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News Manchester Police joins Twitter for the day

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Oct 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Guest-23315

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    TBH, thats the best use of Twitter I've seen yet.

    Still doesnt make me want to sign up though..
     
  3. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    Call 9001 - red-headed student annihilates bus. SWAT team on way with cheesecake. ;)

    I'm going to follow this!
     
  4. Mikee

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    My favourites so far:

    "call 686 man shouts 'you're gorgeous' to woman"

    "call 567 woman reporting somebody putting a video on her youtube site"

    "call 510 complaint about homeless people in Wigan"

    and

    "call 466 complaint from member of the public that builders have turned up to complete work two months late"

    Is keeping me entertained at least :)
     
  5. Gunsmith

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    lol thats billiant
     
  6. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    I think it's a great exercise as a one off or as a series every now and then. More of a 'ok you guys complain that the police don't do anything, but seriously, look at the $%*! we have to deal with'
     
  7. Omnituens

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    gmp24_1 is broken it seems. Other two work fine.
     
  8. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    A refresh fixed it for me. Either that, or switch to the new-style Twitter.

    They keep getting blocked for flooding on at least one account (or, as they put it, being put in Twitter jail), so there's swapping between the three.
     
  9. Optimaximal

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    There's also gmp24_4... Presumably due to API-limit abuse :)
     
  10. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    I kept reading it as "gimp" when I first saw it. Following that logic, I can't wait for gmp24_7. ;)
     
  11. Bumfluff101

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    lol

    There are some seriously stupid people out there
     
  12. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    I hope you mean the minority of complainants in Greater Manchester, and not me! :p
     
  13. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Yay we get to see them fail at their jobs. It takes them 5hours to come collect a statement reporting an assult and 3months to investigate (they found the bloke and invited him down "for a chat" since too long had passed since the incident to arrest him) before handing it over for prossucution. If it takes them that long how the hell have they time to use twitter?
     
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    im more enjoying @gmp24_0 or @gmp24_7
     
  15. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    There's also gmp24_0 if you're after a spoof. I think 24_7 is a spoof as well.

    It's actually quite interesting, all this :eek:
     
  16. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    I can never make my mind up about wanting to join the police or not. I watch the cop shows, and reading this twitter you get to see all the scum and idiots that they have to deal with, I'm sure I'd love to drive around with the blues and twos on and be in the riot squad but I don't think I would want to deal with dross every work day o_o
     
  17. Lamba

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    Was talking to some police about this today and I think its great to see what strain they get put under so we can complain a bit less :p
     
  18. mrbens

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    Good idea but I wonder how many of these will be prank calls to get onto the Twitter feed!
     
  19. echeb

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    you said it Mankz, but if gmp did a deal with cheezburger networks then I'd be glued to it
     
  20. robots

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    Lol! Funny, although I hope they are punished for wasting police time.
     
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