Saturday, September 10, 2011

Belated RIP

This is a bit behind the times, but I've been busy. Sad to say, I have to add a correction to the previous post. The BBC Ouch! Messageboards were discontinued. Much to the dismay of the regular readers/posters/lurkers. But their opinion did not matter; they were only the public: "civilians", in celeb-speak. The BBC needs to save cash (for important peoples' salaries, for spending money sending presenters all over the world on first-class, because they couldn't possibly use the word "Rome" for example, without they are standing in front of the Colosseum, now could they?, for yet another turgid ahistorical costume drama)- and the Messageboards were seen as an easy target.

By removing the Messageboards and expecting users to be content with the blogs, podcasts, etc, the BBC did this: they removed forums where "ordinary people" (celeb-speak again) could communicate publicly, and handed to site over to celebrity crips telling the rest of us what life is like. Please, don't bother.

6 Comments:

Blogger www.boraston.net said...

Good to see you blogging again, Charles

4:24 am  
Blogger Sally said...

Charles, very well said. As always. Sorry not to be on the ball when you posted this.

5:48 pm  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Sally and boraston

Thank you for your comments. Not surprising since I don't blog worth the mentioning! Am working up, however, to one on unemployment, but don't hold your breath.

Sally, I hope you have felt able to acquire another canine companion. That is the previous one's legacy - a vacant home for another needy soul.

6:47 pm  
Blogger Sally said...

Charles - I am on permanent standby for the next old lady ready for retirement. Probably in the spring. Its a joy and a discipline ... to meet their needs knowing there will be tears when their time is over ... but you already know this, from all the re-homing you have done over the years. Now, this blogging thing ... I'm only here due to massive steroid coursing through my veins. It won't last ! But its so very good to revisit old valued friends.

4:48 pm  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Sally, that's good to hear (about the dog). Healthwise, we are in the same boat - I'm only on here because I'm bedbound and full of pharmaceuticals at present!

5:31 pm  
Blogger Sally said...

Charles, so sorry you are bed bound .... am available for chat should that be your wish. Hope you feel much better soon .. and that the staff are behaving themselves !

6:47 pm  

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