286 posts • joined Thursday 6th December 2007 14:25 GMT
Homer Simpson still employed to write Headlines?
Good example of how to take a reasonable article and dumb it down.
Do BT still have customers?
Last I saw there was a steady spiral of fewer customers providing larger profits. Can't last much longer, can it? "The Power behind the Button" is fading.
Only applies to one of the old colonies. Should say so.
Hyacinth Bucket says
Well that was such fun, boys and girls.
I'm having no vulgar stickers at my home.
My postman gives true quality service. Would he dare do other?
Re: blimey... the responses on the ofcom site..
What Ofcom consultation? How well publicized was that?
Re: And the other sticker
........ usually just in time for the registration to expire. Worst part of Royal Mail service, by far.
Royal Mail philosophy
OK, it might take a bit of understanding, but they did circulate a shiny leaflet explaining that this would present a great opportunity to employ more unproductive staff to maintain a huge database of names and addresses of people who like / dislike their neighbours. After all, it is not as if the don't have enough databases already. You do understand that if you have ever redirected mail or dared to go on holiday at any time you are stuck on one of their somewhat permanent lists, don't you?
The idea that anyone interested in their latest caper could pick up a sticker at a local Post Office......... too complex, mate.
Even Gareth Malone won't sort this lot.
Out of Date?
Didn't he stop that crappy behaviour when his DNA could identify him from the calling card?
You will be OK with your Orange mast now, 'cos the person who told you that has now been grabbed to run Three "Customer Services".
I think Tesco have rather more to worry about.
Re: Not just outside UK
About 50 miles from any beach, but this is the norm around here. Three simply call it "Maintenance" once they realize that several phones and several dongles cannot all become defective and then also repair themselves at exactly the same time.
Anything but that damned music.
What's in a name?
When it is BT it is an "outage" and a headline story. Three simply call it "Maintenance".
Dear El Mod
Brit. Telco. Blighty.
Is it really necessary to workaround the English language?
Re: I guess...
Don't forget that Argyll & Bute see themselves as a "Local Authority" No customers there, just grovelling subjects.
Not for holiday booking. Certainly not the ones who were showing it as "Argyll & Bude".
Sorry, the crass decision was made by jumped-up clerks in kilts, employees of a "Local Authority". Too much sense of authority coupled with negligible common sense combined to avoid a battle with the "Daily Record" by bullying a 9 year old child instead.
Scottish children seek to avoid blame with the cry "It wisnae me; a big boy did it and ran away" Employees of Argyll & Bute Council howling that in the night? Sackings? Fat chance.
A Council that brings Scotland into disrepute.
FOI request to determine exactly how many emails, faxes, phone calls were received at Lochgilphead?
Could you please shackle the one who does not like the English language. Thank you.
Letter in today from an ICO Case Officer says "there is presently a period of grace which expires on 26th May 2012. At that time we will be placing a reporting mechanism on our website to advise us about any breaches of the cookie regulations". Ministry of Justice first report? Hmm, need to think about that. I have a little list as KoKo says.
Monkey see, monkey do.
The Ministry of Justice seems to think it is OK to drop LSO cookies on visitors to their web site.
If the ICO could get Government Departments to lead they way in obeying legislation, just maybe he might be in a position to begin work on others.
Secondary Importance only
Much more important that we should switch to driving on the right like the rest of Europe. As some work would need to be done in regard to road signs perhaps it could be done at the same time. For now, I quite like paying in guineas. Still preferable to Thatchers..
Re: 3G auction crap
Till BT gets rid of its Nationalised mentality and its dream of restoring us all to large black phones with party lines, they will continue to bleed customers and share price.
Re: Still stupidly pricey...
Stick one in your basket at a supermarket.
I hear the Americans are searching their Rand McNally maps for the best way to drive to the Games.
Time to Ponder
"2000pm" has to be 8 in the morning of the following day..
"Teatottle" - is that meant to be tottie for the young lady, or total?
"inbreed land" simply defies.
Is the Man from Mars back with us?
Plod awaits first DIC
For our renegade transatlantic cousins "Smokey waits for first DUI."
Gmail and LSOs
Be interesting to see how the Information Commissioner deals with "his" policy versus "their" policy. Each visit to Gmail through the website picks up an LSO. No specific permission requested.
Mind you, it seems to be the same with the Daily Mail, Three, Incahoot and, I'm sure, many others.
With the sheer number of cookies still being sprinkled around without end user permission does the Information Commissioner have the resources to deal adequately with the issue. As a Bank told me last week "Who cares? Everybody does it"
No doubt will be censored.
What about DoubleClick and Facebook from "The Register"?
What about SOs? Are they classed as cookies. The insidious little sods are everywhere now.
Re: Please get busy
"post not even listed"? All rebellious colonialists are subject to delay. Seems fair. Calm down.
How come "Brit" is OK, but "Yank" is frequently considered derogatory?
Is Texas large because everything is double spaced?
I get that on Talk Sport frequencies every night.
Council sites are a breeze
Compared with any BT site. Like trying to get out of Milton Keynes. Third left at the twenty-third roundabout and back where you started.
"Spot the Most Weasel Words Competition", Number 127832
May I please submit this entry:
'When proposing the draft guidance in September last year, PhonepayPlus chief executive Paul Whiteing said that the regulator would "not hesitate to use [its] robust sanctioning powers to drive out rogue providers who could damage a vital part of the UK’s growing and innovative digital and creative economies".'
Bonus words are: Guidance, Might Disregard, Code of Practice, Should Not be Necessary, Easy to Understand for the Reader, Strongly Recommended,
How about a responsible person capable of using simple words like "DO" and "DO NOT" instead of waffle, please.
Am I the only one now really scared by.......
"allowing local authorities" to determine "where they want traffic to run and" "places they want traffic to avoid" ??
I am not a number, I am a free man. In a supposedly free country too.
In the good old days they were called Councils, staffed by Civil Servants who knew that they were "Your Humble and Obedient Servant" and signed letters accordingly. When and how did the Servants become the Masters and "Authorities"?
You just have to love Amazon
At least as much as they love to use only those "cannot accept incoming email" words. Customer communication in the digital age?
"for all" ???
Right, then, that'll just be some of the colonies?
Start at the very top. Get rid of every BT Executive who is scared to see his / her email published for fear of being told paying Customers' real opinions or being asked to take action. That should clear the place.
Director of Customer Experience?
That might well explain a lot. Someone perhaps creating the variety of experiences that we find so frustrating? Might also lead the staff who assure that each is an isolated instance.
Might also explain why a recent local applicant was told to use email.
How long before HMtheQ strips away the "Royal" title?
Worst of all worlds
Dealing with Utilities is bad enough. I have not had an accurate bill since4 April 2010, (yup 2010).
Add mobile service and we are all doomed.
Anything to avoid reading meters and getting it right.