homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.116.36
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Local / Foo
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL & lawman

Foo Forum

    
Giving someone else's property away on craigslist
Free Horse, porch swing....yours for the taking
Quinn

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 10:03 pm on Mar 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm kind surprised this [seattletimes.nwsource.com]
hasn't happened more often.

 

rocknbil

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 11:45 pm on Mar 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

OMG that is right in my neighborhood! Honestly, we're not all that stupid! :-\

Habtom

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 6:36 am on Mar 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Shocking.

Meanwhile, Salisbury could not even relax on his porch swing.

Someone took it.


jsinger

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 11:25 pm on Mar 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Reminds me of a story a few years ago. Man in bitter divorce wanted revenge against the judge. So he placed a newspaper ad for a garage sale at the judge's fine home on a Sunday starting at 6 AM.

Bargain prices were advertised, and at the crack of the designated dawn, a huge mob of crazed shoppers surrounded the house and demanded entry.

ronin

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 3:11 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

What's interesting to me is that the looters prioritised what they had read earlier above what they were told face-to-face later.

Do people have greater trust in the printed word than in the spoken word in general? Do they trust information printed in a media format more than information told to them on the street? Do they tend to trust information they encounter first above contradictory information they receive subsequently?

Or, given that in this instance they perceived they had something to lose was it just an everyday risk assessment? In the absence of verifiable information, did the looters consider the risk of taking something and finding out later that they were a thief less painful than the risk of not taking something and finding out later they could have had it anyway?

rocknbil

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3609533 posted 7:08 pm on Mar 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Update on this story from the local newspaper [mailtribune.com]. Some of the people have even given some of it back (kicking and screaming, no doubt.)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Local / Foo
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved