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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Yvette (U12302253) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    without this message board.

    I completely agree with Lisa Jane.

    People just won't bother with the podcast - which Damon et al are promoting as the next best thing to sliced bread.

    And as for the blogs, who is going to bother with them or bother to respond?

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    Posted by wheelydad86 (U14862918) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    Hear-Hear.

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    Posted by jockice (U1828467) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    Thirded!

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    Posted by ditchdwellers (U12199407) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    I agree.

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    Posted by Offworld (U14593555) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    >>>>
    And as for the blogs, who is going to bother with them or bother to respond?
    <<<<

    Waste of time better spent posting a "readers comment" on newspaper websites (ineffective though that admittedly is).

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by DavidG (U2600889) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    The problem with the blogs and the podcast is that they so rarely address the things that actually concern us as disabled people. Look at the pages of the discussion board, full to the brim of concerns over the closure, which is admittedly problematical for them to address, and of concerns over the way that disabled people are being affected by the changes to the benefit system and the way that we are being demonized by press and parliament. Now other parts of the BBC have responded to those, some by taking part in the demonization, others by drawing attention to it, but not Ouch. I've been interviewed about it by two different arms of the BBC, as have others such as Meridi, but Ouch, our supposed home within the BBC, has never (with the honorable exception of Disability Bitch) bothered to touch on the issues closest to our hearts.

    The whole problem with the Podcast can be summed up by looking at the people chosen to front it. No disrespect intended to the various disabled comics who have undertaken that role, but a comedy focus is not what disabled people want when they are being demonized and hounded at every turn. The only time I've listened to the podcast was the latest episode, because I wanted to see if Lisa was given an opportunity to speak about the role of Where's The Benefit (which incidentally shows that being a disabled comic doesn't stop you from heading up a deadly serious look into the changes going on around us). And of course WTB was barely touched on, with the whole piece seeming to come over as a plea to the audience to accept that Facebook and twitter really are a substitute for the forums (I'm assured that wasn't the intention, but it was inevitably what would be assumed). I didn't see anything in the podcast to say that it had meaning to me, and that means that I have no call to come back to it, or to the blogs, or, once the message board goes, to come back to Ouch at all.

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    Posted by KizzyKazaer (U14253092) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    And again, one of the most recent blogs (yesterday) features Twitter.

    Tweeting disability: a birthday, disabled jokes, noisy walking

    Emma | 16:15 UK time, Tuesday, 5 July 2011

    Four twitter users get straight to the heart of disability life, 140 little characters at a time. 


    I thought the BBC weren't suppose to advertise? The repeated direction of posters to Twitter and Facebook - and continuously vaunting the so-called advantages of this social media, in blogs and in message board posts - is surely against one of their own House Rules smiley - whistle

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by hurtallover (U12292157) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    I agree.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Yvette (U12302253) on Wednesday, 6th July 2011

    a comedy focus is not what disabled people want when they are being demonized and hounded at every turn 

    Absolutely.

    I am a believer in disability comedy being incorporated into mainstream comedy and not polarized into a podcast which the majority of the population will not listen to.

    However, a disability talk/message board is very different because we need the opportunity to discuss situations/share information, which the majoriy of non-disabled people cannot contribute to or have not experience - like information about wheelchairs, disability benefits, medications, pain relief, carers etc.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by auntieCtheM (U14260383) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    I've looked at the comments on the last few blogs. All are well under



    5



    except for those comments made about the closure of this messageboard and those commenting on Batsgirl being quoted.

    Comment not needed, eh?

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Lisy (U1824334) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    the Podcast can be summed up by looking at the people chosen to front it. No disrespect intended to the various disabled comics who have undertaken that role, but a comedy focus is not what disabled people want when they are being demonized and hounded at every turn. The only time I've listened to the podcast was the latest episode, because I wanted to see if Lisa was given an opportunity to speak about the role of Where's The Benefit (which incidentally shows that being a disabled comic doesn't stop you from heading up a deadly serious look into the changes going on around us). 

    Liz has a very long history of activism. In fact she was handcuffing herself to buses while I was still in secondary school.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by DavidG (U2600889) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    >> Liz has a very long history of activism. In fact she was handcuffing herself to buses while I was still in secondary school. <<

    No criticism of the hosts intended, just of the role they were asked to play!

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Lisa Jane (U14861672) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    Thanks Yvette!
    Yes What is the point of Ouch without this board?
    It might as well not exist after the board closes.

    It is removing the beating heart of the whole community here.

    Lisa Jane grabs box of tissues to wipe away her tears..

    smiley - sadface

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by myrtlemaid (U7171398) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    Rip the "beating heart" out of a live body and in no time life becomes extinct , RIP Ouch !

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by SuperhumanDiva (U10939860) on Thursday, 7th July 2011

    This board is the only part of the ouch site I use. Tried the podcast - once was enough. Looked at a couple of blogs - boring.

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