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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: SunNSand]
      #1743307 - 09/06/17 10:48 PM (72.88.116.211)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/06/americas/hurricane-irma-caribbean-islands/index.html

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743358 - 09/07/17 06:23 AM (73.167.75.90)

There is also a lot of misinformation. I've seen press posts saying the island and the airport are "destroyed" which is total nonsense; damaged, yes, but certainly not destroyed. Crazy stuff.

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Ritchard
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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1743362 - 09/07/17 07:06 AM (70.49.240.244)

Quote:

jmbcomms said:
There is also a lot of misinformation. I've seen press posts saying the island and the airport are "destroyed" which is total nonsense; damaged, yes, but certainly not destroyed. Crazy stuff.




Can't blame anybody at this moment for overly emotional responses.

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: jmbcomms]
      #1743365 - 09/07/17 07:25 AM (173.239.202.67)

Sometimes things DO get "destroyed". Percentage may be off a tad but the concept is there

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1743376 - 09/07/17 07:42 AM (24.209.195.61)

In conjunction with wanting factual information, PLEASE take a minute or two to see what has already been posted. I know this is stressful and impacting all of us in many different ways, some way more than others. If something has already been posted with a link, there is no need to post the same thing again. The board was slow yesterday, it seemed better this morning but is now slowing down a little as more people get on. If there are a lot of duplicate posts, it may worsen the problem and then nobody benefits.

Thank you.

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1743384 - 09/07/17 08:13 AM (107.77.253.11)

I am going to try to compile a damage list later when more VERIFIABLE information is available on various places, so that people don't post the same questions over and over. However, a "I saw on the internet" that thus and so has happened isn't good enough. Will try to use only sources that I feel are verified. Will work on that later today.

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743386 - 09/07/17 08:32 AM (24.209.195.61)

Thanks! I know a lot of the same pictures are showing up all over the internet and being re-posted without permission. That is up to the people posting them but I do think it is important to have factual and verifiable information and links and not multiple posts of the same thing.

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1743761 - 09/07/17 08:55 PM (174.16.159.249)

Why is this so important to you? It seems that MARKETING THE ISLAND IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HUMAN SUFFERING. Of course, people aren't going to get things EXACTLY correct in the beginning, but that is to be expected. SHAMEFUL!!!!

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Mantas
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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: sxmbeachlover]
      #1743771 - 09/07/17 09:28 PM (69.14.59.5)

I think you may have misinterpreted the message......you could maybe make a negative critique about being overcautious with usage rights and verifiableness of information but that is the owners and moderators of the forum prerogative.......I personally think that type of thinking and etiquette is sorely missed in the modern internet. These accusations are offensive.

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Re: Please be careful what you post... [Re: sxmbeachlover]
      #1743781 - 09/07/17 10:04 PM (107.77.253.11)

Marketing the island??? Really?? You have no clue. No, the point is not to post FALSE information. "EXACTLY correct???" How about FALSE reports of Mary's Boon being "gone" and Beachside Villas being "gone". Your post is offensive to me personally and to anyone who loves ST. Maarten/ST. Martin.

I'm really beat and I'm going to bed now before I say anything more.


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