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13 Feb 13 19:12
Date Joined: 05 Aug 12
| Topic/replies: 19,352 | Blogger: s.kenbo's blog
Whats happened to it? I went to check the racing results and it has all changed. I know results are easy to come by nowadays but i still checking on the tv. I suppose it will grow on me eventually.
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Report richters February 13, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
its like fukall all the results on one link 16 pages
Report telepathic February 13, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
The usual shambles from the BBC as far as racing is concerned,lamentable is the only way to describe it.
Report wolfatthedoor February 13, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
bbc racing text was great a few years absolute carp
Report atom burns February 13, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
The rancid bbc
Report onlooker February 13, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
It's not just Racing, though.

Football 'Live Scores' can take 20 minutes to Update - if at all.

Sometimes, on Saturdays - League Tables are not even Updated until SUNDAY.

Shambles of a Sports Service.
Report blackbarn February 13, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
I agree with everything said about the BBC, BUT FFS, if you can get on here, why on earth would you be hunting for Teletext.
Report MadVlad February 13, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
Report s.kenbo February 13, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
blackbarn, because i prefer the tv remote to the laptop. I check nearly every sport on teletext as opposed to online.
Report Virgin February 13, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
It used to be handy for the break during Corrie (imo)

Report trooper thornton February 13, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
beleive it or not it was Billies who supplied the racing part of Ceefaxt to the BBC free of charge for years wound down a couple of months b4 the digital switchover
Report wolfatthedoor February 13, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
used to love the old text
instant results.detailed cards.used it regular with my telephone account in pre betfair days
Report onlooker February 13, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
Indeed, trooper ... When Billies supplied the Service - the Betting Shows were almost instantaneous, and always Up-to-date....

Bit like an early Betfair/Internet Display, in factGrin ..... and probably FASTER than some sites 'Update' nowadays, too.Sad

Then - somebody 'stuck their oar in' - and said that the BBC were, effectively, allowing Billies to advertise via the platform - and that, of course, is not allowed in the BBC Charter.Sad
Report blackbarn February 13, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
Apologies for my unwarranted intrusion upon private grief. No offence intended. I am still a fan of steam trains, wagon wheels and walnut whips. Am I forgiven?
Report wolfatthedoor February 13, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
you have to get with the programme blackbarn
Report onlooker February 13, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
blackbarn - Wagon Wheels 'ain't what they used to be' - I gave up on them years ago.

You can see through the (so-called) chocolate that this thinly sprayed on them, nowadays. Cry
Report blackbarn February 13, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
Proven now, Onlooker....admitted 1/4inch smaller than they used to be.  Still the original size in Australia for some reason.
Report Wesdag February 13, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
BBC doesn't bother with their teletext nowadays what with internet and smartphones to provide content for.
Report blackbarn February 13, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
Thanks Westdag - I hear Mafeking has been relieved!!.   Wink I got in late too
Report bf_fananatic February 13, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
Teletext is old tech now, the average mobile is better informed.
Report bf_fananatic February 13, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
You can make your own teletext, copy and past your info into notepad in text form, then switch your computer

resolution to 640 and try flicking slowly through a few pages maiking sure you miss what you wnat and have to wait

a minute or too to see it again, ah the good old days....
Report onlooker February 13, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
^ I always thought itSad....

..... Now I am convinced. Grin
Report Brother Mouzone February 13, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
Despite all the far superior info online I miss ceefax/teletext. I've watched the screen waiting for a results hundreds of times, was the first page for results on BBC 670? I'm almost certain it was and 660 was the main racing index. I think C4 was page 340 or 360.
Report InAndOut February 13, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
Are wagon wheels smaller or are my hands gettin bigger ?
Report wolfatthedoor February 13, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
660 main index
Report Brother Mouzone February 13, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
I had no idea it was still there, I thought it disappeared years ago Crazy
Report InAndOut February 13, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
C4 570
Report Brother Mouzone February 13, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
Cheers, I was a mile off then.
Report Biscar Two from a mile back February 14, 2013 10:00 AM GMT
placepot running totals, dog results on one page at a time when there might be ten tracks running on the one night,bookies odds and the results right where you knew they'd be.
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