2020: The Year in Review

2020 has certainly been a very different year with a few very big things going on, but far fewer things overall and sadly the #events category has been sparse compared to a normal year in SE23. Still, as is traditional at this (low news) time of year, the following is a retrospective look at 2020 and beyond.

2020's Site News

In terms of the site itself, after setting up the site in May 2016, @anon5422159 indicated in March this year that he would like to hand the site on. Recognising that this is a valuable resource, and at a time when bringing people together is even more important than ever, a new owner was selected and the site ownership and data transferred to @ForestHull in early November.

Since then the site has continued to run smoothly, attracting around 10,000 page views a day with the usual mix of posts around local events, lost cats, items to trade and the never ending search for trades people that are affordable, available and quality. Going forward I hope this mix of posts and interests continues, but always welcome #site-feedback with constructive suggestions from any members.

Most of all though, I hope everyone can stay positive and I wish you all a safe and happy 2021.

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2020's Top Users

Top Picture Posts

User Post
Fran_487 Houseplant Hill; indoor gardens of SE23
oakr Owl on Ebsworth
Fran_487 New street art on Perry Vale
Lj Crochet Appreciation
Scorpion Week 1: My Top 5 things to do or see in SE23
marymck Gardeners’ photo thread
applespider Houseplant Hill; indoor gardens of SE23
oakr Non human visitors & residents of SE23
applespider Houseplant Hill; indoor gardens of SE23

Most Topics

User Topics
@anon5422159
73
@ForestHull
70
@marymck
38
@anon27836993
34
@ChrisR
31
@wmorgan1
28
@clausy
27
@Gillipops
26
@oakr
26
@SE23.life
22

Most Replies

User Replies
@ForestHull
698
@clausy
661
@anon5422159
649
@marymck
532
@starman
354
@oakr
351
@Beige
301
@Londondrz
292
@Foresthillnick
270
@Thewrongtrousers
263

Most Likes Given

User Likes
@ForestHull
4.03k
@anon5422159
3.03k
@GillB
2.49k
@clausy
1.26k
@maxrocks
751
@marymck
745
@Londondrz
616
@Foresthillnick
605
@ChrisR
430
@Thewrongtrousers
429

Users Granted the Insightful Badge

@anon5422159 @Anotherjohn @starman @armadillo @TomAngel @clausy @Clair @oakr @Andy @Beige @blushingsnail @HannahM @Dave_Benson @Foresthillnick @BorderPaul
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Top #Local Services Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Forest Hill To Victoria Train 64
Which Sainsbury's to visit tomorrow 61
TfL & Southern Rail, funding and responsibilities 26
Has anyone been able to book a covid test locally (or elsewhere) this week? 25
Sky Broadband problems this week? 21

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Lewisham Covid 19 mutual aid group 17
Free yoga in the park 10
Donation-based bicycle courier services offered 10

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Forest Hill To Victoria Train 135
Which Sainsbury's to visit tomorrow 109
Sky Broadband problems this week? 108
TfL & Southern Rail, funding and responsibilities 79
Has anyone been able to book a covid test locally (or elsewhere) this week? 70

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Lewisham Covid 19 mutual aid group 29
Toilets in parks - why closed?! 24
Sylvan Christmas tree give away 23
Forest Hill To Victoria Train 23
Free School Meal Half Term Donations 23

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Recommended shops and services in SE23 5

Top #Wanted/Offered Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Job wanted by reliable, conscientious, hard-working local woman. Can start immediately 8
Washable face masks 7
Wanted: Space for Community Bakery 5
TAKEN: 1 bed flat to rent - available July 18th 5

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Wanted: PVC and carrier bags 21
Washable face masks 20
Photographic stuff ... most of it free 19
TAKEN: Two Apple 23-inch Cinema HD Display for sale – £50 each 19
Houseplants - free [gone] 18

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Job wanted by reliable, conscientious, hard-working local woman. Can start immediately 24
Wanted: Space for Community Bakery 24
Free books in a skip on Lowther Hill! 21
Houseplants - free [gone] 19
Washable face masks 19
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Top #General Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Nuisance Neighbour on Devonshire Road 69
School Closure Covid insanity 57
Huge Orange Cat on Devonshire Road (AKA 'The Beast') 39
London moving to Tier 2 from midnight on Friday 39
Bakers corner photo thread 36

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User Topic Likes
So long and thanks for all the threads! 23
Delivery Company Delivering to Wrong Address kindness 17
Noise from Valentine Court 16
Merry Christmas 16
Lets hear it for the Bin Men and Roadsweepers 13

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Bakers corner photo thread 138
School Closure Covid insanity 89
Nuisance Neighbour on Devonshire Road 82
London moving to Tier 2 from midnight on Friday 75
COVID-19 Rules are lacking on Public Transport 69

Most Popular

User Topic Score
So long and thanks for all the threads! 31
Noise from Valentine Court 28
Bakers corner photo thread 27
What we have done or not done during lockdown 25
Pavement cycling 24

Most Bookmarked

User Topic Bookmarks
Aircraft Noise over SE23 [2017-2018] 5

Top #Streetscape Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Road Closures 218
Thorpewood Avenue Half One Way and School Street Poll 102
Lewisham planning to use Experimental Traffic Orders? 94
New street art on Perry Vale 66
Devonshire, Tyson, Ewelme Traffic Volume 55

Most Liked

User Topic Likes
Crochet Appreciation 20
Week 1: My Top 5 things to do or see in SE23 16
Flytipped items being set on fire 16
Fab example of community spirit 12
New street art on Perry Vale 12

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Road Closures 468
Lewisham planning to use Experimental Traffic Orders? 221
Thorpewood Avenue Half One Way and School Street Poll 140
Devonshire, Tyson, Ewelme Traffic Volume 121
New street art on Perry Vale 111

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Crochet Appreciation 31
New street art on Perry Vale 26
Forest Hill Christmas Tree is up! 26
‘Our Lady of Forest Hill’ - Street art at All Inn One 25
Local NHS mural featured in The Guardian and BBC 24
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Top #Events Topics

Most Read

User Topic Hours Read
Hallowe’en 11
How will you be celebrating VE Day during the Lockdown ?? 8
Clap for our carers 5

Most Replies

User Topic Replies
Clap for our carers 23
How will you be celebrating VE Day during the Lockdown ?? 23
Hallowe’en 20
World Cup of London Boroughs 12

Most Popular

User Topic Score
Clap for our carers 23
How will you be celebrating VE Day during the Lockdown ?? 20
Hallowe’en 20
Footballers wanted 19
Mayor's Awards - Nominations close soon 18
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A post was split to a new topic: Lounge area for all members?

Ha! My plant family is proud of this little achievement. They’ve since welcomed two rubber plants, a Chinese money plant and a gaggle of miscellaneous succulents into the fold. All well and send their thanks :laughing:

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