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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="John W"]
By the way Eileen I just cannot figure out why your quotes don't 'work'

I've quoted your quote below, and THAT works[/quote]
John, I select the section I want to quote and then click on QUOTE at the side. The whole message appears and I then delete the parts I don't want to quote, being careful not to delete the square brackets.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's how it's done, but on my PC your quotes don't appear in a box Confused

and yet quotes of your quotes are OK. Anyone else see what I see ? Soz for disrupting thread, I'll delete messages later.

FleetingEileenM wrote:
John W wrote:

By the way Eileen I just cannot figure out why your quotes don't 'work'

I've quoted your quote below, and THAT works

John, I select the section I want to quote and then click on QUOTE at the side. The whole message appears and I then delete the parts I don't want to quote, being careful not to delete the square brackets.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:

By the way Eileen I just cannot figure out why your quotes don't 'work'

I've quoted your quote below, and THAT works

John, I select the section I want to quote and then click on QUOTE at the side. The whole message appears and I then delete the parts I don't want to quote, being careful not to delete the square brackets.





Yes John, I see the same thing.. and yet if I copy and paste the message it works fine as above! Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of the vagaries of php (on which this forum works server-side) and bbcode, which this forum actually uses in order that users can manipulate the code to their own aims.

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Sometimes it behaves oddly. It will be alright tomorrow, trust me! Smile


You might be right there, Codemonkey. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, I use a Mac - perhaps that makes a difference. I don't have a PC.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
John, I use a Mac - perhaps that makes a difference. I don't have a PC.


I use a Mac as well. No it doesn't (and shouldn't) make a difference. The PHP server-side scripting language is "platform agnostic", and anyway BBCode is so simple that it couldn't make a difference on any browser or platform (even the appalling Internet Explorer!). Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:

The Codemonkey wrote:
Sometimes it behaves oddly. It will be alright tomorrow, trust me! Smile


You might be right there, Codemonkey. We'll see.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It would be nice to hear from Peta. Whatever the reasons she must have known her actions were unpopular and the complaints about moderation WERE justified, whereas, for example, the ageist messages being posted could not be justified, yet Peta chose the hardest route by dealing with so many complaints, suspending so many.


As long as Peta continues to work for the BBC (she's moderating the Radio 2 Facebook page now) I really can't imagine that she will be particularly forthcoming with all of the facts. Perhaps when she retires "the truth will out", but by then it won't matter.

In fact, IS Peta 'just' a mod? According to a message on the Radio 2 Facebook page (spit), on 17th September:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BBC-Radio-2/129044383774217

"Welcome to everyone who has joined this page recently! Feel free to start your own discussions, and say hi to others on here. I'm Peta, one of the Radio 2 Producers and I'm often here, along with some of my other radio 2 colleagues."

So she's also a producer ....... but of what programmes? Chris Evans? Zoe Ball? Alan Carr .......... ?????
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barty wrote:
So she's also a producer ....... but of what programmes? Chris Evans? Zoe Ball? Alan Carr .......... ?????


I seem to recall her saying that she worked on the Chris Evans show in a field debacle.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall she once mentioned working on one of Evans' outside broadcasts.

Come to think of it, from then on the censoring started on negative Evans postings Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly believe that the censorship of anything critical of Evans' breakfast show was the result of a decision taken from higher up the management and public relations chain within the corporation.

The BBC seems absolutely committed to projecting Evans at every opportunity, and I cannot believe that the MB admins were allowed to operate outside this unwritten policy. As we have seen for almost a year, the BBC has pulled out all the PR stops to promote the existence of Evans on Radio 2 - and now BBC1 - channels so it's understandable that they'd want to "cleanse" the messageboards of anything that gets in the way of that campaign. It's just too much of a coincidence.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that is the case (seems likely!) then so much for BBC transparency ....... they really don't give a toss about the licence fee payers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barty wrote:
If that is the case (seems likely!) then so much for BBC transparency ....... they really don't give a toss about the licence fee payers.


They will do now that the CamClegg coalition government is baying for BBC blood. They're desperate to cut expenditure left right and centre.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to mention the unmentionable one but the first three words in a headline in today's Sunday Telegraph made me laugh. It was an article about Selina Scott not presenting a programme about Captain Scott, and reads as follows:
BBC bans Scott from the Antarctic after ageism row. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also of course the penultimate word!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shortly before I was terminally busted by the R2 mods (about 3 weeks before) I tuned up some postings on the R2 board that were very familiar in terms of syntax, vocabulary and content (they talked about "axing" old stale shows with dinosaur presenters) but, on the face of it, were not written by Scott Nelson, but by others.

I asked about BBC policy re. sock-puppets and hinted, without actually saying so, that this may still be SN at work under other names.

Result: instantly modded posting!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way the boards were run was dishonest. They would delete posts that did not break any rule, claiming they did, and left comments that plainly did, allowing no comments to remain against them.

Normally I would allow a bit of slack for the board's host and moderators having to follow defined procedure, but they didn't and were unpleasant in their dealings with people who they inconvenienced. It's no surprise Peta hasn't turned-up to reply to any of the accusations, as I and I'm sure many others would take a great deal of convincing she was an innocent party.

The increasing politicisation of various BBC message boards is making them a far less pleasant place to visit than they were not so terribly long ago, though the moderation of the Points of view boards seems much more even-handed and sensible.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a matter of interest I wonder how many less hits the Radio 2 homepage is getting? I used to visit it several times a day (admittedly because that's how I used to get onto the messageboard, but I did read some of the stuff on there (except when it was Ginger Knob gurning back atcha - which it was 90% of the time Shocked), but I haven't been on there in weeks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I occasionally log on to the home page to see what dreadful music has been played on the daytime shows. Trouble is I too get put off by endless pictures of the pasty faced Ginger. I should imagine these pictures of him could have damaging and permanent effects on children.
Mind you, I prefer to see Evans to those sex gods Steve Wright and Ken Bruce.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Mind you, I prefer to see Evans to those sex gods Steve Wright and Ken Bruce.


When my mouse hovers over the page link, a little floating thumbnail pops up giving a a preview image of the page to which it links. If there's any hint of yet another picture of Evans I then run a mile!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
Just as a matter of interest I wonder how many less hits the Radio 2 homepage is getting? I used to visit it several times a day (admittedly because that's how I used to get onto the messageboard, but I did read some of the stuff on there (except when it was Ginger Knob gurning back atcha - which it was 90% of the time Shocked), but I haven't been on there in weeks.


Hi Soulsister,

I was thinking the same the other day. Like you I rarely go there these days. It was mainly for the message board that I used too.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made a point of deliberately boycotting the Radio 2 page in protest at the manner in which the former Messageboard was abruptly ended with very little notice and the appauling way it was moderated especially towards the end
Also because invariably as has been mentioned I have to put up with viewing a shot of the BBCs Ginger version of God and its so annoying
Everyone on here should participate in a boycott campaign in my view
and I really hope that those of you who still go on the site will stop
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I've made a point of deliberately boycotting the Radio 2 page in protest at the manner in which the former Messageboard was abruptly ended with very little notice and the appauling way it was moderated especially towards the end
Also because invariably as has been mentioned I have to put up with viewing a shot of the BBCs Ginger version of God and its so annoying
Everyone on here should participate in a boycott campaign in my view
and I really hope that those of you who still go on the site will stop


I'm ashamed to admit that I was on the Radio 2 page today (first time since R2MB closed) but it was just to listen to the excellent KB and JV while I typed in notes at uni.

The closure of the message boards was very poorly handled and suggests (to me anyway) that the BBC don't want any public criticism of their content and the easiest way to do this was to remove the BBC boards where people could do this. Rather short sighted of them though, after all the internet's a big place!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Shone wrote:
The closure of the message boards was very poorly handled and suggests (to me anyway) that the BBC don't want any public criticism of their content and the easiest way to do this was to remove the BBC boards where people could do this. Rather short sighted of them though, after all the internet's a big place!


As I've said here before I think the primary reason for closing the MBs for a second time was that it putting too much negative comment into a public domain that the BBC would have preferred to act as an extension of its own PR functions.

That's obvious when considering the way that their mods put so much effort into erasing negative, ant-Evans, comments (however light) from history. I have no doubt whatever that instructions came from on high not to allow any criticism of Evans or the decision to replace Wogan with him.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My way of avoiding the 'ginger whinger' mug-shots on the R2 homepage is to get into the Radio 2 site via one of the showpages (obviously not Evans' own!) I'm usually going to look at something like the schedule page when I do this.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's no surprise Peta hasn't turned-up to reply to any of the accusations, as I and I'm sure many others would take a great deal of convincing she was an innocent party.


I have nothing against Peta and I still find it difficult - perhaps I'm naive - to consider her as having been anything other than an impartial host doing her best like any other working stiff trying to earn a honest dollar. (Although the last week of the MB did make me wonder - who was protecting Scott Nelson and who was modding all the posters who dared criticise the Great Ginger God even in the slightest.)

Although it does occur to me - with just a little red-faced shame - that a fault in my approach to messageboards involved me being so eager to be contrary and post an opposing case, or to question evidence offered to support a proposition by a previous poster, that I didn't stop to consider that in some cases I was making the original poster look like an utter prat - I never paused to ask if demolishing their argument or posting evidence against was always automatically a good thing. I didn't stop to wonder how the other person might feel if I blew their idea out of the water - not so much a troll as a hunter-kiler submarine, I suppose. I know I got Helen May like this one time, and I believe I hurt her feelings, without intending to. So if I've never said sorry before... here it is, Helen. Sorry.

there was at least one occasion where Peta made an assertion or presented the case for a particular BBC policy, and within a couple of postings (I think she had posted acoording to official policy about what good value the licence fee is), I came along and hijacked her thread by posting a link to the "Not The Nine O'Clock News" sketch on You-tube, where "Points of View" is used as a propaganda platform for "listeners views" about "what good value the TV licence is, I would willingly sell my home and all its contents to help the BBC" Interetingly, a theme of that sketch where Gryff Rhys Jones took the p completely was the hint that the BBC was not above making up the occassional viewers' letter to broadcast on PoV in order to make it look as though public opinion was well behind its policies. We all laughed... then...

Afte that she was demolished completely, and I wonder if I might have made an enemy.. that wasn't the only occassion I challenged Peta about the views she was expressing....

but then again, I'm sure she was professional enough not to put me on a hit-list for vengeance...[/quote][/list]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's no surprise Peta hasn't turned-up to reply to any of the accusations, as I and I'm sure many others would take a great deal of convincing she was an innocent party.


It's very possible that she simply isn't allowed to for as long as she is seen as being representative of the BBC when posting. I'm sure she'll be subject to a contract clause that restricts her to posting only within those domains over which the BBC has control.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes me wonder why Peta bothered to join this forum relatively recently if her contract prevents her from posting on non BBC sites
Was she planning to leave the BBC or were they intending to get rid of her?
Or is it a case of the fact that she joined in order to keep an eye on what is going on and being said here and if so did she do this of her own choice or on instructions from her employer?
There are quite a lot of unanswered questions and I hope that one day maybe by accident the truth may come out but we might have to wait for some time
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
It makes me wonder why Peta bothered to join this forum relatively recently if her contract prevents her from posting on non BBC sites
Was she planning to leave the BBC or were they intending to get rid of her?


I think she registered here with the mistaken idea that it was merely a nice little cosy extension of the Beeb's own boards and where everyone sat around discussing the marvellous array of excellent programming on Radio 2 - particularly the Breakfast "entertainment for all the family" Show. When it was realised that there's a huge opposition to Rent-a-Gob's take-over of R2 she probably backed off.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of you seem to be fixated by Peta and the R2 Message Boards. What does it gain you to constantly harp on about perceived slights and injustices? These are things of the past. Peta will never contribute to this forum 'cos she knows she'll be lambasted for every pre-mod and moderation ever made and accusations of unfairness. No wonder she stays silent.

This forum is becoming as dismal and repetitive as the other place under the constant spoiling of Nelson & Co. Move on.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I repeat - I have nothing against Peta and any speculation that she was being compromised by her bosses, or showed undue partiality in hosting the messageboards is just that - suspicion with no evidence to substantiate it. And I do agree with you that barring a leak or a BBC insider going public to tell us what really happened (and in that unlikely event, how far could we trust that story?) we'll never know.

But some bloody funny things happened in the last week or two of the official BBC R2 MB, and quite a few of us have been - we think unfairly and unreasonably - inconvenienced, to say the least! So while this issue is still active and we are awaiting response from our letters and emails of complaint to the BBC, moving on is not an option.

Although who are we to complain about Scott Clout's vicious and vindictive attacks on Sarah Kennedy (which the BBC did nothing to curb) when we are prepared to be equally condemning and cutting towards Peta with nothing but circumstantial evidence to back us up? I would throttle back on this - anything that can be usefully said has been said, and if Peta knows where to find this board and "lurk" to read our comments, who else may be watching to see - for instance - how people currently excluded from BBC boards conduct themselves in debate elsewhere?

By the way, with no word of explanation or othewise from the BBC, I notice that all my postings to extant BBC boards have been restored, from the anonymous U-number that replaced the dead "AgProv" identity, to "AgProv2". This is a step forward - I am no longer a number, I am a name again - and does suggest they might allow me back.

Is this a step towards full reinstatement (I notice I am still restricted from posting) or are they just playing mindgames again? Will I discover I can post again after next Monday at 6:30am, too late to discuss the Ginger God grabbing another half hour of our early mornings?? And I bet if I am reinstated on the BBC boards, , it will happen abruptly and with no explanatory email at all...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude I get the impression that you seem to feel sorry for Peta in some way
Whatever lambasting she may get on this forum or anywhere else is entirely of her own making because of the appauling way she treated certain posters on what was supposed to be a free and unbiased forum
She deserves all she gets
As for her remaining silent yes of course she has the right to do so but I am reminded of the words used in the latest version of the police caution
You have the right to remain silent but it may prejudice your case should you fail to mention now something which you later rely on.................. etc!
Who said silence is golden
Not always in my experience
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Dude I get the impression that you seem to feel sorry for Peta in some way
Whatever lambasting she may get on this forum or anywhere else is entirely of her own making because of the appauling way she treated certain posters on what was supposed to be a free and unbiased forum
She deserves all she gets
As for her remaining silent yes of course she has the right to do so but I am reminded of the words used in the latest version of the police caution
You have the right to remain silent but it may prejudice your case should you fail to mention now something which you later rely on.................. etc!
Who said silence is golden
Not always in my experience


Have to agree Ruddlescat - she was at times, rude, patronising and totally biased and I had been at the receiving end of her unprofessional responses. If said accused declines to comment then we can only assume she accepts the guilt Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken.... when in the space of three days I was first premodded, then restricted, and finally saw my username of ten years dissappear from the boards in circumstances where, if rules had been broken at all, they had been broken in fairly trivial ways which in other times would not have been treated so draconially, you do want somebody to tell you what the Hell is going on, in clear and simple words. Which the BBC did not give and still has not.

At least the standard police caution tells you what's going on and how to respond! Out here - and this I think is justifiable accusation towards the BBC mods - it's like a Kafka novel. you're on trial, effectively, your good name has been smirched, the repercussions go further than you think at first glance (restricted from the boards? You cannot get tickets for BBC productions, nor can you even email a show you like, you are blocked from all BBC IT systems). And nobody will tell you why, nor what the charge is!

And I'd love it if Peta came here to defend herself - she was saying her BBC contract was coming to an end soon, I recall. I'd just like to see her get a fair go! (I'm trying to be open-minded on the specific accusations).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Dude I get the impression that you seem to feel sorry for Peta in some way
Whatever lambasting she may get on this forum or anywhere else is entirely of her own making because of the appauling way she treated certain posters on what was supposed to be a free and unbiased forum
She deserves all she gets


I couldn't care less about Peta or the R2 message boards because they are no longer any part of my life, never were an important part. Say what you like about her, I don't care and I'll tell you something else, neither does she. You have a terrific level of conceit to believe that anything you say on this or any message board has an iota of importance to anyone at the BBC, that's the trouble with 'free and unbiased forums' (LMFAO), people post a couple of times and think that make's 'em Richard friggin' Littlejohn. The closing of the boards should prove to even the densest poster that you and your half-baked moanings mean less than nothing to anyone at the BBC.

What does matter to ME is the persistent repetition of the same old blether which reminds me of the way Nelson used to troll the forum, only to wind up the others and spoil any thread that was outside his agenda. This nonsense about Peta and the R2 Board is just like that. I'm sick of it because of its utter futility and if I was the moderator on THIS board I'd be shutting you and AgProv down on here too.

Anyway, I'm not going to be drawn by any troll, I won't be responding further to this crap.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Dude I take offence at you comparing my actions to those of Mr Nelson and I am sure other people on here do as well
Really I think it is you who should be suspended for insulting fellow members of this forum but I'll leave that to the moderator
T o say that I am conceited merely for expressing a view which is shared by many(and probablymost) people on here is frankly beyond the pale
You ought to learn a little more tolerance and about the principles of free speech
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calm down WalkingDude, it's only a forum.

Firstly, this forum's thread titles are always to the point, you know what's in them so you can easily ignore anything about R2MB.

Secondly, what people post on forums DOES mean something to the bods at the BBC, otherwise they wouldn't have modded harmless postings at R2MB so much. There were problems at Radio 3's R3MB two years ago, with a lot of 'off-topic' posting, and it was shut down with a bit more notice, that's why R3ok started up, and that's still going (not much about R3 now as the BBC R3MB started up again last year).

Thirdly, I suffered the same fate as AgProv even though I'd had a good off-forum relationship with Peta before the Evans Breakfast show started.

My offense was to repeatedly complain about ageist postings on her forum aimed at R2 presenters over the age of 50 and ageists postings aimed at listeners over the age of 50. Peta/mods would reply saying 'doesn't break the rules' so I repeatedly said on the forum that Peta and other hosts must have ageist attitudes too. So I was restricted.

So here I am, I can log on to BBC forums, but I still can't post on the Radio 3 boards which I occasionaly did (I listen to R3 more than I do R2).

That sort of situation for a licence payer for more than 30 years is appalling and is worthy of discussion here. R2ok is /was about the 'preservation' of Radio 2, it's old style shows and broad spectrum of music, and it's policy to serve the older listener. The current policy is not serving the older listener well.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This nonsense about Peta and the R2 Board is just like that. I'm sick of it because of its utter futility and if I was the moderator on THIS board I'd be shutting you and AgProv down on here too.


Unfortunately, for you, you're not. You could, of course, set up your own and be master of your own little virtual universe.

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Anyway, I'm not going to be drawn by any troll, I won't be responding further to this crap.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You have a terrific level of conceit to believe that anything you say on this or any message board has an iota of importance to anyone at the BBC,


Errr... some years ago I was repeatedly and I hope constructively critical of the then golden boy of the BBC, Russell Brand. I do not think it was coincidental that after I used the messageboard to describe an incident when a guest on his show was abused and insulted to the point wherre she seemingly walked out (this posting still exists if you wish to look and I can provide a link. AFTER EDIT - see a post a couple of places down), I went into premod for quite a long time.

I do not want to go into details about off-board associations, but I was put in touch with a contact at the BBC who followed the postings of myself and others, who did explicitly warn me to be careful as I had offended some highly-placed people who had the influence to make life difficult. apparently I was "off-message" and providing bad PR for Brand's Saturday night show, a horse some powerful BBC players were betting a lot of money and personal reputation on. (A shame they couldn't keep him on a rein, then). Brand surely knew who I was - I put in a formal complaint about his show, which the following week they practicallty read out on air and made humorous content of, leaving me thinking "can they do this?" (AFTER EDIT - see a post a couple of places down for link to the whole sorry story.)

A less grave example of this and one that made me think better of Chris Evans: I praised his All Request Friday Show as being good listening and genuinely listener-friendly - which it was, as well as scrapping the rstrictions of the damn playlist for a night. I had only one criticism - he'd played a favourite track of mine, admittedly a long one, and talked and shouted over it. I said I'd be really impressed if he could play a long track - I forget what it was, I think the nine minute version of the Doors' "Riders on the Storm", and have the self control not to breath a word and let the music speak for itself.

This went up on the MB and a possibly better-disposed mod let it stand.
The very next night, what did Chris Evans do.... he played my chosen and explicitly named track, as requested on the MB, in its entirity, and did not speak over it ONCE.
This is so rare for CE it needs stating here.

But the point is - this demonstrates that either Evans or one of his minions DOES , or did, monitor the MB's for content relating to himself. It cannot be otherwise. For all I know an Evans minion might be reading this now, which leads me to forecast:

Russell Brand might have been the golden boy, but all that meant is that when the crash came, it was public, noisy, and took a lot of people down with him.

All you need to do, mr Evans, is make one monumental error of judgement that draws complaints and press coverage... nobody is ultimately above karma, Chris. And thank you, by the way, for reading my posting and playing my record!
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