BBC The Archers Facebook timeline for 1956

With the closure of The Archers message board taking place on Monday 25th February, many listeners and message board users have been discussing where to move on to and what the different online discussion forums offer. Here’s a brief round up of some of what’s on offer and an important note about privacy and online safety at the end.

 

Message boards 

Many who post on the BBC message board have already signed up to Peet’s Place or the Mustardland board set up by smeesue. These boards are moderated by their community and have many of the same topics, threads and features of the BBC message board including The Archers discussions and off topic areas. There are useful FAQ threads on both forums if you have questions about signing up, privacy or how to use the board.

Archers Addicts, the official fan club for The Archers, also has a forum for listeners.

 

Facebook 

If Facebook is more your thing, then you could join us on the BBC The Archers Page. I’ve added content to the Timeline for the 1950s (see image above) and will add more Archers history to the timeline over the next few weeks and months.

You’ll also find The Archers Addicts and Archers Appreciation groups there.

If you’re concerned about privacy on Facebook, there are FAQs about setting up an account as well as privacy tools and settings 

 

 

Twitter

On Twitter, there is a lively group of listeners discussing The Archers, and if you enjoy multitasking – posting about the programme as-it-happens, then you might enjoy the tweetalong, which is particularly popular on a Sunday morning. Most follow #thearchers hashtag (simply click the previous link or type "#thearchers" into Twitter's search box and you’ll see the posts and conversation about The Archers).

From 2nd July, Ambridge Extra is back, so you can also follow the #AmbridgeExtra hashtag to join the conversation 

We’re on Twitter: @BBCTheArchers

Archers Addicts is, unsurprisingly, @ArchersAdddicts

And here's a list of Archers characters on Twitter (these are fan fiction accounts set up by listeners)

Twitter has plenty of advice about how to set up an account, safety and other guidelines on its website.  

 

Online privacy and safety

Privacy and safety is a big concern with many.  BBC Webwise offers some really useful advice and tips on staying safe online so well worth a read.

 

If you have any questions about any of the above, please post them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.

 Tayler Cresswell is host of The Archers message board, Facebook page and @BBCTheArchers on Twitter.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Tayler Cresswell

    on 5 Mar 2013 14:22

    Hi Spartacus

    "Will Smeesue's Mustardland be featuring on the list on the Home Page any time soon?"

    Yes, that's on the to do list : )

    Tayler

  • Comment number 11. Posted by posh_scouse_pinnedwithpride

    on 28 Feb 2013 15:17

    Bums. Just tagged on to see who was where and there are bluddy cast photos.

    Ah well, back to Peets.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Slightly-Foxed_a cat needs rehoming in Droitwich

    on 27 Feb 2013 23:46

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 9. Posted by Spartacus

    on 27 Feb 2013 16:43

    Will Smeesue's Mustardland be featuring on the list on the Home Page any time soon?

    This blog will slip further and further down, surely there should be a link on the Home Page.

    Thanks.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by usernamefood

    on 22 Feb 2013 16:04

    Or you can try my method of trusting people without any staff, I'm sure The Archers people won't be silly on a message board: http://w11.zetaboards.com/Ex_BBC/index/

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by Nemo399

    on 21 Feb 2013 18:19

    No, because if all the Waitrose stores closed down, they'd leave it up to you to find alternative retail outlets!!! Not difficult to do, of cours. But in this scenario, with the BBC messageboard closing, Tayler's being very helpful. You can choose to ignore all her advice, of course. Your call.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by teddyandgypsy

    on 21 Feb 2013 16:35

    I shop at Waitrose. Can you imagine a scenario where they tell me to go to Tesco or Sainsbury's?

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Tayler Cresswell

    on 21 Feb 2013 12:24

    Hi careen - that's a good point. I'll add something about images in the post today.
    Tayler

  • Comment number 4. Posted by The Leech Pedlar

    on 21 Feb 2013 11:02

    Those of you contemplating signing with social networks, should perhaps also bear this in mind.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20082493?

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by careen

    on 21 Feb 2013 07:16

    Some of these are like Mustardland and respect the listeners who hate in-ya-face and irrelevant cast pictures. The BBC facebook one, for instance, and Archers Addicts. Please do include this information to help people make a choice.
    It is such a shame that the very best one is going. So wrong.

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