Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33

Thread: Ray #1 again - News Bot Executed

  1. #1
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Arlington, Virginia
    Posts
    10,132

    Ray #1 again - News Bot Executed

    Fellow members,

    Unfortunately, the activities of the News Bot were not in keeping with the Ministry of Propaganda's grand strategic vision in positioning Brigadier Ray as WAB's #1 poster.

    Therefore we had no choice other than to send the News Bot to Room 101 for re-education. Unfortunately, the News Bot refused to cede the #1 poster spot back to the good Brigadier.

    For this treacherous and heinous act, and for refusing to accept re-education, the WAB News Bot was summarily executed today at about 12PM GST. It was not a quick, easy death, as the process took approximately 15 minutes to complete.

    As slow and torturous as the News Bot's demise was, the drawn-out execution can never do full justice to the pain and suffering on the part of the WAB community.

    On behalf of the WAB staff,

    Ironduke

  2. #2
    THL
    THL is offline
    Senior Contributor THL's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Jun 05
    Location
    35 minutes outside Chicago (please don't refer to it as "Chi-Town"...that's annoying)
    Posts
    5,910
    May we all bow our heads for a moment of silence and pay our respects to the recently departed News Bot.









    And now I say congratulations, Ray, on getting back your #1 status...You were always #1 with us!!
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

  3. #3
    Military Professional
    Join Date
    15 Sep 06
    Posts
    6,755
    I must have been the only one regularly using the newsbot. I shall miss it.
    Semper in excretum. Solum profunda variat.

  4. #4
    Global Moderator
    Comrade Commissar
    TopHatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    03 Sep 03
    Posts
    14,118
    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    For this treacherous and heinous act, and for refusing to accept re-education, the WAB News Bot was summarily executed today at about 12PM GST. It was not a quick, easy death, as the process took approximately 15 minutes to complete.
    Drinks and light refreshments were served afterwards in the WAB's Lenin Room.

  5. #5
    Senior Contributor
    Join Date
    03 Dec 06
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by glyn View Post
    I must have been the only one regularly using the newsbot. I shall miss it.
    well..I also visited him from time to time...But I like Ray sir more!

  6. #6
    Ray
    Ray is offline
    Military Professional Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    20 Aug 03
    Posts
    19,624
    Thanks MarquezRazor.

    Nonetheless, the News Bot helped me to watch what is the latest around the world and alerted me to go searching for more.

    It did have its value and I don't mind if it becomes #1, since it improves my information vista!

    Long Live News Bot.

    IED the Lenin Room!


    "Some have learnt many Tricks of sly Evasion, Instead of Truth they use Equivocation, And eke it out with mental Reservation, Which is to good Men an Abomination."

    I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

    HAKUNA MATATA

  7. #7
    Former Staff Senior Contributor Ironduke's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Aug 03
    Location
    Arlington, Virginia
    Posts
    10,132
    The principles behind the News Bot were not flawed -- it was the manner in which it operated.

    In addition to vastly negative member feedback, the bot created statistic and thread count spam and skewing that was undesirable. There are much more efficient ways to use news feeds in an efficient manner that are minimally intrusive, non-spamlike and deliver much more relevant content for the benefit of forum members, such as a ticker or some other means of news delivery.

    Though the short-lived feed was well-intentioned, it was in the end non-compatible with the overall needs and desires of our membership.

  8. #8
    Senior Contributor Asim Aquil's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Jun 04
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    2,034
    I object to the execution of the news bot! It would further create sects within WAB and from the google video execution footage Senior cleric Mullah Bluesman's name was shouted by the masked executioners! Clear indication of who was behind this killing and where the fate of WAB is headed! Justice was not served!


  9. #9
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Tamizhanban Senior Contributor Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    06 Aug 03
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2,692
    I think you should try RSS feeds...
    A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam !!

  10. #10
    Staff Emeritus Julie's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Aug 03
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    10,744
    Ironduke has spoiled the lot you.....give 'em some cheese to go with that wine Top. They are never happy.

  11. #11
    Global Moderator
    Comrade Commissar
    TopHatter's Avatar
    Join Date
    03 Sep 03
    Posts
    14,118
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie View Post
    Ironduke has spoiled the lot you.....give 'em some cheese to go with that wine Top. They are never happy.
    I think we've still got a supply of cheese left.

    While you're enjoying your snacks, I'd like to read a few articles from Izvestia and Pravda.

  12. #12
    THL
    THL is offline
    Senior Contributor THL's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Jun 05
    Location
    35 minutes outside Chicago (please don't refer to it as "Chi-Town"...that's annoying)
    Posts
    5,910
    Quote Originally Posted by Julie View Post
    Ironduke has spoiled the lot you.....give 'em some cheese to go with that wine Top. They are never happy.
    I am happy the Bot is gone. He bothered me from day one. All his yakking up there about Newsy things at the top of the important threads...like what we are all making for dinner tonight!!
    "To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are."-Sholem Asch

    "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures."-Earl Warren

    "I didn't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs."-Nancy Reagan, when asked a political question at a "Just Say No" rally

    "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules."-Earl Butz, on the Pope's attitude toward birth control

  13. #13
    brak's Avatar
    Join Date
    16 May 06
    Posts
    715
    The bot is dead..long live the bot!

    well..off to the lenin room for some KFC
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  14. #14
    WAB Cautioner of Poo Senior Contributor Debbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 06
    Location
    Prairie Biscuit, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,026
    Quote Originally Posted by glyn View Post
    I must have been the only one regularly using the newsbot. I shall miss it.
    I used it everyday too - poor newsbot. I need to go and mourn

  15. #15
    Global Moderator
    Dirty Kiwi
    Parihaka's Avatar
    Join Date
    10 Nov 04
    Location
    Wellington, Te Ika a Maui, Aotearoa
    Posts
    18,075
    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Drinks and light refreshments were served afterwards in the WAB's Lenin Room.
    And what a room it is

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. My Thoughts On News Bot
    By THL in forum World Affairs Board Pub
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 14 Nov 07,, 22:36
  2. Kerry Slams U.S. Foreign Policy
    By Enzo Ferrari in forum American Politics & Economy
    Replies: 252
    Last Post: 08 Feb 07,, 09:34
  3. News Bot Will Break The Server/Database
    By Srirangan in forum World Affairs Board Pub
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29 Nov 06,, 13:46
  4. Fake news?
    By smilingassassin in forum International Politics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17 Aug 06,, 09:58
  5. The beauty products from the skin of executed Chinese prisoners
    By Amled in forum World Affairs Board Pub
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15 Sep 05,, 14:18

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •