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Sergeantgate

Every so often a something really big happens and as a result a website crashes.
Well, following today's news, the BBC's Have Your Say site has crashed.
Shows what really matters to the people of this country!
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That's very sad Sad and he was showing definite signs of such a promising future.
Such a great loss to the whole world of dancing and choreography.
Will we ever see the like again.


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Re: Sergeantgate

I told Carol and she was very sad Sad
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Re: Sergeantgate

My missus and I, are both crying our eyes out....  Cry  ................ she is crying because she is sad about the situation .  Cry Cry :   .... I am crying tears of Joy and Laughter at the thought of so many people making such a fuss about it !!! Grin Grin
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Re: Sergeantgate

Well, he was entertaining!  Especially his version of the Pasa Doble!  Hope he repeats that as his "Farewell Dance"! Grin
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Re: Sergeantgate

I think it funny that the voting public showed what they think of these reality shows pompous judges.
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Re: Sergeantgate

Uhmm! SHWMBO before other events overtook her once used to do a bit of prancing, therefore SCD is standard viewing for Saturday and Sunday evening, although I put my foot down for the weekday show (unless there's nothing else on) as well. I must admit that although I claim not to have a lot of time for the show, I find myself enjoying it, I do think that Brucie should be replaced forthwith though. I fall into the entertainment camp rather than the dance competition view. So therefore I believe John Sergeant should not have pulled out...for his entertainment value, and the unedifying spectacle of the judges baying for his blood.
Unfortunately, I think the BBC may well have shot themselves in the foot by allowing it to happen. I suspect the viewing figures will tumble badly, not to mention the revenue made through the voting.
If it was a dance competition there would be no phone votes (al la Come Dancing) only professional judges.
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Can you imagine the job they are going to have to compensate people who voted for him throughout the series.  It would be much simpler to make a donation to charity.
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Why should they compensate?
Each week people vote to keep a person on the show for the following week. Each week the votes start from zero again.
John has said he will appear on the show this coming weekend.
So where's the problem?
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As an ever so slightly off topic; I'm rather intrigued to know why the BBC needs to raise revenue with phone voting anyway, and it does raise a lot of money, doesn't it get enough of our money with their share of the licence fee? I think it should be priced at standard local call rates, or even a free phone number.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Jelv, I assume they are concerned about people who spent money on a vote which will now be wasted.  It was the BBC's idea to compensate in some way.
I have to agree with Petlew, it's a cheek that they use a premium number to canvas votes. 
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Quote from: Petlew
I think it should be priced at standard local call rates, or even a free phone number.

Yes indeed - the BBC consumer shows have delighted exposing companies taking advantgae of their customers, yet the BBC for a long time used 0870 numbers for their call in numbers - even traffic reporting etc.
But maybe they have realised how vunerable they are to bad public relations as they have started to replace some with 03xxx numbers.

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Perhaps he realises that he's more intelligent than that, seen the light in other words.
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Well I'm very suspicious; we're in the grip of the worst financial crisis since 1929, half of the world is at war with someone, pirates are in action in the busiest commerce routes in the world, and the British news and media can find nothing else to talk about but John Sergeant. Has this government slyly released something unpalatable today, they're just devious enough to have organised this.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Yes, I was fascinated to see that it was the third item on the news at 6.  Surely there were more important things to report?