RIP the BBC Recipe Site

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May 2016
4:55pm, 17 May 2016
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monsenb1
that's the difference between boring and interesting scrambled eggs.
May 2016
5:13pm, 17 May 2016
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Dvorak
A national repository of useful information, produced from their existing content: why, that seems to me an ideal thing for the BBC to be doing, TMW. I have the feeling that this is rather more politically motivated than financial. George Osborne complained last year that the BBC appeared to want to be the national newspaper of Britain - I think that's pretty bogus, but even if it were true; well the national newspapers of Britain are doing an increasingly shit job of that at the moment.
May 2016
5:21pm, 17 May 2016
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Gobi
Time for me to drop out.

No interest in politics

I'm sad the end
May 2016
6:56pm, 17 May 2016
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monsenb1
is nigh?
May 2016
10:10pm, 17 May 2016
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Tikka
I think it might turn out to be a "6 Music" situation - public outcry will be such that they end up reversing the decision.
May 2016
10:13pm, 17 May 2016
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Son of a Pronator Man
apparently that is what has happened

theguardian.com
May 2016
10:16pm, 17 May 2016
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Tikka
I hadn't seen that, SOAP, when I made my comment. Interesting!
May 2016
11:01pm, 17 May 2016
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richmac
First world problems eh. Pfft
May 2016
11:58am, 18 May 2016
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premierfella
Looks pretty much like the "climbdown" was fairly limp - they said from the start some of the content would appear on the commercial site and that the recipes would still be found via search engines. All that has changed is how many of the recipes may transfer, and now that eyes are watching, how quickly they do the transfer (to arguably where this content really should have ended up in the first place).

Ad-tastic!
May 2016
12:12pm, 18 May 2016
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premierfella
... or simply the usual news management.
1. Present the worst case scenario whilst keeping your actual plan back
2. Wait for the outcry highlighting how good the site/service/etc is
3. Present actual plan
4. Rest happy that you dodge the potential hot potato of commercialising public service content.

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