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Message 1 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 16, 2007

Is the SouthernCounties Host the only one who enjoys their job?


Pom wonders if they want a move to floral Shrewsbury?
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Message 2 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 16, 2007

<yikes> 15 cms of rain this afternoon. Pom's getting going.
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Message 3 - posted by Mr_Secretary230, Oct 16, 2007

pom, I think you may well be right about the hosts....<erm>

What about Floral Nottingham. Winner of the large City Britain in Bloom Award .. <ok>

Mr Sec can't get going because of impending rain as he has washing blowing in the sunny breeze at the moment. Just hope I see the clouds coming in time.

Sec230
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Message 4 - posted by southerncountiesHOST, Oct 16, 2007

Floral Shrewsbury sounds lovely and very tempting.... Am sitting here, still drying out from the soaking I got this morning on my way to work, in very soggy Guildford, with the smell of wet Springer Spaniel eminating from under the desk....

I had a Fruit Shrewsbury once, very tasty, and made in your patch of the woods I presume, Pom? <biggrin>
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Message 5 - posted by mike126, Oct 16, 2007

If you go to the Surrey & Sussex Board there is an on going thread about changes to their local station which has 5000+ posts however when we had a similar thread running on 3CR it got the CHOP by the Hosts because they couldn't waste time monitoring it and it had received a lot few posts than the Surrey & Sussex thread.

I think that says a lot about our local hosts,closing down discussion when it becomes to difficult for the stations management too take.:):):):):)

"It is a raining here also".
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Message 6 - posted by southerncountiesHOST, Oct 16, 2007

To be honest Mike126, I suspect it may not have been the Hosts that made the decision to close the thread down. Hosties are a much maligned species, to be honest. They are all actually Where I Live journalists who are busy running the entire websites, rather than just web hosts. Some prioritise differently, I guess. I think the boards can be a valuable asset to the content of the sites, but I think some other sites don't see it the same way. But there again, some other sites have suffered a lot of "board abuse" which isn't a great incentive to use them more actively in promoting and discussing content. We are pretty lucky here that the majority of folk use them properly and are all nice to each other. <biggrin>
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Message 7 - posted by BlackScorpion, Oct 16, 2007

...we just aren't nice about the decisions made to our once great local BBC radio station. We have long memories and bear grudges. :-D ...

But we have a very friendly host who reminds us (gently) we must play by the rules. And if gentle persuasion doesnt work... well, you know the consequences.

Its not that difficult to make points and be pointed without necessarily being abusive and resorting to name calling. If you have a spare afternoon, you can read the 5000+ messages and get a real flavour for how well the changes have gone down.


Keep up the good work SC Host ;-)
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Message 8 - posted by mike126, Oct 16, 2007

To be honest Mike126, I suspect it may not have been the Hosts that made the decision to close the thread down. Hosties are a much maligned species, to be honest. They are all actually Where I Live journalists who are busy running the entire websites, rather than just web hosts. Some prioritise differently, I guess. I think the boards can be a valuable asset to the content of the sites, but I think some other sites don't see it the same way. But there again, some other sites have suffered a lot of "board abuse" which isn't a great incentive to use them more actively in promoting and discussing content. We are pretty lucky here that the majority of folk use them properly and are all nice to each other. <biggrin>

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I can appreciate what you say but it is clear that some hosts are better than others.:):):):)
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Message 9 - posted by merrypompeyboy, Oct 16, 2007

Good call BS and well done host it is not easy being in the middle I know from experience. As for being abusive BS it is so much more fun to be abusive and sarcastic but we all generally toe the line and play by the rules! Mind you from hearing some of the e-mails and texts made to messers Pringle and Astley (sounds like a funeral directors) I don't think everyone is!
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Message 10 - posted by MKDave1, Oct 16, 2007

There are many message boards on the internet.What I think some people don't appreciate is that the BBC message boards have a tighter control, and more censorship than most other web offerings.Like others, I have even had my posted links to other BBC sites removed as 'breaking' the house rules.You can't get tighter control than that.One can understand why this is done - the BBC is a public institution, with a web site accessed from across the world, and must be seen to be impartial, non-judgemental, and politically correct. Won't stop me, and I suspect others, voicing our views on our local radio station though.<biggrin>
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Message 11 - posted by Al, Oct 16, 2007

I think that the SC Host is a role model for all of the other boards.

I have noticed though, that where the host gets involved there is more use of the board, and less use of the mods.

When the 3CR board strays into criticism of the management, or presenters there isn't any response, other than to use censorship, sorry moderation <whistle>

A bit like Burma really
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Message 12 - posted by hevwil, Oct 16, 2007

Yes, I appreciate the Host too.

As BS said, we are prompt to praise but we do not lie when we remember how much we preferred the axed presenters to their replacements. We are prompt to say how good we think any current presenters are. We shall miss Sarah but wish her well with the arrival of her new baby. Stephen Cranford did a brilliant job yesterday hosting Gordon's show. The Late Storytime would have been so proud of Cranners. We wish Gordon well too. We may not enjoy his presentation but we do not wish him any harm.
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Message 13 - posted by merrypompeyboy, Oct 16, 2007

Quite right although temporary loss of voice between 9am to 1pm for the rest of his contract might not be too bad ;)
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Message 14 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 16, 2007

Good evening and thanks for SO many messages. That's the way to do it Shropshire. And it takes the SouthernCounties Host to introduce me to Shrewsbury Cuisine other than the scrumptious biscuit that I miss since leaving Tesco. I'm about to tuck into some Shropshire grown beef burgers from Asda. They may be losing the Green competition but they are certainly trying to be true to local farmers. Oh dear! My suspicion of Salopians being inclined towards smuggness is heightened with the news that Shrewsbury is only the winner of Town bloomingness! Well done Nottingham. I'm getting the vibes that lighthearted posters such as the Incredible Amp are getting disillusioned.

Pom destined to post to herself! Should concede to the war of the P.C. I'm having with my student son. I hope this degree is worth the Mum/Son divide.
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Message 15 - posted by U5209345, Oct 16, 2007

Southern Counties Host

As you have always been approachable and polite in your responses, can I ask you a question?

Why would the Pop and Film thread be repeatedly closed down when other threads, of a similar nature, are allowed to remain? I really am puzzled by this.
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Message 16 - posted by respectedAndystone, Oct 16, 2007

Is the SouthernCounties Host the only one who enjoys their job?


Pom wonders if they want a move to floral Shrewsbury?

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I wish the London host would do the same as all our lot seem to do is crib and moan about the presenters and their potential love lives and miss the bigger issues that affect us here in the smoke like Ken Livingstone seemingly spending the fare money twice firstly to do up the underground and at the same time to fund crossrail with it.
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Message 17 - posted by lysis, Oct 16, 2007

<yikes> 15 cms of rain this afternoon. Pom's getting going.

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When did Pom go metric then? What is so wonderful about Cockney Hosts Pom? (PS did your bid to find a new name not work out?)


THINKING ABOUT IT 15CMS IS 6 INCHES AS NEAR AS MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. THAT IS A VAST AMOUNT OF RAIN. aRE YOU SURE THAT IS RIGHT? 15MM IS QUITE ALOT
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Message 18 - posted by U5209345, Oct 16, 2007

In that case, I nominate pom's new name should be pompomwading <whistle>
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Message 19 - posted by pompomwhiting, Oct 16, 2007

It seems you have caught me out yet again Lysis. I'll stick to inches. And the weather forecaster was wrong. ? may have been listening into radio Leicester at the time. They did a very good coverage of the E.U. referendum . Very eloquent callers who were allowed freedom to express themslves. Anything would be better than being bored to death by Jim and his 6th form College guest I 'spose!

An amusing aside. Yesterday, I realised that my nephew's (lives in Cheshire) birthday had loomed. Tried to make a Birthday card on the P.C. Thought I had expressed my frustration of being out of black ink to my shopper when she returned from her hard days work. 2 hrs later as she picked up her car keys to go to fetch her brother from the railway station I hastily shouted out "Can you go to Staples and get a (this is where the mind went blank) black umbrella)" Of course I remembered as she slammed the door. "Cartridge".
I did not need to use my brand new compact umbrella after all. Bless her, she made her tired brother accompany her to Asda. She did say that she had pondered why her Mum would want an umbrella after all these years.

Pom would need a fisherman's one to keep the pooches and her dry. She won't ask!

I did not start the Pom Competition thread. It appeared after I suggested that I may consider changing my name by depole (I know deed poll) to Pom -------.

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Message 20 - posted by CanveyCove, Oct 16, 2007

P/P would that be for Pomeranian or Pomegranate?
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