What happened to my Black Friday post? November 23, 2002 8:40 AM   Subscribe

I posted a thread about retail price plans for major retailers being publsished on websites ahead of time. The retailers were ticked. The story questioned if this was a freedom of speech issue or did the retailers have a right to demand the information be removed.
The thread was removed. Was it the subject or the link to an audio news story?
posted by hockeyman to Etiquette/Policy at 8:40 AM (6 comments total)

Same as this right?
posted by willnot at 8:46 AM on November 23, 2002

willnot - Yes. Same story. That post was not there at the time of my posting. Anyway, I want to make sure audio news story links are OK.
posted by hockeyman at 8:56 AM on November 23, 2002

Just guessing here, but I'd imagine not. Just because not everyone has / wants the plug-ins neccessary to hear the content. An audio news story as a supplement would be cool, though. Again, just guessing on my part.
posted by Dark Messiah at 10:50 AM on November 23, 2002

hockeyman, it was already posted the previous day by someone else.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:05 AM on November 23, 2002

Thanks Matt. Did not see it. I'll double my search diligence in the future. Thanks for minding the store.
posted by hockeyman at 12:37 PM on November 23, 2002

There have been audio links posted in the past; the last one I can remember was here. As you can see, it wasn't terribly popular, although whether it was because it was audio or because most people found it uninteresting is hard to tell.

My opinion is that audio can supplement a link nicely, but it shouldn't be the main thrust of it. YMMV.
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:58 PM on November 23, 2002

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