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Old 10-20-2004, 04:45 PM   #571
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Our FYM threads were being picked up by googles news search engines. If you went to google and news, threads that we were all participating in were showing up as news in google.
But which specific "media outlets" picked up the Edge business? u2live2001 said that the stories were "picked up." That's different than being googled.

I'd like everyone held to the same standards of truth and accuracy.
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Our FYM threads were appearing in google news front page.
The "Ask the Edge" piece still appears on google news if you search for "u2 interference interview." Now the link goes to a blank page. The original interview page also goes to a blank page. Given the circumstances they should probably point to this thread instead.
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What?

http://forum.interference.com/showth...5&pagenumber=2
For somebody who's supposedly living in SACRAMENTO, the least the faker *cough*wonderwhothatmightbe?*cough* could do is SPELL it right!

OHMYGAWD. that is pathetic.

I don't even live in Sacramento and I know how to spell it. After all, for those of us in "cali" (NO ONE I know refers to California as "cali"... but I digress), it *is* our freakin' capital.

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Old 10-20-2004, 05:12 PM   #574
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For somebody who's supposedly living in SACRAMENTO, the least the faker *cough*wonderwhothatmightbe?*cough* could do is SPELL it right!

OHMYGAWD. that is pathetic.

I don't even live in Sacramento and I know how to spell it. After all, for those of us in "cali" (NO ONE I know refers to California as "cali"... but I digress), it *is* our freakin' capital.

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I do live in Sacramento and I wrote a similar rant to someone the night that was posted. It was confirmed to me very shortly afterwards that that person was using the same IP as "The Edge" and his gang.

And completely off topic, the only people I know who refer to California as "cali" are non-Californians. Except for one person, apparently.
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Egads. the "we don't KNOW if it was the Edge or not" is just plain stupid. I find it very difficult to believe that Joel didn't know about this from the beginning. He claims that he was duped like the rest of us. I still say bullshit. This was orchestrated from the beginning.

Going along with a lie... hmmm. yeah. I suppose it could be true. I mean, it would bring in more publicity to the site and more $$. But I still say bullshit. This was set up from the get-go. And go, it did.

I don't have any "proof" as to it being orchestrated or not... but that conversation and all the others was faker than a freakin' 3.00 bill. Kinda seems like a person's basically talking to himself back and forth, y'know?


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I'd like everyone held to the same standards of truth and accuracy.
What, admin's standards of truth and accuracy?
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:58 PM   #577
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I do live in Sacramento and I wrote a similar rant to someone the night that was posted. It was confirmed to me very shortly afterwards that that person was using the same IP as "The Edge" and his gang.

And completely off topic, the only people I know who refer to California as "cali" are non-Californians. Except for one person, apparently.
EXACTAMUNDO.

I use So Cal occasionally, but never cali.

However... Edge is a MENSA genius. And I'm sure he knows how to spell words correctly. And, since he has a home in California, he's probably aware of the fact that L.A. isn't the capital... Sacramento is!

Just a thought....

Do you get the impression that that conversation was totally one-sided? i.e. talking to oneself?

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No matter what I've already said or not, people continue to twist it, turn it, and mold it into their own grand conspiracy theories and libelous assumptions.

So let's recap:
I believed just as much as the next person, maybe even more, that this was the real deal as it was happening. This was not pre-planned, orchestrated, on the side of Interference. The entire zine staff was mislead, fooled, manipulated. The entire zine staff was also very upset when we finally did realize something may not be 'right'. No one on staff, zine or forum, orchestrated this. We still do not truly KNOW who 'the edge' was.

And for those of you seeking some new information...

There were other names used besides Don or Jill Smith. One such name was that of the "16 yr old girl" which supposedly had a surname of Walsh and only lived with her mother (not father)... which IF true, doesnt give much validity to the whole 'Don and Jill Smith' thing. Whomever this was also commented on things that were not yet public information, things that have since come out in recent interviews, and as well often made private comments about things going on with U2.com, as well as other things, prior to them happening. One interesting comment was brief, but pointed us to www.vertigocr.com , check if you're interested - maybe Vertigo really was a place and not some randomly chosen lyric? So what does this all mean? Bluntly... who the fuck knows. I'm confused to the point where I really dont give a shit about it anymore, as it's unlikely we'll ever KNOW anymore FACTS about it. What I do know is that from this point fwd interviews will be double checked and double confirmed as to source and content. As well, anyone on the forum that even attempts to come across as someone official in public (that I become aware of) will be asked to 'prove it' and explain what has trasnspired. Example... if Bono decided to start using one finger to say hello here on the forum... I'd tell him to have someone take a digital picture of him with Interference on the screen and him in the shot (someone suggested something like that, I like the idea).

And as for Angelas comments on someone who hasnt logged in since 2002 or whatever... I'm not sure who or what shes referring to.. however if it is refering to Ethan which is listed as an admin, it would be because Ethan is a friend of mine which helped convert the forum a couple years back... he also runs Murmurs.com.

It really is time to move past this. We're a month out from the release of an album that Universal reps have chained to their bodies. I'd like to spend the time being an excited U2 fan.

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And by the way... I'm 3rd generation southern californian...

I use the words: cali, socal, south county (refering to south orange county.. yes as in 'the OC')
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I believed just as much as the next person, maybe even more, that this was the real deal as it was happening. This was not pre-planned, orchestrated, on the side of Interference. The entire zine staff was mislead, fooled, manipulated. The entire zine staff was also very upset when we finally did realize something may not be 'right'. No one on staff, zine or forum, orchestrated this. We still do not truly KNOW who 'the edge' was.
And that, Joel, is the hardest thing to believe about this whole mess: that someone could fool the entire zine staff of a site as large and as popular as this for as long as they did.

You can protest and protest your innocence, but honestly, who the hell is going to believe that someone could manipulate all the staff like that? Not to mention believing that the staff was... well, stupid and naive enough to just believe every single little thing they were told without even checking up on it properly?


I'll just sit over here with my overwhelming skepticism, thanks.
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However... Edge is a MENSA genius. And I'm sure he knows how to spell words correctly.

ummm...not that I ever thought (or cared for that matter) The Edge poster was the Dave Evans, guitarist in U2, The Edge, but...being a MENSA genius does not always mean one can spell. My brother is a member of MENSA and both my sister and I test every bit as high as he does (or slightly higher -- it's been a while), although we chose not to join MENSA. All of us are lousy at spelling. Absolutely suck at it! I have other relatives who are, well, dumb as stumps, but can spell just about any word correctly...can't use any of them in coherent sentences. Genius does not necessarily mean fantastic speller.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.


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I've seen things I've written on various bulletin boards show up on Google...doesn't mean they are official or true or anything. They simply happened to be the best fit for that particular search.
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ummm...not that I ever thought (or cared for that matter) The Edge poster was the Dave Evans, guitarist in U2, The Edge, but...being a MENSA genius does not always mean one can spell. My brother is a member of MENSA and both my sister and I test every bit as high as he does (or slightly higher -- it's been a while), although we chose not to join MENSA. All of us are lousy at spelling. Absolutely suck at it! I have other relatives who are, well, dumb as stumps, but can spell just about any word correctly...can't use any of them in coherent sentences. Genius does not necessarily mean fantastic speller.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
Actually, my point was... if you're supposedly living in a city as big as Sacramento (and it being the state of California's capital, no less), you'd be able to spell it correctly.

Maybe it's being nitpicky... but yeah. that's what I meant.

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And that, Joel, is the hardest thing to believe about this whole mess: that someone could fool the entire zine staff of a site as large and as popular as this for as long as they did.

You can protest and protest your innocence, but honestly, who the hell is going to believe that someone could manipulate all the staff like that? Not to mention believing that the staff was... well, stupid and naive enough to just believe every single little thing they were told without even checking up on it properly?


I'll just sit over here with my overwhelming skepticism, thanks.
What he said.




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Actually, my point was... if you're supposedly living in a city as big as Sacramento (and it being the state of California's capital, no less), you'd be able to spell it correctly.

Maybe it's being nitpicky... but yeah. that's what I meant.

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Which is what you should have said in the first place. After all, we can't have people slandering bad spelling MENSA members, now can we?

Bad spellers, UNTIE!!

And you would be amazed how badly I can fuck up the spelling of Cincinnati!
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