BIg props (sorry, I'm listening to some of that young person's populr beat music, I believe it's called rap?) to yorkshire soul. Not so much for the amusing pictures, but for the accounts (with images) of numerous walks across our local countryside. If I wasn't already here; if, for instance, I was living overseas, I can imagine they would make me as homesick as Steve Harmison. Well done that man.
Amusingly, a search on 'Anne Cryer racist' or variations thereof on google brings back this site as No.1 response.
That damn googledog, putting words into mah marf.
The parish council have decided in their own, totally undemocratic, way that they might provide some funding for ilkley.org. Funding, presumably from the money provided by us punters in the form of our parish precepts. Given that pravda's website is down so often, they obviously want a secure way of reaching the masses.
However, their argument is based on ilkley.org being the most popular site about the town. Which it isn't. As detailed elsewhere on this site, those behind .org have also been rather underhand in their dealings with other online Ilkley presences. Which surely makes them less than suitable as recipients of our hard-earned ca$h?
Increasingly it's becoming obvious that the best way to find out what's going on in Ilkley is to look either here (where there's a very jaundiced point of view) or over at our friends on ilkley-more. The latter, thanks to its frenetic forum frolics, discusses local events and rumours that our venerable local paper never gets round to (if you read the gusset, you'd be convinced that there's no crime at all in this fair town).
I know, I know..I'm sorry. To all my loyal readers, a heartfelt apology for being away for so long. It's just, well, I've been busy.
Or what I think of as busy anyway. Service will be somewhat erratic over the next few months as I struggle to complete my course while struggling to keep my job.
Found this by way of one of the referrers. Seems to be a graffiti/art-crimes site. Only the content gets all very strange, like William Burroughs trapped in a local newspaper.
And half way down the page, they start channelling the name of this blog. Why? WHo? How? On other pages they do the same with some rather more well known (and international blogs). Kewel...
Well I haven't had much time recently (as you might have noticed), but it's good to see you've been keeping the site going amongst yourselves.
I've added a comments section so we can keep track of just how much Frazer and Elvis post (more than me I should think).
This blog has the facility for multiple authors, which might be interesting.
The Parish Council is thinking of investing in ilkley.org (to which I won't link here). Perhaps before doing so, they should have a word about the unethical methods used by the Wharfedale Online Trust (which runs the site) to maintain visit numbers.
Our friends over at ilkley-more have been running a very successful, lively site for a couple of years now. For reasons that escape me, they never picked up the .co.uk version of their name. The WOT have now done so, and pointed it at ilkley.org. A clear case of passing off.
They've even set up a forum, in imitation of -more's best feature. Currently there's five posts on it, three from more regulars wondering why they've squatted someone else's URL.