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Post by witchfinder on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:40 pm

First topic message reminder :

Around the autumn of 2007 I came across the MSN message boards and found one entitled "UK Politics" which I joined and enjoyed for over three and a half years, then around April 2011 MSN decided in their wisdom to close down that particular message board.

Over time the MSN message board posters had become like friends, and though I had never met any of them, they became as familiar as the regulars I have a pint with in the local village pub, one or two were fairly nasty and quite vile, most were very pleasant people.

Fortunately, one of the redundant MSN bloggers (Ivan) decided to start his own political blogging site, and many of the old MSN posters followed him to his newly created site, and after a competition to find a name, it was agreed to call it "Cutting Edge".

I have to point out that Ivan ran things in a very fair and democratic way, the members decided the rules, they chose the name and logo, several of us were appointed as moderators and common sense prevailed.

Unfortunately the host of our board was "ProBoards" whom I would definately NOT recommend to anyone, they pulled the plug and closed Cutting Edge down saying that we had broken the rules.
To this day we still do not know what rule(s) were broken, and by whom, we wrote very polite emails to ProBoards asking for an explanation, but we got no answer other than "you broke the rules".

And so here we are WELCOME

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by patakace on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:15 am

stuart torr wrote:Welcome to the forum Socynical, very nice to have another lady present, look forward to hearing your views however unladylike they may get. Laughing thumbsup lol!  

Trust you extend the same feelings toward a curvaceous lady with blue blood .
And a beautiful blue perm .
You will recognise me as I am always photographed holding a rolled up Daily Telegraph , ready to wallop any socialists I come across after I have encouraged them to " Grow Up "

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:20 pm

Will the real Theresa May please stand up?
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:58 pm

I very much doubt that Theresa May would join this forum - but in the unlikely event that she did, I doubt if she would register as a male, unless it was 'an oversight', of course! scratch
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by stuart torr on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:09 pm

scratch scratch scratch scratch
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by patakace on Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:58 pm

Was that Red Flan , Moonbeam ?
I am sure she is a closet Blue .
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:37 am

Red Flan? Sorry, but you've lost me entirely. If it's a British reference, you'll have to excuse me, as I'm American.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Claudine on Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:39 pm

Hello.

My name is Claudine and I found this place through Ivan on Twitter, where my name is Quietnotstupid.
I didn't used to say a lot but I've found myself becoming more vocal the angrier I get with this coalition government.

I'm disabled, of ethnic minority and female which of course means that my Tory MP, the insufferable Stewart Jackson, hates me and has blocked me but that fills me with joy.

I look forward to reading what everyone has to say and I might just chip in when I get really angry!

Thank you.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by stuart torr on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:05 am

Welcome Claudine, I hope you find plenty to say against this disgusting government, I too am disabled and get treated like a peice of dogs muck by them.
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Post by boatlady on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:15 pm

Claudine, I have enjoyed your tweets - hope you will enjoy the forum signed firtyfreefousan
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by stuart torr on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:30 pm

Claudine your wonderful M.P. is the one forced to hand back over half a million of tax payers money for using it to build his own home with was he not only 2 years ago.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Claudine on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:10 pm

Stuart: He blocked me when I mentioned that to him and said that the reason for the block was that I was loony leftie that swore all the time.

Now anyone who knows me will know that that's rubbish because I never swear - not at anyone. I just wasn't brought up that way, my mother would have never allowed it. Now I can think swear words (!) but I never physically utter them. Strange, I know!

He's nothing but a two-faced bullying liar who hates being bested by a female.

Can you tell I'm not his biggest fan.....?!
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They work for you.... (when they're not working for themselves)

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:39 pm

ClaudineLewis wrote:Can you tell I'm not his biggest fan.....?!

Would never have guessed!!  You may be familiar with his internet description: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]   

Just click anywhere in that link to go there

A lively political discussion goes on under our "Politics" sub-heading.  Many contributors are also twitterers, and possibly willing to forward messages on your behalf.
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Welcome and introductions

Post by Claudine on Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:03 am

Thank you so much for that. Very useful indeed.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by moonbeam on Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:51 am

Claudine, welcome aboard! Glad to have you with us. I hope you enjoy your time here. Smile
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I am back here now.

Post by Charlatan on Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:37 pm

I have been all over the net's debate forums, and some of them won't accept me because i don't have a degree. back to basics!
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by boatlady on Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:51 pm

Welcome
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by snowyflake on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:07 am

Hi Ivan, Please tell me how I can delete my account here. Many thanks.

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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:05 pm

This thread is for hellos, not goodbyes! Sad

We prefer not to delete accounts that have been used, since all the messages become anonymous and just say 'guest' afterwards. We thought that Forumotion had found a way to fix that, but they haven't yet. So instead we deactivate accounts, which has the added advantage that they can be switched back on again if requested.

I'll send you an email later today, or possibly tomorrow. I sincerely hope you will reconsider and continue your membership.
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Post by snowyflake on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:04 am

Sorry Ivan. I got the wrong end of the stick re: the email that was sent out to the members. I thought because I'm a sporadic poster here and sometimes stay away for months at a time, you were doing a cull (as it were) Smile

Thank you for your email which explained it so I guess you are stuck with me. Smile Hope you are well.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Ivan on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:56 am

snowyflake. I’m really pleased that you’ve decided to keep your account here open. We’ve known each other for a long time and your intelligent contributions, sometimes displaying your extensive scientific knowledge, are a credit to Cutting Edge.  Very Happy

I probably didn’t make the newsletter to members clear enough, so in case anyone else is troubled by it, I’ll explain the position again:-

- If a member has posted more than ten messages, their account will remain open for as long as they wish, even if they haven’t logged in to Cutting Edge for several years.

- If a member has posted between one and ten messages but hasn’t logged in for more than a year, they may get ten days’ notice that their account will be closed unless they confirm that they intend to use it.

- If someone creates an account, posts no messages and doesn’t even bother to log in for three months or more, it will be deleted without a reminder.

That last point is the only change from what was happening previously, when I was wasting time sending emails to those who clearly had no intention of using their accounts. I suspect that some people may have been opening them just to be a nuisance to us, while others may have been spammers who lost interest when they realised that they couldn’t flood the forum with personal messages if they hadn’t made ten postings on the boards.
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Re: Welcome and introductions

Post by Phillip J H on Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:58 pm

Hi Smile

My name's Phil and i live in SE London.

I'm a life long Labour supporter and am looking forward to getting to know you all.
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Post by moonbeam on Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:09 pm

Welcome, Phil! Glad to have you with us!.
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Post by boatlady on Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:52 pm

Hello, Phil - lovely to meet you
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Post by Phillip J H on Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks for the welcome Very Happy
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Post by Margaret57 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:28 pm

Hello all, just joined the forum at the invitation of Ivan on twitter. I look forward to joining in as often as I can.  Always been a labour supporter, never thought it could get worse than the Thatcher years and here we are, much worse. I'm Scottish but have lived in the North West since 1985.

Margaret Smile
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Post by boatlady on Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:03 pm

Hello Margaret - lovely to meet you
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Post by moonbeam on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:52 am

Hello Margaret! Nice to meet you! Welcome. Smile
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Post by Margaret57 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:17 pm

Thank you both for the welcome, good to meet you too
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Post by Miriam Binder on Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:18 am

Hello to all.

I came across this forum via a link to a very interesting post by Ivan (Why is it taken as axiomatic that the Tories are better at running the economy?). I am Miriam Binder, old, grey haired, disabled and, though not a natural Labour voter, very much on the left side of the divide.
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Post by moonbeam on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:26 am

Welcome, Miriam. It's good to have you!

I'd also like to welcome hector1 and Leeds Wire
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Post by boatlady on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:09 am

Hello, Miriam - lovely to meet you
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Post by Claudine on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:17 pm

Miriam, hello and welcome. It's lovely to have you here.
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Post by martim on Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:17 pm

I'm New my name is Martina 37 till Tuesday and i live in BC Canada with my cat Mimi

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Post by boatlady on Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:46 pm

After Tuesday, what will your name be? lol!
Lovely to meet you martim
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Post by moonbeam on Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:39 pm

Welcome Marti. Smile
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Post by martim on Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:47 am

thank you

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Post by Joy Division on Mon May 18, 2015 2:40 pm

JD here and despite turning SNP from a life of Labour I only do so as only the SNP can stop Scotland getting more future Tory governments..

It's good to be here among other LW! Very Happy
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Post by boatlady on Mon May 18, 2015 4:08 pm

hi Joy - nice to meet you - hope you will enjoy posting with us
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Post by Joy Division on Mon May 18, 2015 5:19 pm

boatlady wrote:hi Joy - nice to meet you - hope you will enjoy posting with us

Hi boat lady ..Thanks very much, I'm sure I will..I have my own little LW forum too! Very Happy
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Post by TMG on Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:20 pm

Hi to all, just a quick hello before I look through and post, not sure how it all works yet, but I am sure I will get the hang of it after I make many mistakes of course
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Post by Dr Sheldon Cooper PhD on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:33 am

Hi T,

Good to hear from you again.
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