If there is anyone you would like to invite on to this blog also please let me know, via email. I would need their email to send an invitation.
Don’t let the bankers grind you down.
This is from Ray’s last post.
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What “new range of features”?
As far as I’m concerned the website has taken a huge backward step.
The only semi democratic voice that the people had between elections has been severly curtailed!
The forums were a vital part of the democratic process.
It is quite clear from the reorganisation of the website that the council is not interested in freedom of speach, at least not on THEIR website.
The council should be ashamed!
We pay the bills AND YOUR WAGES, at least give us freedom of speech and the right to comment on council policy!
Have your say...the Council's listeningAre you thinking what I’m thinking?
Redbridge Council has launched an initiative called “Have your say...we're listening”, which is designed to provide opportunities for residents to suggest improvements to Council services or their neighbourhood. More……
I looked on the Red-i ‘Report it’ section and there is nowhere there to report such incidents. So, I just did what I did last time and emailed the Area 3 Lead Officer, who I won’t name for fear of embarrassment, on the 9th November 2009. He replied immediately having passed the report to the reactive maintenance section.
A new post was installed sometime between yesterday afternoon [16th] and this morning [17th]. That’s a week or 5 working days. I have emailed to confirm the post is in place with my thanks.
Of course, now that the "Award" winning website RiV2 has been censored into oblivion they are not going to get any bouquets or commendations on there either. But that doesn’t stop us recording good work here when we see it.
This is not just a whinge blog. But such examples should be help up as a benchmark of achievement.
Due to an unforeseen technical problem, we are currently unable to provide full message posting functionality to our forum discussion threads.Translation: The "unforeseen technical problem" is that members could start new threads and topics which is precisely what ‘they’, whoever ‘they’ may be, don’t want. However, this is what forums are designed for and there have been NO CHANGES to this part of Redbridge-i on RiV2. Forum software is pretty bog standard and is NOT designed for this type of control. So, my guess is that the RediTeam could not withdraw just that option and were forced to withdraw ALL the facilities including ‘reply’ and ‘quote’ leaving just ‘quick reply’.
Users wishing to post a message, please use the Show Quick Reply facility at the bottom of the page, under the last post. This will open a Quick Reply box. When you have entered your message, simply click on the post button and your message will be submitted for moderation.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused, we are working hard to resolve the technical problem.
It has been removed and I received this:
I will not criticise the council for one whole week but only if 10 local councillors will make an appearance on the RiV2 forums between now and end November.
Well, I thought I was being quite reasonable.
You, or someone from this email address, recently submitted an item titled notcriticise the Council for one whole week to the Redbridge web site. We have reviewed this item and believe that it is inappropriate as a pledge. The form of a pledge is I will do X if Y will join me. Your pledge does meet this format, as there is no measure of success. Your peldge is not in the community spirit of why the Pledgebank was created. For full details of what we will and will not publish please review our terms and conditions. Thank you. Redbridge i Admin.