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news.com.au on the AusGamers Forums
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
5251 posts
To prevent further derail of the school webcam porn thread, I thought this was worthy of discussion in its own right ... thread will die if I'm wrong!

In case you're new to the forum or just don't pay attention, trog hates news.com.au. Heaps.

I can't believe people aren't embarrassed when they post stuff from there?!@ Surely at least you'd go to abc.net.au and get the exact same story but probably with a bit more journalistic integrity (cue: raving ABC haters shouting about liberal pinko perspectives).
It just doesn't worry me that much. I certainly don't get enraged about it :) If I think something is dodgy and I care enough to investigate I'll go looking for facts - there have always been different quality news sources. Most of what you get on news.com.au is vaguelly reliable if sensationalised. Lots of it is AP or Reuters copy.

Its easily accessible and gets to the point - even if the point is a little wide of the mark!

Given that the idea of banning news.com.au links has been raised in a semi-serious context, its probably worth a thread. Should it be banzored?
03:05pm 25/02/10 Permalink
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trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29543 posts
asif we'd ban it when I can just continue to ridicule everyone that does it and educate them into correct behaviour over a long period of years

for the record, and in case it's not clear, I'm not going to blanket ban news.com.au posts, you dorks
03:07pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Nerfbringer
Brisbane, Queensland
35 posts
News.com.au has some pretty rubbish headline stuff, but most of it is just mirroring other newscorp stuff from The Australian/Herald etc, which is just as good as any major news outlet stuff, which isn't saying that much perhaps.
03:09pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
2540 posts
If I were in trog's position, I would be too lazy to ban all the stupid things posted. If he did manage to ban all the stupid things posted, the whole QGL forums would just be one big 'Nuked.'

That said, I dont care if it is nuked on sight or not. I usually still read the tread sparked from a link, but rarely read the link itself. If their news.com.au thread got nuked, most people would find (or learn to start with) a different news source in their op.
03:09pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
5252 posts
Well in the thread in question, was there something news.com.au got wrong?
03:09pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Fn
Brisbane, Queensland
5666 posts
ahaha f*** that site off, ifs more than what you said in the op, it's so full of wrong s*** i can't even bring myself to remember examples.
03:11pm 25/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4194 posts
No hogfather, infact the conversation started when Billy made some skeptical remarks about the 3 random quotes I pulled from 3 different sources, only one of which was news.com.au. I think he may have thought the 3 quotes followed on from each other, and he did not read any of the articles. He was suspicious that the quotes were implying something that wasn't explicitly stated.
03:17pm 25/02/10 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
5529 posts
I'd like it banned.
03:18pm 25/02/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1000 posts
lets take a few months to discuss this situation before making a decision to ban it.
03:21pm 25/02/10 Permalink
sparrow
Brisbane, Queensland
886 posts
I understand that news.com.au merely steals it's news articles from other websites, but for people like me who don't pay attention to news, it's a fairly handy way to get the headlines.
03:21pm 25/02/10 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
2999 posts
All news should be in dot form. Prevents sensationalising the news.
03:22pm 25/02/10 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
8306 posts

I understand that news.com.au merely steals it's news articles from other websites

lolz. News doesn't steal and it doesn't need to. If they link to another website chances are it is owned by newscorp or a subsidiary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_Corporation#Newspapers

I lolled at one time on qgl some guy is like "lol @ news.com.au" then proceeds to quote from the australian or some fairfax newspaper as if it was superior.
03:30pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Twinsen
Gold Coast, Queensland
517 posts
Some how I thought this was going to be about news.com.au and Starcraft 2...
03:32pm 25/02/10 Permalink
RockitMan
Brisbane, Queensland
5530 posts
Faaaarkk...here's a current one on brisbanetimes.com.au:

"Killer whale's fatal attack 'premeditated'"

Then when you watch the video the guy says clearly "this was NOT premeditated".

ffs!
03:39pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Alt_F4
Brisbane, Queensland
1271 posts

I lolled at one time on qgl some guy is like "lol @ news.com.au" then proceeds to quote from the australian or some fairfax newspaper as if it was superior.


The Australian is superior to news.com.au.

news.com.au is targeted at idiots
The Australian is targeted at people with triple digit IQs
03:56pm 25/02/10 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
1901 posts
I don't care, news.com.au is entertainment. When i go looking for news i go somewhere else :P

Ban it? Meh, do so if you like, but then what is trog going to complain about considering he managed to get even more QGL'ers over to ausgamers, he should be pretty happy overall right now :)

Edit: (my edit button went missing, nevermind it came back)

http://www.husonusa.com/weekend_australian.html
The Weekend Australian is the weekend's only national broadsheet newspaper. The editorial values focus on leading and shaping public opinion on the issues that affect Australia. Led by a team of highly credible and experienced journalists, editorial themes cover economic, political and social issues.

I dunno it doesn't say anything about triple digit IQ's there.

edit2: thanks hogs
03:58pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
5253 posts
trog ... happy? I thought he was only happy rolling around in money in the QGL Loot Room?
04:01pm 25/02/10 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
2542 posts
So let me get this right.
To post an Item here that you read on a Murdoch news site of which there are plenty you have to go out and search for another news post from another media website that quite likely pilfered its story from the vast Murdoch Pool of news ?

Who needs an Internet Filter ?
QGL already has one.
04:06pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
1841 posts
I'm partial to a Tuesday Australian *curls pinky*
04:10pm 25/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4195 posts
oh 'curls pinky' as in Dr. Evil's mannerism? Nothing to do with Pinky on the forum...
04:13pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
1842 posts
Now I think to curl the forum pinky would that involve throwing him down an ice alley and having little asian ladies scrub path ahead of him?
04:15pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
4715 posts
Not really related, but I want to know what the deal is with removing threads, rather than locking them? I've never seen another forum do this, and it seems retarded, especially when it's just because the thread title wasn't as descriptive as Trog wanted. Why the hell not just lock it, in case someone still wants to look? It's total overkill.

As for news.com.au, sure, they're retarded, but I don't really give a f*** if someone posts a link from there. Really, who cares?
04:16pm 25/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4196 posts
exactly what I thought, except canadians not asians.
04:17pm 25/02/10 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
9418 posts
isnt murdoch making his news sites pay to view? if he does everyone will probably migrate to another news site.
04:27pm 25/02/10 Permalink
GumbyNoTalent
Brisbane, Queensland
6405 posts
lol Journalism and News.com.au in the same sentence.
04:30pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
6312 posts
Are you sure it's news.com.au ? I thought it's news.com.au ?
04:34pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
28111 posts
as ive mentioned many times, news.com.au is fine as long as you arent retarded and think that everything they report is serious and 4reals

i wouldnt bother with abc news coz its boring as f*** and i like my news with a bit of pizazz
04:57pm 25/02/10 Permalink
MatchFixa
Brisbane, Queensland
2271 posts
They should rename it to Newz.com.au so it appeals to the younger more hip generation.

A bit like jewz.com.au
05:21pm 25/02/10 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
9420 posts
i think you mean n3wz.c0m.4u
05:23pm 25/02/10 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
5245 posts
ban references to dodgy websites?!?! ;D
isn't that what everyone is complaining the govt wants to do? :D

better ban all references to abovetopsecret.com AMIRITE faceman?!?!
better ban all references to answersingenesis.org AMIRITE euphoria?!?!

news.com.au does totally suck though.
05:27pm 25/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4198 posts
They should rename it to Newz.com.au so it appeals to the younger more hip generation.


Given how the illiterate generation spells "newb" as "nub" they would probably expect news to be spelled "nuz" or something s*** like that.
05:32pm 25/02/10 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29548 posts
you know newb is a made up word too though, right
05:43pm 25/02/10 Permalink
MatchFixa
Brisbane, Queensland
2274 posts
i think you mean n3wz.c0m.4u
that's not hip at all.
05:47pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Nerfbringer
Brisbane, Queensland
37 posts
you know newb is a made up word too though, right


Every word's a made up word. :P
05:55pm 25/02/10 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29550 posts
not gastroduodenostomy
05:56pm 25/02/10 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
6749 posts
nice insight there Nerdberger
05:56pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Ross
Brisbane, Queensland
2175 posts
news.com.au still provides pretty good AFL content through superfooty.com from the herald sun.
06:11pm 25/02/10 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1180 posts
I understand that news.com.au merely steals it's news articles from other websites, but for people like me who don't pay attention to news, it's a fairly handy way to get the headlines.


I dont think so. It is linked to a network of new sources.

My mrs works for courier mail (yes i know many still share the same feeling about CM as well) but i shall digress.

The wife is dedicated to professionalism and etiquette in the reporting the news and writing for the papers. I often have to listen to the 'opposed to this opposed to that' and how some stories are portayed and how the journalist should have done this.
eg. current affair, today tonight, 60 minutes etc are all banned in our house. but that goes without saying right.

I have no doubt she writes, basing her stories on facts alone. Its just whatever angle the editor or chief of staff want to put on it. I hear you say well that is where the bias and inconsistancies come in but its just what brand you choose to buy.

Lets relate this to real issues and metaphorise with something that we will all understand.

BANDANAS:


ABC - the typical crazy clarks red,blue or green with a few black swirly bits on it. no frills.
News dot Com - still a cheap bandana but with maybe a random word pasted on it like 'surf' or 'skate' or 'rippin it' or something.
Courier Mail - maybe an aussie flag printed on it or just a logo of something symbolic to its consumers.
The Australian - The kind of bandana that you buy in city beach. costs a s***load more and has a brandname on it to try and give the consumer sort of sense of status.


I guess what format or what form you want to get your news in is what you will choose. Lets face it, the media only bring news to the people. If its something you really want to know more or find out about, or something that directly effects you...you investigate yourself or research yourself. Once the media has given you the point facts then its up to you to make up your own mind.
Thats the difference between current affairs and news. Current affairs give their own point of view on it. A good news establishment should resist the urge to comment personal opinion and that is enough for me.




last edited by sleepy at 18:55:13 25/Feb/10
06:19pm 25/02/10 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29553 posts
sleepy, awesome post dude. I should add a disclaimer that I know people that work for news.com.au/courier mail/various other journalistic places and I have zero doubts as to their integrity and professionalism.

In your news.com.au example though I would say the bandana would be printed with the words "I KILL BABIES" or something equally obnoxious and general (because all people that wear them would be baby-eating terrorists)
06:36pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Alt_F4
Brisbane, Queensland
1272 posts
CM is absolute s*** to anyone with some form of intelligence wanting to read about general news / politics / business
06:45pm 25/02/10 Permalink
sleepy
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1181 posts
^ I take it you buy your bandanas from city beach altf4





06:56pm 25/02/10 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
2547 posts
So is Tinyurl also being added to Trogs Internet Filter ?
07:32pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Alt_F4
Brisbane, Queensland
1273 posts
^ I take it you buy your bandanas from city beach altf4


More than happy to pay a 50c premium for something to read that helps improve my knowledge rather than detract from it.

Also, The Australian has a pretty good deal for uni students. $20 = pick up the paper on campus during the week + the weekend edition delivered for the year.
07:42pm 25/02/10 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
1576 posts
better ban all references to answersingenesis.org AMIRITE euphoria?!?!

news.com.au does totally suck though.
lols. I agree so far as to say: news.com.au < *

for some genius reporting on South Africa, have a read of Hayibo. The guy takes the piss out of news stories in South Africa.

Today's Headline from there:

Prince Philip to receive PC training ahead of Zuma's UK visit

LONDON. In advance of Jacob Zuma's first state visit to the UK next week, it has been revealed that Prince Philip has been sent to cultural sensitivity workshops to minimise the likelihood of him ordering Zuma to "fetch my slippers and a G&T chop-chop" upon first meeting.

link
08:45pm 25/02/10 Permalink
Insom
Brisbane, Queensland
3310 posts
meh

it should be obvious enough that the courier-mail and sunday mail aren't pretending to be newspapers of record
02:03am 26/02/10 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
6044 posts
who needs news.com.au - i just come here for my daily news digest
07:45am 26/02/10 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
669 posts
meh just went onto news.com.au for the first time... some of the stories they headline are pretty lol-able. who gives a s*** about the personal hygiene of johnny depp?
09:28am 26/02/10 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
4202 posts
hahaha
"Johnny usually smells because he rarely showers, a source said.
"No makeup and unruly hair - she's a bit of a mess normally," an insider said
"When Johnny shows up for work or travel, he's usually in rough shape, a source said.


Glad they got quotes from credible people
09:34am 26/02/10 Permalink
Nerfbringer
Brisbane, Queensland
38 posts
who gives a s*** about the personal hygiene of johnny depp?


Too many people. :(
11:33am 26/02/10 Permalink
GumbyNoTalent
Brisbane, Queensland
6407 posts
lol Johnny Depp probably deliberately smells bad so rabid fans and paparazzi stay the f*** away.
02:20pm 26/02/10 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
29567 posts
So is Tinyurl also being added to Trogs Internet Filter ?
yep
02:26pm 26/02/10 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
1586 posts
why no tinyurl love?
03:50pm 26/02/10 Permalink
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