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View Poll Results: Should the tabloid stories stay or go?

Stay! 10 41.67%
Go! 6 25.00%
Who cares... 8 33.33%
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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On the request of a fellow poster in this forum, I'm starting this poll to address the issue of posting "tabloid news" in this forum.

As we all know, MTF is primarily about tennis players and their tennis, and when there's no tennis we discuss what players do offcourt. However, we've recently seen a lot of articles being shared in the forum from dubious sources, several containing content that are not allowed on MTF if you've read the MTF rules properly, ie. pornography/censored material/nude pictures. As these content were not directly posted on the forum itself, I've tolerated them till now, but this might change.

So anyway, it's been brought to my attention that several posters are uncomfortable about the recent influx of tabloid stories that are 1) from dubious sources, 2) unverified, 3)trash and so I'm starting this poll to see what you guys think, should the tabloid stories stay? Or do we want them gone? Please vote. You have till the end of the week.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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i suppose if it remains it the gf thread, that's ok... that thread's always been a lot of speculation anyway it shouldn't get in the other threads though, even the "article" one which should keep the proper articles, i think
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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oh yeah. sorry. forgot to specify. if the votes come out in favour of letting the tabloid talk stay, they will stay, BUT ONLY IN THE GIRLFRIEND THREAD!!! because that's where it belongs. as we've mentioned 219083190381203182 times before, the news and articles thread is ONLY for marat.
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hmmm did I miss anything between yesterday and now?
I'm not particularly bothered by speculations regarding his private life. I think it's normal that people are more or less interested and as long as no one gets insulted, I think it's ok. As for the yellow press, there will always be articles like that whether we like them or not but we can choose if we want to read them. Personally I've found out in all the years of supporting Marat which sources are credible and which I distrust. I don't think it's a big deal; if you don't like it, don't read it That's just my opinion, of course
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a poll about tabloid news...
I voted in favor cause it makes me laugh, the russions are kings in twisting things around, it's almost an artform
It doesn't bother me, it's not like it's taken serious [by most anyway]

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What does "Who cares" stand for?
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I agree with Vass's question "what does 'who cares' stand for"! I'm assuming that the votes for the 'who cares' option gets put into the 'stay' vote count as those people obviously don't take offence by it (hopefully I haven't misunderstood people's intentions).

I would agree that it shouldn't be a distraction to the main threads as obviously some of the articles are so obviously trash and some people do seem to take it all a little too seriously. However, I think an absolute ban would be a shame as the majority take it with a large pinch of salt and I'm a great believer in free speech (personal privacy is also important, obviously). A lot of the current threads in any case go well off the point at quite some length. Putting it all in a separate thread seems the best plan - I wonder though if calling it anything related to 'girlfriends' is a good idea as perhaps this is what sets people off?! Why not give the thread a title that is unrelated to 'girlfriends' or 'gossip' - I can't actually think of anything creative...why not just call it 'Irrelevant stuff' or something equally as innocuous.
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I agree with Vass's question "what does 'who cares' stand for"! I'm assuming that the votes for the 'who cares' option gets put into the 'stay' vote count as those people obviously don't take offence by it (hopefully I haven't misunderstood people's intentions).

I would agree that it shouldn't be a distraction to the main threads as obviously some of the articles are so obviously trash and some people do seem to take it all a little too seriously. However, I think an absolute ban would be a shame as the majority take it with a large pinch of salt and I'm a great believer in free speech (personal privacy is also important, obviously). A lot of the current threads in any case go well off the point at quite some length. Putting it all in a separate thread seems the best plan - I wonder though if calling it anything related to 'girlfriends' is a good idea as perhaps this is what sets people off?! Why not give the thread a title that is unrelated to 'girlfriends' or 'gossip' - I can't actually think of anything creative...why not just call it 'Irrelevant stuff' or something equally as innocuous.
I think I'd list the WHO CARES as people who are undecided or people who honestly don't care and it could stay or go and it wouldn't make a difference to them.

The changing of the thread title to something innocuous is a good suggestion. Any suggestions for a suitable title? What I'm afraid of though is that some people will come in here, look around for a GF thread, "find" none and start a new one of course. I could merge it
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how about "the trash bin" or smth like that ? I'm not kidding btw
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how about "the trash bin" or smth like that ? I'm not kidding btw
I'm sure you aren't
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how about "the trash bin" or smth like that? I'm not kidding btw
I like this suggestion.
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how about "the trash bin" or smth like that ? I'm not kidding btw
I like it .
That's where most of Russian "press" belongs anyway .
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That's where most of Russian "press" belongs anyway .
that's where most of the world press belongs if you ask me
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I like 'Trash bin' - has a good ring to it!
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how about "the trash bin" or smth like that ? I'm not kidding btw
very good idea. seriously.
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