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?
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
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.
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.
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.
I'd like it banned.
lets take a few months to discuss this situation before making a decision to ban it.
All news should be in dot form. Prevents sensationalising the news.
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
I'm partial to a Tuesday Australian *curls pinky*
oh 'curls pinky' as in Dr. Evil's mannerism? Nothing to do with Pinky on the forum...
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?
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?
exactly what I thought, except canadians not asians.
isnt murdoch making his news sites pay to view? if he does everyone will probably migrate to another news site.
i think you mean n3wz.c0m.4u
i think you mean n3wz.c0m.4uthat's not hip at all.
you know newb is a made up word too though, right
Every word's a made up word. :P
nice insight there Nerdberger
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.
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
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)
CM is absolute s*** to anyone with some form of intelligence wanting to read about general news / politics / business
^ I take it you buy your bandanas from city beach altf4
So is Tinyurl also being added to Trogs Internet Filter ?
^ 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.
better ban all references to answersingenesis.org AMIRITE euphoria?!?!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:
"Johnny usually smells because he rarely showers,” a source said.
Glad they got quotes from credible people
who gives a s*** about the personal hygiene of johnny depp?
Too many people. :(
lol Johnny Depp probably deliberately smells bad so rabid fans and paparazzi stay the f*** away.
why no tinyurl love?