You're unkind, Violet - I shall be wondering all day, now!
I do have good reasons for a measure of anonymity (sp). So I'll let it be for the time being, if that's ok.
I have regularly read the beeb boards, and am familiar with many of the contributors, albeit at a bit of a distance.
btw I am finding my way around this board, and the more I look at it, the more I like it. How refreshing to have moderators who seem to care, and are responsive. Perhaps, with hindsight, we'll all come to think that the beeb has done us all a big favour by closing down their own message boards. Well - there has to be a positive side to things.
What is it they say? "As one door closes another one opens". So perhaps we need to see this as an opportunity rather than a disaster.