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Libelous posts
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:13:02 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 playing 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: February 14, 2011, 10:06:01 AM »
No danger of libelous posts here Steve, nothing but tumble-weeds in these parts. :-\
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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 10:23:25 AM »
Very true - I hope to have a crack at the clubs again this week, but I didn't get a single reply to the original email I sent to contacts at the clubs so I'm not expecting too much.

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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 11:25:45 AM »
Cheers wheatley lad.

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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 01:41:06 PM »
http://official.sportnetwork.net/boards/read/s16.htm?15,358253

Turned more into an argument than a recruitment drive. Apparently they don't post on their message board any more due to constant going off topic, sounds like they'd be at home here.  ::)
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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 01:44:28 PM »
wow...
i think that's quite funny, they really turned nasty quickly

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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 01:59:23 PM »
They're an 'interesting' bunch! :P

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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 02:00:23 PM »
Interrupted the banjo playing by the looks of it.
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Re: Libelous posts
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 02:06:23 PM »
Excellent.... ;D

That said, I didn't realise that Backrowbandit had been caught on camera ;)