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Thread: "Breaking News" and Other Beefs

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    THANK YOU for posting this. i get tired of that crap "breaking news, i have jock itch". The real question is who gives a ****? It's rediculous, and I applaud the MODS and ADMINISTRATORS (those 2 words mean power within this board for those uneducated posters) for calling them out on this. Fact is, it wouldn't have needed to be done without bonehead posters.

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    I think this is a very reasonable policy.

    I see this as a matter of curtesy, not of 'free speech' -- obviously the owners and staff have the ability to set rules on this site and are on the whole very even-handed about enforcing those rules.

    Keeping some sense of order and decorum on the site is a major reason for it's popularity and success. If you want to post a bogus 'breaking news' post perhaps the admins would allow you to take it to the smack forums, where different rules apply.

    Freedom of speech is as much a responsibility as a right.

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    Originally posted by PhinKev
    but I was thinking that it would be cool to have an update thread with a list of confirmed moves that we could just read, with someone from time to time editing the first post with the best stuff.
    Here's a page that might help you. Updated daily.

    http://www.finheaven.com/seasonal/aquisitions.php

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    I think Muck needs a little vacation too to think about what he's said. I mean all these asterisked words like ****, & ******, & ****, & ***********************, my lord I never knew there was such a word. My eyes can't take no more. He needs a vacation

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    Re: "Breaking News" and Other Beefs

    Originally posted by Muck
    I'll make this quick......

    On behalf of every sane member of FinHeaven (and guests who view the board), I wanted to address this "Breaking News" rash that has gotten out of control.

    When you type the words "BREAKING NEWS" in a thread title, you are grabbing people's attention and elevating their level of excitment/antcipation/fear/etc. And when people click on the thread, the last thing they want to read is some BS crap or a joke. You may think it's cute. But the other 99% think it's annoying. It also jeopordizes the credibility of this board and makes for a less enjoyable experience on the boards.

    Well, I won't allow it to go on. If you post the words "Breaking News" in a thread title, it had damn well better be breaking news. Consider it an "executive order" of sorts......and a warning. We're all tired of it. And I'm done playing around.

    Also, on another note........if you create a thread regarding a signed player or some other newsworthy or outrageous claim, please post a link to the information. Or at the very least, cite where you got the information from. It's all about credibility and accountability.

    Again, this will not become a place where BS rumors fly. Obviously it's ok to report rumors that you've read and such. And this is an internet message board. But please, use some discretion. I'm simply addressing the blatant stuff.

    Finally, I just want to drive home a point regarding the posting of articles. When you start a thread for the purpose of sharing an article with the board, please do not post the entire contents of that article. Instead, post a the first few lines.....or the relevant lines.....and then post a link to the rest of the article. This way we avoid copyright issues.

    I feel that by following these simple guidlines, we can make for a more enjoyable browsing experience. And I want to say that, by and large, most of our members already follow these guidelines. And for that I'm grateful.

    That is all. Thank you for your time.
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    Originally posted by luduporcu
    Does MUCK own this site? I wasn't aware of that fact. If not, who is he to tell ANYONE ANYTHING? Free speech comes with a price, doesn't it, SCHMUCK?

    When did GOD die and leave you in charge, anyway? (Now, someone would've reported THAT "breaking news" for sure)

    Edit: Have fun. Muck



    You missed the point of this thread entirely, this has nothing to do with free speech or anything, its being appropriate, and having threads saying "BREAKING NEWS: (insert dumb comment here)" is not appropriate....

    and yes, MUCK is the head honcho here (with respect to AJ the founder)...

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    Originally posted by Muck


    Here's a page that might help you. Updated daily.

    http://www.finheaven.com/seasonal/aquisitions.php
    Learn something new everyday. :cool:

    Let me add to this thread, that I have been here a while and I have gotten to know most of the moderators from our interaction on this board. I have never seen any of them do anything that hurt "free speech." I've even argued with some of them about Dolphin moves. But, it has always been above board and with respect on both sides.

    Look, the bottom line is be honest in the title of your thread. If it is not breaking news don't call it breaking news.

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    The only thing better than Muck busting in and laying down the law, is AJ coming to his side and putting the Executive Stamp on Muck's order.

    I feel like justice has been served today. :troops:


    And for those of you that cant learn to obey the simple rules that these guys have put together for the good of the site - well, grow up!


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    Well done Muck
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