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    Posted by Smilie Minogue (U8747614) on ,

    Calling Officer Dibble and any others who posted on the original Open Post blog and are still waiting for an answer to their questions.

    Just to let you know that I have just discovered that blog 2 has now appeared. You may wish to take your unresolved questions from blog 1 to blog 2.

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

    I have.

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    Posted by Professor Techno (U3287342) on ,

    Nik has replied to your question

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    Posted by Smilie Minogue (U8747614) on ,

    So I see Professor! ;)

    I've just replied back to him. <biggrin>

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    Posted by Professor Techno (U3287342) on ,

    Thats good to know :-)

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    Posted by z (U9984902) on ,

    Hi Nippie Sweetie

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but messageboards must be the 'new blogs'?

    If bloggers can't get anywhere with their blind alleys and cul de sacs, they have to come on here to complain about it and give each other street directions.

    What we need is a simpler system...hold on...I've an idea; what about a public forum where people can post messages<laugh>

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    Posted by niclaramartin (U13719387) on ,

    z <ok>

    Nick's "Open" Blogs are a complete disaster. Everyone talking over each other, vieing for an answer to THEIR comment (on such diverse subjects that the OTHER posters would have problems answering them). THEN, you get about three comments responded to by Nick in a blog of about 70 comments.

    It IS the WORST blog I have EVER seen, and that is saying something. I don't know how ANYONE could have thought an "Open" blog would get anyone any sensible answers. You simply have to look at the "Green Room" thread on Television to see how quickly and diverse the postings are - AND THEY'RE NOT ASKING FOR ANSWERS TO ANYTHING.

    Honestly, I just despair of Nick's "Managing" (not Management - but possibly<erm>)skills and methods.<doh>

    Keep going Nippie. He seems genuinely confused about functions on messageboards, and transferring some of those functions to blogs. <ok>

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    Posted by niclaramartin (U13719387) on ,

    The most eye-opening (although not altogether surprising) aspect of the "open" blog, is that Nick is saying that he thinks it worked reasonably well. Well, yes, maybe from the point of a blog author, but, not from the posters' point of view. There are some really detailed questions going totally unanswered - lost in the "meely". You know, the sort of questions, which could have been answered, as z says, on a message board IF BBC staff would come over and interact. The Digital and Online boards were just the job. If Nick had linked FROM the blogs, AND BBC staff HAD responded, I'm sure bloggers would have appreciated the set-up of those two boards. You could have posted a thread, and waited for a response from like-minded posters OR better still from BBC staff. There would be DIFFERENT threads for DIFFERENT aspects of technical queries, and everyone could see at a glance WHICH thread to respond to. Instead, Nick, insistant on it ONLY being a blog, which BBC staff will interact on, has adopted an "open" blog, where it is a complete mish-mash. Fiasco is not even a strong enough word. But, still in Nick's eyes, BECAUSE it is on a blog, it is a success. I'm not sure what criteria HE uses for assessing "success", but I think given time, and enough rope, the BLOGGERS will get stuck into him, about THAT style of "open" blog <doh> and lack of meaningful interaction with BBC staff.

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    Posted by z (U9984902) on ,

    Hi niclaramartin

    Blogs, I don't go there! It is just an excuse for people at the BBC to build empires and indulge in self aggrandizement. Then of course they get swamped by people wanting answers and can't handle it. Off sick, on holiday, can't be bothered.

    What we need is messageboards which are not censored and which allow freedom of speech!

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    That's not my blog by the way, it is my FAQ on Freedom of Speech on the Messageboards.<laugh>

    BBC get an FAQ going - it is what they do all over the internet.....

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    Posted by z (U9984902) on ,

    There are some really detailed questions going totally unanswered - lost in the "meely". You know, the sort of questions, which could have been answered, as z says, on a message board IF BBC staff would come over and interact. The Digital and Online boards were just the job 

    I think the digital board was a good example of a board that worked. The volume was fairly low; the topic one where people weren't trying to rip each others heads off.

    Suppose the message is a purely technical one which has been raised umpteen times;

    all a host had to do was say - have you seen our FAQ! - consult our FAQ - if the answer isn't there please repost here and I will find out for you. By that time some other information could come in from TV Taxpayers which may A. answer the question and B. improve the FAQ.

    BBCs response? - Doesn't suit our empire building strategy.....low volume = closure, therefore close it.

    Time to get back to the dog wagging the tail, not the other way round.

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    Posted by niclaramartin (U13719387) on ,

    z <ok>

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on ,

    I'm a bit surprised Nick was unaware of h2g2 and how to delete threads <erm>

    How strange for the PtBs to give the job of "improving" the messageboards to someone who knows so little about them!

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    Posted by z (U9984902) on ,

    I know how to delete threads one at a time on h2h2.

    Is there a better way e.g. delete a whole page at one go?

    And is there a way of deleting comments?

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    Posted by cricket-Angel Baratheon (U3382697) on ,

    The h2g2 way is the only way I know.

    And I don't think the BBC would allow comments to be deleted.

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    Posted by z (U9984902) on ,

    And I don't think the BBC would allow comments to be deleted. 

    I suppose it would be a bit odd; you'd end up with holes appearing in the blogs. Best not go near them.

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    Posted by Smilie Minogue (U8747614) on ,

    Which is where I've been confusing the bloggers - they thought I meant deleting my comments rather than "unsubscribing" from blogs I had commented on. <doh>

    <laugh>

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    Posted by niclaramartin (U13719387) on ,

    I think the failings are there for all to see on Nick's "Open" blogs. As I have said EVERYONE is talking over each other, vying to get THEIR question answered, and ........few posters have had a response. In addition Nick fuelled the fire himself by answering Nippie (in favour to the bloggers' more techie questions), and THEN responding AGAIN to nippie. I think the bloggers are feeling neglected, and can see for themselves (several are already saying that they are trying AGAIN on "THIS" blog, having posted on OTHERS, looking for an ANSWER  that Nick's "Open" blog is NOT the way forward for Questions and Answers.

    I've been trying to get bloggers to go and view the now DELETED "Digital" and "Online" boards, in the hope that SOME of them may feel that THOSE boards WERE the model BBC should have been supporting.

    If enough of the bloggers can see for themselves, what Nick CHOSE to close rather than "improve" for the benefit of posters with Techie questions, then THEY may ALSO become vocal about how bad Nick's "Open" blog is. IF enough of them find the DELETED "Digital" and "Online" boards a helpful model, they MAY get on our side, and push for the re-adoption of THOSE boards. And then...........baby steps to Nick having to admit that closing the Radio board was maybe premature too.

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