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Important Announcement Regarding Closure of England Message Board

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Message 1 - posted by - cybersoc -, Mar 25, 2008

Dear Members,

The England Message Board will be permanently closing on 01 April 2008. We know that this will, for many of you, come as a surprise and be unwelcome news.

The BBC has a responsibility to spend its settlement under the licence fee wisely and therefore continually reviews each of the services it provides.

When the England Message Board was set up in 2005, we intended to create a well hosted space where people could discuss local news, issues and events. Over time, the amount of resource we've been able to allocate to starting and hosting local discussions has declined. As this has happened, the boards have become less and less distinguishable from the many online discussions taking place elsewhere on bbc.co.uk and more widely on the internet.

We hope that you understand that it's a decision we have made to enable us to better serve the needs of licence fee payers in the local areas we serve across the country and that it's a decision that has not been taken without long consideration.

We know that many of you have spent a good deal of time and effort participating here over the years and that some of you have built friendships with other participants. Between now and the closure of this message board, we encourage you to try to take the discussions, friendships and communities that you value with you to another BBC discussion space or elsewhere. We also welcome you to post your own links below. [Please note that message board content will remain online in read-only format should you wish to refer back to your discussions here and quote from them when starting new discussions elsewhere.]

Topical Discussions on the BBC Website:

BBC Message Board Listing: www.bbc.co.uk/messag...

BBC News Have Your Say: www.bbc.co.uk/haveyo...

Other places where you may find or start your own online discussions:

BritBlog (British Blog Directory): www.britblog.com/

Conversations on UpMyStreet: www.upmystreet.com/e...

Google Groups: groups.google.co.uk/

ProBoards: www.proboards.com/in...

Yahoo Groups: uk.groups.yahoo.com/


Many local and regional newspaper websites also offer message boards, blogs or other discussion opportunities. The Newspaper Society website has a full listing: www.newspapersoc.org...

The BBC Local sites will also continue to offer opportunities to provide feedback and focused participation around individual stories and other editorial content.

Finally, we would like to say thank you to everyone who has participated here over the years. We genuinely hope that those of you who have spent time and effort building wonderful communities and friendships here will find a place to better accommodate your discussions.

Many Thanks and Best Wishes,

The BBC England Team
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Message 2 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Mar 25, 2008

Fairwell Auntie Beeb's message board. Its been fun and a lot of vertual friends have been made on here <smooch>

Anyone who wish's to keep in touch please feel free to join in the fun 'n' frolic's on here

tetratum.proboards76...

Thanks BBC for putting up with us all this time. <hug>
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Message 3 - posted by wabbit, Mar 25, 2008

<ok>

Oh...<yikes>...where will our trolls go now?
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Message 4 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 25, 2008

They'll probably mod you for that Tet, can't have you advertising on the BBC<laugh>

I wouldn't mind, but when you look at the crap they turn out on TV and Radio with the licence fee, at least these boards provided a bit of entertainment from the BBC.
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Message 5 - posted by innocent-child-MtM101, Mar 25, 2008

come one come all and join in the tettie fun
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Message 6 - posted by beerboy6, Mar 25, 2008

Well isn't that just typical.

They are shutting down the boards that we pay for, and have been using and paying for for the last three years with just 7 days notice.

This is just another example of the BBCs attitude towards the people who pay to watch, listen and interact.

I hope the dictator general of the BBC is pleased with himself.
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Message 7 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Mar 25, 2008

Well isn't that just typical.

They are shutting down the boards that we pay for, and have been using and paying for for the last three years with just 7 days notice.

This is just another example of the BBCs attitude towards the people who pay to watch, listen and interact.

I hope the dictator general of the BBC is pleased with himself.

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Yes, but they have to pay for the new Arabic service somehow ... <steam>
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Message 8 - posted by beerboy6, Mar 25, 2008

Well isn't that just typical.

They are shutting down the boards that we pay for, and have been using and paying for for the last three years with just 7 days notice.

This is just another example of the BBCs attitude towards the people who pay to watch, listen and interact.

I hope the dictator general of the BBC is pleased with himself.
Yes, but they have to pay for the new Arabic service somehow ... <steam>

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Actually GoG the new Arabic service is being paid for by the government.


In short we are paying for it TWICE.<steam>
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Message 9 - posted by beerboy6, Mar 25, 2008


The BBC has a responsibility to spend its settlement under the licence fee wisely and therefore continually reviews each of the services it provides.


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Next they will tell us that it costs 6 million a year to run these boards.<erm>

So they keep J Ross and deprive potentially 60 million people a voice.

Very wise.

Hypocrits.<grr>
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Message 10 - posted by Astro, Mar 25, 2008

Well, my suggestion is: as David Cameron is looking to be elected, he would do very well to make the BBC in its entirity, a pay per view station just like the others instead of blackmailing people to pay them whether they watch BBC or not.

I know there are a lot of people who begrudge paying the BBC licence fee and I'm one of them.
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Message 11 - posted by beerboy6, Mar 25, 2008

Blooming heck Angel, I thought I was the only one who wanted the BBC to be funded by subscription.

I honestly believe standards would improve no end if they had to fight for their money.
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Message 12 - posted by respectedAndystone, Mar 25, 2008

Is there any significance in the date of the closure? It's either a big gag or an even bigger gag. It's been a pleasure filing my opinions and crossing swords with a few of the regulars.

Regards to you all

Andy Stonebridge.
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Message 13 - posted by Astro, Mar 25, 2008

Not at all BB - I think most of the country would agree with you! I have never understood why or how an organisation can be guaranteed an income regardless of how they perform or what they provide - it's an absolute nonsense and it's why it's always strapped for cash because no-one makes any serious effort to regulate the BBC and ensure it's meeting it's viewers/listeners expectations.

The quicker the BBC stranglehold is taken of us the better.

Wonder if they'd be so quick to fund foreign stations then rather than facilities for local people <erm>
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Message 14 - posted by miss, Mar 25, 2008

Farewell <hug>

Gonna see if I can join in the fun at Tet's place;)
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Message 15 - posted by Astro, Mar 25, 2008

Hi Miss

quite a few of the regulars are already using Tet's Board.

Look forward to seeing you there <ok>


No 3 minute wait <ok>

No moderation (Tet can't be bothered <laugh>)

No subjects off limits (within reason!!) <ok>
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Message 16 - posted by DerbyAndProud, Mar 25, 2008

Farewell <hug>

Gonna see if I can join in the fun at Tet's place;)

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Hope you can join us over there Miss<ok>

If not, it has been good chatting to you on here, all the best for the future<hug>
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Message 17 - posted by beerboy6, Mar 25, 2008

I can't think of any other business where to avail yourself of a companys products you have to, by law pay its competetor.

i.e. If I want to watch ITV or Sky I still have to pay the BBC.

The elderly get free TV licences, we pay for that through the DWP, the BBC world service is paid for by the Foreign office, so thats more of our taxes the BBC get, the new Arabic service is funded by the government, so again we pay the BBC, the list goes on and on and on.

We pay and pay and pay and have less and less say.<grr>
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Message 18 - posted by Astro, Mar 25, 2008


We pay and pay and pay and have less and less say.<grr>

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Life in Britain BB
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Message 19 - posted by pompomwhiting, Mar 25, 2008

Well Jim Hawkins, B.B.C. presenter. I hope you are satisfied. I really don't think that Shropshire Radio did much to promote these boards. Hope that is not because I joined them. Anyway fear not, I will not be pestering you with emails. Pom, known to her friends and family as Lyn has made some good acquaintances on here and I'm sure they won't mind me off loading on the Tet board from time to time.

We can even start a football appreciation thread for our Yorkshire/Bristol fanatic friends. <yikes>
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Message 20 - posted by Les Woods of Lincoln, Mar 25, 2008

Many thanks to the BBC for giving me many happy hours on the BBC England's Message Board.
I have usually been able to get most things off of my chest without any necessity for the BBC to moderate my text.
My use of French was my main downfall. I wouldn't mind, but I only knew the odd three words!
Just want to add that April 1st 2008 is also the day I have to start paying my bus fare before 0930 hours on a weekday.
Both are serious matters. But, what is one to do but suffer in silence....from 1st April 2008?
Keep smiling
Yours
ErnestLes003 of Lincoln(shire) but formerly of Leicester
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