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Biker1
Posted on: Yesterday, 07:46 PM


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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jun 18 2018, 08:33 PM) *
You've given the answer Biker, if I want to buy an off peak ticket in the morning peak travel period, why do I have to see a person? Why can't I just buy one? There are a good few reasons why I'd want to. For instance, do railway management think it somehow immoral to catch an unreliable bus into Newbury and so arrive in good time, purchase an off peak ticket and then sit in the station cafe for coffee until the off peak train arrives? That's just one reason.

The ticket machines are computer configured so someone makes the rules - that someone clearly either concerned that cheeky travellers will jump on a train with an off peak ticket and not be checked by an on train inspector or at the exit gate, or realises that many people will simply pay up.

Automatic ticket production isn't a strong suit for GWR is it? Foolishly, I often have a travel card added to my Paddington ticket. Will it operate the Underground or the Waterloo barriers? No. Are those barriers effectively resourced, No. I complained (vigorously) last week. The TfL answer was sorry, some train operators have poor ticket printing facilities.

Now, ticketing isn't affected by electrification but does and always did affect customer service.

Off peak tickets can be purchased from the machines well before the first off peak train. ( I think it's about 20 mins).
Why would you need to buy one before that?
And if you do, just see a person.
Travelcards will operate all TFL barriers. (Unless you damage it)!!!
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Biker1
Posted on: Yesterday, 06:51 PM


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I'll keep trying!! rolleyes.gif
The machine would quite clearly say if it was a peak "anytime" ticket.
If you press that button then it will assume that that is the ticket that you require.
You did not say if you bought the ticket during or after the morning peak.
It may be that someone needs to buy an anytime ticket after the morning peak period as they may wish to return during the evening peak.
If you need an "off peak" ticket during morning peak hours then you have to speak to a person.
AC and OTE please explain why the machine "missold" your ticket and why it " failed to deliver basic customer service standards."
As I said, the machine sold you what you asked for!
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Posted on: Yesterday, 12:22 PM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 18 2018, 01:01 PM) *
The machine charged me peak rate when I didn’t need one.

You pressed he button that said something like "Anytime Return To XXXX". I.E. Peak fare.
It sold you what you asked for.
If you need to buy off peak during the peak period you need to ask a person. wink.gif
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Biker1
Posted on: Yesterday, 11:34 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 18 2018, 09:03 AM) *
Well I just used the machine and it over charged me.

No it didn't!
It sold you whatever you asked for at the correct price.
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Posted on: Jun 14 2018, 08:00 AM


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QUOTE (acm @ Jun 13 2018, 10:56 AM) *
I just tried to change my email address, but that doesn't work because the Captcha is showing an error that V1 Captcha is no longer in use and advising web page
owner to update to a newer version.

I tried to contact forum administrators by PM, but trying each contact in the administrator's list shows that their inbox is full

Are there any forum administrators around?

Cheers!

And hear the sound......of silence!!
I would conclude , as others have on here, that the answer is "no"!
Good luck anyway! rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Jun 11 2018, 08:00 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Jun 10 2018, 07:01 AM) *
Calling someone effeminate? It's an insult used by the far right. Are these your lot? Were you and the other Nazis from here there?

Godwin strikes again!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
"Invoke the Nazis and you’ve lost the argument"
"There’s an internet law, now more than 20 years old, known as Godwin’s Law of Nazi analogies. “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.” The law perhaps ought to be introduced into everyday life. The phenomenon of the absurd, exaggerated comparison, made, apparently, in all seriousness"
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Posted on: May 7 2018, 07:25 AM


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Railair?
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Posted on: May 4 2018, 07:44 AM


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QUOTE (Strafin @ May 3 2018, 11:50 AM) *
You just keep bleating your opinons out and citing them as fact. That is both lazy and stupid.

You prick.

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Biker1
Posted on: May 1 2018, 08:14 AM


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This gets more hilarious (or perhaps potentially frightening) as it progresses!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Apr 12 2018, 07:15 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 11 2018, 05:57 PM) *
Let us hope that we can continue in a more adult vein.

Still trying to post that "thumbs up" symbol! biggrin.gif
PS Thanks for displaying your skills AC but that doesn't help an internet thickie like me! dry.gif
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Posted on: Apr 10 2018, 08:46 AM


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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Apr 10 2018, 09:21 AM) *
Once more a relevant topic of conversation degenerates into a mud slinging fracas. As my old form master to used to say when dealing with squabbling 3rd formers "I have no wish to know who started it only to inform you that I am the one to end it".
By all means criticise the opinion but name calling is neither nice for the recipient nor those who wish to make a valid point.

Tried to attach a "thumbs up" symbol but buggered if I know how to do it so have to make do with this................ cool.gif
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Biker1
Posted on: Apr 4 2018, 08:48 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Apr 4 2018, 09:01 AM) *
It won’t matter now; him and Biker1 have eloped! Looking for something a little more highbrow and sympathetic to their views it seems.

Highbrow, yes. Sympathetic to my views, no.
All up for reasoned, adult debate.
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Posted on: Apr 4 2018, 08:02 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Apr 4 2018, 08:56 AM) *
It seems all rather narcissistic to make such ‘dramatic’ announcements I think, especially as both of you have contributed to the problems you both perceive.

So I am wrong then?
In my case give me an example and I will concede to your accusations.
Perhaps your right on one point however, Simon et al departed with no drama.
If I have caused issue by announcing such then I apologise.
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Posted on: Apr 4 2018, 07:04 AM


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I disagree with the o/p.
A lot has changed around here in the last few months.
We now have a small series of childish, name calling brawls between the few remaining posters.
The forum has now descended to petty, name calling non-arguments of the Monty Python / Facebook ilk with no intervention from the so called moderation team.
It would appear that the NWN has lost interest. Does it even remember that this forum exists??
It is not surprising that many serious debaters of the past have left. I don't blame them.
Personally, I have had enough so I will join them.
Until this forum reverts back to a serious intelligent debating platform I will stay that way.
Very sad!! sad.gif
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Posted on: Apr 2 2018, 03:27 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Apr 2 2018, 02:37 PM) *
Still angry? Have you thought to try cannabis?

This could explain a great deal.............?
From NHS website.............
"Cannabis use 'shrinks and rewires' the brain,"
These headlines are based on a study that compared the brain structure and connections of cannabis users with those of non-users.
The researchers identified several differences between the brains of cannabis users and non-users.

These differences were in a region of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. This is part of the reward network of the brain, and is enriched with cannabinoid 1 receptors that bind THC (the "active" ingredient in cannabis).

The researchers found the orbitofrontal cortex was smaller in cannabis users, but there was more connectivity.
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Posted on: Apr 1 2018, 03:23 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Apr 1 2018, 10:59 AM) *
Sainsburist. You intolerant bstd!! I suppose you will be hanging out again with your Tesco mates..

Didn't say I was shopping there!! laugh.gif
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Posted on: Apr 1 2018, 09:22 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 31 2018, 07:35 PM) *
So angry. Why?

It's OK to be angry occasionally. It's the natural way.
If nothing makes you angry then you live in a false world.
Took me half hour to get out of Sainsbury's car park yesterday! angry.gif
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Posted on: Mar 31 2018, 08:25 AM


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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Mar 30 2018, 01:49 PM) *
No, they prosecute wars destabilising countries causing mass migration on a biblical scale.

Really? Give us examples of where they display the traits of terrorists.
Anyway, if true then we have done the same which.........oh my goodness..........makes us ALL terrorists!! ohmy.gif
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Posted on: Mar 30 2018, 07:36 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 29 2018, 08:55 PM) *
Depends how you define it. If I lived in Pakistan I’d consider the Americans to be the terrorists.

What, the Americans plant devices designed to kill and maim hundreds of innocent civilians?
Or fly civilian planes into public buildings? ohmy.gif
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Posted on: Mar 28 2018, 11:34 AM


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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Mar 28 2018, 10:51 AM) *
Safer than after Brexit? Really? What does that even mean? It's gibberish!

Sounds like a tough leader? Really? In what way? Compared to a single celled lifeform, maybe. But that's about it. Sonny, you need to get out more.

"Tough leader"?? laugh.gif
We haven't had one of those for a very long time and sadly doesn't seem to be much prospect of one.
Badly needed though. rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Mar 28 2018, 08:00 AM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 27 2018, 12:25 PM) *
Didn’t we not so long ago have a Libdem mp?

Oh god, unfortunately yes.
Please don't remind me! sad.gif
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Posted on: Mar 27 2018, 07:32 AM


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QUOTE (motormad @ Mar 26 2018, 02:51 PM) *
As expensive as always.
Pushing for 400hp, I barely drive it now as I have a little Ford now as well, and as I work from home I tend not to go out for weeks at a time.... cool.gif laugh.gif

What was that car I saw you in at Thatcham level crossing must be a year or so ago now?
Think it was dark blue??
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Posted on: Mar 25 2018, 09:01 PM


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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Mar 25 2018, 09:09 PM) *
You've done it now biker.... Newres has put you in his book.😂

I think that happened quite a while ago!! laugh.gif
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Posted on: Mar 25 2018, 07:50 PM


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QUOTE (newres @ Mar 25 2018, 10:54 AM) *
There aren’t many Muslims for you to hate here though.

Thar's a strange response to my comment!
Who mentioned muslims?
Seems like you have a fixation there?

But....... seeing as you raised it, have you been down Pound Street on Friday lunchtime?
(Just contradicting the "aren't many" bit. The "hate" bit you have made up yourself!)
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Posted on: Mar 25 2018, 08:30 AM


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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ Mar 25 2018, 08:30 AM) *
Incredible. I don't live in Newbury anymore, this thread in particular, makes me very glad about that. Some advertisement!

Just Newbury then?
All nice and sweet everywhere else is it?
From what I've seen of f/b / twit / utub etc. (no I don't subscribe to them!) all the stuff on here is distinctly mild!!
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