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What the Lewes Forum was like nine years ago

On 29 Apr 2017 at 10:53am Earl wrote:
A quick glance at the archive shows that in April 2008, the threads included the following: Shanaz closing down (?!), Thieves on the Nevill, Lewes the New Tibet, Question for local drivers, Motown music, The Pells, Twinkling streets, Lewes in the Guardian, Steve King fired!! - Takeover at the Pan, Twats with cars, Ideas for kids' activities, Primary schools, Tradiung standards just rang, Space Dust, Cady at the pells Pool, Shop with no name, Did it snow yesterday? Rooks going up, Mobile disco? Speedwatch in Ringmer, House prices on the slide in Lewes, Pipex - the service is rubbish, The financial downturn, Children need to be re-taught respect, Lewes Town Council Meeting, Where have my digi-box channels gone? ...........................................................................................................
A mixed bag of stuff - some posts more interesting than othes, but the point is that it was genuinely mixed, with a strong focus on the local community. Compare it to today. Even though we can now silence the political threads if we don't like them, it would be good to see that lively local spirit come back.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 11:04am Lively Local Spirit wrote:
And now according to Webbo it is more popular than ever Earl. Please don`t wallow in nostalgia too much eh! Times change.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 11:07am Pedro wrote:
Perhaps political engagement is just on the rise, which could be seen as a good or bad thing. We are not just concerned about what goes on locally, but what goes on nationally and in the world?

Or perhaps life was just calmer and better under a Labour government (even in spite of the global financial crisis) and a solid local Liberal Democrat MP? Perhaps our media wasn't quite so antagonistic, partisan or pushed national fears quite as much as it does today. Perhaps the deep cuts and austerity under mainly Tory party rule has worn people down and this is now what is important to people and therefore are talking about it more than ever. Maybe Facebook is to blame - as that has become also far more political in recent years. Back in 2008, FB was relatively in its infancy.

I'd genuinely love there to come a time (sooner the better) when the political environment isn't so volatile and the country isn't so deeply divided. Maybe then we can get back to discussing more trivial issues about the weather, mobile discos and indian restaurants!
On 29 Apr 2017 at 11:48am Sussex Dim wrote:
Damn furriners comin` over ere and stinkin` up our forum.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 11:59am Lib dim wrote:
Good thing about the forum 8 years ago was that it didn't have pedr0 pontificating all over it.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:07pm Pedro wrote:
@ lib dim. Any excuse to use the word "pontificating" for the bajillionth time eh?? Get a thesaurus chap.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:18pm Lib dim wrote:
More pontificating there i see pedr0. Pontificate. Pontificate.PontificatePontificatePontificatePontificatePontificatePontificatePontificate
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:23pm Aargh! wrote:
Lib.dim has never been the same since he got stuck up the Pope`s Passage.He has a bad case of P.P.T.S.D.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:26pm Lib dim wrote:
Love the way you think i am male. Mwhahaha.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:33pm Pedro wrote:
Ahhh good old Trolls - this forum wouldn't be the same without them. They're just simple garbage who know they're out of their depth intellectually. I'm genuinely thrilled that my pontificating impacts their mental state.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:43pm Greek pedro newms wrote:
Mental state? Haha says the one with no ability to detect a wind up. Pot dulling your senses
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:44pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Nicely ruined by one (below average) man again.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:45pm Pedro wrote:
Actually, pot heightens my bulls**t senses
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:46pm Pedro wrote:
@we'vehadourfun - you still fantasizing about me being naked again?!
On 29 Apr 2017 at 1:13pm Hot Lips wrote:
Haha soooooooo funny mwhahaha
On 29 Apr 2017 at 2:16pm Clifford wrote:
Were we going on about the Phoenix deveopment nine years ago? Or was it called the North Street Quarter, or the Phoenix Quarter? Or had Charles Style gone into liquidation? How our councillors must have missed his generous parties.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 3:56pm Mrs p wrote:
Think people with genuine local queries and issues are using other platforms such as 'next door'
On 30 Apr 2017 at 4:04pm Dan wrote:
Just post what you're interested in and quit whining ffs. Times change.
On 30 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm Clifford wrote:
Dan, if times change why have we got a Tory MP and a dodgy developer in the Phoenix. Seems like the same old same old to me.
On 1 May 2017 at 11:24am Dan wrote:
Clifford - I was not making a political statement. Obviously.

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