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ESPN Links

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by osugrad21, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Let's make an effort to cut and paste the text from the ESPN site instead of posting a link...

    The site gains hits from following the link and thereby sells more advertising...

    No need to help out....
  2. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    agreed...when I want sports news I go to the cbs.sportsline site.

    :scum4: ....and so does ESPiN
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    My apologies, grad...I hadn't thought about that. I'll cut and paste in the future (though I've had problems doing that too) :!
  4. IrontonBuck

    IrontonBuck Walk On

    Daggonit. I read "ESPN Links" and thought they had started selling sausage.
    MililaniBuckeye likes this.
  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    They do. They just sell it after it has been processed by digestion!
  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Heck, why don't we just extend this out to an even better conclusion, and just designate an "ESPN gopher" - the one guy who will go there and gather any pertinent info for the rest of BP? That way we don't have 1000 people checking for something to copy & paste every day. I know it's a clumsy idea, but if the point is to boycott that place to a reasonable extent, it takes some organization on our part.

    I would do it, but I have a hard time pointing my cursor in that direction ever again. Not too long ago, that place used to be my homepage on IE. Now, I just can't bring myself to go back.
  7. they have chnaged their formatting and it is hard to copy and paste sometimes, cbssportsline has really stepped up along with, i try and visit those guys a lot.
  8. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    I would like to offer a different opinion. It is common courtesy to place the link for a story you have cut and pasted. We SHOULD do this. It is the right thing to do ... period. We would expect the same treatment from others who cut and paste information from BuckeyePlanet. This may not seem like an issue for us now, but it is to a small degree and will become much moreso in the future. WE are the final arbitors of our actions. Our actions speak to who we are and what we stand for. I would hope that we always strive to maintain the highest ethical standards no matter how some two-bit hacks from ESPN behave. At the very least a link needs to be presented so that folks can verify the accuracy of posted information if need be.

    That being said, I certainly would NOT ENCOURAGE anyone to follow the links to ESPN. I might even suggest that folks NOT follow the link. :biggrin:

    I know the intentions here are good. We do not want to support "journalists" that seemingly can't report information in a fair and balanced manner. I simply think that we can play fairly ourselves without adding to the "hits" on ESPN web pages.
  9. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I agree, we should definitely include links with what ever we copy and paste, but I think the problem we have here is the reverse. We get a ton of links, and no text. This is a problem with our ESPN boycott efforts, and for other things, it's just a pain in the ass sometimes.
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Good points 3yds...

    post the link with the text to cover us...but don't follow them.

    This made its rounds already...time to place it in the ESPN forum

    That is what I was trying to get at...
  11. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Yes, I think that IS the main point. Cut and paste text from "free" articles. Do NOT supply ONLY a link, that will force (entice) folks to follow the link.

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