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by michael
24 May 2016 12:37
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 218635

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

The latest addition to the forum wars can be found at:
https://se23.life/
The features and layout are rather impressive.
by michael
30 Mar 2016 07:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines
Replies: 34
Views: 25091

Re: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines

I'm assuming that these panels don't just fall off and there is no sign of damage from a collision or similar, so I assume that at least one of these was a deliberate act of vandalism. Almost certainly proof that when you leave one sign missing people will copy this and vandalise the other one. When...
by michael
24 Feb 2016 14:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trattoria Raffaele; Let's hope prices stay the same
Replies: 7
Views: 4053

Re: Trattoria Raffaele; Let's hope prices stay the same

... unfashionable corner of south east London...
How dare they.
by michael
22 Feb 2016 09:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham vs Forest Hill
Replies: 45
Views: 48223

Re: Sydenham vs Forest Hill

I biased as I live in Forest Hill - with it's museum, swimming pool, wonderful views, and lots of good pubs and cafes. If you are looking for a cheaper place to live then Sydenham might be slightly better (I don't think there is really much difference) but the closer you get to Catford you will also...
by michael
18 Feb 2016 16:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines
Replies: 34
Views: 25091

Re: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines

Can't somebody print a map of Sydenham and tape it to the inside of the sign? It is an opportunity to include a, 'Illegible Lewisham' sign with details of local independent businesses, and a message that says Lewisham is unable to bother paying for few hundred quid for the repairs to a sign that was...
by michael
8 Feb 2016 13:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 574809

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Mayowthorpe wrote:Waitrose have still avoided a store with an "SE" postcode
Greenwich Waitrose ruined this claim.
by michael
6 Feb 2016 11:59
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Moving to the area - secondary advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: Moving to the area - secondary advice

https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/ ... x#Sydenham

4km, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
by michael
29 Jan 2016 16:49
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

mosy wrote:These forums are only wasteful if posters cause them to be so.
Well I waste too much of my time on forum, often drafting responses that I'm too sensible to post. It would be okay if I tried not to think about what I type.
by michael
29 Jan 2016 15:12
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

Rachael wrote:That's slightly depressing. He seems to be possessed of a good job, and good fortune in life, but no soul.
I'm told that is quite common in the banking sector, although my experience of people in the banking industry tells me it is not compulsory.
by michael
29 Jan 2016 14:34
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

I'm wondering if chrisbeach is a by-the-numbers troll. Would a young professional working in Canada Water and earning enough to pay over £50K a year in taxes (as he claims) really have the time or inclination to hang around the SE23 forum picking fights? He is real according to LinkedIn, with recom...
by michael
28 Jan 2016 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop
Replies: 11
Views: 5442

Re: Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop

Thanks Monkeyarms. Here's a spotify link that might help others:
spotify:track:36OYkOLFud7EwqD2kjWZGf
by michael
28 Jan 2016 08:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop
Replies: 11
Views: 5442

Re: Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop

And the Swiss Cottage was a pub in Stanstead Road near where the petrol station is now. Not exactly where the petrol station is, it is now a block of flats (built in the 1980s) on the other side of the fire station, on the corner of Wastdale road. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4108/5178430168_5d34...
by michael
25 Jan 2016 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail
Replies: 15
Views: 6697

Re: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail

Biscuitman is right to refer to the excellent article on London Reconnections which points out just how empty on detail the announcement actually is. The press and the public have been keen to fill in the blanks with their own vision of a well run rail service. Personally I doubt that we will see ma...
by michael
25 Jan 2016 07:32
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

, but most carry on pingponging between a few regulars as if I've said nothing. Maybe I'm just not being scintillating enough. please don't blame yourself. it says more about those unable to engage with views that don't come out of their own mouths, or those they are there to troll. that is always ...
by michael
24 Jan 2016 23:17
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

Personally I think the new policy has contributed to the pub's decline. It's a pity. Cause or symptom? I think the quality of discussion was already in serious decline (trolling, abuse, cliquey personal arguments crossing from one thread to another). The policy was a result of the problems. The con...
by michael
23 Jan 2016 16:09
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

I'm not sure I want to support such a business any more than I would purchase a copy of the daily mail. As things stand it appears the pub is the forum's dirty little secret where trolls are hidden for fear of what the outside world would think of Sydenham if they saw. Or am I missing some virtue in...
by michael
23 Jan 2016 14:08
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Town Pub
Replies: 63
Views: 64499

Re: Town Pub

rod taylor wrote:The only stumbling block would be if someone were to join who started a great proportion of the threads, and tended to use antagonistic and tabloid language to provoke a reaction.
I'm sure you don't always do it deliberately.
by michael
22 Jan 2016 07:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Burns night events on Sunday?
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

Re: Burns night events on Sunday?

topofthehill wrote:Forest Hill Society is having a Burns night on Saturday.
Fully booked (48 people). Sorry about that.
by michael
21 Jan 2016 08:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: IS SYDENHAM POST OFFICE CLOSING?
Replies: 24
Views: 11485

NO, SYDENHAM POST OFFICE IS NOT CLOSING

The Guardian article does not list Sydenham as a post office that will close, it is listed under 'Branches to be franchised to private companies'. In Forest Hill I assume that WH Smith own the franchise, and there are thousands of sub-post offices across the country that are essentially franchises. ...
by michael
19 Jun 2015 10:52
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Not sure what the problem is.
Replies: 28
Views: 18562

Re: Not sure what the problem is.

So it comes down to Rachael's point about our responses are not working. Do you agree? So where do we go from here? I know where I've gone, like many before. https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13005&p=112223#p112223 'A respectful silence' and 'don't feed the trolls' was simp...