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You know, I've just read a post by E Powell where he lists his letters after his name and I thought...

Isn't this an amazing community we're part of? Looking at the photos of the HPC pub meet, reading about the backgrounds and education of the members etc.

Here we all are...a great community made up of people who in everyday life may never have been given the opportunity or circumstance to meet and exchange ideas.

I'm not highly educated (5 GCSEs and NVQ3) yet here I am enjoying many conversations with people who have more letters after their name than there are in a tin of alphabet soup! The strange thing is that if I were in a bar and introduced to a table of Oxford professors I wouldn't imagine for one second I would share enough common ground to engage in fulfilling conversation for the rest of the evening. I would (probably falsely) believe that our backgrounds/education/life experiences were just too different for us to fully enjoy each other's company. I am pretty sure that many academics may hold the same impression of socialising with us "burger flippers and binmen".

There are no prejudices here (although London Landlady may disagree), it doesn't matter if there's an age gap between 2 posters, whether one is black and one is white, one male one female, one gay one straight, one beautiful one "with a great personality", one academic and one more practical, the respect for each other and each other's beliefs among the HPC community is amazing!

P.S. Sorry in advance to the moderators. I know this is strictly speaking "off-topic", but hell I just felt like shouting it from the rooftop rather than the basement if you know what I mean! :)

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This site has been a real education for me. I have learnt an awful lot about how the economy works and how it interlinks with the housing market from people with much more knowledge than I have. For that I will always be grateful.

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You know, I've just read a post by E Powell where he lists his letters after his name and I thought...

Isn't this an amazing community we're part of? Looking at the photos of the HPC pub meet, reading about the backgrounds and education of the members etc.

Here we all are...a great community made up of people who in everyday life may never have been given the opportunity or circumstance to meet and exchange ideas.

I'm not highly educated (5 GCSEs and NVQ3) yet here I am enjoying many conversations with people who have more letters after their name than there are in a tin of alphabet soup! The strange thing is that if I were in a bar and introduced to a table of Oxford professors I wouldn't imagine for one second I would share enough common ground to engage in fulfilling conversation for the rest of the evening. I would (probably falsely) believe that our backgrounds/education/life experiences were just too different for us to fully enjoy each other's company. I am pretty sure that many academics may hold the same impression of socialising with us "burger flippers and binmen".

There are no prejudices here (although London Landlady may disagree), it doesn't matter if there's an age gap between 2 posters, whether one is black and one is white, one male one female, one gay one straight, one beautiful one "with a great personality", one academic and one more practical, the respect for each other and each other's beliefs among the HPC community is amazing!

P.S. Sorry in advance to the moderators. I know this is strictly speaking "off-topic", but hell I just felt like shouting it from the rooftop rather than the basement if you know what I mean! :)

Maybe we should also set up a site called "ParentsAreDefinitelyoing to live for ever.co.uk"

We would all have something in common there too! and a few feeble people could come along & suggest to the hoards of believers that actually, parents will not live forever. Then everyone could shout TROLL and AWOOGA (Anyone With Opposite Opinion Go Away)

Hmmm - bitter? me no not really - I think your post is excellent & I'm only replying as you have singled me out for a special mention!

Everyone has an interest in houses - whether they rent, own, own lots or are involved in selling or developing professionally.

You are right though - you get the same abuse from people with or without letters after their names :)

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I think your post is excellent & I'm only replying as you have singled me out for a special mention!

I couldn't not give you a special mention London Landlady! 276 posts in 2 weeks is something of a special achievement in anyone's eyes.

You're definitely an established member of the community. Perhaps you'll come to the next pub meet seeing as you are in London? You could come dressed as a troll for a laugh! ;)

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I couldn't not give you a special mention London Landlady! 276 posts in 2 weeks is something of a special achievement in anyone's eyes.

You're definitely an established member of the community. Perhaps you'll come to the next pub meet seeing as you are in London? You could come dressed as a troll for a laugh! ;)

I did think about going - but I was way too terrified!

Mind you - maybe I was there (according to all these ruddy aliases!)

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The strange thing is that if I were in a bar and introduced to a table of Oxford professors I wouldn't imagine for one second I would share enough common ground to engage in fulfilling conversation for the rest of the evening.

You might be surprised... it might depend on what they are professors of ;-)

There's a story about some intellectuals who tried to get James Joyce and Proust together for a dinner. As they all sat around waiting for the breathtaking table talk they were disappointed to hear only the exchange of pleasantries concerning the loveliness of Belgian chocolates.

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There's a story about some intellectuals who tried to get James Joyce and Proust together for a dinner. As they all sat around waiting for the breathtaking table talk they were disappointed to hear only the exchange of pleasantries concerning the loveliness of Belgian chocolates.

:lol:

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I was there last night. Get the same group of people together in a tube carriage and there would be total silence. Get them together under the HPC banner and look what happened!

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I was there last night. Get the same group of people together in a tube carriage and there would be total silence. Get them together under the HPC banner and look what happened!

Yes, interesting isn't it.

The way that this site has developed with house prices at it's core and has become a genuine community that is a wide as it's members knowledge and interests.

I was still a bit weirded out to meet the real people last night, though. But in a nice way. :)

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Then everyone could shout TROLL and AWOOGA (Anyone With Opposite Opinion Go Away)

Nice backronym!

Actually it stands for "Anyone with Opposite Opinion Gladly Accepted"

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Yes, interesting isn't it.

The way that this site has developed with house prices at it's core and has become a genuine community that is a wide as it's members knowledge and interests.

I was still a bit weirded out to meet the real people last night, though. But in a nice way. :)

The weirdest thing of all was how normal people are, including you. And you do look like your avatar thingy!

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