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  • Message 81

    , in reply to message 78.

    Posted by Gruney (U14241364) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Good point - I was under the impression that is was the same host - maybe Ramona could answer this? 

    Whatever the truth, the present regime was a whole lot quicker to jump on well intentioned "snaggers",
    than the old one was to do anything about vandals and mischief makers.

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  • Message 82

    , in reply to message 81.

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

    Scott, nothing much has changed, but then nothing much was ever going to change.

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  • Message 83

    , in reply to message 82.

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

    Television board gone completely and we are now only to discuss TV programmes in the context of queries relating to the food shown - no personalities.
    Surely there is a CB type thread on Wildfood?
    Their board, their rules - I like the blog format and more focussed discussions about food.

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  • Message 84

    , in reply to message 83.

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

    I much prefer this new format, i love the blog, and feel that the sublte change of having just one food board, and more focussed food discussions is great.

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  • Message 85

    , in reply to message 84.

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

    smiley - ok gaia.

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  • Message 86

    , in reply to message 79.

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

    I don't think I'm on my own with the feeling of being victimised 

    Errr....yes you are...grow up!

    I much prefer the new board. I think people need to remember it is a food discussion board not a social networking site. If I want to chat to my friends, I go on facebook, phone them, text them or go to lunch with them. No need to hijack a food discussion board.

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  • Message 87

    , in reply to message 86.

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

    smiley - ok DPT
    Let's hear from the posters who are positive about this new regime for a change.

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  • Message 88

    , in reply to message 86.

    Posted by fiorella (U14428035) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    I don't think I'm on my own with the feeling of being victimised

    Quoted from this message



    Errr....yes you are...grow up!

    I much prefer the new board. I think people need to remember it is a food discussion board not a social networking site. If I want to chat to my friends, I go on facebook, phone them, text them or go to lunch with them. No need to hijack a food discussion board.  


    Absolutely...totally agree. And there is a CB thread on the other side so not sure what the problem is.
    It's early days here obviously but I think it looks promising smiley - smiley

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  • Message 89

    , in reply to message 86.

    Posted by SCOTT_WITH_TITANIUM (U14179930) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Errr....yes you are...grow up! 

    First of all-calm down and there's no need to be so belittling.
    Even 43 year old grown men have feelings.

    No need to hijack a food discussion board 

    Where you got the impression that I/we hijacked anything I'll never know.
    For years of posting on this forum I/we've made many friends/aquaintances and even attended get togethers with like minded(yes-people with the same passion for food)people.
    My 3 year old son has God parents from meeting up via this forum.

    The Chatterbox threads were initiated some time ago with the blessings of the hosts at the time and were never intended to isolate anybody which is why as far as I'm aware-new posters were always made to feel welcome.

    I guess it's the end of an era but you won't get rid of me that easily.

    I'd best be off to finish my homework now.smiley - whistle

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  • Message 90

    , in reply to message 89.

    Posted by northleedsbhoy (U10768434) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    What's happened to the Host's introduction and the crackling blog on the main paige?

    Cheers
    NLBsmiley - ok

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  • Message 91

    , in reply to message 90.

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

    What's happened to the Host's introduction and the crackling blog on the main paige? 

    Absolutely nothing has happened to them - they are still there. Just scroll down the page a bit smiley - ok. It;s the same as threads dropping to teh second page here - as more gets added, the rest shuffles down.

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  • Message 92

    , in reply to message 87.

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

    here's another one who is positive about the new board.

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  • Message 93

    , in reply to message 90.

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

    don't think I'm on my own with the feeling of being victimised

    Quoted from this message 


    No you are not Scott!



    Errr....yes you are...grow up!

    I much prefer the new board. I think people need to remember it is a food discussion board not a social networking site. If I want to chat to my friends, I go on facebook, phone them, text them or go to lunch with them. No need to hijack a food discussion board. 



    Chatterbox was a bit of fun, we are still food minded people...perhaps with a better sense of humour...who know's. But it never hijacked the food boards...everyone was welcome. If you didn't want to join in that's fine....it didn't hurt anyone....hardly any spats and vile things said on chatterbox unlike many a food thread...lists are too long to mention.

    Yes there is a chatterbox on the other side and most of us are playing very happily over there...just a shame there is no room for both sides.

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  • Message 94

    , in reply to message 92.

    Posted by northleedsbhoy (U10768434) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Still can't find it. The Home page shows nothing after "Cooking Techniques" and I cant see a ling to the Host's welcome above thatsmiley - sadface

    Cheers
    NLBsmiley - ok

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

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  • Message 95

    , in reply to message 94.

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

    The last tab (next to techniques)is Q&A which is the one that has the blogs & the link to this message board

    www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/...


    Ramona - could you consider renaming the tab "Food Q&A"? I ask because it could be construed as being Q&A about the actual site rather than about food if you see what I mean.

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  • Message 96

    , in reply to message 95.

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

    Scott & Trish - smiley - ok

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  • Message 97

    , in reply to message 93.

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

    I have two questions for the host - I have been exploring the new site and am surprised by how many cooks/chefs there are involved - quite an alphabetic collection.

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

    Second, we have had two good blogs, Mary Berry and Charles Campion. Will others from the whole group contibute - you did say James Martin and ... two others, I forget who,would contribute, but you have started with two unmentioned ones ... will there be more?

    To the CB fans, I am yet another fan of the new world.

    You may be sad, but the board has diminished, becoming smaller and smaller in its interests. It needed what my kitchen has just had - a sorting out, new paint, a re oganisation ... and dare I say it, a little bit of de cluttering, so we can all see what's what!

    Come on, there is your wild side .. I read sometimes. Cheer up, and to misquote Brucie, Keeeep Coooooking!

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  • Message 98

    , in reply to message 97.

    Posted by northleedsbhoy (U10768434) on Wednesday, 18th August 2010

    Dee

    Many thanks. For some reason the tabs on the Home Page are not working although when I went via the link you sent they are!!!!

    Weird.

    Cheers
    NLBsmiley - ok

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  • Message 99

    , in reply to message 98.

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

    Just read this thread shaking my head and feeling really that whilst change is good. In some cases very good. The BBC foodboard is not what it was.

    The High Moral Ground that some posters have taken on the blatant NAF thread makes it seem like the Chatterbox has not gone atall.

    Just coming under a different name now.

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  • Message 100

    , in reply to message 99.

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

    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?

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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

    , in reply to message 97.

    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

    , in reply to message 101.

    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

    , in reply to message 100.

    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

    , in reply to message 100.

    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

    , in reply to message 101.

    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

    , in reply to message 106.

    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

    , in reply to message 103.

    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

    , in reply to message 107.

    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

    , in reply to message 108.

    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

    , in reply to message 110.

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

    High five Deano smiley - laugh

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  • Message 112

    , in reply to message 100.

    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

    , in reply to message 111.

    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

    , in reply to message 113.

    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

    , in reply to message 114.

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

    Didn't think grownups posted on Chatterbox
    smiley - laugh

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  • Message 116

    , in reply to message 114.

    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

    , in reply to message 115.

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

    children should be seen and not heard IMO

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  • Message 118

    , in reply to message 117.

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

    Your contributions are alw

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  • Message 119

    , in reply to message 116.

    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

    , in reply to message 1.

    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

    , in reply to message 121.

    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

    , in reply to message 122.

    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

    , in reply to message 1.

    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

    , in reply to message 124.

    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

    , in reply to message 125.

    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

    , in reply to message 126.

    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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