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    carolina_guy Guest

    Exclamation Unacceptable News Sources

    Please do not use the following links as news sources for reporting breaking news or other material:

    Christian Science Monitor
    sify
    eutimes
    WND
    Newsmax
    DebkaFile
    Prisonplanet
    infowars
    Zero Hedge
    The Sun (UK)
    The Golden Report
    Huffington Post
    People's Daily (China)


    This list is subject to change and at the discretion of the moderator team.

    Note. If you can find the same story from a legitimate source, then please post that instead.
    Last edited by HeIsEnough; August 24th, 2010 at 08:53 PM. Reason: update

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    Default eutimes

    why do you say that? im just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liannemr View Post
    why do you say that? im just curious.
    because of unsubstantiated reporting and sensationalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liannemr View Post
    why do you say that? im just curious.
    The nature of some of their articles. It is not a legitimate news site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_guy View Post
    Please do not use the following links as news sources for reporting breaking news or other material:

    eutimes
    WND (ok if substantiated by other sources)
    Newsmax (ok if substantiated by other sources)
    DebkaFile (ok if substantiated by other sources)
    Prisonplanet
    infowars


    This list is subject to change and at the discretion of the moderator team.
    Thanks for the reminder, Justin.

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    Hi Can this be a sticky please, I accidently used a bad news source on a thread and was mildly told about it. I couldn't find where something like this was. And maybe update the first post in the thread as more are discovered?

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    I didn't know about Newsmax...sorry. I think I've used it a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrideOfChrist View Post
    I didn't know about Newsmax...sorry. I think I've used it a few times.
    newsmax is essentially a blog/opinion piece. i've seen many things in the magazine that simply did not happen as projected or reported. ok to use as a secondary source though.

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    This ought to be sticked IMO.

    On this topic, it would be nice if we had a sticked list of approved blogs as well. I still see post blogs from time to time that don't get removed according to the no blogs rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fracturedInfinity View Post
    This ought to be sticked IMO.

    On this topic, it would be nice if we had a sticked list of approved blogs as well. I still see post blogs from time to time that don't get removed according to the no blogs rule.
    I agree. It would benefit mods and posters alike.

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    Hal has been using debka and wnd as of late

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    Quote Originally Posted by big wave View Post
    Hal has been using debka and wnd as of late
    That is Hal. This is RR. If you want to listen and follow those sites, go for it. I think that Justin is saying that for this board, though, the mods have decided not to use those at their discretion. Gotta play by the rules...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherished View Post
    That is Hal. This is RR. If you want to listen and follow those sites, go for it. I think that Justin is saying that for this board, though, the mods have decided not to use those at their discretion. Gotta play by the rules...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherished View Post
    That is Hal. This is RR. If you want to listen and follow those sites, go for it. I think that Justin is saying that for this board, though, the mods have decided not to use those at their discretion. Gotta play by the rules...
    I think what the poster is saying is that Hal gets posted on this site and that's all fine and dandy but if he is using Debka and WND for his references and we are posting Hal on RR, see what I mean?

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    Yes, (trying not to get in trouble again)
    Thanks Christina

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina View Post
    I think what the poster is saying is that Hal gets posted on this site and that's all fine and dandy but if he is using Debka and WND for his references and we are posting Hal on RR, see what I mean?
    Gotcha. Big Wave, your best bet would be to pm a mod, they can help you with any issues you have.

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    if Hal uses a story from one of those sources as his main argument and it is posted on RR, it will likely be removed if there is no other sources available. WND has become a tabloid.

    if you find a post or thread questionable, please report it and we will address it.

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    Duly noted, thank you.

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    Debka has made some false claims before, even to point of crying wolf. WND has promoted some rather odd "christian" beliefs in some of their articles and op-eds.

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    I'm so happy the moderators are doing such a great job trying too keep the tabloid stuff off this board. I don't want to read something that isn't all truth, and turn around and pass the info. to a friend or a church member. It could get rather embarassing if it were to happen often. People would really think I'm all doom and gloom. and flipped my lid! Thanks again Mods.

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