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Do you think some people need to keep a better sense of perspective?

Eddie Mair | 10:34 UK time, Friday, 5 October 2007

This call to the listener log:

THINKING ALLOWED

"I want the BBC to finish with Laurie Taylor. He has the most patronising, ghastly and irritating voice. I was devastated to find out that you have given him a Twelve O'Clock spot on a Sunday night. It totally ruined my summer."

Comments

  1. At 10:55 AM on 05 Oct 2007, Prabhat wrote:

    Generally, in real world, seasons are ruined because of excessive weather pattern or some devatating personal development (like loss of a friend or family). Glad to know summers for some can be so fragile.

  2. At 10:57 AM on 05 Oct 2007, Prabhat wrote:

    Generally, in real world, seasons are ruined because of excessive weather pattern or some devatating personal development (like loss of a friend or family). Glad to know summers for some can be so fragile.

  3. At 11:32 AM on 05 Oct 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    I think the listener log may also have included the following:

    BLOGGING ALLOWED

    " I want the BBC to finish with Room 502. It gives the most patronising, ghastly and irritating message. I was devastated to find out that you are going ahead with a programme about blogging while your own blog has become unusable. It totally ruined my morning."

  4. At 12:12 PM on 05 Oct 2007, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    Hear hear Big Sis

    (if this ever gets through)

    502 totally ruined my autumn

  5. At 12:16 PM on 05 Oct 2007, The Reverend Green wrote:

    Big Sister (3)

    Hear, hear.

    502'd... :0(

  6. At 12:23 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    It is so tempting to write something here, but as I keep getting bounced I don't think I should.

    I wrote something about Banbury earlier, but doubt if it got through.

    It's just a conspiracy by other blog owners to keep down the total number of entries on Eddie's blog. Were it not for the problems, there'd be over 100,000 by now.

  7. At 12:29 PM on 05 Oct 2007, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    502 ruined my life

  8. At 12:42 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Gladys Friday wrote:

    Hear, hear. Big Sis.

  9. At 02:18 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Fiona wrote:

    Thanks to 502 I'll be on medication for the rest of my life and am no longer allowed to operate heavy machinery or handle sharp objects......

    And to the "caller" - the words "get a life" spring to mind....


    * this is my 4th attempt to get past 502 - now I'm not even allowed to have my own pencil!

  10. At 02:20 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Fiona wrote:

    Thanks to 502 I'll be on medication for the rest of my life and am no longer allowed to operate heavy machinery or handle sharp objects......

    And to the "caller" - the words "get a life" spring to mind....


    * this is my 4th attempt to get past 502 - now I'm not even allowed to have my own pencil!

  11. At 02:20 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I echo Big Sis's comments (echoed from room 502 at the moment...)

  12. At 02:38 PM on 05 Oct 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Dear Feedback,

    I have spent all morning trying to send a message to the furrowed brow, constantly being rebuffed by the 502 message. Now, when I check again, I see it has arrived twice making me look like a twit. This has totally ruined my summer.

    PS I have a patronising, ghastly and irritating voice. Can I blame this on the BBC as well?

    502 Count: 1

  13. At 03:34 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Tom Harrop wrote:

    Nay, nay and thrice nay!!!!! What's up with this blog?

    :-(

  14. At 04:06 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Molly wrote:

    Prabhat (1)

    Well said !

    mollyxx

  15. At 04:10 PM on 05 Oct 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    502

    nuff said

  16. At 04:11 PM on 05 Oct 2007, 502 wrote:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

  17. At 05:37 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Mermaid wrote:

    I don't know about a sense of perspective but now I'm retired, time has less importance and I'm never quite sure what day of the week it is. I had a vague idea that today is Friday but Tuesday's PM newsletter has just arrived. Who is right, Eddie? Or am I/are you/ are we in a time warp?

  18. At 06:15 PM on 05 Oct 2007, David McNickle wrote:

    Summer was crap anyhow. (Waits for 502)

  19. At 06:28 PM on 05 Oct 2007, Frances 5O2 wrote:

    I'm with you, Big Sis!

    And the comments about the anti-Laurie listener (actually, I like him and his programme), but wonder what prompted our Eric to post about this log item?

    Right. Posted @ 1734, 1740, 1800

    Typing with crossed fingers

  20. At 09:02 PM on 05 Oct 2007, mittfh wrote:

    OK, so the frog was behaving itself when I posted yesterday...is it still behaving itself today?

    Personally, I haven't experienced a 502 for a while. I don't know whether it's my Firefox setup or my impatience, but if nothing's happened 30 seconds after submitting, I escape and try again until either (a) it gets through or (b) I get a comment submission error.

    Attempt:
    1: Cancelled after 60s waiting.
    2: Cancelled after 30s waiting - I knew yesterday was too good to be true!
    3:

  21. At 09:21 PM on 05 Oct 2007, mittfh wrote:

    OK, so the frog was behaving itself when I posted yesterday...is it still behaving itself today?

    Personally, I haven't experienced a 502 for a while. I don't know whether it's my Firefox setup or my impatience, but if nothing's happened 30 seconds after submitting, I escape and try again until either (a) it gets through or (b) I get a comment submission error.

    Attempt:
    1: Cancelled after 60s waiting.
    2: Cancelled after 30s waiting - I knew yesterday was too good to be true!
    3: Cancelled after 30s waiting - timecheck: 20:44
    4: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    5: Cancelled after 30s waiting - which will finish first - this posting or Any Questions?
    6: Cancelled after 30s waiting - put SatNavs on the November 5th bonfire - brilliant idea!
    7: Cancelled after 30s waiting - 20:48 and AQ has just finished!
    8: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    9: Cancelled after 30s waiting - new target: beat the 9pm pips!
    10: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    11: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    12: Still waiting for www.bbc.co.uk after 30s - timecheck 20:53
    13:

  22. At 09:28 PM on 05 Oct 2007, mittfh wrote:

    OK, so the frog was behaving itself when I posted yesterday...is it still behaving itself today?

    Personally, I haven't experienced a 502 for a while. I don't know whether it's my Firefox setup or my impatience, but if nothing's happened 30 seconds after submitting, I escape and try again until either (a) it gets through or (b) I get a comment submission error.

    Attempt:
    1: Cancelled after 60s waiting.
    2: Cancelled after 30s waiting - I knew yesterday was too good to be true!
    3: Cancelled after 30s waiting - timecheck: 20:44
    4: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    5: Cancelled after 30s waiting - which will finish first - this posting or Any Questions?
    6: Cancelled after 30s waiting - put SatNavs on the November 5th bonfire - brilliant idea!
    7: Cancelled after 30s waiting - 20:48 and AQ has just finished!
    8: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    9: Cancelled after 30s waiting - new target: beat the 9pm pips!
    10: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    11: Cancelled after 30s waiting
    12: Still waiting for www.bbc.co.uk after 30s - timecheck 20:53
    13: Still waiting for www.bbc.co.uk after 30s - putting my money on the pips...
    14: Still waiting for www.bbc.co.uk after 30s
    15: Surely 2 minutes should be enough? No(!)
    16: I won't hit escape this time - let's see what happens...Pips at 122s, 502 at 227s
    17: Escaped after 30s - timecheck: 21:03
    18: Escaped aftter 30s
    19:

  23. At 11:57 PM on 05 Oct 2007, mittfh wrote:

    Whoops!

    Now isn't that puzzling?
    Three copies here, and two on the refuge.
    Talk about unintentional spamming!

    As you probably gather from above, each time I tried to send it, Firefox was still claiming it was "Waiting for www.bbc.co.uk..." after 30 seconds, so I cancelled, updated the post, then tried resubmitting.

    Oh well, at least there weren't any "Comment Submission Error"s...

    (Attempt 3/5 - given the way this blog is misbehaving at the moment, hopefully at least one of these five cancelled submissions will make it!)

  24. At 04:31 PM on 08 Oct 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    It isn't restricted to the frog!

    I get 502s from here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/briantaylor/2007/10/the_election_that_never_was.html
    as well.

    It's a bbc-blog-wide-cockup!

    xx
    ed
    15:26 now, after 90 minutes "loading, Waiting for bbc.co.uk...."
    15:55 still "Waiting for bbc.co.uk..."
    16:08 finally, a 502!
    1622 Another 502

  25. At 06:44 PM on 09 Oct 2007, Bedd Gelert wrote:

    Hmmm... I can see your point, Eddie, but I used to harbour similar strong feelings knowing that the licence fee was being used to keep that non journalist Natasha Kaplinsky in fancy haircuts.

    Luckily she has packed her packed for Five, who are welcome to her...

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