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by skidd
24 Jun 2014, 9:34pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: moderation (was cycling 23 times more dangerous...)
Replies: 12
Views: 24430

Re: Cycling 23 times more dangerous than driving, really?

Of course there is a yes or no in that. It is a binary question, an on/off situation. It appears that the answer is "No" (i.e. a moderator can not "assure me that my posts and other people's posts pertaining to it will not be deleted.. even if.. they are reasonable, factual and mostly...
by skidd
24 Jun 2014, 8:42pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: moderation (was cycling 23 times more dangerous...)
Replies: 12
Views: 24430

Cycling 23 times more dangerous than driving, really?

Sorry for the edit, but on my settings this reply has gone to the top of a fresh page. I asked "could a moderator assure me that my posts and other people's posts pertaining to it will not be deleted by them? (Assuming my posts are, as always, reasonable, factual and mostly relevant)" Ther...
by skidd
24 Jun 2014, 7:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: moderation (was cycling 23 times more dangerous...)
Replies: 12
Views: 24430

moderation (was cycling 23 times more dangerous...)

<moderator note: This thread about moderation has been split off to discuss moderation, rather than detract from the discussion on the thread.> I'd really like to post on this thread, but before I do, could a moderator assure me that my posts and other people's posts pertaining to it will not be de...
by skidd
18 Oct 2013, 7:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92730

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

nothing illegal about pedestrians crossing on red


Nicely illustrates the point I am trying to make in that society and the police readily discriminate
against cyclists and don't even realise they are doing it. That is not just terrible for cyclists, it is detrimental to general welfare.
by skidd
18 Oct 2013, 12:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92730

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Might I suggest that if you don't like politicians an appropriate place to voice your disapproval of them would be the "All politicians are Bad" message boards. It is however entirely appropriate to discuss the police, society and authorities and their attitude to cycling, of which the And...
by skidd
16 Oct 2013, 8:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92730

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

I look back at my posts on this thread with a certain degree of pride ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24545855 ). The bigger picture with relevance to cyclists is that there are posts from people throughout this thread and many others (eg the head letter on this thread) which act against cyclist's lo...
by skidd
24 Apr 2013, 12:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Get Britain Cycling - report is out, now sign the petition
Replies: 61
Views: 7373

Re: Get Britain Cycling - report is out, now sign the petiti

Thanks for the precis honesty - was just working on it myself, you have saved me a lot of time. I have no doubt that a lot of people who sign this would have also thoroughly endorsed the National Cycling Strategy ( http://www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/National_Cycling_S...
by skidd
24 Apr 2013, 10:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Get Britain Cycling - report is out, now sign the petition
Replies: 61
Views: 7373

Re: Get Britain Cycling - report is out, now sign the petiti

"£10 per person, per year in funding for cycling" Pathetic. Sign this and sign for Uncle Tom. I'm gutted that in a nation where the car driver gets a kilometer free for every one he pays for the CTC is actually endorsing measures that will, even if implemented only make a tiny dent, if any...
by skidd
23 Mar 2013, 1:23am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Censorship and the CTC
Replies: 26
Views: 129815

Re: Censorship and the CTC

Gaz, you say
I did indeed have posts deleted. They certainly did not contribute to the thread, nor did I ascribe any value to them

Why on Earth did you post them up in the first place?
by skidd
26 Feb 2013, 9:45am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Censorship and the CTC
Replies: 26
Views: 129815

Re: Censorship and the CTC

Thanks for opening this thread back up. I would cite the recent news item regarding BBC moderation of Jimmy Savile posts as illustrating first how an open forum may have been a magnifying glass on the truth, but instead became a platform for sycophantic platitudes that had the net effect of misleadi...
by skidd
15 Jan 2013, 3:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92730

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Tony R. Bit off topic, nevertheless, both threads on censorship have been closed, and I don't want to start a third one so - apologies for using this one, if anyone could direct me to a more appropriate place for answering your questions I would appreciate it You say Will people really go trawling b...
by skidd
15 Jan 2013, 12:25pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Censorship and the CTC
Replies: 26
Views: 129815

Re: Censorship and the CTC

Miec You say: Posts were also deleted from Kwackers, Edwards, Hexhome (spelt correctly I hope) and myself. Possibly Gaz too and I dont think that any of us are complaining about the moderators actions. If this is an effort to suggest my initial post lacks validity I might suggest that you are employ...
by skidd
15 Jan 2013, 12:05pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Censorship and the CTC
Replies: 26
Views: 129815

Re: Censorship and the CTC

Horizon

Thanks for your last post which, naturally, I am in almost perfect agreement with...

Apart from (Excuse me whilst I bob down into crash position)

it's a policy that works.


Awfully tempted to put a smiley face here, as I'm smiling, but no
by skidd
15 Jan 2013, 11:44am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Censorship and the CTC
Replies: 26
Views: 129815

Re: Censorship and the CTC

Si There was no reason why anyone could not have discussed the topic in question without breaking rules - and if someone had achieved prestigious awards for writing I'm sure that they could have phrased their views in a way that got their point across but did not require that the moderators waste th...