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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby Dudley Dawson » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:49 pm

We have been over this over and over.

I don't agree with it, I don't use it, but they may change it when my stories appear in the paper. I haven't really noticed.

But there is nothing the writers can do about it.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby dwp007 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:07 pm

Dudley Dawson wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:49 pm
We have been over this over and over.

I don't agree with it, I don't use it, but they may change it when my stories appear in the paper. I haven't really noticed.

But there is nothing the writers can do about it.
I haven't noticed that specific response before, Dudley. Regardless, I enjoy reading your work and hadn't seen the Fayetteville reference involving the same. The frustration from the readers, in my opinion, is the failure from the AD-G "powers that be" to enlighten the rest of us with a genuine, legitimate reason for the campus reference.

I'm not an Arkansas graduate, but as a life long Razorback fan, find the wholeHOG, Fayetteville thing to be really annoying. More importantly, I would think, as mentioned by a number of WHS readers, they have cancelled or not renewed their subscriptions because of the ongoing issue.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby Razoroy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:10 pm

Well just write about the Razorbacks and not the U of A

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby StillGregHog » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Dudley Dawson wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:49 pm
We have been over this over and over.

I don't agree with it, I don't use it, but they may change it when my stories appear in the paper. I haven't really noticed.

But there is nothing the writers can do about it.
And I understood that, accepted it, still thought it was stupid. Then RD, in this thread, starts defending it (that is how it came off to me). That got me upset again to be honest.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby hawginTN » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:50 am

Dudley Dawson wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:49 pm
We have been over this over and over.

I don't agree with it, I don't use it, but they may change it when my stories appear in the paper. I haven't really noticed.

But there is nothing the writers can do about it.
Most here understand that the writer's are not at fault here. However the question remains....... Why does the ADG have this editorial policy? It did not exist back in the day when I had a subscription. This is a recent phenomenon. I posed this question multiple times in the prior thread and no one has been able to provide an answer. It's obvious the writers don't like the policy. This has been established. But the question remains WHY IS THIS AN ADG POLICY? All the responses I've read is that the writers don't like the policy and that it is simply a policy . What we are asking is WHY is this the policy?

I read a lot of different sources on several different teams. Including several sources on Razorbacks. This is the only source that uses the tag University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Texas, Austin
University of Noth Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Mississippi, Oxford
University of Georgia, Athens
University of Florida, Gainesville

We can go on and on and you will not find the local sources of news making these references about their local team. So again why does the ADG find it so important to make the reference?

We want to know.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby pghawg1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:17 am

Those of us complaining about it KNOW it isn't writers doing it ,but whoever is in charge of it , I wished would get on this site and see all ,the fans complaining about it, since we are customers of this site and the A.D.G , Little Rock and Lowell.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby GeneralHog » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 am

Again, this has been discussed in length and I don't get why people are still complaining. It is what it is and repeating the same thread about it isn't going to change it. Move on.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby Snout_ » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:07 am

This is the most idiotic publication decision I have ever seen. It has ruined the joy of waking up in the morning and reading about our Hogs. Many of us have allowed our subscriptions to lapse over this, yet the ADG has dug their heels in. It not only does not make sense, many of us take it as a direct "in your face" hit from our former hometown newspaper. That's the reason, General.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby GeneralHog » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:34 am

Snout_ wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:07 am
This is the most idiotic publication decision I have ever seen. It has ruined the joy of waking up in the morning and reading about our Hogs. Many of us have allowed our subscriptions to lapse over this, yet the ADG has dug their heels in. It not only does not make sense, many of us take it as a direct "in your face" hit from our former hometown newspaper. That's the reason, General.
But why? I agree it is a very silly thing to do, but why get all up in arms and as you put it, let your subscription lapse or let it ruin your fandom? It's just the name of the town that the school is located in. There are bigger issues in this state than that.

As silly as I think it is, I'm not going to let it determine my joy or fandom for the Razorbacks and I don't think it should for anybody else either.

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Re: Again, U of A, Fayetteville

Postby Swine Fusion » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:05 pm

dwp007 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:03 pm
The reference to the Fayetteville campus for the flagship state university is both offensive and insulting to any Razorback fan with half a brain. For whatever reason, the better writers on staff do not use the redundant, unnecessary reference. Folks like Wally and others, I stopped reading, and frankly, you can get better written stories involving Razorback news from numerous other sources.

One of the writers at WHS gave me the names of two individuals at the AD-G several months ago and suggested that I contact them and complain. I did so, and to this day, a reason for the boneheaded policy has not be provided. In fact, neither of my emails were even acknowledged.

Several days ago, I did receive an email from the AD-G asking that I renew my subscription. I declined and told them the primary reason was due to the absurd "policy" of providing the campus whereabouts for University of Arkansas sporting events. I also suggested that they may want to check with their subscribers, for I personally know a number of folks who have cancelled or not renewed subscriptions for the same reason.

Unmitigated, unexplained nonsense - in addition to poor writing practices.

Go Hogs.
Yes they use it. And if they don't, the copy desk is instructed to put UA, F in for them, so it doesn't matter. Any omission is a copy desk screwup, not a victory for our side

But this is all beating a dead horse. I don't believe Richard is correct, though. They don't use UA, F because of what the Board of Trustees does or doesn't do. They use it to throw a bone to people in Little Rock who are still offended that the capital city doesn't have the flagship campus. Those people would still be offended if the trustees took official action. And if ASU had a Little Rock branch, it would probably be ASU, J as well.

And, by the way, my diploma doesn't say University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. It says University of Arkansas. I trust that a lot more than I trust a website.
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