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by davep
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Newton's Astronomical Society: Friday 8th July
Replies: 2
Views: 7071

Re: Newton's Astronomical Society: Friday 8th July

LionelW wrote:Is this Society still active? I ask because the site is now non-existent and no one has replied to me email in a couple of weeks.
No. The society closed down quite a few years ago now. The explanation for a lack of email response will depend on who you emailed.
by davep
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

Who has that general belief? At least, who in connection with the point and subject of this thread?
by davep
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

I'm told "celebrities" use roads too. And public transport. I think they also use telephones, electricity, gas and water. Oh, yes, and the internet. Does life in general scare you because of the connection with "celebrities"? Or do scary connections only become a concern when it's a chance to be cyn...
by davep
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

You say that but, having made some "non-positive" comments in this thread others can get very defensive As someone who you have accused of being defensive, I can only say again what I said before: you have misinterpreted what I wrote and have assigned a motive to my actions that isn't mine. No bein...
by davep
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

I would rather have an accessible, technologically-challenged website, than a bleeding edge website that's always going to be requiring the latest technology to get full access. All the important information on the SPA website will always be accessible with a web browser. Nothing that Kevin has don...
by davep
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

Dare I say that I think it is interesting to see that rather like the government all those who are associated with the what I will call the SPA estabishment seem to be taking the party line with respect to Twitter. If I was associated with the "SPA establishment", or if there was a "party line", yo...
by davep
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

go back and read the posts with an open mind. I have, more than once, and my open mind is failing to see any hostility (even in the post that made personal remarks about me when none were required -- I just read that as a misunderstanding on the part of the poster who made those remarks). Perhaps i...
by davep
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

Cliff wrote:Or does the SPA only want a load of yes men and women members.
Can someone, anyone, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, please point to a single post in this thread where it has been said that disagreement with anyone else is unwelcome, discouraged or disallowed?
by davep
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

goodtime wrote:Maybe Mike should have said hostility?
Could you point to any post that shows hostility?
by davep
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

Could you point to a post in this thread where anyone shows such surprise?
by davep
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

mike a feist wrote:If you ask for peoples opinion do not be surprised if some disagree with your suggestion.
Could you point to a post in this thread where anyone shows such surprise?
by davep
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

Re: Do You Use Twitter?

Whereas you triggered a poll on the 18th March - from which current results show that 72% of respondents don't twitter - then go ahead with it anyway a mere two days later. See above your post. Kevin said " And the poll was just as davep suggests, to get some idea of Twitter awareness here ". Use o...
by davep
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

You are clearly upset and defensive about this. Nothing could be further from the truth Ian. Please don't try and have me take responsibility for motives that aren't mine. Thanks. I ... do not wish to aggravate you further so I will not pursue the issue. It might be an idea to go back and read my p...
by davep
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

So am I right in thinking the original question and poll was about how the SPA generate their home page news section ? I think you'll find (and I'm sure that Kevin will correct me if my interpretation is wrong) that the poll associated with the first post of this thread was simply a way of easily f...
by davep
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do You Use Twitter?
Replies: 73
Views: 17346

It might be a little more clear if you could explain how that relates to the subject of the SPA making use of twitter to drive a bit of content on the main page of the website (and to also engage with people who use twitter). I don't think I ever said that. I was simply making an observation. I'm n...