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by SpannerGeek
15 Jan 2017, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16742
Views: 401877

Re: 'Brexit means Brexit' ... ** The Brexit Thread **

Brexit is Boring! I wondered how long it would take the British people to become bored with Brexit. I'm calling it today, January 15th 2017. Even the broadsheet press is struggling to find anything of interest. Here's my take on it: a transition deal will appear about 3 months after article 50 is in...
by SpannerGeek
14 Jan 2017, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is your soln to the Southern Rail dispute?
Replies: 112
Views: 3728

Re: What is your soln to the Southern Rail dispute?

The issue is quite straightforward: (though largely misunderstood by the public) it's train guards vs either ticket collectors or more likely no on train staff at all. Guards do 18 months training in all aspects of train safety and health and safety, as well as recusitation techniques and medical em...
by SpannerGeek
13 Jan 2017, 6:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hand Bags At Dawn
Replies: 17
Views: 1699

Re: Hand Bags At Dawn

Mini pumps at dawn? That way the petty point scoring and keyboard warfare could be circumvented and we could all have a laugh.

Think of all those embarrassing spelling and grammatical mistakes that could be avoided. This idea has legs!

You could charge an entrance fee :lol:
by SpannerGeek
12 Jan 2017, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do You Think I have a Case...
Replies: 46
Views: 3139

Re: Do You Think I have a Case...

We had the same trouble with an online purchase from Halfords. Basically the wheels were gash, imo worth about £20 the pair. As it was a work colleague I said I'd go with him into the store. 'Sorry, don't warranty wheels.' ’I have the original online warranty here: components 1 year warranty' 'Have ...
by SpannerGeek
11 Jan 2017, 9:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump's response to Meryl Streep's speech....
Replies: 312
Views: 10045

Re: Trump's response to Meryl Streep's speech....

Trump is generally unable to complete a thought. Great excerpt of his speech in Sun City 205 (relatively early in this campaign) and he manages about 5 minutes without completing a sentence or a thought. One thing he isn't is eloquent, and he is rarely composed. All we really know about Trump is th...
by SpannerGeek
14 Dec 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?
Replies: 51
Views: 25776

Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Hi, My advise, keep your head down :mrgreen: Could we have a poll on that ? "Right to free speech" !! What's all that about then ?? This forum is paid for by Cycling UK. And who pays for Cycling UK? We do, the members, the users. WE pay for the upkeep of the forum, therefore we the member...
by SpannerGeek
14 Dec 2016, 8:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?
Replies: 51
Views: 25776

Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

mercalia wrote:5 complete threads? on what? I havent noticed


You wouldn't, you're too busy ignoring the elephant in the room.

Seriously, multiple thread deletion. It's a bridge too far. For me at any rate.
by SpannerGeek
14 Dec 2016, 8:34pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?
Replies: 51
Views: 25776

Re: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

[XAP]Bob wrote:I suspect that those five threads all deserved deletion. It's not a common occurrence. The mods here are patient and hNds off the vast majority of the time....


Either that or they abhor 'the will of the people'

Sounds familiar?
by SpannerGeek
14 Dec 2016, 8:28pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?
Replies: 51
Views: 25776

Moderation on this Forum Much Too Much?

Okay, to my knowledge five entire threads deleted outright in as many days. I've never experienced such censorious and knee jerk moderation in all my days. What the hell is going on? Never... Ban any moderation till January 1st 2020? Yes please, society is much better organised and productive when i...
by SpannerGeek
10 Dec 2016, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 9856

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

How many people take part in the political threads? Via a rough count of the 70 page Brexit thread, probably about 30 regular contributors,  at least 10% of whom have expressed a wish to vote 'no thanks' to politics but haven't been able to do do on account of Tapatalk limitations. The mere fact th...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 9856

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

meic wrote:
Perhaps you can conscisely explain what is good about it?
We like it, it works.


Sorry, I should have made reference to this fabulous piece of self referencing prose!

The royal 'we'? It's hard to tell isn't it... :lol:
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 11:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 9856

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

Look at the poll. 14 responses from the whole of the Cyclist"s Touring Club Ltd. membership .... How pointless is all of this .... .... The trouble with this poll is that it is a flawed self proving poll - answering either way implies you agree there is a problem, something we don't all agree ...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 7:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC
Replies: 80
Views: 5463

Re: TRP Spyre/Spyre SLC

I've been thinking a lot about Spyres recently but the cost has put me off and the price of BB7 of very competitive right now.

Is there THAT much difference, for the extra dosh ?
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 9856

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

Two bad options. I'm not voting for either. A separate section, maybe. Likewise. It is designed as a self proving survey because it is based on the (in my view) incorrect assumption that there is a problem. If there is a problem it's with people continually starting threads like this (and duplicate...
by SpannerGeek
8 Dec 2016, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ban Politics from the forum
Replies: 221
Views: 9856

Re: Ban Politics from the forum

This thread has been initiated as a cynical 'spoiler' intended to divert attention from (a) the sensible debate about political discussion which we've already been having, and (b) the poll which - admittedly with some reluctance - I added to a thread which I'd already started. The only two options ...