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VMPhil8,838 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
For those on the forum (like me) who can only vaguely remember Network Six, could someone explain what it was and how it operated?

I'm sure others will fill in on the details, but from what I remember it was a continuation of the APFS website's role-playing version of the old ITV regional network structure.
MatthewFirth880 posts since 8 Jun 2013
Meridian (South) South Today
I had an idea of a forum-based game where members took over franchises of the ITV and run them, beginning from a certain point of time (1968, 1982 or 1993). It would have been the OTL companies of the time, and would be have been interesting to see how people would have managed ITV differently.

Doubt that would be a good idea now though.
Footballer51 posts since 19 Aug 2016
I had an idea of a forum-based game where members took over franchises of the ITV and run them, beginning from a certain point of time (1968, 1982 or 1993). It would have been the OTL companies of the time, and would be have been interesting to see how people would have managed ITV differently.

Doubt that would be a good idea now though.

I would like to play that game, even though it's out-dated.
JAS843,486 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
For those on the forum (like me) who can only vaguely remember Network Six, could someone explain what it was and how it operated?

I'm sure others will fill in on the details, but from what I remember it was a continuation of the APFS website's role-playing version of the old ITV regional network structure.

Network Six is definitely obsolete, but it's a shame that APFS, Afternoon Programmes Follow Shortly, is long gone. Though I suppose much (not all, but a lot) of the mock presentation there would look bad by today's standards (and yes, I include my own in that statement).
rob7,234 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today

Network Six is definitely obsolete, but it's a shame that APFS, Afternoon Programmes Follow Shortly, is long gone. Though I suppose much (not all, but a lot) of the mock presentation there would look bad by today's standards (and yes, I include my own in that statement).


It's still online to view... http://www.markmcm.co.uk/apfs/index.html
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JAS843,486 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
A quick look on Wayback Machine shows that wasn't there a couple of years ago. It was gone, but he must've reuploaded it. It was originally at http://www.apfs-tv.com/ and vanished in 2006. So the site was offline for eight years - and yeah, I didn't know it was back. Mark should probably remove the "Send your gallery images (preferably in .JPG format) and accompanying commentary (preferably in .TXT format) to: contributions@apfs-tv.com" message from the bottom of the APFS Presents index though, since the email no longer works and the site hasn't been updated since 2004.

And honestly, I wasn't joking about my own mocks being bad...
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BillyH1,283 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
What was really, really nice about APFS is that no matter your technical skills there was still a supportive and good-natured atmosphere. My mocks on that website were terrible , starting off as MS Paint doodles I made when I was twelve(!) and progressing to even worse doodles on an old version of Paint Shop Pro with a million filters thrown over the top turning everything into a sickening colourful mess.

But never did anyone mock anyone elses, er, mocks - positives were found in just about everything, and even when one person did write "Sorry but Billy's mocks are ****" (or something along those lines) people instantly leapt to my defence, explaining that I was just a twelve-year old child with limited graphical skills. It made me feel welcome and meant that people could post their designs safely without fear of being ridiculed, something that I sadly don't think would be the case on this forum today. Had I been my 12/13 year old self today and posted my early mocks on this website, the negativity I'd have received would probably cause me to give up fairly sharpish.

I think the last gallery I designed - a 2005 ATV one that isn't on the archived APFS, was on MatthewFirths JavaTV site (EDIT: My mistake, not his site sorry) but looking at it right now all the images are missing for some reason (and for the love of god don't click any of my designs that are on APFS if you don't want to be horrified at what kid me thought looked awesome) - wasn't too bad, still with lots of faults but much better than the earliest MS Paint stuff of just three/four years earlier, so some improvements were made at least - I'd have been sixteen when I made that one and I think a couple of images, should they return, still hold up fairly well today, particularly proud of some of the VHS-tape effects which was a whole combination of PSP filters. Always found the idea of 'what if's far more interesting than the blandess of news studio recreations and aston designs that make up most mocks these days.
Last edited by BillyH on 8 September 2016 3:58pm
Member since 26 May 2001