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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Editor on Yesterday at 11:12:08 am »
It still seems double standards to me but I appreciate the explanation. Thanks you.
Hi Trent, I've sent you a personal message attempting to explain the policy. David
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Trent on Yesterday at 10:13:10 am »
It still seems double standards to me but I appreciate the explanation. Thanks you.
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Supporting charities / May Day Celebration
« Last post by marty.c on Yesterday at 08:31:32 am »
Brookmans Park Rotary Club will be organising the May Day Celebration again this year. Local school children will be dancing round the Maypole. Other attractions will be a Punch & Judy show, Morris Dancers, Village Stocks, Tombola and much more. Come and join us on Bradmore Green starting at 2.00pm on Saturday 29th April.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Editor on Yesterday at 07:56:40 am »
Editor, sorry if this is in the wrong place but ....a question, how does this thread, i.e. People giving their opinions and personal experience about a village service (BT FTTP) differ from people giving their opinions and personal experience about a restaurant or local service? I'm all for Information sharing but it seems odd that we can criticise or compliment BT but not other businesses. Without a doubt posts on this thread are influencing other people's decisions, exactly the same as say....asking for a suggestion of a local vegetarian restaurant which tonight was deemed should be responded to via inbox only. Confused.....

Hi Trent, the rule covers local businesses and services and is explained in the site's guidelines under local businesses (text copied below)

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Local businesses and services

Edits will rarely be made to forum contributions where a correspondent is questioning the services provided by the government, local authorities, or a public service. The government and local authorities are elected on a mandate, and a site like this is an excellent tool for examining their record in delivering what they promise. Similarly, posts about the service provided by rail or bus companies, which have customer charters and are duty-bound to deliver, will rarely be edited.

Recommending or criticising the services provided by local restaurants and businesses is not allowed under the forum rules. If a precedent were to be set allowing that to happen it could open the floodgates to all sorts of abuse for commercial advantage and gain. However, people are allowed to discuss the impact of a local business, such as the behaviour of people visiting and leaving a restaurant (but not criticise or recommend the services provided by the restaurant), or the likely impact of building development plans (but not criticise or recommend the services provided by the builder/developer), because those are local issues that are in the public interest and affect the lives of people living nearby.

The only exception could be where a local business has invited a discussion about its services and users respond. Even then, the tone of those responses will be carefully monitored to ensure they comply with the forum agreement and these guidelines. Unfortunately, this means that innocent, and often humorous, observations also have to be edited for consistency reasons.

This particular thread is entitled Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre and was started 15 years ago when people in the village started to enquire about the different speeds of access. More than 216,000 people have viewed the 660+ contributions as we have discussed infrastructure, local black spots, and some failed and some successful attempts to improve connectivity. The services discussed are national business concerns, not local businesses, and so the thread is fine by forum rules.

David
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Trent on March 24, 2017, 11:34:19 pm »
Editor, sorry if this is in the wrong place but ....a question, how does this thread, i.e. People giving their opinions and personal experience about a village service (BT FTTP) differ from people giving their opinions and personal experience about a restaurant or local service? I'm all for Information sharing but it seems odd that we can criticise or compliment BT but not other businesses. Without a doubt posts on this thread are influencing other people's decisions, exactly the same as say....asking for a suggestion of a local vegetarian restaurant which tonight was deemed should be responded to via inbox only. Confused.....
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General Issues / Re: Vegetarian Restaurants
« Last post by peppermint on March 24, 2017, 10:44:56 pm »
Have you tried looking on Trip Advisor.
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General Issues / Re: Vegetarian Restaurants
« Last post by Editor on March 24, 2017, 04:31:16 pm »
Does anyone have any recommendations for any vegetarian restaurants in the local area ? (ie not London)

Hi Sasquartch, I suggest people contact you via the internal messaging system so as to comply with forum rules about recommending businesses. You have one reply from Purrfect and I have copied it and sent it to you before deleting it. I will explain to Purrfect. David
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Environment / topic about pests
« Last post by milkmade on March 24, 2017, 01:46:20 pm »
In the last 10days, I've seen rats running around the passage way between the village green and Westlands drive.  there seems to be problem around there.
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by sasquartch on March 24, 2017, 10:02:22 am »
I was with PlusNet previously and although the customer service is great the actual service was patchy where I live in Peplins

Hence I went for the FTTP service with BT which cuts out all the copper

Depends where you live, but Peplins is served by the cabinet near the A1000 on Mymms, or at least it was in my case

New fibre service so far is fine, all I expected it to be
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Technology / Re: Village broadband and high-speed optic fibre
« Last post by Aqila on March 24, 2017, 09:52:12 am »
We have opted to stay with plusnet - we have always been very impresed with their customer service.  We are having copper from the cabinet which means we won't reach the very top speeds of fibre all the way to the house, but should be considerably faster than currently, and more than sufficient for our needs.  Due to happen 11th April - I'll let you know how it goes!!
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