The BBC want Digital Assassins!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by aerialplug, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Apr 5, 2006 #1 of 14
    aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    I'm posting this here as I know at least three people from this forum got involved in this the last time the BBC did this sort of thing.

    This landed on my in-box just now:
    What they're looking for is people who consume media in a non-traditional form - anyone who has become dependent on TiVo counts as well as people who file-share. The emphasis in non-conventional consumption of news would also be a boon.

    If you're interested, the word doccument mentioned above has been attached to a post below (it failed to attach to this post) - it includes a short questionaire and some more details about the project.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2006 #2 of 14
    stretch_blues

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    Hmm, had a good look all over your post and can't find and word DOC attached... put me out of my misery and tell me where it is! :confused:
     
  3. Apr 5, 2006 #3 of 14
    cwaring

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    I was going to mention it but I thought that he might look silly (sillier? ;)) after editing the post accordingly :p
     
  4. Apr 6, 2006 #4 of 14
    aerialplug

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    Hmm, I definitely added it as an attachment, but it didn't take. I'll post it later on this morning when I have access to it.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2006 #5 of 14
    aerialplug

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    Here's the required attachment that failed to attach last time.
     

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  6. Apr 6, 2006 #6 of 14
    Rob Nespor Bellis

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    Filled out and mailed in :D Thanks for the heads up.

    Rgds,

    R.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2006 #7 of 14
    Rob Nespor Bellis

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    Um, when you mail the questionnaire back to the e-mail address stated in the document you get an out-of-office reply stating that the person has now left the BBC????

    Am I missing something here?

    Rgds,

    R.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2006 #8 of 14
    aerialplug

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    I sent mine in yesterday and didn't get this...
     
  9. Apr 6, 2006 #9 of 14
    aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    The address I used was morag.cartwright@ and the rest is standard BBC address.

    All I can suggest is try it again adding a note explaining. If it happens again, let me know and I'll let her know that something isn't working properly.

    I think the last time they did this, it was spread over 3 days and different people from the forum went on different days - I only got to meet one formum member even though I was there for one and a half days. This time it looks like it's a one-off single afternoon thingy.

    I have to add, the last time I did it it was enormous fun.
     
  10. Rob Nespor Bellis

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    That is weird :confused:

    I ctrl clicked the address in the document and the address is different Shazia.mustafa@..... obviously the person handling it last time and the link hasn't been updated correctly.

    Now sent to the right address ( hopefully :) )

    Rgds,

    R.
     
  11. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    That is strange - I got the same when I clicked through. It's a cut & paste mess up - Shazia was the person whom I dealt with the last time!

    I've let them know and (hopefully) fixed it on my attachment.
     
  12. aerialplug

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    Is anyone confirmed they're doing this?

    I just got my final details today so it looks like I'll be joining in the fun :)

    The person who sent me the final email included everyone else's email address in the To: field which means everyone whose going will have a list of everyone else's email addresses - not exactly privacy, especially considering that many of the kinds of people they're looking for would openly regard their way of getting media as erm, unconventional...

    I recognise a few names, though not necessarily from this forum.

    I see you're on the list though, Rob :)

    That's the last time I use my work address for something like this - my employer could be really shocked at some of the things I'd have to say about not watching things live and my unconventional ways of absorbing news ;)

    And for anyone who's interested in where exactly it takes place - you'd be more likely to see Blue Peter or Children in Need coming from this location rather than a conference...
     
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  14. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    The last part was also broadcast live across the world on BBC World Service.

    But... it was genuinely live for me ;)

    [​IMG]

    I'll write up a report on my blog about the day and post a link here - but not tonight as I'm pretty tired after a long day!
     

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