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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Richard Kellaway (U5207352) on Tuesday, 27th August 2013

    I doubt it because so many comments are inane and not constructive.

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  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by BBC auto-messages (U294) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'BBC Television programmes' to 'The BBC'.


    Not about a TV programme so moving to general BBC topic.

  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by puppydogeyes (U14659366) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    I doubt it because so many comments are inane and not constructive.  Mmmm-irony obviously not your strong point smiley - whistle

    However it surely is just a place -one of many- for people to vent their feelings but in no way can the views of the few that bother to post be a representation of the whole of the viewing public.

    Just look on it as a sounding board-not to be taken too seriously.

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  • Message 4

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    Posted by andyp1965 (U15125447) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    I doubt it because so many comments are inane and not constructive.  Mmmm-irony obviously not your strong point smiley - whistle

    However it surely is just a place -one of many- for people to vent their feelings but in no way can the views of the few that bother to post be a representation of the whole of the viewing public.

    Just look on it as a sounding board-not to be taken too seriously. 
    Unfortunately very true. When you look at the very many real complaints made about the service the BBC is giving here you will soon see that the great majority of them have been ignored.

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    If you would like to make a complaint about any aspect of the BBC you need to make an official complaint via the BBC complaints site.

    www.bbc.co.uk/compla...

    This message board is here to enable viewers to discuss BBC programmes with each other, it *isn't* a way of passing on complaints to BBC management.

    This is a viewers' discussion forum.

    It's very important that if you have a complaint you register it with the complaints site.

    The complaints site gives this information here www.bbc.co.uk/compla...

    We value this feedback about our work. We compile an overnight report of all reaction and circulate it to BBC staff by the next morning (with your personal details removed). This is one of the most widely read reports in the BBC and ensures your feedback or complaint reaches the right people quickly, including senior management.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Wednesday, 4th September 2013

    That's the best explanation for using the complaints website that you have ever written, Peta. It should be in bold letters at the top of this and the POV board. Just saying...

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by Iloveknitting (U15553177) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Quote from Peta: This is one of the most widely read reports in the BBC and ensures your feedback or complaint reaches the right people quickly, including senior management.

    Lets hope that they do something FAST then about the abysmal 'That Puppet Game Show'! (preferably dump it where 'Don't Scare the Hare' went!!)

    Why then are the usual complaints of: loud background music, constant repeats, terrible Saturday night schedules etc etc etc not addressed in that case then???????

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Because the things that some people dislike, other people like.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Iloveknitting (U15553177) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Do you really mean that some people like loud background music, constant repeats (of the same programmes over and over again) and a bad Saturday night schedule Peta?
    If so then I'm amazed!

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by st3ph3n (U13643748) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    Do you really mean that some people like loud background music, constant repeats (of the same programmes over and over again) and a bad Saturday night schedule Peta?
    If so then I'm amazed! 
    Yes, it's the silent majority that the BBC assume likes everything just because they don't write to complain.
    The Beeb doesn't acknowledge the "tip of the iceberg" argument. It is foolish to assume that only the complainers don't like the subject and therefore all the others are quite happy with it.

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  • Message 11

    , in reply to message 10.

    Posted by Lee (U1149673) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    If only things were that simple. We gets lots more requests for repeats than we get complaints about them - and some programmes get higher ratings when they're repeated than they did originally.

    And do some people like background music? Yes, of course they do!

  • Message 12

    , in reply to message 11.

    Posted by Iloveknitting (U15553177) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    If only things were that simple. We gets lots more requests for repeats than we get complaints about them - and some programmes get higher ratings when they're repeated than they did originally.

    And do some people like background music? Yes, of course they do! 
    The problem is Lee that when people have expressed an interest in seeing repeats of programmes they would like to see again the answer is:

    we don't have the rights etc etc

    So we keep getting the same old same old programmes repeated over and over and over (eg Only Fools and Horses)

    If you broadcast varied repeats it would be much better but it seems that the BBC often takes the lazy route of endless repeated diy/antique/cookery programmes on a loop in its daily output instead of exploring the use of repeats from the archives which many of us would dearly love to see again.

    You must have the rights to something else apart from OFAH!

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  • Message 13

    , in reply to message 12.

    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Thursday, 5th September 2013

    I agree with you, Iloveknitting!

    But it's best not to argue or discuss the aforementioned problems, background music included, as it always gets us nowhere.

    As long as the silent stay silent and do not say what they like or dislike then it will be assumed that we all like everything the broadcasters give us. Fact of life.
    smiley - sadface

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