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Old 08-19-02, 11:38 AM
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*sob* If you take away the one thing I am good at, then what will be my meaning of life in The Otter Farm?

Seriously though, I apologize to anyone who gets tired of the "bad" news stories that I publish, (sometimes I post good news stories that come out of bad news stories) but I think that it is actually helpful to others when someone posts news items like the "Amber Alert", which will make them aware of what's happening in our world. Just think of how many people in the Farm actually found out about the "Amber Alert" and found out that it is an important and powerful tool to find missing kids. I cannot take credit for the 1st posting of the words 'Amber Alert' here in the forum, that was done a couple of days before I posted the story of the 2 girls kidnapped at gunpoint here in California.

So, I can see someone complaining about there being too many bad and depressing stories posted here. But many people don't get to read the newspaper (which is already 24 hour old news) or watch t.v. in the morning, so this is probably the first time they hear about those news stories, when they are posted here.

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Old 08-19-02, 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by X
I see this said a lot, but this catch-all phrase doesn't apply in all circumstances. You would have to tell me not to open Other for it to apply here.
The same argument can be made(and I have) in DVDTalk of everyone posting every rumor mill posting from other DVD sites (mostly Digital Bits). There is no reason for it, that's what those sites are for...just like CNN.com is for headlines. Now if it's a discussion of something in the news that is different. "How do you feel about such-and-such > link to article > discussion" seems reasonable to me.
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Originally posted by nemein
Why don't we setup a "news" forum, like the sports forum then?
I generally don't like segmenting Other, but the thought of a "Current Events" forum has occurred to me. It just seems there's no escape from the headlines anymore.

And when I am browsing the forums catching up on old threads, and watching new threads created that are news, news, news, something else, news, news..., and so many just total cut and paste jobs! I guess I need to do my part and start some new threads.
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Re: As hard as it is to believe, some people actually get the news themselves!

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Yes, they hear it on the radio or TV, see it on the internet, or *gasp* actually read the newspaper!

So why do we have to see it all here too?
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Complaints are made when there are too many personal threads, complaints are made when there are to many current event topics, complaints are made where there are no topic topics...

Moving to feedback.
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Originally posted by joltaddict
Moving to feedback.

Hmmm... that really probably is where this belongs.
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Try not to take this out of context, or feel free as it is your prerogative -- but the irony of one that used to clutter this very forum with yours truly and quite a few others in a padding mindless-banter manner is the same individual voicing one's opinion in how to enact countermeasures to clean it up?

I'm sorry, but I have to laugh at this one ...
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newsflash: not everyone will always be happy.
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Originally posted by crankyman
newsflash: not everyone will always be happy.
I got this in my CNN Breaking News email a few hours ago but was lax in posting it.
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If we cut down on news wouldn't that increase the % of mindless banter?
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton


I think we gutted the "OTHER FORUM" enough with the seperation of Sports, Mature, TV, and Music. do we really need one thing less to post in this forum?

what will be left? meet's and "what do you know about ____" threads?
Actually I agree w/ you... if X's position is the predominate one though perhaps it's time for another split. I know I'd prefer not to have to weed through all the other silly threads to find the news items but if it's put to a vote I'd vote to leave them in.
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Originally posted by joltaddict
Complaints are made when there are too many personal threads, complaints are made when there are to many current event topics, complaints are made where there are no topic topics...
For real. I'd much rather have the news discussion threads than the "why won't women sleep with me?" threads.
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Originally posted by X
I generally don't like segmenting Other, but the thought of a "Current Events" forum has occurred to me. It just seems there's no escape from the headlines anymore.

And when I am browsing the forums catching up on old threads, and watching new threads created that are news, news, news, something else, news, news..., and so many just total cut and paste jobs! I guess I need to do my part and start some new threads.
Well, what did you expect? You've taken the meat (sex) and potatoes (sports) out of the mix. You're left with headlines, some interesting threads and banter.

Why do you think being a castaway on an infamous island is so much more enjoyable nowadays ...
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Originally posted by Aghama
For real. I'd much rather have the news discussion threads than the "why won't women sleep with me?" threads.
Yeah. I think we all ought to send that dame a card that finally de-flowered you ...

She did us a HUGE favor ...

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Originally posted by nemein
Actually the news articles are the main reason I come back to the Other forum. In part to see what I missed as I don't read all the news headlines all the time and in part to post interesting articles I find. As CharlesC mentioned most of the fun is the discussion the news item causes.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton


I think we gutted the "OTHER FORUM" enough with the seperation of Sports, Mature, TV, and Music. do we really need one thing less to post in this forum?

what will be left? meet's and "what do you know about ____" threads?
Actually, I'm pushing for a separate "what do you know about" forum.....
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Originally posted by Aghama
"why won't women sleep with me?"
Im baffled by that myself. Youre cute as a puppy!
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Originally posted by Soup Nazi
Try not to take this out of context, or feel free as it is your prerogative -- but the irony of one that used to clutter this very forum with yours truly and quite a few others in a padding mindless-banter manner is the same individual voicing one's opinion in how to enact countermeasures to clean it up?

I'm sorry, but I have to laugh at this one ...
it's like movie theater kids carding other kids.
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That reminds me that I have a "letter to the editor" to post from my hometown paper.
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Originally posted by Aghama
"why won't women sleep with me?"
My guess is that they're afraid you'd wear all their make up.
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the amount of other (as in non-news) posts in other aren't any less because of posting news
if the other topics are found to be of more interest they will get posted in and rise above the news
so what's the problem?

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Originally posted by mikehunt
so what's the problem?
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Is someone trying to make a point over in Otter?

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Originally posted by das Monkey
Is someone trying to make a point over in Otter?

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I'm finding this quite amusing ...
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Originally posted by Soup Nazi


I'm finding this quite amusing ...
I find it quite pathetic, actually!

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