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  • Message 51

    , in reply to message 50.

    Posted by Lidia (U15596761) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    " not a bEd man but bAd man of course)))

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  • Message 52

    , in reply to message 48.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    I think money in this case is prime, main and the single reason. The problem is that country that still called "United Kingdom" already can’t afford to supply such service for us for free. 

    Please read what I wrote here:

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  • Message 53

    , in reply to message 49.

    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Dear Lidia, Vladimir and all,

    I don't know how much does the BBC spend for the Message Board. What do you think is the most expensive running cost? Wages paid to the staff? How many staffs are there to take care of the MB? Is that the only work they do? Well, I am sure that they do some other things.

    The decline of the number of members might be another reason, don't you think so? And in addition, I feel that the members are not so much interested to other members' threads as they did in the past. Moreover, the members have ran out of topics. (smile)

    There must be a multiple reasons why the BBC decided to quit the MB.

    Whatever the reason is, the board will be closed soon. Take care of yourself and please remember me as I will remember you too.


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  • Message 54

    , in reply to message 53.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello Nori !!

    Our touch was very short anyway it was a pleasure to be in touch with you, in two days we all will be part of BBC history, it is a pity they will close the Board.
    I suppose they keep others activities and not only BBC, anyway I suppose there might have been a budget cut and also in the staff, the real reason for the closure.
    Along the time I get a few presentations from former BBC Boards by e-mail and also send forward, if you fancy about getting them we change e-mails.

    All the best for you. Goodbye !!!

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  • Message 55

    , in reply to message 53.

    Posted by Lidia (U15596761) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Dear Nori, Vladimir, dear all,

    I have no idea how much MB costs for BBC, but in my opinion the problem is in stuff reduction = wages to the stuff. I remember that morning I was going to work and turned on BBC news on a TV, there was a reporting about BBC's stuff protest and strike, Only few days after that, when you left the message in my topic I realized that the MB is going to be closed. So I'm pretty sure that this is the main and generally reason for the termination smiley - sadface

    As I am a new one I don't know if the MB had been "crowded" some time before. But it has been still alive, people have been still chating... I don't think that the members have to be interested in somebodies old threads - what for? It's like I've met it here all the time - the old one member just left everywhere links to his messages with words, look what I said or what I wrote, or read my threads it could help you. Seems like self-admiration for me.
    The lack of topics - the hole world has so much thing to talk about! But I agree here with you in that some of the old members are run out of topics and words because one of them, for example, copy past their old massages in conversation with different people.

    But all that is naturally and obviously for forums.

    Anyway I'm glad that I had an opportunity to talk with people from different countries - and got to know something really new for me. Pity, here I could get to know more...

    It was nice to meet you,


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  • Message 56

    , in reply to message 55.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    I remember that morning I was going to work and turned on BBC news on a TV, there was a reporting about BBC's stuff protest and strike 

    Yes, it was Monday, February the 18th....

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  • Message 57

    , in reply to message 56.

    Posted by Vladimir (U14599522) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello, everyone

    Dear Lidia, nice to meet you too, though it’s sadly that we have so little time - just to say hello. I really sorry for closure of MB, and I doubt that we’ll find other such nice place. At least we may try. I’ve already registered on mustardland and by Demet’s advice started Word Game there mustardland.boards.n... . Welcome smiley - smiley

    Nori, I remember well my first participation here in September 2010. It was Ali’s thread about Equality , I was fascinated by possibility to talk directly to people from different parts of the world - Ali from Morocco, Demet from Turkey, Nori from Japan, Antonia from Belgium … It was so unusual and exciting, and I proudly declared to my family that I found a friend from far away Japan smiley - smiley I also will remember you. But I don’t like such tragic mood about farewell forever. It’s depend only from us to stay in touch. I’ve already said were you can find me. Yet, I don’t loose hope to here your guitar playing and singing on voxopop. Recently I recorded one more message there, though I’m going to delete it because it seems sound very nasty smiley - sadface

    I reread messages related to supposed closure of board on 21 December 2007, then postpone it on 31 January 2008, but didn’t understand which measures were taken by BBC to cancel closure. Alex, Nori could you please tell what was behind it ? Was it decision to delegate moderation part to some BBC members? Could you revel a “secret” what was meaning of the word “networker” that Koizumir and Claudia had?

    And last. Don't you think that one important factor that made this place so charming was constant flow of newcomers that followed via some links from other BBC pages. When newcomers come in and say their first “Hello, I’m new here, please someone talk with me …” and then someone say “Hello, how are you, welcome to BBC MB …” and then it transformed in long correspondence and … friendship. Do you notice that since announcement about closure of the Board newcomers don’t appear here? They probably removed all links from other pages. So, this Board partially closed already, they just let us to say our goodbye.

    All the same, thank you BBC smiley - smiley

    Best wishes,
    let’s stay in touch,

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  • Message 58

    , in reply to message 57.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Do you notice that since announcement about closure of the Board newcomers don’t appear here? They probably removed all links from other pages.  Some newcomers appear, but perhaps they have a link from their friends.... There's no link to the "Learning English" site from the "World Service" page - that's true.... Demet already mentioned it....

    Well, I must confess, that I didn't read all threads on the Board.... Sometimes I discover real treasures and it doesn't matter actually if the Board is closed or not - the Members from those threads have gone a long time ago (like Marysia, None or Xeb....). It seems that some of them have gone forever.... and there's no way to contact with them anymore... So what's the difference?

    I even have a folder with unread messages from the "Mailing List"!

    Have you heard the "Newshour"? The mission to Mars! It reminds me that fairy tale about the "Three Sillys"...

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  • Message 59

    , in reply to message 58.

    Posted by Vladimir (U14599522) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Today's Newshour I've just downloaded, will listen tomorrow

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