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(Slashdot)   Ms. Streisand, please pick up the white courtesy phone   (yro-beta.slashdot.org ) divider line
    More: Dumbass, National Australia Bank, Supreme Court of Victoria, financial advice, Internet forum  
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4823 clicks; posted to Business » on 17 Aug 2014 at 9:03 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-17 07:07:26 PM  
No, the white phone.
 
2014-08-17 08:44:49 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.


Excuse me, Ms. Streisand, but I have an emergency call on line five from a Mr. Hamm.
 
2014-08-17 08:57:40 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.


Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone shiat again.
 
2014-08-17 09:00:51 PM  

dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.


There's just no stopping in a white zone.
 
2014-08-17 09:14:20 PM  

dugitman: dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.

There's just no stopping in a white zone.


I know what this is really about. You want me to have an abortion!
 
2014-08-17 09:16:35 PM  

doofusgumby: dugitman: dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.

There's just no stopping in a white zone.

I know what this is really about. You want me to have an abortion!


It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2014-08-17 09:17:27 PM  

doofusgumby: dugitman: dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.

There's just no stopping in a white zone.

I know what this is really about. You want me to have an abortion!


And why not? Done safely there's really no danger involved.
 
2014-08-17 09:18:32 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.


I was going to say we're done here, except that we are not.

Because WCS Group think they are special...that the rules don't apply to them.

johnkennethmuir.files.wordpress.com

Obviously, they are wrong.
 
2014-08-17 11:57:16 PM  

doofusgumby: dugitman: dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.

There's just no stopping in a white zone.

I know what this is really about. You want me to have an abortion!


I've had a couple but it seems like such a waste. I can never finish the whole thing and end up throwing half out.
 
2014-08-18 12:10:22 AM  

ArkAngel: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Excuse me, Ms. Streisand, but I have an emergency call on line five from a Mr. Hamm.


Gimme Hamm on five, hold the mayo!
 
2014-08-18 12:44:28 AM  
Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.
 
2014-08-18 12:52:49 AM  
Mods, If you'd like to update the link to something more palatable here's the classic /. link :http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/08/17/149240/financial-services-gro up -wcs-sues-online-forum-over-negative-post

/beta sucks!
 
2014-08-18 12:54:00 AM  

LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.


Everything is beta.
 
2014-08-18 12:59:37 AM  

gingerjet: LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.

Everything is beta.


See the link ArmednHammered posted. I haven't dealt with Beta since they tried force-feeding it to everybody a while back.
 
2014-08-18 03:25:22 AM  
If she got M&M's stuck up her nose again my Jewish girlfriend is going to be playing musical soundtracks all day while explaining to me why I don't understand why it's ok for her people to murder.
 
2014-08-18 08:42:54 AM  

LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.


This.

Turn in your geek card subby.
 
2014-08-18 08:49:25 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.

This.

Turn in your geek card subby.


You use the internet, you saw the link, you got your article.....

i.ytimg.com

I say.. let 'em whine.

/not subby
 
2014-08-18 10:23:10 AM  

vonmatrices: Odoriferous Queef: LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.

This.

Turn in your geek card subby.

You use the internet, you saw the link, you got your article.....

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

I say.. let 'em whine.

/not subby


Nice.
 
2014-08-18 10:44:29 AM  
So how will this play out?  Will they say our bad and walk away, or go into a bad PR spiral like so many others.
 
2014-08-18 11:20:39 AM  
Legally, this hinges mainly on whether or not the post was legit.  It is completely possible for an online review post to be made up; if so, it's no different than any other type of libel.  The bank claims that this is the case and that the review post was false, made by a disgruntled former employee or business rival.  It is legally and morally acceptable to sue somebody if that is in fact the case.  Of course, if the review is legit, that's a different story-but the bank needs to know who actually posted the post to determine this.
 
2014-08-18 11:52:13 AM  

Laocoon: doofusgumby: dugitman: dugitman: I_Am_Weasel: No, the white phone.

Listen Weasel, don't start up with your white phone zoneshiat again.

There's just no stopping in a white zone.

I know what this is really about. You want me to have an abortion!

It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.


Oh sure you say that now, but when you have to do PT because you never learned there's a proper way to push down the stairs. ..
 
2014-08-18 01:06:38 PM  
/I have no idea what the hell is going on in this thread, and it's still making me laugh
 
2014-08-19 08:01:02 AM  

LesserEvil: Thanks, subby, for linking to the abortion that is Slashdot Beta. I think I will pass on reading that now.


THIS!

WTF?

F*ck BETA slashdot.

I don't know what they're farking problem is.  The "classic" version of their website works great.  Everyone hates the "beta" version.

And while I'm on the subject of website formatting, Fark could really learn a thing or 2.  First off there is the concept of threads and showing replies indented.  This was not something Slashdot invented.  It's how most news readers worked when usenet was still the best forum on the internet.

You want to follow a particular convo?  Look no further than the indented replies..  With Fark and their flat replies you got to wade through a lot of shiat.

The other thing which I don't know if slashdot invented or not is their moderation system.

I usually wait for threads on slashdot to "mature" before I wade into them because by that time people have moderated the shiat comments to hell and the good posts are rated 4 or 5.   Set your options to only see posts above at least a 3 and the conversation is pretty good.

But nobody replies to Anonymous Cowards like myself so I rarely say anything there.   I would sign up, but nobody there likes anyone with more than 5 digits in their Slashdot user ID.
 
2014-08-19 08:03:13 AM  

gfid: I don't know what they're farking problem is


Sorry, I'm drunk.

I don't think I meant "they're".
 
2014-08-19 08:12:13 AM  

skrame: /I have no idea what the hell is going on in this thread, and it's still making me laugh


Barbara Streisand sued a website back in 2003 for posting a picture of her house. Image was downloaded a total of 6 times before the lawsuit (and 2 of those were from her own attorney). After the lawsuit went public, the image was viewed almost half a MILLION times in just 1 month.

This generated a meme known as the "Streisand effect".

By calling Ms. Streisand to the white courtesy telephone, the headline implies that the "WCS Group" in this story is paging Ms. Streisand to come and do to them what she did to herself ~10 years or so ago.

From a quick Google search, the "White Courtesy Phone" thing is pretty overused.
 
2014-08-19 08:23:53 AM  

GrailOfThunder: skrame: /I have no idea what the hell is going on in this thread, and it's still making me laugh

Barbara Streisand sued a website back in 2003 for posting a picture of her house. Image was downloaded a total of 6 times before the lawsuit (and 2 of those were from her own attorney). After the lawsuit went public, the image was viewed almost half a MILLION times in just 1 month.

This generated a meme known as the "Streisand effect".

By calling Ms. Streisand to the white courtesy telephone, the headline implies that the "WCS Group" in this story is paging Ms. Streisand to come and do to them what she did to herself ~10 years or so ago.

From a quick Google search, the "White Courtesy Phone" thing is pretty overused.


Oh, and most of the comments are just lines from the movie Airplane! where the use of the White Courtesy Phone thing on the Internet originates. Great movie if you haven't seen it. It's referenced quick a bit on Fark, as most of the dialog is classic one-liners. Same goes for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. :)

Both should be required viewing for any Farker. :)
 
2014-08-19 09:59:47 AM  

GrailOfThunder: This generated a meme known as the "Streisand effect".


GrailOfThunder: Oh, and most of the comments are just lines from the movie Airplane! where the use of the White Courtesy Phone thing on the Internet originates.


Thanks. I knew about the Streisand effect and knew the headline was about that. I just haven't seen Airplane! in about 20 years, and I didn't make any connection between the movie and the WCS Group. Combination brain fart and poor cultural awareness.

For what it's worth, the movie is in my Netflix queue (unless they got rid of it), but I'm pretty bad about making time to watch movies.
 
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