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JohnnearCfon

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Posted: 14/07/2020 19:40:55
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I have to add, I saw that thread, and noticed how Admin there made several gentle and very polite requests to cease asking questions or continuing discussions, mainly aimed at three people including "JHLuxton". They did not seem to be able to understand these gentle and polite requests. Good job I am not one of the admins as I am sure after the requests were ignored I would have removed them from the group. CursingCursing IP: 86.178.52.134
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Posted: 15/07/2020 00:39:25
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

I have to add, I saw that thread, and noticed how Admin there made several gentle and very polite requests to cease asking questions or continuing discussions, mainly aimed at three people including "JHLuxton". They did not seem to be able to understand these gentle and polite requests. Good job I am not one of the admins as I am sure after the requests were ignored I would have removed them from the group. CursingCursing


But why?

I had made an innocent request for information and wanted to know why people were so touchy about it. There was really no harm in that. This wasn't Official Secrets Act material.

I had not come along to stir up a past pot I didn't know anything about and now I have an explanation I am happy.

But just shutting people up isn't the right thing to do and I am grateful for MRSF explaining the position on this group and also a couple of other people sending me info privately.

Therefore, my curiosity is satisfied.

I am sure many of us have questions be they about mines or railways we would like answers to?

I now understand why MRSF wasn't able to explain full.

John

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Posted: 15/07/2020 09:59:08
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There are times that further public discussion is inappropriate. That was one of them; it happens rarely on that group: thankfully. IP: 80.189.49.144
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Posted: 16/07/2020 10:22:31
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jhluxton wrote:

Thanks for info Mike.

Didn't realise there was opposition to tourism in the area. Most places appear to like or at least tolerate it for the extra money it brings to the local economy.

John


Hi John,
A lot people around there are descendants of miners and they have no particular problem with low key Tourism. You have to remember its a living village with quite a few elderly residents. Tourists do bring income but in general the community does not benefit other than noise, crowds and inevitable litter. The site has been inundated with crowds of ignorant Lycra clad mountain bikers whilst Wales was closed. They contribute nothing apart from using the public toilets and washing off there muddy bikes and gear in them.

We are gradually opening on Sundays if you would like to pop along you will be able to get into the buildings (send me a PM to make sure it is open we have a shortage of volunteers as many are unavailable due to Covid)

The railway group never talked to us it seemed ridiculous personally it seemed to be elaborate scam . There are several properties that have been built on the line and with the landscaping would be extremely difficult to follow it around Snailbeach or up into Grahams Quarry

Mike
IP: 77.96.189.154 Edited: 16/07/2020 10:27:42 by Moorebooks
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