On 5 Nov 2011 at 7:39am Frank wrote:
I've lived in Lewes all my life. I'm even friends with a DFL. I love bonfire, not too fond of the government and follow this forum too.
What are you lot about? Moaning, bitching and slagging off anyone with a point of view that doesn't match yours. I've on various occasions wanted to use this forum to highlight issues but I'm hesitant to as so many posts get highjacked or ridiculed.
I for one hope this poisonous website gets shut down and you lot find something better to do.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 8:24am Paul Newman wrote:
I would support a rigorous comments policy. I think women especially are put off. Its perfectly possible to have vigorous, even bad tempered debate,without descending to the playground.
With all the money they waste I would have thought that a small public budget might be made available for monitoring and running a community forum everyone could participate in.
Thats big society stuff isn`t it ? What about some money.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 8:25am What a waste wrote:
I'm sure that the Lewes Tourist office will agrees with you. Hopefully the forum will improve once the bonfire boys crawl back into their holes for another year
On 5 Nov 2011 at 9:54am Clifford wrote:
I see someone else is pretending to be Paul Newman. As a good Tory he would never suggest using public money for something the private sector is quite capable of supporting through ads. That's true isn't it Paul?
On 5 Nov 2011 at 10:12am Metatron wrote:
Clifford I think you have just made Frank's point better than he did!
On 5 Nov 2011 at 10:51am Paul Newman wrote:
Sigh...Clifford not even the most extreme Laissez Faire Liberal would go that far .Donna Edmunds was in charge of communications.Her replacement could invest in a value for money on line project. Probably better to upgrade this location in a joint finance venture for everyone.
I could recommend an excellent web designer and full time monitoring could be done from home for £7500 p.a. It could be a central inclusive part of Lewes life enhancing the virtual environment for us all. Small cost, large community benefit, nudge, big society bet you could get a central government grant.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 11:01am Clifford wrote:
My apologies Paul.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 11:03am Clifford wrote:
Metatron - I think you missed the point hugely. I was surprised to see Paul taking such a statist point of view and assumed it couldn't be him. Now he says it is I have, as you see, apologised for my mistake.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 12:45pm Mahatma Coate wrote:
Let harmony like a sacred river wash away our narrow egotism and help us to foster good relations with our fellow townsfolk.Let the Conservative open up the purse for the common good.Let the Socialist adopt sound fiscal policies instead off pissing lots of cash up aginst the wall.Let the LiberalDemocrats question themselves asking "what is it that we are good for?"and finding the answer to be b*ggar all ,may they slope off somewhere and do something usefull with their miserable lives.Let us all meditate on this and one day these wonders will all come true.Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
On 5 Nov 2011 at 2:57pm Post humous wrote:
I'm sure this forum was not started as a political soapbox.
Many of the non political postings are 'tongue in cheek' and are not intended to be taken too seriously.
The only time that they become offensive is when one allows them to be by some individuals adopting an egoistic self righteous stance.
Come on Forumers continue to have some fun, after all most of the postings are penned in that vein except those trying to score political points!
If there is a need to be pompous and extol one's serious inner feelings and political aspirations online there are many platforms available to do just that!
On 5 Nov 2011 at 4:39pm Shameus wrote:
I'm having fun on my own. I'm a banker (sic).
On 5 Nov 2011 at 6:32pm Deelite wrote:
I hope the web designer you are recommending Paul is not the one that made the web site for your business.
Anyway, it's not monitoring a forum needs, it's registration and moderators... just like any other forum on the internet. That would not cost money. The software is free. Mods are generally only to happy to be mods.
On 6 Nov 2011 at 4:44am SHS wrote:
Web designer? Public money & more monitoring??? All are the very last thing this website needs! The independence and entrepreneurial spirit of who ever is behind this website, and his/her responsiveness to it's community, leaves me happy that at least one thing in this country is just as it should be. The web design is better (=best for the user, not for the ego of the web designer) than 99 percent of websites.
On 6 Nov 2011 at 9:59am oilbarron wrote:
Frank. I agree. I rarely post. I look in from time to time to see
if there is any useful information. The forum is a good place for faceless
people to slag each other off. Stick them in a room together and make themselves known, they would all be nice as pie to each other.
Lewes is a great town, but there are too many sandle/veggie lib dems
around with no meat on their bones to tell how they feel to someones face.
I suppose i have just lowered myself to that level. Put me in a room with them and I will tell them face to face. But of course that will never happen.
PS - great bonfire celebrations, well done Lewes again.
On 6 Nov 2011 at 3:22pm Not from around here wrote:
What a waste - The Lewes Tourist office?? That would be the office that despite having lots of staff manages to be closed whenever the town is particularly full of tourists - such as on Sundays, hmm?
Whereas this fine forum is open 24 hours and is very lightly moderated.
There will always be people who make vicious comments when they can do and the fact is that most people only bother to post when they are irritated or angry about something rather than when they think everything is just fine - as you have just proved Frank.
Yes, it can be hurtful when somebody attacks your point of view on here, but at least this is a place you can actually express your POV and get an opinion or two thrown back in return.
Frank, why don't you redress the balance with a bit of friendly banter or if you are unhappy simply don't read it?
Thank goodness this forum is privately run and anonymous. Although maybe tourist info could take it over and then it would be online from Mon to Sat and definitelay not available when needed!
On 7 Nov 2011 at 10:20am Cliffite wrote:
The main thing it needs is an upgrade to the forum software, something like vBulletin, so people have to register with valid email addresses in order to create a persona and then post. It will stop anyone from being able to post as anyone and will mean IP addresses will be tracable should they need to be, or banned from posting if they step over the line. The main issue is finding a suitably fence-sitting moderator who is able to define flamatory posts / individuals rather than someone on a power trip banning people for not sharing the mods' viewpoint. (Not suggesting webbo falls into this category just thinking of some potential community moderators who would use the power for their own gain)
On 7 Nov 2011 at 3:39pm Napoleon Bonaparte wrote:
Surely being able to pretend to be someone else on a forum is all part of the fun?
On 7 Nov 2011 at 5:19pm ! wrote:
what a waste maybe u need to crawl into a hole
On 7 Nov 2011 at 5:51pm Empress Josephine wrote:
Maybe you should get yourself a sense of humour, you miserable futhermucker.
On 7 Nov 2011 at 7:15pm Yogi wrote:
Are the bonfire Gestapo feeling out f control ? How funny