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Forum clocks 2,000 posts

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An improved interactive forum, launched a year ago, has attracted 2,000 posts on almost 150 topics. 216 people have registered as members. Click here to see top ten posts over the year.

An online discussion about the so-called ‘tatty shop’, Bradmore Green, (which is now being renovate) has dominated the forum in its first year.

The forum thread has been viewed 3,334 times with 95 posts, making it the most active subject for online community discussion on this site over the past 12 months.

The discussion thread on the issue has been viewed more than a thousand times more than any other topic.

The shop on Bradmore Green had stood vacant for several years and many used the discussion thread to write about other issues including the appearance of the village and the services available.

A thread entitled ‘Green Belt Threat’, which includes concerns about the protection of the countryside, comes second, with 2,318 views and 93 messages posted.

Third is a thread about ‘Kids on the streets’, which examines the facilities available for teenagers in the village. This has 2,181 views with 87 messages posted.

The forum was created on January 30, 2002. It has 217 registered members who have posted 1996 messages on 146 topics. The site averages 1,500 pages viewed every day.

The figures below show the top 12 forum issues, the number of contributions and the number of times they have been viewed in the last 12 months.

You can click on the titles below (in blue) to take you through to the particular discussion thread. All figures are as they were at the time of writing, January 25, 2003.

# Subject Views Posts
1 Tatty Shop 3334 95
2 Green Belt threat 2318 93
3 Kids on the street 2181 87
4 Garden bonfires 1961 67
5 Speeding 1204 50
6 Inconsiderate neighbours 1157 48
7 Ticket inspectors 1126 35
8 Fireworks 1098 53
9 School Coaches 1044 29
10 Council tax 1031 38

The forum replaces this site's old 'Have Your Say' section which was the online noticeboard for the Brookmans Park Newsletter for three years.

The forum is free to join and takes seconds to register. Click here to go to the registration page. All you need is a valid e-mail address and to sign up to the forum agreement on what can and can’t be said online.

You can read the forum agreement here. The site also has published its editorial guidelines to help explain what the policy behind the forum agreement.

Note: All the figures above are as they were at the time of writing, January 25, 2003, clearly the numbers will increase.

January 25, 2003

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