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Old 24.01.2012, 14:48
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"Sperm donar frozen out by parents".

Does the sexuality of the players have an additional importance?
Does sexuality have any importance in the millions of other nasty custody battles that get played out every year between hetero couples?
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Old 24.01.2012, 14:49
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Donor sperm is usually anonymous and frozen, but this one was probably kept warm in a turkey baster. So the headline is (Gasp!) probably untrue!
Another example of 'quality' reporting from The Local?
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Old 24.01.2012, 14:55
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I like EF. I think it is intelligent and a "cut above" most other online forums. I think the conversation is pretty smart and I'm pleased with myself for being (I hope) a solid part of it.

Then I read the journalism of the owners and it makes me feel a bit grubby and cast in the same mold as Daily Mail readers.

Mr Local - do you really think that this level of journalism matches the demographic of (largely) expats in Switzerland? I think you badly misjudge your audience
Hey, here are some recent thread titles, and some recent Daily Mail titles.

That's all I'm saying on the matter.

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Old 24.01.2012, 15:00
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I like EF. I think it is intelligent and a "cut above" most other online forums.
What metrics are you using?
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:00
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Hey, here are some recent thread titles, and some recent Daily Mail titles.

That's all I'm saying on the matter.
Well, yes, fair point

(Nice list by the way )

I think that the point I was trying to make (badly it seems) is that the purpose of seeding stories is surely to attract people away from our own internal chit-chat to the main website, and I think they need to be providing something extra....

But your research somewhat weakens my point, damn you
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:18
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Hey, here are some recent thread titles, and some recent Daily Mail titles.

That's all I'm saying on the matter.
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What amazed me the most is that you actually took time to find them....
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:20
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What does "frozen out" mean?
Probably some Swedish slang expression...
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:20
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What amazed me the most is that you actually took time to find them....
Probably wasn't hard...
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:21
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What amazed me the most is that you actually took time to find them....
If it encourages *some* to consider the point being made then it was time well spent, don't you think?
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:26
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If it encourages *some* to consider the point being made then it was time well spent, don't you think?
Totally, and it help when you have that time.
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:27
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Totally, and it help when you have that time.
Given freely and happily for the benefit of English speaking people needing help with their life in Switzerland.
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Old 24.01.2012, 15:33
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Given freely and happily for the benefit of English speaking people needing help with their life in Switzerland.
Amen ........
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Old 24.01.2012, 17:04
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I like EF. I think it is intelligent and a "cut above" most other online forums. I think the conversation is pretty smart and I'm pleased with myself for being (I hope) a solid part of it.

Then I read the journalism of the owners and it makes me feel a bit grubby and cast in the same mold as Daily Mail readers.

Mr Local - do you really think that this level of journalism matches the demographic of (largely) expats in Switzerland? I think you badly misjudge your audience
come on people... really - how hard is it to ignore The Local's journalism and just enjoy the good thing we have going on here?
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Old 24.01.2012, 17:10
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Gay sperm donor frozen out by lesbian mums.

What does "frozen out" mean?

As a side thought, Do you think the Local cares about their reputation?
" Unfrozen" ,me guess
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Old 24.01.2012, 17:13
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come on people... really - how hard is it to ignore The Local's journalism and just enjoy the good thing we have going on here?
I plan to

I was trying to be constructive to their business model
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Re: Gay sperm donor frozen out by lesbian mums

do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
v.tr.
1. To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
2. Medicine To provide (blood, tissue, or an organ) for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
3. Chemistry To provide (an electron or atom, for example) for combination with an acceptor.
v.intr.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause.

a present is a present...
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Old 24.01.2012, 18:41
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come on people... really - how hard is it to ignore The Local's journalism and just enjoy the good thing we have going on here?
It makes us talk. I quite like it.
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Old 24.01.2012, 18:50
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do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
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1. To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
2. Medicine To provide (blood, tissue, or an organ) for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
3. Chemistry To provide (an electron or atom, for example) for combination with an acceptor.
v.intr.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause.

a present is a present...
No, it's a donation. Donations can come with strings attached. For example, I'll give $10M to your university if you'll just name that building after me.
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Old 24.01.2012, 19:01
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do·nat·ed, do·nat·ing, do·nates
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1. To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
2. Medicine To provide (blood, tissue, or an organ) for transfusion, implantation, or transplant.
3. Chemistry To provide (an electron or atom, for example) for combination with an acceptor.
v.intr.
To make a contribution to a fund or cause.

a present is a present...
Sperm banks are donation with money in exchange. You are anonymous and accept it this way.

The man gave his sperm to someone he knows IN EXCHANGE of a promise to be part of the child's life.
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