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Citydash is coming to Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    You forgot IMO
    You could just stop posting on it/unwatch and even ignore it
    Obvious point that you can care about this kind of crap and other things at the same time
     
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  2. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    People keep quoting me. And usually to get irate about stuff that doesn't matter.
     
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  3. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Not getting irate and who are you to say what does and doesn't matter?
    If it's such an inconsequential thing why waste your time on it
     
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  4. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    A comment on Urban in general?

    Recreational arguing.
     
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  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    But you want to tell people what's worth arguing about too...
     
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  6. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    That's a fairly normal feature of an argument. To define terms and scope to suit one's own agenda.
     
  7. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    So you say there are more important things in the world yet reserve your right to argue about those things you tell others are not worth arguing about!
    Ace logic
     
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  8. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Thanks! :)
     
  9. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    :facepalm: stop being such a drama queen. It's a few people on a bloody clue hunt :D

    Some people on here need to learn to live and let live. Jesus, to think that people on this site used to put on and attend free parties in public places that affected others far more then this fucking clue hunt *might* - surprise surprise they've all turned into NIMBYs themselves.
     
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  10. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Obviously never walked down the road with an old frail person.
    They come in my garden I'll have a bucket of water waiting.
    Waves fist.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yet you still just can't stop yourself picking away at it and criticising anyone who sees fit to raise concerns. Funny that, isn't it?
     
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It's really just a small scale version of that TV show Hunted, where they set people off chase em for a bit.

    They are only doing 2 in Brixton during May and they only last an hour.

    It's not much in the way of a disruption.

    Fair enough, running around blocks of flats and communal stairwells and walkways, isn't really on, and they should stick to more open spaces and areas that are easily accessible to the players. Sod having them running up and down the main drag in Brixton...

    I get the argument about people not being able to afford to play, but you could argue that about a lot of things. We live in the world's most unequal city and there are hundreds of examples of this in and around Brixton, and there has been for years.

    I'm more pissed off about adults cycling on pavements when there's a perfectly good road right next to them. That's a daily occurrence for me where I live, and these twits have the fancy bikes, and are wearing all the gear, yet choose to pedal along where people are trying to walk.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Actually it's more about the privileged treating peoples living space, their estates and communal areas as a profit making playground, with fake security guards patrolling around their homes.

    Or do you think everything this resident said can be discounted because she's just a silly old NIMBY?

     
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  14. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I think her concerns are fine and fair. I would hope that she gets in contact with the organisers and discusses.
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So why are you attempting to smear, dismiss and ridicule anyone sharing those concerns in advance of a similar event taking place in their own neighbourhoods?
     
  16. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Urban is just obsessed with this because it thinks they are posh.
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh I do love it when something thinks they can speak the mind of the Entire Community and point out they they know best. :facepalm:
     
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Most joggers and walkers use the pavement, and most people only intrude on residential areas to either access that particular area or as transit through it. Your game-players are different creatures. They're using residential areas that are not their own as sites for play. Most of us content ourselves with public spaces (parks and commons) that are actually there to facilitate play.
     
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  19. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    May I ask, do you live on a council estate?
    I do, have done on one estate or another, for most of my life. One of things about estate life is that we're usually suspicious of people of people we don't know, charging around, and tend to treat them as suspicious characters. You might think it's trivial, and perhaps it is, if you live in a street property, but to most of us it's a cause for alarm.
     
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  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It doesn't matter to you.

    It may well matter to others.
     
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  21. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I can't speak for anyone else, but it's very little to do with "poshness", and a lot to do with intrusion.
     
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  22. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    On one hand I am trying to respond to the reasonable "sharing concerns", etc type comments, while also dealing with the "clowns", "toffs" and threatened muggings fellow travellers on your side of the debate. As you have mentioned, I am already too prolific on the thread, so didn't want to quote and respond to each and every post. Therefore, as you seem content not to gainsay those with more extreme points, I can only assume you endorse them.
     
  23. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I do not. But it might surprise you that curtain twitching, territorialism and a general "down with this sort of thing" are common human traits and not unique to particular accommodation structures.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's an astonishingly dishonest piece of projection there. Good work!

    But to recap: it's OK for the woman quoted to share her concerns about what happened in her neighbourhood, but it's not OK for me to voice similar concerns given that the same event is coming to my neighbourhood? Is that right?
    BOOOOOM! And there goes that projection canon again! What the fuck has "curtain twitching" and "territorialism" got to do with this?
     
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  25. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    The London marathon is on this weekend. It will go through all kinds of areas who were never asked permission and disrupt all day. It has a high entrance fee. Why not object to that?
     
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  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ah, the classic, "I'm not winning the argument and can;t answer the questions so I'll try and change the subject" tactic. Very, very poor.

    But off the top my head, here's some reason why I don't object to the London marathon:

    1. It runs on major public roads and spaces and doesn't involve people charging through alleyways, walkways and private estates and pissing off residents
    2. It doesn't employ fake guards to chase after people
    3. It raises vast amounts of money for charity

    If you'd like to continue this fascinating but utterly irrelevant debate about the London marathon, please take it to the relevant forum. This is a thread about Brixton matters.
     
  27. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Amazing isn't it. Kids can barely run about their estates or play ball games any more without being penalised or it being too dangerous. Vast areas of our public spaces are being privatised. Ok if you're up for some pay for the privilege middle class games though.
     
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  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    People tend to know that they're on the route of the Marathon, road closures are notified.
    And millions raised by people taking part.
    So totally different then
     
  29. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    I bet their is a perfect correlation between people who get cross about this and people who got cross about pokemon go.
     
  30. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    Did people get cross about pokemon go ?
     
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