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  • Message 101

    , in reply to message 100.

    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    EFcliz


    Hi

    So arranging foodie meets is out of place on a food board?

    As you say yourself, you popped in and out of chatterbox.

    I ask the question, what harm was it doing? It was not chatterbox that had to be watched for trols and wums was it!

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  • Message 102

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    First, where is Paul Rankin? There is another Rankin but not Paul - Nothern Irish chap. Has he stopped his association with BBC? 



    Paul Rankin's recipes are still there
    www.bbc.co.uk/food/c...

    All 470 of them!

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  • Message 103

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    Posted by gaia (U6640509) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    TT, chatterbox wasn't just about arranging foodie meets though was it?

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  • Message 104

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    Posted by jamesandkatherina (U11083688) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    And although I've used the Chatterbox thread occasionally, there can't be any disagreement that it was out of place on a food board?  

    Why?

    if we have a board such as this what is the problem with having a slightly naf thread, can't see that this is the "Gorden Blue" sitesmiley - laugh
    the problem is the BBC is in trouble, just wait till next year smiley - sadface

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  • Message 105

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    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    I agree with these sentiments from other posters.
    I think people need to remember it is a food discussion board not a social networking site.  and
    And although I've used the Chatterbox thread occasionally, there can't be any disagreement that it was out of place on a food board? 
    Delightful as Chatterbox may have been to regular participants, in my opinion, it did not fulfill the original intention. I understood that Chatterbox was a thread to be used occasionally when conversations on other threads veered off topic. The discussion could then be completed on Chatterbox without disturbing the main theme of a thread. I was really surprised when Chatterbox became a de facto chat room.

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  • Message 106

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    Posted by Horned Viper (U4404689) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    I ask the question, what harm was it doing?  

    But something 'not doing any harm' isn't really an argument for keeping it. Lots of things 'don't do any harm' but have no place on a food discussion board.

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  • Message 107

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    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Well then this thread certainly has no place on a food discussion board, does it....no food being discussed heresmiley - doh

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  • Message 108

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    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    TT, chatterbox wasn't just about arranging foodie meets though was it? 

    smiley - yikes you make it sound sinister like we were planning mass murders smiley - laugh

    Nothing sinister I can assure you!.....just foodies with a sense of humoursmiley - laugh

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  • Message 109

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    Posted by Dean (U7093581) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    This thread isn't supposed to be discussing food it is for ASKING THE HOST A QUESTION not moaning like spooky kids who've had their toys taken away. CB is gone so deal with it and move on.

    Dean

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  • Message 110

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Well it has gone now and most people on here will not miss it in the slightest. So let's give it a rest eh?

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  • Message 111

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    High five Deano smiley - laugh

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  • Message 112

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Message 100 - posted by EFCliz (U1947399) **, 48 Minutes Ago

    I don't see that there's really been much change at all - there's a new blog with opportunities to comment on the post and answer other peoples comments if you desire. That's just something new. The food boards have been simply condensed into one board, which I don't particularly see the need for, but don't see what the fuss is about. And although I've used the Chatterbox thread occasionally, there can't be any disagreement that it was out of place on a food board? 



    Depends.

    If you want to encourage community spirit and keep up activity levels, something like CB is very useful. No-one is obliged to follow it.

    Anyway, what BBC has achieved is creation of Wildfood, which is populated by former Food Chat members, and VASTLY more active than this board.

    Can't see why BBC would want to do that, but they have made their decision and must take the consequences.

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  • Message 113

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    Posted by peasoupdragon (U5138218) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Well then this thread certainly has no place on a food discussion board, does it....no food being discussed here 

    Exactly my point. Isn’t it ironic that the posters who may have had a dim view of the Chatterbox are using another NAF thread to celebrate its demise.

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  • Message 114

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    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Well said soupysmiley - winkeye I won't resort to high fives.....I'm an Adult smiley - devil smiley - laugh

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  • Message 115

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Didn't think grownups posted on Chatterbox
    smiley - laugh

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  • Message 116

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    Posted by Beldubby (U14242272) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Has Dean (as in message 109) got s split personality? I'm sure he was a fairly regular contributor to Chatterbox - or maybe that was another Dean. smiley - devil

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  • Message 117

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    Posted by jamesandkatherina (U11083688) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    children should be seen and not heard IMO

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  • Message 118

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Your contributions are alw

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  • Message 119

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    Posted by U14574828 (U14574828) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Or could it be that Dean has dealt with it and moved on?

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  • Message 120

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    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    MESSAGE TO HOST RAMONA

    ...if there are any subjects you'd like us to cover in the blog, please let me know and I'll do my best.  I have been looking on the internet at Chef Eddie Shepherd, seen here talking about really different ways to present beetroot. vimeo.com/11044206...

    He also has a blog where he creates interesting vegetarian dishes. www.veggiechef.co.uk...

    I have not tried any of his recipes, but he looks like an enthusiastic young man with all sorts of creative ideas. His bio lists him as an award-winning vegetarian chef too. www.veggiechef.co.uk...

    I would like to see more of his work. Would it be possible to invite him to write a guest post on the BBC blog?

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  • Message 121

    , in reply to message 86.

    Posted by Annie ™ (U3922631) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    I think people need to remember it is a food discussion board not a social networking site.   so discussing food is not social networking is it not? I think you need to re think your answer.

    I am a homemaker and mother and consider food to be not only a necessity but something I enjoy doing and come on these boards to socialise around a common topic of interest. That, my dear DPT, IS Social Networking.
    I rarely think someone would come on these boards purely out of desperation.

    What you mean is it isn't a social networking site like facebook.Commonly used by the under 30s in a vast majority with lots of personal information on display if you're not careful. Something many people who post on this board would rather avoid and enjoy the privacy this board offers as well as a common ground initially. On facebook you can't have a group discussion in real time(only a 1to1).

    Trish would never get her crosswords done that way would you Trish smiley - laugh

    Chatterbox was set up to avoid NAF discussions taking over food threads, as is human nature to diversify and move on, as many food threads do evolve to. So considering the boards have only amalgamated and been renamed, but essentially are the same with a blog attached, I really don't see why Chatterbox had to go it was 1 thread among thousands infact amongst just over 62400 to be nearer the mark.

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  • Message 122

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    Posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    It doesn't matter what CB was set up for, it is no more, it is gone, it is a deceased parrot and most of us couldn't care less.
    Trish will, sadly, have to struggle with her crossword elsewhere.
    I can think of one or two posters who seem to come on here out of desperation smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 123

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    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Trish will, sadly, have to struggle with her crossword elsewhere. 

    Yes Saffie I will,......but they are coming on leaps and bounds on the other side....once they get used to my mistakes smiley - laugh which reminds me...it's crossword time on the other side.....


    Toodle Pip smiley - cool

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  • Message 124

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    Posted by KaveyF (U2338371) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Apologies if already asked/ answered, I am not able at the moment to check through whole thread.

    I wish I'd thought to ask this ahead of the changes.

    Instead of losing access to the other boards we had, could all the threads from those boards not be moved across into Q&A?

    Now that this board will be inclusive of beverage and veggie and healthy eating etc. it would be great not to lose all that fantastic old content.

    Could this be done, retrospectively, do you think?

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  • Message 125

    , in reply to message 124.

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

  • Message 126

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    Posted by Ramona Andrews BBC Food host (U14570541) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Hi Organoleptic Ikon - in answer to your question about saving threads, I’m afraid we don’t currently have a BBC search function on the messageboard, which I’m as annoyed about as the rest of you. However, our techies are currently working on getting the categories and tags ‘behind-the-scenes’ functions working on the blog so that it will be much easier to find content in the blog in the future (which was one of the reasons for having this kind of format).

    I take your point that snagging is better than spurious comment, but I personally think it’s better to wait until you have something interesting to say and then wait for the appropriate amount of time for your comment to be moderated. Thinking about it now I wouldn’t want discourage anyone from coming over to the blog though, so if you really must snag, can you keep it to the welcome entry?

    As for saving threads that interest you from the blog, have you tried (the rather appropriately named) delicious bookmarking service?

    www.delicious.com/...

    I find it really useful for bookmarking things that I like around the web.

    Gill – the techniques tips are now here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/food/t...

    We’ve put them here so that we can integrate them into the rest of the site. See this recipe for example (scroll down to the method):

    www.bbc.co.uk/food/r...

    The recipe videos (not techniques) will be returned to the site as soon as we can.

    I agree the whole "you" thing on the blog is a little confusing – I got a shock the first time I posted a comment too!

    Someone asked about frequency of posts. We’re aiming for 3-4 a week. We’ll have a regular cast of contributors (chefs/presenters who are continuously on TV and radio) and then people like Charles who will do 'one-offs' for us.

    You also asked about who writes the blogs. I can assure you that I only write my own posts and that the chefs and presenters write their own (either dictated over the phone, or in the old-fashioned way). We do give them a quick edit for spelling and grammar and general sense – all signed off by them again.

    We decided to go for naming the tab Q&A for consistency as otherwise you’d end up with the word "food" all over ("Food occasions", "Food/cookery techniques" etc). But seeing as a few of you have found it hard to find, we’ve now decided to add "Food Q&A" to the homepage quote (just before where it says "How do I make great cakes for a cake stall?"). We should have this updated soon I’m told.

    About moving the threads all into Food Q&A. Nice idea, but I don’t think this will be possible due to the way the site’s been built. I’ll check though.

    Thanks for all your suggestions about future blog posts. We are hoping to get more contributors in – just waiting to see what’s coming up on TV and radio this year and who we can persuade to come on board!

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  • Message 127

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    Posted by Friar Tuck (U4102818) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    KaveyF, smiley - smiley

    If I have read all the posts on the subject correctly, all the 'pre-change' threads can still be accessed via (eg) Saccarin's Search Engine and other threads.

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  • Message 128

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Ramona - on my screen at least, yourt apostrophes appear as I’m for I'm.

    That's small a circumflex/euro symbol/trademark superscript.

    Are the BBC's computers incompatible?

    Steve

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  • Message 129

    , in reply to message 128.

    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Ramona - on my screen at least, yourt apostrophes appear as I’m for I'm.  yes, it's happening on my screen too.

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  • Message 130

    , in reply to message 124.

    Posted by EFCliz (U1947399) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Apologies if already asked/ answered, I am not able at the moment to check through whole thread.

    I wish I'd thought to ask this ahead of the changes.

    Instead of losing access to the other boards we had, could all the threads from those boards not be moved across into Q&A?

    Now that this board will be inclusive of beverage and veggie and healthy eating etc. it would be great not to lose all that fantastic old content.

    Could this be done, retrospectively, do you think?  


    Kavey, that's a marvellous idea. I too wish I'd thought to ask, but I don't think I expected that this board would remain in its current format, so I wouldn't have thought of it.

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  • Message 131

    , in reply to message 122.

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Message 122 - posted by saffiewalks (U11222674) , 37 Minutes Ago

    It doesn't matter what CB was set up for, it is no more, it is gone, it is a deceased parrot and most of us couldn't care less.
    Trish will, sadly, have to struggle with her crossword elsewhere.
    I can think of one or two posters who seem to come on here out of desperation  



    Indeed. Notably the anorexia thread on Healthy Eating. Pity the BBC had no time or concern for them.

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  • Message 132

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    Posted by Dean (U7093581) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Steve, I'm not replying to you just couldn't be bothered to go back.

    Bel,

    Yes I did enjoy CB but I also enjoyed playing with toy cars but as neither are available to me I've moved on.

    With the exception of Bel all of the other posters who are complaining that CB is no more are posting on WF so what's the problem? You have what you want there so why not just use it.

    Annie,

    Could you please provide a link that shows the vast majority of FB users are under 30 please? Also what difference does age make? Do you have to be a certain age to be able to contribute?

    Jim,

    As ever what a marvellous contribution you make to the boards lately.

    Cheers

    Dean

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  • Message 133

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    Posted by peasoupdragon (U5138218) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010


    Could you please provide a link that shows the vast majority of FB users are under 30 please? Also what difference does age make? Do you have to be a certain age to be able to contribute?
     


    Goodness me thats ten years of my age and ninety percent of my friends.

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  • Message 134

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    Posted by Ramona Andrews BBC Food host (U14570541) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    The strange formatting is because I started that message in Word and pasted it in - so I could move around the site and re-fresh the page to check that there wasn't any more questions before posting it. Ooops!

    Also just wanted to add that another way to keep up to date without posting to the blog is to use the RSS feeds on the right hand nav. I'm signed up with Netvibes and have links to all my favourite blogs in one place. You can also use iGoogle or other feed readers

    In my earlier post I mentioned moving the threads all into Food Q&A. I don’t think we can do this, but I’ll check.

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  • Message 135

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    Posted by Rosie (U2959985) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:39 GMT, in reply to KaveyF in message 124

    If you click on Talk on the left hand side of the page [blue boxes] you will see the full list of messageboards in the Lifestyle section.

    Under Food it lists "Food chat, Healthy eating, Veggie chat, TV and Radio, Beverages" and if you click on any of them it will take you to the now defunct boards it will take you to them.

    Obviously the boards are marked as being closed, but the threads are still there.

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  • Message 136

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    Posted by U14574828 (U14574828) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    "With the exception of Bel all of the other posters who are complaining that CB is no more are posting on WF so what's the problem? You have what you want there so why not just use it."

    They have posted all about how they feel about other people here on WF chatterbox. What would they talk about if they didn't have this to moan about?

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  • Message 137

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    Posted by tinyTrishkins (U13690702) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    FOOD smiley - laugh

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  • Message 138

    , in reply to message 134.

    Posted by TexasTitch (U2249854) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    In my earlier post I mentioned moving the threads all into Food Q&A. I don’t think we can do this, but I’ll check.  It would be nice to be able to access the threads on the seasonal Christmas board too.

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  • Message 139

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Dean - you forgot the Jim...

    Rammona -

    another way to keep up to date without posting to the blog is to use the RSS feeds on the right hand nav. I'm signed up with Netvibes and have links to all my favourite blogs in one place. You can also use iGoogle or other feed readers 

    Why on earth would anyone whose main surfing is YOUR website want to go to all that complexity, when the board comes with a "Your Discussions" facility?

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  • Message 140

    , in reply to message 139.

    Posted by Sloe-Gin (U9887997) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    I'd request a Christmas thread linkup, too. In fact, will we have a Christmas board this year at all?
    I've looked at the blogs - not for me, though I will keep popping over until there's a decent few blogs to chew over smiley - laugh

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  • Message 141

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    Posted by jamesandkatherina (U11083688) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    In my earlier post I mentioned moving the threads all into Food Q&A. I don’t think we can do this, but I’ll check. 

    are you paid by us the licence payers to post this??

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  • Message 142

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    Posted by peasoupdragon (U5138218) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Hmm thank you Trish for mentioning that little used topic on this thread FOOD.


    Although all I can think of is SPAM smiley - whistle

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  • Message 143

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    Posted by U14574828 (U14574828) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Well there are plenty of food threads you could post on.

    I would imagine the reason the BBC can no longer support the chatterbox thread is that it took up space on the server that can be better used for people to talk about food and not only talk to each other.

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  • Message 144

    , in reply to message 138.

    Posted by sweettweet (U14258914) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Christmas ... just around the cornersmiley - yikes
    I suspect, given the new structure, that the subject will be given quite an airing! Blogs, recipes and messageboarding ... I look forward to it - I, too, loved the Christmas board.

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  • Message 145

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Jasperus - The whole board, let along even the busiest single thread, takes up only a tiny tiny corner of the BBC's computer resources.

    This board is text only. Archaic, but uses hardly any resource compared say to Wildfood - which Riocaz manages to host on a PC.

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  • Message 146

    , in reply to message 145.

    Posted by sweettweet (U14258914) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Are you suggesting that CB was the busiest thread?

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  • Message 147

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    Posted by U14574828 (U14574828) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Organoleptic Ikon, I wasn't meaning the food board within the BBC only the chatterbox within the food board.
    As other's keep saying, if Wild Food is so great and the BBC is so bad, why keep moaning about it? If the chatterbox people are happy with Wild Food, where they have a chatterbox, why do they feel the need to keep complaining on here then go back to Wild Food and complain about the BBC there as well?

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  • Message 148

    , in reply to message 145.

    Posted by gremolata (U3543611) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    "Message 1 - posted by daisy_host (U14285225) , Yesterday

    Good Afternoon all. Welcome to the Potting Shed, the thread that’s usually opened every Monday for all your off-topic discussions.

    On this week’s birthday list we have:

    17 Daisy136
    20 Mavoman
    21 Daisy

    Happy Birthday all!

    Last week’s topics included well dressings, planning for the autumn, weight loss, family reunions, hair colouring, and more courgettes"


    Dear Ramona Host,
    Out of curiosity how is it that the Gardening board has the luxury of a CB type thread being opened each week by their host when Food isn't allowed one at all?
    Or will it too soon be closed? and do the Gardeners know yet?

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  • Message 149

    , in reply to message 136.

    Posted by marilina (U3878924) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    After reading some of the posts on CB i.e. I've just got back from lunch, where is everybody, or It's raining here today, or I've just got up, who on earth is interested in such BS? It shouldn't even appear on CB's it's so massively boring to everybody. Just an ego trip in my opinion.

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  • Message 150

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    sweettweet - I don't know what was the busiest thread. I am saying that no single thread uses enough resource for its demands to be a reason to close it.

    Jasperus - as several of the posters who have largely moved to Wildfood were the ones that kept taking potshots at me; good riddance say I.

    What I find unfortunate is that the wildfooders have been driven away, as it is the BBC board that naturally gets new arrivals by cross fertilisation.

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