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Post by WhiteCamry on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 3:56 pm

Does anyone here still post at BBC h2g2? Recently, they've had a hand-over and, although I can still log in, I can't access my saved threads. I tried to e-mail them via their FAQs page but all I got was the webpage runaround.

Anyone know about this?

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Post by Dave. on Tue 19 Jul 2011, 6:57 pm

Did you get an e-mail about h2g2 today by any chance? About it moving to new ownership?

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Post by WhiteCamry on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 7:09 pm

No, nothing.

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Post by User Name on Wed 20 Jul 2011, 7:16 pm

What's BBC h2g2?

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Post by WhiteCamry on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 7:45 pm

User Name wrote:What's BBC h2g2?
It's the BBC chat forum, from which 606v2 was spun off when the BBC closed down its own sports-chat 606 Forums.

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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 8:15 pm

H2G2 was the shorthand term for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that the BBC introduced in an attempt to reproduce online the sum total of all wordly knowledge. As WhiteCamry says, it was spun off to provide the framework for the 606 sports forum.

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Post by WhiteCamry on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 8:34 pm

Davie wrote:H2G2 was the shorthand term for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that the BBC introduced in an attempt to reproduce online the sum total of all wordly knowledge. As WhiteCamry says, it was spun off to provide the framework for the 606 sports forum.

Davie, do you know anything about what's going on there? I still can't access my threads and their help pages are absolutely no good.

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Post by Davie on Thu 21 Jul 2011, 8:44 pm

Sorry Camry I don't. I joined the h2g2 site about 5-6 years ago when I first stumbled across it but apart from a couple of articles myself when I first found it I didn't visit it for many years. I was only aware of it again when the old 606 forum used to have a h2g2 component in it's URL which made me realize it was still going. I thought there was an announcement from the BBC that h2g2 was being outsourced to someone else. KNowing the BBC they've probably outsourced it to someone who doesn't know their h2g2 from their elbow Sad

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Post by User Name on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 6:00 am

I know what 606 was, just not the h2g2 bit.

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Post by Davie on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 8:29 pm

For anyone interested in the H2G2 site. I got this email today. Hotmail decided it was junk so some people may not have seen it but it looks genuine

Dear H2G2 User,

We wrote to you recently asking if you were willing for your email address to be passed to the new owners of H2G2. You were invited to opt out of this process if you did not want this to happen.

Our analysis tells us that less than ten percent of those contacted have so far opened the email, perhaps because they do not trust that it came from the BBC. This suggests that many of our users will not be able to make an informed decision and we have therefore decided to modify our approach. Where a user tells us not to, their details will not be passed on. Otherwise, we propose to provide the new owners with an encrypted list of email addresses and user IDs. If you choose to register with the new H2G2 website and you enter the email address we have used here, this will enable the new owners to link your BBC user ID with your username and your email address. This means that if you were a contributor to H2G2, the new owners will be able to link your past activity/posts with any future activity on the new website.

This means that anyone who has not opted out of the process will receive an email after the sale has been concluded with a link to the new H2G2 website and its terms and conditions of use. They can then choose whether or not to register with the new H2G2 website. If they use the same email address as they used for their BBC ID this will unlock the email address and user ID in the encrypted list we have provided.

If you do not choose to register with the new H2G2 your personal information will remain encrypted and therefore inaccessible to the new owners, and will be deleted at the end of the transition process.

If, however, you would prefer not to be part of this process and would like us to remove your email address and ID from the encrypted list, then please email us at h2g2move@bbc.co.uk.

All the best ,

H2G2 Editors

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Post by Dave. on Fri 22 Jul 2011, 10:02 pm

^^^^^^^

I got that a few days ago, must be going out in batches. But I was never a member of h2g2- must have been through 606.

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