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#1 Posted on 19.5.02 1730.54
Reposted on: 19.5.09 1731.50

From the ``Tribute to the British Bulldog on 411wrestling.com'':


    NOTE: We cannot control the 411 Store plug at the bottom and mean no disrespect to the Bulldog.



Somebody mentioned that it was tasteless for 411 to have a plug at the bottom of the page when Lou Thesz died (especially considering the plug was longer than the newsitem).

But this is worse.

Possible rough translation:
``We can't be bothered to understand our own site well enough to change how articles are posted. We know you'll understand our total lack of effort and good taste. Oh yeah, Please enjoy our new popup ads (which we never, ever, picked on other sites for having).''

Oy vey.

Please, God. If I ever have a website, don't let me totally lose control over it to the point where I don't even know how to remove things that should be removed. Basically, I think it's crap. The other possibility is that they're telling the truth. If so, if they truly no longer have control over such things, it means the advertisers have control over their content. I wish them luck now that they've totally sold out.

For the record, I used to read 411 all the time. Since Hyatte, Flea, Grut, et al. left, it's no fun anymore and has started to take itself as seriously as thesmarks. Too bad.
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#2 Posted on 20.5.02 0947.11
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My favorite is the sites that give you:

"Everyone here at 411 sends our condolences and best wishes out to Davey Boy Smith’s family and friends."

I am sure that Davey Boy's family and friends are scanning the internets sites, just to see if anyone is paying homage or posting condolences, and then being sure to acknowledge their "sincere" wishes.





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#3 Posted on 20.5.02 2112.45
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Would you rather they poke fun at the death of human beings?

Then the transformation into Thesmarks would be complete.
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#4 Posted on 21.5.02 1013.27
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    Originally posted by ManiacalClown
    Would you rather they poke fun at the death of human beings?


It might be more sincere...

There is a difference between offering condolences to someone specific and posting condolences on your website, unless a person does so knowing that one of his readers will be a friend or family member.
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#5 Posted on 21.5.02 2033.09
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It's just something that people and websites tend to do. It's not like 411 is the only site ever to "offer their condolences" to someone who has died whom they have no direct relation to.
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