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On 6 Nov 2009 at 8:18pm The Webmaster wrote:
I have removed 2 threads as I thought they were just getting too ugly
On 6 Nov 2009 at 11:22pm Lopster wrote:
handled with panache as ever - up the Webbo!!
On 7 Nov 2009 at 8:54am No Pot Pourri wrote:
As long as you leave the Chinese Lantern thread I am content.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 9:05am Lopster wrote:
Chinese lanterns - what are they?
On 7 Nov 2009 at 12:40pm Rose wrote:
Well done Webbo.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 12:52pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Good call, Webbo. It was most distasteful.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 6:09pm Roly Mo wrote:
In light of this, wouldn't it be a good idea for people to have to log in with a set user name with their real identities only known by the webmaster? He could then crack down on those people who are using other people's names, and it might make people think twice about what they are posting.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 6:31pm Gary Glitter wrote:
Roly Mo, I doubt that anyone would give a real name or traceable email address. It's already good as it is since a poster can be identified through IP details if required. Mischievous posters should be aware of this and the consequences. From prosecution to barred from internet access by their provider for violationg a providers terms of use.
On 8 Nov 2009 at 11:48am Rookie wrote:
Simple registration via email is the way to go. That little task is enough to put off 95% of the idiots.
On 8 Nov 2009 at 1:51pm Not from around here wrote:
I did not see the threads that have been removed but I dare say they were removed for good reason.
True enough that email registration would stop most abusive posts but unfortunately it would also put off a lot of others who like the fact that they can drop-in and post without registration - and I include myself in that.
I'm afraid that email registration would probably kill-off this forum as only the same few people would be posting.
You have also got to realise that there are often very valid reasons why people would want to be anonymous when posting - how many stories about the town or district councils failings would get posted here if people were identifiable?
No, keep the forum free and open as it is to encourage free speech and just deal with the idiots when needed as webmaster has done.
On 8 Nov 2009 at 5:02pm I dont live in lewes... wrote:
Using a hotmail/yahoo email address isn't going to compromise your full name, address and post code, not unless you're about to commit a heinous act such as high treason.
With regard to dishing the dirt on councils (much of which eventually finds itself in the public domain) I really don't think that's a personal security risk. If you have insider knowledge and are worried about consequences then don't post info' on the forum.
Many councillors are easily contacted by email... so if you wish to call them a knob then you can... and I have and will continue to do so.
What seems cretinous to me is the number of posters who change their ID making it thread related.
Bet your sweet *rse that "Does anyone know of a good chimney sweep" will evoke responses from Sooty & Sweep, Dick van Dyke & Little Boy Blue Stuck up the sod ding Flue.
Such brain teasing humour.
I prefer those members that stick with a single ID. You get to know their writing style and can relate to them.
The threads that I read before Webbo removed them were of a personal nature, but rather than sort it out between the individuals concerned an injured party took the unusual step of using this forum as a weapon to beat the alleged perpetrator over the head with.
Not wise, but I can understand how in the heat of the moment people who are rightly very upset make mistakes. What I don't understand is how others jump on the bandwagon and add their four penny worth of poison. What Vlad the Impaler is to peace they are to matrimonial harmony.
Christ, I thought I had bad people skills.
I don't know any of the people concerned neither have I any interest in affairs of the heart (only me own), but they all have my genuine heartfelt best wishes in sorting it out.
I'm glad Webbo removed the threads.
Nothing more to see here... move along.

On 9 Nov 2009 at 2:09pm sashimi wrote:
Registration killed off the Lewes Matters website. People just can't be bothered to go through the process.

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To be more specific~ on the pages of posts, above " the quote of the moment" box, there is another box "last post". I clicked it... more
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