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by Tim Lund
22 Jul 2019 13:35
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 226
Views: 9145

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. Way back, in the Town Pub, I've tried out some thoughts on this: attentive readers of this Forum wi...
by Tim Lund
22 Jul 2019 13:23
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 226
Views: 9145

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: 226
Views: 9145

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
21 Jul 2019 13:44
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 226
Views: 9145

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./quote] But given the evidence on Ch...
by Tim Lund
17 Jul 2019 10:30
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 226
Views: 9145

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: 765

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: 765

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: 3948

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
by Tim Lund
18 Mar 2019 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area

This is so weird. LNHS is a perfectly respectable organisation, and does loads of good work I've suggested to the London Wildlife Trust Great North Wook project that it would be some good citizen science to encourage people to log where wild garlic (ransom) grows, because it's a marker of where ther...
by Tim Lund
18 Mar 2019 10:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Seb Dance, MEP, in Forest Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Seb Dance, MEP, in Forest Hill

Standout speech from our meeting, March 9th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkUsTpHPwmI Hope to see lots of you next Saturday for the Put it to the People March https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F57003669%2F204342308992%2F1%2Foriginal.20190218-172034?w=800&auto=compress&rec...
by Tim Lund
4 Mar 2019 14:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tornado
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Tornado

No. Sounds like we could be back in Kansas after all!
by Tim Lund
17 Feb 2019 15:11
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham.info
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

Re: Sydenham.info

Is it possible to post recurring events? Crystal Palace Parkruns (almost) every Saturday at 9, GoodGym Bromley group runs from the Bridge House Tavern, Tuesdays at 6.45 pm?
by Tim Lund
15 Feb 2019 16:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SilverDale Old Sorting Office
Replies: 19
Views: 5179

Re: SilverDale Old Sorting Office

I had a couple of meetings with the owner, a couple of years ago, with a view to leasing the building from him. It all fell apart due to his odd ideas about business. He used to have Oola Boola Antiques on Kirkdale, before he sold and it was developed as Tesco Express. He just seems to be sitting o...
by Tim Lund
15 Feb 2019 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Sunday lunchtimes good for me too, generally
by Tim Lund
14 Feb 2019 07:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 7810

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

stuart wrote:
14 Feb 2019 00:31

"This mixed-use scheme, currently being referred to as ‘New Cross Gate’, will transform this overlooked site into a new urban quarter at the very heart of Whitechapel"
I think that's just marketing, like referring to Sydenham as Penge borders
by Tim Lund
13 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pedder SE London flyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Pedder SE London flyer

More desperate marketing, from Peckham

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by Tim Lund
13 Feb 2019 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 7810

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

I guess what the officers want is always the most modest because they're the only ones who look at the budget for any project
by Tim Lund
10 Feb 2019 19:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pedder SE London flyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Pedder SE London flyer

Indeed, but it's so much more socially acceptable to talk about property prices than politics

Meanwhile another agent is urging us to sign up to sell

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by Tim Lund
10 Feb 2019 16:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 7810

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Pally wrote:
9 Feb 2019 16:48
What is an "Alantacist Neocon"? :?:
I can guess, but as long as Sparticus doesn't flinch, or sneer at efforts to fight Internationalism in One Country, I'll be happy!
by Tim Lund
10 Feb 2019 15:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 7810

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Lifelike - I am impressed. As I wrote, "rail planning is something I tend to leave to others, because it is so technical". I'm not sure if it was always thus, but these days we are becoming ever more aware of the problem of every Tom, Dick or Henrietta thinking they are an expert, but I risk digress...