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Good board, good people but time to ignore ...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. rararasputin

    rararasputin Lead commenter

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  2. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

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  3. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Senior commenter

    I only argue on here if I am enjoying it and the other person is enjoying it. If I am not enjoying it any more I stop, and if I don't think the other person is enjoying it I stop. If people want to keep arguing and I don't, then I use "Ignore". Every now and then I go to my profile and unignore everyone again. Some people only stay unignored for a very short spell though!

    Any one thinks sneering at me ( or anyone else) for being dyslexic is a valid contribution to any discussion, that's an automatic trip into the ignore bin.:p
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  4. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    Yep, when your current broadband or mobile phone subscriptions runs out, join EE. Otherwise, you can pay £5.99 a month for Britbox, which I don't think is worth it, as it's mainly programmes/repeats you could be watching for free on BBC 1-4, ITV 1-3, Channel 4-5 etc. I'm only interested in getting it because it's free.

    I believe the best deal out of Amazon, NowTV and Netflix, is Netflix because you can watch TV programmes and movies.

    Google, 'What to watch on Britbox, NowTV etc. in August or now,' to find out what is worth watching.

    You could become a 'paid for streaming services tart,':confused: i.e. just paying for one month, watching what's good on that streaming service and moving on to another.;)
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Lovely, thank you.
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  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

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  7. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Others have got there first with excellent explanations.
  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

  9. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I meant that excellent and helpful posts/links #59 onwards explain/provide information on how you can access Britbox. I see you must have read them as you have politely thanked people.
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  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Sorry misread you. Thank you and yes they are very helpful for this techno dumb head!
  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I'm not sure if sinking to the level of the person name calling and being rude is actually justified if the critique is of original inappropriateness, I'd like to think rising above it is the preference, personally I try to avoid name calling, it simply isn't nice so why do it as part of a critique of someone else who isn't playing nice (assuming you know who started it)? *it sounds like a primary playground so is another reason to cease and desist with the online abuse/name calling/offence.

    That said it isn't easy to resist temptation to retaliate, it takes the bigger person and as I've said we've all at some point caused upset even if unwittingly.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2020
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  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I like to get my retaliation in first;)
  13. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    I'm not sure if I wrote my reply clearly, but I agree with what you are saying and this was the point which I was trying to make - that it is better not to sink to an equal level of abuse/rudeness, thanks.
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  14. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    So, here's a question - my wife and I both have an EE mobile SIM only contract. My wife is due to renew hers this week.
    Firstly, does this mean we are eligible for the Britbox 6 months free?
    Secondly, can we both claim it?
    Thirdly, I assume that we don't need a 'box' or equipment to sign up - is this correct?
    Finally, I assume we just call EE to arrange. Is this correct?
    Thanks for your help
  15. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

    Can't answer all of the questions only that regarding equipment.

    Some Smart TVs apparently have it already installed, you can get it on some box sets and you can use it via chromecast, PC, Apple etc. Re the wife and yourself getting 6 months each, and whether you can get it only with a mobile contract, you have to ring them up and ask and please tell us what they say. Getting a year's Britbox free sounds got to me, if that's what rocks your boat.

    I haven't bothered to ring up about it, only looked online because I am not interested in watching repeats.

    Here are some more details I've found:

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  16. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Thank you @catbefriender
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  17. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Two more right wing nasties put on ignore I’m seeing a process now but the forum has been so much more pleasant since I’ve started to do this.
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  18. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    It took me a while to see the light too. Sometimes I do lose the plot a bit when someone responds to one of my ignorees with what superficially looks like a random message, but IMHO it does not make their contribution any more worthwhile for me to read. If I occasionally press the "see ignored posts" I see nowt of interest.
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  19. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I look at their “joined date” and then they rarely respond anyway m. So I have 6 on ignore now but I feel happier. There are still many Rightists in this forum but they are mostly pleasant and friendly... like me :)
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Well, that'll extend your moderation.

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