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by tightrope78
Mon 03 Aug, 2020 15.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

This ‘Donald Trump bans media from nomination’ thread by Ne1LC is surely one of the oddest ever, with precious little relevance to TV presentation!
by tightrope78
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 00.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

james2001 wrote:
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 00.17
Cobbles has been banned.
Good. The post that got him banned was ridiculous.
by tightrope78
Fri 31 Jul, 2020 18.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Whilst there’s way more posts on the site than there would usually be there seems to be fewer posters who simply post a lot of stuff! It’s not just the Newsroom where debate is between a handful of posters, it seems to be like that across the whole site.
by tightrope78
Sun 26 Jul, 2020 22.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Rather unpleasant reaction from some posters in the Coronavirus news thread to thousands of people’s holiday plans being ruined. Not a good look at all.
by tightrope78
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 21.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 207
Views: 21735

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I was in Dublin for a few days last week and I'd say about 30% of people I saw were wearing a mask, they only became compulsory in Ireland yesterday (on public transport last week). Mitigating this was better enforcement of social distancing in shops. Whilst some bars and restaurants were open you a...
by tightrope78
Tue 21 Jul, 2020 14.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

The desire to watch the footage of Tommy Cooper die on television seems to be a rite of passage that many new Tv Forumers feel the need to go through. There seems to be a thread dedicated to this every year or so!
by tightrope78
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 18.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 207
Views: 21735

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

People holding out hope for a vaccine to be developed quickly, even this year, is ridiculous. Edward Jenner invented the vaccine for smallpox in 1798 and smallpox wasn’t declared eradicated until the early 21st century. I know medicine has moved on and it’s not a fair comparison but vaccines still t...
by tightrope78
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 20.54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 207
Views: 21735

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

In Northern Ireland the guidance is that if you are contacted by a tracer you isolate for 14 days irrespective of symptoms. You only get a test if you show any symptoms. Even if the test is negative you should still isolate for the full period. You will only be contacted though if you were within 2 ...
by tightrope78
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 21.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 207
Views: 21735

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

Pub culture is not such a big thing here in Northern Land, due to the legacy of the Troubles. I did pass a local pub today and there was loads of people stand in the middle of the street drinking. This is because the regulations for outdoors are much more relaxed. You can sit at a table outside all ...
by tightrope78
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 14.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

In the BBC Presenters thread there’s an awful lot of talk of “telltale signs” of what BBC management apparently think of certain presenters!

Also a sudden love of Victoria Derbyshire.
by tightrope78
Tue 30 Jun, 2020 23.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8827
Views: 1254255

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

They’re talking about a virtual set for breakfast television. I can’t think of anything worse on screen at that time of morning!