Skip to comments.Since when does a chat item need a link?
Posted on 01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST by djf
Some info has come out just recently and I posted it to chat.
It got pulled with a comment by the Admin Moderator "No link, no dice"
Since when does a chat item require a link?
If all a sudden, an earthquake happens, can we not post it because of no link yet?
Honestly I can't see posting any breaking news with these types of undefined rules.
But it's ok if some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it...
Comments? Does anybody know the rules?
I’ve seen people just use the FR site as a link reference in vanity posts and the like. I think I’ve done that myself, even.
if it is news , you have to post a source where you got the info
if it is OPINION then you can post a ‘vanity’ in the bloggers section
Did anyone in this chat post get ate up by dogs?
Just post the announcement as a vanity. That should be okay.
After over a month of delay, WSDOT has released the findings of what is blocking Bertha, the worlds largest ever tunneling machine.
An eight inch steel pipe, it is actually a drill casing from when original early wells were drilled to test the feasibility of the tunnel.
Local radio news is reporting that info about the pipe is actually contained in the project planning documents, and that WSDOT actually realized what it was around Christmastime.
What they will do now is yet to be determined.
The tunneling machine has apparently sustained significant damage.
I’m guessing you cut and pasted something from some other source. Unless it was some email or Facebook chat, you should provide a link to it.
And then even when you do all that - we are left reading some mindless drivel until a kind and gracious Mod “No Thanks” it for us all.
OK, which one was so quick with the mouse?
My sister got bit by a moose once.
OK, I take it back. Sounds like news, should be sourced. Turns out *I’m* the one with the quick mouse...
Well, it is news, but no hardcopy yet, it is being released in a live press conference happening right now.
I don’t have time to post stuff only to have it pulled. And alot of FR’s rep is based on it being a good “breaking news” site.
But if that is just something that is at the whim of whatever moderator at the time, that doesn’t seem to work, as far as breaking news goes...
Did anyone in this chat post get ate up by dogs?
Yes I think so. I think some blogger did. He was blogging and about it and....
And as a reminder to all, leaving out the link to what appears to be a news item makes it look like the Excerpting Guidelines are being avoided. So it’s best not to do it.
I composed it myself based on what I am hearing on the radio right now.
While she was eating a slice of cheese?
I found a couple stories about it, just using Google.
Missed that one, got a link?
I’m not being defiant, and I can appreciate that.
And in my time here I have NEVER posted something that turned out to be false or deceptive.
There needs to be a way to post breaking news, and have it sourced at a later time when the hardcopy becomes available.
Another problem is that one of the main news sources in the PNW (KING5 news) has just been bought off by Gannet. So how does this get handled?
Oh. In that case. You should take a shower and check back later for more details?
You’re no newbie. You should know these things.
No one is claiming that you are being false, or deceptive...but since you mention it, I remember pulling a thread about an earthquake that turned out not to be an earthquake just a few weeks ago.
We have a Religion Mod for that, thank God. ;)
A nice piece of Muenster in fact.
I think that what you posted was fine. Anyone with any smarts is going to take your news as Unproven and not consider it gospel, Yet likely true considering your length of time here.
Your only mistake is that you really should state where you are getting the information from even if there is nothing to link to. That might have made a difference.
Now I ask you. Which is worse?
Japan or El Hierro? There was also one in or about...Missouri?
The Religion Mod just called in sick.
So. YOU have to go moderate that Ravenous Wolves thread.
Bwa Haa Haaaaaa!!!!!
That item was posted on the local TV station as breaking news.
Countless times I have seen items talked about on local news, gone to the web site for the station, and found nothing at all about what they announced on live TV.
Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, or wasn’t news, just means they have not updated their web site yet.
I’m not sure what to do then.
Just heard the following on my local radio WKRP and can hardly believe my ears
< unbelievable boondoggle description here >
Maybe just make a post on the thread already started.
Thanks for the updated info, btw.
start yourself a blog, then post it there and excerpt yourself here to drive hits to there...and then duck
Here is your confirmation:
I had a web site in the mid 90’s, got hundreds of thousands of hits.
Too much like work!
Ate up by eight dogs...in Thailand.
How could WA permit a huge steel pipe and then forget they did it? And what’s that huge steel pipe doing? This is red-tape on Xanax.
There was no engineer to say, hey, we need to detour around the ‘huge steel pipe’ here?
Cute and confused? Please PM me...
I think you posted it as news story without a source, rather than making it clear it was a news conference on live TV
A mention of the station might have helped and the fact that it was on TV live would have made a big difference
The mods may have been quick on the trigger too...
It seems that you do indeed have that time, and also time to post a complaint about it.
BTW, images of attractive women increase the chances of a thread not getting pulled - even if not all the rules were followed.