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Wildwood entrance

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by gilesjuk, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    I've never said on this forum where I work, and its not up to you to make wild stab in the dark claims about it. Suggest you read the anonymity thread.
     
  2. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    Isn't the idea of electing councillors that they represent their local residents in decisions that are taken about the area...? (in theory at least)
     
  3. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Hardly likely someone will walk down to the council offices and ask for "Henry's Cat".....
     
  4. db

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    the anonymity thread just says to never refer to people by their real names and to use forum names only.. if someone wants to hypothesise that you are an assassin for a government-run organisation of killer bees or whatever, as far as i'm aware they're perfectly entitled to..
     
  5. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    Identifying or alleging to identify where somebody works could compromise their anonymity. Staff4ord is also presenting his conjecture as fact.
     
  6. ATJ

    ATJ Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm pretty sure that considering that there may be reasons behind the actions of the local highways authority, rather than automatically hysterically screeching that they are wasting money, doesn't make one a county council spy.
     
  7. db

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    perhaps so, however:

    there is no mention there of whether or not people are allowed to identify a person's place of work.. i agree, it's not really cricket, and (despite having "outed" myself a few times) i wouldn't be terribly happy if someone did it to me - however to quote the "anonymity clause" in this respect just doesn't carry any weight.. all it says is that you should:

    i'm not about to go away and look up how many people are employed by the SCC or SBC, but even assuming you are under their employ (which no-one except staff4ord has said they do), it hardly identifies you as an individual..

    i agree vis a vis:

    ...but hey: internet [​IMG]
     
  8. staff4ord

    staff4ord Well-Known Forumite

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    Well I have no idea what so ever where the cat works it was a comment made as a result of the previous post some one made in relation to him not agreeing with 95% of what people say about them. So it's a good guess if I comment all the time on here about my love for pizza and argue with people who slag pizza off. There is a good chance I make pizza (which I don't)

    Back to the point in question if you want to build a small extention to your house you apply to the council for planning permission. It costs you a small fortune for some do gooder to say no ( for a silly reason) so off you go again and have to submit another application. But it gives the poeple who live around you the chance to comment or try and stop your plans based on solid argument.
    If the council want to put a set of traffic lights at a junction, or change the shape of a perfectly working road they just do it, no planning application, no chance for the people who live around it to comment or put up a solid argument.

    Hows that work then.
     
  9. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    It's not really anyone's place to interpret my words, so let's nip that one in the bud, eh? henryscat is right insofar as no-one should try to specifically identify a person unless they have particularly requested it. That being said, as staff4ord points out, merely saying "I bet you work for a Pizza Parlour," doesn't really fall into this category, any more than saying "I bet you read the Daily Mail," etc.

    More importantly...

    :)
     
  10. gilesjuk

    gilesjuk Well-Known Forumite

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    Day to day stuff which doesn't make much difference sure. But on larger decisions they must consult the public.

    Otherwise you might wake up one morning to find your home is about to be demolished and they will say it's your own fault as you didn't check the plans that were in the cellar in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'beware of the leopard'. :)
     
  11. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    [ pedantic and slightly mischievous mode ]

    Surely its everyone's place to interpret your words, otherwise how can we stick to the rules laid before us.

    Unless those rules cover every possible situation known to man.

    [ / pednatic and slightly mischievous mode ]

    :D :D :D
     
  12. Andreas Rex

    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    Arf....I know the feeling! ;)
     
  13. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Indeed; quite right. A very poor choice of words from me, deserving of pedantic mocking, I dare say!

    I'm rather surprised, in your capacity as Unofficial Forum Lexicon-Usage Monitor, that you didn't have a field day with all the missing punctuation marks there as well. ;)

    However, none of this will help decide the fate of the Wildwood entrance, so back to it! :P
     
  14. WildwoodPaul

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    So, who is the local Wildwood councillor, I'll email and ask them if they know about it?
     
  15. henryscat

    henryscat Well-Known Forumite

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    If you go to www.Staffordshire.gov.uk and bung your postcode into "find my nearest" box on the homepage it comes up with all sorts including local councillors.
     
  16. wizzard

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    I may just do that, just to see the look on the receptionists' faces :D
     
  17. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Don't forget to take his mug shot from his avatar, so they know you aren't talking rubbish :D
     
  18. staff4ord

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    Went passed today and noticed that the exit slip has been painted over as well now. Also noticed that no one is taking any notice of it, in fact as a large van came off the estate and used the exit slip a police car came passed and did nothing at all. Just goes to prove. A complete waste of our money folks
     
  19. shoes

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    Found a police car sat in traffic on a yellow hatched box outside the riverside leisure centre. Didn't appear to be writing himself a ticket either.
     
  20. henryscat

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    Proves nothing. The average police officer will drive past all sorts of things and do sod all about it. A lot of them are pretty crap drivers as well.
     

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