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Old 08-19-02, 10:28 AM
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As hard as it is to believe, some people actually get the news themselves!



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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What would this board be like without heated debate?
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This is getting like having the entire Vacaville newspaper posted!
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This is my source for news!

Not really, but I did learn about 9/11 here. I remember when the thread started and I thought it was a joke at first, then I thought that maybe a small plane had accidentally hit the WTC, then I read that the second plane hit and I went to find a TV. All the internet news sited were overloaded that day, and I got much of my infdormation here - and it turned out to be pretty accurate info too.

I also see stories here that I might gloss over or miss entirely otherwise. Funny stories.

Thanks, Otter Farm, for being my news source!
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NPR radio, on the way into work, and then DVDTalk for the rest of the day!
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X, are you making an adminstrative decision regarding this?

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Old 08-19-02, 10:39 AM
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yeah, but we get to read the whacky world of news like dead guys mugging people and low speed power wheel chases here.


Looks like someone has the case of the mondays...
Old 08-19-02, 10:55 AM
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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!
Link?
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Originally posted by X
This is getting like having the entire Vacaville newspaper posted!
I'm flying into Seattle this afternoon. I was wondering if I should change my address line now or later ...
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Whats a newspaper?
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Old 08-19-02, 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by mrpayroll
X, are you making an adminstrative decision regarding this?
No. But as a member I am commenting on the thread-after-thread glut of news headlines here.

I finished reading the news already this morning. Actually, for some of these stories, I finished reading about them days ago. I come here for Other. I find primarily regurgitated "news".
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Personally, I enjoy hearing about some of the "fringe news" on here. I read the Baltimore, Washington, Boston, Business Journals everyday in addition to a few specific daily e-mail updates...so I am up to date on the regular happenings..but the lady who jumped into the alligator tank...never would have known that!

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tell us something we don't know.

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Old 08-19-02, 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by pedagogue
Personally, I enjoy hearing about some of the "fringe news" on here. I read the Baltimore, Washington, Boston, Business Journals everyday in addition to a few specific daily e-mail updates...so I am up to date on the regular happenings..but the lady who jumped into the alligator tank...never would have known that!
Then here's a link that will get you 90% of this "news" before you see it here.

Drudge Report
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I'm speaking as a poster who enjoys the random "Strange" news every now and then. and I would just like to say to those posters who post the news, GREAT JOB. it is you who make the forums interesting and bring the juice that makes the otter farm the place it is.

If you don't like a thread, don't open it. I'm sure you can tell what a "News" thread is by just looking at the title.
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I thought most 'news' posts here were so that we can discuss the news item? Sure, you can read the paper, but its nice to get others viewpoints on the issues.
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Re: Re: As hard as it is to believe, some people actually get the news themselves!

Originally posted by dork

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for me to get news anywhere else.. i would have to open a third browser (of course the 2nd one is already at espn.com )
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Originally posted by X
Then here's a link that will get you 90% of this "news" before you see it here.

Drudge Report

and here, for all you folks who ever have a damn question or would like to find something on the net Google Cause I'm tired of seeing threads posted on the otter about random things on the net, so look it up yourself.

seriously. I don't see a sudden flood of news articles. it's more productive then a "letter to the editer" post and it weeds out the normal news from the stuff that truely belongs in Otter.

if you say "Just go look it up" it really doesn't support what this forum is about... constant motion and open communication. If you tell the people to stop posting what they find interesting then I'm sure it's going to slow down and become uninteresting.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
If you don't like a thread, don't open it. I'm sure you can tell what a "News" thread is by just looking at the title.
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.

I mostly don't open them. I'm ranting about not easily seeing a thread to open because I already have seen so many of the headlines and the stories before. I guess "news" is filling some kind of void.
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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 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.

I mostly don't open them. I'm ranting about not easily seeing a thread to open because I already have seen so many of the headlines and the stories before. I guess "news" is filling some kind of void.
Why don't we setup a "news" forum, like the sports forum then?
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Isn't this a discussion board? I thought it was fair game to actually discuss the news.
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Originally posted by nemein


Why don't we setup a "news" forum, like the sports forum then?
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?

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