LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

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LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Brian CC » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:03 pm

Today I received a letter from a law firm about defamatory comments regarding an individual that were posted on these forums. I strongly suggest that some of you become familiar with the terms of use policy you agreed to when you signed up on these forums.

The post in question has been deleted to save myself from being sued, which as made very clear in the letter I received.

Some of you really need to think twice about what you're posting on this site, and I can tell you this, if it doesn't stop this forum will simply disappear. I don't need this grief in my life just so that you can be keyboard warriors and not be accountable for what you post here.

Again, please read the terms of use policy below that YOU AGREED to when signing up for this forum, particularly in this case, the paragraph in bold.

There will be no more warnings, if this continues, this board will be gone.

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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:48 pm

I didn't see the post in question. What or who was it regarding ?
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Brian CC » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:49 pm

It's not important, what is important is that people follow the terms set out below. I am dead serious...if it continues, this forum is history.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Brian CC wrote:It's not important, what is important is that people follow the terms set out below. I am dead serious...if it continues, this forum is history.


Fair enough.... i wasn't aware anything like that was posted.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Brian CC » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:52 pm

Neither was I until I was sent the letter.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Meds » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:21 pm

Brian, at the risk of rocking the boat a little, which is not my intent at all here, I do think that a little mo clarification needed here.

The definition of defamatory can be pretty broad. I mean in all reality members here border on that definition on a regular basis with just some of the slag that is hurled back and forth. It could also be construed that some of our comments regarding Canucks players could be deemed defamatory. So are we talking about a former member who was ridiculed on here in a personal way, or is this an outside individual who has an over active lawyer and agent that got wind of something said about their client and wanted to shut it up.

I don't think we need specific details, but something a little less vague would be nice. Legal agreements are so blanketing in their statements, I can see just with a perusal of the TOA we all agreed to when signing up that we are all probably at risk of breaching them at some point.

Again, not trying to poke a bear or anything here.....
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Cornuck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:29 pm

Meds wrote:...an outside individual who has an over active lawyer and agent that got wind of something said about their client and wanted to shut it up.


This was the case, and although we can slag a player's abilities, it's not a good idea to spread a rumour about his personal life. Player or otherwise.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Brian CC » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:53 pm

There was a post made here that made some very serious accusations towards an individual that were slanderous in nature and without any facts to back them up.

This is a hockey site, and some people tend to forget that or think because they sit behind a keyboard they can say whatever they want. The terms of use for this site are clearly outlined and this post clearly broke those terms.

That's all I'm saying on the matter, and I hope everyone makes themselves familiar with these terms and abides by them from here on out.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby the Dogsalmon » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:59 am

i'm sorry...i ran out of weed and got all emotional...
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Cookie La Rue » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:59 pm

Respect, if you're to blame and you're outing this on an internet board, you're for real. (or is it just a trick?)
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby dangler » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:12 pm

sorry Brian,that lockout was makin us all a li'l crazy

we will behave,

no worries,

seriously.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby dhabums » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:42 pm

If you play any of my posts backwards on an 8 track player you'll find slander all over the place. Lucky the "player in question" and his "lawyer of record" don't own an 8 track.

Edit: you know you've arrived when someone spends money trying to shut you up.
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Re: LISTEN UP: IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THIS SITE

Postby Orcasfan » Thu May 30, 2013 8:44 pm

Brian, I assume you haven't been reading much of the threads lately. The inane, obscene and insulting posts are becoming endemic again. I suggest you check out the thread on the "Roster" (in the Canucks forum), especially the last couple of pages or so. It's gotten to the point that this pack of idiots is ruining every discussion by their back and forth obscenity or insult competition. If this doesn't change, I don't see the point in visiting this site anymore.
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