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20 comments:

Confirmation Bias said...

"dear readers of this hyper local blog, where do you obtain your hyper local information?"

Brockley Nick said...

I don't think that is the nature of the questions he's seeking to answer.

So Old School said...

Err, by talking face-to-face to people in my street, at the school gates, at kids ballet classes and football club, in local shops, in our parks, at local residents and amenity group meetings etc . . . yes I said talking face-to-face.

Confirmation Bias said...

You missed out that you read Brockley Central. Indeed, 100% of people referred to the survey from this blog will obtain their local news from BC (amongst other sources). But I'm sure the chap will be aware of this and allow for it in his conclusions...

Theses said...

Hmmm, well - to be fair - the title of his thesis is: "The Blog and the Territory: a geography of hyperlocal media" !

Robert said...

Hi John, what information are you looking for? Phil Badger (phillipbadger.co.uk) is always willing to speak with local residents.

Chris Wheal said...

Read an unsubstantiated rumour on Brockley Central and wait for someone to do the proper research to find out the true story.

Brockley Nick said...

Give it a rest, Chris!

bother said...

Keep it up Chris! You're right, these 'forums' and so many others like it are (almost) a complete waste of time - they should stick to posting information about jumble sales!

Guest said...

Oh will you just give up. Some dog owners I know who lives in Brockley and walk their dogs in both Hilly and Ladywell Fields are actually glad that BC has published the story, even if some of the information weren't totally correct. If you truly are a dog lover, you would have been showing solidarity with the dog walker whose dog was killed!

Chris Wheal said...

The other day you accused me of taking it personally (when I hadn't).

Brockley Nick said...

For someone who regards it as a waste of time, you have posted an awful lot (under multiple identities) on here. Certainly, useful conversation is made harder when some people insist on trolling.

Brockley Nick said...

And here you are, demonstrating how personally you have taken it all. And as a man who is so keen on factual accuracy, I'd like you to acknowledge that the story wasn't an "unsubstantiated rumour", it was a report of an event that actually occurred albeit in a different local park to the one initially claimed.

Chris Wheal said...

Yes, there was a serious incident in Ladywell Fields. It didn't need exaggerating. The dog wasn't killed in the attack, it wasn't in Hilly Fields, it wasn't attacked by a pit bull, and there were no reports to the police of someone being in hospital, but apart from that your story was entirely true.

The previous posting about dogs contained fewer verifiable facts. It was pure clickbait. And it worked.

Brockley Nick said...

Chris, if you're going to obsess over the initial misreporting of which park the attack took place in, that is up to you. But the dog WAS killed by the attack and just because you have been unable (on Twitter) to find evidence of someone reporting harm to their hands to the police, does not mean no one was hurt. We now have multiple dog-lovers who confirmed the story.

Chris Wheal said...

The multiple dog-lovers (me included) have confirmed it happened in Ladywell Fields, was attacked by a staffie and the dog was alive when it arrived at the vet's.

I don't want you to stop running these stories. It is incredibly useful to know this sort of information. But the information is of most use when it is accurate. I walk my dog in both Hilly Fields and Ladywell Fields and my dog is Jack Russell, similar to the one attacked (and I use the same vet).

Danja said...

like a dog with a bone, or should that be staff with a jack russell.

Brockley Nick said...

The dog died shortly after being taken to the vet with his innards poking out. Either you think that is coincidence, or you accept that the dog was killed by the attack.

snoop said...

this is the scorn a local PHD student, not the dog thread. the dog thread is >>>>> thataway. the dog is still dead. please stop flogging it. especially in international waters. please restrict yourself to the dog thread and please don't use the word 'clickbait' again like you just found out from your nephew what it means. i used to like jack russells but you are reminding me of their terrierish, yappy, ankle nipping, tripping uppy antics, and I might just kick the next one i see in a sort of projective fit of poetic rage. so there. so report me. AYB and all that.

Chris Wheal said...

Where's the "like" button?

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