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james2001
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

The DS anti-licence fee brigade today steaming from their ears in fury over an obvious bullshit story in the Torygraph about the BBC using "internet detector vans". They really aren't the sharpest tools in the box, are they? But then I guess they just want to fuel their hate for the licence fee rather than sit and think whether there's any truth in the story, and if the newspaper in question has an agenda.
JAS84
Posts: 445
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Is it just me, or is the main DS site using far too many animated GIFs lately? :evil:
Martin Phillp
Posts: 968
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Good riddance if it downsizes. Hearst didn't have a clue what to do with the site and are now paying for it with the dross not just on their news pages, but on the forums.
TVF's London Lite.
james2001
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

DS forums is just a hotbed of licence fee bashing and far-right bigotry these days. Little will be lost.
Philip
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Joined: Fri 22 Feb, 2008 21.23
Location: Merseyside
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If the forums close get ready for a hundred different splinter sites and forums to pop up and annoy you just as much.
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rob
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Joined: Sat 06 Sep, 2003 12.01
Location: Overton, Hampshire
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Philip wrote:If the forums close get ready for a hundred different splinter sites and forums to pop up and annoy you just as much.
Or get ready for everyone to go over to TVF.

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MetalGearRex
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15.25

Martin Phillp wrote:Good riddance if it downsizes. Hearst didn't have a clue what to do with the site and are now paying for it with the dross not just on their news pages, but on the forums.
Hearst themselves have deviated from the roots of what Digital Spy was based on - media and broadcasting news - and replaced that with a painful focus on showbiz news, click bait shite, and a half baked attempt at competing with Buzzfeed. If they are really downsizing - either that redundancies could happen or aspects of the site get removed - such as the forums.
ChrisPBacon
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun 14 Feb, 2016 12.17

Looks like the forums aren't closing after all: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/announce ... =253&a=397
Martin Phillp
Posts: 968
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Mentioned on TVF that DS is finally upgrading their forum software, alas with even more crap including smiles, photos and videos among the written nonsense.

What's more interesting is the ban amnesty they're offering. I've asked for my account to be reinstated, but I expect not to post on there if at all as it's not worth getting into an argument with the idiots.
TVF's London Lite.
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