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  • Message 51

    , in reply to message 49.

    Posted by AMJHAJ (U14712387) on Tuesday, 29th November 2011

    Danial Maxwell of BBC Scotland says that the restricted user access for Scotland has been to allow a user comments on a wider range of stories.

    He has been saying this for a number of weeks now. But there is no evidence of BBC Scotland opening up many stories for comments. How many stories? 2, 3?

    And why is BBC Scotland doing this but no other parts of BBC are?

    And why can't BBC Scotland open up more stories for comment AND keep the politics and business blogs open?

    Why won't the BBC answer these questions?

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  • Message 52

    , in reply to message 49.

    Posted by Chiefy1724 (U820613) on Wednesday, 30th November 2011

    Yup, exactly the same one that I had yesterday in response to the complain that I raised last week through the "Newswatch" links.

    As far as I can see, certainly last week, there was not a single story "opened" on the BBC Scotland News pages.

    It's getting a bit obvious now. We get the same stock response regardless of what we say in the complaint, Mr Maxwell's gopher ticks the box that they have responded appropriately and hope that we will go away.

    Are they unaware that on many boards, this one included, that we have seen this response now so many times that it has taken on the mantle of farce ?

    Mr Maxwell, Answer The Question. And if you claim that you are going to "open other stories", then Actions, Mr Maxwell, Speak Louder than Cut and Pasted Words.

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  • Message 53

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by Astonished (U14124880) on Wednesday, 30th November 2011

    BBC complaints,BBC Trust and Mr maxwell are all sticking to the same guff, ad nauseum.

    Reading Peta's reasonable responses I get the feeling that she is being 'lent on'.


    It is only to be expected. This complaint will not make it onto 'points of view' as the complaint of bias is factual and unanswerable. Mr maxwell will not want his frankly farcical response given to a wider audience.


    I now feel the only way left open to deal with the BBC's well-documented (see www.newsnetscotland.com) intolerable bias is to stop paying the licence fee.


    I wonder how long before something is done ?

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  • Message 54

    , in reply to message 53.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 1st December 2011


    I post reasonable responses because I'm a reasonable person! smiley - smiley

    This complaint won't make it onto Points of View because Points of View is about BBC TV programmes. It doesn't cover other BBC related topics, like blogs.

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  • Message 55

    , in reply to message 53.

    Posted by Chiefy1724 (U820613) on Thursday, 1st December 2011

    It may interest all to know, especially Peta, that comments have now mysteriously opened on Blether with Brian and Douglas Fraser's Ledger.

    There should be some real beauties for your delight and edification if this forum is anything to go by.

    Lete see how long they remain open and if the next posts are opened for comments.

    Bets anyone ?

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  • Message 56

    , in reply to message 1.

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

  • Message 57

    , in reply to message 55.

    Posted by thowtpolis (U15050880) on Thursday, 1st December 2011

    Brian's did have 19 comments with 3 awaiting moderation before the slate was wiped clean and the slate discarded.

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  • Message 58

    , in reply to message 57.

    Posted by hoddles off into the sunset (U14129169) on Thursday, 1st December 2011

    Hee hee. Yes I saw the comments.

    ZANU-BBC has acted.

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  • Message 59

    , in reply to message 57.

    Posted by AMJHAJ (U14712387) on Thursday, 1st December 2011

    Well, well, well! So, a BBC Scotland blog is opened for an hour or two then mysteriously closed again. Did someone press the 'comments open' button' by mistake? If so then didn't take long for the clampdown.

    Doesn't seem to fit in with BBC Scotland's stock response about opening up stories for people to comment on.

    You really couldn't make it up!

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  • Message 60

    , in reply to message 54.

    Posted by Astonished (U14124880) on Friday, 2nd December 2011

    Thank you for your reply -Peta.

    I assume you can now assure everyone in Scotland that 'POV' never discusses BBC blogs - except you can't. One law for the pro-independence Scots and another for everyone else.

    We are only asking for the right to reply, this right is exercised on every other BBC website.

    If the comments were guff they wouldn't be read - It's the BBC reporting that's utter rubbish making the correcting comments appear more articulate and witty. And that is why the comments are closed by BBC Scotlandshire.

    'Quod errat demonstrandum' as the romans might have said.


    Finally I must leave you with my favourite quote ;-
    "In a battle between the powerful and the powerless- to remain neutral is to side with the powerful" - Mohanddas K.Gandhi.

    I hope you understand whose side you're on.

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  • Message 61

    , in reply to message 59.

    Posted by Chiefy1724 (U820613) on Wednesday, 7th December 2011

    I've just had my second stock response from Daniel Maxwell, in response to my complain that his original response was simply a standard letter which did not address any of the substantive issues that I raised in my original complaint.

    To summarise, the response was.

    "You've been told. Now Stay Told" (Full text available on request)

    Unsuprisingly, I am less than happy with this and what I shall for politeness call the "aggressively defensive" tone of his response.

    Third Stage, if anyone else is interested, is

    Ian Small,
    Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs,
    BBC Scotland,
    40 Pacific Quay,
    Glasgow
    G51 1DA
    [Personal details removed by Moderator]

    Will keep everyone up to date here and on the website that dare not speak its name.

    As regards Elected Representatives, Cathy Jamieson has written directly to Mark Thompson the DG, and has passed correspondance to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee and the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

    MSPs Willie Coffey, Joan MacAlpine and Graeme Pearson have all addressed their concerns on this issue to Fiona Hyslop as Culture Secretary for the Scottish Government.

    This one isn't going away, Auntie.

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  • Message 62

    , in reply to message 60.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 8th December 2011

    Hi Chiefy1724

    Just to let you know that your post was failed for including an email address that is not publicly available.

    I've asked for the email address to be edited the email out, as you'll see above.

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  • Message 63

    , in reply to message 61.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Thursday, 15th December 2011

    I've just had my second stock response from Daniel Maxwell, in response to my complain that his original response was simply a standard letter which did not address any of the substantive issues that I raised in my original complaint.

    To summarise, the response was.

    "You've been told. Now Stay Told" (Full text available on request)

    Unsuprisingly, I am less than happy with this and what I shall for politeness call the "aggressively defensive" tone of his response.

    Third Stage, if anyone else is interested, is

    Ian Small,
    Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs,
    BBC Scotland,
    40 Pacific Quay,
    Glasgow
    G51 1DA
    [Personal details removed by Moderator]

    Will keep everyone up to date here and on the website that dare not speak its name.

    As regards Elected Representatives, Cathy Jamieson has written directly to Mark Thompson the DG, and has passed correspondance to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee and the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

    MSPs Willie Coffey, Joan MacAlpine and Graeme Pearson have all addressed their concerns on this issue to Fiona Hyslop as Culture Secretary for the Scottish Government.

    This one isn't going away, Auntie. 
    To add to the list of elected representatives looking into this:

    Ming Campbell MP (previously highlighted in an early post)
    Roderick Campbell MSP
    Willie Rennie MSP

    Had a response this very morning from Willie Rennie who has sent my email onto Ken MacQuarrie, Controller of BBC Scotland, for a response. To quote Mr Rennie:

    "Please find enclosed a copy of the email I received from one of my constituents highlighting their concerns about the censorship measure recently introduced by BBC Scotland.

    I would be very grateful for your comments on the issues raised."

    p.s. I heard nothing from Raymond Snoodie's team, who should be interested in this type of issue. Perhaps Peta could highlight this thread to the Newswatch team.

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  • Message 64

    , in reply to message 63.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 15th December 2011


    Hi John

    Have you contacted Newswatch yourself via this page? I expect you have.

    news.bbc.co.uk/newsw...

    As far as I know they don't promise a response to comments sent in via the above route, but you should get a response to complaints made via the main complaints site.

    It sounds like the other steps you've been taking will be effective in coming to some conclusion - so it's probably best to continue along the routes you're taking and see what happens next, you're contacting people at a high level - let us know how you get on?

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  • Message 65

    , in reply to message 64.

    Posted by brora (U14803827) on Thursday, 15th December 2011

    Why should we in Scotland have to go to such lengths to get our complaints listened to. We all pay the same license fee in the UK therefore we should be treated equally. The BBC would not dare to stop the Asian blog for example for fear of being accused of discrimination (quite rightly).

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  • Message 66

    , in reply to message 64.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Thursday, 15th December 2011


    Hi John

    Have you contacted Newswatch yourself via this page? I expect you have.

    news.bbc.co.uk/newsw...

    As far as I know they don't promise a response to comments sent in via the above route, but you should get a response to complaints made via the main complaints site.

    It sounds like the other steps you've been taking will be effective in coming to some conclusion - so it's probably best to continue along the routes you're taking and see what happens next, you're contacting people at a high level - let us know how you get on?  
    Hello Peta,

    Once again we must thank you for your effort. You are a credit to the BBC.

    I, and others, have indeed been contacting people in high places. I've actually met and spent time chatting to most of the politicians mentioned. As others were going to go down the usually fruitless BBC complaints route, I thought their efforts may be made a little easier by some political heavy weights battering on the door of BBC Scotland at the same time.

    Yes I did use the online form shortly after this all began to contact the Newswatch team. I guess discussing whether the X-Factor and Come Dancing is news is more important than examining censorship operating out of Pacific Quay!!!

    Apologise to Raymond Snoddy, I mispelt his name earlier.


    Regards

    John

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  • Message 67

    , in reply to message 66.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 15th December 2011


    Thank you very much John. It's much appreciated.

    You might find some success with the BBC complaints route, so keep with it.

    As I said earlier, once you've completed the first part of the complaints procedure you can escalate it to the BBC Trust, and they really do examine complaints carefully and have the power to make changes when they feel it's necessary.

    All the best,

    Peta

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  • Message 68

    , in reply to message 67.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Wednesday, 11th January 2012

    A member of the Newswatch team has been in touch with me regarding this issue.

    We may still see it being discussed on the show, perhaps this week's programme.

    Please could individuals provide an update on where they are at with their own endeavour to achieve some justice for the BBC license payers of Scotland smiley - winkeye.


    Regards

    John

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  • Message 69

    , in reply to message 68.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Wednesday, 11th January 2012

    All looking good for me being on this week's programme. Recording is tomorrow so please comment on the latest ammunition you may have in your keeping.

    Will be interesting to see if anyone from Pacific Quay shows up to defend their decision and position.


    Thanks.


    Regards

    John

    p.s. Away to get a hair cut smiley - smiley.

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  • Message 70

    , in reply to message 69.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 12th January 2012


    Hi John

    Thanks for the updates, when you know when it's going to be broadcast come and let us know?

    Hope the haircut looks good and it all goes well, how are you with make-up? smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 71

    , in reply to message 70.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Thursday, 12th January 2012


    Hi John

    Thanks for the updates, when you know when it's going to be broadcast come and let us know?

    Hope the haircut looks good and it all goes well, how are you with make-up? smiley - winkeye 
    I've been told it will be on this week's show. According to the Newswatch website:
    Friday 20:45 BBC News channel
    Saturday 07:45 Breakfast

    I'm a proud Scotsman... I don't wear make-up smiley - smiley.

    I will take my cue from history... Richard Nixon and JFK come to mind smiley - winkeye.

    Thanks again for all your support.

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  • Message 72

    , in reply to message 71.

    Posted by X_Sticks (U11813541) on Thursday, 12th January 2012

    Good luck John, I hope you get the message out that BBC Scotland is trying to stifle any debate in Scotland as they don't like anyone who dissents with their views. The point being they shouldn't have "views" but are supposed to be unbiased. THe closure of the Scottish blogs ONLY is discriminatory.

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  • Message 73

    , in reply to message 72.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Thursday, 12th January 2012

    Good luck John, I hope you get the message out that BBC Scotland is trying to stifle any debate in Scotland as they don't like anyone who dissents with their views. The point being they shouldn't have "views" but are supposed to be unbiased. THe closure of the Scottish blogs ONLY is discriminatory.  Thanks for the support. I hope you think I've done the cause justice once you've viewed the show. Let me know what you think of my performance.

    Raymond Snoddy read out a load of comments at the beginning of the show, all of which put the boot in to BBC Scotland, so hopefully a few of the people on this thread also got a wee mention.

    The Newswatch team sent me an email to thank me for my participation, thought I made some good points strongly and believe the show will be a good one.

    Let me just say the bell has only just gone to signal the end of round one!!! Pacific Quay take note, I'm coming to get you smiley - smiley. Maybe need to change from 1st to 2nd Gear now - might even need to break sweat on this.

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  • Message 74

    , in reply to message 70.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Thursday, 12th January 2012


    Hi John

    Thanks for the updates, when you know when it's going to be broadcast come and let us know?

    Hope the haircut looks good and it all goes well, how are you with make-up? smiley - winkeye 
    No make-up was offered - no make-up was requested by me smiley - smiley.

    The camera and lighting was adjusted remotely to negate the need for make-up. Hopefully the only shiny thing on camera was the points being made by me.

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  • Message 75

    , in reply to message 74.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 13th January 2012


    Ah good glad to see the make-up people left you well alone, there's no way I'd try to powder a cross Scot either.. smiley - winkeye

    I'm going to set my PVR onto tape Friday 20:45 BBC News channel and/or
    Saturday 07:45 Breakfast - but if you manage to find it on iPlayer first, stick a link in here and then people will be able to find it more easily. smiley - ok

    Have a good weekend - glad it went well for you.

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  • Message 76

    , in reply to message 75.

    Posted by thowtpolis (U15050880) on Friday, 13th January 2012

    This should help

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    or

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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  • Message 77

    , in reply to message 76.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Friday, 13th January 2012

    This should help

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    or

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye... 
    Coming soon on iPlayer....

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

    Not long to go now....

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  • Message 78

    , in reply to message 77.

    Posted by A_Scottish_Voice (U11876776) on Friday, 13th January 2012

    Well done John. I'm proud of you.

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  • Message 79

    , in reply to message 78.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Friday, 13th January 2012

    Well done John. I'm proud of you.  Thank you for the kind words. Some of my more scathing points were edited out but the Newswatch team have done a good job of showing the issues to the viewing public of the UK.

    I'm amazed at the feedback so far from people who knew nothing about the policy being appled soley by BBC Scotland.

    The Newswatch team deserve a good deal of credit for their lead in to the interview. Must thank Raymond (I now get to call him Ray), James and the rest of the production team. You're doing a grand job folks.

    Once again we must thank Peta for her continued support with this issue.

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  • Message 80

    , in reply to message 79.

    Posted by AMJHAJ (U14712387) on Saturday, 14th January 2012

    Mt Thomson,

    Fantastic job, sir, well done.

    My complaint on same issue is going through the channels.

    How strange that BBC Scotland wouldn't appear - very bad PR for them.

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  • Message 81

    , in reply to message 80.

    Posted by John Thomson (U15010658) on Saturday, 14th January 2012

    Mt Thomson,

    Fantastic job, sir, well done.

    My complaint on same issue is going through the channels.

    How strange that BBC Scotland wouldn't appear - very bad PR for them. 
    Thank you.

    I'm very relieved my fellow complainants found my performance hit the spot. I was very disappointed Mr Maxwell didn't wish to take a few steps out his office at Pacific Quay into the Glasgow studio. Here was me wound up for a spirited blether with Daniel.

    Newswatch really came through for us - they were doing their utmost to highlight this important issue. It never looks good, on the programme, when a member of the BBC refuses to defend their position.

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  • Message 82

    , in reply to message 81.

    Posted by lurker2020 (U14955672) on Saturday, 14th January 2012


    Yes, it was good to see this issue see wider attention.

    It was very poor of BBC Scotland to not provide anyone for the program and to hide behind a insufficient statement.

    I request that anyone with complaints on this topic keep pushing and escalating them all the way up...

    It seems that blog access in different areas of the BBC have different editorial controls and different rules - this is fine - but those rules and decisions need to be fair, consistent and transparent.

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  • Message 83

    , in reply to message 82.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Saturday, 14th January 2012


    Yes, it was good to see this issue see wider attention.

    It was very poor of BBC Scotland to not provide anyone for the program and to hide behind a insufficient statement.

    I request that anyone with complaints on this topic keep pushing and escalating them all the way up...

    It seems that blog access in different areas of the BBC have different editorial controls and different rules - this is fine - but those rules and decisions need to be fair, consistent and transparent. 
    Yes indeed.

    I've already been in contact with my elected representative to thank them for their assistance so far. I imagine a number of MPs and MSPs will be enjoying the show on the iPlayer over the coming days. More letters and emails going out in the coming days.

    Will try to line up more media opportunities to provide further exposure to this important issue.

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  • Message 84

    , in reply to message 83.

    Posted by brora (U14803827) on Saturday, 14th January 2012

    Well done John. I think some people at the BBC have forgot that it is a public sevice - we should get fair and equal opportunity to express our opinions. Maybe some of the newspapers could pick this up and shame BBC Scotland.

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  • Message 85

    , in reply to message 84.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Saturday, 14th January 2012

    Well done John. I think some people at the BBC have forgot that it is a public sevice - we should get fair and equal opportunity to express our opinions. Maybe some of the newspapers could pick this up and shame BBC Scotland.  Yes, already on top of more media exposure for the cause smiley - winkeye.

    Got contacts at various media outlets....

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  • Message 86

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

  • Message 87

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    Posted by John (U15097567) on Sunday, 15th January 2012

    That would certainly be an answer to the imbalance caused by BBC Scotland's deciion but it would leave a massive public scrutiny deficit of the news articles and blog posts.

    You're correct that the journalists don't seem to be interested in the user comments about their online news content.

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  • Message 88

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

  • Message 89

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    Posted by John (U15097567) on Sunday, 15th January 2012

    I should have been clearer in my last reply, I'm in agreement it would be a bad things to see the blogs being closed down. The comment facility is so important to getting at the truth of the issue and exposing any issue with the original blog post.

    By closing down all the blogs it would answer out particular issue of the public accountability and debate deficit on the Scottish blogs. That would be another battle to save all the blogs, which would see support from all over the UK, from across the full political divide, civil society and the general public.

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  • Message 90

    , in reply to message 74.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Monday, 16th January 2012


    John Thomson appears in the opening section of the programme, so to watch just click on this link

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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  • Message 91

    , in reply to message 90.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Monday, 16th January 2012


    John Thomson appears in the opening section of the programme, so to watch just click on this link

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye... 
    Thanks again everyone.

    Story is starting to gather a little pace here in Scotland. The news portal website, who's name you dare not mention, has run an article today.

    Hopefully it may also run in the print media very very soon.


    Regards

    John

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  • Message 92

    , in reply to message 91.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Monday, 16th January 2012

    You can mention the 'news portal' here John, as long as you post the link within a relevant discussion (ie don't spam it! - not to say you would, but just as a helpful hint! )

    And the relevant portal is....

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  • Message 93

    , in reply to message 92.

    Posted by AMJHAJ (U14712387) on Monday, 16th January 2012

    Just a wild guess, but I think the news portal might be:

    newsnetscotland.com/...

    A very popular website in Scotland helping giving some important balance to media, almost all of which, curiously, is slanted against the most popular political party.

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  • Message 94

    , in reply to message 91.

    Posted by DonaldMhor (U15100737) on Monday, 16th January 2012

    John you are a star Sir very well done. And very well done to Newswatch and also this forum for allowing this discussion to take place. I have cancelled my direct debit for my BBC licence as a token act of civil disobedience. It is a good feeling. I am prepared to go to jail if they want. I would not dream of urging other patriotic independent minded Scottish householders to do the same. The money is being donated to a very good cause the SNP, and some nice golden memory sapping nectar called Glenmorangie.

    Slainte Mhath!

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  • Message 95

    , in reply to message 94.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Monday, 16th January 2012

    John you are a star Sir very well done. And very well done to Newswatch and also this forum for allowing this discussion to take place. I have cancelled my direct debit for my BBC licence as a token act of civil disobedience. It is a good feeling. I am prepared to go to jail if they want. I would not dream of urging other patriotic independent minded Scottish householders to do the same. The money is being donated to a very good cause the SNP, and some nice golden memory sapping nectar called Glenmorangie.

    Slainte Mhath! 
    Donald I'm glad your feeling a good deal happier about the campaign to restore public scrutiny of BBC Scotland output. I'm see signs of many different campaigners now coming together into a coherent force.

    I did try to post the link earlier in the day, you know the one you must whisper in hushed tones, but my replies are currently going into the moderation queue. Over exuberance:in one of my replies a few days has put me on the naughty step! Shame on my for breaking the house rules. Either the message has still to be reviewed or it has been reviewed and discarded. Will be very interesting to know which of those two options has occurred.

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  • Message 96

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 17th January 2012


    John, as I said a few posts ago, the link is fine; you really don't need to do the dramatic 'hushed tones' around here.

    Your first few posts went into the moderation queue because the first few posts of *everyone's* go into the moderation queue when you post to a new board at the BBC. Boring but true.

    So you're not being premoderated or post-moderated or treated in any way differently to anyone else. Okay? Have a cup of tea and get on with the conversation then - see you laters... smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 97

    , in reply to message 96.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Tuesday, 17th January 2012


    John, as I said a few posts ago, the link is fine; you really don't need to do the dramatic 'hushed tones' around here.

    Your first few posts went into the moderation queue because the first few posts of *everyone's* go into the moderation queue when you post to a new board at the BBC. Boring but true.

    So you're not being premoderated or post-moderated or treated in any way differently to anyone else. Okay? Have a cup of tea and get on with the conversation then - see you laters... smiley - winkeye 
    Hello Peta,

    I've been contributing for months without moderation being require then all of a sudden my messages are pre-moderated after the Newswatch outing. But let's not get bogged down with this irrelevance.

    Came on to say the print media will be running a story later this week, probably Thursday. Photographer coming tomorrow to get a photo with me sitting in front of the computer. Hopefully Mr Maxwell will provide a more straigtforward and forthright response to his fellow professional than as so far being presented to the license paying public.

    Elsewhere people are talking about protesting outside BBC Scotland offices.

    We are very close to the point where it is the BBC Scotland Online team becoming the story, of which Mr Maxwell is the figurehead.

    Thanks again.


    Regards

    John

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  • Message 98

    , in reply to message 92.

    Posted by John (U15097567) on Monday, 16th January 2012

    You can mention the 'news portal' here John, as long as you post the link within a relevant discussion (ie don't spam it! - not to say you would, but just as a helpful hint! )

    And the relevant portal is....  
    The online news article, , which was published yesterday, about the current Newswatch programme and the ongoing campaign for the restoration of Scottish blogs' user comments can be found here:
    newsnetscotland.com/...

    Thanks.

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  • Message 99

    , in reply to message 97.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 17th January 2012


    Hi John

    Premoderated on this POV board? If that's the case let me know as I can see that you're most definitely *not* set to premod on here - but when you moved from say, the Scotland blogs to here then, like everyone else, your first few posts will have been premodded as you moved to a new area - you should be past that bit now though I'd think.

    Anyway, if you still think you're premodded let me know, I don't think you are now, but if you think you are tell me what you see on the screen and I'll look into it and/or explain. smiley - ok

    Anyway - to other things. Print media, post a link up when you have it, preferably find one that doesn't require subscription to read it if you can.

    Have a good week, hope the photo session goes well!

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  • Message 100

    , in reply to message 99.

    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 17th January 2012


    Aha, just spotted something John - are you the same John as John Thompson? His discussion page is here...

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

    If you are, you've just opened a new account - perhaps inadvertently? That'd explain the sudden premod, all new users are premodded for first few posts.

    Case explained?

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