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23-07-2006, 23:13   #1
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Discussion of MCD and their concerts = completely banned


Due to threats of legal action directed at, a not-for-profit website that hosts the largest online discussion forum in Ireland and has over 60,000 users, the administration of have judged it safest to completely censor all references to MCD and [their concerts].

We appreciate that this is a lot of information and it will be difficult for all 60,000 of you to avoid making reference to any of the following in any way, shape or form. However, please see it from our point of view.

MCD have said they have no interest in censoring our discussion of anything they are involved in apart from discussions of the negative rumours regarding the ****** Festival.

Unfortunately, as the administrators of, we cannot guarantee that discussions involving MCD in any way will not prompt a user to post something regarding the negative rumours. As our moderators are not full-time, paid staff members, we cannot guarantee that we can catch such references immediately to delete them.

Subsequently, we feel it is more sensible to veto all discussion of MCD and related bands, events, venues, dates, festivals, concert dates, ticket sales, competitions and promotions, lest MCD be defamed during these discussions.


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23-07-2006, 23:14   #2
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For the next week, beginning 24th July, any threads/posts mentioning any of the following events will be locked/deleted without warning. Any user who abuses this rule will be banned.

The Answer
The Automatic
Jimmy Barnes
The Beautiful South
Billy Talent
The Black Keys
Blood on the Wall
Buck 65
“Came So Far for Beauty”: An Evening of Leonard Cohen songs
Daft Punk
Dirty Pretty Things
Dropkick Murphys
The Feeling
Tommy Fleming
The Fratellis
The Go! Team
The Grates
The Greencards
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
Iron Maiden
Billy Joel
Juliette and the Licks
Lacuna Coil
Lyle Lovett
Maximo Park
MTV2 Spanking New Music Tour
New Orleans All-Stars
Declan O’ Rourke
Pearl Jam
The Pipettes
The Raconteurs
Red Hurley
The Roots
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Bic Runga
Simple Kid
Simple Minds
Snow Patrol
State Radio
Status Quo
“Stairway to Zeppelin”
Sufjan Stevens
The Stunning
Taste of Chaos ‘06
Sandi Thom
The Unholy Alliance ’06
Victory Records Tour ’06
We Are Scientists
James Yorkston and the Athletes
Shayne Ward
Paul Weller
Will Young
This list will be updated throughout the week.


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23-07-2006, 23:17   #3
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Also, the two MCD-owned venues and their current festival output:

The Ambassador
The Olympia Theatre

Bud Rising
Galway Big Top
Of course, existing MCD threads will be reopened after the week is up.

If you are unsure whether your thread is safe then send me a PM and I'll have a look. Really though, as long as the problem areas above are avoided, there'll be no trouble.

Thanks to minesajackdaniels for the list.


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24-07-2006, 20:44   #4
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Agreed, thanks guys.

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