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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by BBC Food Host (U14285678) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Hi everyone

    I've got some news about some changes to the message board community that should put discussion of our shared passion – food – at the heart of the website. We're combining the message boards with a new food blog. This new structure will allow you to put your culinary questions to BBC Food presenters and chefs, as well as continue to share advice and knowledge within our well-established community. The changes will happen on August 16.

    How will it work?
    The changes have been inspired by what we think works best on the boards – people sharing their tips, advice, knowledge and expertise with each other. We'll be on the look-out for questions and topics that are popular/intriguing/fun or downright baffling and put them to our celebrity chef presenters and guests. James Martin and Simon Rimmer will regularly be on hand to talk you through recipe ideas and ingredients, while Sheila Dillon and the Food Programme team will translate today's food issues into kitchen practicalities. We'll also be posting links to the best food content on the internet in our web round-ups, so let us know what interesting bits you've found. There will be interviews on hot topics with guest chefs, video content, and we'll also be setting community challenges for you to get involved with.

    Ok, what's the catch?
    To focus the discussion on what is arguably the most active and engaging topic – sharing food problems/tips/knowledge – we'll be closing all boards except the Food Chat board, which will be re-named Food Q&A. We'll also be closing down the Chatterbox thread, because we simply can't maintain the level of necessary hosting support around quite so many spaces. Instead, we'll be re-directing our efforts towards connecting you with BBC chefs, food writers and folks in the industry.

    I hope that this is a new opportunity for a well-established community to expand and progress - and to be part of generating more visible content. We'd probably all agree that the message board technology has its in-built frustrations (transience of topics, not searchable through Google or BBC Search, marginalisation from the rest of the site, etc.). Blending message board discussion with blog posts will make our discussions more findable, more linkable, and more accessible to folks who might just like to drop in on a particular topic or add a single comment or tip. Allowing a lighter-touch interaction should grow our audience - and that means we can justify dedicating more resource to hosting. More hosting (and more focused discussion) means that we can spend more time facilitating your questions, listening to your suggestions and developing the content around your interests. There will be a dedicated host for the blog & messageboard - something we haven't had for a long, long while.

    So what now?
    Well, if you're active on the TV & Radio board, you might want to get together and find a new forum on which to chat (see the suggestions below). Vegetarian & vegan topics, beverage-related topics, healthy eating and nutrition queries can all take place on the Q&A board. But if you don't like the new set-up, or you just want to continue chatting with the friends you've made on the message boards, I'm afraid you'll have to find a more suitable forum. When the message boards opened, there were fewer ways of chatting on the web, whereas now - I think we all agree - there are loads of ways that you can stay in touch.

    We'll keep this thread open for community members to air their views and make arrangements until the blog launches. Then the Food Chat board will be renamed and all other boards closed.

    General food messageboards:

    www.wildfood.info/in... - Our own Riocaz’s excellent board

    uktv.co.uk/food/mess... - Good Food Channel

    chowhound.chow.com/b... – Chowhound UK/Ireland


    TV messageboards:

    www.digitalspy.co.uk... – Digital Spy’s programmes board

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb... - BBC’s Points of View messageboard

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by lusciouslush (U3917132) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    smiley - laugh It was on the cards - the last few months on these boards have been a general weening-off until cold turkey......

    It's called a polite kiss-off.....!

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by frenchcheesequeen (U2645741) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    So that's how the savings required are to be made.

    This feels like an exercise in "managing out" and is not to the advantage of most of us.

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by lindacatarina (U13954551) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    ...it makes sense now the way the boards have been left...it all fits in...no point putting effort into something that has the "Closed For Good" sign on it!

    oh well...Riocaz should be prepared then...

    I find it funny that the way I read it...we are being direct to ask questions to the 'so called' experts...but aren't these 'experts' sometimes the ones who's recipes we have trouble with? smiley - laugh

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm a bit thick, so perhaps you can clarify for me.

    Under the new system will we be able to start threads and respond amongst ourselves, or will we only be able to ask the BBC Chefs?

    And what level of involvement will there be from these presumably busy Chef people?

    How will the new board be moderated?

    Steve

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by lusciouslush (U3917132) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Scribbles......As Spock would say.......

    It'll be A Board Jim.......but not as we know it!



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  • Message 7

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    Posted by GillthePainter (U2164232) on Monday, 2nd August 2010


    Sounds fine by me.
    The messageboard could do with a revamp and a good clear out, and a trimming.

    I like the idea that chefs are there for us too.

    & "Food Q&A" seems to me to have a clear enough brief.


    Downside. If it's like a list of comments that you get on blogs, it may not be of much help to me. But hey. There's other things around rather than the Beeb if it doesn't work for me.

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  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by BBC Food Host (U14285678) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm personally very excited about these changes. It’s a chance to get more access to BBC experts - and not just us hosts - and if you are having trouble with their recipes, you can still discuss this among your peers.

    Don’t forget there will still be one dedicated Food board, so the (non-TV) experts, i.e. all of you, can still offer your help and advice.

    You will still be able to start threads and respond to other users’ threads as before. The chefs will be producing written and video content for us around particular themes which will be displayed on the blog (often themes that will come out of message board discussion). Depending on individual schedules, we are hoping they will come in to respond to some of the queries. The new board will be moderated in the same way as before (reactive moderation) with moderators escalating anything they can’t solve through to the host.

    We’re actually having more resource put into Food communities than before, which is great news.

  • Message 9

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by GillthePainter (U2164232) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm personally very excited about these changes. - 

    Me too!

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Luca (U2164432) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I look forward to seeing how it translates in reality but it sounds excellent to me.

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  • Message 11

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I love blogs, so it will be interesting to see if this is an improvement for me or not.

    Does this change mean that threads on the current Food Chat board will no longer be available after the changes on August 16? In other words, if we would like to keep some information that was given on these boards, do we have to scramble to download it now? I presume so, but would like clarification, please.

    Oh, one last question: do we have to sign up to post comments on the blog, or do our memberships automatically roll over?

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by frenchfoodie (U9690149) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I will wait the changes with interest. I think the Boards are a mine of information on what people are really discussing foodwise so if the BBC chefs/writers are able to jump in and provide content based on conversations that would be interesting.

    The Beverage board is very quiet so shouldn't be missed and I trust vegetarian food will be covered in Food Q&A.

    I hope that some considerating will be given to ensuring that popular topisc on the boards being scrapped will have a home in the new format. The eating disorders 'what am I supposed to be eating' (I think this is the title) topic springs to mind.

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  • Message 13

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by Wokman (U3734939) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    We’re actually having more resource put into Food communities than before, which is great news 

    It certainly is. Just think how much fun it will be correcting recipes by celebrity chefs knowing that they will read the postings smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 14

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by Rosie (U2959985) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:33 GMT, in reply to BBC Food Host in message 8

    You will still be able to start threads and respond to other users’ threads as before. 

    And what about the threads that were started and will, no doubt, still be running when this Food Chat board is changed to Food Q&A?

    Will they all suddenly be closed?

    Will they all, or indeed any of them still be able to be viewed, or will they all suddenly vanish overnight?

    The chefs will be producing written and video content for us around particular themes which will be displayed on the blog 

    And will these videos be like the "Get Cooking" videos on the main Food page are, ie unavailable to overseas posters?

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  • Message 15

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    ...We'll also be posting links to the best food content on the internet in our web round-ups, so let us know what interesting bits you've found. 

    So the new idea is that 'we' find interesting stuff and then 'you' post about it? (instead of us just finding it and posting it?) I can't say that a rehash of other internet content is a great use of this facility so far as I can see, just a lazy way of keeping a presence smiley - erm

    ...I hope that this is a new opportunity for a well-established community to expand and progress - and to be part of generating more visible content.

    ... Allowing a lighter-touch interaction should grow our audience - and that means we can justify dedicating more resource to hosting. More hosting (and more focused discussion) means that we can spend more time facilitating your questions, listening to your suggestions and developing the content around your interests. There will be a dedicated host for the blog & messageboard - something we haven't had for a long, long while. 


    Am quite prepared to see how it goes, except as a poster on the Food TV & Radio board, obviously am now going to be excluded from that, and if people go elsewhere to post about part of their messageboard content, they're less likely to come back and post about other topics. Given the amount of TV programmes centred around food, I find this both an astonishing and very disappointing move (particularly given that Simon Rimmer appears weekly on BBC TV smiley - doh)
    POV is a board for general TV discussions, likewise Digital Spy - why not allow discussion of food programmes on a board dedicated to food, hosted by the British BROADCASTING Corporation and funded by its licence fee payers?

    An active and interested Host is going to be a major improvement though, no doubt ... but an awful lot of the new format is just sounding a real hotch potch right now. Hopefully the 'experts' will be more available than the Host has been since I returned to the boards and so the board will thrive.

    Personally the expense of having experts make videos is one you could certainly save from my point of view, as having a very slow connection and limited monthly package (like a lot of people) that's the kind of content I specifically avoid, even though I have it available to me in the UK - but that's quite a personal opinion as I say, others may well enjoy it.

    Incidentally I think the titles Blog and Food Q&A are absolutely awful...big thumbs down to whoever decided on that one.

    Blog certainly doesn't imply anything interactive or community based. And Message Board-wise often people post about things they know, have read, or things they've found, or just wish to comment on - which by definition would not be a Q and would not require an A, simply comments to further discussion. Not everything discussed about food has to be a problem, surely?
    Still that fits well with the dichotomy of ...we simply can't maintain the level of necessary hosting support around quite so many spaces  whilst at the same time paying industry professionals for their input and 'growing the audience'

    That said, admittedly this Board has been pegged down in the dark ages for far too long, so we'll just have to see how it goes smiley - whistle

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    And will these videos be like the "Get Cooking" videos on the main Food page are, ie unavailable to overseas posters?   Yes, good point, Rosie! I had not thought of that.

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  • Message 17

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by lusciouslush (U3917132) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    The messageboard could do with a revamp and a good clear out, and a trimming. 

    For sure Grillers - but - has a Risk Assessment been carried out smiley - winkeye

    I can't think for a second that anyone will get an actual response from whatever chef de jour - more a secretary type/ production team /PR sort of animal etc. !

    Don't think the Beeb could afford the kind of expenditure that would involve a personal response.......!


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  • Message 18

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Mrs Vee (U2897076) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    So the Veggie Chat board bites the dust, then; thanks for that. smiley - sadface

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  • Message 19

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by brightyangthing (U14184246) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    This sounds like an attempt to return to the original premise of the boards, from which they have strayed

    I shall give them a try but I have reservations, being a browser/occasional poster of other 'direct contact' smiley - laugh BBC Blog style boards.

    Very quickly the 'pro' content diminished to almost nothing, only to be left with a cliquey community slagging each other, the Beeb and the content off at will.

    But I will reserve judgement at least until 17th smiley - biggrin

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  • Message 20

    , in reply to message 14.

    Posted by devonia (U11270616) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Oh no, I hate changes, especially around technology. I'm panicking already as I love the TV & Radio Messageboard. smiley - yikes
    Will just have to see how it goes.
    I can't help thinking how these busy chefs are going to be able to manage to answer all our queries as well as do what they already do. Simon Rimmer often mentions on SFTW that he's been working flat out in his restaurant.

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  • Message 21

    , in reply to message 18.

    Posted by Annie ™ (U3922631) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    The writing was on the wall months ago...The change is probably a good thing just doesn't seem ike it at the moment.

    Change often takes a while to get used to.

    Maybe we should just embrace the changes and then make up our minds.

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  • Message 22

    , in reply to message 21.

    Posted by Beldubby (U14242272) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Sorry - but I'm too old for change. smiley - sadface

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Hi Host - btw are you the BBC person who blogs cakes?

    If we have current functionality plus that will be fine. I don't think there is any harm in consolidating the other boards, which get little traffic.

    But could chatterbox not live on? It is useful to allow off topic mattters, and since a few disruptive types have left it does not cause trouble.

    Pretty please ??

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  • Message 24

    , in reply to message 22.

    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Nonsense Bel smiley - hug

    We will all help you across smiley - winkeye it's surprisingly painless...and there are a lot more smileys to play with.....no 3 min rule smiley - winkeye And all your old pals are already there smiley - biggrin

    Anyway it's time to go and cook Mum's dinner

    Toodle Pip smiley - cool

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  • Message 25

    , in reply to message 23.

    Posted by Bibsinspain (U10922535) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm not sure about all this. Will it be better, will it be worse?

    I'll be on the fence for now. Time will tell smiley - erm

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  • Message 26

    , in reply to message 25.

    Posted by kari49 (U12195831) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    i,m sitting here a little bit stunned actually, i think it is the familiariy of being able to flit from one bit to another i will miss, i do spend my time going from here to riocaz,s board, but again we shall see when the change happens! this board has been a too bigger part of my life, i will miss the TV board thoughsmiley - smileykaren

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by random_kitty (U14568427) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    .... our taxes and fees at work ....

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  • Message 28

    , in reply to message 22.

    Posted by Mrs Vee (U2897076) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Sorry - but I'm too old for change 

    Me too, sadly. smiley - sadface

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  • Message 29

    , in reply to message 20.

    Posted by BBC Food Host (U14285678) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Hi all,
    Yes the video content will be UK only - these rights are agreed for nearly all BBC short-form video content I’m afraid. Rest assured that video will just be a small part of the blog, the majority of posts will be written.

    All the threads currently on the Food Chat (except Chatterbox) will stay. Basically this board is being re-named Food Q&A. I’ll get back to you tomorrow about what we’re doing with the content on the other boards – just need to check if we’re taking them offline completely or just not allowing people to comment and not linking them from the message board navigation.

    Please don’t think that we’re trying to steal your ideas about what’s hot in the world of food. We’re just trying to create a space for people to engage in the ‘buzz’ around food issues on the web. The nature of the web is sharing; we’re not trying to pass off other peoples’ finds as our own. We’d hope that if you have something to share, you could post it on the message board or as a blog comment and still claim credit for your finds.

    And the reason we decided to go for the titles that you may think sound dull is to make our content more findable, something we’ve been criticised for in the past. We’re trying to open up the boards to more users and we’ve been told that naming something what it is (if that makes sense!) works best for search engines.

    We can’t promise that the chefs will respond to all your queries – I agree that would be impossible. But we will do our best to make sure that what they produce for us reflects your comments and queries on the board.

  • Message 30

    , in reply to message 17.

    Posted by GillthePainter (U2164232) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I can't think for a second that anyone will get an actual response from whatever chef de jour - more a secretary type/ production team /PR sort of animal etc 

    Could be worse Lush.
    We might be far to busy to reply to the chef du jour when he/she needs our advice and help!



    What the??!
    Hello Random Kitty!

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  • Message 31

    , in reply to message 30.

    Posted by fiorella (U14428035) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Well there we go - no big surprise!

    Nobody likes change...new brooms are looked upon with utmost suspicion.
    But change is not always a bad thing.
    Chatterbox is going and that is causing upset...

    I will watch and wait for the changes - it might be a really good thing smiley - smiley

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  • Message 32

    , in reply to message 29.

    Posted by Reynard Dargent (U3274745) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Yes the video content will be UK only - these rights are agreed for nearly all BBC short-form video content I’m afraid.  If this is done in the usual BBC fashion that mean that anyone who has been a part of the UK food community from a large UK based corporation (or UK government department) will no longer be able to view and/or take part in the community because their IP addresses will not be part of the set allocated to UK users and recognised as such by the BBC smiley - sadface Rest assured that video will just be a small part of the blog, the majority of posts will be written  Understandably so, but as most blogs are just web pages with a more personal content (rather then being interactive in the way a MB/BB is) I fail to see how this is a step forward for the BBCs online food community.

    I'll reserve judgement until after the changes are implemented but this seems like taking something away, giving back less than was taken away and then saying it's a huge step forward. Until we can see what this 'improvement' is actually going to mean for us users I think it's a resounding smiley - erm

    It's kind of like taking away a little boys puppy, then saying "Look, we're giving you this animated doll - it still looks like a puppy and it's got all sorts of hi tech built into it so it moves and makes noises just like a real puppy. Oh and it will be able to interact with you and everything". Don't be surprised when the little boy is not only smart enough to work out that it's not (and is never going to be) a real puppy and the most likely reason for the change is that Mummy & Daddy will no longer have to do a spot of cleaning up like they did when, very occasionally, the puppy made a mess on the carpet.

    ATB - Reynard.

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  • Message 33

    , in reply to message 32.

    Posted by mummyfoo (U9651297) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Ah, some changes for our benefits.

    Soon, there won't be a BBC website - just a pay per view news section and loads and loads of blogs. smiley - erm

    Betcha.

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  • Message 34

    , in reply to message 29.

    Posted by NoFrillz (U14455049) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    ...And the reason we decided to go for the titles that you may think sound dull is to make our content more findable, something we’ve been criticised for in the past. We’re trying to open up the boards to more users and we’ve been told that naming something what it is (if that makes sense!) works best for search engines. 

    If that response was for me Host, I didn't say the titles were dull, I said I didn't think they reflect what you described the newly incarnated board to be - which is quite different, and which embraces what you say you've been told.

    Naming something what it is makes perfect sense for search engines obviously (and I say that as a friend of someone whose actual business is improving the online presence of websites and retailers!

    What I *actually* said is that Q&A excludes an invitation to highlight, discuss or simply comment upon.
    So it didn't sound to me that you were infact naming it 'what it is' at all.

    Not only do I think it will exclude people who simply want to add content rather than raising queries, but I have this vision of 90% of opening posts being triangled because they're not phrased as a question smiley - erm


    With regard to the Chefs' content/comments, I imagine people are going to be better off sticking to help from posters, most queries are real time questions and I can't see there being a lot of interest way after the event.
    Same goes for trawling through Blog comments to find content.
    The way it's described it's sounding old fashioned and reactive, not progressive and proactive.


    Perhaps it will work far better in practice than it's sounding smiley - laugh

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  • Message 35

    , in reply to message 33.

    Posted by Beldubby (U14242272) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I don't 'do' blogs. And I don't want James Martin telling me how to do things - I want Chatterbox!

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  • Message 36

    , in reply to message 30.

    Posted by lusciouslush (U3917132) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    What the??!
    Hello Random Kitty!  


    smiley - laugh smiley - laugh smiley - laugh
    smiley - laugh smiley - laugh


    Thanks for that - best laugh I've had all day.........!!!


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  • Message 37

    , in reply to message 33.

    Posted by sueturnersmith (U741218) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I've just read this news.

    I have reservations, but will watch with interest....

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  • Message 38

    , in reply to message 37.

    This posting has been hidden during moderation because it broke the House Rules in some way.

  • Message 39

    , in reply to message 38.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Fast forward to 06:40

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  • Message 40

    , in reply to message 29.

    Posted by Rosie (U2959985) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:25 GMT, in reply to BBC Food Host in message 29

    Yes the video content will be UK only - these rights are agreed for nearly all BBC short-form video content I’m afraid. 
    "Nearly all" presumably not including those video news snippets that can be seen on the BBC Daily News website www.bbc.co.uk/news/...

    news.bbc.co.uk/panor...

    is just one example.

    So it appears that only videos relating to BBC Food are UK only.

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  • Message 41

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    Posted by Alison_Wright (U14558177) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm another one who gets wary (& suspicious) with change, but it's all out of our hands. Lets wait & see what's in store, & if we don't like it - well - we know where we can go!

    And what about Sakkarin's Search Engine?

    I know that all of the regular & long-standing posters here would be lost without his brilliant contribution to the food board.

    So what will happen to all the new threads made after August 16th. Will they disappear into the ether, or will Sakkarin still be able to collate them for us to access as normal?

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  • Message 42

    , in reply to message 41.

    Posted by Stokey Sue (U14258170) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Or does the update actually include a search engine?

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  • Message 43

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    Posted by lindacatarina (U13954551) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Or does the update actually include a search engine? 

    nahhh...that would be too much technology smiley - smiley

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  • Message 44

    , in reply to message 43.

    Posted by princessLotte4 (U8466606) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I know it will be a shame to loose the healthy eating and Veggie Chat, but I look at this as a positive move. I would love to see more vegetarian recipes/questions in the main forum, it would encourage me to try new things. smiley - smiley

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  • Message 45

    , in reply to message 40.

    Posted by mismatched (U14242423) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I am concerned that any decent chef, TV or otherwise will be to busy to answer our questions in reasonable time, most of us do not wish to wait 24 hours or more to have our questions answered.

    Also what system will be in place to cope with the trolls and WUMs, especially those who appear at the weekend?

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  • Message 46

    , in reply to message 42.

    Posted by MagicMarmite32 (U14566115) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    or does the update actually include a search engine 
    One already exists, the one Sakkarin likes to provide.

    I'll be interested to see what happens.
    I already post on Wildfood and Digital Spy, and Mumsnet which has a food section.
    It won't bother me too much if it disappears altogether.

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  • Message 47

    , in reply to message 46.

    Posted by Sloe-Gin (U9887997) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm still in mourning for the closure of the bbc poetry board.
    I await judgement on the new format of the food one.

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  • Message 48

    , in reply to message 20.

    Posted by earthmaiden (U1664400) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    Sad but not surprising. Another way of staying in touch with old friends is via the Facebook Food group (put 'Food' into the FB search and it should come up)

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  • Message 49

    , in reply to message 48.

    Posted by Kitchenkilt (U7189826) on Monday, 2nd August 2010

    I'm trying to look positively on the changes. Before, i'd only dip in to other areas such as vegetarian and healthy eating discussions; maybe if all areas of food are kept together more inclusively, i'll take more time and consideration to look at more aspects of food, eating, lifestyle etc...

    Here's hoping!

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  • Message 50

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Denadar (U8017493) on Monday, 2nd August 2010


    James Martin and Simon Rimmer will regularly be on hand to talk you through recipe ideas 

    May I ask why you chose James Martin and Simon Rimmer as examples. Are they the standard to which you aspire? smiley - erm

    Blending message board discussion with blog posts will make our discussions more findable, more linkable, and more accessible to folks who might just like to drop in on a particular topic or add a single comment or tip.  

    I really don't understand this - how will you/we be able to blend our discussions with blogs - whose blogs? How is this new format going to make it easier for people to find the new board more easily than this one? If folk are going to be able to just join in on just one topic and add a single comment, does that mean that they won't be going through pre-mod?

    I am not trying to be contentious but there are lots of points that I really don't understand and it does seem as if we are being treated to a clever bit of obfuscation.

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