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Offline His Lordship

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Libelous posts
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:12:09 PM »
All, again I have received a complaint about comments made about an individual club that are untrue, and could be construed as libelous. Could you please ensure that you don't post comment about clubs or individuals unless you know you are factually correct.

The main topic that I receive complaints about relate to the very emotive subject of paying players, often people accuse teams of paying players without any proof that it is the case, and this can cause serious issues if for example the inland revenue were to take an interest in such claims. Everyone using this forum is a lover of rugby, and will more than likely be associated with a club within our region - is there any need to make the type of comments that is likely to show a club in such a negative light? Everyone has a bit of banter about players and clubs within the region, but please think twice about the affect your comments might have.

'Libel is the written communication (printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures) of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative'
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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 09:09:14 AM »
Can I remind people of this post. I've just had to remove a couple of posts on the Y2 section as the issue of a club paying players has again raised it's head.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 11:33:27 AM »
Not being one to point fingers, but surely a ban on Phoenix members is the only option?  :o
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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 03:25:11 PM »
or just put allegedly at the begging of the sentence that way everyone is happy
some people are wise and some otherwise

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