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rod taylor wrote:My feeling is that the pub is not as informative and entertaining and diverting as it used to be, and although it has always been niche, I have noticed a drop off recently - you can set your watch by it -Eagle posts something he's channelled from the right wing press, HB tells him he's being idiotic, Nigel does his Muslim thing, Pally and Rachael post sensible, well-judged content and Robin is becoming increasingly sarcastic. That's about it .
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.
michael wrote:I'm sure you don't always do it deliberately.
Robin Orton wrote:The sadness is that there have in the past been some quite edifying and illuminating discussions in the Pub which would be a credit to Sydenham if anyone were allowed to read them. The recent one between Rod and Michael about the non-proliferation treaty and Israel was a good example.
chrisj1948 wrote: I have found as time goes on that I skip increasingly much in the Pub. I ask myself whether, if it was made into a closed user group, I would apply for membership. I think the answer is probably 'No'.
rod taylor wrote:Can you be more specific about what you don't like now, and what you think has changed for the worst over the years?
I did this because [the Town Pub/Town Benefit Office] seem to be degenerating into repetitive and circuitous arguments between a small number of members. I have no desire to restrict this but I have been made aware these debates are discouragement for people who know of the forum to actually join and partake
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