Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 04 Sep 2015 08:00:07 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=93#comment15 Deept.....Moz'a works fine but oi prefer an English cheese but oi cant get this Double Gloucester to do anything. Mind you the mouse likes it!am i doing sumfink wrong? Thu 24 Jul 2008 13:39:34 GMT+1 Deepthought http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=87#comment14 Mittfh (various),This blog works in an odd way. When you post and entry, your entry is just pasted in at the bottom of the blog comments. At that point, various control codes come out OK if your browser is set up in that way Note, you have not re-printed (as it were) the whole page with your entry. There may even be a couple of missing entries before yours at this stage (I don't mean modded, I mean a gap in the numbering).Now refresh the page. You are now downloading the whole page again, from the server. Missing entries turn up as will your entry. Spacing with full stops etc subtly changes, and many control codes suddenly become ? or blocks (depending on browser - I'm using Mozilla) Thu 24 Jul 2008 12:35:15 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=81#comment13 On my Firefox, the characters are now rendered as a box containing:FFFDOn IE, the Pound symbol and one other appear as a question mark, a third symbol appears as a square box, and the rest are missing entirely...Is it too much to ask for a version of the blog software that can cope with accents and symbols? Thu 24 Jul 2008 12:10:37 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=75#comment12 Hmm...The correct characters appeared for about five minutes after posting, then disappeared...Damn! Thu 24 Jul 2008 12:04:35 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=68#comment11 mittfh (10):What works? I see ampersand, hash, 163, then further down,Th, q-mark inna box, Q, q-mark inna box, q-mark inna box, fuzzy-square, Brown Fox... Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:56:58 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=62#comment10 Here's an interesting map, Eddie!http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/archers/map/[Well, this is a Radio 4 Blog, isn't it?] Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:52:42 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=56#comment9 Bingo!£ doesn't work, but £ does!So let's see:Thé Qûï禫 Brown Fox...If that works, visit http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm for more fun and games with escaping characters and symbols in HTML... Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:40:19 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=50#comment8 Testing, testing...£ 20,000 Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:36:53 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=43#comment7 Maps, Eddie?I do not think it would help but the £20,000 might."Lost on my plot" I called it. I should have also complained about the lost of "subtly" nowadays - as well as old fashioned courtesy. So unsubtle but I can guess who is involved. So allegedly someone was set up in my paper today. They can but try. Quite rightly my local area is full of super models - I wouldn't gainsay it - eat your heart out Naomi - well eat something at least.But also screeching car tyres to gain attention - were the children in my supermarket misused with ADHD in mind? The film "Wall-E" without the E had to be drawn attention to a few days back by a bus with the "E" on. lolI am sure I wouldn't have noticed it else.Wincanton. lol Ah well. C'est la vie!And in honour of the wonderful Hilda - the more mature woman - no offence ma'am - you come into Land, Girl - on exactly the spot I am stood on. Do NOT mind courteous old me. It is poetic justice writ large.Map a Monday, Tuesday Wedn......Where am I?lol Thu 24 Jul 2008 11:09:50 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=37#comment6 Have you seen this update, Eddie? It looks interesting - but then who am I to judge? :o)http://www.opsi.gov.uk/unlocking-service/OPSIpage.aspx?page=UnlockIndex Thu 24 Jul 2008 10:39:15 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=31#comment5 Looking at FixMyStreet (from your iPM link) I am intrigued to find that a noisy manhole cover located 6km from me has now been fixed by being 'marked blue'.Ahhh, the wonders of modern technology! Thu 24 Jul 2008 10:34:34 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=25#comment4 Is this a government site or not. Is it real government, a quango or just a trawl for email addresses. The wording is odd in places. Does the "we" on the first page mean they are the task force or not. The site is very poor quality. "If you allow us, we will use your contact information to provide you ***will*** occasional updates about the competition"It seems to be based on government policy changes, but there is no openness to the competition. Who exactly chooses the winner. Is this another Blue Peter cat naming. Thu 24 Jul 2008 10:34:15 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=18#comment3 "To show they are serious, the Government is making available gigabytes of new or previously invisible public information especially for people to use in this competition. Rest assured, this competition does not include personal information about people."Ho hum...look at the last sentence in that quote... Thu 24 Jul 2008 10:03:47 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=12#comment2 In the interests of veracity, Eddie, I think you should point out that the (up to) £20,000 is for developing an idea. That much said, it sounds a great concept! Thu 24 Jul 2008 07:57:47 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=6#comment1 Perhaps somebody could invent an interactive Mornington Crescent map in memory of the great Sir Humph? Thu 24 Jul 2008 07:53:40 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/07/maps_theyre_not_just_for_getti.shtml?page=0#comment0 Is there some "product" that could ensure politicians and company spokespeople simply tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Some kind of nnti-spin-o-gram maybe?Never mind getting 20,000 GBP for it, that would improve communication and everyone's quality of life so much I'm sure I could rustle up donations to *give* that amount in no time. Thu 24 Jul 2008 07:31:03 GMT+1