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Old 10-10-2004, 12:22 AM   #286
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No, I'm saying we have all found out the hard way that while PLEBA is safe and fun and happy, when you venture to other parts of the forum and express your opinions you can expect to get responses you don't like, and if you don't want to deal with that stay in PLEBA. It's been a joke for a long time and some girls are afraid to leave PLEBA. I guess you haven't been around long enough to get the staying in PLEBA reference. Everytime I get in trouble on another forum I post



*runs back to PLEBA*

and speaking of being insulted, I was kind of put out by some of the things you just posted about those of us who don't believe


Okay back to the case at hand.
Oh that, we had a situation like that back at the old Zootopia, most treaded through general discussion lightly, but found other areas to much more enjoyable, and rarely "left" those areas. Me, I was 'infamous' for posting interviews about Adam, and Larry whenever I found them. .

Guess this means I will have something to ask Adam if I ever meet him, (something he probably doesn't get asked, if at all).
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:36 AM   #287
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I don't know if this was mentioned before but isn't it odd that the official site U2.com never said A WORD about

the interview
Ask the Edge thing
Edge posting

I would think the official site would want the fans to know where and how they can send questions/talk to one of the band members.

Ultimately, Elvis and all the mods will be responsible, either way you look at it.
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The official U2.com site was always behind on stuff anyways...besides I don't think it affiliates with any fan forums...

I don't what to think anymore....
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I read the entire 19 pages of this thread and it made me very, very sad. I've read all the evidence and accusations and I'm beginning to have my doubts about whether The Edge is really The Edge. However, I'm not really getting some of the finger-pointing at the administration... why would Elvis and the mods fake something like this when it could only bring trouble? Unless you want to go into really deep conspiracy theories and speculate that Edge actually gave PERMISSION for them to fake to create more publicity for the album and such, I find it highly doubtful that the staff would decide to make up The Edge when it would destory all credibility the site ever had.

So what if The Edge is actually just some random guy? I find that more likely than someone from the admin faking it...but if it's just some random dude out for kicks, some of the things he posted are rather odd. Why the hell would you post some poem about the evils of TV if you were pretending to be The Edge? Or make the random Dime bars comment? Sure, people will argue "well why would The Edge HIMSELF do that?" but I find that more likely than some random person doing it. I know that if I was pretending to be Edge I wouldn't go posting in random off-topic forums about candy. Actually, if I was pretending to be The Edge I'd be chatting with the PLEBA girls

Honestly though, I can see the possibility of The Edge really being "Dan from Chicago." But did anyone stop to think that The Edge is actually human? He has a life, and though it may not seem like it he does have free time. Bono has said (this was a few months ago I believe) that he actually is home a lot and drives the kids to school plenty often...and this is a man who is in the news practically every day in a different country talking to some politician, not to mention being in the world's biggest band! Obviously right now U2 is very busy preparing for the new album - but that would explain why Edge doesn't post all the time. I'll admit, some of the things he's posted (paticularly the poem) are pretty damn questionable. BUT, like I said, Edge is human. There's no reason to believe he wouldn't browse different sections of the board. Now, if he started posting in Lemonade Stand all the time I'd start raising eyebrows...but one or two non-band related posts? Nahh. As for the spelling errors -I noticed them right off the bat. Guess what? No one's perfect, and I'm sure Edge doesn't sit there for 20 minutes editing his posts... plus, you know, all things considered he's not that bad compared to the majority of the internet. Now if he started typing like "lol u guys r funny wel i g2g goodnite BE LUCKY!!!111" then I'd be worried. Then again, no one would have taken him seriously in the first place if he'd done that.

So to summarize all of that somewhat incoherent rambling, yes I have my doubts as to whether or not it's really The Edge - but once the tour starts and such it'll become clear. Fans will meet him and ask if he really posts at Interference... if he says yes all this finger-pointing and doubing will disappear, and if he says no well...the shit will hit the fan, and whether or not it's Joel's or whoever's fault, people won't be happy and Interference will go downhill. I think it's pointless to speculate until either The Edge or someone VERY close to him (family, someone else from the band, principle management) gives a "yes" or "no" answer. All this drama is only upsetting people.

As for me? I think it's The Edge, despite what was brought up in this thread. Why? Well, The Edge is a cool guy, and U2 has always been very close to their fans. I can believe that he'd interact with the fanbase on one of the biggest U2 fansites, especially since it's wonderful promotion for the album. But, that's just my opinion. I've believed in things and only gotten hurt later by finding out they're not true before... this may be one of those cases.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:56 AM   #290
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Why the hell would you post some poem about the evils of TV if you were pretending to be The Edge? Or make the random Dime bars comment? Sure, people will argue "well why would The Edge HIMSELF do that?" but I find that more likely than some random person doing it.
Kinda off track, but just so you know, that 'poem' was actually the lyrics to "Television, The Drug Of A Nation" by Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy. It was played as part of the opening to Zoo TV shows. If you have the "Zoo TV - Live in Sydney" video, that's the song you are hearing over the opening credits.

Anyway, point is, it's not that random.
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Starsgoblue: true, U2.com is often slow, but I imagine any interview/chat that happens with members of the band has to be OK'd/booked by the U2 organisation people. (I doubt any band members would just go around it and do something like this on their own)
That's why it's strange they've been so quiet, if they are watching this site, they MUST have noticed.
If it all is real, why did they not direct the fans here - and give an official confirmation? If it's not real, why did they not post an official denial?

There's two options: either EVERYONE was fooled or someone on the inside from this forum was on it.
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Starsgoblue: true, U2.com is often slow, but I imagine any interview/chat that happens with members of the band has to be OK'd/booked by the U2 organisation people. (I doubt any band members would just go around it and do something like this on their own)
That's why it's strange they've been so quiet, if they are watching this site, they MUST have noticed.
If it all is real, why did they not direct the fans here - and give an official confirmation? If it's not real, why did they not post an official denial?

There's two options: either EVERYONE was fooled or someone on the inside from this forum was on it.
Since when does U2.com have links to every U2 interview ever? Just because Edge chose to answer a couple questions online doesn't mean it will nessecarily show up on the official site - plus, y'know, it's really SLOW I get all my U2 news from Interference because frankly U2.com doesn't have that much...though it looks as though the site may be improving. We'll see.

Earnie Shavers: Thanks for the info but I did know this from reading the thread... it's still kind of random for someone pretending to be The Edge though. Anyway, we'll also know whether it was really Edge or not based on if we see Electric Co, Ultraviolet, and some other songs he mentioned on the tour...
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Of course U2.com does not have links to all U2 interviews, but (to my knowledge) the first interview of the band with a fansite is something that ought to have been mentioned IMO. Not to mention a band member posting on that very fansite, and the opportunity to ask him questions.
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Ought to have been mentioned I agree, but that doesn't mean it will...

As for Edge posting, that's his business. It's not an official interview, it's like chatting with fans on the street - or the information superhighway.
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I haven't seen the majority of Bono's speeches or various appearances put up on U2.com....why would PM care about Edge doing the "computer geek" thing on here?

I wouldn't see a reason to "direct" people here to this website because it was supposedly the individual action of one member of the band--I don't believe they need to ask permission if they are acting on thier own behalf.

U2 has never been a typical band. They have always seemed to go to the nth degree for fans...I mean come on people, do you realize what a fiasco and difficultly it was getting them to Sarajevo? I don't see it being a huge stretch for one of them, especially the 'gadget-guy' to reach out...

Now if there is someone here who is deliberatly misleading people, then that person really needs to suck it up and come forward. Do I know for sure it's The Edge? Nope. But the thing is the doubters don't know for sure either. I'd rather hope for the best...
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Atomic Bono: Well yes, but don't t you hink the people from U2 organisation helped organise all those things? Why is there not a "exclusive! you can ask the Edge questions and he posts on this site, plus the interview..." on U2.com.
It's been weeks now, more than enough time.

It makes no sense that a band member would post on his own, and dragging the traffic away from the official site.
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However, I'm not really getting some of the finger-pointing at the administration... why would Elvis and the mods fake something like this when it could only bring trouble?
Fingers are boing pointed at Elvis and select mods because they are the ones who would have the power on here to create a hoax like this.

Us regular posters don't have the power to "authenticate" a poster with 'officially the real thing' under the username.

Unless you're implying that admin has been hoodwinked by some pleb off the street...?
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I've found all the speculation here very interesting.

I'm just wondering - and this is a question directed to those who believe that this person is, in fact, the real Edge - WHY you believe that The Edge is posting here? Do you believe that it's Edge because it's stated that he's "officially the real thing"? What evidence do you have that this person is The Edge? Or do you not need evidence?

If you believe that this Edge person is the real Edge, then you are putting a lot of trust in the people who run this site. I'm sure you wouldn't be so quick to believe that this person is Edge if he wasn't given the designation "officially the real thing". I mean, you don't believe "theedge111" is the real Edge, do you? So if this Edge thing turns out to be a hoax, then, I would think, the people who run this site have let you down in a major way.

Because if that turns out to be the case, it would either be one (or a number) of them who engineered the whole thing, or one (or more) of them who gave this person official status as "the real thing".

Ultimately, I think Elvis is responsible, whatever the truth turns out to be. It's his site, so even if he's not involved in the day-to-day running of it, he should have done some very thorough checks before declaring, or giving someone the authority to declare, that this person is the real Edge. If he had ANY doubts about this matter, he should have either not given, or removed (if he wasn't the one who gave it) the "real thing" designation. By not doing so, he is complicit in the situation that is going on here, whatever that turns out to be.
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Fingers are boing pointed at Elvis and select mods because they are the ones who would have the power on here to create a hoax like this.

Us regular posters don't have the power to "authenticate" a poster with 'officially the real thing' under the username.
I can see and understand your logic there, that makes sense.

But if you or others truly believe that the administration has deliberatley done something like this then why do you or the other doubters still post here? Please know I am not saying I don't want you to--but if I personally didn't have faith in the admin running the site (especially if I had given them money for things such as premium membership) I would definetly not continue posting here.
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Exactly how or what would Elvis or anyone else on Interference be able to do to prove or disprove this anyways?

And please don't say a posting on U2.com because that's just silly...believe it or not there are some fans that don't know of Interference and secondly that would be almost like an endorsement for Interference, something I don't think U2.com should have to do or would do for many reasons.
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