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Reg goes down the pan

Journalistic standards are declining down here at Vulture Central. According to James MM Rolevink at least:

I peruse your web site most every day, as I am wont to do, but do you?

Many times I just grimace and bear it, but publishing a string of almost incomprehensible words such as these in the guise of a news story warrants your immediate attention.

Leaving aside a monumental paucity of stylistic sophistication for the moment, I will just highlight the most interesting moments for your consideration:

No you won't mate. Readers are invited to peruse John Leyden's edifying piece Evil spammers jailed for two years for themselves. Feel free to comment on the obvious inadequacies of his grammar and style - as long as it's not to us.

Rick C.Hodkin reckons the malaise is more fundamental, as Mike Magee's P4 Mihocka has attacks on his shocka proves.

I love The Register. Excellent articles. Very informative. But, I hate the fact that you have such cutesy names for everything. Even the title of this article I'm responding to sounds more like a tabloid headline than something I'd expect to see on a semi-technical publication. In fact sometimes I really find the headline names your team come up with insulting. "Shocka"? What's next, Mike? "Gangsta"? What's wrong with something hard-hitting, like "Mihocka talks back" or something that lends credence as to what the story is about.

Your site would be more professionally received if you got rid of those kinds of headlines. If not because they liken you to tabloid trash, how about because they're simply uninformative and confusing? They don't tell, in even the slightest way, what the article is about. Only after reading the article does the headline even begin to make sense. Up until then, it's rubbish.

In my opinion, all those headlines do is tarnish your reputation and turn The Register into a tabloid quality read. If that's what you're going for then more power to you. But if not, I want you to know that your attempts to keep that image from coming through are failing. I would estimate that the changes I've seen over the last year, in terms of headline naming conventions, have been a subject of conversation no fewer than 20 times where I work. The general consensus among the people I work with is that The Register is going downhill.

A polite man. We like that. But why bother constructing a well-reasoned piece when you can pile in with your fists flying?

Dude.... half way through reading your article Pentium 4 high ... I almost had to vomit. Cut the wannabe "poetic touch".... quit trying to be fancy..

what the fuck? did you just finish your journalism class in school?

I'll have a lot more respect for someone who can write normally...you try to fuck'n hard being "stylish"..... just freak'n write

shit dude.... where the fuck did they get you?

shit head....

Well, it's official. We're dead in the water. I bid you adieu.

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