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Offline Geoff Reid

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May 2018 - So....who's about?
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:08:52 PM »
Anyone still reading/visiting TS?


Is its death state a permanent thing or are we just hibernating?

If just hibernating should it emerge as something slightly/very different?

Or do we call it a day and let it slide gently into the dark......?




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Re: May 2018 - So....who's about?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 08:38:33 PM »
Geoff, good to see yoU back on line, and hope the site is doing ok, very still now but just needs a few prompts to get them out of the woodwork..
regards, TERRY..

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Re: May 2018 - So....who's about?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:34:30 PM »
There's enough to talk about isn't there!

The perilous state of the Council

David Renard's Political masterstroke over the Parishes where he cleverly keeps all the revenue earning assets and passes the crap to the parishes - Don't start Terry Reynolds off on the Gorse Hill Bogs!!!  Borough Councillors are now neither Responsible or Accountable so why do we need them?

Time to Campaign for 57 Borough Councillor Redundances - they are on the parishes anyway where they also receive an allowance for what they should be doing for the Council!

Get rid of the 57 and that would save at least £1m at a stroke


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Re: May 2018 - So....who's about?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 03:19:13 PM »
I still check in from time to time. The site is very quiet so there isn't much to read or comment on. If people return I would become a regular contributor again.

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Re: May 2018 - So....who's about?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 07:31:21 PM »
Still here!

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Re: May 2018 - So....who's about?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 05:59:36 PM »
Hello - ToBeS here under a different log in - can't seem to get my 'ToBeS' one reactivated.

I've been thinking a lot about the value of Talk Swindon. I think its really worth reactivating

1. The Adver and local BBC are pale shadows of their previous incarnations, and the town is lacking the kind of investigatory and long-term lobbying citizen journalism which happened here

2. Whilst social media has taken over much of the input and discussion, using facebook as a forum is a CRAP option, and I think people are slowly coming round to that. The reasons are numerous: Threads become too long on FB and are impossible to read. Threads on a community page are 'unsearchable' - and statements made are often impossible to find later on (and so its impossible to hold politicians to account later too). Most of the FB community admins have a very restrictive and frequently openly biased editorial control over the content.

I think we CAN make TS work again; we need to see if we can get a quorum of contributors working again for starters; then we can link new threads to a sister FB group page and from there onto other FB pages to stimulate interest and traffic back here. Basically, we can use TS as the 'debate chamber' - and post links to social media in exactly the same way people link to newspaper articles.

I think TS is needed more now than ever before...

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