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Well it's OCN's fault for demanding that news posts have the same name as the article title, which is a pointless, frivolous policy. And as a result of their policy, and poorer article writing (which is obviously not OCN's fault), the sensationalistic articles have become a lot more frequent since i've joined. And it's really not that bad, but i still get slightly irritated every time i see an article title like this.

It's to keep the news posters from giving a biased and arbitrary assessment of the article that may, as it has in the past, influence posters who don't read the full article or even those who only see the topic title-of which there are many. It is in no way pointless or frivolous.
Edited by geoxile - 2/20/13 at 10:58am
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Calling this guy a mechanic is like saying Albert Einstein was a patent clerk. Sure its true, but its so irrelevant compared to all of their immense accomplishments that its not even worth mentioning. They just wanted to grab more attention with the fact that a relatively simple "mechanic" was running it; pure and simple sensationalism, and I hate how OCN has more and more of these absurd article titles.

Einstien was definately a patent clerk, and for a great many years.
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Einstien was definately a patent clerk, and for a great many years.

I think that he is just trying to say in comparison to his other accomplishments, being a patent clerk is fairly trivial.
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I think that he is just trying to say in comparison to his other accomplishments, being a patent clerk is fairly trivial.

Patents are a big deal
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Patents are a big deal

Lol not compared to the theory of relativity.
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Lol not compared to the theory of relativity.

its not very useful in reality, thats relatively true of course, oh and 2 additional thoerys make the same predictions.
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Calling this guy a mechanic is like saying Albert Einstein was a patent clerk. Sure its true, but its so irrelevant compared to all of their immense accomplishments that its not even worth mentioning. They just wanted to grab more attention with the fact that a relatively simple "mechanic" was running it; pure and simple sensationalism, and I hate how OCN has more and more of these absurd article titles.

Exactly what I was thinking.. He is far from 'just' a mechanic, if anything that is one of his lesser qualifications, going by his resume he only worked in the industry for 4 years (including his apprenticeship). So I don't understand why that is the focus point for the title..
 
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