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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by zufer, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. zufer

    zufer Member

    Perhaps the most overused headline of all time.

    Anybody have tips on how to stamp this out?

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ranks right up there with "How the West was won" and "Simply the BEST" at my place. Followed by the dreaded "xxxxxx".
  3. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    "Headlyne goez herre"

    That will guarantee it gets caught by spellcheck, but what designer ever does that?
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    The lead was almost as generic as the hed.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I was going to call it pitiful, but let's go with generic.
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    And in one fell swoop, ServeItUp answers the question and places the blame where it needs to be placed.
  7. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    This is going to break my rule of feeding the troll, but I'd like to go on record as joining the club of DyeFuck chiming in on every thread with his useless designer bullshit -- and no, fuckhead, I'm not a designer. (I will admit the minions set you up nicely here.)

    I think, though, I'd be much less bothered by it if you just came out and told everyone here why you're so pissed off at the world. Where did you lose a job? Where did a designer mess up a headline for you? If it has to be through a PM, fine, I have no problem with that, and you have my secrecy.

    I guess I'm just curious how someone could go through life as miserable as you are without having just ended his or her pathetic existence by this point.

    PLEASE please please please explain your plight to me, sir. Please?
  8. Ralphus

    Ralphus New Member

    This headline was a doozy:

  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Roasted Nuts.
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    You know, Dicky, I just can't figure out that revolver thing. I keep spinning the chamber, but then nothing happens. Doesn't matter if I put in five bullets or one. I always click on the empty slot.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Here's a few tips on how to stamp this out:

    How about the dumb shit who outputs the page making a proof first so somebody else can look at it?
    How about the dumb shit who output this page taking a look at it himself before he hits the send button?
    How about COPY EDITORS writing headlines for a story, not designers putting dummy type on pages?
    How about just a tad of competence and responsibility before setting pages?

    As the technology has improved, the quality has diminished because to many careless, lazy fucks don't do their jobs right.
  12. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Soon after pagination made its debut at the first paper I worked for, with all the page-building items on the side of each page dummy, we ran a quote pull-out featuring comments from

    Tiger Woods
    White House chief of staff
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