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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2011, 11:38:15 PM »
I've always relied on CR for decent intel, I can't believe there are some true oddballs out there starting off 2011 in such bad taste..

The youtube video posted at 11:11pm with the supposed link to the firmware turned out to be a seriously passe-rickrolling video. This is 2011, and rickrolling went out of style way back in 2009. I believed the creator of the hoax left us with such "wishful thinking" originally when he decided to use 11:11pm as the launch time, and everyone fell for it.

What bothers me is that why someone would drag an innocent interviewer into the mess, along with his own entourage of family videos on youtube. I notice that his family videos are all private now, and probably for his own good measure.

The backlash that the hoax creator receives is his own undoing!

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2011, 11:38:15 PM »

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2011, 11:47:41 PM »
I removed all traces of the hoax from the site, I will leave the forum stuff up for now.

I will never post stuff like this again without the software in hand.

I apologize, but at least the weekend wasn't boring.


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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2011, 04:42:32 AM »
I removed all traces of the hoax from the site, I will leave the forum stuff up for now.

IMO posting it was OK, it's a rumor site. Removing it is "editing history" and should never be done.

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2011, 04:52:41 AM »
I removed all traces of the hoax from the site, I will leave the forum stuff up for now.

IMO posting it was OK, it's a rumor site. Removing it is "editing history" and should never be done.

Agreed.

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2011, 07:06:27 AM »
I removed all traces of the hoax from the site, I will leave the forum stuff up for now.

IMO posting it was OK, it's a rumor site. Removing it is "editing history" and should never be done.

Agreed.

I agree also.

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2011, 10:17:18 AM »
Also agreed.  We should treat it like any other rumor and update it with a big ol' Mythbusters "BUSTED" at the top

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2011, 10:26:57 AM »
I removed all traces of the hoax from the site, I will leave the forum stuff up for now.

IMO posting it was OK, it's a rumor site. Removing it is "editing history" and should never be done.

Agreed.

I agree also.

I disagree.... here's the problem(s) that will arise.

If the hoax was left on the main blog, it would be search engine available until the end of time. I would receive emails and comments for eternity in regards to the firmware.

For example..... this post.

http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/03/canon-pro9500-icc-profiles-for-epson-papers/

I receive 4-5 requests weekly for the profiles that it clearly says I couldn't make properly, and that post is a year and a half old, search engines are powerful. The 4K firmware would illicit a lot more responses.

I also look at it this way.......

The 4K firmware was not a rumor, it was a lie from the start. The same type of lying I don't post on CR anymore. I try hard to filter out the BS. I also do not want to give any publicity to the folks that perpetrated the lie. This also separates it from standard "rumor" fare, there's identities involved. If I post something that isn't true, at least it wasn't sent to me for self serving reasons. It's why I don't post "rumors" that are posted on online retail store sites, they do it for traffic, no other reason.

It also seems a little unethical that I'd make money on traffic generated by something that was obviously a bad faith lie. Again, something I'm trying hard not to post anymore. Some stuff may turn out to be untrue anyway, but I know there are reasons things don't work out at a specific time beyond it being a lie.

I left the post on the forums to remain true to what was posted and let people discuss, flame, and make fun of the 4K firmware. The forum doesn't receive the same treatment by Google and other search engines. There's also a small post on CR to send people here if they want to read about it. I haven't "edited history", I've just moved where the history will be stored. If it matters to people, it will sit at the top of the forum posts area on canon rumors, if they don't care it will disappear into the depth of the forum database and will probably be left alone by search engines.

I hope I explained myself well. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.



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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2011, 11:07:46 AM »
CR Guy, well put.  Thanks for providing your perspective on the issue, and I have to say that, once stated in this fashion, I am in agreement with the decision to remove the post entirely.

Keep up the great work with the site!

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2011, 03:11:45 PM »
CanonRumors guy,

I'll echo: Very well put. I was another "don't revise history" person, but after reading you state your case, I agree. None of us want to reward the hoaxters, and as you say, leaving the posts up would drive search engine traffic to them.

Anyway, good job. I've been a lurker until now, but I just wanted to speak up to say that its nice to see a site admin that is honest, straightforward and open to explaining his/her rationale. Helps keep the internet a sane place...

Now, moving on, when can we expect that 5D3?  ;D ;D

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2011, 03:16:18 PM »
you guys are to funny believing this S___ ..... by the way.... i have a bridge to sell you.

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Re: Shoot 2K, 3K & 4K on a T2i/550D?
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2011, 03:16:18 PM »