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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #510 on: November 25, 2020, 04:44:28 PM »
I think it's disgraceful that some forum members clearly think it's perfectly okay to imagine a scenario in which those two lez up.  Shame on you.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #511 on: November 25, 2020, 06:52:36 PM »
Ash is a she, an avowed communist, and a commentator for pinko lefty comment merchants Novara media. Hence why her crossover with the posho daughter of Tory ex-chancellor is surprising.

Ah, I haven’t heard of her or that outlet, as I am alternative right.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #512 on: November 25, 2020, 11:09:31 PM »
I think it's disgraceful that some forum members clearly think it's perfectly okay to imagine a scenario in which those two lez up.  Shame on you.

Others may be guffawing out loud

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #513 on: November 25, 2020, 11:15:47 PM »
I think it's disgraceful that some forum members clearly think it's perfectly okay to imagine a scenario in which those two lez up.  Shame on you.
I agree. Disgraceful.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #514 on: November 26, 2020, 12:20:12 AM »
Others may be guffawing out loud

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #515 on: November 26, 2020, 09:56:34 AM »
Not sure if there is a thread for other news outlet's slurry streams but this is from sky news. Kay Burley - famous 'take no prisoners' interviewer is asking the chancellor about buying a fucking dog for hia fucking kids.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1331885332074270721

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« Reply #516 on: November 26, 2020, 10:44:07 AM »
I think it's disgraceful that some forum members clearly think it's perfectly okay to imagine a scenario in which those two lez up.  Shame on you.
Especially if there is an otter watching.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #517 on: November 26, 2020, 10:07:25 PM »
Not sure if there is a thread for other news outlet's slurry streams but this is from sky news. Kay Burley - famous 'take no prisoners' interviewer is asking the chancellor about buying a fucking dog for hia fucking kids.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1331885332074270721

sadness in it's eyes?

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #518 on: November 26, 2020, 10:19:24 PM »
Not sure if there is a thread for other news outlet's slurry streams but this is from sky news. Kay Burley - famous 'take no prisoners' interviewer is asking the chancellor about buying a fucking dog for hia fucking kids.

https://mobile.twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1331885332074270721

Read Chris Hoare’s tweet, then take my limp body, burn it and throw it down the disused mine shaft.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #519 on: November 26, 2020, 11:57:11 PM »
I took me ages to realise that a podcast is just an audio program that's on the internet instead of broadcast on the radio. When I first heard the term I thought you needed special equipment to listen to them, like with ham radio.

Yes, people do still like to unnecessarily complicate the concept. It's just a radio programme. I bet BBC Sounds has confused more people than it has enlightened. I can imagine my mum looking at it and just going, "er....not for me". AND THAT'S MY MUM FFS!

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #520 on: November 27, 2020, 12:23:36 AM »
Yes I don't understand BBC Sounds at all. They had an understandable radio + catch-up app which offered clear navigation to content and modernised it by spinning it round so you're presented with all the content smooshed together and a tenuous link to where it was broadcast and a search function that seems to work less well.

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« Reply #521 on: November 27, 2020, 12:26:22 AM »
Yes I don't understand BBC Sounds at all. They had an understandable radio + catch-up app which offered clear navigation to content and modernised it (because linear stations are saaad by spinning it round so you're presented with all the content smooshed together and a tenuous link to where it was broadcast and a search function that seems to work less well.

The previous version worked really well because it made sense. It was a catch-up service for the BBC's radio stations. I have no idea what BBC Sounds is meant to be or who it's supposed to be catering for. I bet some management consultants got paid millions for the change though. So at least someone's happy.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #522 on: November 27, 2020, 12:30:37 AM »
The previous version worked really well because it made sense. It was a catch-up service for the BBC's radio stations. I have no idea what BBC Sounds is meant to be or who it's supposed to be catering for. I bet some management consultants got paid millions for the change though. So at least someone's happy.
[I wrote this in an edit before your reply but then broke it out]

I guess it was driven by the idea that radio stations are saaad, and they worked out there are certain shows that generate lots of traffic on catch-up that people make a point of listening to e.g. comedy on Radio 4, Late Junction on Radio 3 or specific dj's on Radio 1/1xtra/6 Music etc without realising people still navigated their way by the station they appeared on.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #523 on: November 27, 2020, 12:32:32 AM »
[I wrote this in an edit before your reply but then broke it out]

I guess it was driven by the idea that radio stations are saaad, and they worked out there are certain shows that generate lots of traffic on catch-up that people make a point of listening to e.g. comedy on Radio 4, Late Junction on Radio 3 or specific dj's on Radio 1/1xtra/6 Music etc without realising people still navigated their way by the station they appeared on.

Yeah probably. It's such a mess though if you don't fall into that category. And like you said earlier the search function is fucked too.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #524 on: November 27, 2020, 01:11:50 AM »
What also pissed me off is they launched and promoted it with far fewer features, it kept encouraging me to swap it when they hadn't bothered to add chromecast support which accounts for most of my way of listening. Nice they didn't actually forcibly swap them though.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #525 on: November 27, 2020, 01:29:42 AM »
They should rebrand BBC Sounds as 'BBC Sorry This Episode Is Not Currently Available'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #526 on: November 27, 2020, 01:47:07 AM »
Honestly thought this was taking place in a 'pc gone mad' thread, apologies everyone.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #527 on: November 27, 2020, 08:56:26 AM »
who has time to catch-up on Radio 1 Xtra?

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #528 on: November 27, 2020, 09:22:45 AM »
I think my 70 year old Father sometimes listens to David Rodigan on there.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #529 on: November 29, 2020, 01:35:23 AM »
Van life Briton missing in French mountains

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-55118130

'Van life' nothing to do with being Dutch, but refers to someone who lives in a van.  The BBC from now on will refer to people based on their dwellings; "House life man" "B&B life teenager".

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #530 on: November 29, 2020, 01:53:08 AM »
oh yeah it's "van life" when it's middle class people going on a jaunt in their campervan but "gypsies/knackers/pikeys/tinkers" when people live that way all the time

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #531 on: November 29, 2020, 11:04:53 AM »
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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #532 on: November 29, 2020, 11:14:46 AM »
"gypsies/knackers/pikeys/tinkers"

Sonny and Cher consider rewrite.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #533 on: November 29, 2020, 12:03:48 PM »
oh yeah it's "van life" when it's middle class people (with a large social media following) going on a jaunt in their campervan but "gypsies/knackers/pikeys/tinkers" when people live that way all the time

Added to your very correct observation, some of the fakest channels/feeds that exist.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #534 on: November 29, 2020, 10:58:29 PM »
Alllll the people
Sienna people

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #535 on: December 03, 2020, 04:22:17 AM »
This isn’t really the BBC’s fault, more the fault of my extremely infantile mind




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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #536 on: December 03, 2020, 07:36:24 PM »
I spotted that as well, and I had assumed it was done knowlingly. I reckon if gayness wasn’t a factor then the usual way to caption that same picture would be “Patterson (left)”.

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #537 on: December 03, 2020, 10:25:17 PM »
Cunts have just referred to the "forthcoming remake of Dune" the ignorant pricks.

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Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #538 on: December 04, 2020, 12:14:15 AM »
I spotted that as well, and I had assumed it was done knowlingly. I reckon if gayness wasn’t a factor then the usual way to caption that same picture would be “Patterson (left)”.

"Pat Patterson(gay)"

Re: The quality of writing on the BBC News website
« Reply #539 on: December 04, 2020, 01:52:35 AM »
Cunts have just referred to the "forthcoming remake of Dune" the ignorant pricks.

They've changed this now. To "forthcoming sci-fi epic Dune".

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