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by Robin Orton
14 Aug 2019 13:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 27
Views: 3727

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

I'd say 'Google it, Rod' if I didn't think you knew perfectly well already and were just being mischievous.
by Robin Orton
11 Aug 2019 15:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

This came up on another local forum. It was stated pretty authoritatively that election methods for local authorities could be changed only by Parliament.
by Robin Orton
11 Aug 2019 12:01
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I understand the need for online security. But I've never quite understood the mania for online privacy. I'm quite prepared to sacrifice a bit of privacy for the sake of the wonderful ads I get. Cheap funerals, hearing aids, single women over 50 in Lewisham... they've got me to a T!
by Robin Orton
5 Aug 2019 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dartmouth Rd closure
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Dartmouth Rd closure

I regularly travel along Dartmouth Road on foot, by bus and by car, and I think in all three modes it's a lot more pleasant, and, in the cases of bus and car, a lot quicker than it was.
by Robin Orton
4 Aug 2019 19:14
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

We had a prolonged debate on this forum several years ago about the use of pseudonyms. I thought the default position for a local forum should be that posters should use their real names, but the consensus was very much in favour of anonymity. I find that using my own name has the advantage of makin...
by Robin Orton
3 Aug 2019 15:41
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

JGD wrote:
3 Aug 2019 15:08
You too might be surprised by the number of the great and good in our communities who have been targeted. […]
If you encounter one - do have a chat with them - ask a few questions.
Unlikely. I'm afraid I don't move in those circles.
by Robin Orton
3 Aug 2019 14:42
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I'm finding this constant and repetitive slagging off of Chris Beach pointless and distasteful; it smacks of an online lynch mob. I'm not in a position to defend him and indeed wouldn't particularly want to. But what's the point of going on and on about his alleged misdeeds? What I don't suppose mos...
by Robin Orton
1 Aug 2019 15:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

In my view, JGD's screed about narcissism adds nothing to this discussion. Indeed, I don't think one should speculate about named individuals' possible psychopathology on this sort of forum.
by Robin Orton
27 Jul 2019 10:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trouble on Kirkdale/Sydenham Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Trouble on Kirkdale/Sydenham Hill

Major traffic problems, I'm told. Buses diverted along Dartmouth Road, congestion on Thorpewood Avenue. Emergency vehicles seen at top of Kirkdale earlier this morning.
by Robin Orton
22 Jul 2019 13:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Or as the late, great Sir Walter Scott wrote in Marmion O what a tangled web we weave When first we venture to deceive Did you not read it when it first came out? Yes, of course. And I recall it said 'practise to deceive' not 'venture to deceive.' But perhaps it was changed in later editions.
by Robin Orton
22 Jul 2019 11:51
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 356
Views: 38699

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?
by Robin Orton
30 Jun 2019 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Taking Back Time at St Barts next week
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Taking Back Time at St Barts next week

My wife and I were there too. Superb. And sooo camp.
by Robin Orton
18 May 2019 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 7184

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Penge and Sydenham should be seen as a single area. Few people know where the boundary lies. The same could be said about Forest Hill and Sydenham, which are at least in the same borough. But then I would say that, wouldn't I, living, as I suspect I do, at the opposite end of SE26 to 'John H'?
by Robin Orton
7 May 2019 16:27
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5868

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

But it's so UNFAIR! I want to KNOW!

Go on, gizza clue. Animal, vegetable, mineral, abstract? Lives on Lawrie Park Road?
by Robin Orton
7 May 2019 14:40
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 5868

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

So who is/was LawriePark? I think we should be told.
by Robin Orton
20 Apr 2019 17:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Seasonal greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2177

Seasonal greetings

Happy Easter, everyone. Nice weather for it. Robin.
by Robin Orton
10 Apr 2019 17:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Moustache
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: The Moustache

Why the name 'The Moustache'? Sounds a bit stringy and unhygienic to me.
by Robin Orton
25 Mar 2019 19:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing - Forest Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Stabbing - Forest Hill

Dartmouth Road still closed 15 minutes ago.
by Robin Orton
4 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New building on Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: New building on Kirkdale

I wonder how old the existing buildings are? It will be sad to see them go, but I can understand why the decision has been taken that they should, given that any charm they might have had has now been obliterated by their horrible neighbours. What a mess Kirkdale is.
by Robin Orton
20 Feb 2019 11:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 10945

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Possibly. But thanks for your post anyway, JGD.