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Old 10-15-2004, 01:00 PM   #46
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It seems that Angela Harlem was right all along, if one believes D. Smith.
Which begs the question. If it was so obvious to Angela Harlem, why was it such a surprise to everyone else?
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:00 PM   #47
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Unless Elvis obtained something from us based on what he knew to be false, I'm not sure he owes us an apology.
Thank you for that. As Elvis said, a lot of what we based our belief that we were dealing with the band and The Edge came out of private conversations between them and members of our staff. Honestly, yes, we probably should have done more but it is always easy to say "coulda, shoulda, woulda" in hindsight. It is also easy to say those things when you weren't directly involved.

At this point I think we've offered all that we can. The truth of the matter is we did not deliberately try to mislead anyone. It is your choice to believe us or not, as it is also your choice to remain a member of this forum or not. I hope that people wouldn't give up this community over this but it seems like that's what's going to happen in some cases.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:04 PM   #48
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Wait a minute, I'm lost

How come if these posts had ip's from Chicago that nobody guessed it wasn't Edge right off the bat? That's a little bit hard to swallow.

I join those who feel embarrassed by posting personal messages to an imposter.
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Wow! I feel really hurt. I don't know if I should be a part of this fan community. I put my trust in the people running this place.
I don't for one second believe that this was intentional by ANY staffer here, but I feel that, nonetheless, there obviously was a lack of responsibility on behalf of the staff to fully ensure and protect its members from a hoax. As a premium member, I feel it is owed to me that this site shows responsibility and more importantly ACCOUNTABILITY when posting interviews and supporting certain posters as legitimate. As a donater, well, that is a separate story all together.
What can be done? I don't think anything can. The removal of the Band Forum is an answer enough. The rest is time I guess. A hole in my heart, a bitter taste in my mouth, a brusied pride for being played a sucker once too many times. I have enough problems in life. This place is supposed to be my cigar where I can forget about my problems and enjoy what it has to offer. There are problems here. Right now, I am embarassed to be a member here. I hope this is a short term feeling.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #50
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The whole thread at @U2 is pretty good, actually.

http://forum.atu2.com/forum.src?Acti...=28&SubjStart=
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As far as Dalkey goes, this person also posts at the atu2 forum under a different name.

After going back to read of all this persons posts at that forum they also came off as someone who seemed to know more than the average fan.

In fact, there is a thread at the atu2 forum that asks "does Edge also post here" and the funny thing is that one of the members answers that it could be one of two people, one of the people named is our Dalkey (with their atu2 forum name).

Needless to say this person also hasn't posted at that forum in over a week.

As far as the rest of this mess, I really don't know what to say. I thought the owner and content staff of Interference were a little more responsible and professional. I'm sorry to say that I think I was wrong.

Just about a week ago I PM'd Katey with some concerns I had regarding Dalkey; what I had found out; and was less than impressed with the response I received.

Needless to same I am extremely disappointed with the way this whole fiasco was and is still being handled.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:10 PM   #52
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At this time we are not positive if it IS or IS NOT The Edge, or anyone else for that matter.
i'm sure someone knows...it can't be that hard to find out if no one here knows.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:17 PM   #53
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Honestly, yes, we probably should have done more but it is always easy to say "coulda, shoulda, woulda" in hindsight. It is also easy to say those things when you weren't directly involved.
I find this offensive. How dare you? Instead of coming clean and explaining how this happened, you imply that we shouldn't question because we're not "directly involved"?
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:18 PM   #54
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are you sure you arent the edge (again)?
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I really, really wanna know how the Exclusive Interview with U2 was conducted that your staff thought it was U2. You said that U2 took time out of their busy schedules to talk to your staff.

How could this interview been conducted where they were sure it was U2 but it was not?

Why would you even at the time said the answers were from "U2" instead of a specific member or members?


Will someone on the staff kindly address these issues. It would help clear up how you could have been mislead.
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I find this offensive. How dare you? Instead of coming clean and explaining how this happened, you imply that we shouldn't question because we're not "directly involved"?
Actually, she's right. It is fairly easy for me to say that Elvis should not have gone ahead with the "band interview" or "The Edge''s" posts unless he had solid unimpeachable evidence that it was, in fact, The Edge. Unfortunately for her it also would have been easy for Elvis to actually do that very thing. Especially since he has in the past posted as The Edge himself.
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My sincere deep apologies. I know the senior staff feel the same way and we DO apologize for what has occured. We fully deserve your frusteration and anger for our part .
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I find this offensive. How dare you? Instead of coming clean and explaining how this happened, you imply that we shouldn't question because we're not "directly involved"?
I am sorry that you found my statement offensive. Everyone has a right to question, to speak their minds, etc., my only problem is with people who weren't involved in the initial and subsequent contacts between this person and our staff saying we should have done this or that. We did what we thought was best at the time. In hindsight, we now see that was not enough.
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Wow. I never expected this to happen.

Elvis, you're always a bit sketchy on giving the real facts on something. You just avoid questions, you never seem to give any real answers.

I never believed this Edge stuff to begin with. I felt sorry for the folk who did believe it. Why would the Edge start posting here at a time when that band must be really really busy. All of a sudden there were interviews and then Edge staretd posting. It also happened when there was a banner up about voting this place as the best website (was there a cash prize?) and when you claimed you needed money for the new server. How convenient.

I bet some folk who thought the edge was posting forked out loot for a prem membership. I feel sorry for the people who have put money towards this place. I really think they are being milked for everything you can get from them Elvis. For someone who seems to know how to glean so much information from the internet and knows how to run a forum of this size I'm sure it wasn't that hard to tell if this was really the Edge or not.
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:28 PM   #60
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The only thing more I can offer them is yes it was my teenager and the interaction...was started because she posted under "Dalkey" on
that forum and tried come off in her posts as if she knew
something..leading a persistant member of the Interference "staff" to
email her. The convincing part is conjecture. They may have known all
along that this wasnt Edge or may have been
really fooled, thats up to them. She answered all correspondence "Kind Regards" no name
Thats all that I can offer. If you enjoy that website keep enjoying it. If you dont, I dont know what to tell you. I know nothing about the website in question.
This will be my last post on this matter. I have to go about the business of raising a family, paying bills, working and getting on with life. U2 fans, enjoy the new album. They are a terrific rock and roll band and I enjoy their music myself.

I find this hard to believe. Your teenager was playing a prank? Your pathetic teenager who has no life spent a month fooling hundreds if not thousands of fans into believing that she was their favorite guitarist? And why, because she got sick of her parents always blasting U2 and she wanted to get even?

I'm not buying this.
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