Posted by Micah from sallah.gsfc.nasa.gov on December 11, 1997 at 09:50:20:
In Reply to: The Death of Kent Brockman posted by ...Cornuts.... on December 11, 1997 at 02:00:05:
Dear Springfield Newsanchor,
: Anyway, the whole thing about the news server ID just plain sucks! I for one enjoyed the fake posts. Who's to say they aren't entertaining? Who's to say they aren't authentic?
I would expect you to enjoy the fake posts, since you were the likely purveyor of at least one of them (The Jeff Boam, Selleck In! Ford Out! one).
I have no problems with, "A friend of a friend told me..." rumors. Heck, the "Hi, I'm George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Lucasfilm PR Director,..." variety are even funny at times. But, when someone starts masquerading as other longstanding contributors to this board, the line has been crossed.
Basically, nothing has changed. You can still post fake messages, nothing is stopping you. If your intent was to amuse, that has not been taken away. If your intent was to deceive, well, ...
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