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Old 10-14-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
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On the matter of "The Edge"

Hi all
This is the simple truth:
A member of my family had some interaction with some of the folks at the interference website after they sought out and emailed us first. They became persistent. The end result was a bogus interview with who they assumed on their own was a member of U2 and some bogus postings.
There never was any permission given to print this interview. There was never any claim on this side of it to be the Edge or Bono or anyone else involved with U2 for that matter. This was mistakenly assumed by the interference representative and I have the emails to prove it.
There was never anything malicious said . The interview was pieced together from pieces of old U2 interviews found throughout the web. There are literally thousands on the net. Anything else that was posted was a pure guess. Which...some have been shown to be wrong.
I think that the folks at that website were wrong for assuming what they did and printing without permission. In journalism, you have to know and trust your source(confirmation). BUT, in all fairness...anyone who posts here should NOT blame them, for it simply was not totally their fault.
I You may have noticed that all postings have stopped and that is because I found out about this and took care of the situation.
All I can offer is a sincere apology.
With the country at War and a Presidential election around the corner,this doesnt amount to much in the real world. I just wanted to clear the air once and for all.
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Old 10-14-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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For the frist time in my life i don´t know what to say
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What? You were forced into being "The Edge" against your will? The staff at this site forced you into giving a bogus interview? And it's not the staff's fault?

More explanation, please. A timeline of events would help.
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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Who are you really? Why is it that we should take what you say at face value. Put your money where your mouth is, and show us some evidence please?
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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Is it possible that Downtheline is just a troll?!
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:07 PM   #6
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i knew it all the time
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:07 PM   #7
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Whoever cleaned up and moved these you did a great job. Sorry for my multiple posts.
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How could it be that Interference sought you out? Were you advertising something?
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I find it very hard to believe that the site would not know the true identity, or at least IP and location of someone. I also find it impossible to believe the 'staff' (not counting mods) are innocent in this, they HAD to know something and I don't think anyone was 'fooled'
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I am disinclined to trust anything posted by a brand new member, especially from someone who has but one post and it's on this issue.

Admittedly, in the grand scheme of things, whether Edge posts here or not is trivial. But in terms of the world created by this website, it is a significant matter - and to automatically believe a new member who is vague and provided no information about who he/she is would be naive.

Until I hear from the "powers that be" on this website or in the U2 camp, I cannot accept the above post as it stands.

My only fear is that this new member *is* someone from the Interference staff trying to back-pedal his/her way out of what has become a very sticky situation.
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Is it possible that Downtheline is just a troll?!
or a staff member trying to exhonerate him/herself?
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here we go again... deja vu...
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:20 PM   #13
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or a staff member trying to exhonerate him/herself?
Yes, I was wondering the same thing (see my above post). I would hope this isn't the situation... but I've noticed the staff has been very quiet on this issue as of late, and "Edge" hasn't posted in some time. Furthermore, "Edge" used to have all sorts of information in his profile, but it is now empty. Hmmm...
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oh please mods
you must know this

or at least the admin should
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Um, OK
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