in our town as such....
3.See below,Rookies post about poll rigging.
I was very surprised to see that 70/30 result change so rapidly too...
I no longer have any faith in that poll,I don't think it is functioning properly.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 8:45pm Nessa wrote:
I would like to know out of the people that voted, who is from Lewes? I for one am in favour of expansion, I am totally fed up with the (expensive) cr*p they sell in the high street.
On 15 Feb 2009 at 9:00pm Local2 wrote:
Rookie please clarify if you are for or against???
On 15 Feb 2009 at 9:02pm Local2 wrote:
Rookie please clarify if you are for or against???
On 15 Feb 2009 at 9:16pm Interested 2 wrote:
Well,judging by he sudden shift in the poll Local 2,I think we can assume he is against?
On 15 Feb 2009 at 9:34pm Local2 wrote:
Exactly what I was implying. The "for" were way out in front and after someone found a way to manipulate it the tides have changed. Why are you so afraid of change. This poll was never going to affect the outcome it was just to see what the average lewes forum visitor thought. I know more people are for than against so by voteing 1092 times what have you proven? Apart that we now know again that people are all for it!!
On 15 Feb 2009 at 10:02pm Interested 2. wrote:
So...if Webby hadn't changed the poll to one where we could see the actual amount of folk who voted for and against...(Bear with me..) Do you think that the manipulator (S) would still have made their point??
I am finding this slightly difficult to get my head around,but I'm getting there...
On 15 Feb 2009 at 10:04pm Interested 2 wrote:
And another thing Local 2....Does one person who knows his way around a computer make all that difference? Really??
On 15 Feb 2009 at 11:08pm Calm Down dear, its Only a Supermarket wrote:
Tesco Supporter, I think you just need to accept that some people don't like Tesco's, some people, like Tesco's but don't want it to expand, some people love tesco's, and some people don't care. Just because they disagree with you, or have a different balance of priorities that influence their decision, doesn't make them 'narrow minded'
If you think the poll is an accurate reflection of people in lewes's views, then I despair. It's a bit of fun. That is all.
And finally, if Tesco's is the goose that is laying golden eggs, encouraging thousands of out of town shoppers into lewes that would have gone elsewhere, then why, in all the years since it has been open, has the reverse happened to the high st, which has visibly shrunk, particularly at the top end, and central section?
On 16 Feb 2009 at 6:41am local2 wrote:
If that one person is sad enough and has the time then yes they coil make a massive difference - about 1092 of a difference. So let's be fair we will minus the 1092 off which makes it 700 for and 4 against!!!! Well I'm glad that's all settled.... Come on Tesco I want to see the diggers arriveing soon please.......
On 16 Feb 2009 at 12:46pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
Like I said, the poll is worthless, it's just a bit of fun. I haven't manipulated the poll, but it's fairly obvious to anyone with a little bit of IT knowledge how to do it.
On 16 Feb 2009 at 1:51pm Rookie wrote:
Just for the record I voted ONCE. I was only pointing out that it is very easy to fiddle it if anyone wanted to.
On 16 Feb 2009 at 10:30pm one of the anti tescos brigade. wrote:
MY POINT EXACTLY ! Calm Dear its Only a Supermarket!
On 23 Feb 2009 at 8:48pm demon2 wrote:
floods storms /3rd world war and the devil plus the return of christ the second coming its soon be hear lets worry about the things to come
On 23 Feb 2009 at 8:50pm Hedwig wrote:
errmm...are you ok demon old chap?