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OFFLINE   Mark #101

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE (Ryan @ Apr 1 2008, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
never let the facts get in the way of a clever play on words :lol:


got that right - I R Clever!

Bath is pissed from what I have been told - seriously PISSED.

OFFLINE   Cyril Washbrook #102

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:13 PM

I thought it was a good headline wink.gif.

OFFLINE   Ryan #103

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE (Mark (MJH) @ Apr 1 2008, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
got that right - I R Clever!

Bath is pissed from what I have been told - seriously PISSED.


bath and pissed... there's a lol-worthy play on words there!
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OFFLINE   Mark #104

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:27 PM

just letting you all know that tonight I decided to deactivate the story ratings on TSR... to me, at present, it's a distraction.

It may however return in the future. cheerful.gif

OFFLINE   Cyril Washbrook #105

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (Mark (MJH) @ Apr 5 2008, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just letting you all know that tonight I decided to deactivate the story ratings on TSR... to me, at present, it's a distraction.

Not to mention utterly confusing - e.g. when a person dies, are we meant to rate the story high or low? It's always seemed rather pointless to me.

OFFLINE   Mike #106

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

They were supposed to be used so you can rate the story, as in written, presented and mostly whether it was the type of story you wanted on the spy report. However it surely was never used that way.

OFFLINE   PZ. #107

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:31 AM

I don't know if it's possible or even important but it would be nice if the spy report heading had a subtitle for the field it covers, such as radio, TV, or newspaper on the main forum screen - not so much for people who regularly visit it, more so for new members and visiters. Yes it's there once you've gone into it, but a subtitle before you go into it could be the attention grabber it needs to make more people notice a particular media they're interested in and attract more readers.

On this screen, as it is now, you see "Today in The Spy Report: Mickey moves to Newcastle duopoly"
My suggestion would be "Today in The Spy Report: *RADIO* Mickey moves to Newcastle duopoly"

No biggie......... just an idea.......just input......just give me 60 seconds to do the bolt before anyone replies hyper.gif

OFFLINE   icat #108

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:23 PM

Still don't bother reading the TSR. I think I've read this thread more.
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OFFLINE   Splashmo #109

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

If it's a story about Newcastle then it's almost certainly regarding radio.

OFFLINE   byron #110

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

WINE News? and Cooper was the first newsreader for WIN in Perth, Kerryn Johnston read the news for almost a year.

OFFLINE   bacco007 #111

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:17 PM

Fixed - the WINE news line came from copy!

OFFLINE   Sam #112

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:31 AM

Just to be picky the current headline reads "Pay TV rebrands Arena: Bravo!" but Bravo with the exclamation mark is the Canadian version of Bravo no exclamation mark the US version and it is the US version that Arena will be rebraned to

OFFLINE   Mark #113

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE (Sam @ Apr 17 2008, 11:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just to be picky the current headline reads "Pay TV rebrands Arena: Bravo!" but Bravo with the exclamation mark is the Canadian version of Bravo no exclamation mark the US version and it is the US version that Arena will be rebraned to


it's not a big deal. Some people read way too much into things. smile.gif

OFFLINE   Big Dan #114

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:25 PM

TSR is now on Twitter. You can follow us at:
http://twitter.com/thespyreport
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OFFLINE   PZ. #115

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:35 PM

So it sends an SMS to your phone after an update? How does that help my alcho-internet addiction? laugh.gif

(I'm working on some internet "patches" for customers who face going broke due to the "alcho-internet-poppy-pop" tax hyper.gif )



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TSR is now on Twitter. You can follow us at:
http://twitter.com/thespyreport
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OFFLINE   Big Dan #116

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:43 PM

QUOTE (POWERZONE @ May 16 2008, 11:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So it sends an SMS to your phone after an update? How does that help my alcho-internet addiction? laugh.gif


It can actually...but at the moment, Twitter only has a UK number available to Australia. You also have to specify that you want TSR reports sent to your mobile device.
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OFFLINE   Lepatron #117

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:22 PM

What the hell is Twitter?
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OFFLINE   TGIF #118

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:25 PM

I believe it's a website that lets you post short updates about what you're doing. I read the other day that Channel 4 (the UK broadcaster) has one, they're all the rage apparently silly.gif

EDIT: http://twitter.com/channel4news and http://twitter.com/c4news

OFFLINE   Big Dan #119

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:37 PM

According to Wikpedia:

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (SMS), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email.

Essentially, the intention is that when there is a new article up at the Spy Report, an application called Twitterfeed will grab the title and a link to the blog post found in the RSS feed, shorten it using TinyURL and create a new update within thirty minutes. That update will appear in the list of updates from users someone has subscribed to. For example, if we report on a nation wide cock-up at Seven, then it will come up on my list of updates along with others.
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OFFLINE   Firetorch #120

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:39 PM

Looks like something aimed at 14 year old girls.