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  • Message 41. 

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on Sunday, 5th April 2009

    "So where can we talk about them then?"

    NOT on a BBC messageboard site it would seem <erm>

    try R2OK :)

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  • Message 42

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    Posted by Quizzimodo (U551071) on Sunday, 5th April 2009

    How about at Digital Spy? 

    Please tell me that response is a wind up

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  • Message 43

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    Posted by The_Monkey_King (U13139583) on Sunday, 5th April 2009

    Sadly, I don't think it is..

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  • Message 44

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    Posted by arthurmee (U1917919) on Sunday, 5th April 2009

    Of course they are trying to stop criticism of Five Live! Let's try this: the woman who spent five afternoons attempting to present the Simon Mayo show last week was .....sorry, words fail me.
    Victoria Derbyshire and her occupied 25% of each weekday...unbelievable.
    Now, if you publish this ,then we can discuss this station on this site.
    I have done nothing wrong.

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  • Message 45

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    Posted by 365_degrees (U11134593) on Sunday, 5th April 2009

    Is the Digital Spy site now getting a portion of the licence fee for hosting an officially sanctioned replacement radio board ?

    I would post there myself but I find the fact that there's no related radio programme called Digital Spy both illogical and confusing.

    Also seems a bit pointless as there are no BBC radio staff reading and responding to the posts - surely that's what message boards are all about.

    Did you miss my previous question Nick ? How many comments has Mark Damazer actually responded to on his blog ?

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  • Message 46

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    Posted by Nick Reynolds (U11648404) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    There's no BBC radio programme about BBC radio called "Points of View" either.

    The Digital Spy board is not an "officially sanctioned replacement radio board". However it is a well run set of boards which often discuss BBC related points. The specific link I highlighted is about Radio 2 schedule changes.

    Regarding Mark Damazer I don't know the answer and will try and find out.

  • Message 47

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    Posted by Grouchyman (U1972471) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    I think this decision is a great shame :(. I liked to occasionally comment on different radio programmes through the POV and having it under the same page as TV etc made it straight forward for me and I'm sure others too. Once we get in the realms of following and using 'Blogs' (which I admit don't know too much about) I simply lose interest altogether.

    I can understand that misuse of the boards must be a problem and I can only gather that this is the reason for taking them off line? Sadly, it's the case of a few spoiling for the many.

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  • Message 48

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    I can understand that misuse of the boards must be a problem and I can only gather that this is the reason for taking them off line? Sadly, it's the case of a few spoiling for the many.  

    That's not the reason that was given, Grouchyman.

    But even if that was an issue it could be dealt with by employing a Host.

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  • Message 49

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    Posted by John H (U10741971) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    I can understand that misuse of the boards must be a problem and I can only gather that this is the reason for taking them off line? Sadly, it's the case of a few spoiling for the many.  

    My sentiments entirely Grouchyman.

    I have been away over the weekend so I have not read all the ins and outs of the arguments on this thread but your own comments resonate strongly with me.

    I also enjoyed posting on the Radio MB.It was fun to have a calm, reasoned and informed discussion about radio programmes and presenters.

    However,my view is the same as yours.The few, with their bad tempered,ignorant behaviour ,spoilt it for the many. They did not get to make the final decision about the removal of the radio MB obviously but their behaviour must have been a contriubutory factor.

    The few, you will be delighted to know, continue to peddle their nonsense elsewhere,denigrating Radio 2 presenters and other posters who have disagreed with them,myself very much included, on other threads on other message boards.Doubtless when one of them gets wind of this message it will get cut and pasted on to their forum and subjected to the usual degree of well informed analysis and criticism.

    I will not be dignifying their rantings with a response.

    John H

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  • Message 50

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    John H,

    The behaviour of posters was never mentioned as a factor in closing down the Radio Board.

    Apparently these boards are now aligned with the POV programme which does not cover Radio. I think that was the main reason.

    I think it's awful and senseless too, but I don't think it was the posters' fault.

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  • Message 51

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    Posted by Angelicweeyin (U5849806) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Mon, 06 Apr 2009 09:17 GMT, in reply to cricket-Angel Monroe in message 48

    That's not the reason that was given, Grouchyman.

    But even if that was an issue it could be dealt with by employing a Host. 


    <ok>

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  • Message 52

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    Posted by Helen May (U1633128) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Nick

    Re Digital Spy



    However it is a well run set of boards which often discuss BBC related points. The specific link I highlighted is about Radio 2 schedule changes. 


    That is obviously a matter of opinion, not of mine though.

    H



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  • Message 53

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    I find it odd that a BBC employee is directing BBC viewers to elsewhere on the 'Net to discuss the BBC and BBC programmes.

    It's almost like they don't want us here ...

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  • Message 54

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    Posted by John H (U10741971) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Apparently these boards are now aligned with the POV programme which does not cover Radio. I think that was the main reason. 

    That was certainly the reason given but the radio Message Board existed in that form and circumstance for a long time.

    And, just like was could discuss programmes from ITV and other broadcasters on the POV Television board,we could discuss Radio on the POV Board even though POV never mentions radio.

    I just can't help but think that the continued bad behavior of a few posters-which could have been dealt with by a Host, I will agree with that-was also an underlying element which may have shaped the thinking in closing the Radio board.

    John H

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  • Message 55

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    John H - you frequent the TV Board. We're not exactly all wonderfully behaved over there all the time, are we? ;-) Yet the TV Board stats open, and spammrs, WUMs and their ilk are dealt with.

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  • Message 56

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    Posted by John H (U10741971) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    John H - you frequent the TV Board. We're not exactly all wonderfully behaved over there all the time, are we? Yet the TV Board stats open, and spammrs, WUMs and their ilk are dealt with. 

    Yes I do frequent the TV board.And if spammers and WUM had been dealt with as effectively on the Radio board as on there, I think we would still have a radio board.

    John H

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  • Message 57

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Which is why I mentioned that a Host would have been beneficial.

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  • Message 58

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    Posted by Curmy (U10228939) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    John H ,closing the Radio MB was nothing to do with people's behaviour there.

    In fact people only got stroppy when they knew the board was going to be closed down .

    As far as I can make out they were closed partly because Nick wanted everybody to move to blogs (what blogs)? <doh>

    Also because the title of the message board wasn't a radio programme (strange excuse )

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  • Message 59

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    Posted by Jem Stone (U517591) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Does Mark Damazer respond to comments ?

    Mark Damazer hasn't posted a comment although he has written 20 blog posts in six weeks about a variety of issues.
    Several of these were responses because users had raised issues via comments on the blog :

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

    He's also read every comment and receives and presumably reads (because he asks the team about it and has referred to it in blog posts) a weekly report about what users are saying on the blog (and elsewhere) about Radio 4 online.

    These regular posts on the blog by the editor; Steve Bowbrick round up feedback from users, as it happens in these cases largely negative (its not just an exercise in whitewashing what people are saying), on the radio 4 message board, the press, and on users blogs and tweets.

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

    Steve also makes frequent appearances posting comments and answering queries.

    I think that your point is Radio4 listening or responding to what people are saying via this blog ?

    I'd say its a structured, accessible way for senior management at the BBC to monitor and discuss the decisions they make and respond to feedback and so far (it launched 7 weeks ago). It, like the News Editors and BBC Online blogs has been a useful addition to Radio 4's message boards, the weekly radio show about feedback, the many comments published on R4 programmes sites and obviously all of discussion on non BBC sites where radio 4 conversations are hosted (broadsheet newspapers, radio forums, users blogs etc).



    Jem Stone, BBC Audio and Music.

  • Message 60

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    Posted by Binkie (U9634110) on Monday, 6th April 2009

    Blimey the criticism against the BBC and the behaviour and language used by posters on the POV boards and the Radio boards is pretty mild and well behaved compared to some of the message boards across the net.I don't see them being made to close down by the BBC.A ridiculous argument and excuse to make if I may say so.

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