Thus 'Osborn' on the Proms board (thread "attention newcomers", message # 5 )It might first be a good idea to close off the repetitive & ill-informed gibberish now displayed in the Eternal Breakast & Classical Collection threads (maybe others) - they're too visible & just won't die naturally. Like it or not FoR3 is tarnished or enhanced by this forum & any BBC observers or potential new members will likely think the forum & FoR3 to be populated by pedantic, aged amateurs who've lost the plot. Incessant moaning here is bound to put many people off & will never do any good..
I am sure we are all grateful for her / his generous views here...
I would hope people of all ages would be welcome to contribute here. As for amateurs, when it comes to listening to radio I would expect virtually everyone here to be an amateur - that is, not paid for doing so - unless they are among the very few professional radio critics. And what some people describe as pedantry, others would call accuracy.
I haven't noticed any gibberish in these threads. I do think the Breakfast programme long ago 'lost the plot', and I am increasingly losing interest in the plot of Classical Collection. If this forum is not in part for criticising the failings of R3, as well as praising its successes, then I'm not sure what it's for.