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messageThames Water
Posted by Sue November 24, 10:32PM

Yet again, for about the zillionth time, we have Thames Water apparently digging up Ulverscroft Road.

At 10.30 on Saturday night.

Anybody know what's going on, and why they didn't sort the problem the many times they have dug up the same bit of road before?

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ETA: Just been to ask them.

"It's a hundred year old main."

Yes so why don't you replace it or do a repair which lasts more than a few weeks? Wouldn't that be more cost effective than keep having to send out people every few weeks?

"Yes I agree with you etc etc etc and you should have your water back by the morning".

I just hope the poor expletive deleted who keeps getting his cellar flooded, a few doors down from me, is going to claim enormous amounts of compensation.

Are Thames Water privatised? Disgraceful.

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by Underhook November 25, 08:07AM

If, every time there was a leak reported, TW closed off the street in question in order to dig up the road and replace the entire pipe, this would be hugely expensive and time consuming. It isn’t really in anyone’s interest to do this

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by Sue November 25, 08:47AM

Underhook Wrote:
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> If, every time there was a leak reported, TW
> closed off the street in question in order to dig
> up the road and replace the entire pipe, this
> would be hugely expensive and time consuming. It
> isn’t really in anyone’s interest to do this


I'm talking about a situation where the same bit of road is constantly being dug up because a resident's cellar is being flooded.

I'm not talking about a number of unrelated leaks.

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by Sue November 26, 05:00PM

So yet again admin is editing the headings of forum members' posts.

Where will this end?!

messageRe: Thames Water (digging up Ulverscroft Road)
Posted by Administrator November 30, 01:20PM

"Where will this end?!"

That's a bit dramatic isn't it? It's a change from: "Thames Water" to "Thames Water (digging up Ulverscroft Road)"

We've done it for years, heck we even say in the terms " We also reserve the right to edit ... postings ... usually the title to make it more relevant".

Sorry if you don't like it and less people look at your post but it does help other forum users, and that is what is important to the moderators.

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messageRe: Thames Water (digging up Ulverscroft Road)
Posted by Sue November 30, 03:19PM

You may have done it for years, but I (and others) have noticed that it appears to have been done a lot more frequently of late!

But the thing is, it seems a bit random which headings are edited to make them more relevant and which aren't.

As your terms were last updated in May of this year, I have no idea how long they may have included the part about editing the title!

Anyway, glad if it helps people, of course. It never crossed my mind it would affect who read the post!

messageRe: Thames Water (digging up Ulverscroft Road)
Posted by Administrator November 30, 07:12PM

Just to answer those quickly,
Not done it any more frequently recently, if anything less
You thought a heading in the for sale section was edited by us (but it wasn't) so yes, it would seem random
The editing titles bit in the terms of use has been there for 12 years

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messageRe: Thames Water (digging up Ulverscroft Road)
Posted by uncleglen November 30, 07:37PM

In the section of Ulverscroft just behind The Clipper there is the most awful smell of decay...the last time I smelled that I found a dead pigeon in my boarded up fireplace....

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by Administrator November 30, 08:11PM

Lounged

Title reverted to original and now we've actually read the original message in full (and been told) it is a generic thread about Thames Water and so shouldn't have been in the ED Issues/Gossip section.

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messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by intexasatthe moment November 30, 10:45PM

For clarity I don't think my PM to Admin was me telling Admin ,but me expressing my opinion about someone else's thread

"Well it's always going to be a matter of opinion but my point is that the thread was to my mind - and who knows as it was Sue who wrote it - about Thames Water ."

Personally I think the thread should stay in the main section - it may be commenting on Thames Water's performance ( generically )but it is also commenting on that performance in East Dulwich specifically and how it affects residents there .

But I'm not actually a fan of splitting hairs about threads qualifying for ED section or Lounge .

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by edcam December 01, 12:43PM

Some people have a lot of time on their hands.

messageRe: Thames Water
Posted by intexasatthe moment December 01, 01:12PM

Guilty as charged -)


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