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> Facebook. We really should link this forum to it, like it or not., This forum is now a digital dinasaur.
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post Aug 8 2017, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Aug 8 2017, 05:03 PM) *
If the NWN wants to close it they may as well do so - it's dying a slow death as it is.


Why would NWN want to close it? The stats still show there are thread readers and it costs little to maintain.


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post Aug 9 2017, 10:30 AM
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I guess we will only know if it closes when our posts no longer get a reply .
I would think the NWN are quite happy to let it continue but it does need a few more "faces" to diversify the viewpoint away from wouldbe LibDems and won't under any circumstances be LibDems. rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 9 2017, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 9 2017, 11:30 AM) *
I guess we will only know if it closes when our posts no longer get a reply .
I would think the NWN are quite happy to let it continue but it does need a few more "faces" to diversify the viewpoint away from wouldbe LibDems and won't under any circumstances be LibDems. rolleyes.gif


Odd this, I thought the LibDems had disappeared, certainly not seen anything of them for ages on here! What with UKIP sunk without trace, we are just left with Tory v Labour; those pretending to be rich and influential and those who ain't! huh.gif


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post Aug 9 2017, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 9 2017, 05:04 PM) *
Odd this, I thought the LibDems had disappeared, certainly not seen anything of them for ages on here! What with UKIP sunk without trace, we are just left with Tory v Labour; those pretending to be rich and influential and those who ain't! huh.gif


Don't they fall into the " won't be LibDem at any cost" category ? Tories only admit their leaning to other Tories and Labour supporters like to be a club member without paying the sub.


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post Aug 12 2017, 01:22 PM
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Once upon a time this was quite a good forum.

No longer....

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post Aug 13 2017, 08:52 AM
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The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.
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post Aug 13 2017, 09:19 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.


Probably because our two decrepit local authorities are getting more secretive! rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 13 2017, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.



nah, it is just the same old record on here...
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post Aug 13 2017, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Sep 22 2016, 10:50 PM) *
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Newburypast...474575914330694

So much more public involvement.

That said. NWN for crying out loud why do you not do your duty and go for it?


Returning to the orignal post - how do you link a forum and a fb group?

Apart from that there are too many fb groups already do we need another?

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post Aug 13 2017, 04:51 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 13 2017, 09:52 AM) *
The thing is, one runs out of things to moan about.


Very true! Most of the gripes round here are repeated in similar localised social media outlets throughout the country. Some better, some worse. Change is coming, but as usual takes time to get here; so we don't really notice it happening. The famous vision is being delivered and before long, we'll recognise it's not about Newbury, more the conurbation. I suspect it won't be long before 'those councils' start to disappear; courts have gone, NHS commissioning merging, etc. So rather than close this forum, might be better to merge with ones in Reading.


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post Aug 13 2017, 06:45 PM
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I thought the idea of any forum was to share views on a particular subject ? We now seem to be more interested in a character assassination on the poster as opposed to indulging in a responsible debate . I am not suggesting we are going to see eye to eye on everything but shouldn't we agree to disagree and embrace the argument ? rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 14 2017, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 13 2017, 07:45 PM) *
I thought the idea of any forum was to share views on a particular subject ? We now seem to be more interested in a character assassination on the poster as opposed to indulging in a responsible debate . I am not suggesting we are going to see eye to eye on everything but shouldn't we agree to disagree and embrace the argument ? rolleyes.gif


Character assassination comes and goes, usually the last resort when someone can't get their own way. In any event, we are conditioned by party politics and the way education has been delivered for the past decades not to question, so even debate rarely changes minds. The whole country does seem pretty divided right now and down non traditional lines so it's difficult to see a way through this right now. However, on a brighter note, even with though most contributors are anonymous, the level of debate seems far more restrained than local Facebook pages!


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post Aug 14 2017, 10:52 PM
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While Facebook has good reach, it is a rubbish platform for debate.
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post Aug 15 2017, 08:34 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 13 2017, 07:45 PM) *
I thought the idea of any forum was to share views on a particular subject ? We now seem to be more interested in a character assassination on the poster as opposed to indulging in a responsible debate . I am not suggesting we are going to see eye to eye on everything but shouldn't we agree to disagree and embrace the argument ? rolleyes.gif

Been fighting that battle on here for years SirW.
Good luck, although I have to admit things have improved on here from that aspect lately.
Perhaps due to the diminished number of contributors? unsure.gif
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post Aug 15 2017, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 15 2017, 09:34 AM) *
Been fighting that battle on here for years SirW.
Good luck, although I have to admit things have improved on here from that aspect lately.
Perhaps due to the diminished number of contributors? unsure.gif

And therefore fewer daft/antogonisitc posts! tongue.gif

There will also be an element of people 'understanding' one another.
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post Aug 15 2017, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 15 2017, 12:49 PM) *
And therefore fewer daft/antogonisitc posts! tongue.gif


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post Aug 15 2017, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 14 2017, 11:52 PM) *
While Facebook has good reach, it is a rubbish platform for debate.

I rather like the way comments can be addressed to specific comments and nest, so that a discussion can go off at something of a tangent without derailing the thread as a whole. FB also makes it really easy to post images as it hosts the image itself, and I like the way it renders a preview of links too. It's a better medium for discussion IMHO.


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post Aug 15 2017, 03:51 PM
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I think we've had a reasonable run, but like newbury.net before, I think the rot's set in here and the forum is in terminal decline.


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post Aug 15 2017, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Aug 15 2017, 02:28 PM) *
Like this one

...and this! tongue.gif
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QUOTE (Simon Kirby @ Aug 15 2017, 04:45 PM) *
I rather like the way comments can be addressed to specific comments and nest, so that a discussion can go off at something of a tangent without derailing the thread as a whole. FB also makes it really easy to post images as it hosts the image itself, and I like the way it renders a preview of links too. It's a better medium for discussion IMHO.

What I don't like about Facebook:
Searching for comments is tiresome.
You can't format text.
It is no less 'quarrelsome'. In fact I think it is more so than on here or other forums.
Profanity is rife.
Can't quote.
Fragmented debates due to being able to reply to individual replies.
Topics can quickly disappear off the foot of the page.

I think Facebook is a glorified messageboard than a forum.
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