Is there anybody there?

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David Williams
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Is there anybody there?

Post by David Williams » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:30 am

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A group for contestants and lovers of the Channel 4 game show 'Countdown'

Not many of whom seem to actually watch the programme these days.

I'm usually a few days behind. So I've just watched the last three episodes, spotted a few potential beaters, plus Susie doing a magnificent simultaneous demure and foul-mouthed, massively bleeped out. Move to the spoilers threads. Nothing.

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 am

We were all waiting for you to speak first.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:10 am

I think a lot of people don't watch it on the day, and unless a spoilers thread already exists, people are unlikely to start one several days after the event. Now that James Robinson and Jordan F don't regularly start threads, it's done on a rather haphazard basis.

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:11 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 am
We were all waiting for you to speak first.
Also this. Who do you think is responsible for making these threads, David?

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by David Williams » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Not making any accusations! Just that in the past, indeed not all that long ago, by the time I got around to watching a programme there was always a spoiler thread, anything I'd seen worthy of comment had already been said, and usually a few other things as well. Starting a spoiler thread days after the event is pretty pointless. If no-one's said it by then, presumably no-one cares.

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:54 pm

I very rarely watch the show now, unless someone I know is on. I like to watch with someone else, but the Apterous viewing room often has people who want to shout stuff out instantly, and I prefer to muse for 30s, and there's no-one at home to watch with.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by James Laverty » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:43 pm

Since it's moved to 2.10 again I'm mostly unable to watch nowadays. (I +1'd it when it was at 3.10 before someone tries to make a smart comment)
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Is there anybody there?

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:29 pm

I get up most weekdays at 6am, which is when the early morning repeat is shown, so it's a no-brainer, really.

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