Bring back the old 606 boards sign now

We the undersigned implore the BBC to listen to its loyal customers regarding the 606 messageboards on the BBC Sport website.

There is a general consensus among 606 users that the quality of the 606 boards has been steadily decreasing, and the latest change in format, which involves closure of the old 606 boards by October 2nd, is against the wishes of the vast majority of 606 users, and has been made without any consultation with those users.

The 606 messageboards used to be home to enjoyable football banter and discussion where football supporters could discuss footballing topics serious, topical or sometimes irreverent. Overpolicing by moderators, removal of club-specific boards, the "3-minute rule" and removing the ability to post new threads have all tried the patience of 606 users, causing many to leave the site. The recent radical change from a messageboard to a user-unfriendly blog system will only drive away more loyal users and make 606 sterile and unattractive, if not kill it altogether.

WE IMPLORE THE BBC TO REVERSE THE RECENT CHANGES TO THE 606 FORMAT. Since these messageboards are supposedly to allow the public to air its views, we ask that the BBC would start to listen to the voices of its loyal, licence-paying users regarding any future changes to this public forum, and recognise the unrest among 606 users regarding the recent "improvements."

Give 606 back to the fans it was created for.

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Latest Signatures

  • 06 January 2016450. Samuel S
    abismal customer care, how can a manager stay in place after losing over 90 \% of his customers?
  • 13 December 2015449. James Stafford
    Again, the BBC have gone ahead and changed 606 in the face of massive opposition. The users know what they want but are being completely ignored once again!. All the users want is a return to the way it was and all the mods need to do is police it better.
  • 11 December 2015448. George A
    bring the old boards back!!!
  • 07 December 2015447. Jon Wright
    Bring back the old boards! Shame on you for also making the thread complaining about the new site read only!
  • 06 December 2015446. Joel T
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015445. The Fatladys
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015444. Leon W
    We are the licence payers and therefore the owners of the BBC and it is our wishes that should be followed not some over-paid BBC pen pusher
  • 01 November 2015443. Sam B
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 2015442. Steve W
    save the forum as it is freedom of speech
  • 25 October 2015441. Craig M
  • 20 October 2015440. Brendan M
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 2015439. Fred E
    Bring back the old boards, I say bring back the old boards !
  • 13 October 2015438. Kate E
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015437. Willmonkey Fowler
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2015436. Jhaughey Brown
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015435. Daleever Ford
    dont shut it, if u do u will defo have less users!
  • 05 September 2015434. David H
    I support this petition
  • 29 August 2015433. Robert W
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 2015432. Richard O
    The 'new 606' has destroyed the main point and purpose of 606 - namely the scope for live, inter-active chat between football fans. Yes, such chat sometimes contains abuse and wind-ups, but most fans can handle this left to their own devices. The BBC has
  • 29 July 2015431. Jamie Ovett
    Please bring back the old boards as this will signal the death of 606
  • 08 July 2015430. Chris L
    Blogs are for narcissists. We just want discussion and a little banter.
  • 04 July 2015429. Limited Editionqwertykeyboardsareoutofstcokaret
    Get the BBC MODS to bring our boards back!!!
  • 23 June 2015428. Ta Conley
    over 1000 sigs on the last one - send this one to Chris Russell's email at the BBC
  • 10 June 2015427. Mark H
  • 10 May 2015426. Ben P
    We pay your wages now give us what we want!!!
  • 06 May 2015425. Thomas H
    I support this petition
  • 02 May 2015424. James P
    I support this petition

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