The Inquirer

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  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Something amusing just got mailed to me:

    I basically replied saying that I would love to be next, as I love free publicity. The fact is we have never used an Inquirer story without giving a source link at the bottom. So I don't know what is up his ass, but it's coming out of his mouth.

    Paul (I would like to use his first name as the swear filter will block my other pet names) also goes on to say that neowin can't write for toffee. Not my opinion, but we write for free and I'm not a journalist, I am an enthusiast. I ****ing hate journalists.
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Git 'em Punk! :D
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    *lifts stories for SP* :p
     
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  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Haha, well said Punk :D
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    w00t free publicity, they sue..................we get lots of coverage :D
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  8. PseudoKiller

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    no more free publicity for them. i wonder if he wants some cheese with that whine. :D
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't even visit the site.
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    lmfao :D
     
  11. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Just hope its not you who has to pay the lawyer :p
     
  12. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Yeah,
    I, ahem, look at TheInquirer quite a lot, and they do seem to be getting a little bit arsey about their stories recently. I dont see the problem, i would never had known about theinquirer if the headlines of their stories werent used in other sites a visit.

    Its free advertising for them.
     
  13. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Exactly. ;)
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wow. How stuck up can you get. I wonder if they'll start targeting one-man blogs who happen to link an article and quote it.

    It's not even like Mr Hales has put forward a decent complaint or argument, "you're next" ?? take it to the playground Paul, if you want to make a point, do it properly.
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    its our policy to always quote the source :)

    as it is I find the inquirer is usually a few days late with most of its stories or picks up tidbits from tech forums... I have yet to see the Inq sit down and say "we are sorry we have copied verbatin word for word... letter for letter... the technical details about xx product that is yet to be released and we have refused to quote the source on xx forums since we believe we have a bigger pen0s and are the only ones who should get credit for whatever stories we post"

    :cool:

    btw eP... LEMME @ EM...
     
  16. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    It will be interesting however to see how Neowin react to this.
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well they unstuck the article in question for a start.
    I wouldn't blame em if they completely ignored it ;p
     
  18. Grandmaster

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    Hilarious, some people are so full of themsevles.
     
  19. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    EP, save the email until you're having a bad day then go back and read it again... should bring a smile to your face. What a joker. :)
     
  20. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have come to an agreement with him now.
     
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