Monday, January 24, 2011

Moderated, by bunch of ????

Well, I love my F1 on the TV, especially back on the Beeb, but when they changed the commentators a while back in Apr 2009 I was less than happy. I posted then on the BBC's own sports forum about this "new" guy JL, who was less than able as a commentator, and many agreed. But we suffered him until now they've changed again, and he is no longer. Great, we could have some decent commentary again, without his screaming, often one overtake or one corner, or one incident too late.

So this week I again posted on this BBC forum :

"Fantastic, at last you got rid of that tw*t, the stupid cu*t who didn't know fu*k all about the sport, didn't keep the sod*ing punters informed, in fact was a complete unadulterated pr*ck"

And guess what? they deleted my post. Would you believe it?

Well, errrrrrrr, it wasn't quite like that.

I posted, yes. They deleted the post, yes. And my post content "contravened their rules". So what did I really say? It was this :

"Best news I've had for ages. That man was responsible for many of my friends to lose interest in F1. Martin Brundle must be equally pleased he won't have that buffoon next to him."

Ooh, err - it must have been the word "buffoon" that caused the unrest. I apologise to whomever reads this that I've left that word intact, without extending the courtesy to my readers of blanking out a letter or two in time-honoured fashion.

So, still wishing to express my views, I posted again :

"I had a post deleted yesterday, but I really didn't reckon there was anything that contravened the rules. But rules is rules. So I just wanted to say how happy I am with the new commentating line-up, and that if someone is now missing then that's good."

It was accepted.

Maybe I need some pointers from a Mr. Monty D


ps. I've since read that this BBC sports forum is going to close down due to cuts, and one comment I also read was this :

"Many genuine posters to the forum have seen their posts and articles deleted for no sensible reason. Meanwhile a small number of idiots are allowed to run free."

So no real loss then? Buffoons, the lot of them. LOL

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First time for years

First time for years ............ I went to the cinema today with the wife as I had an afternoon off. I was told to switch my mobile off in there - didn't have a mobile last time I went. Pleasant suprise as we got 2-for-1 from Orange, plus senior rates, so it only cost £6 for the both of us. Was a film recommended by a friend, but to be honest I found it hard to keep my eyes open for most of it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Great day out

What an enjoyable day. Sat with my best mate Mike, shared (as usual) the brolly, put the world to rights. It hammered down for a lot of the time, but had stopped when we packed up which is a bonus.

Fish? not important as I've always said "catching fish is a bonus to a good day out". But yes, I did have just one.

5.1/2 hours travelling, 10 hours fishing - people can't understand why we do it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fishing again

At long last. Haven't wet a line since October but have trips planned for Sunday and the following Friday. Bet I arrive on the bank with tackle left at home.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everybody :)