I'm From Wigan Me: Facebook Group

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)

Is anyone a member of this group on here, because I have never known a more namby pamby, politically correct group in my life, yoo can't say anything controversial on there, because they take it off, and for that reason it does not reflect life, life is not 'sanitised' but 'I'm From Wigan Me' IS sanitised .....

I have a feeling that it is run by Wigan Council employees, because woe betide anyone who criticises the council on there.

Yoo literally cannot say boo too a goose on there.

And no I have not had any posts or topics taken off there lately, because I don't post much on there for the reason that it is 'sanitised'

Started: 7th Aug 2020 at 08:45

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

I think the I am from Wigan me group should be applauded for their stance T2S, Not every member of the chattering classes is interested in slagging the council off and for some it can very off-putting.

However at the other end of the scale, if you specifically want an `un-sanitised` FB site take a look at `WIgan council what are you doing to our town`

Slagging off the council is allowed in there, in fact its actively encouraged! However the contributors usually end up spending more time slagging each other off. It can be quite amusing at times

Not a member myself, but I admit to having a lurk now and again. I am sure if you take a look you will recognise quite a few names

Replied: 7th Aug 2020 at 09:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)


There are extremes there, in that I hate the '`WIgan council what are you doing to our town` group, and I don't think much of the chap who runs it, who is now a councillor, and I haven't looked on there for it must be two years now.

But the 'I'm From Wigan Me' thing is not about them not allowing folk to slag off the council, they don't seem to allow any dissenting opinion about anything, their favourite trick is to turn off comments, about stuff which is not that controversial, you see a topic and think 'oh I will join in this discussion' only to see the "an admin has turned off comments" message.

I don't mind them getting rid of really nasty stuff, but they get rid of none offensive stuff, and they are particularly biased in favour of the council, and saying that I am not a council hater.

So in the future I will endeavour not to even look at that group anymore

Replied: 7th Aug 2020 at 09:54

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

The thing is one can't have a lurk now and again without joining and becoming a member.

Only members can see who's in the group and what they post" From the site info.

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 08:18

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Terry? I have just double checked and this is what I see........ At the top of the FB page in question I see the following.........I see a blue box that says +join group, another box that says MORE and another that says `join this group to post and comment` There is another box to the right that says `group type general` I can scroll down all the posts and comments but I haven't added to them......not that I would wish too. I cant see anything that indicates or even suggests it is private group.

Are you actually talking about the same group as me?

If things are different on your FB page, sorry I cant explain that

Still......if you believe I am a paid up member of the site, good luck in your hunt finding me within it, I sincerely hope you don't waste a considerable amount of time in the attempt

BTW......can you see the bit that says this?

There are now published rules on this page. This has become necessary as certain posts have become questionable, offensive, divisive, or otherwise unpleasant.

Says it all eh

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 09:25
Last edited by Stardelta: 8th Aug 2020 at 10:18:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5322)

I don't want to 'lurk' I want to 'discuss' and discuss proper topics, not sanitised rubbish ....

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 10:18

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

I wonder if cry baby Terry is as mouthy on fb?

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 10:55

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

One thing is for sure Baz, he isn't looking at the same site as me

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 11:04

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

It would seem Slumberland do indeed make beds some can't lie straight in.

Go have a look mard fox.

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 18:10

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Yeah but do they make any beds that you can lie in and then answer questions?

Just asking

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 18:49

Posted by: broady (15993) 

Was just going to say are you asking for a fri***, but then I remembered.

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 19:44

Posted by: tonker (21865) 

Wiganers and their "couyncil" !

Replied: 8th Aug 2020 at 20:36

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

You can guarantee that if a site is called "I'm From Wigan Me" it will be full of daft post like 'who remembers' this or that and others posting photos taken from Wiganworld or even photos of what they've had for tea.

I bet most of them don't live in Wigan either.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 15:49

Posted by: firefox (2165)

I'm on there and I'm a popular poster I am!

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 18:37

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

I'll steer well clear then.

Replied: 10th Aug 2020 at 18:47

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

Good idea, I don't think they would want people like you on there.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 12:54

Posted by: Stardelta (7865)

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 13:32

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Well I'm not from Wigan but I should think that me being Wigan world's No 1 major contributor I would be welcomed with open arms on any site because of my knowledge and exceptional personality

Nice to see the regular typist back, Basil. Did you 'disgust' it together to see who would be better posting for you? I've got you sussed, cards well marked.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 16:28

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

Wigan's no1 contributer, hahaha, can't even think of your comment cry baby Terry.

You marked my card when you came on here for the first time, 12 months ago

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 17:58

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Of course I did, I can sniff out a bad un from the off.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 18:48

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

Is that why you was "willing to visit"

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:00

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

I hope the "nasty individual" hasn't put anything on FB about poor mick

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:17

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Didn't need to it was well documented on here all those years ago.

But were not a member back then.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:19
Last edited by TerryW: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:20:07

Posted by: basil brush (14462)


Cry baby Terry

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:21

Posted by: TerryW (4790)


Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:25

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

A "newbie" who claims to never have been on before,

I didn't know Erin had a cat

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 19:30

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

I did. It was Tommy in the box.

Replied: 11th Aug 2020 at 20:12

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

Even though I have been on here ages

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 12:04

Posted by: TerryW (4790)

Well I knew.

Replied: 12th Aug 2020 at 18:39

Posted by: basil brush (14462)

I wonder if any of the "nasty uns" off here, are on there?

Replied: 27th Aug 2020 at 12:26


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