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Simon McCoy

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Brekkie
Cando posted:

It was a bit much for a guy whose most high profile gig was fill in slots on the News at One and I say that as a fan. The media bubble strikes again

Not really fair to call him a fill-in on One, he became main presenter of the One, presenting 2.5 days a week most of the year, since Afternoon Lve.

2.5 ?

Every Wednesday he did an Anna Ford half way through.
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Andrew Founding member
Cando posted:

It was a bit much for a guy whose most high profile gig was fill in slots on the News at One and I say that as a fan. The media bubble strikes again

Not really fair to call him a fill-in on One, he became main presenter of the One, presenting 2.5 days a week most of the year, since Afternoon Lve.

2.5 ?

He seemed to do every other Wednesday alternating with Jane Hill
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manclad
Not really fair to call him a fill-in on One, he became main presenter of the One, presenting 2.5 days a week most of the year, since Afternoon Lve.

2.5 ?


Only at the start of the pandemic. For a long while he seemed to do mon-wed every week.
He seemed to do every other Wednesday alternating with Jane Hill
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trevormon
The current churn of long serving staff is mainly due to a trawl for voluntary redundancy and the cap that was brought in for redundancy payments.


The £95k cap on public service redundancy payments that started in November was scrapped last month when the government backed down in the face of legal action from trade unions. Those in the BBC who were affected by the £95k limit will have their payments made up and the limit now reverts to the old figure of £150k.
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Inspector Sands
That's good, although of course by that point the people who took redundancy to get in under the bar had already gone,
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SuperSajuuk
Not a really important thing, but looks like someone decided to take the old BBCSimonMcCoy handle to make it look like its an official account when it doesn't seem to be, based on the tweets sent by the user not sounding like Simon at all.

I wish Twitter would prevent verified users from changing their handle or telling them that, if they change their handle, they have to create a new account in order to prevent scam accounts acquiring the old one. Sort of like what Ben Boulos did by creating a dead account on BenMBland so no one could impersonate.

It doesn't help in Simon's case that Twitter aren't doing anything about verified checkmarks any more since Simon changing his handle removed the verified checkmark which hasn't come back despite the fact its supposed to for previously verified users.
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Jonwo
I've always thought it was a bit daft to have your employee name on your social media handle although sometimes it can't be helped.
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bilky asko
Not a really important thing, but looks like someone decided to take the old BBCSimonMcCoy handle to make it look like its an official account when it doesn't seem to be, based on the tweets sent by the user not sounding like Simon at all.

I wish Twitter would prevent verified users from changing their handle or telling them that, if they change their handle, they have to create a new account in order to prevent scam accounts acquiring the old one. Sort of like what Ben Boulos did by creating a dead account on BenMBland so no one could impersonate.

It doesn't help in Simon's case that Twitter aren't doing anything about verified checkmarks any more since Simon changing his handle removed the verified checkmark which hasn't come back despite the fact its supposed to for previously verified users.


It's hardly Simon McCoy's fault that Twitter allows fake accounts to pop up so easily.
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SuperSajuuk
It's hardly Simon McCoy's fault that Twitter allows fake accounts to pop up so easily.

Never said it was his fault, I just thought I'd note someone did it :p
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SuperSajuuk
Jonwo posted:
I've always thought it was a bit daft to have your employee name on your social media handle although sometimes it can't be helped.

Agree, though in the case of Simon, it looks like there was an @SimonMcCoy which got suspended so the name was taken: had it not been, Simon probably would have used that. You're right though that putting employee name in the handle just leads to potential issues down the line, but thats more of a Twitter issue for them to make things better for journalists
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Matthew_Fieldhouse
Not a really important thing, but looks like someone decided to take the old BBCSimonMcCoy handle to make it look like its an official account when it doesn't seem to be, based on the tweets sent by the user not sounding like Simon at all.

I wish Twitter would prevent verified users from changing their handle or telling them that, if they change their handle, they have to create a new account in order to prevent scam accounts acquiring the old one. Sort of like what Ben Boulos did by creating a dead account on BenMBland so no one could impersonate.

It doesn't help in Simon's case that Twitter aren't doing anything about verified checkmarks any more since Simon changing his handle removed the verified checkmark which hasn't come back despite the fact its supposed to for previously verified users.

To be fair to Simon, Ben didn't create that account, I created it when I saw Ben changed his name to prevent this type of troll but obviously happy to send him password
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