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    BBC banning all non UK,

    Should the BBC go ahead with banning all non British citizens from entering the BBC's website?.
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    Where did you hear about this?

    I will reserve judgment until I read the facts

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    Why would they want to ban all non British citizens from entering the BBC's website?

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    What would be the point?
    And how do you tell a British from a non-British?

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    Because the money for the BBC's site is coming out of my back pocket since i pay for the BBC's service as i think everyone in the UK is required to do.
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    Originally posted by Ahmad
    What would be the point?
    And how do you tell a British from a non-British?

    I was thinking the same thing, how would they achieve this?

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    Yeh - BBC is basically a television tax.

    Ned - where did you hear about this m8, Id like to see for myself

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    Originally posted by Ahmad
    What would be the point?
    And how do you tell a British from a non-British?

    Well the point is to ban people like yourselfs from the BBC.

    Now i seriously think it is only fair if you's did get banned.
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    Originally posted by imitech
    I was thinking the same thing, how would they achieve this?
    They can ban non european IP ranges.

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    Originally posted by mlovick
    Yeh - BBC is basically a television tax.

    Ned - where did you hear about this m8, Id like to see for myself
    I heard it from my pal Rab.
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    Originally posted by ned patter

    I heard it from my pal Rab.
    Oh!

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    Originally posted by mlovick


    They can ban non european IP ranges.
    That's not good enough.
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    Well, I can see no info of this in google. So I reserve my vote until I have read the facts

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    Well if you live in the UK then it is your duty to vote yes and if your not in the UK then please stop going to the BBC until further notice.
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    cnn

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    How about if you ban ned from WHT because it is a US based forum?

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    Yes go to cnn and stay away from the UK citizens only services.
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    haha i pay for cable t.v down under and i get subscription to bbc, whats wrong with you?

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    THE BBC IS PAID BY UK PEOPLE AND WE HAVE WORLDWIDE SERVICES AIMED AT NON UK PEOPLE WHICH DO NOT PAY INSTEAD WE PAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND IT IS NOT ON.
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    THE CABLE TV I PAY FOR COMES WITH BBC, THE COMPANY I PAY FOR PAYS BBC IN RETURN FOR THE SERVICE OFCOURSE!!!!!

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    Who needs BBC when you have CNN?

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    Red face DUMB!

    That's the stupidest thing I ever heard.

    Should CNN ban all non US IP ranges?
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    Well for the soccer

    latests news helps if your a punter

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    Re: DUMB!

    Originally posted by DD-SNC
    That's the stupidest thing I ever heard.

    Should CNN ban all non US IP ranges?
    Well for a start CNN is rubbish and it gets money off the advertising not from it's citizens.
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    ned patter,

    Your wrong. We pay for cable to show us CNN.

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    Your saying BBC doesnt run ads? oh please, down in au they run heaps of compaq ads........

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    Originally posted by edude
    THE CABLE TV I PAY FOR COMES WITH BBC, THE COMPANY I PAY FOR PAYS BBC IN RETURN FOR THE SERVICE OFCOURSE!!!!!
    Your alright then, no worrys for you.
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    Originally posted by edude
    Your saying BBC doesnt run ads? oh please, down in au they run heaps of compaq ads........
    No the BBC does not have any ads at all.
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    ned patter,

    We ALL pay for cable. It's not just him. CNN is not free.

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    Originally posted by Shyne
    ned patter,

    We ALL pay for cable. It's not just him. CNN is not free.
    It depends how you get it. If you get it through cable then of course it will cost but if you got it through an ariel then it wouldn't cost anything from my 4 months of investigations and research.
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    I don't think you can get CNN through an antennae. That is ariel, right?

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    I don't know who the money will go to.
    CNN is paid for through advertisers yes? if that is the case you won't pay any money to CNN.
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    Let BBC ban the world, let Britian be banned! ARRRRRRR! j/k
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    I am from the UK and I think it is a stupid idea to Ban non British Citizens from vesting the BBC site, Firstly the BBC takes enough money from its license payers and provides absolute rubbish TV in comparison to ITV/Channel 4 who don’t receive a single penny of the license fee. As a UK License Payer I have no objections to foreign people visiting the BBC site. I assume that the only reason people visit the BBC is for its news service however there is an alternative Long live Sky News!

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    Well I dont think you can ban people from going to the bbc website just b'cause they dont pay TV liscence. Thats rediculous - the bbc is not funded by tv lisence alone it has a massive income stream from all over the world - I vote no.

    Whatever next Ned - stop people visiting to the UK b'cause they dont pay NI and TAX .

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    Originally posted by imitech
    ... alternative Long live Sky News!
    Am searching for british online news sites
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    I personally believe that the BBC website is one of the best news sites on the net. Plus my kids enjoy all the games etc.

    Why should non british be locked out of such a gr8 resource.

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    Because the poms are getting greedy

    greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.

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    Originally posted by mlovick
    Plus my kids enjoy all the games etc.
    Even I enjoy the games…

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    Originally posted by ned patter
    Because the money for the BBC's site is coming out of my back pocket since i pay for the BBC's service as i think everyone in the UK is required to do.
    What? You were paying for this service to get latest news? You could have watched CNN instead
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