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Neil Jones3,958 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
http://www.hearst.co.uk/terms-and-conditions posted:
By using the [Digital Spy] Sites or posting content on any Discussion Forums you confirm that you are 18 years old or more or, if you are under 18 years old, that you have received your parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter into these Terms.


No lower age limit as such (most major social media platforms have minimum age limits of 13 thanks in part to the fact they're American corporations and thus subject to US COPPA law).
james-20012,152 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
There is a whole other forum which has a section which discusses Digital Spy forums users.


There's more than one (I know of at least two- DTV/Diabolik and Smeggy's, though they may have changed names since I was last aware of them), I've always found it quite childish that they spend so much time obsessing over users of another froum. The ones I know of were started by people who were banned from the forums and decided to set up forums to slag off and sneer at DS users (and have new accounts set up on DS to troll). I was one of their top targets at one point, maybe they do still talk about me on there- if they do then they've been at it since 2006 which is incredibly pathetic.
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james-20012,152 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
One thing I never understood about all the "secret forum" stuff, surely if they felt they'd been wrongly banned from DS, surely their beef was with the mods and admins, so why take it out on the users?

One of the also strpid things is the reason I became one of their targets- a few months before the smoking ban came in there was a discussion on it, and they decided anyone who spoke in favour of the ban in that thread was to be trolled and abused by them. On quite a few occasions they set up new accounts on DS to start threads about what an idiot I was (obviously quickly deleted), and there was a "mole" on there who occasionaly sent me PMs about what they were saying about me over there.
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DE88 gave kudos
silvercowards9 posts since 28 Apr 2017
BBC World
Really?! Abuse on that site? It looks pretty 'sane' compared to other online forums I've been to (I'm looking at you Yahoo Answers).

I used another forum called the SDMB (Straight Dope Message Boards) and there's another forum called 'Giraffeboards' which was set up both by the fallen mods who were displeased at how things were run along with banned users of the site (like myself for an incredibly stupid reason) Rolling Eyes

Oh sh**. on another note...I actually remember this comment I received in regards to a question I asked about where the BBC obtains their instrumental music from.... Very Happy
all new Phil2,395 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
All I remember about that place is there kept saying scottie mcclue keeps on coming back demand he should be back on radio.

What an oddly specific thing to be the only thing you can remember.

It does seem to attract a lot of the type who think that farting out whatever is on their mind is acceptable conversation - who has the nicest boobs, who’s gay, stuff like that. I always enjoy the inevitable “does this mean they’ll get new DOG’s?” whenever there’s news of any change whatsoever to a tv channel as well.
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JasonB4,419 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
All I remember about that place is there kept saying scottie mcclue keeps on coming back demand he should be back on radio.

What an oddly specific thing to be the only thing you can remember.

It does seem to attract a lot of the type who think that farting out whatever is on their mind is acceptable conversation - who has the nicest boobs, who’s gay, stuff like that. I always enjoy the inevitable “does this mean they’ll get new DOG’s?” whenever there’s news of any change whatsoever to a tv channel as well.


That best boobs on TV thread was creepy. I'm glad it got locked.
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DE88 gave kudos
62305820,740 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
All I remember about that place is there kept saying scottie mcclue keeps on coming back demand he should be back on radio.

What an oddly specific thing to be the only thing you can remember.

It does seem to attract a lot of the type who think that farting out whatever is on their mind is acceptable conversation - who has the nicest boobs, who’s gay, stuff like that. I always enjoy the inevitable “does this mean they’ll get new DOG’s?” whenever there’s news of any change whatsoever to a tv channel as well.


Well there is STV thread where people complain about the current legally required opt outs and the demise of real radio and the transformation to heart, and how it will save those station, which all turned up to fales. Scottie keep on appearing, ie there was more than one thread about.
Is the next post dreaded?
james-20012,152 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Really?! Abuse on that site? It looks pretty 'sane' compared to other online forums I've been to (I'm looking at you Yahoo Answers).


Well I don't know how it is now, but that's definately how it was around the 2006-2009 era, when I was getting trolled by them fairly regularly.

The "let's slag off DS users" forum was hidden though, so you could only see it if you were an "approved" member, maybe that's still the case?
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