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 Post subject: Ghostestates.com
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Created by the 'pin user, Nemonoid, this is an intriguing possibility to document the worst outcomes of the bubble on the internets...

Go check it out, contribute and develop...

Http://www.ghostestates.com

Originally launched in this here thread...

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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 7:55 pm 
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Thanks TUG.

I, like many others, am facinated by these places. I think they may well be a reminder for generations to come of the madness of the last few years.

I've seen many a Ghost Town in the South Western US but with those places it was something tangible, like gold or silver deposits, that they sprung up around and people actually lived there at one stage. Not here though, and at least in the US nearly every ghost town I seen had a Saloon :D

Any suggestions on the site are welcome and appreciated. Plus if anyone has already uploaded pictures to Flickr or the like and doesn't fancy uploading them again, just drop me the URL or post them here and I'll look after it.


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I'll wager the google ads would be only fascinating :nin

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Funny thing is, for all the logic and words on the pin, casual readers may not see the wood for the trees; or may even write the contributors off as a minority of nerdy self interested cranks. I wonder if this ghost estate site may be turn out to be the real pin?

I can see a forest of green flags appearing and the photos behind them becoming highly persuasive evidence....


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bluesberry wrote:
I wonder if this ghost estate site may be turn out to be the real pin?



Good point. Seeing is believing


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Double–edged sword wrote:
bluesberry wrote:
I wonder if this ghost estate site may be turn out to be the real pin?


Good point. Seeing is believing


As George Harrison would have said, my sweet lord...

The 'pin is a forum and therefore is not meant to convince anyone, it is but a conduit for discussion and is an amalgamation at the very best of the views that the posters express.

Ghostestates, is a very interesting development and kudos to Nemonoid for getting it off the ground, it will be a very visual representation of some of the really negative outcomes of the bubble that the 'pin was established to discuss.

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I take your point TUG. But the name 'property pin' seems quite functional on the face of things.


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bluesberry wrote:
I take your point TUG. But the name 'property pin' seems quite functional on the face of things.


The original tag line, was: "Making a point at the top of the bubble"...

I took that to mean, you could make any point you particularly wanted... It was just unfortunate that the bubble did in fact burst about three mths later... :P

It's still a forum though...

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I look forward to placing flesh on the bones of these stories.



Vacant housing double in Ireland
http://snipurl.com/2abh3

Over 266,000 homes lie vacant nationwide.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/over-266000-homes-lie-vacant-nationwide-1253198.html

One in six homes in State empty - CSO
http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0816/breaking56.htm

Thousands of our homes left empty on Census night (Sligo)
http://www.sligoweekender.ie/news/story/?trs=mhcwgbcwcw


Leitrim full of empty houses.

http://www.leitrimpost.com/2007/04/03/leitrim-full-of-empty-houses/

One in four Mayo houses are empty.

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story/?trs=mhgbqlqlsn

A warning from deserted ghost estates.

http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2006/10/01/a-warning-from-deserted-ghost-estates


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Extraordinary !

Will they end up as public housing ? Or maybe the new post bubble Paddy Kibbutz - now there's a thought !

Of course the wrecking ball could beat all comers to them...

Target practice for the Shoebox Demolition phase ! :D

Good idea Nemonoid.

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Proximo wrote:
Target practice for the Shoebox Demolition phase ! :D


Glee? :cry:

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Poor old Longford is starting to look a little bad on that map...

Time some of you others got your cameras out to restore some much needed balance!! :wink:


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I think there should be an option to scroll the text by county, it can get a bit tricky when the likes of Longford gets overpopulated (no chance!!) in the future... A dropdown menu or something would be good...

EDIT: Also force people to date pictures on upload???

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The Unwelcome Guest wrote:
Proximo wrote:
Target practice for the Shoebox Demolition phase ! :D


Glee? :cry:


Humour. FFS. :cry:

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Proximo wrote:
The Unwelcome Guest wrote:
Proximo wrote:
Target practice for the Shoebox Demolition phase ! :D


Glee? :cry:


Humour. FFS. :cry:


Tsk tsk... :P

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