Malone - relevant threads? Not really

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RJW

United States

#1 Nov 9, 2008
Why are most of these threads about accidents, crime, complaints and such?
Is that all your community is to you? Is that the only thing that commands your interest?
The moderator, or monitor or whatever he is called never seems to post anything but banalities or unimportant nonsense. The Malone news ignores almost everything that is really news in Malone.
Come on folks, we live in a community where there is more going on than drunken fools driving, ignorant delinquents and sex perverts.
Whippleville Woodchuck

United States

#2 Nov 9, 2008
This site has really taken a dive in the last couple months.
Turn Around

United States

#3 Nov 9, 2008
You're absolutely right. I am not sure if this has hit the paper but there events happening from now through christmas where this community shines. This area always takes care of it's own. Any event I have been to as a fundraiser always seems to be a success. The Malone Chamber is working on Santa in the Park to make sure all the kids will have a chance to see Santa and get gifts from him. "Holiday Helpers" is back again this year to make sure all children will have presents to open on christmas morning as well as warm clothes food and fuel. Hopefully all of these will get a lot of media attention. Change up the focus...I agree. We have a generous town and surroudning area....we should brag about this.

Since: Aug 08

Malone,NY and Proud of it

#4 Nov 9, 2008
As an editor, it is very tough to "get news" on the site, due to the fact that the Malone Telegram has no online version. This means we get all of our news from the Press Republican and the Watertown Daily Times, which rarely has good, important news stories about Malone. Speaking for myself, occasionally I will transcribe a story from the Telgram. That is usually very time consuming. Remember we are volunteers, and lately, only two of us have had any time to add thenews stories to the site.
Like any good online community, it's only as good as it's members. Even though trumpeter and I are designated as editors, I am sure he agrees, that we encourage anyone who comes to post news worthy posts here in the forum. Also, if you would like to, you could apply to be an editor.

“Whats the haps peeps”

Since: Aug 07

Jacksonville, Fl

#5 Nov 9, 2008
Yes it's so sad that the telegram owners don't get with the times and get it online by now. We've had internet for 25 years for crying out loud

“Whats the haps peeps”

Since: Aug 07

Jacksonville, Fl

#6 Nov 9, 2008
And i am in Fl so i can;t do the local news from up there
sayheykid

United States

#7 Nov 10, 2008
RJW I agree with some of what you have said here - however I do believe that printing the name of sexual perverts who have been arrested is relevant to our area. In the paper the other day was a name linked to 'decent' people, Barry Hart, arrested for possessing sexual performance of a child, a felony. He has worked with children and is involved in church youth organizations. This disturbs me to say the least, and I think that everytime an opportunity is made to let the general public know who is in our midst it should be publicized.
However, much of the good things of Malone and its sister communities has been missed here, and getting the word out to those who need to publicize their events that Malone Topix is here would be great.
Hope it happens real soon, as I thouroughly enjoy living in this area, and find that for the most part this site can be a real downer.
RJW

Latham, NY

#8 Nov 10, 2008
Seyheykid

Yes, you are correct about everything.

I guess we all should try harder to make sure the good things get their fair share of attention too.
Jef rob

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2008
i agree with RJW
original Bob

United States

#10 Nov 11, 2008
The Telegram just launched a "suggestion box" with an email address:
suggestionbox@mtelegram.com

Why don't we all email and politely suggest that they speed up the process of getting online? Maybe if the "powers that be" are hearing the need from the community, they'll move faster. I know that decision is out of the hands of Malone staff- they'd probably appreciate the support.

Since: Aug 08

Malone,NY and Proud of it

#11 Nov 11, 2008
Good thought OB. I have asked friends of mine at the Telegram and they say it is completely out of their hands. The parent company feels that if they go online, people won't bother reading the actual paper. But what I don't think they realize is that if they go online, I garauntee they will sell more online ads than paper ads, and they would be more profitable as well.
DroodChic

Watertown, NY

#12 Dec 4, 2008
Ok I don't know who you are sayheykid... but this disturbed me to. Do you think if the public knew about him he would have been allowed to work a child advocate through the court house program in the summer of 2002? Or as a youth leader is how many churches? Makes me sick... Barry Hart's name should be known for what he's done because he's constantly trying to get into child related programs where he's their authority. Doesn't this scare any one? I have a child and it makes me sick that this guy probably walked on those charges... At least his name should be known and the public can defend themselves.
sayheykid wrote:
RJW I agree with some of what you have said here - however I do believe that printing the name of sexual perverts who have been arrested is relevant to our area. In the paper the other day was a name linked to 'decent' people, Barry Hart, arrested for possessing sexual performance of a child, a felony. He has worked with children and is involved in church youth organizations. This disturbs me to say the least, and I think that everytime an opportunity is made to let the general public know who is in our midst it should be publicized.
However, much of the good things of Malone and its sister communities has been missed here, and getting the word out to those who need to publicize their events that Malone Topix is here would be great.
Hope it happens real soon, as I thouroughly enjoy living in this area, and find that for the most part this site can be a real downer.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#13 Dec 5, 2008
First of all, I believe that the Malone Telegram does not always accurately state the news. They choose to put things on the front page to sensationalize the story. Why are some people put in Police beat and some not? How do they choose what people should be posted on the front page with their "crimes" They wnat to seel papers and they know that "Gossip" and "scandal" sell.

Second of all "possesing sexual performances of a child" could be an internet porn thing. I am not defending anyone but I think we are way to quick to judge. I do not know the facts in the case but I do know that "endangering the welfare of a child" can sound much worse than it is. Someone I know (who hates cats) once told an adult that she wanted the cat to stay out of her cellar and that she had out rat poisining down there in case the cat "found" his way in again. The adults child happened to hear the conversation and the other person was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child...

I am just saying that sometimes things are not what they seem or at least portrayed by the media.
DroodChic

Watertown, NY

#14 Jan 12, 2009
You're right Euphoria1 to some degree. Difference between Barry Hart's case is I actually knew the guy. Though I don't know the exact details of his actions that got him listed in the paper to begin with, I know of his personality and his history. Yes, it was child porn from the internet and that I do know. What bothers me is the thought process. Why is someone who had dreams of being a youth leader looking up child porn? Why is someone who has always joined in programs and functions to work with children, looking up child porn!? If there is a way to stop a pedophile before he actually hurts a child wouldn't you want to do it? Wouldn't you want to at least entertain the possibility? I just think people should be aware. Perhaps I am judgemental, but my bleeding heart is for the children, not the abuser. Even LOOKING at child porn and getting a rise out of it, is a lot like condoning it. You are viewing another child's tragedy. Even if the porn itself is fake... the idea of a child's pain gets you off? WRONG WRONG WRONG!
Euphoria1 wrote:
First of all, I believe that the Malone Telegram does not always accurately state the news. They choose to put things on the front page to sensationalize the story. Why are some people put in Police beat and some not? How do they choose what people should be posted on the front page with their "crimes" They wnat to seel papers and they know that "Gossip" and "scandal" sell.
Second of all "possesing sexual performances of a child" could be an internet porn thing. I am not defending anyone but I think we are way to quick to judge. I do not know the facts in the case but I do know that "endangering the welfare of a child" can sound much worse than it is. Someone I know (who hates cats) once told an adult that she wanted the cat to stay out of her cellar and that she had out rat poisining down there in case the cat "found" his way in again. The adults child happened to hear the conversation and the other person was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child...
I am just saying that sometimes things are not what they seem or at least portrayed by the media.

“Whats the haps peeps”

Since: Aug 07

Jacksonville, Fl

#15 Jan 14, 2009
Ho-Hum
countrybumpkin

Watertown, NY

#16 Jan 14, 2009
I miss the Whippleville Woodchuck.......I just wish everyone could get along and still state their opinions on here.
chipmunk

Syracuse, NY

#17 Jan 27, 2009
me too and as always I have to agree with the bump

“Whats the haps peeps”

Since: Aug 07

Jacksonville, Fl

#18 Jan 27, 2009
i miss jughead also
fred

United States

#19 Jan 27, 2009
rjw posted a thread that asked why do we always talk about drunken fools delinquates, and perverts? why dont we talk about the good things that happen in our coomunity? because just like this one, most threads end up in the gutter. just look at a couple of the last half dozen posts. most people dont care if a person, or group did something nice for the community. they want to go to the gutter, and talk about perverts, or they enjoy basking in the glory that some person of stature got hers. not knowing the troble that she and her family may be going through. and if there are children involved, the pain they may be going through. nop, we just like to kick a wounded dog till it dont walk no more. thats us. so save all the nicities, and bring on terror. sick hah.but its the truth, we feed on others misfortune.

“Whats the haps peeps”

Since: Aug 07

Jacksonville, Fl

#20 Jan 28, 2009
Well i at least been checking the web and adding new stories

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