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#1 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

Still hawking a book featuring the demise of a character that everyone buying and not buying the book knows to be untrue. I suppose it's a matter of principle for some and not others. And given that this site is dedicated to reviewing everything to then assist those of sharing this site - it's a fairly good justification.

Still, I do miss the times where third parties were harsh on these types on money-grabs; regardless as to how well written or how many extras there are in the last few pages. At the end of the day, it's still a farce - and not a new one at that.

#2 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

-Sigh- Oh, Jean.

#3 Edited by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

Jean's been gone now for 10 years. Ten. I had to count it out. I still think she's coming back. And no, I do not count this time traveling child form - I mean the real Red.

#4 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

I must be either getting old, or too practical - because Clint's outfit is in no form as combat-able as his previous ones. I don't know if the jacket will carry some tactical explanation or not - but I hope so.

#5 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone believe that Etrigan may be gaining traction to join this title with his appearance in the new Swamp Thing annual?

#6 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

You forgot the violence. Anyway, the stories are not about sex, they are about real people and the trouble that surrounds them.

Yup. I read Denver as well; thoroughly enjoyed every page of it. I've already got my pledge on hold. JP and Mrs. Connor really do great work.

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#8 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@juke said:

Why do you guys care so much?

Hopefully for just as sincere of reasons as you do apparently.

#10 Posted by Grey56 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: Again, I don't think I'm communicating the intent well enough as unfortunately none of what has been described answers my questions.

Whereas no one would argue that the staff has a priority/precedent to break certain information - having another thread open wouldn't in it of itself be a problem given the headline space given to staff posting their articles to the front page. It's like being able to have a 30 second spot during the Super Bowl versus someone using local access in a rural area.

But no, the request/discussion isn't that the original post by @oreoassassin be linked inside @inferiorego 's ; merely that it would be a polite mention inside Matt's own article that it had already been broken (referring again to what I mentioned about AP/Reuters stories). Were the thread not locked I would go so far as to say that no mention at all would be necessary; it would simply be like many other similarly themed threads - all competing for clicks.

But truly, arguing the necessity of this redundancy isn't really the point. It's that a contributing member of the site broke a story before the staff and had their thread locked. There's been mention of some form of acknowledgement - but again that was limited to a one line statement indicating that the staff had written another article.

Perhaps this seems like wasted motion - but the staff thought enough to lock the thread so then there was a reason for that. Because let's face it; there are many, many threads all throughout this site that deal with the same topic(s).

Obviously though you are all the moderators and staff so there's little to nothing which can be done if your position is entrenched as such. It would appear I've already made you somewhat upset over my line of questioning despite my best attempts at being cordial and for that I do apologize. However I do feel like if a thread is important enough to lock so that the staff may push their own material - then a small acknowledgement (specific to that person/persons) isn't too tall of an order.