I'm broadly in line with David's post. The only time I've contributed to that thread was to warn or ask people to keep it to presentation related matters. If the discussion is just going to descend into left/right wing or whatever Andrew Neil's latest inflammatory point is, or "whinging white people" "gammons" etc. then it's not a surprise we have closed it, and asked for discussion to be more focused on the actual presentation. I appreciate that won't necessarily be supported by those who like to use this site to regularly inform us of their political/social outlook.
I don't think there was a great deal of discussion of politics on its own, the discussion posts always circled back to GB News and its business model and programming plans. I've seen in that thread a few times where the discussion has gone off piste and descended into political debates without any relevance to TV, but the discussion yesterday seemed to be more "what's the market for this channel, will it succeed?".
presentation related, but given that there's no presentation (not even a website or a final logo) right now, it seems that there's nothing to discuss here.
Would it be possible to make it so that Twitter embeds loading don't make the page jump back up? A bit annoying especially when you've clicked to see the latest post, start reading it, then suddenly it disappears.
With a controlled upload system - where images could only be embedded on the forum in that way - it would be possible to detect width/height and store those values, so they could be set correctly on page load.
Unfortunately the height of a tweet does vary. A min-height on the unformatted block could mitigate it, but you'll still get a jump.
I can’t really understand why the latest GB News thread has been closed when there are many other threads that are talking about editorial biasses on particular US networks. To think no one is going to comment on whatever agenda the channel turns out to have is difficult.
I appreciate the want to keep the forum as apolitical as possible but I think with something like GB News it’s a fine line between discussing business case for the need of this channel, which I think most would think would be perfectly acceptable on TV forum and peoples own political opinions. I think the ‘gammon news’ comment was probably crossing the line, but it’s different to going on a rant about the government or Brexit on a vaguely related thread about coverage of such news.
I’ve made a similar point before, that if Sky News had a policy change and went overtly right or left wing opinion based, I would expect it be commented on by people to either champion it or criticise it to some extent as it would be such a change to the fabric of TV news in the UK.
Most people find the rota discussion boring, but content of programmes is always discussed on this forum to some extent. As Brekkie said, the majority of the posts on the forum probably aren’t pres related. If Coronation Street has some rubbish scripts or scripts that offend people, is that not allowed in a thread talking about Coronation Street even though it’s not strictly pres related? In the same way surely any discussion on GB News is going to lead to people giving their own thoughts on the overall direction of the output?
Ultimately it’s down to Asa as to what he does with the forum and what he allows as he pays the bills but I think it seems like a big shift for people not to be able to give their feelings on the editorial agenda of a channel or service being discussed along with the pres side.