ANNOUNCEMENT News: the carnival is over

Cult3

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Are there any non bronxnation types running blogs? We could give them better exposure instead.
Honestly, I'd recommend reaching out to Mitch and Simo at the BroncosWeekly Podcast. I think working with them to build both sides would be a good idea. They might even involve some of us on their show to chat shit every once in a while. Many of their listeners would be an asset to BHQ as well, but have negative views based on how it used to be/opinions on other Broncos fans (FB).
 

Marty Deutschmann

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It's tough times in the newspaper game. The Courier Mail primarily generates revenue from three sources: subscriptions; advertisers; and sponsored content, which often masquerades as news (like the travel section). Unless you're extra-ordinarily techno-illiterate you will be blocking ads, so paying for content is becoming increasingly important.

News on the Broncos is a special case. There's a vested interest there from the parent company. The brand is run like an ongoing soap opera, played out across all media, but most of all, in the Courier Mail.

There's a case to be made that making Broncos content free is beneficial for their brand and possibly a gateway drug to making you want to pay to read more stories in the newspaper proper.

It's hard to say whether providing Broncos' news free on the site, and through other sites, would be net profitable for News LTD and even the Courier Mail, but it's a discussion worth having.
My thoughts exactly. This will just lead me to have less interest in the club, leading me to buy less merch, possibly even miss away games that are in Sydney or elsewhere on tv for something else to do.

Which any further decline of interest will lead me to rethink and possibly cancel my season membership.

Broncos content should not be behind a paywall
 

Marty Deutschmann

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@McHunt covered most of it, but it's the scale as much as anything else . 10 people might get a chance to read the communal paper over lunch/smoko or whatever, while a few hundred can read it when pasted here.

It would certainly be an interesting exercise for them to make broncos articles free access and see if it drives additional traffic which could be used to justify bumping ad charges.
Exactly. That's a far smarter business model.. subscribers will just switch away.

Getting shit tonne of traffic will easily command greater ad dollars and more interest, more memberships.
 

Broncapz

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Let us all cancel our Foxtel's in reply.

Copy and pastes are out of the question...but are TL:DR versions of the articles?
 
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azza

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Is there a way to get around this? Can people just post the tldr of an article or do it like a high school copy paste assignment by changing a few words ?
 

Kimlo

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Could 3 or 4 of us post a section each
Haha, you're probably joking, but no. We can't allow it. Best we can do is summarise in our own words.

I will add that anything from NRL.com or Broncos.com.au should be fine to post. Not the full article, put the link in, and the first paragraph.
 
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Tom

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Any direct quotes should be fine right? I mean a quote is not plagiarism.
 

Kimlo

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Quotes from players or coaches though?
Not if it's from News LTD, no.

If the quote exists elsewhere, like NRL/Broncos website, or on Twitter, sure.

To be clear, it's not about what's right or wrong, or even what's legal. If they take legal action, BHQ gets shutdown, unless we do a Folau and get legal expenses covered with spare change for a few investment properties.
 

I bleed Maroon

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More convinced than ever certain people like Badel, Dobbo and Lurker were fishing for leaks and stories and then reported the site for sharing paid articles. I guess we'll take that as a backhanded compliment News Ltd, you miserable c unts.
 

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