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    Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

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    papa_umau
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    Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 28 Jun 2017, 10:38 am

    Find out where it all started from Wikipedia HERE

    While the term has been used loosely for many years, it was first used by the owner and webmaster of the site called Rip-Off Britain HERE

    For a number of years, I learned my trade by being the editor of the attached forum and after the owner decided to shut the forum and concentrate on the lead pages I was asked to take over the forum completely by it's webmaster. ( He is a very busy web-designer ).

    Sadly, at that time I did not have the technical ability to run and service the site and after I told him this he suggested that I might start small and create my own forum under the auspices of the American hosting firm called Forumotion.

    You now see the site that has developed here since starting this way.

    One point that I want to make is that only a couple of years ago The BBC started up the TV consumer programme called "Rip Off Britain" and since then it has filled the first two pages of the Google search machine to the detriment off the original Rip-Off Britain and my Ripped off Britain sites.

    The owner of the www.rip-off.co.uk site is at present suing the BBC's Rip Off Britain programme for theft of intellectual rights by the stealing of the Rip-Off Britain name.

    If you are at all interested in the history of the "Rip-Off Britain" terminology, I will keep you up to date with how this goes.


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    Re: Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 11:43 am

    A lot of interesting stuff there Paps.

    As the original rip-off Britain site is still up and running why don't you now offer to take it over as requested ?

    I am sure that you now know all of the bells and whistles around doing that.
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    Re: Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11:12 am

    Yes Zathrus, I probably could now take over the original Rip-Off Britain site with what I have learned here about the four main types of coding, of many types, ( Java-script, HTML, CSS, and BB coding ) on such entities, but to do that I would have to give up this one.

    One at a time is fine for me.

    Have you any clue just how difficult it is to run just one forum-site, never mind two ?


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    Re: Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 11:24 am

    Very complicated, especially when I saw that coding site for forums.

    You have done well for an auld-yin Papa.

    Keep it up, as you provide a lot of interest for many folks.
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    Re: Rip-off Britain: Where did it start ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 12:03 pm

    Thanks Angie.

    I did find it hard at first to be able to do what needs to be done to manage and run a forum such as this, but the American company "Forumotion" were very good at supporting new-starts like me.

    Even if I couldn't find the answer as to how to do something the forum community were great at supplying these answers.


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