Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 23 Aug 2014 00:59:43 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml LynThomas http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml?page=66#comment2 yes - thankyou for this comment. We now have a lot more information on this group - thanks to another umra poster - and will be integrating it into one of the articles we are writing, and future presentations / research. The group is listed in our report but we clearly have not done it justice! Fri 03 Oct 2008 15:02:10 GMT+1 tristanf http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml?page=33#comment1 I don't know how the sources for the research were selected but personally I didn't realise the Archers newsgroup was so active - so thanks for that note. Fri 03 Oct 2008 08:46:02 GMT+1 WenlockonEdge http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radiolabs/2008/10/fan_cultures_in_radio_4_online.shtml?page=0#comment0 I am surprised that this research didn't venture into USENET. The Archers newsgroup, news:uk.media.radio.archers (known as umra) was one of the earliest uk.* newsgroups. It currently has around 100 active posters posting about 4,000 messages a month. Keri Davies has posted there in the past, and Carole Boyd has attended an umra event.What is striking about umra is the way it has avoided succumbing to the destructive trolling and abuse that is typical of many USENET groups (for instance news:uk.media.radio.bbc-r4). Debate may be rather more off-topic than on, at times, but it remains a significant concentration of fairly passionate Archers fans. Thu 02 Oct 2008 18:11:49 GMT+1