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Heeeere's Jimmy!

Well, with all the "non policing" the ABH staff has to do on AT now a days, they should have plenty of time to write good original stories or.......edit their work for typos and flat out wrong info.

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 23:17

Athens police officer assaulted when making arrest

You pepper spray him, then tazer him, then while he's on the ground you place one knee in his gut while balancing yourself with your .45 placed on his forehead. By then he's listening really intently and you whisper to him to be still or be dead.

ACC is going to bury a lot of cops before they do anything about the crime problem. Meanwhile, innocent, hard working, taxpaying, law abiding voters remain prey to the scum sucking bowels of the community.

Assaulting an officer? Yup, gets you probation. That's kind of like a "do-over".

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:38

Athens police officer assaulted when making arrest

[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] -

Call my Mama, huh. Sick

[/quote]

My guess is that he thought she could take the officer.

posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 14:31

Teen brothers tried to rob woman near downtown Athens

Preach it Brother Snarky.

posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 19:29

Organic Athens

Also Joel, the paper made drastic changes to their format and content. And installed a pay wall. And I hear they're increasing their subscription rates. That may have a dramatic impact on people's impression of the worth of the product. For me and my spouse, the worth hasn't increased. We buy the print edition, have for years. Go grab a print from the archives from say 5 years ago and compare it to tomorrows paper and let me know why I should believe today's product has more valuable content. I think the next years worth of subscription renewals will be the test. Will the consumers continue to see value in the product currently being churned out. And it has to be a value that is greater than the subscription rate they're being asked to pay. Filler has no value. Yet management sees fit to fill the paper with it. Why? For the sake of having more pages. There is no value in stuff that has no value to me. I suspect I'm not alone. Time will tell.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 16:47

Organic Athens

[quote][b]Joel Kight[/b] - I also understand that since OnlineAthens switched over, the amount of people on the site increased, not decreased. [/quote]

How were those people measured?

I think I know the answer.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 16:25

Organic Athens

@Joel Kight: I can't, in good conscience, ask someone to the party when there is a $10 monthly fee. This is now a site for "dues paying members", and don't PO the doorman or you won't get admitted, dues current or not. A lot of folks aren't going to pay to play.

Seems the community found some cheaper digs to call home. I hear that it's monitored by the group itself (no overlord as it were). Updated by members of that community about the things they care about.

The few remaining posters here can't make this site into something that management doesn't want it to be. There were some bad posters that got booted for good reasons. There were as many, if not more, good people that got booted for bad reasons. After the bulldozer cleared the lot, there ain't much left.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 15:11

As Warmer Weather Moves in Online Posters Move out.

@theold33: We could break out the bottle, glasses and ice. If it ain't fun after that, we might not know or care. Wink

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:56

Organic Athens

[quote][b]Joel Kight[/b] -

@grove600: We indicates "we" as a group of posters here on the site. I still have admin access to the site because I have been asked to contract on occasion since I have knowledge about the site.

[/quote]

So you're a contract employee instead of a W-2 employee.

As Dig says, they chased off most of the posters here. It's more like a handful, not a group. Combined we couldn't put a team on the field or the court. Kind of sad.

No one at the paper gives a ******** about things. No one is watching the finished product, print or digital. I could go on, but I'd probably offend someone's ego and get booted.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:01

Organic Athens

[quote][b]Joel Kight[/b] - I don't work for the company anymore. I'm pretty out of the loop. [/quote]

Kind of hard to tell since your posts seem to indicate you have a working relationship with the paper.

If you don't work for them, why do you care about their readership and audience? Why say "Maybe we can grow a new audience" ? "we" indicates some level of a business or personal relationship.

posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:11

Organic Athens

[quote][b]Joel Kight[/b] -

@Digdug: Is Athens Talks behind the paywall?

[/quote]

You have to ask?

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 22:18

Paying For OnlineAthens

Still....... shaking my head wondering when, where and how it'll all end.

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 18:59

Paying For OnlineAthens

[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - What a bass-ackward mindset! Where's Mr. Morrisey (?) on this issue, I wonder.[/quote]

You answered yourself.

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 15:55

Paying For OnlineAthens

[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] -

I've questioned @Chris White: about this twice on his "New ABH Director of something" and I'm still waiting for a response. He's "nowhere" to be found. Sad

[/quote]

He's out celebrating his promotion.

Say, has he ever taken your 99 cent subscription fee?

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:21

Paying For OnlineAthens

[quote][b]craptastic[/b] -

It's Saturday and we're still looking at the "Best of Sunday" from the beginning of the week. I cannot imagine how anemic the physical paper must look without it and the "Breaking News" section. Of course, this includes the features that sit for three weeks at a time.

[/quote]

Today is SUNDAY. And they have last Sunday's "Best Of" up on the screen. Geesh. This is what people are expected to pay for? WTF is that about anyway?

"But, we're giving you *more stories* with your digital subscription."

Yes, but they're a WEEK OLD.

I guess they gotta do something or else the digital "paper" would fit one screen, barely, on an i-phone, with two other apps open on the screen.

"Tap here to read today's story"

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:19

Tired of weird weather? Blame ENSO neutral

We're worrying about something we have no control over.

posted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:43

Athens police looking for suspect who shot man's eye with paintball gun

Yes, I understand this guy has "issues". We all do. That doesn't excuse his behavior, nor absolve him from the punishment for that behavior.......which in ACC is probation. So I guess we the taxpaying voting citizens of the community are getting what we deserve.

Here's a thought, let's vote out the DA and the judges and elect people with brains.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 15:07

Paying For OnlineAthens

[quote][b]Digdug[/b] -

They don't have time to keep the paper current with all the manpower devoted to handling the unruly commentors. Big smile

[/quote]

Who you calling "unruly"? Tongue

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:40

Paying For OnlineAthens

[quote][b]craptastic[/b] -

It's Saturday and we're still looking at the "Best of Sunday" from the beginning of the week. I cannot imagine how anemic the physical paper must look without it and the "Breaking News" section. Of course, this includes the features that sit for three weeks at a time.

[/quote]

Or......the web page has multiple links to the same story. And all three stay up for days.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:38

Kentucky woman causes scene in Athens bar

[quote] she pushed a friend who tried getting her out of the car [/quote]

Why was her friend trying to get he out of the car? Whose car was it? Was it a hybrid?

Seriously guys, read your work a couple times before hitting the *send to the internet* button.

posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 08:18

Today's editorial cartoon

@franklingrady:

Geez. Break out the ace card AND the sexist card in the same reply.

No, I'm pretty sure he's referring to the time back when an individual could make decisions of their own free will and reap the rewards or pay the consequences of that decision.

And wile government has a role in ensuring equal opportunity, it has no role in insuring equal results. And that's exactly what today's government does, it tries to make the result equal, regardless, at any cost and despite the efforts, decisions and investments the individuals make.

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:46

Attire argument starts brawl at Athens bar

@oldwarrior: Benway wasn't "banned", he took his business elsewhere. remember?

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:23

The Editor's Desk: Lessons in the silence of the storm

Lesson #1: Don't count on the paper being delivered this morning.

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:16

Staring man arrested in Athens

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - . I meet a lot of people and most can be disarmed with a smile.[/quote]

Depends on how many teeth you have. Big smile

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:13

Attire argument starts brawl at Athens bar

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - The main thing here is the police only arrested two people. Perhaps they need the pepper spray that looks like a small fire extinguisher. [/quote]

With a dye pack in it so you can find the purple fools later on that day/night.

posted @ Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:09

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