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MetalGearRex
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15.25

Fri 18 Nov, 2016 05.58

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

Mon 12 Dec, 2016 22.06

Looks like the forums aren't closing after all: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/announce ... =253&a=397
Martin Phillp
Posts: 882
Joined: Wed 11 May, 2011 01.28

Tue 13 Dec, 2016 01.42

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.
JAS84
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Wed 14 Dec, 2016 19.39

And... locked. The forums are now in read-only mode. Didn't waste any time, did they? Can't say I'm looking forward to seeing the animated gifs and memes that plague the main site invade the forum.
JAS84
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Thu 15 Dec, 2016 02.18

DS's main site is down. Blank front page, TV index goes to a 2001 TV ratings article, everything else except the forum is 404 not found. Looks like it's not just the forum getting an update. The forum is actually the only thing working properly at present, but as I mentioned in my last post is currently locked, so people don't even have anywhere to complain!
james2001
Posts: 496
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Thu 15 Dec, 2016 12.05

I'm wondering how the bigots and licence fee bashers are coping now with their outlet for bile out of action. Their heads must be close to exploding with all the pent up pressure.
JAS84
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Sun 18 Dec, 2016 06.18

The forum opened up again yesterday... but the migration apparently failed. They found a few bugs that need squashing before they try again.
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/announce ... =108&a=399
james2001
Posts: 496
Joined: Sat 04 Jun, 2005 23.10

Mon 19 Dec, 2016 20.26

In typical DS fashion, the first post made on the German Market Lorry crash, made almost as soon as the news came in, is from someone clearly drooling and itching for it to be a Muslim immigrant that Merkel let in. Clearly the first thought on their mind as soon as it happened, to the point they started a thread about it.

You'll be able to smell the disapointment in the air if it turns out to be home-grown. Oh, and any excuse to tell us why it's not "terrorism" as well, because it's only Muslims and immi-grunts that do that.
JAS84
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri 12 Aug, 2011 10.23
Location: Hull, UK

Wed 21 Dec, 2016 03.56

Looks like that person was right. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38385961
Alexia
Posts: 2966
Joined: Sat 01 Oct, 2005 17.50

Wed 21 Dec, 2016 13.17

JAS84 wrote:Looks like that person was right. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38385961
The current suspect is a Tunisian asylum seeker, so not an immigrant (there is a difference). And anyone who perpertrates acts like this "aint no Muslim bruv."
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