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Have Your Say About The BBC!

January 20, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

 They’ll probably ignore it, but at least it’s a chance to get it off your chest and let them know how you really feel!!

 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u61149175

42 Comments
  1. Paul Weeks permalink
    January 20, 2021 6:44 pm

    Already done the other day. They won’t be in any doubt on my views if they bother to read more than my first answer!

  2. Peter Yarnall permalink
    January 20, 2021 6:44 pm

    Already done it.
    It doesn’t read well!

    • Joe Public permalink
      January 20, 2021 6:46 pm

      Mine reads very well. However, I doubt the readers will like what I wrote! 😉

  3. Will Davis permalink
    January 20, 2021 6:50 pm

    Ditto above, already sent- to er- the dustbin?

  4. Gamecock permalink
    January 20, 2021 6:54 pm

    ‘We are really interested in understanding your views on the BBC’

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! God, I can’t catch my breath.

  5. David Calder permalink
    January 20, 2021 7:03 pm

    LOL. I gave ’em a full clip from my AR15.

  6. stevechelt permalink
    January 20, 2021 7:05 pm

    Just done. I doubt they will like my answers.

  7. wilpretty permalink
    January 20, 2021 7:06 pm

    Told them what they did’nt want to hear.

  8. bobn permalink
    January 20, 2021 7:10 pm

    Ive tried to log into several bbc survey’s but the links never get me there, nor typing the addresss. This link just gets me a white square with a time circle revolving. Dont have this problem with other survey’s.
    Maybe I’m on their ‘black list’ and getting the big tech censor treatment?

  9. January 20, 2021 7:11 pm

    Thanks, Paul, done … I doubt they’re gonna like it.

    w.

  10. Paul H permalink
    January 20, 2021 7:12 pm

    Ditto all the above, really laid into them. here’s their reply in part:

    ‘We’ll keep it for up to 270 days – and if we don’t use it we’ll then delete it and any other information you sent us.’

    ‘If they don’t use it’ Presumably the message has to be ‘right on’ before it’s considered fit for use.

  11. January 20, 2021 7:38 pm

    Already done it.

  12. David Howkins permalink
    January 20, 2021 8:04 pm

    I’ve given them some honest feedback.

  13. January 20, 2021 8:17 pm

    I told ’em. Not that they care. Hope they self terminate. At least the fake news and documentary areas. It would be nice if the delusional zealot Attenborough would jump off a cliff and join the Walruses of Siberia as Polar bear food. IMO. An elite Malthusian delusional who wants to reduce human population in favour of animals…. what more needs saying? One of them. Not one of us. Cox is not much better, they all sold their souls for the BBC ££££ and lie to order for their supper.

  14. Devoncamel permalink
    January 20, 2021 8:30 pm

    Unfortunately the most important question wasn’t asked:
    Should the license fee be abolished?
    Perhaps we could ask contributors to this blog Paul.

  15. Richard Greene permalink
    January 20, 2021 8:50 pm

    When I was in England on business in the 1980s, two British employees of the company were talking over lunch. I only remember hearing:
    “Is that true, or did you hear it on the BBC?”
    Seems like things don’t change much over the decades.

  16. John189 permalink
    January 20, 2021 8:53 pm

    Like other posters I loosed both barrels. In due course I intend asking my MP to raise a question about the responses received by the BBC – might make it harder to sweep unfavourable comment under the carpet.

  17. peter albert charlton permalink
    January 20, 2021 9:48 pm

    Stuck it to them straight between the eyes. Lies, biased in the highest order and full of pretencious people

  18. devonblueboy permalink
    January 20, 2021 10:20 pm

    You’re right, they won’t pay any attention to the negative comments. However, it was a pleasant interlude in the midst of all the current Government propaganda to give them both barrels! And a good hypotensive measure.

  19. William Morgan permalink
    January 20, 2021 10:46 pm

    I echo most of the comments here. I completed a similar BBC “survey” c. 2wks ago. I trashed them. Why do they come back to me for more? They are clearly paying no interest towards my opinions.

  20. GeoffB permalink
    January 20, 2021 10:56 pm

    Very cathartic to complete, but they will just ignore the findings. It needs to be independent of the BBC.

  21. bobn permalink
    January 21, 2021 12:51 am

    Hi Paul. Tried your new route to the survey but it still wont respond. Guess The BBC does have a banned list for its critics. I now feel double justified in not paying the licence since I cannot access all BBC outputs.

  22. It doesn't add up... permalink
    January 21, 2021 2:06 am

    I use the BBC so little – nothing on TV (except watching rugby) and only extremely rarely their website when someone has linked a particular story. I couldn’t give an appraisal, other that to say I find none of its output appeals enough to investigate it, and brief encounters with it when visiting others confirms that view – in fact, I find their output excruciating.

  23. Gamecock permalink
    January 21, 2021 2:54 am

    “But enough about me, let’s talk about you… what do YOU think of me?”

  24. Stonyground permalink
    January 21, 2021 7:46 am

    Done. To be honest, most of the boxes I’ve ticked No Opinion because I’ve never used the services in question and hardly ever watch their TV output either. I did put that watching the BBC is like constantly being preached at. On the question of the licence fee being value for money, they are asking the wrong question. To anyone who actually enjoys their output it is possibly excellent value. To someone who hardly ever uses their output put is still forced to pay for all of it it is terrible value.

  25. January 21, 2021 9:22 am

    Done. As a public body the results ought to be available at least via FOI. Worth putting a reminder in the diary to follow up on.

    BTW – if anyone who follows this blog is still paying the licence fee can I suggest that the only way to guarantee having an impact is to stop paying. We have been without for nearly two years now and have never looked back. Just not paying for the execrable David Attenborough makes it worth it in one stroke.

  26. Ian Wilkinson permalink
    January 21, 2021 9:25 am

    I don’t think they’ll like my comments.

  27. Glyn P permalink
    January 21, 2021 10:12 am

    Nor mine!

  28. Vernon E permalink
    January 21, 2021 10:38 am

    Like Paul H above I received an email that basically said IF we use your response. So they or their pollsters will select the responses that suit them. Typical.

  29. europeanonion permalink
    January 21, 2021 10:50 am

    It may not change anything but I feel a lot better for getting it off my chest

  30. Malcolm Chapman permalink
    January 21, 2021 11:05 am

    Any idea what ‘alongside your online BBC activity’ could mean? I avoid the BBC where possible these days, but sometimes watch it on the old steam television. Online, I use the BBC for weather (not climate, of course) and cricket. I wonder if the ‘alongside…’ clause is some kind of prepared route out of ignoring answers they don’t like. One gets sadly suspicious, in these days of misinformation.

  31. Coeur de Lion permalink
    January 21, 2021 11:06 am

    Many Homewood followers will recall the Major Complaint of 22 April 2016 which in Chapter Ten exposed the BBC’s response to complaints – ‘a mixture of ignorance, superficial sophistry and disdain’. Has anything changed? Chapter Eight describes a decade of the lovable Attenborough’s scientific errors – no change there then! The whole Complaint seems to have died a death tho’ immensely well researched and pungent. It’s still there if you mine deep enough.

  32. Phil O'Sophical permalink
    January 21, 2021 12:42 pm

    “We’ll keep it for up to 270 days – and if we don’t use it we’ll then delete it and any other information you sent us.”

    If we don’t use it? Uh? Use? In what way?
    Are not surveys such as this designed to inform the questioner?

    Isn’t every response therefore a data point ‘used’ in building a picture to, as they put it, help them “understand what you think and feel about the BBC.”

    Of course not; they will see, and ‘use’, only what they want to see.

  33. Soren Lorenson permalink
    January 21, 2021 2:46 pm

    The best message you can send is by cancelling your licence.

    If you can’t do that because family like other live TV, you can cancel your DDM. You pay six months in advance so if enough of us do this it would send a very strong message to Pravda UK (formerly BBC)..

  34. Gerry, England permalink
    January 21, 2021 7:25 pm

    I didn’t like it that you have to be registered or signed in to take the survey, and, as others have said, they will just see what they want in the results. But having said that they were expressing concern in the reduction in the number of TV licences, especially in the younger age group who are more into streaming content. They are probably also more savvy at setting up VPNs and streaming other content such as football as well. Probably more effective is if you get asked about TV watching in an independent survey, say that you never watch the BBC output as I think that would worry them.

    The BBC is slowly dying but I really don’t like the idea they are trying plant that it should be funded by a levy that you can’t avoid.

  35. Stuart permalink
    January 21, 2021 9:09 pm

    The Take Part link does not work on my desktop.

    Regards

    Stuart

    ________________________________

  36. January 22, 2021 6:49 pm

    I did mine at least a week ago, now. I gave them all 8 barrels! (Yes, I bought a Gatling, specially!)

  37. arfurbryant permalink
    January 23, 2021 6:36 pm

    Of course, I can.just see the headlines…97% of the public agree the BBC is doing a marvellous job!😉

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