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Bye everyone........

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posted Jan 24, 2011

Just after we had a thread the other day saying this was one of the better Hull City forums nowadays.

Oh well, back to days pretending I do real work sometimes!

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I think a 6 Music style protest is in order! We don't want our lives back, we want 606... even with all its wums, moderated posts and my brothers sisters uncle rumours.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

you'd have thought they'd be cutting the tv budgets instead of their internet ones. Would any of us really miss Bargain hunt or cash in the attick? :/

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posted Jan 24, 2011

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I like the way they cut things without asking peoples opinions first, disgraceful.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

BBC Statement on 606's closure:

The main reason why all these changes are being made to BBC Online is a financial one - the overall budget is being reduced so we need to cut our cloth accordingly. Instead of moderating and maintaining a site as large as 606, we can concentrate on our editorial priorities.

Alongside the overall online budget cuts, there are other strategic reasons for choosing this course of action. The fact is that technology and audience behaviour has moved on massively since we first launched the 606 site back in 2003. In those days there was no Facebook or Twitter and the 606 messageboards swiftly established a reputation as a place to come to discuss all kinds of issues in sport with fellow fans.

But things move on. The social media landscape has been transformed in recent years (as this handy map attempts to illustrate). And the emergence of new giants on this scene - each with that crucial commodity, critical audience mass - has seen 606's popularity fall from a peak of 1.1m unique users a week back in 2008 to around half that figure now.

When it comes to people who actually comment on the site, we have seen a similar trend. 606 now has around 15,000 'active users' a week - half the number the site was attracting in 2008.

By way of contrast, the audience for the main BBC Sport website has expanded steadily in the same period, from 9m users a week in 2008 to 12.5m now.

So in essence the Sport site has seen 33% growth over the past two-and-a-half years, while 606 has experienced a 50% fall.

These bare facts may be indicative of a downward trend - but there is still a significant audience for 606 and we know from feedback that there are users of the site who do appreciate it and feel connected to communities there. The fact is though that there are other messageboards, whether connected to specific sports or individual clubs, which offer this kind of debating platform for fans.

To be clear, we still want our users to comment on the big sports stories of the day, to get involved in debates on our blogs and to use the likes of Twitter to play an active part in our live text commentaries. And, of course, 606 the radio show will continue to provide the perfect platform for fans to have their say on the latest football action.

The changes we are announcing today will start to take effect in the spring, with the 606 website closing at the end of the football season.

For more context on the BBC's overall strategy for social media please visit my colleague Ian Hunter's blog. And you can of course have your say on the 606 announcement over on the 606 website.

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comment by James (U14414575)

posted Jan 24, 2011

Cya then.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I might create a Hull City 606 page on facebook, anyone interested in joining?

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posted Jan 24, 2011

That is sad.

I'll miss 606. It's definitely one of the better City forums. It doesn't seem to have the attitude on here that there is on other forums.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to head back over to vital where I used to ply my trade.

Don't think I could cope with the Happy Clapper board full time, and I'm not qualified enough in the use of the word meff to qualify for Amber Nectar.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

This is bad news.

I really like 606 and the other forums just don't cut it for me. 606 is really popular and I'm sure that there are other things that could be cut instead.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

There is already a City facebook forum Spanner82:

hullcitylive@groups.facebook.com

There was also an unmoderated version of 606(with the layout exactly the same), launched a year or two ago, but I can't find a record of it anywhere.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

The One Show is shee-yte, Save 606,grr

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posted Jan 24, 2011

The BBC can eat my feces. 606 is closing so that Jeremy Clarkson can go and spend 3500 on a car so he can chop it to bits and destroy it, then use it to drive across Africa and stay in top 5 star hotels... not that I dislike Top Gear coz I love it... but who wants things like Eastenders to watch a bunch of rats pretending to be humans, or as someone said before Cash in the Attic and Bargain Hunter... Who cares about Homes Under the Hammer, or bloody Snog Marry Avoid...

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I think the fun of 606 is the fact that other fans can easily come on and have banter. No other site can do this like 606.

I will be on vital from when 606 closes.

I would email the BBC put there isn't any point.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

They should fire the mods and keep the forums - it's a win win.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

After reading the article I think 606 has another year or 2 left... "BBC Online's budget will be cut by 34m by 2013-14"

If it was to close soon, surely they'd have published a closing date... But do you think a drop in moderation and a rise in wummage could be on the cards until it does close? I hope so!

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posted Jan 24, 2011

So where are we, band of merry and suffering brothers, going to meet up? 606 has been my City lifeblood. Is there a concensus as to where? cry

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posted Jan 24, 2011

They have announced the closing date, it will close on the final day of the current football season.

The facebook campaign has just started:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-the-606-forum-open/172454542799360?ref=ts&v=wall

There's a 'Save 606' thread on the Premier League board and someone from BBC Sport has posted that there's no chance of this decision being overturned.

Someone will start a multi-club forum, there's 550,000 members on here, with an add strip down the side it would be easy to fund it if everyone switched.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

loyalmidlandstiger its closing at the end of THIS season grr

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posted Jan 24, 2011

I don't care where I end up, as long as I find somewhere to get all the news & info I get on here, as I live in the midlands it's my only source to find out what's going on.

I'd also like a bit of wummage every now and again, nothing better than the pure comedy gold some of those donkeys come out with, so someone needs to set up a site for all different teams and steal 606's users.

The mrs will be happy it's closing down though, stupid cow... moans that I'm always on here and pay more attention to football than her, who does she think she is?

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posted Jan 24, 2011

They have announced the closing date, it will close on the final day of the current football season.
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Knowing them that means the night of the Champions League Final.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

BBC - Bloody Boring See You Next Tuesdays

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posted Jan 24, 2011

Someone will start a multi-club forum, there's 550,000 members on here, with an add strip down the side it would be easy to fund it if everyone switched.

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In an ideal world that would be good but it never works like that. In reality about 10% of people would switch and stay active.

In other news I just recieved a copy of 1904 in the post and I am very impressed with it.

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posted Jan 24, 2011

So our 3rd time in the premiership is going to go un-noticed on 606....cry

GET DAVE BURNS OF THE AIRWAVES,SACK PETER SWANN ASWELL FROM THE BBC

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posted Jan 24, 2011

we'll have to get organising..

popping onto other clubs' forums isn't as quick on Vital as you have to log in again when you want to comment so there aren't many visitors..

I'm going to do the rounds and see what I think..

then I'll get back on here later and seeveryone's opinions..

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