@Indy Scot , I think it is best to treat people in the same way you would want to be treated yourself. @roberta , I'm not saying you bullied him off. I've always appreciated your contributions to the forum and would like you to stay also.
@Indy Scot t & @roberta I never said Gary was bullied off. I’ve not moderated anyone’s posts except my own. I don’t know Gary personally. He may have emailed me in the past but I can’t see any PMs from him in my messages. If Trump or Le Penn posted on this site I would want them to stay also due to the traffic it would bring to the site, not because of their politics.
@TheObserver , yes you are right - only a few visitors contribute. I think a lot more would contribute but fear being shot down for having an opinion. Some post for a period and then give up due to being bullied off. I see councillors contributing to the forum as a positive thing. I hope Gary will come back and others will post. I think you are wrong to denigrate Gary for posting on here.
@TheObserver I'd be interested to know where you get your stats from as it is not possible for me to know how many Dawlish people view this site. However the stats for last month according to Google Analytics were:- April 2017 4181 users/visitors of which 2676 were returning users/visitors Total page views 35,904. I don't think the community on here is that small. ...
Merry Christmas everyone.
@Carer , it's because the thread is not posted on the general discussion but on a group that requires membership. you need to join the group to post - http://dawlish.com/group/details/14841 It is a feature of the site software that is hardly ever used.
To end the slanging matches on this thread I think it is best for me to close it. Please start a new thread if you want to get back onto the original topic.
Thread continues here - http://www.dawlish.com/thread/details/45080
Part 1 here - http://www.dawlish.com/thread/details/45062
since this thread has clearly gone off topic, i will close it. @b.o.liking please feel free to start a new thread.