Points of View Message Board 7: A New Host
A good time for me to make a couple of points.
The closure of the Radio board has caused some inconvenience to some people and I regret that.
But I've explained the reasons for this decision many times including on Monday in the comments on Martin Kelner's article in the Guardian. It doesn't make sense to have a radio section on a board called Points of View. Points of View is a television programme about BBC television which does not routinely discuss BBC radio. The board will now be hosted by someone from television who will be working closely with the programme. To ask them to host a radio board is not a sensible use of their time.
Regarding the technical improvements to the boards (as mentioned by Tom), we are still going to do these, but they are taking longer than I thought they would. We will update you about progress as it happens. Incidentally these changes will benefit all BBC boards not just Points of View.
With hindsight if I'd known it was all going to take this long I might have started this conversation a bit later, rather than way back in November of last year.
But I'm still glad I started it. It's been less than perfect but still worth doing.
I wish Sarah the best of luck, and I expect this to be the last post I write on this subject (although you never know...)
Update 1 p.m. 8th May 2009: Sarah has just posted this explanation on the POV boards of how off topic threads and threads about Radio will be dealt with.
Nick Reynolds is Editor, BBC Internet blog