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by Rachael
19 Jul 2019 22:11
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Sorry... Am I reading this right? The woman Chris Beach has beef with/ was trolling/ was being trolled by/ whatever *didn't* send a Tweet to him suggesting she knew where he lived and who his wife was She sent it to a sock puppet account of his to check it was him because of this longstanding beef ...
by Rachael
19 Jul 2019 17:03
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Rachael... he was once asked if he could access PMs. He said he could but would never do that. As technical owner he has significant access. Though I've personally not had reason to think he has. Some one asked if it was also a standard thing for mods to be able to access PMs. I can confirm that it...
by Rachael
19 Jul 2019 16:50
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Running around the internet kicking the sand over your digital footsteps is not exactly the actions of a person who made one sleep-deprived mistake, is it?

As a former mod, as far as I remember we did not have any access to PMs as standard.
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 22:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

So what are we saying? That the mods on SE23 Life locked down the thread solely on CB’s claim that the matter is now in police hands? If I were one of those mods, I’d want to see some documentary proof of the legal status of the complaint before taking this action. This is a serious matter.
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 19:38
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Hello! Long time SE23.life popcorn munching lurker. I call BS on this update. The police don't have time to investigate this kind off nonsense, do they? P sure nothing illegal has happened. Is the revealing the name of the street someone lives doxxing? Is doxxing even illegal? Or is there more naug...
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 17:12
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Gosh. Well. My documentary evidence is still on offer to whichever authorities need it. As it originated from PMs, I wouldn’t share it without CB’s permission (acknowledging that his refusal to give permission would be a statement in itself). But a police request would be a different matter.
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 15:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

While it’s tempting to see patterns in people’s behaviour that suggest certain pathologies, I’m not sure it’s appropriate to draw conclusions here. When I talked about power, I meant in the limited sense of controlling the forum. I was talking to my son (a keen student of politics) about how revolut...
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 11:42
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Thanks for the kind words, brazil nut. I wasn’t fishing for compliments, but I’ll happily take them when offered. 😉 Although ultimately I think we failed with SE23life, we also achieved, IMO, quite a lot. As moderators we developed a model based on transparency and consistency and we posted all our ...
by Rachael
17 Jul 2019 10:18
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

One of the biggest ironies is that the SE23COM admin was considered beyond the pale because a) he used spam bots and sock puppets to try to destroy other forums and b) he doesn’t even live in London, let alone SE23. The slow morphing of CB into his nemesis has been obvious for some time. I think it ...
by Rachael
16 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Although I am disappointed that the SE23 mods (or at least the one that has responded so far) do not want to see my evidence, I can see their dilemma. If they follow this to its logical conclusion, it can only lead to the destruction of the forum itself. I dislike, however, the suggestion that we ar...
by Rachael
16 Jul 2019 09:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I don’t think the SE23 mods are making the right noises at all. They are talking about Chris taking a ‘break’. He’ll be back and nothing will have changed. Moreover, no one is addressing Michael’s post stating that CB has been banned from other forums for sock puppetry. CB’s claims that this is a o...
by Rachael
16 Jul 2019 08:02
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I don’t think the SE23 mods are making the right noises at all. They are talking about Chris taking a ‘break’. He’ll be back and nothing will have changed. Moreover, no one is addressing Michael’s post stating that CB has been banned from other forums for sock puppetry. CB’s claims that this is a on...
by Rachael
15 Jul 2019 19:18
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I think the revised moderation team deserve a chance to get on with running a good forum. They gave users the option on what to do with the topic. So far only one person has voted to delete the thread, most have voted to leave it as is, and others have voted to close the thread (but leave it visibl...
by Rachael
15 Jul 2019 18:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I will never return. Chris will never cede control of the forum to anyone else. And why should he? He owns it. The conventions of what an admin should be, how they should behave are no more than that: conventions. There’s no law that says he can’t do what he’s doing. All we can do is walk away when ...
by Rachael
15 Jul 2019 12:06
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 420
Views: 89306

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

We’re going to need a MUCH bigger bucket of popcorn.
by Rachael
31 May 2019 18:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 3874

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

mosy wrote:
31 May 2019 17:29
Now the trails are dissipating, they look like clouds.

Anyone know exactly what is being left behind in what was otherwise a clear blue sky?
Ice crystals. AKA clouds. Google contrails. Do NOT google chemtrails, which is a conspiracy theory.
by Rachael
18 May 2019 14:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 13697

Re: Moving to Sydenham

As far as crime figures are concerned, I think they lack the nuance to indicate whether you personally are likely to be a victim of or personally affected by a crime. Rates can be relatively high where you live, but you might be statistically unlikely to be a victim, based on your occupation, where ...
by Rachael
9 May 2019 11:31
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 12616

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

vbsydenham wrote:
9 May 2019 11:26
Rachael wrote:
9 May 2019 11:20
As VB is no longer a member I treat the subject as closed
Uh-oh, do you know something I don't :cry:
SORRY. T’other bloke. LP
by Rachael
9 May 2019 11:20
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 12616

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

That’s okay, JGD. I don’t as a rule post anything behind closed doors that I wouldn’t say in public, so the consequences are mine to take. I tend to treat unsolicited PMs the way I do cold callers. ;-) I take Stuart’s point about no making unnecessary trouble for the admin here. As VB is no longer a...
by Rachael
9 May 2019 10:41
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 12616

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

Understood, topofthehill. My reply was by way of adding context in terms of how you might assess whether you had been lied to or not. Of course we might all be talking about different people.