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    Deactivated Links

    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 18/03/2021 at 5:55 PM. Reason: deactivated link to that newspaper

    If we're getting sniffy about links to certain papers you might want to go back and deactivate the link to the Sun that you posted yourself

    https://foot.ie/threads/119079-Poten...9847&styleid=6

    Strange article from Neil O'Riordan in today's Sun: https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football...t-from-abroad/
    I think he has a point, just doesn't know how to make it.

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    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 18/03/2021 at 5:55 PM. Reason: deactivated link to that newspaper
    Seriously? That's ridiculous tets. We're adults here and don't need this sort of censorship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exgrad View Post
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 18/03/2021 at 5:55 PM. Reason: deactivated link to that newspaper

    If we're getting sniffy about links to certain papers you might want to go back and deactivate the link to the Sun that you posted yourself

    https://foot.ie/threads/119079-Poten...9847&styleid=6
    thanks, I've deleted that

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Seriously? That's ridiculous tets. We're adults here and don't need this sort of censorship.
    nothing's been censored, if you want to read the link, copy and paste it into the browser.
    All links to that paper have been deactivated for some time now.
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    Not the point tets. It's not for you to be inconveniencing the rest of us by deactivating links to places that you don't like. It's remarkably petty and not appropriate for a mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    All links to that paper have been deactivated for some time now.
    Is this a site wide decision or policy or your mod section only ?

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    It's being discussed on the mod forum. Please return to topic.
    Vaccinated.

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    Iíd personally like to know that Iím clicking on the sun before I am, so I can make an informed decision. Iíve had situations ages ago where a) a link began with google and was a redirect to the sun, so there was no way of knowing until you clicked and b) where it was hyperlinked text with the same result.

    Personally I avoid it at all costs. Iíd never buy the sun and I donít want my actions through clicks and ad revenue funding a machine with so much blood on its hands.
    Last edited by elatedscum; 19/03/2021 at 1:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    Standards ~ Its nice to have Standards even if they can be a bit tricky, to get correct all of the time ! !
    Do those Stadards only apply in the evening, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    I've never removed a link, and I wouldn't stop anyone from posting a link, I just deactivated it. If you want to read the story, select the text, right click and open.
    Ah, okay. Thanks for clarifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trequartista20 View Post
    Do those Stadards only apply in the evening, though?
    That would be letting Standards Slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trequartista20 View Post
    If a talented Irish journalist who happened to work for the Irish Sun posted a particularly relevant and interesting article, why shouldn't the link be posted?
    I think youíre assuming the workers are more divorced from the institution than they are. I know journalists, both of the footballing variety and the non that have turned down better paying offers to work at the sun on the basis of morals... People donít happen to work somewhere, it involves a large degree of choice...

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    Which is a bigger rag the sun ie the daily mail

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    What about the Irish Times' role pimping up the property bubble, to the extent of giving up editorial independence when buying myhome? The bubble and the creak wrecked a lot of lives here

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    Yes, I've no major issue with the fairly pointless activity of deactivating links for the gutter press, which can be as easily reactivated as the deactivator suggests, but it all seems a bit subjective and personal in nature for my liking. But I guess the jury have reached a decision.

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    (Also, this is probably better moved to Off Topic rather than clutter this thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    this was what was discussed in the mods forum:

    Full disclosure - I have a close friend from Liverpool, and there's at least two other members of the forum who know him.
    He was at Hillsbrough, not in the Leppings Lane end, and obviously never buys that paper. I've donated to the Justice for the 96 campaign, and a few years ago took part in the memorial walk in the Phoenix Park - https://twitter.com/tetsujin1979/sta...09219700613120
    I don't buy the paper, and don't read articles on their site. I've told people who send me links via text/email/whatsapp/etc to their site that I'm not going to open it and not to send me links to the site.
    Disabling the links is my way of supporting the movement - I'm not stopping anyone from reading the article, the link itself is still there as text. Most browsers will still allow you to select the text and open it as a link.

    The other mods have supported disabling the links, as long as each change is clarified with the following "Links to that site disabled on the Ireland subforum in support of the Justice for the 96 campaign"

    I should have been clearer about the reasons behind the change, my apologies

    I'll add all this to the stickied post later
    Continuing the off-topic theme, but I think the mods will like this post.

    I support the decision 100%. Their lies about Hillsborough were obscene, but at least a long time ago in another country.

    But their campaign of support for Soldier F, and their contribution towards whipping up the abuse of James McClean, one of the players we all come on here claiming to support, has all happened in recent years. It's a disgusting rag and I feel happier knowing it won't be tolerated on this forum.

    I've used this forum for at least a decade. In that time I've disagreed with the mods, and have said so. At some point in the future I will disagree with them again, and will probably say so, because i have a pretty big mouth. I hope to get a bit wiggle room when that time comes. But their decision is correct.

    Don't Buy The Sun

    **** The Sun.
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    Discussion moved to Off Topic.

    Summary for anyone who doesn't frequent the Ireland forum, I've been disabling links to a newspaper's site for some time without complaint, until today. It was discussed among the mods, and the policy will continue in the forum, with the clarification "Links to that site disabled on the Ireland subforum in support of the Justice for the 96 campaign" included as the reason
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 19/03/2021 at 11:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backstothewall View Post
    I support the decision 100%. Their lies about Hillsborough were obscene, but at least a long time ago in another country.

    But their campaign of support for Soldier F, and their contribution towards whipping up the abuse of James McClean, one of the players we all come on here claiming to support, has all happened in recent years. It's a disgusting rag and I feel happier knowing it won't be tolerated on this forum.
    The problem with that is are you going to be consistent in that approach? I've mentioned the Irish Times' role in the financial downfall of the country in the 2000s; why not boycott the Times over that? It's a fairly major issue that has affected all of us in one way or another. Or Trequartista's point (still on the other thread I think) about the ultimate ownership of all the papers anyway is also quite valid.

    I agree with DeLorean; it seems silly to delete links because of a football match 30 years ago in another country.

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    The Mail has been rabidly anti-Irish at times too. I despise The Sun and would never open a link to it either but I'd wonder why The Sun alone is deemed worthy of being chopped too. It's a pretty crowded marketplace is the gutterpress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    The problem with that is are you going to be consistent in that approach?
    He feels strongly about this one issue. It creates a very minor inconvenience and highlights bad behaviour relevant to the football community. He is not obliged to wage every moral crusade going.
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