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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:01 pm

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THAT IS IT, I HAVE HAD IT
THE MIRROR ARE ON MY NEW HIT LIST
THESE IDIOTS NEED TO BE TAKEN DOWN
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... er-5826471


You do have to wonder how someone could classify this as news
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:04 pm

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I find from the back to the front it's just full of stories just to get people to buy the newspapers.


Think that's the whole point of a newspaper, that it's filled from front to back with stories. Otherwise it would just be full of adverts.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:11 pm

homer22422 wrote:
THAT IS IT, I HAVE HAD IT
THE MIRROR ARE ON MY NEW HIT LIST
THESE IDIOTS NEED TO BE TAKEN DOWN
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... er-5826471


That article is a week old.

The Smiler game has since been removed from both the Android and Apple stores.
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:20 pm

Finally, A post that actually made me a bit happier
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... ey-5872301
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:59 pm

Just noticed that the Kay Burley interview is now trending on facebook!

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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:16 am

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Finally, A post that actually made me a bit happier
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... ey-5872301


There's a beautiful picture of the smiler lit up at night in that article. Do Alton Towers ever open after dark?
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:36 am

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3119694/Alton-Towers-rollercoaster-carrying-young-children-evacuated.html

look at the clip that has "fallen" from air.
That is clearly not from the ride.
News reporters should be shot on sight.

P.S - They said that a metal clip has fallen from the ride but the clip in the workers hand is clearly made of plastic.

It looks like a cover for a Harting HAN series connector. They're pretty common in industrial applications. If it is off Air, then it certainly has no structural or safety implications.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:07 pm

Guitar wrote:
homer22422 wrote:
Finally, A post that actually made me a bit happier
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... ey-5872301


There's a beautiful picture of the smiler lit up at night in that article. Do Alton Towers ever open after dark?


Alton Towers open until 9pm at Scarefest and Fireworks events :)
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:19 pm

One again, another news website that are spreading lies like a disease
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015 ... er-closed/
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15"

Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:40 pm

Anyone with half a brain could look at the Octonauts coaster in the pictures/videos and realise the story is scaremongering. I'm pretty sure the only thing that's happening as they run that story is that people are starting to notice how far the scaremongering is going, from most of the comments I've seen.

That being said, I find it a bit odd that some of the articles:
> Don't mention the guest was a child
> Strongly imply the rollercoaster is bigger/faster than it is
> Don't include any pictures/videos of the ride
> Have sentences like this: "Parents and children were evacuated from a ride at Alton Towers after a malfunction occurred a week after a rollercoaster crash in which five people suffered serious injuries" which imply the Octonauts incident was much more serious than it was

But even with that, I find it incredibly unlikely that anyone will take any stories about the Octonauts coaster seriously. I'm sure even the angry guy the Guardian interviewed probably calmed down after reading how he sounded.
 
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:54 pm

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> Have sentences like this: "Parents and children were evacuated from a ride at Alton Towers after a malfunction occurred a week after a rollercoaster crash in which five people suffered serious injuries"


5 serious injuries? I thought it was 4
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:06 pm

A woman in the second row initially got a taxi home after being evacuated, but later went to hospital with abdominal injuries and blood clots.

"Chanda Chauhan, 49, from Wednesbury in the Black Country, who was sitting in the second row of the Smiler, was admitted to Walsall Manor Hospital with internal injuries.
She had surgery to her stomach and has a damaged liver and blood clots, her daughter said.
Amir Khan, medical director at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, confirmed she had undergone surgery.
"She is now recovering in hospital," he said."

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33040618)
 
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Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:41 pm

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> Have sentences like this: "Parents and children were evacuated from a ride at Alton Towers after a malfunction occurred a week after a rollercoaster crash in which five people suffered serious injuries" which imply the Octonauts incident was much more serious than it was

What it's implying is that the two incidents are somehow related, which is extremely unlikely. However, the majority of the paper's readership don't know that and will happily believe it, buy more papers, etc.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:28 pm

Yeah, that's what I meant, thanks for wording it better :)

I don't think that many people actually take the articles as truth, though. A lot of highly rated comments on the articles are calling out the papers for scaremongering/publishing drivel.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:42 pm

Standard tabloid journalism unfortunately, and to make it worse The Mirror is one of the better ones. Which is akin to saying it's the cleanest rust, but there you go.

I do like how the general hysteria is dying down and letting the unfortunate folks on the ride get the privacy and time they need to get to grips with everything. Here's hoping the trend continues and the press interest can fade away.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:27 pm

xylyx wrote:
Standard tabloid journalism unfortunately, and to make it worse The Mirror is one of the better ones. Which is akin to saying it's the cleanest rust, but there you go.

I do like how the general hysteria is dying down and letting the unfortunate folks on the ride get the privacy and time they need to get to grips with everything. Here's hoping the trend continues and the press interest can fade away.


I beg to differ
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/al ... te-5878299
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:35 pm

Wow, they wrote that article so fast there's a typo in the first sentence.

It does seem to be dying down a bit, though. It's a shame the Mirror doesn't appear to have a comments section on its articles; I'd like to know what their readers think of them.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:42 pm

humanshifter wrote:
Wow, they wrote that article so fast there's a typo in the first sentence.

It does seem to be dying down a bit, though.


Haha 'alreted' has no one at the mirror heard of proof reading. Shouldn't be to hard to tell if a call was made or not I'd imagine they'll be a logged or on camera somewhere.
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:10 pm

To be honest, we should stop discussing this for now until more details/news comes in, or we'll be in endless cycles of reporting mirror junk
 
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Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:15 am

the victims have started speaking out now...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -them.html

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