OGL news scoop: insider account of how the statement was drafted, and the fear-based culture in Wizards offices


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If folks hadn’t leaked ‘inside’ stuff, OGL1.1 would already be in effect—a fait accompli—“suckas!”

i’ll let the newsmen such as Morrus discern the veracity and newsworthiness.

All i can say is that the same guy (DnD Shorts) did the best, most nuanced line-by-line analysis of Wizards recent statement that I’ve seen.

Now i know not to post potential scoops on these boards. the foxy pundits will pile on.
 

Reynard

Legend
If folks hadn’t leaked ‘inside’ stuff, OGL1.1 would already be in effect—a fait accompli—“suckas!”

i’ll let the newsmen such as Morrus discern the veracity and newsworthiness.

All i can say is that the same guy (DnD Shorts) did the best, most nuanced line-by-line analysis of Wizards recent statement that I’ve seen.

Now i know not to post potential scoops on these boards. the foxy pundits will pile on.
What are you talking about? My issue with it is this "hang on until Wednesday" BS.

If (general) you have information that you need to research and verify, do so -- and release that stuff when it is researched and verified. You know, like a journalist. Giving a little hint to build hype speaks to clickbait, not news.
 

What are you talking about? My issue with it is this "hang on until Wednesday" BS.
you didn’t say: “interesting scoop! i just take issue with delaying further release—it smacks of clickbait.”

so i took your disdain to apply to the entire post.
If (general) you have information that you need to research and verify, do so -- and release that stuff when it is researched and verified. You know, like a journalist. Giving a little hint to build hype speaks to clickbait, not news.
i’m impressed with your high professional standards when it comes to amateur reporting on a quickly unfolding situation.

Maybe you’re right about an unnecessary teaser.

iirc, a reason he gives is that he needs to run it all through an automated paraphraser and double check that so that the inside source cant be ferreted out by their phraseology and lose their job.
 

Reynard

Legend
i’m impressed with your high professional standards when it comes to amateur reporting on a quickly unfolding situation.
Having been extremely, excruciatingly close to a "quickly unfolding situation" I do in fact put a very high value on accuracy over speed, as well as journalistic integrity for those behaving like journalists. We live ina culture mired in misinformation -- we should not be contributing to it here or anywhere.
Maybe you’re right about an unnecessary teaser.

iirc, a reason he gives is that he needs to run it all through an automated paraphraser so that the inside source cant be ferreted out by their phraseology and lose their job.
Again, that's great. I hope they are right and get all the information verified and accurate. But a little preview like this -- which we can see sends people into a tizzy and pushes the conspiracy train right out of the station -- exists only to get clicks. It's unethical.
 


Well, as a traditionally central source for D&D news (ENW was founded on “leaks”), it would be good if @Morrus would develop a closer relationship with those whose insider leaks have turned out to be true, so that EN News can be in a position to intelligently and quickly sort the wheat from the chaff, and thus remain at the forefront of its original mission.
 


Scribe

Legend
Well, as a traditionally central source for D&D news (ENW was founded on “leaks”), it would be good if @Morrus would develop a closer relationship with those whose insider leaks have turned out to be true, so that EN News can be in a position to intelligently and quickly sort the wheat from the chaff, and thus remain at the forefront of its original mission.

Pretty sure we don't need to tell Morrus or the site what it's mission is.

The news is appreciated, the tune in for more, is not.

That's all, don't sweat it.
 

Pretty sure we don't need to tell Morrus or the site what it's mission is.
Speak for yourself.

if the site’ mission(s) are not attuned to its users, the users go elsewhere. WOTC is learning that the hard way. (okay, i can’t believe i just compared my beloved ENW to WOTC. hehe…alright that’s going too far!)
The news is appreciated,
thanks!
the tune in for more, is not.

That's all, don't sweat it.
ok
 



Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Having been extremely, excruciatingly close to a "quickly unfolding situation" I do in fact put a very high value on accuracy over speed, as well as journalistic integrity for those behaving like journalists. We live ina culture mired in misinformation -- we should not be contributing to it here or anywhere.

Again, that's great. I hope they are right and get all the information verified and accurate. But a little preview like this -- which we can see sends people into a tizzy and pushes the conspiracy train right out of the station -- exists only to get clicks. It's unethical.

But you've got to feed the hype train while people still care!

Hey, by the way.... we're still linking to TWITTER?????

I thought I heard something about someone at Twitter doing all sorts of bad stuff to their employees. Like firing them with a promise of severance, and then ... wait for it ... REFUSING TO HONOR THE CONTRACT.

Any outrage about that? Can we stop linking and giving any impressions to that company? For more actual, demonstrated, non-hyped harm to real people?
 



Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
I came across this yesterday on Facebook. There's part of it we can check: "Numerous employees have reportedly been fired from Wizartds of the Coast's D&D division for nothing more than voicing their opinion when asked for it."

Has anyone heard even a glimmer of multiple firings?
 



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