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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: the beeb boards Reply with quote

as a new arrival i was perusing the membership list as you do. it seemed that almost the entire hall of fame from the messageboards had de-camped to here in utopia. however, those are our boards bought and paid for and we're giving in to those people without a fight. now i don't know about you but am not a quitter, stupid,slow,drug impaired, but not a quitter. i've read your posts people and i know that there are some upright thinking individuals out there what are your thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: the beeb boards Reply with quote

supersoldier wrote:
as a new arrival i was perusing the membership list as you do. it seemed that almost the entire hall of fame from the messageboards had de-camped to here in utopia. however, those are our boards bought and paid for and we're giving in to those people without a fight. now i don't know about you but am not a quitter, stupid,slow,drug impaired, but not a quitter. i've read your posts people and i know that there are some upright thinking individuals out there what are your thoughts?


I still return to the old stamping ground from time to time. So do others who migrated to Jezza's exiles and exilesexiles.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as a regular here but only a lurker and (very) occasional poster on the R2MB, I felt the latter was too regimented and policed for my tastes. Happily, I seem to have landed among a great bunch of people here, so I don't feel I'm missing out on too much.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I occasionally post on the old boards, drop the odd hand grenade and watch the sparks fly.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's so boooooring over there! diar in fact
no, that is no more - I got bored over there ages ago
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia, New pic, very nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a shame to see the old S&M boards closed, I thought there was a great mixture of chat/comment and fun, sometimes it was quite hilarious - better than TV!.

Closing it down? well, on one hand I can understand it in view of the rediculous amount of presenter/schedule bashing from some trolls, particularly at weekends.
I personally didn't take too much offence from the postings aimed at some presenters but would bow to those who did.

On the other hand, surely the Mods could have curtailed the practice by banning the posters? or even just increased moderation as there seems to be now!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say I miss the BBC boards much, I never posted there anway, just looked now and then, ah stuff 'em! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, why the complete 'police state' rule of those boards now - they call this a democracy? what times are we living in for goodness sake - and you pay licence fee to be told you don't have the right to comment and so there is a white wash on their website? on yer bike!
(ok, ok, I'll take the chill pill this time)
btw thank you BGW Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love those socks Julia, reminds me of Pippie Longsocks, the magic little girl off Dutch TV. Razz

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They remind me of a tube of "Refreshers"!
Remember those sweets back in the old days BB?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Very Happy
aehm well, they're actually children's tights and I'm wearing an apron as a skirt! Laughing I know, I'm a it eccentic
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still get refreshers, and love hearts Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I didn't know that....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
You can still get refreshers, and love hearts Laughing


What about "spangles" Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to love Spangles... didn't they make an all Blackcurrent pack??
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spangles Muldoon........ on Radio Caroline?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spangles Muldoon.... now there's a name I'd forgotton about...
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Spangles Muldoon (sometimes spelt Maldoon) Born in Chester on 5th October 5th 1946, his real name is Chris Cary. He joined Caroline South just as the Marine Offences Act took effect on 14th August 1967. Previously an engineer, he was initially responsible for playing non-stop music through the night and, during this period, he was known as Chris Anthony. Once he had mastered the studio, he started to make the occasional announcements, changed his name to Spangles Muldoon and then took over the noon-3pm show. It became known as the Lunchtime Loonabout (“with the goon, Muldoon”).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes - "Lunchtime Loonabout" from the goodship Mi Amigo anchored 3 miles off Frinton.

Now THAT was radio (even if it was watery on occasions!). Forget about all this Radio 2 rubbish! Chris Evans? Wossy? Original? Rubbish!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree 110% with that Ella. Definitely a magic phase in my lifetime..

I mentioned before on a thread that I liked to listen to the "Weird Beard" who I think was on Caroline. He would tell a ghost story late at night, and from what I remember, they were pretty good too!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds great, but before my time Wink

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PS Yes they did an all blackcurrent Spangle Santa.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:


I mentioned before on a thread that I liked to listen to the "Weird Beard" who I think was on Caroline. He would tell a ghost story late at night, and from what I remember, they were pretty good too!!


I remember hearing Big L station manager Tony Windsor saying that a DJ should never decide on the next record until the current one is playing - that way the DJ can judge the mood and keep the pace moving, thus keeping everything fresh and unpredictable. How right he was - and how fab Radio London was!

Just like the current Radio 2 and all these inventive and risk-taking London stations like Smooth!

Not.

Ella

PS: RIP Original Radio!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved to listen to Caroline, almost from day 1 on 199 metres! but I must admit, London had more sparkle and maybe better jingles too. But they were both fantastic and of course OUR radio! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were lucky, in deepest Derbyshire, we were lucky to be able to receive Luxembourg never mind the Pirate Radio stations.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to interrupt your reminising, I was just going to ask a wee question...
I was having a peek at the beeb boards and they posted a link to a discussion on this site - and then they started having a little bitch about 'oh, so that's where all those trolls went to'
isn't that a bit unfair? - I think we're getting on fine over here - and anyway you can't say anything over there without being silenced (I can't think of the english word for the bit if cloth hostages get tied round their mouth to silence them - would have made a better metaphor - nevermind)
It isn't like it used to be over there with constant threads yelling 'sign petition to get SK off the air' - yes, some of us here might not like her but we have more, what I like to think, mature ways of expressing our opinion

that was a bit of a rant, wasn't it! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh they did, did they? Evil or Very Mad I'll go looking for 'em and sort 'em out...

by the way Julia, I think "gagged" is the word you were looking for.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
anyway you can't say anything over there without being silenced (I can't think of the english word for the bit if cloth hostages get tied round their mouth to silence them - would have made a better metaphor - nevermind)

Hello Julia,
Do you mean 'Gagged'?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ella Sailyour wrote:


I remember hearing Big L station manager Tony Windsor saying that a DJ should never decide on the next record until the current one is playing - that way the DJ can judge the mood and keep the pace moving, thus keeping everything fresh and unpredictable. How right he was - and how fab Radio London was!

Just like the current Radio 2 and all these inventive and risk-taking London stations like Smooth!

Not.

Ella

PS: RIP Original Radio!


That's as maybe, but only as long as it was a record within the rigid station playlist (Fab Forty and new releases, some of which it has been suggested may have had more than a whiff of payola about them, and a few oldies).

I loved Radio London too (can't do emoticon for Tony's deep voice - Hell-o!) but am under no illusions as to their music policy, which was no more free than R2's.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Tony Windsor end up as a filing clerk in the NHS when the radio work dried up? Or am I thinking of someone else....there were a lot of Tonys at the time!

I seem to recall the aforementions Spangles Muldoon did a bit of time at Her Majesty's......in court it was revealed his personalised numberplate was THE 60S, which really amused me for some reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ LEE & Santa
yip - that's the one Embarassed my memory can't always retain all these languages Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new record - a thread closed for being "off-topic" after only 2 postings. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to really enjoy the R2 MBs ... but the changes have made it near impossible to have any fun at all. Logging on there is like getting your first straight-jacket.....at first.... you're thinking .. oh this isn't so bad.... it's warm, I can still breathe, I can write with my teeth ........ then........ having spent weeks scratching out a coded message in the flaking paintwork with a blunt spoon between your teeth, along comes the moderator with a bucket of whitewash........

As my Great Grandma used to say to me .... ... "as soon as the fun ends....... the Gingerbread man flies out the window.".........
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel,
I am reading Jasper Fforde's "4th Bear". The Gingerbread man is a psychotic villain
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geddon.

I don't think my Great Gran would have read that .. Smile Sounds like an interesting read though. She died a lifetime ago.... in the 70s....... , having gone over the conversations in my head from the many times she used that phrase, I think she was referring to people in general... but I can't be sure .... she used lots of odd expressions that to this day leave me thinking... what did she mean?...

The thicker the meat the stronger the woman............ she said that just before spooning, Black Treacle and Brimstone down my throat.........

You can't knock a Psychopath's commitment .. Smile... My Great Gran never said that... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got modded for quoting from 'The Italian Job' ( the bit about the doors). The editors pencils are getting a lot of use on the other boards.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed that "The Bull Upstairs", which is where quite a few of the former Coffee Bar posters went, has had a purge http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers/F2693945?thread=4113621
so that it's now "word games and Archers spoilers only".

They've had to pack their bags again, and have gone to Points Aspew.
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