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by thirdcrank
11 Apr 2021, 7:07am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 67
Views: 2536

Re: The end of Gift Aid

Part of the T&Cs for what is essentially a season ticket to Chatsworth House:
Friends of Chatsworth Gift Aid scheme

The Chatsworth House Trust can claim gift aid on Silver Friends memberships. The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to reclaim 25p on every £1 you give as a membership subscription. If you are a tax payer please complete the Gift Aid declaration below. This will allow us to increase the value of your donation by a quarter at no extra cost to yourself. I agree to Chatsworth House Trust reclaiming tax on the enclosed membership subscription and on any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years. ...
https://www.chatsworth.org/book-tickets ... ship-form/

This can cost up to £195 depending on how many people are on the ticket
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 9:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: The end of Gift Aid
Replies: 67
Views: 2536

Re: The end of Gift Aid

I believe that a lot of the stately homes that admit paying visitors are owned by charitable trusts ie there are more charities involved besides the NT. This is another tax-efficient wheeze.
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 11:30am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Information Message
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Information Message

I still say, I've never seen that information panel before this update.
And I am sure you are right.
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 10:58am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Information Message
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Information Message

If you have never seen it before, then you have seen it now after performing an action you have not done before. I usually start with the "unread posts." When I've done, which usually includes leaving some unread, I click to mark all as read and it confirms that on that screen. for a couple of seconds. ie not that information message.

I think, but I'm not sure, that the information message only comes up if you mark all read from the index screen.

Here's what it looks like for a couple of seconds if you do it from the unread posts screen. Same info, displayed in a different manner
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by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 10:53am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Information Message
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Information Message

Posted before I intended
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does Anyone Know If This Is A Good Buy? Second Hand Bike (Bike No Longer Available)
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: Does Anyone Know If This Is A Good Buy? Second Hand Bike

Try to find out a bit about the bike's history from the seller. Loads of bikes are bought - especially from big retailers - by people who ride them once, find it's harder than they expected - especially if they experience the burning buttocks - and shove the bike in the back of the garage till they come to terms with never riding it and get rid. ie Bike is almost as new. If it's been hammered commuting in all weathers, then the seller may have decided it's time to get rid while it's still rideable. The vendor's partner may let some info slip in casual conversation.

Condition is everything.
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 10:29am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Information Message
Replies: 11
Views: 128

Re: Information Message

It's one of those Catch 22s

This feature has been there forever - or at least for as long as I can remember. It confirms that the instruction has been executed. Had it disappeared in in the recent update or another, it would have been one of those indispensable features to be reinstated as a matter of urgency. IMO
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 8:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: should politics be banned on the forum?
Replies: 143
Views: 2841

Re: should politics be banned on the forum?

The following is perhaps pedantry on my part
politics

[ˈpɒlɪtɪks]

NOUN

the activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power.

synonyms:

government · local government · affairs of state · public affairs · diplomacy · party politics
activities aimed at improving someone's status or increasing power within an organization.
"yet another discussion of office politics and personalities"
by thirdcrank
10 Apr 2021, 7:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: should politics be banned on the forum?
Replies: 143
Views: 2841

Re: should politics be banned on the forum?

A good reason for avoiding it unless you can be confident that it will be understood
by thirdcrank
9 Apr 2021, 7:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely
Replies: 92
Views: 2576

Re: Humber Bridge closed to cyclists & pedestrians indefinitely

Paulatic wrote: 9 Apr 2021, 7:28pm Open now for commuters. Seems to be you give them a call and get permission to cross.
Where does that come from? I cannot see anything more recent than 6 April on the bridge www.

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Found this in the Humber Live link
... in the meantime, people needing to cross the bridge for work by foot or cycle will be asked to phone the bridge board offices to provide their details in advance.
by thirdcrank
9 Apr 2021, 7:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil
Replies: 109
Views: 3255

Re: Obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil

IMO the big point about travel is that the various features of motor transport have changed settlement patterns and land use in a way that won't be quickly reversed by public policy. Many people no longer have to live over the shop or just down the road. Ease of parking is a big influence on many decisions. This is self-reinforcing in that access to a motor vehicle becomes increasingly necessary as so much is organised on that basis.

I suspect that future changes will be driven largely by technological innovation, rather than public policy. eg The pandemic has triggered changes like widespread working from home which have been discussed for years but only now happened. A bit further on, autonomous vehicles are predicted, which may in turn have effects which are unpredictable.

As for exercise, many people seem happy with driving to a gym and paying for membership or shelling out for something like Peloton, rather than combining exercise with travel.
by thirdcrank
9 Apr 2021, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures. How to mark the hole?
Replies: 79
Views: 2304

Re: Punctures. How to mark the hole?

Re carrying a ball-point pen: IMO you need one - that works - for more than marking punctures. eg Noting the reg of any vehicle you may need to record for later. The titchy little pens in bookies will fit in a typical puncture outfit tin but may not work if unused for ages.
by thirdcrank
9 Apr 2021, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures. How to mark the hole?
Replies: 79
Views: 2304

Re: Punctures. How to mark the hole?

OIP.jpg

If it's good enough for Jacques Anquetil ....
by thirdcrank
9 Apr 2021, 4:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: NHS Complaint or Alternatives (Very Unhappy With Consultant)
Replies: 33
Views: 601

Re: NHS Complaint or Alternatives (Very Unhappy With Consultant)

I still persist with my advice to be clear what you want to achieve.

I've dealt with a lot of complaints, especially when preparations were being made for the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission.) FWIW, in my day it was the Independent Police Complaints Commission. IIRC I had no formal training for dealing with complaints but I twigged early on that unless the complaint was of a criminal offence, then establishing what the complainant wanted to achieve was important. The difference between "What do you expect me to do about it?" and "How would you like me to deal with this?" Many had no idea at all.