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The 7 - Site Bashing - Reason why to bash (or at least mine)
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Teppan-Yaki
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#1 Posted on 15.12.02 2228.51
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I finally realized what the folder is all about --

I read, yet sometimes abhor, what's on the net wrestling sites. Before you say, "Well, then, don't read it!," each site still watches wrestling no matter how bad it gets.

For instance, I read 411wrestling, and for parts of it, I like. I'm a big Eric S. fan. You might not. But at least he will criticize his own bosses (i.e. Ashish's ratings armageddon headers), and he's different to read with his take on non-wrestling topics.

I used to read PWTorch a lot, but I think it's gone way downhill IMO. I think the amount of insignificant "Torrie Wilson sneezed on a radio show" sniglets bring the site down. That's my opinion. However, I'll still read Powell's take on RAW just for a different view.

What I'm trying to get at is this:

If you're going to bash, cool. But keep in mind that there are positives for each negative. Apply that to Scott, Hyatte, etc.

Speaking of -- am I the only one that gets sick of some readers' recaps of house shows? At least edit their typos, for Pete's sake; webmasters are editors... but then again, there's that "should I be a 'wrasslin' journalist?" scruple hanging over the site, right?
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#2 Posted on 16.12.02 1017.50
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That last paragraph brings up a question I have had on reader recaps.

Do the webmasters feel that they cannot alter a reader review in any way? Can't the webmaster send the reader an email telling them to clean up the review at least? I can't believe that Widro, etc. just post house show reviews with so many grammar, spelling and other writing mistakes.

I would rather not learn what happened in Fort Myers if it means trying for 30 minutes to figure out what the five-year-old recapper is talking about.
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#3 Posted on 17.12.02 0059.51
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Do the webmasters feel that they cannot alter a reader review in any way? Can't the webmaster send the reader an email telling them to clean up the review at least? I can't believe that Widro, etc. just post house show reviews with so many grammar, spelling and other writing mistakes.



I think it's just a matter of convienence.

If you want to use 411 as an example, it's obvious that with all the work Widro and Ashish have to do every day with four different websites and a literal army of writers, I cannot imagine how they would find the time, or the patience to carefully edit and clean up house show reports. They get it, they toss it up there, and let the author handle the blame and the ball busting for the piss poor spelling.

Myself, I've heard horror stories from someone deep within the 411 ranks about how many, many writers submit columns that, if posted unchecked, would be completely bold or in italics, or even one long, serveral page hyperlink. Those are the type of fuck ups they are on the lookout for: making sure the entire Midnight News isn't one long ass hyperlink to the Honky Tonk Man's website. A few typos from a house show report isn't going to bother anyone. Besides, I doubt many people even read the house show reports anyway.

Personally, I don't mind the typos. It's not like I'm paying for the material. I just wish the people who file house show reports keep their idiotic "I won't admit to marking out and instead trash everything on the card and really impress the smarts" comments to a minimum. Meltzer LOVES posting editorialized show reports like that.
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#4 Posted on 18.12.02 0009.41
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Edit: I f'd up the quote stuff. Oh well.


LONG SHOT! (Insert screeching noise here and ObWhew! description later)

Ah -- that's where I have the biggest peeve about so-called "Journalistic" sites. You want to have banners or pimp newsletters? Fine. Then act like you're running a business and edit like you should.

Nothing against Widro and Ashish's diligence, but when you type like a five-year-old, you get (at least from me) the same credibility.

(edited by Teppan-Yaki on 18.12.02 0010)
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