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Freddy Woo writes: "I once worked on an animation to help highlight the issues homeless people face in winter. The client was happy with the work, then a note came back that the ethnic mix of the characters were wrong. These were cartoon characters. They weren't meant to be ethnically anything, but we were forced to make one of them brown, at the cost of about 10k to the charity. This is how your donations are spent. Wisely as you can see."

How has PC affected you? (Please add your own tales - not five-year-old news stories cut-and-pasted from other websites)

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 10:20)
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B3ta VS The Mail on Sunday
Seeing as it's Daily Mail week on B3ta, here's a little story from the secret history of this site.

About three years ago a journalist got in touch and asked to use an image from the board to help illustrate the story - I passed on the details to the boarder and it all was fine.

The jouno is very pleased about how this goes and gets in touch to suggest we sort out something regular.

This turns out to be a journalist at The Mail on Sunday. I figure, why not? The boarders whose work gets selected aren't going to turn down the £100 are they? Well, if they do, it's their choice.

Anyway, B3ta getting pics into the heart of The Mail? It's just funny. And sure to go wrong.

We don't mention this on the front page as "B3ta do deal with the Daily Mail" isn't really a story we want doing the rounds, anyway we hadn't - we'd just said we'd informally pass on contact details if they wanted to get the rights to use something, like we would with anyone who got in touch.

So the first pic goes in. And guess what happens?

A random boarder notices, ignores that the image is credited, doesn't bother contacting me or actual owner of the image, they just post on the board that The Mail is stealing board pics. The board then digs out the journalists email address and sticks that on the board too.

So the first I hear of it is the journalist complaining that he's recieved 50 or 60 personal emails calling him a rapist, scum sucking whore bitch, and a theif.

So of course, the one time a news organisation attempts to play it right by B3ta they get a shit load of personal abuse and gives up.

Way to go B3tans!
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:06, 5 replies)
To be fair
its a Daily Mail journalist, so who cares?
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:09, closed)
I concur with the above comment.

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:49, closed)

this makes me sad...
i could have been oh so rich..
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:59, closed)
now that's youtube material!!! no but seriously, this makes me proud to be a member of b3ta, the most misunderstood website in the world.
(, Fri 23 Nov 2007, 8:24, closed)
Meh...didn't miss out on any money...

But which is worse, an affair like that, or Virgin pulling their sponsorship of the challenge because we take it hilarious too far...

...it's a moral dilemma...

Mmm...Dial Emma...
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 14:46, closed)

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