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Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby JQW » 24 Apr 2011, 22:17

Can users please refrain from mentioning any of the celebrities and other personalities allegedly being referred to by the current series of injunctions. Any mention of these people could lead to serious legal issues for this site.

I have already had to delete several posts which claim to mention those being the subject of these injunctions.

We have had to co-opt several new UK based moderators to manage this problem.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby The Prof » 24 Apr 2011, 22:32

As Smamf has left and Bhoy & Spaulding don't seem to be here as much - the masked man, Brotherlouie and Moddie been asked to join the admin team.
Jeth has been off and I'm on holiday which has left the board a bit shorthanded over the weekend (UK time).
They have asked me to point out that they are happy to help out in the short term and if anyone has any (proper) objections to their appointments they are happy to stand aside.
Otherwise, business as usual..... Except for the libellous stuff, obviously.

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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Jeff K » 25 Apr 2011, 00:14

The Prof wrote:As Smamf has left and Bhoy & Spaulding don't seem to be here as much - the masked man, Brotherlouie and Moddie been asked to join the admin team.
Jeth has been off and I'm on holiday which has left the board a bit shorthanded over the weekend (UK time).
They have asked me to point out that they are happy to help out in the short term and if anyone has any (proper) objections to their appointments they are happy to stand aside.
Otherwise, business as usual..... Except for the libellous stuff, obviously.


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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby PENK » 25 Apr 2011, 00:22

Yes, I notice that someone's edited a post in which I stated that people with certain initials had been named in internet rumours...but not edited the post I quoted, which flat out names a couple of people and states quite explicitly what they're supposed to have been up to. :lol:

This is the one I mean... several quotations on the following page too.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby The Prof » 25 Apr 2011, 09:12

I think I've removed all the names. Can people take heed of JKW's opening post on this thread.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby 12stringbassist » 25 Apr 2011, 12:51

You could put a 'swear filter' in to not allow the use of those names, although some of the more persistent posters may try to get round it.
The world was holding its breath waiting for me to post that, obviously......

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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Seymore Porn » 25 Apr 2011, 21:20

People actually give a fuck about stuff like that?
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Thesiger » 27 Apr 2011, 13:01

Hungry Joe wrote:People actually give a fuck about stuff like that?


Yes, people who run websites do 'give a fuck'.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Rated B » 27 Apr 2011, 13:08

Dya not think he was referring more to people giving a fuck about what sad washed up old slebs are up to?
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Fireplug » 27 Apr 2011, 13:20

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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Apr 2011, 19:58

JQW wrote:Can users please refrain from mentioning any of the celebrities and other personalities allegedly being referred to by the current series of injunctions.

No idea what this means. If it's only to do with British sports personalities I suppose I won't run afoul of the rule.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby the masked man » 27 Apr 2011, 20:17

It's not just sports personalities. Injunctions have been taken out by a number of British public figures to prevent discussion of certain aspects of their lives. However, this is a blunt legal device and names get leaked onto the interweb. Twitter feeds inevitably reveal these names. To prevent legal problems for Jethro, no rumours or speculation relating to the identity of those who've taken out injunctions should be repeated here. Google the term 'superinjunction' if you want to learn more about this quirk of British law.

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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Apr 2011, 20:54

I see. We call it a gag order.

I was wondering though how we can refrain from discussing certain people if we don't know who they are. I suppose it's common knowledge who they are over there.

But how can these people not be mentioned in print if they're celebrities? I don't get how that's supposed to work.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby the masked man » 27 Apr 2011, 21:04

They can still be mentioned in general terms - just not in connection with the alleged event covered by the injunction. However, this legal custom doesn't work, and is likely to be reviewed in the near future.

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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Snarfyguy » 27 Apr 2011, 22:20

I see. Thanks, very interesting.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Quaco » 29 Apr 2011, 21:34

Snarfyguy wrote:British sports personalities ... run afoul

I see what you did there!
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Velvis » 05 May 2011, 21:43

It's nobody's business who I put my super-junk into anyway.
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby Quaco » 06 May 2011, 22:53

Can we have initials at least?
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Re: Injunctions & Super Injunctions.

Postby kewl klive » 07 May 2011, 00:31

Quaco wrote:Can we have initials at least?


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