Hampshire's education boss has only had "good vibes" about free school meals initiative

"No problems" with new free school meals

"No problems" with new free school meals

"No problems" with new free school meals

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HAMPSHIRE’S education chief says he has had no reports of teething problems with the introduction of free school meals in county schools.

And a spokesman for Southampton City Council has today said the authority "hasn't experienced issues" around the introduction of the initiative.

The Government initiative to offer free hot dinners for every four to seven-year-old was introduced this week on the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

But while schools elsewhere in the country have experienced some issues in introducing the scheme, county boss Peter Edgar says he has not been made aware of problems in Hampshire.

There are reports that nine primary schools in Mr Clegg’s city of Sheffield have had to bus in meals cooked at neighbouring schools due to a shortfall in funds to upgrade kitchens.

There are also reports that tables and chairs have not arrived at some schools, while canteen renovations have overrun.

And in Dorset a headteacher branded the policy a “fiasco” as children were left hungry after food was not delivered on time.

Dozens of schools in Hampshire and Southampton will have introduced their own free meals for the first time this week.

And Cllr Edgar says he is “confident the scheme will go well.”

He added: “We have made good efforts to ensure the scheme is a success.

“We are determined to make it a success because of the health, social and educational advantages for the young people involved, and that’s why we have invested an extra £3million in the scheme.

“At the moment the vibes are good.

“Dealing with such a large number of schools there will need to be full cooperation and some schools have had to adapt their days and timetables, but I’m really pleased that it appears that we will be able to provide a meal for every child who wanted a hot meal in Hampshire.”

A spokesman for the city council said the council "hasn’t experienced any issues around the provision of additional free school meals".

The spokesman added: "City Catering, the council’s in-house hospitality service, has been preparing for the expansion of free school meals served in Southampton since the government’s announcement in January.

"Southampton City Council received £440,000 to implement the free school meals initiative, which has been used to improve cooking, serving and dining areas.

"We are fully on track and we have no concerns around council maintained schools being able to meet the increased demand.

"Revenue funds have also been allocated to provide for additional catering staff in schools. City Catering has also been advising schools on how to best manage the increase in demand."

 

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1:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sburman says...

Then Peter Edgar want to ask my wife, who works at a local infant school. She, and her fellow dinner ladies, could well give him a different response.
Crowded dinner halls, late kids get cold meals, far more as rubbish to clear up, far more little people with `individual` eating needs/habits. Etc.etc.
And, believe or not, some little people actually don’t like what is served up to them as a meal.
Then Peter Edgar want to ask my wife, who works at a local infant school. She, and her fellow dinner ladies, could well give him a different response. Crowded dinner halls, late kids get cold meals, far more as rubbish to clear up, far more little people with `individual` eating needs/habits. Etc.etc. And, believe or not, some little people actually don’t like what is served up to them as a meal. sburman
  • Score: 8

1:39pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Quentin Heslop says...

Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 4

2:30pm Thu 4 Sep 14

forest hump says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
Election forthcoming don't forget
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]Election forthcoming don't forget forest hump
  • Score: -3

3:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Portland Saint says...

The investment made in the provision of Universal Infant free school meals might make sense. A school day is approx 5hrs long with about 1.5hrs (30%) after lunch and just as its important that children have the correct levels of nutrition at the start of the day to aid thier ability to learn so it's important that they can access the correct levels of nutrition at lunchtime to enable them to learn during the afternoon. When free school meal trials were conducted in Newham and Hull there was a noticable increase in academic attainment from the children taking those lunches. If we can raise academic standards in our schools through this process surely that's a good thing for our childrens futures.
The investment made in the provision of Universal Infant free school meals might make sense. A school day is approx 5hrs long with about 1.5hrs (30%) after lunch and just as its important that children have the correct levels of nutrition at the start of the day to aid thier ability to learn so it's important that they can access the correct levels of nutrition at lunchtime to enable them to learn during the afternoon. When free school meal trials were conducted in Newham and Hull there was a noticable increase in academic attainment from the children taking those lunches. If we can raise academic standards in our schools through this process surely that's a good thing for our childrens futures. Portland Saint
  • Score: 12

4:11pm Thu 4 Sep 14

james rood says...

I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat. james rood
  • Score: 3

4:20pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children. sotonboy84
  • Score: 12

4:25pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

james rood wrote:
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative?

The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same.

Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?
[quote][p][bold]james rood[/bold] wrote: I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.[/p][/quote]What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative? The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same. Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work? sotonboy84
  • Score: 6

4:51pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.
What a stupid insensitive crass comment
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What do you do with your kids then put them into care.
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Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.[/p][/quote]What a stupid insensitive crass comment . What do you do with your kids then put them into care. . Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know. Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -8

7:12pm Thu 4 Sep 14

thinklikealocal says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
That was the previous situation...
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]That was the previous situation... thinklikealocal
  • Score: 11

7:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

thinklikealocal says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
james rood wrote:
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative?

The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same.

Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?
Would you like to comment on the issue of underfunding for this new initiative?
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]james rood[/bold] wrote: I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.[/p][/quote]What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative? The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same. Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?[/p][/quote]Would you like to comment on the issue of underfunding for this new initiative? thinklikealocal
  • Score: -3

7:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Portland Saint says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
james rood wrote:
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative?

The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same.

Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?
Just goes to show that you don't have a clue what you are talking about. For your enlightenment many schools don't have room in the dining area / school hall to sit the packed lunch children and accommodate them in another part of the school (classroms etc.) so if those children now have free school meals its going to put more bums on seats than before in the dining area.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]james rood[/bold] wrote: I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.[/p][/quote]What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative? The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same. Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?[/p][/quote]Just goes to show that you don't have a clue what you are talking about. For your enlightenment many schools don't have room in the dining area / school hall to sit the packed lunch children and accommodate them in another part of the school (classroms etc.) so if those children now have free school meals its going to put more bums on seats than before in the dining area. Portland Saint
  • Score: -4

9:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Quentin Heslop says...

thinklikealocal wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
That was the previous situation...
Yep, I know.
[quote][p][bold]thinklikealocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]That was the previous situation...[/p][/quote]Yep, I know. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 8

9:59pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.
What a stupid insensitive crass comment
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What do you do with your kids then put them into care.
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Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know.
Let me clarify - if you cannot afford children, don't have them. You don't buy a house unless you can afford it & the same applies to having children.

It's about planning & responsibility & not assuming taxpayers will pick up the bill.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.[/p][/quote]What a stupid insensitive crass comment . What do you do with your kids then put them into care. . Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know.[/p][/quote]Let me clarify - if you cannot afford children, don't have them. You don't buy a house unless you can afford it & the same applies to having children. It's about planning & responsibility & not assuming taxpayers will pick up the bill. sotonboy84
  • Score: 11

10:06pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

Portland Saint wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
james rood wrote:
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative?

The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same.

Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?
Just goes to show that you don't have a clue what you are talking about. For your enlightenment many schools don't have room in the dining area / school hall to sit the packed lunch children and accommodate them in another part of the school (classroms etc.) so if those children now have free school meals its going to put more bums on seats than before in the dining area.
Evidently the no reported problems according to the county's education chief stands for nothing. You know something he doesn't. Right...
[quote][p][bold]Portland Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]james rood[/bold] wrote: I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.[/p][/quote]What a daft comment. Free meals or lunch boxes from home - how did they fit in the pupils before this initiative? The point is giving free school meals, not increasing the amount of children. You're replacing lunch boxes with hot food so the numbers on bottoms on chairs remians the same. Do you work in the kitchen and are unhappy with the increase in work?[/p][/quote]Just goes to show that you don't have a clue what you are talking about. For your enlightenment many schools don't have room in the dining area / school hall to sit the packed lunch children and accommodate them in another part of the school (classroms etc.) so if those children now have free school meals its going to put more bums on seats than before in the dining area.[/p][/quote]Evidently the no reported problems according to the county's education chief stands for nothing. You know something he doesn't. Right... sotonboy84
  • Score: 4

10:51pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.
What a stupid insensitive crass comment
.
What do you do with your kids then put them into care.
.
Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know.
Let me clarify - if you cannot afford children, don't have them. You don't buy a house unless you can afford it & the same applies to having children.

It's about planning & responsibility & not assuming taxpayers will pick up the bill.
Oh no .... Please let me clarify the point as it appears that you have unwittingly missed or avoided the very point i was making ....
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Some people have children whilst in financially stable employment .... only to find that through ill health or employment failures etc they no longer receive the finances that they did when they embarked on a family ....
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So i ask again ....... because your financial situation has now changed do you put your children into care ?
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..... and to think that you called me uncaring a day or two ago ...
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I hope that i have clarified my point for you ..... and look forward to your acknowledgement that not everything is as black and white as you paint it
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]If you cannot afford to feed your child lunch then you shouldn't have children.[/p][/quote]What a stupid insensitive crass comment . What do you do with your kids then put them into care. . Not everyone who has children were skint when they had them you know.[/p][/quote]Let me clarify - if you cannot afford children, don't have them. You don't buy a house unless you can afford it & the same applies to having children. It's about planning & responsibility & not assuming taxpayers will pick up the bill.[/p][/quote]Oh no .... Please let me clarify the point as it appears that you have unwittingly missed or avoided the very point i was making .... . Some people have children whilst in financially stable employment .... only to find that through ill health or employment failures etc they no longer receive the finances that they did when they embarked on a family .... . So i ask again ....... because your financial situation has now changed do you put your children into care ? . ..... and to think that you called me uncaring a day or two ago ... . I hope that i have clarified my point for you ..... and look forward to your acknowledgement that not everything is as black and white as you paint it Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -5

6:23am Fri 5 Sep 14

COYR07 says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
I don't think that is a g
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]I don't think that is a g COYR07
  • Score: 0

6:28am Fri 5 Sep 14

COYR07 says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.
I don't agree. All used to and now should get this regardless of whether parents could afford. Otherwise parents who are working pay for their own children and others - great !!! Just keep taxing / billing parents who work and can so easily afford - that's the answer whilst others never have to pay (what a brilliant example to the children themselves).
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Why not make it free for those parents that cannot afford it? Free for all is a ridiculous diversion of cash from educational needs.[/p][/quote]I don't agree. All used to and now should get this regardless of whether parents could afford. Otherwise parents who are working pay for their own children and others - great !!! Just keep taxing / billing parents who work and can so easily afford - that's the answer whilst others never have to pay (what a brilliant example to the children themselves). COYR07
  • Score: 2

8:34am Fri 5 Sep 14

hulla baloo says...

james rood wrote:
I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late.
let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required.
nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.
You work in a school? I suggest you go to the English lessons.
[quote][p][bold]james rood[/bold] wrote: I have worked at a school which has now implement the free schools dinners and they said and it was clear it could not be achieved the school has 200 pupils and the hall does not seat them all as it wasn't designed to do so. the he was long before the free meals for all and the only way they could get the meals to all was in 3 sittings to do this staggered lunch breaks would have been required which would have meant that so of the kids would have been on break straight after lunch and not eating till late. let alone that the increase in money issue to the school for the meals was far short of what was required. nice idea but then so was making mars a liveable habitat.[/p][/quote]You work in a school? I suggest you go to the English lessons. hulla baloo
  • Score: 6

8:53am Fri 5 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Slightly off topic .....
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Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ......
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After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is .....
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The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number.
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Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...
Slightly off topic ..... . Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ...... . After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is ..... . The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number. . Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ... Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -4

9:58am Fri 5 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Slightly off topic .....
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Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ......
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After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is .....
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The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number.
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Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...
Out come the conspiracy theories...

Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic ..... . Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ...... . After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is ..... . The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number. . Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...[/p][/quote]Out come the conspiracy theories... Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more. sotonboy84
  • Score: 3

10:08am Fri 5 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Slightly off topic .....
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Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ......
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After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is .....
.
The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number.
.
Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...
Out come the conspiracy theories...

Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.
How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ??
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Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic ..... . Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ...... . After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is ..... . The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number. . Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...[/p][/quote]Out come the conspiracy theories... Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.[/p][/quote]How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ?? . Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -3

10:38am Fri 5 Sep 14

sotonboy84 says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Slightly off topic .....
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Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ......
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After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is .....
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The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number.
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Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...
Out come the conspiracy theories...

Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.
How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ??
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Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post
There's no irony, I had previously been commenting on the story and you were obviously referring to me as your comment says "Schoolboy antics" and as you're well aware to try to mimic my name of Sotonboy by calling me Schoolboy on any occasion you can.

You really are a complete nutter and need help. I do really feel for you and as I'm a good Schoolboy – I'm happy to set up a standing order for £2 a month for you to help you get there.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic ..... . Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ...... . After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is ..... . The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number. . Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...[/p][/quote]Out come the conspiracy theories... Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.[/p][/quote]How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ?? . Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post[/p][/quote]There's no irony, I had previously been commenting on the story and you were obviously referring to me as your comment says "Schoolboy antics" and as you're well aware to try to mimic my name of Sotonboy by calling me Schoolboy on any occasion you can. You really are a complete nutter and need help. I do really feel for you and as I'm a good Schoolboy – I'm happy to set up a standing order for £2 a month for you to help you get there. sotonboy84
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11:08am Fri 5 Sep 14

Lone Ranger. says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Slightly off topic .....
.
Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ......
.
After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is .....
.
The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number.
.
Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...
Out come the conspiracy theories...

Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.
How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ??
.
Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post
There's no irony, I had previously been commenting on the story and you were obviously referring to me as your comment says "Schoolboy antics" and as you're well aware to try to mimic my name of Sotonboy by calling me Schoolboy on any occasion you can.

You really are a complete nutter and need help. I do really feel for you and as I'm a good Schoolboy – I'm happy to set up a standing order for £2 a month for you to help you get there.
Oh dear ..... we are touchy as i have obviously hit a bit of a nerve ....
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Try to mimic you !! ...... you have absolutely nothing that i would ever attempt to mimic but a nice try to defelect attention ....
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All i can say is "If the cap fits wear it" ...... Im sure that it is a great fit !!
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....... And why so much effort in defending yourself ...... after all you must be innocent .....
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You can carry on with the name calling if you wish as i am sure you get off on it !
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Slightly off topic ..... . Over the last few months i have noticed a manipulation in the "Thumbs Voting" on this site by some sad character ...... . After seeing the results of these posts and "the votes" i am now convinced i know who the perbitrator is ..... . The very sad little individual seems to score high on his own posts yet with a post in opposition the votes are a minus number. . Personally i NEVER vote one way or the other ..... but if this sad little individual doesnt stop his Schoolboy antics then i will expose him ...[/p][/quote]Out come the conspiracy theories... Maybe people just don't like the crap that you come out with. Ever thought of that? Get out more.[/p][/quote]How ironic that you should be the first to comment ..... A conscience perhaps ?? . Strange that they thought yours were crap until this morning !! .... Now I wonder how that happened .... Hence my post[/p][/quote]There's no irony, I had previously been commenting on the story and you were obviously referring to me as your comment says "Schoolboy antics" and as you're well aware to try to mimic my name of Sotonboy by calling me Schoolboy on any occasion you can. You really are a complete nutter and need help. I do really feel for you and as I'm a good Schoolboy – I'm happy to set up a standing order for £2 a month for you to help you get there.[/p][/quote]Oh dear ..... we are touchy as i have obviously hit a bit of a nerve .... . Try to mimic you !! ...... you have absolutely nothing that i would ever attempt to mimic but a nice try to defelect attention .... . All i can say is "If the cap fits wear it" ...... Im sure that it is a great fit !! . ....... And why so much effort in defending yourself ...... after all you must be innocent ..... . You can carry on with the name calling if you wish as i am sure you get off on it ! Lone Ranger.
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