Daul Pacre wrote:
What, precisely, will this achieve? ... We wouldn't be mocking the Mail any more, we'd be AIDING the Mail.
In my view, the mail's gonna get the quote they want from somewhere. Either the tories, one of the "groups" or just "a source", i.e. whoever is writing the article. I don't think we'll be aiding them in any real sense.
I quite like the idea of building a make believe group, getting lots of quotes in, getting googleable and well known, and then one day changing the site to "everything we said in bollocks. We set up a pretend group, said stuff the mail wanted to hear, they took it without question and you lot lapped it up. Now apply that to all the other so-called 'groups' out there you gullible bastards. Daily Mail is professional journalism? My arse." along with perhaps an except from flat earth news explaining how it all works and a link to a ton of blogs and sites that expose the mail for the shitheap it is. It'd get in the Guardian if nothing else
As for the private forum thing, I honestly don't think they'd care. So long as this group looked legit and provided quotes they wanted, they'd be happy this forum was private so this thread wouldn't show up on google.