It has saddened me to read some of the recent posts regarding both political and non-political subjects. May I make a request for two things:
1) We tone down our abuse and language. However strongly we feel about something, it does this forum no favours when abuse becomes personal or when bad language is used for the sake of it.
2) We try to keep our political opinions to ourself. I know this is difficult and I don’t want to prevent lively discussions about topics that are relevant to both London and the experience of travel (indeed they are an important part of the Forum) but I feel there is a danger of both putting newbies off (relevant to point 1 as well) and of causing friendships to be broken if we allow our political feelings to surface in an otherwise non-partisan forum.
Through Tripadvisor and the London Forum I have been lucky enough to meet several wonderful new people, in person as well as in cyberspace, and I sincerely hope that will continue. I would also stress that these are my personal thoughts.