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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 02:11 AM
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Could The Oregonian have a more useless website?
Seriously. Broken links, missing archives, so many ads and web apps that the pages take twice as long to load as anything else, and a search function that can't handle quotes or an AND operation.
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 10:18 AM
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1. Unfortunately, their website is just about on par with the print version....
"Stories" that are little more than corporate or government PR pieces, and almost complete lack of fact-checking and due diligence, and writing so sloppy and juvenile that you are forced to wonder how the writers survived Freshman Composition.

Both the web and dead tree versions are complete embarrassments, especially when you consider that Portland is one the the most literate cities in the country.

Oh. And the trolls. Let's not forget the trolls. The comments on the O's website can make even freepers look sane and civilized by comparison.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 06:07 PM
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2. I used to get a laugh out of the comment sections.
Now they're just depressing.
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jdm9955 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 01:32 AM
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5.  +1
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mkz77655 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:43 PM
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9. +1
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 04:31 PM
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3. After careful and diligent study, I have concluded that the answer is . . .
No, but I fear they will keep trying.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 06:33 PM
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4. A coworker was talking about some local story from last week and I hadn't heard about it.
I tried to look it up and it turns out that the O hadn't even covered it.
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 01:18 AM
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6. If the O doesn't get a press release from City Hall or the PBA, the story does not exist. n/t
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 02:52 AM
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7. Im sure its better than their Iphone app
Which loads slow, and once inside reading a story, has to be exited before you can reload the menu to view a different story.
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fredamae Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 10:31 AM
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8. Isn't the "O" just a "RW Fish Wrapper" These Days?
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nkt35500 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 02:17 AM
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11. true
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 01:29 AM
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10. WillyWeek nails the Oregonian's RW tendencies again (May 25)
Edited on Fri May-27-11 01:31 AM by 0rganism
All the News That Fits a Viewpoint

Earlier this month, The Oregonian announced an online partnership with nine organizations to provide news, blogs and features through the newspapers website...

...But some critics say one partner, Oregon Capitol News, raises questions about the newspapers promise that its partners are truly independent.

Oregon Capitol News is paid for and run by the Cascade Policy Institute, a Libertarian think tank. Founded in 1991, Cascade espouses low taxes and small government, and promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making, its website says...

more at http://wweek.com/portland/article-17537-all_the_news_th...

WW >> Oregonian

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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-05-11 04:04 PM
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12. It was partly because of this that led to the following reaction when they endorsed Kitzhaber.
:wow:

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