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Michael Phelps is 5-for-5 in his quest for eight golds in Beijing. 4x200 freestyle team claims first
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Posted on 08/12/2008 8:45:22 PM PDT by rawhide

Michael Phelps is 5-for-5 in his quest for eight golds in Beijing. After winning his fourth gold of these Olympics with a first-place showing in the 200 butterfly, his 4x200 freestyle team claims first for his fifth gold and a record 11th gold of his career.

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1 posted on 08/12/2008 8:45:23 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Story here:—http://www.sportsline.com/olympics/story/10929279


2 posted on 08/12/2008 8:46:37 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

This guy is AMAZING! Keep it up Michael. Go USA.


3 posted on 08/12/2008 8:46:43 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Christ would not vote for Barack Obama...Alan Keyes)
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To: rawhide

Another world record, by the way. 4.68 seconds off the old mark.


4 posted on 08/12/2008 8:47:48 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Thanks for the update. I’m on the west coast, so if I stay up to see this on NBC, it will probably be 11:30 before I get to bed.


5 posted on 08/12/2008 8:50:20 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: rawhide

SPOILER!!!!!


6 posted on 08/12/2008 8:53:23 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: rawhide

Hey thanks for spoiling it for me! Now I dont have to stay up and watch it.


7 posted on 08/12/2008 8:55:44 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: July 4th

Here is NBC’s Olympic website for up to the minute coverage and results: http://www.nbcolympics.com/swimming/?forcereload=true


8 posted on 08/12/2008 8:56:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: aft_lizard

You’re very welcome. Nighty-night.


9 posted on 08/12/2008 8:58:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

First time under 7 minutes, wow, I was really impressed. Phelps was like half of the pool length ahead when the second leg started to swim. Go USA!


10 posted on 08/12/2008 9:04:33 PM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: rawhide
Anybody that doesn't want to know the results in advance of an event being aired on tv should know better than to log onto the internet.....and especially FR.

That said, you're still an inconsiderate clod for posting this in the fashion in which you did.

11 posted on 08/12/2008 9:15:50 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: rawhide
My post on another thread:

Holder of 10 world records already Spitz predicted brashly he would win six golds at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. However, he won only two team golds: the 4 x 100 meter freestyle, and the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relays. In addition, Spitz finished 2nd in the 100 m butterfly. In this event he was beaten by fellow American Doug Russell by 1/2 a second despite holding the world record and having beaten Russell in the previous 10 times they had swam against each other in that year.[2] Russell did briefly match Spitz's world record in late August of 1967, holding the world record equally with Spitz for five days before Spitz regained it solely on October 2 1967.

As a result of being beaten by Russell, Spitz did not get to swim in the 4 x 100 m Medley Relay which gave Russell his second Gold medal and the USA team another World Record swim. He also finished third in the 100 m freestyle at the same games.

At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich (West Germany), Spitz was back to maintain his bid for the six gold medals. He did even more, winning seven Olympic gold medals, a feat still unequaled by any other athlete in a single Olympiad. Further, Spitz set a new world record in each of the seven events (the 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly, 4 x 100 m freestyle relay, 4 x 200 m freestyle relay and the 4 x 100 m medley relay).

Spitz became one of only four Olympic greats to win nine career gold medals, together with Larissa Latynina, Paavo Nurmi, and Carl Lewis.[3] At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps briefly joined the elite group, until he surpassed them by winning his 10th and 11th career gold medals, only a day after his ninth.

12 posted on 08/12/2008 9:17:06 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: hole_n_one
I do not appreciate being called an inconsiderate clod.

If you had gone to Fox News, CBS Sportsline, ESPN, and many other news or sports websites, you would have seen the same as what I had posted.

13 posted on 08/12/2008 9:21:32 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
I do not appreciate being called an inconsiderate clod.

Here's a an idea......

Don't act like one.

14 posted on 08/12/2008 9:23:14 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: rawhide

This guy is just amazing!! In fact the entire American swim team is pretty damned awesome.


15 posted on 08/12/2008 9:23:57 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: rawhide

This guy is just amazing!! In fact the entire American swim team is pretty damned awesome.


16 posted on 08/12/2008 9:23:57 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: rawhide

This guy is just amazing!! In fact the entire American swim team is pretty damned awesome.


17 posted on 08/12/2008 9:23:57 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: hole_n_one
That said, you're still an inconsiderate clod for posting this in the fashion in which you did.What exactly is your beef with the way it was posted?
18 posted on 08/12/2008 9:24:53 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Plutarch

Off to bed early. No need to stay up now.


19 posted on 08/12/2008 9:26:49 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: rawhide; admin

If the result is in the thread title, a [SPOILER ALERT!] does no good.

The thread title needs to change.


20 posted on 08/12/2008 9:29:37 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: rawhide
I assume the "Spoiler Alert" was intended to warn others that the content matter may be of such a nature that one may not want to be made aware of the details at the present time.

With the details of the subject matter in the headline, the "Spolier Alert" could have just as well been Drudge's siren.

Again, one should know better than to hop on the 'net if one wants to ensure a complete blackout of info, but, if one wanted to get the info, one could go to a sports site.

I'm not saying that it should not have been posted on FR, just that it could have been done in a more surreptitious manner.

21 posted on 08/12/2008 9:36:53 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Plutarch
Fyi, I did not put the words [SPOILER AKERT!] in the title. I think the admin must have added that?

Is there something wrong with posting the latest news from the Olympics?

22 posted on 08/12/2008 9:38:33 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
If you had gone to Fox News, CBS Sportsline, ESPN, and many other news or sports websites, you would have seen the same as what I had posted.

That is why most people avoid them while waiting for coverage. FReepers should know better. Most do.

23 posted on 08/12/2008 9:38:34 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: hole_n_one

See post #22


24 posted on 08/12/2008 9:39:07 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Ah, didn’t the headline just give away the results? it’s hard to overlook the headline.


25 posted on 08/12/2008 9:39:34 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: rawhide
Is there something wrong with posting the latest news from the Olympics?

IMO, yes. None of this has aired for the west coast.

26 posted on 08/12/2008 9:39:58 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: Dianna

Gee whiz, then stay off the internet, because the news is all over the net.


27 posted on 08/12/2008 9:42:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

If you put the freakin’ result in the HEADLINE, the word “spoiler” just before it doesn’t do much good.

Thanks a heap.


28 posted on 08/12/2008 9:43:32 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Marxist Obama will trash the USA for the next 30 years. Vote McCain!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert; admin

See post #22. Again, I did not add the words [SPOILER ALERT!]


29 posted on 08/12/2008 9:45:04 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Is there something wrong with posting the latest news from the Olympics?

i think so... we here in California haven't seen it yet... and telling us to stay off of Free Republic is silly... btw--you asked if something was wrong with what you did...

30 posted on 08/12/2008 9:47:50 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: rawhide
Gee whiz, then stay off the internet, because the news is all over the net.

i don't go all the net... just here...

31 posted on 08/12/2008 9:49:50 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: rawhide
You do understand that there are those that do not want to know the results before they air on television but would still like to access the best site on the 'net (FR), right?

How are they going to be able to do that if you're going to provide crucial details in the HEADLINE?

If FReepers are anxious to know the results, they are smart enough to know where to go to get them.

My suggestion to you would be that rather than provide critical details in the Header, you provide them in the comments section of your post.

Now, I know all this "lecturing" is not gonna make any difference because tomorrow there will be another inconsiderate clod that will come along and do the same thing.

It's been happening here for 11 years and it's not gonna stop now.

32 posted on 08/12/2008 10:03:37 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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‘ya know, putting the words Spoiler Alert right next to the actual spoiler really doesn’t help much. Since the next word was Phelps, your brain can’t help but register the info while you try to try to avert your eyes. Sigh.....


33 posted on 08/12/2008 10:05:40 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: Bush_Democrat

Fyi, I did not put the words [SPOILER AKERT!] in the title. I think the admin must have added that?


34 posted on 08/12/2008 10:08:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Hopefully you’ve figured it out by now, but for awhile it seemed that you were being aggressively ignorant about netiquette, so I’ll recap.

The way you should do what you want to do is to place a “Spoiler Alert” in the headline, where you DON’T reveal results. Then people who want to can click on the thread and get the actual data.


35 posted on 08/12/2008 10:10:05 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: rawhide

You are trying to defend what is indefensible. You were rude and inconsiderate to those of us on the West Coast by posting the results in the HEADLINE, which your eye cannot help but register and pass right on to your brain.

And I totally believe you that you did not add “spoiler alert” yourself. Obviously, you did not even have that much consideration for your fellow FReepers.


36 posted on 08/12/2008 10:10:23 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Marxist Obama will trash the USA for the next 30 years. Vote McCain!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert; admin; All

Okay, I apologize to all the west coasties. I am asking admin to delete this thread.


37 posted on 08/12/2008 10:15:20 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

relax


38 posted on 08/12/2008 10:25:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: rawhide

Anything that kills off the ratings of the pro-commie propagandists at NBC is ok with me. I wouldn’t get too shook about this if I were you.


39 posted on 08/12/2008 10:28:46 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: rawhide

This can’t be live since those of us on the East Coast already saw it. Check the thread below this in Breaking News.


40 posted on 08/12/2008 10:33:22 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Oh please. Then don’t click on the frickin link, curious George, and then strike out against others.


41 posted on 08/12/2008 10:37:11 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF
The title as it is now is not how it originally appeared.

As the poster said, the results were in the headline.

42 posted on 08/12/2008 10:40:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

And they aren’t in the thread below?


43 posted on 08/12/2008 10:41:15 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF
The threads below are for #4......

This one is for #5.

3 more, baby!

44 posted on 08/12/2008 10:46:22 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: rawhide

First time I watched it tonight. The swimming event was cool...gymnastics was boring IMO though.


45 posted on 08/12/2008 10:47:22 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: RDTF

.........or do you mean this thread?


46 posted on 08/12/2008 10:47:46 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: rawhide
Boy, the testosterone is heavy tonight! Give it a rest.
47 posted on 08/12/2008 10:49:48 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: hole_n_one

#10 and #11 tonight, #10 broke the record. Oops spoiled it!


48 posted on 08/12/2008 10:55:05 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: rawhide
Gee whiz, then stay off the internet, because the news is all over the net.

How about you show some consideration for people? I don't expect news or sports sites to stay quiet. Nor would I enter a chat room. But FReepers should know better than to put results in the title.

49 posted on 08/12/2008 10:56:32 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: RDTF
And they aren’t in the thread below?

The original headline gave the results, which ruined it for anyone looking at latest articles. This new headline, with the added spoiler alert, lets people who want to know, or who have seen the races discuss it. People who prefer to wait are warned off and don't click the thread.

50 posted on 08/12/2008 11:00:46 PM PDT by Dianna
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