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Disclaimers n stuff

Demosthenes
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Sep 1 2012, 2:00pm


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There's the technical explanation:

I began doing it when I posted some Greenbooks guest posts recently. I felt it made sense -- they were guest posts. No, they don't necessarily reflect what TORn thinks. End of story.

I think Calisuri subsequently felt my idea was a good one. So he ran with it and felt it should extended it to any individual staff editorial that's wasn't "TORn editorial".

That's the technical why.

More broadly, I think it just makes sense. As a whole, TORn doesn't editorialise much and this is a smart, easy way to make that differentiation for people.

I guess you could says that TORn is broadly supportive.

But within that, staff hold a quite broad spectrum of opinions.

You only have to read some of the group posts we do to see we don't always agree -- even within the same post!

Finally, if we were really in PJ's pocket (and ergo felt critical opinions were blasphemous), we never would have reported that animals death story. But, more than any number of silly rumours, stupid hoaxes and cool spy photos, that was important. So we did.

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A curiosity, and a question that needs answering. . . why is the first critical Homepage article on the films, the only one with a disclaimer? AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 24 2012, 6:00pm
    The last one did get the same disclaimer. Carne Send a private message to Carne Aug 24 2012, 6:01pm
        No, the Trilogy ones did not. I rechecked, and there is, as of yet, no disclaimer on AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 24 2012, 6:09pm
            Here: Carne Send a private message to Carne Aug 24 2012, 6:10pm
    Possibly Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Aug 24 2012, 6:04pm
        This sounds about right to me. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 24 2012, 6:10pm
        Making A Living JWPlatt Aug 24 2012, 6:15pm
        *lol* TORN doesn't have such contract, silly you. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Aug 24 2012, 6:15pm
        These sound like reasonable assumptions - geordie Send a private message to geordie Aug 24 2012, 7:07pm
            I don't think it has ever been intended that way. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Aug 24 2012, 7:13pm
    cause people are afraid to offend the great wise Peter Jackson Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Aug 24 2012, 6:05pm
    Just so it doesn't put off people from posting DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 24 2012, 6:06pm
        Where else would it belong, DanilelB>? AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 24 2012, 6:19pm
            It's not forbidden at all. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 24 2012, 6:20pm
                Sorry . . . you're right . . . TomthePilgrim Send a private message to TomthePilgrim Aug 24 2012, 6:28pm
            Look harder... mcmojo Send a private message to mcmojo Aug 24 2012, 8:22pm
    Fans v. News JWPlatt Aug 24 2012, 6:10pm
        like i said before Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Aug 24 2012, 6:13pm
            Completely, utterly, wholeheartedly disagree DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 24 2012, 6:15pm
                But TORn is all a big conspiracy... Spaldron Send a private message to Spaldron Aug 24 2012, 6:23pm
                Gosh, I hope that is still true . . . TomthePilgrim Send a private message to TomthePilgrim Aug 24 2012, 6:25pm
                    I would have still joined the forum without the films. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Aug 24 2012, 6:28pm
                    Books - 1974 was the first of many readings, but lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Aug 24 2012, 7:11pm
                        Agreed! Thank You, TORN staff! TomthePilgrim Send a private message to TomthePilgrim Aug 24 2012, 9:22pm
                        That reminds me: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 24 2012, 11:02pm
                            Good Idea! lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Aug 24 2012, 11:20pm
    Good question rings7 Send a private message to rings7 Aug 24 2012, 6:12pm
    Really? Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 24 2012, 6:54pm
        Read It Again JWPlatt Aug 24 2012, 6:59pm
            I don't need to read it again Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 24 2012, 7:05pm
                Tim Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Aug 24 2012, 7:22pm
                    Thankyouverymuch. Tim Send a private message to Tim Aug 24 2012, 7:57pm
        I agree with you. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Aug 24 2012, 10:58pm
            I am not here because I worship PJ... Donry Send a private message to Donry Aug 25 2012, 1:09am
    I wondered about that, too. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Aug 24 2012, 7:16pm
        In ancient times it would have been a case for Ostacizing! // Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Aug 24 2012, 7:27pm
            I see what u did thar. // RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Aug 24 2012, 7:28pm
            *rimshot* acheron Send a private message to acheron Aug 25 2012, 12:56am
    If you're really interested in knowing the answer, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Aug 24 2012, 8:23pm
    Go back to the other articles and read the second paragraphs! burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Aug 24 2012, 11:48pm
    This bothers you? Really? Mind-blowing. Gorbag Send a private message to Gorbag Aug 25 2012, 12:06am
    It's an editorial Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Aug 25 2012, 1:23am
        One more important thing Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Aug 25 2012, 4:46pm
            so now that is sorted and we have the facts cameragod Send a private message to cameragod Aug 25 2012, 9:28pm
                so cameragod Send a private message to cameragod Aug 26 2012, 12:06am
    Disclaimers n stuff Demosthenes Send a private message to Demosthenes Sep 1 2012, 2:00pm

 
 
 

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