Swine Fusion wrote: ↑Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:05 pmYes 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 sidedwp007 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:03 pmThe 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.
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.
Yes, yes and yes! And still waiting to see where the Trustees “named it” University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Can’t find that anywhere.