Do you think it is about time the tramp living in the old bus stop was moved on? Is the bus stop listed as it has been there years since it was used for a stop. Don't want to think about what lurks…Continue
"I always found John to be very polite and friendly, and when we chatted clearly had a long connection (physically and emotionally) with Hampton. He never begged or asked for help, but was always grateful when I , or other compassionate members of…"
"No worries Ben. My point was that folks taking lumps out of each other isn't conducive to creating an environment where people feel welcome to air their views. Would I prefer it if Hammer didn't use the site to depersonalise and denigrate…"
"Matt - do you consider using the term "tramp" civil?
I wonder, would you tolerate other outdated bigotry terms if it came to race, gender etc?
If it's civility you want I suggest you take your moderator duties more seriously."
"Ahhh the resident Hampton PN troll....you know full well his name is John but you insist on using "tramp" with the sole reason of causing offense.I live in hope that you too will be gone soon Hammer, and god forbid you find yourself…"
"Thanks Val, I too found that bench change rather brutal, but John stayed, and still got visitors, for months, now suddenly, he's gone...........I spoke to him once, he seemed like a normal young man , he told me he was homeless,…"
"Thanks Ian - Yours was the least offensive of a handful of comments regarding the hypocrisy or otherwise of Sue's appeal to Christian charity, which together were a bit of a pile-on and generally unedifying.
"I presume my response to Sue C is one of those you deleted, I hardly see how, 'Did you', in reply to her wider criticism of the Hampton community, could have possibly been misconstrued, considered contentious, provocative or even…"
"I attended the annual supporters meeting of SPEAR just b fore Christmas, this local charity tries to assist rough sleepers. I asked if someone would visit John and see if he would accept help. I know that he does not have a good opinion of them, but…"
"Hammer - can I suggest you stop and talk to John next time you are passing, i'm sure you will find him nothing but friendly and polite. I took my seven year old to meet him after he asked about the man who lived in the bus stop. They had a good…"