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by Tim Lund
15 Aug 2019 12:03
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

On a positive note, I hear the dot life forums are pretty much CB free these days. Hopefully if nothing else, it will allow people to express themselves a little more openly, and have more discussion and conversation about things. It's not all bad eh. "Always look on the bright side of life, de-do,...
by Tim Lund
12 Aug 2019 20:13
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

JGD wrote:
12 Aug 2019 19:08
ForestHillNick on SE23.life has published pictures of his leeks.
Leeks, eh? I think we can do better than that!

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by Tim Lund
10 Aug 2019 19:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

Seems to me you're either a free market fundamentalist, who thinks there's no role for the state, here in regulating the private rental sector, or else that there is, in which case you need to come up with how you think it should be done best. So, mosy, John H, ghlpc, let's be hearing your positive ...
by Tim Lund
10 Aug 2019 19:16
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

rod taylor wrote:
8 Aug 2019 11:09
“CB clearly can't be trusted to have any admin/access rights over peoples data.”

...is really the take-home message from this whole affair.
And the take home question is why you should trust Facebook, Twitter or Google further with your data than him.
by Tim Lund
9 Aug 2019 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

From my friends at Generation Rent Lewisham Council has new plans to tackle negligent landlords and protect tenants from mistreatment. The council wants to hear from local residents - especially tenants - about these plans, which would mean all landlords in the borough would need a licence to provid...
by Tim Lund
6 Aug 2019 13:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 87
Views: 9959

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

I grew up close to a river, and I recall summer evenings when the farmer in the village would call round to say he was going for a swim with his family, and would we like to come too. Kids from the nearby city on a hot summer's day will still crowd onto some low bridges, and have similar innocent fu...
by Tim Lund
6 Aug 2019 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Development of Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Development of Beckenham Place Park

It'll be the last census, and it's always worth checking data, but the relative deprivation of Downham, and the pockets round here, are pretty certain.

What was the OU course you did?
by Tim Lund
5 Aug 2019 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Development of Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Development of Beckenham Place Park

Not making a comment on BPP / Funding etc. But just thought I’d mention that it appears as if the map has some sort of glitch so hopefully the info you are looking at/talking about is correct for what you want to say rather than deprivations scales being inaccurate! The bit I’m looking at in partic...
by Tim Lund
4 Aug 2019 16:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Development of Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Development of Beckenham Place Park

This is prompted by the current thread on the new open water swimming lake in Beckenham Place Park , but I thought I'd make it a separate thread. In case it needs saying, I've little sympathy for the grumpy old reactionaries who can see nothing good in anything new, and I think Lewisham Council are ...
by Tim Lund
1 Aug 2019 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 87
Views: 9959

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Rachael wrote:
1 Aug 2019 18:16
No parking charges, no.
Four wheels good, two wheels better, no wheels even more insufferable :)

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by Tim Lund
1 Aug 2019 18:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 87
Views: 9959

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Just returned from the park. It was so busy we had to queue for the car park for ten minutes. There were no special events on. Just people using the park. Are there car park charges? Nothing on the web site about it https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks/beckenham-place-park/features-of-...
by Tim Lund
29 Jul 2019 20:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Social
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Local Social

I'll be around. Avoid Wednesdays, unless you actually want to avoid me
by Tim Lund
25 Jul 2019 08:55
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Surely the fact it has been sent to a "complete stranger" albeit with the actual number redacted, shows it is not seen even by him as confidential? I don't get the game being played here, it makes no sense. Simply send it to the person it relates to, or an intermediate party who can be trusted not ...
by Tim Lund
22 Jul 2019 13:35
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I realise this is a serious thread, so apologies if that last posting was too facetious. Another, more serious side thought is how we feel about privacy in this new world of social media and Big Data. Edited, 23rd July OK - although no one's complained to me, I feel uncomfortable about what I posted...
by Tim Lund
22 Jul 2019 13:23
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Oh no. Does everything have to keep getting get more and more complicated? Can someone please offer some Clear Moral Guidance for us simple folk who want to have a forum for Forest Hill (and one for Sydenham) but don't know which one we ought to be using? Is "Don't lie" clear enough? Or as the late...
by Tim Lund
21 Jul 2019 13:46
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Chris runs the tech \ admin’ side of the forum, but excludes himself from the moderation team. This is done, Chris is no longer on the moderation team distribution list for messages sent to that list. This now appears to be brushed to the side as if it’s nothing. But given the evidence on Chris's t...
by Tim Lund
17 Jul 2019 10:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 365
Views: 33004

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Does anybody else see the parallels with the bigger world? Over in the US we have an American president who was upset by a few women and had to respond with racist tweets and blaming them for saying nasty things. Back in the UK we have lots of people appalled at the conspiracy against Corbyn which ...
by Tim Lund
31 May 2019 19:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Seriously, where can we talk about politics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Seriously, where can we talk about politics?

I don't think I know any 'freemen', although funnily enough, I was googling the Freemen of Oxford today, and then getting into an ill tempered exchange with my Dad's local councillor. I'd been out with a group of volunteers picking litter in a large open space which formally is the responsibility of...
by Tim Lund
26 May 2019 17:59
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Seriously, where can we talk about politics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Seriously, where can we talk about politics?

I know I'm maybe asking the impossible here, but I was struck recently to hear, literally by word of mouth, from one of the traders about 100s of school kids from St. Barts Primary protesting in Sydenham Road, as reported in the News Shopper here: Youth Strike 4 Climate: St Bartholomew's School in S...
by Tim Lund
11 May 2019 18:04
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5166

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

Amazing. I've been thinking how to share this with some conservative American cousins

The involvement of Ben Shapiro reminded me of this thread I started a while back

My spooky followers on Twitter