Thursday, July 20, 2006

NEW SUBJECT

If you want to raise a new topic, post your comment in this section — just click first on Comments (bottom right), then on Post a comment (bottom left of the next window), and a new heading will soon be set up, allowing others to see and add their own comments. It seems it's sometimes easier to click on 'Post anonymously' than to open an account in your name - you can always add your name to your message.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOULD IT NOT BE SENSIBLE TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL POSTINGS SHORT AND TO THE POINT, WITH PERHAPS LINKS OR FURTHER INFORMATION IN COMMENTS SO THAT THE BLOG IS EASIER TO READ WITHOUT SO MUCH SCROLLING?

The Postman said...

I do agree: I just did this to make the point...

Anonymous said...

if you type in capitals is it not considered shouting in internet terms?

Anonymous said...

I do find the manicuring that has been going on this site puzzling. The list of newspapers was a bit annoying but it did make a very visible point that is now lost. The removal of the Jazz just finished the posting. I t make one wonder if other things that don’t suit just get removed. I don’t think that they do but the neatening for neatening sake should be avoided. If it is a site for people in the Swanage area and people interested in Swanage- you should let them make untidy postings without playing as teacher and treating the postings as though they have no worth.
Is it possible for anyone to post pictures on this site? I have been looking and have not been able to. How can it be done?

The Postman said...

re 'manicuring': it just isn't possible to please all of the people all of the time. Removing the long list of neswpapers was in response to a request to do so -- and was done after the point had been made; removing the announcement of the Jazz weekend was plain common sense (what's the point of confusing people by telling them there's something happening 'this weekend' when that was two weeks ago?). The intent has always been to avoid censorship, unless postings are too personal, libellous, vindictive or potentially subject to legal action. No, the site isn't perfect; after all it uses free software and is managed voluntarily — but hopefully it's a useful form of communication and is better than nothing. And if a posting has gone that you want reinstating, just start again under New Subject.I think photos can only be posted by the facilitators: but if you want a photo posted, send it to me at mail@mikehadley.net and I'll try to post it.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY sorry totally agree. If the site index is to be any use you need to be able to scan through quickly to see if there any new posts. More pictures would be great, but put them in comments, not the front page. A new comment alert would be ideal?

Anonymous said...

As a bit of summer fun - would anyone like to add to the list of really ugly buildings and eysores in Swanage ? To start the list I nominate The Mowlem, the Post Office, and the Library.

I dont suppose anything will happen, but it might be an indication of what the locals feel about the appearance of their town.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody own the local 12 year olds or are they like the lost boys? They always seem to be around smoking, spitting e.t.c. They make the town look messy. Somebody must know who they are? Anyway they're very bored and take it out on my street otherwise known to them as smokers alley (Institute Road). The police are aware so to avoid them getting asbo's if anyone knows their parents tell them they need activities. By the way our local binman has hurt his back hence why our alley looks like Beirut so if anyone knows a binman my wheelie needs emptying its full of maggots.

Mr Royston Vasey

David H said...

Isn't about time we hit the regatta week on the head? Make it something that lasts three months with fireworks every weekend and organised activities all Summer? No offence to the many volunteers that help, but this is going down hill. We used to have Swanage Summer Time Radio, but now the carnival doesn't even have a web site...What people want is crabbing/sand castle/cryptic treasure hunt competition every day of the holiday. Plus big events to bring in crowds like races and stuff. Swanage can do much better.

Anonymous said...

Can somebody please tell me what the Chamber of Commerce actually contributes to the town?
"Everyone with an interest in improving the future for business in and around the Swanage area is very welcome at any of our meetings." says their April 2006 minutes, the latest on the website.
But what has the Chamber actually done?

Biggers said...

If this forum is representative of the real local issues of Swanage (litter, ugly buildings, inactive town council) which I'm sure are all very valid then I think you should step back and say "my god how lucky we are".
I'm a regular visitor to the town coming from the suburbs of London. I come here for the natural beauty and peace of the place - if you came to stay in my town (which is one of the nicer suburbs) you'd be racing back to Swanage in time for tea!
So why not say what's the best building / thing in town. My top 3 have to be (1) Ballard Down - the climb up there and view back down (2) The new beach (3) The chips in the square (and I do use the litter bins)

Anonymous said...

Can someone confirm or otherwise the rumour that Planning Permission has now been granted for the Old Grammar School?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone throw any light on the rumour that Planning Permission has now been granted for the building on the Old Grammar School site?

Anonymous said...

Grammar School site
Can anyone confirm or otherwise the rumour that Planning Permission has now been granted for building on the site