On Fri 14 Jun at 11:16pm Basil wrote:
One entry on here on 13 and 14 June, two if you include this. I think we're approaching the end.
On Sat 15 Jun at 7:49am Bert wrote:
I think people have a problem loging in these days, quite often posts fail. Mine did and on contacting Webmaster apparently I had been mysteriously banned ! Plus all the truly argumentative folk seem to have moved to Facebook Lewes Present ! That seems far worse than this ever did !!
People are odd.
On Sat 15 Jun at 9:45am sunshine wrote:
Think Facebook has won...
On Sat 15 Jun at 9:47am Tom Pain wrote:
Yes. If you want to get rid of something all you have to do is make it difficult to do it. Censorship lite. I love the quote of the moments- all of them totally ignored in the dissent forbidden climate of political correctness pervading everything.
On Sat 15 Jun at 10:41am Blatant Liar wrote:
As said, Emma Howard and her fellow loud mouth cronies have moved to Lewes Present, and Political Lewes where the delightful Jamie Whatevernanehesusing aggressively baits posters then runs away
On Sat 15 Jun at 11:01am Nevillman wrote:
There appears to be a lot more censorship on the Lewes present Facebook site than on here. The moderator has even admitted to taking down stuff he doesn't agree with and threads he doesn't think are local enough. I keep checking this site and haven't given up on it yet.
On Sat 15 Jun at 4:04pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
Sadly, it is. The forum has been struggling for quite a while, thanks to people misusing it as a political soapbox, but the final nails in the coffin were some very weird posts that began with the subject of women's stockinged feet and ended with some really vile antisemitism. It felt like a concerted campaign to destroy the forum. It's a great pity.
On Sat 15 Jun at 6:47pm Tom Pain wrote:
Quote of the moment -- I may not agree with you but I will prevent you from saying it so you can't make an ass of yourself.
On Sat 15 Jun at 8:17pm Green Sleeves wrote:
There's little activity here, but even less on the Facebook page.
On Sun 16 Jun at 8:54am Nevillman wrote:
It's just starting to seem a bit pointless. I could post on here moaning about the prospect of a populist prime minister, the Tories somehow getting re-elected, UK disastrously crashing out of the EU etc but what is the point? Some misguided but probably well intentioned individual will respond and I won't agree but get annoyed by their stupidity. Some troll or two will attempt to say something they think is clever and that will annoy me. Someone else will just use it as an excuse for expressing their particular viewpoint that completely misses the point and Hamid Barr will say something they think is clever about Pedro but isn't. Life was better before technology started allowing any individual with a key pad to broadcast their idiotic viewpoints. We could just have a chat with like minded individuals. Now by participating in this I have to listen to the views of too many morons.
On Sun 16 Jun at 10:47am stig of the dump wrote:
You have the choice of what you read Nevillman. There's an on-off button.
On Sun 16 Jun at 12:33pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Presumably Neillman, this socialist utopia you crave involves everyone having the income to afford them a half a million pounds semi on the edge of the Downs…
On Sun 16 Jun at 3:14pm Nevillman wrote:
Who said I was a socialist tooth fairy? Exactly the kind of meaningless comment I expected in response.
On Sun 16 Jun at 5:32pm Hamid Barr wrote:
Very interesting post Nevillman.
Says a lot about you.
You like to have a chat with likeminded individuals but people who have a differing viewpoint are stupid. Such a shame these morons you mention have access to a computer. Once you're in charge you can have them all banned.
On Sun 16 Jun at 7:17pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Nevillman, you are obviously not a socialist, but you, like many, enjoy radiating virtue.
On Mon 17 Jun at 7:54am Nevillman wrote:
As it happens Hamid I do think that people who believe it is a good thing for the UK to leave the EU do hold a stupid viewpoint. The issue of whether society is better now that anyone can widely publicise their views is debatable. That is very different to saying that I want them banned and your post suggesting that I am saying that is an interesting contribution to that debate. As for the raising virtue comment, that sounds like another one of these right wing words and phrases eg Snowflake, virtue signalling where they attempt to choose the debate by labelling. If you think someone saying they think staying in the EU is good is raising virtue then good for you.
On Mon 17 Jun at 8:33am Hamid Barr wrote:
Very good of you to prove my point Nevillman. And the Tooth Fairy will be likewise grateful.
PS I never said you wanted anyone banned I simply suggested the option - you being a member of the sneering classes and all that
On Tue 18 Jun at 1:37pm David Stanley wrote:
Ironic that posting "it's dying" leads to a small fluffy of activity. I think we are all a bit addicted to drama and doom rather than constructive engagement. The most intelligent people I know seem quite reluctant to pour out their opinions on everything. It's quite liberating to say "I don't know."
On Tue 18 Jun at 6:54pm Nevillman wrote:
It's not hard to see why people don't want to post serious comments on here. Being misinterpreted and personally attacked isn't great fun for everyone. There have been some very good threads in the past in which reading the views of a number of articulate and knowledgeable people really helped me to clarify my views. I particularly remember one on the homeless. Ironically the demise of this one coincided with registration.
On Tue 18 Jun at 9:22pm Basil wrote:
David Stanley, my original 'It's dyong, isn't it' was about how few comments there had been, not about the quality of them. Personally I've enjoyed the argy-bargy and pleased to see many of the traditional racist and sexist morons have disappeared.
On Wed 19 Jun at 5:32pm Green Sleeves wrote:
We need a few Victor Meldrew/Hamid Barr rants to spark conversation up. It's temporarily quiet, I hope, and things should liven up again soon.
On Thu 20 Jun at 12:39pm Hamid Barr wrote:
@Green Sleeves/Pedro/etc etc etc how very pot kettle black of you. This forum is well versed in your over long rants as you express selective outrage punctuated by frantic virtue signalling. It'd been even quieter on here if you didn't consistently post umpteen times on any thread you're involved in. You would have loved the stacked heel era - would have saved you having to nail that soapbox to your feet.
On Thu 20 Jun at 4:43pm Green Sleeves wrote:
I never get tired of hearing an alt-right internet troll use the term "virtue signalling".
On Fri 21 Jun at 11:48pm mrs patmore wrote:
Golly I’m def dead