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(May 2010)

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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Digital Spy Forums have been in need of emergency maintenance over the past two days - apparently due to heavy BB traffic. They said it would be up again a few minutes ago but it's been up and down, and I reckon they should just shut the site for a few hours.
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Mike W London London
Digital Spy is bloody awful. I had a look round and it's painful to look at and hard to navigate. They need to make it more user friendly.
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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Is anybody else finding reports from 2007 on the Media page? News of Virgin launching 'Setanta Sports News' had me confused.
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paul_hadley London London
Is anybody else finding reports from 2007 on the Media page? News of Virgin launching 'Setanta Sports News' had me confused.

Yes. Lots of old news on there. Including the launch of the Virgin Media website ahead of the TV service launch. Exclamation

30 days later

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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Neil Wilkes to leave Digital SpyCo-founder and editor of entertainment news website decides not to renew contract beyond March

Neil Wilkes, the co-founder and longstanding editor of entertainment news website Digital Spy, is to leave the company next year.

Wilkes, who co-founded Digital Spy in early 1999, said that he was making the "very, very tough" decision not to renew his contract with the business beyond March.

"As things stand, my employment contract with the company is due to expire at the end of this year," he said in an email to staff. "Now, as you all know I love Digital Spy very dearly, it's been my baby for almost 12 years!, but I have made the very, very tough decision not to renew my contract beyond next March."

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VMPhil Granada North West Today
I can't believe the way they went from a small, community-based media news website and forum to a large, company-owned showbiz portal talked about in the news.
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Pete Founding member North Reporting Scotland
I can't believe the way they went from a small, community-based media news website and forum to a large, company-owned showbiz drivvel fest populated by morons and pathetic showbiz guff that gets cited by newspapers / tv whenever they need a "what the freaks on the internets are saying" quote


I've corrected your post for you.

YOU'RE WELCOME.
ELM 2011: I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Pete posted:
I can't believe the way they went from a small, community-based media news website and forum to a large, company-owned showbiz drivvel fest populated by morons and pathetic showbiz guff that gets cited by newspapers / tv whenever they need a "what the freaks on the internets are saying" quote


I've corrected your post for you.

YOU'RE WELCOME.


lol, that modified quote isn't far from the truth to be honest. The amount of times The Sun repeats an article from Digital Spy, only for it to turn out to be an unfounded rumour or just plain made up, is ridiculous. I bet the Daily Mirror and Daily Star do the same.
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TV Fetish West Country (East) Points West
Digital Spy needs to sort it news stories out... the current mish mash of programmes that are aired in the UK and those in US is very confusing. And why does every third headline have the word "tease" in it.
it's programme not program!
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Lightoftruth
I think Digital Spy is a lot better when its focused on media Smile
:-(
A former member
JAS84 posted:
Pete posted:
I can't believe the way they went from a small, community-based media news website and forum to a large, company-owned showbiz drivvel fest populated by morons and pathetic showbiz guff that gets cited by newspapers / tv whenever they need a "what the freaks on the internets are saying" quote


I've corrected your post for you.

YOU'RE WELCOME.


lol, that modified quote isn't far from the truth to be honest. The amount of times The Sun repeats an article from Digital Spy, only for it to turn out to be an unfounded rumour or just plain made up, is ridiculous. I bet the Daily Mirror and Daily Star do the same.


Is it not the other way around? A lot of there news comes from newspapers, DS quote it then other people do and assume its from them. Unless its an exclusive or interview, very few articles are original.
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Gavin Scott Founding member Central Reporting Scotland
JAS84 posted:
Pete posted:
I can't believe the way they went from a small, community-based media news website and forum to a large, company-owned showbiz drivvel fest populated by morons and pathetic showbiz guff that gets cited by newspapers / tv whenever they need a "what the freaks on the internets are saying" quote


I've corrected your post for you.

YOU'RE WELCOME.


lol, that modified quote isn't far from the truth to be honest. The amount of times The Sun repeats an article from Digital Spy, only for it to turn out to be an unfounded rumour or just plain made up, is ridiculous. I bet the Daily Mirror and Daily Star do the same.


Is it not the other way around? A lot of there news comes from newspapers, DS quote it then other people do and assume its from them. Unless its an exclusive or interview, very few articles are original.


DS is mostly regurgitated BS from any and all other outlets. The difference is they will publish things that even a red-top wouldn't touch initially - but in doing so it is "legitimised" and then some tabloids will run it.

The worst part is that they never, ever remove an article, even when they'll publish something the next minute that proves their earlier stories to be completely wrong - instead they might even reference the twaddle saying, "it was suggested before that {hyperlink}".

Complete dross, a mish mash of American and UK gossip - all written poorly, with zero research, flooded with virus ridden ads, complete with "Americanized" punctuation, i.e. the use of commas to denote "and" - for fear that an ampersand ("&") might completely fox their average reader.

Worra lorra pish.

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